Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Eugene Williams


24, of Highland, New York.
Killed when a taxi carrying a car bomb drove up to an Army checkpoint in central Iraq. He was assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on March 29, 2003.

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"To the Family of the late Eugene Williams. I'am the biological father of Brandy Williams, etc.. My Dear Brandy Williams. My name is Steven S. Nishimura. I live in Waipahu, Hawaii along with my wife and our sons. One just turned 26 in(Aug). And the other (22), in October of this year(2016). I'am your biological father. I don't know if you know this but I'am sorry for your lost . I tried many times, ever since your grandmother,(Mrs. Lee Makaiwa), was working at middle street market. Close to her home , that was next to P&P's Market(store). Any ways, I too live in Waipahu. I just that I give it a try again, to contact you. There is always to sides of a story. The begining and the end. Always with Love, and Happy Holidays! From Steven(dad, Elizabeth, Isaac and Shane)."
Steven S. Nishimura of 94-694 Kaoaki Place, Waipahu, Hawaii 96796

"Hey Will, its memorial day again. Its not just today it's everyday. There is no "Happy" Memorial day, just another day to remember one of the best soldiers I ever met."
Roger Erismann of La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland

"Daddy I miss you so much sometimes I wish I met you I can't wait to see you again people always say they get it till I tell them and they don't I need someone to tell me everything is going to be fine I wish you could take me to the park and we could have days just to ourselves but that won't happen I always so other kids with there dads and I wish I could spend time with you like they can I always have nightmares thinking that you never wanted me and that I'm just a huge mistake and mom always crys because we always miss you but I always know my life is different for a reason I love you so much daddy and I'll always put a smile on my face don't forget I'm always thinking about you. Love your all grown up baby girl Monica😘😘😘😢😢😢"
Monica-Shyann of Hawaii

"I love u brother with everything I love bro man life ain't the same without u brother there is no one in this world who knows me like u or could even talk to me with sense because of u I am a better man"
ron g of clintondale,ny

"Hey Will we miss you now as much as ever"
Roger Erismann of Switzerland

"Happy birthday daddy I miss you so much I wish you where so we could celebrate together love you so so so much
Love your baby monica"
Monica-shyann of Honolulu,Hawaii

"Thinking of you Will"
Roger Erismann of Switzerland

"I'm miss you so much daddy. I wish I got to meet you. I love music like you do and like to sing a lot. Uncal Garry said that I can sing the song you wrote. We love you so so much daddy. I love the stories I hear about you and how you only wanted a little home cooking. Uncal Ron told me and my about the first time you where in Iraq and you saw somthing and thout it was a snake and went running for the hills. Love your baby girl monica"
Monica Williams of Honolulu Hawaii

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"Will, it's veterans day 2013. I think about you all the time, we did great together, I wish your story didn't end so soon.

E"
Roger Erismann of Montreux, Switzerland

"We all still miss you."
Ian

"WOW man it has been so long since I have seen your smile and heard your voice. Despite the many years of you being with my savior Jesus Christ, you are still truly missed and there is a hollowness in my heart where you should be. Love you always."
Lori Ackert of Durham, NC

"I LOVE YOU Bro!!!!"
GERRY Williams of ORLANDO FL

"Hey cuz I miss u dearly. I always think about u. I love u dude!!!"
Nicky Sheppard of Florida

"Cousin Eugene,
I'm so glad to know my cousin fought for my country. We all love and miss you<3

Love, Wyett, Chance, Laura, and Joe"
Wyett of Red Hook, NY USA

"We are missing you so much!"
Brandy, Mya and Monica of Waipahu, Hawaii

"Sgt will this mackall I remember talking to you on that day man we all miss you but we know u looking down on all of us. I just had to write a message on here for you. Thanks for all you did miss you bro."
Antwann Mackall of Ft. Jackson

"WE MISS YOU SO MUCH. YOU ARE OFTEN IN OUR THOUGHTS, ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. THINGS HAVE NOT BEEN THE SAME SAME SINCE YOU BEEN GONE, PEOPLE AREN'T THE SAME. alton loves yoAu and misses you so. stay over him and protect us all. AS YOU ARE OUR ANGEL ABOVE."
yolanda davidson of kingston,ny

"Thank you Eugene for your unselfish sacrifice and to his family for the great loss of their fallen son... Because of you... I can live my life with the freedom to choose my own religion and others theirs! Blessings to all."
Pam Bolil of Lake Mary Florida

"You would be proud of your little bro!"
Ron Ackert of Kingston,NY,USA

"You would be proud of your little bro,Eric!"
Ron Ackert of Kingston,NY,USA

"Yo! Sgt will its been 7 yrs bro I miss u n those dat gave made da sacrafice in Najaf dat day I luv u n all of da "outlaws" 4 ever this is Sgt Brown signing out 843-364-0866 2 any outlaws Aco 2/7 holler @ me! ONE"

"Sgt Will,

you were one of the best soldiers I ever served with in my short time in. Thank you for everything

