Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Christian C. Schulz

20, of Colleyville, Texas.
Schulz died as a result of non-combat injuries in Baqubah, Iraq. Schulz was assigned to the 3rd Troop, 67th Armor Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on July 11, 2003.

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I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"Dear Bob, Emmy, and Becky
You will always be in my heart and on my mind. Chris will forever be there too. He is missed everyday. I will always be here if you need anything. My email address is meadows_clan_04@yahoo.com.. Love always and forever."
Starr Meadows of orig. Fort Worth, currently West Virginia

"To Emmy, Bob, Becky & Isiaiah: Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Chris' memory still lives in all who knew him. I give to a group called "Green Beans" in his memory that operates coffee shops in military installations in war zones around the globe. It gives our service members a touch of home in a "Starbucks" like setting. For as little as $2 ,you can make a servicemember's day. Go to Greenbeans.com or to their facebook page and do this in Chris' memory, as I do. It really lifts their spirits & makes it more special to them when it's done in the name of a fallen hero. Nearly all of them send thank- you notes as well which you can forward to Emmy & Bob."
Loni Wolf of Ft. Wayne, IN , USA

"To Christian's family and friends,
I did not know your soldier but wanted to send my thoughts of extreeme thanks and gratitude for doing what they did. My name it Kelly (Tyrrell) Zitelman and my younger brother PFC Scott Tyrrell also died "from injuries sustained in Iraq during a non-combat related incident" in 2003. He was near an amunitions hold when it exploded on Nov. 14th and died from his injuries on Nov. 20th at Brooks Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam Houston, TX.
It has been just over 6 years for us...and I just wanted you to know that yours, as well as mine have not been forgotten. I want to thank you for the sacrifice that, not only your soldier, but all of you also gave! I hope that you are able to keep Christian's memory alive but have also learned to live with the pain of him being gone. Please know that I will be thinking of all of you and that if any of you ever need to talk with someone "that truely understands"...you can reach me at zitelmanzoo@yahoo.com
Kelly :)"
Kelly (sister to a fellow fallen soldier) of Dixon, IL

"I went to highschool with Christian Schulz and he was a great guy. After highschool I went to school out of town so I lost touch with lots of people but I am glad for the time that was spent with this country's hero. May he rest in peace."
Pierre Ramirez of Fortworth, Texas

"July 6, 2008
To the family of Spc. Christian C. Schulz:
Christian 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

"You were like a brother to me.Not one single day goes buy that I dont think of you and,wish you were still here.With out you that tank would not have been the same hell I wouldnt have been the same.You were the best lima element a crew could have A gunners dream.To your family i am so sorry this has happened."
Spc Brown Mark C of Rogers Ar

"To the family of:Christian C. Schulz 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"

"By this fence near a quiet wood,
I sit alone where once I stood,
Beside my brothers in a row,
As Panzers attack from the tree line below.

The farmland echoed the sound of war
Where only peace had been before,
And here where things are meant to grow
I fought and fell in blood-stained snow.

The years since then have drifted by.
I rust away beneath the sky,
In a country free from Hussein’s reign.
My sacrifice was not in vain.

From a fellow tanker."
Chris of Ft. Benning

"I served with SPC. Schulz ( call sign White Three Delta) in suport of Operation Iraqi Freedom, He was a great soldier and an even better friend. He would always make those long nights on guard duty seem a little shorter and much more fun. I will always remember him.

White One Delta

"Death Before Dismount!"
"19 KILO Tanker's Moto"
Benjamin J. Willett of ST. Louis, MO

"This is a message I want to leave to let Emmy and Bob know that the Geeting's harts and prayers are with you this memorial weekend from both, Tennessee and the Republic of Korea."
CPT Mark Geeting of Camp Casey, Korea

"You were a good roomate and a even better friend. Thanks for all the memories and all the things you did for me. Everything I do I will always keep you in my heart and prayers. You will never be forgotten I promise you."
Valen Kadura of Houston, Tx

"Christian, thank you for befriending my son, Adam while he attended Saint Maria Goretti School. You were such a sweet boy."
Desiree Fairooz of Arlington, TX

""All I need is my smokes and coffee",thats what made him happy, and he was always smiling. Take'er easy Tanker, I miss you man."
Comanche Fred of Bedford, TX.

