Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Joseph M. Nolan

27, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Nolan died in Fallujah, Iraq, when his unit was on patrol and an improvised explosive device detonated near his up-armored HMMWV. He was assigned to the 312th Military Intelligence Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on November 18, 2004.

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"Mr Nolan, I just heard you speak on the radio about your son. Hearing you tell the story of his life and what eventaully happened saddened me so much it actually brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing. I am a father of a son currently serving in the Army."
Dave Maxwell of Meriden CT

"We still miss you, Battle. I don't check in here often, bc you're alive in the hearts of those of who knew you."
Matt of SC

"SGT Joe Nolan was a great soldier, a good man and an even better friend. I try my best to honor SGT Nolan's memory through paintings of him and our unit. He gave me some private words of wisdom on life & relationships (had a rough patch in Iraq). It still holds value till this day for me. He was a man beyond his years."
Jason Turner (SPC) 312th MI BN, B Co Prophet Platoon of Spring, Texas

"You are not forgotten. Rest in Peace."

"As a member of Apache Co, 2d LAR, I was with Sgt Nolan that horrible day in Karma, Iraq. Joseph was a great man and asset to our unit. His tireless efforts helped us all. My condolences to his family and friends. Know he served with honor and with the respect from all the Marines he was with on that deployment.

Semper Fi Sgt Nolan,
You are not forgotten!"
MSgt James Cuneo USMC Ret of Gainesville, Fl

"As the former senior enlisted for Apache Co. 2nd LAR USMC we were with your son that day in Kharma Iraq. The men of Our unit remember that day and the sacrifice of Joseph and your family for this nation 15 years ago today."
Bryan Link SgtMaj USMC (Ret) of Hubert Nc

"Sgt. Nolan, you are not forgotten. 15 years ago today is a day I will never forget. The Marines of 2nd LAR Alpha Company remember your commitment to the mission, your work ethic, and your sacrifice."
Barry Shaw of Tallahassee

"Thinking of you this Veteran's Day with love and pride."
Your friends in Wolcott. of Wolcott, CT

I remember your visit with your minister/wife. We said a prayer for Joe. Hope you are well."
Joe Nolan Sr. of Waterbury, Connecticut

"Sgt. Joe Nolan lived in the other half of our trailer while in Baghdad. Joe was quite a reader! He'd read some thick books anytime he had down time. He let me read some of his Dad's Maryknoll missionary magazines and he'd always ask if I had any left over coffee. Joe taught me that day-old coffee was still pretty good. Joe interpreted for me on many occasions. We interrogated quite a few "bad guys" and several decent guys too. Joe loved to learn about the Iraqi culture and was always honing his Arabic skills. I often think of Joe, his Dad and sister in CT. (My little wife and I visited Joe's Dad sometime in 2006 I think it was.) Joe helped make my time in Iraq a lot more bearable. He was a faithful friend. Thanks Joe & Joe Sr."
Chris Coughlin of Massachusetts, USA

"I had a dream about you last night. It's been years since that happen, but once again I feel that I failed you. I remember what you told me that morning before we got on the road; "It would be faster to ride with your army friends". I could have made you stay in my LAV, as you had for the previous 11 days, but I was tire and I got lazy. I welcomed not having to stop at your camp on the way out. I would forever regret that. Please, forgive me."
Sgt. Cevallos, Eric of Las Cruces, NM

"Thinking of you on this day. Miss you very much. Rouge Bouquet"
Joe of Wolcott

"We miss you Joe."
Your friends of Wolcott, Ct.

"Joe Nolan,
I will always cherish the memories of our childhood and the times we had. Thank you for your service and your life sacrificed for our country. Love You."
Colman of Los Angeles

"Joe volunteered to translate for me when he didn't have to. What a happy, friendly, intelligent young man. His death greatly affected all of us who served with him."
Mike Nowacki of Chicago


"Happy 37th Birthday, Joe! 3/10/14"
Dad of Trumbull, CT

"9th anniversary 11/18/13. We love and miss you Joe."
JN of trumbull, ct

"September 28, 2013: Thank you to the Connecticut Fallen Heroes Foundation and Mike Mastroni for remembering Sgt. Joseph M. Nolan at their tenth annual ceremony held in Trumbull, CT. Senator Chris Murphy D-Conn was the Presenter for Joe."
JN of Trumbull, CT

