Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. George Edward Buggs


31, of Barnwell, South Carolina.
Killed in action after his convoy was ambushed in Iraq on March 23, 2003. He was assigned to the 3rd Forward Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia.

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"My Battle Buddy I will always remember you! RIP BATTLE!

"ROCK of the MARNE""
SSG MARTINEZ, DENNIS of FORT STEWART, GA

"I don't know where to start, i haven't spoken on it since the day I received the news while sitting at Sadam airport waiting for our next mission..i couldn't move, i couldn't accept it. Buggs you and I clicked the moment we met while cleaning M16s in the back of your orderly room. We were back there all day but laughed and joked the whole time..when we went to NTC for training, you learned that your orders to Germany had been canceled due to the deployment to kuwait. I cheered you up by telling you its easy money over there and in 6months we'll be back you'll be on assignment again for Germany and get that BMW you were talking about...That conversation i can hear clearly as if we had it yesterday, but i will carry it with me for the rest of my life...I love you Buggs, you were like a brother to me"
SSG Vincent Cousar of Atlanta Ga, USA

"My classmate & real true friend will be truly missed he was a great man who loved to serve his country i truly miss him everyday"
Katrena ingram of LEXINGTON sc

"Remembering you my brother. RIH bro!"
Makeba Rush of Markham, IL USA

"Thank you for your sacrafice George. What happened on that day was a true American Tragedy. May you rest in peace."
Jeffrey K. Heck USAF 82-86 of Columbus, Ohio

"Sgt Buggs you still have to give me my rematch (spades)I only lost to your team!!!!"
James Potter of Sweetwater Tn 37874

"My brother just told me he was a roommate of George. My fiancé and I are at rolling thunder in DC and will ride to honor George. Thank you for paying the ultimate sacrifice so I may have my freedom!! We will ride proudly for you!"
Mike Tyo of St. Cloud MInnesota

"sometimes when I'am thinking about my son eddie, you are next to him. Both of you were kill together. I have never met you. But I know you and my son are the bravest men in Gods eyes."
janie anguiano of texas

"My dad wears your name on his wrist every day. I haven't seen him take it off. He'll retire soon, and I guarantee while he may take off his uniform he will never take off that bracelet. Your sacrifice means so much to us all."
Patrick Towery of Carlisle, PA

"MAY MY COUSIN EDWARD BUGGS WATCH OVER ME AT ALL TIMES AND I AM ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT YOU MISS THOSE DAYS BACK THEN WHEN ME YOUR SISTERS AND MY BROTHER ERIC WHICH IS YOUR COUSIN AND COUSIN PATRICK AND EROOL WOULD ALL HAVE FUN BUT YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE AND I KNOW YOU ARE SMILEING EACH AND EVERYDAY I LOVE YOU SOOOO MUCH YOUR COUSIN SHARON DICKS ALEXIS FROM BROOKLYN N.Y"
sharon dicks alexis of brooklyn ny 11226

"just sitting in class remembering you uncle.... i really miss you alot"
Desiree shenee buggs of williston sc

"I will never forget you SGT BUGGS, you gave the ultimate price for our freedom. Until we meet again my fellow soldier. ROCK OF THE MARNE"
SANDEE of Birmingham, Al

"“I’ll Mourn You Till I join you”
Sgt. Buggs. was a great Sgt. to have and work with. And very funny guy. 3RD FSB Alpha Company We all miss you!!!"
X-Spc. John Jillard.

"George, I miss you man... ran into Rush today and he told me about what happened. I learned a lot being your roommate in Germany! I will always have great memories of you buddy. Rest In Peace"
SSG Samuel Goldsberry, Jr of samuel.goldsberry@us.army.mil

"YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY MIND AND HEART, YOU ARE TRUELY A HERO......."
SSG WILLIAMS of FT LEE VA

"i just want to say i miss my cousin george Edward Buggs very much he was and still is the sweeties cousin you will never ever be forgotten and i love you so much and you are in a better place looking down on us and i know that god gave you your wings because you did alot for our country any way rest in peace and to let you know angel's never die."
sharon dicks alexis of brooklyn,new york

