Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Christopher J. Babin

27, of Houma, Louisiana.
Babin died in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device struck his Bradley fighting vehicle. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), Lafayette, Louisiana. Died on January 6, 2005.

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"Sgt Babin you will be with me always. Soldier On!"
1SG Martin of Onset MA

"Babin, I will never forget you man. It was an honor to have met you. I will never forget the times we spent together when we were in recruiting school. You were so young. Blues Skies Brother."
V. Wilkes of NY, New York

"Hey my sweet brother i was just thinking about you and how i use to follow you everywhere you would go, I know that you are in the greatest place of all and that is with our Lord, i cant wait to see you again and i Love you."
Lil Sis Alice of Vernal UT

"hey just want to pay my respects to babin, he was my roomate in AIT, i just decided to look him up and was shocked to see he died so long ago, he always had my back and was a great battlebuddy"
carter of orlando

"I was passing the memorial here in Houma the other day and just couldn't quit thinking of My Friend.Funny thing is,I couldn't quit smiling.He was just that kind of person!!!! If anyone where to ask me if I've ever met an angel,I'd have to say, yes,I know I have.Only bad thing is Sometimes they only stay for a little while and they have to fly away.
AND TO HIS SON,ALWAYS FEEL PROUD THAT HE IS YOUR FATHER, I PROMISE U COULDN'T HAVE PICKED A BETTER ONE!!!!!!!!"
A FRIEND(PALS FOREVER) of Houma,La.

"CAN'T BELIEVE YOU AND BEN ARE GONE. YA'LL WILL FOREVER BE HERO'S. LOVE AND MISS YOU MAN."
BOBBY UGAS of HOUMA, LA

"Thank you for giving your life, time and service. Your bravery allows me to go to school every day and live in a free country. My thanks are immense and I hope you know how truly thankful I am.
GOD BLESS."
Sarah of Covington, LA

"THANKS TO EVERYONE....WHO REMEMBERS HIM....FOR THE MAN HE WAS....A TRUE FRIEND....A GREAT DAD....A WONDERFULL HUSBAND....AND I THANK GOD EVERY DAY THAT HE WAS IN MY LIFE AND STILL IS A PART OF MY LIFE....AND FOR GIVING ME A BEAUTIFULL SON WHO LOOKS JUST LIKE HIM....AND THAT I HAVE AND ANGEL WATCHING OVER US.... AND THAT HE WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS....LYDIA AND MIKHAIL BABIN......"
of BELIZE, CENTRAL AMERICA

"Thank you, Christopher, for making the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. May your family continue to be comforted in their time of sorrow."
Glenn, Debbie, Andy, Jude, Craig, & Troy Lirette family of New Orleans, La.

"To the family of Christopher Babin, Chris was a good freind and team mate of mine from HJH all throughout High School. I was in Iraq the same time as he and didn't even know it. I remember the day I picked up the Stars and Stripes newspaper and read the article. I remember thinkig this can't be the guy I know. Not "Pookie." Truth be told he was doing outstanding things for his country. He was a great American and I'm proud to say I stomped the same grounds as him."
SSG Shelton Bibbins of FT Hood, Texas

"To Chris's family
I wanted to tell you how sorry bout Chris, I know its been years since his passing but I will remember him forever. He saved me in every way. He was my friend, one of my very bestfriends and I will always love him for that. Sorry again for your loss."
Tiff of Houma, LA

"March 28, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Christopher J. Babin:
Christopher 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

"Just want to say God bless & he is in our prayers."
Cleo J. Babin of Youngsville, La

"I CANT BELIEVE ITS BEEN A COUPLE OF YEARS SINCE IVE RECIEVED THE NEWS THAT WE'VE LOST A GREAT FRIEND. THE MEMORY OF MEETING IN OUR LOCAL HANG OUT TO SHOOT POOL, DRINKING A FEW, AND KARAOKE TO "FREINDS IN LOW PLACES" WITH YOU, AND THE GANG, WILL BE A GREAT ONE FOR US. THE JOY WE FELT FOR YOU WHEN YOU WERE SO PROUD OF MEETING YOUR DREAM WOMAN, AND HAVING THAT BEUTIFUL SON, WILL FOREVER BE IN OUR HEARTS. CHRIS, WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR THIS COUNTRY. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE OUR HERO."
DAWN & JEFF WHITE of HOUMA, LOUISIANA

"I am making a huge assumption that Christopher Babin is related to Tami & Todd Babin I met about 17 years ago in Ft. Bliss Texas. I remember them speaking of Houma LA. It must be a relative. I am sorry for your loss."
Mary Osborn of La Junta Colorado