"We remember you"
Your Friends in Wolcott

"Happy Birthday, Joe. Miss you always!"
Alex C of Afghanistan

"Happy 36th birthday, Joe! (March 10, 2013)"
Father of Waterbury, CT

"I served with Sgt Nolan in Iraq and though I didn't know him as well as the guys in his platoon, every interaction I had with Sgt Nolan was pleasant. I remember that night in Fallujah like it was yesterday, we shed many tears for Joe. all the former members of B 312th MI miss you Joe. May you rest in peace. my brother"
Rey Bibbins (SFC, Ret) of Atlanta, Ga

"We remember you Joe, on the eighth anniversary of your passing. We will always love you."
Dad of Waterbury, Connecticut

"It was my first non-training unit. You went out of your way to make me feel included and welcome. I remember that, and I remember you."
K. of Michigan

"To the family of:Joseph M.Nolan
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""

"I remember Joe as a boy at Regan School and his dear parents. He has not been forgotten."
Susan Pedn of Virginia

"Joe Nolan- thinking of you."
Matt of SC

"Bring Back Veterans Day In Connecticut schools in honor of Sgt. Joseph M. Nolan, KIA 11/18/04, near Fallujah, Iraq."
jn of Connecticut

"Happy 34th Birthday, Joe! 3/10/11"
Dad of CT

"I find myself trying to avoid thinking about your death sometimes because I don't want to remember how much it affected me. Nolan, you were an amazing individual and I never took the chance to tell you that you touched me as a good friend. It kills me everytime to think that I let such an opportunity pass. I enjoyed our barracks conversations and you showing me your scorpion or telling me about your plans to see the world. I will never forget you as long as I live and I will try to live my life in your spirit. R.I.P."
Mimi Taddesse of Silver Spring, MD; formerly of Ft. Hood, TX

"Joseph Bogan Nolan; born:6/16/10,Bryn Mawr, PA to Matt & Amy Nolan; 11 lbs. & 1 oz. Named after Joey, Joe Nolan and Joe Bogan."
J. Nolan of Waterbury, CT

"thinking of you on this memorial day Joe Boy"
DPM of Chicago

"Thanks for all recent messages remembering my son, Joe, on the 5th anniversary of his death. Special thanks to the parents of soldiers group in Prospect, CT and to Sgt. Joel Dykstra of the U.S. Army for sending pictures of Joe taken in Iraq, that we had not seen before."
Joseph P. Nolan of Waterbury, Connecticut

"To Sgt Nolan's Family - Your son's service to this country and the loss of his life is very much appreciated. God bless you all on this sad anniversary, and please know that you are being held in prayer by many in this grateful nation."
Lori Clements of Franklin, MA

"To the Family of Sgt Joseph Nolan,
Your son's service and sacrifice to this nation will never be forgotten. And it will be forever appriciated. I am there each there is a blood drive in your son's name and try to bring some of my troops with me. I am honored to follow in the footsteps of such a brave and honorable man. Army strong, HOOAH! God Bless the United States of America!"
PFC Karlene Patrick of Prospect, CT

"God Bless you Joeboy"
DPM of Chicago

"To Sgt Nolan's Family - I will never forget the sacrifice your son made for OUR country and OUR way of life. I have two boys in the USAF. Reading about your son, they have so much in common. The high school they attended, the reason they joined the military, the kind of people they are, even their military training schools and skills. May God Bless you and your family as I know he is Blessing Joe always with eternal life in heaven."
Anne Marie Burr of Prospect, CT, USA

"My family and I appreciate the sacrifice made by you and your family on behalf of our freedom. Thank you and God Bless You."
Denise Masulli of Prospect, CT

"Thinking of your family on Joe's 5th anniversary."
S. Mann of Prospect, CT

"On this day, and every day, we keep Joseph M. Nolan and his family in our prayers. We are forever grateful for their unselfish and ultimate sacrifice to keep our country free."
M & K Schultz of Waterbury, CT

