Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Kelly S. Morris

24, of Boise, Idaho.
Morris died in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 3d Infantry Division from Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on March 30, 2005.

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"Still miss you bro."
Matthew Luman of Boise, Id

"I wear your band every day. I didn't know you, but you were my brothers best friend and I thank you for delivering him home every day that I look at your band. This weekend is your 10 year anniversary and I thank you for your sacrivice. #sothatothersmaylive Thank you, Chris"
Chris Rainone of Fort Worth, TX

"I miss you! I could really use you to lean on right now."

"ITS BEEN 5 YEARS SINCE THAT HORRIBLE DAY, SERGEANT MORRIS WAS MY FIRST TEAM LEADER AND ONE OF THE FIRST FACES I SAW WHEN I GOT TO CHARLIE 3-15 I WOULD NEVER FORGET THE TIME HE MADE ME LOW CRAWL WITH A 240B CAUSE I WAS A SMART *! BEFORE WE WERE ABOUT TO DEPLOY, YOU GOT SWITCHED OVER TO BCO AND I WAS PISSED, I WAS HOPEING TO BE THERE WITH YOU IN THE SAME COMPANY BUT IM GRATEFULL WE DEPLOYED TOGETHER! I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT HORRIBLE DAY AND I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT DAY I LOST A ROLE MODEL, A DAMN GOOD SERGEANT AND A GREAT FRIEND, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE THERE IN MY HEART! I MISS YOU SO MUCH!"
SSG EASTON, BRANDON of FT STEWART, GA

"I found a bracelet with Sgt Morris' name on it in our lake in Michigan. It also had the names of Edens and Tavae, and I would really like to return it to the rightful owner. Please contact me at suhacosty@twmi.rr.com"
Suha of Hope, Michigan

"It has been 4 years and 9 months since we got that bad news, And I stillrember it as it where yestorday. i wish i could have forseen ur deth because i would have tried to take your place if i could. i miss u alot and will never forget the way that u traind me. u died doen what u new the best and that is going out on patrol with ur friends and serving ur country. it still makes me cry to know that u died but we all rember the good times. thank you for helping me the way that u did and training me the way u did i will never for get u. Gone But not Forgotten. Mission First, Men always. Bco 1/64 ar orgional. love u man and miss u always"
Spc Mikel J Tilton of Hanford, CA us

"I love you Uncle Kelly. I will never forget you. I <3 you SOOO much.
Love Steph."
Stephanie Reed of Middleton, Idaho USA

"Re: SGT Kelly Scott Morris

Hello,
I represent PRAYER SHAWLS 4 FALLEN SOLDIERS (PS4FS), an organization that since October 2007 has sent over 2,700 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, Massachusetts

"March 17, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Kelly S. Morris:
Kelly 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

"MORRIS.. ITS BEEN 3YRS NINE MONTHS SINCE THAT DAY.. CHRISTMAS IS CREEPING UPON THE REST OF THE WORLD AND YET IT STILLS FEELS LIKE YESTERDAY YOU WERE TAKEN FROM US... I HEARD THE CALL OVER THE RADIO.. ALL I KEPT THINKIN' WAS "NO WAY MAN NOT MORRIS" AND WHEN IT FINALLY DID SINK IN I STILL KEPT THINKIN' "MORRIS WILL FIGHT IT AND HE'LL BE ALRIGHT" I HAD DINNER WITH YOU THE NIGHT BEFORE AND MAN I NEVER WOULD'VE THOUGHT IT WOULD HAPPEN TO YOU. WE SHARED SOME TIME TOGETHER IN IRAQ THE FIRST TIME..MAN I MISS YOU.. I WAS THERE IN MY TANK ABOUT A BLOCK FROM YOU WHEN IT ALL WENT DOWN ..I WANTED TO JUST DESTROY EVERYTHING... I WAVED TO YOU ABOUT 15 MINUTES BEFORE IT ALL HAPPENED.. MAN WE HAD SOME GOOD TIMES TOGETHER.. YOU, ME, RYAN, NUN, AND THE REST OF SUPPORT PLATOON... THEN WE ALL WENT TO DIFFERENT PLACES.. LUCKILY I GOT ATTACHED TO YOUR COMPANY.. MAN IT TOOK ME THIS LONG TO FINALLY WRITE ON THIS... IT STILL HURTS YOU KNOW..I THINK IT WILL ALWAYS HURT..EVERYTIME I SEE PICTURES OF YOU I HAVE AT HOME, AND MEMORIAL DAY, AND VETERANS DAY... MAN I MISS YOU.. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU.. I LOVE YOU AND I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN.. UNTIL THEN HOLD IT DOWN 'TILL I GET THERE...YOUR FAVORITE FILIPINO-- PIAMONTE"
MIKE PIAMONTE of JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

