Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Travis W. Anderson

28, of Hooper, Colorado.
Anderson died in Bayji, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on May 13, 2005.

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"Travis,
6/15/2016
You never knew me, but I was there to Salute you as your casket was loaded on the C-130 in Balad Iraq, headed back to the States. I made a promise that I would never forget your name and 11 years later I have still kept that promise. Thank you for your sacrifice and service to our nation."
MSgt Scott Ferrell of Langley AFB, VA

"As always, throwing some back for you...keep watching over us down here. Still think about you everyday. Love you!"
Joe of MN

"Thinking of you today and always."

"Cheers Cowboy! Throwing a few back for you tonight. Miss you. Keep watching over us down here!"
Joe

"loopy i still think about you and all that you have done for us. thank you!
you will never be forgotten."
zack means of atlanta ga

"Still missing you buddy! Keep watching over us....I know you are keeping us all safe."

"I was an Air Force Civil Engineer, who shares the same story as Dave Muns (who also commented on this page). I was part of the detail that escorted Travis from the Theater Hospital to the C-130 which took him home. Although I have never met Dave, I share the same sentiment he expressed regarding Travis. Its been over 8 years since that day but I will always remember his sacrifice and the sacrifice of you, his beloved family & friends. I can't fathom the grief you carry with you. My deepest prayers for his family & friends to find peace and comfort through the grace of God. tbutler@suburbanresources.com"
TSgt Tim Butler of Boston, MA

"Cowboy , you will never be forgotten. My prayers continue for your family.5/17/2013"
SFC (RET) Ernie Gainey BushmasterMG of Ft Stewart, Ga

"Loopie, just wanted to say hello. Miss you and think of you always."

"To the family of:Travis W. Anderson
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""

"I happened to stumble upon Travis' roadside memorial on Highway 17, when biking the San Luis Valley in Colorado on Labor Day, 2011. I was so touched that I dedicated my photo-video with music just for him. May he rest in peace...my heart SO goes out to his family.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imIv_9VeD5U"
Inge Burbank of Pueblo, CO

"RIP my Brother in Arms I never met you but like you fought in that war in 2008 I now work with your uncle Charlie Anderson your uncle is very proud of you as he should be. A life is priceless as is freedom. You gave way more than most would ever be willing God Bless you my comrade and your family
CPL Dean Bruce Mosul 2008"
Dean Bruce of Evansville IN.

""HELLO TO THE RELATIVES AND FRIENDS DE ALIVE TRAVIS IN YUCATAN PROGRESO AND FOR SOME TIME ENCOTRE A MEDAL OF RECOGNITION TO AND THE OTHER SOLDIERS IF THEY WANT TO RECOVER IT COMUNIQUENSE WITH ME MY NAMES IS MANUEL CRUZ 9997 39 87 99 AND 9999 40 30 53

OR THEY CAN WRITE TO THIS MAIL rosland2010@hotmail.com

IT IS OF MY DAUGHTER"
MANUEL CRUZ of PROGRESO YUCATAN MEXICO"
MANUEL CRUZ of PROGRESO YUCATAN MEXICO

"Happy birthday Loop! Still missing you like crazy!"

"I still can't believe its been 5 years. I think of you every day. RIP Loopie."

"Well Loop, everyone lied, because it hasn't got any easier! I miss you more than ever!"
Toscha

"Hey buddy. Can't believe it has been five years already. Even after all this time, you still live strong in our hearts. I know you are looking down on us and keeping us safe. What I wouldn't give to live that day over again, things I would have done different...things we should have done different...I think about it every day. You meant the world to everyone in the platoon, and to this day, you still give me motivation. Take care, and keep watching over us down here."
Joe S B Co 2/7 INF

"Hard to believe that tomorrow it will have already been 5 years since you left us. Loopie you are always in my thoughts and so is your family. Miss you often but always laugh when I think of the memories that have been left in my mind! Much love goes out to Toscha, Bissy, Buddy and Manda and your Mom."
Tami Eagles of Arizona

