Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Nicholas J. Olivier

26, of Ruston, Louisiana.
Olivier died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was on foot patrol. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, Pineville, Louisiana. Died on February 23, 2005.

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"Another year, we miss you Nick. I can't believe how the time just rolls on and the memory of the moment when I got the news is just as powerful as the day we loss you."
Cousin of Lafayette LA

"Thinking about you - Miss that smile."
Alyson of Baton Rouge

"Ten years. It's been ten years. How do you remember a hero? Well...I remember horse mouth, rainbow condom girl, EXPRESS, 5, AIRBORNE (5 jump chump!), "I love yo *!", THUNDERCATS!, Iniside Out over and over and over, the "power ranger", Dallas and Deep Ellum, the Wodie Manor, I remember driving to Atlanta when you needed a ride to Dothan, lime wire, the "Band aides" and the "Wodettes", "Vietnam", cock eye and "she still got NAKED", "I hate you, and the four guys behind me hate you", flaming dr peppers, the infamous three, it's on the doc, grandmas, etc., etc., etc.

Most of you will never understand the above text, but this is just a small percentage of what Nick meant to many of us. Nick was one of the greatest leaders I've ever known. He made us all better than we actually were. Nick is what we all strived to be or strived to be better than. He will live in infamy and I will never forget him. Nick will live on in my memory and the bedtime stories that I tell my children. I will NEVER forget him and I will NEVER forget the sacrifice he made for me and my family."
ROETEN of Nashville, TN

"We are here always thinking of you, cherishing freedom time and time again. When the waves of awareness that this war is not over splashes across our county, we turn to men & women of valor like you. Thank you for the "Self Sacrifice" that allows us to be free!

Now, your Gold Star Grandmother who is so proud of you and adorned your name on the wall at the VFW, is with you.

Peace in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ."
Cajun Crux of USA

"Nick Im going to join the nationial gaurd and happy vetereans day to you and uncle Bill . I often wonder what happen that tragic day in Febuary of 05 it haunts me forever what happen to you why did someone take you away from us if anyone can please help get some closure it would help and I hope Nick that you are looking down at me from heaven your little cousin Adam Denais ."
Adam Denais of Cecilia , La

"There are no words that I can say that would even come close to express my heart. I know you and the others who gave all are watching over me.My hope is to live life in a way that honours you all. I learned many things from you brother. Thank you for being there for me!I only wish I could have been there for you that day. You will always be my brother in arms. until we meet again."
Lil Bull of Pineville, LA

"Time Flies. We miss you!"
of Lafayette Louisiana

"I wish you were here. I miss you!!!!"
Julie of Bossier City, LA

"I miss you brother. (13FEB2012)"
Roeten of Akron, OH

"To the family of:Nicholas J. Olivier
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""

"whats up big sarge??! just wanted to stop by and say merry christmas...its not the same obviously, but we all find comfort in knowing that we gonna see you soon brother. love you dawg, tell daddy i said hey!!"
SGT Zach Sandlin of Houston, TX

"I was seaching to find my childhood friend Nick Olivier. I know he was from Norco, Louisiana, and then he moved to Dothan, Al. where we became freinds for several years. Him and his family moved back to Louisiana and we lost touch. Can someone please let me know if this is the Nick Olivier that I am looking for! If so I am extremely in shock and my prayers and sympathy goes out to his family!!! thanks"
Adam Tindell of Dothan, Al.

"Remembering you, our friend on this Veteran's Day, 11/11/10. Always will remember you, miss you and love you."
Alicia and Ross Gares of Ponchatoula, LA

"Thinking about you on this Veteran's Day (2010). Even by those you knew for only a short time, you are not forgotten."
Brandon Ellis of Slidell, LA

"Looking over all these messages, I doubt that I can add anything new. Everyone seems to have written, time and again, the same thing I think of each day when he inevitably works his way into my thoughts. Nick was THE finest soldier I ever met. It can't be stated enough. His memory shames me when I think of how I tried to get out of deploying to Iraq. If there were any fairness in the world, soldiers like him would never come to harm, but it seems like it's best of us who are always taken. To Nick's family, my thoughts are with you constantly, though we've never met. Call on me if there is anything I might do."
Jason Neal of Alexandria, La.

