Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Eric W. Morris

31, of Sparks, Nevada.
Morris died in Tal Afar, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Stryker military vehicle. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Washington. Died on April 28, 2005.

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"You are in my thoughts and on my mind. You taught me so much and the most important thing you taught me was that experience is more important than concepts. You are missed and I was truly blessed and highly favored to have you in my life."
Doug Cone of Pocatello, Idaho

"Hey Mo , just wanted you to know I was thinking about you . Rest easy ,brother ."
Joe Coffey of Charlotte , NC

"It's been 8 years and I have 2 things to say. 1 I love you more today as I did the day we married. And 2 I miss you more and more everyday. Wish you were here I have so much to say and I need to have your input. LOVE YOU you will always be josmo as I will be mosjo Always."
Jolene (PROUD WIFE) of Sparks Nevada

"Baby I wasn't able to get to see you for fathers days because of my broken hip. So I wanted to say HAPPY FATHERS DAYS. To the best dad ever. We love and miss you so much. More then you can imagine. Your heart is with us and the memories will always be there. And you will never ever be forgotten. I love and Miss you. More today then yesterday and more tomorrow then today. <3"
Proud wife(love you) of Sparks

"Want to say I miss you and love you so much. Happy Father's Day and happy birthday. :(. You are and always will be the best thing that has happened to me. And until we meet again I love you"
Jolene (wife) of Sparks

"Man cant believe its been its been almost 8 years. Still think about us hanging out and having fun. We love ya and miss you. HI JO."
Chris Rowland of Kansas

"In this day 7 years ago my life changed for the worse, but as time goes by I know that although it was the worst, it is a blessing to have such a great man watch over me at all time and to keep me save....and to watch over his kids and keep them safe and guide them down the road to greatness...
Today after the memoral service they had in Fernley, It was so ironic that I heard our song... AMAZED... Lonestar and I knew at that moment that you were thinking of me just as I was thinking of you.. and everytime I hear that song I know at that moment you are saying you love and miss us dearly... I love you Eric Morris and I always will.... You are my soul always will be... Till we meet again my love ......I love you"
JOlene (wife) of Sparks, NV

"In this day 7 years ago my life changed for the worse, but as time goes by I know that although it was the worst, it is a blessing to have such a great man watch over me at all time and to keep me save....and to watch over his kids and keep them safe and guide them down the road to greatness...
Today after the memoral service they had in Fernley, It was so ironic that I heard our song... AMAZED... Lonestar and I knew at that moment that you were thinking of me just as I was thinking of you.. and everytime I hear that song I know at that moment you are saying you love and miss us dearly... I love you Eric Morris and I always will.... You are my soul always will be... Till we meet again my love ......I love you"
JOlene (wife) of Sparks, NV

"On this day 6 years ago I was told my life would forever change, who knew that you would be taken from us... I love you more today then yesterday and I miss you more today then yesterday.... You are not only a hero but you are a husband, friend, father, and soulmate and always will be no matter what,, till the day we meet again my love R.I.P."
Jolene Morris (WIFE) of Sparks, nv

"Hello, I'm very sorry because have lost your son, the brave Fallen keen to defend freedom and freedom of Tal Afar, Iraq, I thank you all, and ask God to forgive us all"
ali zubair of iraq/talafer

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY.you are 37 now turning into an old man yet you look so young still......LOVE YOU BABY always and forever,,, till we meet again.. I LOVE YOU and the girls LOVE YOU and MISS You always.... they have their daddy bears which connects your sould together. you are our strength from up above as you watch over us.. we see you and feel ou all around. happy birthday baby ....."
Jolene Wife of sparks,nv

"You even in your absence still manage to provide me with strength you without a doubt are the best friend I could have ever asked for"
kaleb of reno

"Baby I miss you and today is a very important day in my life because of what happened to our country today Sept 11 in 2001 you went back into the Army to defend your country and because of what you beleived in you lost your life for your country and for that I am sad I lost you but I am also PROUD of you BABY you died doing every american should do,,, DEFEND THEIR HONOR AND COUNTRY..... WE LOVE you and MISS you Deeply. I will see you again my beloved HERO"
Jolene Morris ( PROUD WIFE of a HERO) of Reno, NV

