Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pvt. Landon S. Giles

19, of Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
Giles died in Abertha, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was on patrol. He was assigned to 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on February 26, 2005.

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"12 yrs u've been gone sweetie!! 12 yrs!!!!
I love u babe!! U R Forever Missed; Forever Loved!
Aunt Dee"
Dee of Arkansas

"I woke up this morning and you were on my mind. Its been so long since you have been gone, but I will never forget the sweet funny young man you were. Here it is 2015 and there's hardly a day goes by that I don't think of you and your mom. Rest in peace. Funny everytime I smell tobasco sauce I think of you. Crazy what brings on a memory."
Amber Tucker of Ft Smith Ar

"Hey bro, just thinking about ya. 2014 is about to come to a close and not a day goes by that I don't think about the good times we had. Like the time when we were running the pt field with our weapons in basic after chow, only to throw up all of our food haha. And when we partied in Georgia, you wandered off and tripped on gravel, messing up your face haha. I also remember you were so into stargaze SG-1, that's all you did was watch those DVDs. I miss you brother, I will carry you with me for the rest of my life. Rest in peace my good friend."
Guzzetti of Ohio

"To the family of:Landon S.Giles
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""

"Love you, little brother. Waiting until the day we meet. You are a true hero."
Lyn of Kabul, Afghanistan

"Missing you today!I love you...."

"thinking of you now sweet Landy! I love you."

"to the family of Pvt. Landon S. Giles i am one of the iraqis And one of the translators who worked in together to free the iraq, and the memory of the people who have sacrificed their lives will never forget with the hottest condolences my name is nooraldeen mahmod (taki)worked in 6-8 cav with capt joe bucino in 2005-2006 (aldeen-79@yahoo.com)."
nooraldeen janabi of iraq-baghdad

"Thinking about you, Choi, and your families on this Memorial Day. Thank you all for your sacrifice. Landon, you are never forgotten."
Jenni West of formerly 6/8 CAV, now in Bozeman, MT

"5 Years brother, 5 years. I miss ya."

You will always be missed.It takes true men to do what u did. i am looking at deployment soon and i will keep u in my heart while im over there. u were a good friend and a good soldier. we all love u"
PFC. Walters, Chris of Camden, Arkansas

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families 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

Scott Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"To the family of Landon Giles,

I came across Landons name during a memorial event in 2006 and I was immediately touched by his courage. Landon is a true patriot who we will never forget. I wear Landons name on my wrist everyday, and everyday I am reminded of his sacrifice. Your family is in my prayers.

VR, Blake"
Blake Hoagland, Capt, USAF of Philadelphia, PA


It is the day before your anniversary and yet, as usual, I carry both you and Choi in my mind and on my conscious where ever I go. I find my courage to continue with the army in your sacrifice, I draw my drive from your service to our country. I will never forget."
Keary Q Salls of Mortars, 6/8 Cav.

"January 17, 2009
To the family of Pvt. Landon S. Giles:
Landon 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

"Hey Sweetie,
I miss you so much.....sometimes I still think that you'll be calling me any day now. I still can't beleive that you have gone ahead of me. It's not the way life is suppose to be. I Love You and think of you everyday.....I can't tell you how every proud of you that I am. Thank You baby for everything you have done for me.....I miss you and Love you very much....I dream of you.....Love, Mom"

"hey landon, its guzzetti. Sgt. Guzzetti. i miss you man, seems like yesterday we were at fort benning for basic training. love you man"
Sergeant Guzzetti, Neil of Fort Wainwright, Alaska

"Hey bro.Talked to your sis.It breaks my heart to hear the pain in her voice.She misses you.Hell, we all do. I asked her to make me some copys of some pictures she has of us.From when she came down and saw us leave for Iraq. I guess none of us had any idea how things would turn out. I sure as hell didn't. I wish things didn't happen the way they did. I wish I could go back and change them. I wish you were still here. Sleep in peace bro. You will never be forgotten."
Bros for Life of Ft Stewart GA

"Hey landon. Its been about 3 years brother, 3 years since we went to Basic training together. I remember when we were out in a AA one night in basic, and we were telling stories about back home. I miss those days. Well its no longer PFC G. Its Sergeant G now. damn, it doesnt seem like that long ago. I miss you bro."
of Alaska

