Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Capt. Robert C. Scheetz, Jr.

31, of Dothan, Alabama.
Scheetz died in Musayyib, Iraq, when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, Baumholder, Germany. Died on May 30, 2004.

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"Bob, It's been more than 20 years now. And I'm finally able to come to grips with some things from that time. I miss working with you. I miss our time together, laughing and telling stories, and just gettin' the job done. Thank you for your friendship. You'll always be my battle buddy from the ACE."
Mike Philipak of Tucson, Arizona

"Thinking of you and your family today, Rob. I ran into Doug Pryer, who remembers your service together in Iraq like yesterday. Miss you, brother."
Randall Cook of Ramsey, NJ

"Can't believe it's been another year. Seems like yesterday we were talking baseball together. You remain with me daily. This year I have news. Right before you passed on you made me promise I would finish my education and get a degree. I am proud to say in December I graduated from Lamar University with a bachelors in CJ. Even was induced into the Honor Society, hard to believe I know. You pushed me the whole time. I also found the love of my life, Maja who I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with. I still don't understand why, I have struggled with it since that fateful day. I have worked hard with you guiding my right hand in hopes of makeing you proud. My boy is 12 now and carries you with him every time he takes the field so you can play ball. Love you brother. Never forgotten. Always with me and my family. Keep looking out and rest easy.
Aaron Pollock of Orange Tx

"Rob‘s strength and courage continues to live inside each of those 1-6 INF Soldiers who served alongside him in Iraq. He was a great friend whose personal sacrifice pays a great tribute to the Soldiers, NCO’s and Officer’s BG Jones built in that “year” of Baghdad. Never have I seen or been privilege to a more dedicated and professional organization. Those memories of Rob and 1-6 INF continue to inspire me to overcome obstacles in my military and personal life. God bless you all this Memorial Day!"
MAJ Thomas Bessler, U.S. Army Retired of Atlanta

"Rob, thinking of you this Memorial Day. Miss you lots bro. Regulars, By God, 1-6 In S4"
Greg Pearly of Ladera Ranch, CA

"Cpt Scheetz, I was just thinking about you and my brothers that my Battalion lost a month before you. I can't believe that it is coming up on 12 years since you were taken from us. I still remember you so clearly. How well you took care of you Fisters when you didn't have to. Hell, most days I preferred being with you guys over in 1-6 than I did my own unit at 4-27. You and the 1SG treated us like we were part of Charlie's family. I'm still saddened that I was unable to make it to your service in Iraq, but I hope to one day stand beside your final resting place and render my final salute. Thank you for everything Cpt Scheetz. You STILL are not forgotten."
SSG Raymond H Smith of Greeley, Colorado, USA

"I will never forget Robert, we worked together at Kmart in the early nineties. I knew he was going to be a great soldier. I just found out about his passing a year ago, he came across my mind and I looked him up on the internet. He died doing what he loved, he loved the military and he loved this country. My heart is full of sorrow, he will be missed."
Cleveland Sumpter of Dothan, Al

"To Robert’s family and friends – just to let you know that on this Memorial Day, as it has been since, Robert will be remembered for the life he shared with each one of us, personally and professionally. His dedication to family, friends, fellow Soldiers and to his duties as a leader amongst our troops are testament to his character. We can only hope that you may find in these simple words the gratitude we continue to have of being able to share part of our lives with him, and know that until our own moment comes, he will always be remember..."
1SG(R) Rei Torres of Richmond, VA

"Dear Family,Friends and fellow soldiers
I was unaware of thie site until now. I met Rob briefly. He was married to my Grand niece Jennifer. I just know he was a Good person and what I am reading here a Great soldier that gave his life too soon. I wish I had known him better. Our families are too big and distant. I do remember very well when his death occurred and will not forget. We lost two members of our families( two too much)From this site I am seeing he had many friends that loved him. He died serving our country. He gave the "ultimate sacrifice."
Lionel Moises Rodriguez of Orlando,Florida,USA

