Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Lee M. Godbolt

23, of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Godbolt died in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while he was on patrol. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 141st Field Artillery Regiment, New Orleans, Louisiana. Died on March 26, 2005.

Please send information, photos, and corrections for Army Sgt. Lee M. Godbolt.

Links:

Contributions to the Families of the Fallen

Messages:

Leave a message in memory of this servicemember, and/or to the loved ones left behind.

Please report inappropriate messages

"Its been 10 years, I still think about you buddy. I never served with a better person."
Joe Partin of New Orleans

"I miss you so mich lil brother. . Never thought I would not be with you, I love you and think about you everyday... feels like apart of me died out there that day."
Sgt Philip Age of Metairie, Louisiana 70002, United States

"Really brother! I pulled you out, you said I saved you! What the f$&$&k!"

"Wow baby brother, it has been ten years and I still miss you like it was yesterday. I love you and salute your memory. You died doing what you loved, and for that I say "you are a TRUE HERO!""
BIG SIS Tonyelle of Houston, Tx via NOLA

"Rest easy Sgt. see you in fiddlers green"
Hulsey of La

"Godbolt.
I remember your laugh. Miss you Brother. Red Platoon.
Hulsey."

"Never forgotten..."
SSG Reagan Wilkerson of Natchitoches, LA

""This Memorial Day 2011 we will honor your service and remember the sacrifice you and others made for us to be free. We will watch as your name is added to the Memorial Wall at the USS Kidd. God Bless You!

Bob and Judy Barnett""

"Dear Mrs. Godbolt-I took your picture for the Times-Picayune after Katrina when you returned home to get Lee's flag and uniform. Can you call me...I'd love to talk to you. 504-232-3031"
John McCusker of New Orleans, LA

"HI MISS DENISE OR MOM THIS YOUR OTHER SON ALVIN ACROSS THE STREET FROM U EVERYDAY ITS NOT A DAY GOES BY I DONT THINK OF LEE LOVE 3000 MISSING U HOMIE"
ALVIN KINNEY of `DALLAS

"Hi Mrs Godbolt I dedicate this moment to a national hero Sgt Lee Miles Godbolt. A hero that attended Southern University of New Orleans and of course a eternal member of the 1/141 Field Artillery Battalion. I known Sgt Godbolt for only a little while but he will always be in my heart forever."
Dexter M. Lee of New Orleans, LA

"Hi Ms Denise I just met you today on the phone at work, my name is Lisa Harrison, and women of God, I can't say to you how much a blessing you are, I can only pray God continued blessings to shower down upon you in Jesus name. I love you and will see one day when we arrive in Heaven. God bless!"
Lisa of Harrison

"i have been lookin for yall a long time my mother move too colorado springs we all get together and talk about the days we had in the florida project yea that means way back his daddy taught him well miss him too he was a father figure for me too charlie you know we was bestfriends eatin fried bananas and * love you ms denise you was the only one my momma let bust my butt miss yall like crazy RIP lee baby when the man call we all gone run your other big brother TRACY BELL SR HOMIE 504 234 7391"
TRACY BELL SR of NEW ORLEANS LA

"Ms. Godbolt,

You may not remember. I was a friend of your oldest son, Charley. I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Lee when he was 13 years old. I was heartbroken when I heard of his passing. I was unable to attend his services in 2005. I was in New Orleans May 16, 2009 for my grandmother's funeral. As I walking in the Mount Olive Mausoleum I found Lee's resting place. I had no idea he was there. I called for my sister, Myrna and we stood there and cried. I will never forget him."
Marsha Daranda Pierre of Phoeniz, AZ

"January 17, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Lee M. Godbolt:
Lee 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

"Hi Ms Denise,

I was apart of the 141FA from Jackson Barracks and was deployed with Lee. I can remember when we all left the Barracks for the first time to go to Fort Hood and Lee introduced me to you. I remember teasing him b/c he had on a shirt with his face on it. I didn't make it to IRAQ b/c i was injured in Hood. Anyway, I just wanted to say that Lee was one of the very few young men that i thought highly of. He was respectful, honest and always ready to help out. I'm happy and feel blessed to have known him. I know that you must really miss him for he IS truly special. You and your family are always in my prayers."
Darryl Hatcher Jr. of Cypress Tx, from New Orleans,La

"Lee,

I'm sorry, I just found this site to leave you and your family a message. I think about you eveyday. I met your mom at St Barbara's night a couple of years ago...what a wonderful lady! I'm married now, and my wife knows all about you. I also have a little boy , and he will know all about everything that you sacrificed for him and his freedom. I will never forget 26March05. The worst day of my life.... You are a true hero. For all you are, for all you've done...Thank you. I'll see you again in Heaven with all of our brothers.
God bless and hold you.

