Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Sheldon R. Hawk Eagle

21, of Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Hawk Eagle died when two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on November 15, 2003.

PFC Hawk Eagle was raised on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Eagle Butte, South Dakota. He enlisted in the Army from Grand Forks, North Dakota. He was raised by his Aunt Fern and Uncle Harvey Hawk Eagle of Eagle Butte, South Dakota. His parents died when he was very young. He has one sister, Frankie.

Cards, donations and flowers can be sent to:

Harvey and Fern Hawk Eagle
P.O. Box 1393
Eagle Butte, SD 57625

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"I was an officer in Sheldon's unit. I served and got to know this honest strong and brave man. I wanted to share something I wrote for him and someday I'd like to visit his grave and pay a proper respect. Its taken years for me to recover and get to where I can remember and reflect on life I want people to know and I wont ever forget. My best wishes to Sheldons family

My email is albertopj1100@gmail.com

Thank you for reading this
Here you go
Memorial Day coming up... Its a deeply personal holiday for me.

What a humbling honor to have experienced and shared some of my life with awesome, brave and amazing soldiers. This memorial day I'm taking the opportunity to remember and reflect.

I've come to meet and call my friend some awesome soldiers , all of them have shared so many stories of love and sacrifice... the respect I have runs deeper and is more profound. I am in awe ....

Beyond the noise that sometimes clouds our lives, what soldiers do is show us through example what we all aspire to be.
Soldiers love each other, and more than anything, soldiers are capable of extreme love. Thats what brings such different people together across all this space and time...
Soldiers are amazing bc of what they do and the best of them give themselves in the ultimate act of love.

They die...

They do so without fully knowing or without even understanding.
But they FEEL the truth of life....


Alot to Remember and Reflect on, and, maybe, a chance for all of us, to Recommit to something

We have a chance to earn this life , make this place better in someway for having been here. Lets not waste it.

This is Sheldon Hawk-eagle a soldier I was able to share my life with

I am still trying to be what he was years ago...

I met Sheldon in 101st Airborne Div when he blew past me on a 2 mile run at FT Campbell. Finishing ahead of me, turned around and ran back with me for another 1/2 mile. I thought the guy was messing with me the way enlisted like to "stick it to an officer" and trust me I had all sorts of plans for PFC Hawkeagle later that day (none of them "awesome" for him.)
But when we finished, he ran to the timer's table and came back with my run time on a slip of paper and "high fived" me (PFC to officer high fives aren't standard :))
I realized he was sincere, he just really wanted me to have a good run time. I didn't know what to make of him.

We went to Iraq and I worried so much about him and the junior soldiers. For a while I only took the senior Non Commissioned Officers out. But that wasn't a good strategy. Sheldon started coming on patrols with us and I found myself always checking where he was or keeping him close.

I shouldn't have worried. Sheldon was steady.
He didn't flinch.


He stayed the same honest person and always played with the dogs or the kids when we had down time - he'd motivate me to be better at life and he didn't even know it.

My friend Sheldon died on Nov 15th 2003 in a helicopter crash in Mosul Iraq.

Its only recently that I've come to understand the need and the value of memorialization. Because a lot of people won't ever know his story, and I don't want to forget it.

So, this Memorial day - if you're having a cold beverage and enjoying the holiday take a moment to tip your glass for Sheldon and all the other men and women who didn't flinch....

Rest in peace Sheldon you won't be forgotten"
Cpt Alberto Rivera of NY NY

"I want to say that I miss you a lot and it’s been crazy with out you! I remember how you were the only one who called me Queen Bee🤎 (I convinced mom to get me a tattoo) it’s been almost 20 years since Jesus called you home. I always remember how you were. I know your in heaven and I am sorry for the life you’ve had but I know as a Christian death is a glorious beginning. And I know the Bible says let the dead bury their dead but big bro it’s hard,I see people who were mean to you make shows of how ‘close’ y’all were and benefit off of you now that your gone, I see guilty people drink in your name or receive gifts in your name, I see people who left you when you were alive talk about you like they were there. I know God would want us to love I know you would say forgive but brother it’s hard. I see the woman who raised you who was there for you grow older I see your clothes and flag every day and now I am older than you were and it’s crazy. I see how people lost themselves in grief and guilt. I could use one of your hugs and prayers. I know God can and will bring good from this and that he doesn’t waste anything. I pray for peace for my mom who raised you I know she’s not recognized for it because of family drama but I also know she didn’t do it for the recognition. Please say a prayer for me and mom and my brothers and the kids you never got to meet for peace for addiction to leave and for truth to come to light. It’s been crazy growing up seeing all of this. But I know life is temporary and heaven is forever please pray for the salvation of our family members and sobriety. Miss you big bro 🤎 your life will make an impact and until I see you again 🤎"
B of Grand Forks