"There is no easy way of saying goodbye. There doesn't go a day that I don't think of the things that have happended. Seeing your piture everyday has I sat to eat. Always remebered. Sleep well my friend."
6/8 cav soldier of Iraq

"Landon, Dylan and I visitted your tree together for the first time tonight. It was so strange. There were flags and picture frames and dog tags. Everything in your honor. Dylan misses you. He'll be going back to Iraq in March. He'll be fighting beside your memory."
Samantha of Savannah, Georgia


"Dear Giles family,

There are some things people never hope to do. One thing that a parent never hopes to do is bury a child. I know for you, you've had to live through a nightmare in so many ways.

I didn't know Landon, but I am very close with one of the troops he served with. Landon had a huge impact on my boyfriend. In fact, several times we have talked of visitting Landon's tree on the Base. However, every time, we both can't seem to speak or get up the courage to see his memorial. I know that my boyfriend does visit Landon's tree and leave small reminders of the time they served together.

The 3rd ID is headed back to Iraq again in March. I am nervous but know that if I lose my boyfriend to the cause of this war he'll be joining some of the best soldiers up in Heaven.

Praying every day."
Samantha of Savannah, Georgia

"To Giles' family:
I never got to meet Giles', but I have felt his influence in my life. I am Phil Miraglia's wife and I just wanted y'all to know there is not a day that goes by that we don't mention Giles' in some way. I wish I could have met him. We took flowers to his tree yesterday. We couldn't let Thanksgiving go by without thanking him for his sacrifice. And I didn't want to let another day go by without thanking y'all for your sacrifice. Ya'll are always in my prayers! Happy Thanksgiving!"
Katie Miraglia of Ft. Stewart, GA

"Just wanted to say happy thanksgiving little bro. i Miss you and love you. You are always on my mind and in my heart. and to the your family I wish you a happy thanksgiving and i hope all is well"
Spc Miraglia Philippo of Ft stewart Ga

"I came across this website today. My nephew is presently serving in Iraq for his second mission. God bless all these young men. My heart goes out to you family. Landon is in a happier place with peace."
Kathy of New Jersey

"i went to combat with giles and only talked to him a few times. i remember he was a great guy, always motivated and dedicated to get the mission done. i will always remember him for his courage and braveness on that fateful day. rest in peace brother"
sgt valenzuela of fort bliss,tx

"To the Giles Family,
Words cannot describe your loss. I met Landon at 30th AG when we both joined the army. We both went to the same unit at basic, and were both in the same unit at Ft. Stewart. I lived right across from him in the barracks. He was always the life of the party, you could always tell where he was. I enjoyed being around him, because no matter the situation, it never seemed as bad when he was around. I enjoyed the time i was able to spend with him. I will miss him immensley forever.
"Outlaws, gone but not forgotten""
Pfc. Kevin Hartman 6/8 Cav Mortar Platoon of Fort Stewart Ga


It was good to finally meet you. It was a lot harder than I expected though. You look exactly like Giles. It is obvious you are brother and sister, you could in fact be twins. It was nice to finally put a face with the person I had heard so much about from Giles. I hope the things I was able to give you help. Giles made it damn clear they were to go to you. I know it is not much, but he was insistant on you and no one else having them. I hope the letter helps too. I was afraid it would be too hard, but I felt I had to keep my promise. Take care and know that I, as well as all the mortars, are always here for you. You belong to us now. You are OUR sister....forever.
May God bless you and your husband every day.
Scouts Out!"
Delta Dawg Charlie of Ft Stewart Ga

"Me and Landon went to AHS together, and graduated the same class. I never talked to him, but from all I've read about him, he was a very brave/outgoing young man. It's very hard to hear storys like this one in the news. I was also in the Army. I joined The Army National Guard January 2004. I went to BootCamp in November, but never made it through, due to being medically discharged. Landon was a model soldier. God bless him and his family and friends!"
Jeff of Arkadelphia, Ar, U.S.A

"Today is February 1, 2006. It would have been your 20th birthday. I miss and love you. Happy Birthday Bro!
"Rock of the Marne" "Top of the Rock""

"Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear Landon, Happy Birthday to you.

