Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Antwan L. Walker

22, of Tampa, Florida.
Walker died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his camp was attacked by enemy forces using indirect fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Forward Support Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on May 18, 2005.

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"I met Antwan first in Tampa Florida then joined the military and reunited with him again in Korea. He was a very nice guy and a very good friend. I believe in my heart that he truly was one of God's angels and he is on a different mission now. Although he was younger than me, he was older in lots of ways. I remember him making fun of my accent.... remember his protection and guidance. I think of Antwan all the time. I remember me saying good bye in Korea when they had the 2nd ID ceremony for the deployment, he told me this is not good bye silly I will see you later when I get back. I still hold my piece our friendship charm with me in my chain. I remember the many e-mails while he was in Iraq; I remember how he was excited to be coming home to his family, celebrate his birthday and specially see his kids. Antwan was a very family oriented man and loved his family. Prior to his departure of this world , I have been part of numerous memorial for fallen soldiers as a soldier myself, but when I received the e-mail from Jason telling me that he has departed this world, it really hit home. This day of May 22 2005 when I got the news really changed my life, I knew that I was done. Antwan I will always remember you and you will always be a part of my life. I keep your family in prayers every day.

See you later Antwan Lavelle Walker…….
It seems yesterday since I meet you.
I never knew we’ll be together, friends for two.
We were not sure what we were going through.
But we’ve promised’ we’ll be together in prosperity or in sorrow.
But who knew what tomorrow was going to bring?
I believe there’s a change in everything.
We’re just mortals; we’re not like him,
who holds the time and knows anything.
On May 18th 2005 the time came for you to leave.
And take this journey, long time you’ve prayed.
I was mad at God for a long time , but realized that he had a plan.
I will fulfill the promise, the promised we’ve said.
Always remember the memories we’ve made.
Cherish those time when we were together,
we’ve made history that lasts forever.
And even though we were apart,
you will always be here…right here in my heart.
Perhaps our roads are going to cross again,
If faith permits, I know It will happen Antwan.
Somewhere, someday, it just doesn’t matter.
So that is why we did not say goodbye…you said see you later silly!""
Clarelle (04/11/2012) of Tampa, Florida

"I met Antwan first in Tampa Florida then joined the military and reunited with him again in Korea. He was a very nice guy and a very good friend. I believe in my heart that he truly was one of God's angels and he is on a different mission now. Although he was younger than me, he was older in lots of ways. I remember him making fun of my accent.... remember his protection and guidance. I think of Antwan all the time. I remember me saying good bye in Korea when they had the 2nd ID ceremony for the deployment, he told me this is not good bye silly I will see you later when I get back. I still hold my piece our friendship charm with me in my chain. I remember the many e-mails while he was in Iraq; I remember how he was excited to be coming home to his family, celebrate his birthday and specially see his kids. Antwan was a very family oriented man and loved his family. Prior to his departure of this world , I have been part of numerous memorial for fallen soldiers as a soldier myself, but when I received the e-mail from Jason telling me that he has departed this world, it really hit home. This day of May 22 2005 when I got the news really changed my life, I knew that I was done. Antwan I will always remember you and you will always be a part of my life. I keep your family in prayers every day.

See you later Antwan Lavelle Walker…….
It seems yesterday since I meet you.
I never knew we’ll be together, friends for two.
We were not sure what we were going through.
But we’ve promised’ we’ll be together in prosperity or in sorrow.
But who knew what tomorrow was going to bring?
I believe there’s a change in everything.
We’re just mortals; we’re not like him,
who holds the time and knows anything.
On May 18th 2005 the time came for you to leave.
And take this journey, long time you’ve prayed.
I was mad at God for a long time , but realized that he had a plan.
I will fulfill the promise, the promised we’ve said.
Always remember the memories we’ve made.
Cherish those time when we were together,
we’ve made history that lasts forever.
And even though we were apart,
you will always be here…right here in my heart.
Perhaps our roads are going to cross again,
If faith permits, I know It will happen Antwan.
Somewhere, someday, it just doesn’t matter.
So that is why we did not say goodbye…you said see you later silly!"
Clarelle of Tampa, Florida

"I only met him once and unfortunately it was while I was trying to provide first aid to him. To his family: Please know he did not die alone. I held him and tried as hard as I could to do something to save him. The image of this man has not, and will not ever leave my heart."
Kenneth Manznares of Aurora CO

"I'd known 'Twan since middle school. By chance I happened to run into him at my job when I was transferred to Savannah. He told me he was being deployed in a couple of days. I'll never forget I told him be safe and take care, not realizing he wouldn't be coming home.. I think about that all the time and it really puts into perspective the sacrifices our servicemen and women risk every day for our continued way of life... RIP 'Twan and may God bless and take care of your family."
Ryan McKay of Tampa,FL

"Just wanted to let you know Soldier that you are never forgotten. Me and my Family walked in your honor. God Bless."
Sgt Candelaria, Milton USMC of Riverview, FL

"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 take 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
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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 (6/10/10) of Worthington, OH USA

"Man twurk,
I was just listening to the mix tape today saying damn to myself. I dont want to believe that night happen, but it did and you still in my heart homeboy forever...Ill play that track til the end ya dig...
shouts out to the Walker fam too I love yall...
Mrs. Walker I was the one who spoke when you came to Colorado. If you all need anything dont hesitate (904) 962-1669.."
Raphael Bradley of Jacksonville, fl

"To my nephew, I still grieve for you everyday!! I remember we used to email each other every day that you could...I love you Twan and wil be thinking of you today..I miss you dearly..after all you are my oldest nephew.

