Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Anthony C. Owens

21, of Conway, South Carolina.
Owens died in Baghdad, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using grenades and small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on February 1, 2006.

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"Blinky, I will always miss you brother. We had some great times and some bad times but you always seemed to bring out the good in any bad situation. That is what made you special. "You may be gone but in our hearts you will live forever, there you will be into eternity""
Ssgt jerry gilbert of Kentucky

"I miss you brother. Not a day goes by that i dont think of the great times we had, like wrestling in the company and laughing afterwards. You will never be forgotten."
SGT. Kevin Roedl of Vandalia IL

"I still remember the day and always will. First Strike!"
SFC Fuller, Leslie W. of Ft. Campbell, KY

"To Owen's family, know that I prayed by his side and that my deepest sympathy goes out to you daily."
Viviana of MA

"To the family of Chad: you are in my prayers this morning. One doesn't ever "get over" the death of son, grandson, and brother. We will never forget the sacrifice."
CH Patricia Nichols of Mannheim, Germany

"i miss you very much son i am very happy love you your dad"
ronnie owens of sevierville tennessee

"January 29, 2009
To the family of Spc. Anthony C. Owens:
Anthony 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

"Owens... its been along time just want you to know you will never be forgotten."
First Strike SGT Bovee

"Hey babe. Just wanted to let you know I thought of you on Friday. I was out of town and couldn't get online but would never want you to wonder if I thought of you. Remember, swimming pools and hide and go seek"
sam of nashville, tn

"To the family of:Anthony C. Owens 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"

"I had the terrible and profound honor of notifying Anthony's family of his death last year. Today I remember him and pray for his family."
Chaplain Brad Borders of SC

"we remember you on this great day, thank you for what you did, you will never be forgotten you are always in my prays and thoughts."
Frankie Green of Orlando, FL

"hey dude it been hard this last year but i know your in a better place. i think about you all the time, make sure you save a seat next to you in Heaven"
SPC. Frankie Green of Orlando FL

"To the Owens Family:
I was honored to meet you at the monument unveiling on Fort Campbell. You have been in my prayers daily since then. I pray, too, for Skip and his safe return."
Patricia Nichols of Ft. Campbell, KY

"Anthony,
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.

"Strike"(502nd Inf. Motto)"

"owens was one of the best frineds i ever had in the army and i will miss him very much. we had some very good times together and he tried to help me out when he didn't have too. god bless owens i will miss you very much"
randall tiller of appalachia va

"Goss wow I still cant beleive your gone and you have been gone for a while now. I get all these surveys to take on myspace and one of the questions I get asked is if I have any regrets and well its easier to say no because you shouldnt, in reality I have alot of regrets and all of them surround you. I wish that I made it out their to see you one last time and say goodbye and tell you how much I love you and missed you. I did write you letters but I dont know if you received them and now I will never know. I am thankful that I met you and you showed me what it feels like to fall in love I only wish you were here to tell me not to give up on it now that your gone. My other regret is not making it to your funeral but unfortanantly I wasnt invited or notified however I still regret not being their because I should of I belonged their I will always love you anthony and thank you so much for teaching me how to love and trust in men because their not all bad. RIP Anthony I love you and I will miss you forever and I will never forget you as long as I live and many, many years later I hope to see you in heaven amen!"
Kendall of Palmdale, California

"Anthony was my step brother. I miss him so much and it hurts sometimes because I don't understand why he had to go. But I love him and will join him in heaven someday. I love you Anthony!"
Your lil sis of South Carolina

"I miss you more that anything in this world. Words can't describe it. You will be in my heart and mind forever. I love you boy!!!"
Kira of Conway, SC

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

"Thank you Anthony Owens, 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. Anthony Owens:
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 Anthony 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. Anthony Owens:
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 Anthony, 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