"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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3
A hundred times a day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving. - Albert Einstein"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"Happy birthday a few days late! I didn't forget I just didn't post on here! I love you!"
toscha

"Merry Christmas Loopie. We miss you"

"I miss you so much!"
toscha

"Loopie,
I was thinking about you, just wanted to say hello! I miss you!!"
Kari of portland oregon

"Travis, You are dearly remembered on the anniversary of your ultimate sacrifice for our country. My son was involved in vehicle recovery at the scene. He thinks of you often, especially in May. My prayers for you and your dear loved ones."
Norma Norris of Butler, PA 16001

"I can't belive another year. It totally sucks. Please just come back too us!!!"
toscha

"Hey Travis, It is because of today that we know Jesus is exactly what he said he was. The son of God, who died for our sins and arose from the dead three days later. Because he did this, you were able to be washed in the blood and we will get to spend eternity with you and our Savior in Heaven!"
Toscha

"Travis,
I really didn't know you other than stories about you as a little boy when my husband was your Grandpa Bill. Each year we visit you and Clint Randles and his heart breaks for the two of you. Thank you for touching his heart in the manner and GOD SPEED young man."
Peggi Slane of Cherryvale, KS and Moffat, CO

"Hey Cowoboy its been a while since I have been to this site but not one day goes that I don't think about you. I just want you to know that since we lost you that day, I have lived everyday of my life to the best of my ability. I miss you and would give anything to have you back.
Joe B 2/7 Bushmasters"
Joe of Mankato, Mn

"I dinn't forget your birthday, I just couldn't make it to a computer yesterday. So happy birthday. miss and love you as always!"
sister of north pole

"another new year without you! it just isn't right! miss you more than ever!"

"I can never go home for christmas again without you there."

"this time of year really does suck without you. love and miss you terribly!"
toscha

"Hey Loop, cody shot his first coyote and he also went hunting and shot his first deer."

"love you!!"

"its been awhile since i've left a message but i havent forgotten you...i cant! not a day goes by your face doesnt cross my mind. love you."

"loop i cant belive it has been three years! it still seems so fresh. it has not gotten any easier for anyone of us. i wish it could have been me. i also wish that chloe could have gotten to know you. she would have loved her uncle loopie. we will meet you in heaven. watch over us and always remember we love you."
toscha

"the 3rd annual Loopie fest will be May 10th @4:00pm in hoopet at the memorial then moving over to the watering hole!"

"March 28, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Travis W. Anderson:
Travis 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

"My condolences to the family of this brave soldier from the San Luis Valley. Although I did not know PFC Anderson, I believe he was of good heart and upbringing and had good intentions.

My thoughts are with family members and friends and PFC Travis Anderson. He is a Hero for America as well as for the San Luis Valley for his service to protect our freedom and the freedom of those in Iraq.

May he rest in peace knowing he served well and will be remembered for his service and diligence."
J. Johansen of Fox Creek, CO

"hey loop i hope your happy up there"
cody of mosca

"Hey Travis I still can't believe you are gone. I think about you daily. I know you are in a good place and thank you for being such a wonderful person. Love ya"
Julie of Montrose, CO

"sorry about the patriots! i know you would have been pissed!"
ta

"Happy birthday Loop! I love and miss you always!"
Toscga

"hi loop. i cant stop thinking about you. the holidays are always hard since you left us. i dont know how to go on even afetr all this time. i love and miss you so much. i cant wait to see you again, when i finally make it home."

"Red Friday--Everyone needs to wear something red on Fridays to show the troops that we support them Wear red on Friday and every Friday until they all come home."
friend of Mosca, CO

"It's been a few years and Sean is on his way this December. We talk about you a lot and your memory lives with the Goodman's and especially young Sean who cares about this country and his family the way you always have! I love you Loop and I hope to see you soon and watch a good game with ya brotha!"
Brian Goodman of Colorado Springs

"Dang it Loop. Today would have been much better wiht you here. Keep watch over us and we will see ya when we get there."

