Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Thomas Arthur Foley III

23, of Dresden, Tennessee.
Killed in Iraq when a grenade exploded; circumstances under continuing investigation. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on April 14, 2003.

This picture of Tommy, a typical shot of a young father, was taken last fall.

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"You will never be forgotten. Love you and miss you still and always."

"This might be the hardest message I have had to leave. There is not day goes by that I don't think about you and remembering all the amazing times we had. Just two guys that would hot rod a truck, or kick back to a weekend of video games. Still will never forget the all night drinking party just to watch you fall down a flight of stairs because you thought you were late. Makes me smile every time. So many memories of wrestling matches, talks about life, and how you could fill a room with energy with random goofiness. Tommy, I miss you brother, but I still feel your presence around me and I know you're still watching us up there while all your friends and family are here. So in short, my brother, I love you man. Can't wait to see you again In the great beyond."
Aj Brooks of Dresden TN

"Jimmy Anderson I am curious as to how you were able to get Tommy to wake you up in basic trainining I lost track how many times he got the 2 of us smoked because he would roll over and pull the blankets back over his head even after the drill Sgt would toss his rack he would climb back in and go back to sleep."
James Carter of Los Lunas NM

"Tommy Its been almost 16 years since Ive seen you you were one hell of a battle buddy I still think of how we use to think we were so cool cuz wed run up the stair well with our hats on backwards to the barracks tryin as hard as we could to get thier before the drill Sgts. I wish I would have been able to meet up with after basic training but we never got the chance. To your family my condolences I have been trying to reach you for 12 years now so i can personally give my condolences I have tried everything I can think of no luck I would really like you to contact me so I can complete what i started 12 years ago you can reach me at cartj713@yahoo.com god bless you all and I hope to hear from you.Go Steele Dawgs"
James Carter of Los Lunas NM USA

"After all these years you would think I would've said something to you.and after all these years I still don't know what to say. For those who don't know my name is Jimmie Anderson. Me and Foley were friends from day one. This guy came to the unit one day and heard me playing my video game loud. He said "hey bubba you got another controller?" I looked at him like he was crazy but I laughed and we did that almost everyday. I used to call him alarm clock because he always knocked on my door around 5am for get ready for 1st formation. Foley was a guy that had a lot faith a lot hope he believed that things would get better with time.i apologize to his wife and his son for not taking the time to put my feelings in writing so that you knew he was never forgotten. He was a true friend and I miss him dearly. I haven't had one like him since. I don't think I ever will. Peace bro ...
Jimmie Anderson of Orlando FL

"Tommy, where do I start? We went through many things in life both good and bad.I am still to this day at a loss of words but I am grateful that the last time that we spoke it was on my Birthday in 2003. I had just been given my first round of Anthrax vaccinations and the small pox vaccination and we were talking about how we were going to get together later on in our lives and we are still together because of our bond. I am grateful that the last things we said to each other was how we loved each other...probably the best phone conversation we ever had considering I was in Germany and he was back stateside. I have never posted on this site before but better late than never right? I still have unresolved issues about what had transpired from both of our services in the Army but do not regret it. I am a betterperson because of my experiences. To my brother I am sorry it has taken me so long to post here but I have had a lot going on and I have most certainly never forgotten you and wish you to know that your nephews say hello and that they do know who you are and they ask of you often. We all love you bro and know that you are keeping an eye on us all."
David Foley of Martin, TN

Brother i really miss you the time we share as a team is unreal and you helped me out so much thanks man we made a good team B 2-44 ADA
SSG. White, Codiriko"
Codiriko White of Enterprise, AL

"Miss ya man! Still think about ya bro!Wardawgs! Hooah!"
Danny Moore of Farmington NM

"To Thomas Foley's family, we think of you every year on this date. R.I.P Tommy and Johnny"
Bonnie & Ed Brown of Troy

"My father, Blain Shobe and Tommy were cousins. I think I only met Tommy once when I was a small child but after having something so terrible happen to our family I found a new respect for those who serve in the military. I went on to join the Army a few years later and married a fellow soldier shortly after. We are both currently out of the service for medical reasons and we are raising a family of our own. My children will grow up with a healthy respect for those who serve thanks to a man I only knew once. i hope to reconnect with my distant family soon and I want you all to know that you are in my prayers."
Kellye Shobe-Lomeli of pacoima, CA