"Rest in peace sir, it was an honor serving with you"
John Barnes of Green Bay, WI

"Along with LTC Salamone, I knew CPT Scheetz from our days at Troy University. I wasn't his leader, but his peer. He was quite the soldier. Please accept my late, yet heartfelt condolences. I remember Rob every year on Memorial Day."
Zachary - Benefield of Pike Road, AL


"Rob, I miss you until this day. We had some great times and success working together in Iraq during 2003-2004. You worked so hard and diligently that I believe you saved lives in the end due to your efforts. A part of that diligence took into harms way, but you did it for the sake of the soldiers you protected. Rob, that was a hard day when you were lost. It was right after we returned from a mission in Al-Hillah. I was right there behind you and did the best I could to help, threading an IV, and trying to stop bleeding. You fought so hard keep going on until the medical evac helicopters arrived. Rob, you were a true soldier. Through your efforts other lives were saved. I am proud of your efforts and saddened by the price that was paid. My heart and prayers go out to your family. God Bless! (patryn8@aol.com)"
Corey Blanton of McDavid, FL.

"See you on the High Ground some day Robert.Iraq X 2 = 03-04/07-08

MSG Scheetz John JR"
John Scheetz of Manheim, Pa


You are not forgotten. Thank you, brother, for bearing the burden. Regulars, by God."
Randy Cook of Oradell, New Jersey

"I will remember Robert on Memorial Day for the rest of my life. My thoughts and prayers are with his family as they face another Memorial Day."
Jeff of Troy, AL

"I took part in a course event dedicated to you, then shortly afterwards left for germany, then also northern babil, iraq. now i look back on it and a lot of insurgent activity has been decreased, for me and my unit, that were there, and i want to say thanks. We saw the after effects of what you changed. you made a difference. Thank you Sir!"

"God bless you Robert..
Ronald Sanchez
1-6 A CO. INF"
Ronnie of El Paso,tx

"Memorial Day holds a special place for those of 1-6IN, in that we lost a member of the team and friend today. I know there are no words that comfort, but realize that there are many that hold CPT Scheetz in the highest regards. Remember him well and know that he has his brothers in arms thinking of him now and forever. Seano22@aol.com"
CPT Sean Odenwald of Orlando, Florida

"Mrs Jennifer, I met Dagger 3C today honoring your husband's memory at The Heritage Veterans Memorial Plaza service that our church has each year. I spoke with this young man who said he comes to this special service to honor your husband every year. It is at Orange First Church of the Nazarene in Orange TX. This young man said he leaves Roberts information on the memorial each year for this service. Robert was killed on the day we had our very first Memorial service. There are names engraved on the plaques and I just want you and Roberts family to know his name is going to be engraved and honored on the Memorial. God Bless you and your family and this young man from Orange I met today. My prayers are with you and Dagger 3C. I didn't get his name. If you want to see the Plaza go to ofcnazarene.com."
Cheryl Garza of Orange Tx 77632

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family on this day. Scheetz is not forgotten, he lives on in the stories we remember and share with others, as a true hero. Thanks for all the great memories; you were a friend to all, a leader that worked hard for his troops, with them. You taught me about leadership and about life, thanks man. Dagger 3C"
Aaron Pollock of Orange Texas

"CPT Sheetz,
I remember the time I was traveling thru the barrack with at the time CPL Felts, and you we sitting over a chess board and Felts told me that you were some kind of chess master. You played Felts and the game was over in less than five moves. But i will always remember how much you cared for the soldier in C rock, that i had the honor to provided medical coverage for during Graf and CMTC. It hit me as hard as anyone else when you passed because whenever we passed on the FOB you always had a smile. I wish things could of been different. God Bless You and SGT Elant."
Ronnie Sanchez of San Antonio,TX

"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 E. Steiner of Worthington, OH