"Hey baby Miss You more everyday you are away from me. Happy Fathers Day, Veterans Day and July 4th.The girls are enjoying their summer of course they are excited about going into 6th grade. LOVE YOU BABY ALWAYS Never Forget that."
Mosjo (Jolene , Wife ) of Reno,Nevada

"Went to pyramid to fish the other day wasn't quite the same without you being there miss you"
kaleb of reno, nv

"April 16, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Eric W. Morris:
Eric 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 Eric,
It has been what seems like a long time since you have been gone. It's so very strange to not see or hear about your antics anymore (LOL ). You are sorely missed by so many here and not a day goes by that you aren't in our hearts. There are many hero's today, but you are ours. Thank you for all you are and all you did to fight for us all. Happy Veterans Day Cuz.."
Teri ( Proud cousin and friend) of Sparks, Nevada

"hey bro was thinking of you today and good of a friend you are. miss you can't wait to see you again.I'll never forget the time that guy left you with the keys to his truck at that bar on virginia st. and showed up at your aunt dee's the next day looking for his keys back.Nor shall I forget your intensity love you bro miss you"
Kaleb Albot of Overgaard,AZ

"OMG the Dorritos and cottage cheese!! Jo, we still eat that to this day, what great memories. Hang in there girl, we miss you and think of you and Mo often"
Emily Baack of Fort Stewart GA

"To the family of:Eric W.Morris I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief. He died a hero defending freedom and we are so grateful for anyone defending our freedom.
Know that I am praying for the peace of God that surpasses all understanding for you and that one day we will all meet in Heaven where we will rest in the arms of Jesus.
If you need someone to talk to or someone to pray with please call my Pastor at Gateway Community Church, Reverand John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd Covington Ga. 30016 Phone 770- 787- 1015 (fax)770-787-8215.Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew"

"HAPPY VALENTINES DAY Baby I really wish you were here. I talked to greg and he is getting married on Oct 18 of this year to a wonderful gal that I feel is his soulmate as you are mine and always will be. I will be going of course you will be there as well looking over the whole thing. LoVE YOU the girls love you and miss you as well they made valentines stuff for you. well baby until I write again LOVE YOU more everyday and HAPPY VALENTINES DAY gain baby....."
Jolene ( PROUD WIFE & soulmate) of Reno,NV

"Hey Eric,
Unfortunately I never got the chance to meet you. I did however get the wonderful opportunity to meet your amazing family. That wife of yours is something else. She is so many things that I wish I could be. I meat her at school and she has been in our hearts every since. I don't know how she does it. I do know one thing she can't wait to be with you again. Your girls are so smart and beautiful. You all will be together again soon."
Heather Rogers of Ft. Lewis, Wa

"Baby MERRY CHRISTMAS it is the 3rd Christmas I have had without you and I dont like it. I miss you and the girls miss you very much we love you baby I LOVE you more today then yesterday and Ill love you more tomorrow then today............"
Jolene ( PROUD WIFE & soulmate) of Reno,NV

"Hey BABY we miss you and are going to see you tomarrow ,yes of course we are bringing the usual... Chyna had a bad day yesterday she will tell you all about it when we see you....... I have so much to tell you I know you know whats going on but it would still be nice to talk to you.. I LOVE YOU you are always here for me even though you are in a better place..... Everyone is doing good......Im sick today so I am heading to bed I know I will see you when I close my eyes so until we meet in my dreams......LOVE you baby"
Jolene ( PROUD WIFE & soulmate) of Reno,NV

"i miss you so much uncle eric... i need someone to talk to.. jojo is always busy so i cant talk to her.. i miss you so much.. i love you uncle eric"
ur favorite niece jean of reno.nv

"Baby well today is the 28 of Aug and it has been 2 years and 4 months since I talked to you last, today we met with President Bush it was a happy day he loved the girls, everyone there including Aunt Dee got to have a pic with Bush alone , me and the girls had a family one done then he asked if it was ok to have one with just the girls..... It was nice and I can even say BABY I was speechless when I meet him even when he gave me a hug I was still speechless it took a while to warm up and realize he is just like everyone else.. Aunt Dee impressed him by telling him she drove BIG trucks and a Harley........LOVE YOU and MISS YOU DEEPLY ALWAYS my SOULMATE..........."
PROUD WIFE Jolene Morris of Reno,NV