"To the family and friends of Pfc Travis W. Anderson:
I did not have the honor of knowing Pfc. Anderson - in fact, I stumbled across this site while Googling another Travis Anderson. But I cannot leave without conveying my gratitude for the service and sacrifice of Pfc. Anderson and so many others. They will not be forgotten. May God comfort their families and friends. I wish words could say more."
Mark Parthemer of Portland, Oregon

"Thank you for fighting for my children..sorry you paid such a high price"
Amy of lafayette,georgia,u.s.a

"Rest in Peace Loopie! Miss you."

"Loopie,
You were one of the greatest people to ever walk this earth. I can not belive it has been two years since we lost you. It has not gotten any easier, I don't suppose it ever will. I loved you more than you will ever know amd I always will."
toscha

"Rest in Peace. You are our brother.
Damn, Loopie."
Friend of Mosca, CO

"Hey Loopie,
Things have been hard for everyone it seems lately. I miss you more than ever and know that you are watching over us all. Luv Ya"

"Hey bud, I just wanted you to know I get married on 4-20-07! Its gonna be a hella fun reception..........and a very nice ceremony! I know you would love Joe my Fiance', I have told him all about you! Loopie I think about you often and want you to know you live strong in the hearts you have touched all over the world............. miss you!
God Bless
Kari"
Kari Zadow (kariberry) of Portland Oregon

"Travis, I will never forget you. Everytime I think of the Valley,-- I will alway's remember you. I am proud of you, you are a true hero, and are my inspiration."
SFC Darrell R. Martinez, US Army Recruiter of Lakewood, CO

"Hey Trav, just want to say that i haven't & will never forget you. we'll always remember."
Tyler of Fairbanks, AK

"I am an Air Force medic who was stationed at the USAF Theater Hospital in Balad Iraq in May 05. While I did not know Travis he will always be with me. I was a member of the formation which escorted Travis to the aircraft when he left Iraq. This was the first time I had been on such a detail. Travis' name stuck with me when the Chaplain prayed for for him and all of you (family). I wrote his name down when I returned to my work area. I have kept that piece of paper as a tangible reminder of the heros who have served. May God bless each of you! We can never fully experience your grief but know our prayers are with you."
Dave Muns of Biloxi, Mississippi

"Happy birthday Travis! Sorry I am a couple days late. I love you!"
Toscha

"Hi Loop. Happy New Year. I only wish you were her for it."
Toscha

"Merry Christmas Travis. I can't stand it without you. I wish you were here every second. Love and miss you."
Toscha

"Hi Loop,

Just letting you know that I will always remember you. You are always! on mind. Love and miss you!"
Toscha

"hey loopie...hard to believe today is 1 yr but we celebrated your life tonight. love you and miss you..."
jessie of elkton, md

"Travis,
It's one year today that we lost you! I miss you more than ever. Today we will honor you and celebrate you life. I love you! We will live in my heart always.
Your sister
Toscha"
Toscha

"Hey loopie, you touched my life as you did many people you met. Thanks for being one of my best friends when I lived in colorado! I will miss you and you will always be in my heart!!"
Kari Zadow (kariberry) of Portland Oregon

"To all who knew and loved Travis,
There will be a memorial celebration in his honor on May 13 in Hooper Colorado.Everyone is welcome.Come to the intersection of HWY112 and 17. It will start about 4pm.
Thanks"
Barb Anderson(mother) of Hooper Co. USA

"its been almost a yr it's hard to believe. i'm going outwest for your memorial...wouldnt miss it for the world. so see you soon. love you ..."
Jessie of Elkton, MD

"hey loop...
It has almost been a year since your death and everyone really misses you. Your little brother is working so hard to make your memorial a great one. You made everyone so proud. Keep smiling down on everyone! We all miss you."
Mandy of Alamosa

"Hey Loopie, the anniversary of your death is coming up and we are missing you more than ever. Going to have a memorial party for you. A lot of your buddies from your company will be here. Everyone misses you. Love you."

