Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Cpl. Tyler J. Dickens

20, of Columbus, Georgia.
Dickens died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, of injuries sustained April 6, 2005 in Al Mahmudiyah, Iraq, when his guard tower caught fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, California. Died on April 12, 2005.

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"”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,600 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna - Project Compassion of Manti, Utah USA

"Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen soldiers is an organization that has sent over 2,900 prayer shawls to families of fallen soldiers since October of 2007. We are a group of over 326 knitting groups throughout the country who would like to reach the families of all those who gave their lives for this country. If you would like for me to know a prayer shawl for Tyler please contact me at barbconway@comcast.net or 774 487-8618 (cell) Hopefully, this shawl will bring you some comfort. Thank you for your husband's service to our country.
Barbara Conway"
Barbara Conway of Cape Cod MA

"June 2, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Tyler J. Dickens:
Tyler 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

"To the family of:Tyler J. Dickens 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"

You are a true American Hero! Ill miss you forever my friend... we were together for our entire Army carreers, from basic to california and then to Iraq... Live Infantry die infantry as you would have said! I miss you bro and to this day wish I could have done somthing more that night, and you would still be here... I will see you In heaven..."
Andrew Wheeler of kalmazoo, MI U.S.A.

"Dear Family of Tyler J. Dickens. Tomorrow, 4/12/07 will also be the date of my son in law, Manny Lopez who died in Iraq. My thoughts are with you and prayers as well. God Bless You."
Bobbi Francabandera of Cape Coral, Florida

"Dear Family of Tyler Dickens,
To honor the Georgia soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families, the professional portrait artists of the Atlanta Fine Arts League are offering to paint a portrait of the individual soldier for his family. These 16 X 20” original portraits are being offered completely free of charge in recognition of the sacrifices made by these brave soldiers and in condolence for their families’ loss. Please visit our website www.AtlantaFineArtsLeague.org or email us at AtlantaFineArtsLeague@Yahoo.com for further information. –The Atlanta Fine Arts League"
Lisa Gleim of Marietta, GA

"From another Georgia mom of Sgt Pat Tainsh KIA 2/11/04 Baghdad, I wish to connect with this Georgia hero's parents or other family. May peace find its place in your hearts. Sincerely,Deborah Tainsh, heartofahawk@msn.com / www.heartofahawk.com"
Deborah Tainsh of Midland, Ga

"I would like the family and friends of Tyler J. Dickens to know that I send you my deepest condolences on this April 12, 2006 as I lost my son in law, Corp. Manny Lopez on 4/12/05 in Bagdad. It's been a long year and a lot of healing has had to take place, but I pray that the Lord can get you through the rest of our time and know that they are watching over us and sleeping with the Angels."
Bobbi Francabandera of CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA

"Thank you Tyler for serving w/my beloved cousin Casey he talked about you all the time. May you rest in peace and thank you so much for risking your life for our freedom and may God bless your family this Christmas season."
Kelsey of Redding CA.

"I'm so very sorry about your loss of your loved one. My cousin SPC Casey Michael LaWare also died. I again am so terribly sorry about his death. God bless your family this Christmas season and the rest of yuor lives. God loves you always.
Sending thoughts & prayers
Kelsey Grace (cousin of SPC LaWare)"
Kelsey of Redding CA>

"Smyrna Baptist Church in Deepstep, Ga. would like to present your family with a Patriotic Quilt in memory of your loved one who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. If you are interested please call me at 478-552-6388 or e-mail me at johnnytanner@bellsouth.net."
Brenda Tanner of Deepstep, Georgia

"I want to thank you Tyler for being the brave man you were! You fought along side of my friend Casey, as you both gave your lives for the better of this country, and this world. Because of that you are a true hero and will never be forgotten in our hearts! God bless you and your family, thank you for serving along side of our beloved Casey!"
of Redding, CA

"Smyrna Baptist Church in Deepstep, Ga. would like to present your family with a memorial quilt in memory of your loved one who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Please e-mail me at
johnnytanner@bellsouth.net or call collect at 478-552-6388. Thank you and God bless each of you."
Brenda Tanner, Clerk of Sandersville, Georgia


"Elisha, Austin, and the rest of Tyler's Family- Though I personally did not know him, I am so touched by his bravery. Going to fight in this war so soon after starting a family was such a couragous thing to do. I have known you, Elisha, for many years, and I an so saddened by your loss. You left California to start your new life in Georgia with Austin and Tyler, and I prayed every night that God would keep you all safe. When I heard that Tyler died, I cried for you and for the baby and the whole family. He will be remembered and honored for many, many years to come."
Brenda Brocker of Napa, CA USA

"we will miss you deeply"
stewie of va beach

"To the family of Tyler, My family honors your Hero. His Bravery, Valor,and Courage will always be remembered. We are grateful for his loyal service and his sacrifice will never be forgotten.
God Bless Tyler and his family"
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays and family of Massillon, Ohio

"To the loved ones left behind, stay strong and lean on God, it's the only way to make it through this hard, hard time. We know from experience. Ours was last April 10, 2004- KIA- Spec. Justin W. Johnson Georgia's #21"
Jan and Joe Johnson of Lyerly, Ga/USA

"Thank you Tyler Dickens, 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 Cpl. Tyler Dickens:
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 Tyler 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 Cpl. Tyler Dickens:
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 Tyler, 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