Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Cpl. Robert P. Warns II

23, of Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Warns died as a result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Corps Reserve, Chicago, Illinois. Died on November 8, 2004.

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"Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice. You are not forgotten on this Memorial Day."
Hugh Elsea of Roanoke, Va

"To the family of:Robert P Warns
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""

"To Marines!
There are no words to attest the sadness i feel for his loss. May God protect and bless all the US Marines (Special people, i noticed when i joined them in 2008 in NC for Career Course: class 6-o8. I am proud of you all!).""
YATTARA of Mali, Bko.


"November 23, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Robert P. Warns, II:
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

"Thinking of you everyday, Bob. We miss you."
Jessica of Chicago

I was reading a recent edition of Leatherneck Magazine and read about the Memorial that was dedicated last Memorial Day at the Marine Reserve Center in Madison to you and your fellow Marines from Golf Company who were killed in Iraq. I also saw the video memorial to you that your family did and it was very touching. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, especially your child, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"Bobby...Thank you for doing what you did. I hope you,shane,branden,and chad are all having fun together. I hope you watch over everyone.
nicole -shanes little sister"
Nicole O'Donnell of Windsor, Wi

"I am a SSG in the Georgia Army National Guard. My Duty in Iraq included a tour in Lutifiyah at FOB Row, named in honor of three Marines killed there in service to our country. Unfortunately pollitical correctness would now have this FOB refered to as FOB Lutifiyah. In honor of those men I will always use it's true name, Row. I salute you for your sacrifice."
Proud to call it FOB ROW of Iraq

"Dear Mr. and Mrs. Warns, As the father of two Marines myself, I feel for you and your loss. Sense my sons have joined the Corps I feel that all Marines are a part of my family, and I feel the pain when I hear of a Marine that is hurt. As I watched the video I wept, and thought of my son who is in Fallujah. They are all our sons, and they are all heros. God bless you and your family."
Mike Trossen of Osceloa, In.

"A year has come and gone. On this Veterans Day may everyone take a moment to thank our Veterans and their families. God Bless you all."
Diane Nadelhoffer of Burlington, WI

"To the Family Of Cpl Bobby Warns,

Your son is an American hero, who will never be forgotten by the "Madghosts" of 2d Bn 24th Marines. Semper Fidelis,

The family of Maj Chris M. Caponi"
Maj Chris M. Caponi of Brookfield, WI USA

"To the Family of Cpl. Robert Warns:

We have constructed a memorial to the service men and women from Wisconsin and Illinois who have died in Iraq which includes, as of 6/20/05, 111 crosses and Stars of David. We would like your permission to put Cpl. Warns' name on one of them. We have called our display "Arlington MidWest." It is our expression of mourning for the indescribable loss you have suffered for our country.

If you would like us to do this, please email martypres33@yahoo.com.

We invite you to come to visit Arlington MidWest. I can send you directions and some pictures by email.

"As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them." Anonymous"
Marty Preston of Wisconsin Dells, WI

"To the family of Robert P. Warns II:

The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 29 May. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, LTC Kenneth L. Beale, Jr. will preach a message entitled “Remembering Our Freedom.” A former Soldier and country music songwriter and performer “Rockie” will pay a special musical tribute. At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org"

"God bless your son. I wish I had 1/10th of the courage Robert had. Thank you to him and his family for their sacrifice in the defense of this country."
Marc Reuling of Waterford, WI

"Happy Birthday Cpl Warns"
Sgt Hugh Elsea of Champaign, IL

"I was so touched by the video.I have watched it many times and there isn't a second I don't cry. It was all to close as I was recently at a marines funeral in May. My husband is a marine and I pray everyday for his safety as well as every military member serving. Thank you for your sacrifice and serving our country."
Kali and Sgt Metzger of Okinawa, Japan

"May you Rest in Peace Robert. The movie tribute has touched me so deeply. I watched it over and over again with tears in my eyes. I don't think no one can watch this movie with a dry eye. This shows how great you were- and still are. Semper Fi Marine, We'll see you again. May God Bless his Wife & Child."
C.B. of USA!

"The tribute video of Robert Warns' funeral was the most moving thing I've ever seen online. What a great man, what a great branch of military service, what a great country we are blessed to live in. May his memory live on in those who knew him, and may God bless his wife and child and comfort them in the days to come."
Karen of Florida

"Bobby you will never be forgotten for the outstanding man and Marine that you were. May you Rest In Peace Now.

Bridget and Bob,
Just getting to know you since we lost Chris, I believe Bobby was a wonderful son and an honorable Marine. We thank you and him for your sacrafice.