"All these years and Never Forgotten."
Linnea Herrera of USA

"Its been many years since we lost our nephew Sheldon. Our hearts still mourn our loss for the brave young Warrior who fought and died for our way of life. He and my son Sheldon Uses Knife grew up together and I will never forget the love but yet sadness on his face the day of his burial. What can you tell your son when he lost a good friend and soldier. Just have to be there for them both in Spirit and Support."
Raymond Uses The Knife of Eagle Butte South Dakota

"To the family and friends of a "true American Hero" Sheldon R. Hawk Eagle.... I pray your days will get brighter as time moves on....I pray that you know that Sheldon's life was not in vein and that strangers (like me) are so very thankful for your loved ones Courage, Honor and Commitment to serve this wonderful nation "One Nation, Under God" and for people "All people" he fought and died for us to KEEP our Freedoms. For this I thank you and I am grateful for families (like yours), that raised and guiding a man to serve others unconditionally and with HONOR and DIGNITY..... May God Bless You and Keep You Always until you meet with Sheldon again in Heaven.

Semper Fi (Always Faithful)
From a "momma of a United States Marine""
Brenda Shatto of Harrisburg, PA

"Dear Sheldon R. Hawk Eagle’s Family,

I Jacee Cooke would like to tell you I’m so very sorry about your lost. I know it’s hard to lose a loved one. I know Sheldon was probably a good person to have around. He was probably funny, crazy, caring, loving, and also a very brave person because he gave his life to fight for our country. He wanted to show his respect to our country. I think he did a very good job because you have to be brave to give your life. He helped us today how we have our freedom, and what we have today. I know it had to been hard to lose someone around a holiday, and celebrating things without them there but you know they are there with your family in spirit."
Jacee Cooke of Wagner, SD

"To the friends and family of Sheldon Hawk Eagle,
In honor of PFC. Sheldon Hawk Eagle
I recently viewed the “Fallen Heroes” memorial at my school. I wanted to show my appreciation for the dedication and sacrifice PFC. Sheldon Hawk Eagle has given to our state of South Dakota and our country. This exhibit made me realize the importance of our military and the ultimate sacrifice PFC Hawk Eagle gave for our freedom. I understand what a great soldier and talented person he was. I realize that he is missed very much.
Condolences, Dakota Zephier"
Dakota Zephier of Wagner

"I miss all the walks late at night down main street...your laff and smile 24/7..our conversations and our lil basketball games that we played with Brandon..they way you wuld giggle and tell me that I shuld grow and i wuld say Well u shuldn't be that tall...lol But now i see why u were that tall...to show how proud you were and to shyne above us all!!!!! God really blessed you, and your family, friends, and my life that you so deeply touched.

R.I.P. Sheldon R. Hawk Eagle

You are missed by us all..and never forgotten.

Happy Birthday Aug. 17"
Lisa of Eagle Butte, South Dakota

"To the family of:Sheldon R. Hawk Eagle
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""

"I just so happen to be wearing this heroes bracelet and have had it on for the longest time. It has his name, town and date of departure on it. If one of his relatives or best friend would like to have it. I am still wearing it and honoring this brave man. Please email me and I will get it to you. vrnnldaboggs@roadrunner.com"
Vern Boggs of Van Wert, Ohio 45891

"this was my brother, i can still remember the day you left for basic training worst day of my life. i remember when the recruit officer came and took you away. when you came back you were a different person but you were still my bro. i miss you very much and i wish you were here to see me run track. but i no now that you are in a better place and i will see you again. you will always be in my heart and my memories. i will always love you and never forget you my brother for your little bro Loren Alexander West"
Loren West of bismarck, nd

"November 12, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Sheldon R. Hawk Eagle:
Sheldon 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

"Soon to be 5 years and counting, since I last got to see or talk to you. You were the best Soldier I ever had a chance to lead. I struggle everyday with my guilt. Getting a chance to meet your family and learn to know you as "Wanbli Ohitika", truly allowed me to see things in a new perspective. Although it still hurts, I try and make you guys proud by you and what I try and do for our wounded Soldiers. It would be difficult to spell out my nickname for you, just to let you know, I still find myself doing it from time to time. I miss you brother. Keep everyone in line up there, they probably need it. My love to you and your family. "Comanche Pride""
SSG Josh Forbess of Fort Campbell, KY

"R.I.P. Bro...