"hey loop,
i miss ya man. i'll always remember all the times you took me coyote hunting back in the day. you taught me a lot about it. i still remember that one that you drilled right between the eyes. I remember that one night at grandma's when you were a little drunk & you were tellin me to follow my heart & do things for myself, not to please other people...sumthin like that...you did that yourself & were happy doing it..i'm proud of you man & i'll always miss you."
tyler

"Hey Loopie,
It's coming up on a year since you left us. There have been times when I have just wanted to talk to you. Life has been really crazy and I have been trying to learn how to move on, but it's so hard. I am trying to learn what happiness is again, I know you don't want any of us to not be happy. It is just so hard. I took May 13th off of work, don't think I could make it through the day. I just want you to know how much you are missed and I just need to laugh once again. I will never forget all the times you made me laugh, no matter how big the story was, you could always make me laugh."

"Travis, you will not be forgoten"
jeremy means of pineville la

"Hi Travis,

i sure do miss you. I keep wondering what we would have done when you got back. I can't belive all the stuff I am supposed to do without you. It just sucks. I miss you more than anyone will ever know. I love you,

Toscha"

"just saying hey. love you Loopie!"
Jessie Joy of Elkton, Maryland

"Hey Loop,
I really, really miss you. I just wish I could talk to you one more time. I really don't even know how to act yet. Maybe I never will. I am always thinking about you. You were too good of a person for this to have happend to. I don't think many of us will ever be able to move one. We thought you were invinceable. I guess I have to rely on our faith and wait unti that day I see you in Glory! Wait for me at those pearly gates little brother, I will come home one day."
toscha

"HEY BROTHER WE CELEBRATED YOUR BIRTHDAY DOWN HERE, AND NOW WE ARE GOING UP THERE TO SEE HOW YOU DO IT IN COLORADO.....I WILL SEE YOU THERE"
SCOTT LUBIC of FT. STEWART GA.

"Happy birthday Loopie. I wish I could celebrate up there with you but we celebrated here. We know you were with us . Your day was celebrated across the country. We will never forget.

Love and miss you!"
Toscha

"Happy Birthday Loopie - Love ya"
Jessie Joy of Maryland

"I hope you are happy"
Cody parker

"Well Travis it's been a reslly tough year on your old granny. First Donald then Chloe then you. Just about done me in. But you know me,I will never give up and fall into a deep depression. I have to be strong for everyone else. I just worry about who will take care of every one when I am gone. You have probably seen your grandpa up there. I'm sure he is so proud of you. As I am. You left your foot prints over the whole USA, and In Iraq. Good Job Travis. I knew you could do it. Thats why I alwayse booted you in the rear when you needed it. I'll keep trying to boost your siblings and Mom up. We love you and of course we miss you. Your Grandma"
Violet Freel of Hooper, Colorado

"Hi Loop,

Happy New Years. This is the worst New Years eve ever. I refuse to be happy about anything anymore. I just miss you too much. It's not fair. I don't think I'll ever celebrate anything again! I just keep having all the memories of you and that is all I can seem to accomplish anymore. i don't know that I can make it here without you. It is verry painful.

I miss and love you verry much!"
Toscha

"Loopie,
Merry Christmas! I love you!

Your sister in blood and Christ"
Toscha

"Hey Loop, I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas. It's hard w/ all the holiday music and everything. At this point I get to thinking all the things I would be doin if you were here w/ us celebrating the holidays & the new year. I wanna go coyote callin' w/ you in the morning...cause I aint worth a * callin'. Damn, Loop all these coyotes around here are gettin pretty thick, and they're not afraid as much...b/c they know you're not around to kill em' anymore. Your b-day's approaching and we'll celebrate it for you and we'll damn sure try tomorrow (for Christmas as if you were here). I still can't believe everything. I know your unit & all your brothers are gettin back & thank God they did...I know you watched over them throughout that hell. I wish I could meet them all and tell them how grateful I am. I can't wait to see you again. I will still always see you as an older brother to me & my friends. Love ya man!"
Love ya man of Mosca CO

