Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Randy S. Rosenberg

23, of Berlin, New Hampshire.
Rosenberg was killed when a vehicle-based improvised explosive device detonated in Khalidiyah, Iraq. He was assigned to Company B, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on January 24, 2004.

Rosenberg was posthumously promoted to Staff Sergeant.

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"I am sorry it has taken so long to pay my respects, my mother told me when it happened. I only just found this site. You have done yourself, your family, Berlin and the country proud. Rest in peace champion."
Jim Barbieri of Brisbane, Australia

"Always in my memories, SSG Rosenberg HERO
An HONOR serving with you BROTHER! See you one day!"
SFC Arroyo of Fort Sill ,Ok

"My New England brother! Wow I miss you Rosie. I have your name tattooed on my arm along with our other brothers. Blessings to you! Not here today but forever remembered. Blackhawks forever!"
J. Troy of Milford, Connecticut

"I did not know you. I was doing a mission on the other side of the river when the explosion went off.

I was the first responder who came to you. My medic and I, along with your fellow troops...worked on you for what seemed hours. We loaded you onto the helicopter and wished you the best.

You have no idea how much that day impacted me. I wish you and your family have found peace."
T. Williams of Dexter Mo

"Thank you.I am sorry for what happens to you.you are a hero.thank you for your service.you are my hero."
bobby starks of 37049

"Thank you.I am sorry for what happens to you.you are a hero.thank you for your service.you are my hero."
bobby starks of 37049

"Randy , I remember all the great times we had when you were a brand new private. You came to texas full of life and energy. Its been a long time buddy, me and you and chad used to have a hell of a time didnt we. .... Anyways god bless you.. Ledjo26@yahoo.com.....p.s. FTA,,, meet you at chads at 1620"
Josh ledford of Dallas tx

"when I got the news of your untimely passing I looked at the wall and couldn't move. these words of
sgt nate aping ft riley ks as he spoke of ROSIE. these same words and thoughts I had jan 29 2013 when NATE APING of beech grove Indiana passed away. the
"WHITE TORNADO" 5 days younger than my sister who is the "PINK TORNADO" my cousin 34 years young. you are going to and will be deeply missed. I thank each and every service men/women may you never be forgotten"
melissa of mooresville in usa

"Rosey.. I still remember this day like it was yesterday. We had our run ins from time to time but overall you were a great guy, loved ur soldier and was a great NCO to them. You are greatly missed. Blackhawks 4 life"
Sgt. Moten, Allen of Killeen, TX

"Happy Memorial Day brother! Not a day passes with out your memory. Miss u."
Andres Ruiz txtaz35@gmail.com of cypress, tx


"i knew rosey SGT.Rosenberg i didnt know him long i was only in the company for a couple of mo. befor we deployed to iraq but we were really tight. i guess we had to be tight since we were the lostest ranking sgts in the platoon lol and they always had mine and his crew do everything. but back to what i was saying rosey was a good friend and a hell of a solider. there wasnt anything asked of him from higher that he didnt do i guess what im trying to say is i miss you brother and i hope you know i tried to save you that day. whoever reads this im sorry i dont have anyone to vent to about what had happen over there so if this message sounds kinda off forgive me well im going to close with this he was one of the best and rosey you will never be forgotten"
SGT. Baker, Elliha E.T.S of houston tx

"Randy, I didn't know you personally but feel a deep sorrow for your family and friends. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the great sacrifice you endured. I know you are in a wonderful place, surrounded with lots of love and great people but you are missed, loved and wanted here tremendously!!!! Your sister, Tanya is now with my nephew Brain. She is loved and cared about so very much. We are all more than happy to have her in our lives and welcome the opportunity we have been given with her. She speaks of you often, sheds many tears, her heart is often heavy and is missing a big part without her brother! Please watch over her and keep her safe from things we can't. Know that we (I) will do everything I can from this end. You made a lot of people proud and will never be forgotten. You were/are a Wonderful Son, Brother, Husband, Grandson, Uncle, Nephew, Cousin and Friend...... You made a lot of people proud......."
Missy Theriault of Berlin, NH


7 years ago we lost a great leader and a great friend, you. Thanks for being there, we will all meet up again one day..."
Jason Davies of Texas

"You are still in our hearts and memory Randy...always."
Jennifer Acosta-Paniagua of El Paso, TX

"So long over due...think about you so often...today is the dedication and memorial ceremony..i will be there with your youngest brother , Cody...Please watch over him and help me guide him in the right direction, as he is so young and vulnerable right now....Although you never got to know each other i know you would be close...he loves you very much....God Bless You,Randy!!"
Michele L'H-Mason of berlin,nh

"My teacher in American History 2 has each of my classmates doing research on soldiers who have died for our freedom in Iraq, and my assignment is to tell people about your sacrifice.