"I met Nick when he was just a young kid and I was always struck by his sweetness and kindness to my kids and to his own brother. He was always polite and had a ready smile. I remember this day at the river sitting with his mother Linda and watching him and Steve play. The sun was really hot that day and they had such a good time. I will never forget Nick or his Dad, Bill. The Olivier family were such good friends to me and my kids. God bless you all."
karen lynn of Dothan, AL

""Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor souls who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." --Teddy Roosevelt. Thank you Nick for first, sharing this ...snippet of wisdom and second, being a shining example of how to truly live according its meaning."
Roeten (23FEB2010)

"Nick my brother
It always surprises me when you drop back into my life. Like today when you wouldn't get out of my head, not that it's a bad thing. There is never a day goes by when I don't think of you. I wish there was some way to get you back. You are missed very much, I just hope I can be the man you were."
Sgt Steimel, Bill of Pineville, La

"Nick,
I don't understand time. At times it seems as though its frozen, stuck in a particular moment. Others, it slips through my hands so fast that its a blur. February 23, 2005 looks like a distant date, however I truly remember it as if it was moments ago. Images, emotions, thoughts, so much from that day is so fresh in my head. I miss you bro! You are still the man Nick...."
SSG Negrotto, Brian J. of Jonesboro, LA

"Nick,
It is now tomorrow in Bagdad and we have been around the sun four times since you gave all for our freedom. I think of you each day and do my best to live the fullest life possible, thank you for your sacrifice.
In the beginning I thought there was nothing I could do for you, you were already gone when I heard the news. I drove franticly to see your father and mother and offer anything I could to comfort them. As usual Uncle Bill seemed fine and even talked like a duck and cracked a joke or two while we ate dinner at Ryan’s in Picayune. It was hard to understand how he could be so calm and still be moving forward with out breaking down, when your mom’s world had seemed to be crumbling before us. At first I only emulated him because it seemed the right thing to do. I followed his lead as not to let Aunt Linda think of what had just happened to you. We talked as if you were still there. I figured it is what a true warrior must do when they loose a comrade…knowing Uncle Bill must have seen things like this in Vietnam.
As we lay your father to rest not far behind you, I continued to view life the same way. I believe more than ever before that in salvation we are given eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. I feel you and your father’s presence in my life as I do my own father and brother, and all who have gone before us.
I can do a lot for you in continuing to be here for your mother and brother. I will always live life to the fullest. I will do everything I can not to let people not forget what you have done for us. I work around some of the most amazing people who have given so much for freedom and the United States of America. I tell them about you and your father and the foundation ya’ll have laid for us at Air Logistics. God bless you please continue to watch over us."
Kearny Adam Denais of Breaux Bridge, Louiaiana

""Prayer Shawls4 Fallen Soldiers is an organization of over 235 knitting groups throughout the country. Since October of 2007, over 2,900 prayer shawls have been sent to families of our fallen soldiers. If you or a member of your family would like to receive a hand knit prayer shawl in the memory of Nicholas, please contact me at barbconway@comcast.net or 774 487-8618.
Sincerely, Barbara"
Barbara Conway of Cape Cod MA

"February 4, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Nicholas J. Olivier:
Nicholas 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

"hello sept come see me now"
bethany roberts of moberly

"it has been 3yrs and I still have trouble dealing with life as we move along. You taught me so much about being a soldier and taught me how to accept others as they are. You are the greatest and you will never be forgotten. Nick I miss you and hope I can be half the soldier that you are!"
rock 12 of pineville

"hard to believe it has almost been 3 yrs. your are dearly missed, gone but never forgoten by your friends and your commrades. never will forget the day. but your memory lives long within all who loved you and respected you."
sgt watson of jennings la

