Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Charles T. Wilkerson

30, of Kansas City, Missouri.
Wilkerson died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an unknown ordnance detonated near his tent. He was assigned to the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on May 22, 2005.

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"I served with Chuck in Iraq in 2005 I remember him well"
Omar Suarez of Chino ca

"Hello All,
I often think of the great times spent with Chuck and his family- he was a great friend, Marine, and to this day his legacy lives on."
Scott Mayo of Spokane, WA

"I stumbled across this website for the first time last night. I'm not sure anyone still visits this site, but just in case, I'll provide an update on his kids.

Miriam is doing amazing. She now attends a local community college thanks to the Fry Scholarship. She's an exceptional young woman. Her dad would be so proud of her.

Colin is a junior at the local high school. He's not quite the soccer nut his dad was but he does enjoy playing for his school and local club. He's very bright and charismatic.

My kids don't remember much about their dad. If you have a story or two you'd like to share with them, contact me at Sariah.quist@outlook.com.

Anthony, I'm so sorry I didn't see these messages until now. I hope you are able to get a hold of us."
Sariah Quist of Loveland, Co

"Miriam Wilkerson will graduate this...hard to believe so much time has passed. She made Sargent in high school Rotc. Colin is doing well also."
of colorado

". Thank you for always watching out for my guy"
Jennifer Bryant for PVT Landon Bryant of Fayetteville Arkansas

"Missing you right now Chuck! Can't believe it's been nine years. feels like we just talked the other day. I know you're with us in spirit and rest assured we are keeping your smile alive (at least trying)"
Nick of CA

"I remember you like it was yesterday."
James Cassidy of Savannah,ga

"Another year passed, and I miss you more than ever. I love you."
Whitney Wilkerson

"You are and will always be in our thoughts. Love you Chuck!"
Nick Arman of California

"I miss you Wil!! I think about you all the time man!"
SSG Wheatley of LAWTON, OK

"Happy birthday my love. I miss you more than words can express. I love you and think about you everyday, and what an impact you have forever made on my life."
Whitney Wilkerson of USA

"Charlie, we are thinking of you this Memorial Weekend and wish with all we have you were still here. We know you are watching over us and all the kids. We love you and miss you... your brother Jose & Heather Wilkerson (jhaiwilkers@gmail.com"
Jose Wilkerson of Columbus, GA

"TO all the friends and family of our lost brother Charles, Army or marines, to have known Wilkerson was a privalge and an HONOR! I remember Wil as if it were yesterday that He and I were running missions in Iraq with the 10th Mountain guys, Wil got his truck stuck in a spot that every truck in front of him had traveled over just moments before he was hi-centered! Charles was a funny dude and GREAT Friend! I will never forget his smile and the way he would always throw out the horns when listening to Diturbed (edited) of course! I was with Charles in his last moments, his last breath, his last words and I will never forget what he said! I love you Wil, you were my Boy!You will always be a part of my heart. If anyone out there knew Charles like I did, feel free to contact me (719) 439-5515 or tattoomike82@yahoo.com"
SSG David Wheatley of Ft. Sill, Oklahoma

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Sincerely and Respectfully,
Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"Chuck, I thought about you today...I really really really miss you..I'm going to Texas A&M now..Back in college. I know you are looking down on me and your proud.. To tell you the truth Chuck, I want to make you proud, everytime I do something I think about how proud you would be if I did the right thing. I miss you man!! Happy Fathers day. I love you.. :) S/F.."
Anthony Rocha of Texas

"May 31, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Charles T. Wilkerson:
Charles 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

"honor is a word that most people do not understand,it is something that took me years to understand.I to made the choice to serve my country and to honor you in your foot steps.So much was lost so fast when you were taken from us.For those that understand what it takes to serve a nation and ask for nothing in return,DUTY-HONOR-RESPECT- your sacrifice takes me to the next level everyday i wear this uniform!!!!!!!!!!!"
Gene Wilkerson of IRAQ

"Thinking of you Charles. I've seen an old red jeep like the one you had back at Camp Pendleton almost everyday for the past three weeks. In my mind I think its you just saying hi and looking out for your old Sgt. I miss you brother. I hope your children are well and in comfort knowing you were always a good man, father and Marine.

Semper Fi

Sgt Frazier"
Lisa N. Frazier of Yorktown, VA

"Merry Christmas Charlie, and Happy New Year! you are missed."
Nick Arman of Northridge, CA

"Merry Christmas Chuck.. Semper FI!!"
SSgt Anthony Rocha of Lubbock, Texas


You have brought great honor upon yourself and your family. I am forever greatful for your friendship. God bless you and your family."
Mike of Murrieta, CA

"Charles, You were Awesome friend and brother, I will never forget that tragic day in the tent, and the loss of a great friend and soldier! I love you and miss you Brother. Gone but NEVER forgotten!"
SGT David Wheatley of FT. Lewis WA,

"Charles, I miss you old friend... Our time as Marines together was short maybe only a year, but I miss those days and our Admin Shop. We kicked you know what at Camp Pendleton. =0) I can still hear your voice and remember how you made me laugh... We'll meet again devil and I'll never forget you. Semper Fi

Sgt Frazier, Lisa"
Lisa Frazier of Nashville, TN

"Things are good Gene! Hope all is well I will get a hold of you very soon.. I'm so proud of you!! Boy, do I miss him... S/F
SSgt Rocha"
SSgt Rocha of Amarillo, Tx

"Dear Family of Charles Wilkerson;

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These 16"x20" original portraits are being offered completely free of charge in recognition of the sacrificies made by these brave soldiers and in condolence for their families loss.