"HAPPY FATHERS DAY today we went to have breakfast with you and of course brought you your fav drinks the girls hope you love the gifts they made at school they love and miss you as do I I LOVE YOU BABY."
Jolene Morris (PROUD WIFE ), Chyna, Chyan (PROUD DAUGHTERS) of Reno, Neveda

Today is Memorial Day and you are in my thoughts more then ever ok its alway more everyday.......Love you baby"
Jolene Morris (PROUD WIFE ), Chyna, Chyan (PROUD DAUGHTERS) of Reno. NV

Its been 2 years and I still feel you are away in Iraq still, hoping you will return oneday. The girls miss you more and more everyday they draw pic of you and us for you.I keep your memory alive by talk about you every chance I get,I make people think about what is going on over there even if they dont want to that too is keeping you alive in me. I miss you you are still my rock, my soulmate and the wind beneath my wings you are JOSMO always.Till we meet again baby I LOVE you WE love you."
Jolene Morris (PROUD WIFE ), Chyna, Chyan (PROUD DAUGHTERS) of Reno. NV

"Hey man, Its been a while and I still remember the the good ole times we had back in germany. i miss you alot. I learned alot from you. Everytime I Put on my uniform I think of you and what you did to make sure we are free. I miss you alot. I will never forget you"
SGT Rowland of Ft Eustis

"Baby,Happy Birthday and a very special valentines day. I had a dream about you,the sun was shinning the girls were playing and we were happy I LOVE you and YOUR girls LOVE you and MISS you deeply.They hope you are enjoying the candy and treats they leave for you.We love you and talk about how proud we are of you and we know you are always with us the girls even see you and know when you are there..... I LOVE MY JOSMO 4Ever
Mosjo(PROUD Wife)"
Mosjo (PROUD Wife) of Reno. NV


"hey uncle eric im just stoppin by to say happy birthday.. i love you and i miss you... your always in my prayers. i will never forget you.. i love you.
ur favorite neice"
Jean of Reno,NV

"My name is Ms. Galt, I am saddened to hear of Sgt. Eric's passing in Iraq. I am his niece's teacher (Jean F.) and she is so proud of her Uncle for the sacrifice he made for our freedom and country. I send my deepest condolences to his family and friends. He didn't die in vain and based on this site he is very loved by many and he will never be forgotten."
Ms. Galt of Reno, NV

"Eric, I dont know you but I did get to meet your wife and daughters, and your wonderful neice Jean (My Bestfriend).My Name is Anna Jones. I wish i would have actually got to meet you. from the things i was told about you, from everyone you were wonderful. And I thank you for what you did for us. My Brother and Dad Are both in Iraq right now. I know that my dad knows who you are (from everything JoJo has told us) and my dad was very thankful and gladly appricative of what you have done for us. THANK YOU SGT. ERIC W. MORRIS"
Anna Jones of Fort Lewis, Washington

"hey uncle eric, i still have not gotten over the fact that ur never coming back. it is still really really really hard for me... i talk about you to some of my friends but that is it.. i dont talk to any body about it cuz its hard for me to face the fact that my uncle is never coming back.. i think about you all the time uncle eric... well i love you unlce eric N your always on my mind.. i will never forget you.. uncle eric you were the best uncle that i have ever had.. you were my best friend.. i love you N i miss you.
love you proud neice
Jean of Reno, NV

"In response to the Eric Morris add campaign in Nevada and his wife's search for meaning and answers and the fact that not one Nevada politician sent a representative or attended his funeral. Gibbons did nothing for me either.
My father was killed in Vietnam. He is the only US Olympic Medal winner ever Killed in a war. The Army was my father's career. He served his country well. Ironically, in 1965 and 1966 at the request of the US State Dept., my father served as a coach training the Iraqi Olympic Boxing team. After years of frustrating research about my own father's death in Vietnam, I contacted Gibbons for help. I explained that my father's life had just been featured in an 8 page ESPN article and my frustration after nearly 4 decades of my family trying to resolve inuendos and rumors involving my father's death in Vietnam. This was four months ago and the only response I have ever received was one asking me to visit Gibbon's WEB Site. I know that Gibbons is probably very busy in his re-election campaign, but bravo for the wife of Eric Morris for doing what she is doing. When a young father of children loses his life for his country it is appropriate for Cogressional leaders to acknowledge in the form of correspondence the family's grief. Shame on you Gibbons. The Army will set up an entire staff to correspond and research for the family of Pat Tillman but familys like mine and the Morriss family they could care less about. Mrs. Morriss should continue on her search to find answers because only the squeeky wheel gets the grease. Rcarmod@yahoo.com"
Robert Carmody of Reno, NV