Happy 20th Birthday. I miss you."

"Dear Giles family, My son just informed me of this site. I want to tell I met Landon just before he left fo Iraq. My son,Ssgt Alan Delisle invited me down for the spur ride. Alan introduced me to landon as a good troop. I must say during the time I spent with landon, I was impressed at what a fine young man he was. We spent about a half hour talking. I know he was scared to go to Iraq, but he never let on. We just talked as if we were old friends. As we parted for the night I shook his hand and wished him a speedy and safe return. My son called me shortly after landon was killed. I cried as if he were my son. Your family will be in my prayers. You can be very proud of the man Landon became. He will not be forgotten by the Delisle family."
Paul Delisle of Kent,Ohio,U.S.A

"Hey Baby!
It is so hard to believe that tomorrow we will be spending Thanksgiving without you here with us. I know I talk to you all the time, but I just want to make sure you know, now and always, how much you are missed and loved. As I give thanks tomorrow for all my blessings, I will be giving thanks above all for you. For the time I got to spend with you, for all the fun things we did, for all the precious moments of life we shared. I will also be thankful for your sacrafice and I hope you know we all are. I can't wait to see you again. I love you Landy! Please help us through the holidays show us you are around, we miss you so much. Thank you baby brother."
Jo Jo of Bakersfield, CA

"On this Veteran's Day I want to Thank You for supporting Landon in his decision to serve his country. Although his time was cut short he proved he was destined for great things. He is a true hero that gave the ultimate sacrifice. He will never be forgotten."
Annetta Kellner of 6/8 Cav

"Jenny, i know you have not met me but i knew your brother well. he was a good friend to me.

i met giles when we were in basic together. he was a hell of a guy. i just wanted you to know that your brother talked about you alot. when we got to ft.stewart he was tellin us about you and your husband. he thought that your husband was a really cool guy. he was proud of your husband to be his brother in law. he said he was a real hi speed soldier. he told me about you having leukemia cancer. he said you were doin real good. i hope that is still true. he would always tell stories about him and his sister Jenny. He said you two were always BS'in and hanging out. me and my sisters always fought, but he said he was real lucky when it came to you. you were a real cool sister. One nite we were sittin around talking and naming who we would call if we were in any kind of troulble. No matter what we said he named you. Except if he needed money, then he said he would call your husband. i wish i could give you your little brother back. he sure loved you alot. you was the one he said he could count on. loyalty means alot to us. you meant alot to him, and now you mean alot to us.
anyways, just wanted to tell you how sorry i am. sure doesn't seem right to loose one as good as giles."
6/8 cav soldier of Iraq

"It has been a while since that cold day in February, but I remember it like it was yesterday, and think of it often. I served in 6/8 Cav with Landon. I was on QRF the night it all happened. Landon lived above me in the barracks, and knew some of my friends very well. I cannot honestly say we knew each other, though we crossed paths from time to time. But I want to say that his sacrifice for all of us is something that will never be forgotten. I am truly sorry of your loss, and my prayers are with you all. God Bless."
PFC Thompson, John of Baghdad, Iraq

"It is has been sometime now since Landon has passed, and it seems i think about him more and more. It is so important that people support our troops and the families. Landon's mom, Kim, is a dear friend of mine and everything that people do to support her really touches her heart. She is such a true hearted person and she deserves the very best support and love from everyone. She is being such a strong woman considering the circumstances, but i know that she will always miss her baby boy as will we all. I will always love Landon because he was my first love. Kim will always be special to me and i hope everyone keeps up the caring messages to get her through each day. Thank you, Kristin"
Kristin Vandiver of Houston, TX

"Private Giles, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"I'm a high school friend of the medic who was on scene that tragic day, and I read through the comments on this website..
I can never know what it must be like as the mother...
I can never.
I wanted to let everybody know who knows him,
that his death, was not in vain...its guys like him i will always remember...forever.
As a marine who was in Iraq in 2003, I can not say how much it is in my heart, every time to see the name of an american who has given their all..."
jimmy li of Monterey Park, CA, USA




