Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Robert T. Hendrickson

24, of Broken Bow, Oklahoma..
Hendrickson died in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds sustained when his military vehicle overturned. He was assigned to the 2d Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on February 1, 2005.

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"Some of your fellow soldiers called me today to keep me company on the 10th anniversary. Some you know, others you don't, but all understand. I love and miss you, son."
Dad

"Thinking of you, son. I'm hoping that that others think this is more than National BBQ Day. I miss you. Love, Dad"

"Your unit is having a reunion this April. I'm going to try to be there. It will be difficult because the hurt is like it happened yesterday. But, there are people I want to see again and I want to tell anyone who asks how much I miss you. You'll be there because so many people hold you in their hearts and memory. Son, I love you."
Dad

"It's been 9 years and I still think of you Robby. I miss you!"
Anna of Illinois

"R.I.P. it took me. This long to actually talk about this!! I was in the vehicle behind him when it happened. Always on my prayers and my heart goes out to his family! !"
Miguel A. Lopez of shattuck Oklahoma

"Hey Rob, its Ken. Sorry it has taken me so long to say anything. You were one of the best friends i ever had and for a time i refered to you as my brother. Im sorry i lost touch for so long and i will always regret that.. I often tell stories of all the crazy things i did when i was a teenager and you are in so many of those stories man! We had some good times, and you were always there for me when noone else was! I miss you brother..

Dave, I am so sorry for you and your families loss, and I am sorry it has taken me so long to tell you that..I dont know if you remember me but when you see this message I would like to go to pay my respect to Robby. Give me a call at 405-365 -4155."
Kenneth Mooney of Del City, Ok/USA

"To the family of:Robert T.Hendrickson
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""

"Thinking of you and your family this Memorial Day. I'm sorry for your family's loss and hope you are able to watch over them and that they will meet up with you later. Thank you for your service, Robert. Kristen & Mark Lovelace"
Kristen & Mark Lovelace of OKC

"Thinking of you on this Memorial Day and I am filled with pride and love for you....miss you Robby"
Becky of Gruver, TX

"Dylan spent the weekend with us and we put flags out at the cemetary. You would be proud; he is doing well.
We love you, son."
Dad

"Today has been rough, I wish I could give you another hug! I love you and my Robby size hole in my heart is hurting today for missing you..."
sis

"Missing you Brother!!!!! Love you!!!!"
sis

"Keeping memory of you alive...luv ya son."
Dad

"miss you..."
sis

"It is Father's Day and I wanted to post how well Dylan is doing. He plays sports and is pretty good at it. Of course, like you, he lives with video games quite a bit. He is becomming a very good young man and I am very proud of him; you would be, too.
We all miss you. I think of you all the time.
I love you, son."
Dad

"five years later and the Robby size hole hasn't changed...love you and miss you..."
sis

"Happy Veterans Day Robert. You wouldn't believe what happened on Ft Hood thursday. I'm glad you weren't around for that. I love you and miss you and I always will"
of Texas

"Robbie - We miss you very much. Our last memory of you is of a fun day spent with the little ones at our home in Oklahoma City, talking to you in the driveway as dusk fell, and watching you and your Daddy drive away. Our hearts break for your Dad, Linda, Krystal, Travis, your Mom and Rick, and especially for Dylan, Megan and Jordan. We know that you would want us to keep your light alive by loving them, and sharing stories of the good times, the funny times, and, yes, the sad stories true. You will never, ever be forgotten and your light will always shine in the eyes of those you left behind."
Susan and Howard of Reno, NV

"January 26, 2009
To the family of Spc. Robert T. Hendrickson:
Robert 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

"Son,
Tomorrow is Veterans Day. I think of you and honor your service and ultimate sacrifice. I miss you so much.
I love you,"
Dad

"Robert, I just wanted you to know that i miss you and i will always love you. you will be in my heart forever. I wish you could be here to see everything that's going on here. I love you."
anon of tx

"Hey Robby,
Love you!"
sis

"Tomorrow you would have turned 28 and Saturday is my turn to get older. I remember talking with you on your 24th birthday, but you were nine hours ahead in Iraq, so for you it was my birthday. We shared many special things and I miss you more than ever. I have a picture of you and Dylan on my desk with a quote underneath. It says, "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. - Thomas Paine." I truly hope that your sacrifice does mean that Dylan won't have to deal with the problems you fought to defend us from.
I love you, son."
Dad of Home

"Robert, it's been years but you are still in my thoughts. I miss hanging out and seeing what trouble we could get into. I miss you bro.

