|Birth: ||Feb. 18, 1981|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||May 8, 2005, Iraq|
Army Sgt. Gary A. Eckert Jr., 24, of Toledo, Ohio; assigned to the 983rd Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, Monclova, Ohio. Andy died May 8 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained earlier that day when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee in Samarra, Iraq. He married Tiphany Anne (Miramontes) February 28, 2003, in Toledo, OH. She survives along with children, Marlee Freedom, and Myles Manning; mother, Deborah Cieslak; father, Gary (Cathy) Eckert; father-in-law, David Miramontes; mother-in-law, Angela Miramontes; grandparents, Sherman and Veda Eckert and Mahlin and Beverly Carroll; brother, Ryan; sisters, Denise, Crystal, Jessica, Stephanie, and Alexandria, and special friends, Bret and Gwen Howland, Travis and Aubrey Repass, Redus and Jessica Thomas, Theresa Martin, Kris Howland, and Paul Matney. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Donald and Florence Keys.
Maintained by: Ally Eckert
Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: May 05, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14177499
SGT. U.S. Army. Operation Iraq Freedom. 983rd Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve. My respects Sir.|
Added: May. 8, 2016
I replay that convoy several times a day. Not by choice. You were quiet that day when you were usually silly as hell. It's like you knew something we didn't. You were a dedicated and amazing soldier and it would have been awesome to see you being a Dad. T...(Read more)|
Added: Mar. 19, 2016
💚Your legacy has instilled a forever pay it forward, giving, child 💚 Thank you for serving & sacrifice to our great country💚ღ❀lov~blessings✞prayers~peace❀ღ|
Added: Dec. 9, 2015
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