Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army 1st Lt. Timothy E. Price

25, of Midlothian, Virginia.
Price died when he came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 127th Military Police Company, 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, V Corps, Hanau, Germany. Died on September 7, 2004.

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"I think of you every day and you are always with me. Is it really going on 12 years ?! I remember the bad times and how you always said the right thing for the moment and we always finished the talk with Laughter!!! One day in West Baghdad you said "lets not go down this ally lets go down that one" A few moments later a huge explosion and a car blew into a million pieces. Everyone in the Hummer cracked up and you said "See a good leader always makes the right call ! My God we could not stop laughing !!!! About 8 years ago going thru a tough spell and you were there telling me all the reasons not to die. I believe you were there making sure I laughed and kept on going ! I miss you Tim and you will never be forgotten. And not because you gave all, but because when people say what a great guy you were It's not just words. People who knew you, know that you were a GOOD Person, A Great Leader, and JUST GOOD down to you're Soul !!"
Paul , Ssgt (DOC) RET of Killen, AL USA ! far_away_soldier2002@yahoo.com

"Sir,
I think of you often as you can see it is November 12th 2015. It has been 11 years now and it doesn't seem to get any easier. I am constantly reminded of you, not that it is a bad thing, so I try to remember all the good times. I was remembering how we were on the C130 on the way to Kuwait where Woodruff(Rhonda) and I got to go up to the cockpit and you were mad! And when you made fun, saying I had Leperacy (which I don't)! Do you remember when we would take your ciggerettes and write on them? Or do you remember rooftop talks? We used to mess with you so much! But we all loved you and still do, as well as, respect you. Miss you ...."
Jamie Olvera (SPC, 3RD PLATOON, WOLFPACK) of FLW, MO

"It has been a long time since I saw Tim last, Baghdad, November 2003. I got out and went on with my life. One day I was on the MP Homepage and was looking at the list of fallen heroes, and I ran across his name and I just couldn't believe it. I thought it couldn't be him because he had already been to Iraq. I looked up his name on the internet, and saw the truth. That was about six years ago....he passed two days before my birthday. I won't ever forget him, because of the kind of man he was. I know in my heart that he was truly loved by all who knew him, and that's what kind of leader he was. I'm not really religious, so I will only say that he is truly missed by all."
Former Sgt Matthew Coffield, 527th MP Company, 4th Platoon. of Eunice, NM

"Brother- Today is the 8th anniversary of your passing. I think of you everyday and wonder how much better off our Soldiers and Army would be if you were here. Know that you continue to inspire and motivate"
Strike 6 of FLW, MO

"My god Tim has it been so long, seems like yesterday to me when we lost you. Every patrol with you was light hearted and a feeling of confidence, you instilled in all of us. I think of you and others every day. I went back for my second tour and tried to lead like you did. I was wounded but never gave it much thought because you gave ALL! Tim I love and miss you every day brother !"
Paul SSG (RET) Due to wounds of Killen, AL

"To the family of:Timothy E.Price
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""

"There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about 1 Lt Price's sacrifice. Everyone in the 127th MP company was affected by it. That day I had the grim task of cleaning out the HMMV at FOB Falcon afterwards. As a gunner at the time,I wished some unseen sign would have revealed the shooter. Things are rarely that plain to see in combat; imperfect. I am still haunted by that tragic day and wish for some miraculous resolution for such an unforeseen, random act. The pure chaotic nature of it is mindboggling to me. To every man, woman and child that knows newfound joys in that country, they owe it Timothy Price, the throngs of fallen and the survivors. Rest in peace, sir."
Angelo Capati-Juco(former SGT, 127th MP of Tampa, FL, USA

"My name is Tracey and I owned the barber shop in Blacksburg where Tim got his haircut while in the Corps of Cadets. I met Tim as a freshman in college and had the good fortune of being able to watch him grow from Timmy the eighteen year old freshman who enjoyed all college life had to offer, into Tim the man who was proud to serve his country. My last memory of Tim is when, sometime after graduation, he stopped by the barber shop to tell me goodbye and show off his new car. I knew he was being deployed soon and I wished him well.

To the family of Tim Price-I knew your son for four years of his life and I can say without a doubt you all have every right to be proud of the young man he was and the man he grew into being.

Tim's death leaves a void in the world that can not be filled by any other. I miss knowing he is out there making the world a better place for everyone.

