Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Curtis L. Wooten III

20, of Spanaway, Washington.
Wooten died in Balad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany. Died on January 4, 2005.

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"My beautiful nephew. Today is the 10th anniversary of your Homegoing. It feels like yesterday we were in your moms kitchen playing our first and only game of domino's. I thought your absence would get easier each passing year. I was so very wrong. You are greatly missed and never forgotten. Keep watch over all of us my ANGEL. I LOVE YOU."
YOLONDA BRANNON of TACOMA, WA

"11/22/2014 It's hella dope to see all the messages left for my boy C'Woo. I don't even know if his mom knows about this page but she will now. To see how people lives he's touch is truly a BLESSING and he moms needs to see it."
Your Patna Mykal of Wa

"11/22/2014. To my Patna, my ace,my man 50 Grand. It's so crazy on this day I decided to look you up and found this web site. Damn I miss you playboy. Gotta a lil girl now shes 4 and her name is Kyla. Just got back from the westside. Your moms is doin pretty good so is Twon he's just workin and tryin to finish up school. Got my shorty callin your moms grandma and we talk her on the phone all the time. She left some flowers for you. Which you already know. Damn C'Woo still got me trippin that your gone but please believe lil shorty knows who your are. From pics to high school video tapes. Let me stop talkin your ear off and let you rest. I TRULY LOVE YOU AND YOU FAM. TRILL TALK."
Your Patna Mykal of Wa

"What's up my brother? Bro I miss you everyday man. Life doesn't get easier without you here. I relive that day every single day wonder was it something we could have done to save you. I guess I will never let go. I hope THE MOST HIGH is comforting your soul right now and you have found everlasting peace. Psalm 23 I love you brother thanks for giving your life for the rest of the platoon."
SSG. Michael A Grace USA RET of Denver CO

"hey i know u dont know me but i´m your daughters uncle it feels so bad that u not here anymore and it saddens me that I could not know u :S

we miss u ( me kaisha stephie simone )"
Marcus Spindler of Nuremberg Bavaria Germany

"Its been a long time bro. There has not been a day I have not thought about you bro. Remember the mwr. All the fun we had. Goods times bro. We went on leave at the same time and came back up at the same time. The story about you battling your brother was classic. I have one more year bro and I am out. I wish we could talk about our dreams and how we are pursuing them now. We all will miss you brah, love you my comrade, my friend, my brother."
S.miguel.mc of fort hood,texas

"My Man...I want to say I miss you like crazy brotha.It's almost been 7 years since God called you home.As you know I finally got out the Army, and I can say now I understand why you wanted to get out and chase your dreams.I helped take care of some paperwork on your behalf and I'm quite sure you know wht I'm talking about lol:-) I tell stories about you all the time and people can't believe me when I tell them you are gone; they want to meet you.That shows you that you are loved, missed, and thought about by so many.I love you brotha.Your this Infadel's Martyr.Tell the Guys I said "Whats good?"

Forever Your Brother in Arms
Michael A. Grace SSG. US Army (RET)
3PLT DEATHSTALKERS Cco 1-77AR BN 1ID 2004-2008"
Michael Grace of Oakland CA

"1/22/11
C. Woo. It's been many years bro but I still think about you and miss you. We had some good times in junior high and high school. You were always that guy that we could go to if we were havin a bad day cause you knew how to make everyone laugh. Thank you for your sacrifice. You are not forgotten."
Nic McGrue of Santa Monica, CA

"Curtis I'm so sorry your life was cut short I salute you for everything you gave for our country you're truly a hero. When I first heard the news I couldn't believe it, I started thinking about when we were in junior High school and you were one of the team managers , you always kept me laughing . I miss you so much ... R.I.P ......"
Tiffany Sargent brooks of San Antonio tx

"r.i.p. curtis wooten...gone but never forgotten..."
sgt johnson jamie of biap iraq

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Project Compassion, Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

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Sincerely, Barbara"
Barbara Conway of Cape Cod MA

