Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Christopher W. Dill

32, of Tonawanda, New York.
Dill died in Balad Ruz, Iraq, when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. He was assigned to the Army Reserve's 2nd Battalion, 390th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 98th Division, Buffalo, New York. Died on April 4, 2005.

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"It's hard to believe it's been 12 years. You still in my thoughts and prayers. I miss you buddy. RIP!"
John Relosky of Buffalo, New Youk

"Thinking of Chris today,so many years after I met him at the Buffalo fire academy in 1998. God bless you and thank you."
Ron Shul L.F.D. of Lackawanna,N.Y.

"To Chris' family, I always pray for you and remember Chris every year... gone but not forgotten! Fellow Army Reserve DI..."
Fellow DI of Cedar Rapids, IA

"4/4/16- 98-01 company 3....... Miss you Chris!!!
Love, Wendy Majtyka-Hartman"
Wendy Majtyka-Hartman of Buffalo ny

"4/5/2015 Chris, its been 10 years since you were taken from us but your still in our hearts and minds every day! God bless you brother, rest in peace. Your friend John Relosky"
John Relosky of Orchard Park New York

"SSG Christopher Dill you are truly missed. I remember you slept in the bunk next to me as we mobbed for Iraqi. Great lost for America"
Razor 7 of NY NY

"4/4/12 Chris, Can't believe it's been seven years today. I miss you and will always laugh at the fun times we had. Forever Thinking of You. John Relosky"
John Relosky of Orchard Park NY

"Chris, Hard to believe it's been 6 yrs. Miss you much!!! John Relosky"
JSohn Relosky of Buffalo NY

"MISS YOU BROTHER..6 YRS AGO TODAY..I KNOW EXACTLY WERE AND WHEN WE FOUND OUT.I WAS IN TAJI 2 DAYS BEFORE WHEN MY DAUGHTER WAS BORN. WENT TO YOUR MEMORIAL IN KIRKUSH WITH DENNIS. THINK ABOUT YOU ALL THE TIME..GODS SPEED.AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY!!!"
SFC MURRAY DEFORCE of ERIE, PA

"Hey Chris.I will never forget our friendship in middle school and high school. Thanks for your service to our country. I have often thought of you and now I am saddened by your loss. My prayers are with your family."
Jason Protzman of Statesboro, GA

"hay man r.i.p m8 ill b thinking of u xxxxxoooo"
lisa harding of new zealand

"June 2, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Christopher W. Dill:
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

"I had the extreme pleasure of knowing Chris, we served together in Iraq and Chris had a sense of humor that could make you laugh even when you were having the worst day, I remember the time he water balloned the Iraqi army from the roof of the building, god I laughed so hard when i heard about that. I am a better person for having known Chris. jwith@hotmail.com"
Sgt Julian With of Albany, NY USA

"I had the extreme pleasure of knowing Chris, we served together in Iraq and Chris had a sense of humor that could make you laugh even when you were having the worst day, I remember the time he water balloned the Iraqi army from the roof of the building, god I laughed so hard when i heard about that. I am a better person for having known Chris. jwith@hotmail.com"
Sgt Julian With of Albany, NY USA

"To Mr. & Mrs. Dill, Marilee and his sis in Columbus, I can't begin to tell you of the profound effect your son and brother had on my life. The moments we shared are irrpelaceable. As you are, I am so sorry he's gone. And, as you do, I struggle with it each and every day. May his soul rest in peace and may he be proud of those who love him as he watches over us.

Chris, I will never forget how much you mean to me. I miss you."
Mark

"Above all, Chris was a friend. He was my friend. I miss you buddy."
mb of tampa, florida

"We just wanted to thank the family of Christopher Dill and to let you know we prayed for you as we remembered him this past Memorial Day. Our Church set out flags for every fallen soldier with their names on them. We were honored to carry Christopher's flag."
The Binkleys of Orlando, Florida

"To the family of Chris, I'd like to express my sincere gratitude and sympathy. Though I was never fortunate enough to meet Chris, I viewed firsthand the love and care his youngest sister provided him throughout his last tour in Iraq. Chris was obviously one of our nation's ultimate patriots. More importantly, if the love of his sister was any indication, Chris was a wonderful husband, son and brother. May God bless his proud family."
Patrick of Columbus, Ohio

"I cannot believe that I grew up next door to an all american hero...God Bless the Dill family...John 3:16
sincerley Otto Reinhardt (Buddy)"
Otto of buffalo, ny

"SSG Dill was truly an extraordinary soldier. I did not know him personally, although he was located the same place I was. What I do know, is that he died for a cause greater than that of the war itself. He put his life on the line for an injured Iraqi soldier and in doing so met his fate. But this gesture shows how understanding and caring he was. How many other soldiers can say they gave their life for that of an Iraqi? The Iraqi soldiers he worked with were brothers to him just as the American soldiers and that is something that goes beyond the boundries of the war. SSG Dill is a true war hero who would not leave a comrade behind. May he never be forgotten!!!"
UNK of New York