I hope you all have found peace and my best wishes go to everyone who loved Tim."
Tracey Graybill of Jacksonville, Florida--formerly Blacksburg, Va--USA

"To the Family of Timothy Price,
I was his gunner when tragedy struck on Sept 7, 2004. He was what all soldiers should strive to be. I remember many of times when it was easier to leave and go back to the FOB, but instead he chose to stay, helping someone in need, knowing the risk he was taking. For that reason he was taken from us. I truly believe that when Timothy got out of the truck that day he took the rifle sites off of me. I still feel responsible to this day. As his gunner it was my job to protect him....somehow I feel I let him down. Nothing will change what happened that day ,even though everyday I wish there was something I could have done to change the outcome. Because of his sacrifice I have a beautiful wife and a little girl named Trinity whom I charish every moment with. Because of Timothy I take nothing for granted and live everyday as if its my last. He is a hero. I tell everyone about him and what he did for America and for the Iraqi people. It is a story that will stay with me forever. I pray for you everyday and hope God has given Timothy and your family peace. Timothy...we will meet again brother. God Bless."
SGT Mook, Bradley J. RET. of Roanoke IN, USA

"I remember Tim from Swift Creek Middle School. We had a few classes together but I did not know him well. I do remember that he smiled a lot. I was very sad to hear of his death. I am very humbled by his service and sacrifice to protect our freedom. Thank you, Tim. My heart breaks for his family and I pray that God may give them peace."
Erin Toomey of San Jose, CA

"Tim,
You are a hero in everyone's eyes. As a fellow MP Officer I know the hardship of the job. Thank you for your sacrifice. To your family, we are all very proud of your son. I wear his bracelet everyday as a reminder of the cost of freedom. GOD be with all of you!"
2LT Skyler Hargrove of Fort Stewart, GA

"To the family of Tim - He's a hero. I admire you and thank you for him. His sacrifice will never be forgotten. I proudly wear the bracelet with his name enscribed."
Carl Hellis, Lt. Col., USAF (Ret) of Bend, OR

"Idon't know Timothy but last year while on the Western Washington State University campus I was given his name, where he was from and the date he died. I've kept it and displayed it where I can see it every day. I wondered about Timothy and now that I have been to this site I am enlightened.What a wonderful man. As a parent I feel for his family and just wanted you all to know I think of their son often."
Diane Hastings of Blaine, Washington. USA

"My LT
I will never forget you.....RIP my friends.
I served under his command in 2003 in baghdad Camp Warrior.
After that i met him in FOB H camp in 2004, just few weeks before his death.
I will miss you."
Interpreter ERIC of Fairfax, VA / USA

"August 20, 2008
To the family of 1st Lt. Timothy E. Price:
Timothy 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

"Thank you for your service Timmy. We are so proud of you and I hope you know that we all think about you often. God Bless you and your family!"
The Bossermans of San Diego/Forward Deployed

"I praise your courage and honor your sarafice. Let your soul rest where it pleases and the days of battle be long forgoton. You who gave your life we salute you. Semper Fi soldier."
Timothy Price Jr. of Springfield, MA

"Sir,
Its been almost 4 years, and till this day, I still think of you. You were by far one of the greatest leaders, i've ever come across. Not only were you our leader, you were our friend (3rd Plt. 127th MP). I remember our long, talks about music, life...I still have your cd you lent me by the way. I miss u brother, its horrible i had to witness everything. You are a hero, and will never be forgotten. I'll see you again one day."
SPC Jason G. Cardenas, 314th MP co. of Irvine, CA

"It's been 3 years since your death and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about how you were always there for me when I was going through the hard times, and then when I was going through the great ones! You were a wonderful person and I am very thankful to have known you and I wanted to say that you touched my heart with our talks and I just wanted to say Thank You. You will never be forgotten and we think about you everyday!"
Crystie of Christiansburg, Virginia

"Sir, you were by far the best LT 527th had and your grace and sincere love for the troops of our company will forever leave an undelible mark in my heart....until we meet again EXECUTIONER 6."
SGT Gonzalez, Juan of USSOUTHCOM

"To Tim's family, I want you to know what a great leader and friend Tim was to every soldier that met him. He lead by example and always was ready to laugh. I think of Tim every day and drove to your grave 2 years ago and want your family to know I did my second tour and Iraq and got pay back for your loss. Wish I could do more especially bring your great personality back to all of us. Your friend and fellow soldier for life. Speed and Power !!"
SSG Paul Mullis (Medic) email far_away_soldier2002@yahoo.com of Ft. Gordon, GA

"I will always remember your Chewbacca impression. Made all those FTX's that much more fun. You will always live on in my mind."
Brian K., VTCC F02 of Florida

"I will always remember you Chewbacca impression. Made all those FTX's that much more fun. You will always live on in my mind."
Brian K., VTCC F02 of Florida

"Tim was not only a best friend, but a part of our family. Our lives were changed on the day we got the news. Not a single day goes by that his memory leaves our hearts. Tim was a gift from God to all who knew him. His laughter was infectious, his intentions were never ill. I feel blessed to have had his influence on my life.

