Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Doron Chan

20, of Highland, New York.
Chan died near Balad, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle was cut off by a civilian vehicle. The military vehicle swerved, crossed into oncoming traffic, and flipped over. Chan was assigned to the Army Reserve's 411th Engineer Brigade, New Windsor, New York. Died on March 18, 2004.

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"It shouldn't have been you. It was a pleasure to have you as one of my soldiers. Time has not made it any easier to take. My continued prayers for your parents, they raised a great son!"
Kati, US Army (RET) of VA

"As the years go by I will always think of the morning March 18 2004 When we all loaded the trucks and how happy you were to serve the US Army!"
William of Waco Tx

"I ran an 8k in honor of this soldier today! Very honored! Wear Blue Run to Remember."
Anna welsh of Portland, OR

"Even though we weren't friends I knew you were good hearted. You made the school a friendlier more welcoming place. I wonder if that chair with your name taped to it is still in the band room. Doron Chan the Chan Man."

"I'm really sorry this happened and Doron Chan will be in my prayers."
Bill Doran of Bothell, WA, USA

"Memorial Day, 2008
To the family of Spc. Doron Chan:
Doron 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 remember serving with SPC Chan in the 411th. He was a quiet, smart soldier who always had a smile. I will always remember him."
SSG Wengenroth of Bronx, NY

"To the family and friends of Spc. Doron Chan. I'm very sorry for your loss. I will always remember Doran and what he did for his country. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bless you"
SFC Richard Buchanan (RET) of San Ramon, Ca

"Just came across some old pictures on my computer of all of us at Fort Drum. Miss you Buddy."
2LT David Bosworth of Fort Huachuca

"Peace be with you man."
Sgt King Phengvath of Storrs, CT

"Hey i no your not here here but you are always here>óż i love you sooo much your last words to me were kid i promise i will come home safe and now i really want to hurt the people that hurt you i love you sooooo much"
Katie Oliver of Jeffersonville Indiana

"I will always remember him and he will always be in my heart."
SPC Jennifer Buzeta of Newburgh, NY 411th EN BDE

"Dear Family and Friends of Doron,
I am honored to wear a "hero bracelet" engraved with the name Spc Doron Chan. I think of him, and you all, daily and wish you comfort."
Melissa of Austin, Texas USA

"doron i will never forgett the way you looked when you were happy. i could never forgett that wonderful smile of yours.
love always your lil'sis katie"
katie oliver of highland,ny ,america

"I love you all for everything you've ever done...thank you very much, I love you, Doron.... Love your almost was wife"
Caroline Rowland of Highland, New York, America

"We loved Doran he was all ways a great person. Mrs Chan you are a great mother and I remeber you when ever I came to the store. You were allways in such great spirit and you loved my son so much. Thank you for you sacrifice and have the comfort of knowing that he is with his friend Eugene Williams in heaven now. I love you Lori Ackert sister of SGT. Eugene Williams Highland, NY"
Lori Ann Ackert LPN of Kingston, NY

"you were coming, as we were leaving. as the Lord carried you, we prayed that wether you stayed or left the busy grounds you would ultimately find peace. you manned your post with courage, leading your people into a foreign territory. God bless your family for their sacrifice, you for your SELF-LESS service and courage. may all involved with your vehicle be at peace. God bless Chan and his family; we who were there will NEVER forget!"
rasch of w. palm beach

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

"My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. What a price to pay for freedom - and you have made the ultimate sacrifice and; for that, I will be forever indebted."
Gisela of Margate, FL

May God Bless your family and friends"
The Taylors USMC of NC

"Thank you Doron Chan, 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 Spc. Doron Chan:
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 Doron 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 Spc. Doron Chan:
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 Doron, 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