Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Keicia M. Hines

27, of Citrus Heights, California.
Hines died when she was struck by a vehicle on Mosul Airfield in Mosul, Iraq. She was assigned to the 108th Military Police, Combat Support Co., Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on January 14, 2004.

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"My name is John, I was with Keicia the morning of her passing. I think about her quite often. She was such a great person and her loss devastated me. If any of her family would like to talk I'd be happy to to talk with you. My email is john.wilmoth@gmail.com. Take care!"
John Wilmoth of Norfolk, VA

"I finally got the nerve to do this. I still remember your smile and cracking jokes at Ft Lee in AIT and the way you would keep me out of trouble when we were Cadre in 1/61 on Ft Jackson. You were my first friend I personally knew taken in Iraq. You will be missed and are never forgotten. See you again in due time."
Sand of U.S. Army Retired

"Happy Memorial Day sis. I haven't been the same since you left this world. It was an HONOR serving with you. You were more than just a fellow soldier you were my sister. My heart hurts every time I close my eyes. Thank you for watching over me. Until we meet again LOVE YOU."
SGT. Brandon Corley of Atlanta, Ga

"Your lovely pictures are fabulous, and I didn't tell you how much I love you now and forever. You and others soldiers gave the greatest gift of all for your country. God bless you all! November 20, 2014"
Aunt Shirley Rodgers of West Sacramento, Ca

"November 19, 2014 My darling niece, you make me smile when I think of you. Though we are apart, I think of the good times we had together. How beautiful you look when I stare at you lovely pictures. Oh what a precious gift from God you are to me. A gift that I will treasure for eternity. I know that I don't tell you enough of how much you mean to me, and how pride I am of you. My love for you grows stronger each year because it is an endless love; a love that will never die. John 6:47

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEICIA."
Aunt Shirley Rodgers of West Sacramento, CA

"Thank you for your selfless service. I am honored to have known you and served with you at 1-61 Inf. May God bless you and your family."

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"Today is Veteran's Day and the first person I thought of is Keicia. My name is Kishia as well. I lived in the barracks next door to Keicia at Fort Jackson. I remember the many talks we had on the balcony in front of our rooms about everything in life. I will never forget her infectious laugh and her bubbly spirit. Everytime someone would come on our floor and yell Kishia or Keicia we would both come outside. To her family, I know that no matter how many years go by the pain of this loss is there. My prayers are with you because the day that she was taken from this world was a very sad day. I will always remember her and I will always pray for you. We will never forget!"
SFC Nekishia Cole of Washington, DC

"My darling Keicia,
I hold in my heart precious memories of you. I thank God for the time we had together, and I will treasure those special moments for eternity. I love you with all my heart."
Grandma, Mary Coleman of West Sacramento, CA

"Keicia
I miss you so very much.....
Your husband"
sean of Elkridge, MD

"May God Bless You and may he comfort your family.There is a song that was just written about the women who serve.It is a inspiring song about all who has served.For info go to proudandbrave.com"
Donna Smith of millington michigan

"It's been a really long time' I think of you often. My little boy is 7 and I named him "Patriot" in your memory. I miss you so much! You will always be in my thoughts and memories, I could not have made it through without you."
Gina of Fitchburg MA

"Keicia..
I know you are not here physically but I frequently read all the articles, cards, memorials and messages of encouragement and think "I wish you were today."
President Obama did a good thing and kept his promise to bring ALL our soldiers home. Many disagree BUT they don't have love ones in our situation. The sacrifice you and so many others made; the men and women who will come home hurt, broken and depressed are forever scarred by a senseless war we should have never gotten involved in. And for what?
So many families grieve as we do because "I'm sorry" is not enough to heal their loss. "I'm sorry" is not enough to replace a missing limb or replace a memory shattered by a head injury.
As we approach the anniversary of your Homegoing, we can only pray that this type of devastation NEVER happens again to any other family. We have lost too many soldiers that are precious to us and even more precious in God's sight.
As we prepare this morning for Church to celebrate a new year--I pray that no other family will ever again have to endure what so many of us have already...counting the years (7), the days (13) and hours since we got the news you had went home to the Lord.

Keicia, we will always miss you and love you.

