Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Anthony P. Roberts

18, of Bear, Delaware.
Roberts died due to hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on April 6, 2004.

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"I was at Parris Island today, and it made me think of you and how honored I was to know you. You were a good person, still miss you, neighbor."
Karisa White of Ocean City, MD

"Guess what there is still not a day or moment I dont think about you.. I keep asking myself where you and I would have been if you you were still here on earth.. I just want you to know how how much I STILL love you.. I should have done what you asked me to do with you back in 2002.. I still love you with all my heart.... XOXO.."
Ava of middletown

"To the family of Anthony Roberts I give my heartfelt sympathy. I feel honored to share a neighborhood with the parents of one of America's Fallen Heros. Everyday, I can see the flags that fly in the park of Amberwood that was dedicated to your son. I think how painful it must be for you, and also of how proud you must be that your son was so brave and honorable. I hope that your memories of his love can bring you some comfort. Please know that there are so many of us who think of him every day and the great sacrifice he made for his country."
Libbie Eastburn of Amberwood, Bear, DE

"Tony you have been gone far to long away from me. I wonder what would have happened if you were still here Tony???? hmm I dont know but I dont have to express how and what i feel about you.. I know you got a place up there for me.. I know that when I get up there where you are at in the promise land... You SIR will get everything you ever wanted from me.. Even though you are not here with me in person i want you to know you'll always have my HEART..Wish me luck in finding that one for me.. I LOVE you and your the onlyone who understands me.. you also know you should have been that ONE for me.. I'll love you forever.. No One will understand how much i love you Tony xoxoxo..."
Ava

"I ran in memory of Lance Corporal Anthony P. Roberts today. He was a brave soldier. I'm looking forward to meeting you in heave Anthony. Thank you for your service!"
Petty Officer Tassia Fisher, USNR of St. Marys, GA

"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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3
A hundred times a day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving. - Albert Einstein"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"TONY I LOVE YOU... IM GOING TO STOP LOOKING AND LET THE REAL STUFF COME TO ME. YOU KNOW WHAT IM TALKING ABOT..ILL ALWAYS LOVE YA POOHKI"
AVA of TOWNSEND,DELAWARE,, USA

"TONY I LOVE YOU... IM GOING TO STOP LOOKING AND LET THE REAL STUFF COME TO ME. YOU KNOW WHAT IM TALKING ABOT..ILL ALWAYS LOVE YA POOHKI"
AVA of TOWNSEND,DELAWARE,, USA

"TONY I LOVE YOU... IM GOING TO STOP LOOKING AND LET THE REAL STUFF COME TO ME. YOU KNOW WHAT IM TALKING ABOT..ILL ALWAYS LOVE YA POOHKI"
AVA of TOWNSEND,DELAWARE,, USA

"IT'S ME AGAIN... JUST WANTED TO SAY I LOVE AND MISS YOU AGAIN... NO MATTER WHAT AND NO MATTER WHO SAYS ANYTHING...YOU AND GOD WILL ALWAYS KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVEEE YOU.."
AVA of TOWNSEND,DELAWARE UNITEDSTATES

"I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY I LOVE AND MISS YOU SWEETIE... WE WILL MEET AGAIN ONE BEAUITFUL DAY... I'LL LOVE YOU ALWAYS A!!!!!!! ND FOREVER NO MATTER WHAT... ANTHONY PLEASE NOTE THAT I'LL LOVE AND CARE FOR YOU NO MATTER WHATTTFI'LL SEE YOU AGAIN ONE DAY I'LL NEVER GIVE UP HOPE! MWAHHHHHHHH"
AVA of TOWNSEND DELAWARE, USA

"April 18, 2009
To the family of Lance Cpl. Anthony P. Roberts:
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

"HEY POOHKEY IM ABOUT TO LAY DOWN. I MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU FROM THE I'LL ALWAYSSSSSSSS LOVE YOU TONY NO MATTER WHAT... KISSESS AND HUGS"
AVA ROSS of TOWNSEND DELAWARE

"DEAR ANTHONY PAUL ROBERTS.. GOD KNOWS HOW MUCH I MISS YOU AND YOU AND I TALKED ON THE PHONE ALLLLLL NIGHT LONG.. I MISSSS AND LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO VERY MUCH.. NO ONE KNOWS WHAT YOU AND I TALKED ABOUT.. , WHAT WE PROMISED EACH OTHER.. YOU TOOK MY HEART WITH YOU WHEN YOU PASSED AWAY... I 'LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER SWEETIE. THE DREAMS NEVER STOPED HUNNY!REMEMBER I'LL LOVE YOU ALWAYSSSSSSSS AND FOREVER.. YOU MAY BE GONE BUT NEVER EVER FORGOTTEN.. REMEMBER WHEN I SAID I LOVE YOUAND THAT WAS NOT A LIE TON.... YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE THAT SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART. I'LL LOVEEEE YOU ALWAYS MR. ANTHONY PAUL ROBERTS!!DONT EVER FORGET ABOUT MEBECAUSE EITHER WAY IM GOING TO LOVEE YOU NO MATTER WHAT.MY HEART IS ALWAYS CRYING OUT FOR YOU... AND I LOVEEEEE YOU TONY ALWAYS AND FOREVER!!!!!"
AVA C. ROSS of TOWNSEND, DELAWARE UNITEDSTATES

"To the family of:Anthony P. Roberts 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"

"The Mt.Soledad Memorial Association, in coordinated efforts with American Legion Post 275 of La Jolla, California, is conducting a Honor Ceremony on August 26th,2006 to recognize the dedicated service of LCpl Anthony Roberts and the other 20 Marines that paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Post 275 has sponsored the manufacture of 2 granite plaques to be placed at the Mt.Soledad Veterans Memorial in La Jolla, CA.

