Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Philip L. Travis

41, of Snellville, Georgia.
Travis died at Tallil Air Base, Iraq, of injuries sustained earlier that day when his truck accidentally rolled over. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 148th Forward Support Battalion, 48th Brigade Combat Team, Forsyth, Georgia. Died on December 2, 2005.

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"Missing you: I often think about you and how you were so protected of me. I really didn't like it but, you were my Big Brother and I knew I couldn't do anything about it. I never got the chance to say Thank You. Thank you for your love ❤️, Thank You for those cakes you made, Thank You for picking me up from school when you were in town. Thank you for being my brother.
Love Always
Jacquetta Miller"
Jacquetta Miller of Pinson , Alabama

"Taja and Linda, I just wanted to tell you you guy are always in my thoughts. T was one of best buddies while we were on the MiTT together. I saw him the day he bought it, right after he came back from seeing you guys. I always kept his first rule, "always have a knife". I have actually been trying to find you guys for a long time. Thank you and God bless you guys."
Marc Massey of Augusta, GA

""Hello First giving condolences to you and your family. My name is Patricia Roberts and I am the mother of the first soldier to die for Ga. (Spc.Jamaal Addison) Please contact me concerning a event on April 18, at Lakeside H.S. 404-509-1001"
Patricia Roberts of Lithonia, Ga"
Patricia Roberts of Lithonia, Ga

"December 10, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Philip L. Travis:
Philip 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

"12/2/05 was a tragic loss for me and my daughter. Staff Sgt Philip Lamar Travis was my former husband and father to our now 17 year old daughter Taja Brenea Travis, not a day goes by that he's not thought of and now that he's gone I see more of him looking at Taja. Fortunately for us we were blessed to see him two weeks before his demise. Phil you will never be forgotten and always missed and loved.

Linda Graham of Decatur, Georgia

"To Taja Travis: Phillip Travis daughter I would like to say stay strong as you are just like your dad was. Even though Phillip is no longer with us he will be forever in our hearts and never to be forgotten. We love him and miss him dearly."
Carla Thomas of Jacksonville, Fl USA

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Geraldine Zaki of Lawrenceville, GA

"To the family of:Philip L. Travis 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 my brothers friend, I want to tell you thank you for the taking the time to remember my brother Phil. There are people you are blessed to meet along this path of life. I was blessed to be the little sister of one of these great people. I can truly say that I am a better person for it. I miss my brother more than words can say. For those that really new him he had a way of making your day by not saying much but you knew he had your back and that eveything was okay. So I will take heart in knowing that now he has a better view to watch my back.(smile). Big Kiss and Lotts of Love Phil. Always from your little sister Anna.."
Deanna Travis of Tampa,FL

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

"Thank you Philip Travis, 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 Staff Sgt. Philip Travis:
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 Philip 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 Staff Sgt. Philip Travis:
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 Philip, 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