Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Pamela G. Osbourne

38, of Hollywood, Florida.
Osbourne died in Baghdad, Iraq, when two rockets impacted her camp. She was assigned to Division Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on October 11, 2004.

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"05-21-2014
I was a soldier assigned to Pamela Osbourneís brigade at FOB Falcon. On an evening in October 2004 I entered into the dining facility and sat next to two ladies I had never met before. I was tired from patrol and sat across from the ladies with a large full plate of shrimp. I looked up and one of the ladies was smiling at me. She smiled a big wonderful smile and looked at my shrimp and then back at me. Her smile made me forget about where we were at and I asked her if she would like to share my shrimp. She happily told me she would and reached for a shrimp and shared my meal with me. Just a few days later the smiling lady passed away from a rocket attack, and ten years later the memory of that lady, Sergeant Pamela Osbourne, and her smile still remains with me. I didnít know Sergeant Osbourne other than she shared her smile with me, and the kindness and happiness she emitted towards me with her smile, embedded her memory into my heart, forever.

Bless her family in knowing that they gave her true happiness and love.
Thanks so much.

United States Cavalry Trooper, 1-7 Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division."
Trooper of Killeen, Texas

"It's weird how I stumbled across this page. Just was laying around thinking about hhb an Iraq. Sgt osborne was an awesome person and she gave the ultimate sacrifice. It's hard to beleive that it was 7 years ago. I often wonder about her family as well as monroes family. I can say that I never ever saw her not smiling. She was the happiest person I have ever met. To this day I can still see that smile. I was home on r and r when this happened and would have never imagined that when I turned my weapon into her that would be the last time I would see her. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. God bless you guys"
Josh Frisbie of Findlay ohio

"I remember being around Pam and her family when she lived here in Miami. I honor her today, this Veterans Day. 11-11-11. You are missed."
Adrianna Bentley-Hunter of Miramar, Florida, USA

"I remember Pam as Spc Osbourne I use to joke with her everyday. I was so proud when you made your E-5 I rememeber telling you when you get back we will work on that six. You smiled and side you got it Sgt Collins and I smiled. You were a wonderful person and I miss you deeply. I come across a photo of you over there smiling in your pt uniform when I was cleaning out my email. I have no idea what made me look your name up, but I am so glad I did. I know you are home and the lord is taking care of you now. I just want to say thank you for what you have done, for this country. I miss you SGT Osbourne a true friend, a loving mother and wife. We will meet again."
SFC Collins of Fort Bragg

"Wow, its been almost 7yrs since we lost this beautiful soul. Sgt. Osbourne's smile was a beautiful light in a dark place in Iraq. I remember when the rounds hit the T bldg my first thoughts were God please don't let anyone be hurt. Then I find out it was the darling of Divarty and my heart hurt instantly. Sgt. Osbourne I will never forget how positive you were and how everytime you came to Base Ops you put a smile on our face. I miss you and pray for your family. God bless, and Rest in peace."
James of Tampa, FL

"I cannot beleive that it has been almost 7 years since my sister-in-law's untimely passing. I truly miss her.Whenever I think of her I get all teary eyed and a knot in my throat.It was an extreme pleasure and delight knowing her through the good and the bad times.
The Lindo family misses her very much."
Courtney of Killeen, TX

"today is May 10th 2011 and I see your face and your beautiful smile for some reason and it has given me the strength to go another day, Thank you so much SGT Osbourne."
LKS of Ft Irwin Ca

"SGT Osbourne was truly a great person to know. I was her next door neighbor and medic while we served overseas together. I looked to her as a mother figure being I was 18 years old and she met me with a smile all the time between my missions. She always took my Dr. Peppers but she always made me happy also so it didn't bother me.
SGT Osbourne gives me strength today for what I do day in and day out and why I push to make the most of time. I would give her one last hug if at all possible. It was a few months before her passing when I lost Soldiers and she helped me through the grievance and checked on me routinely. Her display of compassion meant the world at the time. For everything you have done SGT Osbourne, I thank you. You have molded me into the soldier and person I am today. Rest In Peace!"
SSG Short, William of Fort Hood, TX

"Thank you all for your support and encouragement. I appreciate you all taking the time out to express your concerns to my family. I am Sgt. Pamela Osbourne's son, Six years ago I lost my mother whom I love dearly, there is no person in this world that I had a greater love for, she was my Best Friend! I wanted to let you guys know that your comments are powerful and moving, each one is special and through your comments we gain strength. It is a truly wonderful feeling to know how many people do care. Sgt, Pamela Osbourne may be gone in the flesh, but she lives on in our hearts and memories. Thank you all so much, we truly appreciate your support, this site is a very meaningful site and I cant thank you guys enough. Events like these are unbearable, but this type of support helps me to breathe again. I Love You Mom!!"
Rohan Jr. of Tx

