Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Capt. Anthony R. Garcia

48, of Fort Worth, Texas.
Garcia died in Tikrit, Iraq, from a gun shot wound. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on February 17, 2006.

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"To find out about this today (2/17/16) has hit me hard even 10 years after his passing. He was a very kind and willing to help person I will never forget. Rakkasans sir!!!"
Sgt. Torres, Jose L 3/187 A Co. of Lancaster, PA USA

"I served with Rick on two deployments with the Rakkasans. I will never be able to express enough thanks, for everything you taught me about being a medic and a soldier. Till We Form Again, Rest in Peace my friend,,,,,"
SSG(R) Carter, Justin W. of Fishers, IN / USA

"To the family of:Anthony R. Garcia

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""

"I still struggle when I think about the fact your gone. You taught me a lot about what I needed to know as a field medic. As a friend you were equally as important to me. I may never know exactly what happened to you, but I guess what's important is how you lived not how you died. I know I will always remember you and think of you from time to time. Every memory I have of you is a good one, keep a place for me up there. Rest In Peace."
Ron "Doc" Bernier of Orlando, FL

"January 11, 2009
To the family of Capt. Anthony R. Garcia:
Anthony 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

"In memory of a great "DOC". A tragic loss. I will forever remember you as a great "Iron Rakkasan", rest in peace sir."
Timothy O'Reilly of Kingman, Az.

"I was fortunate enough to spend a great deal of one-on-one time with you in Sununi. My respect and admiration grew each day, as I learned from your example. I still think of you when
I drink my watered-down Tang.

David Schwartz of Clarksville, TN

"Capt. Garcia, My son n law Munger spoke of you alot and I want you and your family to understand that he had alot of respect for you ! Its a long hard road and it pretty much is a day by day thing for me.... Please Keep him in line up there and know if your family should ever need us we are here for them. Your's Truly Tanya Mungers mom n law (momwithwings1963@yahoo.com)"
Tanya of Centerview Mo

"Here at the Shriver’s house we will ALWAYS remember him and love him.
Just keep looking up and never let each other go.
We love ya’ll very much
God Bless."
Jeff, Lisa, Dallas, and Jarrid of Cresson,Texas,United States of America

"Capt. Garcia,
Sir, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just in OIF, but also for your service in Desert Storm as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Wings Of Eagles"(101st Avn Motto)"

"I want to thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers. It has been such a big loss for us that we will never get over. Parents of Cpt Garcia, Mr and Mrs M. Garcia"
JoAnn Garcia of Hudson Oaks, TX, 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, Anthony will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana God Bless you ALWAYS. "

"I am deeply sorry for your loss. May God grant you the strength and comfort needed to face the road ahead.

Michele Carter
Sister of CPL Gary Walters
KIA in Baghdad on 24 April 2005"

"Thank you Anthony Garcia, 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 Capt. Anthony Garcia:
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 Anthony 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 Capt. Anthony Garcia:
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 Anthony, 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