To anyone who reads this message--we love you and appreciate your kind and loving thoughts. May you too, Be Blessed and Be a Blessing in someone's life."
The Felix Family (in-laws), The Thomas Family, The Garner Family, The Barker Family of Dearborn Michigan / Bethlehem PA / Silver Spring MD / Buffalo NY

"Hi Kecia
I just signed your guest book and wanted to remind the world of what a wonderful person you were! I was thinking of our high school days of the future farmers of America club. Who would have thought?! You will never be forgotten and I thank you for your service to our country and communities. Your family is in my prayers ."
Hasina Brunson of Lawrenceville (Sacramento), ga

"to the family of sgt keicia m hines..I never met keicia before,but i googled my name on internet and came across this page..and my heart filled with sorrow..i couldnt leave without giving my deepest condolences to all of her family and friends who knew and loved her..god bless you all.."
kisha m hines of bronx.newyork

"To my heart,
I miss you very much. Not a day goes by that I do not think of you and all the good times we had together. The months of Nov, Dec, and Jan are the hardest for me. Nov 19th your birthday, Dec 24th our wedding anniversary, Jan 14th the day the Lord called you home. I miss your big pretty smile and how you use to tease me and play jokes on me. Most of all I miss your love you had for me and Xa, your little road dog as you called him. I want to wish you a happy birthday Boo Boo. I love you with all my heart. Until we meet again.

Love You Always
Your Husband
Sean"
Sean Hines of Elkridge MD

"To the family I am very sorry for your loss. I went to Florin High with her and she was a good person. She is home with GOD and does not have to fight anymore. She sacraficed her life for our freedom. What an Angel she is."
Zerlinia Green of Elk Grove, CA

"I met Keicia while stationed at Ft. Jackson SC. Keicia was in the delivery room when I had my son in 2003.When I didnt have my family support I had Keicias' support.Shes dearly missed."
Maria Bridges-Jones of Atlanta Ga/US

"I can't believe it's going to be six years. I think of you often and always will."
Gina Gillman of Fitchburg, MA

"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

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Scott Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"July 1, 2009

First and foremost, my family and I would like to thank those of you who have expressed your thoughts and prayers. Having the opportunity to read how much Keicia has touched your lives, has brought me so much joy and peace. As a parent, we hope that we raise our children to be special and caring to others and from all of the entries that I have read, she makes me proud.
Keicia, words cannot express how much you are missed. Not a day goes by that you are not in my thoughts. I constantly wonder what you are doing in Heaven. I know that you are, more than likely, doing your usual...making the angles laugh and smile.
Until we see each other again my loving daughter.
HUGS AND KISSES.....MOMMY"
Beverly Coleman of sacramento, california

"22 June 2009

Thank you everyone for writing, your time, concern and prayers:

FIVE YEARS, FIVE MONTHS,EIGHT DAYS and SEVEN HOURS, since we got the news that Keicia had left us. It had been truly a trying time and we are still looking for "written and investigative answers."

We are NOT questioning God's decision because when we are born it is already written as to when our transition date will occur. We just have to live each day as if it were our last and make the best impact in life possible! Keicia certainly did that.

She touched so many lives if with nothing but that smile and that devishlish gleem in her eye.

I had so looked forward to more grandchildren and your retirement. But you made the ultimate "retirement" with some one who needed you more than we did. Sean still mourns your passing and perhaps one day will he will be able to find the answers he is looking for and entitled to the close the "mysterious" chapter that ended your life.

You are so missed, continue to be loved and never forgotten.

Forever in our hearts
Your In-Law's"
Spencer, Lynn. Erika, Jennifer, Sterling Elysia, Tyler, Sandi, Valentino, LaShawn, Cassandra, Robin, Larry, Carlyn, Brandon, David, Craig, Carl Jr., Anthony, Nichelle, Xavier and Cheyenne of Dearborn MI/Pennsylvania/Maryland/New York USA

"This is for my friend Keicia M. Hines and her family,

My name is SGT Shameka Wendt. I met Keicia at my first duty station at Fort Lewis, WA. We had so much in common and instantly bonded. I have always remembered how we laughed and talked when I moved into my first apartment and somehow I never forgot that. Since then I exited from the military then rejoined to get deployed. I remember how it felt to be away from everything that we know. I first learned of your passing in an Essence Magazine and my heart broke on top of all else that was going on. Today I felt much of the same as I came across American Women In Uniform, Veterans Too and my heart broke all over again. I miss you so much and it is hard for me to believe you are not here, but you are and that's how come I came across you again today. Thank you for talking to GOD for me and telling him all that I have in my heart especially during this time and thank you for being my friend and telling me everything is going to be alright.