God bless"
Ronquillo

"If only you were here to see the GREAT BLESSINGS, GOD has given me. You have new nephew, he is such a joy in our lives. I know you are looking over him and just smiling. He has such a humble spirit. We miss you and love you. Your Sister."
Lori Ackert of Durham, NC

"Wow, it's been 6 years. And I still remember you. I only knew you a few months but you left an impact on me years past. I just googled your name and found this. I was in 3/69 and our units were attached. It's good to see people still keeping your name alive. I never met your family but I just want them to know those few months I knew you bro still weighs and means a lot years past. A truly good heated guy. Your husband and father was a great guy. May God bless you."
Kevin McNeil of Columbia sc

"Thinking of you and missing a real friend!"
Matt G

"It just seems like yesterday i was at the highland high school for your memorial service with my brother michael. I know your looking down over your family, and i just wanna say thank you.. your a hereo and will always be remembered.. Love Stephen Williams"
Stephen Williams of New paltz N.Y

"Hey Eugene..Man it's been 6 years now and I am still having a hard time with your lost. Your wife and little ladies are doing well. I don't know what was going on today, but you popped in my mine and it messed me up. I called your wife, my friend but of course it's like 5 in the morning back home. Everyday and year that has gone by i have not stop thinking about you. I remember 2002 when we all got together and celebrated New Years; I am so happy that we talked and really expressed our love for each other like a brother and sister should do. I was just stopping by showing you my love."
April of Dayton, OH

"My Condolenses to all familys I may have not of known them but iam sure there all great and memirible men ps hi joe"
Karl Ashbaugh of Pensylvania

"I'M THINKING OF YOU THIS DAY BRO"
Gerry Williams of fl

"Eugene and I were battle buddies at Ft Benning before we left for Basic training together. We were in seperate platoons, but in the same company, and spoke daily. We worked hard to keep eachother motivated, and to help eachother realize why we were there. He was a great inspiration for me, and helped me through one of the toughest times of my life. I found out he had been killed a few months after it happened, as I was in Iraq at the same time, and news didn't really travel well there at the time. I have worn a KIA bracelet with his name in it since I returned home in 2004, and wear it everywhere I go. I tell this story a lot, since a lot of people ask what I am wearing. Eugene is missed daily, and My heart goes out to Brandy and the girls. SGT Williams is still serving with me, and he will always be my battle buddy.

S."
SSG Scott M. Brasil of Long Beach, CA

"i always love you will from the first time i saw you in hawaii we were the williams brothers even though you were 10 younger than me i miss you much it took me 6 years to write you cause i still have pain from your lost SSG WILLIAMS FORMERLY ACO WOLFHOUNDS MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY 706-429-2618"
SGT WILLIAMS of FT BENNING GA

"I miss you more than ever now Little Bro I Love you"
Gerry Williams of Orlando

"Merry Christmas Daddy! We love you and we miss you so much!!!

2008"
Love always Your girls, Mya and Monica of HI

"Hi baby bro, today was a very difficult day. I was at church just enjoying the service as the kids and I were listening and watching then men of the church up in the pulpit singing. Such powerful and amazing voices. GOD is good but then I looked over to the right and in the back stood this young man, and he has such strong resemblences to you. NOT your identical twin but enough to have you take a double take. Next thing I knew the tears just started falling, I had no control over them. I couldn't stay for service I had to go. THought I would go outside call mommy and tell her and maybe she could help me calm down. It didn't work. I guess maybe becuase this same young man came around the corner from the back entrance and walked right pass me, looked at me and said hi and then I lost control of my tears once again. I thought I handled your death pretty good, cried a little,missed you a lot but then dealth with it. Until today that is, I realize I mayhave not handled it the right way. Now I have to figure out if I am going to be able to still attend this church or not. I am afraid to say anything that may make this person feel uncomfortable. Well, I know that your are not alive but you have someone who sure looks like you enough to make me think twice."
Lori Ann Ackert of Durham, NC

"Thinking of you today, I miss you but I realize that you are in a better place. We are doing ok, GOD has Blessed us here in NC. Love you baby brother."
Lori of Durham, NC

"AWWWWWWWWW I MISS YOU O SO MUCH AND U WILL NEVER EVER BE FORGOTTEN..U WILL ALWAYS HAVE A PLACE IN MY HEART!!! UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN DEAR FRIEND ALWAYS"
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"Oh God Eugene Words Cant Explain How Much I Miss U..U Were The Best..I Will Always Hold A Place For You In My Heart..Always Missed But Neva Forgotten.."
nichale of kingston,new york

""I Think Of You Always"
Written By Lori Ackert RN

I think of you always even though your far away.
I think of you always every night I pray.
The pain is still there but it doesn't hurt as much.
With every memory and every thought,tears still swell in the corner of my eye.
I think of you always because your were my best friend.
The memories and thoughts of you I will carry with me till the end.

