Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Daniel L. Sesker

22, of Ogden, Iowa.
Sesker died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's Troop C, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry in LeMars, Iowa. Died on April 6, 2006.

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"Today is a small victory for the sacrifice you embraced. Thank you my brother, I will continue your fight."
SSgt Jeremey Shuey of Offutt AFB (Boone, IA)

"Thinking of you and your family today and always. Thanks for being a friend to our son, Joseph L. DeLashmutt."
Laura and Gary DeLashmutt of LeMars, IA/Plymouth

"Thank you to everyone who has left messages, it means a lot to my family that you have not forgotten Dan! ~*~My Brother, My Hero~*~"
Jen Sesker of Ogden Iowa

""Just Remember "The Fiddlers Green"
SGT Gene Edgington"

"Dan and family- I am a friend from the past of Dan's. I was so saddened to hear the great state of IA had lost a hero and so much more. I was living in ND at the time and recalled a few of the many times Dan had brought joy to so many people. It was the year 2000 at the Dallas County Fair and Dan just wandered up to our campsite and started making friends. When he walked up he didn't know anybody, but by the time he left that night he had made quite an impression with my family/friends and I. We kept in touch throughout the years and I just wanted to let you all know what a truly great person he was. Not only did he serve this country with great honor, he was genuinely a good man and will not be forgotten. Your family is frequently in our prayers and will continue to be! Thanks for everything!"
Kelly Jo Kalton of Iowa

"April 20, 2009
To the family of Spc. Daniel L. Sesker:
Daniel 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 just disgusted with myself for not writing you earlier. You meant alot to me growing up. We had some really good times...like playing soldiers around the silo at your mom's house with tommy. He hated us because we always ganged up on him. Think he'll ever forgive us??? Me neither lol... Anywho i just wanted to let you know that i think about you every day.... And i feel proud to say that i am very honored to have had such a heroic cousin. Love you brother and i will see ya when i get there..."
Brandon Taylor of Saint Joseph, MO

"I felt impelled to leave a message saying I'm sorry for your families treatment by the church in KS. I don't know what their intention was but it is certainly not a representation of Christ's love. Daniel Sesker is a hero and deserves to be treated like a hero. The only thing God hates is sin, He does not hate people. It is actions like theirs that gives true Christianity a black eye. Where is the love, the compassion, the respect that should have been shown? I hope the family can find it in their heart to fogive them. You will be in my prayers. God bless."
Jeff of Des Moines, IA

"to all that knew him he will be missed, to all that did not know him im sorry for that. here is are toast that we do "heres to us and men like us dam few left" love u dan miss u Eddy"
Eddy of Des Moines,Iowa

"Dear SGT Sesker,
you are a hero!! We will always miss you and we will never forget you. Thank you and your family for the huge sacrifice for our beloved country. We always will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Spc Korkut of California


"To the family of:Daniel L Sesker 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 love and miss you baby! I'll take good care of him. LM ILU MM IMU

Thank You to all who have left a message for Dan and Us. It's good to know so many people care, and realize that Freedom Is Not Free!! HOOAH"
Angelique (Garey) Sesker of Home-

"I love you and miss you my friend!"
AF of IA

"I've tried and tried to write something that matters only to erase all of it. Nothing can be said except thankyou Danny for your bravery."
Mike Himebaugh- Hello Dave of Chicago, IL

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

"Thank you Daniel Sesker, 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. Daniel Sesker:
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 Daniel 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. Daniel Sesker:
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 Daniel, 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