Sgt. Gary A. Eckert Jr.
United States Army
KIA 8 May 2005
24, of Toledo, Ohio; assigned to the 983rd Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, Monclova, Ohio;
died May 8 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained earlier that day when an improvised explosive
device detonated near his Humvee in Samarra, Iraq.

This Memorial Page Established by-SFC Rod Brewer
In Honor Of SGT Gary "Andy" Eckert Jr.

Sgt Gary "Andy" Eckert Jr., of Toledo, Ohio. Eckert
died in Balad, Iraq, from injuries sustained earlier that day in Samarra,
Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV.
Andy was assigned to the Army Reserve's 983rd Engineer Battalion. He was
sawing his Company Commander where he was wounded the first tour and
drove about 100 yards down the road from the first accident when he was
killed. Left his wife Tiphany , his daughter Freedom and his son.
Christmas in Arlington... Rest easy, sleep well my brothers. Know the line has
held, your job is done. Rest easy, sleep well. Others have taken up
where you fell, the line has held. Peace, peace, and farewell.... Andy,
You Have Not Been Forgotten... Rod.

July 25, 2009
LT Dave Howard
The fallen will never be forgotten.  "Doc" [983rd BN Surgeon 2005]

June 14, 2008
Ally Eckert
Andy was a great brother, and friend.  I still think
about him every single day, and I will for the rest of my life.  He and
all of the other soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrafice are the best
heros in the world, because they are true heros.  Superman can't even
compare to these great soldiers.  Freedom is not free.  Rest in peace
Andy, I love you.
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