Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Nils G. Thompson

19, of Confluence, Pennsylvania.
Thompson died in Mosul, Iraq, when he was struck by enemy fire while on a routine patrol at an Iraqi police station. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Washington. Died on August 4, 2005.

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"You will never be forgotten, I take you with me everywhere I go. As I told Nate, my mother talks to you both every day. She says you guys keep my men and I safe. She is the crazy cat lady but whatever she's doing seems to be working multiple deployments later. She says its you so just wanted to say thanks for having all are backs. You will always be the purest person I've ever met. I know everyone in are Platoon feels the same way, you were the best of us all."
SFC Estelle of Long Island, NY

"I met Nils' father a few months after the death of his son. He was very proud of his son but the hurt was still very evident. I looked up the info. of Nils and I was very impressed by the things that Nils was doing in Iraq. I am honored to have my path cross with this great young man and his father."
Brian Hanley of Saegertown,PA

"To the family of:Nils G. Thompson
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""

my husband served with your son in Iraq. He recently took a command and he mentioned your son in his speech as someone he will always remember and think about when training young soldiers. Over 500 people attended the command change over."
Ashley Brown of Schofield Barracks, HI

"He gave the ultimate sacrifice.

You will always be in our hearts & prays. My condolences to the family & friends of Nils G. Thompson.

Fallen but never forgotten."
Heather Strobel of Staten Island, NY

"July 11, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Nils G. Thompson:
Nils 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"I had the unfortunate experience, along with friends, John L. Lockley & his son (same age as Nils), John Lee Lockley Jr., of being at this fallen soldier's home in Confluence, PA. the day an U.S. Army Officer gave the news to his Mother. It broke our hearts and his family has been in our prayers ever since."
Richard H. Helfrich of Jacksonville, FL.

"To Nils family, I'm Spc Thomas, Ian. I went through Basic with Nils and AIT, I learned of his death right before I was deployed, I never got to express my deepest sympothy for your loss. My other buddys that were with me that also knew Nils became outraged of hearing the news. I honor my buddy Nils with a wristband with his name on it. I'm so sorry once more and be stedfast at heart becasue knowing his strong faith he is with the Lord now.-Spc Thomas"
Spc Thomas of Ft. Polk, LA

"Mom, dad, Aunt Tammy, and family. I continue to pray for you in the loss of your son Nils. Each day I look at his picture and others from PA. You raised a fine young man. Know that I care and Nils will never been forgotten."
Tom Gugliuzza-Smith of Springfield, VA

"Having just read about PFC Thompson's death in Micheal Yon's web log, I felt compelled to visit here and to express my condolences. To Nils' family; though it must be of little comfort, know that you raised a good man who grew to be a patriot and a hero and who is now with God. May the Lord bless and comfort you."
Brian Martin of Cedar Park, TX

"Nils was a very special young man to have dedicated himself to a cause larger than his own interests at such a young age. He was a true patriot. My condolences."
Donna Sichette of Belcamp, Maryland

"To the family of PFC Thompson: A hero on earth and an angel in Heaven. I cry with you and my heart hurts with yours, know that you are not alone. Memories and Love will be with you always. To PFC Thompson, thank you for defending our freedom. Love & Prayers to your family. From the Deuce Four Wife of SGT Benjamin Morton, KIA May 22, 2005, Mosul, Iraq."
Elaina Morton of Kansas

"Words are so shallow and inadequate. Know that I grieve for your loss. Nils gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom"
Paul of Monroeville, AL

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your
Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the loyal service and sacrifice that was made and
Our cousin LCPL Michael Smith Jr. gave his life on 4-17-04 fighting for freedom.
Please know that this was not in vain and these American Heros will FOREVER be honored.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays of Massillon,Ohio

You are an American Hero whose ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten by a grateful nation. Rest well brave Soldier. My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Nils and may memories comfort you during this most difficult time and always. -

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Our nations HERO, Nils will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
God Bless you ALWAYS.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Rest in Peace Hero..
J and T

"To the Thompson Family, I wish to offer you my deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your Nils is a true American Hero who will always be remembered and honored. May God Bless you all and God Bless Nils."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"Thank you Nils Thompson, 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 Pfc. Nils Thompson:
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 Nils 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 Pfc. Nils Thompson:
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 Nils, 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