Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Dennis K. Samson, Jr.

24, of Hesperia, Michigan.
Samson died in Taqaddum, Iraq, of injuries sustained by enemy small arms fire. Samson was assigned to 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on July 24, 2006.

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"Brother, you are not forgotten. I never made friends again after you left this world because there was no replacing you. You confided how scared you were to me before deployment and your fears were warranted. We had half-assed leadership that led you to your doom. I'm sorry I couldn't save you, but your death will never be in vain. You will always be the best friend I ever had and I look forward to seeing you on the other side when my maker finally calls me home."
Mark Marrison (DAV) of Arizona

"So sorry dennis, i was supposed to be with you in iraq but i went to jail. Love you always"
jason edwards of baton rouge, louisiana

"So sorry dennis, i was supposed to be with you in iraq but i went to jail. Love you always"
jason edwards of baton rouge, louisiana

"So sorry dennis, i was supposed to be with you in iraq but i went to jail. Love you always"
jason edwards of baton rouge, louisiana

"Four years ago today you were taken from us. Life has never been the same. I miss you so much Dennis."
Laura of Muskegon

"I STARTED TALKING TO DENNIS ON MYSPACE, KINDA LAME, I KNOW, BUT THE THING WAS THAT I WAS DEPLOYED TOO. I WAS UP IN NORTHERN IRAQ, AND I HONESTLY DONT REMEMBER HOW WE STARTED TALKING. BUT WE SAW THAT WE WERE BOTH NATIVE AMERICANS & RUNNERS, AND FROM THERE JUST STARTED MESSAGING EACH OTHER. LEAVE EACH OTHER FUNNY COMMENTS, AND IT WAS FUN TO HAVE A PENPAL. HE TOLD ME ONE OF HIS REASONS THAT HE SIGNED UP WAS BECAUSE OF HIS BROTHER...AND JUST LIFE IN GENERAL. WHAT WE PLAN TO DO WHEN WE GOT BACK. WE THOUGHT IT WOULD EVEN BE COOL TO GRAB A BEER OR TWO ONCE WE GOT BACK TO CAMPBELL. BUT ONE DAY THE LETTERS STOPPED. I HAD LOT OF FRIENDS ALL OVER DIVSION, AND I USUALLY CHECKED THE CASUALTY LIST, WHICH IS MORBID, BUT I DID IT TO MAKE SURE THE PEOPLE I KNEW ARE ALIVE. AND THEN I SAW HIS NAME. I COULDNT BELIEVE IT. HE SEEMED LIKE SUCH A GOOD MAN & WISHED THERE WAS SOME WAY I COULD JUST TELL HIS FAMILY HOW SORRY I WAS. AND STILL AM. RIP DENNIS."
FORMER SPC TSOSIE, DESIREE of CLARKSVILLE, TN

"To my brother,
It has been 2 years to the day since you've passed away. You will never be forgotten. You are always on our minds and in our hearts. My deepest sympathy to your family the Ackleys. Remember, your death was not in vain."
SGT Aisner, Trent of B co 1-506th Infantry

"July 5, 2008
To the family of Spc. Dennis K. Samson, Jr.:
Dennis 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

"To the family of:Dennis K. Samson,Jr. 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"

"You are the inspiration that has lead me to make one of the biggest decisions of my life. I will always miss you. Just remember that you are a true hero and soldier..."
Anonymous of Montague

"Thank you. Your family is in my prayers."
Cliff Samson of yorba Linda, CA

"Hey bro it's me Newkirk. A day does not go by that i dont think about you, I rember the first time we meet when B co started up to the moment at pos.3 south .You will be missed but never forgotten. Outlaws for life"
Bradley Newkirk of Running Springs, Ca

"Dennis,
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.

"Currahee"(Stands Alone)506th Inf. Motto"

"Dennis you are my hero.You have inspired me to do better.I will never forget you and will always have a part of you in heart.You were a true poet.You will always make me remember that i live in land where "I'm Free".i love you dennis.love your cousin felicia."
felicia ackley of hesperia

"Dennis you are my hero.You have inspired me to do better.I will never forget you and will always have a part of you in heart.You were a true poet.You will always make me remember that i live in land where "I'm Free".i love you dennis.love your cousin felicia."
felicia ackley of hesperia

"We are sorry of the lost of a loved one. He was a wonderful young man who so welling died for us and everyone who values freedom. He made the ultimate sacrifiace, we will always remember what he did for the citizens of this great nation.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 381-Croton, Michigan"
Joyce Twining of Newaygo, Michigan

"Thank you Dennis Jr, 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 Spc. Dennis Jr:
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 Dennis 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 Spc. Dennis Jr:
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 Dennis, 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