Thank you for your service."
T. Maye C. of Salem, NH

"ROZEN! It's an honor to call you brother! I am embarrassed I am only finding this page now. There is not many that can say they have a circle of friends as loyal as ours, even fewer can say they have friends that would kill and die for them, and none that could replace you! I miss the old days more than anything, 421, D.F.L., all the laughs, all the trouble, I wouldn't trade it for the world! I wish you were still here to reminisce and start new memories with the rest of us. You died way too young brother, but you died a hero. I miss you more than any amount of words can describe! See you again on the other side!"
Joe Ferrante of Berlin NH/NYC

"I know your in Heaven, Brother. We did our time in Hell. See you later."
Winegrad of USA

"January 18, 2009
To the family of Staff Sgt. Randy S. Rosenberg:
Randy 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

"I am soooo sorry. Words can not express my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Thank you for be a wonderful friend. The inpact of great people like you is beyond your knowing. Thank you very much!!!"
jinsong wu of san antonio, texas

"6-11-08 hey rosie its your old roomie ryan mehlbrech just had to say hi and i miss you. With the word spreading all the way to cali, i read in the paper that my former roomie and good friend had been part of a roadside bomb/suicide bomber. I just wanted to leave you a little message and to say thankyou , and to misty i hope your doing well as i also knew her very well too and to the whole rosenberg family. i hope you all a very promising life and to talke care thank you rand you are missed."
ryan mehlbrech of glendale,az

Iam sorry that it has taking me a long time to leaving a message. It has been hard. I have a lot to say MAN Me and Shelley sure do miss you.I have a 2 yr old boy his name is Dylan that is my little man crazy all you know what hahah i don't know who he get's that from, i have a 6 mo girl Kylee she my heart looks just like Shelley. I am back over here but on better terms i am a Contractor stall with the Bradley's. Me and Shelley are doing good stall in Killeen. I just would like you know that i remember all the good times we had ( Like the time we all went down to New Orleans). We wish that you was hear. You are a great FRIEND and LEADER Thank You for everything Love U Bro. I Will Never Forget!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Kenneth Plake of Killeen/Afghanistan

"Hey Rosy,

We used to talk alot in Iraq about our families, Know that you will never be forgotten. I love you brother, You are a true NCO, Hey I still know the dance you taught me. I dance it every year to remember you by"
SSG Fernandez of Texas


""Rozen" you were always there when ever we needed a friend. I've been blessed with the greatest group of friends and I'm greatful to have you in my thoughts and my memories. We had so many great times hanging out with "The Crew", I'm proud of the man you became and will honor your name until the day I die. We miss you and think about you! Love yo brother..."
Matt Charest of Berlin, NH

"Rand- This past Jan. 24th seemed to go a little quieter than the other ones. I always thought as the years would pass and changes were taking place in my life that the pain of losing you would subside, but it hasn't. I still think of the life you led and the days that will never be seen by you. You are always close to my heart."
Misty of Alexandria, VA

"(feb.08,2007-10:27am)rosie, i don't know what to say really... i miss you bro'. i wish i would have been there to watch your back. i talked to chad schaben a few weeks ago and told him about your "bailin' out on us" a little early... he didn't really know what to say either. he never dealt with baron white's death very well. and he said he lost one of his brothers in a car crash recently.(he spoke of this in a graphic, disconnected sort of way, like he did when he told me what white said just before he died. the same way he spoke of you.)he was mad at his self for not keeping in touch, i think. he mentioned being sorry for misty, whom i am sorry i never had the pleasure of meeting in person. anyone who could deal with randy, had to be a good, strong person. i haven't spoken with chad since then...he mentioned getting our families together and taking his boat out on the lake and doin' some fishin'. i know you will be there with us when we do. i will drink an extra 6 pack for you my friend. i hope all of your family is doing okay. i miss you. i miss the times when i would walk by your room, and you would be blasting some slayer or something on those speakers i sold you and you would say "cherry...who is this playin'?" or "cherry...come have a bee-uh.". i always got a kick out of your accent. you had a positive impact on my life, and i think just being around you made me a better person. i will never forget the good times we shared... there is so much i could say, but for now i will leave you with a little corny personal quote from my journal..."...at the end, when your weapon has been cleaned, when you can wash the day away, and you can stop to think of them, know that they were thinking of you all along." REST NOW SOLDIER,YOUR WORK IS DONE. and to the family of my friend randy rosenberg... i give you my deepest condolences with a heavy heart, and great regret for our loss. here is my contact info: tcherry218@sbcglobal.net
i will see you again, boss."
tony cherry of sand springs, ok.

