Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Michael T. Crockett


27, of Soperton, Georgia.
Crockett was on patrol in Baghdad, Iraq when he came under RPG attack. Crockett was assigned to the 3rd Platoon Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on July 14, 2003.

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"Crockpot! Missing you like crazy man. There is not a day go by that I dont think of you in some kind of way. 12 years gone and we will not forget bro. Never........"
Chief Hollis, Eric of Hawaii

"There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I miss your wonderful simile and our long talks. You will never be forgotten. I love u dear brother but God loves you best. Rest in peace."
Michelle Crockett of Soperton,Ga

"There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I miss your wonderful simile and our long talks. You will never be forgotten. I love dear brother but God loves you best. Rest in peace."
Michelle Crockett of Soperton,Ga

"Thanks everyone for your kind words! It's taken almost 11 years to find this site, thanks to a fellow Brother. I miss and will forever Love my dear Husband! So many stories have surfaced, so many websites have been made and Lots of love has been shown from fellow Soldiers. I appreciate each of you this Memorial Day 2014."
Tracy Crockett of TX

"Sgt. Crockett,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just in OIF but for your service in Bosnia as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Rock Of The Marne!"

"Missing my brother with his wisdom and zest for life. Sgt Crocket may you rest in peace knowing that 3rd Herd will never forget you."
Spc Anthony Young (Platoon mate OIF 1) of Trenton, NJ

"I knew u once many years ago, I am so sorry that you are no longer with us. My heart goes out to your mother and all of your loved ones. Thank you for letting me enter your life even if it was for a moment. I will never forget you. Rest in peace., my long lost friend, you are forever planted in my heart..."

"Crockpot is been 7 years. Time is moving and we are still mourning you. We miss you homie so much. I know you are looking down on your family. Until next time bro. One!!"
WO1 Hollis of ATL

""To the family of Michael T. Crockett ,I am so sorry for the loss of your love one.He died a hero.May you know the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to pray with you or talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church,Rev John B Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015""

"Crockett, you are still in my thoughts and prayers. I miss you bro!!!!"
Muniz of Fort Drum, NY

"June 9, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Michael T. Crockett:
Michael 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

"Crockpot its been 4 years now, we still holding down here and making it do what it do. keep watching over your family and friends and we will all see you again oneday. We salute you my dawg..."
Hollis of Atlanta Ga

"Crock -
You'll never be forgotten, who could forget all the good times at Ft. Hood and in 1-5 CAV? Thanks for everything."
Brian Wiegand of Washington, DC

"I happened upon this sight looking for someone I knew long ago with this same name. Although I never knew your loved one, I feel the need to tell you that I wish special blessings on your family especially this time of year. I lost my father at Christmas a few years ago and even though Michael didn't die at Christmas, it changes how you feel doesn't it? But, although I still miss my dad terribly, as the years go by it does feel maybe a little more "normal" as time goes by. I hope notes like this brings a little light to your life...just to know that people that did not even know Michael want you to be okay and to realize that you are so special to have had someone that gave his life for something so special, yet so under-valued as freedom!"
Leigh Martin of Marietta, GA

"Dear Family of Michael Crockett,
To honor the Georgia soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families, the professional portrait artists of the Atlanta Fine Arts League are offering to paint a portrait of the individual soldier for his family. These 16 X 20” original portraits are being offered completely free of charge in recognition of the sacrifices made by these brave soldiers and in condolence for their families’ loss. Please visit our website www.AtlantaFineArtsLeague.org or email us at AtlantaFineArtsLeague@Yahoo.com for further information. –The Atlanta Fine Arts League"
Lisa Gleim of Marietta, GA

"From another Georgia mom of Sgt Pat Tainsh KIA Baghdad 2/11/04. I seek to connect with parents or other family of this Georgia hero. May peace find its place in your hearts. Sincerely Deborah Tainsh, heartofahawk@msn.com www.heartofahawk.com"
Deborah Tainsh of Midland, Ga

"Bless you and your family Mike, you shall not die in vain,,"
S heila Alvarado of Ragland, AL

"I am contacting you hoping you can help me. I am looking for a black American soldier by the name of William Crockett (sp.?) who served in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in the 50's.
He had a son with a German women by the name of Hedi Kemen. David Kemen was born 1956. His father eventually went back to the States and David's mother married a white
American officer and also moved to the States. She left David behind and he grew up with his grandparents. He never had much contact with his mother and his mother
never wanted to disclose any information about his father. His mother died years ago and took all infos with her into her grave. David also died last week of cancer at the age of 49.
He leaves Dennis behind his 20 year old son. The funeral is next week.
I am an old friend of David. We went to Kindergarten and school and have been very close for over 40 years.
David always had problems with his identity and always wanted to find out about his American family. Now I believe it is time that his son Dennis learns about
his roots. Unfortunately I have little information and I do not know if it makes any sense to start looking.
My email: Brigitte.Engelbach-Bruhn@gmy.de"
Brigitte Engelbach-Bruhn of Bonn, Germany

"TO the family of Sgt Crokett I served with sGT CROCKETT. WE WENT TO BASIC TRAINING TO GETHER WE LATER WENT ON TO FT HOOD D 1-5 CAV. WERE HIM AND I BECAME GOOD FRIENDS. CROKETT. HE ALWAYS SAID HE WANTED TO BECOME A SGT IN THE ARMY I WAS GLAD TO HEAR THAT HE ACOMPLISHED WHAT HE WANTED TO BECOME. BUT I WAS DEVESTED TO KNOW THAT HE WOULD NO LONGER BE WITH US. CROKETT YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN AND MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY YOU SERVED OUR COUNTRY WELL MY FRIEND. I WILL NEVER FORGET THE DAY HE TOLD HE WAS HAVEING A CHILD. HE WAS THE HAPPIEST MAN ON THIS EARTH. AND HE LOVED HIS CHILD TO THE FULLEST.I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU"
SPC FRANK CUESTA of MIAMI, FLORIDA

