Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Timothy J. Hines, Jr.

21, of Fairfield, Ohio.
Hines died at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., from wounds sustained on June 19, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. He was assigned to the 64th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on July 14, 2005.

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"To the Family: I did not server with PFC Hines but I was at Landstuh and had the honor of standing with him while he was there. For a brief moment I walked with the family back to there quarters and it is with the the greatest respect and honor to let you know the you son, your husband's memory lives on every day with pride in my heart. He will ALWAYS be remembered and HONORED."
Sgt Willim Sanders 127th mp of VA , USA

"16 years later and I can still remember the day like it was yesterday. I want the family to know that those that had the honor to serve with Hines still think about him. I hope this message finds you all well. While the pain is still there for me... I do not want any relief. It helps to remember the sacrifice many brothers and sisters I served with made."
Sulivant of Mobile, AL

"Hines it's been a long time brother we went through OSUT together at Ft. Leonard wood you were a hard charger we made it through together I wear a bracelet with your name and KIA date to this day I look at it every day and wonder why I'm here and you aren't thank you brother UNTIL WE REGROUP BATTLE!!! KUHN OHIO"
Kuhn of Logan Ohio

"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"
Scott Steiner of Gahanna, OH / USA

"”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,550 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
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"I still think of you all the time...I can't believe how long it has been. You will never be forgotten"
Jenny Smith of Cincinnati, Oh

"I Thank the Men and Women who guarantee our way of life, exspecially you when I sign my name I will remember your sacrafice for all of us."
Patrick Timothy Hines of Elgin, Il

"June 13, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Timothy J. Hines, Jr.:
Timothy 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

"tim i miss playing tennis woth you and beating you in ti a lot and my borther tim misses you too don't forget jessica the girl who had a crush on you."
jessica of cin oh 45224

"Miss you Tim - It seems like it has been forever but I will never forget you or any of the memeories we shared together. You would be surprised to know how often I cry even still. We will see each other again some day!"
Ashley King of Cincinnati, OH

"My heart goes out to you all. My precious nephew also died at Walter Reed Dec 03. We live in Loveland Oh. My prayers are with you all. May God bless you and your family."
Maureen Ledet (Ledetms@aol.com) of Loveland , Ohio

"It's been a year since you went home. I still miss you with all my heart. I think of you everyday. I still think of all the things we could of done differently and then I cry. I Love You Son. Thank You."
Timothy Hines, Sr. of Alexandria, KY

"Wow I can't believe it has been a year. It seems like only yesterday that we were all in high school. Tim you aren't forgotten. You will always be remembered, and your kids will know everything about you. Your legacy will live on."
Erin Fagin of Cincinnati, Oh

"You are not forgotten Tim I was with you in the truck when we got hit and I am with you NOW!"
1LT Randolph

""I just got finished watching 3 wishes and saw your story, I can't stop crying. My husband is in the Marine Corps and has lost a close Marine in Iraq. It hit close to home seeing your story. I just want to let the family know my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I will continue to have your family in my prayers as well as all the other service members."
Kali and Sgt Metzger, United States Marine Corps of Okinawa, Japan"
Kali and Sgt Metzger ,USMC of Okinawa, Jp


After watching some tapes of 3 wishes, please accept any help that you need for you and the children. I have a 4 year old who is the joy of my life."
Michael Rykaceski of Pittsburgh, Pa. 15001, 724-933-6091 x`15

"To the family of:Timothy J. Hines,JR I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully, we will 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, Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ,"
Polly Ballew of Covington,Ga

I just wanted to say thank you for the price that you paid for us. You are the ultimate hero. I will always look up to you, and wish that I could have that dedication. You knew the price of going in the Army, but you did it anyway. You did it for your family. Katy, Lilly, and Noah... You have an amazing dad, and husband. I am sorry for the price that he had to pay. I am so glad for the things that have happen to you. I know that if it were up to you that you would rather have Tim back, but I know that he is lookind down on you, and he looked on you when you got your new house. I am always here for you. I am either a phone call or email away. I love you all."
Erin F. of Cincinnati, Oh

"I only knew Timothy a short time while I was a nurse in the the surgical ICU at Walter Reed but he has left a lasting impression on me. Take care and God bless you."
Douglas Connor of Mosul, Iraq