"..and we shall always remember them, never ever to be forgotten.
I am so sad for your personal loss. Pamela gave her own life to save us all and keep us safe in our freedom.
God bless and keep you safe.
Atkinson"
Jean Atkinson of San Bernardino, CA USA

"i wasn't close with sgt. osborne but everytime i seen her she had a smile on and was always willing to help a lost soldier. i feel horrible for the family she left behind but,as i am sure you allready know, she is watching you and loving you from above. like i said i wasn't close with sgt. osborne but she made such an impact on my life that not a day goes by that i don't think of that wonderful woman and the ultimate sacrafice she made for her county. i wish only the best for her family and i just want you to know that she had an impact on alot of peoples lives. thank you for taking the time to read.
we all love and miss you pam."
spc. roberts of ohio

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry at times. I understand, in theory only, that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take your families and friends pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3
A hundred times a day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving. - Albert Einstein"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"Today is five years SGT Pamela Osbourne has been dead. I will NEVER forget that day. God her husband and children and all who served with her"
SFC Bridget Porter of Fort Gordon, GA

"Sgt Osbourne was always ready to help soldiers. She was a credit to the United States and I am lucky to have known and served with her. Four years after her death I still think of her. May her memory be eternal."
Brian E. Cassidy, Esq. of Akron, Ohio

"September 27, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Pamela G. Osbourne:
Pamela 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

"This is trey Brackens..im rohan jr best freind..we have been best freinds for about 4 years now...i never got the chance to meet his mom but i know i would have loved her..i can feel the pain everytime i enter their household..thank you for doing your duty...i love you and your family .."
Trey of killeen,tx,us

"I was there....I will never forget her and her smile."
Roland Gutierrez of Fort Stewart, GA, USA

"If you are able,
save them a place
inside of you
and save one backward glance
when you are leaving
for the places they can
no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say
you loved them,
though you may
or may not have always.
Take what they have left
and what they have taught you
with their dying
and keep it with your own.
And in that time
when men decide and feel safe
to call the war insane,
take one moment to embrace
those gentle heroes
you left behind.
Major Michael Davis O'Donnell
1 January 1970
Dak To, Vietnam"
William D. Taylor of Bonita Springs, Fl

"Pamela and I were in Basic Training together. She was a wonderful soul that always had a smile on her face. I was sick when I heard about her passing. May God rest her soul and comfort her family."
Lori of Wiesbaden Army Airfield

"To the loved ones of Pamela G. Osbourne. May God be with you and grant you peace for your loss which no words could soothe. Please know that your loved one will always be remembered with appreciation and love even by those who never had the privilege of knowing her. I salute you Pamela for your dedication, courage and the ultimate sacrifice that you made for our freedom. May it comfort your loved ones to know that, being absent from the body is being present with the Lord. You my friend are in a better place, that we await to go."
Elizabeth of Louisiana , USA Land of the FREE, Because of the BRAVE

"I did not know her but I do know that Pam answered the call without questioning what, maybe, the rest of us should have. Lest we forget the Heros and Heroines!"
anonymous of USA

"To the Osbourne family I was in the bathroom with SGT Osbourne 45 minutes before she died, I was trying to talk to her but she could'nt hear me because the water was running. I waved my hand at the shower door and said I will just talk to you later. If I knew it won't be a later I would have told her I love you and I thank God for allowing you to come into my life. Pam death really shook me up I will never forget that day. Most of all I will never forget she stood up in church in Iraq on Mother's Day 2004 and said I have the best children in the world. I always pray for her children, I could never go to the house to see Rohan and the children because I could not handle it, but your family will always be in my prayers."
SFC Porter of Fort Gordon, Ga

"To the family of Pamela osborne, I'm so sorry for your loss, may God continue to strengthen you as you continue on. Please feel to call. Elaine .H 646-526-5570"
Elaine .H of New York

"To the family of Pamela G. Osbourne, I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. She died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayfully 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 at Gateway Community Church: Rev John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 Phone 770-787-1015"
Polly Ballew of Covington, Ga

"Pam, you will never be forgotten. I can still remember the first time we met at my home in Killeen, TX. Our husbands were friends and we were military women(1st Calvary). You had the most beautiful smile and from that day forward I always saw you with that same smile, no matter the circumstances. You are in a better place now and we THANK you for all you have done by leaving a special mark in our hearts and serving our country. Don't worry Rico and I will take care of Rohan, Rohan Jr. and Latoya. Keep smiling down on us. Love ya!"
Michcelle , Rico, Yarikka, J'Quan, Corey and J'Viaughn Walker of Killeen, TX