Love you all, family please be strong, and remember GOD IS ALWAYS IN CONTROL!

Love,
SGT Shameka "Meka" Williams-Wendt"
Shameka Wendt of Burtonsville, MD/Walter Reed Army Medical Center, DC

"Keicia,
Today is Memorial Day and you are on my mind. I have the picture of you and your mother in my family room along with your wedding picture. I look at the clock you gave me and tears fill my eyes. When you worked for me here in Fort Lewis you were not just a worker but a friend and the daughter I never had. I miss your calls and emails but I know God is with you. You made life more fun and I talk about you often. I miss you but God needed you more. I Pray for your family and I know without a shadow of doubt that God does not make mistakes. Hines/Coleman family lean on God and He will continue to give you Joy and Peace.

God Bless
MSG (R) Karen Bruins"
MSG (R) Karen Bruins of Fort Lewis, Wa

"January 10, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Keicia M. Hines:
Keicia 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

"My name is Steve Blackwell and I have created a Profile on the Army Together We Served website for Keicia.

http://army.togetherweserved.com/profile/123669

If anyone has any information such as awards, ribbons, units, pictures, or anything else that I can post to Keicia's Fallen profile, please email me at atwsfallenmp @ gmail.com

Webmaster, the Military Police Homepage
http://www.militarypolice.com"
Steve Blackwell of Hampton, VA

"ME & KECIA WE'RE THE BEST OF BUDDIES IN IRAQ IN THE 108TH MP CO. OUT OF FT BRAGG, NC. AND WE WERE INSEPERABLE. THE MORNING I WAS WAKENED UP TO FIND OUT THAT YOU WERE GONE FOREVER AND I WOULD NEVER SEE YOU AGAIN, DEVASTATED ME TERRIBLY. I CAN'T GET THE FACT OUT OF MY HEAD THAT THE DAY YOU DIDN'T WAKE ME TO GO EAT BREAKFAST CHOW IS THE DAY YOU LEFT OUR LIVES FOREVER! YOU WILL BE TRULY MISSED AND NEVER FORGOTTEN, MY TRUE FRIEND INDEED, LOVE YOU KECIA AND WE WILL MEET AGAIN ONE DAY AND CONTINUE OUR FRIENDSHIP"
ROMESHA (CHRISTIAN) LONG of COLUMBUS,GA, USA

"Hello Hines Family,

My name is Sgt. Kecia (Tekecia) Hines. I've been compelled by "your" Sgt. Hines' passing. I feel as though there is a bond that we share. I served in Iraq from 4/2003 - 7/2004. I would like to share my story with you. My unit had been moved to Camp Anaconda and I was standing outside of the PX and one of my fellow soldiers asked had I written my name on this wall. I told him no i had not. He replied that someone must played a joke and that the wall was a memoriam wall of fallen soldiers. Not putting any more thought into, I headed back to my tent to prepare for a mission. Couple days later after returning from the mission I went to check my email and several friends back home had emailed me to see if I was ok (a few I hadn't heard from since highschool). This still did not alarm me. I waited in line for a phone to become available, while waiting the lines went down and I was unable to call home. The next night I returned to the phone tent and called home to my mother. When she heard my voice she began to cry. She told me that she had the tv on a couple days earlier and saw my name scroll across the screen as a fallen soldier. Many of my other relatives had also seen it and began to call. When I hung up with my mom I got on the internet and searched for information about Sgt.Hines. I came across her picture and tears began to fall. I want to let you know that Your loved one was brave and although I don't know her personally. I feel like I do. I have read all of the messages left on her page and I can feel the love that everyone has for her. Know that she is in a better place and you will be reunited someday. Love You All.

Sgt. Tekecia Hines-Simpson"
Tekecia Hines-Simpson of Fairburn, Ga

"7/22/2008
Four years, six months, 22 days and countless hours. Thank you to everyone who continue to pray for our family and leave messages of inspiration on behalf of Keicia.
We still look at her picture - everyday, We still invision that smile - everyday, We still hear that laugh - everyday, and We still pray for PEACE - everyday! Forever your family -- your in-laws"
Spencer & Lynn of Dearborn MI, USA

"Love you!!"

