Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Rene Knox, Jr.

22, of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Knox died in Balad, Iraq, when the vehicle he was riding in overturned. He was assigned to the Army's 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on February 13, 2005.

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"IT'S Been over 10 years since we were over there and I still 2 this day and forever forward will remember you and the others we lost during our deployment. I will tell my kids about hero's like you. I miss you guys and think about you daily.gone but NEVER forgotten."
CPL Jake Stephens of Des Moines Iowa

"To the family of:Rene Knox,Jr.
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""

"Rene,
Thank You Soldier!!
I still hear your mother telling me "to take care of her baby", Mrs Knox I'm sorry I wasn't there with him!!"
SFC (R) Williams, (His Recruiter) of Ft Wood

"First and foremost I want to send my prayers to your family Rene. You were a real cool person when we where stationed at Fort Riley. I remember you rapping all the time and then we both got sent to Korea LOL. After that we went our seperate ways as we both deployed the same time and I found out that you passed. It was a very sad day for me and I can remember the last conversation we had as we exchanged handsakes and went on our way. You memory forever live! Love ya man!"
SFC Platt of Killeen, Texas

"”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 1,600 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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Sincerely and Respectfully,
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Kenna - Project Compassion of Manti, Utah USA

"February 2, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Rene Knox, Jr.:
Rene 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

"Hey, Knox!

It's me, Sgt Lomboy. I accidently came across this site and wanted to say hi to you and your loved ones.

To Knox's Family,

I am sorry that he had to leave you guys so soon. I pray the Lord comfort you and care for you til the day we all meet up with Rene again.

While assigned to 4/3 ADA at Fort Riley, Kansas, I had the privilege to work with this humble young man from the south. I was his medic the first year he was assigned to the unit."
Moki of Iowa

"I am so sorry about ouw soilds.We all miss them."
ravenbrimzy of campti LA

"I am so sorry about ouw soilds.We all miss them."
ravenbrimzy of campti LA

"knox it was great working around you and with you you and youre family will always be in my prayers"
SGT. Little Clinton of Denison,TX

"Hey bro I just found this site, I can't believe you are gone. It happened awhile back but I still think about you often. You are to this day one of the funniest guys I know. I still have the boony cap you gave me, I remember you gave it to me right before I left Korea. I knew you wanted to keep it, but you knew I always liked wearing it when I was drinking and walking around the barracks. Dude, you are truly missed and are always in my thoughts."
SSG Hurd of lin.c.hurd@us.army.mil

"Hey Knox,

I wanted just say that I missed you man and I wished that things didn't go down the way they did that morning. I sorry that I couldn't have done more to save you guys. I still see you, Chad, and Dakota's faces some night when I try to sleep. The RUFF RIDER PLATOON (BLUE PLATOON) was a home away from home. I have never been with men I could call my true brother until we deployed together. That is what you are to me, a brother.

To the family of SGT Knox I know the pain you feel inside because I feel it too. Everyday I feel the pain of losing my brother. I think about it often and I see his face. I think about the family he left behind. I know he would want us to be strong and continue to live life to the fullest.

SGT KNOX(BLUE 2D) I will miss you bro, "BLUE 2D,BLUE 2D" I WILL CONTINUE MISSION, BLUE 5, OUT."

RUFF RIDERS, LET'S RIDE

patrick.hagood@us.army.mil"
SSG Hagood, Patrick (BLUE 5) of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC

"TO MY BOY RENEE KNOX, WHAS GOOD MY DUDE ITS ME MELO I STILL COULDNT BELIEVE U DIED THAT MORNING. WE JUST SPOKE THE NIGHT BEFORE ON HOW WE GONNA MAKE IT TOGHTER THRU THIS DEPLOYMENT. IT HURT MY HEART THAT YOU ,LAKE AND GOODING PASSED . I CRIED HARD. I STILL REMEMBER WHEN WE WAS AT GUNNERY AND ALL OF US WAS JOKEING ON LIL WAYNE AND U GOT MAD. BUT I MISS U DOG I MISS ALL OF YOU AND I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU 1 LOVE HOMIE AND I HOPE I SEE YOU ONE DAY BROTHER..."
CPL MICHAEL MELO of NYC

"You may be gone but you never will be forgoten There is not a day that passes by that I dont miss you and your way of life we were like brothers and I couldnt belive it when I heard it but I will see you again. I just wanted to thank you for being the brother you was to me and I love you until we meet again."
Andre of Florida

"Bro. you came into our family and felt right at home. The short time my sister was married to you seemed like the happiest days of her life. Thanks for giving her that. We LOVE you. Rene you will always hold a special place in our hearts. Thanks for being our HERO!!!!"
Shelley of Jacksonville, FL/US

"To my beloved brother in law, rest in peace we miss you so much yet we still fill your presence today and forever and always."
Shannon of New Orleans, Louisiana

"My little cousin, we will miss you very much. We love you and your family and we know that you are in gods hand now. Rest in peace my brave little soldier.

Love,
Belinda, Durand and Roy"
Belinda Chisholm of Albany, GA

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

"My thoughts and prayers are with the Knox family. I lost my son in Iraq on 1/26/05. All those that have lost their lives in service to their country will always be heroes. May God bless you and ease your pain."
Helen Gilbert of Dayton, Ohio

"Thank you Rene Knox, 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 Sgt. Rene Knox, 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 Rene 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. Rene Knox, 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 Rene, 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