Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. 1st Class David A. Hartman

41, of Akron, Michigan.
Hartman died in Bayji, Iraq, when the vehicle he was driving was hit by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the Army Reserve's 401st Transportation Company from Battle Creek, Michigan. Died on July 17, 2004.

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"miss ya hartman your buddy jc"
dale penny of maple city michigsn

"Hello, I deliver quilts to the families of our fallen heros. I am trying to locate a family member. I am a MI. coordinator for Home of the Brave Quilt Project MI. If you would like a quilt in memory of Sgt.1ST Class David Alan Hartman. Please contact me.
Pauline Keiser
Pauline Keiser of kalamazoo, MI

"My deepest sympathy for your loss.I have been told this is the same David Hartman that I had at Ft Bragg.What an outstanding soldier.Going off to be a Ranger.That was fun,against senior NCO's he and I but he didn't back down.jd6lacombe@yahoo.com"
JD LaCombe of San Antonio Texas USA

"To the family of SFC David Allen Hartmen. I had the pleasure of serving with SFC Hartmen in Iraq. All though I never got to truly meet him his legend spoke volumes of his character. I have never met another man with the respect and love of so many. His death was a tragedy to not only his family but to everyone he had a chance to meet."
William Rogers of Okinawa, Japan

"To the family of:David A.Hartman
I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015.
Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"2-23-11"

"To the family of Sgt. first class Hartman my name is Spc. Ganger. I was his platoon. I was 18 when we went over to Iraq and he treated my like his daughter and looked at him as if he was my dad. we did this thing were we would punch each other in the shoulder and say "that's how much i care" so the more it hurt the more we cared. I love him and miss him with all of my heart and not a day has gone by that I don't think about him."
Amanda Ganger of Centreville MI

"June 13, 2008
To the family of Sgt. 1st Class David A. Hartman:
David 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

"We wanted to let David's family know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. On Memorial Day at our church, First Baptist Church Orlando, a Memorial Service was held for Fallen Heros. Everyone received a small flag with a fallen soldiers name on it, ours was David's. We took a walk of remembrance and set out our flag, one to represent every soldier that lost their life during this war. It was a very emotional and humbling sight to see all those flags and know they represented a life. We just wanted to let David's family know that he is not forgotten. We're sorry we never got the chance to meet him, and we just wanted to thank the family of a brave man who sacrificed his life for our freedom. We will never forget.
We still have David's flag and would love to send it your family along with pictures from that special day.
Thanks & God Bless! The Blackwell's - sheilablackwell@fbcorlando.org"
The Blackwell's of Orlando, Florida

"To the Hartman family. I formerly lived in Quanicassee and attended AFHS. I have since moved to the Det. area but still have memories of the Thumb area. I want to extend a very personal condolence to you all. I know what a close knit community you live in and the loss of Sgt. Hartman must be devastating. My prayers are with you. God Bless."
Kris of Quanicassee, MI

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, David, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"May my prayers be with you and the family. My deepest sympathy. I am so sorry about your loss
With love
Chrissy of Mahomet IL Usa

"To The Family of David A Hartman

May the memories
Held deep in your heart
Help sooth your spirit
At this difficult time
You are in my thoughts and
In My Heart"
Mary Williams of Pt St John, Fl

"Words could never replace the son, friend, brother that has been taken, I pray that God will give you peace in this time that is so very difficult. I pray that you are surround by people that will stand firm and hold you and give you comfort as you sort through all the sadness. I thank you for the sacrifice you and your family have made for our country and this world that we live in.

Blessings and peace of God to you all."
Glenn Davis of Sale City, GA

"My deepest condolences to the family and all loved ones of SFC. David A. Hartman. My heart aches for you and you will remain in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that the deep hurt you feel can be in some part eased by the feeling of great pride for Davidís valor and deep sense of patriotism. David, you have made the ultimate sacrifice and did so willingly and without hesitation. Thank you so very much for defending my freedom. It means so much to me, to the people of NYC and to the entire nation. Thank you for your bravery and sacrifice in the service of the country that I love so very much. You will always be remembered as an American hero.
John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Most Sincerely,
Pat Shoukry"
Pat Shoukry of New York, N.Y. USA

MELANIE of schenectady, ny

"To the family and friends of SFC Hartman...May the memories of your loving David, aka "DAD", sustain you during this difficult time. Because of SFC Hartman's bravery, sacrifice and courage, we are all able to remain free. Mere words could NEVER convey our sympathy nor our pride, respect and admiration for your loved one. SFC DAVID HARTMAN IS and always will be a HERO to the citizens of the USA! May God Bless You and hold you close. With our thoughts and love..Heidi and Monica"
Heidi & Monica Narr of Pittsburgh, PA/USA

"To David's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your loved one's bravery and sacrifice.


The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (Ernie's mom) of San Antonio, TX

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. You or your sacrifice will not be forgotten."
a grateful citizen in arizona

"My deepest condolences to the family of this wonderful man who his troops lovingly and respectfully called "DAD". May God bring you a peace and comfort to carry you through the days that lie ahead. May we never forget the ultimate sacrifice made. I never will."
Tammy Albright of Kalkaska MI

"We send our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of David. May God bless this brave patriot who chose to fight for our freedom."
The Starr Family of Glenshaw Pa USA

"We send our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of David. May God bless this brave patriot who chose to fight for our freedom."
The Starr Family of Glenshaw Pa USA

"Sergeant Hartman, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"To David's Family:
There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Thank you David Hartman, 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. 1st Class David Hartman:
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 David 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. 1st Class David Hartman:
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 David, 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