Fallen Heroes

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The Fallen Heroes Ministry is based out of Hickory, NC through Sandy Ridge Baptist Church. This page will showcase events to honor those men & women. We will also display photos and information about each soldier with the permission of their family.

Fallen Heroes

Each month we put time and resources into honoring the lives of North Carolina Residents who have given their lives in war for the sake of our freedom. We do so through remembrance, celebration, and service.

Our Mission

We send cards to the families of the fallen in the month of the anniversary of their loved one’s death. The greatest fear for these families is that the sacrifice made by their loved one will be forgotten. Through the cards, we share God’s love.

Our Vision

It is an honor and privilege to be a small part of the lives of the families we honor and remember their loved one and speak their name.

Bumgarner Oil Involvement

The tanker wraps we now use started with Zach being involved with the Fallen Heroes Ministry at his church. He had the idea to put them on one of the tankers to honor those who have served and particularly the fallen. One thing led to another, and we have now wrapped 4 tankers!

Staff Sergeant Jason Ramseyer, USMC.
Sergeant Ramseyer was killed April 20th 2006 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar Province, Iraq. He was a graduate of West Caldwell High School.

Fallen Heroes

Cpl. Cockerham III, USMC, was killed in action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq on October 21, 2005.
Cpl. Cockerham was serving his second tour of duty in Iraq, where he received two Purple Hearts, the Combat Action Ribbon, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.

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Marine Gunnery Sgt. Chris Eckard, a Hickory native was killed in an explosion in Afghanistan in Feb. 2010 during his fifth deployment.