"America is a country where both its citizens and their freedoms are cherished, valued and protected. A country whose citizens selflessly set aside fears born with the first breath of independence, and a freedom whose spirit is as strong as a mother’s when an aggressor threatens a child.

Therefore, we must never forget the courage, valor and selfless commitment of those who willingly answered when their nation called. To never forget their names and faces as our flag flies high above us in the wind, or solemnly drapes over a grave while "Taps" is blown for one who paid the ultimate price.

We must remember that the only thing that exceeds that price is freedom itself. Yet, simple words of remembrance are not enough. Many families now walk the path less traveled. A grandmother weeps for the young man who followed in the footsteps of his grandfather and uncle. A father discovers a respect, so vast it is incomprehensible, for the little boy who once played "army" and became a young soldier, courageously defending his country and a way of life. A way of life that taught that father "What it is to be an American." A sister, so filled with the essence of pride, acknowledging her childhood tormentor, savior and best friend. Quietly she safeguards his most trusted secrets with fierce dedication and honor, the same dedication and honor given by that soldier to his country. But, what of his Mother?

There is no greater sacrifice than that of a mother who loses a child. The bittersweet joy of loss she suffered repeatedly as one heart became two with the birth of her child and his growth into adulthood. The bittersweet joy of that same mother who stood strong and proud as she took a flag into her arms and brought a General to tears. A tiny woman steadfast in her faith of God, and in her commitment, service and continued support for the men and women of the 4th Infantry Division.

I am so very proud of this family and all the families left behind. For they’ve got to go on, and in choosing which path to travel, they give the highest tribute to their loved ones. And to my sister-in-law Emmy, there are no words that can explain how much I respect you. From the very beginning, your unwavering loyalty, dignity, calmness, unselfishness and love has been an inspiration to me, if only I could be so strong. It is a privilege and an honor for me to call you ‘sister’."
Aunt Vickie of Porterville, CA

"I never got to thank you for being a close friend to my daughter. For the most part you were a gentlemen and her closest friend. God Bless You"
Annie Buck of Severn, Maryland

"I`am proud of you and the US-Army.
For save the freedom all over the world.
Thank you very much."
Ute of Germany

"Our sisters used to be best friends but with regret, I didnt get to know you well enough. Your sacrifice means a great deal to me and it will never be forgotten."
Chris of Colleyville, TX/USA

"We love you and can't wait to see you again in heaven."
Mom & Dad of Colleyville, TX, USA

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier!!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

"Thank you for raising such a fine young man he was very respectable and will never be forgotten. I was a friend of his and his roomate in the barracks. I left 367 about 3to4 months before they deployed. I heard of your loss through his roomate Valen. Christian alway's was a tough individual, who had a never quit attitude. He was truly a blessing to have as a friend."
Frederick Wilkes (Sgt ) of Aiea, HI/US

"You were my best friend and the most honorable man I have ever met. Thank you for all of the years of friendship and happiness you gave me. I will always hold you in my heart and I will never forget the times you were strong for me and picked me up in my times of need. You are my hero and you will never be forgotten. Steadfast and loyal was your friendship and I will always try to be as wonderful a person as you. I miss you and love you!"
Mary Ercanbrack of Euless, Texas

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

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

"Thank you Christian Schulz, 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

"A group of mothers in the Colleyville-Grapevine area have made a patriotic quilt in honor of Christian. Some of us have children who attended high school with Christian. We would very much like to give this to Christian's family. We would appreciate it if someone from Christian's family or church could contact me so that we can make the necessary arrangements. I can be reached at kayleen_allen@yahoo.com. We are so grateful for his service in the defense of freedom."
Kayleen Allen of Grapevine, Texas

"Thank you, Christian."
Heidi, CHHS Alum

"To the Family you are in my prayers...May God bless you. I do want to say it was a honor to have him in our military Thanks for serving our country"
Stacey (Proud Army Wife) of Zephyrhills,Florida

"To the family and friends of Spc. Christian Schulz:
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 Christian 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. Christian Schulz:
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 Christian, 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