...we'll drink the the punch together at "Fiddler's Green" "REDLEG!!""
CPT Robert Bowlin of Baton Rouge, LA

"To the family of Sgt. Lee Godbolt, I am truly sorry for your loss. And, I also need to say that I might be related to him for I am Roesha' S. Godbolt from Michigan. Do you know A Robert Godbolt? He is my father. Maybe we could get together some time and talk about Lee."
Roesha' Godbolt of Warren, Michigan

"HI MS DENISE THIS ALVIN 1ST AND FOR MOST RIP TO MY DAWG LEE LL3000 GODBOLT M"
ALVIN KINNEY of DALLAS TX

"I met Lee as a little boy in New Orleans
I was crushed when I saw his picture on CBS
I went to school with older brother Charley
Sending love to the family
I am praying for you still."
Darius Collins of Minneapolis/New Orleans,

"To the family of:Lee M. Godbolt 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"

"Hi Denise Godbolt
I have the pictures for you of Lee's car we painted. This is Troyann from Bridgeside Auto from New Orleans. We have relocated to Houston. I promised you these pictures and hope you get this message .
"tlafrance@houston.rr.com" god bless"
troyann lafrance of cypress texas

"SGT. GODBOLT,
I am a better man for knowing you and having had the opportunity to derve with you. I will never forget you."
LT WARREN, BRENT (Platoon leader) of Alexandria, VA

"Denise and family,
Today is Nov. 22, 2005. Happy Thanksgiving! You have had so many heartaches this year - first losing Lee and then losing your home in Hurricane Katrina. Remember our reunion at the Zephyrs game when you showed us Lee's portrait on the car!! Awesome. You are a very strong person, and we feel blessed to know you. Perhaps your new home in a new location will bring you some peace. God be with you,"
Webster and Ruth Reed (father and stepmom of Jonathan Ray Reed who died in Baghdad on 1/28/05) of Krotz Springs, LA

"Am sorry for your loss my sympthy goes out to the Godbolt family. Am a friend of Lee and going to miss him very much."
Noel of Mobile, Alabama

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

"MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL OF U. I SILL CANT GET PASS THE FACT WE WILL NEVER SEE HIS FACE ON EARTH AGAIN!"
DEBORAH of KENNER,LA

"As a former member of the 141st of New Orleans, I am sorry and saddened to hear about the loss of Sgt. Lee Godbolt. He is truly a hero."
Kevin of Chalmette, LA

"TO THE GODBOLT FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. WE ARE DEEPLY SADDEN BY THE LOST OF LEE! HE HAS TOUCHED MANY MANY HEARTS. AMONG NEIGHBOR'S, FRIEND, THOSE IN HIS COMMUNITY, HIS MILITARY FAMILY, HIS PERSONAL FAMILY AND THOSE IN IRAQ. THAT DIDN'T KNOW HIM; WILL IN YAERS TO COME. HE IS A HERO! NOT MANY WILLING TO SERVICE HIS COUNTRY. AN RISKING YOUR LIFE DAY IN AND DAY OUT. THAT SHOWS TO EVERYONE THE TYPE OF MAN LEE WAS!!! I REALIZE LEE AND OUR SON DIDN'T KNOW ONE ANOTHER. YET, BOTH SERVED TOGETHER AS BROTHERS IN THE MILITARY FAMILY. WATCHING OVER ONE ANOTHER. NOW BOTH ARE TOGETHER SERVING US ALL ONCE AGAIN. I AM VERY THANKFUL TO LEE! GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"TO THE GODBOLT FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. WE ARE DEEPLY SADDEN BY THE LOST OF LEE! HE HAS TOUCHED MANY MANY HEARTS. AMONG NEIGHBOR'S, FRIEND, THOSE IN HIS COMMUNITY, HIS MILITARY FAMILY, HIS PERSONAL FAMILY AND THOSE IN IRAQ. THAT DIDN'T KNOW HIM; WILL IN YAERS TO COME. HE IS A HERO! NOT MANY WILLING TO SERVICE HIS COUNTRY. AN RISKING YOUR LIFE DAY IN AND DAY OUT. THAT SHOWS TO EVERYONE THE TYPE OF MAN LEE WAS!!! I REALIZE LEE AND OUR SON DIDN'T KNOW ONE ANOTHER. YET, BOTH SERVED TOGETHER AS BROTHERS IN THE MILITARY FAMILY. WATCHING OVER ONE ANOTHER. NOW BOTH ARE TOGETHER SERVING US ALL ONCE AGAIN. I AM VERY THANKFUL TO LEE! GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"To the family of Lee, our family honors your hero. his Bravery, Valor, and Courage will always be remembered. We are grateful for his loyal service and his sacrifice will not be forgotten.
Please know that you are not alone and our prayers are with you.
God Bless Lee and his family"
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays and family of Massillon, Ohio

"my love and heart go out to you , family- my father is in the 141 , a msg- they are such a strong unit - may angels send him to heaven ---- i am so sorry for you - your family is in my prayers ---"
ashlee adams , a soldier's daughter of new orleans , la

"To the family and friends of Lee:

I hope you know that the nation grieves with you. I know the Lord needs heroes and the good die young. Your son, brother, friend was a hero. I recently lost my brother in Iraq. He was with the US Army 3rd ID. He and Lee are true heroes, I know your pain, but I will pray for your family and friends and now, keep in mind that you have a very special hero looking out for you. Thank you for giving your Lee to the country and his ultimate sacrafice, he will never be forgotten. God Bless you all. Please feel free to email me if you would like to talk. celestialhoney2004@yahoo.com"
Jo Giles, Sister of fallen hero Pfc. Landon Scott Giles of Bakersfield, CA

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

"Thank you Lee Godbolt, 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 Sgt. Lee Godbolt:
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 Lee 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 Sgt. Lee Godbolt:
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 Lee, 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