"SGT "O"
hey i was just thinkin about you and looked you up and seen this page and had to say something theres not many days that go by without thinking about you bro you took me under your wing when i was a new guy and definatly lead me in the right direction in everyway possible you were the man that everyone looked up to and were quick to give them a hand, im not usually the sappy kind but you were the best man i ever met and hopefully you look down at me and are proud of me, for the things ive done I told you i would bro. In LOVIN Memory the MAN everyone Loved.
DUSTIN ROBERTS"
Dustin Roberts of Fayetteville,NC

"Angelle,

How are you doing? How is Nick's mom doing? My son David is back in Iraq; he often asks if I hear from any of you. Nick was his heroe. My e-mail is NannetteCvers@aol.com"
Nannette Sievers of Harvey, La

"Happy Birthday Nick. It was great to be able to visit you again today! I know you will continue to watch over everyone. We still miss you more than words can say!

Wagz -"
Adam Wagner of Baton Rouge, LA

"Nick,
I don't know how, but I ended up back on this site today. I like to stop bye and read the messages that people leave you and your family. I don't normaly leave anything, because I talk to you everyday, but today I just wanted to tell you how much of an inspiration you have been to me. I know I speak for Sparky, Root, and Rhodes when I say that there is something missing from our lives now, and always will be. Know that I will always look up to you, and try to live up to your memory. Talk to you soon brother."
Sandlin of Livingston, TX

"Steven olivier"

"It has been more than two years and it feels like only yesterday. Time has made the day's easier, but the pain of you being gone still makes life just as hard It's been a while since i've come here and read these messages. to everyone who has left something thank you. this makes the hard days easier. Nick i think about you everyday. i know you and dad are looking down on me and i just wanna say thank you for guiding me in the right direction"

"Nick,

There is not a day goes by that I don't think about you - my young buddy. Sorry, I lost contact with you when you were 15. I am here now for your mom and Steven to lend a little help."
Robby of Alabama

"It is a shame that a man like Nick Olivier has to pay the ultimate price for the cost of freedom. Thank you for your service Nick, and the brief friendship that we shared."
Brian M. of West Monroe, LA

"Happy Birthday Nick,

It was so hard for me to visit you today. I know you are always there watching over us. It hurts so much because you left such a lasting impression on everyone you've ever met. Everyone I have shared stories with says they always remember that "grin" smile you have. We'd be hitting up Wrigley Field, Me, you, Jessie & Angelle or hitting up Fox & Hound w/ "B". I wish you could still be here to meet my daughter Gabby BUT I know you are always there in our hearts. I won't say goodbye just that I'll see ya later."
Adam Wagner of Baton Rouge, LA

"N ick you been there for me"
Sage denais of Ceilia , Lousiana

"HEY BUB!!!
IF YOU ONLY KNEW HOW MUCH I THINK ABOUT YOU AND MISS YOU EVERYDAY. IT JUST ISN'T THE SAME WITHOUT YOU HERE. WHEN WE ALL GET TOGETHER, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING MISSING. THOUGH YOUR NOT HERE IN THE FLESH, WE ALL KNOW THAT IN HEART YOU ARE WITH ALL OF US EVERYDAY. I'M GETTING MARRIED IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AND I WISH YOU COULD BE HERE TO SEE IT. THOUGH I KNOW YOU WILL BE WATCHING DOWN WITH JOY, AND PROBALLY LAUGHTER. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AND NEVER FORGOTTEN. THOUGH YOU DIDN'T GET TO COME HOME TO US, I KNOW YOU WERE WATCHING OVER KENNY. I KNOW YOU MADE SURE HE CAME HOME TO US. THANK YOU FOR THAT. I LOVE YOU!!!!"
MIKA RUTH POWELL, KENNY'S LITTLE SIS of MANGHAM, LOUISIANA

"To the family of SGT Olivier,
Thank you for raising such a great patriot and American Soldier. After hearing numerous stories of his courage and bravery I have NO DOUBT my little brother Blake, who was in SGT Olivier's Fire Team, returned home because of him. I have the privilege to command 168 Stryker Soldiers. I have told the example of your son's sacrifice and care for his men to each of my Soldiers on numerous occassions. "We sleep safe in our beds at night because brave men stand ready to visit violence on those who would do us harm." Your son's sacrifice enabled so many to live and prevented so much violence the Nation will never know. This entire country and his fellow Soldiers are eternally grateful. L'est we forget."
CPT BRADLEY C. VELOTTA of Mosul, Iraq

