Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Anthony J. Dixon

20, of Lindenwold, New Jersey.
Dixon died in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device exploded near his guard post. He was assigned to 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany. Died on August 1, 2004.

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"Anthony,
I will always remember watching Braveheart with you and Anna. You died for freedom and you will always be my Braveheart. We love you and will miss you always until we see you again. God Bless you and God Bless America."
Patti Dahl of Lindenwold NJ USA

"Hey Uncle Joe....I had the funniest dream a week or so ago and you were there...We were in line at Shop Rite and you were commenting on how expensive my order was...LOL I love and miss you dearly. 28 years young you are. You are in great company although I wish I dreamed about you more often I know God is enjoying you. Guess what? You are having another niece or nephew. Well great niece of nephew since I am your 27 year old niece already. Exciting right? Any way It's been a year since I left love on your page and want you and everyone else to know that your annual benift given by your wonderful mother and my grandmother was such a success this year. I miss you BOY!"
Christina Dixon-Beauzil (niece) of West Orange NJ

"Spc Dixon:

We still consider you one of us Mechanics. Still thinking of you and Hernandez, Bro."
SGT (P) Jacobs, Rodney E. of Ft Bliss, TX

"Hey Uncle Joe,

Today is your birthday. 27. Your getting up there in age. I miss you dearly. I've been thinking about you all week, espcially since we shared 26 together for a whole week. You would be so proud of me, your great nephew is almost 5 now. I wish you could have met him, but my husband, yes I've gotten married since I last wrote on this wall, but my husband Jeff is defiintely keeping Rhyin and I happy. The tears are starting to flow and I think that is all for now.

Thank you to everyone who has left a message. I come here once a year to leave one and read the messages. He was an amazing uncle..more like a brother since we are only 11 months and 3 weeks apart, AND I KNOW THAT HE APPRECIATES THE TIME EVERYONE TOOK TO WRITE A MESSAGE.

SIGNING OFF....CHRISTINA LENISE DIXON-BEAUZIL APRIL 6,2011.

WHEN THE WIND BLOWS IT'S JOE."
CHRISTINA DIXON BEAUZIL of WEST ORANGE, NJ

"To the family of:Anthony J.Dixon
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"4-2-11"

"Anthony, remember spending so much time trying to get that satellite dish working. Was so funny that someone stole the LnB off it but we kept on trying! I used your story many times on the trail at Jackson to illustrate to new troopers the effects of war. While I'm retiring at the end of the month. I want you to know I think of you, and the BS in the bunker often. I will always remember you Witt, Blodgett, Miller, Campbell, Christenson, Houghton, Mr. Copley, Childress, and Hernandez."
Steven Neubauer of Fort Irwin, Ca

"I went to basic with Anthony and we served together in Germany and Iraq....we went out our 2nd night in Germany and had a great time....I will always miss him."
SSG Jason Lederfine of El Paso TX, (Ft. Bliss)

"Well Anthony on April 6th you would have
been 26 years old. I did good because there were good people around me. That includes your god sister and her children, Toria. I had your annual birthday dinner on the 4th, and all the family came. Your brother, and two sisters all came and shared the day. We had Alex, Ayanna, Chrissy, Joe and Toria on the cake. We will always miss you, and you are always in my heart. I can hardly wait to see you when I get to heaven. I love, and continue to miss you. Mom"
Jacquelyn Dixon of Lindenwold, NJ/USA

"I am going back to the scene of the crime. I will think of you a lot. please guide me so that I can be successful in bringing peace to tikrit with my new duties. I miss u"
Sgt T of Ft. Dix, NJ

"To my young cousin, Anthony. I am Richard's middle daughter. We didn't get to know each other much, but, your untimely leaving had such an impact on me. We love you."
Meru Kheop (formerly Kimi'Sung Dixon) of Cambridge, MA USA

"To my young cousin, Anthony. I am Richard's middle daughter. We didn't get to know each other much, but, your untimely leaving had such an impact on me. We love you.
Meru Kheop (formerly Kimi'Sung Dixon)"
Meru Kheop (formerly Kimi'Sung Dixon) of Cambridge, MA USA

"Dog, i still have pictures of everything that we did before you left, all the crazy stuff, The cav ball, me you harris and finken hugging your couch before those crazy * haitian movers took it, us at tabascos, dog i miss you man. my eyes are starting to water up just thinking about all the fun times we had with the B troop. not only was it an honor to know you but it will be an even greater honor seeing you later bro. i love you man"
SGT Flores, Anthony of Billings, MT anthony.adamjoseph.flores@us.army.mil

