Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Lance M. Chase

32, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Chase died in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained that day when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M1A2 Abrams tank during patrol operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on January 23, 2006.

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"To the family of:Lance M. Chase
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""

"To the family of:Lance M. Chase
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""

"Lance was a great friend and soldier. We were friends at Fort Knox and were both in Delta 1/72 Camp Casey Korea. We had many great times together. Lance, you are greatly missed. My love and sympathy goes out Kristen and the boys."
Kenneth Rusty Kennedy of Portland,TX

"I served with Lance in Kansas, he was my driver, loader and gunner on my tank. We spent many muddy times together, in the cold and the heat, Lance always brought a sense of purpose and an amazing work ethic to everything we did together. I miss him as his fellow brothers do. We are all proud of his service and his dedication to freedom, as well as the many gifts he guaranteed for us that we take for granted. My condolences go out to you his family and friends. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. Lance you are missed and never fogotten."
SGM Edison Rebuck of El Paso, TX

"Memorial Day, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Lance M. Chase:
Lance 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

"Lance,
I would like to say thank you to you and the other soldier who was also killed in that blast for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Ducti Amore Parriae)
(Having Been Led By Love Of Country)
12th Inf. Motto"

"Staff Sgt.Chase,
I will always remember you for your time and hard training u input in me when were in the motorpools from knox to ft.hood,texas.I will miss you and most of all I will Always know I had the best times when i was a pvt. to cpl. while u were here in ft.hood,Texas showing me the best I could be as a soldier.God bless you and you will never be forgotten..,,IronKnights"
Cpl.Gonzo of Ft.Hood,Texas

"I have to copy a few people and say that Lance was a wonderful friend and soldier. I met him my first tour to Iraq and I was scared as heck. I was probably one of the youngest ones there. But he cheered me up and made me laugh. He always could put a smile on someone's face whenever they were down. He will sincerely be missed. Love and God Bless"
Dover McMullen (PFC) of Ft. Hood Texas

"SSG Chase was a good friend and a great Soldier. He was even a better father and husband. My wife always had great things to say about him and his family. That is what we are going to miss is his ability to make everyone smile. We are truely sorry for your loss. Kathy and myself miss you. Lance will never be forgotten and you and the boys will always hold a special place in our hearts."
SSG Martin, Jeffery S of Camp Casey Korea

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

"WE WHERE VERY SADDENED TO HAVE LEARNED OF THE CHASE FAMILY'S LOSE. FROM WHAT I MET IN LANCE WAS HE WAS A CARING AND LOVING HUSBAND AND FATHER. KRISTEN, WE WANT YOU AND THE BOYS TO KNOW YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. WE ARE HERE IF YOU EVER NEED ANYTHING. WE WILL FOREVER KEEP LANCE'S MEMORY ALIVE AND WELL. ALL OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO YOUR FAMILY AND LANCE'S FAMILY AS WELL. MAY HE REST IN PEACE."
SSG BROOKS AND FAMILY of FT HOOD, TEXAS

"Thank you Lance Chase, 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 Staff Sgt. Lance Chase:
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 Lance 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 Staff Sgt. Lance Chase:
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 Lance, 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