I think our sons are guarding the gates of heaven together now, with all the other fallen hereos.

God Bless you and your family, you will forver remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Proud Marine Parents of
Cpl Christopher W. Belchik
KIA Iraq 8-22-04"
Lynn & Jim Lenker of Godfrey, Il

"There is no way to say how much sadness and joy I can see in The Tribute to Bobby. I know he is on post in Heaven and I believe he will watch over his beloved family until you meet, again. His tribute was the most beautiful I have seen. I have shared it with many. I pray that in some way you may have peace in knowing how much he meant to this World and how brave he was to be keeping Freedom alive for us all. My son is still in Fallujah with the 2nd LAR BN Apache Co. 2nd Marine Division.
I pray that he will be able to do something to make it all worthwhile for Bobby and all of us. We have the best Marines in the World and Heaven, too.

God Bless such an honorable man and all of his family, and his Marine Corps
Brothers and Sisters.
God Bless America.

This tribute to him has touched the deepest part of my heart. I didn't have to know him to know that he was a wonderful human being.

He is with the Angels now and I pray he can get them busy to help us all.

Patricia Smith of Bennettsville, SC, USA

"To the family of Cpl. Warn,

I just saw the tribute to Bobby on a Marine forum website, and though I never met Bobby, I feel that I now know him in some small way. The effort that went into that beautiful tribute video, the packed church and the heartfelt comments by those who knew Bobby testify that he was a great man and a rare gift to those who knew and loved him. I pray to Almighty God that Bobby is now guarding Heaven's streets with his fellow Marines, and is awaiting his friends and family here on Earth. I also pray that the Lord comfort you daily for your loss with memories of a young man who must have been truly remarkable. You have my deepest sympathy."
Brian Martin of Cedar Park, TX

"Semper Fi devil dog, as a fellow Marine, godspeed, all americans thank you for your efforts on defending your nation."
SSGT. George Harris of Iowa

"Semper Fi Devil Dog. As a fellow American, a Sergeant, a Marine, and a brother, I thank you. Godspeed Corporal. I salute you."
Sgt. Andrew Spice USMCR of Allentown, PA

"To the family of Bobby:

My thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. Your Bobby represents all that is good. May little Peyton bring you joy and happiness. Your Bobby will not be forgotten, even by those who never met him. God Bless!"
Diane Nadelhoffer of Burlington, WI

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

"To the family of such a brave man, my heart aches for you. Erin, I too am in your situation. The love of my life is in Ad Diwaniyah Iraq for the next year and was deployed for his second tour a little over six months ago. My deepest simpathy for you and your little one. Stay strong. I will be donating to your foundation. I hope it helps. God bless you all."
Amanda of Orlando, Florida

"Bobby Warns, died a expecting father, a veteran, a student, a leader, a son, a brother, a friend, a hero... I will never forget the times we had, we know your still looking out for us as you always did...We Miss you...R.I.P
Bobby was my best friend growing up and if you would like to see Bobby Funeral Service and see more importantly about his life go to www.bobbywarns.com. We love you Bobby I can wait to see your smile when I see you in heaven. Love ya Bob-O."
Ryan Day of Waukesha, WI

"Thank you for the gift of Freedom. I will honor it in your memory."
P Bell of Macon,Ga

"The Knights of Columbus of Elmhurst, Il. wish to offer their deepest condolences to the family of Robert P. Warns II. He has made the ultimate sacrifice for all Americans. I'm sure he has earned the Eternal Reward."
Sev Delabar of Elmhurst, Illinois

"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:
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 the family of Robert;

Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Robert is a true American hero and will always be remembered by us for his bravery and ultimate sacrifice he gave to our country. Our family has also suffered the loss of my nephew in this battle for freedom. May God bless you during this difficult time."
Vic and Tammy McClain--azquail@att.net of Tucson, AZ

"RIP Tufelhunden...The Taylors USMC NC"

"To the family and friends of Corporal Robert P. Warns II,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca

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 ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"May God's Blessing be with you at this time. Robert will never be forgotten. Thank you for raising such a fine young man who so valiantly gave his life for our freedom. I too have lost one dear to me in Afghanistan on January 29 of this year. I know the pain you feel.
Feel free to write me anytime
Candy of Poynette, WI

"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 your soldier's bravery and sacrifice.


The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (The Big Ern's Mom) of San Antonio, TX

"My deepest sympathy, our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. May God bless you and help you through this time. Forever in our hearts a HERO Robert P. Warns II."
Amy & Aaron Monier of Waterford, MI.

"Thank you Robert Warns II, 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 Cpl. Robert Warns II:
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 Cpl. Robert Warns II:
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