"Randy, I have been thinking of you so much lately...yesterday I found the letters that you wrote me. I cannot believe it has been almost 3 years. I went to the memorial on Ft.Hood and saw your name...I was thinking of the day I went to say goodbye to you with Misty the night you left and the night they came to tell Misty what happend and the day she got your stuff back and she gave me the rosary that I had given you. Things have changed so much since then. You and your family continue to be in my prayers. I will never forget you. Love your friend, Jennifer reniel2004@hotmail.com"
Jennifer Acosta of Killeen Texas

"To the family of:Randy S. Rosenberg 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"

"Randy we were brothers since second grade. I love you man. And i will never forget you. Godspeed man. Mom and Megan still keep you in their prayers as do I. Will not be long we will be hanging out again man."
SSgt Chris Roberge of Korea

Man when I got the news of your untimley passing, I just looked at the wall and could not move. I remeber when we went to Kuwait and you ate that bug for some cash, and all the other crazy times we had. I got out of the Army for a bit but your passing made me quit lying to myself and go back to my true calling. You were an excellent soldier, and leader. May your memory live on and just know you are a patriot and I wear a bracelet to remember you."
Sgt Nate Aping of Ft. Riley Ks

"Randy, happy Veterans day bro. I miss ya. You'll never be forgoten."
Ruiz of Killeen, TX

"Oh man how many times I've tried to find the words to say about a great american and a great man ! I was with Randy in B co 1/9 with "ski" and bama and keefe .We went thru PLDC together and he was always there to push me and anyone and everyone else he'd always challenge you to make you a better person ,a better leader. Randy, Your the best, and they always say they take the best away from us always too soon as such is the case here. You will be missed and never forgotten . I hope and pray and live to be as good as you were just for one day... God bless you my friend ."
Sgt Roger Elkins of Heidelberg ,Germany

"Lately i have been remembering tons of memories i have with you. Ill never forget how close you were to Faith when she was born, or all the good times we spent just hanging out. I look at the pictures of ya and i still cant believe you are gone... I really miss you. You will always be close to my Heart...
Love ya Rand"
Dana McKinney of Killeen, TX

"Randy, man i can't belive you are gone.I will never forget the day i got the news. It was the worst feeling i had ever had. You made every time the best time. Rosy love you bro, and i will see you on the other side"
PFC Perry of houston tx

Your calm demeanor and quiet cool were always a source of inspiration for me during our time together in Bravo. I remember our time in Kuwait and Killeen and pray I will be good enough to continue our time together some place else."
Dan Keefe (dantheduck@hotmail.com) of Aberdeen, SD

"We honor your memory and the sacrifice you made for all of us. As my son grows up, I will use you as the example of what every father would want his son to become."
Jeff Durham of RVC, New York

I cant believe a year has gone by. Ill never forget you. You were the most funniest person i ever met. You were always there when we needed a helping hand. Ill never forget how good u were to Faith, myself & Ken. Noone will ever take your place in my heart. I love you Rand."
Dana of Killeen, TX

"To the family of Randy:
I am keeping in constant contact with SGT Carl Sonkowsky(deployed in Iraq) and we are planning a trip to Berlin to say our goodbyes when he returns home. I spoke w/ Randy's mother on the phone a while back and she is such a sweet lady. I am just trying to find out where Randy was laid to rest so that we may visit and remember our friend. My email address is dustythomason@yahoo.com and my home phone # is 205.274.8068.

I continue to pray for Misty and Sandy and the entire Rosenberg family. As a memorial to Rosie, I have erected a flagpole that flys the American and the 1CAV flag 24/7 and a concrete marker that reads " IN MEMORY OF SSG RANDY SCOTT ROSENBERG 24JAN04 TRUE AMERICAN HERO"

With Love,
Dusty Thomason
190 Gargus Farm Road
Oneonta, AL 35121"
Dusty Thomason of Oneonta,AL 35121

"Rosey, you will be missed dearly. You were a great friend, just save a place for me up there, so we can catch up on old times. Love you bro."
Andres Ruiz of Killeen

