Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Staff Sgt. Gordon G. Solomon

35, of Fairborn, Ohio.
Solomon died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on August 24, 2006.

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"I served under SSGT Solomon in Iraq in 2004 and 2005. Although he could be a pain in the * to a junior Marine, he tried to look out for us with higher; as higher was the Commanding General and HQ Battalion, there were a lot of officers--everywhere. He was always someone who would stand and fight and you knew he would never leave us hanging as a leader or a Marine.

We had a very tough deployment but when he was in his personality he was funny and personable. I saw that more as I met his family a few times when we came back and all got together at his place in 29 Palms.

I'm sorry for your loss. He loved his family and he loved the Corps; he loved being a United States Marine. I know he is missed and pray for your comfort and peace. God Bless.

Semper Fidelis.

D. J. Carlson"
D. J. Carlson of Woodbury, MN

"To the family of:Gordon G. Solomon
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 just wanted to say hi to Gordon's family I am sorry to hear that he was gone........ I knew Gordon in HS while his family and mine were stationed at WPAFB.. I joined the Army and Gordon joined the Marines.... He was a great guy and I am sure he was a great leader in The Marines.. I haden't seen him since he left for boot camp and yet I miss him... I hope Benji is doing well.... I am sorry for your loss!... Gordon will always be missed"
Eric McKenna of Kettering Ohio

"SSG Solomon and I served on the same MiTT in the Anbar Province where he was killed. Rest in Peace, Marine. Semper fidelis."
Tuan of Des Moines, IA

"I was with SSG Solomon during that patrol, he was assigned to our MiTT. His first words to me were, "Staff Sergeant, I haven't been a Sergeant in a long time." I also remember him rocking out to Toto before patrol. I'm sorry I let you down brother."
Dave of Seattle, WA

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"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 Steiner of Gahanna, OH / USA

"Gordon I miss you lil bro. so Great Gordoni I say Semper Fi"
Mike Duty of N.Charleston SC

"I beleave this is the man i went to school with at North Charleston High in South Carolina. If this is him he was a good kid, boy man then and still is. If he was married i hope his wife knows what a really good man she has.. smmarion@gmail please contact"
Susan MArion of Toledo, Ohio

"July 8, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Gordon G. Solomon:
Gordon 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

"I knew Cpl. Solomon when I served with him in 1st Bn, 2nd Marines in 94-96. He was a good squad leader and Marines of his junior and senior always respected him. He will be missed. Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrafice. Rest in Peace Gordon.
Semper Fi."
Mike Tozer of Jersey Shore, NJ

"Baby, I miss you!!!!

Thank You all for your kind words - your really would have loved him as a man - and I have not doubt that he is fishing right now. :o)"
Michelle Solomon (GoldStarWife) of Richlands, NC

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, Gordon will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!

"Semper Fi Marine"
Steve Hogan of Youngstown, Ohio

"Staff Sargent Solomon was acting first sargent when i first got to 3rd LAR in 2003. We later deployed to OIF II on division jump together. He was a good man and will be missed. Semper Fi"
Mike Robb of 29 palms, Ca

"Gordon was my Platoon Sergeant during his tour spent at Twentynine Palms with 3rd LAR Bn before the war. I was one of his team leaders. Thinking back, we really made some good memories with that platoon. He always made the tough times bearable. He proved this to me again--years later in Fallujah, Iraq--when I ran into him aboard Camp Mac--by pure chance--in passing at the chow hall. I remember that night he let me watch some TV in his hooch and we joked around remembering our time spent together in Twentynine Palms and Okinawa in reference to where we were then. This time spent was a couple days before I participated in a lengthy combat operation where my unit suffered many casualities. His jokes, advice and a night spent chillin in front his TV, which he had kindly shared with me, helped me make it through the operation that would follow. I will always carry with me his memory as an outline for what good men and true leaders are made of. He always used to tell me he was going to retire and fish all day on some lake in south carolina, and that is where I will always imagine him to be: happy and fishing, at peace."
Sgt. Jason Zoesch (USMC) of Kailua, Hawai'i

I would 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.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"Thank you Gordon Solomon, 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. Gordon Solomon:
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 Gordon 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. Gordon Solomon:
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 Gordon, 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