"Dear Landon: I met your mom, Kim at the TAPS seminar over Memorial Day. She is a dear, sweet lady who is extremely proud of you, and misses you dearly. Although I never met you, I want to thank you for giving of yourself to the cause of freedom--both mine and America's collectively. You served proudly and willingly, and I am forever grateful. I feel privileged to have heard a portion of your life story and of your tour in Iraq. I pray that your soul is at peace, and that your mom will also have that peace as she holds you in her heart forever. Thank you and God Bless You."
Lisa Downs, Love in Motion of San Diego, CA USA

"This is very hard for me to sit down and read all of these messages. Tears build up in my eyes everyday because Landon is so dearly missed by all of us! Thank you all for your supportive words and I love to see how he has effected your lives as much as ours! He was such a great person! And we all have wonderful memories of him! We love you and miss you so much Landon!!"
Cindy Giles, Landon's Step Mother of Conifer, Colorado

"I met you and your daughter at the tree planting ceremony. I can't tell you how sorry I am that you had to loose someone like that. He was very special. Everyone that new him couldn't talk enough about how great he really was. He is one of our hero's and he will never be forgotten. Please know that once your cav. you are always cav. I hope to see you all again when the guys come home. You all will be in my prayers, and my heart forever."
Hope wife of Sgt. Johnson of Fort Stewart Ga

"Dear Giles Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He will be missed by the platoon and 6/8 cav. I wish I had gotten to know him before I left the platoon briefly, but I am told he was a good person."
SSG Tom Robbins and Family of Iraq and Fort Stewart Georgia

"I want to say thank you to all of you who have logged on and posted messages for us. I am Landon's sister Jo. He was the best brother a girl could have. We miss him terribly, but he was a hero, and he died doing what he wanted to do. His void will never be filled. I would love to speak with any of you that may log on and have known landon or served with him. My email is celestialhoney2004@yahoo.com. We couldn't thank you enough for your support to my baby brother. He did this for all of us! Thank you and God Bless"
Jo-Landon's sis of Bakersfield, CA

"my fellow army family I to have a soldier in this unit my prayers and my thoughts go to you . my husband knew these men and he thinks of them every day as i do god bless your family and freinds . and keep smiling for god had better plans for them .sincerly , your army freind ,"
cheryl olinger of nokomis ill

"Little man Giles had a heart of gold, always willing to help a brother in arms out, I will remeber you till the end of time, you are my brother and my friend. 6/8 motars platoon will always love. The grown * man of the platoon."
Pfc Miraglia of west milford nj 07480

"I never really knew Giles, but my fiance, PVT Steinert, knew him since boot camp in Fort Benning. Steinert has told me many awesome stories about their time together. They actually lived across from each other at the barracks in Fort Stewert. I met Giles several times, he was a laid back fun loving man. He told me on one of my visits to see Steinert, that I don't have to worry about my man because he will make sure that he comes home safe... come to find out that the Bradly that Steinert was in was supposed to be the vehicle to be hit but they were moving too fast and the Humvee that Giles was in was hit. This gave me chills when Steinert told me this and all that i could think about is those words that Giles told me before they left for Iraq. I pray for our soldiers every night before bed, and every night I thank Giles for being such a brave, couragous man.

I can't imagine what your family is going through, but I can imagine that Giles is in a wonderful place and he is watching over all of us. In his memory, Steinert plans to get a tattoo for his remembrance. With all of our love and respect, Alissa Smith and Kenneth Steinert"
Alissa Smith and PVT Kenneth Steinert of Bay City, MI / Bagdhad, Iraq

"I met landon a few months ago when i went to see my twin brother Pfc. Guzzetti. When I met Landon i new that he was a great person. Neil and Landon had some great times together. i remember some stories. I was so upset when i found out about him. I hope that you all remember him for the good things that he did in life. like fighting along side my brother in Baghdad. My father and I will never forget Landon."
Annika Guzzetti of East Palestine, Ohio, usa

"I met landon a few months ago when i went to see my twin brother Pfc. Guzzetti. When I met Landon i new that he was a great person. Neil and Landon had some great times together. i remember some stories. I was so upset when i found out about him. I hope that you all remember him for the good things that he did in life. like fighting along side my brother in Baghdad. My father and I will never forget Landon."
Annika Guzzetti of East Palestine, Ohio, usa

