Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Christopher M. Poston

20, of Glendale, Arizona.
Poston died from a non-hostile vehicle accident in Hit, Iraq. He was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on October 17, 2005.

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"Chris, like all of our fallen brothers, you are never forgotten. Rest in peace."
GySgt Matt Vetch

"Chris, I really didn't get to know you but I know you are a great man you also inspired me to become a Marine.It made me sad to here about your funeral I am about to cry so I have to stop.

Love,Your Nephew"
Alonzo Martin of Avondale,AZ U.S.A

"Chris, my man. Its been a while and we havent talked in years. I know u hear me talking to you at times. But I know your up there smiling down on us.. Had to buy ALL ABOuT THE BENjAMInS again lol. Miss you bro. Will forever show off my tattoo. See you again one day brother."
Gabe Gallegos aka G14 of Wenatchee Wa

"Chris,

How is everything? It's been a while man. Just figured I would say hi and check in. Proffitt, Dorsey, and Mcpherson are still hooking and jabbing it seems they like being a Marine more now. I got out and now work over the pond doing security good money and good guys. Still remember everything we went through coming up in 2/1 with Proffitt, McPherson, Dorsey, You and I sort of like a double stack oreo. I think about how those times when we had it bad we were able to get one another through everything. A good one which you can blame me for is when we were done running for pt we went to play dodge ball and I hit Sgt. Vetch in the head winning it for our team which would have been good if they did not take it as a disrespect march us outside and smoke us for the next hour. The smiles though that we had from our little group made it worth it man and the memories still stand strong. From what i know everyone is doing well and Mcpherson and Dorsey had some little ones and have spent time with your Mother and family on Okinawa. I guess you have company up there now from what Kolberg says not sure what happened to Switzer but help him and his gimp leg out. Well until next time keep on keeping on. Miss ya Brother."
Matthew Limes of Detroit, Michigan

"Poston, you are not forgotten Your smile is always in my mind. Ive lost you and my other good friend from the same platoon. Switzer you two were my close friends Watch out for each other up there and guide me in my life down her. I miss you brothers! RIP"
Nathan Kolberg of Waterloo Iowa, Former Marine Member of your platoon

"Hi Big Bro : )We miss you! i cant believe it has been 5 years.. You'll never be forgotten.I still miss your laugh . Your 2nd Colombian family misses you! God Bless. Love You"
Tati of Phoenix,Az

"Chris,
I never Knew you. But im Proud to say that my husband did. He tells me stories of you and him in highschool and all the funny things yall used to do. You are truly missed. Today is your birthday, He rememberd. I never knew you chris, but ill NEVER FORGET."
Ruby Rushing of Currently Corpus Christi, TX

"Chris,
Another year has past and everyone is celebrating because of sacrifices made like yours. You were a good man and died way too soon. We grew up less than 20 miles away yet I came home twice and you didn't. Wish I could turn back the hands of time and try to do something to prevent that dreadful day. Your sacrifice is not forgotten, you live in a lot of hearts man. To your family my condolences as always and may you rest in peace and may you rest with honor. Semper Fi bro."
Kevin "Doc" Ivory of Scottsdale, AZ

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families 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"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH

"Chris,

It has been a while since I have written about you. I have tried to suppress that day on Oct 17th in '05. I remember that whole deployment on the 13th MEU. We used to always get thrown on the crappy working parties... Lay on our racks on the U.S.S Tarawa and talk about going home. You always had the biggest heart and were always a good friend to confide in... Good times man. Memorial Day is just around the corner and just wanted you to know you are always in my thoughts. I hope you are happy wherever you are and know that you are gone but definitely not forgotten brother. Thank you for being one of my best friends and a great Marine. I will never forget you Chris. We all miss you very much."
Sgt. Chris A. Proffitt Fmr. 2/1 H&S Comm/ Wpns Co 81's Plt. of Naval School EOD, Eglin A.F.B, Florida, USA

"It's been a long time Chris...Memorial day is rolling around and now everyone is starting to remember or recognized what we live everyday. You were a good man and will be missed. To your family my deepest condolences go to you. I wish you all the best and hope peace is able to rest in your heart. See you up there Chris."
Kevin Ivory former Corpsman with 2/1 G Co 2nd Plt of Avondale, AZ

"September 27, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Christopher M. Poston:
Christopher 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

"Chris, I barely knew you, but won't ever forget the conversation and pinch of Skoal we had on the morning you left us. You will remain in my memory as a good man and a good Marine. Semper Fi, brother."
Cpl. Mark Apriesnig of 2/1 Weapons Co, now with H&S Bn., SOI West

"I don't know how to say this but, I was with your Son when he died. I am Sgt. Owens, Michael P. and I had the honor of being his vehicle commander at the time of his death. He was a wonderful Marine and disciplined in his field. I often think of how much I remember of him, even though we were only aquinted for a few days. I am so very sorry for your loss and I just have been waiting for the chance since two years ago when it happened to tell someone from his family how much of an honor it was to serve with thier son, and how sad I am about the conditions on which he departed. I also, dont know what story you were told about how it happened but if you are up to it, I would be happy to enlighten you on how wonderfully your son did before his unneeded and negligent death. My email is owens5142@yahoo.com My humblist regards Sgt. Owens/ USMC(RET.)"
Michael Owens of San Antonio, TX BAMC