"July 1, 2008
To the family of Spc. Anthony J. Dixon:
Anthony 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

"HEY UNCLE!!!! SO I HAVE SOME FABULOUS NEW FOR YOU? I AM FINALLY GOING BACK TO SCHOOL!! HEY ITS COOL THAT I COME BACK HERE EVERY SO OFTEN TO UPDATE YOU ON MY LIFE, GOALS, ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AND EVEN A FEW BAD CHOICES. BUT KNOWING THAT YOU ABOVE WACTCHING RHYIN-ANTHONY AND MYSELF MAKES ME FEEL A WHOLE LOT BETTER....I LOVE U ALWAYS"
CHRISTINA of NEWARK, NJ

"Anthony, we finally opened your center
on August 1, 2007. We had a grand opening and the place was packed with friends from all over. I am so proud of you. You will always be in our hearts and we will try to help as many people as we can through the center. The beginning of October we started giving free breakfast at the center on Sunday mornings. We have a lot of things planned, and they will all be done in the name of the Lord first, and in honor of Spc. Anthony Dixon. We love you and thank you for your sacrifice for all of us.
Love,
Mom"
Jacquelyn Dixon jqdixon@yahoo.com of Lindenwold, New Jersey

"Uncle Joe Im having one of your moments right now...Just missing you so much and cant stop thiniking about you..I love you man...Words cant express..copeing with this is the hardest..I know you feel no pain and suffering up there with the lord....We all miss you and talk about your crazy self all the time...You still live on down here FOREVER..I love you..kissess"
Ashley Dixon(niece,20) of Richmond,Va

"Hey Dixon.
I think of our last conversation often. You were talking about how sore you were from the previous nights chest workout and I was lying to you... saying that I couldn't feel a thing. I remember wrestling in the tent in Bayji and countless other moments. Over the year I treasured watching you transition from a boy to a man. I wish that GOD had allowed for your presence to grace those of us on earth for a while longer, and daily I pray that you are at peace. I long wondered if I should have gone in your place, but I now realize that was futile and immature. I have devoted my life [all of my conduct] to further the Honor of your name. I will always remember you, Hernandez, and Witt. Thank you and your family for the sacrifice. I love you.
Your PL
18"
Joey Comley of Clinton, MS

"Your my hero Mr. Dixon"
E. Pond of Texas

"HAH LIL BROTHER I KNOW YOU HAVE A COMPUTER IN HEAVEN SO MAKE SURE YOU READ ALL OF THESE WONDERFUL EMAILS LEFT FOR YOU. I'AM KEEPING AN EYE ON MOM AND DAD ALSO OUR CRAZY SISTERS. JOE NOT HAVING YOU AROUND AND KNOWING YOU NOT COMING BACK JUST KILLS ME INSIDE. YET EVERYDAY I FUNCTION BECAUSE YOU WERE A MAN AMONG MEN AND ALWAYS WILL BE. I LOVE YOU FOREVER LITTLE BROTHER."
ALEXANDER DIXON JR. of LINDENWOLD, NJ

"i cant imagine your view on having a lost one to war, i dont even know what to say, but im sorry and im sure he was the bravest man out their, you can contact me at weigraf34@aim.com"
PFC Ryan O'Neill of Somerdale, NJ

"Anthony, I miss you as many on earth do. I'm sure you know for your watch over your home here on earth and the people in it day/night and sometimes I think I see you walking towards it as I'm driving by each night on my way home from work and I blow you a kiss you and those you love each night. I have seen Christina with her baby in front and she looks even more beautiful then ever. But you know that. Know you are always in my heart each day and your family here are in my prayers each night"
Sandy Sirles of Clementon,NJ

"HEy Uncle Joe...wow it's been two years since i last left a message!!! but i think of you constantly. I know that u know that i had a little boy a few months ago and named him Rhyin-Anthony!! I know that you are his angel and that you watch over him NIGHT/DAY...i love u and miss u...LOVE ALWAYS

Christina Dixon (ur niece)21 West Orange NJ"