I love you Gene"
Lori Ackert of Durham, North Carolina

"I Carry Your Heart With Me
E. E. Cummings

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

Dear Eugene, Today it is 5 years that we have been without you. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. Time has mended my heart, but my heart will forever be yours. I will love you always.
Our beautiful daughters miss you so much but they are so proud that you are there hero. Keep watch over them my love until we meet again..."
Your loving wife, of Brandy

"Merry Christmas Daddy! We love you and we miss you so much!"
Your girls, Mya and Monica

"Hello Brandy and Mya,
I don't know if you remember me but I was Gene's soldier back in 2001 when we went to the Sinai with Charle Company 1/21 Inf. I just wanted to say to you all that you have my deepest sympathy and I mourn with you from afar. He was like a brother to me... I mean seriously. Those days after final formation when he would come home and grab his basketball or football gear and leave right back out, I was the guy he was with. All the memories I have of him will be kept in my my heart and soul forever. I even have an old BDU hat that he let me use that I never gave back. I dedicate the rest of my military career to you and the coolest, most talented guy I have ever met in the military

I love you just like a brother Gene!"
SGT Errick Wilson of Washington, D.C.

"July 4, 2007
To the family of Eugene Williams. Eugene 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

"Will , years later our short lived friendship stays in my heart,, miss you nukka....."
Pablo Bez of Hawaii

"With Love & Respect!! In Memory of "U" We Will All Miss U "Pookie""
Matthew Gerard

"To my fallen brother we will never forget you as a soldier and as a friend. I was just on the net looking up something and ran across this page for Williams. Brandi I really admire your courage and strength. I am a soldier returning from OIF4. I am deeply moved by your message. You and your childern are in my prayers. May God bless you and keep you."
Wilkerson of Ny,Ny USA

"Happy birthday daddy we love you and we miss you so much.
4/30/07"
Mya and Monica

"Gene, I just wanted to tell you good bye and that I love you and miss you. This will be my final entry to you on this memorial site. Stay sweet my little brother, keep a watch over all of our loved ones.

Love your sister"
Lori of Kingston, NY

"Today it has been 4 years since we have been without out, but we continue to think about you every day. It has been such a rough road for us, but I find comfort in our beautiful daughters. I have learned to live without you but I will never forget you. You and only you will have my heart. I love you."
Brandy

"Another year is coming since you have been chillin with the lord in heaven. I will tell you now that the time is coming close. Memories are flooding my thoughts and so the tears flow like a river flooding my heart. I just spend 4 hoours uploading pictures of you and the family on my myspace and i must say that it is amazing. While doing this I have been listening to an online radio station and it has layed everyone of the songs you alton ron and eric used to sing to and record on the tape deck. you know i still have the tape of alton calling him self singing. that is crzy right. in know, but it is always good to come across good memories like that. Well, I am offically 31 one years old. You would be 29 in April. My little man whom I loved so much as if you were my own. You know it is funny how the rush of emotions begin. My birthday on the 25th of Feb. I broke my ankle the 26th, the year you died. The day I got my cast off was 21st, of march the same day that uncle same was killed and then the 28th, the same day that we were buring uncle sam you were killed. Then on your memorial the 8th of april, which also is dad's birthday and mom and dads anniversary dads best friend died. We buried you the same week of your wife and your mother in laws birthday. it was the week of passover. your anniversary not many days after your burial and then your birthday a few days later. Well I must say your death can never be forgotten. There will always be something to remind you. You always were the center of attention even thought you did your best to shy away from it.

I love you and miss so much.
Love your Big sister."
Lori Ann Ackert LPN of Kingston, NY 12401

"To the family of:Eugene Williams 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"

"Hay Gene, Another Christmas with out you. The Lord has really brought me through this year and the hurt of your abscence has lifted. I know that you are in a better place and I know you would prefer to be home with your family but GOD had other plans. I have excepted the fact that you will no longer be with us physically but your memory lasts forever. You what is so funny is that all the family over the years seems to be losing someone close to them. As everyone gets older the reality of them leaving and going home with our lord is more realistic. OUr grandmothers whom we have been blessed to know in our lives are now Great grandmothers. And the eldest great greatgrands are coming to the age where they soon will be parents. Can you believe that I am 30 and my son is 10. In 2 years he will be in middle school, going through all the hormonal changes that you guys went through as boys turning into young men. In just 6 years he will be driving. And then driving me even crazier. They do say as you get older you become wiser. And these children and our family have helped me along the path of becoming wiser. As the lord continues to teach me and guide me on the right paths life is becoming more enjoyable. I am learning to appreciate our family and my friends a little more. I love you so much, your memory lives in your children and your family forever.
Love always Lori, Shawn and Kiara."
Lori of Kingston, NY

"Merry Christmas Babe. We are thinking of you today and everyday. We miss you and we love you!
2006"
Brandy, Mya and Monica-Shyann