"SGT Keicia Hines,

It is with the deepest sympathy that I write this note. May god bless you and your family forever. I am happy that I had the opportunity to have been your friend and company commander in the 1-61 Infantry Battalion at Fort Jackson, SC. You always possessed the gift of making people smile. I am sure that wherever you are now, you are bringing all of those who have fallen before you, and those who will fall after you, all of the joy that you have given to us who knew you. I refuse to say good-bye, but rather, until we meet again.

Your friend and comrade-in-arms,
Wade Johnson"
CPT Wade Johnson of FT. Gillem, GA

"As a retired servicemember, I appreciate the sacrifice this fallen Soldier has made. And to the family, cherish the memories and know that God will keep and sustain you. "To God be the Glory "."
Rickey of Jacksonville, FL

"If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I would walk right up to heaven and bring you home again. I love you."
Aunt Shirley Rodgers of San Diego, CA

"To the Family of Keicia M. Hines,

I remember the early morning news that SGT Hines had gotten killed. It was a sad feeling in the air. I was even mistaken to be the person that was killed that morning. I was like Keicia I was always up early in the mornings trying to keep in touch with the family letting them know everything was O.K. I often go to the internet and read about her. I always pray for the family for the deep lost of Keicia. I didn't know her personally but I had seen her in the Chow hall. Rembember there is no failure in God. You are always in my prayers."
Pamela of Ft.Rucker, AL

"i was reading the article in essence magazine when i came across the fallen soldiers. it hurt my heart when i read about keicia coleman. i am a army specialist from sacramento, ca serving in iraq for the second time. i was in mosul the first time but didnt get there till feb of 03. i cant imagine the pain of a loved one lost in such circumstances. my heart goes out to the family. i never knew her but i knew she was a great soldier. keep us all in prayer. rest in peace kiecia!!"
spc. mckinley, samuel of ft.campbell, ky-currently balad iraq

"TO SGT KEICIA M. HINES FAMILY,
I REMEMBER THE DAY CLEARLY WHEN YOUR SOLDIER WAS TAKEN HOME TO GOD. I NEVER SAW HER FACE OR KNEW WHAT UNIT SHE WAS WITH UNTIL I JUST SAW THIS MEMORIAL PAGE. I TOO WAS ON MOSUL AIRFIELD ASSIGNED WITH THE 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION, HHC 501ST SIGNAL BATTALION. SHE MAY HAVE BEEN A FACE THAT PASSED ME IN THE DINING FACILITY OR IN ONE OF THE LOCAL SHOPS THERE. MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU. I TOO LOST A FELLOW COMRADE THERE IN MOSUL AND THAT PAIN STILL LURKS INSIDE. HEARTS OF THE WORLD GOES OUT TO YOUR FAMILY FOR YOUR LOSS. SGT KEICIA M. HINES WE NEVER HAD THE CHANCE TO GREET EACH OTHER BUT AS A FELLOW SOLDIER IN ARMS, "I SALUTE YOU"!!! REST IN PEACE WARRIOR"
SFC ANTHONY L. BEVERLEY of HHD 58TH SIGNAL BATTALION, OKINAWA, JAPAN

"To the family of:Keicia M. Hines I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. She died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully one day we will meet in Heaven 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

"REASSIGNMENT" JESUS said to his followers, " I must depart from this place so that I may prepare a place for you in my FATHER's house." Don't be sad upon my departure, be yee re-joiceful in my absence, because this place I prepare is for you. On Janurary 14th in the year of our LORD 2004, Jesus said to the father; "Her place (Sgt. Keicia Coleman Hines) is ready and it is time for her to be reassigned." And at that moment the LORD took her from the hot desert of IRAQ and brought her to his warm and loving bosom. Sgt. Keicia Hines, the lord said, "you've been reassigned as a soldier in a elite fighting unit "THE LORD'S ARMY" and your new mission is to fight and destroy without prejudices, that which is truly evil and seeks to harm my people." Sgt. Keicia Hines has been given a place of Honor in the LORD'S HOUSE. So let us not be sad or sorrowful, but let us rejoice in the knowledge that Sgt. Keicia Hines is with GOD and that she still fights the good fight for us. Not as a soldier of man but as a soldier of God the creator. Sgt. Keicia Hines I Honor You and I Thank GOD and Your Parents for you and for allowing you to be the best you can be."
Tommie Shorter of Sacramento,CA

