Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Victoir P. Lieurance

34, of Seymour, Tennessee.
Lieurance died in Samarra, Iraq, while conducting patrol operations an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Sparta, Tennessee. Died on August 22, 2005.

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"Vic, thinking of you and your family on this day. 8 years ago God called you home and away from Knife Troop, we look forward to the day that we get to see you again. Never Forgotten!"
MSG Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"Vic, we had some outrageously good times in Vielseck together. You were one of my greatest friends in 1/6th Infantry. I'm so sorry we had lost contact over the years. I will never forget you. I will keep your family in my prayers. I will miss you. I will certainly make a piture of strawberry margaritas in your honor... such a great friend. Such a great Soldier."
Scotty M. Hernandez of Cleveland, TN

"It seems such a small saying but THANK YOU Vic for giving it all to allow us to be free."
MSG Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"To the family of:Victoir P. Lieurance
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""

"To: Andre, Karen,Jonette and family,
You may not remember me, but I lived across the street from you in Cartersville, Ga. I dated Jonette for awhile in high school and thought a lot of Victoir.
I am sorry to hear about Vic!
He always knew he would join up and serve his country. He was a good person even when we were teenagers. I am proud that I got the chance to meet Vic. I am truly honored!
Sorry,
Brian Briggs"
Brian Briggs of Cartersville,Ga

"Hello Vic,
As the mighty 278th prepares to depart tomorrow I find myself thinking about our times in Iraq. I think this time their chances of contact are much less then during our cowboy and Indian days in 04-05. I pray that none of the soldiers departing this tour will meet you and Joey anytime soon. Please watch over them and give them guidance when the fog of war affects their judgment. Guide them through the streets and narrow avenues that lay before them. God Bless you Brother and until we meet again!
Knife 6"

"To the Family of Vic.
I was a good friend of Vic's in 90 to 92 in the first Gulf War. Afterward we kind of lost touch with each other and I only now found out about this. When I saw the picture, I knew that it was Vic and my heart sank. He was a good friend back in the day and I had been trying to get in touch with him off and on over the years to no avail. This is a pretty hard way to find him. To his family you have my deepest sympathies and I wish you luck in the future."
Michael A. Harpham of Hillsboro, OR

"Hey Vic;
Although we parted ways after school we both went into the Army (our lifelong dreams at that point). I was saddened to hear of your death but, more to the point that we were never able to connect back to the kinship we had as kids. I know you gave your life for a cause you found just, and doing a job you loved. The world lost a true patriot on the day you died and we shall all be less because of that loss.

I hope your family can live comfortably knowing that you were not just another name rank and serial number.


Brothers in Arms
Pacer
"Dustoff""
Pacer Miller of Cascade, MT. USA

"I am a member of an organization entitled "Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers". This groups has sent out over 2,900 shawls to the families of fallen soldiers since October of 2007. This group of over 235 knitting groups throughout the country hopes to contact all the families of fallen soldiers. If you would like to receive a shawl in memory of Victoire, please contact me at barbconway@comcast.net or 774 487-8618.
Sincerely, Barbara"
Barbara Conway of Cape Cod MA

"July 3, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Victoir P. Lieurance:
Victoir 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

"Memorial Day 2007. Victoir, I didn't know you very well, but I think of your sacrifice often.

I will never forget.

SSG Troy Stoneberg, Medics, 1-128th INF (OIF3)"
Troy Stoneberg of Altoona, WI

"I learned very late of the loss of your son. Words can't express my sorrow. Andy and Karen, I want to express my deepest sympathies."
Dave Herron, AMEC USNR-R-TAR-Ret. of Middleburg, FL

"To Vicís family and Friends:
Vic was a great man. We became friends on the very first day we meet in Jamestown. We shared a lot of the same interest. I had fun trying to run his name all together and sound French at the same time. Vic you were the man. I can only guess God had a higher calling for you. Until we meet again my Brother. Love and Honor your memory."
SGT Jeffery D Simpson of Centerville, TN

"I never knew your husband, father, or son, but he is remembered as a wonderful soldier through one of his his brothers-in-arms. Just want to remind you that many, many people that you don't know still think of him (and keep you in our thoughts and prayers)and know that he, in his own special way, touched many lives - including many youngsters in Iraq whose lives he changed just by serving. God bless you and thank you for the ultimate sacrifice. kat8887@yahoo.com"
Kate of Gatlinburg, TN

"Vic; though I didn't know you very well, I remember that you were always kind and smiling when I saw you(especially when you came to our Bunker to eat chow). You seem to have been upbeat all of the time and could make others at ease with your demeanor. I'll never forget the day that we found out what had happened to you and Joey that day. I remember thinking, this can't be happening........not to us. However our worst fears were true. You and Joey went to meet God that day and we were left to mourn and honor your memory. I know that you saw all of the soldiers from the 128th Infantry Battalion and members of the 278th Regimental Combat Team that were at your memorial service at FOB O'Ryan. I remember thinking of the first time I'd met you at the armory in Jamestown, you were in a good mood that day too or so it seemed. I guess that's just what kind of person you were. You were put here to make others feel at ease, even through the rough times.
Even though it's been over a year since I saw you last......I will never forget you and what you meant to K Troop. Until we meet again my brother..........."
SFC Jerry Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"fourth of july in gatlinburg tennessee the midnight parade and fireworks. i will be attending with other fallen families. to enter a float to honour our fallen and to: support our troops! victoir thank you for serving our country. you have not died in vain! You are an American Hero! my heart and prays are with you and your family. thank you for serving along side our son. today you are together. father of fallen soldier US Army Sgt Gregory L. Wahl KIA Balad, iraq 05-03-04 God Bless!"
leonard_wahl@hotmail.com of Spring Texas

"To: Andre, Karen, Jonette, Suzanne, Clair and Hank.

My sincerest condolences to you all. Vic was a good guy and a excellent soldier. I will always remember him and you all."
Jeff Upcraft, SSG, USA of Edwards AFB, CA.

"I did not know Victoir, but I want you to know that my family, along with millions of others, appreciate his sacrifice and service for our country. He is, and always will be a hero. As a fellow Tennessean, I want you to know that our prayers and thoughts are with his family. You can find comfort and pride in knowing that Victoir was a part of bringing liberty to our world. God bless you."
Dale Denning of Bradford, Tennessee/USA

"Thank you. To Claire, I to lost my brother May 25. He was a member of the 278th Trp A. My prayers are with you and your family."
Shomi Siler of Lafollette Tn

"Thanks to all who left a message.. it truly helps knowing people appreciate Vic's sacrifice."
Andre A Lieurance - Father of Seymour, TN

"I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and condolences for my brother "Vic". He served his country proudly and died a hero. My prayers and thoughts go out to other families who have lost a loved one, too. Thank you for taking the time to write something about Vic."
His Sister of Seminole, Florida

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your
Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the loyal service and sacrifice that was made and
WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
Our cousin LCPL Michael Smith Jr. gave his life on 4-17-04 fighting for freedom.
Please know that this was not in vain and these American Heros will FOREVER be honored.
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

"TO THE LIEURANCE FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. WE ARE DEEPLY SADDEN BY YOUR LOST/ OUR HEART AND PRAYS AREW WITH VICTOIR AND YOUR FAMILY. GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

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

"Thank you Victoir Lieurance, 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 Staff Sgt. Victoir Lieurance:
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 Victoir 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 Staff Sgt. Victoir Lieurance:
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 Victoir, 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