And Robert's Mom and dad, I'm still here for yall too. Icy_guardian@yahoo.com"
Spc Jim Batchelor of Cooper, TX

"Robby,
I wanted you to know I still think of you very often. I miss you. Sometimes I think of our time together, and a funny memory pops into my head. I smile. You were always making me smile. I love you,and you will always hold a special place in my heart."
Sara Stenberg (Stults) of Broken Bow, OK

"Taylor! I left a message on the other board! I want you to know that our daughter, Faith, is doing good too! She is a smarty pants in school, and loves it! I still can't believe how much she looks like Dylan and everything. I wish that things turned out different for us and that we could have raised Faith together. I am making sure she knows much about you as I know of. I am always praying for your family and will continue to. I will always hold a dear place for you in my heart. :)"
Tammie Fox of Houston, TX

"Three years now and I keep you with me. I spend time with Dylan when I can; he is getting pretty big now. I miss you as much as ever and think of you always. I love you."
Dad of Home

"Words cannot express the sorrow i feel that Taylor is gone. I just found out yesterday. I am a very old aquaintance of his and we had so many great times together back then and he is a great man and deeply saddens me to know he left behind a son who will never be able to have this great caring man by his side to guide him through thick and thin. My heart goes out to Pam and Krystal and the rest of his family especially his son Dylan. Taylor I know your family will remind Dylan of what a strong compassionate and overall great man and dad that i know you are. I am so sorry of the way we left things when we last talked and wish we couldve resolved our differences before we went our separate ways but always know this i never stopped thinking about you and always wandered how you were doing. May God be with your family and son."
Old Friend of Texas

"I so wish you were here to go to Dylan's football games with us. He is growing so fast and reminds me of you so much. I love you son. You are with me every day - I will always remember you and keep you by my side."
Dad of Home

"Thinking about you wish I could pick up the phone and give you a call, guess what I finally get to go see the ocean,I was so jelous when you got to go to Cali. but you told me I would get to see it and You were right!!!! Love you soooo much!"
big sis of Oklahoma

"Son,
Another year has come and gone. It still seems like yesterday. I took John to show him your marker. He is glad that we have a place to go when we want to feel close to you. I go there occasionally to straighten the flag that I keep there for you or to add flowers on special days. Dylan and I went there a couple of weeks ago and straightened up a bit. I can tell he misses you and thinks about you often.
We all love and miss you, son.
I love you."
Dad of Purcell, OK

"Hey Robby- It's that time of year again I can't believe you have been gone for two years! I still feel like your on a long trip, and it's time for you to come home. I love you so much, and can't wait to feel your hug when I get there, but in the mean time we are all taking care of each other down here! I love you so very much. Megan is in Brownies now and sending cookies to the troops in your memory we love you so much~ Later."
big sis of oklahoma

"I miss you Robby!!! Point those angels our way, the kids talk about uncle monkey all the time!! Are you getting the balloons they are sending? Listen close cause they yell your name when they let go and Jordan tells you what color is from him. I love you Robby!!!! Always!!"
your big sis of oklahoma

"Son, it has been over a year now. I am doing about the same as when I first heard the news. When I learned that you chose the song "Remember Me" for your service I vowed that I would keep your memory alive every day that I take a breath. You are actively in my thoughts every day. The flag you died for is flying in our front yard; your Magnolia tree is doing well in the side yard. I found out that the VA can't provide a marker while your mother still has your ashes, so I am ordering one that will look exactly the same as what they would provide if they could. I'll place it in the Veteran's area at Hillside in Purcell when I get it so Dylan, Krystal, Linda, and I (and anyone else who would like to can have a place to visit in memory of you and your sacrifice) can bring flowers on Memorial Day, Veterans' Day, and other special days. Dylan and I will go there this Memorial Day, but the stone won't be ready yet.

I am so proud of you, son.

I miss you very much.

I Love You, Dad"
David Hendrickson of Purcell, OK

"Robert, Jon misses you and thinks about you all the time. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Waylon, thanks for putting up this site, please get a hold of Jon 2548654074."
Heather Deaver of Ft. Hood, TEXAS

"To Robs mom,please contact me at waylon.j.holbrook@gmail.com"
waylon of Maine

"I extend my deepest sympathies to Robert's family. I received a cross bearing Robert's name in recognition of the third year of the war. I am so sorry. I wish with all my heart that things could have been different. He sounded like an amazing individual, and I'm sure he will be forever missed, but never forgotten."
Kevin Armstrong of Lakewood, Colorado

"Robert, you are a friend and brother to me and Wolfe. Your memory and honor will be carried with us for the rest of our lives. Shoot 'em in the *in face!"
Spc Jim Batchelor of Commerce, TX

"COULD I PLEASE HAVE SOMEONE SEND TO ME THE OBITUTARY BY E-MAIL: MRSSQRDAWAY@AOL.COM"
PAT HENDRICKSON SOWDERS of SANDUSKY, OHIO

