Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti

30, of Raynham, Massachusetts.
Monti died in Gowardesh, Afghanistan, when he encountered enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades during combat operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 71st Calvary, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on June 21, 2006.

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"Jared,
Thought I have never Meet you personaly, I just want to say your Dad Loves you and Misses you so Very Much"
Kenny Gidney of Natick Ma

"I listen to your song everyday !!!! And cry every time!!! We all miss ya bud!!! Thanks for being the ultimate warrior!!!! Luv ya!"
Diamond of raynham, ma

"Just thinking of you and your family today bud... Miss you and the hometown.."
Jay Webber of New Boston NH

"Jared,

I happened upon your name for the first time about a month ago when I took my 3 year old daughter to play at the park on King Phillip Street in Raynham. There was a memorial stone there which briefly outlined your heroic actions in Afghanistan. I felt touched by what I read and I decided to research what happened to you when I got home that night. I read about your multiple ( and valiant) attempts to save one of your men while under heavy fire and then I watched a couple of YouTube videos about you and your loving dad. Seeing your face and hearing your voice really jolted me and made everything about war real for the first time. I broke down in tears. You see, Jared, I've watched dozens of war movies over the years, I've played plenty of video war games, and I've read countless news stories about fallen soldiers, and yet war never felt REAL to me. It always had a cinematic feel to it. I admit with regret that I've taken for granted all of the sacrifices that you and all of the brave servicemen and servicewomen make each day to ensure that America's freedom is never compromised. I promise to never make that mistake again.

I thank you from the depths of my heart for all that you and the other American soldiers throughout time have done to ensure that my little girl can grow up enjoying freedom the "American Way".

Yesterday, I put a picture of you on my Ipod, Jared, so that I will never ever forget about you, your kindness, and your heroism.

Rest in Peace, young man.

Best wishes and love always to your family.

Your friend,

JR"
JR of Raynham, MA

"Well Jared 5 years it doesn't seem possible. We miss you every day. You will live on in our hearts and minds forever. Love the Corsini Family"
Corsini Family of Plymouth Ma

"Most honorable Jared, I didn't have the chance know you, but was so heartbroken when your family received your Medal of Honor that I had to send them a letter expressing my sympathy, my gratitude for their sacrifice and my awe at their parenting to raise such a very honorable man. I've followed your incredible Dad and your endlessly loving family in their efforts to have a flag put on your grave and those of your fallen comrades in the MA National Cemetery. I was so impressed by the power of your family's love and devotion to you that I traveled 125 miles to participate in the flag placing and honor all of you. I know you are watching and impressed as hell at what they accomplished. You saw thousands of people unite under the power of love to honor every soldier in that cemetery. Over 50,000 flags were placed in a matter of hours- what a testament to the human spirit and the power of a family's love for their beautiful child. Your Dad is a powerful force, driven by love, reverence and "doing the right thing". He is an inspiration for all the people who turned out to place flags, that you CAN get justice if you work for it from the heart. A bit of persnickityness helps too (sorry, Mr Monti!). with love,"
Burma Shaw of Tolland, Connecticut

"ms. p. corsini

http://youtu.be/lOhvRw8snfI"
robert burke of milton

"Paul:

I just returned from Bourne with my 2 1/2 year old daughter. All she was saying was look at all the flags, it was a beautiful gesture to do that. I wish I had known earlier I would have loved to help. Thank you"
Bob McCabe of East Taunton, MA

"I have read this entire tribute. I did not know SFC Monti. After reading this, I am sorry that I did not have the honor of knowing him. The postings gave me a very good insight into this very special man. Where does America get special people like him? Someone who was admired by his men, his peers, his family and total strangers. As a Vietnam veteran, I would like to thank all of the soldiers that have written a tribute to SFC Monti. You have put a face to the name. Your words tell it all. You, along with SFC Monti, are honorable men and women. The Congressioal Medal of Honor is an honor to receive and a tribute to the soul of the man. To Jared's father - God Bless You sir. You are rightfully proud of your son. This greatful veteran is proud of your son. You deserve praise for raising such a good and decent man. Semper Fi"
Mark of Pembroke, MA

"Jared, thought let you know that I was thinking of you brother."
CW2 Bobby T. of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

"I hear all the time people calling us 'heros' and I try to tell them that I'm no hero, I'm just a guy serving his country. But you SFC Monti ARE the real deal. You are and will be forever a true hero to your country, the good Afghan people and, most of all, to those soldiers you served with and saved.
May Choirs of Angles Sing Thee to Thy Rest. Thank You Brother."
CPT Drew Shedwick, PA-C of COB Adder, Tallil Air Base, Iraq