SSG William EagleBlanket
Nez Perce, Chief Joseph Band"
William EagleBlanket of Camp Shelby, MS USA

"Sheldon... may angels wings hasten thee to thy rest... and may your family and friends be comforted by that from which life springs eternal."
Liz Pelzel of Connecticut

"Cousin Sheldon. I only seen pictures of you around Eagle Butte and from Uncle Harvey I can see that you were trying to do your best. I am now trying my best to get in the USMC. I guess Uncle Harvey got the idea of becoming a United States Marine stuck in my head and the determination in my heart. I want to become a teacher if I can get through my enlistment term. But I will help carry out you dream. I want to help people and you have helped me by inspiring to do it by giving it your all. You didn't faulter when you passed on, You just passed on the dedication. I thank you. Even though you never knew me I know Uncle Harvey. He has a good heart and helped me many times. But I should end here. I thank you for the inspiration Tehansi."
Julius Holy Bear-High Elk of Eagle Butte/Green Grass/Rapid City, SD

"Much love and Respect to an American Hero -Sheldon and all those who boldy serve.
American Attitude
I am a proud man
- a woman am I
I am a soldierwilling to fight
I am here to give other's a life
to help those become free
one of hope and a realization
of truth and a democracy
I am here to fight for your rights
so you may stand tall
I am willing to give all I can
the ultimate - willing to give my all
I wear my colors
with dignity and pride
my country I serve
-for you I am willing to die
I fight for a cause
expect nothing in return
I proudly serve my country
I am in the Coalition
I boldly serve with the American Flag on my arm
I do my best to ensure
-to you comes no harm
I am the darkness
that envelopes you at night
I am the eagle getting ready for the strike
I am the thunder
In the heart of the storm
I am coming giving you more than you bargained for
I am the fire that you see in your skies
I am your judgement day that flashes in your eyes
My country is in my blood
coursing through my veins
How I do love her God Bless the USA !
Copyright ©2003
Carmen Raye Ducheneaux
(Poetic Justice)"
of Eagle Butte, SD

"Hau Mitakuye Oyasin
Today is a nice january day . The sun is shining and I am in my classroom with my students and they are quietly drawing pictures. my mind has wandered off to a place of great honor, and I wish for the people to know that I remember a wica wawoptetusni, (an accomplished man) that i have never met, but only learned of him through his great gift to us. We can feel him and what he has given to us in our daily lives and his gift shall be enjoyed for generations to come. you see his gift is our freedom, the freedom we should all cherish more today than we did yesterday. Great sacrifice is what makes the people stronger. Today as my mind drifts back to my students and I realize what we have because of the warriors like Sheldon Hawk Eagle I am humbled before such a great presence, they are all here watching over the people and making sure that we can enjoy today...

Hau Mitakuye Oyasin"
PFC Lyle W. Miller Sr./ Ihunktunwan of Pukwana, SD , Buffalo

"Dear Sheldon, I am British lady who volunteers in Eagle Butte at Christmas time at The Main. I was there when you came home and took part in the parade and your goodbyes. You should never of had to go........take care....my memories will stay with me forever."
Nikki Atkin of Birmingham, England

"To:Sheldon Hawk Eagle and his Family,
My name is Vaughn Warriner. Or Spc. Warriner. I was in basic Training with Sheldon. He was in 3rd platoon "Rangers". I was in 1st platoon "Rough Riders"
That seems like an eternity ago. i remember him as a very cool. he was a nice guy. threre are a lot of guys in a basic training cycle but you do not ever forget them. i think of those times as good times.
I too was in Iraq. i was injured over there. i lost friends. and now 2 yrs later, i find another was taken.
i wasnt a close friend of Sheldons but in the army you develop a bond with the guys you serve with. i will always remember you sheldon. i am very sad you are gone.I HATE THAT WAR and I Hate that you were killed over there.
I know you are a TRUE warrior though, and you will always live in our hearts"
Vaughn Warriner of San Jacinto, Ca. USA

"God bless you Sheldon R. Hawk Eagle. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Thank you for the opportunity to conduct a Memorial Run in your memory. It was an honor and a privelege to do so. God bless you, your a true American Hero"
Amy Hancock of Fort Hood, Texas, USA

"To the family of Sheldon R. Hawk:

