Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Andrew M. Ward

25, of Kirkland, Washington.
Ward died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 44th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Howze, Korea. Died on December 5, 2004.

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"All these years, and a few days before the anniversary of your death I find myself strong enough to post about it. I was Wards Team Leader and seated right next to him on that boat…..Why not me??? If any family or friends have questions or stories reach out. 217-900-0609
Dec. 2nd, 2021"
SFC (Ret) Gary French of Nashville, TN

"You were avenged. I will always miss you Ward. It was an honor to serve with you."
William Swenson of Great Falls, Mt, USA

"Thinking about you today and the sacrifice you made. Love you"
Deanna Hobson - Cousin of SEATTLE, wa

"Andrew was my friend from 3rd grade all the way through high school. I knew that he died in Iraq and was just thinking of him. I googled him and found this site. When we were kids I lived just up the street from him and we spent a lot of time together. He came to my church youth group a few times, and we talked about jesus many times. I believe he is with his savior now. Andrew, I am proud of you for your sacrifice."
Josh Graves of Lacey, WA

"it wasnt just small arms i seem to recall mortars rpgs and an antiaircraft gun and to those who dont know Ward found two of the three caches we dispatched of that day i will NEVER FORGET YOU ANDREW im sorry we didnt save you thank you for the lives you undoubtably saved by finding those caches

"it wasnt just small arms i seem to recall mortars rpgs and an antiaircraft gun and to those who dont know Ward found two of the three caches we dispatched of that day i will NEVER FORGET YOU ANDREW im sorry we didnt save you thank you for the lives you undoubtably saved by finding those caches

"I'm sitting here on a Fri. night with tears, thinking about my brother and EVERY soldier that has been lost. It's saying all over the news that the Iraq War is "over" after so many years, and so many lives lost. I want to thank every family that has paid this sacrifice for our country, and know that they are not alone. I just want to say how proud I am of my brother... you will never be forgotten! I Love you and miss you so much... till we meet again!

Your Big Brother
Donald Ward Jr of Seattle, Wa

"To Andrew Ward's Family,
My son was on the Marine helicopter who brought Andrew back to medical from Ramadi. He was with him when he died. It made a profound impression on him. Now my son Sgt. Charles Osgood has joined Andrew, as he was killed in a training accident in 2007, Yuma AZ. They are both in Heaven and we are all blessed to have known such fine young men."
Leslie Osgood of Denver, Colorado

"Today is 5/30/11, I am the aunt of Andrew, I remember his first Christmas that he celebrated with our family, I still have pics of him opening up gifts with his brothers and sister and all of our family he was five years old. It was the biggest Christmas that we ever had. I always have loved Andrew and his family, as they were new to our family at the time. I also remember exactly were I was sitting when I received the call that Andrew was killed...it's really sad...and today I will celebrate Memorial Day in his memory, always Auntie Regina"
Regina M. Sportsman of Renton,WA USA

"Hello I am SSG Reed-Miller and I was one Andrew Ward's Drill Sergeants in training. Andrew joined the military at a time a war which showed his dedication to self, family and country. My heart goes out to his family and friends."
SSG Brenda F. Reed-Miller of Fort Leavenworth,KS

"I attended middle school and high school with Andrew. He was a real stand up person. Entering 2009 I still think of Andrew and hope the best for his family. Im sorry for the loss."
Jeff Savage of Renton, Wa/Las Vegas/NV

"December 10, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Andrew M. Ward:
Andrew 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

"Aug 11 2008
Please know you will always be remembered with gratitude. you are missed. I pray you rest in peace."

"To the family of Andrew Ward:

I served in Andrew's company. He was a fine Soldier.

May God Bless and keep you. He was not too young to know what he sacrificed his life for, nor I ever too old to remember it."
Jason of Atlanta, GA

"You are truly a hero. Thank you."
Zac of Indianapolis, Indiana

"Andrew and I went to elementary school together. I heard of his death on the news as I was getting ready for work one morning. That was over a year ago and still to this day I am shocked that he has passed. To his family, you will continue to be in my heart and in my prayers. Thank you Andrew, for sacrificing everything for our country, you are a true hero and my family and I will be forever grateful.

God Bless You!"
Lisa Ahumada of Washington

"Andrew was my older brother and it kills me to know that he is gone. i don't know how to feel and i don't know how to cope. i just want the world to know that i loved him...."
Wanda Ward of Seattle Washington

"This is Walter Ward Im Andrews little brother. I dont know how to deal with my brothers death. Im full of mixed emotions thinking of him every day.If any soldiers that served beside my brother can contact me it would help me out alot.My home phone # is 803-396-7912.Thank everyone who has left my brother,and loved ones a message."
Walter Ward of FortMill South Carolina

"This is Romell Ward, i am his cousin i will be assigned to Ar ramadi in June. I will avenge your death"
Romell ward of Ft. Bragg, NC

"your son has paid the ultimate price for freedom. He is the best example of a true American. One day i will tell my own children of his sacrifice' and through this he will live on. Just as my parents, grandparents and brothers before him. My only hope is that this will give you some solace in this time of need. If every American could do as much, then there would be no need for us as a generation to pay such a high price for the freedom of others. God bless and know that always we stand behind Andrew and you."
Ry Hissam of Columbus, OH

"Soldier Ward,

I salute you!

forever indebted to you,"
Angela of Fort Worth, Texas

"To the family of Andrew M. Ward, I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to pray with you or someone to talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church: Rev John B. Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge rd. Covington, Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ,"
Polly Ballew of Covington ,Ga.

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

"Please accept my condolences on the loss of this fine young man. I am the WA state coordinator for the Home of the Brave Quilt Project, and we would like to make a quilt in honor of Andrew for his family. You can learn more about the project at http://www.marilynquilts.com/
You can contact me at barbnlamont@comcast.net
We do this free of charge to the family and we are not political and have no "hidden agenda." We just want to comfort the family."
Barb Shillinger of Aberdeen, WA

"I don’t believe that we understand all that you gave, or how your sacrifice will affect the future for our sons or daughters. I believe you confronted the evil that has enslaved mankind throughout history, the same evil that many American soldiers have confronted in many battles.

I will teach my son and daughter of your sacrifice and your heroism.

Proud Family of Pfc. Kohler serving in Ar Ramadi, Iraq

Pfc. Kohler road back with Andrew on the bus from Missiouri on Christmas leave from basic 2003, served with him in Korea, and in Ar Ramadi."
Anderson Family of Montana

"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

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

"Thank you Andrew Ward, 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 Pfc. Andrew Ward:
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 Andrew 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 Pfc. Andrew Ward:
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 Andrew, 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