Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Philip A. Dodson, Jr.

42, of Forsyth, Georgia.
Dodson died at Tallil Air Base, Iraq, of injuries sustained earlier that day when his truck accidentally rolled over. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 148th Forward Support Battalion, 48th Brigade Combat Team, Forsyth, Georgia. Died on December 2, 2005.

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Kenna of Manti, Utah 84642

"November 30, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Philip A. Dodson, Jr.:
Philip 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 knew him. He was a great soldier and an awesome man. It was an honor serving with you Phil. I know God's rolling with laughter with you up there."
SPC Marc Coyle of Cropwell, AL

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Leah Hopkins Henry of Atlanta, GA

"Melissa, I just checked Bobby's web site and seen that you had left a message.. I do remember Bobby talking about your husband. I do understand what your going through being there my self. I am so sorry to hear about your husband. It's a long hard road to deal with. Bobby's been gone now 3 years and i still have a hard time dealing with it. I've been through everything an would love to talk with you and try to help you with some of the things that you need to know. My email is brendagfranklin@hotmail.com Please lets talk.... Again, im so sorry about your husband"
Brenda Franklin of Mineral Bluff Ga

"I would like to say that Sgt. Dodson was a good man and I know that he changed my life. I was one of the troubled young men that he helped at the 'Al Burruss" bootcamp facility. I was in the military also and came to have a great respect for Sarge as we called him. May God give you peace."
Danny Powell of Atlanta Ga.

"To the family of:Philip A Dodson,Jr. 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"

"Phil was my best friend. I miss his love for life and family and his smile.I miss him holding me and telling me and our daughter that he loves us. We are so very proud of him. He is and always has beenmy hero. Phil's wife Melissa Dodson"
Melissa of Forsyth

"Phil was a source of laughter for our family and everyone who knew him. His laughter, his smile, and his ability to tell a humorous story were his most notable strengths. While his presence is deeply missed within our family, the legacy of him will be with us for our lifetime and for generations to come. We are fourtunate to have shared in his life, if only for a short time. While the loss of him has consumed us, his bravery has inspired us. His life continues as a result of the memories we have of him. He is truly our Hero."
Lisa S. (Phil's Cousin) of Newnan, Ga. USA

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

"Thank you Philip Dodson, Jr., 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 Sgt. Philip Dodson, Jr.:
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 Philip 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 Sgt. Philip Dodson, Jr.:
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 Philip, 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