"Nicholas has been gone over a year it seems like yesterday the Lord brought him into heaven. I am very proud to tell his story to everyone I meet. He was an amazing young man I watched him grow through out his child hood into a man whom I admired very much.
It has been an overwhelming time for Nick's family. Not long before Nick was deployed to Iraq his mother suffered from an aneurysm and under went serious surgery that had left her somewhat disabled.
Just three short months later Nick’s father died in his sleep leaving Nick’s 20-year-old brother Steven to care for his mom. I pray that this family will be blessed by the Lord Jesus Christ and not suffer any more hardships.

Your Cousin"
Kearny Adam Denais of Breaux Bridge LA / USA

"Nick was everything I wish I could be. If I can only accomplish in my entire life, half of what he did in his abbreviated life, I would consider my life a HUGE success. He was a good soldier, a great man, and an even better friend. It was an honor to serve with him, both in peace and war!! Nick...I miss you everyday brother...still mourne your death, but even more, I celebrate your life. I learned a lot from you in both the time we had togethor and in your death. You'll never be forgotten......Airborne!!!!!!"
SGT Brian J. Negrotto of Jonesboro, LA

"Nick, not a day goes by that your family doesn't think of you. We all love and miss you very much. When Uncle Bill passed, I think we all thought about how you would be there to guide your dad home, and that the 2 of you are together again. Easter is tomorrow and the family is gathering in Lafayette as usual. I know that the memory of you and your dad will come up often with wishes that the two of you were there. We are so fortunate to be related to a hero such as yourself. You are greatly missed."
Jenny of Louisiana

"Nick.. I went home to visit my parents and ran into Ms.Brenda. I asked about all of you, and she told me about your sacrifice for all of us. I am sorry I've just found out. I can honestly say that you were one of the kindest people I've ever met. I know you'll be missed terribly by so many people. I hope you knew how many lives you touched.

Thank you for making our world a safer place for my two children. I'll never forget you."
Dawn Turnage Dorr of Warner Robins, GA/USA

"I had some classes with Nick at Destrehan High School. He was a nice guy, always positive and he always had a smile on his face. To Nick's family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time."
Michelle Bateman-Gaudet of Kenner, LA

"Nick was the best team leader I ever had. He taught me soo much to being a soldier and becoming a man. He took three guys who like to goof and turned us into the finest fire team in the company and got us ready for Iraq, I owe my life to Nick, I just hope I can live my life to the fullest like Nick. I will never know a better man or leader.When I get my team I hope I can be as good as Nick. I just wish I could have done more for him on that unforgettable day. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about Nick and what type of man he was and what he instilled in me."
Spc. Blake Velotta of Alexandria, La

"My cousin was friends with Nick and was deployed to Iraq at the same time. I met Nick when my family went to Fort Benning to see my cousin a few years back. Nick was an awesome guy with a great personality. He had a smile on his face the whole time. We were devastated when we heard that he was gone. He will be greatly missed, but proudly remembered every year on my daughter's birthday. I learned after Nick's death that she had been born on his birthday-September 27."
Savannah Webb of Natchez, MS, USA

"Missing and thinking of you and all the good times we shared as kids. You will always be in my heart. Not a day goes by that I don't think of the unselfish gift you have given this country and it's people - our freedom. Love you always."