"Hey Uncle Joe...im just sitting in class right now and i was thinking about you so i decided to look you up and write a note..Man i miss you so much...i tryed on your army pants this morning..(smile)...i wanted to wear them but id rather wear them somewhere where im really going to be seen so i can tell people about THE PANTS..lol...Chrissy had a baby boy..she named him after you..anthony...We all miss you and think about you 24/7...I LOVE YOU JOEEE...WHEN THE WIND BLOWS ITS JOE...love so so so much...."
Ashley Dixon(niece) of Richmond,va,United States

"Anthony will always be remembered as a brave soul with a brilliant smile. I was saddened when I heard of his passing from my husband. Anthony was a true hero and for that we are so grateful he was able to be a part of our world for even a brief moment. Our prayers are with your family always."
SSG Charles W. Reed, Jr. and wife Angela of Schweinfurt, Germany

"When you were struck that day there were those of us who simply couldn't come to terms with the unfairness of it. We couldn't understand how the Lord could rob such a wonderful person of life and spare us. In time we came to know the truth of it; the Lord had seen all He needed to grant your entrance into His glorious estate. So, we realized that we were not sorry for you but instead for those of us who, after having known you, would have to carry on in your absense. That empty place in our hearts is where your hallowed memmory will reside for all our days. You were one of a kind...."
Shawn Seelbach of Deer Park, TX

"Here is to a good man as well as a good soldier. I was your first line for a few monthes till i went back to red platoon. I miss you and think about everyday. I may have left the Army, I will use your memory to motivate me to be the best man I can be. I had made a similar promise to you and failed you. I will always remeber you."
Robert Teetsell of NYC

"Dixon I lay in my bed at night looking at your picture on my desk alone side the rest of my children. You are truly my hero. Again I am sorry that I did not keep my promise to bring you home, as I sit here in Iraq again whenever I go out the gate I know that you are with me and my crew just like before talking trash to each other. We were a team, no a family and I miss you so much. As I go on with with daily duty here I think about one of the thing you use to tell me all the time "Top the lord know when it is my time, if he says my time is now than I am ready" for that my son you are my HERO (1SG)"
Ken Basley of Baghdad Iraq

"It's Christmas Day, and I do miss you so very much. Christ the Lord was born on this day over 2000 years ago. You have the privilege of meeting Him face to face. Just tell Him for me that I completely trusted Him with you, and I continue to place my trust in Him because He is awesome. You are enjoying the very essence of Christmas with the King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords. Merry Christmas Anthony."
Jacquelyn Dixon of Lindenwold, NJ, USA

"WHEN THE WIND BLOWS IT'S JOE!!!I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND I MISS YOU SO MUCH. AS I SIT HERE THINKING ABOUT YOU I BEGIN TO CRY BUT NOT TEARS OF SORROW BUT TEARS OF HAPPINESS. I'M HAPPY THAT YOU MADE IT HOME TO BE WITH GOD."
SABLE of CAMDEN,NJ

"DIX YOU AND MANDO WILL LIVE FOR EVER IN OUR HEART.... THANKS FOR WATCHING ALL OUR BACKS FROM ABOVE
THE BOYS FROM TEAM HAMMER SALUTE YOU"
B TROOP 1-4 CAV HQ PLATOON of 1-4 CAV GERMANY

"Last year I bought a lighter with three army men on it. I thought of you when i got it. I got it in the morning, then later on that night you were on the news.. I still have that lighter, and probably always will.. That may seem silly too some people, but it doesnt matter too me..... I miss you..."
Alison of Lindenwold

"Being friends with Anthony was very easy... I was friends with him since grade school... I love and miss you man..."
Alison Staines of Lindenwold

"MY DEAR ANTHONY,
AS I REFLECT ON THIS MEMORIAL DAY, MY THOUGHTS ARE OF YOU. I PLANTED FLOWERS FOR YOU TODAY IN MY GARDEN, TO GO WITH THE LILY OF THE NILE I PLANTED FOR YOU BACK IN APRIL OF 2004. I THINK OF YOU EVER NEW BLOOM. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN...."
BARBARA of MANTECA, CA USA

"With many tears, deep beaths and much pain.This is the hardest thing that I ever had to do. To my dear galley thank you for giving Joe to us. I realize a part of you went with him. I thank God for who you are in him. And I thank God for keeping you strong each day. For everyone that didn't know Joe personally he was the cutest and sweetest little fellow you would ever want to meet, and he always wanted to be a hero in everything he did. I don't know if he ever really knew it or not but he was always a hero in everything he did and in everyone's life he touched."
galley 2 of Durham NC (USA)

