Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Collin T. Mason

20, of Staten Island, New York.
Mason died in Taji, Iraq, when he encountered indirect fire while manning a checkpoint in his vehicle. Mason was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on July 2, 2006.

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"It's almost impossible to put into words how Collin affected my life as I'm sure he did so many others. To this day, I have yet to meet another person with a heart as genuine as Collin's was. Not a day went by I didn't laugh on the P.S. 46 playground because of you. You will always be missed and thank you for being a positive role model to look up to. Always remembering you."

"my boy i miss you everyday
mommy"
Cynthia Boone-Mason of staten island

"Collin is my nephew. He wanted to be a soldier since he was 10 years old. I am proud of his service and defense of his nation. We are comforted by the fact his spirit lives on and he rests with his other fallen comrades. We miss you kid, rest easy soldier.

Love,

Uncle Duke"
Anthony Boone of San Francisco CA

"I didn't know Mr. Mason but I did go to school with his wife. Even though it's years later I'm very sorry for her loss. I hope that time has helped her and his family to heal."
Dionne Andino of New York, NY

"My Love, I miss you dearly, I always will. I can't believe it has been so long, everyday feels like it was just yesterday talking to you on the phone. It feels like the world has stood still and I'm still waiting for you to call me back. I know you and Lee are in a better place and up there resting. And in time, when its my time, we will be together again.

I love you, I always will, May you always rest in peace.

P.S. Thank you to everyone for your condolences. It's greatly apperciated."
Cynthia Mason of Staten Island, NY

"It's been four years. It doesn't feel like it's been that long. It seems like you have been around a lot lately. Sometimes it's still hard for me to believe you're gone."
of Queens, NY

"Re: SPC Collin T. Mason

Hello,
I represent PRAYER SHAWLS 4 FALLEN SOLDIERS (PS4FS), an organization that since October 2007 has sent over 2,800 prayer shawls to military families who have lost a loved one. We are an organization of over 240 groups from all over the country. We make every effort to reach families even when post cards are returned after they have moved. Would you kindly send me a contact email/address so that we may send a loving hand-made prayer shawl to the family? Thank you!

Cozette Haggerty, Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers
Email: ps4fs@charter.net
Website Address: http://webpages.charter.net/ps4fs/shawls"
Cozette Haggerty of Wilbraham, Mass.

"R.I.P Collin , just wanted to say you may have been lost but you have not been forgotten . You are in my Prayers this Memorial Day and Always . PEACE and thank you for the sacrifice you gave on behalf of our country. God bless your family as well."
Sylvia Martinez of Staten ISLAND, N.Y

"To the family of:Collin T. Mason 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 all that have taken the time to write such touching words for Collin. I want to say GOD Bless you all. He is gone but will never be forgotten. I pray everyday for him and all our real Heros who have given their time and life so we can have freedom. God Bless you all!"
Aunt Tina of Staten,Island, NY

"June 24, 2008
To the family of Spc. Collin T. Mason:
Collin 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

"Salute to our fallen!"
Angela of Texas

"Remembering you Collin Mason. You will never be forgotten. Your memory lives on even for people who never got the privilege to meet you.

A fellow Staten Islander and military family member"
Debra Anderson of Staten Island, New York

"Mason. I know you reading this as I type. I was with you when you left this world and theres not an hour that goes by where I dont remember you. A piece of me is still there where you left us and it hurts and I love you and it was a pleasure knowing you. We had a great day the day you left us for it to end the way it did my heart goes out to you and your family God bless"
silas of copperas cove, tx

"I will always remember you Mase. We had good times bro. You better be waiting for Duenas and I on the other side with Lee and the gang. You are greatly missed by more people than you could have ever imagined.
My regards to the family of a great man."
James P. McCready of Oakhurst, California/USA

"Hey bro. I still remember when the first time we meat it was 1st grade, you where a crazy kid and i was a quit kid. But soon the change, as time went on we both got more crazyer and crazyer. * same of the teachers we had kick us out the class and got send to the offices. we both few our dreams you wonted to be a soldier and the best and you where NO your still the best. we all miss you bro. see you soon.(whoosh)"
Boffa of Staten Sland N.Y.

"its still seems like yesterday we lost our collin but his spirit lives forever with us and around us
thank you for your prayers and love"
collins mom of si ny

"I was a close friend of Collin and I loved him dearly. I just hope everyone will remember him the way his friends and family did, kind, loving and caring! i miss you!"
Jozilyn Maldonado of WOODHAVEN, NEW YORK

"I was Collins Sqaud Leader I am only sorry it has taken this long to extend mt regards for his death but i am miss him dearly and not a day goes by when I dont think of him i can only tell you he was an amazing person and to know him was a great honor he is greatlt missed and will forever be in my thoughts and prayers i am regretably sorry for ur loss we miss him dearly thank u"
SSG Egipciaco of Ft Hood Texas

"Collin,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"Collin's family thanks you for your support. We are very proud of him but miss him dearly."
Esther Kabalkin of Staten Island, New York

"Thank you Collin Mason, 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. Collin Mason:
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 Collin 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. Collin Mason:
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 Collin, 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