"Nick was the first person I met while at Louisiana Tech. My room mate knew him from high school and he came to our dorm to help us move in. He was so nice to us little Freshmen. That night he took us out to dinner and we hung out with him and all of the guys that night. That group of guys continued to be great friends of mine while I attended school. I haven't kept in touch and I hope that Kenny, Gabe, Mike, Sparky, and I hope I'm not leaving anyone out, are ok. I sincerely send my deepest sympathy to friends and family. I always enjoyed spending time with Nick and the rest of the guys. They were very respectful and never mistreated me. I remember that they wouldn't even curse in front of me! I loved watching their flag football games. Someone mentioned that he liked to play "army" while little. Well, they played army while at Tech too! My college experience was wonderful because of that group of guys. I deeply appreciate them and I'm very sorry to hear of his death. To his wife, I send heartfelt sympathy. I don't believe that I ever met you. But, if you ever need anything, you can contact me. My husband has been deployed 2 times and is being deployed again in Feb. I can't imagine the pain that you are going through and if there is anything that I can do, I would be more than willing to do it. May God bless you and give you comfort."
Shanda Ingram Foles of Ft Polk, LA

"To the Oliver Family, I am so sorry for your loss. What beautiful tributes to your Nicholas on this site. What a fine young man and soldier who was loved by so many. Nicholas is a true American Hero who will always be honored and remembered. May God Bless you all and God Bless Nicholas."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"Nick, You were not only a frat. brother but one of my best friends. We had many things in common especially the competitive part. I will never forget you."
Billy Morgan of Hot Springs, AR

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

"To his family and friends,
Nick to me was an awesome person with a huge heart. I don't think he had a mean bone in his body. I can remember very vividly him standing in his apartment, with his chicago cubs hat on(he wore that thing all the time), saying he wanted to fight for his country and he would do what it took to keep our freedom. Nick explained his reasoning to me as being on a football team, he said there is no pupose to be on the team if you never get to play in the game; Nevertheless, he did go fight for us and I thank God everyday for individuals like him, who believe in the cause. Without Nick, and the other men and women, our country would not have the freedom we have, and the feeling of security. I will forever miss Nick and I will never forget the sacrafice he made for me. I will forever be in debt to him, and the other soldiers fighting for me. I am very thankful that I was able to have had him in my life for as long as i did! I will keep the family in my prayers, as well as all the other soldiers that have made the ultimate sacrafice, and the soldiers still overseas fighting for this country.
Nick I will see you again someday in a far better place than here on earth. So, till I see you again, good-bye!
With all my deepest sympathy and LOVE,"
Debi Veenendaal of Denham Springs, La/ USA

"To the Olivier family:

I was torn up when I came across an the article on Nick's death. I want you to know that you have been in my prayers and hope you receive comfort from God. Nick was a great person and a better soldier. He has positively influenced my life and greatly motivated me to want to become something great.

Nick:

You have positively influenced my life in so many ways. You have no idea! Not a day will go by during my Army training that I will not think about you and how you encouraged me to become what I am. I am so proud of you and would have loved to serve along side you any day, any time, any place. I know we will cross paths again in a much better place where there are no wars to be fought."
Jonathan Hyde of Ruston, LA

"To the Olivier family: My prayers and deepest sympathy is with you all. Nick was one of the funniest people, he was always smiling, not to mention one of the cutest guys I ever met. He is a true hero to all who knew him, and also to all who didn't know him. He will be greatly missed."
Kim H. of Mangham, La.

"To Nick, you are an AMERICAN HERO. I know that you are up there with Seth, Bill, & Sweeney protecting the rest of our guys-- HARD ROCK CHARLIE ANGELS... you will never be forgotten. To Nick's family, my prayers are with you... nick will never be forgotten by his fellow soldiers or their families."
Danielle Schexnider, wife of Sgt, Dwayne Schexnider, 3/156 256th HARD ROCK CHARLIE of Crowley, Louisiana

"To the family of nick Olivier, I am Sgt. Lance May and served with Nick for a short time and then returned to the Marine Corps. I cant begin to tell you how sorry i am of your loss. I recently returned from Iraq for the second tour and learned of the news from my family. Nick was one of the finest soldiers/men i have ever had the privledge to serve with. I remember him being the first person to come to the hospital to congradulate me and my wife on our new born daughter. Nick was a good friend, a great person, and a fine American. He will be in my thoughts forever, as will his family be in my prayers forever."
Sgt. Lance May USMC of 1st Bat. 7th Mar. 29 Palms, CA Weapons Co. Scout Sniper Plt. 92277