"SPC. ANTHONY DIXON:I KNOW YOUR IN HEAVEN WATCHING DOWN ON US, PRAYING FOR US, AND GUIDING US. YOU WERE MY ONE AND ONLY TRUE STAR. I WILL SEE YOU ONE DAY AND WE WILL CONTINUE THIS FRIENDSHIP"
BARBARA BLACKMON of CALIFORNIA

"On Nov. 27th 2004 my nephew SPC Jeremy E. Christensen was KIA from an IED, he also was 1st Squadron 4th Cav. 1st Inf.Div."
David B. Hunt of Vancouver Wash.

"Ant is a HERO. He was truly blessed in life with a wonderful family and wonderful friends. He gave what so many people could never give. His light will shine on forever. A life so blessed and full of love will never be forgotten."
A friend of Clementon, NJ

"He will be missed for now, but loved forever!"
The White Dixon of Clementon, NJ

"Anthony, i couldn't believe it and i am so sorry. I will think of you always especially this Thanksgiving in memory of last year in Germany. I am so glad i had the chance to know a sweet and funny guy like you. I love u. Your friend Elena aka "Wednesday"

elenascholl@yahoo.de"
Elena of Schweinfurt, Germany

"Anthony, although we never met I feel connected to you through my relationship with C. You were one of his boys; he misses you greatly. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. You are a hero, who will live on in the hearts and memories of your family and friends."
M. Martinez of Victorville, CA

"THIS IS TO CELESTA AND THE WHOLE FAMILY I HAVE BEEN A FRIEND OF CELESTA FOR YEARS ...I AM WRITING TO SAY WORDS CAN NEVER SAY HOW SAD I FEEL FOR YOUR LOSS!! IT IS SOMETHING THAT I STILL HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO WRAP MY MIND AROUND I PRAY FOR SOME SORT OF PEACE IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE FAMILY I AM SO SORRY AND I HAVE PASSED THIS VERY SAD NEWS ON TO OTHERS IN MY FAMILY SO THEY CAN ALL PRAY FOR THE STRENGTH OF THE FAMILY...I PERSONALLY WANT TO SAY THIS HAS TRULY BEEN A SAD LOSS A MAN SO YOUNG I TRULY PRAY THAT GOD WILL TOUCH THE HEARTS AND SOULS OF THE FAMILY...
WITH LOVE AND RESPECT
MISTY EASLER, NYC."
MISTY of BRONX,NEW YORK

"When the wind blows its JOE.....that is something my family and I say for my unlce....i miss him so much...before he was taken i havenot seen him for about two years...when i sit in my room i think about all the good times me my cousin christina and my uncle joe use to have....i pray every night before i go to bed for all the other soldiers in iraq...i love u uncle joe and may God bless adams family..."
Niece Ashley Dixon of Richmond Va

"I went to Overbrook with Anthony and Adam. I was the wrestling score keeper, so I knew the both of them fairly well. When I found out about Adam and Anthony I was in tears. I took both of their pictures and had them enlarged and they are hanging on my wall. I also have a US flag with both of their pictures on it, on the dashboard of my car and I ride around with it at all times.I will surely miss the both of them. They will forever be my heros. May God Bless"
Angela Antzoulatos(AANTZ81@aol.com) of Lindenwold, NJ

"Anthony will always be remembered as my baby boy. Just seeing his personal
items return from Iraq made it more of a reality that he will not be returning home. I wanted him home with me, but God saw fit to take him home
with Him. Anthony is, and will always be My Hero. It feels as if a chunk of my heart is missing. Who ever thought this little fellow who stopped the clock in the delivery room would be such a guy. Joe, you will always be my baby. I miss your beautiful smile and your wonderful sense of humor. Because you accepted the Lord at an early age, I know that you are safe in His arms now. Some day I will join you there. Mom"
Jacquelyn Dixon of Lindenwold, New Jersey

"Joe, I will miss your laughter and most of all your smile that smile would light up any room! But through it all I am so proud of you baby brother, you are MY HERO I love you and you will be greatly missed, your big sister, NOOPY!"
Celesta Silvera of West Orange, NJ USA

"Greetings from Gresham, Oregon. As part of a community tribute to the events of September 11, 2001 and the military personnel lost in the Iraq war, we purchased an American flag that flew in memory of Anthony. An American flag flew in honor of each soldier who has been killed since the war began. Included with the flag is a plaque with his name and rank. We are adding his home town and date of death and will proudly display it in our yard on occasions when we fly our American flag.

