Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Leonard D. Simmons

33, of New Bern, North Carolina.
Simmons died of a non-combat related cause in Mosul, Iraq. Simmons was assigned to C Company, 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on August 6, 2003.

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"Sgt. Simmons,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just during OIF but also when you served during Desert Storm as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike C. of El Paso, Texas

"even though he didnt help make me,he waz stil my daddy n i love him sooo much andhe will never be forgoten (i love you daddy)"
ayana johnson of bedford,ohio/u.s

"i miss u daddy so much,im still thinkin bout u every day.lyk my necklace sayz "daddy u r alwayz in my heart""
Ayana Johnson of clarksville,tn,us

"July 8, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Leonard D. Simmons:
Leonard 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

"My Husband Sgt Leonard Simmons, I can never replace you and never will. You are my heart and my soul I miss you so much that I still cry everynight that you are not here with me. Your Daughter is still sleeping with your desert boot and she will always remember the great time you had with her. We love you and miss you always. Dont forget to wait for me at the heavenly gates for I will be there with open arms to one day hold you again."
Rosemarie Simmons of Clarksville, TN

"Dale was my very first step-dad i had and he was the best step-dad i could ever had. he was a father figure to me and he was the best. i will always love him in my heart. i hope to see you someday daddy dale. i love you and i miss you very much"
Timothy Rios of Stockton, California

"To the family of:Leonard D. Simmons 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"

"im always miss u u was my number 1 uncle i cant belucew u gone but one say we weill meet again ... any of yall know him please join myspace i made a page up there too

Taenesha Wardlaw .Simmons of woodbridge

"Our prayers to you,"
D.simmons of point lookout md

"Rest in peace soldier."
Spc.Simmons,Jason of Ft.Knox,K.Y.

"Sgt. Simmons, we will never forget how brave you were to give your life for the freedom of this country. We will all miss you so much."
Kendra of Charles Town, West Virginia

"I was a schoolmate of Leonard Simmons at West Craven High School. He was a great person and I am proud to have known him. God bless his Family."
John Dixon of New Bern, NC USA

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..8/6/04

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier!!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

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

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

"Thank you Leonard Simmons, 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

"Sgt Simmons was my favo uncle im always miss him whle he's gone but i know hes going be by my side doing basic traning once again im miss you sgt simmons"
Taenesha of Kacksonville NC

"SSG SIMMONS was my recruiter. He stood by me for an entire year, helping me lose 40 pounds to become a physically fit soldier. He believed in me more than my own family at times. He had more faith in me than I had in myself. He used to look for me all over Bellevue, WA when I was 'hidin' out trying to shirk runs or weigh-ins! But he had perserverance - no - he taught me what it means to perservere! I am now a SPC in the JAG office in Alaska! I am not only here because I chose to enlist, I am here because SSG Simmons assisted my dream to become reality! He was more than a recruiter; he was my dream maker! Also, his wife Ms. Simmons is thanked in being my 'sauna' pal when SSG Simmons wanted me to keep my water weight down. SSG Simmons - one day you will see the body you helped create, the soldier you molded me to become! GOD BLESS YOU!!! Hopefully I will meet you at the infinitely beautiful paradise you're at - unless you are being someone's guardian angel to another hopeless case like me!!! I LOVE YOU SSG! MAY THE TRUMPETS SOUND SWEETNESS IN YOUR HONOR and LET HEAVEN WELCOME YOUR RETURN!!!"

"My name is SSG Akil Aabid. Sgt. Simmons and I served together in Korea(B.CO 2nd Eng BN. SGT ."Sim" was a great NCO and more importantly a great person. Being from N.C. as well, we become great friends. Leonard, you will be missed.

Your Friend Akil"
Akil Aabid of Fort Hood, Texas

"I am a NC native, My heart,tears and prayers go out to the family, friends and loved ones. May God allow blessings to flow from the heavenly skies and give you guidance and strentgh during this time. Be blessed"
NC Native (LISA) of Clinton NC

"To the Family you are in my prayers...May God bless you. I do want to say it was a honor to have him in our military Thanks for serving our country"
Stacey (Proud Army Wife) of Zephyrhills,Florida

"To the Family you are in my prayers...May God bless you. I do want to say it was a honor to have him in our military Thanks for serving our country"
Stacey (Proud Army Wife) of Zephyrhills,Florida

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Leonard Simmons:
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 Leonard 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. Leonard Simmons:
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 Leonard, 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