Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Pfc. Moises A. Langhorst

19, of Moose Lake, Minnesota.
Langhorst died due to hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on April 5, 2004.

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"I was briefly Moises's Platoon Stateside before we deployed. On the day that the Good Lord brought him home, he and I had breakfast together. He was a kind hearted Marine from the time I knew him. A little on the goofy side but in a good way, the type that got people laughing and smiling. I know he's up there now at Heavens gates keeping the Marines on guard light hearted and vigilant. Thank you to his family friends and loved ones and take comfort in knowing he's never really gone just moved on. Living forever with the Lord and in our hearts."
GySgt Scott A. Sherman USMC (RET) of Schertz Tx USA

"Seven years since you passed away. I still can't beleive it. I think about your sacrafice often and I will always remember you and the great Marine you became. Semper Fi Moises."
Greg Jerdon of Plainview, Mn

Watching the news about bin Laden, I couldn't help but think of the war and of course, you. I cannot believe it has been over 7 years already. I don't think of you nearly as often as I used to, but enough to realize what an important part of my life you were. Seven years later and you're still on my mind every few days. Imagine if we could have gone to the same school and been even closer. Hee, then we really could have been an unstoppable force. :) I still miss you so incredibly much and will always love you."
J of St. Paul, MN, USA

"To the family of:Moises A. Langhorst
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" 1-7-11"

"On FaceBook you could dedicate your status to a soldier. My status was in honor of PFC Moises Albert Langhorst
Thank you and your family for the sacrifice given. It will never be forgotten.

Hugs and Prayers."
Erin B. of Erie, CO USA

"”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,800 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
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Sincerely and Respectfully,
Project Compassion , Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

I can't believe 5 years have past since that day in April. Semper Fi and you will never be forgotten."
Greg Jerdon of Plainview,MN

"April 1, 2009
To the family of Pfc. Moises A. Langhorst:
Moises 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

"Eventhough its been a couple of years since Moy passed I want you to know that we have'nt forgotten. He is still present in our thoughts and especially in our hearts. We will never forget him!!!"

Memorial Day is coming up again, and as always, I am thinking of you - sure wish you were here - I miss you."
BJ of Duluth, MN

"hey buddy, just wanted to let you know we haven't forgotten about you. Think about you all the time bud, I was up in your area recently for Gabes wedding. Take care brother, I know your watching over us..."
Derrick Kepler

"Moi Boy-
You don't know how I think of you every day - my heart breaks, but I want you to know how proud I am that you were my cousin and how blessed I am for the time I got to spend with you-you are the example of how a man should be that I teach my sons to strive for daily - I love and miss you."
Bonnie Graff-Callahan of Duluth, MN USA

"When I think of my cousin Matt, I think of Moi too. You guys are not forgotten. Semper Fi."
Bill Soderlind of Duluth, MN

"I thought of you, on April 5th. You are not forgotten, Moises."

"Moises – it’s Christmas time again. I’ll light a candle for you when I go to church tomorrow – like every year and I still include you in my prayers"

"Moises, I'm still including you in all my prayers"
Manuela from Germany

"I want to leave my sympathies for PFC Langhorst...I learned of this fine gentleman's name from the most undesirable place I could imagine....The video camera of an Iraqi Insurgent as he laid there and they searched his body. I could sworn I was crying my eyes out at this fallen American hero. I want to extend my sympathies to you, and your family. May your son live in your hearts and in memories."
Anthony Delgado of Miami / Florida / USA

"Moises you are a very brave young man. Even though we have never met before thank you.
Semper Fi"
Jodie Hjelmstad of Bismarck ND

"Dear Family of Moises Langhorst:

Thank you for allowing me to share in your time of grief and sorrow at Moy's funeral. That funeral really touched me and now as I go to Iraq myself I am remembering him and you all. He is not forgotten and his sacrifice was not in vain!

May the love of Christ be with you as you miss your loved one this Christmas and always. He is home with the Savior and you will see him again.

In Christian Service <><,

Private First Class, Minnesota Army National Guard
Chaplain Assistant, 1st Battalion of the 125 Field Artillery Regimant (STRIKE Battalion), currently mobilized in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom"
PFC Luke Hendricks of Mankato, MN, USA

"Moises you will forever be with God. Thank you for your sacrifice. It is not in vain. It is for freedom that you gave your life. God called you to himself. You are truly at peace. Semper Fi. We will see you soon."
Ray Phillips of Seattle WA, U.S.A.

"To the family of Moises A. Langhorst:

The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 29 May. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, LTC Kenneth L. Beale, Jr. will preach a message entitled “Remembering Our Freedom.” A former Soldier and country music songwriter and performer “Rockie” will pay a special musical tribute. At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org"

"Dear Marine Family: On the anniversary of your loss, I wanted to reach out and touch you in some way. I know it has not been an easy year. I pray it will get better until we one day, when our particular fight is over, will join them and be rewarded for our suffering. The Man of Sorrows, my Jesus is there with them. I believe they pray and intercede for us. Semper Fi, dear Marine Family."
De'on Miller, Proud Mom of L.Cpl. Aaron C. Austin, USMC, KIA April 26, 2004 Fallujah, Iraq of Lovington, NM, USA

"I saw Moises picture on a memorial, when I was on vacation in the U.S. last year. Of all the pictures there somehow this one touched something inside of me.
I would like to express my sympathy to his family and loved ones.