"You know its been 3 years and i still miss him.I wa sone of his Paul-bears along with Dennis, and to this day i still dont belive it happend. Rest in Peace Brother you still and will never be forgotten"
SGT Ryan, David 2-28 INF Germany

"It has been some time since that day. The 7 minute drive into hope that lasted what seemed a life time. I have memory problems now, I can't recall the simplest of things but that day and the time you where in my squad are always there. I miss you. Your friend and Sergeant, SSG Stephen "SiD" Seymour."
SSG Stephen Seymour of Tampa VA

"I wear SGT Morris's KIA bracelet daily. I'm sorry for your loss"
Deb Zacherl of Oil City, PA/USA

"For Kelly:
I Still can not believe that you are truly gone.....I last saw you in 1999 at Sarah's graduation in Washington...well that was the last time we actually hung out. The last time i hugged you was at my graduation in 2001. I was there the day you were buried and drank the pain and night away with the fam and close friends the night before in your honor. I have gone to your graveside many a times to talk to you like I use to.....I miss you Kelly and I don't think I will ever get over your loss........I will see you again. You were like a brother to me and I thank you for all the wonderful times we had together(you, dennis,sarah and me). I love you forever for who you were and who you became.
For the Fam:
You are all in my thoughts and prayers and always will be. Thank you for bailing me out of trouble(uncle Bill) and for sharing Kelly with my family and with the world. He was a wonderful boy and became an extrodinary man because of all of you."
Amie (HIggins) Ferguson of Sheppard AFB, Texas

"We will never forget you. God Bless you!
Bayonets! Desert Rogues!"
SGT Frank Ugolini of Ft. Stewart, Ga

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY Crazy Uncle Kelly!! We miss you so much."
Love, Kassie and Hunter of Vancouver, Wa

"Today I Remember my brother Kelly he was the closest person to me I had and probably ever will know. See you in the halls of Valhalla where the Brave may live forever. Happy birthday : ) Love D"
Dennis R. Dudley of Middleton, ID/USA

"Today I Remember my brother Kelly he was the closest person to me I had and probably ever will know. See you in the halls of Valhalla where the Brave may live forever. Happy birthday : ) Love D"
Dennis R. Dudley of Middleton, ID/USA

"To the family of: Kelly S. Morris 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 the family Kelly Morris left behind: I am the ID State Coordinator for the Home of the Brave Quilt Project. It is our group's goal to make a memorial quilt for each fallen soldier from Idaho. We are a group of volunteers that are part of a nationwide organization of volunteers who are making Civil War Reproduction Quilts for the families of Fallen Soldiers. Our hope is that the quilt we are making for your family will be a small token of our deep appreciation for your ultimate sacrifice and serve as some comfort in the many years to come. Please contact me at czelus@hotmail.com"
Cheryl Zelus of Home of the Brave-ID State Coordinator

"Sarge,
We served twice together in Iraq. First in 2003 as members in a battalion, then in 2005 as members of the same company. You were the Infantryman and I was the mechanic again. This time you gave your life so I wouldn't have too.. All my love and respect to you and your family for your sacrifice, for only God takes the best for himself. God's speed my brother!"
SGT Frank Ugolini of Ft. Stewart, Georgia

