Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Cpl. William G. Taylor

26, of Macon, Georgia.
Taylor died from small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on November 30, 2005.

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"To Billy's family. I think of your Marine every day. I wear his hero's bracelet given to me by my son. Rest well Marine. The Few The Proud, The Father of A Marine"
Brian Le Blanc of Norwalk Ct

"To Billy's family, I think of your Marine each day. He is in my daily reflections, I wear a hero's bracelet in his honor. The Few, The Proud, The Father of a Marine"
Brian Le Blanc of Norwalk CT.

"Billy is in my daly reflection. I wear a hero bracelet dedicated to him given to me by my son Patrick. I pray for Billy and family. The Few, The Proud, The Father Of A Marine."
Brian Le Blanc of Norwalk CT.

"To Billy's Family,

I again would like you to know that I too think of your Billy each and every day. I wear with honor his name on a heros bracelet given to me by my son Patrick. Billy is in my payers.

The Few The Proud, The Father Of A Marine.

Brian G. Le Blanc"
Brian G. Le Blanc of norwalk, CT

"To the family of:William G. Taylor
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""

"To Billy's family.

I would like you to know that I think of your Marine every single day. Billy was a friend of my son and that is how he comes to mind. I have heard of his bravory, his kindness, and his family.
His passing affected countless. My Marine asked me if I would wear A Hero Braclett in Billy's honer. I put it on and have never taken it off. I pray for Billy and I pray for his family. I think of your Marine every single day, and I will continue to always. Bless you for your sacrafise.
The Few, The Proud, The Fater of A Marine."
Brian G. Le Blanc of South Norwalk Ct.

"I remember Billy as a little boy. Such a sweet child."
Donna Sue Ellison of Macon, Georgia

"I was stationed with Taylor in 8th&I in D.C. He could make your day turn around. I'm proud to have served next to him. One day I hope his daughter reads this and understand that her Dad was a outstanding Man. He would talk about his daughter and how he couldn't wait untill the next time he could see her again. This one time he got so excited this one time her mother or someone brought her up to D.C. So he could see her. So If you ever do read this you where a baby when I meant you but. If you ever need anything and I mean anything including The Taylor family Contact me. My Name Is Tommy Rich. You can email me at Tommy11iiii@yahoo.com
Taylor I'll see you on the other side my Friend."
Tommy of Grand Junction, Co, Mesa

"Sorry for your loss, Thank You William G Taylor for keeping our homes and our country safe"
William G Taylor of Havre MT USA

"Billy you are in my thought's and prayers. I know you are in heaven with all the other HERO'S that have sacraficed everything. I love you brother- Semper Fidelis"
Daniel "Boo" Stanaland of Ochlocknee, Ga

"Its been about 4 years coming November that Billy was killed over in Iraq. Billy was my cousin. I and the family still miss him dearly. He has a wonderful beautiful daughter who is my little cousin who I know misses her daddy everyday and Loves him as well.
Billy was a strong minded and willed person.
I miss you so much Billy.
SEMPER FI
Love always your cousin,"
Shannon of Macon Ga

"William Taylor was a close friend of mine, though we've never met,we talked more on phone and mails, bt we had plans 2 meet after he return from Iraq. I never knew he was dead until recently. He was a sweet and a brave soldier. I sincerely sympathise wit his family 4 this great loss."
Bernadette Felicity Stephen of From Nigeria

"I just found out about Billy and I am saddened that I did not know before this. Billy and I were classmates at Centerville Elementary and he was such a great person. He always made us laugh and cut up alot...lol! He was great!!! I pray for your family...although it has been many years the hole in your lives will never be filled. I am a better person for knowing such a great hero as Billy! God Bless you!"
Kelly Smith Barefield (wife of WO2 Dean Barefield) of Fort Rucker, AL

"Hey Buddy! Happy Birthday. We miss you horribly. We are always thinking of you. We Love you."
Kim LeBlanc of Greensboro, NC

"November 23, 2008
To the family of Cpl. William G. Taylor:
William 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

"The soldiers do not speak. Nevertheless, they are heard in the still houses: who has not heard them? They have a silence that speaks for them at night and when the clock counts. They say: We are young. We have died. Remember us. They say: We have done what we could but until it is finished it is not done. They say: We have given our lives but until it is finished no one can know what our lives gave. They say: Our deaths are not ours: they are yours they will mean what you make them. They say: Weather our lives and our deaths are for peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say: it is you who must say this. They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young. they say. We have died. Remember us:"
A Fellow Veteran of USA

"Marine Cpl. William G. "Billy" Taylor will be included in Skyview Elementary's Wall of Honor, which will be unveiled on Friday, November 7, 2008 at our school in Lizella, GA at 10:00am. We are deeply saddened for the loss his family and friends have endured, but we are extremely proud and appreciative for his service to our country."