"Were it not for those who have served and still serve, we would not have our American way of life. There are not words to express the amount of appreciation & pride we have for our Heroes of Freedom and the compassion we have for the loved ones of our military members. You all remain in our hearts and prayers day in and day out."
Judi Burns of FWB, FL - USA

"My utmost respect to you and your family for your brave sacrifice,and even more so being from Mass. and a member of the 10th Mountain Div!
We lost our son,PFC. Evan O'Neill,in Shkin,Afghanistan 9/29/03- I actually met your Dad a few years back at a Memorial Day Remembrance ceremony at Fort Drum.
It's comforting to know my son is with a great American Hero!!!"
Barbara O'Neill,Haverhill,Mass. of glorybean@comcast.net

"I saw Monti on the news yesterday and unfortunately realized that he had given his life for his fellow brothers in arms and our great nation. I remember Monti as a fellow Fister from Ft. Bragg C 3/319 AFAR in the late 90's. He was a great 13F and always had a smile. God Bless Monti's Family and Friends and all of our fellow brothers in arms overseas."
Ernest Manlove of Wilmington, DE

"SFC Monti,
I can't believe it, I just heard about what happened I have been out of the army for awhile now. Sometimes when someone passes away, you hear all these good deeds about someone and how nice they were and a great person. When you hear all those things you think yeah they probably were but I am sure they wouldnt say if you werent. But you, you truly are one of the greats. If I had to use one word to describe you, it would be humble. I remember in Korea one morning during a PT test,I seen you doing push ups with a grimmace on your face, my freind ryan said your back was so messed up you could barely walk, but there wasnt any hindrance at all on your score you smoked me the entire PT test. It was all because you wanted to be the best and you were. Well brother i am sure you are up there still being a wild man and a great guy stay humble for the rest of us and try not to have too many fister shots, fisters know what that is. to the family i am sure you have already heard and know, you had one hell of a son."
w. highsmith 13f of jacksonville, FL

"Godspeed Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti, United States Army, 3rd Squadron, 71st Calvary, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York.

Thank you for your dedication to your soldiers, and for your ultimate Service to our country. America will never forget you and your family. Rest in Peace."
DMH of Hermosa Beach CA USA

"I am humbled beyond measure by your sacrifice. May we live up to the debt we owe you."
Mary Sikes of San Diego, CA

"Thank you, Jared, on the day you were posthumously presented with the Medal of Honor. You are an outstanding representative of all the men and women who have ensured my freedom by their service. Thank you, thank you, a thousand thank yous. I think of you today, and salute your sacrifice."
JDB of Brooklyn, NY

"I remember Monti from back at 3/319. I was in Bravo he was Charlie. What a great guy. I am floored that he gave his life in 2006 and if it wasn't for his honor today in the news I would not have known. My heart and prayers are with his family. RIP "Rock Hard Fister" (that's a 13F thing he remembers)"
Keith Cooper of Forest Hills, NY

"God Bless SFC Monti and his family. I don't know you, I've never even been to Massachusetts, but I am the wife of a soldier and I know what soldiers and their families go through in service of our country. I do not, however, know what it must feel like to know your son, brother, and friend gave his life for our country. Atheletes and actors are not heroes- soldiers are. SFC Monti is the epitome of a true hero and we are all forever grateful for his sacrifice and for the sacrifice of his family. May he rest in peace and may God bless his family and friends."
Jenny of Fort Irwin, CA

"I could never outrun you Sgt Monti, but I still try to this day. You will never be forgotten."
SPC RIVERA, BERNABE of Fort Sheridan, IL

"To the family of SFC Jared C. Monti, Even though I never knew Jared or his family. I've followed the news of him for the past 2 years. How great for his family and friends to have had such a man in thier lives. I thank you Jared for serving and protecting all of us here in the good o'l USA."
Mike DeMasi of Brockton, Ma. USA

"DORS EN PAIX SOLDAT JARED. A TOI LE PARADIS."
Boullo of Djibouti

"No greater sacrifice than for his fellow soldiers, no greater love than for his family and those in need. God bless you and may you rest in eternal peace."
A. Thornton of Langhorne, PA

"Stand for something or fall for anything . . . "I will get him, he's my Soldier". And so he went into the rain of fire to get him and gave his life trying.

