Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Emory J. Turpin

23, of Dahlonega, Georgia.
Turpin died when he drowned in the Seychelles. He was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 currently deployed to the Seychelles. Died on November 20, 2005.

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"To the family of:Emory J. Turpin
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. He 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""

"October 1, 2007
To the family of Petty Officer 3rd Class Emory J. Turpin:
Emory 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

"RIP SHIPMATE"
US Navy Sailor

"To honor the Georgia soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families, the professional portrait artists of the Atlanta Fine Arts League are offering to paint a portrait of the individual soldier for his family. These 16 X 20” original portraits are being offered completely free of charge in recognition of the sacrifices made by these brave soldiers and in condolence for their families’ loss. Please visit our website www.atlantafineartsleague.org or email us at AtlantaFineArtsLeague@Yahoo.com for further information. –The Atlanta Fine Arts League"
Geraldine Zaki of Lawrenceville, GA

"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.
Our nations HERO, Emory will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!
"

"To Emory's Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Emory you are a true American Hero. Thank you Emory and God Bless you and your family."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"Emory,
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.

"SeaBees-Can Do!""

"To Emory'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 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. Our sons are true heroes!

By His Grace,

Gloria Caldas
Proud Mother of Fallen Hero
Capt. Ernesto "The Big Ern" Blanco-Caldas
82nd Airborne, 504 PIR
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003
San Antonio, Texas
gloria.caldas@sbcglobal.net"

"EMORY, YOU ARE IN MY HEART AND PRAYS. TODAY MY TEARS ARE YOUR'S. AN I FULLY UNDERSTAND YOUR LOST. MY HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH YOU LOVING FAMILY. YOU HAVE NOT DIED IN VAIN! AS YOU ARE A HERO! THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY. AN FOR BEING A MILITARY BROTHER TO OUR SON AS HE FELT OF YOU. TODAY YOU ARE TOGETHER. THAT IS SOME COMFORT. THAT YOU ARE WITH ALL YOUR BROTHER'S AND SISTER'S. EMORY WAS A SOLDIER THAT WAS UNSELFISH. RISKING HIS LIFE FOR EVERY AMERICAN. AMERICA IS ALOT SAFER SINCE 911. AN THE PEOPLE IN IRAQ HAVE HOPE. TO ONE DAY ENJOY PEACE. AN EMORY WAS VERY MUCH APART OF HISTORY. FOR HE DID HIS ALL FOR THE WORLD. PLEASE I URGE YOU, TO REACH OUT TO YOUR COMMUNITY AND POLITICAL LEADERS TODAY. REQUEST A STREET TO BE NAMED IN HIS HONOUR. FOR HE SERVED HIS COMMUNITY, COUNTY, STATE AND COUNTRY. WE MUST AS FALLEN FAMILIES HONOUR OUR SON'S AND DAUGHTER'S. SO NO ONE EVER FORGETS THEM. EMROY IS SOMEONE'S SOMEONE AND SOMEONE TO THE WAHL FAMILY. AS HE SHOULD BE TO EVRY AMERICAN! EMORY MY TEARS ARE YOUR'S TODAY AS WITH MY SON AND ALL THAT FALLEN. FATHER OF FALLEN SOLDIER SGT GREGORY L. WAHL US ARMY KIA BALAD, IRAQ 05-03-04"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"Thank you Emory Turpin, 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 Petty Officer 3rd Class Emory Turpin:
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 Emory 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 Petty Officer 3rd Class Emory Turpin:
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 Emory, 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