"Thanks for being there and sharing your friendship with me. You will "NEVER BE FORGOTTEN."
Your Friend
Jeff Kowalik"
SSG Kowalik, Jeffery of Baumholder, Germany

"I have known Randy when I served with him in 98 through 2002. No one was a
better friend and leader than Randy. I was there when he got promoted to
sergeant and was proud to follow his lead he has always been a leader even in
basic he motivated all of us.
I cannot express my sorrow for Randy not being here with us today to share
in a drink and admire his presence. I'm sorry for the loss of Randy he was a
great man and will always be remembered as one to me."
SGT Carl Sonkowsky

"Randy,Your memory will live on forever in the hearts of all that loved you.We miss you and life will never be the same without you.If only all the young men and women in this world were like you our country would be a much better place to be in...You were truly one of a kind and everyday when I gaze at your picture I can now smile. You fought for your beliefs and for us! We your family Respect and Love You more then any words or actions could ever show...I am sad that you are no longer with us,Yet so very Proud of the Man you grew into....You will be missed Forever! BUT you will NEVER be forgotten...OUR HERO, MY HERO Always xx/oo Aunt Lisa"
Lisa Ryan of Berlin NH USA

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

"Randy, or should I say "son" You will never know how proud I am to be your step dad. Your passing has taken a piece of my heart which I will miss forever. You accepted me into your life unselfishly and supported your mom and I through everything. I will wear your dog tag and a cross of Jesus with pride. I miss you and love you."
Slick "Dad" of Berlin NH

"All through basic training I slept right across from "Rosie" and we went through alot together. I remember when Rosenberg, Carl Sonkowsky and I arrived at Ft. Hood together in March of 1999. Sonkowsky and I were roomates and Randy slept across the hall. He would always ask "Hey Thomason, When ya gonna take me for a ride in that ka' ah yours" If I live to be a hundred years old, I will never forget Rosie and the friendship that we made in Ft Benning and continued at Ft Hood. I am proud to say that I served with Randy. I am proud to have been his friend. A true American Hero.

Delta 2/58 B co 1/9 CAV

Drive on Rosie"
Dusty Thomason AKA Bama of Oneonta, Alabama

"We will honor your sacrifice, Sergeant Rosenberg. Rest in peace."
Brady of Newmarket, NH

"Randy~ You will always have a place in our hearts and we will always be thinking of you, you were a great friend, brother, and kid. you did what you thought was right and we are proud of what you did but said to have lost you. We will always miss you and you will never be forgoten by us. We love you!"
Darlene, mark, krystal, marcie, eric, and chris of Laconia,nh

"Brother Rosen, my memory will allways echo of the great times we had, I truely am privaleged to have had experienced life with a friend as loyal as you, love ya Bro."
Doug Aubin of Berlin NH USA

"Randy you will always be in my heart. I will always remember you as my brother and the closest friend that I never got a chance to say bye to. I will miss you forever and I hope you watch over me as well as all your loved ones. I wish I could have spent more time with you before you left but every time I did have with you was always fun and exciting. I love and miss you dude. Love always.
Your good friend until we meet as brothers once more."
Kenny of Killeen, TX

"BO-Rassa!!! I've written this message and deleted it so many times....There is just not enough time or space to write what you meant to so many people. I am so glad we all had the chance to be brothers together through life and that you found your soul mate in Misty. You realy were a special person in this world. We all miss you and will never ever forget the times and laughter we all shared. Take care my brother and say hi to Wilson and Kenny. Love you and miss you......"
Eric Cable of Keene NH USA

"You will never know how much you have affected the people whose life you blessed with your presence! Knowing you and knowing your love for Misty was one of the best gifts I have ever received. Please know how much you were loved by everyone around you and what an amazing sacrifice you made for this country and those around you. A soldier's life is never taken, it is given!"
Megan of Belton, TX

"My husband, sweet angel and soul mate. I will never forget your sacrafice to this great nation. We remain together in spirit. Thank you baby! I love you! Love, your wife Misty"
Misty Rosenberg of Killeen, TX

"Randy, we will never forget."
Uncle Mike of Laconia, NH

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

"my condolences to Randy S Rosenbergs family may god bless you in these hard times ..... remember that god needed a angel so he choice randy to lead the way.."
Marc R Ouellette of berlin nh usa

"Sgt. Rosenberg:
Thank your for giving yourself so that those of us at home can live freely. There are not enough 'thank yous' for a gift such as this. Rest in peace soldier"
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Thank you Randy Rosenberg, 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. Randy Rosenberg:
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 Randy 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. Randy Rosenberg:
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 Randy, 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