The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 29 May. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, LTC Kenneth L. Beale, Jr. will preach a message entitled “Remembering Our Freedom.” A former Soldier and country music songwriter and performer “Rockie” will pay a special musical tribute. At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org"

"i will always love you hawk!"
spc. scott, jonathon of Portland, OR

"I share in your grief for the loss of pfc. Sheldon R. Hawk Eagle. There is no greater sacrifice that men and women can give than to place their lives in danger for their country, family and beliefs. I am working with lakota youth here in my school. I am honored in presenting the sacred Dream Catcher to these students in the name of Sheldon R.Hawk Eagle, a true American Hero."
Ron Wegelin of Scottsbluff, Ne/USA

"Harvey, Fern and Frankie Hawk Eagle,

I am so sorry. My prayers are with you.

Joan M Cummings, enrolled member - Cheyenne River Sioux of Northwest/USA

"The Creator took you Sheldon for a reason only He knows; even though this message is late, I feel for you and your family. Keep that Warrior's fire burning for us and let it guide us. I know you are in the best place in God's hands. From a member of your Tiospaye and a Cheyenne River Sioux Marine."
Arlen Lee of Virgin Creek, Dewey, South Dakota

"I am from South Dakota and a member of the Santee Sioux Tribe. My mother is member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. I just completed a deployment from Afghanistan and as I return I would like too remember Sheldon and his family. I come home safe, but my heart aches for your loss and other soldiers, marines still over in Iraq and Afghanistan. My prayers go out to Sheldon and his family, as well as all the other natives still in harms way."
fellow native brother, usmc, 0311

"My name is spc Tyler McBride I wanted to say that my heart goes out to sheldons family.I was in basic training with sheldon and will never forget him he was a great soldier.Alpha 1-40 3rd plt Fort sill Oklahoma rangers lead the way."
Tyler Mcbride of Ft Hood Tx

"I would like to say that I am now serving in Iraq, I am in the U.S. Army, that I am proud of Sheldon, for him serving his country, and giving his life for it, I want his parents to know that for him serving his country, they should be very proud of him, I know that I am, my wife and children just happen to be of the souix tribe, and I know that my family would be proud of him too. He gave his life for his country, he gave his all. Sergeant Nels J. Beveridge, U.S.Army, and Utah National Guard"
Nels J Beveridge of Iraq

"To Sheldon: My prayers go out to you and your family. I will wear the braclett with your name on it proudly. Even though I am half Blackfoot, It is still an honor. God be with you"
Private Johnson of Charlottesville, Virginia

"You will always be missed in a way I can't show. But your in a safe place now with the rest of your tiospaye. Now you can watch over the rest of us, until we all meet again."
wiyohpeyata of CRST

"To the family of the honorable Sheldon Hawk Eagle, I know your pain and sadness. I, too, lost my son on December 24, 2003 to an IED near Sammara, Iraq. He was almost home. CPT. Christopher Soelzer died serving his country. Our sons were proud Americans and no doubt knew why they were over in Iraq. God Bless you all."
Delain Johnson of Sturgis, SD

"PFC Hawk Eagle, will never be forgotten.. a great soldier and a great American. Shall we never forget his sacrifices for the American and Iraqi people. PFC Hawk Eagle, "Top Guns, Strike, Air Assault!""
SFC James Swearingen of 1-320th FAR, Fort Campbell, KY

"A Sioux Prayer
Grandfather Great Spirit
All over the world the faces of living ones are alike.
With tenderness they have come up out of the ground.
Look upon your children that they may face the winds
And walk the good road to the Day of Quiet.
Grandfather Great Spirit Fill us with the Light.
Give us the strength to understand, And the eyes to see.
Teach us to walk the soft Earth as relatives To all that live.
Great Spirit please look over this brave bother of mine & care & guide him on the good path always."
Janet L Jackson of Connecticut USA

"Private Hawk Eagle, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

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

""OUR special chosen words since day one of finding this site last year...have always been......REST IN PEACE BRAVE SOLDIERS/MARINES/WARRIORS We love you and MAY GOD BLESS you each. Your loved ones are in a beautiful place called Heaven now....When you look up to the sky at night and see the brightest star...it's your hero..shining down on you"
The Taylors USMC of NC

"For Sheldon...Thank you brother. Rest in Peace. May the Lord welcome you and keep you."
Chance of Naples, Italy.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of Sheldon. We didn't know him personally but we are all family here on the Cheyenne River Reservation. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Hawk Eagle Family. We will never forget!"
Harlan Gunville & Family of Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, Eagle Butte,SD USA