"I want to say that you have been heavy on my heart lately Eric and I miss you dearly. I think about you and your family all the time. It was raining the other night and it reminded me of the '97 flood and the party that I had at my place on the river...and how you got called to duty, you went with out so much as 1 complaint....I was also thinking about the time I accidently ran over your foot right after I got my drivers license...LOL. I am still SO freaking sorry! You grew up to be such a wonderful husband and father. I am so proud to have known you. I saw the ad you did Jo. It was amazing. I was getting ready for work and watching the news and I saw the picture montage of Eric on the screen, you spoke beautifully. I cried. I just want you guys to know that I think about you guys all the time and that I know Eric will always be watching over you. Love always, Jen"
Jen Bluemer-Miller of Reno NV

Man i was just reading on this site remembering my soldiers and thats when i saw your picture. I started thinking back when we were roomates in ft hood, and when you met Jo. That month in April was a tough one as i lost three other buddies. I never knew that you were even there then. I cant believe that i just found out more than a year later. well i changed my mos and now i am infantry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Jo. Im sure that those little girls miss you so much, although they probably arent that little anymore. Jo if you need anything or just want to talk we are here for you. SGT Jeremy and Emily Baack"
jeremy baack of Ft stewart GA

"Baby it is getting closer to Fathers Day and we miss you more and more everyday. daddy i love you very much love chyna. daddy i miss you and i love you very much love chyan . HAPPY FATHERS DAY Baby love you and miss you more and more everyday and I think of you and wonder what you are thinking and what you are doing and hope you are still ok me and the girls are all ok and we aree doing good. You are my HERO BABY and always will be all of our HERO.
Love you
Proud Wife of SGT. Eric Morris Reno, NV
2/9/74 - 4/28/05"
Jolene of Reno, NV

"I miss you man. I saw Jo before i left ft. lewis she seemed to be doing good. i wish we had more time together. i want your daughters to know that their dad was the most respectable man i have ever met. and the man with the biggest heart. u are not forgotten my prayers go to your family. i wish them all the best. Man i miss u!"
kyle drobny of moscow ID

"Baby as the year has gone by I sit back and think about you ALL the time it has been the worst year of my life yet at the same time it has been the best I realized I am stronger then I thaught I would have ever been. You will always be my soul,my light my dreams and my every being YOU are MY hero and I love you soo much and more every day you are missed but I know at the same time I will see you again I see you everyday you have guided me since your passing and you have guided me in the direction you want me to go and the direction I should go.You are a great husband,father,friend,grandson,nephew,uncle,brother you gave us all something noone can ever take away you gave us your all you gave me something that NOONE can ever replace or take from me and that was you and your love I love you BABY , Chyan and Chyna love and miss daddy and they are proud of their HERO they give you kisses every night as alway. I am and always will be the PROUD WIfe of SGT. ERIC W. MORRIS"
Jolene PROUD WIFE of SGT ERIC. W. MORRIS 2/9/74 - 4/28/05 of Reno, NV this is where he is SAFE

"Eric your time with us was short, but you had a great impact on the platoon. I remember the day you showed up in Tal Afar, and how I was happy that we had gotten an Iraq vet instead of another new guy who didnt know what was going on. Your Soldiers took to you quickly, you fit right in with everyone. What amazed me was that you were pushing to get out in the fight right away even though you had just spent 18 months over there, that was the type of person you were, you never thought of yourself, always everyone else. You always made the best of every situation. The 28th of April will always stand out in my mind. Not a day goes by that I dont think of you and what happened. You gave everything for me and the rest of the platoon. I remember talking to you that morning, and I would give anything to have known that it would be the last time we would speak to each other. You will always be my Brother, and you will never be forgotten. Someday, we will see each other again, in that special place God has for Soldiers. I miss you Bro.
To the family and friends of Eric: Eric was a Hero, a Leader, Friend and too many other great things for me to list here. I am truly blessed for having the opportunity to serve with him in combat. My words cannot express the sorrow in my heart, and how deeply sorry I am for your loss."
SSG Chris Oliver of Fort Lewis, WA