"AFTER ALL THESE YEARS WE STILL THINK OF MY FRIEND EUGENE. I PRAY FOR HIS FAMILY MAY GOD BLESS THEM"
DOREEN of EWA BEACH

"Eugene,
I would like to say thank you to you and the other soldiers who were killed in that blast for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Volen Et Potens"(Willing And Able)
7th Inf. Motto"

"A brave Brandy delivered a moving speech tonight in Hawaii at the Veteran's Day ceremony on the Battleship Missouri Memorial. The ship is in Pearl Harbor and the sun was setting off the bow, and it was peaceful. And the Arizona Memorial was especially beautiful. She gave an eloquent speech and made everyone realize the meaning of sacrifice on this holiday. She shared her husband was laid to rest in a spot that overlooks Pearl Harbor. Everyone in the audience was so moved by her words. She asked that we remember the patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice. I want you to know how much courage it took to stand before that crowd and talk about her loss. And I want you to know how much she touched our hearts. Everyone gave her a standing ovation which was comforting. But even more than that, a WWII veteran hobbled up to her afterward, a complete stranger and held her in his arms. And I think for that moment she felt like she had someone to lean on.
God Bless you Brandy. Aloha"
Beth Hillyer of Honolulu

"Man Gene, we a have a few new additions to the family and a few more on the way. You are an uncle again but this time a Girl and she looks like her daddy. Yes sir your brother is a dad, never thought I would see the day. Well mom is sick and not doing good tonight. Put a word in with the big man upstairs to heal her body and see her through the surgery safely. We love you and miss you much. Your big sister Lori"
Lori of Kingston, NY

"Our memorial dedication ceremony program on August 26, 2006 at Punchbowl will list your name as one whose sacrifice gives us the duty and the priviledge to carry on your legacy of freedom and liberty. Mahalo from Oahu Chapter 858, Vietnam Veterans of America."
Luis Parker of Ewa Beach

"To My Brother Will (CERB),
It's been a while man and it doesn't get any easier to understand that I won't see you again in this world. It was such a priviledge back in Hawaii to walk down the hall to your room or pick you up to go play ball somewhere. You were and still are a true friend to me. Last year I saw Brandy, Mya, and Monica; they are so beautiful man I couldn't put them down. Everything was so peaceful and cool. It's like I knew you were there man. I am headed back to the Schofield and I know everyday I wake I know I will be constantly reminded of you.

Your Brother Always,
Hubb"
Isaac Hubbard of Ft. Bragg, NC

"Hay Gene, It has been a little while since I have posted but my memory book I have dedicated to you is filled with memories. I know you have seen the wall I made for you and you are probably laughing at the pictures. Can you believe how much we have grown. Shawn is growing into a young man and he had his break down the other day. You know he goes through these moments of tearfulness about missing you. He is one of the only children in the family that got to know you a little. Kiara doesn't understand why he cries for you but i do and all i can do his hold him and let him cry. Unfortunatly we don't have very many males in the family that he can talk too. And really all there is, is dad and me for him to share with. You know how ackward it was for you to talk with mom about your feelings, I am sure he feels the same. I just wish that there was someone for him to conversate with you. I suggested a journal like I have to express my feelings about your loss but he kind of shrugged it off. Kiara on the otherhand is growing into a beautiful butterfly and has just a great loving personality. The lord has truly blessed her with many talents and the gift of mercy. Life his thrown me a curve or two and all i can do is just thank GOD through it all and ask him to heal me. How ever i am greatful for the blessings I have. I have at least some of my family that I can talk with and my church family that I fellowship with. And i have GOD that comforts me day and night. Then I have you my guardian angel who whispers a few things to keep me going each day. Thank you. Love Always your big sister."
Lori of Kingston, NY

"HI EUGENE WILL NYIASHA IS 13 AND IS A GOOD GIRL MISS YOU SO MUSH AND YOU KNWO THAT I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUSH AND NAKIA MISS YOU TO AND WE ALL LO9VE YOU LOVE YOUR AUNT MARTY"
martha henry of kingston ny

"To the Williams Family,

May the Lord comfort you in your time of need. My deepest condolences to you Brandy and your girls. My husband is in the military also. We have three children together Leah, Shamar, and Nyla. I pray for God to give you strength that will build you up so strong that NOTHING can break you down. I have a hard enough time by myself when he's just away, but for me to think of him never returning is almost unbearable. It's amazing how you do it. May God continue to bless you and your family. If you need a shoulder to cry on or someone to talk to just email me and I'll be here. t_granberry@yahoo.com"
Tamara S. White, wife of Pvt. Philip White US Army of Dallas, Texas, USA

"hibaby just what you to know that we love you and miss you and what you to know that the girl love you and miss you we all miss love your auny marty and the kids love you and miss you"
martha henry of kingston ny 12401

"My deepest condolences to his loved ones. I came across this memorial page for Eugene I thought there may be those who would like to visit it. Here is the link:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7312638

May he wrap his angel wings around his family and friends so they feel his comfort. My husband is also in the army, along with many of his family members. My prayers are with you. May the memories of Eugene be the force that gives you strength, until you meet again in heaven."
Nique of Carson, CA / USA