"hey cowboy its Sessions and i just wanted to say we all love you and will celebrate your birthday when we get back from this hell in about 5 days. Missions have stopped and were all rotting away from stairing at the walls all day. i would give anything for you to be able to be here with us; getting ready to go home. ill say hay to the family for you and i believe the B-Day parties at my house. So brother ill see you there. Dam i miss you man"
Brent Sessions 1st Plt. Bravo Co 2-7 of Bayji,Iraq

"Hi Travis,
I have been thiking about you so much lately. I can't belive that tomorrow it will be 7 months since you were taken from us. It still gets harder every day to deal with the fact. Enjoy your time in glory until we are reunited. Love you always!"
Toscha

"Loopie,

Loop I miss you so much. Everything sucks. The holidays are going to be the worst ever. I sure wish you were here to see baby Chloe. She is so cute. She needs her uncle Loopie. I will tell her all about you, and show her pictures. I will tell her that you were a wonderful brother and that I loved you verry much. I will tell her that you are a hero and that you are in heaven and that one day she will get to meet you there. I hope you are happy. Your unit will be coming home soon and it makes me even more sad because they get to come home and you don't. It's just nor fair. All of them but you. I hope they honor and remember you forever. I know I will. Life sucks and it probably always will without you here.

Love
Toscha"
Toscha of North Pole Alaska

""I WANNA BE AN AIRBORNE RANGER!"
miss you and love you - me"

"Hey man, it's still hard to believe you're gone. You will live forever in our minds and hearts. Your stories can still be heard through all of us around the world. Until that day we meet again, luv ya brother"
K to the P

"Hey man I know you in Heaven. Just wanted to thankyou even though i never did before. I wanted to thank you for being the only one who took me in and squared me away the best you could when i first got to Bravo Company. Thanks Man. I remember you coming up to me drunk giving me a hug and you telling me if I ever needed anything you got my back. You will always be remembered. Bushmaster 4 Life"
PFC Brown of ft. stewart, Ga

"Hey brother, I miss you more today than I did yesterday. I know you are shinning down on all of us yet it doesnt make it easier. You are a TRUE American hero and thats just something not everyone can be. Each night I cry for you I miss you!!! This is so hard brother I just understand why you had to leave us when you did I still talk about you like you are going to walk through the door then I am reminded that the next time we meet will be in a place where they say is paridise. I can wait because you are worth it, untill I see you again I LOVE YOU
missing you more everyday

P.S trick or treat!!!!"
Bissy of Hooper CO USA

"Travis,
Just wanted to tell you that your sacrifice will not go unnoticed. You will live forever in so many peoples hearts for your unselfish acts. You were a great person, and my heart goes out to your family. Semper Fidelis."
Corporal Mathew R. Gutjahr of Alamosa, CO

"Loop,
Just letting you know that no one ever quits think about you. We really miss you bad. I love ya!"
Toscha of North Pole AK

"Loopie,
Please come back. Imiss and need you so much. I can't handle this."
someone who loves you of SLV Colorado

"hey travis (cowboy) it has been 5 monthes since you have left us here in bayji iraq, and there is not a day that goes by that we all here don't think of you and remember all of the good times we had. things are tough here without you. going home without you will be even tougher, but you are strong in all of our hearts, and we know that you are looking down on us from heaven and keeping us all safe.
everytime i walk out of my room i look over at yours and keep thinking i am going to see you walk out, with that big smile on your face. you never complained about any mission, or how many we did in a day. you were always ready to go. we all looked up to you. i miss you man, and i will never forget you, you will always be in my heart."
Spc. Joseph Sternhagen of Bayji Iraq

"09/11/05
Loop,
Hey bud. We were up at your resting place the other day and we had a hek of a get down. We toasted you so many times. Your grave was soaked with cheeres and tears. We miss you so much and just want you to come home. All the difernt feelings we all have is torcher. Loop we love you. Please stay close to us, for us. This is the hardest thing any of us have ever been through. Loop we all love you so much it hurts. We'll keep you in our hearts forever. We will be back up to visit ya next weekend. Son we love you. F*#@ around cuz we got hammerd dog Sh@*
love ya loop
2-shay
biss
kev
gwen
schommer"
dj dan gang of hooper co

"Aug 20, 2005
ARMY PFC TRAVIS W. ANDERSON
You are an American Hero whose ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten by a grateful nation. Rest well brave soldier.

