Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Sgt. Daniel R. Gionet

23, of Pelham, New Hampshire.
Gionet died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M1A2 tank during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on June 4, 2006.

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"We still remember. Dan was a hero. Our son was there also."
Beattie of Piqua, OH

"Sergeant Gionet you will never be forgotten, love , respect, always, First Sergeant BIllie Gladney"
Billie Gladney of San Antonio, Texas

"6 years. I truly can't believe it's been that long. It still seems like yesterday."
SGT Beattie

"To all who have posted here, THANK YOU. Dan, you are remembered by so many. Your memory will outlive us all. Love you so much, son!

To Sgt. Beattie - please contact me. DeniseGionet51@comcast.net or find me (Denise Gionet) on facebook. I'd really like to speak with you. I'm Dan's mom."
Denise Gionet of Pelham, NH USA

"Hey G. I thought you might want this displayed here under your Memorial as I know how much it meant to you to be our Medic. And not just any Medic, You are Renegade. Heart and Soul. I miss you G. It was a Honor and Privilege. So, here you are, your creed brother....


My task is to provide to the utmost limits of my capability the best possible care to those in need of my aid and assistance.

To this end I will aid all those who are needful, paying no heed to my own desires and wants; treating friend, foe and stranger alike, placing their needs above my own.

To no man will I cause or permit harm to befall, nor will I refuse aid to any who seek it.

I will willingly share my knowledge and skills with all those who seek it.

I seek neither reward nor honor for my efforts for the satisfaction of accomplishment is sufficient.

These obligations I willingly and freely take upon myself in the tradition of those that have come before me.

…These things we do so that others may live."
Taylor McClendon of Dallas, TX USA

"SGT Gionet, I can't believe it's been 4 years already. There isn't a day that goes by that I wish i could have done something more. I replay everything that happened and try to make it happen differently to have a better outcome. Know that I think about you everyday and that you will never be forgotten."
SGT Beattie

"I miss you everyday. I owe you so much. Love you."
Christine of Dracut, MA

"June 9, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Daniel R. Gionet:
Daniel gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Cub Scout Pack 2 & Boy Scout Troop 2 of Antrim, New Hampshire have a tradition of marching for a fallen soldier in the Antrim & Bennington Memorial Day parades. To honor the sacrifice of Daniel R. Gionet, a Scout will march for him in our May 26, 2008 parade, carrying a card bearing his name, picture and a brief note about him. The Scouts of Troop 2 and Pack 2 will not forget his contribution to freedom."
Brian Beihl, Scoutmaster of Antrim, New Hampshire USA

"To the family of:Daniel R. Gionet I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief. He died a hero defending freedom and we are so grateful for anyone defending our freedom.
Know that I am praying for the peace of God that surpasses all understanding for you and that one day we will all meet in Heaven where we will rest in the arms of Jesus.
If you need someone to talk to or someone to pray with please call my Pastor at Gateway Community Church, Reverand John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd Covington Ga. 30016 Phone 770- 787- 1015 (fax)770-787-8215.Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew"

"So Sorry for your loss. Daniel was a soldier true and true"
Daughter of a Marine of Billerica, MA

It has been more than a year but still feels like yesterday. Thinking of you still brings water to our eyes and we miss you terribly."
Tracy of Bedford,NH

"I am deeply sorry to hear about the loss of Daniel. I was a classmate of his in middle school. We rode the bus everyday together, and were often team mates in sports. I always thought of him as the definition of a True American even at such a young age. I will never forget his attitude towards life, and his service to our country. I'm proud of you Dan... more than you would have ever thought."
Nathan Perley of Key West, FL USA

"I was the gunner on the tank that terrible day. I don't remember anything that happened as I was severely injured. What I do remember is the truly stellar medic that we were lucky enough to have. Daniel was a professional soldier with a heart of gold. I miss him greatly and send all my sympathies to his family."
SGT Eric Haines of FT Hood, TX

"JOJO, man, i miss you like crazy, ive gotten to spend some time with your family and i love them, it shows how much they loved you also. I miss you like crazy sometimes. Love you.....

Love Maleigh"
Maleigh of Clayton Ny

"I am so sorry for your loss of your soldier. my son was in the 1-66 before he was in Korea in 1998 and 1999. i want this to all be over with soon as another mother's heart can not be broken over this war and the many lives lost. your son is a hero and a lifesaver to many. may God's love and comfort soothe your pain and heartbreak. the waving flag in the breeze will never be the same as we see it in a different life of those lost. God Bless you all Gionet family."
CH of garland/texas/usa

"Our son, Mark Boomhower, was the tank driver. As soon as he could get out, he went to the aid of Daniel and 1LT Sanders.
Please be assured that our son prayed with Daniel.
May God give you peace and comfort."
Ed & Sue Boomhower of Vancouver, Washington

"On behalf of the family of SPC Shawn Davies, Our hearts go out to the friends and family of Daniel. We share in your pain and sorrow. We have become part of a club that we did not want to join. May God be with you. Daniel will never be forgotten."
Toni Peters, toniannp@sbcglobal.net of Concord, OH

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, Daniel will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!

"Thank you Daniel Gionet, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Daniel Gionet:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Daniel for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Daniel Gionet:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Daniel, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on