Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. John F. Thomas

33, of Valdosta, Georgia.
Thomas died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while he was on patrol. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Albany, Georgia. Died on July 24, 2005.

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"Dear John It has been 9 years since you left us. I miss you so much. I am with your brother today in North Carolina. You would just love Abigail and she would love you. Not a day goes by that I do not think of you. I love you and miss you. Love Mom"
Michelle Thomas of Rockledge Florida

"Dear John,
It's been nine years to the day since you left us. I've thought about you everyday. You'll always be in my heart, and your smile will always be in my mind to help me through any bad days. I look at my daughter, your niece and occasionally catch a glimpse of you from when we were kids.

I'll be toasting you Saturday and drinking to your memory.

your loving brother"
Antonio M. Thomas of Asheville, North Carolina/ United States

"love u John from the williams love u forever- 14 march 2011"
virginia williams of fort lewis

"Hey john, its 2010, been a long time, im sure you can see from where you are that ive gotten married and have a child on the way, miss you much,"
Allen of Alabama

"”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 1,550 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!
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Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna - Project Compassion of Manti, Utah USA

"To the family of John F. Thomas:
I recently requested a random Hero Bracelet of a fallen soldier. I received John's. I served in the Navy and in the Army (and continue to serve my country). I wanted to pass on both my condolences and the knowledge that not only is he not forgotten to you, but that I also will not forget him as long as he is on my wrist. I did not know John, but having served I can honestly say that I felt no greater pride in my life than to have served with soldiers like John, who in their endeavors have made a sacrifice greater than most can fathom, and that sacrifice in itself is a reflection of the tremendous character which John reflected. My best wishes to you, accompanied by the knowledge that John is in the best of places."
Paul of Tampa, FL

"July 11, 2008
To the family of Sgt. John F. Thomas:
John 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 honor the Georgia soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families, the professional portrait artists of the Atlanta Fine Arts League are offering to paint a portrait of the individual soldier for his family. These 16 X 20” original portraits are being offered completely free of charge in recognition of the sacrifices made by these brave soldiers and in condolence for their families’ loss. Please visit our website www.atlantafineartsleague.org or email us at AtlantaFineArtsLeague@Yahoo.com for further information. –The Atlanta Fine Arts League"
Geraldine Zaki of Lawrenceville, GA

"To the family of:John F. Thomas 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"

"Thomas was a friend of mine. He and I did a couple of Helo missions together. I remember once the chopper threw dust up in our face , he just grabbed the back of my IBA and we went to the chopper together. He said Thanks for help I couldn't see. Now its your turn John I'll look foward to you showing me the way home when the time comes."
Doc Ward

"I want to send my grestest gradatude and symphthy to the family and friends. I was a dear friend of Spc Gus Brunson whom died the say time as John Did. I took it they were good friends because John was in some of the pictures Gus sent home to all of family and friends. If you would like me to email them to you let me knw when you get ready @ starfire0092001@yahoo.com. May God bess you through this tuff time."
Susan Reynolds of Sumner GA USA

"My name is PFC Allen Morgan, I woulld like to thank everyone for their messages left here, SGT. John Thomas was my cousin, we never got to meet, but we served on he exact some stretch of highway in iraq, just 40 miles apart, john in bahgdad, and me in ramadi. It really crushed me to know that a member of my family passed in iraq, just a week after i got out of there. i love you john, and i miss you, you are my hero."
PFC Allen Morgan of Ft. Carson, Colorado, USA

"The Salute

To those who have died,
And to those who have cried.
We Salute You.

To those who have lost,
Paid the ultimate cost.
We Salute You.

And to those who still serve,
The Red White and Blue.
Our grateful Nation,
Proudly Salutes You."
Tom Balstad of West Warwick RI

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. America will forever honor your Hero.
The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the sacrifice that was made and we will NEVER FORGET.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays of Massillon, Ohio

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

"Thank you John Thomas, 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 Sgt. John Thomas:
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 John 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 Sgt. John Thomas:
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 John, 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