Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Timothy R. Osbey

34, of Magnolia, Mississippi.
Osbey died in Forward Operating Base Iskandariyah, Iraq, when a roadway collapsed, causing his vehicle to roll over. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), McComb, Mississippi. Died on February 16, 2005.

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"One day God decided that his rose garden needed a new and fresh beatiful flower and he felt that it was not complete without him ,His name is Sgt Timothy Ryndale Osbey Honey i know that God makes no midstakes and who am i to put a queston mark on that.Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same but as God calls us home one by one the chain will link again .MISSING YOU LIKE CRAZY!!!! I would like to thank who ever big or small,short or tall for this ,keeping his memory alive
i can not thank who ever if i had a thousand toungs it would not be enough to thank you"
Your Loving Mother (Sherry ) of Magnolia, Mississippi

"It seems like only yesterday u were here and now your gone we miss you so much... But I know that god makes no mistakes Dont you worry about your mom sister brother and Daughter as long as I am here I will do the best I can to see that they are ok We love you and will never forget u"
Tarika P Matthews ( Shun) of McComb Ms USA

"To the family of:Timothy R. Osbey
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""

"hi i'm only nine bit tim was my cousin and i miss him so much!"
ka'shundria baker of mississippi

"My childhood friend, I miss you! Just wanted post this message today on Veteran's Day!"
CaSandra Hood-Trimmings of Fort Riley, KS

"tim you were a good person in heart and soul. i will always miss him.i look in the skies all the time an see your face smiling down on me. love you always tim.a good friend mrs.lisa smith bka lisa allen"
lisa smith of gary,indiana

"February 4, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Timothy R. Osbey:
Timothy 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

"Osbey, it has been three years now and I am still remembering you. We who served with you will never forget, just like your family will never forget. Rest in God's arms Soldier."
A Soldier of Mississippi

"Osbey, it was an honor serving with you. You are one of a kind. Thank You for the doing the work God gave you with a joyful heart.

To the family,
It is my prayer that our Heavenly Father will give you comfort and peace until you meet Timothy in Heaven."
A Soldier of Mississippi


The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"

The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell.""
Sgt. Ross of Mississippi

"Merry Christmas From Heaven

I still hear the songs
I still see the lights
I still feel your love
on cold wintery nights

I still share your hopes
and all of your cares
I'll even remind you
to please say your prayers

I just want to tell you
you still make me proud
You stand head and shoulders
above all the crowd

Keep trying each moment
to stay in His grace
I came here before you
to help set your place

You don't have to be
perfect all of the time
He forgives you the slip
If you continue the climb

To my family and friends
please be thankful today
I'm still close beside you
In a new special way

I love you all dearly
now don't shed a tear
Cause I'm spending my
Christmas with Jesus this year"
Vangi & McKaLyne Lunsford, wife & daughter of the late Sgt. Audrey Daron Lunsford of Batesville, MS


I was heart broken the moment I heard of your passing. I was also scared bc it reminded me of how fragile life is in a combat zone. We knew each other for ten years. I will remember many funny things about you but one sticks out in my mind more than others. "Lets go to work". Sgt we have continued to work hard and give every ounce of effort in our souls to save lives as medics for the last eight months since your death. It has been a tough road to hoe this year, I just wish you would have been hear to complete it with us. You will forever be missed"
Todd Holland of Iskandayria, Iraq

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

"To the family of Tim Osbey: It caught me by surprise that my dog had fallen in action. I did not even know he was in Iraq. Once I found out that he had pass, I saw his name on CNN as a fallen soldier and that's when it really hit me. Tim was like a big brother to me, he also competed in everything he put his mind too, and he told the story just how it was, no short cuts or nothing. Much love to a fallen soldier who provided me with much knowledge, inside and out. RIP to my homie and my dog, and I wish your family the greatest sympathy!!!!!!"
Melvin Landry Jr. of Greeley, Colorado USA via Southern University Track Team - 800 meter partners 4 LIFE

"To the Family and Friends,
I remember Tim as being one of the most fun-loving, disciplined, and loyal of my "Crab-Brothers" of the SU '94-'95 track team. I can't help but admit to an initial sting of deep anger and pain from the news; which I'm sure doesn't begin to compare to that of his close loved-ones. The sting is subsequently turned to tearful joy and admiration for Tim; knowing that the Lord knew what HE was doing when HE assigned Tim to fullful HIS duties. As I read through the messages, Tim seemed to have left a mark of courage or ENcourageMENT to more than a few. I remember him as being the one who would do whatever it took to overcome (keep himself and his crab-brothers from being kidnapped and left in a desolate are of Baton Rouge) :o)
In short; Tim touched many lives in his walk here on earth, and judging from the previous messages his spirit will continue to touch many more now that he's gone. Tim will be dearly missed; (even though I hadn't seen the fella in almost ten years) family and friends feel blessed in knowing that you had an acquaintance with such a unique individual."
Bobby Lloyd of Dallas, TX USA


Searching for the right words seems diffucult. It seems like yesterday; when we were Privates at AIT. I reflect on the funny times we had; especially the days Kenny, you and I would talk about living in Mississippi. You will be deeply missed, but never forgotten. May God, bless you and your faimly."
Ezell Tornes of Jackson.MS

"Timothy, you are truly a Hero. Thank you for your sacrifice. You will forever be remembered in our hearts. You are now an angel in God's Army. I know you will watch over our guys in Iraq. Stand Fast Timothy Osbey"
Haley Veazey of D'lo Mississippi

"There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Thank you Timothy Osbey!! We are so thankful for you unselfish discipline, bravery and courage in this devastating time of war. May God bless you and your family. I pray that your family will know how much everyone appreciated your ultimate sacrifice. I pray that your family will feel comfort from the Lord. May God bless you all and God bless America!!"
Aubrey of Ardmore, OK

"We Will Always Remember Sgt. Timothy R. Osbey as a Patriot and Hero. Please accept our sympathy as we all grieve his loss. Certain of us are called, few are chosen, and the best serve. He was the best of the best, a brave soldier fighting for all. God Bless, he will be remembered every day in our prayers."
Barbara Christ of Hamilton, Montana

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

"Thank you Timothy Osbey, 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. Timothy Osbey:
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 Timothy 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. Timothy Osbey:
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 Timothy, 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