"TO the family of Sgt Crokett I served with sGT CROCKETT. WE WENT TO BASIC TRAINING TO GETHER WE LATER WENT ON TO FT HOOD D 1-5 CAV. WERE HIM AND I BECAME GOOD FRIENDS. CROKETT. HE ALWAYS SAID HE WANTED TO BECOME A SGT IN THE ARMY I WAS GLAD TO HEAR THAT HE ACOMPLISHED WHAT HE WASNTED TO BECOME. BUT I WAS DEVESTED TO KNOW THAT HE WOULD NO LONGER BE WITH US. CROKETT YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN AND MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY YOU SERVED OUR COUNTRY WELL MY FRIEND. I WILL NEVER FORGET THE DAY HE TOLD HE WAS HAVEING A CHILD. HE WAS THE HAPPIEST MAN ON THIS EARTH. AND HE LOVED HIS CHILD TO THE FULLEST.IWILLNEVER FORGET YOU"
SPC FRANK CUESTA of MIAMI, FLORIDA

"In us, SGT Crockett lives on. We remember him daily as we continue the mission he died serving. His sacrifice reminds us and guides us from beyond.

Our deepest sympathy and gratitude go to his family. He is one of us....and always will be."
1SG Barnes, Bravo Company of Baghdad, Iraq-OIF 3

"Thank you for your sacrifice so that others can live free....."
Michael R. Crockett of Sparta, TN

"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

"Please except my sympathy for the loss of your brave son who gave his life so that my family and other fellow Americans can live in a free country.
My family and I want to say thank you and may God give your family comfort and peace to ease your grief. We are all proud and thankful of the sacrifices your son and other courageous Americans are doing for God and their country. God bless all our service men and women and all the families who have lost loved ones. Thank You!"
James, Betty and Brian Mullican of Macon, Georgia

"thank you for protecting me and my family. maybe someday ill have the honor of protecting yours."
harold dodson of lithia springs ga

"Tyrone Crocket's Mother:
I just want to express how sorry i am for your loss. I just lost my fiancee on April 2, 2004 and it is so hard to deal with this. If you would, please contact his mom and let her know how you got through this. I admire you so much. I have no idea what you are or have went through, but please contact his mom. Her address is P.O. Box 221 Adrian GA 31002. Thank You"
Teri of Georgia

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

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

"I am proud to say I once served with you my old friend and roommate. I'll always remember my amigo from 1-5 CAV, Fort Hood. You will never be forgotten."
Spc Manny Villalobos of San Diego, CA

"Thank you Michael Crockett, 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

"You are in my prayers every night. I am so sorry for your loss. If we just could have deployed to the site faster maybe we could have done more.

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I saw Sgt Crockett about 45 mins before the convoy was attacked. He was helping refuel his hummvee. I had to refuel my truck to be perpared to deploy out in support of any problems that may have happened. He was happy and joking with his soldiers. After I fueled my truck up I went to the building to get some sleep.About 30 mins later 2nd Platoon (which I'm a team leader) was awakened and told to deploy. Our platoon deployed about 30 soldiers in 5 mins. We were told that an other unit had been hit and we were to support them. When we arrived at the bridge site I'm was told to monitor the radio. About 15 mins later is when we started to hear Battle Roster Numbers (used instead of names) give over the radio. There was 11 battle roster numbers give. We tried to figure out what had happened and who was hurt.

Then I hear the worst thing in my life and I will never forgot it as long as I live.

The report was 9 WIA (Wounded In Action, 1 KIA. Of the 9 WIA 6 required Air Evac. For 45 mins I listen to hear who was KIA. When we finally found out we all just stopped. I thought back to that night at 0430 when I had seen Sgt Crockett. I couldn't believe that I would never see him again.

Again I am so sorry for your loss. I just wish I could have got to know Sgt Crockett better."
Sgt. Ron Garnett of 2nd Plt B Co 3-7 In

"My sympathy goes out to SGT Crockett's family. We served in the same unit in Korea, where he constantly talked about his son. He was a great soldier and an even better person. He will be Missed"
SSG Prosper, Rose of Fort Riley, KS

"To the Family you are in my prayers...May God bless you. I do want to say it was a honor to have him in our military Thanks for serving our country"
Stqacey (Proud Army Wife) of Zephyrhills,Florida

"I knew SGT Crockett when he was a PFC in Fort Hood. We later went to Bosnia together where he became my team leader. We also spoke frequently on the phone in Korea and talked about what we we're planning on doing once we left. It really hit me hard to find out that he is no longer with us. He was not just a friend to me he was like a brother. I will never forget him."
SGT Dewey A. Williams Jr. of FT. Benning, GA

"My most heart felt condolences go out to the family of Sgt Crockett. My prayers and well wishes go out to you all. I served with Sgt Crockett in Korea also. He was always a person in good spirit and I have many good memories of him. It is hard take that he has passed away. He was a good guy to be around and know. God bless his soul. Miss you Sgt. Crockett."
Quinten Thomas of Ft.Huachuca, AZ

"My condolences go out to SGT Michael T. Crockett's family. I knew SGT Crockett in Korea. We were stationed in the same unit together at HHC, Area I SA. It saddens me to know that my friend and a fellow soldier has fallen, but his memory will live on in all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with his family in their time of sorrow."
SSG Tamika N. Reed of CP Red Cloud, South Korea

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Michael Crockett:
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 Michael 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. Michael Crockett:
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 Michael, 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