Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Air Force Staff Sgt. Anissa A. Shero

31, of Grafton, West Virginia.
Shero died in the crash of a U.S. Air Force MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft in the Paktika province of Afghanistan. She was assigned to the Air Force's 16th Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida. Died on June 12, 2002.

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"Anissa...I remember the night we lost you to this day. I remember so much. Such a great troop, and a very good loadmaster. You are so missed. Amazing Airman, great NCO. Great Gal."
Fred V. of Brandon, Fl

"You are truly missed! Thank you and your family for your ultimate sacrifice. I miss you and will always remember the times you, Nate and I had together as roommates and fellow loadmasters. You will not be forgotten!"
MSgT Alex Diaz, USAF (Ret) of Sherwood, AR

"I still miss Anissa, my good friend and next door neighbor from Little Rock"
Terri Perkins of Calverton, new york

"10 June, 2011. AFSOC and their extended family lost two great ones and they will be celebrated today. 1, 7, 15 and 550 SOS"
Jeremy of Kirtland AFB 550 SOS

"SSGT Anissa Shero will not be forgotten, I am a voulnteer for Operation carepackage and the pround owner of a memorial braclet in Anissa's name. " Let No Hero Be Forgotten""
Jennifer of Joliet, Il


You were my loadmaster on my first deployment. I helped teach you to drive a stick shift in Germany. We broke in Italy one time and stayed at a ski resort where we bounced off the side of a mountain in a 2-wheel drive van until we finally got out and rode down with some locals in a suburban. I am deployed this Memorial Day as a Sq/CC. My work that day will be dedicated to you...I hope it is all to your standards."
Chuck of Abilene

We all miss you, I remember you as a young loadmaster at Little Rock AFB. I just shared my memories of you to my AFJROTC class."
MSgt Patrick Hardy, USAF,Ret of Sugar Land, TX, USA

"Our tears still fall everytime we think of our loss Anissa is always in our thoughts Jessica could not have asked for a better step mother and friend to read her books and play with she charished the quality times that they spent as a family she is constantly mindful of the times that they spent together and keeps the picture of Anissa, Nathan and herself from Disney by her bedside. you will never be forgotten and thank you for being our heroe. but most of all a great step mom."
Tina of Joppa, MD


Come this 2008 Memorial Day I am sitting and am reminded of the years of flying from our first days in Little Rock as Pete and I went through BFE together and onto our days at AMWC/CADS. We flew well together.

Funny Thing: I remember stealing a garden hose from the Base Ops lawn and cutting about 15 feet of the hose as it was running just to provide you with some air in the bubble of our C-130E while attending CAT training in hot Arizona heat. You plugged away with our numerous yanking and banking, you were awesome up there. You always had my back and were a true frined both personally and professionally, you are still and will always be missed!

So long my friend!

On this 25th of May 2008 -- I still remember!"
Steve "Homey " Walden of Quartz Hill, California

"To my first wife, Anissa, you will forever be missed. I lost a big part of me that day. My prayers to her family as well."
Peter Seidel of Edwards AFB, CA

"May 18, 2007
To the family of Anissa A. Shero. Anissa 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 just found this site when I did a search on Anissa's name. I never imagined how much would come up. Anissa was a dear friend and comrade. We served together for a couple of years in the 50 TAS, Little Rock AFB. She was a great person and will forever be in our hearts. Her picture hangs in my home next to the pictures of other great heros. My thoughts go out to her family, she will never be forgotten. Thank-you and we love you Anissa."
Michele Miller of Hbg, PA

"Anissa you meant the world to me. You were more than a cousin to me. I looked up to you so much."
Jason McDaniel of Grafton, WV

"I just read about and saw a picture of you in a New York Times article on 9/24/06. Even though I don't know you, it is because of you and others like you that I am a free person in the USA. I salute and thank you for your service. God Bless You and your family. Rest In Peace Sargent."
Clint Goodrich of Hamilton, MT

"Honey I miss you."
TSgt Nathan Shero

"Anissa, you were a great friend through middle school and high school. We were home room buddies for ever. I miss you and think about you often. I am still serving in the USAF. GOD BLESS you Anissa. I think about you often. I remember when you told me you got orders to hurlbert field. its so unfair. God bless."

"your name was given to my first born With honor and respect"may you rest in peace""
Mixie of Miami,Fl.

"thank you for your service"
ken of ny

"From someone with the same 1st name and the same year of birth... you will not be forgotten. Rest well."
Anissa of Boulder Creek, CA, USA

I would like to say thank you to you and your fellow crewmembers 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

"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

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

"I am a member of the 16th Special Operations Wing that Anissa served in. I would like to offer my condolences to her family and hope that the website my brother has set up here has been a measure of comfort."
Dan Rivera of Eglin AFB, FL

"I think this soldier for what she did to make my family safer. It's only because of the brave people like her in our military that the rest of us have the lives we do. Her family I am sure is proud of what she did and the exceptional woman she was."
The Estes Family of Phoenix, AZ

"Thank you Anissa Shero, 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. Anissa Shero:
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 Anissa for the sacrifice she 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. Anissa Shero:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. She 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 Anissa, 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