"Thank you Sheldon Eagle, 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

"There is no words that can express the loss of your loved one. We send our thoughts & prayers. I never knew Sheldon or know you all but our hearts are broken as well. We are originally from the Navajo Reservation. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. W/Love & Prayers,
Barb, Brady, & Landon"
Barbara Dehnert of Sherwood, Arkansas

"To the family of PFC Sheldon Hawk Eagle. My prayers go out to you. I am also over here in Iraq and it is hard to hold back the tears when I read of one our warriors who have fallen. I didn't know PFC Hawk Eagle, but in my heart he is hero and will not be forgotten. Thank you for your service to our country and our people. AHO!"
CPL Washington, F. of Balad, Iraq

"Your son made a great contribution to us, Natives by being in the Armed Forces. To hear that my native brother in arms is not by my side, even though I never knew him, it hurts. I pray for your family, but always remember he's with us in spirit."
HM M. Etsitty (Navajo and Hopi) of Camp Pendleton, CA 1st Marine Division FSSG

"My deepest sympathy to my relatives for the loss of your loved one. Frankie and uncle and auntie we have been thinking of you night and day .Our prayers are with you guys. it broke our heart to see family hurting cause we all hurt together.. we love you guys and take care."
Roland, Nanette, Chasity,Charity,Natasha, Lorraine Miner of Eagle Butte,S.D

"I was very honored, to be the caretaker of Pfc. Sheldon Hawk Eagles, Riderless horse for the memorial service and the funeral. I am saddened that such a good young man was taken from his family and us. But GOD must of needed a good man with him, I am very sorry Frankie,Harvey,Fern, thank you also for the Beautiful star quilt I recieved from your family. You are all in my Prayers. If I can be of anymore assistance to your family, Please, Please, feel free to ask me."
Steven G. Gray of Eagle Butte, SD

"Because we felt gifted, as foreigners, to visit Lakota Land and to be intoduced to the Lakota Way of Life, we wish to express, on this day, our deepest sympathy to the tiyospaye of Akicita Wambli Cetan.
Young Paratrooper Sheldon Eagle Hawk honoured at its highest standard the status of being a warrior, a protector of the community and a true Lakota in heart and spirit. We feel like joining those giving him thanks for his sacrifice and do send our thoughts and prayers to the friends and family who have to endure the pain of his loss as he starts his journey to the Happy Hunting Grounds."
Natatxa & Maurice Rebeix of La Palud sur Verdon, France


"A Tribute to Sheldon:It saddens us to hear the loss of another akicita whom had served his native country proudly and bravely in a foreign land with the terrible traumas that only a soldier could know. Although Sheldon has left us, he is now on a journey as an eagle to the lords higher command and will reach his destination and join his commarades of angels in the lords kingdom of warriors. We extend our deepest condolences in his remembrance."
Sisseton-Wahpeton Vietnam Veterans "Kit Fox Society" of Sisseton, SD.

"To the family, and friends of Sheldon,
Like i said when i spoke at Ray's memorial here in Mosul, words cannot say what kind if man you all raised. He was a great great man, and friend. I wish i could be there to show my support with you, however i am still here, and have dedicated the rest of this deployment to "Hawk". I will fight on for him, and will never forget the impact he made on my life. Rest in peace my friend. To the family...my deepest condolences. Stand strong. We will see him again in heaven."
PFC Eloy Duran (egsxsleeper@hotmail.com) of Mosul, Iraq

"My deepest sympathies go out to the relatives of Pfc. Sheldon Hawk Eagle. He was there to defend this country and way of life. He was there to help fight for the freedom of those who were oppressed. He is "Akichita". Let this day be a day of remembrance for him - "Akichita wokiksuye anpetu". Sincerely, your brother in arms, "Mitakuye Oysain""
A native brother in arms of Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe

"i would like to offer my sincere sympathy to sheldons family and friends.
i am moved to write you after reading
about his life and death . your loss
is felt far away. sheldon is a hero. my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time."
danny sanford of boston, massachusetts....usa

"I am very sorry to hear about you Shelodon, even though I never knew you or met you, but I a Sgt in the army as well, it hurts to hear about a comrad, A Native Brother, A Soldier sacraficing or giving their life every day. You are a hero to this great country.
To the Family of PFC Hawk Eagle, I saw his picture last night, andthis mornign i decided to look him up to see if he was native, and he was. I am out here in Fort stewart, I try to get natives together out here, because iI think we should stick together, it don't matter what tribe we are all from, we are all brothers and sisters and this right here hurts to hear about a fallen brother. I am from the Navajo Tribe. May God bless Sheldon and all of you this holiday season."
Sgt Morris. of fort stewart, georgia