"December 29, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Curtis L. Wooten, III:
Curtis 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

"When wooten 1st got to the House Of Pain( C-77 AR) he was a little shy not really. He made u laugh and was respected by all, He and brooks were all about haveing some type of madden challenge. But knowing that I couldnt go down range with u and the company due to the fact that i broke my leg in kosovo it hurts so bad knowing that i lost a a great soldier but also a great friend! I know that u and Brooks are up there playing madden, coxs is reading his comic book and ruoff is reading some type of manual. I miss u all! If ur family needs aanything please let me know detroitchad@yahoo.com or chad.miles@us.army.mil"
Chad A. Miles I of Mosul, Iraq out of Ft. Hood Tx

"To the WOOTEN Family,
I didnt know your son but my husband was his best friend and served with him in Iraq. they were in the same platoon and it hurt daniel so bad when he lost his best friend. Daniel and i now have our first son and we named him after your son, Curtis Daniel Allen is his name and he is beautiful. Daniel and i just wanted you to know how special your son was to us and if you get this please e mail back so i can send you a picture of us. we will never forget your son and we share your sorrows!! our email is warpigletallen@yahoo.com"
bridgett and daniel allen of milford, ohio

"we all miss him wooten was one of the best soldiers that i had the honor of meeting and serving with he would always tell us of his dreams that he wanted to do when he got out miss you woo from the 1-77 arbn fam"
spc marc matthews of fort bragg nc prior 1-77 arbn sodier

"whats up babybro yeah thats right that is what i used to call you all the time and u kinda liked it. Bro I've been thinkin about you all the time especially when i read the letter all the time which u have sent me back then, u know it means a lot to me. I really miss you like crazy and i couldnt believe when i heard what happend and im still down bcuz of that and there is always anything what reminds me on you oh yeah I still have that piece of shirt u gave me which u used to wear as a du-rag! babybro i just miss you but I know ur always there with us no matter where we go.And im sure we will see each other again so we can *dance* as long as we want to right ?"
alenka ( bigsis ) of Ingolstadt, germany

"To Curtis' family -
I had the privilage of knowing Curtis before he graduated from high school in Spanaway. A loving smile is the one thing that I will always remember about Curtis. Seeing him in the halls with his friends, I can't remember ever seeing anything other than a smile on his face. I know it's been some time since he left us, but I always think of Curtis and remember how happy he always was."
Sebastian Foreman of Silverdale, WA

"Hello Mr. and Mrs. Wooten, I wanted to let you know the Curtis is being remembered every day by my son John and me. John and Curtis served together in Iraq and were very close. John has a tatoo on his arm in memory of Curtis. I work at Seton Hill University in Greensburg Pennsylvania and today 5/01/06 there was a memorial to all the soldiers who have died in Iraq and Afganistan. Everyones name was called out and placed on a Large wooden flag. They started naming the soldiers at 10am and it continued until 4:30pm. I was there when they called out Curtis' name. He is being remembered and honored. John speaks of him often and misses him. My prayers are that you are finding some comfort in this site and from family and friends. Take care."
Jan Beckage of Murrysville, PA

"To the family or curtis wooten. i am really sorry for your loss. he was a great guy. even though i didnt know him personally i heard great things about what he did. i was in 1-77ar at the time of his loss and it was a tragedy for all of us. i went to his memorial in schweinfurt and ill say alot of people showed up and said goodbye to a great soldier."
blake smith of yakima wa

"Curtis,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"Mr. and Mrs. Wooten, my son, John Beckage served with your son in Iraq. John is an infantryman attached to the 1-77. He loved Curtis and talked about him all the time to me (though he called him Wooten). Your son had a tremendous positive impact on my son. John wears a bracelet in honor of Curtis and I know he and I will always keep Curtis and you in our thoughts and prayers."
Jan Beckage of Murrysville, PA USA