"William Taylor and I were in D.C. together, one of the best all around Marines to be with. Biggest smile you could see a mile away.Always making everyone laugh and smile. I will never forget him and always be in my thoughts and prayers."
Sherman Hartman of White Bluff,TN

"Thinking of you, Brave Hero, and all of Americas finest, on this memorial day. Thank You for your sacrifice, and my freedom."
William D. Taylor of Bonita Springs, Florida

"Thank you for all the good times when we were standing by to stand by on the bus, parade deck or anywhere else. We'll miss you man."
Loiselle of NYC

"William,
I would like to say thank you to you and the other Marine from your unit(2/6) who was also KIA that day for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

(Mary Frye 1932)

Rest well in Gods loving embrace brave solider. You Sir, are a True American Hero and are remembered by a grateful nation."
A Fellow Veteran and Proud American of Florida

"If you are able,
save them a place
inside of you
and save one backward glance
when you are leaving
for the places they can
no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say
you loved them,
though you may
or may not have always.
Take what they have left
and what they have taught you
with their dying
and keep it with your own.
And in that time
when men decide and feel safe
to call the war insane,
take one moment to embrace
those gentle heroes
you left behind.
Major Michael Davis O'Donnell
1 January 1970
Dak To, Vietnam"
William D. Taylor of Bonita Springs, Fl

"I was stationed with Taylor in Washington DC and when i heard that he has passed, i was completely heart broken. All i could think about was his huge smile and his great sense of humor; he truely was a great person. I remember sitting with him on the smoke deck and talking about his daughter on numerous occasions, he loved her so much.
I will miss you and always keep you in my prayers and you'll never be forgotten."
Ornatowski, Konrad of Brooklyn, New York

"To honor the Georgia soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families, the professional portrait artists of the Atlanta Fine Arts League are offering to paint a portrait of the individual soldier for his family. These 16 X 20” original portraits are being offered completely free of charge in recognition of the sacrifices made by these brave soldiers and in condolence for their families’ loss. Please visit our website www.atlantafineartsleague.org or email us at AtlantaFineArtsLeague@Yahoo.com for further information. –The Atlanta Fine Arts League"
Geraldine Zaki of Lawrenceville, GA

"I would like to personally thank all of you for you heart felt messages. We miss Billy dearly and to have each of you take the time to say what he meant to you means so much. If you would like to sign his page we made for him please do. You can find it at:
http://cplwilliamgtaylor.memory-of.com/about.aspx
Thank you again from all of his family!
With loving memories-
The family of Cpl. Billy Taylor
KIA 11/30/2005"
Josh and April of Jeffersonville, Ga.

"To the family of William Taylor: I am Kristopher Plumley's mother Angela. Kris spoke so highly of your son when they rode home together, when on leave, from D.C. to GA. He told me of your loss and I just came across your website. I wanted to express my sincere condolences and please know Kris' offer to be there for you is sincere, as well as is mine. I also live in Ellijay. You will continue to be in my prayers."
Angela Plumley of Ellijay, GA

"William was one of the best Marines I had. I was his Platoon Guide for a brief moment at Marine Barracks 8th & I. I don't remember to many people that I served with, but he is one of the ones and he is one of the best. Rest In Peace Devil Dog!
Semper Fi!"
Sgt Aaron Davis of Little Rock, AR

"I don't know if taylors family reads these anymore but he was a great friend of mine and he was a great person. We were stationed together in D.C. and used to travel together to GA. He spoke greatly of his family and especially his daughter. If there is anything i can do for you guys this is Kris Plumley and I live in ellijay ga. and you can look me up. if you cant get ahold of me my email is kristopherplumley@yahoo.com"
kris plumley of ellijay ga

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

"Thank you William Taylor, 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 Cpl. William Taylor:
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 William 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 Cpl. William Taylor:
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 William, 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