"To all the wonderful people who have posted on this site, I, Sherry Durbin,am Tommy's aunt, THANK YOU.
I just found this site this morning.I want to share a few great times I spent with him.
When he was just able to sit up by himself I took him riding on my motorcycle, he liked it so much he did not want off, I rode him often.
Sharing his birthdays with his brother,David, were always great.
After I move to Louisville, KY they came to visit and we spent a day at the zoo.
Our time together was short but I still miss him everyday.
Thank you for your prayers and thoughts as the years go by I hope you remember all who have fought and died for our freedom to come and go as we wish without having to report to anyone who would want to keep us under their thumb.
Love and thanks to all our soldiers and their families."
Sherry "Penick" Durbin of Louisville,KY

"Thank you all for your support, I simply can't put into words how reuniting with my big brother affected me. I had met him only once before in my life, so it's not hard to imagine how awkward the situation was. Even so, it wasn't too long until he was coming over for dinner, then staying over on the weekends, and then before we knew it, he was living with us. I could hardly believe it. After 12 or so years of being an only child, I finally had an older brother to hang out with. I think by far, those were the best years of my life. Not a day goes by that I don't think of Tommy. My 21st and 22nd birthdays have already come and gone, but I have a gut feeling, that if you were still with us, when i had turned 21, you and David both would have taken me out and we would have had a blast. We may not have hung out as much as other brothers have, but after what little time we did, in my opinion, you were the greatest brother i could ever have asked for. I miss you bro. We all do. Rest in peace."
Sean Foley of Clarksville, TN

My name is Zelda Abel, formerly Gerkin:
I made a promise to the family a while back that I would keep his memory alive, I hope they remember. I have been doing that on my Myspace and facebook. As long as I live I will keep that promise. May he be honored always."
Zelda of Indianapolis, IN

"I'll always remember being reunited with you,, you went out drinking with your Dad & Uncle Dave. I got pictures of the "aftermath",,,LOL will keep you in our memories,,,,"
Laurie Solonka-Butt of Kingsville, Ontario Canada

"Thank you for your service and the love that you gave to fight for our country. You will always be loved and miss. God Bless."
K.Matsukawa of Raleigh, NC

"I adopted many soldiers from your unit...including John Brown. I never knew either of you, but i will never forget you! You service will not be taken for granted! I just hope I can live a life worthy of your sacrifice...God bless..."
Kelley Lee of Charleston, SC

"You will always be remembered. From your former First Sergeant."
Robert Patrick of Thornville, Ohio

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"Remembering your family today."
Ed & Bonnie Brown of Troy,Ala

"Happy Birthday, Tommy. We miss you so much and love you even more!"
your family of Dresden, TN

"6 years ago in april i will have lost one best thing the army ever gave me a soldier and a freind"
codiriko of iraq

"to the thomas foley family my name is SSG White then it was Spc White thomas was my first soldier and also past as way there beside me i cant say i know you pain for such a lost but i know mines as the 3 year mark come it sadden me to know my friend , soldier and some what teacher is no longer with me and it hurt alot to have lost him not being in iraq the 3rd time i wished he were here to make me smile, laugh, or just be thomas i hope and pray his family is doing well his son adn wife are alway in my heart i fyou could please write, or email me i would love to here from you my email ie codiriko.white@us.army.mil my address is SSG WHITE, CODIRIKO
1-25 SBCT/A 2/8FA
APO, AE 09336

"Paulette,I am an old cousin of Tommy,Billy (BILL) Foley.My Father was John (Jack) Foley.I am aged 70 and never knew Tommy.As an estranged family and as a Vietnam Veteran I feel a great sorrow."
Bill Foley of Centerville.TN Hickman

"it is only when we truely know
and understand that we have a
limited time on earth and that
we have no way of knowing
when our time is up that we
will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the
only one we had.

no one misses tommy more than i do and his family, no one could understand the history between us. we were 3 brothers who would never separate. i owe the biggest apology to his family. for everything in life, at the same time i owe them the biggest ty for saving my life, without them there is no telling where i would be, or even if i would still be in this life. so this is my pain, my sorrow, and my apology."
brandon payne

