Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Master Sgt. Edwin A. Matoscolon

42, of Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico.
Matoscolon died in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when the CH-47 helicopter he was on crashed. He was assigned to Division Artillery, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Died on April 6, 2005.

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"Remembering a friend on this Memorial Day. Rest in Peace my friend."
Frederick L Woehr of Marshfield MO

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"I met Sgt Matos in 1992. He was the first motor sgt that I ever worked for. As an 18 year old away from home for the first time, he was like a father to me. He looked out for me and fellow soldiers often. I have many fond memories of my time with him with the 782 at Ft Bragg. He is certainly missed."
SRA of Danielson, CT

"To the family of:Edward A.Matoscolon
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""

"Thank you all for all your support and hellping me and my family. Im proud of my uncle Edwin A. MatosColon. I miss him so much.."
Luis PaganMatos of Orlando, Florida

"You have my deepest condolences. I had the honor to serve with SFC Matos at Ft. Bragg in the 407th."
Thomas Cheatham of Seaford, Delaware/USA

"To The Edwin A Matos Colon Family,
My prayers are with you. I worked with MSG Matos at the Ft Lewis, WA, IG Office. MSG Matos was a leader any soldier would follow. I miss you my friend. Soldier First - Soldier Always"
Wallie P. Goolsby (Ret. US Army) of Lake Elsinore, CA

"To Matoscolon family,
Your son made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Both my children CPT. Karla Vazquez and LT Philip Vazuez are in the ARMY and I am very proud of them. Your son was a SOLDIER in war and "A soldier never leaves his buddies behind" He is watching their back, he is their praying besides them and wishing them all a safe return. He might not be with you physical but his heart and soul still lives within us.
Let's not forget our fallen children, husbands and relatives that have lost their lives for our FREEDOM.We must stand United, We Must support our Troops, We must pray for their lives and for their safe return. We must give a helping hand for those that are walking in your shoes....
God bless you and your family"
Liz of Yucaipa, CA

"To Edwin's Family & Friends: Your sacrifice is shared by all Americans who love this country. We thank your son and friend for his service. This country would not be what it is without men of greatness like him."
Melndez/Gill Family of North Carolina

"November 10, 2007
To the family of Master Sgt. Edwin A. Matoscolon:
Edwin 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"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"A la familia del Sargento Edwin Matos Colon: Unas palabras de aliento para la familia de nuestro companero Edwin. La clase 1981 de la Escuela Julio Vizcarrondo Coronado del pueblo de Carolina se siente muy honrada de haber mantenido contacto con Edwin mientras estuvo realizando la labor de Sargento en Afganistan. No tuvimos la oportunidad de compartir con el, a pesar de que lo ansiaba tanto, pero tenemos la esperanza de poder reencontrarnos un dia... Que Dios les de la fortaleza para poder sobrellevar esta amarga pena.
Que descanse en Paz nuestro querido amigo...
clase81jvc@yahoo.com"
Irasema Sanchez of Carolina, Puerto Rico

"Edwin,
I would like to say thank you to you and the other men and women who were on that Chinook with 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, TX

"To the family and friends,

Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your loved ones bravery and sacrifice. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. Your loved one is a hero. Greater love have no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13.

God bless you.

Home Front Ministries
Shepherd of the Hills Church
Porter Ranch, CA""

"TO THE MATOSCOLON FAMILY FROM THE BATISTE FAMILY, OUR DEEPEST REGUARDS FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND A FELLOW SOLDIER TO ME. HE HAD A GREAT IMPACT ON MYSELF AND MANY OTHERS WHO HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO KNOW HIM. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM FOR HIS PERSONALITY, GENUINE CONCERN, AND THE SACRAFICES HE MADE FOR MANY HE NEVER KNEW."
Jonathan Batiste of Fort Irwin, California

"TO THE MATOSCOLON FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. WE ARE DEEPLY SADDEN BY THE LOST OF EDWIN. HE WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART AND PRAYS. EDWIN IS MORE THEN A HERO! HE WAS A PROFESSIONAL SOLDIER. AN HE WILL NOT HAVE GIVEN HIS LIFE IN VAIN. HE HAS TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF AMERICANS, IRAQIANS, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, THOSE IN HIS COMMUNITY AND HIS VERY OWN FAMILY. HE IS THE ELITE OF MOST AMERICANS. THANK YOU EDWIN FOR BEING A MILITARY BROTHER TO OUR SON. I REALIZE YOU BOTH HAD NOT KNOWN ONE ANOTHER. STILL YOU WATCHED OVER EACH OTHERS BACK. JUST AS YOU BOTH PROTECTIONED AMERICA FROM TERRORISM. GOD BLESS!"
leonardwahl of VALLEY STREAM NY

"TO THE MATOSCOLON FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. WE ARE DEEPLY SADDEN BY THE LOST OF EDWIN. HE WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART AND PRAYS. EDWIN IS MORE THEN A HERO! HE WAS A PROFESSIONAL SOLDIER. AN HE WILL NOT HAVE GIVEN HIS LIFE IN VAIN. HE HAS TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF AMERICANS, IRAQIANS, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, THOSE IN HIS COMMUNITY AND HIS VERY OWN FAMILY. HE IS THE ELITE OF MOST AMERICANS. THANK YOU EDWIN FOR BEING A MILITARY BROTHER TO OUR SON. I REALIZE YOU BOTH HAD NOT KNOWN ONE ANOTHER. STILL YOU WATCHED OVER EACH OTHERS BACK. JUST AS YOU BOTH PROTECTIONED AMERICA FROM TERRORISM. GOD BLESS!"
leonardwahl of VALLEY STREAM NY

"A los familiares y amigos de Edwin:

De parte de la familia Blanco-Caldas le extendemos nuestro más sincero pésame. Compartimos el mismo dolor...la misma pena. Nuestro hijo, Ernesto Manuel, regresó sano y salvo de Afganistan para perder la vida en el desierto de Irak. Nuestras oraciones están con ustedes y le rogamos al Señor que les de la fuerza para sobrevivir esta tragedia. Nuestros hijos son heroes!

De parte otra familia boricua que tambien sufre ...

La Familia del Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (The Big Ern's Mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@sbcglobal.net"

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Edwin will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Thank you Edwin Matoscolon, 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 Master Sgt. Edwin Matoscolon:
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 Edwin 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 Master Sgt. Edwin Matoscolon:
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 Edwin, 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