Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Hai Ming Hsia

37, of New York, New York.
Hsia died during combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Hsia was assigned to the 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany. Died on August 1, 2006.

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"Memories do last forever. Rest on brother Hsia and love to your entire family."
Eragbai Evborokhai of Schofield BKS HI

"I miss you brother.I literally have never met a man that has made an impact on so many and loved by all."
Ismael Burgos of Cataula, GA 31804

"Hey brother
I think of u often I still remember all those nights of guard. U were a great man. I hope to see u again. God bless u"
Schlager ur partner in crime of cali

"hey Hsia happy b-day"
Mcsorley of Trenton NC

"Hsia, Was thinking about you tday an wanted to drop al ine to let you knwo that you are not forgotten. thank you fr your impact of the lives of all of us you served with,. may your family be proud, and your son alwys know what a truely great man you are."
SSG Moneypenny 1/1 SFG of Okinawa, japan

"i didnt have to know you a long time to see what kind of person you were. the world needs more people like you around. you were truly one of the nicest people I ever met and im proud to have known you and serve with you. may god bless your family."
spc. roman, bryant (team mexico) of gardena,ca

"What can I say? Of all the people I have encountered in this life you have made the largest impact. I think we have spent some of the most miserable moments together. I am still not sure why you were taken but you sure were one of a kind. Too many memories so you better be waiting somewhere for the rest of us."
SSG Ogris of Baghdad, Iraq

"To the Hsia Family.
Sorry for the lost of you son. Hai Ming was one of my Soldiers during 2003-2004 during OIF I. He never complained and it was pleasure working with him. I couldn't ask for a better Soldier than him. Again, sorry for your loss."
Clint Battaglia of Ft. Hood, Texas

"To the family of:Hai Ming Hsia 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 miss hanging out and just BSing with you man. I know we didn know each other very long but I consider you one of my brothers. There isnt a day that goes by that I dont think about you and wish things went differant man. I am sorry that I wasnt there for you."
''DOC'' josh johnson of FT RILEY, KANSAS

"I used to take Hsia to Catholic Mass every Sunday during our first tour in Iraq. I developed a good friendship with him during this time. During my second tour in Iraq Hsia was in a different part of Ramadi than I so I didn't get to see him very often. I will never forget when I walked into the chapel we had and saw his picture added to our memorial wall. I couldn't speak. He was a great man, and loved his family very much. You will be greatly missed."
SSG Maddox of Ft. Sill, OK/ USA

"July 3, 2008
To the family of Spc. Hai Ming Hsia:
Hai 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

"To the family and friends,
I would like to extend my deepest sympathies. Losing a loved on is the hardest thing in life. I am writing to not only express my sorrow for you but to let you know about a memorial I am working on. I am creating a quilt to honor the fallen soldiers from the New York City Area. Each soldier will have a panel created. I am inviting the friends and families to get involved. If you are interested or would like some more information please contact me at nycfallensoldiers@yahoo.com"
Esther Kabalkin of Staten island, NY

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Unity Is Strength"(6th Inf. Motto)"


You honorably and bravely performed your civic duties.
As a new US citizen, and one of Chinese heritage, I look up to you --
You embraced and protected the values of this country.
It is heroes like you who make this country great.

To keep your legacy alive, I will teach my young son that --
This wonderful country welcomes (legal) immigrants and as a citizen, we must repay her generosity by safeguarding her and to preserve her freedom.

Please accept my heartfelt gratitude."
CJ Gong of Anchorage, AK

"For all of you that were touched in one way or another by Hsia...

He was definitely one of the most unique people that I had the privelage of meeting in life. His life style reflected the man that he was. Honorable, carring, considerate, compassionate, intelligent, and above all else, a true friend. I have video when we took our trip to Berlin when we'd got back from Iraq. Til this day it makes me laugh. I know that he will be greatly missed by all that had the oppurtunity to meet such an outstanding citizen. What he did for this country was the ultimate sacrafice a soldier can give. He has touched the lives of so many, all over the world. From Georgia to California. I'll miss you Hai Ming. I'll live this life knowing your up there, waiting for your bro's to come home. Thank You. FTP bro, FTP."
Stringer, Loyd of Fresno, California

"Spc Hsia, You will always be in my heart....Wild Bunch for life....I send all that I am to you and your family...And to the family if you ever need anything, I will be there for you...703-209-2726. Your son was one of the finest and most dedicated soldiers that I had the pleasure to train and serve in combat with...He will forever be remembered."
SSG Giscombe, Ronald G of Leesburg, Virginia

"I'll miss you my comrade, my friend, my brother. Life just isn't the same here without you. where ever i am you'll always be, more than just a memory. though you have gone from my life, you said that it would, now everything should be alright. I miss you bro."
Patrick Mulcahy of Baumholder, GE

"good ol shaw man
sup buddy, hows heaven rocking? well hey man its me, which use to be "sgt bortz" ne ways, now its mr.bortz. yup thats right. u remembered when i got out. man civilian life has been so great! dude im getting ready to have a baby. oh yeah. not sure just yet what we are having. we find out on the 23rd which is next wk. ne ways, i found out what happend w/u through enos. pretty messed up but hey, thank you for what you did by giving the ultimate price in order to keep me and my family safe and sound my friend! it was an honor to serve w/u. lots of good times in the barracks. and yes it was my pleasure to get rid of gibson awhile back by sending him off to drill school against his own will but hey thats the power you have as the BN schools NCO. yeah i couldnt stand him just as much as you couldnt either so i hooked us all up by getting rid of him. ne ways, i hope i gave you advice in everything i could whenever you came to me with a problem. alright man well i need to go. i'll be talking to you again soon my friend. take care and rest now.

2-6 INF"
Kenny Bortz of Loganville, GA

"You showed me the true meaning of honor. Thank you and God Bless you"
Brian Ward of Baumholder, Germany

"Thank you Hai Hsia, 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. Hai Hsia:
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 Hai 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. Hai Hsia:
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 Hai, 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