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"To family and friends of CPT Scheetz,
I have had the honor to serve as CPT Scheetz's first Platoon Sergeant as he began his career in C Co, 1-6 IN in Baumholder, FRG. Even though we did not serve long together, due to my reassignment, I quickly admired the good qualities he posessed. He was geniunely a good person with good values. As I left the platoon I felt good for the soldiers because I knew I was leaving them with an outstanding, young leader. As I reflect on his service this Memorial Day, I thank God for having placed him in my life."
SFC (R) Andrew Dickerson Jr of Junction City, KS

"May 20, 2009
To the family of Capt. Robert C. Scheetz, Jr.:
Robert 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

"To the Scheetz Family-
Four years ago today you lost a son and a husband in a fight against a threat which so many take for granted these many years after 9/11. The passivity of this threat by the average American is one of the greatest testaments of the sacrifice that Rob and your family has made...and I, unlike so many out there, have not lost sight of this. But take the silent solace in knowing that every single freedom that so many around us are taking for granted every single day is the greatest indicator that we are enjoying a victory whose price is known too well by yours and other families which have sacrificed so much. I knew Rob only a month before his untimely departure, but my heart warms, as should yours, at the sight of so many of his comrades coming forward to praise the soldier, officer, and man that he was. In the true measure of a combat leader, I think what speaks volumes is the fact that it is so many of his soldiers and noncommissioned officers who have taken the time to post comments on this site. As we celebrate the memory of Rob today, and for years to come, know as I do that we remain victorious in our endeavors as a nation, and that your son and husband shall never be forgotten by those who were privileged enough to call him a comrade and friend. We shall never forget."
JB Jones of California


Guess i have been letting this go. You are not forgotten, though i haven't given you the thought i should. I hope all is well with you above us and that you keep us close. We are all in your debt and unfortunately can never repay you. Thanks for everything"
SSG Raymond Smith of Sioux Falls, SD

"I will never forget that day or the men that were lost. CPT Scheetz will always be in my memories. I tell the story often as a way to cope I guess. I had front row seats that day as I was in the truck that was destroyed. There is rarely a day goes by that I do not think of the fine men that were lost that day. They were true Heros. I am now on my 3rd trip to Iraq and I know that both CPT Scheetz and SGT Elandt are always watching my six. Rest in Peace my comrades in arms"
SFC Dilcher of Baghdad, Iraq

"Cpt sheetz was a great officer and model soldier. I had the pleasure of serving with him in Germany and Iraq.He is gone but NEVER forgotten"
Spc Dan Neely of atlanta, ga

"CPT Scheetz,
The morning you left the FOB in response to the mortar attacks plays through my mind almost daily...I meant to tell you to be careful, sir. Why I didn't I'll never know. You were the embodyment of duty, honor, pride and determination of freedom. What you taught me and the example you set will always be instilled in me. The pride and honor to have served with you will always be a cornerstone of who I am. CPT Scheetz was a good person, a great soldier, and an outstanding American. God bless and rest in peace."
SPC Dominic Barnhill of Phoenix, AZ

"Charlie Rock! CPT Scheetz led by example, an outstanding leader and mentor. I had the privilege of serving with CPT Scheetz in Baumholder, GTA, Hohenfelds, and Baghdad. I think about you everyday, Sir. The talks we had and the advice you gave me. You are an outstanding soldier and you are missed. -Regulars By God-"
SGT Stuart, Matthew of SLC, UT

"To the family of:Robert C. Scheetz, JR 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"

"CPT Scheetz,
Not a day goes by that I don’t remember the things we went through the talks we had, and what we thought the future would hold. It has been hard, those plans have changed. You taught me a lot, about being a Soldier, but mostly about life. Mrs. Jennifer I am sorry for your loss, he was a great man, who will live on forever. He did a lot of great things for the people around him. He is missed daily."
Aaron Pollock, 1st Armored Division