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the Artists of Grateful Hearts"
J.Gragg of Lee's Summit,Mo.

"To the family of:Charles T. Wilkerson 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"

"im charles brother gene wilkerson if need contact me at geno1081@yahoo.com"
gene wilkerson of thornton colorado

"wuz up bro it ha been a long time since you pass on to the place where i know that we will meet again.I finally enlisted in the army again and i am in korea right now but bobby already went to iraq again and they say bi will be there when i come back to the states.You know that i got back in the army to honor you and all the other soldiers that have died in this war,i will make you you and my family proud.rocha wuz up man,it has been long time how are you"
gene wilkerson of thornton,colorado

"Charles, I still think about you almost every day. I would like to get in contact with Collen to see how he is doing.. Saraha please call me at 210-542-3743. Once A Marine Alway a Marine! Semper Fi Chuck... I still miss you... :{"
Sgt Anthony Rocha US. Marines of San Antonio, TX

"Charles, I still think about you almost every day. I would like to get in contact with Collen to see how he is doing.. Saraha please call me at 210-542-3743. Please!!...."
Sgt Anthony Rocha US. Marines of San Antonio, TX

"When Charlie joined our unit, I knew he was something extraordinary. Sharp, squared away, eager to help others but never needing any himself. Many had name tags made and sewn into their caps in tribute. Rightly so. I wish I had known him better - it is my loss."
Frank Hoeppel of Silver Spring, MD

"I just don't have the words ... I just don't have the words ... You walk among angels now ... say hello to our other brothers for me ... Semper Fi"
Sgt. H., USMC of Texas

May god bless you and your family. Your memory will live on forever. Thanks for the great memories and the awesome "futbol" games we shared together. Semper Fidelis!"
Sgt Juan C. Robledo of MCRD San Diego Ca

"To Wilkerson's family, I'm sorry to hear what happened. I remember Wilkerson from when we was stationed together in Kansas City. He was a great friend and a great Marine. He will always be in my prayers. I will also never forget, he was always in the mood to play soccer. "Him and soccer!" He was a great all around person and a great friend to have!"
Bobby Ornelas Sr. SSgt USMC of Oklahoma City, OK

"To my unlce Charles & to my family.Charles was a a favorite uncle of mine.He was always there for me when I needed him, he was always there when I needed someones shoulder to cry on,and he was always there when I had a problem.I remember once I had a bad cold,so he called themisionaries to give a blessing and the next day I felt better and after that day I always knew he loved me,and I still feel that he loves me. So the point i'm trying to make is that my uncle Charlie was always a loving and caring person."
Ariel Damion Figueroa of Elko , NV

"Charlie's memory lives on with his family and close friends. He always had his children first. We know that we will see him again even though we miss him. Charlie, we love you and think of you every day."
Jose & Heather Wilkerson of Spring Creek, NV

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

"Charles was one of my best friends from the Corps. We spent our time in California and both transfered to Kansas City.. I remember the Christmas dinner we all spent with our families... All the beers I would have and the way he made sure he was the designated driver and got his fellow Marine home. I will never forget him.. My prayers will go with his family and kids.. Sariah I know you are the strong one... Remember we will always think of him... Charles I still have the CD's you gave me..and I listen to them all the time just to remember those days we were pals in this beloved Marine Corps... Love ya buddy.. I will see you again one day in that great place we call heaven.. Semper FI!!!OOOOHHHHRRRAA!!!!"
Sgt Rocha/ USMC of Kansas City, MO

"To the Family of Charles Wilkerson,

Please know and understand that Charles was one of God's angels. Charles was an amazing person who loved to smile and see others happy. I worked with Charles in the marine corps. and I only have great memories of him. He will always be a hero in our hearts. God Bless you all, and know that HE is with you in spirit ALWAYS!"
Nick Arman of Reseda, California

"6/3/05 To the family of Sgt. Wilkerson,
We know your profound sorrow and wish that we could offer you some solace in these difficult times. Freedom is not free - your son is truly a hero and has given his life for all of us - many who take their freedom for granted so much of the time. Charles's bravery and willingness to serve will never be forgotten. Please know that there are so many of us now who share a kinship - those who have lost sons and daughters in war - and you are in our prayers every day. May God give you strength and blessings.
John 15:13 Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends."
Webster and Ruth Reed (Father and stepmom of Jonathan Ray Reed who died in Iraq on January 28, 2005) of Krotz Springs, Louisiana

"To the family of Sgt Wilkerson,
May God bless you during this challenging time. Sgt wilkerson was a great person, a great friend and a fellow Marine before he joined the Army. His patriotism, honor, courage and commitment will never be forgotten. Thank you Sgt Wilkerson, for doing your part for our freedom. I will miss you and I will miss all those times we played soccer together. Again, my deepest regards to his family, may the Lord guide you through this very difficult time, and may his memory always be Remembered. Semper Fidelis"
Sergeant David A. Flores of Kansas City,MO USA

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

"Thank you Charles Wilkerson, 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. Charles Wilkerson:
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 Charles 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. Charles Wilkerson:
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 Charles, 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