Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Tracy L. Melvin

31, of Seattle, Washington.
Melvin died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Melvin was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany. Died on August 6, 2006.

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"Thinking of Tracy and his family on this Memorial Day Weekend 2022. I served with Tracy in Charlie Guard (The Old Guard) and remember him as an outstanding Soldier."
Roger Crombie of Alexandria, VA

"Man SSG Melvin it was an honor serving with you in (A 2-6 IN) I remember when I heard the news of your passing rest easy my brother. (Supply)dude.."
SSG Stephens of Fort Hood TX

"Hello Tre,Been 8 years but the hurt is still really bad.I wish Iraq was free , but it is a mess.WE NEED TO LET THEM FIGHT THEIR OWN BATTLE WITH EACH OTHER NOT US.Mom and I miss you very much. Love Dad and Mom"
Billy Swindle of Seattle Wash

"good man, smart, tried to learn every combat job skill he could."
SPC Fleming 2-6 Fist

"To the family of Tracy Melvin. I served with Tracy in The Old Guard. He was a great soldier, and a good friend. His death came as a shock to me. We always called him Sergeant Major. He loved the Army. He kept books from other special forces units from around the world. He always trying to be a better soldier. I'll never forget him. You're always in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you."
Rodney Harvey of Dallas, TX, USA

"Melvin. I will miss you, my friend. I'm honored that I had the pleasure of serving with you. I am proud of you. HAHAHA. SSG Melvin? I remember when you were a private. I Love you, my friend. Charlie Guard!"
A.Young of Skopje, Macedonia

"To the family of:Tracy L. Melvin 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"

"July 3, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Tracy L. Melvin:
Tracy 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

"Thank you Staff Sergeant Melvin for all you taught me. It was an honor serving under you."
Joel Sweeney of Phoenix, AZ

"missing you loads you were a very good friend to me and im never going to forget u xx"
michelle of uk

"still missing you every day,everybody does.you gave your life in order to help the lives of others,you were and will always be a wonderfull friend."
caroline of germany

"Dear Tracy L Melvin thannks for all you did for our great nation the usa you are indeed ahero words can not explain how much of a hero you were and you are your name , your courage, your heart and your true patriotism will always be graved in my heart and millions of us, my condolences to the love ones, may god bless your soul Tracy. and you are shinning among us."
tirdad of nashville tennessee

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Unity Is Strength"(6th Inf. Motto)"

"good ol trey,
hey man its me use to be sgt bortz but now its mr.bortz. yup. ne ways, well damn man i cant believe what went down but you know, i learned on the homefront when u were over there what happend to you but hey man, you were an OUTSTANDING NCO. i am honored i got to serve w/you in your plt even though i could care less for the rest of sum of em but you were among the best in my mind. i always looked towards you as a leader. i'd much rather have been your tmldr rather than working for ferg. i will always remember the good ol times in the BEQ out in Neubrucke. lots of good times. oh yeah. but thank you for all you have done, showed me and taught me when i was under you. it is soldiers like you @ heart that keep this nation free, you made the ultimate sacifrice by giving your life, you are the badass soldier in my mind, you fought for what you believed in and never 2nd guessed yourself. youre spirit is strong and alive. always on top of everything. i will always remember the good w/you. now it is your time to rest and for the rest of us,...all we have to do is move on until we meet again my friend. take care of yourself buddy.

kenny bortz"
kenny bortz of loganville, GA

You were a great example for young soldiers and Nco`s. I loved having you as one of my privates and talking to you about our great heroes from the past and now you are one of them! You are greatly missed and we are in debt to you and all others who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Your family should be very proud of you and I`m very sorry for their loss, but I know you died doing what you truly believed in and loved. God bless you !"
Rod Gardner of Eugene, Oregon

"I served with Melvin while assigned to the Old Guard. He was a hard working soldier who kept his nose clean. I know he died doing what he loved. My condolences to you all."
of Richmond, VA

"missing you ,you were a good friend.will never forget you."
caroline of england

"Thank you Tracy Melvin, 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. Tracy Melvin:
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 Tracy 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. Tracy Melvin:
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 Tracy, 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