"We all have lost our dearest loved ones to this fight. I pray for your healing and for strength to maintain the joy of life somehow.
My prayers to you all."
DukeScout of Fort Bragg, NC

"To the family,May God bless you. You are all in our prayers."
Danny of NY

"Paulette, hello my name is Adam Brooks and Tommy and I were very close friends through all of grade school and jr. high. I grew up with him and David going to church and hanging out together. I think about him often and am very thankful to have known him and appreciate the time that the good Lord gave us together. He was a very good friend. I thank you,him,and both of your families for all of your sacrafices that you all have made so that my family and I can live free and safe in this great nation. Tommy will never be forgotten,he is truly an american hero. GOD bless you and your son.I can only hope that your son will grow up to be the man that his father was. If you need anything you can reach me at adbrooks78@yahoo.com. (April 14,2008) 5 years ago today, Thank you Tommy for defending our freedom."
Adam Brooks of Dresden, Tennessee

It's been so long since you have been gone. I sometimes sit and wish that you will walk through the door again, but I know that will never happen. You have always been there for me no matter what. I did what you said, I graduated high school and started college. I know you would be so proud of me. You weren't just like a brother to me, you were and still are my best friend. It has been 5 years today since you have been gone, and it still feels like I found out yesterday. You were a great friend and brother. I will NEVER forget you. I love you Tommy!!!"
Beth Brooks of Dresden, TN

"Paullet, My name is John Ratliff. I was Thomas' Platoon Leader when he was in Korea. I was deeply saddened to hear about his loss. Thomas came to my platoon in late 1999 or early 2000. It was his first tour in the Army and he did a lot of wonderful things. I will always remeber him. I've got an old photo of Thomas and the platoon if you would like to have it just e-mail me at johnmratliff@us.army.mil and I'll be happy to send it to you. If there's anything that I can ever do for you, please don't hesistate to ask. May the lord bless and keep you."
John Ratliff of Lawton, OK

"Paullet, I don't know if you remember me or not. You Tommy and I use to hang out at Kickers sometimes. I was in 2/44 with him. Last time we saw eachother you were still pregnant! I was in shock when i heard about Tommy...he was a good guy and i am proud to call him a friend. I would love to get back in touch with you. Rebecca_Jones81@Yahoo.com My prayers and thoughts are with you and Tommy everyday. He is my hero!"
Rebecca (Heugel) Jones of Kabul, Afghanistan

"January 12, 2008
To the family of Spc. Thomas A. Foley, III:
Thomas 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"To the family of:Thomas A. Foley III 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"

I would like to say thank you for to you and the other two soldiers who were also killed in that blast for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Per Ardua"(Through Difficulties)
44th ADA Motto"

"Hello and thank you to all of you who have posted a comment. I am Paulette Foley, Tommy's widow. I would have already posted a comment before now, but I just found this website today. I really appreciate your thoughts and prayers, and I know that Tommy would also."
Paulette Foley of Martin, TN

"i unfortunetly never had the grace of meeting spc foley. however my husband had the great experience of serving with him. I do know from talking with my husband that SPC floey was a wonderful man a dedicated soldier and a proud father. even though i never had the chance to know him he is greatly missed in our home. sincerly michelle a jones wife of SGT harold w jones"
michelle jones of ft hood, TX

""Wow, what can I say. I always have dreams and visions leading up to this day, this anniversary, this transition from Earth to enternal rest for Brown & Foley. My name is Corey Sibley of TN. I was Foley's supply sergeant when he stepped foot into Bravo Battery. I issued him his weapon, his first set of combat uniforms. Remembering that smirk on his face & laughter when they would send him to my office to assist me with issuing supplies. He was a true authentic, american soldier who loved every minute of his job, and on ocassion, coupled it with laughter and fun, which was the typical Foley (with the big glasses :)

To the family: I consider it an honor and privilege to have been a part of Brown's latter portion of his life. Currently, I am out of the military and work in the music industry in Nashville, TN. I would like to make some special contributions towards Brown, Foley and Parkers' memories with some friends of mine in the music world. If at all possible please forward me your contact information so that I can get in touch with you.


