Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Lex S. Nelson

21, of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Nelson died in Tikrit, Iraq, when he fell from a guard tower. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on December 12, 2005.

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I will never forget that conversation we had in those last few hours. You were a great and wonderful influence on all of our lives, it was a great honor knowing you and the man that you had become in front of my very own eyes. I wish your family all the blessings in the world."
SGT Malone, Calvin

"Re: SPC Lex Nelson

I represent PRAYER SHAWLS 4 FALLEN SOLDIERS (PS4FS), an organization that since October 2007 has sent over 2,700 prayer shawls to military families who have lost a loved one. We are an organization of over 240 groups from all over the country. We make every effort to reach families even when post cards are returned after they have moved. Would you kindly send me a contact email/address so that we may send a loving hand made prayer shawl to the family? Thank you!

Cozette Haggerty, Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers
Email: ps4fs@charter.net
Website Address: http://webpages.charter.net/ps4fs/shawls"
Cozette Haggerty of Wilbraham, MA USA

"December 7, 2008
To the family of Spc. Lex S. Nelson:
Lex 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

"Nelson, brother I will never forget the nights in the phone center when people would not get off and you would thunder out, 1 MIN, and they did not get off, you would stand over them and say TIME IS UP!! I will never forget the times we had out on the front gate watching the traffic go by, or the times you had to fix my radios when I was on the way out the gate, running late. You always made us laugh, finding good in everthing, even though we were miles from home. In my eyes you are the TRUE HERO. HERO'S make the sacrifice. You will be missed but not forgotten brother. We all love you."
SSG Glass of FT. Huachuca, AZ

"It was the saddest day in all of our lives the day that Lex sacrificed his own life for out country. But we have cried and smiled on every day in his memory. Nelson was our brother, friend and now our HERO!. No one was more proud to be a member of the 'commo' platoon at Ft Stewart and now no one is missed more. There is no way to describe the mixture of pain and joy that his smile still brings to our lives. It was an honor to know him"
Ashley Anderson of 3rd I.D 1-41 Fa 1st plt COMMO

"To Nelson's family: I loved nelson like a brother, when my ex-husband was stationed at Ft. Stewart, I think Lex stayed at my house more than he did the barracks. I always loved it because he was just like my little brother and it reminded me of home. He really was a great guy, and always talked about his family! No one could get over the fact that he came from such a large family!!! I wish he could have gone on to live a long healthy life, he would've made a great dad!!(he always loved playing with my daughters) But God had other plans for him, and he's in a better place!! All of our thought's and prayers are with you all, and may God bless you for the sacrifice that you all have made!!!"
Rebecca, Skyler, Isabella Belbin of Statesville, N.C.

"Nelson, I'll never forget you man. I'll always remember the good times on QRF, hanging out waiting for a mission. To Nelson's family, I am sorry for your loss, Lex was a great guy and he will always be in my thoughts."
SPC Helsel Jason M. of Ft. Campbell, KY.

"To the family of:Lex S. Nelson 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"

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

"I am deeply saddened for your loss. I hope you are able to find comfort and strength in God's grace.

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

"Thank you Lex Nelson, 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 Spc. Lex Nelson:
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 Lex 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 Spc. Lex Nelson:
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 Lex, 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