Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas J. Whyte

21, of Brooklyn, New York.
Whyte died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on June 21, 2006.

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I heard the song “After Party” feat. Kevin Lyttle yesterday. I immediately thought of you and how we met on Prom night (Remake of the song Turn Me On that we danced to), and danced the night away.

I will never forget that wonderful night and our times together afterwards. I will share the stories with my kids, as you promised to many years ago. I have been listening to this song nonstop, and reliving our moments together. Keep smiling and watching over us Nick! ❤️ you and still think about you all the time!"
Jenny Liang of Manalapan, NJ

"Hello son, I can't believe it has been 13 yrs since you left us. It's easier for me to think of you as though you are living in a foreign Country, and some day i'll be able to visit with you. Everything is quiet now, the press and the accolades are gone, I don't see the old friends anymore, except for Tyrone, he hasn't left since the day you brought him home (lol) and we are grateful. The 3/8 gets together every year and I try to make it when I can. Thankfully Capt and Chief Fox always commiserate with me on the anniversary of your passing, so I'm never without their support. You would be pleased to see the man your brother Triston has become, I sure could use your help wrestling with him. Well Marine, sadly mission over. The pain of your passing has never departed from us, however we are tireless in our devotion to you. Just one more time, I wish I could see that big grin, well,Rest easy now son, we love and miss you."
Andre Whyte of Brooklyn NY

"Nick, to know you was to love you. Your parents loved you so much and the hurt that they feel can only be comforted by God. I still remember your smile and laughter as I spent time with your family. Praying that as the years go by your parents heart will heal a little. We are grateful for your service."
Ertha Sinclair of Brooklyn, NY

"It was an absolute honor to put a holiday wreath on Nicholas's grave. Thank you. Thank you for everything."
Sofiya of New York, USA

"Thinking of you. Semper Fi"
MGySgt Stewart Stout of Quantico, VA

"Nicholas,I am so sorry I missed your Anniversary,this is the first year this happened. I worked with your Dad for many years and even though I have never met you I talk to you every time I work out. You are my Hero,mostly because you gave your life so valiantly because of September 11,2001.

I hope you have met my nephew Michael who was killed while working as a fireman on that sad day.

God Bless You,you are my Angel!"
Irene Fox of Virginia Beach,Va.,USA

"Nicholas,another year has passed and I am sure to your family it is if was just like yesterday that they lost their hero.You are my hero because I know you enlisted after 911 and after losing my nephew,Firefighter Michael E.Roberts from Engine 214 in Brooklyn,I will always be grateful for your courage. God bless you, Nick and God bless America!"
Irene Fox of Virginia Beach,Virginia

"Nick and Family,

Not a day goes by since 2006 that I do not think about what was taken away from the world with Nick's last breath.

I went to school with Nick for 3 years at Eaglebrook. We played sports together, he was the type of person who was a guiding light and example to others. I will never forget."
Dale B. of Ft. Lauderdale, FL

"June 21, 2009
To the family of Lance Cpl. Nicholas J. Whyte:
Nicholas 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:Nicholas J. Whyte 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"

"Mr. and Mrs. Whyte-

I think of you often and - though I never had the pleasure of meeting him - of the man that Nick was. I hope that this finds you well, and that time has brought you some measure of peace.

I was in Western Iraq recenty and it is not the same place that Nick saw. It is more in line with what he was trying to make it. I hope that success in Iraq will finally be achieved as, if nothing else, a monument to men like Nick. It is their hard-won freedom that families (not so different from our own here) now enjoy there.

I'll be returning to Iraq soon for an extended deployment, and hope to come back to NYC and visit with all of you once I am home. If you ever want to reach me, my email is andamike@gmail.com.

I wish we could have met under other circumstances. I pray for your peace and happiness, and that your fondest memories of Nick never fade.

All the best to both of you, and to Triston.

Semper Fidelis,"
Capt Mike Anda of Camp Pendleton, CA

"To the family and friends,
I would like to extend my deepest sympathies. Losing a loved on is the hardest thing in life. I am writing to not only express my sorrow for you but to let you know about a memorial I am working on. I am creating a quilt to honor the fallen soldiers from the New York City Area. Each soldier will have a panel created. I am inviting the friends and families to get involved. If you are interested or would like some more information please contact me at nycfallensoldiers@yahoo.com"
Esther Kabalkin of Staten Island, NY

"Annette and Family,

You have my deepest sympathy, more than words can say. Nicholas, I had the pleasure of meeting you several times, when you were a little boy (10yrs) and I always will remember you as a polite, mannerable and likelable person. Your mother talked about you so much, I feel like I lost a friend (my heart is sad). I am Honored by your duty as a Marine and I thank you for your service. Annette, You and Your Family, are in my prayers."
Erica of Brooklyn, NY

"i knew lcpl. whyte in boot camp and we were mortarmen together at soi. he was a truly standup guy, nice as could be and would help you out any way he could. it is a shame the world must lose such a person."
howard of louisiana

"I miss you man. Not a day goes by when you don't enter my thoughts."
Keith Richardson of Rock Hill, SC

"Oh Nick, you must know how you live on in the souls of every Eaglebrook boy. Afterall, your soul is so much a part of the school. Even the youngest boys reflect on your gracious strength for your school, community and country. The fields are still filled with your laughter and joy. And I thank you for all you have done."
An EBS Mom of NY, USA

"Nick.. I remember talking before patrol how we would get back and play Diablo II. Never did I think the unthinkable would happen. We think about you everyday and miss you. 3 Bravo will keep the fight going without fear because we know you're keeping watch from above.

RIP Brother"
Shane of Camp Lejeune, NC

"OCTOBER 11, 2006

To the family of Lance Cpl. Nicholas Whyte:
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your son. I understand and feel your pain and suffering. My heart goes out to you more than words can say.
My husband lost his twin brother on September 11, 2001. He was a fire fighter from Ladder 20 in Soho on that horrible day. Nicholas will never be forgotten and will always be remembered as a hero. Thank you Nicholas for your bravery and for the sacrifice you made for our country."
Veronica Burnside of Raleigh, NC

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow Marine;former member of 8th Marines"

"August 2, 2006
I learned today from Igor Segal the terribly sad news of the loss of your son.
Please accept my deepest sorrow for this tragic event."
Howard Zien of New York City

"LCpl Whyte thank you for serving next to my boys from 3/8 wpns co. I served with some Marines you probably saw everyday. We were all New Yorkers and young and crazy Jarheads, I know you will be missed and always remembered. God bless you for you sacrifice and dedication to us. I know now you are guarding those gates of heaven so dont let any of those hajees in. God bless you and your family.

"Dear Nicholas,
I picked up the daily news today and saw a picture and a story about your death and funeral, it brought back a flood of memories of going through the samre thing two months ago when we buried our marine Matty.... Just know that we will never forget you or your sacrifice may you rest in peace and may the coming days be as painless as possible for your family... Much Love and gratitude... Joanne"

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

"Thank you Nicholas Whyte, 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. Nicholas Whyte:
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 Nicholas 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. Nicholas Whyte:
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 Nicholas, 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