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Names, Stories, and Pictures of the Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom
Wire Reports | 3/22/03 | Wire Reports

Posted on 03/22/2003 10:32:34 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat

Names of the four US Marines who died in yesterday's helicopter crash:

Maj. Jay Thomas Aubin, 36, of Waterville, Maine

Capt. Ryan Anthony Beaupre, 30, of Bloomington, Ill.

Cpl. Brian Matthew Kennedy, 25, of Houston, Texas

Staff Sgt. Kendall Damon Watersbey, 29, of Baltimore, Md.

The Pentagon has just released the names of two more US Marines who were killed in Iraq. I'll post as soon as I find that.

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To: Diddle E. Squat
In memory of Joshua Byers, Captain, USA
601 posted on 07/31/2003 12:03:57 PM PDT by LTCJ
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To: Diddle E. Squat
I was wondering if someone could give me some information about a close friend of mine. His name is Robert John Spencer Jacobs, his nickname is RJ. He's in the marines and he was in Iraq fighting. I haven't heard anything about him and I was wondering who I can get in contact with in the Marines to send him a letter or something to find out if he is ok or not. I hope someone will respond to this letter.
602 posted on 08/14/2003 8:22:07 PM PDT by Spencers Angel
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Wondering if you can lend a hand here? Post 602

Thanks in advance.

603 posted on 08/15/2003 8:27:15 PM PDT by amom
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Just wanted to say thanks for all you do here. Words don't express...
604 posted on 08/15/2003 8:29:01 PM PDT by amom
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605 posted on 09/08/2003 12:28:38 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Prayerful bump. Thank you so very much for holding vigil for these who have given all.
606 posted on 10/03/2003 11:53:51 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (America, WE LOVE YOU! And our love is great enough to hold you eternally victorious in the Light!)
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607 posted on 11/14/2003 10:34:51 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
608 posted on 11/19/2003 7:49:09 PM PST by amom
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To: Spencers Angel
I know who he is. hit me back up. i havent heard from him in 2 years
609 posted on 01/31/2004 12:06:00 AM PST by tinker84 (RJ)
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610 posted on 03/15/2004 2:55:22 PM PST by Professional Engineer (A friendly reminder: Hydrogen Hydroxide is everywhere. WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

I wonder why our President doesn't do more to commemorate the Fallen? Has he even been to a funeral? If only he would do this, wouldn't all Americans flock to him as a powerful leader?

611 posted on 09/21/2004 12:31:10 PM PDT by lasers
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To: Diddle E. Squat; Admin Moderator
I thought you might be interested in this:

612 posted on 12/07/2004 5:42:21 AM PST by Lost Highway (The things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of his glory and grace.)
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To: Lost Highway

thanks for the link. I'm in tears as rightfully so. Thank you troops past, present and future.

613 posted on 12/10/2004 5:38:24 PM PST by jhw61
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To: jhw61

Army Spc. Thomas H. Byrd

21, of Cochise, Ariz.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.; killed Oct. 15 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq. tp://
The Son of my good friend Mike. I am indebted to your family.

614 posted on 12/14/2005 2:41:50 PM PST by curtiskacin
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To: curtiskacin
The Son of my good friend Mike. I am indebted to your family.


615 posted on 02/09/2006 5:57:13 PM PST by fanfan
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To: Diddle E. Squat
From the Boston Herald

A soldier from Roxbury who got his first taste of the military in the ROTC program at Madison Park High School was killed in Iraq on Monday, leaving behind a wife and two children, according to family members.

“He loved the Army and serving for America,” said Maria Montrand, mother of Sgt. Alberto Montrand Jr., 27.

The circumstances surrounding Montrand’s death remained unknown to relatives yesterday, said the dead soldier’s cousin, whose name also is Alberto Montrand.

The soldier was stationed in Fort Jackson, S.C., and had recently returned from Iraq to spend time with his family.

Montrand emigrated from Cape Verde to Boston in 1996. His father had recently sat down with him to discuss his future. The son expressed a great desire to stay in the Army, said father Alberto Montrand Sr.

His cousin added, “(He) had finished his first term but he re-enlisted because he felt he had a duty to serve the country.”

Montrand had re-enlisted for a third time last December after being deployed in Kosovo and Afganistan.

In Iraq, he worked as a mechanic. His mother expressed shock, saying she thought he would be away from the fighting in that job.

Last night, dozens of relatives and friends offered their condolences to the family at a home in Brockton. Many of those present said Montrand is a hero not only in the Cape Verdean community but also for the country.