"DEAR EUGENE, YOU WERE ONE OF THE MOST GENEROUS,CARING AND SWEETEST GENTLEMEN I EVER KNEW.I AM TRULY BLESSED TO HAVE EVER HAD THE HONOR OF KNOWING YOU.WHEN I THINK OF YOU THE FIRST THING THAT POPS INTO MY HEAD IS THE METS AND I REMEMBER THAT GAME THAT WE ALL WENT TO WHERE YOU ALMOST CAUGHT THE HOMERUN BALL. YOU STILL TOOK THAT BALL HOME WITH YOU AFTER GETTING IT UNDER THE BLEACHERS. YOU LOVED THOSE METS! ALTON CALLLED ME THAT MORNING AND WHEN I HEARD ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED MY HEART HURT. ALL I COULD THINK ABOUT WAS YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR WIFE AND CHILDREN THAT WERE LEFT BEHIND AND WHAT A GREAT LOSS IT WAS! TO BRANDY I'M SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS EUGENE WAS A BEAUTIFUL PERSON, ANYONE WHO KNEW EUGENE INSTANTLY LOVED HIM. HE IS MISSED AND IS TRULY OUR HERO!"
CHRISTINA HECHT of NEW WINDSOR NY

"Dear Tyiesha,
Thanks for remembering Eugene today. Like you said I know he is looking down on us with that great big smile of his. Your son has special guardian angels watching out for him. We love you and we miss you too!"
Brandy

"Dear Nicholas,
Thank you for your beautiful tribute to my husband. I would love to see the picture you have and would like to get in contact with you. Please email me with your contact numbers and I would love to talk with you. Thank you again for honoring my husband. I look foward to hearing from you.
brans68@aol.com"
Brandy Williams, Proud Wife of Sgt. Eugene Williams

"Dear Eugene,
Today I took the girls to visit you and they put their favorite flower, daisies for you. Mya wanted to get you some gatorade and sunflower seeds of course and Monica picked up some cookies for you but I think she really wanted them for her. We let go some balloons and hope you got to see the messages. The girls are growing up so fast and I am just amazed and thankful how much they take after you. They are what keeps me living and able to go on day after day. It has been a rough 3 years without you, but I am able to go on because I know while you were here with us you gave me all the love I needed for a lifetime. You will always be in my heart! We love you so much and we miss you everyday, every hour, every minute..."
Love Brandy, Mya and Monica

"Hello Eugene I wanted to tell you and Brandy that I miss you and the girls so much i know you are watching over me and my son and i hope you and daddy are taking care of my other little one who is up there with you anyway i love you and i miss you and i send my condolences to all the other fallen soilders familys"
Tyiesha Gaines of Kingston, NY

"Today is three years since you've been gone.But you will be in our hearts forever.You are missed and loved by so many, and will always be.You were such a great person, always smiling, never mad.You are now and forever will be my hero.I love you, and will see you again someday.Until then you will stay in my heart."
Michele of Highland, NY

"Dear Ms. Williams,
I served with your husband in Ft.Stewart and iraq. I held the American flag on the one year anniversary of their death. I wanted to tell you that you husband was a great man he died a hero and will always be a hero. I still have a picture of him if you wanted to have it, but the problem is that i dont have a computer and i'm at work to write this. I dearly would like to know if there is a way i can give this to you. Your husband was a truly great guy he gave me advise when things looked unsumoutable and he was quick with his smile. i will try to come back to this page to see if you have seen this"
Nicholas Driggers of Las Vegas NV

"Hi Babe,
This is the 3rd Christmas we have had without you. It has not gotten any easier and I still miss you so much. I wish you could see the smiles on Mya and Monicas faces as they open there presents. I know you would love to see them so happy. They are filled with so much love and happiness just like their daddy. We love you and we miss you very much. Merry Christmas!"
Brandy, Mya and Monica-Shyann of Waipahu, Hawaii

"I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT HE WAS A GOOD MAN AND I AM SORRY FOR UR LOST. I KNEW HIM FOR 3 YEARS AND HE WAS A REALLY GREAT GUY. TAKE CARE"
DOREEN of EWA BEACH

"i hate that u have died i'm writing a report on u because u is a role model.i go to Garrett A Morgan school i'm in 8th grade"
porshea hoard of chicago ill