While we didn't know Anthony, we wish to send our condolences to all those, friend and family, who knew and loved him. Peace be with you all."
The Porth Family of Gresham, Oregon - USA

"Anthony you were my best friend my uncle and i miss you...We continue to pray daily for the troops that are still over in Iraq at 7am and pm...Thanks to all for your prayers..they mean a lot...I love you uncle JOE"
Christina Dixon(his niece)19 of West Orange NJ

"To the Dixon family:
Anthony will always live on deep within our heart. May the Holy Spirit fill your lives with the knowledge that Ant lives on with great reward with He who knows and comforts all. Love always - The Sirles family & Jay's Grandma and Aunt Patti"
Sandy of Clementon, New Jersey, USA

"I didnt know Dixon personally but I know SFC Nieding and he told me about the loss of two of his boys. I wanted to send my deepest sympathies and prayers to both families for their loss. You will be missed."
Mandy Majhail of London, England

"Spc Dixon, I have heard many a story about you from my fiancee Sgt 1st Class Charles Nieding. Even though we have never met, your legacy remains in our hearts. In your honor I have made a tribute for you. The link is as follows: http://www.geocities.com/ladycop1736/Dixon_Tribute"
J. Leary Nieding of Illinois

"On behalf of the family of SPC Shawn Davies, our thoughts and prayers our with you. We also share the loss of a sodier. Anthony will never be forgotten. May Go be with you."
Toni Peters of Cleveland, OH

"We are so sorry for your loss. Anthony is a Hero and will not be forgotten. We know your sadness our son Spc. Nicholaus Zimmer was kia in Kufa, Iraq. May 30,2004. We hope you can find comfort in your memories of his life."
Lisa and Gino of Columbus, Ohio

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
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, Anthony, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge Montana "

"It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trail.
It is the soldier, like Anthony, who salutes the flag, who serves under the flag, and coffin is draped by the flag, who alows the protester to burn the flag. To the Dixon family, your entire 1/4 Cav. family is grieving for your loss, thank you for your son's sacrifice so that my son can grow up safe in the best country on Earth. I hope I raise my son to have the kind of courage that you raised yours to have."
J. Larson drizzt1978@aol.com of Schweinfurt, Germany

"Dear Dixon Family, Just three months ago we also received the tragic news of the death of our soldier, Brad Kritzer, my nephew. He was killed the same way Anthony was and was nineteen. Our family lifts you up in prayer and support and our tears mix with yours. As we grieve here on earth Brad and Anthony are safe and restored to a perfect body in heaven."
Laurie Miles, megsnana@hotmail.com of Coalport, PA

"God Bless you Anthony-Thank you for all that you did to keep our country safe!
May God Bless your family and keep them in His Care"
The Fiadino Family of Burlington, NJ

"God Bless a real American Hero !!

Our condolences go out to Anthony's family in this time of great sorrow.
Your son so young and so brave to
have his life taken defending his country. The country he loved. I want to say that not a day goes by that I don't think of all those fighting and dying for their country.
They are true American Heros and will
NEVER be forgotten.

I just want to thank Anthony for
his courage to defend and for his love
of our country.

God Bless You !
God Bless America !"
Kimberly, Todd and Zachary Redrow of Pine Hill, NJ , USA

"my prayers are with you in this sad time. He is an angel now who will watch over you!. Try and be strong because he is happy now"

"To the family of Anthony J. Dixon;

Our sincerest condolences to your family. Our family has also lost a precious life in this battle for freedom. Anthony is a true American hero. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time."
The McClain family---azquail@att.net of Tucson, Az.

"To Anthony'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

"To Anthony'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 your loved one's bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (Big Ern's Mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude.
May G-d provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten.
A grateful citizen and a Proud Marine Mom, (purplelily219@yahoo.com)"
Lily of Wakefield MA

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

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. You will not be forgotten."
a grateful citizen in arizona

"Thank you Anthony Dixon, 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 Spc. Anthony Dixon:
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 Anthony 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 Spc. Anthony Dixon:
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 Anthony, 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