Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Johnnie V. Mason

32, of Rio Vista, Texas.
Mason died in Al Mahmudiyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. He was assigned to the 717th Ordnance Company, 184th Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Detachment), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on December 19, 2005.

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"SSG Mason. I did not know you. But from what I can put together, you were responsible for helping bring my son home, for this I will be eternally grateful.
Thank you for your service, rest in peace.

Michael O'Connor. Rincon Georgia"
Michael O'Connor of Rincon, Georgia, USA

"To the family of:Johnnie V. Mason
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""

"December 13, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Johnnie V. Mason:
Johnnie 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

"You are a hero Johnnie. You will never be forgotten."
Jessica Kitchens of Rio Vista, Texas

"I had the pleasure of being one of Johnnie's Team Members in Iraq. He is a hero and will not be forgotten."
Chris Sager of Fort Campbell, KY

"hey johnnie, you were the first crewchief i flew with after i came into aviation. the second is also on this website, Scott Rose. i hadnt seen you in a few years when you went from us, but i was in iraq as well, i am still. i am for sorry for your loss and for the loss of your family."
CW2 Adam Maltby of COB Speicher, Iraq

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

"I am truly sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and strength in the mercy of God.

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

"Thank you Johnnie Mason, 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 Staff Sgt. Johnnie Mason:
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 Johnnie 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 Staff Sgt. Johnnie Mason:
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 Johnnie, 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