Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Daniel K. Methvin

22, of Belton, Texas.
Methvin was killed as a result of a grenade being thrown from a window of an Iraqi civilian hospital that he was guarding in Ba'qubah, Iraq. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on July 26, 2003.

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"I miss you so much..I have a void in my life that can never be filled. Love you brother! <3 10/18/23"
Rae Lynn of Belton, TX

"Itís been 20 years today. A quiet pain exists within those that loved him that never goes away. We remember daily, and on anniversaries and birthdays the pain gets loud. Thank you for this page and all of the kind words and memories from those that knew him as a soldier and civilian. Iím grateful that it still exists and people contribute years after."
Michelle of San Marcos, TX

"I still remember...."
Steve Nix of Alabama

"I just wanted to say that you are not forgotten, I thank you, your family, your friends and your unit for all that everyone has given."
Jerrie R McGehee of Meeker Oklahoma USA

"Daniel, 14 years ago, I received a call from your mother that you were taken away. I sat and cried for several hours. A few weeks ago, I discovered a picture of you when you were ~10 years old wearing my Air Force field jacket. You looked proud to be wearing a uniform then, and I know you were proud to be wearing your own Army uniform. I miss you, Daniel, more than anyone will ever know. Say hi to my best friend and wife, Kim, next time you see her. Love you!"
Dave Taylor - MSgt USAF Ret - Uncle of Albuquerque, NM

"We continue to think of you and honor your sacrifice. To the family of Daniel, I took pictures of a memorial at Fort Campbell of boots representing each service member lost in the wars. Please email me at aflores7533@gmail.com if you would like me to send you the picture of Daniel's boot."
MAJ Angel and Aleida Flores of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Suffolk VA

"God bless these men that day
that day sucked
Wheelock that hospital down and we tried and tried and tried to find the man that did it we locked it down for 27 hours + I remember we interrogate everyone and I remember a lady came up to me holding her dead baby I didn't even know what to do but I will tell you this when there's somebody in charge and they tell the soldiers to do something and I wonder if they never would have told them to move to that side of the building that day I know it sounds like it should have been a great idea but it was the worst thing ever they should have stayed where they were that's what happens when you got new officers incharge sorry for your loss that day sucked"
dj of phx Az US

"Daniel was one of the first soldiers I met after being assigned to HHC 1/67 Armor, 4th ID in early 2002. I was the medical platoon leader in command of 30 combat medics. Me and 3 medics were the first to arrive at Daniel's side there at the Children's Hospital. In Ba'Qubah. Not one day has passed since that horrible day that I haven't thought of or prayed for Daniel & his three comrades. God Bless the Methvin family."
1LT Micah Campbell of Dora, Alabama, USA

"Always in our thoughts and hearts. Memorial Day 5/25/15"
Maj Angel and Aleida Flores of Fort Campbell, KY

"Sgt. Daniel Methvin will be remembered and honored at the College Station City Council meeting on May 18, 2015."
Ben Roper of College Station, Texas

"You will NEVER be forgotten. Memorial day 5-26-14"
Maj Angel and Aleida Flores of Fort Campbell, KY

"Sgt. Methvin,
Sir, I would just 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."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"I am sorry I wasn't stronger"

"You are in our thoughts and hearts. You will NEVER be forgotten. 5-27-13"
Maj Angel and Aleida Flores of Fort Campbell, KY

"I was thinking about you this past week and Perez. Some of the crazy things we did in the Sand Box. You will never be forgot. Miss You Brother!"
Billy Clardy of Huntsville Alabama

"Thinking of you tonight. You are greatly missed."
Raymond and Marie Clinard of Temple,TX

"Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13 ESV). You will NEVER be Forgotten no matter how many years have gone by."
Maj Angel and Aleida Flores of Fort Campbell, KY

"This is the first time I have been able to write anything or to google my sweet boy. Thank you All for the kind words, honors and memories. Daniel, you know how much I love you and how proud of you I am. Thank you for all the love and lessons you gave me. Thank you for all the wonderful memories. Thank you for leaving us the living memorial, your beautiful son, Elijah. I keep all these things in my heart. Your loving Mother,"
Linda Methvin of Belton, TX

"Your still in our minds and hearts! 5/30/2011"
CPT Angel and Aleida Flores of Fort Gordon, GA

"Thank you Daniel for giving your life for our freedom, John 15:13 "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends" May the Lord bless your family, pouring out peace and comfort, giving them strength to go forward in this life."
Sharla Methvin of Levelland, Texas

"You will never be forgotten! 5-31-10"
Angel and Aleida Flores of Ft Bliss, El Paso

"To the family of Daniel K. Methvin ,I am so sorry for the loss of your love one.He died a hero.May you know the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to pray with you or talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church,Rev John B Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015""

"Thank you for your service to our country and for paying the ultimate sacrifice. You will never be forgotten! 11-11-09"
Aleida and Angel Flores of Ft Bliss, El Paso

"Dear Methvin Family, Daniel will not be forgotten.You all are in our prayers.In Christ,"
Pam Danny Reid of Saginaw,Tx.