"Hey im desiree shenee buggs goerge buggs niece and i really thank him for what he did for my country yet still i wish it wouldnt have took his life so he could be here to share this wonderful day because we really miss him being around and sharing his wonderful smile but he will always be in my heart.To my loving uncle you will never be forgotten."
desiree buggs of Barnwell S.C

"Buggs,
When I saw you coming, I knew I was in for a good laugh. You were such a good friend to me and Townes. You always looked out for everyone and still are.
Thank you for the impression you made on our lives. We'll have that drink when we cross paths again."
Roz (SPC Rockwell) of Albuquerque, NM/US

"SGT BUGGS DIS IS GIBBS..UWILL GREATLY BE MISSED AND NEVER FORGOTTEN!! U AND ANGUIANO.. TO THE FAMILY YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY ALPHA CO 3RD ID TO 4EVA!!! LOVE YA SGT"
GIBBS

"We as Americans morn the loss of one of our own. I did not know Sgt. Buggs but I have some friends in the 3rd ID and wear Sgt. Buggs hero braclet not only to honor him but to remember my friends are in harms way as well. I proud of all our service members that are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for our Great Country. He will not be forgotten."
Darin Powell of Windsor, CO USA

"A good man"
Davon of ????? america

"To the Buggs family. Im now SSG Williams,back when i knew Buggs i was just a lonely private. Buggs took me a side and told me what a Soldier was to look like and how a Soldier was to act, all this while we were in kuwait at camp P.A waiting for the call to go to war. Buggs my man thier is not a day that goes by that i dont think about you and what you gave your life for. Now that i'm a platoon Sergeant, i instill in them what you have instilled in me, and that my friend is leadership, remember thats what we talked about in iraq. Buggs you will never be forgotten and you are truely a hero. ROCK OF THE MARNE"
SSG WILLIAMS of SCHOFIELD BARRACKS

"We will never forget you. 3/23/08"
Ken Young of Franklin, PA

"Hello. I'm an 8th grader from Texas,and I am writing an essay about Sgt. Buggs. If anyone has any information,important or not, I wish you would e-mail it to me. He deserves to be saved in history, whether in mind or on paper. mel_uns@yahoo.com"
Melanie Pogue of Odessa,TX U.S.A.

"Remembering with you the life of someone so dear."
Shirley Billingsley of Huntsville, AL

"Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free.
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard Him call.
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay that day,
to laugh, to love, to work or play.
Task undone must stay that way.
I found peace at the close of the day.
If my parting left a void,
then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with time of sorrow.
I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one touched.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,
but don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me.
God wanted me now, He set me free!"
(Author Unknown)
America has been built on the blood of Brave Men of Honor. Heros who answered the call to defend all of our Freedoms. A fellow Veteran pays tribute to this heros commitment to duty and the ultimate sacrifice that he has made for all of us. Thank you. May you rest well in Gods loving embrace Brave soldier, and may peace come to your family and loved ones for the sacrifice they have also made."
William Darby Taylor Jr. of Bonita Springs Florida

"Hi Buggs,
It's Marlena Martin again. The University of South Carolina emailed me about a year ago about you. I've even done stories about you in several publications that I've written for. I told them of all the wonderful things you've done for countless people. Every once in a while someone will email me about you & I always tell them about your warm spirit & giving attitude. In my mind & heart, you are still here with all of us. I love you and so does all of the USA -- God surely has a special angel in heaven. Always know that you are a person that enriched many lives just by being you. Always your friend, Martin. supernovafilms@gmail.com"
Marlena Martin of Killeen, TX

"YOU TAUGHT ME EVERYTHING I KNOW... MY JOB IN THE ARMY AND ABOUT LIFE... I AM ALIVE FOR YOU TODAY - MY FAMILY THANKS YOU AND I THANK YOU EVERYDAY...I LIVE MY LIFE IN HONOR OF YOU - I THINK OF YOU EVERYDAY. I LOVE YOU AS A SOLDIER A BROTHER AND A FRIEND....YOU HAVE BEEN MISSED AND ALWAYS WILL BE.. FOREVER... BUGGS

