Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Joseph E. Proctor

38, of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Proctor died in Tammin, Iraq when a vehicle-borne, improvised explosive device detonated near his observation post during dismounted combat patrol operations. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 638th Battalion (Aviation), Shelbyville, Indiana. Died on May 1, 2006.

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"to my uncle we love and miss you very much and we will follow your footsteps for the rest of our lives love you."
Austin,Alexis,Tristin,Alonna,Arionna,Dustin of greenwood,ind

"To the family of:Joseph E. Proctor
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""

"Thank you for your sacrifice Joseph. Remembering you on Memorial Day 2012.
Specialist O'Connor
638th DASB Shelbyville, Ind. 97-05"
Ryan of Columbus, Ohio

"Uncle Joey We all miss and love you and I am very proud to call you my uncle."
Lloyd Moss of Whiteland, IN.

"Joseph is a hero!"
Andre Shorter of Harlingen, TX USA

"Thank you Sir you are a true hero my thoughts and prayers are with the family"
Michael DeBlanc of Houston Texas

"April 28, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Joseph E. Proctor:
Joseph 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

""Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers" is an organization of over 235 kniting groups throughout our country. Sicne October of 2007, we have sent out over 2,900 prayer shawls to families of our fallen soldiers. If you would like to receive a prayer shawl in memory of Joseph, please contact me at barbconway@comcast.net or 774 487-8618.
Sincerely, Barbara"
Barbara Conway of Cape Cod MA

"To Joe's family and friends:
I saw Joe the morning he died, about 2-3 hours prior actually. I was at his location to bring him some equipment that they needed there. He was in his usuall state of mind...coffee, tobacco, and a smile. He said he was doing good, and he was in good spirits, rest assured. I think of him often, and I know that you all know, but he was one hell of a man. We talked often while we were stationed there, and I...like you, miss him dearly."
Capt. Matthew A. Huthmacher USMC of Muscatine, IA

"To Joe's family and friends:
I saw Joe the morning he died, about 2-3 hours prior actually. I was at his location to bring him some equipment that they needed there. He was in his usuall state of mind...coffee, tobacco, and a smile. He said he was doing good, and he was in good spirits, rest assured. I think of him often, and I know that you all know, but he was one hell of a man. We talked often while we were stationed there, and I...like you, miss him dearly."
Capt. Matthew A. Huthmacher of Muscatine, IA

"I never got to meet you, but what your son Joey Proctor has said about you I wish I could of. Thank you for serving our country!! Hopefully you can guide me as I set on my journey to become a hero for our country."
Vanessa (Joey's Girlfriend) of Greenwood, Indiana/United States

"To my uncle Joey...
You will never know how very much I miss you. You always were someone that I looked up to. I feel that way even more now that you are gone. You will never be forgotten... someone as special as you can never be. I love and miss you. Forever your neice....."
Amber Bolin (Adams) of Martinsville Indiana

"JOSEPH,
I KNOW THAT I DO NOT KNOW YOU VERY WELL BUT HAVE HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT YOU. YOU ARE MY "HERO" FOR FIGHTING FOR OUR COUNTRY AND I WILL NEVER FORGET WHAT YOU DID TO HELP OUR COUNTRY. I AM ENGAGED TO BE MARRIED TO YOUR COUSIN STEPHEN PROCTOR AND I HAVE AN 8 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WHO ALSO THINKS OF YOU AS A "HERO" AS WELL. I WILL MAKE SURE THAT STEPHEN IS TAKEN CARE OF VERY WELL. "MAY YOU REST IN PEACE AND SEE YOU WHEN IT IS MY TIME TO SEE THE FATHER UPSTAIRS""
LISA ROGERS AND SARAH JENKINS of WORCESTER, MA.

"Joe,
You will always be in my heart, you are my cousin, my brother, my family, and most of all MY HERO. You and I have been through so much as kids. I remember playing war back then and we always kicked butt. I wished I would have been able to be with you fighting side by side as we always did. You will never be forgotten. I salute you and I love you, Brother"
Stephen Proctor of Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

"Thank You
by Lily Michaels, 2003

I can't shake every hand.
I can't put flowers on every grave.
I can't console every family member.
But I can say thank you.

You have given me the freedom I enjoy today.
Your blood was shed in place of mine.
Your family grieved so mine could rejoice.
All I can say is thank you.

There are not words big enough.
There is not a hug strong enough.
There is not a smile wide enough.
All I can offer is thank you.

You are my hero.
You are in my thoughts.
You are in my prayers.
For all you've done, thank you.

I had the honor and privledge of attending this hero's funeral and honoring him with a flag along with my brothers and sisters in the PGR. God Bless his family, your soldier will not be forgotton."
Judy D of Anderson, IN

"I heard of Joseph's death from your family (the Whitts) and was terribly sadenned to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. May memories of your loved one comfort you. Thank you to Joseph for his service and unfortunately the ultimate sacrifice.
May God be with you all!"
Karen & Mark Walters of Danville, IN

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

"Thank you Joseph Proctor, 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. Joseph Proctor:
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 Joseph 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. Joseph Proctor:
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 Joseph, 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