Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Harrison J. Meyer

20, of Worthington, Ohio.
Meyer died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Camp Howze, Korea. Died on November 26, 2004.

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"To the family, I wanted to say that we at Veterans Moving Forward are proud to have named one of our Service Dogs in honor and memory of Doc Meyer. Service Dog Harry is providing his veterans with emotional support as the veteran deals with his mental and physical challenges. And at no cost to the veteran or their family, nationwide. This is a way that we can remember our nations heroes, and we're honored to do this to keep Doc's memory alive. www.vetsfwd.org."
Gordon Sumner, PhD, Colonel, USA, Rtd., President & CEO, Veterans Moving Forward of Sterling, VA / USA

"Meyer, hey bud, itís been a long time. I was thinking of you and wanted to tell you I miss you. I took over your platoon when you passed, and it was on my heart to let you know I always put them first, and did my best to take care of them as you wouldíve expected. They loved you like a brother, and I was fortunate enough to be welcomed into their family. I cherish the memories we had in Korea, and canít believe itís been so long.

Rest easy brother, FIRST ROCK"
Doc Torres of Moreno Valley, CA

Angela Turman of Ft. Worth,TX

"Harrison "Doc" Meyers served honorably together I was one of the soldiers shot on that thanksgiving day back in 2004, not a day goes by I think of Doc, he was an outstanding young man with a bright future ahead..FIRSt ROCK..Charlie"
Joseph Yellow Hammer of Poplar, Montana UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

"I've left a message before, but I don't think folks know exactly what Harry did. He saved
Iives. But for him, others would be dead. He didn't get a Silver Star for being a follower. He did more in 20 years than most of us will ever do on our lives. Memorial Day is for people like this man. I give thanks for knowing you kid."
SFC Jones, D Co, 1-503 INF of Phoenix, AZ

"Harrison, I never knew you personally and that is my loss, but I want you to know your sacrifice for all of us will never be forgotten. You have a wonderful family who carries on in your name and they must continue to be so very proud of you. I will never forget the feeling I had at your service. A fallen hero, a beloved son and grandson and truly a special person. I hope we will finally meet in heaven one day. God bless you and god bless your family."
Debbie of Dublin, Ohio

"I just wanted to say god bless harrison Meyer...you gave your life for us and we thank you for trying to save our friend brian grant. Just want to say I think of the both of you everyday..I am a childhood friend of brian and I miss him very much....I have the highest respect for you and brian.god bless you and your family. 11-29-2011"
thomas polizzi jr of staten island ny

"To the family of:Harrison J.Meyer
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""

"Harry, you were one of the few guys from basic training that I felt had the true spirit of a soldier. Nothing I can write will describe the memories I have of this "guy from Ohio". You transformed from a heavy boy into a lean strong man. I'll never forget our first road march at ft. Benning and how you fell behind and I grabbed you by the arm and dragged you up the last hill, after telling you the barracks were just around the corner your expression changed and you sped up to finish strong. I was at my mother's house watching a program about Iraq and your name was mentioned in a list of casualties, I live every day thinking about your sacrifice and even wonder why I didn't get it while I was there. I know this, America has no idea what we lost in you, and the others like you. Rest In Peace!"
Patrick Glavin of Chicago, IL

"Doc! You were a great friend, Medic, Soldier, and that book you was writing would have been a real "BestSeller". I miss you alot. You would go above and beyond for anyone. And drop anything,or feelings,to help. Eventhough we met late in Korea we had a blast. Even in Habaniya! Your Awsome! and if i don't make it where you do to give you a big hug when i go, I'll take a break from tourment and look up at you,and give you a big SMILE.Just to let you know i miss you."
Edward Saffell of Paragould,AR/US

"Harry, your warrior spirit is alive today and carried on by the Patriots of Today like Chuck Bickel...your life was not in vain..my 4 year old son will bear the fruits of your labor and for that I am eternally grateful to you and your Family..Semper Fi Solider, my Brother in Arms..."
Sgt Richard Hunt McNamara USMC of San Diego CA

"Memorial Day 2010
Harry, you're the man. Your constant forays into our AO weren't annoying at all! At least you always brought us food! Love ya bro! To Harry's family; there's a reason we all remember him so fondly. He was funny, loyal, and a damn good person, soldier, and medic. You have a right to be proud! Dog Company, 1-503rd Infantry Regiment"
SFC Patrick Jones of Phoenix, AZ, USA

"Saluting a Veteran!"
Angela Turman of Fort Worth, TX

"I just wanted to thank all of you for remembering my brother. It means so much that people still think of him five years later. The fact that he was loved by so many really shows what a wonderful person he was. Thank you."
Bronwyn Woodbridge of Ft. Stewart, GA

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com"
Scott Steiner of Gahanna, OH / USA

