Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Antoine D. Smith

22, of Orlando, Florida.
Smith died as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. Died on November 15, 2004.

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"I was with 8th Marines at the time. I have his Memorial Bracelet. R/S Brian Pierce, brianpierceusmcemail@gmail.com"
Brian Pierce of Panama City, FL

"Deep heartfelt condolences to family and friends of Antwonne D Smith. I would proudly stand vigilant, and with honor, with the family, friends, and associates, of the honored departed. Honor and pride to those that stood where few would dare tread, to those who would sacrifice all that another might live in liberty, justice, and freedom. Might all who knew such honorable patriots profess it proudly... and might those who have not been so honored as to know such individuals be blessed by doing so. I am with you in spirit, Although we part...I THANK YOU!!!.. for your dedication to your fellow man-kind. I salute you and your family... may the recognition of your bravery and dedication to honor and duty NEVER be forgotten.



I will PROUDLY stand for you and with your family, as you did for me and mine... I did not know you then... but I know your kind and PROUDLY so.

In honor the service of:
ALL who have honorably served this nation in uniform and their families"
DW Jones

"To Deborah Smith,

Your son is a hero and will never be forgotten. He will continue to live forever in our hearts and memories and up above. He was in my platoon. I remember him having a slight stutter. He was the kind of person that would give you the shirt off his back. He is an angel. Hath no greater love, than to lay down your life for you friends. Ryan Smith (309) 265-5525 ryan22200@yahoo.com"
Ryan Smith of Peoria, Il

"Hard to believe its been ten years. Mrs. Smith, I was the Marine that served with Antoine in Iceland, and was his teamleader in FAST Co, before he went to Iraq. I also escorted him home to you. He was outstanding and is well remembered and missed by our brothers. Semper Fidelis."
Joe Yanuzzi of Binghamton, NY

"Today, as I do every day, I stand in front of students and honor you, Antoine, my viola playing Marine! Be with God. You are your mother's angel. Tomorrow, my kids have their final concert. You will be honored as another former student, Sargeant Andrew Eason McGill, ret. USMC, will conduct them in a piece written to honor the fallen. Peace Antoine!"
Anne Parrette of Lakeland, FL

"On August 26, 2012 I ran my very first 5K at the Run for the Fallen. I was honored to have had to opportunity to run on Antoine's behalf. Having his name and his picture on my shirt was what got me to the finish line. Knowing that I did this for somebody who gave the ultimate sacrafice for me made it a special day. Although I have never met Antoine D Smith, I know that he will never be forgotten for what he did for his country...especially by me. I will bear the initials A.D.S on my shoes and hope he will guide me through each and every mile I run...always remembering my first."
Jane Engles of Palm Harbor, FL

"I am a senior attending New Rochelle High School and I chose to write about Antoine for a film assignment. We are to chose a fallen soldier and create a memorial about he/she. I did not know about Antoine at all, I chose him at random. But I just want to say I am truly sorry for your loss. And since I can't directly say Thank You to Antoine himself, I want to say Thank You to the parents of Antoine for having a truly amazing child. There will not be a day that goes by where I do not think about him and the great sacrifice he made for this country. My condolences to all who lost Antoine, I am sorry. May God be with you all."
Selena Manike of New Rochelle, NY

"Not a day goes by I dont think of you and what you did for your brothers and your country. You earned your place in this life and the next."
J of Houston

"To the family of:Antoine D. Smith
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 most courageous and loyal person I have ever met. You are missed. RIP Marine."
Anthony D'Aquino of Santa Rosa

"This is LCPL Smith Antoine D. mother Deborah Smith I thank each and everyone of you for the love and peaceful words, as time goes by it get easier to deal with. But the pain and memories will live forever in our hearts. See ** www.antoinesmithmemorial.com **click enter and see his life. I will update the his site with pictures of him in Iraq. I pray God bless you all."
Deborah smith of Orlando, Fla Orange