We love you Timmy. We honor your courage, sacrifice and commitment. You are a TRUE hero."
Dean, Heather and Rylan Ruth of Chester, VA

"To Timothy's Family:
My wife requested 4 hero Bracelets to always remember those special people that paid the ultimate price in the Iraq conflict. Each hero bracelet is worn by one member of our family. One of the 4 hero bracelets was that of Timothy E. Price, Midlothian, Virginia. We have never met nor have known Timothy. However, my wife wanted to let his family know that she wears his name on her wrist 24 hours a day. His anniversary is coming up and she wanted her family to know that our prayers are with him and you."
Pompeo & Linda Leone (pompeo.leone @ verizon.net) of Boston, Ma.

"LT,

Mike and I were on the range the day that we got the news. You were a great friend to the both of us. Thank you for all that you did for both of our platoons and for Mike and me. You will never be replaced or forgotten."
Sfc David Gilchrist of Melboure Florida

"First, I'd like to give my deepest heartfelt sympathy to My Friend and My brother Timothy and to his family ,Timothy had a huge heart and a pure honesty that made him very cool and unique it's too hard for me to sit here and talk about you the past tense ,but you're never forgotten , i glorify every moment i worked and spent with you as a friend and a leader , i can never forget the times i've worked with you ,laughed , joked and being shot at together,we made it through the bad times and the good times since 2003 when i met you with the 527th as your interpreter , then again with the 127th i was more than happy to get back and work with you but didn't have a chance to do it again , in 04 i can never forget i was out on patrol and saw you standing there with your new unit and i just wondered if it was you cause i didn't have a clue about your comeback! i saw you and shook hands and punched each other's shoulders like brothers , you told me you just got here "baghdad" you've arrived at early morning and you were out on patrol at noon/afternoon the sameday!!!! and you were just happy to do it, and You said to me at that time : " I missed it man , Im glad to be back to make things better !" you're a beautiful person A hero , thank you for letting me be a small part of your life brother ..this might be a late message but my feelings were never late brother ...Words cannot express the sadness i've felt to lose a friend , a brother like you ...I will see you in heaven and I, like so many more, love you brother. You are missed.""
Steve ,interpreter of us.military ,Iraq,baghdad

"Sir,
It was an honor to serve with you. You didnt have to go back, but your desire and dedication for taking care of soldiers was what drove you. I will always remember that you put your soldiers first, a mark of a true leader. I'm sure I will see you again. You will probably be standing guard at the gates to heaven so another soldier can take a break."
Frank D. Reichert of colorado Springs, Colorado

"To the family of:Timothy E. Price I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully, we will 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, Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ,"
Polly Ballew of Covington,Ga

"Tim, though you were not my LT. You were a brother to the Vikings and a role model to those who knew you. Your ablitity to bring light on the darkest of days with no more than a smile and a friendly comment, will forever be missed. Officers who can maintain that relationship with soldiers and still complete every mission in a professional manner are few and very far between. From myself and the brotherhood from which I have served, we miss you, brother."
Jeremy Ridgley, Viking of Columbus, Indiana

"Thank you Sir. For your dedication and sacrifice to our Country and our cause. I never had the pleasure of meeting you, but as a fellow soldier know that we had much in common. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten."
SPC Price, Timothy W. of Rawah, Iraq

"I was not a close friend of Price's. However, I did know him. He was my Kilo Company Commander at Virginia Tech, during my freshmen year 2000-2001. What I do remember of him is that he was an excellent leader, and instilled in us the most pride, and integrity that any company could have had. He led us by example, and always showed us how to be proud of what we were doing.

K04 salutes you Price...

Even though most of us never finished out our four years in the Corps, we STILL LIVE BY OUR MOTTO:

Ne Te Molesti Deprimant!