The soldier will be buried in North Carolina. His parents plan to fly there for his funeral.

616 posted on 02/16/2006 5:25:33 AM PST by chapin2500 (The road to hell is paved with liberals.)
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To: chapin2500

Sorry to hear about the hero's death. Did you happen to know him?

617 posted on 02/16/2006 8:02:12 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat
I knew him as a fellow American, my neighbor, my brother, even though I never met him. God bless those spouses who have no-one warm to hug tonight. They need our prayers :(
618 posted on 02/16/2006 8:26:16 PM PST by chapin2500
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To: chapin2500

Indeed. Thanks for adding his story.

619 posted on 02/16/2006 8:30:44 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat

God Bless them all and all your (Americans) sacrifices as well. Im a right wing Canadian living in a Liberal country. I was absolutely embarased when our LIBERAL government of the time wouldn't support you. At least we finally got a Conservative government again. I know that we couldn't get involved now with our commitment in Afghanistan as our forces have been drained by the past government but the Conservatives fist budget comes out on Tuesday and I expect a big increase in Military spending.

Once again, thanks for taking action when everyone else wanted to just put their head in the sand and hope it goes away. Unfortunately, I see the same thing happening in Iran.

God Bless All You Men And Women Over There from a greatful Canadian.

620 posted on 04/30/2006 9:07:35 PM PDT by XxdrizzxX
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To: All

Lcpl. Jon Eric Bowman died Monday, October 9, 2006 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq while in service to his country.
Thank you for your service, your bravery, your sacrifice. God Bless Our Troops.

621 posted on 10/17/2006 3:11:46 AM PDT by Jacktown
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Since nothing has been added this year, I’ll post the list of KIA’s from home, the United States Territory (Commonwealth) of Puerto Rico (either born in, entered service at, buried at or with strong family ties to the island).

I hope that the American People, especially the Congress, honor their sacrifices and that of those upthread by not getting in the way and allowing our troops to continue and finish the mission. CHARLIE MIKE!

