Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Darren D. Howe

21, of Beatrice, Nebraska.
Howe died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, of injuries sustained in Samarra, Iraq, on October 17, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia. Died on November 3, 2005.

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"I had the Honor n Privilege to meet Darren's parents today at my work Freeman Enclosure.I'm sorry for your loss. He is Forever Loved and Never Forgotten R.I.P."
Kevin SQUIRREL Ryan of Batavia Ohio, USA

"Darren was a great man not only to me but everybody. He was my inspiration, my hero, and my friend. I had great memories with him. And i still think about him everyday of my life, and why he had to leave without saying goodbye to me.

Love Kimmy"
Kimberley of Beatrice, Ne

"there is not one day i go with out his face in head. we hang out all the time watching movies lol if i needed entertainment howie had it. true friend. best bradley driver. ground soldier. hero.. see you when i deploy to heaven brother.. god bless your familiy. amen."
eulloque.carlos of fort.benning .ga

"Hello im one of darren's cousin he is a very nice guy and we had so much fun when were hanging out with each other we always talk and play games i had so much fun when he was still here he is in my thoughts all the time because i miss him so much
Michael Recker of Beatrice,Nebraska. Untied States

"November 4, 2008
To the family of Spc. Darren D. Howe:
Darren 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

"Today 3 yrs ago my sister inlaw, husband and many others lost a very special hero. I am that heros sister inlaw. Darren is still very much missed and will never be forgotten. I just want god to really watch over Nakia and her family today. Nakia I just want to tell you that you are very strong and that we love you and we will always be here for you no matter what sis. God Bless You and the kids.

Much Love"
Jennifer J Howe of Fairbury Ne

"Your still in my thoughts. I will never forget. SFC Dodge"
Douglas Dodge of Ft Lewis Wa

"Hello I am Darrens sister inlaw, my name is Jennifer Howe. I am married tpo Darrens little brother Brandon Howe. I really didnt know Darren all that well I only met him briefly when he had to come back to the states for surgery.. But I thought he was a really nice guy and he will forever be rememberd and missed by all.. I have became really close to his lovely wife Kia and their kids, may god watch over and protect them always...

Much Love,
Jennifer J Howe"
Jennifer J Howe of Fairbury Nebraska

"To the family of:Darren D. Howe 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"

"Darren, my neighbor at Ft Benning, friend and hero. Our memories of you will never fade. Forever in our hearts thankful for all you gave."
Laura Svejda of Hubert NC,(formerly) Ft Benning GA

"to this day i cant believe that you and the others are gone. If i could go back and change anything to stop what happened i would. The few of us that have survived think about you guys all the time. we will never forget."
SSG Douglas Dodge

"To Darren's Family, I am so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful young man Darren is. All the beautiful tributes on this page you should be very proud of him. Darren, thank you for all you have done in Iraq and in your life. You sir are a true American Hero. You will always be remembered and honored. May God bless you Darren and God bless your family."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"To the Family and Friends of Darren Howe,

I'm sending this out to let each of you great Americans know how pround and honored I am to have known this fine soldier. I was given the awesome responsibity of being Darren's Platoon Leader for more than 14 months, and in that time period was able to truly witness this man's potential not only as a soldier, but as a person.

While in Iraq Darren was injured and returned to the states to have surgery. When he returned he an I crossed paths in Kuwait, and ended up staying with each other for more than 4 days. All he talked about was how important it was that he be forward with his fellow soldiers, and that he felt he was letting the team down.

This was his nature-a man that believed in being a team player, a loyal countryman, and most of all a dedicated family man.

Nothing can really make up for the lost of people like Darren. Not one day will go by in my life without thinking of him. May God bless each of you during these uncertain times.


1LT James D. Ryan of FT Benning, Ga

"i alreay wrote a message but i came back and wanted to see and read all the messages people wrote about "Darren Howe" my cousin and the things and detail people put in were ...breath taking i thank everyone who wrote a message,once again thank you."
paige of ne

"Lord, I ask You to bless my
friend who is reading this right now.
Where there is pain, may
they find peace and mercy.

Where there is self-doubt, may
they gain a renewed confidence.
Where there is weariness or exhaustion, give
them understanding, patience, and strength.

Where there is fear, reveal your love,
and offer to them your courage.
Give them greater vision, bless their finances, and raise
up leaders and friends to support and encourage them.

May their spirit always be joyous and their
days rich and full with love and happiness,
And may they always know that they have a friend.

Gone but not forgotten.
Thank you for sharing your loved one with us,
and for the sacrifice made by you and your family on our behalf.
Proud mom of Lcpl Alex. Currently serving in Iraq"
Patricia of Bishop, CA

"I didn't know Darren, but I served with his Dad, Steve, as a firefighter in Hungary. My condolences to the family and all who knew him."
Scott Cook of Junction City, Kansas

"darren was my cousin, we grew up together his mom, my aunt would watch me and we would play together, i want everyone to know he was the best cousin!"
paige of Ne

"Darren you were the greatest cousin and best friend I could ever ask for. I miss you and love you dearly and you will always be remembered!"
Amanda Sykes of Beatrice, NE

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

"Thank you Darren Howe, 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 Spc. Darren Howe:
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 Darren 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 Spc. Darren Howe:
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 Darren, 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