Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Navy Electricianís Mate Fireman Apprentice Michael J. Jakes, Jr.

20, of Brooklyn, New York.
Died in the Northern Arabian Sea. Died on December 4, 2001.

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"Michael, you will never be forgotten, it's been over 10 years since you've gone to be with our Lord. You and many others paid a price we can never repay. My prayers and heart goes out to your family. I pray that your family has found peace in they're hearts knowing that someday you will all be reunited!

May the roads rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rain fall soft upon your fields
And, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.

God Bless you Michael J. Jakes Jr. and thank you for giving your all!!"
David L. Aguirre of Aurora, CO

"To Whom all that has loved this young man, I am deeply sorry for your loss. To Michael J. Jakes, Jr...Thank you for your sacrafice for our country! I am wearing a "Hero's Bracelet" with this young man's name, rank, city ect. I will wear his name proudly and keep it close to my heart! You will be thought of everyday, and thanked and loved!"
Pam H. of Harrisburg, NC USA

"Jakes was a great friend and shipmate. He is missed to this day by all of the lives he touched during his time on the U.S.S Kittyhawk"
J of Woodbridge. N.J, USA

"giving all u can give is true love of ones country. the navy mourns your loss"
emfr fields

"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

""Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"To the family of Michael J. Jakes, Jr. He 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 of Carson City, NV

"THANK U FOR EVERYTHING I MISS AND LOVVVVVVVVVVVE YOU ,PRAISE THE LORD 4 EVA !U ARE MY GAURDIAN ANGEL AND MY HERO GOD IS GOOD AND LUCKY TO HAVE YOU ON HIS SIDE FROM YOUR LIL COUSIN"
christine najinael moise of BROOKLYN NEWYORK

"THANK U FOR EVERYTHING I MISS AND LOVVVVVVVVVVVE YOU PRAISE THE LORD 4 EVA U ARE MY GAURDIAN ANGEL AND MY HERO GOD IS GOOD AND LUCKY TO HAVE YOU ON HIS SIDE"
christine najinael moise of BROOKLYN NEWYORK

"Mike,
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."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"Mike,
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."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"Thanks for serving our country!"
Jake M of Parsons, Kansas

"To a fallen shipmate. Rest In Peace EMFA Michael J. Jakes, Jr.
To his family, I'm sorry for your heartbreaking loss. I didn't know him but I believe that he was a squared-away shipmate. God bless you all."
EM2 Caparaz of San Diego, California

"Thanks for stepping forward when America needed you. To the family - Thank you for your contribution to our liberty and freedom. I'm sorry for your tremendous loss."
Ronald Carlson of Montrose, MN

"Electrician's Mate Jakes, goodbye sailor and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"RIP SHIPMATE"

"My deepest respect goes to this sailor and his family. His service made my family safer and for that one can not give thanks enough."
The Estes Family of Phoenix, AZ

"thank you! God Bless"
Liz of NJ

"Thank you Michael Jakes, Jr., 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 Electricianís Mate Fireman Apprentice Michael Jakes, Jr.:
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 Michael 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 Electricianís Mate Fireman Apprentice Michael Jakes, Jr.:
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 Michael, 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