Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. James P. Dorrity

37, of Goldsboro, North Carolina.
Dorrity was on board the MH-47 aircraft that crashed at sea in the southern Philippines. He was assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on February 21, 2002.

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"One of the best men I've ever had the honor to have served alongside crewing our beloved Chinook. I miss you Paul."
Jim Thomson of Camp Taji, Iraq

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Theresa Tingey of New Zealand

"Uncle Paul as I new you, I remember the hardest spankens I have ever gotten...
Have a good one up there and save me spot.."
Jeremy of Southlake,Texas


I miss you man.
Honestly I did not know a more professional soldier.

Just wanted to thank you again for helping me and my family get a house while we were stationed together at Aviano AFB, Italy.

I still recall the last time that I saw you while on the Nightstalkers compound at Fort Campbell, KY. I could not believe that we lost you here in the Philippines...where I am now. I didnt know any of the aircrew...just you.

You are not forgotten!!!

CW2 Alexander Weeks of Cotabato, Philippines

"May 4, 2007
To the family of James P. Dorrity. James 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 served with Paul at Camp Humphreys in South Korea from 91-92. Dedicated to his country and all about taking care of business. The aviation family is a small one. The world is without a great guy, friend, and soldier. I pray for him often."
SFC (Ret) Ann M. Schueller of Juneau, WI, USA

I would like to say thank you to you and the other men who were on that helicopter with 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

"Paul was not only a incredible flight engineer on his aircraft but a great father of two wondeful boys. He is sadly missed, but fondly remebered. We served in Italy where he was most at home, and always had an open door. May you go in peace, brother, and we will always be grateful for your ultimate sacrifice."
Todd Lawson of Snellville,GA

"Goodbye Paul, you were a good man, and I enjoyed our friendship. NSDQ"
John Mulder of Brownsville Or

"I had the pleasure of working with SSG Dorrity in Thailand. I am honored. God Bless his family."
Major Kevin Breuers of Daegu, Korea

"I had the pleasure of working with SSG Dority in Thailand. I am honored. God Bless his family."
Major Kevin Breuers of Daegu, Korea

"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

"I knew him as Paul Dorrity and Paul and Tim Hannon and I hung out together as the 'three amigos' for some time in our early twenties. I loved his stories of Europe and far off places. I served with Dorrity at his first regular duty station; Ft. Lewis, WA from 1986-1988. He is one of the fellas I remember the most and I have spoken fondly of him often to my family and friends. Although I have not seen him in more than 15 years and I already missed him, knowing that he is no longer on this earth makes me miss him a factor more.

Paul, thank you for your courage, bravery and sacrifice. You fought the enemy who would not declare themselves. You are a true hero from the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. God Bless You!

Duty, Honor, Country, Hard Core!

Sergeant Ken (Fagan) Cavallon"
Ken Cavallon of Seattle, WA

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

"S/Sgt Dorrity was taking the battle to our nation's enemies in a remote ignored by the press part of the world.

He and his fellow soldiers made sure that those who would kill his fellow citizens had no rest, no base from which to launch such an attack.

God bless him for making every American family that much safer."
The Estes Family of Phoenix, AZ

"Thank you James Dorrity, 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 Staff Sgt. James Dorrity:
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 James 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 Staff Sgt. James Dorrity:
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 James, 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