Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Cpl. Albert P. Gettings

27, of New Castle, Pennsylvania.
Gettings died from wounds received as a result of enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on January 5, 2006.

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"Thank you for becoming my hero. I never meet you but we learn about your courage and everything everyday in class. You taught me i don,t need to what I was before. I hope someday I am someone like you. Known for something great instead of bad. You gave me hope. I thank you. R.I.P"
Aunonseeis Shirley of ellwood city, PA

"I am thinking of your son today.
God's blessings and peace for your whole family. Know your son is not forgotten."
Gloria of New Castle

We are all thinking of you this memorial day weekend. I couldn't be more proud to say that I served with you. Keep us straight and gaurd those gates. We are all here today because of heroes like you. Love always your brother in arms
GySgt Neil S. Mason of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

"Thinking of you on this Memorial Day Bert (2012)"
Bryan Hatten of Philadelphia, PA

"Thinking of You Brother!"
Chad Copp of Hillsdale, Michigan

"Hey man just thinking about you bro. I remember the stuff you taught me. Wish you were still here."
Cybula of Knoxville, Tennessee

"CFH, Just missing you man, Give the rest of us strength to carry on.
Rod of Camp Lejune

"RIP APG. thats what my tattoo says. it was a pleasure to serve with you in fallujah, iraq albert. i still have the bad thoughts and feelings from that day we got ambushed south of the CMOC. i was there and i wish i couldve done more. never the less, you will never be forgotten. God bless you and your family albert. we love you, in the name of the father, the son, and the holy spirit. amen. Semper fi! RIP APG!"
Lcpl Jonathan J. Mairena 2/6 fox company of Miami, fl.

"March 2010"

"our lives are measured by the quality of life in our days, not the amount of days in our life. This, as well as the risks we take. Clearly, you exceeded in both these areas. Thank you for your service to our country and thank you for your sacrifice."
Ryan of New Castle, PA

"January 5, 2009

Dear friend of mine,
There is no way,
In which I could address you,
With more sincerity of heart,
Than just to say God Bless You!
My words could wish that all your cares,
Would be a little lighter,
And I could send you greeting cards,
To make your hours brighter,
My lips could call good luck to you,
Or whisper happy landing,
And I could promise you the depth,
Of my faithful understanding.
But I am sure no other thought,
Or message would impress you more,
As lovingly or lastingly,
As asking God to bless you.
And so I say GOD BLESS YOU!!!
And may his guiding grace be yours
Forever and forever.
(James J. Metcalf)

Cpl Gettings,
You're not forgotten. God bless you and your family!! It was an honor to serve with you in Afghanistan.
Semper Fidelis,"
MGySgt Tsang of Seattle, WA

"January 2, 2009
To the family of Cpl. Albert P. Gettings:
Albert 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

"A True Hero That will never be Forgotten. May your family Have a wonderfull holiday season. Semper Fi"
James Lee of Emlenton, PA

"Al we all miss you so much. God bless you & your service to our country. Mr. & Mrs. Gettings we will never forget him."
Gulizzi of Glassboro, NJ

"Al just thinking of you man. We miss you and think of you always. Thank You for everything"
SSgt Foster C.O. of Oklahoma City

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 Afghanistan as well. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"He was the best leader Ive had in the Marine Corp I served with him in Iraq he was brother and a friend and is dearly missed this next trip to Iraq is for you bro."
LCpl John Cybula of Camp Lejuene, NC

"Thank you to all of you who are thinking of our family in our time of this great loss. We were blessed to have Albert for 27 years in which he gave us happiness and laughter. He continues to make us laugh in stories that we tell, memories that live on and in our dreams. He is a true American Hero and will never be forgotten. Until we meet again..."
Francesca Occhibone of New Castle, PA

"All of your messages of condolences have been a comfort to our family. Albert was a true Marine warrior and loved our country. He believed that with patience and fortitude our country will win the war on terrorism. We must not lose sight of what our military's purpose is in Iraq or any other part of the world that allows terrorism to rule and destroy one's spirit of freedom and equality for all. Bringing our military home safely is in all of our prayers, but to bring them home before their mission is accomplished would mean that all of these fallen heroes have died in vain. When our Albert was stationed in Afghanistan (2004), I asked him, "Why are we still there?" He responded, "Mom, how soon we forget 9/11." He made me realize that we must never forget and we must never forget our mission to destroy terrorism. So for Albert and all the fallen heroes, we must show our support not only for the military, but also for our President. We need that intestinal fortitude and patience to see this mission through and prevent another 9/11. Our military is paying the ultimate sacrifice so we can live safely and enjoy our freedom everyday.
Thank you for remembering our son and God Bless All of You!
Semper Fi
The Family of Cpl. Albert P. Gettings"
David and Julie Gettings of New Castle, PA/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, Albert will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana God Bless you ALWAYS. "

"Thank you Albert Gettings, 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. Albert Gettings:
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 Albert 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. Albert Gettings:
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 Albert, 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