Moises, you will not be forgottten."
Manuela of Germany

""No one leaves you when they live in your heart and mind...no one dies, they just move to the other side...when we're gone, watch the world simply carry on...it's ok, we will stay and be happy--stay and be happy--with those who loved us today."
--Marillion, "Estonia""
Dannie Meadows of Wixom, Michigan

"Dear Langhorst family,
I received your son's name on my hero bracelet. Although I have never met your son, I have read his story and will wear this bracelet with honor, in his memory. My God be with you and your family. I assure you, he will NOT be forgotten."
Heather Lewis of Oswego, NY

"RIP PFC Langhorst. Semper fi."
SSgt David Sykes of South Korea

"To the family of PFC Moises A. Langhorst; May God Bless you in your time of need. What a great man this world has lost. Although I never knew him, my heart goes out to you for your loss. I was a recruiter in Duluth from 91-94 and enlisted several young men from Moose Lake. Please believe that your son was a brave hero who gave his all so we all would have a better life. God Bless you."
John Eger of Great Mills, MD. U.S.A.

"May God be with u always. Thank u for ur sacrifice"
brandon of jackson tennessee

"Moy, you were a great guy. I wish we could have made it back to the states together. It was great going through S.O.I. with you and being roommates in Pendelton. We miss you."
Lcpl Derrick Kepler of Camp Pendelton, California

"Private Langhorst, Thank you for the great sacrifice. The rest of us enjoy the freedoms,you fought so hard for. All of us owe you, and the brave soilders you fought with."
Scott Langhorst of Saskatoon, Sask. Canada

"RIP Marine"
Petty Officer Cawthon of RTC Great Lakes, IL

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

"In memory of Moises, our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always!!! scott&Lisa Drewlo and family"
Lisa Drewlo of Moose Lake

"Dear Moy,
I am so grateful to have had you in my life. I'll never forget all the wonderful times we had together, and I cherish all of the memories. You were such a special guy who really did have it all. You were so kind, hilarious, intelligent, athletic, musically talented, artistic, friendly, and incredibly handsome. I miss you so much, Moy, and at night, I often dream about you. I would like to thank your family for raising such a wonderful young man, and I extend my deepest condolences to all of you. You are always in my thoughts and forever in my heart. Until I see you again...I love you. Love, Rachel"
Rachel Skelton of Moose Lake, MN

There isn't a moment of a day that I don't think of you and your sly smile. I loved the way you could always make everyone laugh. I will never forget all the wonderful memories I have of you, especially the play cast party and all the great things you had to say! You were such a wonderful, intelligent, beautiful and strong person and I will remember you and care for you always. You'll be in my heart. Someday we'll meet again, I'm sure..."
Anne LaFrinier of Morris/Moose Lake MN

"To the Langhorst Family, my prayers are with you in this time of great sorrow. Moy, you touched many lives of the people around you and have made the ultimate sacrifice for us. For that, and for the memories we each hold in our hearts, I thank you."
Greta Giersdorf of Moose Lake, MN

"To the family of Moises A. Langhorst I as well as my family are saddened to hear the news of Moises's unfortunate passing. I am the sister of P.F.C Munoz Wilmer A the Marine who's family he used to stay with in California. Even though we only knew Moises for a couple of months he quickly became a part of our family. He will be greatly missed and he will never be forgotten for he is in our hearts and he will always be. In closing all I can say is I am glad to have had the opportunity to know him and he will always be remembered as the hero that we all know he was."
Irene Mojica of North Hills, CA. U.S.A

"RIP Marine! You will never be forgotten, by your family, your friends, and even your extended Marine Corps Family. I deceided to leave the Marines in 98' but even to this day when I hear that a Marine has past away to guard the gates of heaven, it's hard not to keep from weeping. I want to send my regards to you in your time of great loss. SEMPER FI!"
Rick Rugless (rughopper@hotmail.com) of St Paul, MN

"To the family and friends of PFC Moises A. Langhorst,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort
in love's everlasting connection.

There are many loving and caring Americans from all over the United
States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has
made for our Freedom. In the Support section of this web site you
will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial
time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a
quilt to the next of kin. Please register so we can send you
our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Member Of Marine Comfort Quilt group, and Proud Marine Mom"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca USA

"May the Lord Bless you and keep you and may His face shine onto you, and give you Peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. And THANK YOU for your ultimate sacrife."
The Witkowksi Family of Kettle River, MN

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

"To Moises' Family:
There aren't words to express the grief we all feel for your loss. May God bless you and watch over you."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"We share in your loss and respect for your fallen soilder who sacrificed for young and old. Our prayers are with you, God Bless."
Thomas & Chery McKinzie of Pine City, MN/USA

"On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincere condolences. We share the same loss...the same pain. Our prayers are with you and we thank you for your child's bravery & sacrifice.

From the family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas KIA Iraq 12/28/2003"
Gloria Caldas (his mom) of San Antonio, TX

"Rest in Peace Tufelhunden,Semper Fi
The Taylors

"Thank you Moises Langhorst, 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 Pfc. Moises Langhorst:
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 Moises 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 Pfc. Moises Langhorst:
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 Moises, 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