"THIS IS ANTOINE'S MOM AS HE USE TO CALL ME BEFORE HE ANSWERED GOD WHEN HIS NAME WERE CALLED 11-15-04. I DON'T ONLY CRY FOR MY ONLY CHILD, BUT FOR ALL OF YOU. I WANT TO TAKE THIS TIME TO THANK EVERYONE FOR THE COMFORTING WORDS OF LOVE FROM ALL OF YOUR HEARTS. NOT I ALONE, BUT WE ALL LOST A BRAVE MARINE, ANTOINE ONE OF SO MANY GAVE ALL. ALL MILITARY BRANCHES, ALL WARS, ALL AGES, EVEN THE LIVING. THEY ARE ALL TOINE'S MILITARY FAMILY WHICH MAKES EVERY MILITARY PERSON MY MILITARY DAUGHTERS AND SONS. MY HEARTS HURTS FOR ALL OF YOU, EVEN THOSE ALIVE AND OR INJURIED MIA AND POW'S. SERVING AND FIGHTING EVEN TO THIS VERY SECOND SEPT. 13, 2010 I PRAY FOR YOU ALL EVERYDAY. THANK YOU AND WILL NEVER FORGET YOU ALL MOTHER OF EVERY U. S. MILITARY PERSON I LOVE YOU ALL WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL. AND THE HEROES {FAMILIES} LEFT BEHIND AT HOME. I TRULY UNDERSTAND BUT WE ALL MUST HANG IN THERE. DEBORAH (MOM)"
Deborah Antoine's mom of Orlando Florida Orange

"I didn't personally know anyone who was killed fighting to defend our country. But I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry at times. I understand, in theory only, that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could the grieving families and friends 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 Edward Steiner 6/9/10 of Worthington, OH USA

"Smith, it's Scribe. I was with 2nd CEB when we were in Fallujah, and I heard about what happened while we were still there. I know we hadn't seen each other since the island but I want you to know I haven't ever forgotten about you. You were a great person and a great Marine. I always admired your attitude and your perserverance. I wish I could've been beside you man. You will never be forgotten."
Kristopher Yarber of Johnson City, TN

"Miss Smith your son is a great hero. I only wish I could have known him I know I will see him when I meet my Lord. I am always honored to walk with you on Memorial Day with his flag. Josh Pixomatis SPC US ARMY"
of Orlando FL

"Miss Smith your son is a great hero. I only wish I could have known him I know I will see him when I meet my Lord. I am always honored to walk with you on Memorial Day with his flag. Josh Pixomatis SPC US ARMY"
of Orlando FL

"November 15, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Antoine D. Smith:
Antoine 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

"Ms Smith - I just saw the Foxnews special about your son and other heroes. I want to send my you my heartfelt sympathies. Your son was a hero. May God bless you and your family."
Jim of Harrisburg, Pa

"Antoine,
Your First Baptist of Orlando family is proud of you, and we know we'll see you again. Thank you for your service and sacrifice for us. An American flag with your name on it flies proudly in front of the church, and even when it's gone we'll still remember you."
Shawn of Orlando, FL

"Ms. Smith I want tell you that I loved smythy like a brother and that I miss him, I was with him and now he is with me in my heart, God bless you Ma'am"
Manny Manzueta Reynaldo of former 3/5 I co 1st plt Camp pendleton CA.

"smyth(s train) its been hard accepting that you went away, but i remember you all the time, even when i am in my happiest times i always have you in my heart and thoughts, i wish we could have done the things we talked about but God had better plans for you, you are in a better place watch over us cause we are the ones suffering now."
Manny Manzueta Reynaldo of Camp Pendleton CA

"I am a member of the Florida Youth Orchestra, which performed one of the 1st ever performances of To Serve With Honor, an orchestral piece created in Antoine's honor. It is a privilage to be a member of this orchestra, and it is a privilage to be able to remember those who served our country to their fullest, even sacrificing their lives for our freedom"
Alex of Ft. Lauderdale, FL