"God Bless you and keep you strong through your time of pain. Your son will be missed by all."
Stephanie Silsby of Fort Stewart, GA

"Dear Giles family, I want to tell you how truly sorry I am for your loss.I had the oppurtunity to get to know Landon a little over the past several years and I consider myself very fortunate to have known such an outstanding young man.Landon inspired me with his courage,determination,and his love for others.I will never forget him or the big smile that he seemed to always seem to have on his face.I love you all and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and want to thank all of you for your part in creating such an outstanding young man,soldier,and hero to all of america.I also want to tell any soldier that reads this that you are all heroes to all americans.I pray that every single soldier still fighting for our freedom comes home to their families.It is poeple like you and Landon that make America the best country in the world.Take care of yourselves and each other.May God bless Landon,his family,friends,fellow soldiers,and GOD BLESS AMERICA"
John Rogers of Rogers,AR USA

"Landon, I just wanted to say that you were truly unlike anyone I have ever known.You had remarkable courage and cared so much for other poeple at such a young age.I wish I could have spent more time with you but I am thankful for the time I got.I looked up to you more than you'll ever know.You will always be a hero in my eyes I will never forget you.Thanks for the memories."
John Rogers of Rogers,AR

"We are so sorry to hear of this happening to such a wonderful young man. I cannot imagine your pain, as Landon and my brother are the same age. Actually he is the first person who told me of this tragedy and I could not believe it. My husband is the local Recruiter who actually helped to ship Landon out and he tells me every morning how difficult it is to go out that day and do his job knowing (or not knowing) what is going to happen that day. We are proud of you Landon for everything you have done and we are thinking of each of the family daily. Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything we can do to help ease your pain through this time. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers and we will see you in Heaven."
Ashley Gattin Bowden and Family of 808 Cupp Drive, Arkadelphia, Arkansas

"To Giles and his family and friends-Giles, You are my brother and my hero. What you have done is a truely heroic and honorable thing that nobody will forget. You will always stay in my heart. You have always been a friendly guy to me. Thanks for being a friend to me. I am very saddened to see the loss of Giles. I am praying for all of you to be healed from this tragedy. You should be very proud of what he has done for you and I; giving us freedom. God bless you all."
PFC Chan of Baghdad, Iraq

"Friend and brother, honored as a true American Hero. We love and miss you."
KSalls of Outlaws

"hi im brian kondziela specialist in giles platoon.im sorry for your loss.and i wish there was anything i could have done.
ever since the first day giles came to us you could tell he was a future leader and wanted to learn as much as he could. he was a great soldier. he always did what he was told and never asked questions. i would say you couldnt find a better soldier anywhere. and giles we miss you and love ya. you may be gone but you will for ever be an outlaw.you will always be in my heart."
spc. kondziela of 6/8 mortar platoon

"Hello. My name is Neil Guzzetti. PFC Guzzetti, Neil. I also knew Giles well. We went to Basic together, and we got stationed at the same base. We even ended up in the same little three person barracks.

Giles was a very good friend of mine, we always were having a good time at our barracks. we shared some bad times and some good times. I only knew Landon for almost a year, but would seem like we've known each other for quite sometime. To Kim and Jenny, im very sorry. i wish there was something i could have done. im sorry.

Landon, i will never forget you. You will always stay with me"
PFC. Guzzetti, Neil of Baghdad, Iraq

"To all that are reading this, Hello my name is Timothy Miller. Otherwise know as Pfc. Miller. I knew Giles very well, I remember when i first met at 30th AG in Fort Benning Geogria. We went to basic's together and the got stationed at the same base and in the same platoon.We even lived together in the same house.So you could say that i was with him from the begin.And to those who don't know I was the driver of that humvee that Giles and Choi where in. So you could also say that was with him in the end to.