"I miss the times I spent with Chris and his family is always in my prayers."
Chelsey of Phoenix,AZ/USA

"To the family of:Christopher M Poston 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"

"Hey Bro, I was doing some thinking today as I am getting ready to leave 2/1 and i was looking back on old times. You came to mind and I went into a saddened state remebering the good times and the bad times man... Well.. I wanna tell ya that through and through you were a great guy and you are truly missed.... Hey do me a favor and and set up a game of spades for when I see ya up there man..."
Matthew L. of 2/1 Camp Pendleton., C.A.

"Chris was attached to my platoon as we moved north from Kuwait to Al Asad. Chris served as the communications specialist so that I had the ability to talk to our Battalion as we drove north in order to link up with the rest of the Battalion. Chris had an infectious smile and was so professional and mature. Chris was a great Marine and it was my true honor to work with him. These last couple of days have weighed heavily on my heart and mind and I my prayers have been with Chris's family during the anniversary of their loss. Chris was an outstanding Marine and I will never forget the opportunity I had to work with and for Chris Poston."
Captain Ben Wagner of formerly of 2/1, now at The Basic School, MCB Quantico, VA

"Chris was one of my Marines. He was the last one that I said bye to when i flew into Iraq. He said he would see me soon and told me to be safe. He never made it. Chris, You are missed by all the Marines of your platoon (2/1 Comm). We know you are in a better place but that doesn't take the pain away that we feel that you are gone. You were one of the best Marines that I have ever met. My next tattoo is in memory of you. Semper Fidelis and Rest in Peace my friend and my brother."
Sgt Jeremy Hamilton of Sacramento, CA

"Chris, you were my bestfriend, Ilove you with all my heart. Everytime I hear the song you used to sing it puts a smile on my face, not only because it makes me think of you, because now I know your making everyone up in heaven smile like you did for me on earth! You were such a brave man, and you wanted SO much in life! I will NEVER forget you! I love you! And miss you!"
Tiana of Murrieta, Ca,USA

"Lance Corporal Christopher Poston served our Country in more than one way: He was a HONEST and LOVING young man that RESPECTED all people and he SERVED and PROTECTED our Country by joining the United States Marine Corp not for an economic reason but because that was his choice. We respect YOU Christopher Poston for your choice. We are going to sadly miss that smiling face of yours and it is a good thing to know that your smile was shared with alot of people. The first thing people will remember is your smile and your love for your family. Christopher was a son to all of us and we share in the pain that the Walker/Poston/Porter families are going through.Our sincere condolences go to the entire family. Nothing or noone will ever replace Lance Corporal Christopher M. Poston. We honor YOU on TODAY and ALWAYS. Thank you for your sacrifice (the offering of CHRISTOPHER POSTON precious life) and protection of OUR COUNTRY."
Karen McElroy of Okinawa, Japan

"Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Christopher is a true American hero and will never be forgotten for his bravery and sacrifice he gave to all of us. Our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in the this battle for freedom. May God bless you during this difficult time."
Tammy McClain--azquail6@msn.com of Tucson, Az.

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Christopher M. Poston,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. If you're not certain that your loved one's next of kin is registered to receive a quilt, please use our link and register so we can send our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts "
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca USA

"Rest in Peace Tufelhunden...
J and T Taylor USMC
Sister of a Fallen Marine"

"May God comfort you in this time of grief at the loss of Christopher.

Proud Parents of HN Robert N Martens, Killed in AlQaim, Iraq September 6, 2005"
Rob & Maria Martens of Queen Creek, AZ

"To the family of Christopher M. Poston, I met your son on board the USS Tarawa, Christopher was such a warm and fun loving young man, he spent most of his time in the gym alway working out. I will keep him in my prays, becasue i know he has gone to a better place. Christopher i love you and i'm very sadden at this moment, becasue i know i will never see that smile again. everytime i seen you in person, you always smiled. I love you as a brother and may god keep you on his side, wit your wings. You will always be remember."
Angela of San Diego /Forward Deployed

"To the Poston family,
We extend our heartfelt sorrow for the loss of your beloved CHRISTOPHER. There are no words to ease your pain, but may you find some comfort in knowing that CHRISTOPHER is an American Hero.
CHRISTOPHER, thank you for your service to our great country. You will Never Be Forgotten. God Bless you and may the Angels surround your family as they try to heal.
From a US Army family of a Soldier, stationed at Ft. Campbell with the 101st AVN REGT, now serving in Iraq."
--Sharon & Craig Erwin of Oregon, USA 10-18-2005 --

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

"Thank you Christopher Poston, 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 Lance Cpl. Christopher Poston:
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 Christopher 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 Lance Cpl. Christopher Poston:
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 Christopher, 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