"Rob Sheetz was a great guy. We were E4’s together back in the 160th MP BN in Tallahassee. He always gave everything his best effort at work and could party with the best of them. He was a great friend and is sorely missed."
Jeff White of Cumming, GA

"I had the pleasure to be a fellow Cadet with Capt. Sheetz while we were both assigned to the 724th MP BN in Tallahassee Florida. He always did the right thing. Sometimes people will say that because it is what you say when someone has passed. Not in this case, he lived it. He always did the right thing. I know he had big dreams and a realistic approach to achieve them. I am glad that he was doing what he loved, being MI and leading troops. Im glad that he loved and had a family. I know they miss him. I hope they will be blessed in all of their dreams."
Clarke Rudd, Cpt, MI, USA of Tallahassee, Florida

"I worked with CPT Sheetz while a member of the Assassin (40th EN) TOC (one of a small minority of intelligent people under that command). Robert was an inspiration of dedication, focus, determination, integrity and compassion for all of us. His life left a lasting impression on those around him. The saddest day of the deployment for me was the day I heard he was tragically overcome by his injuries. To this day I think of him and his sacrifice. My best wishes are for his loved ones. God rest his soul.
SPC Abrashoff, James. ETS'd 11/04"
James Abrashoff of Penn State, PA

"Rob was a great guy all around. I was with him in 1/6 IN where I was the A co. FSO. He was a great S-2 and we would always kid each other that our information was classified...even if it was whether the Red Sox won or not...Professionally, Rob was superb. He had the total confidence of the entire Battalion in his abilities. He was so organized and well-read...Rob had a great sense of humor and always put us in great spirits...The day his vehicle was hit was one of those days in Iraq that I will never forget...the whole Battalion was crushed because of the death of one of its most beloved...he will forever be missed...

To his family: Thank you for letting me know Rob...he was a great human being and talked about you all the time.

To Rob: You will never be forgotten my friend...your memory will forever live on in all of us....

Thank You."
Sean Gilfillan of Providence, RI

"My deepest sympathies to Rob's family. I think about him often and will always strive to lead a good and meaningful life, just as he would have."
CPT Josh Cleveland of Boston, MA

"As a member of MOAA, former military officers in Dothan, I was thinking how CPT Scheetz never got to retire, enjoy a Veteran's Day, or join our group of retired officers like our MOAA chapter. He sacrificed it all for us. I will be sure we remember him on Memorial Day -- as we should every day that we enjoy freedom. May God Bless and comfort his family."
Keith Seagle, President, Ed Burkhalter Chap MOAA (MIlitary Officers Assoc. of America) of Dothan, AL

"Capt Sheetz was one of the best officers, best soldier, and best human being I have ever met. I served with him in Germany and Iraq. You knew from the moment you met him that he was one of the good guys and that he truly cared about people. You could tell he was a true leader. He led by example. He always thought about his soldiers first and himself second. Capt Sheetz was the type of man you would want your daughter to marry, your son to grow up to be, and the type of leader you would want to follow. I only knew him for a few years, but he will be engraved in my mind and heart always."
Dusty Dyer of Fairborn, Ohio

"To Rob
I am sorry I never got to say good-bye to you that night.
I still remember the times in Austria where we skied and the few beers we drank together and the investment advice that you gave me which I still use today. I still cant believe that you are gone. Every time I think of 1-6 I think of you and C co. You are a great man and will not be forgotten for what you have done!
No better man can do what you have taught!
God bless you Robert"
SGT Chad D. Abbott of Missoula, MT

"To the family of CPT Scheetz,
I serverd with the 1-6 INF with him in Iraq, and we worked regularly together. I would like for you to know that his memory will never be forgotton. We lost two brave soldiers that terrible day, and thier sacrifice is burned into my memory. CPT Scheetz had great plans for his future, and there is no doubt in my mind that he would have accomplished them all. To his wife and family, I want you to know that he earned my greatest respect and loyalty during our long deployment. I am truly sorry that he was unable to return."
Sam Winslow of Norridgewock, ME USA