Corey Sibley
Former Supply Sergeant

K Love Music & Publishing
Clarksville/Nashville, TN
Email: coreysibley@bellsouth.net
Web: www.Myspace.com/KLMusic""
Corey Sibley of Clarksville, TN

"It's been more than three years now since you left us, Son. There isn't a day go by that you aren't in my thoughts. We're back "home" now, and I visit you as often as I can.

Just last week, I had to travel to Boston to attend the funeral of my uncle - a firefighter for 32 years. He, like you, was a hero as well. Even on that day of mourning for him, many thoughts of the family were upon you. All of them wished that they could have known you.

Veteran's Day has come and gone, and while many forget soon after, rest assured that some of us honor you and all American servicemen and women throughout the world each and every day.

I'm still keeping watch over your family, Son, and they know that they will never have to want for anything as long as I still have breath. Your son is growing big and strong and has your mischevious looks, which I'm sure you got from me in the first place. That apple sure doesn't fall far from this family tree. :o)

Your brother is home now, too, and became a father earlier this year. It pains me to know that you have a nephew that you will never meet in this lifetime - he's a wonderful addition to our family.

Many thanks go out to all who've thought enough of my son and our family to leave condolences. For those who don't understand, I sincerely feel sorry for them, for if they don't "get it" by now, they certainly never will.

Rest in peace, Son. We'll be talking soon."
Dad of Ft. Campbell, KY

"TO THE FOLEY FAMILY*******FOURTH OF JULY IN GATLINBURG TENNESSEE IS THE MIDNIGHT PARADE AND FIREWORKS. I ALONG WITH OTHER FALLEN FAMILIES WILL BE ATTENDING. TO ENETER A FLOAT TO HONOUR OUR FALLEN AND TO "SUPPORT OUR TROOPS".*********** My heart and prays are with Thomas and his family. Healing is a slow process. He loved you all very much. An he knew you all loved him. Be supportive and understanding toward one another. reflect on the many many fond and prcious memories that each of you shared with THOMAS! He is very much with you; in your loving hearts. Thomas is with our Gregory and all our fallen. He has not died in vain! He is an American Hero! An he is remembered today, tomorrow and forever. I appreciate his service to our country. More so he was a brother to our son: An gregory considered Thomas his brother. Both hads not known one another. Both understood botherhood, to watch and protect one another. Thomas you are in my prays and your loving family. God Bless!"
leonard_wahl@hotmail.com of Spring Texas

"Tommy and Johnny's three year angel date will soon be here. We still think of your family so often and know you are feeling the same as our family. Let us hear from you."
Bonnie & Ed Brown of Troy, AL

I will always miss you. You are forever in my heart and soul. I wish you were here to see me graduate, but that is ok. I know your watching over me and saying "thats my girl." I wish you were still here, but that isn't going to happen. I love you and miss you forever."
Beth Brooks of Dresden, TN

We held your 2nd year memorial service today. Josh, Clint and Chuck were all there and Kevin even came from Ft. Campbell. We talked about you and there was no doubt in my mind you were right there with us. We miss you so much everyday, but we will always keep you with us in our hearts and our memories forever.

We love you always..."
Shelley of Dresden TN USA

"It's been two years. You are still in my thoughts and prayers."
Tiffany and Tommy Schroer of Louisville, KY

"It's been two years. You are still in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers."
Amy and Travis of Ft Lewis, WA

"Thursday will be two years since Johnny and Tommy left us. Please know our family still has your family in our hearts and prayers."
Bonnie & Ed of Troy, Ala

"It's been nearly two years now, Son, and the days aren't getting any easier. I keep watch over your little one and visit as often as I can. Tuesday would have been your 25th birthday and I can still remember the first day I brought you home. I , too, was young and scared at the thought of being a father for the first time, but I did everything in my power to ensure that you had what you needed - when you needed it. You were so small and the world was so big, but that didn't stop you from wanting to see all of that you could. You turned out to be a fine young man and an outstanding citizen, as well as a fine soldier who had no qualms about doing his duty.

I miss you every day that passes until we should meet once again. Where ever you are, you can be assured that my mom is looking out for you, and someday we shall all be together again.

