Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Capt. Eric L. Allton

34, of Houston, Texas.
Allton died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when he was struck by a mortar round. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Korea. Died on September 26, 2004.

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"To the family of:Eric L. Allton
I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015.
Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"1-11-11"

"Eric as I sit here today on my third tour in Korea, you are still talked about, remembered, and held in high regards... People cannot help but smile and say great things about you. Thank you for all the memories God Bless you and your family..."
MAJ Matt Green of Yongsan, Korea

"Christina, family and friends of eric's. It's been almost six years later since his passing, but please know that even though he may no longer be with us, we have never let him go. May god bless you and keep you in his embrace.

Thunder brothers of 1-21 FA"
Maj. Martin wohlgemuth of Fort leavenworth

"I served with CPT Allton. He and I shared a cot next to each other, in a tent when we first got to Ramadi. CPT Parrot (chaplain) was his best friend. I spend most every day when we first got to Iraq. He talked of his baby and how he couldn't wait to get home. I miss him so much, and I have quite a story about him. He was my best friend. I remember the day we lost him as though it were yesterday. Everything about it still follows me."
SPC Grott, Nicholas A of Colorado Springs, CO/USA

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"... he always called everyone friend and carried a smile no matter the situation. I am so sorry for your loss"
1SG Chad D Wood of Ft Lewis, Washington

"March 18, 2008
To the family of Capt. Eric L. Allton:
Eric 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 will always remember you, the same round that hit me took you life, so i owe you my life thank you so much, i will tell my children of how you saved my life"
David costanzo of Houston

"I served with Eric when he was SPC Allton in Augsburg, Germany. He was my soldier for 2 years. I was proud to hear Eric became an officer. He was a model soldier and I'm sure he was an excellent officer. My deepest sympathy goes out to his friends and family."
Chuck Lewis of Fort Campbell, Kentucky


"To the family of Eric Allton,
I am truely moved by the loss of Eric. We were room mates in OCS and he was my battle buddy and a close friend. Eric always had the gift to inspire others and to lift others up when they are down. Eric will always be remembered by those who knew him. If I can ever be of assistance to you in any way, you need only ask. My email address is christopher.hormel@us.army.mil"
CPT Christopher Hormel of Ft. Lewis, Washington

"I served with Eric in the 66th MI Bde over ten years ago. I was saddened to hear of his death, to say the least. He was a "gung-ho" guy and his career reflects that. I will never forget him or his sacrifice and my thoughts go out to his family and fellow soldiers."
Krista M. Munyon, 1SG, USA (RET) of Fort Huachuca, AZ

"I was stationed with CPT Allton in Ramadi with 2/17fa. Cpt Allton was a quiet man that believed in God and was always avaliable to give direction to anyone needing it. I can remember seeing him sit in the quad and read magazines when he was off night shift. My condolences go out to the family"
Charles E. Odom (retired) of Winston Salem, NC

"Thank you Capt. Eric Allton and Family for the sacrifice that you have made for us. God bless you and your loved ones."
L of Massachusetts

"You are a true hero, thank you for your bravery!"
Violet Sepulveda of San Diego Ca

"I don’t believe that we understand all that you gave, or how your sacrifice will affect the future for our sons or daughters. I believe you confronted the evil that has enslaved mankind throughout history, the same evil that many American soldiers have confronted in many battles.

I will teach my son and daughter of your sacrifice and your heroism.

Proud Family of Pfc. Kohler serving in Ar Ramadi, Iraq"
Anderson Family of Montana

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

"To The Family and Friends Of Eric L. Allton
We will never forget Eric. My prayers go out to all his family and friends. May God be with you all. Eric will be missed. My prayers all with you all"
of Pinconning Michigan

"To Eric's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice.


The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (The Big Ern's Mom) of San Antonio, TX

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

"My deepest sympathy, our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. May God bless you and help you through this time. Forever in our hearts a HERO Eric L. Allton."
Amy & Aaron Monier of Waterford, MI.

"To the family of Eric,
Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. Eric is a true American hero and will always be remembered for his bravery and sacrifice he gave to our country. May God bless you during this difficult time."
Vic and Tammy McClain--azquail@att.net of Tucson, AZ

"To Eric's Family:
There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Thank you Eric Allton, 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 Capt. Eric Allton:
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 Eric 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 Capt. Eric Allton:
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 Eric, 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