"well what can I say. When i first meet you i really hated you i peged you as a college * that didnt give a dame for your solders. Then there was this speacial moment when we had this patrole and we had a man in for ? and i could see it in your eyes that you did every thing in you power to find out what he hade in his head because you respected and cared for your solders. I would give my life for yours the ordenary man. GOD HAVE PEACE ON YOU LOVEN SOUL."
spc franco of albuquerque N.M


Still think about you often and Still can't believe your gone. It doesn't seem real and I don't know if it ever will. I hope one day to visit you and I know that I will see you again in Heaven. I'll be at Attention and you will tell me to "Knock-it-Off". I tried to locate your wife when i got back from Iraq, they told me she was in town still. Unfortunately I couldn't bring myself to call, I didn't want to compound her grief. A few months ago I ran into 1SG Grate in Fort Jackson and we talked about you and the type of officer you are. You would have made a fantastic Commander at any level and the Army lost out when it lost you. I would have been proud to serve in your command as would any soldier who served with you. You are truly a soldiers' officer and will never be forgotten. Still can't beileve it's true."
SGT Raymond H Smith of Sioux Falls, SD USA

"GOD BLESS you all, sons and daughters of America, we love you, we miss you and are proud of you."
Dewitt of Birmingham,alabama

"CPT Scheetz

I know you're looking down on us. When I was assigned to Charlie Company, 1-6 Inf in Baumholder, you were the first person that helped me out and guided me to the correct conference room. You took care of me in Hohenfels, Grafenwoehr and in Iraq for those first few weeks. After that we barely saw each other. I thought (and talked) about you often and shared experiences about you with other soldiers who knew you. We often recollected how you always tried to take better care of us than our own unit (sometimes). I remember that, and always will. You never had to do it, but you did.

I'm sorry that I couldn't be there at your service in Iraq. Mission Dictated I be elswhere. I know you understand. You always did.

I miss you and pray for your family to be able to get by this quickly. They will never forget you, either will I.

SGT Raymond H. Smith of Sioux Falls, SD, USA, (Formerly Baumholder, GE)

"To Cpt. Scheetz family and friends,

I had the privledge to serve with Cpt Scheetz in Germany and Iraq, hands down he was one of the most professional soldiers I will ever have the honor of working for. But most of all I remember his love for his brother soldiers and his wife. Thank you Sir, for the knowledge you passed on and the friendship you gave to all of the soldiers you met.
" Regulars By God ""
SFC Deitering, Christopher of Ft Benning, GA.

"Your loved one was remembered on 27 May 2005 in Bicentennial Memorial Chapel General Protestant Worship Service in Fort Gordon, GA. His life and your sacrifice are not forgotten. Thank you. We are praying for you.
Chaplain (Major) Alva Ray Bennett"

My heart breaks for you. Rob was obviously a great soldier but more importantly he was a great husband. May God hold you in His arms and dry your tears. You are in my prayers and thoughts as are Rob's parents and family."
Tracy Campbell Parker of Gallatin, TN

"I was deployed with CPT Scheetz for 15 months, He was a model officer. I will never forget his positive attitude and desire to learn. God bless your soul."
SFC Abid H. Shah of Baumholder, GE

"Job Well Done.... From the Soldiers of HHC 1-6th Infantry. To know them is to love them. CPT Sheetz and SGT Elandt will forever be in our hearts. "REGULARS BY GOD"
SUPPORT PLATOON of Baumholder, Germany.

"CPT Scheetz,
I will never forget you, thre isn't a day when retreat is played that I don't stand at attention thinking about the time we spent and thanking you for your dedication to service, you will be missed."
patrick coley of Colorado Springs, Co.