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com"
Scott Steiner of Gahanna, OH / USA

"Harry, I think about you every day and remember all the good times we had together. I miss your chocolate chip pancakes you would make us on Saturday and Sunday mornings in Korea! I will catch up with you when it's my turn and I expect pancakes when I get there. :) Your selfless service and acts of heroism will always be remembered. I am honored to have walked the ranks with a Soldier, a Combat Medic, and a HERO of your caliber. You are always missed and never forgotten. FIRST ROCK!"
SSG Jeremy Green (C Co. 1-503d IN Medic from 2003-2006) of 10th Combat Support Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq

"Harry, my precious nephew! I will always love you and remember how much you loved and lived to serve God, family, and your country. I believe with all my heart that you continue to serve God, family, and country because real love like you always demonstrated all thoughout your earthly life knows no boundaries and is eternal. I live in joyful hope to be re-united with as my brother in Christ. Knowing you are with God helps me to stay fucused on where I also want to eternally be and inspires me to also live a life of Christian service. I love you with all my heart, Harry!"
Aunt Ann Bickel of Columbus, Ohio

"I still think of Harry often, and I won't ever forget the day of his heroism. To his family...your son/brother was an absolute hero whom I will talk about forever. I will always tell that story, because of the person we was."
SFC Patrick Jones (Dco 1-503rd) of Phoenix, AZ


I passed you a couple times in Korea and Iraq.

Didnt get to really know you but... it was an HONOR to goto combat with you.

1st Platoon "RANGER SQUAD"

When I heard about what you did before you died. I didnt know what to think. Then I saw the pictures others showed me when you were in the hospital. Alls I can say is... atleast you fought it and held on. I let it go when it got worst... and some how I survived.

See you when I see you bro.


"My brother and I lived across the street from Harry in grade school, and could never ask for a better friend. We were deeply saddened upon hearing of his sacrifice, and also filled with immense pride. We will forever look upon our past days playing with Harry in the neighborhood with fondness. Our prayers reach out to his mother and sisters.

God Bless."
Jimmy&Matt of Cleveland, OH

"November 18, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Harrison J. Meyer:
Harrison 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

"Obviously I will never forget you. The most random things make me think of you and I miss you like crazy.

You made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and our freedom."
Betsy Stratis of Providence, Rhode Island

"He was a true brother to me and the rest of second platoon. those of us still here have and will always remember him and carry his memory in our hearts. He is what i feel defines a true hero. FIRST ROCK!!!! and ALWAYS FIRST!!!"
Sgt Michael Sweeney of Ft. Carson CO USA

"Meyer gave with out thought. A true hero. Harrison you will always be rememebered, both Grant and you."
Paul Guzman D Co 1/503rd of Las Vegas, NV

"HM...You're where you are because of who you are. 1st Rock!"

"I found this site by accident, my name is Tommy "Doc" Meyer, I served with the 4/503rd in RVN, my birthday is 26 Nov. so you might say Harrison and I are linked some how. I wish his family and friends well and sweet memories of Doc."
Doc Meyer of Oakland, Ca.

"It has been nearly three years yet each and every member of Harry's family still thinks of him nearly every day. Thank you to everyone who has shown their support and love for everyone who has served and continues to serve our country. Political views aside, I know that we all pray for our servicemen and women everyday. Harry was a unique person who left a positive impression on anyone who was fortunate enough to get to know him. He truly "touched lives." My own children, Harry's cousin's, were too young to really know Harry, but they are both so incredibly proud of him and I know that he will live in their hearts forever."
Patty Brohard of Westerville

"I served with Meyer his whole time while in korea and part of Iraq as I was injured earlier in november that year. He was a great medic and knew everything that there was to know about being a medic. I was learning from him everyday about the medical things which was a great plus as I was a medic as well. He was always like and loved by everyone. He was like a mother to alot of the other soldiers with cooking breakfest and all for them on the weekends. God Bless you Doc Meyer and your family. You will never be forgotten. You are engraved on me forever in my memorial tattoo."
Heath O'Brien.....Disabled Vet.... of Midland, Tx

"meyer i will miss you bro! i was injured the day before you met the enemy for last time. i will always remember your bravery and always cherish the duty we did in iraq!!!"
David Morton disabled veteren SSG 1st 503 rd inf reg of colorado springs co

"Harry, thank you for everything you did for us. Not a week goes by when I wish you were still here. I hope that you have been able to find peace at last. I will see you again.

Eric Schuh - 3rd Plt D co 1-503rd INF"
Eric Schuh of Champaign, IL

"Oh Meyer.I still remember when Big Miller told me everything.It hurt alot,but I know you are in a better place now.I will never forget you."
Grace A of Atlanta,GA

"Hey Doc, I just wanted to let you know you are missed. I'll see you again someday."
Dawg 3-3B, 1-503rd of Ft Carson, CO

"I served with Meyer, he was a great medic. My most fond memories of him will always be the BBQ's we had in Korea. Rest In Peace brother...."
Justin of Colorado Springs, CO.

