Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Dennis J. Flanagan

22, of Inverness, Florida.
Flanagan died in Al Huwijah, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on January 20, 2006.

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"Remembering you on this special day. I still laugh inside how fast you could run a mile and joke with me about it. I remember lot of good memories. God bless."
L.Hernandez of Inverness Florida

"Flanagan, Again on Memorial day 2015 I remember your smile and knowledge and a course your running ability. I remember all the leadership skills you taught me while we were in the Civil Air Patrol. I always share your story how you signed up during sept. 11th to protect us. I promise to always share your story and who you are forever..."
L. Hernandez of Inverness fl

"Oh Dennis. Its memorial day today and of course you're on my mind. You always are though. I miss our conversations and I miss you. You are gone but never forgotten."

"How I wonder where you are"

"To the family of:Dennis J. Flanagan
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""

"Still think of you everyday and miss you terribly. I never knew how much I relied on you to help me be myself. You were always the one standing by me when no one else and believed in me. I hate that I have to go on without you with me, we were always together. Miss you forever, what I wouldn't give to see your face and hear your voice."

"I love you so much. You have opened so many doors for me to see exactly what happened. I have received closure and that helped me to stop crying. My thoughts are on you. Dennis, I miss you. You are a wonderful man. Love Always"

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry at times. I understand, in theory only, that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take your families and friends pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com
A hundred times a day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving. - Albert Einstein"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"Still thinking of you to this day!"
Ben and Penny Cann of Clarksville, TN

"To: Sgt Dennis J Flanagan
Today has been 3 years since you passed but today I got my Hero bracelet and honor you so proudly. You will always be in my prayers and thoughts, your family as well.
I am a proud military mom of two and I thank you for your dedication and sacrifice. God Bless and Rest In Peace"
Wilma of Glen Allen, VA

"To Dennis: Thank you for your support. You were always there for me & had wonderful words of advice when I needed them. I think we had a few conversations that delved further than any I have had. You always made me think & helped renew my faith.
To Dennis' Family: I hope you have peace & comfort to know that Dennis lived an amazing life & touched more people than you would ever know. May you find comfort in God's grace as you celebrate his life. To his parents, you did an amazing job raising such a fine man of honor. I have the utmost respect for you.

You'll always be in my thoughts. I hope we meet someday again. With much love forever, Tabitha"
Tabitha of Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ

"The soldiers do not speak. Nevertheless, they are heard in the still houses: who has not heard them? They have a silence that speaks for them at night and when the clock counts. They say: We are young. We have died. Remember us. They say: We have done what we could but until it is finished it is not done. They say: We have given our lives but until it is finished no one can know what our lives gave. They say: Our deaths are not ours: they are yours they will mean what you make them. They say: Weather our lives and our deaths are for peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say: it is you who must say this. They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young. they say. We have died. Remember us:"
William Taylor of Bonita Springs, Fl.

"I still miss Dennis. I have dreams that I can see him and Im trying to get his attention, but he doesnt see me. That split second between dream and waking up I noticed I have the weight lifted off my chest. Not easy to let go of a dream or should I say nightmare. Love him always!"

"June 3, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Dennis J. Flanagan:
Dennis 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 know that its been a while, but I am trying to cope with the losses, that we suffered. You were a true hero and a great friend, I wil live with your loss for the rest of my life. You were a cornerstone of Cold Steel. God bless your family and the fallen Cold Steel Soldiers.

Erik Lisk
ColdSteel 7"
erik lisk of Bolivar, Missouri

"I don't know what to say, but I'll try. I would like to thank you for being a friend. I would also like to thank you for the sacrifice that you made so that we can live another day
of freedom. God Bless you and your family. You will forever be in my prayers."

"Hey Flanagan, you are still in my thoughts and prayers man. I still think of you and Jones. God bless you brother and rest in peace and God bless your family.

SSG Matias of Ft. Benning, GA

"Hey Flan the man well this is relly hard for me as i have been putting it off for so long not wanting it to be true but it is thanks for beaing a great friend u are truely miss. Adame"

"Sgt. Flanagan,

My name is Scott...but when I met you in Iraq I was 1Lt Scott Perez, USAF. We never talked but your face will be in my memories for ever. I was the Officer in charge when they brought you and your three friends back to KRAB. I sent you home to your family and only now, after more than a year I'm talking about this. As tears roll down my face I can't help but remember what happened. I know your return home was honorable, I made sure of that; thousands were there as you and three other soldiers boarded that west bound plane. I know you've found your peace and I pray that healing has overcome your family's dispare without you. You're always in my thoughts and prayers, and more so this memorial weekend"
Scott J. Perez of Myrtle Beach, SC

I would like to say thank you to you and the other three soldiers who were also killed in that blast for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Honor And Country"(327th Inf. Motto)"

"Blessed to have had your family touch my family. It is a small world and Dennis will be forever in our hearts."
Rebecca Ford of Clarksville, TN

"Dennis was one of the hundreds of thousands of soldiers we have serving us. I wish I could have talked him out of re-uping, but Dennis loved the infantry. He wanted to help people be free of fear by serving his great country. He wanted to help train the new soldiers. He wanted to make a difference like any good person. I often wonder where he is, and wonder if he knows how much I truly loved him. He was a fun person to be around, laughing til your side split. Loyal and devout to his family friends and country. I wish you could have met him. You would see why everyone named him their best friend. Everyday I wake up from my sleep without you in my life, is a living nightmare. You will always be Mimon. I believe my prayers were answered and the Lord has made you His. Until I see you next time out of the blue--Love Always--Kristin "Belladonna""
NurseKristin77@hotmail.com of Edison, NJ USA USA 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, Dennis will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana God Bless you ALWAYS. "

"Thank you Dennis Flanagan, 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. Dennis Flanagan:
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 Dennis 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. Dennis Flanagan:
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 Dennis, 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