Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Carl J. Morgain

40, of Butler, Pennsylvania.
Morgain died in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in Kadasia, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, Butler, Pennsylvania. Died on May 22, 2005.

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"October 30, 2017
Sgt Morgain: I will never forget you or that day. I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to serve with you. I have found that the wounds people can't see, often hurt the most."


"May 20, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Carl J. Morgain:
Carl 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

"Jan, Zach, and Maddie (my family),
I LOVE YOU!! i've told you once and ill tell ya agian. If you need anything call me, email me, something. if you need me to be there ill drop everything in a heartbeat, no matter what it is. your my family and family comes first. love you forever"
Ashley Mead "brat" of Turtlepoint, Pa

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

"To the Morgain Family,
I had the pleasure to serve with Carl. He was like a father to me, my Team Leader, bunk mate throught texas, and one fine soldier. He touched my life in so many ways. When ever I needed anything he would drop anything to help me. I knew he didnt have to come on this deployment. But he couldnt let his soldiers down. Like a true man he hid all his aches and pains, never complained just did his job to the fullest. He often talked about all of you. I want to thank you all for letting Carl be in my life. He has taught me so much and made me allot better person. I send my condolences. I hope the memorial I made for you helped. I know it helped me. Carl will not be forgotten by anyone of A co 1/112th INF. If you need anything please email me. Animal Mike Mike will forever be apart of me."
SPC Scott AIkens scottaikensoif@yahoo.com of Emporium, PA (Aco 1/112 INF IRAQ)

"6/3/05 To the family of Sgt. Morgain,
We know your profound sorrow and wish that we could offer you some solace in these difficult times. Freedom is not free - your son is truly a hero and has given his life for all of us - many who take their freedom for granted so much of the time. Carl's bravery and willingness to serve will never be forgotten. Please know that there are so many of us now who share a kinship - those who have lost sons and daughters in war - and you are in our prayers every day. May God give you strength and blessings.
John 15:13 Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends."
Webster and Ruth Reed (Father and stepmom of Jonathan Ray Reed who died in Iraq on January 28, 2005) of Krotz Springs, Louisiana

"I would just like to send my deepest sympathy to Carl's family. I lost my fiancee in this war also. May your memories of carl comfort you in your time of need. God Bless."
Autum Shingler ashingler09@yahoo.com of Pittsburgh, Pa

"My heart goes out to Sergeant Morgain's family. I'm so thankful for brave men like Carl who represent our country so gallantly and well. My thoughts and prayers are with you."
Pastor Mel McRoberts of Sarver, PA

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

"Thank you Carl Morgain, 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 Sgt. Carl Morgain:
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 Carl 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. Carl Morgain:
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 Carl, 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