63J RULE!!! FOREVER!!!
MILLER"
SARAH MILLER of MICHIGAN

"Sgt Buggs......I did not know you personally but I proudly wear a Hero Bracelet with your name on it. You have paid the ultimate sacrifice and for that I, with my family, say God Bless you and your family. Your truly are a HERO!"
Jim Killmer of Winchester, VA

"May 28, 2007 (Memorial Day)
To the family of George Edward Buggs. George 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 will always love u. i never gonna forget about u and your smile. you teach me a lot and i learn a lot from u. In eternal Love your fiance."
Karina Puscz of Germany

"Buggs,
Still remember the hard time you gave me and Singh about our vehicles for our medcaps. But you always made sure we were taken care of. I just wish I was there to take care of you. I will never forget you! Much Love and Respect!"
SGT Holly Erickson of Gainesville, FL

"To the family of:George Edward Buggs 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"

"Thank you my brother."
Patricia Buggs of Houston, TX

"Blow that Tuba, George. Blow it loud with the warmth of life you gave to us in the Scarlet Knights High School band of Barnwell, SC. We miss you and thank you for your service! Peace be upon your family."
Lonnie Rosier of Columbia, SC, USA

"George,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just in OIF, but also for your service in Bosnia and Kosovo as well. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike C. of El Paso, Tx

"Edward thanks for looking out for me from up above!"
of Greenville NC

"We are blessed by your service and sacrifice. Thank you."
Anonymous of Greenville, SC

"Brother I was very sadden to hear the sad news of your passing! We went to AIT together at Fort Jackson. We had some great times together. Bro, you always had a way about you that made anything thing and everything we had to do a fun experience. You were always smiling and laughing no matter how bad things seemed. You were such a great guy and fun to be around. May God Bless your Soul brother!"
Roger A. Riggle of Fort Lee, VA

"I was hurt to hear that you had passed. I remember that you were one of the most down to earth person in 3rd. You never gave me red tape whenever came time to PMCS vehicles or getting parts. You always just joked with me while we were taking care of business. I appreiciate that and I appreiciate having the chance to serve with you. You will never be forgotten."
Jay of Virginia

"I was hurt to hear that you had passed. I remember that you were one of the most down to earth person in 3rd. You never gave me red tape whenever came time to PMCS vehicles or getting parts. You always just joked with me while were taking business. I appreiciate that and I appreiciate having the chance to serve with you. You will never be forgotten."
Jay of Virginia

"R.I.P. my fellow solder on the 3 year annivesary, WE WILL NEVER FORGET."
adam mcmurdy of mv. ca

"Brother Buggs,
Here a poem just for you bro.

Your time on earth seemed all too brief
because we wanted you in our lives forever.
And although we really miss you,
in our hearts we know that you are at peace.
Still, countless times throughout the day
we find ourselves remembering you.
Although we cannot see or hear you,
we know that you are with us.
We'll feel you in the warmth of the summer sun.
We'll see you in the brilliance of autumn leaves.
You'll be beside us in the
peacefulness of a gentle snowfall
and rejoice with us at the emergence
of the first flowers of spring.
We're thankful for the times we shared
and the priceless memories too;
for those memories are a comfort now
when we lovingly -
Remember You."
MSG Eric S. Magee of Fort Stewart, GA (3D Forward Support Battalion)

"Sgt.Buggs,This is Sgt.Eric Bryant.We worked together on our civilian job,and was in the 122nd Eng.Bn.of Barnwell,S.C.We also was in Iraq around the sametime.I just could not believe it.My prayers go out to George Buggs Sr.and family."
SGT.Eric Bryant of Aiken,South Carolina

"Hey Buggs,
You could always make me laugh. It has been a long time since we seen each other but you are a very special person. R.I.P Hello to everyone that was stationed with us in Dexheim. Chambers, Simmon, Rush, Perry, or anyone else that may get this get in touch with me."
SSG Latanya Jackson of Atlanta, GA/Ft. McPherson

"I was deployed to Kosovo with him and admired hm greatly, he was a good NCO and soldier"
George Simmons of Columbia, SC

"Thank you for your bravery and honor to our country. I did a crossstitch memorial sampler in honor of George and my husband and I delivered it to his grandparents in Barnwell. They were really wonderful and welcomed us into their home. They told us some stories about George that brought a smile to our face. It made doing the sampler for him even more special."
bonnie hope of York, SC