"Keicia,

We didn't really get a lot of time to know one another. Before we became friends, when someone would say "Sgt Hines" I would say "Oh yeah, the one who is always smiling so big" even in Iraq, in the middle of it all, that smile! I was envious of that smile. I can remember people taking off down the street and then hearing what had happened. It didn't hit me. Then they said it was you. I didn't believe it at first and then all of a sudden it was real and you were gone. I wished that we had been closer, we talked a lot towards the end but I always took it for granted that you would be there smiling the next day. I don't know if you're watching, but if you are then you know that I WON'T forget you. I think of you ALL THE TIME. Sometimes I get really angry but then I know you're in a better place. I had a baby boy on December 28th 2004 and in your honor Keicia, I named him Patriot. He's beautiful and when I call his name I think of you. I hope we meet again one day. Until then I will think of you always."
(former SGT) Gina Gillman of Fitchburg, MA

"I am deeply touched by the love, expressed on this site. May I just say, Keicia is one person, who gave her life, so that we may live. What an honor. I apprpeciate it. Thank You Keicia and Thank You to her family. May God reward you for sawing her life for our freedom. When I finally enter the Heavenly City, I want to not forget to personally Keicia for her sacrifice."
Eugene Z of Citrus Heights, CA

"I am a spiritual sister in Christ, currently living in Noth Carolina and originally from Maryland. You were one of many soldiers that I never knew physically, but for some reason just your picture touched my heart and soul enough to say "I am so proud of you for being a young, black and brave soldier." You are an inspiration to me!

God Bless Until We Meet Again"
SPC Jacklyn P. Wells of Raleigh, NC/USA

"To my dear friend and her family:

I met Keicia in PLDC still this day I remember her smile. We were room mates. And how much joy she brought people. When I found out what happen I started crying. But I know your in gods hands your safely guarded by an angel and your watching over us. There was an email going around with all the African American Fallen Soldiers. I have it hanging in my office right now in Iraq keeping your memories alive. God Bless your family they are in my prayers. Love always and until we meet again.

Love Travana"
Travana Johnson of Fort Bragg, NC

"Keicia always worried that she would not be remembered...well ESSENCE Magazine (May 2005 issue, page 262) shows that young lady who's essence, beauty and "that smile" will be forever etched in the mind of thousands.
Its been 16 months and the news it like it was just yesterday. We still miss you a lot Keicia and the love for for you will ALWAYS be in our hearts.
You're biggest fear (that you would not be remembered) will never happened. For not one day goes by that we are reminded of you in some way. Now with the article in Essence you will be remembered by people from all walks of life.
Still missing you!"
The Cash/Felix/Hines Family of Dearborn Michigan

"I would like to send my condolence to the family of Sgt. Keicia Hines. I know that Keicia is looking down from heaven and smiling on all of you. Today I ordered my hero bracelet. I will wear it proudly in Keicia's memory."
Spc Doris S. Smith of Nashville, TN

"One year has passed, which has been a year of tears and heartache. We love you, but God loves you best. He needed another Angel, and He chose you. You will forever live in our hearts."
Mom Beverly, husband Sean, Bob, Mary, Shirley, Phyllis, and Ida and your entire family

"Miss Keicia
I still remember how you would come in to visit your Mom at work and she and I would tease you about this and that. I can still remember the day Beverly told me you enlisted, I was kinda worried but Beverly would say, "it's what she wants to do". How could I argue with that. A woman who knows her mind, can't be stopped. I can still remember what a beautiful young woman you are inside and out. I remember how for someone so young you had such a good head on your shoulders. Most of all I remember how proud of you I was and am to have known you and that devilish little smile of yours. I still say you're too cute to be menacing but you handled your business, which shows how much I know. I think of you often, you are missed by so many people whose lives you touched. Your Mom, grandparents, aunts and husband are all so lucky to have had you intimately in their lives. You were a blessing to us all, thank you.
Love you Keicia"
Donna Ramos of Sacramento, CA

"BEYOND LIFE'S GATEWAY

There is an open gate at the end of the road through which each must go alone.
And there is a light we cannot see but the Father claims his own.