Love you ,Son, and will be seeing you soon. :o)"
Dad of Ft. Riley, Kansas

"For Paulette: I was just remembering the goofy guy next door that thought he was a stud wearing BCG's. Hope everything is going well for you and the baby(well I'm sure he's a big boy by now)."
Brandy of Fort Cambell Kentucky

"Bless you and your family. You will never be forgotten for the sacrifice you made for our country."
Chelle of Ft. Bliss, TX

"Youe family will forever be in our thoughts and prayers."
Tina of Fort Campbell ky

"To the family of Thomas A. Foley III, you are always in my thoughts and prayers."
Becky (markswife1995) of Ohio

"Although I did not know Thomas, my parents grew up in Weakley County and I thought I would leave a message expressing my condolences. Your son was a true hero. My God continue to hold your family in His arms and may He fill your hearts with wonderful memories of Thomas."
Jodie (Freeman) Stout of Grant County, IN

"God Bless Thomas' family.May God rain peace on your family until you are reunited in Paradise with your brave son/soldier.God Bless America and those who defend her."
Dan (USAF vet) of Parma Heights,Ohio

"To the family of Thomas Foley III, and the families of all who have made the supreme sacrifice in our ugly but necessary war on terrorism, you have my sincere condolences and fervent prayers. From one who knows the rigors of guerrilla warfare from three deployments to Vietnam.
Fred Marshall Jr.
CSM, USA, Retired"
Fred Marshall Jr. of Columbus, Georgia

"Thomas A. Foley the third, You will be remembered and in our prayers for your faithfullness to our country. Our prayers and thoughts go to the family that lost a sweet loved one."
DeEtt Ball of Dresden, TN

"I am in 8th grade and we were learing about how many people were dying in Iraq. He is included in our prayers. If there is a family member I would appreciate it if you could email me back at RockNRollGrlAA90@aol.com so I can write my report on this hero."
Student at Emmet Belknap of NY

"Many thanks for all the prayers and condolences for my son and our family. Tommy may be gone from this Earth, but he will never be forgotten in our hearts.

I would also like to extend my condolences to the family of PVT Johnny Brown. Tommy and Johnny will always be in our hearts."
Dad of Ft. Riley, Kansas

"To Thomas, Foley and Parlett My heart goes out to you all. Thomas the 3rd will always be remember by all. He was a good man who wanted the best for his family. I will never forget the day you guys got housing and then came the baby...he was very happy because he was now a husband and a father providing for his family. My prayers goes out to all. HE shall enter into peace; they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness. Isaiah 57:2
SGT Afflick, Jacquline"
Sgt Afflick, Jacquline of Fort Campbell KY

"i never knew Spc.Thomas Arthur Foley 3rd but him and his family will be in my heart and i want to thank him for the change he made in my life as well as the rest of the men and woman who have fought for our country and who have died and i want to be there for there familys i know how it is to loss a loved one i have a girl friend over there in iraq who i aint heard from since jun 2003 and i know she is safe where ever she my be and i love u stephaine chapmen and i hope u return to us all soon .... i love u and all the men and woman who have served and died for our freedom... thank you so much"
steven button of lansing michigan

"It's been just past a year since that fatefull day "Tommy" left us. Even now, he is still with us. He is in our hearts and in every treasured memory we have of him.
I want to say thank you on behalf the Courtney family (Tommy's Grandmother, Uncle, Aunt and Cousin) for all of the comforting words, prayers and special thoughts. We miss him terribly, but have comfort and pride in knowing he died in HONOR!"
Shelley Courtney of Dresden TN USA

"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 (4/2004)

"Thomas was a very brave soldier and young father. He had so much courage. i know that he will be very missed. May
God comfort his family. May God Bless Wanda
Wanda of Manchester,Tenn USA

"On this one year anniversary date:
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Thomas will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Thomas Jr. and family..today it has been one year. Please know you and your family are still in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you again Thomas III, your sacrifice has not gone un-noticed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
Tiffany Schroer (armywifeschroer) from army spouses board of Louisville, KY

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

"You deserved better then this."

"Freedom has a Flavor
That the protected will never know.
May God ease your pain for now(FOLEY FAMILY)
when in time you shall have him back.
Rest easy little Brother(A NAM VET)"
Dave Alexander of lebanon Tn.