CPT Anthony Palermo, USA, KIA April 6, 2007, Baghdad, Iraq

SGT David A. Mejías, USA, KIA April 1, 2007, Baghdad, Iraq

SPC Jason Nuñez, USA, KIA March 25, 2007, Baqubah, Iraq

SGT Eduardo Santini, USA, KIA March 17, 2007, Baghdad, Iraq

SSG Karl O. Soto-Pinedo, USA, KIA Feb. 27, 2007, Baghdad, Iraq

SSG Jesus M. Montalvo, USA, KIA Oct.18, 2006, Baghdad, Iraq

LCpl Yull Estrada Rodriguez, USMC, KIA Sept. 20, 2006, Al Anbar, Iraq

SSG Irving Hernan dez, Jr., USA, KIA Jun. 12, 2006, Mosul, Iraq

SGT Jose M. Velez, USA, KIA June 9, 2006, Kirkuk, Iraq

1SG Robert Mendez, USA, KIA April 27, 2006, Baghdad, Iraq

SSG Luis M. Melendez, USAF, KIA Feb. 17, 2006, Gulf of Aden

LCpl Orville Gerena, USMC, KIA Feb. 6, 2006, Hit, Iraq

SGT Radhames Camilo-Matos, USA, KIA Jan. 7, 2006, Taji, Iraq

SGT Jason Lopez-Reyes, USA, KIA Jan. 5, 2006, Baghdad, Iraq

CWO Isaias Santos, USA, KIA Dec. 26, 2005, Baghdad, Iraq

SPC William Lopez-Feliciano, USA, KIA Dec. 22, 2005, Baghdad, Iraq

SSG Milton Rivera-Vargas, USA, KIA Dec. 8, 2005, Kirkuk, Iraq

SPC Javier A. Villanueva, USA, KIA Nov. 24, 2005, Hit, Iraq

SPC Alexis Roman-Cruz, USA, KIA Nov. 16, 2005, Balad, Iraq

PFC Antonio Mendez-Sanchez, USA, KIA Nov. 11, 2005, Kirkut, Iraq

SFC Ramon A. Acevedo, USA, KIA Oct. 26, 2005, Rustamiyah, Iraq

1LT Carlos J. Diaz, USA, KIA Aug. 23, 2005, Baqubah, Iraq

SPC Miguel Carrasquillo, USA, KIA Aug. 9, 2005, Baghdad, Iraq

PFC Emmanuel Hernan dez, USA, KIA June 8, 2005, Shkin, Afghanistan

SGT Miguel A. Ramos, USA, KIA May 31, 2005, Baghdad, Iraq

MAJ Ricardo A. Crocker-Garcia, USA, KIA May 26, 2005, Haditah, Iraq

SGT Angelo Lozada, Jr., USA, KIA Apr. 16, 2005, Ramadi, Iraq

SPC Alenia Ramirez-Gonzalez, USA, KIA Apr. 15, 2005, Tikrit, Iraq

MSG Edwin Matos-Colon, USA, KIA Apr. 6, 2005, Afghanistan

CWO David Ayala-Rodriguez, USA, KIA Apr. 6 2005, Afghanistan

SPC Francisco G. Martinez, USA, KIA March 20, 2005, Tamin, Iraq

SPC Lizbeth Robles, USA , KIA March 1, 2005, Bayji , Iraq

SGT Julio E. Negron, USA, KIA Feb. 28, 2005, Bayji, Iraq

SGT Carlos J. Gil, USA, KIA Feb. 18, 2005, Humaniyah, Iraq

SFC Pedro A. Muñoz, USA, KIA Jan. 2, 2005, Shindand, Afghanistan

SPC Jose Rivera-Serrano, USA, KIA Dec. 27, 2004, Baghdad, Iraq

SSG Henry E. Irizarry, USA, KIA Dec. 3, 2004, Taji, Iraq

SGT Carlos Camacho-Rivera, USA, KIA Nov. 5, 2004, Fallujah, Iraq

LCpl Ramon Mateo, USMC, KIA Sept. 24, 2004, Al Anbar, Iraq

SPC Michael A. Martinez, USA, KIA Sept. 8, 2004, Baqubah, Iraq

SSG Gary A. Vaillant, USA, KIA Sept. 5, 2004, Khalidiya, Iraq

SPC Jacob D. Martir, USA, KIA Aug. 18, 2004, Iraq

SGT Melvin Mora-Lopez, USA, KIA June 6, 2004, Camp Cooke, Iraq

PO3 Fernando Mendez-Aceves, USN, KIA Apr. 6, 2004, Al Anbar, Iraq

SFC Jose A. Rivera, USA, KIA Nov. 5, 2003, Mahmudiyah, Iraq

SGT Francisco Martinez, USA, Nov. 4, 2003, Baghdad, Iraq

SGT Joel Perez, USA, KIA Nov. 2, 2003, Fallujah, Iraq

SPC Frances M. Vega, USA, KIA Nov. 2, 2003, Fallujah, Iraq

SGT Juan M. Serrano, USA, KIA July 24, 2003, Baghdad, Iraq

SPC Ramon Reyes-Torres, USA, KIA July 16, 2003, Baghdad, Iraq

SPC Kelvin Feliciano-Gutierrez, USA, KIA June 28, 2003, Bagram AB, Afghanistan

SPC Richard P. Orengo, USA, KIA June 26, 2003, Najaf, Iraq

SPC Gil Mercado, USA, KIA April 13, 2003, Iraq

SGT Orlando Morales, USA, KIA March 29, 2003, Helmaud, Afghanistan

LCpl Robert M. Rodriguez, USMC, KIA March 27, 2003, Al Nasiriyah, Iraq

622 posted on 05/13/2007 8:42:12 AM PDT by cll (Carthage must be destroyed)
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To: cll

Thank you for your remembrance of them. Take care.

623 posted on 05/17/2007 7:45:28 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat (Giuliani-Steele 08.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

My prayers for each and every one and for their families.

624 posted on 05/17/2007 7:46:26 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Taz Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge)
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my heart goes out to all the families who lost loved ones during this war especially the Wroblewski family in nj mr.Wroblewski was the athletic director at my school and always fights his best to get the student athletes what they need to compete on april 6 2004 there oldest son Second Lieutenant John T. Wroblewski was killed in action in the al anbar region of iraq He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California mr.wroblewski thank you for everything you ever did for all of us at palisades park jr sr.high school i can say on behalf of me and my family our hearts are always with you

625 posted on 07/06/2007 6:41:03 AM PDT by sgeorgiou307
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To: cll

CPT Maria I. Ortiz, USA, KIA July 10, 2007, Bagdad, Iraq

First Army Nurse killed in action in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Mortar attack, “Green” Zone, while attending to wounded Iraqi civilians.

Humbled by your sacrifice, Ma’am.

626 posted on 07/18/2007 2:32:15 PM PDT by cll (Carthage must be destroyed)
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To: cll
627 posted on 10/28/2008 8:31:24 PM PDT by HuzzahSnyper
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