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Suresh Niranjan Krause

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“Thank you for being Yourself and a True Godly Warrior. Godspeed to you. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Philip Molina - Indio, CA

“Suresh was my crutch during SERE training. We smiled together, laughed together and yes cried together. He protected me the best he could and when it...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Allison Dittrich - Kennesaw, GA

“You do not know us. We are from SL and my husband too served proudly in the US Army. Our thanks for your sons service. God bless, The Cader family ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Sanddra Cader - Hinesville, GA

“Words can not express our gratitude to you and your family for the sacrifice that you all made so that we can live in peace in this wonderful country...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Michael Potts - Palm Springs, CA

LTC Fernando 185th ARW “Even though I have never met you, I know this to be true; this country has lost a Great American patriot. My condolence to your parents, I know they...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Nicholas Emile Fernado - SD

“Grateful for the service and sacrifice. ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Jerry Brennig - sterling, VA

“As the Sri Lanka Ambassador to the US ( 2002-2005) and a Sri Lankan American, I honor the service and memory of U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Devinda R. Subasinghe - DC

“I was Suresh's first flight instructor at Embry-Riddle. His ambition and dedication for learning how to fly was truly inspiring. When we faced...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Karsten Finke - Marietta, GA

“I will always remember our days in college good times and bad, he always lifted everyones spirits. Suresh will always be with us and thank you for...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Keith Ross - Los Angeles, CA

“Suresh, you are such a beautiful person, inside and out. We will miss you terribly, for you are one of a kind. We will fly in to see you and your...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Dianna Geck - Honolulu, HI

“Suresh, it was an honor to be both your teacher and friend. You were among the best students I ever trained. I was proud of your decision to serve...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Trey Cottrell

“Suresh, it was a blessing to have met you, and your friendship with Adam will be cherished forever. What a kind spirit you have. My sincere...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Tina Young - Tucson, AZ - Friend

“Hard to choose a favorite memory so I will go with my first..I had talked to Suresh on phone several times before I met him so I knew how sweet and...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Shirley Rogers - Blairsville, GA

“Suresh, To everyone, you entered this world and left it as an angel! Your smile, your humor, your personality, your presence is truly missed...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Tonya Dower - Wahiawa, HI

“Condolences to the family for their loss of such a fine individual and human being. One can never state enough how much we cherish and appreciate...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: The G Family - Rancho Mirage, CA

“Dearest Ba, You have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, and you have kept the faith. Ba thank you, with much love Auntie Clara ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Clara Corral - Olive Branch, MS

“I have no confidence at all in my word skills at such a grievous time for you, Brian & Suzie. My heart is broken along with yours. I send to you both...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Greg Rogers - La Quinta, CA


Chief Warrant Officer 2, Suresh N. Krause, served in the U.S. Army as a UH-60, Black Hawk Pilot. He was serving his second tour in Afghanistan. Suresh was killed in action when the Black Hawk helicopter he was piloting crashed during a fire fight in Kandahar Afghanistan August 16th, 2012. Born June 18 1983 in Sri Lanka, Suresh came to the U.S. February 11th, 1998. "Ba" (Suresh's nickname which is short for baby as he was the youngest) was a graduate of Cathedral City High School and went on the earn a degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in May 2005. Suresh enlisted into the Army in 2007. Suresh is survived by both his biological and adopted parents and a large Sri Lankan and U.S. family. Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn, Cathedral City, CA.