"Thank you Thomas Foley III, 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

"So sorry for your loss.
The family Of PFC John E. Brown"
Bonnie of Troy, Ala

"Our hearts are forever thankful for your ultimate sacrifice. This disabled veteran family is honored to be in the presence of a hero."
The Locklear Family (from Sound Off) of Rowland,NC

"Even though I didn't know Thomas Foley I will keep him and his family in my heart. Just knowing that America is protected by such fine and brave soldiers such as we have witnessed these last few months gives me a feeling of pride for the USA. May God be with you during these sad times. Thank you Thomas!"
Terri Curtis of Green Forest, Arkansas

"Thank you for Keeping Tennessee safe to live in and thank you for serving our country, May God keep You safe in Heaven and Keep your family safe and sound here on earth, God Bless You and Your family. Thank You!"
Christine Beavers of Oak Ridge, Tennessee

"We thank you for the sacrafice your son made for us. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this time. Thank you Thomas, May God keep you in His care."
Ken and Maritza Holley of Pembroke Pines, FL

"May you find peace in this time of sadness knowing that your son and husband was truly a hero among men. His memory will live in the hearts of many forever."
Tamara (from the spouses board) of Georgia

"To the family and friends of Spc. Thomas Foley III:
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 Thomas 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. Thomas Foley III:
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 Thomas, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera, of Powder Springs, Georgia

"May God bless your family, give you all comfort and hold you close during this time of loss. Your son, husband and Father is a true hero Whom Gave All For Us All. Thomas Jr My prayers are with you as I feel very deeply saddened with you."
Denise (from spouse Board) of Fort Campbell KY

"RIP Brave Warrior. You fly with the angels now. We shall never forget you."
The Taylors, USMC of NC

"Thomas, thank you for your sacrifice.
God bless you and your family.
You are all in our prayers."
John & Kelly Taylor of WPB, FL, USA

"Thank You! NO greater a sacrifice. We didnt ever meet, but met a really PROUD father through message boards. God bless and give peace during this time."
James &Dianna(IPeterrabbit) of Christiansburg, Va USA

"To the Foley family........May God bless you. You are in our prayers."
The Baldwin family of Killeen, Tx

"We thank God for Spc Thomas FoleyIII. A true man,true soldier,true heroe. Someone who serve his country and did what others refuse to do.Thomas Foley Father and family our prayers are with you,may God grant you all the confort,the serenenity and courage to accept this.May God gives you the winsdom to be proud of your fallen on earth,lifted in heaven heroe.There is not love greater than this, that a man lay down his life for his frieds. (john 15:13)Another heroe has been welcome in heaven,one that lay is life down not only for his friends,but for the whole nation.Thank You! God bless you all."
SGT JCW and Sandy W.(jedidias2AOL Army Spouse Board) of Ft.Hood Tx.

"You will never be forgotten. God bless you Thomas and your family may he give you strength to endure this hard and trying time. Your family is in my prayers."
Martha Garza of Ft. Hood, Texas

"I never knew Thomas III personally but I did know his father through the spouses board and I know that his father was very proud of him, as all of us are. You are a hero in my book and your memory will live forever. Your family and friends are in my prayers."
Valerie (angeldancerval) of Schofeild Barracks, HI

"To the entire Foley family our hearts go out to you. God Bless all of you."
The Gerber Family of Ft Benning, GA

"My thoughts are with the Foley family during this time. I didn't know Thomas III but learned what a great person he was thru his father. I am saddened by your loss and will continue to keep you all in my prayers"
Melissa (Lissa1173) of Washington,DC

"God be with you and your family through this tough time. Your father has become a father to many of us online through our support board. My family will keep you in our prayers. Thank you for protecting us and giving your life for our freedom."
Amy of Omaha, NE

"While I never actually met you, I feel that I have come to know you through your father. You and your family made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and our thoughts and prayers are with you and those you left behind. And in the hearts of us all, you will forever be known as a hero in the truest sense."
Deanna Barker of Fort Lewis, WA

"God be with you and your family as we mourn a hero to us all, but a son, brother, husband and father to your family. May you find comfort in knowing that we will never forget Thomas A. Foley III or the sacrifice he has made for our country.And through what you have shared on the boards, his memory will live on forever."
Jennifer and family of Clarksville TN

