Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Tyanna S. Felder

22, of Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Felder died in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained on April 4 in Mosul when her convoy vehicle was hit with an improvised explosive device. She was assigned to 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington. Died on April 7, 2004.

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"Felder family*"
J. Palma of miami

"I won't forget how great a personality you had, I will never forget you. I was on the convoy that day and I want to send my condolences to the Federal family."
J. Palma of miami

"Avery-Felder,
It's been over a decade since I last seen you. I hang your picture in my living room. I tell my son's about you. You were my room mate, a battle-buddy I could always turn to. I'm forever indebted to you. There is so much I want to say, but I hold it within my heart and I believe you have heard my cries. I talk to you from time to time. Mr. & Mrs. Avery, you raised a daughter with a beautiful soul. Thank you,Tyanna! Always & NEVER forgotten."
Wilkie of Fayetteville,North Carolina

"I don't wanna forget you, I wont forget you. You still have my gortex jacket lol. I wonder sometimes all these years later would we have kept in touch would we still be friends you were married on your way to a new life, I wasn't able to steal cereal from you anymore lol. I still eat those little plastic bowls like you use to give me in exchange for my iron. People like you nobody remembers not your sacrifice not your life not everything you were and was striving to become! I won't forget you I promise I will try my best for you. God we were just kids-"
LB of Tacoma,WA

"Tyanna, no day goes by without me thinking of you. Your warm smile, your positive attitude about life and the journeys that God place in front of us. I love you and will always hold a special place in my heart for you. My angel from above. Love Ricky Woods"
Ricky Woods of Winston Salem,NC

"Tyanna,

Where do I begin. Not a day goes by that I dont think of you. I named my daughter Tyanna in honor or you. I am looking forward to the day she gets old enough to hear the story of the manificent woman you were. Continue resting in peace."
Schnavia Felder of Maryland

"4/7/2011....... T, I can't believe it's been 7 years already. It has been a while since I've left you a message. But there's not one day that doesn't go by that I don't think of you.... Aaliyah still doesn't have a God mother because it was supposed to be you. She's as beautiful as you dreamt her to be. Well, I love you and I know that you're watching over me and your God daughter. I miss you so much."
R. Fisher-Cole of Ft. Lewis, Wa.

"I cant believe its been 7 years. I always think of you and hold you dear to my heart. Im headed back over soon again for the 3rd time and know you watch over me and my fellow comrades. Love you. You are never forgotten."
Tanya Phillips (Mack) of Ft hood tx

"I would have liked to have rectified our differences before you left this world, but something tells me that you and I are good. It was a pleasure working with you. Peace and love"
Darryl Bisson of Earth

"I was researching my name & I came across Tyanna S. Felder. She will be missed but never forgotten."
Tyanna of Tarboro, NC USA

"To the family of:Tyanna S. Felder
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. She 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"1-4-11"

"Happy Memorial Day Tyanna, thank you for all you have done and for treating me like family. Gone but never forgotten."
Ricky Woods of Fort Myer, VA

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3
A hundred times a day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving. - Albert Einstein"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"Re: SPC Tyanna S Felder

Hello,
I represent PRAYER SHAWLS 4 FALLEN SOLDIERS (PS4FS), an organization that since October 2007 has sent over 2,800 prayer shawls to military families who have lost a loved one. We are an organization of over 240 groups from all over the country. We make every effort to reach families even when post cards are returned after they have moved. Would you kindly send me a contact email/address so that we may send a loving hand-made prayer shawl to the family? Thank you!

Cozette Haggerty, Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers
Email: ps4fs@charter.net
Website Address: http://webpages.charter.net/ps4fs/shawls"
Cozette Haggerty of Wilbraham, Mass.

"Tyanna Felder, I don't know where to start.... I think of you everyday, no matter what or where I am at, you run through my mind. I wish you were still here, we use to talk about everything, you were my big sister. When my best friend past away in Iraq, you were right by my side. I owe you everything. I'll be coing home soon from my deployment, and I'm coming to visit you, something I should have done a long time ago. I think I was afraid, your passing took a toll on me, I blamed myself, I blamed God, but in time I learned that he just wanted you closer to him. I'm coming to see you soon Tyanna, your brother in arms Ricky"
Frederick Woods of Kuwait

"June 3, 2008
To the family of Spc. Tyanna S. Felder:
Tyanna 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

"There is not a day that passes without thinking of Tyanna, she was such a special person. To the Avery Family, Tyanna will never be forgotten and that is a promise, twenty years down the road and I have my grand kids, they will know who she was and how she was a friend to a small town boy from Virginia."
SGT Frederick Woods of Camp VA, Kuwait