"To Sgt Buggs family, you have my deepest sympathy for your lost of one of our fallen heros. I did not know him , only of him. While stationed in germany people kept asking, did I know him, and were we related. I'm sure we are. "A distant cousin perphaps""
Mary Buggs (Dingle) of Phx, AZ

"Hey Sgt Buggs,
You remember that BBQ we had before we left for the Desert, you were making chicken and before anyone could get any you would eat it as it was getting done. I think we ended up having to eat hotdogs instead. You said that when we got back that you would make all the chicken that we wanted to make up for it. Everytime I have a BBQ I will leave you a piece of chicken on the table. "Billy B" you will never be forgotten."
Sgt Christa D.Garcia of Yuma, Az USA christa.d.garcia@us.army.mil

"Hello,

I am so sorry for your loss. I too lost a loved one to this war.
We have formed a group for those of us who have experienced
the ultimate sacrifice. Gold Star Families for Peace.
www.gsfp.org.
Love and Peace to you,"
Dede Miller of Bellflower,Ca

"Ed,
You were supposed to cut my hair as soon as you came back from that recovery mission, and I waited. I waited until CPT Collins and 1SG Ervin called a Company formation in the middle of the battlefield, you were not standing in front of me (SGT Smith was)so I could dress and cover my squad down on yours like we always did. Anguiano wasn't doing pushing ups in the middle of the platoon like he always did while waiting for the formation to start. I knew then, before a word had been spoken and I cried. Yea I cried, and you can call me what you want. We Rolled On Forward though, took the Airport, parlayed in a few of Sadaam's palaces, then spent some of teh best times at the Baghdad Olympic Stadium, oh yea, and in the Olympic Pool, Man!! We're heading back in Janurary for another tour, and as always when I pass through Ah' Nasryiah I feel you and Anguiano's presence and it makes things alright. Be easy Man"
SSG Derrick Peay derrick.a.peay@us.army.mil of Fort Stewart, Georgia

"I can't believe that Buggs is gone. My name is Edwin Buie and me and my cousin Makeba Rush was stationed with Buggs in Germany. Buggs was like part of our family and alot of friends are going to miss him and his big smile. To all who knew Buggs, can agree with me. R.I.P"
Edwin Buie/ M Rush of Markham IL (708) 339-1483

"I can't believe my buddy is gone. I served with Buggs in Germany and in Bosnia. We were like brothers and I will never forget the good times we had. R.I.P. If any one in the crew reads this get in contact"
Rush of Markham, Il USA

"I can't believe my buddy is gone. I served with Buggs in Germany and in Bosnia. We were like brothers and I will never forget the good times we had. R.I.P. If any one in the crew reads this get in contact"
Rush of Markham, Il USA

"this is to the family of Mr. Buggs
I did not know Mr. Buggs but I feel in some way connected to him.

I am a distant relative perhaps

I am deeply sorry for your loss"
Corey Buggs of Austin Tx

"I just wanted to let the family of George know that they are forever in my prayers"
Rashawnda Buggs of Jacksonville, Florida

"I am a seventh grade student. I go to Barker Central School. I am sorry about your loss. George Edward Buggs did a good thing for his country. He risked his life for everone. He is brave and heroic. He will always be remembered by everyone in the country."
Seventh Grade Student of Barker Middle School

"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.

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

"WHATUP GEORGE YA KNOW THAT YA BOYS ARE MISSING YOU RIGHT NOW. WE ALL STILL HANGING THERE SOME OF STILL KEEP IN TOUCH. NONE OF US WILL EVER FORGET YOU NOTHING BUT GOOD TIMES IN THE HALLWAY WHEN WE CAME BACK FROM BOSNIA YOU ARE MY BOY AND WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU THE CREW: MAILK, PERRY, RUSH, CAMPBELL, CAMRON, DERRICK; CHRIS, SIMMON, AND TO THE NAMES THAT I FORGOT THEY WILL MISS YOU TO.. ONE LOVE R.I.P MY DUDE"
MALIK CHAMBERS of IRAQ

"We Will NEVER FORGET !" As the first anniversary of the death of your loved one arrives;
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering all your family and loved ones in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, George, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

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

"may god bless those who died for their country a true heroes they were, we will alway remember you edward buggs and
edward anguiano my condolences to your family and may god bless them."
vicente anguiano,jr. of brownsville,tx.

