Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Edward Karolasz

25, of Kearny, New Jersey.
Karolasz died in Bayji, Iraq on when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on November 19, 2005.

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"November 16, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Edward Karolasz:
Edward 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

"Grant him eternal rest, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

Thank you for your service to our country."
Richard Wozniak of Westchester, IL USA

"To the Karolasz family: Eddie was an honor to serve with, and a great person, much loved by all the guys and well respected by all. My deepest condolences."
MAJ Robert Murphy of FT. Leavenworth

"Eddie. As soon as we met, you became a big brother to me. Always looking out for me. Always there to make me laugh. I miss you and know you are always with me."
mfeh of Vilseck, Germany

"To the family of:Sgt. Edward Karolasz 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"

"To Pauly "k", Edward Karolasz and your loving family. We shared time together in Iraq the first time as we shared time together as Bushmasters in Vilseck, Germany. I will always remember you and I will never forget your sacrifice. All my prayers and condolences go to the Karolasz family. I'll miss you Pauly "K". Bushmasters!"
SGT Brian Akers of Fort Riley, Kansas

"To the Karolasz Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your Edward is a true American Hero. Edward will always be remembered and honored. May God Bless you all and God Bless you Edward."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"We go through life so often,
Not stopping to enjoy the day.
And we take each one for granted,
As we travel on our way.

For in your pain and sorrow,
An Angelís Kiss will help you through,
This kiss is very private,
For it is meant for only you.

We never stop to measure,
Anything we just might miss.
But if the wind should blow by softly,
Youíll feel and Angel Kiss.

A kiss that is sent from heaven,
A kiss from up above.
A kiss that is very special,
From someone that you love.

So when, your hearts are heavy,
And filled with tears and pain.
And no one can console you,
Remember once again.

About the one you grieve for,
Because you sadly miss.
And the gentle breeze you took for granted,
Was just an Angelís Kiss.

Gone Ė but not forgotten.
Thank you for sharing your marine 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 would like to say thank you to you and the three other soldiers who were in that Humvee with you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Rakkasans-Ne Desit Virtus"
(Let Valor Not Fail)187th Inf. Motto"

"Thank you Edward Karolasz, 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 Staff Sgt. Edward Karolasz:
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 Edward 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 Staff Sgt. Edward Karolasz:
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 Edward, 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