Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas Wilt

23, of Tampa, Florida.
Wilt died due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on September 3, 2004.

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"Nick I think about you and Mercedes all the time Our friendship and being neighbors in twenty nine palms was one of the best things I have experienced in my life. You will never be forgotten. Nicks family he was the best person I have ever known and I hope you understand he will be missed across the whole country. Mercedes if you read this Me and Ashley talk about you every week we miss you also and hope you have found a way to move on and KCCO. We love you Nick!!!!"
Jason Bradhaaw of Yucaipa CA

"Nick, I miss you old friend. Wish we could catch up one last time..."
Paul Yacobelis of Sydney, Australia

"I'm sorry your gone. I wish I had a chance to know you. The entire world has lost something very prescious."
Hannah Fields of Cheyenne Wyoming USA

"Nick,
I'm sorry I wasn't there and you were in my place. I tell people about you often; about how you were undoubtedly the most amazing Marine I had the fortune of leading. I see you from time to time just as I always knew you; a warrior, in full battle gear, smiling and quick to shout a "yes, Sergeant". I have not and cannot ever forget. I still weep for my warriors, for your family and your beatutiful wife. Your picture sits on the book case for everyone to see. And when they ask, "who is this", I tell them with the utmost pride and joy who Nick Wilt is and what he stands for.......I mean this,...Semper Fi"
Sgt. Jamie Walden of Silvis, IL

"August 22, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Nicholas Wilt:
Nicholas 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

"To the parents of Lance Cpl. Nicholas Wilt: I did not know your son, but heard his story and wanted to send my condolences out to you. He's my age, and his sacrifice is very real to me. Thank you for raising a brave soldier, a defender of our country's freedoms. I'll always be in debt to him and other men and women who gave their lives so we may live ours. God bless your family."
Mike L of Tampa, FL

"Nicholas,

Thank You for your Faithful Service. God Bless your Soul and Keep You"
William Wilt of Danville, Pannsylvania

"To the family of:Nicholas Wilt 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"

"First of all Nick was a great friend of mine and he is still missed to this day by his family and friends. Second, PFC Mock- please contact me and I can give you the address of his parents house. flesh34@hotmail.com"
AEAR Fleshman, USN of Pensacola, FL

"I work at an apartment complex in Gainesville FL. I found a bracelet with LCPL Wilt's Rank name and KIA date. If this belongs to someone in the family, please post a comment back on this site to make arrangements for its return. I would be happy to mail this back to you. I left the Army in Feb of 03, I am very sorry for your loss, we are all proud of your son and all others that gave their lives bringing freedom to a country desperately in need."
PFC Mock, Kent US Army of Gainesville Florida

"I reacted to Nick's death with with shock and great sadness. I knew him in High School and knew he was a great guy who loved The USA. He will be missed by all who knew him."
Clinton of Tampa, FL, USA

"nick was a great guy and a hero i knew him for awhile. he will always be in my thoughts"
kendra hampton of tampa fl

"Nick was the braviest man in this world, and hopefully one day i can be half the man he is. No matter whatever happens your my hero.OohRah!"
Richard Jackson of Tampa,Fl.USA

"Another Fallen Hero ---- My deepest condolences and prayers go out to your entire family.

I’m thankful for the Service, Courage, Bravery and Determinination to fight for our country, our freedom, from you and all the men & women in our armed forces. You all will not be forgotten. Thank you.

Yesterday, Today, Forever – Semper Fi - Marines!

Very Proud Marine Mom
(Lance Cpl. Nicholas S. Perez – KIA 9-3-04 – Al Anbar Province, Iraq)"
Yolanda Valdez of Austin, Texas

"My husband served in 1/7 with Nick and was his platoon sergeant. He was with Nick on his first tour of Iraq but left the unit after returning. We attended the funeral, and we're very grateful to tell his family what an amazing person and outstanding Marine Nick is. To those who did not know him you will never know the true face of courage and bravery. For those who did, we know we were truly blessed. May God bless our troops and guide them to safety. May He watch over the families of the fallen and give them strength."
Mr. and Mrs. Sgt. De La Cueva, USMC of Oceanside, Ca USA

"My condolences to you on Nick's passing. Those of us who knew Ron Winchester are well aware of how much Ron's Marines meant to him. We share your grief."
Lois Gareis of Annapolis, MD

"It is so difficult to find the words which could adequately express our grief for your family and ours. I can say that I know how much my brother loved his fellow Marines and how much his Marine family meant to him. Our prayers are with your family."
Diana Rowe Pauls, sister of Captain Alan Blake Rowe of Gooding, ID

""To the family and friends Lance Corporal Nicholas Wilt:
May God's grace be with you during this time of grief. My son, Brian Hogie, is in C 1/7 in al Qaim and I can only imagine your sense of loss. You are in my prayers. Contacthogie@sbcglobal.net"
Stephen Hogie of Santa Ana, California

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Nicholas Wilt,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca

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

"To Nicholas' Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice. Que el Señor los bendia a todos.

Sincerely,

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (The Big Ern's Mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

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

"To the family of Nicholas,
Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. Nicholas is a true American hero and will always be remembered for his bravery and sacrifice he gave to our country. May God bless you during this difficult time."
The McClain family--azquail@att.net of Tucson, AZ

"To Nicholas' Family:
There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"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 family in Phoenix, AZ

"Thank you Nicholas Wilt, 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 Lance Cpl. Nicholas Wilt:
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 Nicholas 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 Lance Cpl. Nicholas Wilt:
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 Nicholas, 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