Beyond this gate our loved ones find happiness and rest.
And there is comfort in the thought that a loving God knows best."
Janice Collins of Stockton, CA., USA

""I received my hero bracelet today. Kecia's name is on one of them. I will wear it with pride. God bless your family. Kecia, you will never be forgotten.""
Lisa of Atlanta, GA USA

"Military Police, always have a special bond with eachother, because we have to depend so much on eachother, I just wanted to say that, we've lost someone that had a profound affect on everyone around her, thank you for serving the nation, in this time of difficulty, it's the fallen heroes, that are going to push the others left behind on, you will not be forgotten, and your memory, will be carried in the hearts of those that follow you, I want the family of Keicia M. Hines to know that, a heart never forgets who it loves, it rememberes for always."
Dennis Blackburn of Heidelberg, Germany

"Such a beautiful woman! The day I met you on the way to PLDC from Ft. Jackson, was a blessing. You did not know me, yet you consoled me, as I cried because I had to leave my baby for that month. You ENSURED that I called home, on your personal cell phone, to check on things; and you did all of this because you,"would have wanted someone to do it for you".....Those are the little things in life that cannot be taken for granted. Even though you are not here in the flesh, you still have a great impact...Thank you, girl! Love you!!!...Until we meet again....."
Mercedes Davis of Killeen, Texas

"May Keicia's soul be bound in the bond
of life."
Teddy Jessa of Baltimore,Md

"Dear Lord,
I don't know how to start. I did not know Sgt. Keicia Hines, and happen to stumble upon this site after seeing the 1000 losses site of the NY Times. As I looked at the many, many, many young, selfless men and women, my heart went out to them in their last moments and to their family and friends. But Keicia stood out. Her radiant inner beauty seemed to beam from the small black & white picture with eyes revealing a powerful soul. The reality of the war finally hit me! She looks exactly like my older sister. Just seeing her brought tears to my eyes. A frightening, uncontrollable feeling overwhelmed me as I stared at her face. All I could see was my sister. And indeed, the Lord said, she is. I was compelled to write. My most heartfelt condolences to all of you. But as it was best said by the Reverend...please let knowing that Keicia is now in her rightful place (w/ the Lord) be comfort to you in your most difficult moments.

From one Sista to another...Thank You Keicia, and God Bless you all!
Miracles & Blessings,"
Nefertiti Leach of Brooklyn, New York

"My deep regrets and condolences to the Hines Family. God Bless You, Sgt. Hines"
Herb Pinder of Ann Arbor, Michigan

"To my brother SFC Sean-Pierre Hines and in memory of a sister-in-law I really loved Keicia Melia Hines

It has taken me this long to get up enough courage to say goodbye to my friend and sister-in-law. I miss you so much and I feel so bad for my brother.

I did not to believe the news when I was told because I wanted to keep you safe. But now you are safe here in my heart. Sean is trying but sometimes things are rough because he really love and miss you.

I still have the email you sent to me and the one that I returned because I wanted to blackmail you into taking me shopping a my graduation gift (incase you forgot) when you came to see me walk across the stage in June. It was something I was really looking forward to. But I will buy something special and treasure it in memory of you...you were a good friend and a great sister-in-law and I will miss you forever.

I love you--Muffin"
Jenni Cash-Felix of Dearborn MI, USA

"My dear Kecia,

It has taken all this while for me to put this in writing. I still can't believe you are no longer with us. I remember all the love and support you gave me when I needed it the most. I can't understand why the world has lost yet another wonderful person, friend and soldier. All I can say is we have one more angel watching over us. Thank you........for everything. May God Bless us all. I love you."
Annette Wright of Columbia, SC

"To My Beloved Granddaughter Sgt. Keicia Coleman Hines,

I miss you so much. I miss our telephone conversations and laughter. My memories of you are treasures no one can steal. It hurts so much to have lost you dear Keicia, you will always be with me in spirit and in mind. You will forever have a special place in my heart until the end of time. Keicia, you will never be forgotten. Although you are gone, my love for you will still linger on.

Love You! Grandma"
Mary Coleman of West Sacramento, CA

"My deepest regrets to Sgt Hines and her family. God Bless.

Cpl. A.M. (Mouse) Silvestri
108th Military Police Company
1986-1989"

"I watched the Nightline program on Fallen Heros the other day and it,s a shame that these servicemen and servicewomen are no longer here. I don,t know why but Sgt Hines was the only name I could remember after the show was over.I think people need to realize that although we may not know Sgt Hines and the others personally,the lost is just as great.To her family and friends you have my deepest sympathy.May GOD bless you and yours."
Jerome Avery USAF of Odenton Maryland

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

"On behalf of The United States Marine Corps and me, We Solute You.