We miss you terribly since your return to the States. We keep you in our hearts and prayers. Remember that we are always just an e-mail or phone call away. You are my Army sister forever! The grace and strength you showed all of us in 1-6 IN has inspired us to be the best Army wives we can be. Brian, the boys, and I will ALWAYS honor Rob's memory - he is our HERO and you are a Hero's Lady. We love you and miss you!
"Regulars, By God!"
The McHughs
Brian, Kimberly, Connor, Dylan, and Mason"
Kimberly of Wiesbaden, Germany

"My heartfelt condolences go to Rob's family. I am a military intelligence officer who served with Rob in Baumholder, Germany, and in Iraq. When I first met Rob, Rob was an infantry lieutenant, I was a junior captain, and he was constantly asking me questions about the military intelligence branch. When he began serving as a brother intelligence officer, it was always a joy for me to work with Rob, his energy and exuberance being what it was.

When I learned of his death, I immediately wrote the following lines as tribute to this great Soldier and comrade:


When we last met
In noon's hot light,
I said to you, "Rob, my friend,
Let's shake hands,
Like the Romans did,"
And you chose to humor me,
Grabbing my forearm,
Smiling, as I gripped your arm,
And I told you,
"It's good to see you!"
And (probably lying) you agreed,
And I asked you your plans
For the day, and you said
You were traveling south to Al Hillah,
And I told you to be safe--
Or at least something to that effect.

After I learned
That you had died
Returning from Al Hillah,
Tossed in a
Fiery explosion
That threw men and metal
More than thirty yards,
I thought of our last meeting,
And how fitting
It had been that it had been thus,
Your broad smile no less bright
Than the Iraqi sun,
Your hailing me like the warrior you are--
Weary, yes, but with heart glad
And ready for the journey ahead.

Well-met, Rob, and God Speed
On the one journey
We all must go on:
We WILL meet again!"
CPT Doug Pryer of Wiesbaden, Germany

"My deepest condolences to the family of a great soldier and an even greater person. I knew Rob since 2001 when we were 2LTs together. While an engineer officer attached to 1-6IN I regularly ran into Rob and was always happy to see him and catch up and share some good laughs. He will be missed...god bless you all."
CPT Jason Melchior of Baumholder, GE

"To Robert's wife, Jen, and all of the Scheetz family:
I had the opportunity to work with Rob while I was an ROTC instructor during his tenure at Troy State University. Jen, Rob was a good man and I was glad to have had the opportunity to train and mentor him. I also want to thank his parents for providing us such a a fine young man. He was a good soldier and a good leader; the kind of individual who inspired others and who could always be counted on to do the right thing. We were all better off for having known him and we have lost a great treasure. I will keep you all in my prayers. God bless."
LTC Joe Salamone of Hurlburt Field, FL

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten. For the family/friends: May time provide happy loving memories in place of present sorrows. Look to the sky for in the infinite meadows of Heaven the bright shining stars bloom...the forget-me-nots of angels. God bless you and thank you."
a grateful family in Phoenix, AZ

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

"JEN ~~You are truly a special person & what you are going through, I could never imagine..Rob's name always brought a smile to your face~~always remember that special feeling in your heart! Love ya ~~ come on back to Dothan!!! (we're saving your # just for you~~)"


"Scheetz Family,

Hearing about Rob's death was one of the hardest things I had ever gone through in life. He was my best friend and was like a brother to me! I will never forget the great times with him. From first meeting him in flight school, being the best man in his Wedding, and driving around in his 1966 Mustang that we had restored. Rob loved life and he loved the military, but most of all he loved his wife Jen. I could go on and on about how wonderful this man was, and how he had touched many people hearts. I will miss him dearly. My heart goes out to his family. I will see you in Heaven brother!"
Brian Hudelson of New Albany, Ohio


Rob was a special person in my son's life. We were honored to have known him and have fond memories of him. He touched many lives and we are all better people for knowing him. I know Brian will miss him and always will keep him in his memories. I wish you the best and my prayers are with you."
Kris Anthony (Brian Hudelson's Mom) of Camden, Ar

"Dear Scheetz Family,

We have never met, but I wanted to take just a few moments to send this note to express my sincere sympathy to you all for your loss.

