Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Vincent M. Sullivan

23, of Chatham, New Jersey.
Sullivan died due to injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on July 23, 2004.

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I never knew you but I was in Bravo Company of 1/2 in Iraq when you were killed. Honored to say I served with you in the same unit. You will never be forgotten. Semper Fidelis brother!!!"
Joseph Heaphy of Wilmington, NC

"I never forget. You and your loved ones are still in my thoughts and prayers... God bless you and keep you."
Melissa Coughlan of Byram, NJ

"i will never forget the countless nights out we had. you were a great friend and an even better Marine. i am proud to have served with you."
Cpl. Moriarty of massachusetts

"I love and miss you every day."
Mom of Jackson, NJ

"July 10, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Vincent M. Sullivan:
Vincent 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 never met him, but I know Erika (my dance teacher) loved him very, very much. She talked so much about him and my friend Erin and I are doing a really big fundraiser for the Lance Corpral Vincent M. Sullivan Children's Fund. I'm so sorry for your loss and I wish I got the opporitunity to meet him."
Abby of Summit, New Jersey

"I grew up having athletes as my heroes. That was until you left for your first tour, and I finally learned what the word "hero" truly meant. We miss you."
Brian Murphy of Plainview, NY

"To the family of:Vincent M. Sullivan 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"

"I graduated from Chatham High School in 1985, and though I never knew Vince, I was proud to have lived in the same town as him."
Chris Sheppard of Mendham, New Jersey


"You will not be fogotten. I love and remember you every day."
Mom of Bradley Beach, NJ

You were a great friend to me in the beginning of my career in camie-green. I'll never forget that ride we shared together, on our way to shipping to Parris Island. I'll never forget all the good and not so good times we enjoyed and endured for those three months. I will never forget seeing you walk in the room at mine and Chrissy's engagement party. I was so happy you could be there. Thinking of you has always made me happy. I do miss you very much. Your memory will always be with me, and every Marine from Plt 1052.
Semper Fi Brother."
Cpl. Ian M. Jacoby of Okinawa, Japan

"I just received a letter from my son Cpl Clint Thompson who served with your son in Iraq and they were good friends, His letter states "I ask that you pray for Sullivan, may God show him into heaven, after all, only Marines guard the gates of heaven from all enemies-foreign and domestic" God bless you and your family and God has accepted Vincent into his keeping."
Eddie Thompson of Grandview, TX

"My prayers are with your family, My son was assigned with your son and he was a good friend, May God be with you in every minute of the day and may God stand beside all those who are still continuing their mission."
Eddie Thompson of Grandview, Tx, USA

"To Sully's friends and family. My son served with your son and was proud to call him friend. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and all the young people that are still over there."
Alan and Dona Aston of Twin Falls, ID/USA

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, Vincent, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge Montana "

"To Vincent'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

hey buddy, i just wanted to say that im gonna miss you. you were an awesome friend and a great husband to erika. words cannot express the sorrow i have felt but your great memories will forever be in my mind. take care good friend and fellow Marine"
PFC Welch, Shawn of Camp Lejuene, NC

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Vincent M. Sullivan,

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 the family of Vincent M. Sullivan.

My deepest sympathies go out to your family as you mourn the loss of Vincent. We feel your pain only because we too have lost a precious life in this battle for freedom. We will remember Vincent as a true hero. Our prayers are with your family during this time of grief."
Vic and Tammy McClain of Tucson, AZ

"My heart grieves for your family. I understand your pain personally. My son was killed in the same location in April, 2004. God bless you and your family as you go through these painful days. Your precious loved one was a hero, and you will have incredible pride in him and the sacrifice he made for his country and his friends. My faith is the only things that has sustained me, and I pray you have a faith in the Lord to sustain you during these dark days.

God Bless you."
Terri Bowman of Las Vegas, Nevada USA

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

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude.
May G-d provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten.
A grateful citizen and a Proud Marine Mom, (purplelily219@yahoo.com)"
Lily of Wakefield MA

"To Vincent'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

"Thank you Vincent Sullivan, 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. Vincent Sullivan:
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 Vincent 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. Vincent Sullivan:
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 Vincent, 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