Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Bernard L. Sembly

25, of Bossier City, Louisiana.
Sembly died in Baghdad, Iraq, when he was shot while conducting dismounted combat operations. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 156th Armor Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Team, Shreveport, Louisiana. Died on May 19, 2005.

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"Man i still miss you man i remember the talks the wisdom and the knowledge you gave me as a soldier been 12 years man and im always thinking of you i pray to God I see you again"
SGT Cornel Sims of Baton Rouge, LA

"May 20, 2009
To the family of Spc. Bernard L. Sembly:
Bernard 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

"Bernard, heh the only guy who called me by my nickname in Iraq. I was there with you when you left us and the world has been a lesser place since you've been gone. We all miss you Buddy."
Sgt. Brendon Shrader of Shreveport, La

Although itís been 2 years since you made the ultimate sacrifice for your country, you are not forgotten. I pray for you everyday. You are one of Godís warriors now and you are missed. Godís speed my friend."
1LT Rick Kuntz of Baton Rouge, LA

"I will never forget Sembly. I am so proud to have served next to him. Sembly I will never forget you or Fell.
Kastner Aco. 2/156th"
Spc. Kastner of Lafayette, LA

"To the family of Bernard, my heart goes out to you all. My name is Jacolby Carter and I served with Bernard in Iraq. I ask of the family members to hold there heads high because, not only was Bernard a great friend to me, but a outstanding "Soldier". Bernard was instilled with all the Army Values, on top of being a great person. I will never forget that night before he passed that he stopped by my trailer and borrow two movies from me while he got his haircut, not knowing that would be the last time I would see him. But I know you are in a better place and your sacrifice was not for nothing. I love you man.

Spc. Jacolby O. Carter of Shreveport, LA

"Dear Bernard, we deployed together, we fought as a team, and we shared many comforting times. Even in your final moments I was there. I only pray that your spirit watches over those who are still abroad. May your new home be in the beautiful walls of heaven. God bless your family. They were privileged to have had such a man, father, and soldier. Peaceful rest brother.

Sgt. Damien A.H. Moore of Shreveport, LA

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

"To the family and friends of Bernard~
I didn't know him, but I know he will be missed greatly here on earth. God has him and my fiancee,Sgt.Bradley Bergeron, in heaven with Him. I can't wait till the day we'll be with our heroes again in heaven. I honor them everyday and hope that one day we'll find peace with our loss. I'm praying for each and every one of you."
Amber Stilley of Baton Rouge, LA

"To the Sembly & Britton family we all know Bernard will truly be missed. His charisma and charm will never be forgotten. He was a best friend to me among other things. I am no longer sad because I know he's in God's arms. Bernard's up there playing dominos with someone just smiling and laughing. He taught me much about life as well as myself. Those are lessons that will carry me for the rest of my life on this earth. Mama, keep smiling, I know it hurts, but Bernard is ok. We all love him dearly and his spirit shall live on for eternity."
Ebony Richardson-erichardson01@yahoo.com of Bossier City, LA

"I extend my deepest sympathy to the Sembly Family. I met Bernard a few times through his cousin, Demond, who adored him. His sacrifice will not be forgotten. Your family is my thoughts and prayers"
Kia A. Warren of North Carolina

"To the Sembly family, our hearts ache with you at this time, we share your pain. Our grandson gave his life for our country also. We read where Bernard was originally from West Virginia, we want you to know he will be honored on June 25th at a memorial service for LCpl Juston Thacker and others lost from WV. A candle will be lit in his name and a prayer said for you all. Freedom is never free, we have all paid a big price for it. May our Lord heal your pain soon."
Tom & Dixie Sisk, proud grandparents of L Cpl Juston Thacker, Kia Afghanistan 6/24/04 of Princeton, WV

"To the family of Bernard Sembly I am sorry for the loss of Bernard. I worked closely with him at Barksdale AFB in 2004 on security detail. He was someone I could always trust and count on no matter what situation we were faced with. I am very proud to have called him my freind and honor the sacrifice he made for everyone of us. God Bless and Thank you."
SSGT Terrel.R. Broxson of Barksdale AFB, LA

"To the Sembly Family - we Americans share your lost and feel your pain.

Gary 'Doc' Adams
Baton Rouge, Louisiana @ 314.479.8201
LsuEdu @ msn.com
~ We Will Never Forget ~"
Gary Adams of Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA

"I did not know Bernard, but I served with his uncle and aunt Carvel and JoAnn Davis in the United States Air Force. We have all lost love ones. I have experienced that love, prayers,and togetherness of family and friends is the only thing that help ease the pain. My prayers go out to all of Bernard's family and friends during this sad time. To those of you that are there, remember. We may not be able to express how we feel, but just being there helps more than you know. May God bless you all."
Joseph A. Powell Sr., MSgt, Ret, USAF of Biloxi, Mississippi

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From the family of LCpl Branden P. Ramey, KIA 11/8/04"
Sandy of Madera, CA

"To family and freinds: I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Toya: I know you and the baby will have plenty of love and support, but if you need any more, you know I will be here for you."
Aleisha of VA

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. America will forever honor your Hero.
The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the sacrifice that was made and we will NEVER FORGET.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays and family of Massillon, Ohio


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

"Thank you Bernard Sembly, 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 Spc. Bernard Sembly:
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 Bernard 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 Spc. Bernard Sembly:
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 Bernard, 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