"Your service and memory will not be forgotten. The freedoms the Methvin name has protected for this country will live on because of your ultimate sacrifice."
Cris Methvin, Capt. of Cleveland, Ohio

"Methvin, I will never forget. If you remember I was there that day to check on you guys. I always enjoyed seeing you smiling and joking making that horrible time seem just a little better."
Bryan Taylor of Ft Hood, TX

"Thank you for your gift, and my condolences to your family. My father, James Robert Methvin, Jr, served in WWII, and my brother, James Robert Methvin III, served in Viet Nam. Heros come in all shapes and sizes. You are one."
Ellen Methvin of St Petersburg FL

"Methvin Family, I have memories of Daniel when he was just a baby. We lived across the street from you and my mother babysat Sarah and Daniel. I remember rolling around on the ground playing with him and making him laugh. I always thought fondly of him because our birthdays were a day or two apart I believe, mine was March 31 and he was around that. Anyway, I think of him and your family often and always thank God for his brave soul. I served & I think it an honor to be associated with a Man like him and many others that serve, have served and have given everything for all of us! God Bless!"
Lance Townsend of Luling, Texas/Caldwell

"Thank you for your service to our country and for paying the ultimate sacrafice. You will never be forgotten! 11-11-08"
Angel and Aleida Flores of Fort Knox, KY

"Our most sincere appreciation goes to the creators of this memorial page and all who have taken the time to put there hearts into words. We are so proud to know that Daniel left so much love in his wake. And for those who knew him personally you will know that wherever he is he's laughing. All our love and support to all U.S. troops and their families."
Sarah Zimmerman (his big sister) of Madison, WI

"It still feels like yesterday we were all crying and praying that the news we heard over the radio was a mistake, but life goes on and I sincerely miss you and those that left us that day. I pray that the families of this horrible tragedy are smiling knowing that you touched so many lives and we are all proud of you and the sacrifice that you made for what you stood up to be. I'll always remember."
SGT Lloyd Hewitt of Shreveport, LA

"July 3, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Daniel K. Methvin:
Daniel 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

"You are in our thoughts today and always. 5-26-08"
Angel and Aleida Flores of Fort Knox, KY

"I have a lot of great memories of you. All you knew you miss you."
Ryan J. Fox of Bakersfield, CA

"Daniel, I haven't seen you since you walked out of S&W with your dad and my kids heading out to see a movie. Your dad was so proud of you & we'd get a kick out of your dad's stories of watching you play ball. It was your dad who taught me how to laugh and I will be forever grateful. I do stop by to visit you now & then and I know there's no better place to be than with Jesus, yet I am saddened for your parents and Sarah. Thank you for your sacrifice and the joy you've given so many."
Hazel of Belton, TX

"Dear son I miss you every day I am so pround of you . I could not of ask for a better son. Now that you have be gone for 4 yrs I still carry a hole in my heart for you that will never ever go away. Only death will ease my pain. My prays go out to all the man and woman that defend our great country. We are all bother and sisters. stay the coruse be true."
Gerge Methvin of 514 nothclffe Belton tx

"Methvin it has almost 4 years now and the last day I saw y'all on the 25th of July still feels like it was yesterday. God watch over us all.
SGT Villarreal, Juan J.
SGT Villarreal of Davilla, TX

"Daniel I never got to meet you, but I had the honor to meet your wife and son. I want you to know that you will never be forgotten and on this Memorial Day I want to thank you for making the ultimate sacrafice for our country! 5-28-07"
Aleida and Angel Flores of Fort Knox KY

"I'm sorry for your lost. Us Methvins has always been there When our county has called."
Kenneth Methvin of San Diego, Ca

"Its has been almost 3 years. I still have not forgotten you brother. i will never forget you, John, or Will. My name is Spc. Brandon Reinhardt. I saw it happen, and it still hunts me today. I've moved on from Hood, and im now at ft. benning with a son due on Aug.20. my son will know who these three men are and what thay did.

