Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pvt. Algernon Adams

36, of Aiken, South Carolina.
Adams died of non-combat related injuries at Forward Operating Base St. Mere, Iraq. Adams was assigned to the 122nd Engineer Battalion, Army National Guard, Edgefield, South Carolina. Died on October 28, 2003.

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"You awake to the sound of strange gurgling and bubbling noises. Thatís odd, it doesnít seem to be coming from your stomach. When you open your eyes, you realize that suddenly there are huge crocodiles coming your way. swamp attack"
Stanislav Riley of Massachusetts

On today, the 13th anniversary of your death you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

""To the family of Algernon Adams ,I am so sorry for the loss of your love one.He died a hero.May you know the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to pray with you or talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church,Rev John B Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015""

"To Algernon's family and friends,
I did not know your soldier but wanted to send my thoughts of extreeme thanks and gratitude for doing what they did. My name it Kelly (Tyrrell) Zitelman and my younger brother PFC Scott Tyrrell also died "from injuries sustained in Iraq during a non-combat related incident" in 2003. He was near an amunitions hold when it exploded on Nov. 14th and died from his injuries on Nov. 20th at Brooks Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam Houston, TX.
It has been just over 6 years for us...and I just wanted you to know that yours, as well as mine have not been forgotten. I want to thank you for the sacrifice that, not only your soldier, but all of you also gave! I hope that you are able to keep Algernon's memory alive but have also learned to live with the pain of him being gone. Please know that I will be thinking of all of you and that if any of you ever need to talk with someone "that truely understands"...you can reach me at zitelmanzoo@yahoo.com
Kelly :)"
Kelly (sister to a fellow fallen soldier) of Dixon, IL

"Thank you Algernon for your sacrifice."
Cortnay of WA

"February 24, 2008
To the family of Pvt. Algernon Adams:
Algernon 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

"My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends. May your soldiers sacrifice NEVER be forgotten."
of IL


"May he rest in peace"
nathen of NY

"May his soul have flown to heaven before it left our earth"
Lily of Texas

""Let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us re-consecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.”
--Dwight D. Eisenhower""
November 11, 2005

"Thank you for being a man willing to stand for right and freedom. May your memory last as long as this earth."
Krista of Danville, VA

"Thank you.

SGT Paul Dayes
Operation Iraqi Freedom 1 & 2"

"I did'nt know you Pvt. Adams but I am going to get to know you for your name embrassens my wrist,forever reminding me of your heroism and sacrifice. My heart goes out to your family and friends, may god bless you and them. respectfully yours, ramon magness a friend in pa. ..........wwtoejam@cs.com"
Ray Magness of airville ,Pa. 17302

"To the family of Algernon- I offer you my most heartfelt condolences. I am wearing a bracelet in his honor and yours. You have much to be proud of. The loss is great, the sacrifice complete, yet his memory will forever be one of a HERO.
Amy Bean of Portland Oregon

"Thank you for your bravery, my hero!"
Violet Sepulveda of San Diego CA.

"My condolences go out to you. My boyfriend lost his brother Steven Acosta on October 26, 2004. We dont know what happened to him and nobody is telling us anything. Id appreciate if you would contact me please. Id like to talk to you.
hope from hearing from you soon.
Melissa S of Calexico CA

"TO Algernon from your God-Daughter Sharise you will always be in my heart and I will never forget you!!!!
Also Sierra and Debra will never forget you either Love always Debra and Kids."
Sharise Sims of Aiken,Sc

"Through the shadow of the night and the sunlight of the day they stand up and fight for what they know to be right… they lay down and die for this same right they hold true to there hearts always willing to pay this high price…. But if we are asked what freedom means to us… we know it was our brother or son, husband , friend, cousin, our daughter, sister , or mother the one we stayed up night after night preying they would come home safe and finally the call, the knock on the door that this was not meant to be… and all our dream are set free … set free for another life… another time when we will all reunite…. And we the few we know the true price to freedom…. We know with every tear we cannot forget those who did not make it home… So we live with them in our hearts everyday and know that we will meet again some day.. To all of you how know what freedom is… don’t give up… we will never forget them… if you wish to contact me to just talk or whatever in this time of need prinzel010103@yahoo.com ….. God bless and keep all of you"
Sarah of USA

"Algernon Adams was a very great soldier and I am sure he willbe honored greatly to this day!"
doryn Fine of Dallas TX USA

"To the Family Of PVT Adams,

Know that the memory of your son's contribution to this great country will never be forgotten.
I wear proudly on my left wrist a bracelet honoring his memory.
This bracelet also reminds me that while I may have personal sacrifices, none are so great as his.
While we did not know one another, we are brothers in arms"
MAJ James M. Watkins, US Army of West Palm Beach, FL

"Please accept the sincere thanks of a grateful nation and the prayers of one who can only imagine the degree of your sacrifice for America.
Please Read This Poem: Fallen Hero of Iraq"
Charles K. Moss of Sumter, South Carolina

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect, gratitude and appreciation. May God provide your family with comfort during their time of sorrow and need. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. You will not be forgotten."
a grateful citizen in arizona

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

"To Pvt Adams' Family:
Though we are strangers, we want you to know how sorry we are your Algernon was taken from you. There is no doubt his thoughts were of you as he served in Iraq. He is our hero. We will never forget. You are in our hearts."
Carol & Larry Miller of Tampa, Florida (2/24/04)

"You will not be forgotten. Even though I did not know you, I thank you and your family for the greatest sacrifice every made by an American"
Pat Walters of Cross Plains, WI

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Algernon, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"My condolences to the family of Algernon Adams. May you rest in peace. You made the ultimate sacrifice for your country."
Marlena of Killeen, TX

"Thank you Algernon Adams, 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

"We will never forget - he was there to keep us free and safe. Our appreciation can not be expressed in words."
Tricia and John Beck of Augusta GA

"To the Family and Friends: Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. We too share in your pain. My nephew, Sgt. Orenthial Smith was killed in Iraq in June. At times like these it is only God who speaks the words that calm the sea, still the wind, and ease the pain.. so lean on him and you will never walk alone. The family of Sgt. O. J. Smith of Allendale, S.C."
Betty Thompson of Hollywood, Fl

"My thoughts & prayers go out to all the Military men and women who are at war and especially those who have lost their lives. May God bless you forever. Thank you for everything, you are my hero! Rest in peace"
Amanda K Casas of San Diego/Corpus Christi, Texas

"We were sad to hear about Algernon's death, our thoughts are with his family. He died with honor and we thank him for his sacrifice. Our friends knew him and loved him and we just wanted to say we're so very sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers."
The Reynolds family of CA

"To the family and friends of Pvt. Algernon Adams:
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 Algernon 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 Pvt. Algernon Adams:
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 Algernon, 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