"TO THE FAMILY OF Tyanna. SHE WAS A GOOD PERSON AS YOU MAY ALREADY KNOW. I HAD THE PLEASURE OF KNOW HER FOR SOMETIME.SHE WAS WARM HEART AND JUST A SWEET HEART. Tyanna, BABYGIRL YOU ARE GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN."
SGT. ROBINSON, JAMES C of FORT LEWIS WA

"Ill never forget you....."
Lester Burkes of Tacoma,WA

"I LOVE THE NOTE"
DESTINI of SAVANNAH

"Tyanna,
You are never forgotten, I know you are in heaven smiling down on us, hold me a spot there because nothing would make me happier than to see you again. God Bless you for everything you are and were."
SGT Woods, Frederick of Yongsan, Korea

"I will never forget you Tyanna. Thank you...5/27/07"
Bela

"Dear Felder Family, you were in my thoughts and prayers during this Holy Week of April 2007."
Bela of Woodbury, CT

"Tyanna,
How many days and nights I have thought about you and cried, it still hurts like hell, it's like a what if, what if ,Breeden or me went instead of you, without a second thought I would trade my life for yours. I love you too death, you WILL NEVER be forgotten, I stopped going to church for a long time because you were taken away from the ones who loved you, I blamed GOD when it happened, I finally went to church and figured out that he wanted you closer to him. I can't even imagine what your family is going through, I wish for alot of things, I wish to hit the lotto, i wish to be rich, but most importantly I wish that you could be walking this earth with me. I love you Tyanna!!!"
SGT Woods, Frederick of United States Army War College

"BABY GIRL ITS BEEN TOO LONG SINCE I HAVE SEN YOUR SMILE, I THINK CONSTANLY ABOUT THE 4TH OF APRIL AND THE 7TH OF APRIL IS NEVER FAR BEHIND. WHEN WE LOST THE DUCK IT HURT, BUT WHEN I FOUND OUT YOU HAD PASSED MY HEART BROKE. I CAN'T LISTEN TO A JAY-Z TRACK WITHOUT THINKING OF YOU. FOR SO LONG I FOUGHT WITH MYSELF THINKING I SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON THAT TRUCK. I DON'T KNOW WHY I GOT OFF BUT I KNOW THAT I WILL NEVER LET YOUR MEMORY FADE. WHEN WE HAD YOU MEMORIAL SERVICE I GAVE THE SPEACH FOR ROGERS, BUT THE LAST WORDS OUT OF MY MOUTH WERE ABOUT YOU. I SIMPLY SAID THAT YOU WERE THE MOST LOVING PERSON I HAD EVER KNOWN AND TO THIS DAY IT RINGS TRUE. I MISS YOU SO MUCH ITS BEEN OVER 2 YEARS NOW AND NOT A DAY GOES BY THAT YOU DON'T CROSS MY MIND. IM OVER HERE AGAIN AND I KEEP YOUR PICTURE AND ROGERS PICTURE CLOSE TO ME AT ALL SIDES. I KNOW YOU BOTH WATCH OVER ME AND I THANK THE LORD EVERYDAY FOR BLESSING ME WITH YOU TWO, THANK YOU BABY GIRL I WILL SEE YOU WHEN I GET THERE."
SPC William Norton of Tel Afar, iraq

"Dear Felder Family,
As I looked at all our beloved heroes the sweet face of your wonderful daughter touched me especially. Your loss is all our loss also as a daughter of America. She will be remembered always as a true Hero and I will tell my 9 year old son, that brave American's like your daughter is why we are free. She will always be your daughter and ours. God Bless You All Felder Family."
Stephen K. Campbell of Winchester, VA.

"Beloved family of Tyanna S. Felder.
God understand your deep pain.
He looses a loved one too: his son Jesus Christ.
I am a pastor in Brazil. My prayers are for God give to you peace, confort and blesses in the name of his loved son, the sweet savior Jesus.
Bless you."
Pastor Jeferson Turbay Braga of Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil.

"I know you are down smiling at us the ones who serve with you I just want you to know that you are in my prayers and thoughts everyday we miss and love you always"
Cpl. Jenkins of fort lewis, wa.

"Remembering you this Memorial Day, 2006. God bless your family."
Bela Beaupre of Woodbury, CT

"We will never forget...4/13/06"

"It has been over a year now since Tyanna has passed and I still find myself thinking about her daily. Tyanna has a very special place in mine and my daughters heart. She had a special connection with children I remeber her telling me she wanted 10 kids some day. I would just laugh and tell her she could babysit Amber and she get over that real quick. She did watch Amber and she and my daughter got along so well.My daughter still asks me about Tyanna and why she had to die. I just tell her I don't know but knowing she is in heaven with our lord comforts us both. I pray everyday that things could have been different. I love you Felder."
SPC Reider of Ft. Lewis WA

