Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Spc. Curtiss A. Carter

25, of Lafayette, Indiana.
Died in Kuwait. Died on February 27, 2002.

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"I was first on scene that morning. Wish I'd been 15 seconds earlier"
Stephen Willis 1SG Ret. of Livingston, TX

"It's been almost 15 years. Miss you brother. Never forgotten. Recon!

I'd like to make contact with Tony's family, if they wish. Have not been able to do so. If they see this post I invite them to contact me on Facebook or email me at formercavscout@ the yahoo

Adam Noether"
Adam of Lafayette IN

"More than 10 years have gone by, and I still think about you everyday."
A.W. of Aurora, Illinois

"I do not know why I have not left a message on here before because I think of Tony offten. He will always have a place in my heart not just as a cousin but as a fellow service member. I was always so proud of him and regret not ever telling him that I was. It is not just on Memorial Day that I think of him but on that day I always make a point to tell him what I should have told him a long time ago. Thank you for all you did, thank you for serving, and you will never be forgotten."
Joy Parker-Winberg of The USS Mesa-Verde United States Marine Corps

"I just want the family to know how very sorry i am for your loss! I was "googleing" the Name Curtiss Carter (My name) and came across this. The interesting part is our middle initial is different, but he died on my Birthday! Feb.27th!!!"
Curtiss H. Carter of West Roxbury, Massachusetts

"I just want the family to know how very sorry i am for your loss! I was "googleing" the Name Curtiss Carter (My name) and came across this. The interesting part is our names are spelled slightly different, middle initial is different, but he died on my Birthday! Feb.27th!!!"
Curtiss H. Carter of West Roxbury, Massachusetts

"Request that a family member of Curtiss Carter contact me. I have a memorial quilt in his honor that was made by a church in Louisiana. He was mistakenly thought to be a Louisiana Soldier. I would like to pass this quilt onto his family, but have been unable to find anyone. I am with the LA National Guard Family Programs Office, 1-800-541-5860."
MAJ Lida Eichenauer of Pineville, LA

"Tony, you truly are a special person and I will never forget you. You lived life to the fullest—you excelled in everything you decided to pursue. The world is a lesser place without you. You are (and always have been) the family hero. Peace be with you."
Dawn Carter of Columbus, Ohio

"December 8, 2007
To the family of Spc. Curtiss A. Carter:
Curtiss 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Tony, I think about you a lot. I think how i looked up to you when i was a kid. And how proud of you i was, telling all my friends my cousin is in the army. I still tell my friends now how proud of you I am. You did something most people couldn't. You sacrificed your life for people you did not even know. Thank you cousin. You are truly an unselfish man, and I love you for that. We all miss you, and Gine and Curt i miss and love you."
Aaron Yeoman of Lafayette, IN

"I am Tony's first wife, Brandi. He was the world to me. He was my first love and will always have a place in my heart. Our marriage ended for his reasons, I never wanted to live my life with out him and wondered how I could possibly live my life without him, I don't know how I managed but I did. It wasn't easy and it hurt for years and still hurts today. But what hurts even more is knowing that he is gone from this world forever. He was a good soldier and a good man. To Curt and Gina I am so sorry that you lost your only son and as I hold Tony in my heart always, I hold a spot for you as well."
Brandi of Wetumpka, AL

"Tony was a very good friend of mine for a long time...I haven't spoken to him in years, we kind of lost touch after a bad falling out, gosh that was in 2001...I still think of him often and I'm very proud to have known him for the short while I did. He was a hero to me then and now."
Amber of Arkansas

""The holidays are a hard time when part of the family is missing. I hope your family made it through with wonderful memories of holidays past.
Another very hard day is closing in on you now, I will keep you in my prayers and pray that God be with you and hold you close, as you know he holds Tony close within his arms.
May God keep you safe until he calls you home."
Diana Anes of Mulberry, Indiana

"Dear Curtiss A. Carter
I live very close to Lafyette. At my school(LMS) we have a wall with the names of Indiana soldiers who died in the war on terror. I have never really looked at the names but tommorow at school im going to look for yours.

Thank you for keeping me and my family safe and free."
Lindsey Elliott of Indiana

"THANK YOU TONY,FOR SELECTING TO SERVE AND DIE FOR MY FREEDOM.God be with your family and friends until you meet again."
DIANA ANES of Mulberry,In. U.S.A.

"On this Day November 11, a day where we remember those who fought for us and risked their lives so we can live in this country, thank you Tony for fighting to give my children a wonderful place to live. I love you yesterday, today and everyday for the rest of my life. You are my HERO!"
Danielle Carter- Anes of Mulberry, Indiana

"Tony was my cousin and i love and miss him very much, even though i am mad at him for going to war i know he did it for a good reason. To all the families out there who have lost a love one, be strong and know they did it for u and our country and that makes them the bravest and the best Americans!! I love you tony and keep grampa busy till i get there, and uncle Curt and Aunt Jeenie i love u so much and am so sorry it had to end this way."
Karli Yeoman of Key West, Fl

"Tony was my nephew, I am so proud of him. I miss him greatly as does his parents, and Grams Carter. He is now in heaven with his Pa Carter, and they are fishing, hunting, and flying airplanes together! Tony was great and successful at everything he did, He was the Indiana ALL ROUND CHAMPION COWBOY, when he did Rodeos, he was a great student, and such a fun loving person. I truely miss Tony and one day we will be reunited. God bless Tony and all those who serve, and the families of our troops, for even though the families are not on the front line, we also sacrifice for our Country. Love and miss you Tony,
Aunt Kelly"
Kelly Carter Benton of North Manchester, IN

"Curtiss Carter was my cousin even though he was more like my big brother. It takes a brave man to fight for what he believes in and he was the stongest that I know. Everyday for the past 4 years I think about him. I hope one day to tell my children about the hero that fought and died for them and us. I love you Tony. See you one day up there. Love and miss you forever. Danielle Carter-Anes"
Danielle Carter-Anes of Mulberry, Indiana

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 to your family."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"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

"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. May time provide the family/friends with 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

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

"Thank you all for your kind words of my husband. I miss him so much that sometimes I can't even breathe. I know that he is a hero and I am so proud of him. God bless you all."
Christie Carter of Ft. Hood, TX

"I am Spc Carter's sister in law. Thank you so much for the messages. I'm still crying as I write this. He was married to my twin sister. They were married 16 hours before he left for Kuwait. Thank you all and God bless the USA"
Stephanie Sanders of Ft Hood, Tx USA

"Spc Carter made the world safer for my kids, that's such an incredible debt to owe. I will raise them in honor of the men and women, of which he was won, that makes their freedom a true gift."
The Estes Family of Phoenix, AZ

"Thank you Curtis Carter, 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

""Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Thank you for your courage and serving our country."The Anthrax Vaccine Network provides our military and their families encouragement, support, information and referral. Please email DARocksMom@aol.com for more information.""
Jane Tier, Anthrax Vaccine Network of PA

"To the family and friends of Spc. Curtis Carter:
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 Spc. Curtis Carter:
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