"It's That time of the year Gene, you know when the sun goes down earlier in the night and it get's darker to early. Darkness reppresents sadness and that is what I am beginning to feel once again. Of course i leave it in the hands of our father and not dwell on it. I have to express my sadness to you though. Once again you all ready knew you were my best friend and precious one. I love so much and I always think that I have a handle on your death but in reality I don't. I still think in the back of my mind that you will call or I will get a letter telling me that it wasnot you who was killed but another peron and that the Military made the body look like you. But the truth is it was really you who was taken from us. I know that you knew when you went over there that this could happen and you told me that it could. But I prayed on it and just knew that God would bring you home. I often thought that when I prayed for you safe journey home that i was not specific enough. I should have asked God to bring you home to your family on earth. It sill hurts each day that i look at you picture on the wall and when I look at our picture onthe wall when you were just one year old sitting in front ofme as we took our picture. I love you so much and I wish that you were here to see all that I have accomlished and to see me graduate from college in May. You were my best friend the one I could call on to bull jeive with and to guide me through my struggles even though you were my little brother. Now I really have no one to really listen to me and lead into the right direction. Since your death so much pain has come to me from the family. But i take it and move on. But it still hurts knowing that I may never get to know my neices well and the fact that I lost the relationship with my brother. At least there is one more brother that I have and I am going to try to get him to pay more attention to us, I know that he is still young and doesn't realize the importance of family yet but he will and hopefully soon. Gene continue to watch over us and be that guardian angel that you have been for our children. Kiara tells me that she misses you and wished that she could have gotten to know you better and Shawn still has some anger that you had to die the way that you did. We love you and know that you are in a much better place than we are. Living with our father in heaven must be better than on earth. Love always your sister."
Lori Ackert LPN of Kingston,NY

"Hi Eugene,
We just wanted to say that we were thinking about you, Brandy and the girls. She misses you so much. She is keeping your memory alive in Mya and Monica. She reminds them all the time how much you love them and how you are watching them from heaven. She has so much to deal with already and some people continue to cause her pain. Only you can give her the answers she needs and we know that you will help her get through this. Eugene we are so proud of you and we thank you for giving the ultimate sacrafice. We love you! Until we meet again..."
The Watanabe Ohana of Honolulu, Hawaii

"SSG ANTHONY WILLIAMS CONTACT ME IT IS LORI I WANT TO WRITE TO YOU AND KEEP IN TOUCH KOJINAWILLIAMS@MSN.COM"
Lori Ackert LPN of Kingston, NY

"Hay there little brother how has it been. I know you have been at my side throught that has been going on in my life since you were taken up to be with our heavenly father. You see my struggles that I deal with every day since you have been gone. I know that it is your memory and your spirit that keeps me hanging on. So much has been going. It is hard to try to keep things together but I am doing my best. I am keeping our pack that we made. The lord he keeps me with a clear mind these days and I am greatful for that. Your neice and nephew are growing so big. Kiara misses you so much and I hear her say each day as she looks at your poster on the wall. "I miss my uncle Gene." She doesn't have memories like the rest of us do and I know that is the same for little Monica. Just keep by their sides and let them now your presence is surrounding them to keep them safe for all the evil in this world. Watch or Sgt. Williams and his troops over there in Iraq. We love you, miss you and adore. Your big sister Lori."
Lori Ackert LPN of Kingston, NY

"I was looking at a map of every fallen American soldier in Iraq, when I noticed that one of our brothers that had given his life happened to be from Highland, NY. I lived in Highland from 4th to 7th grade, and am currently 26. It reminded me of how personal this war is to everybody in America, or at least should be. In any event, I just wanted to say god bless you Eugene. You'll always be in my heart for making the ultimate sacrifice. Peace."
Eric Richardson of New York, NY

"I just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone for your kind words and support. It truly means so much to me. It helps to know that my husband will not be forgotten because when he was here, he touched so many lives. Thank you again."
LOVE BRANDY WILLIAMS PROUD WIFE OF ARMY SGT. EUGENE WILLIAMS

"EUGENE, TODAY MAKES TWO YEARS. I STILL MISS YOU SO MUCH. SOMETIMES I WONDER IF THE PAIN IN MY HEART WILL EVER GO AWAY. I TREASURE THE TIME WE HAD TOGETHER ALTHOUGH I WOULD OF LIKED TO HAVE A LIFETIME WITH YOU. I KNOW WE WILL MEET AGAIN SO UNTIL THEN WAIT FOR ME AND KNOW THAT I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU! I AM TRYTING TO DO MY BEST WITH THE GIRLS AND I HOPE THAT I AM MAKING YOU PROUD. MYA TALKS ABOUT YOU ALL THE TIME AND STILL HAS MEMORIES OF PLAYING WITH YOU. I LOOK AT HER AND ITS LIKE IM LOOKING RIGHT AT YOU. SHE IS SO PROUD OF YOU, SHE CALLS YOU OUR HERO. SHE SAYS YOUR IN HEAVEN WITH THE "CARE BEARS". WE MAKE SURE THAT MONICA KNOWS WHO YOU ARE. WHEN SHE LOOKS AT YOUR PICTURES SHE CALLS OUT "DADDY". I AM FILLED WITH SO MUCH SADNESS KNOWING THAT SHE WILL NEVER GET TO MEET HER DADDY. SHE WILL ALWAYS KNOW HOW SPECIAL YOU ARE AND HOW MUCH YOU LOVED ALL OF US. NOT A DAY GOES BY THAT WE DONT THINK ABOUT YOU. I WILL LIVE THE REST OF MY LIFE MAKING SURE THAT YOUR DAUGHTERS ARE HAPPY. I WILL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN. I LOVE YOU BABE!"
YOUR WIFE, BRANDY