"Chris was a great friend of mine. I spent many a nights with him, shooting pool, having beers, playing video games.... I will never forget him and he will always be in my heart. Thanks Sarge, we love you and miss you pal.."
Jeff Jacobs of Houma La

"I was at Taji on 6 Jan 05. I heard the explosion and participated in the response mission. I want you to know that I keep the names of all 7 of the soldiers killed that day on my desk at work. I think of all of them often."
SFC Michael Martin, Mass Army NG of Onset, MA

"To the entire Babin family:
I, too, have a son named Christopher J. Babin. He just moved with his wife from Michigan to South Carolina, and while searching online for his new address, I discovered that your son, with the same name, died while serving our country. My heart goes out to your family. May God continue to comfort you. Please know that I appreciate and respect the sacrifice that Christopher made."
Diane M. Babin of Hudsonville MI

"To the family of: Christopher J Babin 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"

"Christopher,
I would like to say thank you to you and the other six soldiers who were killed in that blast 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

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

"Hi my name is Tawnee johnson i am sorry for your lost,i hope that you know that your son is looking over you everyday he has gone to a special place. I give my dearist regurds to you and your family .I will have you in my prayers, i know you have been through alot."
TAWNEE JOHNSON of Nashville Tn

"I want to thank you for your ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom.I am proud to be an american.My son is in Iraq now.My heart goes out to the ones you left behind.You will always be my hero."
Barbara Collins of Covington La.

"TO THE FAMILY OF CHRISTOPHER"
It is not very often that I can say "I know what you are going through", but this time I truly can. I am the mother of SSG Bill Manuel, killed by a roadside bomb on Jan. 10, 2005. My heart is filled with pride and also has a piece missing at the same time. I know that we will get through this with God's help and so many people praying for us. I feel as though I have a "Special Angel" looking after me as I am sure that you do to. May there be peace in your heart.

Mother of SSG William "Bill" Manuel."
Shirley Manuel of Oberlin, La.

"Also Mr and Mrs. Babin, in addition to the first message i left, you can contact me at anytime at pinkypearl24@aol.com, i am here for you through this tough time were going through, may god bless and i love all of you"
Nicole Karpinski of Houma, Louisiana / USA

"To the family and friends of Christopher, He will always be rememember as a hero. Our family shares in your sorrow. We also lost my brother SPC Shawn Davies in July of 2004. May God be with you and keep you. You will meet with Christopher again."
Toni Peters, (toniannp@sbcglobal.net) of Concord, OH

"Christopher is a true hero. Im blessed with what he did for our country, him and my cousin Bradley Bergeron will always be missed and loved and our TRUE FALLEN HEROS! love all you guys!"
Nicole Karpinski ( Brads cousin) of Houma, LA USA

"I am so sorry for your loss. I want you to know that Christopher will never be forgotten and will always be a hero to all of America. God Bless!"
Daryl Karpinski Jr. of Houam, LA

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

"Everyone in our community have felt the heartache and we just want to let you know that Christopher was a HERO. May God look down on you and bless your family with the peace you need at this time."
Tiffany of Louisiana

"Everyone in our community have felt the heartache and we just want to let you know that Christopher was a HERO. May God look down on you and bless your family with the peace you need at this time."
Tiffany of Louisiana

"I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS."
BEULAH GRIFFIN of LOCKPORT, LA.

"I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS."
BEULAH GRIFFIN of LOCKPORT, LA.

"To the family and friends of Christopher J. Babin,
We are so very sorry for your loss. The 256th Infantry Brigade of Lafayette has suffered greatly. Please try to comfort one another and know that all over America and the world you are in our thoughts, tears and prayers. As an Air Force veteran, it was hard being away from my family and friends and I knew that there was always the possibility of having to make the greatest sacrifice but I found enormous pride and self-fulfillment in serving such a great country. I hope that through your pain you can find it in your hearts to understand the decision he made to serve his country and always honor his memory for the ultimate sacrifice he has made."
The Filbert Family of Lexington, SC

"To Christopher'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

"To Christopher J. Babin
Thank you brave soldier for defending the freedoms we all cherish. Your actions have made America safer and we are all deeply grateful to you. God Bless you and may He bring your loved ones peace at this time. From a very grateful American family."
The Shaw family of Pasadena, Maryland

"Thank you Christopher Babin, 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. Christopher Babin:
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 Christopher 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 Sgt. Christopher Babin:
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 Christopher, 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