"Angelle and Nick's family~
I am so sorry, I just heard the news today. My heart and prayers are with you right now."
Kay Conrad of Houston, TX

"I knew Nick while we were at LaTech. He was a great person and a wonderful friend that I always knew I could depend on. I'll never forget him or the good times we all shared.
To Nick's wife and family, my heart goes out to you and you are in my prayers. Thank you Nick for being so brave and I will never forget you. You are a true American Hero!!!"
Amanda Angelo of Covington, LA

"I've wanted to leave a message on here for some time now, but how do you say goodbye to a friend. Nick was a great person, not only was he a great person but he managed to make everyone around him a better person. He was one of those people that could bring out the best in anyone. I guess God needed some more people like that in heaven. Nick was my good friend, then he was like my brother, he became my hero, now he's our guardian angel. To his friends and family I will always be here in case you need ANYTHING, because everyone knows he would do the same for us."
Brandon O'Neal of Baton Rouge (Walker), La

"To the family of Nick Olivier, I would like to send my condolences to You, I know and understand the great loss that you have endured. Nick was a true heroe, one of the bravest men i know or have ever known. He was a Soldier, defending the Country so we have a better tomorrow. I havent spoken to Nick since high school but my regretts and sorrow are still there as a Friend, as a fellow soldier please remember his death was not in vain and he will not be forgotten"
SSG Randal Dixon of Norco, La

"To everyone who has written a letter to Nick & his family,
I just wanted you to know that alot of Nick's family have read all of your letters to Nick, and want to thank you for Honoring our Hero with us ! I am Nicks Aunt Tracie, his mother Linda's sister. God Bless All Of You !
I LOVE YOU NICK !"
Aunt Tracie of Picayune MS

"Thank you Nicholas Olivier, a brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude and 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!"
Rae Madere Pfeifer of Laplace, Louisiana

"Nick was such a wonderful person, so good-hearted and cared for everyone. He will be missed and in my heart forever! Thanks for fighting for our freedom, Nick. Love you."
Michele Madere St.Pierre of Montz,Louisian/USA

"To the Olivier family...
I went to Tech for 4 years and in my time there I knew Nick. He was a joy to be around and was one of the sweetest most respectful guys I had ever met. He was truly a gentleman. I am very sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers."
Claire Vermaelen of Baton Rouge, LA

"I lived on campus at Tech for a very short time. In that time, I was blessed with the opportunity to meet Nick. Although I did not know him well, I remember him to be a great guy. I weep right now for the loss of Nick. My heart goes out to his family. Most of all, I want to let someone know how lucky I was to know him. And how proud I am to know that he served so many people so selflessly.

With all my heart,
Matt"
Matthew Crowson of Shreveport, LA, USA

""To the family of Nicholas Olivier, you will be in my prayers"
Thanks"
Megan of Lake Charles, LA

"To the family of Nick Olivier:
I wasn't close with Nick, but I knew him through friends at LA Tech. I am so very sorry for your loss and you will be in my prayers. Please know that there many are people who appreciate and admire what he did for our country, regardless of what the media says. Thank God for brave soldiers like Nick who gave his life for us."
Mary K. Evans of Dublin, CA

"Our thought and prayers are with you. Thanks for protecting our country and the world.
Love,
Uncle Sam , Sandy and Samantha"
Sam, Sandy, and Samantha Marsiglia of Lake Charles, LA

"To the family of Nick Olivier,
Your precious gift will not be forgotten. May GOD bless all of you!"
The Byrd Family of Ruston, LA

"Nick lived with me in the dungeon at Hut while at Tech. He played football, softball, and drank with the dungeon guys. He was a great guy and I liked him very much. Please take a moment to remember and honor him. I am deeply sorry for your loss, as I know it is great."
Brandon "Rage" Ellis of Plaquemine, LA

"To Angelle and Nick's family,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I graduated high school with Nick and saw him a few times after that. He was a great guy and friend...always had a smile on his face. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Know that Nick was a friend to many, but a HERO to all!! Thanks Nick, for being all you could be and for fighting for our freedom!!