brandon reinhardt of Ft. Benning, GA

"This is a message I should have left a long time ago. I use to go to school with Daniel and knew him all through junior high and high school. He was a great person and a great friend. My condolences go out to his wife (whom I also know), his child, and the rest of his family. My thoughts and prayers have always been with you. Daniel, I know you are watching over them like you always have and always will. We are all proud of you and will never forget."
Lea Bates of Belton, TX USA

"daniel:i never had the honor to meet you, but my husband had the honor to work with you. eddie was there the day you died along with the other soldiers. eddie always talks about you an how you guys had the best of times together. it tears eddies heart to know that he couldn't have done anything to prevent this. i just want your family to know that you an the other soldiers are always in our prayers. the guys were issued braclets with your names on it an he wears it with pride. i just want your family to know that my husband eddie j poon, had the honor to work with you an have you as a friend. he loved you like a brother an always will. may you rest in peace for now you are with the lord."
victoria m poon of brooklyn,ny

"My condolences to the family and friends for the loss we have all endured. The Compton family jcompton024225@yahoo.com"
John Compton of Austin, Texas US

I know you can hear me and I just wanted to say that I'm proud of you. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten in my mind and as a person you had the biggest heart of anyone I have ever known. Your friend..."
John Compton of Austin, Texas

"Daniel: To a great NCO and friend. Every day you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. A great friend and mentor to our family, especially for Scott. Thank you for touching our lives and sharing your life with us. You will always be remembered in our home. We love and miss you dearly."
E. J. Armstrong of Phoenix,AZ-USA

"i miss you bro. the army hasent been the same"
gabriel barajas of los angeles ca

"We recently PCS'd to Fort Hood and received new housing, we are honored to live on the street named after this Hero. Our prayers are with his family."
The Albrecht Family of Fort Hood, TX

"A few weeks ago I ordered a "hero bracelet" honoring a fallen soldier. The money goes to the families of our heroes. Wearing it makes me proud of this brave, courageous soldier who gave his life for me and our country. My hero is Sgt. Daniel K. Methvin. I want his family to know how much I am honored to wear his name around my wrist im memory of his life."
Laurie Bieri of Davenport, Iowa

"Daniel,Thank you for your service and sacrifice.Im glad that I got to meet you at Dads house for a holiday celebration before you left for Iraq.I am also grateful to your wife and baby for their great sacrifice. DANIEL, YOU GAVE ALL.GONE BUT NOT EVER FORGOTTEN"
Pamela Morphew of Leander, Texas

"a wonderful, wonderful poem has been written in this young hero's honor. God bless this young man and his family and thank you for your sacrifices. They will never ever be forgotten"
j w of south carolina

"Tonight the College of Marin had the opening reception for the "To Never Forget" art
exhibit. The gallery had 5X7 portaits painted of all the soldiers who have died in Iraq. I had the honor of painting Daniel and felt his sweetness of spirit. I am so sorry for your loss and if you would like me to email you a picture of his painting in the exhibit, please let me know."
Ellen Blockley(ebsblock@comcast.net) of Mill Valley, Ca.

"I miss you brother. Ill never forget you!"
Brandon Reinhardt

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..7/26/04

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier!!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

"Hello, I am a seventh grader at Barker Central Middle School. We are researching war heroes. When I read your friend or son died while protecting the Civilian hospital. This was very sad. You should feel safe at a hospital. My heart goes out to all who have lost someone due to war."
7th grade student of Barker Middle School

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

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

"The best NCO to work with. I had the honor of being in the same platoon as Daniel, and was there when the attack came. I know he is still with me in spirit cause of all the little things he use to do. You are missed, but will never be forgotten."
Sgt. Robert P. Armstrong of HHC 1-67AR Ft. Hood, Texas

"Thank you Daniel Methvin, 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

"Daniel is my hero. I will never forget him. Even though i never met him he is my cousin and i am sending a letter to his family and friends in honor of Veterans' Day.

Love, Casandra Ellison"
casandra of albuquerque nm

"To the Family you are in my prayers...May God bless you. I do want to say it was a honor to have him in our military Thanks for serving our country"
Stacey (Proud Army Wife) of Zephyrhills.Florida

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Daniel Methvin:
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 Daniel 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 Sgt. Daniel Methvin:
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 Daniel, 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