Benjamin L.-Freeman-Obituary

Pvt. Benjamin L. Freeman

Valdosta, Georgia


Valdosta, Georgia


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Three days before he left for Iraq, Pvt. Benjamin L. Freeman was married in Colorado. "He looked forward to being a wonderful husband to his wife, April, and having children of his own," said his mother, Vicki Freeman. Freeman, 19, of Valdosta, Ga., drowned on Oct. 13 in the Euphrates River northwest of Baghdad. He had joined the Army earlier this year and was based at Fort Carson. "He was only 19, but he was no longer just a teenager. He had become a determined young man, clear thinking and motivated," said his uncle, Lee Freeman. "He knew that we all recognized this, and he knew how proud we all were of him." Freeman was an accomplished guitarist who wrote his own music. A recording of one of his songs was played at the funeral.

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Sending love and support to the family of Pvt. Benjamin Freeman. I read his name in the AJC today. I'm reading over all the names of these young men who lost their lives. They are not forgotten. My son served 4 years in the Marines.

Hey buddy i went to basic training with you and u were a great guy i'm so sad ur gone but i know one day i will see you again. Keep watching over the rest of the soldiers till they all come home. Love u man

To the family and friends of Pvt. Benjamin L. Freeman:
Please accept my remembrance of Benjamin on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.

I remember freeman being an absolute goofball in basic training, he had a goofy walk that made him a pain to try and stay in step with. He always made third platoon laugh though, someone I will never forget.

To the family and friends of Pvt. Benjamin L. Freeman:
Remembering Benjamin on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"

My name is Russell Manz. I am part of the Bell JROTC in Florida. We were asked to research a fallen hero and i was more than happy to do mine on this wonderful man that i didnt even know. The reason this has has touched my heart in the way it has is because i want to join the ARMY as soon as i get out of high school. This man has given his life to protect mine and i am more than pround to be able to represent him when i were my uniform. To know that maybe one day my name may be posted here...

We can never make-up the loss you all suffer, but are determined to keep our country free. We mourn the life of those lost in battle. May God use bless each one of you, especially his wife. He was a very handsome man. There is light at the end of the tunnel and it is Christ reaching to comfort you.

My name is Shari Culpepper. I did not know Benjamin, but I have the honor to represent him in the Dacula Memorial Day - Ga Fallen Heroes Parade on May 31, 2010. I always wanted to be in a parade, but I never thought that it would come at such a price. It is such a privilege to represent a true patriot. I hope I serve him well just as he served all freedom loving people. May God bless Benjamin, all his loved ones, all of our Fallen Heroes and their families, and all of our military men and...