"The Family Army Spc. PAMELA G. OSBOURNE
I didn't know PAMELA G. OSBOURNE Yon a personal level. I never met her in my life.God bless You PAMELA G. OSBOURNE. My heart goes out to you at your loss. The world will be less because of your and our loss. I send you all my love and embrace you warmly. Family PAMELA G. OSBOURNE, I can't imagine the loss you are feeling right now. May God's love bring peace to you and your family through these hard times. Killed mummy 9 nad 14 years old children, who has gone help Iraq people, but huns have gotten back life. PAMELA G. OSBOURNE remain in my memory. LATOYA and ROHAN Yours mummy She is a true hero at world."
Dariusz Chorak of ElblĻg- Poland - Europe

"I served with Pam in HHB DIVARTY as well. She was a one-of-a-kind for sure. I was at the 1st Cav memorial ceremony for her and have a copy of the remarks made about her. If you want to know what Pam was like, read on:

"SGT Osborne got to live the American dream. She came to this country at a young age from Jamaica. She was short and didnít know it, because she was a giant of a human being. I guess you could say she was like a dime in a room full of nickels. She seemed to live in a different place than most, because she always smiled, big as her face would let her. If she wanted to hide for a day all she had to do was stop smiling and no one would recognize her. She touched every part of her life- family, work, and friends. She had no enemies. No one ever wondered if she was a woman of strong faith, they didnít have to. Why would a mother of 3 serve in the Army at age 38 when thereís a war going on? Like many immigrants, she found a world of opportunity, hope, and possibilities waiting for her in America. Like many others who have come here she felt strongly about her new homeland. She was very proud to have the opportunity to serve her nationís call and knew that duty was not a matter of convenience. As many know, she could easily have stayed behind for medical reasons, but made a conscious decision to go instead. Those of us that knew her were richly blessed and rewarded. We were the better for it. Those who didnít should count themselves the lesser for not having felt her presence in their lives. Here absence is equaled only by the impact she made on the lives of those around her. I will tell you that if freedom is not free, if it requires sacrifices of us, then surely we have met that burden- surely we have paid that price.""
remember her, not me of Fort Hood, Texas

"Wow,Sweet Pea,I really don't believe that you're gone! Pam,was definately the most positive person i've ever met and i thank GOD for letting us all borrow one of his angels! Pam was my battle buddy in basic training at Ft.Jackson,SC.and she was the only reason i probably made it thru!When i made it here to Iraq she was the first person i saw and i instantly knew i had the support that i needed for this year long deployment!God bless all of her loved ones left behind Pam was definately "one in a million!" And for all of those that knew her personally,knows that she never left our side!Like Pam would always ask,"what is really going on?" Pam we love you,but JAH LOVED YOU BEST!!!"
SPC Smith,Jiniqueka of Baghdad,Iraq

"Pam, what an awesome woman, mother, wife and friend. I was her supervisor in HHB for 2 yrs and she was just an outstanding soldier. I never thought this would happen to you Sweetie but just know you are loved and missed by all of us who will always remember your beautiful smile. Love You!"
Cheryl of Ft Hood

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

"To Pam's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (The Big Ern's Mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

"To the Family of Sgt. Pamela G. Osbourne. Thank you for your service to our country too. I had the chance to serve with Pam in HHB Divarty. What an awesome woman...always had a smile for anybody that was down and lifted them up with her spirit. She was always willing to help anybody that needed it and took the extra time to make sure whatever assitance you needed you got it. I know that she is in a better place and my prayers are with the Family."
John Kurzyniec of Tikrit, Iraq

"To the family of Pamela Osbourne,

My wife and I grieve for you and the loss of your loved one. Our son, Sgt. James Faulkner, also of the 1st Cav. was killed in Iraq Sept. 8th of this year. No words can ease the pain you feel in your heart. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers."
Greg & Pam Gilkey of Clarksville Indiana

"I love you and I miss you dearly Pam. Its hard to beleive that you are not here with us any more.Memories of you will always be with me.May your soul rest in peace.May God's love shine upon your family that is left behind. From your Cousin."
Waveney Rodney- Flemming of London,England

"To Pamela's Family:
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

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

"My deepest sympathy, our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. May God bless you and help you through this time. Forever in our hearts a HERO Pamela G. Osbourne."
Amy & Aaron Monier of Waterford, MI.

"Our condolences to the family for their loss! We are glad we got to know you and your family. Your smile will forever resonate through us as we will never forget your zeal and stellar approach to everything you touched. We will always remember you as the consumate professional. We miss you."
Dawkins Family of Milwaukee, WI

"Thank you Pamela Osbourne, 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. Pamela Osbourne:
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 Pamela for the sacrifice she 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. Pamela Osbourne:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. She 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 Pamela, 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