Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. David W. Johnson

37, of Portland, Oregon.
Johnson died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, Cottage Grove, Oregon. Died on September 25, 2004.

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"To the family of:David Wayne Johnson
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 refuse to forget my fallen comrade that left his life in the desert. I remember the day you died and the pit of despair that was left in my gut. Now I remember your kindness and how I always appreciated your company."
Drew of Eugene, OR

"August 3, 2008
To the family of Spc. David W. Johnson:
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

"I knew Dave "snowmonkey" for many, many years. He was my uncle "animal" Dave's best friend since elementary school. I didn't even find this site until years after we lost him. I did want to say to his family that I am horribly sorry and I know the pain you feel is still deep and debilitating. I could have been closer to him but he was having "issues" at the time and I fell away from him instead of being there for him. I didn't even know that he was a gunner. I thought he was still a cook in the safety of one of his favorite places, a kitchen. It was all a HUGE shock to me. I will always have an empty place in my heart with Dave's name being the only thing to fill it. I love and miss him. Be strong!"
Melanie (Mo) of Portland, OR

"Davey and I crossed paths in Portland, Oregon Eary in '91. We both loved music and art. We found some kind of a friendship during the "grunge scene". I remember him painting a picture in the basement of the building I was living in (one misssissippi)... It was one of the most beautiful paintings I've ever seen. After a show working for Big City Burritos, he turned me on to "Porno for Pyros" and "Rage and Againts the Machine". I just think it is such a waste of a wonderful soul over some "Bush League Oil War". I'm sorry, but David deserved much better. I wish I wouldn't have lost touch with him..."
"dude" Marcus Callahan of Estero, Florida

"I was a girlfriend of David's for a while in the late 1980's but more importantly a friend before and after we went out. I am extremely (can't even think of an apt word) sorry for you having lost him. I still remember those smarty pants wisecracking observations and what his voice sounds like saying them.......I apolgize for not having left a message here or getting ahold of you somehow sooner to express my condolences. It was his death that caused me to re evalute my personal priorities and awaken me from political slumber."
Monica Nelson of New York City, New York, USA

"To the family of Spc. David W. Johnson,
He will always have a special place in my heart. Although I never new him as I opened my Hero Bracelet I read the following.... Spc. David W Johnson
Portland, OR Army National Guard 9/25/04

Thanks again David!"
Kandice of Greenwood, IN

"Our prayers are with you. Your son was a friend to Ben. Our God will provide the strength needed to move on. Remember that both boys are now in heaven putting shingles on our mansions."
LTC Robert Isenberg of FT Lewis WA

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

"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 soldier's bravery and sacrifice.


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

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 "

"My deepest sympathy, our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. May God bless you and help you through this time. Forever in our hearts a HERO David W. Johnson."
Amy & Aaron Monier of Waterford, MI.

"To the family of David,
Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. David is a true American hero and will always be remembered for his bravery and sacrifice he gave to our country. May God bless you during this difficult time."
Vic and Tammy McClain--azquail@att.net of Tucson, AZ

"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 Johnson, 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. David Johnson:
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 Spc. David Johnson:
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