"Thomas Jr, our hearts go out to you and your family. Your son Thomas A Foley III Is a hero in my book. Your whole family has sacrificed for this great nation and you are all heros. You know we are here for you if you ever need us."
Kevin and Michelle Hostetler of Ft Hood TX

"I never knew you personally, but heard of you many times through your father, Thomas Jr, who has been a great support for me on the boards. I thank you for your sacrifice so that I may live in the USA. You are truely a hero in my book. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go to your family, especially Thomas Jr, your wife, and son. God bless you all and give you peace."
Carmen8775 of Lexington, KY

"Thank You Thomas Jr.You will always be our Hero. Thomas I am deeply sorry for your loss. We are all here for you at the board. You are our family.. Your family will be in my prayers. God give you the strength during this time.."
Kristal of Ft Hood

"Thank you for your sacrifice to this country. I will pray for your family. Even those who did not know you mourn the loss of your life."
Tina of Wynantskill, NY

"Thank you Thomas Jr., for your bravery, you will always be a hero and you will never be forgotten. And thank you Thomas, for being such a good "chat buddy" on the message boards. Our condolences to you & your family, you will be in our thoughts and prayers."
Shawnda & Family of Fort Story, Va

"Thank you for being such a brave hero. I didn't know you, but learned about you from your father. Thomas, please know you are in our prayers. We hope to see your bright smile back again soon. You are a part of our family! HOOAH!"
Tiffany Schroer of Louisville,Ky

"We will never forget!!! God Bless your family, and God Bless the USA."
Kimedy of Fort Bliss, TX

"Thomas Jr, like many others have said. We are all family on the message board. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of suffering. You have lost a son, but the world has gained another hero. God bless you, your family. And God bless the USA."
Shelley (MstgShelee) of Fort Hood, TX

"God bless your entire family. Even though I do not know you personally,my husband and I feel the sadness that you must be feeling. Our thoughts and love go out to you and your family...may the pride of your son comfort you during this time."
Todd, Cindy and Family of Ft. Meade, MD

"You will always be remembered as a Hero. Thank you so much. My deepest condolences and prayers for your family."
Meaghan of Louisiana

"Thomas, thank you for all you gave to this great country. My heart is heavy for your family and friends that knew you. You truely are a hero. You are mourned by many, including those that did not know you."
The Aris family of Ft Riley, KS

"My heart goes out to the family. May God grant you peace in your time of need."
Viola (Vee) of Killeen, TX (USA)

"We learned about him through his father, a well known and loved member of the boards,who with his humor brought smiles and laughs that brightened up our day. We are sorry for your loss and may GOD give you the strength needed in times like these."
Berenice *emigluv of Baumholder, Germany

"Thank you for all you gave to all Americans. You are one of many who will never be forgotten in my heart and home. You are a hero and will be remembered as such forever!!
To the family We are sorry for your loss! Lean on one another and be strong."
The Humphreys Family of Baumholder Germany

"Thomas Jr is a well loved member of our message board. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Your son Thomas III will be remembered for the sacrifice he made for our country and will be honored by all. My deepest condolences."
Sincerely, Gabi of Nevada

"There will be many prayers said for this family during this time. This young man truly "Gave All"
To Thomas Jr. All those on our message board...We are all family here.
Sent to you by love."
Allen & Lisa *nite cat* of Huron, Tenn.

"Please know that I'm deeply saddened for those left behind. We know of Thomas III through his father Thomas Jr, but also being from Ft Campbell makes him feel more like family. For the family....please know you have many praying for you as well as here for you."
Marina of Ft Campbell, KY

I never met you, but knew of your thru your father on our message board. Im very deeply saddened of the loss your family has endured.

Our prayers go out to you in Heaven as well as all those who you left behind.

You paid the ultimate price for freedom.. There isnt enough thank you's to show our gratitude to you. God Speed to Heaven."
Sharon Miller of FT Hood Texas

Thank you for your courage and your desire to make this world a better place for all of us. God speed. To your family thank you for your sacrifice and know we all share in your loss."
Jay, Allison and Daniel Buono of Hendersonville, TN

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on