Our Deepest Sympathy and Respect to your family and those that will miss you.

Thank You and God Bless"
1st LT Bernard Jay of Arlington, VA

"Hey Sgt. Hines I miss you so much. I miss chillin' in the bunker with you and Mesha. Thank you for sharing your advice and experience with me. You know I won't forget you and your favorite words "scratch my head girl!" R.I.P. Keicia
Love ya"
PFC Laquawna Baker of 511th MP Co Ft. Drum, N.Y.

"IT HAS TOOK ME THREE MONTHS TO WRITE THIS I HAVE BEEN IN ALOT OF PAIN. YOU WERE SUCH A GOOD FRIEND AND PERSON I STILL CANT BELEIVE YOU ARE GONE. I LOOK AT YOUR EMAILS TO ME EVERYDAY HOPING IT WAS A MISTAKE OR LIE. YOU WERE SO CLOSE TO COMING HOME I WAS PRAYING FOR YOU SO HARD TO BE SAFE. I GUESS GOD IS TRULY IN CONTROL AND HAD A HOME FOR YOU IN HEAVEN. IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY WHEN WE REPORTED TO FT JACKSON AND BEGIN WHAT SEEM LIKE BASIC TRAINING ALL OVER AGAIN. WE HAD SOME RUFF TIMES AND OVERCAME ALL THE OBSTACLES TO BECOME SERGEANTS AND LEADERS. I STILL CANT BELEIVE YOU ARE GONE WE LOST A GREAT PERSON AND SOLDIER. I MISS YOU FRIEND AND PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY.

THANKS FOR ALL THE MEMORIES
LOVE ALWAYS CALVIN BURKS"
SGT CALVIN BURKS of MANILA /PHILLIPINES

"I can't express the shock and disbelief that you are pictured as one of the fallen heroes. We met in Basic training back in 1996 we were the only two in Alpha 1/61 with hypennated last names. You were a good person with a beautiful smile. May God bless you and your family always. Michelle Carter-Morales ( stradnick )"
Michelle Stradnick of Oceanside, Ca.

"My deepest sympathy for the loss of Keicia M. Hines. May her memory forever live on."
Orlando Dixon, USA-Retired of Waldorf, Maryland

"I am a student and was giving a project to find some information on Keicia. I want to first say thanks to Keicia for opening up my eyes and making the war a reality. I would like to give my deepest condolences to her family and send my prayers. I have made a poster to hang in my school Library in remembrance of her."
Patricia Ortiz of Morgan Hill, CA/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, Keicia, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi B from Montana "

""And God shall wipe all of your tears away". We are born with a purpose in God's mind for a certain time. When that time is over, he brings us back to him. We don't understand why such young people are taken away from us so soon and others are allowed to live to be one hundred. Yes we question God and thats o k because he knows that we are little weak creature who would not understand anyway. Keisha was put here to make some chosen people happy for a period of time. And like a song she will live forever in the hearts and minds of those who's lives she touched. Yes cry if you must, but not without hope because to be absent from the body , is to be present with the Lord. WOW! We will meet her. Not in the form that we saw her down here, but she will be adorned in the glory that only God's chosen few will wear."
Rev. & Mrs. D. E. Ramsey of Beaumont, Texas USA

"Miss Keicia

You were a rare find.

When I first met you I found you to be different than I excepted. Oh yes, and we did bump heads.

But as we got to know each other a beautiful friendship developed. I found you to be charming, witty, caring and intelligent. And I cherish that friendship.

You and Sean were truly opposites--and as the saying goes "opposites do attract". I was happy to see that attraction turn into love. And Sean truly loved you.

I'll miss your emails, letters and phone calls. But most of all, I'll miss that radiant smile and the many visits that you, Sean and Xavier made to see us. Especially when you'd would walk in the door asking "Ma what's did you cook."

Right now we're hurting having lost you so suddenly but in time the pain will go
away and we will have the beautiful memories we shared with you.

I can't wait until Spring when the flowers you planted in my garden bloom
again. As each petal reach towards the
heavens I can smile and know "Miss Keicia" will always be here in our hearts.
Rest now, your journey is complete.

I will always love you..as will Pop Pop.