"Tyanna was the one who took me in and took care of me. I was the youngest guy in my company in Iraq. She kept my head straight out there and ALWAYS made sure I was okay. No one has ever been there like that for me in a time of need but her. I love and miss her everyday and think of her till the day the lord takes me away."
Sgt Woods Frederick of Carlisle,PA USAWC

"It's been over a year since we lost you in the war. I think of you and your family a lot. My nephew, Sgt. Del Greco was killed two days after you, Tyanna. I pray that you and all our brave soldiers have found peace in God's arms. I pray that the families find strength in the Lord. Love never ends...07/01/05"
Bela of Woodbury, CT

"I've just found this website and it's giving me the ability to do something I've thought about for some time. Tyanna, you don't know me but I remember you to this day. You see, I was on the flightline the night you came into Balad on the Medevac. I'm not a medical person....I'm just one of the working guys that meets all the planes that come into any given base. For the family, if you get to see this, please know the medical folks did everything they could for her. It's been over a year and I still remember your name and your face....the face I saw on the website I came across later."
johnny of hill afb, utah

"My name is Tyanna and all I was doing was looking up my name and I found Tyanna S. Felder It ment so much to have a soldiers name same as mine.
I will be praying for your family.
God Bless!!"
Tyanna of Gambier ,Ohio

"I was just looking online for people with the same name as me and came across Tyanna S. Felder. I just want to say I am very sorry for your lost and God Bless you all."
Tyanna L. Morales of Youngstown, OH/USA

"I saw Tyanna's picture on a website honoring our fallen heros. I just felt compelled to say something. Her passing was so senseless. God Bless you Tyanna. My the lord send comfort to your family and friends. May all of our troops come safely home soon. This war must end."
Stephen of Chicago, Illinois USA

"I have never met you but I know you were a Hero.As they say the good die young. You are our Hero Tyanna and my prayers go out to you and your family.May God bless you."
Ami Sy of NY, NY

"Tyanna, I never knew you or your family. I was in Operation Iraqi Freedom also and God saw fit for me to make it home. May God smile upon you and give you rest my sister in arms."
David A. Gans of Camp Red Cloud, Korea

"Tyanna,its not a day goes by that i don't look at your picture i have it at my desk.rest in peace baby girl.we all miss you."
samantha of bridgeport,ct

"I have served with Tyanna since basic training. She was more then a fellow soldier to me. She was my best friend. I considered her my sister. Her family will always be in my heart and prayers."
SPC Reider of Mosul, Iraq

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

"I had the honor of flying our fallen warrior out of Balad and back to Kuwait. She was treated with great honor. We too grieved for her."
Dave Indorf of Massillon, Ohio/USA

"I was doing a project in english, and I had to learn about my name. I've never met someone with the same name as me before, and I've never really been proud of my name until now. My name is also Tyanna, and I feel very blessed to share a name with a hero. I'm very sorry for your loss, but your daughter was truly a hero."
Ty of St. Paul, MN

"To the Family of Tyanna, may GOD continue to comfort you in your sadness. Thank you Tyanna for laying down your life for your country."
Opal of Bridgeport, CT

"May God bless your family. I thank you for your service to your country and to helping maintain freedom for all. Such a beatiful young woman who gave the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. Your family must be proud of you."
Daniel Hughes of Pittsburgh PA USA

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

"my heat goes out to Tyanna I know that being in Iraq is horrible to any soldier so we call them all heroes but in my eyes someone who never gets to come home is a TRUE hero,I learned that Tyanna was only days away from coming home,and seeing as to she's now resting in heaven i think she is..."
Brianna M.Brown of Tx.

"To Tyanna's Family:
There aren't words to express the grief we all feel for your loss. May God bless you and watch over you."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"God Bless you and her, I am so proud that she, as a woman, was willing to serve and protect our country. What an accomplishment, what an example. Thank you."
Shannon L. Deese of NC

"God bless the family of Tyanna S. Felder. The memory of her sacrifices for all of us will never be forgotten.
My father served with the 2nd Infantry Division in World War II and I'm sure he would have been proud to know your friend and loved one, Tyanna S. Felder. May God be with you all."
Linda of Fort Worth, TX

"On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincere condolences. We share the same loss...the same pain. Our prayers are with you and we thank you for your child's bravery & sacrifice.

From the family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas KIA Iraq 12/28/2003"
Gloria Caldas (his mom) of San Antonio, TX

"Rest in Peace Brave one. You are an Angel in Heaven now. God Bless your Family and Friends"
The Taylors USMC of NC

"To Tyanna's family,
I grieve deeply for your loss. I thank Tyanna for serving the citizens of the United States and for fighting evil. She was courageous to stand up to evil and defend America."
mark reif of winchester, VA

"Thank you Tyanna Felder, 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. Tyanna Felder:
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 Tyanna for the sacrifice she 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. Tyanna Felder:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. She 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 Tyanna, 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