"SGT WILLIAMS. . .EUGENE, IT IS ME, YOUR RECRUITER. I KNOW IN MY HEART THAT YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE AND ARE LOOKING DOWN AND SMILING UPON US. YES, THIS CRAZY WAR IN IRAQ IS STILL GOING ON AND PROBABLY WILL FOR SOME TIME TO COME. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I AM OVER HERE FOR THE SECOND TIME AS WELL AS MANY MORE OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS. IT IS ALL JUST SO CRAZY. . .I MISS YOU MAN AND I WISH YOU WERE STILL HERE TO BE WITH YOUR FAMILY. I KNOW LORI AND KEISHA SPEAK TO YOU OFTEN, AND ALSO YOUR AUNT HELEN. . .TELL THEM ALL I SAID HELLO. MAYBE ONE DAY I WILL MAKE MY WAY BACK TO KINGSTON AND HIGHLAND TO PAY MY RESPECTS. I HAVE TWO MORE FRIENDS THAT JUST RECENTLY JOINED YOU, THEY ARE SPC LIZ ROBLES AND SGT TITO NEGRON. . .TRAIN THEM TO STANDARD ON THE ART OF BEING AN ANGEL AND SHOW THEM THE WAY. I LOVE YOU MAN. PEACE! ! !"
SSG ANTHONY WILLIAMS of FOB ENDURANCE, IRAQ (360TH TRANS. CO.)

"Thank you Isaacc, Joe and Joanne for sharing your memories and thoughts. We do enjoy and appreciate the memories. That sonds do much like Gene with all those CD cause my brother loved his music. I got a chance this past weekend to see my neices again and they both favor Gene so much. I miss him a lot and it was nice to see his children for a minute just to remind me that a part of him still lives on. Thanks Lori Ann Ackert LPN"
Lori Ackert LPN of Kingston, NY

"To the Williams Family,

SGT Williams was one of my team leaders while I was assigned to C/1-21 Infantry in Hawaii. I am a Field Artillery Officer, but when I came to Hawaii I was assigned as an Infantry Platoon Leader. Having no Infantry schooling, I needed all the help I could get. SGT Williams was one of the few quiet professionals. He did not have to raise his voice once when giving orders. Younger soldiers admired, trusted and followed him. I knew right away I could count on this great American. I think about him every day. He leaves behind his best qualities that will live on in all of his soldiers and friends."
CPT Joe Martuscelli of Heidelberg, Germany

"I met Eugene my first day in Hawaii. He welcomed me with open arms along with Kevin. We did Everything together I remember collecting our enlistment bonuses together and watching him buy enough cd's to make two stacks shoulder level, and trying to show him how to drive on the freeway, or just hanging out playing video games. He loved music and basketball, and we spent a lot of time working on songs and playing ball. I feel like I grew up with him. He was a brother to me, because we learned a lot from each other, he was always there for me, and I always tried best to do whatever I could for him. I've never had a better friend. There is still a hollowness in my heart due his loss, but I know he is in a better place. Sometimes it feels like he's watching over me when I revisit memories or apply lessons he taught me. "CERB I will always love you man". Brandy stay strong and let those pretty little girls know about our hero Will. I will always hold a special place in my heart for him.

HUBB"
Isaac Hubbard of Fort Bragg, NC

"Thank you for helping me keep my freedom. Your decision to join the army was rational and was not in vain. Your brother Gerry Williams keeps you alive in his music, his fiancee keeps you alive with her singing & creative writing and I (her sister)keep you alive in my college papers. Your memory will never die."
Joann of Orlando, Fl/U.S.A.

"Thank you all again for your prayers and praises it is getting closer to the holiday season and another season with out by best friend. I know that he is in safe arms and that he looks over us all with our lord and savior Jesus Christ. Pray for his wife and daughters as they go through this season and ask the lord to bless them with love joy and peace. May God bless all those who have lost their loved ones in this war and bless them abundanyly with great joy. Lori Ackert Sister of Sgt. Williams kojinawilliams@msn.com"
Lori Ackert LPN of Kingston, NY

"I never had the honor of knowing Sgt. Williams personally, but myself, all Americans, and every man, woman and child who has longed to taste freedom owe him a debt of gratitude.

Eugene's brother Gerry was one of my closest friends while in school and though I've not seen him in years, I can only imagine the tremendous sense of loss he and his family must feel. To Gerry and his family, I wish to express my sincerest condolences."
Jerry G.

