Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Sgt. John P. Phillips

29, of St. Stephen, South Carolina.
Phillips died at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq, on March 7. He was assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan. Died on August 16, 2006.

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"To the family of:John P. Phillips
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""

"My name is SGT John Paul Phillips. I too was in the Al Anbar province in Aug of 2006. I deployed with 1/377 FAR and ran convoys and patrols in that terrible region. It is weird how the simple coincidence of having the same name as your heroic son makes me feel so close to him, and so overwhelmed with a feeling of guilt for not making the ultimate sacrifice. There is nothing I can say to try and ease the grief that comes with such a loss, but thank you for bringing into this world a man who was honorable enough to fight and die for his country."
John Paul Phillips of Del mar,CA

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"To the family of Sgt Phillips: It has taken me a while to contact you; but I have to say you have my deepest condolences. He is one of my greatest hero's and has always been an inspiration to me. I was one of the Marines attached to the security of the EOD team and was with John when we were attacked. He was a true warrior that night and still today. His actions and words that evening have always given me motivation. Sgt Phillips is a true hero and warrior, along with GySgt Martoni and the rest of the Team. Semper Fi! Very respectfully, Silverback."
Silverback of Camp Pendleton, Ca.

"July 3, 2008
To the family of Sgt. John P. Phillips:
John 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, John will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!

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. God knows how many American and Iraqi lives you saved by defusing and disposing the many IED's and unexploded pieces of ordnance that you came across.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"Thank you John Phillips, 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. John Phillips:
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 John 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. John Phillips:
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 John, 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