Giles was the best friend that I ever had. I still remember the days that spend in Fort Stewart in our little 3 person Barracks house. Doing everything with him and always being together. I have been with him though thick and thin since we both started our career in the army. He will always be with me in my thoughts and prayers along with his family. I only got a short time to spend with Giles, but I thank god that he gave me the time that we had together. Its hard for me coping with that fact the he won't be walking in my room just to talk and see what I've been doing, even though I just left his room. He is a hero in my book and though is gone he will not be forgotten.Giles you have made a difference in my life and the lives of many others I'm sure of that. Our memories will live forever in my heart."
Pfc. Miller Timothy of Baghdad, Iraq

"God be with you. I'm so very sorry for your loss, but I appreciate so much those who give their all to our call and do it with honor and courage. No one lives or dies in vain, no matter the reason. I pray for you and your family. God reaches down and gives an unwitting strength when this comes. A strength that was not there the moment before. I know He does. And while life can never be the same for us, we can go on and find a way to make it for ourselves, and perhaps, in our sorrow, touch the life of someone else who suffers. We are made for eternity, and I know our son's call out for us to "Rock On." They were once warriors. Now, it is us, those left behind, that must fight for perhaps even our very own life, so that those around us do not have sorrow added upon sorrow. I will pray for you."
De'on Miller, Proud Mom of L.Cpl. Aaron C. Austin, USMC, KIA April 26, 2004 Fallujah, Iraq of Lovington, NM, USA

"My husband is also with 6-8 CAV. Every solider is a vital part of the unit. He will be greatly missed by all. Our thoughts and paryers go out to you"
The Rollings Family of 6-8 CAV

"To the family of Landon Giles. Our condolences for the loss of your loved one. Landon is a true Hero. May God bless you, the United States of America, and our soldiers who are still fighting for freedom."
Renea & George Woollums of Dallas, NC USA

"dear Giles Family, my husband also serves in 6/8 cav, in B troop. your sons contribution to his country, his unit, and his commitments will be honored for all time to come. he lived the life of a hero by being a son, brother, loved one. he died a hero by being a soldier willing to fight for those who cant fight for themselves. I know he is guiding his comrades to a safe and effective resolution to the conflict he was willing to fight in. you are truly blessed to call him one of your own. my condolences on your loss and my heart felt thank you for giving the world a hero."
christina s. frey of ft stewart, ga

"Thank you Landon for fighting for my country. I appreciate your effort towards the war so much, because i know that i am not brave enough to risk my life for someone else. i am just thankful that your heart was bigger than mine and you put other people first. i can honestly say that you were my first love and i will always remember all of our memories together. From the baseball games to the movies we watched in front of the tv, you always lit up my face with joy. No matter how mad i might be, you would always make me smile. It is so ironic that everytime i visit your grave all i can do is smile. Because i know that you are walking with my savior and it makes me happy to know that you are not alone. i hope that we meet again someday so we can walk the streets of gold together. i will never forget you because you were such a big part of my heart for such a long time. i love you,
Kristin Vandiver of Arkadelphia, AR


"May you find comfort in the enduring beauty of God's world, and in the warmth of happy memories. With the passing of time, may the spirit of acceptance and inner peace enfold you. I will not forget the sacrifice your family made for me.

No one you know....but someone who cares deeply."
Kay Shankles of Fordyce, Arkansas

"I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and kind words about my baby boy. He is a true Americam Hero. So young and so full of life....He taught me many things about life. He was wise beyond his years. My strenghth...Please guide me in the right directions my "Little Luby". You will live every minute of the day in my heart and always be remembered for the sacrifice that you made for me and everyone else in this great counrty.All my love...Mom"
Kimberly Giles of P.O. Box Gurdon, Ar. 71743

"This man, who I met only once, taught me as much about life, humanity and being a man as, perhaps, anyone outside my father. This soldier made a difference, at home and abroad, in this world. He leaves us at 19 but will live forever in our hearts, prayers and lives.

To his family I pray that they are strengthened by our thoughts and prayers. I pray they know they will never be alone, they now have a soldier on watch."
David of Bakersfield, CA

"I feel so honored just to have known Landon. He was a wonderful person. He could make you laugh from across a room. There are many memories that make me laugh when I think of him. But there is one I fondly remember that warms my heart. We were discussing the war one day (actually arguing over his joining the army), and I informed him that he should listen to me because my husband was there and I knew how the Army was, and how they did things. (Not wanting to engage in this particular argument yet again) Landon jumped to another conversation. The word husband had struck his attention, and he began asking why people get married. I explained it was for companionship, belonging, friendship, and mostly just out of love. Landon said, "Well I don't think I'll get married then because I have my mom for all of that." It was the sweetest thing I have ever heard anyone say about another human being in my life. Landon had said it about his mother, Kim. Those were the kind of things that made you just love that child. He was a brave son, brother, cousin, nephew, grandson, and friend to all who knew him. And for those who have gotten to know him through these same people. We all love you Landon! You are a TRUE HERO!"
Johnna Rodgers of Prescott, AR

