Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army CWO Stanley L. Harriman

34, of Wade, North Carolina.
Harriman was killed in action as the result of enemy fire. He was assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on March 2, 2002.

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"Darby, Christopher and Shelia,
Thinking of you all today as I often do. I continue to pray for your family and appreciate your sacrifice for our country."
Pam Wooten of Wade, NC

"Stan words can not say how much I miss you and our talks with some Beam and 7up. You are always in my mind. Keep standing watch and protecting the gates to heaven, till Valhalla my brother. Memorial Day 2022"
Greg Deike of McKinney Texas

"Never Forgotten! Thank you for your service chief. I still have the pic from the Flag flying half staff back at base in honor and memory. Tear jerker every-time I look at it. It was an honor to support 3rd Bat 3rd GRP SFG (A) and men like Stan. True professionals."
Derek Varchulik of Manhattan KS/U.S.

"I just want to let Stan's family know that his brothers have not forgotten him or you. We miss him and our thoughts are with you. 24May13"
Jack Nelson of Boston

"It is hard to believe it has been 11 years. I still miss you every day brother. We will never forget."
Randy Tipton of San Antonio, TX

"Stan, I miss you brother.. I am still in shock over your death after all these years. You will never be forgotten by me as long as I live. I remember all the times we had in Germany drinking beer and eating that crazy hot sauce your family sent you. Much love to your family! Watch your post up in Heaven!"
Greg Deike (SSG US Army Ret) of McKinney Texas

"Stan as my time draws to a close and I retire from 3d SFGA I will never forget you. It seems like only a year or two has passed since we saw each other in OEF. Never forgotten."
Marcus Holley of Lillington,NC

"stan it is almost fall of 2011 your nephew stanley frank harriman is playing flag football tomorrow I hope you and Nanny are up in heaven wishing him luck he is very excited he loves football we miss u please give your mom a kiss from morgan"
Lori harriman of amsterdam missouri

"Stan, I was in ODA 335 in Kabul when your team was in Gardez. I saw the truck you died in. I'm sorry how things worked out. My son is being awarded a scholarship in your name and I'm proud of him but mainly I'm proud to have served in 3rd group with you. See you in Phase 5 brother. God speed to your family. You are all a part of mine."
Dean of Fayetteville, NC

Hey Stan, Bin Laden is dead today. I let my children know what a great buddy your were while we grew up. My son and I went to your street dedication here in Strafford. Your Army buddies seem to love and respect you like I (and everyone else here) did. America is better off because of you!"
Chris Maples of Strafford MO USA

"stan i hope my son Stanley Frank Harriman grows up to be as couragous as you were we will never forget you"
Lori Harriman of amsterdam MO

"I never knew Staff Sgt. Stan Harriman - I've only heard about his heroics & the lives of his fellow soldiers he helped save from further blasts from his quick thinking despite his injuries at the time...Day 1 Op Anaconda. You're a hero mate...true blue.

Retired Australian Soldier - 1 RAR"
Alex of Melbourne, Australia

"seems like forever bro but tonight i showed my boy your pic i was so upset i dont no why youve been gone so long. bro i dont know much but i know i love u n always will see u on other side bro........."
patrick harriman

"I was one of Stan's many friends in A Co., 307th EN BN, 82nd ABN DIV. He was a great guy and is missed by all of them.

I was also deployed when he died and found out while talking to my wife on the telephone. She delivered the horrible news to me and I spent the next few days thinking about all the fun we had in A/307th with Strauss, Gutchess, SFC Wagner and the rest.

He really was, "Stan The Man".

To Stan's family: May God Bless you and comfort you."
Bill Bennett of Ft .Bliss, TX

"alive and well in 2008 bro still miss the crap out of u kids are growing way to fast. folks are doing good still cant believe u been gone so long. i try to make sense of everything still today it seems so sureal at times that ur gone. ur kids are growing like weeds i should really be a better uncle but my schedule doesnt leave much time bro. see u on the other side bro."
patrick harriman of missouri

"another year by the sun bro and i have not forgotten your memory my kids are strong and healthy your namesake bears an uncanny resemblance to you. brother you are loved i wish we could have grown old together"
patrick harriman of amsterdam

"2002 Was A very sad year for the Herriman's(Harriman's) Not only did My uncle have to do the duanting task of putting his son to rest. He also had to say Fairwell to his older brother John (my Father). Stan I have missed you,It still hurts as I sit here and try to put these words together. All of our adult lives We did as our service required us to do. You were always a sorce of pride with all you did. I well always think about the times that you Steve and I went to the river to fish and swim. I well never forget the time you and John came to Berlin to Visit me. Stan tell my Dad hello and I well be seeing you Both when my time comes. My time well not come in service to my county as your's did. But like all thoughs who serve thier country in honor, I know I well see you in Heaven Because We have spent our time in Hell

I well always miss you "Fartblosum""
Dan A. Herriman SSgt USMC Ret of Pine Grove Pa.


