Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Pfc. Christopher J. Reed

20, of Craigmont, Idaho.
Reed died due a non-combat related vehicle accident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on July 10, 2004.

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"Thinking of you today 5/27/2013"
Sgt Mulford of San Clemente CA

"To the family of:Christopher J.Reed
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"2-25-11"

"Happy Birthday Brother i miss you every day."
Cpl Drew Rageth of Camp Pendleton 5th Marine Regiment

"Happy Borthday Brpther i miss you every day."
Cpl Drew Rageth of Camp Pendleton 5th Marine Regiment.

"To my friend Reed. I will always remember you just the way you were a funny and fun loving guy and the best friend i could have ever asked for. I will always remember you for that. I will never forget the look on your face when Davis and i would say we all loved you as a friend and a brother in arms of course. I am very happy that althow it was are little inside joke that the last thing i ever said to you was I LOVE YOU REED."
Cpl Drew Rageth 3/1 of Quantico, VA

"July 4, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Christopher J. Reed:
Christopher 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

"Hi there!
I am proud to wear Christopher's hero bracelet and I would love to meet his family sometime. If you see this message and ever get the chance, please e-mail me at: bheginbo@hotmail.com"
Bethany Heginbotham of Speedway, Indiana

"I miss you, man. We will never forget. The people of America sleep safe in their beds at night because rough men like you stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Semper Fi"
Timothy Roundtree Sgt, USMC of Camp Pendleton, Ca.

Sgt Sanchez Mark

"Today my children and I walked a lap around the California State Capitol in honor of Christopher J Reed. It was chance that we received the yellow ribbon and card with his name. I found a picture of him online. He was so young. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family."
RMD of Sacramento, CA/US

"Chris I never knew you but my husband served with you in 3/1 Ballion. He speaks of you and the other heros who died next to you . We will never forget you and we will honor your courage and sacrifice Thank you for your bravery and giving your life so that others my live in the land of the free."
Brandon and Emily Lindeman of Milwaukee, WI

"Hi There Chris.
Jerry and I want to just let you know you are constantly in our thoughts.
We keep the light burning at the house and, as always, the door is always
open for any Marine to stop by for some food or drink. Talked to your family
the other day and your tree is growing strong. The flags are still flying at home
and will continue to as long as there is 1 Marine deployed and away from
family and loved ones. We miss you and thank you for your sacrifice.
All our love:"
Sean Herlihy of Montrose CA


"To the family Christopher Reed left behind: I am the ID State Coordinator for the Home of the Brave Quilt Project. It is our group's goal to make a memorial quilt for each fallen soldier from Idaho. We are a group of volunteers that are part of a nationwide organization of volunteers who are making Civil War Reproduction Quilts for the families of Fallen Soldiers. Our hope is that the quilt we are making for your family will be a small token of our deep appreciation for your ultimate sacrifice and serve as some comfort in the many years to come. Please contact me at czelus@hotmail.com"
Cheryl Zelus of Home of the Brave-ID State Coordinator

"Chris, You can't imagine how deeply you have touched us. It's not the same without you. When we look at Riley, we see you. Words can't describe how special you were to our family. You're always in our thoughts and conversations. We will see you again."
ARCHAMBO FAMILY of San Diego, CA & Corpus Christi, TX

"In your honor and with gratitude to you, Christopher John Reed, Iíve planted a daffodil in your name, as have others across the United States as part of Project LIVE ON, a not-for-profit program founded to memorialize each U. S. military who has died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thousands of beautiful daffodils will come up each Spring, and, like your Spirit, will LIVE ON...and ON. Blessings to you, the family, as you grieve, and heal. For details, contact projectliveon@aol.com. Jan. 23, 2006."
Gretchen Forbes of the northcentral mountains of Pennsylvania

"I have planted a daffodil for you, along with 49 other bulbs to represent other soldiers who have been killed in Iraq. Your flower will be seen every year and your sacrifice remembered. Projectliveon@aol.com"
Ruth Anderson of Mountain View , California

"From a loving sister to a very loved brother, your my superman who was always there for me, you will forever be in my heart and soul, thank you for teaching me all that you could!
I will forever miss you and love you dearly,
your sister"
DeAnna of Cottonwood,Id US

"Thank you Christopher Reed for being a hero and keeping us safe. You will never be forgotten. I am so sorry for the pain your family must feel. We all owe our freedom to soldiers and families like yours. Thank you."
Brian B. of Boise, Idaho

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten. For the family/friends, may time provide happy, loving memories in place of present sorrows. God Bless."
a grateful citizen in arizona

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

"We didn't know Chris, but his loss has shook the entire area. Please know that you are all in the thoughts of prayers of so many people - even people that don't know you. Our hearts go out to you and we were grateful for the sacrifice that Chris and so many others have made. God Bless you all..."
Skinner Family of Lewiston, Idaho

"To Christopher's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your loved one's bravery and sacrifice.


The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (Ernie's mom) of San Antonio, TX

"all i can say...to the parents. your son is missed...we knew him, some better than others, but we all knew him in the platoon. this is my second time here and i can't make sense of it either. but know his fellow Marines will all remember him. i'm sorry, we did what we could..i'm sorry. but we will keep fighting...Semper Fi"
Sgt. Ferguson of Fallujah, Iraq

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

"To the family and friends of PFC Christopher J. Reed,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, California

"To Christopher's Family:
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 Christopher Reed, 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 Pfc. Christopher Reed:
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 Christopher 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 Pfc. Christopher Reed:
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 Christopher, 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