“SOLDIER”
By
George L. Skypeck , RegTM
All Rights Reserved
(No reproduction without prior permission
By Mr. Skypeck)

I was that which others did not want to be.
I went where others feared to go,
And did what others failed to do.
I asked nothing from those who gave nothing,
And reluctantly accepted the thought of
Eternal loneliness…should I fail.
I have seen the face of terror;
Felt the stinging cold of fear;
And enjoyed the sweet taste of a moments love.
I have cried, pained, and hoped…but most of all,
I have lived times others would say were
Best forgotten
At least someday I will be able to say that
I was proud of
What I was…
A SOLDIER"
D. Burt of Rhode Island

"Loopie, we all miss you so much. I wish you knew how much of a hero you are. I guess you do know looking down from heaven. I think about you everyday. This has been hard for everyone to handle but we are coping. Love you and miss you."

"I am sorry for your loss. May God bless your family with the strength to handle to the days to come.

Michele Carter
Sister of CPL Gary Walters
KIA in Baghdad, 24 April 2005"

"It's just about the 4th of July, Loop. It's gonna be really wierd and tough w/out you here. So we're all gonna have a few cold ones for you. Just wait for us all, so we can all have a few cold ones together again in paradise."
OMB of Five Mile, CO (Copperhead Road)

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

"I know you were quite the soldier. i didn't know you, but you were in the same unit as my brother SPC Dotson. I know those boys miss you, and your spirit keeps them going. Good Bless
you and your family. 2-7 Hooah"
Diana Dotson of Orlando, Fl

"Loopie,
Nothing will ever take away the emptiness that you left in so many lives. You always said how nobody cared about you, but there are so many who will. For the rest of their lives they will remember you, because in one way or another you touched their lives. I just want you to know how much we all care and we will forever keep your memory alive. If only we could have given to you what you gave to us. Everyone is going to miss you. Until that day we meet in heaven."

"Loopie...you're my hero. It didn't matter how long I knew you cause you touched my heart the first time I met you when you said "look real live hippies." You are by far the coolest person I've ever known. I will never forget you Loopie. Thank you Loopie. See you again. I Love You."
Jessie of Mosca, CO

"Travis(loopie) I miss you so much you will never know. I just wish i could of done things different. I would of wrote you more, said i miss you more and let you know how much i love you. I guess ill just say it now, I LOVE YOU Loopie nothing will ever let me forget you. I would do anything to see you one more time. Till we meet again love your littlest sister,
Amanda Lisa Anderson"
Amanda Anderson of Hooper Co,

"Travis there is not much to be said that hasn't already been spoken. While I didn't know as well as I would have liked, I know that you are my hero. You made the ultimate sacrifice."
Darrell Freel USAFR TSgt of OKC, Oklahoma

"Hey Loop, thanks for sacrificing your life for me and everyone in this country. You were a great friend and sometimes acted as an older brother who always had our backs. I'll never forget the great times (which were NEVER dull) that we all had. I can't describe what it's going to be like w/out you here. I'll even miss the times when you had to show everyone your tricks of how to get out of a headlock or whatever, your military cadences, and that laugh that seemed to wake everybody up in the middle of the night. I'll miss everything! I love you man and we will meet again someday. Until then, THANK YOU, you will never be forgotten."
Kevin Prior of Mosca, Colorado