"Thanks to you and your family for your sacrifice for our country. We know that the house, its contents, and the scholarship won't replace that empty spot in your heart, but know that you are loved by your country and we wish only the best for you and your children. May God bless you richly!"
Phil & Anita Wright of Lewiston, Idaho

"Katie and Family,
You have our deepest sympathies,and all of our prayers. Tim is truly a hero to sacrifice his life for our country."
The Clarke's of West Chester, OH USA

"Katie and Family...
I just watched your family on Three Wishes...and I just wanted to say You are an amazing wife and mother.
Tim was a brave soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice for our safety & freedom..THANKS TIM...You are a TRUE HERO!
This family, city and country grieves with you during this difficult time. Know that TIM will never ever be forgotten! Thanks for sharing your story with us. Your family is amazing..You are in our thoughts and prayers...I wish you the Best.."
The Grogans of Lakeland, TN (10/29/05)

"Simply put, Timothy's family is just beautiful. I have loved watching "Three Wishes" since it started this fall, but this episode was my favorite. I believe all of America cried with you, Katy. Believe in the strong arms of God to hold you throughout this rough storm of your life, and thank Him after He carries you through it. I know a bright future is in store, both for you personally, AND for your gorgeous children. In Christ's love,"
Kathy P. of Eastern Washington

"I also saw the show Three Wishes and cried when I saw it. You are a beautiful young woman with two beautiful children that I am sure Mr. Hines will always shine down on. Never give up hope and always go forward. You will be richly rewarded!"
Pamela McCarty of Aiken, South Carolina

"To Katie, Lilly, and Noah:
I just saw your family tonight on the show Three Wishes and I wanted to tale this opportunity to say how sorry I am for your loss. Your husband and father is a True American Hero. So young, so brave, so heroic, but NEVER FORGOTTEN.
May you guard the gates of heaven dear soldier. Thank you for your sacrifice."
Donna Zehner of Cudahy, WI

"To the Hines family,
We extend our thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time and hope you find some comfort in knowing that TIMOTHY is a true AMERICAN HERO.
TIMOTHY - We will not forget your sacrifice. Thank you for your courage and bravery. We celebrate your life and will honor your memory as a Hero. May the Angels surround your family."
---The Erwin Family of Oregon, United States of America

"The Soldier

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 us the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the soldier, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the soldier, who salutes the flag,
who serves under the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protestor to burn the flag."
Anonymous of Cincinnati, Ohio

"The Salute

To those who have died,
And to those who have cried.
We Salute You.

To those who have lost,
Paid the ultimate cost.
We Salute You.

And to those who still serve,
The Red White and Blue.
Our grateful Nation,
Proudly Salutes You.""
Tom Balstad of West Warwick, RI

"Thank you Timothy for your sacrifice. I lost my nephew in 2003, so I share your sorrow. I pray God gives you the grace to go through this time. I will never forget you Timothy."
Maureen Ledet of Loveland, Ohio


Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Timothy will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"To the friends and family of Timothy J. Hines, Jr.,
My best friend Taylor Prazynski died in Iraq on May 9 this year and i know how hard it is to lose a loved one. I'm so sorry for your loss and i pray for you all. I am happy however, to live in a country w/ people so giving and so brave as Timothy and Taylor. They are both TRUE HEROS."
Nick Salcedo of Fairfield, OH

"As the mother of a Soldier in Iraq, my heart cries with you, although I know I do not feel the same pain. May you find comfort in your memories of Timothy and draw strength through God's love at this time. Because of honored Heros like Tim, we will never forget freedom is not free. He paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep this country free and help free another country and free its people of a madman. Just know that all of Timothy's family and friends are in my prayers and my deepest condolences go out to you. Thank you Timothy Hines Jr. for your brave and unselfish act, may you rest in peace in all God's loving glory. And keep watch over your dear loving family."
Lavine of Naperville IL

"To the Hines Family, I wish to extend to you my deepest condolences on your loss and our country's loss of your fine young son. Your Timothy is a true American Hero. Timothy will always be remembered and honored. That is a fact. May God Bless all of you. You are all in our prayers."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. America will forever honor your Hero.
The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the sacrifice that was made and we will NEVER FORGET.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays of Massillon, Ohio

"Thank you Timothy Hines, Jr., 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 Pfc. Timothy Hines, Jr.:
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 Timothy 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 Pfc. Timothy Hines, Jr.:
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 Timothy, 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