Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Dennis P. Merck

38, of Evans, Georgia.
Merck died in Baghdad, Iraq of a non-combat related injury. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 878th Engineer Battalion, Augusta, Georgia. Died on October 20, 2005.

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"September 27, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Dennis P. Merck:
Dennis 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

"My husband and I were watching the Memorial Day Tribute to all the fallen soldiers, on Sunday May 25, 2008. As the pictures were flashing someone I knew appeared. The man that I belived would be around forever. Tanya, I have thought about you and Dennis on a weekly basis. Wondering what kind of great places the Army has stationed your family. My heart is heavy now with your loss, and I will continue to pray for you and your family.

Love Always,
Amanda Bly (Sheppard)"
of Lawrenceville GA

"I want the family of Dennis P. Merck to know that I placed a flag in his honor at the First Baptist Church, Orlando Florida on Sunday, May 27, 2007. The church honored every American soldier we have lost in Iraq. I pulled Dennis Merck's name at random. My committment to you and family made at the altar in church was to pray for Dennis and his family in remembrance of his honor and serving the USA. Dennis Merck's name was not forgotten. His flag is flying at this time on the lawn of the church and will be until July 4th, 2007. God Bless America and the Merck family.
Robert S. Haine of Royal Palm Beach, FL

"To the family of:Dennis P. Merck 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"

"My heart goes out to your family. We all grew up together in Stone Mountain. Dennis was a good guy and came from a wonderful loving family. God bless you in this time. Always remember that Dennis was a true hero. He will never be forgotten."
Tammy Glidden (Pate) of Springfield, GA

"You and your family are in our prayers, I did not know your husband, only through my son's stories on how wonderful your husband was. He is my hero and forever be in our hearts. May God be with you and your family in this difficult time."
Moore Family of Graniteville, SC

"Tanya, Nick, Kenzi, and Jacob…..
My thoughts and prays are with you guys during this unbelievable time. Know that Dennis had an astonishing life because all of you were part of it. I am so sadden but grateful and honored God gave me the opportunity to know the kind of man Dennis was. He loved his wife Tanya and kids with all his being. I will never forget all the laughs, jokes, and new vocabulary I learned from Dennis. He will be deeply missed BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN!!!!!!! God was in need of a special angle and he found that in Dennis. Dennis we all love you very much and will miss you like crazy!"
alaina of Evans, Ga

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

"To the family of Staff Sgt.Dennis Merk. Tina and I are saddened for the your loss of your Husband and Father of your kids. May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Our prayers and condolences are with you and your family. Dennis was a hero for fighting for our freedom and his belief in our country."
Mike Rhoden of Boaz, Alabama

"Thank you Dennis Merck, 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. Dennis Merck:
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 Dennis 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. Dennis Merck:
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 Dennis, 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