"To the family of:Christopher W.Dill 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"

"My husband and I where blessed to meet Chris's Wife a trip rencently, The faith and strength of Dawn, was life changing. From the family you met on the boat, We love you and pray for the future, that God may bless you and the ones you love."
Sandra Norman of Va Beach Va

"To the family of Christopher Dill, This is Nicole mother of Stephen Kennedys two middle boys. We have tried many times to get in contact with you but have no number or anything. The boys and myself want to let you know at all times you are in our hearts and our prayers. The boys often wonder how you are and if the pain is getting any better. We loved Stephen very much and are still facing the fact that he's gone everyday. All of our soldiers are brave and will continue to be heroes to us for the rest of our lives. We hold you dearly in our hearts knowing that on the same day every year we will be thinking of the same thing at the same time and feeling the same tug in our hearts. If you ever need anything someone to talk to, cry to contact me nicole_scrivner2000@yahoo.com All our love and support."
Nicole of Oak Ridge, TN

"My brother, Spc. Jeffrey Henthorn died in Balad on feb. 8, 2005. My heart goes out to your family for your great loss. I'm so sorry, I understand what you are going through. I will pray for christpoher and your family. God Bless. skylerblue30@yahoo.com or oksoldiers@aol.com"
Shannon Austill of Oklahoma City, OK

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

"My Heart goes out to you as a mother of a Fallen Hero. My son was killed Mar. 7th. My prayers will be with you thru this difficult time.
I am proud of our soldiers & proud to be an American. He will not be forgotten. Not in our HOUSE, Not ever."
Tina Franklin of Coudersport, PA

"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 ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"To Christopher's family and friends, we are thinking of you during this difficult time. We will never forget that he gave the ultimate sacrifice for our wonderful country. Our prayers are with you."
42nd Infantry Division, Rear Detachment of Fort Drum, NY

"To the Dill Family from the Wahl family. We are deeply sadden by the lost of CHRISTOPHER> Christopher was an amazing individual so young with a very caring and loving heart for man kind. He is a true AMERICAN HERO to us all. Although, Christopher and our son had probably: not known one another. Both had been military brothers. Watching over one another and all those with them. We lost our son eleven months ago. So we fully understand your lost. Christopher has truely, touched the hearts of many. He really was someone's someone. Among his military family, friends, neighbor's, those in his community and his own family. An he will not haven't given his life in vain. He will be remembered for serving our country by protecting us from terrorism. An making life better to those in Iraq. I realize this is diffucult with your family. Understand that you are not alone. That all those families that lost a son and daughter are here for your family. Christopher will always be in my heart and prays! God Bless! lwahl1@Sears.com"
LEONARD T. WAHL of VALLEY STREAM LONG ISLAND NEW YORK

"CHRISTOPHER W. DILL, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND DEDICATION TO OUR COUNTRY. YOU GAVE YOUR LIFE FOR OUR PRECIOUS FREEDOM, FOR THAT I CAN'T EVEN BEGIN TO THANK YOU ENOUGH. IT IS MY DAILY PRAYER THAT YOU ARE AT PEACE AND HOME WITH THE LORD, AND I KNOW THAT YOU ARE. I PRAY TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER TO CONSOLE YOUR LOVED ONES IN THIS TIME OF SADNESS. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, THANK YOU"
RHONDA CEPEDA, MARINE SISTER of HOUSTON, TX

"CHRISTOPHER W. DILL, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND DEDICATION TO OUR COUNTRY. YOU GAVE YOUR LIFE FOR OUR PRECIOUS FREEDOM, FOR THAT I CAN'T EVEN BEGIN TO THANK YOU ENOUGH. IT IS MY DAILY PRAYER THAT YOU ARE AT PEACE AND HOME WITH THE LORD, AND I KNOW THAT YOU ARE. I PRAY TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER TO CONSOLE YOUR LOVED ONES IN THIS TIME OF SADNESS. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, THANK YOU"
RHONDA CEPEDA, MARINE SISTER of HOUSTON, TX

"To the Dill Family. My heart goes out to you in this time of sadness. There are many of us who know what you are going through, and all of our prayers are with you. Christopher was a HERO and his Bravery, Valor and Courage will always be remembered. Please know that America will never forget the Sacrifice that he made for Freedom.
God Bless Christopher and his family"
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays and family of Massillon, Ohio

"Thank you Christopher Dill, 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. Christopher Dill:
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 Staff Sgt. Christopher Dill:
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