"TO Kelly's family, friends, and fellow soldiers my condolences on your loss. SGT Morris was the best and most motivated team leader I ever had. I will never forget him. To set the record straight: Kelly was taken not by small arms fire but by a dedicated enemy sniper. It took their best to stop him. God Bless him."
CPT Michael Dick of Baghdad, IZ

"I cant believe how long its been since hes been gone... the war is still killing our young people... when will the maddness end?????RIP kelly"

"KELLY WAS MORE THAN A FRIEND TO ME, HE WAS AN INSPERATION. KELLY WAS MY CLOSEST FRIEND AND HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. THANK YOU TO ALL THAT SEND MESSAGES FOR HIS FAMILY. AND TO HIS SISTER, DENNIS, AND THE REST OF HIS FAMILY IM SORRY AND I HOPE THAT YOU ARE DOING WELL."
SGT JARRARD, ERIC of B CO 1/64 AR BAGHDAD, IRAQ

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

"The grief seems to never go away. Thoughts of what you should have said and wish you could have done different before this happend. Kelly, I knew you when you were little and knew when you were a teenager and I missed you as an adult. I watched you play soldier in the backyard with jerrrod and I watched you keep kojo away so I could get in the house, because somedays he liked me and others he didnt. I was with you as we nursed the butthead the squirrel. LIfe goes so fast and seems like memories go even faster and you try and try hold on so they don't go away. I know you died living your dream, but where do our dreams go?"
long time friend of Boise Idaho

"We Miss You!!!! Its been a few days since we have buried you! I still cant believe it. you're king of the mountian now though, And i know you wish you were at celebrationwe had for you, it was just how you would have wanted. We love you kelly doodle!!"
kaylie of boise idaho usa

"Kelly- you are my childrens "crazy uncle Kelly. You are their cousin but you were so proud of them you wanted to be uncle. I am so proud to have given birth to the little boy named after you. Both kids will know their crazy uncle and will be proud to be a part of you. We love you and miss you so much. Thank you for all you have done for us and our country."
Kelly girl, Sean, Kas and Hunter of Vancouver, Wa

""Desert Rogues""
SFC Simpson of 1-6 INF, 1 AD

"We buried Kelly today, it was a day of trying not to be lost in grief but trying to remember why he died and that he died doing what he loved and what he believed in. Today at the funeral the General that was speaking there talked to everyone about heros, "Not only was he a leader in the U.S. Army, he was a hero. Heroes are not people who fly around in capes. A hero is someone who gives everything he has to everything he does day in and day out to help his fellow man. That was Kelly Morris."

"With him went the values, ethics, the attitude that made him one of the best - doing exactly what he wanted to do - be a soldier and he was. He received a soldier's salute today," said Gov. Dirk Kempthorne.
Everyone had a story to talk about and tell, all triggering new memories, or ones that we had thought that we had forgotten. He was great! ALways smiling and always trying to one up you!"
of Boise Idaho

"To The Family and Friends of Sgt Kelly Morris. I am deeply sorry for your lose. We were in the same platoon together during our currently deployment. We lost a brother and friend and we are deeply sorry for your lose. My whole squad sends you their deepest condolensces. This is from the men of 3rd squad 2nd platoon B Co 1/64 Armor"
SSG Watson, SPC Ramirez, SPC Sitter, PFC Sledd, PFC Dotson, PFC Webb, and PVT Pina of Camp Rustamiyah, Iraq

"My deepest sympathy to your family with your loss. My son, Damon Clark served with Kelly during their Iraq tour in 2003. He lived across the street from him right before they left to go back to Iraq. My son Damon, expressed his deep loss at his death. My understanding from Damon was that he was present when this tragedy occurred. If you wish to contact Damon, you may email me at clama57@cebridge.net and I will forward it to him."
Martha Clark of Moreauville, LA

"To the family of Kelly. He was a brave man whose sacrifice will never be forgotten. Our family sends our prayers to you and please know that you are not alone in this grief. America will always remember your HERO and Honor him.
God Bless Kelly and his family"
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays and family of Massillon, Ohio

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

"Thank you Kelly Morris, 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. Kelly Morris:
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 Kelly 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. Kelly Morris:
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 Kelly, 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