Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Sgt. John C. Griffith

33, of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Griffith died east of Abad, Afghanistan, in the Kunar province, when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during combat operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on May 5, 2006.

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"John was a good friend of mine. We served together. Thinking about you today John."
Patrick of Tulsa, OK

"Its been a solid eight years since we last spoke... Today marks another year of your passing and it still isnt any easier knowing your gone. Always proud to be one of your Soldiers and honored to have stood next to you through our tour of duty in Afghanistan. I miss you brother!"
Johnny Khun of Greencastle, PA

"Thank you for what you have done for us.you will always be my hero.i offer any help i can .i dont have much but if you ever need groceries or help with medical copays i will do my best to send money to you.i am so sorry for what has happened.i still pray for you all and wish you the best in life that you can get.if you need me i will do whatever i can.i have wanted to leave a messege for a long time.thank you for your sacrafice ."
talk2davidl@yahoo.com of mahopac ny us

"i love you daddy i cry everyday knowing that you are not coming home. you are my hero i love you and you are in my prayers every night. i love you."
Hunter Stewart of henderson nevada usa

"I knew John in high school as well. Eldog all the way!! I saw in the news that there was a helicopter crash in Afghanistan and I instantly knew that there was someone I knew on that helicopter. I am deeply disappointed in myself, in that I was not able make his funeral. He is deeply missed by his personal family as well as his Eldog family. Thank you Sgt. Griffith, for keeping us safe and I am deeply saddened that in doing your duty for your country you had to pay the ultimate sacrifice. I truly hope that you and all of the lives that you have touched find peace and solice. Thank you Sgt. Griffith!"
Steven Fittro of Las Vegas, NV

"John Griffith was always a stand up guy and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. We were friends and High School and we still are you are missed everyday and you gave your life for all of us. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!!! LOVE YOU"
Tiffany I Loupais-Young of Las Vegas, NV

"Thank you SGT John Griffith for everything! I miss you so much! You were the only person in my life I looked up to! I LOVE YOU DADDY AND I MISS YOU SO MUCH!"
Kailynn Griffith of Pahrump, Nevada

"I am SSG Davis, Jerry. I knew John in High School. I to graduated from Eldorado High in Las Vegas. I saw in the news just a month or so after returning home from Afghanistan in 2006 that John's Helicopter went down. I was saddened by your loss. I know that John will live on as a Hero in our hearts and he will never be forgotten. May God Bless."
Jerry Davis of Fort Hood, TX

"September 14, 2007
To the family of Sgt. John C. Griffith:
John 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

"To the family of:John C. Griffith I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief. He died a hero defending freedom and we are so grateful for anyone defending our freedom.
Know that I am praying for the peace of God that surpasses all understanding for you and that one day we will all meet in Heaven where we will rest in the arms of Jesus.
If you need someone to talk to or someone to pray with please call my Pastor at Gateway Community Church, Reverand John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd Covington Ga. 30016 Phone 770- 787- 1015 (fax)770-787-8215.Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew"

I would like to say thank you to you and the other men who were also on that Chinook with you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike C. of El Paso, Texas

"God Bless..."
Jill Desmond, widow Sgt. Dennis J Boles of Homosassa, FL USA

"I was moved by the photo from The Associated Press that appeared in the Burlington Free Press of Hunter lying across Christa's lap while listening to President Bush speaking at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day ... Hunter's sweet little hand draped across her chest holding on to her daddy's photo. I am terribly sorry for your loss.

Thank you, Army Sgt. John C. Griffith. I pray for you and your family."
Brenda of So. Burlington, VT/USA

"SGT Griffith your dedication to serving this great country is a testament to your personality. You were a great friend, I will always remember you."
Joel Leviten of FT Drum, NY

"This many will be tremendously missed, to his family, I mourn your loss and know that he was a great soldier, father and friend to many. I worked with him for years at a normal job in Las Vegas before he decided to go back to active duty and he was meant to be great."
Brandy of Queen Creek, AZ

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, John will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!

""Memorial Day" 2006
Proud Army Mom of:
Pfc. Adam L. Thomas
1-87 Ft. Drum
KIA: Afghanistan 08-31-03
Ellen Thomas of Burbank, IL

"Thank you John Griffith, 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 Sgt. John Griffith:
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 John 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 Sgt. John Griffith:
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 John, 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