"I see that the 5th anniversary is coming up. I probably spent as much time with SGT Nolan at Fort Hood as anyone. He was my driver and good friend. I can remember many interesting conversations waiting in the humvee at NTC or in the field at Fort Hood. SGT Nolan was very popular among his colleagues for many reasons. I appreciated his intellectual curiosity and his genuine goodness. He was the kind of guy who would always volunteer to help out. Towards the end of the deployment, he spoke to me about some of his plans and ideas for after the Army. He was looking forward to continuing his Arabic education. One of his ideas was to study at a university in Palestine. I think the best way to honor his memory is to try to always reach for the stars and follow our dreams. I invite any of his family members to contact me at spcdykstra@hotmail.com if you are interested in any other stories or pictures. I have what may be some of the last pictures taken of him."
Joel Dykstra of Roswell NM

"”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 1,750 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!
Mothers of our heroes, please be aware that the Project Compassion sponsors will now help cover the costs of the portraits for you to have one - regardless if the spouse of the hero has one or not!
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com. or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and bless you.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Project Compassion
P.O. Box 153
Manti, Utah 84642"
Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"5th Annual Joseph Nolan Golf Tournament
Sat. Sept 26, 2009 at Noon
Southington(Connecticut)Country Club
JN of Waterbury, CT

"We miss you and love you."
JN of Wtby, CT

"We remember you."
Your friends of Wolcott, CT

"Thanks, Jay for your note and remembering my son, Joe."
J.N. of Wtby, CT

"Dear Joe: I met you on our flight to Chicago. Looking at the details of your son's life, how can anyone not be touched by his generous heart, intelligence, and bravery? You are so blessed to have had such a person enrich so many lives. God bless."
Jay P. of Amherst, MA

"To All of Joe's Army & Marine colleagues and others;
thank you for all your messages remembering my son, Joe."
J. Nolan of Waterbury, Connecticut

"Nolan family,

I was the acting Platoon Sergeant for the Marine Platoon Joe was attached too. Joe pulled watch on my vehicle the night before he died. He was full of joy and humor and a pleasure to be around. He earned the respect of his fellow soldiers and all the Marines of 3rd. platoon, A. co.. His proficiency and work ethic were a true assets to our mission. Joe's vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in a small village named Qaryat ash Shahabi, about 10 kilometers east of Fallujah. The events of that day play in my mind like a broken record. The what if's and why's are overwhelming sometimes. The only comfort I have is faith that God has a plan for everyone, including Joe. I am truly sorry for your loss, Joe will always be remembered."
Barry Shaw of Punta Gorda, Fl

"November 16, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Joseph M. Nolan:
Joseph 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

"Of all of the soldiers in our company, Joe was probably was my best friend during my first tour in Iraq. He was the same age as me, studied the same thing in college. I can't count how many hours I spent in his trailer talking about Iraq, politics, Che Guevara, languages, anything and everything. Joe was a great man and it was an honor to have served with him. His name has been written on my shoulder for nearly four years now. I've thought of him often in the last few days, having just arrived back in Iraq only a few days before the anniversary of his death. He was a great soldier, a great NCO, a great friend."
CPT Jonathan Stitt of San Antonio, TX

"In Joe's memory, the Connecticut Gold Star license plate project was started over two years ago. Since the Gold Star law was passed last year, 150 Gold Star license plates have been issued at no cost to family members of Connecticut service members who have fallen in wartime. Eligible Connecticut family members can obtain a Gold Star Family license plate by contacting the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles."

"The 4th annual Sgt. Joseph Nolan Memorial Golf Tournament and Dinner in honor of Joe will be held on Oct. 18, 2008 at 1:00 PM at the Southington, Connecticut Country Club. Golfers and diners are welcome. Check: www.josephnolangolftournament.com"
Joe Nolan of Waterbury, CT

"We remember you.."
Your friends of Wolcott

"Not just on Memorial Day, but every day, I think of Joey and all that he meant to me and the world. I'm so glad to hear that so much good has been done in his honor. I work every day to make sure that his sacrifice was not in vain. Love you and miss you Joey."
Hattie of Sierra Vista

"Happy 31st Birthday, Joe."
MN of Connecticut

"Would like messages from any soldier or marine who was with Joe on Nov. 18, 2004 that I have not met or spoken to previously."
J.P. Nolan of Connecticut

