Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Civilian Barbara Heald

60, of Stamford, Connecticut.
Heald died in Baghdad, Iraq, when the Republic National Palace was hit by a mortar round. She worked for the Project and Contracting Office - Finance. Died on January 29, 2005.

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"I worked with Barbara in the Green Zone in 2004-2005. Very smart, very full of life and was always working. I read her eulogy at the memorial service in Baghdad. It took a lot to say the words. The team took it hard. We miss her. I pray for her family often. God bless."
Marco Marin, US Army (Ret.) of Dallas, Texas USA

"I was a friend of Barbara's in Iraq. What a great woman!! So full of Life!! She was in the Contracting Office and had daily contact with hundreds of Iraqi businessmen and civilians. She represented the USA with honesty and dignity."
Jack of Hanscom AFB, MA

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com
A hundred times a day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving. - Albert Einstein"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"January 17, 2009
To the family of Barbara Heald:
Barbara 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

"At church last Sunday we each got the name of a person who gave their life in the war. I got Barbara Heald. Please know there are those of us out here who deeply care about your lost one. I prayed for you and wish you great memories of your loved one.
Her name was attach to a small flag which I placed in a beautiful field of rememberance flags in front of Ocoee High School here in Florida."
John Sorensen of Orlando, Florida

"Another year. Thank you for your service to our country. 5/27/07"

"Remembering you this Memorial Day, 2006. God bless your family and friends."
Bela Beaupre of Woodbury, CT

"I was Barbara's roommate at Officer Training School OTS at Medina AFB, TX from January 1974 to our Commissioning on 2 April 1974. I was also stationed with her at Squadron Officer School at Maxwell AFB, AL from Sept. to Dec. 1976. We were both 1Lts. I was so sorry to hear about her death but knew that she was serving her country. I am proud to have known Barbara. My husband was also at OTS with Barbara. Our son a West Point graduate was KIA on 31 Oct. 2003 in Iraq. I know the pain her family is suffering. In April 2006 I will be attending the Women Officer's Association conference in TX. and Barbara will be remembered."
Linda L. Bryant of Riverside, CA

"We still remember. God bless your family."
February 10, 2006

"I had the honor of working closely with Barbara at the Army Project and Contracting Office in Baghdad in the summer of 2004. I was the director of facilities & life support and Barbara worked in the contracting office. We ate lunch together regularly in the Republican Presidential Palace caeteria. Barbara had a great sense of humor and managed to keep a positive attitude in a hellish place. She was an expert contracting officer and kept me on the straight & narrow through several procurement actions. What a classy, wonderful lady!"
Lt Col Richard E. Lawrence, Jr., USAF of Peterson AFB, Colorado

"Thank you Barbara for your great service to our country. You will not be forgotten and I pray that you have found complete peace and joy in heaven with the Lord. To Barbara's family and friends, remember love never ends. It lives on forever in our hearts. God bless you all."
Bela of Woodbury, CT

"I am so sorry for the pain you must be feeling in the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort in knowing so many hearts are with you in honoring Barbara."
B. Wall of Woodbury,CT

"Thank you Barbara Heald, 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 Civilian Barbara Heald:
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 Barbara 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 Civilian Barbara Heald:
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 Barbara, 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