Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. 1st Class Craig A. Boling


38, of Elkhart, Indiana.
Boling died of a non-combat related cause in Camp Wolf, Kuwait. Boling was assigned to Company C, 1-152nd Infantry, Tell City, Indiana. Died on July 8, 2003.

"Fallen But Not Forgotten"
By Friends, Family, And His Community
We Will All Miss Him, But Never Forget Him

Memorial at Concord Junior High School

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"Craig,
Even though it has been ten years since your death you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike C: of El Paso, Texas

"Im so sorry for your loss, my heart hurts for you. Im actually thankful that I was blessed with two daughters and no sons, so that I will hpefully never know the pain that Craigs family went through. To learn my sincereness, Google me, BEN BOLING, then Google THE NEWNAN TIMES HERALD.COM and query BEN BOLING to see other stories, my deepest sympathy, BEN BOLING"
BEN BOLING of LUTHERSVILLE GEORGIA

"I never got to meet Mr. Boling but I did have the blessing of dating his oldest daughter. I will never forget how wonderful a father and friend he was to his kids. I want to thank him for fighting for freedom and giving his life for a better tomorrow. I want to also thank him for putting such love into everyones life. Craig, his family, and his daughter will forever hold a place in my heart. Their all heroes and may God Bless them and every soldier past and present. He will forever live through the love he put into everyones life."
Eric Potterbaum of Elkhart, IN, USA

"July 4, 2008
I went to high school with Craig - Concord High School, class of 1983, in Elkhart, Indiana. I found out about his death at our 20th high school reunion in 2003 shortly after his death. We took time to remember Craig and his family. I remember Craig always being so sweet! We can celebrate this Indepence Day 2008 because of the sacrifices made by our American soldiers. Thank you, Craig! You are still missed. To Craig's family - I am so sorry for your loss. I know he loved his family and his country! That makes him a HERO!"
Penny (Tooley) Pickering of Louisville, Kentucky

"I went to high school with Craig - Concord High School, class of 1983, in Elkhart, Indiana. I found out about his death at our 20th high school reunion in 2003 shortly after his death. We took time to remember Craig and his family. I remember Craig always being so sweet! We can celebrate this Indepence Day 2008 because of the sacrifices made by our American soldiers. Thank you, Craig! You are still missed. To Craig's family - I am so sorry for your loss. I know he loved his family and his country! That makes him a HERO!"
Penny (Tooley) Pickering of Louisville, Kentucky

"April 27, 2008
To the family of Sgt. 1st Class Craig A. Boling:
Craig 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

"At my University, they were offering students nametags of fallen soldiers. At first, i refused. I think I refused because I did not want to bring the war into my day to day consciousness. Then I felt ashamed at my selfishness and my ignorance. I went back, and asked for a name tag. It said Craig A. Boling. I looked up the name and came to this page. Thankyou, Mr. Boling, for your service. To your family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your husband, your father, has reminded me that this war affects everyone. I am proud to wear his name."
Chad Armstrong of Washington, US

"I am a teacher in Kent, Washington. White crosses with the names of fallen soldiers were given our for our Veteran's Day assembly and I received one with Mr. Boling's name on it. Thank you Mr. Boling for the contributions that you made to our country. You will not be forgotten."
Joshua Lyons of Kent, Washington USA

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier!!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

"Thank you Sgt. 1st Class Craig A. Boling! I just celebrated another Independence Day with my family thanks to your unselfish sacrifice. I would also like to thank the family that calls Craig father, son, uncle, brother, cousin, nephew, and friend for your sacrifice not only for our great nation but for all of man kind that beats a heart for freedom. I believe that men and women like Craig are still serving to protect us as guardian angels. My prayers and hugs go out to the family and friends of Craig."
Benjamin Boling of Shawnee, Kansas

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

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

"I just want to send anyone who has written anything on this page a huge thank you. I am Craig's oldest daughter, Alisha, and just to know that my father has made an impact on people all over the country makes me adore him even more. My dad was not only a great dad, but also a great soldier, and a great friend. I don't think that anyone who has ever met him could say otherwise. He was a man who has touched many hearts and no one will forget. I just wanted to take the time to thank those who have written or even those who have not written and are simply praying or just thinking about my family. We have felt everyone's support in our very difficult time."
Alisha Boling of Elkhart, Indiana

"I just want to send anyone who has written anything on this page a huge thank you. I am Craig's oldest daughter, Alisha, and just to know that my father has made an impact on people all over the country makes me adore him even more. My dad was not only a great dad, but also a great soldier, and a great friend. I don't think that anyone who has ever met him could say otherwise. He was a man who has touched many hearts and no one will forget. I just wanted to take the time to thank those who have written or even those who have not written and are simply praying or just thinking about my family. We have felt everyone's support in our very difficult time."
Alisha Boling of Elkhart, Indiana

"I'm Craigs little sister. I would like to thank you for all the love and support you guys have shown. He is a very special man to me. I looked up to him for love and support in all that did. He was very giving man. He never had a selfish bone in his body. He was there for everybody. He was very patriotic and loved his country very much. We love him for that. He left his family and friends behind because he knew he had to do what he had to do to keep us a free country. Craig loved what he was doing. I'm very proud of him and will always love him. I have 1 and half year old and she will know him like he is still here. I just wanted to thank all of you for loving as much as we do."
Melissa Estes of Elkhart ,Indiana

"Thank you Craig Boling, 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

"I would like to send everyone a great big "HUG" from our family. I am Craigs older brother, and even now it is hard for me to believe that he is gone. I cannot believe how the community welcomed him home. He was home for our fathers funeral a few months before, and he went back anyways, that was him, and that was what he wanted to do, he was always that way. even though he left a wife and four children behind, he did what others have done before, to keep our homes safe. Yes, to this day I still have tears, and as I write this, they are there again.We all wanted him to retire, but, he wanted to serve, he is a hero in our town, in our eyes and also in our hearts. We all will miss him dearly, and to all those other families that have lost someone, remember this, " they are all heroes" and they were thinking of us.I need to end this, so, Thank you all for the support."
Dan Boling of Goshen, IN 46526

""To the family and friends of Sgt. 1st Class Craig Boling:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and I feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Should anyone know the Boling family please contact me a DaRocksMom@aol.com"
Jane Tier of Pennsylvania

"To the family and friends of Sgt. 1st Class Craig Boling:
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 Craig 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. 1st Class Craig Boling:
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 Craig, 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