"We were in basic together, then DLI. That was one hell of a Thanksgiving. I will never forget you in rare form, sharing joy with everyone in attendance. I will also never forget 9/11 and that Friday when we went to church. We helped with communion, stoic, straight faced, dying inside. Dammit Joe, I miss you bro..."
Jay of Sierra Vista by way of NOLA

"As we approach the third anniversary of Joe's passing (Nov.18, 2004), I can report that three memorial golf tournaments and two blood drives have been held in Connecticut in Joe's memory. Also a Connecticut Gold Star Family license plate has been initiated for the families of the fallen by Joe's father. We need to keep Joe's memory alive!"
Joe's Father of Waterbury, Connecticut

"Words can not express how sorry I am that you are no longer with us. I will always remember the good times we had in college, you taught me many things."
JG of Philly

"I was Hattie's roommate in California, so Joe was no stranger to me. I often remember him and how he made me laugh. He was there on my 21st birthday, and at my wedding. He was the first person to tell me that something had happened on September 11. He was a good guy, and even though I probably would not have crossed his path after DLI, I wish I still had the chance. My thoughts and prayers are with you all."
Theresa (Turley) Wurzbacher of Atchison, KS

I miss you. You are the one reason I joined the military and chose the path I did, and I thank you for everything you did for me. I will forever honor and remember your sacrifice. Your family will always be in my prayers. My comfort lies in the fact that you are celebrating eternal life in Christ.

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us.
Romans 8:18"

"I remember when Joe first got to the 312th and received the message that I had a new Soldier at the reception station. It was great to have another Eagles fan in the Platoon! Unfortunately, I had to give him up to 3rd Platoon before NTC, but always made sure the Desert Gnomes brought him some Pop-Tarts while he was out there. The last time I saw him was when he stopped by our palace in Baghdad. It was great to see him. As he got ready to go, the last thing I said to him was "keep your head down." It's just one of those things you say from one Soldier to another, but it really means so much more.
Joe was a great Soldier and I miss him."
SFC (Retired) D'Carlo of Bangkok, Thailand

"I have worn a hero bracelet in honor of Joseph for over two years. He received training from at least two friends associated with "Language Extension" at NSA. Herobracelets.com in Austin, Tx provide the service for many of our fallen heroes. My thanks for his significant service to our Land."
runswithhishorse of Cibolo, Tx

Thanks for responding. Glad to hear that you survived and have gotten on with your life. Since Joey died, he has received many honors posthumously. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do to bring him back. Our goal is to keep his memory alive. The state of Connecticut has just passed a Gold Star Family license plate bill. The bill was initiated by Joe's father. We are in the design stage now. Maybe you and Daly can do something worthwhile with the rest of your lives lives in honor of Joe.
Joe Nolan (father) of Waterbury, CT

"Mr. Nolan,
I am sorry it has taken me this long. I didn't think anything I could say would make it better. I am truly sorry Joey was taken from you, and I would give anything to find a way to change it. I loved Joey more than life itself. He opened my eyes to so many things. I miss him every day. I miss laughing with him and fighting with him. Not a day passes that I don't think of him.
Joey was an incredible soldier, but he was a remarkable human being. There never was and never will be anyone like him in this world.
Although I am sad that he is gone, I am happy that Joe always managed to live his life on his terms. How someone could make such a huge impact on the world in such a short lifetime is what truly amazes me. He touched every person he ever met. He is unforgettable. He's Joey. For me, he's never far away.
God bless you, you are forever in my thoughts and prayers."
Hattie Daily (formerly Lange) of Sierra Vista, AZ

"One love Joe Nolan. Your extended family remembers you this Memorial Day."
Hamilton Nolan of Brooklyn, NY

"Dear Sgt. Early,
You did your job in trying to save my son. God had other plans for Joe. Thank you for being with him and comforting him in his time of need.
Joe Nolan (father)
Waterbury, Connecticut"
Joe Nolan of Waterbury, CT

"Its been almost thrree years now. U died in my hands three times, but we brought you bac each time. I would say "hey Joe you are going home" or something to that sort and you would perk up and take a huge breath. We thought you would be fine even though you lost so much blood. We put you on so many IV's I dont even remember how many. Im sorry to you and your family we couldnt do more!!! That day will haunt me till my last breath. IM SO SORRY THAT WE COULDNT SAVE YOU NO MATTER WHAT WE DID!"
Sgt Early of Plantation, FL 33322

"Sgt. Nolan,
I regret not knowing you more than I did. Of the few times we did talk, you always made everyone laugh and it brightened everyones day. Nolan, you are truly missed. It was an honor."
Brandon Suehs of College Station Tx.

