Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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Air Force Master Sgt. Evander E. Andrews

36, of Solon, Maine.
Died in Northern Arabian Peninsula. Died on October 10, 2001.

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"M/Sgt. Andrews,
On today, the 15th anniversary of your death you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"“Thank you for the service and sacrifice for our nation. My condolences to your friends and family.”"
jeffrey k. Heck USAF 82-86 of columbus ohio

"Philipians 1:3

"MSGT Andrews & Family,

I only knew of you in passing, but I could tell by the people around you that you were the life of the party. We deployed together in September of 2001 from MT Home AFB. I remember the day of your passing very vividly. I worked for the Fire Department and your accident happened about 20 yards away from me. We were by your side working on you within a few minutes. I want your family to know that we did everything we could possibly do to bring you back, but it was already too late. I think about you and your family often as this day has been burned into my memory for the rest of my life. You were and always will be a true hero in my eyes Andy. Shortly after your passing, tent city was renamed “Camp Andy” in your memory. God bless you and your family!"
SSgt Ben Cameron (Retired) USAF

"My son was in the Air Force and near the area where your son was killed. My son had gone there shortly before Evander's death. I recently wrote this (below) in an email to my son who retired after 22 yrs in the AF. I can not find the town of Solon in my Atlas. I suppose it is one of many small communities in our country. He told me of this website. I grieved very much for you after learning it was your son because I thought of the grief and worry I had for my Master Sgt. son when hearing of the death of initially an unidentified airman. I hope this brings you some comfort. I will say a prayer for you and your son.
Bob Cordes
"I was most worried about you when you had just arrived overseas and I heard an Air Force Sgt. was killed. He was operating a tow truck as I recall. I thought it might not be you because I was not aware that you drove a tow truck. But I worried very much and when the person was identified, I had deep sorrow for the family. I think I told you about that and you said you had heard of the accident. Dad""
Bob Cordes robecord7@aol.com of London. OH

"To the family of Evander E. Andrews. He 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."
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"I'll always remember that day when I arrived at Mountain Home AFB... Msgt Whistler said "We can't call you Andy, 'cause that's 'Andy' over there! We'll just call you Sinclair." I served with Andy for just less than 4 years. He always had a get it done attitude, and a great sense of humor. I learned alot from him about equipment and more importantly being a respected man who valued his family and his religion. Probably my favorite memory is seeing Andy leaving the base one day on his motorcycle with Ethan sitting behind him... asleep. Ethan loved to ride with him. Andy said "He's just so comfortable back there, he just falls asleep." It was an honor to know him, and I will never forget him!"
Andy Sinclair-Hall of St. Charles, Missouri

"To "Andy's" Family;
I recently returned from my third tour in Operations Iraqi/Enduring Freedom. I was there when Andy was taken from us. And I found myself there again this past fall. On all three tours, Andy has, and will continue to touch our lives. His memorial serves as a reminder of why we serve. In the "DirtBoyz" shop, there is a large monochromatic poster of Andy still hanging as we speak. His kind smile stares back at all of us...reassuring us that we are doing what is right by intervening in this part of the world and making a better place for the Iraqi/Afgani people. His loss was not in vain. He was a true CE warrior. I can only pray that when I am called home, that it can be in such an honorable way. Take heart, stand tall and be proud. "Once a DirtBoy...always a DirtBoy"."
USAF MSgt of Great Falls, Montana

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


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

jessica culpepper of valdosta,ga u.s.a


You are a grate American, we will not forget you!"
Sean C. Keel of Tucson, Arizona

"Thanks for stepping forward when America needed you. To the family - Thank you for your contribution to our liberty and freedom. I'm sorry for your tremendous loss."
Ronald Carlson of Montrose, MN

"God Bless you and your family - you will never be forgotten"
Chris of Windham, NH

"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. For the family/friends: May time provide happy, loving memories in place of present sorrows. Look to the sky for in the infinite meadows of Heaven the bright shining stars bloom....the forget-me-nots of angels. God bless you and thank you."
a grateful family in Phoenix, AZ

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

"Evander made our country so much safer by his service. Only because of men like he do the rest of us have the ability to live free. My prayers and thanks to his family for raising such a fine young man."
The Estes Family of Phoenix, AZ

"Dear Evander E. Andrews

I realize you do not know me personally, but I am with you spiritually. You are a true hero in the eyes of all Americans. I want you to know that all your efforts were not in vain. I appreciate the ultimate sacrifice you paid so that all of us can live in a free and safe society.

The ultimate sacrifice in life is to take action and protect those whom you love. You were there in Iraq because you love this great country and your fellow citizens and you choose to place yourself in harms way in order to protect the sovereignty of our country. In the eyes of God you have given the greatest gift of all for your friends and loveones; you gave your life. I just wanted you to know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers each and everyday. Thank you for giving me the greatest gift in life which is the gift of freedom.

To the family of Evander E. Andrews, please except my sincere condolences on the loss of your son. Your son has a special place in my heart, and in the hereafter with all the rest of the saints. If there is anything I can do please let me know.


Carol Annino
Newington, CT 06111"
Carol Annino of Newington, CT/US

"the saying goes as like this,freedom is not free.
i can not find any words to express how i feel as to the price you paid to help maintain this freedom we enjoy.
as you are with a special band of brothers now,god bless"
carl hannon of NH. U.S.A

"Thank you Evander Andrews, 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 Master Sgt. Evander Andrews:
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 Evander 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 Master Sgt. Evander Andrews:
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 Evander, 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