"In your honor and with gratitude to you, Antoine Demetrius Smith, Iíve planted a daffodil in your name, as have others across the United States as part of Project LIVE ON, a not-for-profit program founded to memorialize each U. S. military who has died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thousands of beautiful daffodils across the country will come up each Spring, and, like your Spirit, will LIVE ON...and ON. Blessings to you, the family, as you grieve, and heal. For details, contact projectliveon@aol.com. Jan. 23, 2006."
Gretchen Forbes of the northcentral mountains of Pennsylvania

"I have planted a daffodil for you Antoine, along with 49 more bulbs to represent other soldiers who have been killed in Iraq. Your flower will be seen every year and your sacrifice remembered. Projectliveon@aol.com"
Ruth Anderson of Mountain View , California

"My thoughts and prayers are with you today. My son served with Antoine and thought very highly of him.

PMM of Cpl Travis Greenwood
3/5 India Co"
Sandy of The Colony, TX

"Hello to each and everyone that cried with and for me. All the messages, cards, phone calls, letters, huges, holding my hand in the time of my most precious lost my only child Antoine (Toine). You all are invited to THE FIRST YEAR MEMORIAL CELEBRATING the BIRTH AND DEATH of LCPL ANTOINE SMITH NOVEMBER 13, 2005 2:00PM AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ORLANDO FLORIDA, IN THE HENRY CHAPEL 3000 JOHN YOUNG PARKWAY. That is on a SUNDAY will HONORED ALL WARS, all VETERANS LIVING AND DECEASED. EMAIL ADDRESS antoinesmithmemorial@hotmail.com. Military person name, Rank, Military Branch, Birthday, Date of Death (If Deceased), # of years Served and year Enlisted. Families members may stand in for deceased Military HERO. To speak of D-Day any living LEGENDS Marines of 3/5, 1st Marine Division, as they INSPIRATION Antoine to join the 3/5 1ST MARINE DIVISION Marines. Your Answers are option. Please leave your phone number and I will make contact with you soon. PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION TO OTHERS THANK YOU. OPEN THE PUBLIC, WEAR YOUR MILITARY UNIFORM. GOD Bless You All!"
Deborah Smith of Orlando, Florida Orange

"I was watching "Company of Heroes" on Fox News last night and that is where I heard your name. Thank you Antoine for your service and ultimate sacrafice to the United States of America and all her citizens. Your gave your life to keep us free and safe and to make this world a better place. You are a true hero...An American Hero. Thank you from this family who lost a loved one last year in Iraq."
Bela of Woodbury, CT

"I was stationed with your son in 3rd. FAST Co. He was a very kind fellow and was liked by all. I still think about your son everyday and will for the rest of my life. My sincerest condolences to you and your family. His passing left an impact on myself and everyone that knew him. May God Bless you and your family and give you the strength to overcome such a tragic loss."
Cpl. Scott Williford of Florence, AL

"to the family of the deceased Antoine Smith, i send my sincere and dearest condolences. my husband is in the military and is soon on his way to iraq. i am proud, but i am extremely nervous. i also am doing a paper in my english class, and i recieved your loved ones' name. i would like to know something special about him, that is not on the internet. if you are willing to share this with me, please email me at sallen23324@yahoo.com, i am looking forward to your response. and once again you and yours are in our prayers. thank you"
shanna allen of norfolk, virginia

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

"Smith and I were stationed together for 2 years prior to him getting orders to 3/5. He was a sigular individual that I will never come across again. Nobody who met Smith will forget him."
H.J. Fontanills of Camp Lejeune ,NC

"Thank you Antoine for the gift of freedom you have defended for us all. My family is deeply grateful and will remember you each time we raise our flag in the front yard. Semper Fi Marine. From a very grateful American Family"
The Shaw Family of Pasadena, Maryland

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

"To Antoine'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"

"To Antoine'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

"Thank You for the gift of Freedom. I will honor it in your memory."
P Bell of Macon,Ga

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Antoine D. Smith,

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

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

"Thank you Antoine Smith, 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. Antoine Smith:
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 Antoine 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. Antoine Smith:
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 Antoine, 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