Forever your Mother-in-Law"
L:ynn Cash of Dearborn Michigan

"I am so sorry that you left so early little one. God only lent you to us. Sean with be with you again. Until then, Rest in Peace."
Robin Barker of Buffalo, NY

"TO KEICIA HINES,

WHEN I MET YOU IN 1996 AT FT LEE DURING AIT I WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT YOU WOULD HAVE BECOME ONE OF THIS COUNTRYS' FALLEN HEROES,I'M GLAD TO KNOW THAT YOUR HOME WITH THE LORD YET SOMEWHAT SAD AND UPSET FOR YOU LEAVING ,MAYBE IT IS JUST A PART OF ME BEING SELFISH AND NOT WANTING TO SHARE YOU WITH THE LORD BUT THAT IS SOMETHING I WOULD NEVER HAVE CONTROL OVER. FROM THE DAY WE MEET YOU WAS ALWAYS SOMEONE I COULD COUNT ON AND LEAN ON,YOU MADE SURE I THOUGHT ABOUT EVERY DECISION I MADE AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT ALL OF THAT HAS HELPED ME MATURE INTO THE MAN I AM AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE,I OWE ALOT TO YOU. THE SAME WAY WE MET IN 1996 AND WENT OUR SEPERATE WAYS AND OUR PATHS CROSSED 2001 OUR PATHS WILL CROSS AGAIN IN THE PROMISE LAND. NOW THAT YOUR APART FROM YOUR FAMILY YOUR FRIENDS
AND I, I ASK THAT YOU CONTINUE TO WATCH OVER US AS YOU DID WHEN YOU HERE,KEEP US SAFE AND UNTIL WE ALL MEET AGAIN, REMEMBER YOU WILL ALWAYS BE LOVED AND TRULY MISSED,I'M VERY PROUD OF YOU AND I'LL SEE YOU WHEN I GET THERE."
JOHN W GLEATON JR of COLUMBIA,SOUTH CAROLINA

"Boo Boo,
I love you and I'm going to miss you very much. All the good times we had together and how you have changed me as a man will be with me forever. Until we meet again.
Your Loving Husband
Sean"
SFC Sean Hines of Fayetteville, NC/USA

"Today I said goodbye (for now) to a best friend. She has left many memories that I will always cherish. Keicia was a STRONG, independent woman. She was a GOD send. She has touched so many lives in so many ways. God sent an angel and her love and friendship is worth more than anything in this world. God has taken her back home now, and as much as it hurts for us here, I KNOW she is looking down on us with that beautiful smile. OH KEICIA.....I miss you so much but I KNOW that I will see you again. You have changed my life...I can't wait until we meet again. You and your family will always be in my prayers. I love and miss you LADY."
Bernadette Peterson of Severn, Maryland (from: Sacramento, CA)

"To The Family of Sgt Hines:
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of this great hero. She will be with you always and what she's given to the rest of us will NEVER be forgotten. God Bless!!""
Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"To The Family of Sgt Hines:
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of this great hero. She will be with you always and what he's given to the rest of us will NEVER be forgotten. God Bless!!""
Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"I WILL MISS YOU AND ALL THE PEOPLE WHO NEW YOU WILL MISS YOU. YOU WERE A GREAT PERSON A GREAT SOLDIER, I AM TRULY SAD AND WILL REMEMBER YOU ALWAYS GOD BLESS YOU... SGT BONAPARTE A 1-61 INF"
SGT BONAPARTE of FORT JACKSON ,SC

"Thank you Jesus for this precious life and for her willingness to serve her country. Thank you for our country and for its willingness to serve others - just as you served us."
Eric Ottewitte of Idaho Falls, Idaho

"To the family and friends of Sergeant Hines I offer my deepest sympathy. There are no words that can ease the pain of your loss but you must know how much your nation respects and appreciates your sacrifice. By her rank we know Sergeant Hines was a dedicated warrior who willing placed her life on the line for the continued safety of her Courtry and her loved ones. There is no greater love than that, to lay one's life down for the benefit of others."
Mrs. Georgia F. Cooke of Molalla, Oregon

"Rest in Peace Dear Soldier. Thank you for serving this country."
Jaclyn of Livonia,Michigan

"RIP Soldier. You will never be forgotten"
The Taylors of USMC, NC

"May you find comfort in knowing how many people share your sadness and loss. Thanks to Keicia for fighting for our country. SHE is a TRUE HERO! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless your family! We Will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family (USMC) of Lakeland, TN

"Thank you Keicia Hines, 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. Keicia Hines:
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 Keicia 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 Sgt. Keicia Hines:
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 Keicia, 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