Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Christopher M. McCrackin

20, of Liverpool, Texas.
McCrackin died of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces during Operation Steel Curtain in New Ubaydi, Iraq. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). He was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on November 14, 2005.

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"I saw your memorial today at the courthouse of your letter you wrote to your mother the day before you died. Here I am doing jury duty for my country while you gave the ultimate sacrifice so I can do so. My deepest condolences to your family. Rest in peace brother"
Kyle of Lake Jackson, TX

"Stand Easy Brother, we have the watch."
Michael Anthony Trevino of Statesboro, GA

"I love you man"
Jake Lueck of Rowlett tx

"To the family of:Christopher M. McCrackin
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 miss you so much brother, but I know you are watching over all of us. Thank you for everything"
Timothy Kennedy of Hollywood, CA

"To the McCrackin Family: 11/10/10 I wear Chris' photo pin on my school ID every day as I have since 2005. Every time someone asks me about his photo which is almost daily, I am reminded to pray for your family and for all of our troops and their families. With sincere gratefulness for his service and sacrifice,"
Laurie Chernosky of Sugar Land, Texas

"To the McCrackin Family: 11/10/10 I wear Chris' photo pin on my school ID every day as I have since 2005. Every time someone asks me about his photo which is almost daily, I am reminded to pray for your family and for all of our troops and their families. With sincere gratefulness for his service and sacrifice,"
Laurie Chernosky of Sugar Land, Texas

"I miss you brother, i carry your words of encouragement until my day comes. I'll never let you be forgotten"
Roberto Torres of Houston, TX

"November 15, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Christopher M. McCrackin:
Christopher 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


As we prepare to honor all the fallen heros on Memorial Day 2008, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. There is not a day that goes by that that you are not mentioned by someone from 2/1. Your bravery has set a high standard for all who serve.

Thinking of you."
G Ferrata of Houston, Texas

"As I sit here thinking of you I get to thinking of saying Thank You for all you have given up for us but it doesnt seem to be enough. I am proud to have known you even though we were not that close. I know that you are watching over us each and everyday. We miss you so much. There are no final good byes just see you laters. See you again one day. We miss and love you."
Nicole Mullins of Alvin, Texas

"I want to say thank you. For everything. You stood up for me once while we were in school and that meant more to me than I was ever able to say. Goin to Iraq was to protect us all and for that I'm even more grateful. I miss you though we were never close. I hope heaven is doin you right. Thank you again!"
Kristyn Dennis of Alvin, Tx

"I love you miss you so much! I miss you so much BROTHER!"
jake lueck of okinawa japan

"Chris i only regret we didn't get to know each other more. I do know that you are my hero in soo soo many ways you will never know how much you touched my life. I am so blessed to have had you if only for a brief moment in my life
love you always!!!"
Shannon Browning of Alvin, Tx The wonderful USA

"Chris, We miss you so much! Even though I didnt meet you personaly. Kyle thinks about you daily. I know youre watching us now and watching over our unborn baby. I cant believe its due on the 2nd anniversary of your funeral. We think its going to be a girl and your are going to make big bad kyle turn into a softy!!! WE love you!"
Chrystal Towsend-Swaggard of Groton, Ct (Submarine Capital of the World!

"I remember your eager face....the proud right rifle guard for the American flag on the color guard of Alvin H.S. Marine Corps ROTC with my daughter holding the staff of that flag....rest in peace trooper."
LTC (RET) Wayne J. Sabo of Manvel, Texas

"We think of you daily, we silently thank you for your sacrifice. I look at your picture everyday wishing Brandon would walk in the door excitingly telling me that you'll be in town soon. Brandon turned 21 a few days ago and I know his thoughts turned to you and the rest of you boys who were in ROTC together. He planned on turning 21 with his buddies by his side, just as you all did. So much is different now. I receive emails about supporting our troups and about missing our fallen soldiers. I cry, my heart breaks all over again. I pray for your beautiful baby boy who is just as handsome as you. What I wouldn't give for you to still be with us. I know you are with our Lord now, but you are missed deeply. You will never be forgotten in our home. We love you Chris. May 23, 2007"
Susan Goodwin of Santa Fe, Texas

"Thanks you for everything you've done Chris. From middle school, up to serving in one of our nation's armed forces. You are my hero. I owe you something that can never be paid back. It was a true honor knowing you and I do miss you. I hope to tell my kids about you sometime. Thank you."
Wilber Umanzor of Houston, Texas

"I miss you more and more every day Christopher, you are always in my thoughts. Love you...your sister"
Selene McCrackin of Alvin, TX/USA


"You were just a Boy, Taken from us so young. My heart will always hold a place for you and that crooked smile! You always could melt my heart and seeing Ethan smile today gets me just as your's did then... I can never forget the boy who convinced me to love again <3 Stefanie Munoz"
Stefanie A. Munson *USMC Wife* of Houston, Texas

"God bless you chris!! we used to have so much fun when we would go play paintball before we all graduated. I am now taking your place as i am at camp pendleton recieving my final training and taking all my schools. I will always miss you!"
Pfc. Munson Wright of San Diego,California

"Though I didn't know Christopher as a good friend, I considered him a friend as I have known his family for many years. I do know he was a good man, son, father and husband. Christopher was doing what he loved to do...being a soldier. He believed in what he was doing in OIF and gave the ultimate sacrifice doing so.

Godspeed Christopher. I will miss you. I will honor you. You and your family will always be in my prayers. I give the utmost gratitude for what you have done for our Country."
Brian Butts of Magnolia, TX

"Thank you Christopher McCrackin, 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 Lance Cpl. Christopher McCrackin:
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 Christopher 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 Lance Cpl. Christopher McCrackin:
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 Christopher, 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