"Joseph M. Nolan is a native of Waterbury, Connecticut. He grew up in Waterbury and Wolcott, Connecticut. He graduated from college in Philadelphia, PA where he enlisted in the Army. He is not a Pennsylvania native."
His Father of Waterbury, Connecticut

"I wanted to pay my respects to Sgt Nolan. Although I didnt really know him I wanted all of his loved ones to know that as a fellow 312th soldier he will be greatly missed by both the U.S. ARMY and the 96 Romeos."
Leo Nuuanu of Mosul, Iraq

"I don't think anyone will ever know the impact he left on me. He was an amazing person. When I heard about his passing, I felt like someone knocked the wind out of me...first SSG Cunningham and then him. It was difficult to take. I still think of him often. I wish I could have told him that he really was one of the few people in our company that I really felt cool with. I remember loaning him my car on more than one occasion, so that he could he could take the driving test. He never passed because he couldn't pass the parallel parking section of the test. I used to make fun of him for that. I really miss him and wish that I could see him one more time. He was one in a million. If anyone knows where he is buried, please let me know. I would like to visit his grave. I can be contacted at leshaun99@yahoo.com Thanks"
Mimi (formerly SPC Taddesse) of Silver Spring, MD

"Dear Joe,
How beautiful to see how much Joey was loved, by people whose lives he touched. You and I know how much he was loved by you and Inga. I take some comfort in thinking that they have been reunited in a better place. The kids and I lit a candle for all our loved ones that await us in heaven and of course we included Inga and Joey. As long as I am alive, they will never be forgotten."
Terry of Wolcott, Connecticut

"I knew Joe at DLI. He was always a good friend. My prayers are with him, and his family on this, the second anniversary of his passing."
Jason of MA

"Would like to hear from Hattie L. and the Sgt. who drove Joe's humvee on Nov. 18, 2004. This is the second anniversary of Joe's death."
Joe Nolan (father) of Waterbury, Conn.

"Joey - I think of you often. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You are truly missed..."
Anna of Philadelphia

"A handful of times over the past few months I have done double takes because I saw someone that looks like Joe walking down the street. Thinking of you often..."
Mary O'Reilly Patrikios of New York

"Sgt Nolan it was an honor serving with you in the Ops platoon at Camp Victory. You are a hero and I will never forget you or your sacrifice for our country. I feel blessed for having known you. God Bless You"
Brandon Nastoupil of Victoria, Tx

"Thank you to the Soldiers and Marines who brought my son to the aid station at Camp Fallujah at great risk to their own lives."
Joe Nolan's father of Waterbury, Conn. USA

"SGT. Nolan, it was a pleasure and honor to serve along side you. To this day, I hold the memories of our time together in the ops platoon and living next to each other in Camp Victory. You were a great soldier and an even greater person. I will never forget you and the sacrifice you made for our country. You are a true hero. God Bless You Big Sarge."
Jose Cotto of Kissimmee, FL.

"SGT. Nolan, it was a pleasure and honor to serve along side you. To this day, I hold the memories of our time together in the ops platoon and living next to each other in Camp Victory. You were a great soldier and an even greater person. I will never forget you and the sacrifice you made for our country. You are a true hero. God Bless You Big Sarge."
Jose Cotto of Kissimmee, FL.