"I was there during the services, but I wasn't able to say what I wanted to. I am very heart broken to see your sorrow Frankie, It hurts inside to see a friend hurtin'. I hope there's something I can do in the future. Let me know, you know where I am."
Duciana Eagle Chasing - Aungie of Eagle Butte, SD

"Dearest loved ones,
I feel so proud of our country's service men and women and so much empathy towards all fallen service men and women and to the great sioux nation and towards your loss of this beautiful spirit Sheldon Hawk Eagle, who is a truest hero in every complete sense..I will write to tribal chairman Harold Frazier and ask him how and where I can send a memorial fund in his precious, beautiful honor..Hawk Eagle, we know you are looking down at us with great spirit and the anciens with wisdom, guildance, love and light..Peace forever..I also leave to all fallen served men and women a thank you for giving up your life, so there could be life maintained..May God keep you tenderly forever in his arms, and comfort the family's and friends of the fallen heros...God bless you and God bless America...
Reverend JoAnne"
Reverend JoAnne Buchanan of Bellflower, California

"We share your grief on the loss of Sheldon Hawk Eagle, Brave Eagle, Lakota Warrior, American."
Harvey & Marlys Gilbert of Panama City Beach, Florida

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Sheldon's sister Frankie and his Aunt Fern and Uncle Harvey, and all of our Lakota relatives in Eagle Butte, SD on this day
11/25/2003 as we too, honor this day of mourning set aside by our Tribe for this Brave fallen Lakota Hero. We will honor his memory forever for the sacrifice that he has made as an American soldier on behalf of our Lakota people and all Americans. Thank you Sheldon, for your sacrifice, we will never forget you."
The Ethan Dupris Family of Hollister, CA

"My sympathies to the family and friends
know that you are all in my prayers."
Irene Bordeaux of St.Francis,SD

"I am saddened by Sheldon's death. He gave the ultimate sacrifice for his Country! He is a Hero to all Americans. I pray that the Lord will comfort his family and friends through this difficult time."
Cheri Schaffer RN of Spirit Lake Health Center, Fort Totten, North Dakota

"Deepest condolences to the family and community of Sheldon Hawk Eagle from the children of the Native American Program in Rush-Henrietta, New York. You will be in our thoughts and prayers."
Marcheta Davidson of West Henrietta NY USA

"On behalf of the Clarence Spotted Wolf - James Irwim Ladies Auxiliary Unit 300 of Little Shell, Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation, ND - Our deepest sympathies to the family of Sheldon Hawk Eagle, Warrior, you have lost a great hero. Our prayers and thoughts are with you today."
Spotted Wolf/Irwin Ladies Auxiliary of New Town, ND


"My deepest sympathies and regrets to all family members of PFC Sheldon Hawk Eagle and the entire Sioux Nation. I am deeply saddened at the tragic death of any American in the performance of their patriotic duty. However, this sad news was especially traumatic today after watching the simple tribute that your tribe paid to this brave warrior today on "ABC Good Morning America". Thanks for his sacrifice and may the Creator bless him!"
Robert Wintermeier of Croton on Hudson, NY USA

"Words can not take away the pain, but for Sheldon there will be no more pain. He is in a much better place and our prayers are with his family at this sorrowful time for them. The important message is to love one another hear and now and to not be angry and stay angry. Life is to short."
I Odekerken, B &C Steffan and K Shanks of Springfield,Mo

"There are many prayers going out to the HawkEagle family and tiospaye. Only Creator knows what you are going through but there are many people and families that have your family and loss in their hearts and thoughts. May Creator walk with you, have pity on you and watch over you and may Sheldon find his way on the milkyway to his people's and relative's camp. May Tunkasila be with you all."
Young Family of Fort Yates, North Dakota

"I would like to send out my condolences to the family of PFC. Sheldon Hawk Eagle, you will be in my prayers, and stay strong i know that it may seem hard for you all now, but now is the time that you need to be together and in prayer!!"
JoBeth Brown Otter of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

"To the family and friends of Pfc. Sheldon Hawk Eagle:
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 Sheldon 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 Pfc. Sheldon Hawk Eagle:
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 Sheldon, 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