Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Julia V. Atkins

22, of Bossier City, Louisiana.
Atkins died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near her HMMWV during patrol operations. She was assigned to the 64th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on December 10, 2005.

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"To the family of:Julia V. Atkins
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""

"On 11/11/11, Veternas Day, I want to say you are missed and still remembered for your infectious personality. You were a joy to be around. You are a true hero. Thank you for your sacrifice."
Jason Sulivant of Mobile, AL

"God knows how much you are missed! From roommates in basic, to the 64th MP Co, to Iraq we had the best of times! I can still picture you snuggled up with my son watching Sponge Bob with him, and taking you to get your hair done, to our last conversation in Iraq....You are my sister I love and miss you terribly!"
Andrea (Reid) Carter of Seoul, S. Korea

"Julia, well my friend it is almost been 3 of the hardest years of my life gone by. Even today, tears flood my vision as I'm in WLC remembering you. We always said we would get out and move to Lousiana and go to school and be roomies. (lol) You would be so proud of me, I made SGT last October and I am that SGT representin for the sistas. You are my shero, Julia. I love and miss you so very much. We are naming our daughter after you. Save me a place up there and I'll see you one day. Rest in Peace in the loving Arms of our Saviour"
SGT Faison-Moore of Ft. Benning, GA

"March 28, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Julia V. Atkins:
Julia 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

"I remember your first day in the unit. You were nervous and didn't know what to expect. I am so glad that I had the privilage of meeting you and being a friend. Thanks for all you have done for this great country. You will not be forgotten. Ever soldier that has fought understand that you made the untimate sacrifice for every American that walks around in this country FREE. Words can't explain how much we will miss you.I also want to thank your family for raising such a wonderful and talented soldier.You will always me in my heart."
Sgt La'Terrence Moses of Ft Campbell, KY

"I was in the vehicle behind sgt atkins when it happend wish i could have made things different,julia i am now back in this place that has cause so many families including yours so much pain but your death will not be without a cause we will succed in this place i will finish what you and all of us started and come out of these place with victory like you always wished for . i will never forget her she had the biggest heart any human being could have she loved the army she love our job
i miss you julia ill see you in heaven my friend"
spc johnson 64th mp company of baghdad iraq

"as a former soldier that served in iraq,i cannot begin to imagine what you are feeling. as a father, i still cannot. may our lord in heaven bring many blessings to your family and help to ease the pain of your loss. but i ask you only to remember that god looks down from heaven every day, and i am sure julia is standing right beside him watching over you all. god bless."
Sgt. Haney 04/05/95-12/08/04 of harrisburg, arkansas usa

"Dear friends and family of Julia V. Atkins.
I am a pastor in Brazil. My deepest sorry about Julia. I believe she is a hero. I pray to God comfort you. The peace´s God be in your heart, changing the pain in a good memory of the good times.
Like father and christian, I share your pain and thank Julia for your fight for the freedom."
Jeferson Turbay Braga of Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil.

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

"Thank you Julia Atkins, 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 Sgt. Julia Atkins:
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 Julia 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 Sgt. Julia Atkins:
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 Julia, 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