"To the friends and family of Eugene Williams:
It breaks my heart to see how many of us have had to bare this horrible pain. I lost my husband to the war in Iraq on June 4, 2004. I know no words can take away the pain, but I hope it brings some comfort to know that I pray for the families of the fallen soldiers every day and I will never forget your loved ones sacrifice. God bless! Stay strong!"
Sarah Linden of Portland, OR USA

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten."
a grateful citizen in arizona

"I'm a grandma now and my Mother always
talked about her younger brothers that she lost in WWII. I'm deeply touched when we lose our young men now. Ecclesiastes states there is a time to live and a time to die. We have the assurance that we will one day embrace our loved ones. Memorial Day means more now than ever. Thank you, Eugene, for your life. Hug Jesus and my uncles for me until I can.
Grandma Phyllis May 31, 2004"
Phyllis Wilson of Orange, CA

"To Remember Them..In loving Memory..Its been a year..

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.

As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

"I too served with Eugene Williams in Hawaii (A co,2/27 Inf). He was well liked and had a great sense of humor. My condolences go out to his loved ones.
Thank you for serving this great nation."
Robert Smith of Colorado Springs, CO

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

"We Will NEVER FORGET !" As the first anniversary of the death of your loved one arrives;
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering all your family and loved ones in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Eugene, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"I was proud to serve with Eugene Williams while stationed in Hawaii, 2/27 Infantry (Wolfhounds). I was his first line supervisor when he came to us as a Private. I'll never forget the time I taught him to Land Navigate For the Expert Infantrymans Badge, which he earned. He was a proud soldier and a true hero to the United Staes, God, family and friends. To his family, thankyou for such a great soldier,and I pray that you all can have peace and happiness."
SSG William Wilson of Ft Drum NY

"My condolences go out to the friends and family of Williams. I had to write a report and this story touched my heart so I wrote about him. May God keep you strong in this time of comfort. God Bless!!!"
Joan Vixamar of Huntington Station, NY

"Thank you again for your continous recognition of my Brother SGT. Eugene. THis month marks his 1st year anniversary in the kingdom of our father God. He is up there and he sees all of your out pouring love for his family. Thank you and may God continously bless you a long your journey. Feel free to email me at Kojinawilliams@aol.com Love Lori Ann Ackert LPN is Big sister."
Lori Ann Ackert LPN of Kingsotn, NY 12401

"I may not know you, but I feel sorry.He was a true American. May God bless you all!!!!!"
Shaun Gendrue of Barker, NY

"I love You ... I miss You .. You'll always be in my heart lil bro. I miss my brother..
Your my hero!"
"Big Brother" Gerry Williams of Orlando, FL

"To Eugene Williams family.
I proudly served with Williams in Hawaii, 2/27th Inf. Wolfhounds. he was a good man, soldier and friend. Me and my family pray for him and your family. He brought our platoon alot of good memories and laughs. He will be sorely missed. Rest well my brother, till we form again. May God bless your family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your sacfrice to keep hold of Gods greatest gift to man- FREEDOM."
Ssg Trevino, Albert of Yucaipa, Ca.

"Thank you Eugene Williams, 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

"This was a true friend we were in the same company in Hawaii 1-21st Infantry
Cco he was a wolf hound and change to a gimlet We used to sit a crack jokes all day long and kept in touch through are three ways pagers Ill miss you homie Spc Smith Jason C Aka Fivefitty 550"
Jason Clyde Smith Fivefitty of Bellflower, CA Los angeles

"Thank you everyone for your kind words of warmth and compassion. You do not know how comforting it is to know that my brother was well loved and respected. It gives my parents great peace to know so many have donated their time, love and funds for my brothers children and wife. May God continue to bless you abundantly and give you peace in your life. Happy Holidays. 11/11/03"
Lori Ann Ackert LPN of Kingston,NY

"Eugene will live on in everyone's heart in Highland."
Cynthia Dunn of Highland, NY

"Eugene will live on in everyone's heart in Highland."
Cynthia Dunn of Highland, NY

"I'm sorry about what happened to Eugene and Sammy.And I wish you happiness through this difficult time."
Justin of Highland, NY

"hi im sooo sorry bout your son."
Shawn of Highland, NY

"we love you soooooooooooo much even though we did not know you.!.!.!"
Taylor and Iris of Highland Ny

"To Uncle Cee and Aunt Betty,
I want you guys to know that i am thinking of you and that i miss Eugene very much."
Alicia of Highland, NY

"Eugene I just want you to know i am always thinking of you and i luv you very much!!!!!"
Alicia of Highland, NY

"Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Thank you brave soldier, your courage and sacrifice will nerver be forgotten."
Ken and Maritza Holley of Pembroke Pines, Florida

"Dear Sgt. Williams: Our family can never repay your family for your sacrafice. But we will do our best to be great citizens of the country that you died to defend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family"
Derk and Karen Palfreyman Family of Salem, Utah

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Eugene Williams:
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 Eugene 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. Eugene Williams:
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 Eugene, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera, of Powder Springs, Georgia

"You went there to help the less fortunate and your life was taken. We can only find hope in knowing that God called his Angel home for a new mission. Thank you for your serive. RIP Soldier. We salute you."
The Taylors, USMC of North Carolina

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on