We'll miss you at our 10 year reunion...we will always remember!!

Your friend,
Rachel"
Rachel Winn of Raleigh, NC

""Mr. Olivier" as we called him in ARMY ROTC (Louisiana Tech/Grambling State & ULM) .........a rock solid soldier. Best of the best. Although Nick has passed away, what he stood for will live on. May God grant his family & friends a peace that passes all understanding."
SGT. Luther Brooks III of Ruston, Louisiana

"There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Nicholas was a special friend and a great leader. We are sorry for you loss. Our Prayers are with you all."
SSG. Ewing and Family of Westlake, La.

"Bill, Linda and Angelle

I only talked to Nick once and immediately knew why my David thought he was the "coolest NCO" Our family shares your pain and our prayers are with you.

Sincerely,

Nannette Sievers & family
SPC David Sievers"
Nannette Sievers of Harvey, LA

"To Angelle, the Olivier Family & my Boy Nick

- I just wanted to type a message to you Nick, eventhough I had only known you for a few years. You were one of my best friends. I was watching a video of us goofing around & you were in the paper here in Baton Rouge because somebody robbed the restaurant you & K.L.M. went to go eat at & I called you the "Hero". I nailed it right on. You are the Hero. your my boy & I will never forget anything we did together & I will continue to live with a part of you in me. Angelle If you need anything please don't hesitate to call, email or anything. Me & Jessie are here for you. I pray every night for you & Nick & Family to try & get through these hard times. It is so hard because Nick left that much of a mark on everyone. He was great & a true hero. I won't say good bye, just that I'll talk to you later

my Boy my favorite playa in the world.....Nick Olivier

Later

Wagz"
Adam Wagner of Baton Rouge, LA

"Nick all i can say is you are awesome and thank you for everything you are my hero and i will miss you deeply. to angelle and nicks family i will pray for your strength and wisdom...God Bless you all!"
Debi Veenendaal of Denham Springs, La

"Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time. Nick was a friend of our son's and served with him in Iraq. His service and dedication will long be remembered. Nicholas is truly an American Hero!"
Floyd and Janet Broussard of Prairieville, LA

"Nick died doing what he loved.....serving our country and protecting the people that live here. As a friend and fraternity brother of Nick I always looked up to the guy. Angelle stay strong....Pi Kappa Alpha has you and Nick's family in our prayers. You my boy Nick! The men of Pi Kappa Alpha and I will never forget the man who is a TRUE American Hero. Later Bro.

Phi Phi Kappa Alpha"
Lance Hill and The Men Of Pi Kappa Alpha of Ruston, LA

"To Angelle and NIck's Family:
Nick was one of the finest men I have ever had the privelege of knowing and as such was one the best friends I have ever had. I can't express enough how much he was loved by me and my family. He seemed to make everyone around him a better person and for this will always be remembered and live on in our hearts. So "roomie" i guess this is good-bye. I will never forget you and the times we shared. Everyone should be as lucky as me to have had a friend like you. Bye Buddy"
SPC Cliff Guidry of Baton Rouge, La

"To Angelle and The Olivier's our deepest thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We are the parents of his friend Spec. Michael R. Sandlin. Nick was very special to our family, we loved him so much and we are so proud to have known him. We pray God's peace for each of you in your time of heartbreak."
Michael and Tami Sandlin of Houston, TX

"To Angelle and all of Nick's family,
I pray for all of you every day. Nick was a very special man and hero. He is loved by so many, and will be remembered forever."
Mrs. Sgt. Nicholas Blanton of Jackson, MS

"2/27/05 To Nichlas' wife and family. Since losing our son John on January 28 we have discovered this website. Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your brave soldier. We will continue to pray for your strength to get through these dark days. Nicholas is a true hero and we are grateful for his unselfish sacrifice. May God be with you,"
Webster and Ruth Reed (Parents of Jonathan Ray Reed who died in Iraq on January 28, 2005) of Krotz Springs, LA

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

"Thank you Nicholas Olivier, 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. Nicholas Olivier:
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 Nicholas 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. Nicholas Olivier:
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 Nicholas, 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