We are very saddened by this tragedy; our Memorial will honor these brave Marines and the memory and tribute will be forever on our walls.
For additional information and photos of our memorial please log onto www.soledadmemorial.com
We would be deeply appreciative if ALL interested in attending the ceremony could call Joanie at 858-459-2314 (e-mail:Joaniem7225@soledadmemorial.com) or Steve Marrietti at 858-705-2214.
THANK YOU and GOD BLESS!"
Joanie Miyashiro-Brennan of San Diego,CA/USA

"You were a good man, a good cousin, and a darn good Marine. Your death was not in vain as the people of the United States sleep safely every night because of your sacrifice."
Rick (your Aunt Pearl's son) of Philadelphia, PA

"TONY=OR PEACHFUZZ // YOUR HEART AND DETERMINATION WAS STRONGER THEN SO MANY OTHERS..YOU DID WHAT SO MANY OTHERS ARE SCARED TO DO..YOU ARE A HERO-I HAVE AND WILL CONTINTUE TO MISS U SO MUCH-WATCH OVER US!-
*FAMILY AND FRIENDS BE STRONG AND KNOW YOU ALWAYS HAVE AN ANGEL ON YOUR SIDE. HE LEFT US DOING WHAT HE DREAMED OF DOING!!

*AMANDA-YOU HAVE BEEN IN MY THOUGHTS SO MUCH-I MISS U AND IM HURTING FOR YOU-"
LINDSEY FOSTER of ISIMPLYXENVYI@AOL.COM

"Tony...
I can't believe it's almost been a year. Your memory and courage will always live on in our hearts. You are still so loved and so missed. This town is proud to call you one of our own. Thanks for keeping us safe... You are truly our hero."
Megan of Middletown, DE

"Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice and we are all so very greatful for your dedication to freedom of our great nation and you will be missed by all and loved by many, Semper Fi Marine and Rest In Peace"
Delaware Military Academy of Wilmington Delaware USA

"Thank you Anthony for defending the freedom that my children will grow up cherishing. You will be thought of each day we raise our flag in the front yard. Your loved ones can take solice in knowing that when they close their eyes for the last time, standing before them with open arms will be their Anthony. From a grateful American family."
The Shaw family of {asadena, Maryland

"Hey Anthony. I miss you a lot, brother. The world isn't the same with out you. I miss our long talks from Parris Island. I'll see you at the gates when I get there!"
LCpl Robert T. Goller of MP Co. "C" Dayton, OH

"I want everyone to know how much was lost on April 6, 2003 when you left this earth. I miss you so much Tony. I love you more than you ever could know. All I can say now, is you did it! you became a Marine and most importantly a hero. and while I wish that life hadnt thrown us this curve, and you were her today. I know there is a reason you are gone. I am here for your mom, I know thats what you would want, she is not alone baby. I just want to say thank you. Thank you for being brave enough to do what everyone else thought couldnt be done. you are my angel... I know you see me everyday in every way, I love you. Semper FI"
Always yours, Amanda of Bear, DE/ Stationed @ Misawa AB< Japan

"I didn't know Anthony but he is greatly missed, I lost my brother-in law in November 2003.We love you and you are deeply missed."
Antoinette Brooks of Stone Mountain, Georgia

"Tony,
You were one of the coolest people in Middletown. You always made me laugh in History class.You were the quiet guy in the class SOMETIMES.. ima miss you so much. you were so brave. thanks for everything you did for me in school and thanks for being such a good friend.. love always....."
Rachel Hutchison of Middletown De

"Dear Tony,
You know who this is and i miss you so very much and ill never stop loving you and all that you have done you are a good person inside and out and me going to the veterans almost everyday to see you and talk to you really helps me understand why you are not here and for me not to forget all the good memories that we have together, ill always miss you so very much and im so very PROUDof what you have done for this country you will always have a special place in my heart Anthony paul roberts <333 i miss you so very much hunny!XOXOXOX"
Ava Ross of Middletown, DE

"RIP Marine"
Petty Officer Cawthon of RTC Great Lakes, IL

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

"From one Marine family to another
"Though you cannot always see the bird singing, if you listen with your heart, you can always hear his song.
Though the ones we love may leave life as we know it, in our memory, the love we knew will always carry on." unknown author
Our heart and thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Your precious Anthony will not be forgotten. He is a true American!"
Charles Davis family of Kailua, Hawaii

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Anthony P. Roberts,

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

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. 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. Please register so we can send you
our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Member Of Marine Comfort Quilt group, and Proud Marine Mom"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca USA

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

"To Anthony's Family:
There aren't words to express the grief we all feel for your loss. May God bless you and watch over you."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincere condolences. We share the same loss...the same pain. Our prayers are with you and we thank you for your child's bravery & sacrifice.

From the family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas KIA Iraq 12/28/2003"
Gloria Caldas (his mom) of San Antonio, TX

"Rest in Peace Tufelhunden,Semper Fi
The Taylors
USMC
NC"

"Thank you Anthony Roberts, 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. Anthony Roberts:
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 Lance Cpl. Anthony Roberts:
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