Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Spc. Julie R. Hickey

20, of Galloway, Ohio.
Hickey was evacuated from Bagram, Afghanistan, on June 30, 2004 and died in Landstuhl, Germany, of complications from a non-combat related illness. She was assigned to the Army Reserve's 412th Civil Affairs Battalion, Whitehall, Ohio. Died on July 4, 2004.

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"Here is another 4th your family has without you! I am sorry for your loss! Julie did everything the Army asked of her without ever complaining. I think of her contribution to many of the girls of Afghanistan who dearly loved her. They will not forget what she taught them."
LTC Scott Wiesehan of Canby, OR

"Julie, we only knew each a short time and the time we did know each other was in preparation for the deployment. It has been 8 years but I'll never forget you or the laughs we shared. I pray your family is doing well, keep looking down up them and those of us here without you. Rest easy"
A Friend, A Brother of North Carolina

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com"
Scott Steiner of Gahanna, OH / USA

"November 18, 2007
To the family of Spc. Julie R. Hickey:
Julie 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

"To the family of:Julie R. Hickey I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. She died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"

"Julie,
I would like to say thank 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 Army spc Julie R Hickey I don't know you but I think you for dying for me so I can be free."
Jerry Samuls jr of Charlestown Indiana

"It's really hard knowing you're not here with us anymore, and you're in my thoughts and prayers everyday, I just wish you were here to make us smile and laugh again, I will never forget you Julie, I love you. Melody, Rachel, Joe, Stephanie I wish I could still be with you guys. I love you all."
Audria Daniels of columbus, ohio

"TO THE HICKEY FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. WE ARE DEEPLY SADDEN BY YOUR LOST. AN OUR HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH YOU. WE LOST OUR SON IN IRAQ; SO WE UNDERSTAND YOUR LOST. THANK YOU JULIE, FOR BEING THE ELITE OF AMERICANS. BY SERVING OUR GREAT COUNTRY!"
leonard wahl of Valley Stream Long Island

"To the family and friends,

Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your loved ones bravery and sacrifice. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. Your loved one is a hero. Greater love have no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13.

God bless you.

Home Front Ministries
Shepherd of the Hills Church
Porter Ranch, CA"

"Dear Family and Friends of JULIE.
I share in your sorrow for I too lost a son in Afghanistan. Know that Julie will never be forgotten. She is with all the HEROS that have gone before her. My son said it was the right thing to do. As I watch the election take place in Afghanistan my heart soared because our little children, now young adults, helped to make that happen. They gave theirs lives freely so that we have the right to live in a free country. Remember every time a flag flies Julie helped keep it there. Freedom is not Free. "NO GREATER LOVE HAS NO MAN THAN TO LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR A FRIEND. JOHN 15:13" Thank you for Julie's love. My prayers are with you and I am here if you need some one to listen.

PROUD MOM OF LCPL JUSTON T. THACKER
USMC-KIA AFGHANISTAN 6/24/04"
Sharon Bowling of Princeton, WV United States of America, and Proud of it.

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Julie, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"To the family of Spc Julie Hickey, we thank you for sharing your loved one with our country. The cost of freedom is high, but the loss of freedom is higher. Our service men and women realize this and give their all to our country. Only God can heal the deep hurt at the loss of your loved one. May He shower you with love from friends and family. Our hearts hurt for you for we know of your pain. Proud grandparents of LCpl Juston Thacker, KIA in Afghanistan, 6/24/04."
Tom and Dixie Sisk of Princeton WV

"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

"The Family has setup a Website in Julie's honor.

at http://www.juliehickey.com

You can read about what happen, as well as share your memories of Julie.

The Family thanks everyone who has visited this site and hers.

We miss Julie and we all were very proud of Julie's life and service to our country."
Michael Willis (Uncle) of Columbus, Ohio

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

"Julie, we love you."

"To Julie's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for her bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (Ernie's mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

"To Julie's Family:
There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Thank you Julie Hickey, 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. Julie Hickey:
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 Julie for the sacrifice she 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. Julie Hickey:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. She 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 Julie, 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