UT PROSIM"
Aimee F. of Hampton, VA

"It's been one year and we have not forgotten him, he has been with us and we'll continue to carry him with us because he touched our lives with his love and that transcends all space and time. Still praying for Timothy and his family."
Angie of Ohio

"To give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition...to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"My condolences to the family of Timothy E. Price on the one year anniversary of his death. On this day, my 33rd birthday I honor him in remembrance. May his soul dance with the angels."
Jane Stein of Columbus, Ohio

"I had never met 1st LT Timothy E Price but I wear a bracelet with his name. I greet him every morning when I rise and pray for him every night. He is a hero to my family too!....I had never met 1st LT Timothy E Price but I'll do all that I can to insure that he is always remembered. God Bless Timothy and his family...you are always in our thoughts and prayers!"
Don of Shrewsbury, MA

"My best friend was Jeff Kaylor. The other officer that was killed in Iraq from VT. I know how hard this has been for the families and friends of our fallen soilders. I wish all the best to Tims family and hope that we all can find it in our hearts to remember the good times. I miss Jeff dearly and I am sure that Tim is greatly missed as well. I hope for the best for your Family and all of Tims friends. He sounds like he was a great person."
Chrissy of Bristow, VA

"The prayer has already been posted. I heart felt sorrow to his family and friends."
CPT Glidewell

"To Timothy's family.
I never met Timothy, but I met his brother. I only knew him and spoke to him for one night, but he spoke of his brother so fondly. I could see how much he missed him. He has the word hero tattooed on his leg and he carries his brother with him everywhere he goes. I can see what a great man Timothy was because his brother is a great man too. Timothy, and his friends and family are all in my prayers."
Angie of Ohio

"Tim, While I never got to know you personally, you are my brother. Thank you for your ulitmate sacrifice and your brave example to those who follow in our footsteps. Thank you to the Price family for sharing your son Tim with the world. He most defnititely made it a better place simply by being in it. God speed, brother. UT PROSIM."
Tracey Dolehite, VTCC E2K of Dallas, Texas

"Tim, While I never got to know you personally, you are my brother. Thank you for your ulitmate sacrifice and your brave example to those who follow in our footsteps. Thank you to the Price family for sharing yout son Tim with the world. He most defnititely made it a better place simply by being in it. God speed, brother. UT PROSIM."
Tracey Dolehite, VTCC E2K of Dallas, Texas

"To Tim's Family--
You are all in my thoughts...your loss is felt with deepest sympathy. Thank you Tim for your ultimate sacrifice...you will not be forgotten."
Christina Garnett (Chris, friend of John Price, Tim's father) of Richmond, VA

"Heavenly Father - We approach You today because You have called us to be a people of prayer.

We praise You because You are our Creator, our Redeemer and our Provider.

We acknowledge our great need for You as we fulfill our mission as soldiers.

We have been called to serve our nation as Military Police and we are proud of the honored heritage of the Regiment and our motto: Of the Troops and For the Troops.

Whether we are fighting an enemy, securing as area, patrolling the streets, or helping someone in distress, help us, O Lord, to always be men and women of integrity who can be counted on to do the right thing.

Give us the strength to stand for what is right and to oppose those who would do harm to our nation and the people we serve.

May we always be truthful in Word, Deed and Signature, and bring honor through our service to the memory of those in the Regiment who gave the supreme sacrifice for their country.

Guide us now, Father, by giving us wisdom and knowledge from on high, that as Military Police we will always be prepared to Assist, Protect and Defend."
a fellow MP of Hanau, Germany

"To Tims Family; i am deeply sorry for your lose. Tim was an outstanding leader, soldier, friend and person. I didnt know him very well personally, but from going through battle with him, with everyone, in a way makes us all brothers, and sisters. To Tim; Thank you SIR, you will be missed by us all. We will finish the job!"
SPC Brian A. Shaw of Giessen, Germany

"Timmy,
I met your cousin Elizabeth; we go to Kent State together. She is very proud of you and all of the accomplishments you've made and is happy for all of the times you have spent together growing up, as kids. God Bless You and the rest of the United States Fighting Forces."
Jamie of Kent, Ohio

"Sir: It was an honor to serve with you for 8 months in Iraq. You are the greatest LT anyone could ask for. You will be missed by all of the Executioners. Godspeed sir."
Sgt Charles Shepard of Giessen Germany

"Tim, you were my friend and fellow officer. You will always be remembered by the Strike Deep family."
CPT William A. Rodgers of 527th MP CO, Giessen, Germany

"To Timothy'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

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

"To Timothy'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"

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

"To the family of Timothy,
Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. Tomothy is a true American hero and will always be remembered for his bravery and sacrifice he gave to our country. May God bless you during this difficult time."
The McClain family--azquail@att.nett of Tucson, AZ

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten. May time provide your family and friends with happy loving memories in place of present sorrows. In the infinite meadows of Heaven the bright shining stars bloom...the forget-me-nots of angels. God bless you and thank you."
a grateful family in phoenix, AZ

"Thank you Timothy Price, 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 1st Lt. Timothy Price:
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 Timothy 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 1st Lt. Timothy Price:
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 Timothy, 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