"Harry I remember that your character and personality was undaunting and so very funny. You would give anybody anything they needed at the cost of yourself. I can see that you did not change when you joined the armed service. It is people like you who inspire me to be more like them and give me courage and hope within the Marine Corps. Thank you Harry. I love you brother and I will never forget you."
Alexander Treece of Worthington, Ohio

"Harry, Thanksgiving is tomorrow and we are days from the second anniversary of your sacrifice. I am thankful for having known you. YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN ... NOR WILL YOU EVER BE. I salute you."
A Soldier of Galena, OHIO

"Doc Meyer..........vets day made me think of ya........thanks for everything....never will I forget you. For the rest of my life. Ohio boys gotta stick together. 1st Rock"
Monts (Dawg43Golf) of Bowling Green (Ft.Living room)

"Big HM...you were a total goofball and an annoying presence at times when we were at COP, but when it came down to it, you were there when it mattered most, and you are the embodiment of what every American kid should strive to be...selfless, loyal, kindhearted, funny, and an incredible man. Your actions will be recounted for generations as an example of true heroism. Do not doubt that!"
SSG Patrick Jones Dco 1-503rd Infantry Regiment of Phoenix, AZ

"Not a day goes by when I don't think of you Harry....i miss you"
sister of columbus, ohio

"June 2006

Our oldest daughter Rebecca went to high school with Harry and was one of his friends. She wears his bracelet always.

Our youngest daughter Rachel, just finished her freshman year at TWHS, and I wanted you to know that in Speech class she wrote and gave her 'hero' speech about Harry and his sacrifice for all of us. She interviewed another friend Steve, and gave him a copy of her speech to keep...

I believe that Rachel's speech honored Harry's service and sacrifice to all of us. Mr Fuller, Rachel's Speech teacher,said that it did too.

You will not be forgotten, Harry."
Linda Shannon of Worthington, Ohio

"From Harrison's Uncle and Aunt Phil and Ann.

Thank you for continuing to remember Harry. He was very dear to us.

The next time anyone puts down this generation as not measuring up, just remember Harry and Pvt. Grant's sacrifice.

These are the greatest generation too!

Phil and Ann, Gahanna, Ohio

We are so very proud"
Phil Bickel of Gahanna

"Dear Meyer Family - There is no way to thank you for raising such a loving, god willing, soilder. I had the chance to experience life with harry at AIT and i myself am soon to head over to iraq. Many people i have talked to throughout the years and have gotten to catch up with, harry is the one that i know would have the most to say. He was always full of ideas, stories, and a great laugh. We miss him dearly and thank god everyday for allowing us to be close to him in our lives. God Bless you all and always know that we will remember the sacrifices that your family has endured so that our country is able to hold it's freedom."
Hommerding, HHC 2/136 CAB of Camp Shelby, MS

"Hello Harrison! I was thinking of your commrade brian Grant today as i passed the house he grew up in.It put a smile on my face.It also reminded of you.I guess that will always be .I'm keeping you in my prayers like I promised.Someday i will get back to ohio and I will pay my respects to you. Forever greatful to you for your sacrfice and your efforts to aid brian. Respectfully Thomas Polizzi Sr."
Thomas Polizzi Sr. of Staten Island N.Y. 10307

"To Harrison j.Meyer. I don't know where to begin.I recieved a christmas card from angela, pfc Brian Grant's, fiance and she told me of this web site.While leaving him a message i noticed a message from your family,to his family. When i read it i said to myself i would have to find you and thank you for trying to save brians life,not knowing that you had giving your own, while attending to him.I want you and your family to know that I think you are a true american hero, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.I knew brian since he was a little kid growing up in my nieborhood. with my two sons. I couldnt belive what had happend to him.I am now totaly devasted upon knowing that you both have made the supreme sacrafice on the same day.To your family i offer my deepest sympathy and respect.Harry i will keep you in my prayers and in my thoughts. Once again i thank you. respectfully i salute you merry christmas in heaven and say hello to brian.Thomas Polizzi S.r. Staten Island New York. 10307."
Thomas Polizzi S.r. of Staten island New York.

