Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Alan D. Sherman

36, of Brick, New Jersey.
Sherman died southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, as a result of hostile action. He was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve's 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Folsom, Pennsylvania. Died on June 29, 2004.

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"I had the honor and a privileg of serving with Sgt. Shirman.
Semper Fi! Brother!"
SSgt. Skulsky. of NJ

"I remember when I worked with Alan back in the 90's,he was a truly good guy and you could see he really cared about people. All I can really say is God Bless him and his family should be very proud. Thank you Al,I miss you.
Semper Fi"
G D Cranmer of Keansburg,NJ/USA

"”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,800 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
Mothers and/or Fathers, of our heroes, please be aware that the Project Compassion sponsors will now help cover the costs of the portraits for you to have one - regardless if the spouse of the hero has one or not!
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com. or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and bless you.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Project Compassion
P.O. Box 153
Manti, Utah 84642"
Project Compassion , Kenna of Manti, UTAH USA

"August 10, 2009
To the family of Lance Cpl. Alan D. Sherman:
Alan 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

"To the family of SGT. Sherman

Alan was a great person. We went to nursing school together. I only got to speak to Alan a couple of times after graduating nursing school together (Monmouth Co.Voc.School class of 2001)and lost contact with him after that but always hoped everything was ok with him. I am so sorry about your loss. I only recently found out about his passing and felt so hurt inside. Looking back at the short time I knew him, he was a great person. We helped each other through school but Alan knew how to make it fun. Our teacher use to seperate us because we were always laughing and joking around. I will always remember him that way. God Bless you Alan, our fallen hero and friend!!!"
Heather Wierzbicky (Smith) of Atlantic Highlands, NJ USA

"Rest in Peace Devil Dog..You will never be forgotten.......T Sister of a Fallen Marine"

"SGT. Sherman,
To his family, I had the honor meeting him in NC. Then running into him in kuwait and hanging with him with the off load and helping him out and becoming close to him as a good friend as we knew eachother for years but here it was only a few weeks. He was a GREAT MAN and a HERO!!! i wear a bracelet for his honor and not a day goes back i think of him and the good times we had together. He is guarding the gates of heaven now till the next marine comes and post his self. I just wish he was here again but nothing will change that but he will always be in our minds and thoughts!
Semper FI!!!

Fellow Sgt.

Sgt. Gomer USMC"
Brian E. Gomer of Myrtle Beach, SC

"If only people could have known you the way I did, and the other Marines.
Sgt. Sherman was you typical Marine. Loud, foul, rough and tough... until he saw children. Then he became a big teddy bear! I still remember a lot of the things Sgt. Sherman tought me. He will not be forgotten."
Sgt. Clements of West Chester, PA

"I will never forget you. You will forever hold a place in my heart!! Till we meet again, "Keep Smiling!!"
Donna Daniels "Donnainnj1171@aol.com" of Wall, NJ

"Hello, My name is Laura Sherman. The reason why I am writing this e-mail to you is because today my husband received a package in the mail. It contained a silver ID braclet with the inscription as follows,
The person who sent this to my husband also sent a letter stating that he found it was found where he worked in Maryland and was bought into his lost and found office. He was hoping that we were related to Alan and if not maybe we were a friend of his. But unfortunately we are not but I would really love to find his family to return this ID braclet to them.
If you are in someway related or know of someone who is please contact me at LAURASHERMAN530@AOL.COM
Thank you,
Laura Sherman"
Laura Sherman of Brick New Jersey

"I know I only knew you for a short time, but you showed me what a true Marine should be. I will never forget...Semper Fidelis Sgt"
LCpl Jason Smith of Norfolk, VA

"I heard about the herobraclets.org website on a local radio station here in Edmonton, Alberta. I promptly ordered 4 for my family. The one I wear has Sgt. Sherman's name on it. As a Canadian, I am frustrated by my governments decision to stay out of Iraq and am appreciative of the sacrifices made by members of the American military and their families. Thank you for all you have done and all you have lost."
Steve Jones of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

"Alan is with my cousin Patrick in heaven now, their watching over all of us."
Kara Adle of Baltimore, Maryland

"I miss you, bro."
Rick Lanahan of Baltimore, MD

"To the Family of Sgt. Sherman,
Your son/father will never be forgotten.
The bravery of our Marines will live forever.
Our son, John, was killed with your son/father.
We are sure they are together watching over us now.
Find strength in their courage, and their love of us.
May they rest in peace and in God's love."
John and Carol Todd parents of Cpl. John H. Todd, III of Bridgeport, Pa.

"My thoughts and prayers go out to you. My son, LCPL Joe Maglione was also lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Please let me know if you'd like to talk - rcorr@erols.com I share in your loss."
Rose Corr of Flourtown, PA

"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 you."
a grateful family in arizona

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

"To Alan'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 his 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

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

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Alan D. Sherman,

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 Alan'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 Alan Sherman, 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 Lance Cpl. Alan Sherman:
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 Alan 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 Lance Cpl. Alan Sherman:
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 Alan, 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