Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Spc. Thomas F. Allison

22, of Roy, Washington.
Allison was on board the MH-47 aircraft that crashed at sea in the southern Philippines. He was assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on February 21, 2002.

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"You have a lot of information about a hero thanks for creating this. game ml"
Ernest21 of Singapore

"He was a Sgt not a spc!"

"I am so sorry Thomas. I will pray for you and your loved ones. Your contribution to this country will never be forgotten. You are a true hero, and words cannot express how much you have given to all of us. God bless."
chris of san diego, CA

"I am trying to reach the family of SPC Thomas F. Allison. I received a bracelet as part of an organization called InOurHearts.org. I got Thomas with his photograph. He lives on and is with me every day. I'd love to know more about him. I can be contacted at hopeful222@gmail.com"
L of Phoenix, Arizona

"May 16, 2007
To the family of Thomas F. Allison. Thomas 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"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Carpe Diem!"
He knows

"My heart goes out to you all. I was in the service back in the mid 70's Just did a yahoo search under my name and came up with this site and others."
Thomas C. Allison III of Salem, Va. 24153

"I played pee wee basebal with Tom. He was always a good guy."
Brandon of Seattle, WA

"FOR JESUS IS THE LIGHTHOUSE IF IT WASN'T FOR THE LIGHTHOUSE FOR WHERE WOULD THIS SHIP BE"
THERESA THOMPSON of COLUMBUS, GEORGIA

"FOR JESUS IS THE LIGHTHOUSE IF IT WASN'T FOR THE LIGHTHOUSE FOR WHERE WOULD THIS SHIP BE"
THERESA THOMPSON of COLUMBUS, GEORGIA

"I miss you, Thomas. Thanks for all the memories - and for your bravery. I have yet to meet a nicer person!"
Jessica of Bowling Green, KY

"Thomas,
I would like to say thank you to you and the other men who were on that helicopter with you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"To the family of Thomas Allison,
I went through Basic training, and AIT with Allison. I want you to know that he was a great man. He was one that truely loved his job. I attended the memorial in Korea. I can not express my deepest sadness for your loss. I know it never gets easier. I do want you to know that after all this time those who new him have not forgotten him. Once again I am sorry."
Crystal Hampton of Vancouver, Wa

"To Thomas' Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our son returned safely from Afghanistan, only to lose his life in Iraq. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice. He is truly a Hero, now guarding the Gates in Heaven!

Sincerely,

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
gcaldas48@aol.com"

"Would a relative of Thomas F. Allison please contact me. I am WA state coordinator for the Home of the Brave Quilt Project, and our group would like to make a quilt in Thomas' honor. My email is barbnlamont@comcast.net
thanks. Barb"
Barb Shillinger of Aberdeen, WA

"WORDS CAN NOT EXPRESS OUR GRATTITUDE, YOU'VE MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE."
RAUL of ROCHESTER,NY

"Thanks for stepping forward when America needed you. To the family - Thank you for your contribution to our liberty and freedom. I'm sorry for your tremendous loss."
Ronald Carlson of Montrose, MN

"God Bless you and your family - you will never be forgotten"
Chris of Windham, NH

"I can't believe that it has been 2 1/2 years since you were taken by the Lord. I just moved recently and I found some old letters that you wrote before you deployed. I couldn't believe that I still had them! You will always hold a special place in my heart. You are what is great about the Armed Forces. You loved your job and always put your all into your work. God Bless you and your family. I miss you."
Sarah Gibson of Tacoma, WA now living in Colorado Springs, CO

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten."
a grateful citizen in arizona

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

"hello i just want u to know that my thoughts and prayers are with u and i wanted to say that thomas was a very brave man and im very proud of him"
katie fawcett of morriston florida

"Dear Thomas:
I realize you do not know me personally, but I am with you spiritually. You are a true hero in my and the eyes of all Americans. I want you to know that all your efforts were not in vain. I appreciate the ultimate sacrifice you paid so that all of us can live in a free and safe society.

The ultimate sacrifice in life is to take action and protect those whom you love. You were there in Iraq because you love this great country and your fellow citizens and were willing to place yourself in harms way in order to protect the sovereignty of our country. In the eyes of God you have given the greatest gift of all for your friends and loveones; you gave your life. I just wanted you to know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers each and everyday. Thank you for giving me the greatest gift in life which is the gift of freedom.
To the family of Thomas F. Allison please except my sincere condolences on the loss of your son. If there is anything I can do please let me know.

Sincerely,

Carol Annino
Newington, CT 06111"
Carol Annino of Newington,CT/US

"Soldiers like Thomas Allison made sure that out nation's enemies had no safe place from which to plan further attacks on us. He and his comrades brought the battle to the enemy.

He made our country safer. God bless him for doing so."
The Estes Family of Phoenix, AZ

"You will not be forgotten. Even though I did not know you, I thank you and your family for the greatest sacrifice every made by an American."
Pat Walters of Cross Plains, wi

"My name is Cathie Longstreth and I was the grandmother to Duane E. Longstreth, killed in Baghdad on August 7, 2003. I am also a member of the "Bridge People" of Outpost 122. The members of the Bridge Team rally at Outpost 122 (the exit 122 off I 5) every Saturday in an effort to support the troops of Ft. Lewis, McCord AFB and Camp Murray (Washington State National Guard). We have the honor of greeting hundreds of military members and their families every week. The response from the troops is heart warming and welcomed .

I am writing this message to the other families in Washington State that have also lost a family member while serving our country, since September 11, 2001. My family would like to display a picture of the fallen hero, with the name and possibly the date of death, on the bridge while we are rallying. It is intended to honor them for the sacrifice they made but will not be used by us as a personal political statement. We hesitated to replicate the pictures we find on the many web sites without the express permission of the surviving family, as we have had our own experience with the media attempting to use our loss to support their political position.

If you do not object to us using your loved ones picture, please email me with your permission at one of the email addresses below. If you have a special picture that you like us to use please email that as well, otherwise we will be using one of the pictures already posted on the web.


chilstad88@aol.com
clongstreth@multicare.com"
Cathie Longstreth of Tacoma, Wa.

"may god be with you"
rhonda of centralia,il usa

"Thank you Thomas Allison, 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 Spc. Thomas Allison:
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 Thomas 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 Spc. Thomas Allison:
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 Thomas, 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