"You are my hero and will always be my friend.Buggs, I still can't believe you're gone. We used to be stationed together in Germany. I remember us all going to Mc Donalds together. You have made the ultimate sacrifice for your country and Johnny & Marlena Martin will always think of you. Rest in Peace.marlenamartin@hotmail.com"
Marlena Martin of Killeen, TX

"Thank you George Buggs, 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: We know, when death comes flashing out of a sky suddenly and unexpectedly in the midst of youth and life is flushed with hope and filled with dreams, it is very, very diffucult to accept God's judgement. It is hard to reconcile ourselves to such a loss when God asks us to give up someone so young and in mid career. But there is something brave and beautiful in passing at this high peak, while standing on tiptoe, into new fields of usefulness. And you must realize, that Sgt. Buggs just rose unencumbered to meet God, and he is safe and free where all the problems of this restless world will no longer disturb his young mind. May God comfort you and show you the way. Mrs. Buggs, thank you for being a comforter to my family. Your prayers, thoughts, and visits meant so much to our family when your lost was so recent. We continue in prayer for the Buggs family. No, you do not know me, but, Sgt. Orenthial(O.J.) Smith, is/was my nephew. OUR HEROES. God Bless"
Betty Smith Thompson of Hollywood, Fl

"I OFFER MY CONDOLENSES TO THE BUGGS FAMILY. I KNEW SGT BUGGS AT FORT SAM HOUSTON, TX. WE BECAME GOOD FRIENDS AND ROOMMATES FOR A LITTLE WHILE. HE WAS A GREAT FRIEND AND A GOOD SOLDIER. I KNEW HIS WIFE AND HIS SON AND I EXPRESS MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THEM FOR THEIR LOSS. SGT BUGGS, REST IN PEACE."
DERRICK COOPER of SAN ANTONIO, TX

"I offer my sincerest condolences to the Buggs family. My sadnes at learning of the sacrifice made by Sgt. George Edward Buggs is surpassed only by my desire to keep freedom's fires burning in the hearts and minds of all Americans. Because we share the same name I find his demise deeply effects me and makes me keenly aware that we are all fellow citizens under one flag. I am relocating to Aiken,South Carolina on October 1, 2003. I hope to eventually bring personal condolences to his family."
George Edward Buggs of Boston, Massachusetts

"I met Buggs in Lukavac Bosnia in June 1996, and shared a tent with him and the rest of our maintenance platoon. He always made me laugh when times were rough. We redeployed to Germany and worked side by side for another year maintaining Bco 123rd's trucks. I'll always remember you Buggs. Bandits Never Quit."
LT Dustin Gamache of Orono Maine

"George you will live on forever in hearts and in the eyes of your town Barnwell, SC you are and forever will be a Hero! We will help your family make it through the troubling times but we know you are in a better place. Give my cousin Orenthial Smith a hug for us, he went home on June 22, 2003 when he fought for the same beliefs you had. May God bless you both!

We love you."
Felecia Wallace of Barnwell, South Carolina

"To the family and friends of Sgt. George Buggs:
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 George 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. George Buggs:
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 George, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera, of Powder Springs, Georgia

"My condolences are with the family of Army Sgt. George Buggs. May he forever be remembered with love and respect. Thank you for your sacrifice."
Terri Curtis of Green Forest, Arkansas

"Thank you for serving this country with honor and dignity. We know you are with the Lord now in the most beautiful place and each day we see the sun, or at night when we see the stars, we know we are looking at you. RIP Brave one..."
The Taylors, USMC of North Carolina

"My husband and I both served with SGT Buggs for 1year at Ft Stewart and a 6month rotation in Kosovo. What a wonderful person and outstanding NCO. He is a HERO and will never be forgotten. Our prayers are with his family and loved ones."
SGT Jessica Satterfield of Ft Benning, GA

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on