"once agaain i sit and think about you my bro i miss u i cant believe u r gone just one thing please tell the boss i mean well and i love u and your namesake is alive and well he is pure boy you would think he was u, take care bro i luv u il see u on the other side"
patrick harriman of amsterdam mo

"I got to know Stan in Haiti while being fortunate enough to be assigned to support his SF ODA. I was watching a video with him in it not long ago and I thought as I always will about the great soldier and man he was. He talked about his wife, children and studied during down time to get his degree. He made every one laugh and he and his team made non SF guy like me feel welcome. I'm real sad he is gone, but I'm sure proud to have known, served and interacted with him. God bless Stan...."
Mike Gedeon of Cleveland, Ohio

"its been so long it seems since you left us i have so much to thank you for brother your death gave me a little girl her name is morgan she is truly a miracle and guess what i also have a boy i named him stanley he is such a pain so much like you he had a rough time being born i told the nurses that he was in the best of hands i told them that his guardian angel was a green beret. he reminds me of you so much i wish we could sit on my porch and talk about our kids . you were such a good brother i wish we could talk about our families you are so missed brother i love you i misss you."

"May 16, 2007
To the family of Stanley L. Harriman. Stanley 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

"I was the Pilot-In-Command of the aircraft that brought Stanley to Bagram during that terrible day of March the 2nd. I never knew Stanley but will never forget his name. Stanley, you are a true hero in every way. I did everything I could but it was not to be. May God welcome you. God bless your service and sacrifice to an imperfect nation. I hope your family grows closer to God despite such a horrible tragedy. You are not forgotten!"
Jeff Fichter of Enterprise, AL USA

"Stan I miss you everyday. Every time I see Chris and Darby I think about all that you should be here to see.

I am honored to say that you were my best friend and even more so that you gave your life defending the country you loved so much!!

Stan was the one person everyone could count on to do anything for them. He was the most unselfish person I have ever met."
Jim Danis of Fayetteville, NC

"I am the officer who was sent from Ft. McPherson to Hiawasee to notify you of your son's death. I am (now) a retired Chief Warrant Officer. Since, we were given outdated address information, I never got to meet you or to express my condolences and pay my respects to his memory. I want you to know that even though I did not know CW2 Harriman, I feel a special connection with him. He died serving our country, and I wish to honor him and thank you for his and your sacrifice. May God bless you."
CW5 (Ret) Viki Murray of White Plains, MD

I enjoyed joking around with you during our numerous meals at the Camp Doha mess hall. You were one of the few actually working when I visited your office on the camp. I know that you could have stayed in that dry, warm place, but you choose to go "down range" with the lads on your team. They miss you sorely as do I. De Oppresso Liber, my friend."

"CWO Harriman,
Sir, 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.

Green Berets All The Way!"

"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

"My deepest sympothies are with Stanley's family and friends left behind. I'm a soldier in the U.S. army reserves in San Antonio, Tx. He has done something that not many of us will be able to say we have or will ever do for our country. I lost my best friend who was also the love of my life over in Iraq about a year ago. With time and prayer God will ease your pain. Just remember he did it for you and don't forget his sacrifice and all the good times. My prayers and condolences are with you. Remeber this, a soldier never dies he's still with you with every step you take as you move on."
PV2 Neeley of San Antonio, TX

"Warrant Officer Harriman, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"I served with Stan in the 307 engineers of the 82 Airborne from 87-90. I liked the heck out of Stan. I'll never forget seeing his face on the news. 9-11 became more personal to me then. I'm in Iraq with the national guard now. My thoughts and prayers are with you."
Dave Melvin of dave.melvin@us.army.com

"I did not know CWO Harriman...but I am honored to wear his KIA bracelet....I will never forget you."
Nanette Collins of Puyallup, WA

"There are those in life who do more in their time, that make a difference than the next 10 people combined. Stanley Harriman was such a man.

My family can only say a humble thanks to this brave warrior."
The Estes Family of Phoenix, AZ

"I am a relative of Stanley Harriman through the Bolin family. I am so saddened I didn't not get to meet him. My deepest sympathy to his wife, children, parents and siblings. I am related to the Bolin's of Springfield."
Linda Bolin of Longmont, Co. 80501

"Thank you Stanley Harriman, 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

"My heart goes out to you and your family. I was lucky enough to know Stanley, he used to help his dad mow my lawn...what a wonderful man."
amy of fayetteville, NC

"To the family and friends of CWO Stanley Harriman:
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 Stanley 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 CWO Stanley Harriman:
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 Stanley, 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