I never knew Robert, but I truly believe that he was a good man and a good son. Robert was planning to be the best man at my niece’s wedding in Columbus, Ohio over Labor Day weekend.

I had the honor to serve in an active and reserve capacity with the US Army for nearly 28 years. Over that time, having known folks who have lost family members in service, I still can only imagine the grief and sorrow that you must now be experiencing. My family and I pray that a gracious God will grant you a full measure of peace and comfort on a day in the near future. Though mere words can only begin to comfort you now, please accept these feeble expressions of our respect in the hope that you might find some solace in them and the others that you receive.

I thank your son for his service to our nation, and for his ultimate sacrifice, and I honor him, today, for both. May God grant his soul everlasting rest.

Your family will be in our prayers in the days, weeks and months to come. I will remember Robert in memorial services in the future.

Philip R. Glasser, Major, AUS (ret.) of Overland Park, Kansas

"As Robbie's cousin, I have such fond memories of him growing up..I am so very proud of the honorable man/officer he became. Our family is better because he is/was a part of it..We will always remember him, love him, and be so proud of him. God bless the troops remaining in Iraq. Love ya Jenn!!!!!!"
Robyn Danneker of Danville, PA

"Capt. Scheetz was a fine officer, a good soldier and an even better man. I had the honor of serving under him in both Germany and In Iraq, the world is less having lost a man of his caliber, he will be remembered."
Neal Hennessy of Visalia, CA

"Rob touched lives he never knew. We honor this brave man who gave his life for a worthy endeavor. May we who remain honor him by staying true to the cause in which he believed, and by living honorable lives in his memory. Because Rob's friend Brian Hudelson is a part of our family, we have a good picture of the character of this fallen hero. May God's comfort surround and uphold you all, now and always. Rob will not be forgotten."
Frederick D. Glasser of Hilliard OH USA

"No greater love than this, that a man lay down his life for his brothers (John 15:13). Our knowledge of Robert is only from hearing about him. But it is because of him that we have the freedom that we have today. I pray God's blessings and for the peace of God that passes all understanding to be with this great man's family (Phil 4:7)."
David and Coreen Dodds of Reynoldsburg, OH

"I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Regulars By God"
Mike Etheridge

"We are so very sorry for your loss. It was an honor to know that he was protecting our country and our freedom. We were truly blessed to have this honor. He was a great man."
of New Albany, OH

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

"My husband served in Germany with Capt. Scheetz. He was always so very nice to him...he was one of his favorite NCO's. We're so sorry for your loss, you will always be in our prayers."
Brandi Hennessy of Visalia, CA

"I served with Rob IN 1-6. He was an excelnt soldier and officer. He was also a loving husband. He will be missed by all "Regulars" but he will not be forgotten"
CPT Mikel E. Hugo of Fort Huachuca, Arizona

"To the family and friends of Capt. Robert Scheetz, Jr.:
So very sorry for you and yours. He was a good soldier and better man."
SFC Darel Elkins and Family of Ft Polk LA

"To Robert's family, I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Please know that many of us appreciate his service and sacrifice for our country."
F.Smith of Pennsylvania

"WE are so sorry for your loss. Our son, PFC John E. Brown also died in Iraq on 4-14-03. We live in Troy about 60 miles from your home town. If we can help you any way, please feel free to call, our number is in the book.
God Bless"
Bonnie & Ed Brown of Troy, Ala./USA

"To Robert's Family:
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

"To Robert's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for his bravery and sacrifice.

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.

Gloria Caldas (Ernie's mom) of San Antonio, TX

"Thank you Robert Scheetz, Jr., 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 Capt. Robert Scheetz, Jr.:
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 Robert 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 Capt. Robert Scheetz, Jr.:
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 Robert, 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