"hey neighbor when lucas told me what happened i couldnt belive it u are a great man and i thank you for what u have done for me and my kids and everone else in this country i know for a fact u are miss at the tattoo shop i talked to kevin not that long ago well just wanted to drop u a line and tell u will talk to u soon"
Sandi Braun of ft hood tx

"Robert, you were a great friend and I will miss you forever. I think about all the good times we had in the barracks and I think of you and your family everyday. Know that you will forever be in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Your friend always."
Hunter Cole of Fort Hood, TX

"Hi Daddy, Nana brought me to the libray so I could tell everyone thank you for all the messages.I miss you Daddy. Me and Nana got your garden fixed we put your hammock in your garden.I love you Daddy Nana says she loves you too I hug her and tell her you know that.

For all the people Thank You and Thank You Mr. Rivera





























you.Dylan"
dylan of Nanas house Broken bow Ok.

"Robby,
I want you to know I will never forget how you changed my life, for that I am grateful. I love you and your memories will forever live in my heart."
sara stults of Texas

"Remembering our Oklahoma Heroes
Woodring Wall of Honor - May 30th 10:00 a.m.

www.northwestaero.com/WallofHonor.html"
Elaine Johns of Enid, Oklahoma

"Rob,you were a brother to me man,and I think of you everyday.You know that though.Soon enough I will be there with you,and we will do all the things we planned to do.Miss you bro.Love waylon"
Waylon_Diaz2002@yahoo.com of Fort Hood,TX76544

"Hey Spud,
Your sunflowers are blooming. I think about you all the time, still fighting your battles for ya."
Love Momma of BrokenBow, Ok.

"Dear Rob, we miss you every minute of every hour of every day. But we will go on, honoring what you have accomplished in so short a time on earth. Dylan is fine--and loves his new puppy, spending time with his cousins, his grandparents and his mom.
Anger cannot get in the way of remembering you. I know your spirit is around us--the ladybug is always there.
Love, Linda--your step'monster'"
Linda of Purcell, OK

"I miss you, son."
Dad of Purcell, OK

"My Brother, I love you with all of my heart! I'm so proud of you!!!! I know I will see you again when our Father calls me. You have touched so many people and I hope you where able to know that. No one will ever know what it was like to be apart of the two of us, we were a one of a kind pair, and I know you are still here with me! I pray your life brings others to know the Lord and that they will be comforted in knowing we will meet again if they do. I love you always little brother! See you later!!! Till then dance with the angels."
Your sister Krystal of oklahoma

"TO THE HENDRICKSON FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. WE ARE DEEPLY SADDEN BY THE LOST OF ROBERT. ROBERT HAS TOUCHED MANY MANY LIVES. FROM THOSE IN HIS COMMUNITY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBOR'S, HIS MILITARY FAMILY AND HIS OWN FAMILY. NOT TO MENTION THOSE IN IRAQ THAT DIDN'T KNOW HIM. THAT ONE DAY WILL THANK ROBERT AND ALL THOSE IN THE MILITARY. THAT RISKED AND GAVE HIS OR HER LIFE; TO FREE IRAQ! ROBERT IS THE ELITE OF AMERICANS. AN SO THANKFUL IS OUR FAMILY TO HIM. THAT HE WAS OUR SON'S MILITARY BROTHER. ALTHOUGH, BOTH DIDN'T KNOW ONE ANOTHER. BOTH WATCHING OVER ONE ANOTHERS UNITS. ROBERT IS MORE THEN A SOLDIER; HE IS THAT AMERICAN HERO! I THANK HIM FOR HIS SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY. MORE IMPORTANTLY FOR PROTECTING US AS AMERICANS! HE WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART AND PRAYS. GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"Today, March 20, 2005, in Portland, Oregon, a memorial service was held remembering all the fallen soldiers. A grave marker was placed in a local park for every soldier that died. I marched with, and placed Robert's marker today, and will never forget him. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family."
Skye W of Portland, Oregon

"Robert,
I know we had our times and all but i want you to know that even though we got divorced i still love you and always will. I'm trying to heal and i'm having a hard time. I always think about the good times we had like the time we danced in the middle of the isle at toys r us, and when you and waylon stayed up 2 nights in a row playing mortal kombat. I'm very grateful that you came into my life and loved me. I want you to know that you are my hero. I love you and i'll write more later. Love Keegan"
Keegan Hendrickson of Copperas Cove TX USA

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Robert Hendrickson. I lost my son on January 26, 2005 in Iraq. Those that have laid down their lives are the true heroes. May God bless you and comfort you during this time."
Helen Gilbert of Dayton, Ohio

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

"Thank you Robert Hendrickson, 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. Robert Hendrickson:
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 Robert 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. Robert Hendrickson:
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 Robert, 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