"Sgt Nolan was on serving with me and my Marines when he made the ultimate sacrifice and was evaced in my armored vehicle. I want to send my condolences to his family. Sgt Nolan served bravely and was a fine soldier."
Bryan of San Diego Ca

"Sgt. Joseph Nolan, we remember your sacrifice not just today, Memorial Day, but everyday. Thank You for making the ultimate sacrifice. You will be remembered by name always."
B. Wall of Woodbury

"We were truly blessed to have had Joseph Nolan as a friend. His wit, intelligence and his compassion toward others enriched all of our lives and his memory will live on."
The Shea's of Wolcott, CT

"Joe, my neighbor in college and a good man. Although our paths never crossed after college we both served in Fallujah. I was lucky enough to make it home alive from that sh*#hole. I will always toast you as one of the kindest and most cereberal people that I have ever known. God Bless Joe....."

"My deepest regrets to the family. Anyone who falls in the line of duty for our country is a Hero in my book."
Joseph D Nolan of Plattsmouth, Nebraska

"To the world he was a soldier; to me he was all the world."
Joe's Father of Connecticut

"To the family of one of my best friends,

I know you son very well. I promised myself I would be there this day to say my goodbye. It seems things have a way of not working out the way you would like it to sometimes. I do promise that when I get back on my feet again I will come to see him. I do want you to know that there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of him. I can only strive to be as good as he was. Hopefully one day we can meet and talk so I can tell you just how much of an impact he made on my life. Should you ever want to know how much he meant to me contact me at 254-462-3165. It would be an honor to meet the family of the man that changed my life"
Isaac Marquez frmly of B 312th MI of lawton, OK 73501

"Thinking of you Joe Boy. Will always miss you."
AD of Phila, PA

"Mr.& Mrs Nolan, I worked with Joe for little ove 7 months. Joe was a great man, he was intelligent,trustworthy, hard worker, and of coures humerious. My heart goes out to you and your family. I enjoyed and leanred so much from Joe. Joe always waneted to finish the job. He beleived in change. I will never forget the days I had with Joe. May gob bless us all.
Rest in Peace"
eyad Abdulhameed of Dallas, Tx

"Your name is the combination of my son's and husband's. I will pray for your family. With death comes courage....courage to live on. May your memory never grow dim."
Mrs. Michael J. (Aleta)Nolan of Anthony, Ks

"To the family and friends of Joseph Nolan,

I worked with Joe for about 7 months in Iraq. It was a great honor to know such a trustworthy, intelligent, and humerious person. I considered Joe a good friend and worked along side with him on many missions. Many condolences."
Ryan James McDonald of Baltimore, MD

"May your death not be in vain."
Your Father of Waterbury, CT

"We love you Joe and know that you are in Heaven with your mother. We miss you terribly."
Joseph P. Nolan of Waterbury, CT

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

"Goodbye Joey...I think of you often and still don't believe you're gone."
-A friend from CT

"To the loved ones of Joseph Nolan, you are not alone in your pain. We lost my brother CWO William Brennan in October.Every fallen soldier brings new grief. Joseph's courage and bravery in defending our country shall not be forgotten.Our fallen are now flying with the angels, forever in peace."
Briana Wall of Woodbury Ct.

"My son, Daniel, was the roommate of your son at DLI, Mr & Mrs Nolan. I haven't known how to contact you to tell you how deeply Daniel and I experienced your loss. Your son was a very special person. The last time we spoke he asked if the 94 year old monk at St Joseph's Abbey could put together a reading list of Cistercian authors. He and Daniel once said when this was all over with (the war) they would go to the abbey and "make jam" together for a year or more.
I reminded Daniel of this today. It is his 27th birthday. He was deployed again 10 days ago.

Praying for you and with you,"
Dana Goetz of Spencer, MA

"We are so sorry for your loss. We lost Army Spc.Joshua Justice Henry on 9-20-04. This was the hardest day of our lives. We honor these guys as our Heroes and hope no one else has to go through with what we are all dealing with. Rest in peace Joseph, and thank you for serving your country to the fullest."
Henry family of Vandergrift , PA

"My deepest sympathy to the Nolan family. Know that Joseph will always be remembered. He is a courageous, outstanding young man who even learned the language to help the people where he was sent. Forever a hero in my heart. May God comfort and give you peace."
Bela of Woodbury, CT

"Thank you Joseph Nolan, 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. Joseph Nolan:
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 Joseph 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. Joseph Nolan:
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 Joseph, 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