Love Aunt Tammy"
Tammy Walker of Syracuse, NY

"May 31, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Antwan L. Walker:
Antwan 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

"Four years. So very sory. He is missed and will continue to be missed. May he rest in peace."
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"You and your dear family will always be in our thoughts and prayers. We didn't know you or your family but I promise You will always be remembered."
db of St. Anthony, ID

"I LEFT AR RAMADI ON 5/10/2005 EIGHT DAYS BEFORE MY BROTHER LOST HIS LIFE..ANTWAN TWURK WALKER WAS A GOOD DUDE..100% PURE TO THE BONE..I REMEMBER STANDING IN THAT STUDIO IN RAMADI BEING MESMERIZED AT SOME OF THE LYRICS THAT WOULD COME FROM THE BOOTH FROM ALL THE GUYS..TWURK WILL BE TRULY MISSED.."
TONY-(KBR)-AR RAMADI D-FAC of GEORGIA

"To the family of:ANTWAN L.WALKER 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"

"I still spin your track mixed in Iraq...sorry I said on that Tuesday "Will you be there after you said will you be there DJ"...all of this in reference to the club we built in Ramadi, Iraq. Twurk stay up an you are always So Heated. DJ WASI out!"
Leonard Crichton SFC of Ft Huachuca, AZ

"Thank you all for your comments. It has been hard dealing with the loss of my husband. As well as, raising our twins without him here. I know he knew a lot of people and there were a lot of people praying for our family. I just wanted to say thanks."
Sammitta Walker of Tampa, FL

"I knew twan from Korea I will always remember him for his smile and true friendship the world has lost a great friend my condolences go out to the family of SGT Walker may god bless you all"
SPC Marchetti of Ft. Huachuca Arizona

"Twan, I miss u man. You were an always will be special to me an in my heart. You always made me smile in iraq, an always told me everything would be ok. You are truly one of god's precious angels, an i will always love an miss u. U were my best friend an u will always be in my heart. To the Family, u took me in an treated me like family, i am so sorry for your lose an pray that things get easier as time goes by. May God Bless You All. With Love."
Renee of va

"A year later and on this Memorial Weekend I look in the Army times to see a Memorial Days Dedication to our Fallen Hero's and my man Twan is the is the first picture I cross. Your tears are my tears. I would like to send my condolences to the Walker family. Me and Twan first met in Kuwait in 02 for ODS, where we worked and lived together as mechanics. He is a truefriend that could you always depend on and will never be forgotten. From working on late night jobs together, to going to the gym working out, and playing ball, you can always bet that he was going cut the fool and keep me laughing as well as everyone else. I'll miss him and keep you all in my prayers. May GOD BLESS HIS SOUL AND BE WITH YOU."
SSG Giles, Dajahree of Fort Bragg, NC

"Twurk will truely be missed. We all use to be so glad to go to work because antwan knew how to keep us laughing. He was one of my best friends back at ft stewart. I wish he didnt have to go so soon. Twan was truely loved by all"
Lawrence and Natasha Edwards of haines city, fl

"To The Walker Family, I wish to extend my deepest condolences to you. Antwan is a true American Hero who will always be remembered and honored. May God have mercy on all of you."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"Twurk why you had to go out like this man, you know we wanted that studio producing our own stuff. you wer a great friend and a great person twan i will mis you dogg.C nyce from fort lauderdale. I new twan in hinesville i met him in the studio. I am going to miss you man"
Dj C nyce of Fort Lauderdale Fl. USA

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

"To the family of SGT Antwan Walker,
(Twurk) was a very happy go luck person. He always had a smile no matter what. He will be missed. We would like the family and friends of Twan to know that are prayers are with you in your time of sorrow."
Pouncey Family of Maryland

"Twan will never be forgotten. He was a great person and he always knew how to brighten up your day. He is truly missed. My deepest condolenses to his family. From a friend of Twan's at Fort Stewart."
Jessica of Hinesville, GA

"I know Antwan from Tampa Bay Tech High School, He was always smiling and in a good mood he always made me a laugh and smile even if I did not want to. I remember stressing over something and he came up to me and he asked me what was wrong I told him i was having trouble he told me NO NEED to stress it will be ok Antwan left a lasting impression not only on me but others I know I have been affected deeply I can only image how is family and loved ones feel my thoughts and prayers go out. I know if Antwan was alive today he would tell me Crissy NO NEED for tears and sadness it will be ok Antwan was a great guy and he will always be remember"
Christine Raynor of Tampa, FL USA

"Antwan will be greatly missed. I knew him from Tampa Bay Technical High School. We had a few classes together and he always made me smile when I was feeling down now it's time for me to smile for him and his family and keep his memory alive. R.I.P Sgt. Antwan Walker!!!!!"
Cymbreana Nelson of Tampa, Fl

"To the family and friends of Antwan Walker, may God's peace be with you and your family. Remember this, God will not give us anything that we can not handle. So if you beleive that there is a God we all know that Antwan is in a much better place now. I knew Antwan Walker. We went to Tampa Bay Tech together. My heart goes out to all of you. My family and I are going to continue to keep you all in our prayers."
Ronneka Cobb of Havelock, North Carolina

"To the family and friends of Antwan Walker, may God's peace be with you and your family."
Ronneka Cobb of Havelock, North Carolina

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From the family of LCpl Branden P. Ramey, KIA 11/8/04"
Sandy of Madera, CA

"SGT. WALKER THANK YOU! YOU HAVE MADE AMERICA ALOT SAFER SINCE 911. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AND NEVER FORGOTTEN. I PRAY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of V

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

"Thank you Antwan Walker, 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 Sgt. Antwan Walker:
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 Antwan 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 Sgt. Antwan Walker:
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 Antwan, 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