Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. 1st Class Gregory S. Rogers

42, of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Rogers died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during convoy operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on April 9, 2006.

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"SGT Rogers was my team leader in the first gulf war. Damn that was 30 years ago. He gave me great life guidance as well as war fighting skills. I could tell some stories. I miss you brother"
Drew Page of Tallahassee, FL

"I served with Greg Rogers, in the mid-90's, at Ft. Richardson, Alaska, with the 6th Inf. Greg was a great friend and a great soldier. I remember riding with him in his car along with SSgt. Leiva one day, in Anchorage during the winter. That car slid all over the place on the icy roads. We nicknamed it "The Ice Skate" after that. I'll cherish those memories forever. Rest in peace my friend, you are missed."
Paul Broxson of Fort Walton Beach, Florida

"Great leader, soldier, and human being. It was a privilege serving with him."
Isaac Pacheco of Greeley, Co.

"To the family and Friends of Greg Rogers: My heart goes out to you and your are in my prayers. My son was killed that night also, SGT David Collins. I understand your pain and wish I could bring Greg back to you. He is a Hero and will never be forgotten!!"
Lynn (Dean) Napoli of Jasper, GA 30143

"Gregory Rogers was the first person I saw in country. We went into Kuwait later than the rest of the boys and my time with him is always cherished. He was a man of steel, hard, direct, but also like a father. He cared for his soldiers more than he cared for me at the time (I was pretty new back in 05) and he treated me like a man. I wont forget you or our time fighting the good fight in Ramadi. Currahee brother."
Michael Groman of Fishers, In

"I was sfc rogers gunner that night when we got hit ...sgt rogers was a great leader and always put his soldiers first and taught us invaluable lessons about combat and life also and to his family it was a pleasure to know and have served under and with you r loved one .. Spc Federick"
Travis Frederick of walterbor southcarolina

"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

"April 18, 2009
To the family of Sgt. 1st Class Gregory S. Rogers:
Gregory 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

"Greg was my favorite cousin. I remember when he first joined the Army, and we would get together at my grandma and grandpa Carters' house for the holidays. Greg would call, and we would pass the phone around until everyone had gotten a chance to speak to him. I always looked forward to seeing him and hearing from him, and it saddens me so deeply that it's a chance I will never have again. I was living in Florida at the time of his death, and unable to attend his memorial service, but I am told that the whole city turned out and made it a beautiful experience for my aunt and uncle in their time of sorrow.
He was a hero, dedicated to what he did. I will always remember him. Wherever you are, Greg, thank you and bless you."
Michelle (Mulvaney) Walsh of Cincinnati, OH USA

"God bless SFC Rogers, it was an honor to have served with him.
SFC Williamson"
Stoney Williamson of Clarksville, TN/USA

"To the family of:Gregory S. Rogers 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"

"SFC ROGERS was the hardest working guy in the 25TH ID.."

"When a soldier is lost
And tears seep from his motherís eyes
Nothing can bring him back
Nothing can soften her cries
As they tell her heís gone
No words ring louder or more true
Than weíre sorry for your loss
And weíre here to help you through
They fight for our country
While we lay asleep
They sleep with eyes open
Watching terrorists creep
They wake up every morning
Always ready to do whatís right
While we take forgranted
Peaceful sleeping at night
And all that they ask
Is that they get some respect
For someone to care
That they stick out their necks
They risk dying daily
To let us be free
I have a true hero
And he died for me
His name is Gregory Rogers
He was killed in Iraq
And even knowing the risks
Three times he went back
He didnít care about terrorists
He didnt care about wealth
He is an American Soldier
He fought with bravery and stealth
Heís fought in the wars
Heís seen death first hand
Heís an American hero
He is a real man
But he is also a father
Two girls call him dad
And they are left remembering
The hero they had
For our hero is gone
But not beaten for he won
He joined God that day
And God took his gun
He said donít you worry my child
For youíve won the fight
I too am fighting in this battle on your side
So sleep peacefully tonight

Copyright Sasha Nicole Taylor
(Gregory was my cousin, and my forever hero!)"
Sasha of Middletown Ohio

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

"Thank you Gregory Rogers, 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. 1st Class Gregory Rogers:
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 Gregory 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. 1st Class Gregory Rogers:
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 Gregory, 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