Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Nathan J. Bailey

46, of Nashville, Tennessee.
Bailey died from a non-hostile gunshot wound in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. He was assigned to the 1175th Transportation Company, Army National Guard, Tullahoma, Tennessee. Died on November 12, 2003.

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"Brother Bailey, itís an houner to run into you again. So to speak. Thank you for your selfless sacrifice. Thank you for sense of humor and thank you for being my friend.

Nope, I still donít have any Mariah in my vehicle."
spacedog of Texas

"It breaks our hearts but salute to Army Staff Sgt. Nathan J. Bailey. Thank you for your service. Your family surely proud of you. brain games"
Lucille F. Parham of Los Angeles

"It breaks our hearts but salute to brain test games. Thank you for your service. Your family surely proud of you. brain games"
Lucille F. Parham of Los Angeles

On today, the 13th anniversary of your death 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

"SSG. Bailey was murdered by his own troops. I wasn't in country at the time of the incident but heard the stories about it when I got there. I took an extreme beating from several soldiers from the same unit. Probably from the same soldiers involved in SSG. Baileys murder. I believe the incident was racially motivated."
Todd V. Bonn of Abingdon, Va.

"Wow weird how we have the same first and middle and last name:). But i will remember him when i will go into the arm forces,R.I.P Nathan"
Nathaniel James Bailey of Dalton,GA/U.S.A

"To the family of Staff Sgt. Nathan J. Bailey: It is only now that I can bring myself to talk about my friend Nathan. He and I spent may hours In Iraq talking and passing the time, It has taken me many years to cope with his passing but I know that he was my friend and he will forever be in my thoughts and his family will always be in my prayers. I had the pleaser to draw a rose on his truck for the reviewing service in Iraq and for him I think it was the best work I have done. Go with GOD my friend and GOD speed you to the life you deserve, I will never forget you."
Sgt. David Jernigan of Murfreesboro, Tennessee

"To the family of:Nathan J. Bailey
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""

"March 28, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Nathan J. Bailey:
Nathan 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

"As the wife of a fellow soldier, may I express our family's sincere sympathies to your family. Those that answer the call and pay the ultimate price in this lifetime will remain in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers where their sacrifice and yours,as their family, will not be forgotten."
Rose of Murfreesboro, TN

"god bless you."
jacqueline roman of santa rosa ca.

"To the Bailey famiy; from the Wahl family. nathan is in our heart and prays. He has not died in vain! Nathan, our son (Gregory) and all our fallen are together. America can be very thankful for their service to our country. consider 240,000,000 million Americans and only the elite few answer the call. 4th of july in gatlinburg's TN is the Midnight parade and fireworks. I along with other fallen families will be attending. an to enter a float to honour our fallen and to ask Americans to continue to SUPPORT OU TROOPS!"
leonard_wahl@hotmail.com of Spring Texas

"God bless you for your courage, and sacrifice. I am in Kuwait, for a few more days before heading up north. I know that it is rough over here, and any soldier who pays the ultimate price, deserves the utmost respect from our nation. Thnkyou for serving"
SPC Matthew W Flemister of Camp Buehring Kuwait

"To my late cousin Nathan, thank you so much for overcoming adversity and allowing yourself to be led by the example of Jesus Himself. He set the bar pretty high and, as a service member, I too will attempt to keep the courage that he always displayed. Growing up with Nathan as an example of one who has made mistakes but has made himself an example of God's graces and unwavering wisdom. To my family, even though I am far away from you, my prayers and thoughts are with you always. I know that this message has come late, but it's hard serving in the military and trying to maintain composer while you learn that your cousin has been killed. He would've wanted nothing more than for us to remember the good times and keep fighting the good fight of faith, so let us do just that. I love you all.

Timothy L. Waggoner
Timothy Waggoner of Oceanside, Ca/USA

"I love and miss you son, Your Mom,"
Beadie Keith of Tullahoma, Tn

"Family of Nathan Bailey,
I purchased a HERO braclet in honor of Nathan. He gave his life so I may have freedom, what a sacrifice to me and my fellow Americans.
May GOD Bless him and your family!"
Wesley of Tampa, FL

"Tot he family of Mr Nathan J Bailey. I bought a Hero Bracelet in Honor of your loved one. I am honored to wear it. I thank you for the true, blessed heart he gave for our country. Thank you and god bless you all."
Casondra Shepard of Flushing Mi, USA

"To the family of Mr Nathan J Bailey. I bought a Hero Bracelet in Honor of your loved one. I am honored to wear it. I thank you for the true, blessed heart he gave for our country. Thank you and god bless you all."
Casondra Shepard of Flushing Mi, USA

"what happen i dont understand how he died.
but thank you nathan.for your courage
god bless you."
dd of california

"Nathan was a hero and allways will be.
I hope that God will comfort the family that you had to leave behide. I
believe that he is looking down on us.
He was so very brave with so much courage. May God Bless You Wanda
Wanda of Manchester,Tenn USA

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

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

"OUR WORDS...have always been..since coming to this site...
The Taylors USMC of NC

"Thank you Nathan Bailey, 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. Nathan Bailey:
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 Nathan 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 Staff Sgt. Nathan Bailey:
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 Nathan, 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