Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher M. Dickerson

33, of Eastman, Georgia.
Dickerson died in Al Anbar province, Iraq, when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device while traveling in a convoy. He was a member of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14, based in Jacksonville, Florida. Died on April 30, 2004.

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"Chris, you are still missed. How I enjoyed seeing you when I visited my sister in the lab at the hospital. You touched the hearts of many and now make the angels laugh."
Carolyn Dobbs Wilson of Manchester, GA

"Hey Chris, we never got to meet, but this is your cousin Phil. All I can really say is thank you for my freedom! You are much more than the quintessential hero. Truly you must have been one of the bravest to ever live. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family."
Phil Heironimus of Wichita, Kansas, United States

"i love and miss u bunches unc u will always b remembered by me and the rest of the family i also miss ur toe pinches lol"
anthoney haas of clearwater fl

"To the family of:Christopher M.Dickerson
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""

"Petty Officer Dickerson,
I think of your and your family's sacrifice often. As I remember the newspaper account of your bravery, I can see that the story as told on this site is not correct. The paper stated that your convoy came under small arms fire early in the war and your truck in particular. The original story told of how, even after being shot, you used your truck to ram the attacker's vehicle. You are a hero, sir. Thank you for your heroism. It shall not be forgotten."
Keith Hutto of Dodge County, Ga

"he was the best unlce any one could ever ask for and i think god everday that he was here with us and he love to tickel me every chacnes he got and would run to get a hugg from him:)))"
Richard Peacock of Eastman Ga, USA

"June 2, 2008
To the family of Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher M. Dickerson:
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

"It's been 4 years but it stills hurts like it just happen. He was my co worker and friend. I miss his jokes he played on me. He was a good man and would do anything to help someone. I know he is in heaven. Till we meet again my friend."
Johnny Hollie of McRae, GA

"You were a very dear friend and I will always hold the memories close to my heart. I miss you man and thank you for everything. May God Bless you and your family."
Jason of Waycross, Georgia

"To honor the Georgia soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families, the professional portrait artist's 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 Leaque."
Leah H. Henry of Atlanta, GA

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

"I remember you from A School at Ft Leonard Wood. You were a great Seabee and a good person. I will honor your memory"
Eric Wetmore of San Antonio Texas

"Our friend,our work comrade,our clown,
our hero,but most of all our brother in
Christ.We miss you so much but we would not call you back from that lovely place."
June Chandler of Mc Rae, Georgia

"Neither among animals nor among foreign races do we find courage to be a characteristic of the most fierce, but rather of the gentler and lion-like dispositions.... One cannot imagine a wolf or any other wild animal engaging in a struggle against noble danger; but that is what a good man will do"
UT3 David Jones of Austin Tx NMCB22

"Petty Officer Dickerson, goodbye sailor and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"To the family and friends of Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher M. Dickerson,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca USA

"Please except my sympathy for the loss of your 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 the soldiers and the families of those who have lost loved ones. Thank You!"
James, Betty and Brian Mullican of Macon, Georgia

"As a Seabee Family and the parents of one of the first killed in Iraqi Freedom, we want to express how sorry we are to hear of your loss. We truely wish no other family had to go through the pain of losing a loved one, as we have the past year. You are in our thoughts now and in the future."
SWC-R Joe and Judy Childers of Powell, Wyoming

"To Christopher's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for his bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.

Gloria Caldas (his mom) of San Antonio, TX"
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com

"God grant the family of Chris peace during this tragic time. I know his comrades will miss him greatly."
peter and nanci curcio, parents of yn2 carrie curcio, cb 14 of jacksonville, florida

"Rest in Peace Warrior
The Taylors USMC NC"

""There is often a lack of comforting words at a time like this. However, I hope you can find some peace in that your loved one, Petty Officer Christopher M. Dickerson, was upholding the Seabee "CAN DO" tradition and the Seabee motto: "With compassion for others, we build - we fight, for peace with freedom.""
LCDR Michelle Breaux, CEC, USNR of Norman, OK (formerly NMCB's 74, 24 and 22)

"RIP SHIPMATE"

"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. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"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

"Thank you Chris for your dedication to your country. May God bless your familiy and friends and comfort them in their time of sorrow. You will forever be in our hearts and thoughts. Your bravery will never be forgotten. We love you and will miss you!"
Sholar Family of Cocoa, Florida

"Thank you Christopher Dickerson, 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 Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Dickerson:
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 Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Dickerson:
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