"The Anderson Family,
God be with all of you. It is so hard to believe another young soldier is fallen. My heart goes out to you. The good Lord will see you through the pain and loss. I heard the tributes to Travis tonight on NW Public Radio. I wish I could have known him because it sounds like he was somebody who loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest. You are in my prayers.
Sincerly,"
Dennis Nickel of Moscow, Idaho

"Travis,
Thank you for my freedom&for fht freedom of those who do not deserve it. What an honor to die a hero to everyone who deserves to live in this county. If more men were like you this world would be a better a place. You will live in my heart forever. One day I wil join you in paradise with a huge hug. (Can't wait)
Hang on Loopie, Loopie hang on"

"LOOP Dog,
Party on soldier party on!"

"Loopie,
I will miss as long as I live. Our family is no longer complete without you. I will think of you every day and wait for the day when we meet again.
I Love You & Miss You
Your Sister
Toscha"
Toscha Alcorta of Fairbanks AK US

"Loop I love you and am so greatful that I knew you the way I did. You are a HERO and I will never forget the memories. I truly miss you, but I know you are in a happy place. I will never forget you Loop."
Nick Prior of Mosca CO

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From the family of LCpl Branden P. Ramey, KIA 11/8/04"
Sandy of CA

"Travis, you will not be forgoten! I see you every night in my dreams,I think of you every second of every day! I will never forget all that you did for me growing up! You are true HERO and the best brother! I wish I could be the man that you were and Inlist in the Army,but I just don't think I could play by the rules! Thank you and everyone who has or does fight for the saftey of World! I Love you Brother!"
Buddy Anderson of Hooper CO

"TO THE ANDERSON FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. TRAVIS YOU WILL NOT HAVE GIVEN YOUR LIFE IN VAIN. YOU MY FRIEND ARE THE ELITE OF MOST AMERICANS AND A TRUE AMERICAN HERO! AN YOU WILL NEVER BEFORGOTTEN, EVER! TRAVIS YOU HAVE TOUCHED SO MANY HEART IN YOUR LIFE. AN TO THOSE TOUCH MY YOU. WILL ALWAYS REMEBER AND CHERISH THOSE FEELINGS. I AM EXTREMELY, THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL MY SON SERVED ALONG SIDE OF YOU. AN YOU ARE MILITARY BROTHERS THAT DIDN'T KNOW ONE ANOTHER. YET, YOU BOTH WATCHED OVER ONE ANOTHERS UNITS. WE LOST OUR SON LAST MAY. AN TRAVIS MY HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, MY VISIT WITH MY SON. I WILL SURELY, TELL HIM OF YOU AND OTHERS. ONE THINK I AM CERTAIN OF, MY APPRECIATION TO YOU AND THE OTHERS. FOR MAKING AMERICA SAVER SINCE 911. GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"I had the honor of sharing Christmas Day with Travis in Naples, Florida. We went for a walk on the beach and everywhere he looked he saw a dolphin. It was a magical site to him and he said he would return. I am so glad that he was able to be with my family for a short time. He sat with my sons who are 12 and 13 and showed them a book about being a sniper and they hung on every word he said. They spoke about how cool Lupe was for days. He left a lasting impression of patriotism on the next generation of soldiers. We thank him for his bravery and courage. He was the genuine article! We only knew him for two days but his memory will last with us forever."
Mona Johns of Naples, Florida

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. America will forever honor your Hero.
The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the sacrifice that was made and we will NEVER FORGET.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays and family of Massillon, Ohio

"Rock of the Marne"
SFC Simpson of 1-6 INF, 1AD, Germany

"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, Travis will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Travis, It's hard to put into words how much we will all miss you. Thanks buddy for all the times we've had and the lasting friendship you've given me over the years. Your dignity, bravery, and compassion as a person and friend are a lasting example for us all. God Bless you friend and we'll see you again someday."
Brian Goodman of Las Animas, Colorado

"Thank you Travis Anderson, 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 Pfc. Travis Anderson:
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 Travis 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 Pfc. Travis Anderson:
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 Travis, 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