"From our Military Family (Vietnam, OEF/OIF) please know that you are in our daily prayers and that we honor the loss of your loved one.
If there is any family member, friend or if William and Debra read this note, please contact me, Patricia at 573-545-3257, our organization, Marine Comfort quilts (www.marinecomfortquilts.us) has a personalized quilt to send you, but no means of doing so without a current address. Thank you"
Patricia of Benton, Mo

"It's been almost a year.. i still miss you Harry"
of worthington, ohio

"If there is one memory that will stay with me forever about Harry, it was his passion for everything he did in life. In middle school we ran the mile together, and I will always remember watching him sprint every time towards that finish line...he never stopped running no matter what. To Harry's parents: you raised such a remarkable son, and we are all so proud of him."
of Worthington, Ohio

"I went to Harry's grave site this past weekend. It made me realize once again just how much one person can do for others. I saw in the paper where they gave Harry's family the Silver Star that is great!
Harry you deserve so much and I only wish you were still he to get it!
We miss you but, will not forget you EVER.
Thank You for living life the way you did, and being the great person you we all knew and loved. Harry you are a fallen Hero to many people and you have touched the lives of so many people even ones who did not know you, but then again that is just the type of guy you were.
We all miss you but... it is not in pain anymore for me, now it is the honor of knowing and finaly realizing that you gave your life so I could have mine."
Nicole of Worthington, OH

I was thinkning about you today. I'm not sure what made me think of you. I think I was just reminded by something someone said. Its sept. 26, 2005, so in one month you will have been gone for a year. Everyone still misses you. The memories from polevaulting with you and hanging out with you and brandon make me both happy and sad. To your family, Harry is one of my heros and we all still think about him. We miss him and continue to keep him and all of you in our thoughts and prayers."
Pamela Moorehead of Worthington, Ohio

"Bill and Debbie our hearts go out to you. Our 5 children grew up with "Harry" What a great kid, a real joy to be around, we will forever remember him and your family. Looking at pictures of him at our house brings back so many funny times, We thank God for the time that he spent on earth and the smiles he brought to our faces and others. May God give you peace and comfort in your hearts. We Love You All!"
Jeff and Chris Smith of Cape Coral, FL.

"Harry, we think of you everyday along with your Mom & Dad, Kelley & Browyn. You made us realize how lucky we are to live where we do, but how much you did to make that possible. Love The Jones Family--Tom, Sue, Mags, Amy & Tommy"
Sue Jones of Bainbridge OH

"I also went to AIT with Meyer, then we both went off to Korea at the same time. He was a good soldier, good medic and a good guy, and I only wish I could have been there with him that day."
Matthew Wilkinson of Natick Labs, Natick, MA

"I had the honor of going to AIT with Harrison. It hurts to lose those that you know, putting a face to the name just seems to pack more of a punch. Thanks for the laughs man...we'll do our best to get em' back for you!"
Josh Spano HHC 2-1 INF of Fort Wainwright, AK

"To my little brother. You are truly my hero. I miss you so much and I am so proud of you. Love you always. For everyone who has left a message- Thank you."
Harrison's sister of Worthington, Ohio, USA

"Meyer Family,
Never have I told PFC Meyer's "thank you" for his service nor his commitment by rendering aid to my love, PV2 Grant, however, I would like to express my gratitude to your soldier and my deepest condolensces. I will continue to hold PFC Meyer's near to my heart and his unwavering dedication is one to admire. I am truly sorry for your loss. I salute him!"
Angela of Ft. Worth, Texas

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

"Dear Mrs.Meyer you were one of the first that my husband mentioned after returning from his trip to Colo.Springs.Thanks for taking the time to talk to him it was a difficult trip for him to make alone and I know it was as difficult for your family as well.Please know that we think of you and all the other familes who share the loss of their children . IN THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS!"
MOM of Pfc. Jason L. Sparks of Monroeville, Ohio

"Thank you Harrison, and all of our fallen soldiers. You fought for Iraqi freedom, and to protect our own freedom that we often take for granted. Also, my sympathy goes out to those loved ones left behind. I know that my cousin felt it a great loss when Harrison passed, and we now share the same pain after his recent death. God bless Harrison and all of our fallen heroes."
Annie of Massachusetts

"Thank you Harry! I've come to know you more through your sacrifice. You are a HERO.... and you will not be forgotten!!"
Tom of Columbus

"I don’t believe that we understand all that you gave, or how your sacrifice will affect the future for our sons or daughters. I believe you confronted the evil that has enslaved mankind throughout history, the same evil that many American soldiers have confronted in many battles.

I will teach my son and daughter of your sacrifice and your heroism.

Proud Family of Pfc. Kohler serving in Ar Ramadi, Iraq"
Anderson Family of Montana

"To everyone who visits this site and left such kind messages - Harry's dad and sisters and I are so grateful for your support. My son would be amazed with all of the people from every part of the U.S. who have given us their support and prayers. God Bless you all"
Harry's Mom of Worthington, Ohio/USA

"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

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

"My class and I thank you Harrison for fighting to keep us safe. Our condolences to your family."
Mrs. Arthur's 4th Grade Class of Nelsonville, Ohio

"Thank you Harrison Meyer, 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. Harrison Meyer:
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 Harrison 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. Harrison Meyer:
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 Harrison, 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