"Baby ,Happy Valentines day, and Happy Birthday. We love and miss you deeply you are in my dreams each night and my thaughts each day."
Jolene Proud wife of Eric of Reno, NV

"Hi Eric we love and miss you deeply, you are always in our thoughts and hearts. YOU RAN WITH THE PACK AND DID'NT PISS LIKE A PUPPY!!! The I-5 will roll on and you will be there with your brothers in arms always. OOO-RAH we miss you"
love Aunt Dee Uncle Brian of Sparks Nv

"SGT Morris,
Just wanted to let you know i was thinking of you this holiday season. Think about you often and just wanted to let you know your not forgotten. You will never be forgotten by me."
SSG Dagostio of Ft Knox KY

"hi uncle i just whanted to say happy fauther's day and i love u so much"
jeffrey sawtell of Reno Nv

"Eric you are and will always be my heart, soul and my inspiration in life.I miss you more and more everyday your GIRLS miss you more and more everyday.You will always be there by my side in what I do, where ever I go and where ever I may go, I hear you everyday.I love you BABY and your GIRLS love you.You will always be remembered as a GREAT husband,father, my best friend, and the best soldier I have ever seen.You had me from hello and till we meet again may our souls be together."
Proud Wife of Sgt Eric Morris, Jolene of Fort Lewis, WA

"To Eric
You are the Greatest Brother And Uncle anyone could ask for..We miss you soo deeply and there is not one second that goes by in our days that you my brother are not a part of.Your dedication to our family was incedible just like you.We love & miss you"
Tina,Jeff,Stephani,Jean,&j.c. of reno,nevada

"To the Morris family I am so sorry for your loss I know how you are feeling. My brother is Lt. Edens. Your son was a hero and I hope that we can all get through this. God Bless you all and I am so sorry for your loss. Eric will be missed and never Forgotten by me."
Nikki Edens of Bradyville Tn

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

"Hey man, just found out last night and am still in shock. When you were my soldier in Iraq, you were one that I counted on to ensure that that tasks I handed down were accomplished to the best of our guys abilities. If you said it was done, or couldnt be done, I believed your word. I remember seeing your chessy goofy smile as you came back from Kuwait the first time you tried to leave after we got extended. You had a big smile on your dirty, scruffy face after the two or three day ride through the desert to get back to us. I was glad to see you, but felt bad you guys got sent back to us when you were so close to flying home. I just want to say thanks for everything you did for both me and your country. You will be missed but never forgotten. I just wish I could have convinced you to go to the SSG board like you deserved but didnt desire. You were just happy doing your job. I know how much your family and especially your twins meant to you; to them I can only say how sorry I am for your loss, your dad/husband was a good man with a good heart, he was always making us laugh and was somebody we could count on to have our backs."
SSG Dagostino of Ft. Knox, KY

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. We will forever honor your Hero.
The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the sacrifice that was made and we will NEVER FORGET.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer ans SSGT Larry Mays and family of Massillon, Ohio

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

"To my beloved friend Sgt Eric Morris and family. I am so very sad for the loss of not only a friend but someone I considered a part of my family. Eric was one of the most generous people I have ever met. He could put a smile on your face when you thought nothing in the world could. He was so full of life and love. His wife and kids where everything to him. Eric you will always be in my thoughts and prays. I will always love you for being such a big part of my life and family. I will always remember all the GOOD GAMES and the good times our familys have had spent together. Jo I will always be here for you and the girls just remember that. I LOVE YOU AND THE GIRLS with all my heart. You have and always be in my prays. Why does bad things have to happen to good people? I am so sorry for your loss."
Rowland Family of Ft. Eustis VA

"eric you wre there when i needed u and we served togather the firsr time we went i thought i wouldnever find a good like you.we also spent 3 years in germany.i lovu. and to your wife and kids me and my family is here for u"
spc rowland of newportnews VA

"Thank you Eric Morris, 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 Sgt. Eric Morris:
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 Eric 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 Sgt. Eric Morris:
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 Eric, 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