Donald W.-Eacho-Obituary

Sgt. 1st Class Donald W. Eacho

Black Creek, Wisconsin


Black Creek, Wisconsin


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When he called home from Iraq, Donald Eacho left long messages on the answering machine, taking care to pause so his 5-year-old son could talk back to it. The little boy didn't know the voice was recorded. Now Eacho's wife Bonnie plays the messages over and over to hear his voice again. "I loved being married to him," she said. "He was my best friend." Eacho, 38, who lived with his family in Watertown, N.Y., was killed March 4 in Ramadi, Iraq, with three other soldiers when an explosive detonated near their patrol. He was stationed at Fort Carson. He is survived by his wife and two sons. The 17-year Army veteran grew up in Wisconsin, listed his hometown as Black Creek, Wis., with the Army. He joined the National Guard in his senior year of high school and signed up for the Army not long after graduation. "It made him feel good doing something important," said his mother, Diane. In 2003, he was awarded the Soldier's Medal, an Army honor for heroism away from the battlefield, for rescuing a 4-year-old girl and her grandfather when they were trapped in an overturned car.

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So i had to remove my kia bracelet for the first time in 12 years,to get an MRI and it brought my thoughts right back to Don Love Ya Buddy...The most propper solidier I knew.I wish his family the best.

still have the model Hummer you gave me Brother...think of you every time I walk by and see it! Still miss you...

I'm sending my condolences to the Eacho family, sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in Gods word. Micah 4:3,4

Never forgotten SFC! Remembering you until it's time for us to meet again.
SFC Robbins


Hey Don, we all remember you on this day as we do every other day. Never forgotten.

We haven't, nor will we ever forget you SFC!!

To the family of Sgt. 1st Class Donald W. Eacho:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Christian Memorial Day Remembrance worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, 26 May 2013. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the bordering states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden”...

We would like to express our deepest condolences and also let the Eacho Family know that we recently sent Care Packages to American troops in the war zones. Each box carried a dedication sheet that includes the name, service information and a photo of your loved one. We recognize that this is a humble tribute, but we wanted you to know that it is heartfelt and made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals in the youth hockey community and beyond. We will not forget. ...