"My sweet little brother. My hero. I cannot believe you are really gone. No day of my life where I don't think of you and ache for you and miss you. I hope you will stand with me and help guide your nephew, he adored you, as did I. Landon, for your courage you were honored, for your kindnest you revered, and for your life we are grateful. I was so proud of you, still am, I just wish I could tell you myself. Please help me now, because I need you. I will try to take care of your mom in the way you would've wanted.I love you Landy-You were the best brother I could of asked for. Thank you for showing me and the world your light, as I will do my best to follow your beacon into bravery and courage. I will miss so much, Rest easy knowing you were a hero, to your family and the whole country. I love you baby, thank you for what you did, in life and in your ultimate sacrafice, I am better for having known you, and I will try to make you proud like you've made me. Please help, and guide, and know you will always be my baby brother. I can't wait to see again. Until then, rest easy and peacefully. Thank you, I love, I need you, too. Please don't forget that. I love you little brother-always and forever.

Your loving sister,
Jo Jo"
Jo Giles-Landon's sister of Bakersfield, CA

"Great friends are so hard to come by and we couldn’t have asked for someone better than Landon. All the high school football games, hanging out after school, and the weekends playing madden football at Copper Beach are some of our fondest memories we have. We will be thinking of you Landon throughout the days and we are very proud to have a friend who was so courageous serving his country. To his family we would like to say that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will never forget you Landon...."
Chad Blystone & Bill Yearick of Indiana, Pennsylvania

"tragically,this websight is our common bond, uniting us, in our pain and sorrow...may you find strength, in the love of family, and friends...debey"
debey senska of forestburg, south dakota,USA

"Our hearts go out to everyone who feels the loss of LANDON. We had only heard stories of this fine young man and patriot. Yet we were devastated by the news. The pain of his loss will be with many of us for a long time. May God bless Landon and his family."
Michael, Laurie, and the Zulfa Family of Bakersfield, Ca

"There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

""No greater love has one man for another than this -- that he lays down his life for another" - Jesus

Landon - You are a hero to all of us. Thank you for paying the ultimate price to ensure our freedom and the freedom of the citizens of Iraq. We love you and will miss you.
- cousin Robert"
Robert Green of Little Rock, AR

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

"To the bravest most courageous man I have ever known, my little brother. Landon I am glad to have had 19 wonderful years with you. You were more than my brother, you were my best friend. There are no words to express the sense of pride that comes with being your sister. But I had that long before you joined the Army. I will see you again Landon. I hope they pitch horeshoes in heaven. My heart hurts so much, but I know you were doing what you truly wanted to do. I am lucky to be your sister, but I am honored to be your friend. You are truly a hero. Sleep with the angels. Love your sister, Jenny

I would like to thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers for my family. I know that God will give us strength and see us through this. We thank you for your kind words. There is some comfort in knowing that this is what Landon wanted to do. He was 14 when he decided he wanted to join the Army. He wanted to be an Infantryman. He enlisted at 17 in the delayed entry program. I went to Ft. Stewart to see him off the morning he left for Iraq. When I said I didn't want him to go he said to me, "Jenny it is better I go over there and something happen to me than any man who has a wife and a family." When I said how much I would worry about him he replied "Don't worry about me, just be proud of me." He was an amazing person and I am so sorry for those who never knew him. May God bless each of you and keep your families safe."
Jennifer Giles of Arkadelphia, AR

Walk hand in hand with the Lord our loved one!!
You are so dearly missed!!
We Love You!!"
Aunt Dee, Uncle Dave, Granny & DJ of Arkadelphia, AR

"Thank you Landon Giles, 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 Pvt. Landon Giles:
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 Landon 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 Pvt. Landon Giles:
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 Landon, 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