"To the family of:Curtis L. Wooten I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully, we will 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, Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ,"
Polly Ballew of Covington,Ga

"whats up cuzzn.this ya boy grace.i miss u alot man.thanks for coming to see me in my dreams.its like your still here but your gone.i hope you like the tatto i got for you.i made sure i put the blue shading in there.i think about you all the time.its hard to deal with you being gone and me be the last person to talk to you but you remember the conversation we had and its sad that you wont be able to put thoes dreams into reallity. but imma try to do as much as i can to fulfill the dreams we had. i love you and miss u every day.cant wait to see you again.holla atcha boy."
SPC. Grace Michael A. of 3rd plt "Death Stalkers" C co. 1-77 ARBN Gemany

"Thank you for your service, Curtis. I give thanks every day for soldiers like you. I will never forget running cross country with you and I will never forget the sacrifice you gave. Deepest condolences to your family and other friends. You will be missed."
Gabriel Wilson of Santa Ana, CA, USA

"wooten u will never be forgotten and u are in all our hearts. u inspired all of us alot and we miss u so much. u were like a brother to me and alot of other soldiers in schweinfurt. It aint the same without u. love u forever brother, Marty Mart aka ur eating partner Cuzz 4 Life"
Pfc Martin of Montgomery, Ala, USA

""what up cuz", those were the first words i remember curtis sayin to me, and everytime i think of him that's what i hear. it always brings a smile to my face and a lump in my throat. i love you man, until we meet again."
Spc. Shaw, John of Charleston, SC

"I am 13 years old and live in North Carolina. My father serves in the Army and is currently in Iraq. I have been wearing a bracelet in honor of PFC Wooten and will continue to do so. Kids at my school ask the meaning of my bracelet and I tell them it signifies the lives of soldiers lost. They ask if I knew him and I reply no but I wish I had because he was a hero for giving his life for my country. My condolences to his family."
Brigitte Sanchez of Hope Mills, North Carolina

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

"dear daddy
i still cant believe u left all of us...i know u watchin us everyday,and dont worry we will not forget about u
ur daughter always,love u"
kaisha-cosima wooten of fürth,germany

"Wooten and I always said we went together like peanut butter and jelly. Not a day goes by when I dont think of him and wish he was here. I love you man and I'll see you again someday."
Spc. John Beckage of Schweinfurt, Germany

"I'll never forget Wooten. He'll be in my thoughts everyday until the day i join him."
SGT Mario Reyes of Ft. Knox, KY

"To the family of Curtis: The WA State Chapter of the Home of the Brave Quilt Project extends its sincere condolences on this loss of this fine young man. We would like to make your family a quilt in his honor for you to keep. We do this for free and we have no hidden agenda. You can learn more about this project at http://www.marilynquilts.com/
Please contact me at barbnlamont@comcast.net and we will add your family to our list."
Barb Shillinger of Aberdeen, WA

"Thank you Curtis,goodbye soldier."
M.R. of NJ

"For a sweetheart! For as many people i met in my life,curtis u r one of the most popular and special friend to me, u r a person that gave up his last shirt for ur friends, we all miss u and will never forget u ! u was a true friend all the time! and to my son a good uncle! we love u and truely feel sorry for the lost ur family has! u served ur country,and i know your family is proud of u! we will always love u! Jesse & Nadir"
jesse luehrs, sandra wells of bamberg ,germany

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

"We never forget you.We think all the time on you. We stay here in germany and we thinking and pray every day for you. We miss you very much. In Love"
Simone,Stephanie & Kaisha Cosima Spindler of Nürnberg,Germany

"To Curtis' 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 taking the fight to those cowards who ambush and run. You are our hero an we will remember you each day we raise our flag in the front yard. God Bless you and may He grant peace to your loved ones. From a very grateful American family."
The Shaw family of Pasadena, Maryland

"Thank you Curtis Wooten III, 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. Curtis Wooten III:
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 Curtis 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. Curtis Wooten III:
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 Curtis, 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