Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Travis L. Nelson

41, of Anniston, Alabama.
Nelson died in Baghdad, Iraq, as a result of enemy small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on December 10, 2005.

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Ernest of Singapore

"Travis, You are forever on my mind. You are my hero, my friend, my confidante, my "partner in crime", my cousin.
I will always love you and honor your name. Thank you for your sacrifice."
Lisa Leeth of Hartseller, AL

"I've still never forgotten brother! First Strike!"
SFC Fuller, Leslie W. of Ft. Campbell, KY

"We love and miss you Travis!God bless you for serving our country!"
Brittany Peacock of Mobile Al, 36605

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH

"Travis, you will always be my best friend. I miss you. I will keep a cold one in the fridge for you, just like we did at Redstone. 4th ALABAMA, Staff Sergeant!"
Doug Keefover of Talladega, AL

"SSG Nelson I will never forget you. You will always be with me and your fellow soldiers.To your family, we are always here for you..4th ALABAMA"
SSG Adam Holzer of Danville AL

"December 7, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Travis L. Nelson:
Travis 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

"daddy travis.
i miss you and love you more than anything.!
love, your baby girl. [[squirt]]"
summer. of weaver, alabama.

"I watched this page for years, i'm a gulf war vet from 91-92 your loss hurts my heart."
travis nelson of oakdale mn

"god bless the 101 and the fallen heros"
peter a dow jr of manchester nh

"You are missed, and will never be forgotten. i'm proud i had the pleasure to serve with you!"
Wing of Ft Irwin, Ca

"Travis, I miss you so much. You took care of shelly and summer. You were very special. Thank you for being the man that you were."
Arlene Digby of bynum, Alabama

"SSG Nelson "oldman" you were a big part of me getting my promotion and I will always be greatful for that you showed me the way to be a great leader and you showed me how to love my job as you do you will always be missed you left some big shoes to be filled by someone that will be hard for anyone to do you set the bar for all NCO'S in the 502nd take care and my thoughts go out to your family and friends and can you forgive me for the nose thing that happened during training before we went to Iraq"
smitty a 502nd NCO of Fort Richardson, AK

"To the family of:Travis L. 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"

"To all the ones that have left a message our family thanks you. Travis was a very special man, always there to lend a hand, cheer up a friend, or just be his silly goofy self. Not a day goes by that I dont use something in my everyday life that he taught me. He will forever be my hero. He will live on through all of us that he touched....Shelly and Summer Nelson
Shelly Nelson of Jacksonville, AL

"Everyday a song, a smile, a picture brings a tear knowing you aren't here. You were our best friend and you will always be our hero. Someday we will meet again, until then you will be missed more than words can describe. Love you bro!"
Mike, Cassey, Micah and Jacob Digby of Damascus, Maryland/ USA

"Nelson, I miss your handshakes. I miss you, my friend. "a First Strike NCO""

"To the Loved ones of SGT TRAVIS L. NELSON. I just want to let you know that my son n law Spc Joshua James Munger ust to talk about him all the time. About how he respected him and yet they were able to Joke around. It was always SGT NELSON THIS SGT NELSON THAT. As we pray for the strenght to go on without Josh we to will think of you and your family in our prayers. Please if you need anything I am only a Email away. God Bless you and your FAMILY ! spcmungermothernlaw@yahoo.com
Tanya Bush "ma""
Tanya Bush"mama" of Centerview,Mo. USA

"I just want to say to the family of SSgt.Nelson that I had the honor to know him. I met him when he came to Ft. Campbell. I learned a lot from Travis. We were always back and forth with the jokes, never missing an opportunity to get one over on each other. He was a proud husband and father and would talk about them freguently....You made a huge impression on me buddy and I'll never forget you!!"
Carlos Baylor 1/502 IN..baylorcarlos@yahoo of San Antonio TX

"SSG Nelson was my friend. I served with him in Iraq and not a day goes by that I do not think about him. Travis was the kind of soldier that I hope I can be."
A buddy from Iraq of South of Baghdad

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

"Thank you Travis 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 Staff Sgt. Travis 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 Travis 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. Travis 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 Travis, 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