May we live each day so courageously and with honor - in service to peace and social justice so that one day war may truly end.

May Peace Prevail On Earth
and may you rest, dear Brother"
CPT Renee' Marie, VTARNG, of CBWTU-CA

""I firmly believe that a man's finest hour- his greatest fulfillment to all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle.....VICTORIOUS!"
Your sacrifice will not be forgotten."
SSG Steven Stogner of Ft Bragg, NC

"I will never leave a fallen command to fall into the hands of the enemy.

Amen Brother!

You will not be forgotten..."
Derek C. (10th Mtn LRSD) of Stoneham MA USA

"I live in the baystate and I am very proud
to be from a state that produces such an amazing person and fighter
for freedom and liberty.
God Bless Jared Monti and his family
and fellow serviceman and servicewomen"
Brian Sheil of belmont ma USA 02478

"I knew Jared at Ft. Bragg N.C I'm proud to say that i can call him a friend. I was deeply sadden when i learn the news of Jared dying. But today I was deeply moved when I saw Jared's face on the cover of my local newspaper , stating that he will receive the MOH. If you look up the word solider in the dicationary there should be a picture of Jared. Every thing he did it was rock solid, He truely was an outstanding friend, man, trooper, adn all around great human being. I'll always remember Jared till we meet again my friend, over another cold beer at 0700."
Aron Shady of Lawton, OK

"Jared,
I can't begin to even tell you how proud I am of you. The kids talk about you everyday and miss the Army games you played with them in the back yard, the long talks we had in the garage and how you loved to sleep in your truck instead of the bed they made you downstairs(LOL) I am so proud that you are being honored for your heroic efforts with the CMOH. Now the entire world for many years to come will get to share a little peice of you in History that we are so proud to be a part of. We all miss you and love you very much. You are in our thoughts daily. Russ says; Here is a Heinekin and an Avo in your honor! We love you
Tricia Russell, and Kids"
Patricia Corsini of Plymouth, Massachusetts

"My name is Chris Bruce and I have been wearing the braclet of SFC Monti for 2 years know. I bought it at the POW-MIA recognition day in Boston, when my self and my Honor Guard were there in the ceremony. I am the Assistant to the Director at the Veterans Transition House in New Bedford,Ma. We help veterans of past and present conflicts that are in need of "A Hand Up Not A Hand Out". I never knew SFC Monti but reading the other messages left it has given me a better understanting of what a great soldier and family member he was. As an Army, 11Bravo Veteran of Fort Drum, Bco.2-22 INF my self I know how your platoon and unit become like family to you real fast. I hope that all that knew him keep the good memorys close to your heart and not forget them. Every day that I wear this braclet I will make sure to inform people that this braclet is worn to show respect and pay Honor to a fellow brother in arms that payed the ultimate sacrafice for our freedom. I will then tell them a little about him. My email is Chris@vetshouse.org if any one would like to talk to me about this great soldier. God bless and God spead to our soldiers in returning home."
Chris Bruce of New Bedford, Ma

"SSG Monti was my garrison section Sergeant back in HHB/3-71 CAV when I was a 2nd Lieutenant at FT Drum. He was a great mentor and a good friend.

On the bright side: He loved cooking eggplant, eating dunkin donuts and disliked clam chowder. I think he ate too much new England clam chowder as a kid.

Thank you for the memories and unwavering brotherly love. I will always remember you until the day I die."
CPT Hooker, HHB 1-15th FA Commanding of Camp Hovey, S.Korea

"To the family of:Jared C.Monti 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"

"December 25, 2007
Proud to be your friend and lucky to have known you as I did. Merry Christmas Monti, miss ya always bro."
TAC of Raynham, MA USA

"I wear a KIA bracelet in honor of SFC Monti and I have the privilege of serving with him in OEF VII. He was the first TC I went out on mission with. He was a great leader, true friend, and superior soldier and he will be remembered forever and sadly missed."
SSG Guaschino of FT Knox KY

"My heart goes out to the Monti family and friends. I enjoyed having Jared in my 6th grade class. He was such a joy to teach. Even at a young age, I knew Jared had so much to offer the world. I appreciated all he did for his country."
Mary O'B'rien of Mansfield, Ma

"Jared, just thinking about you today brother and want to let you no that you are very missed. God bless you and your family." "Bobby T."
CW2 Robert Taylor of Gouverneur, NY

"September 11, 2007
To the family of Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti:
Jared 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

"~Monti has been a long time mentor to me. He was my first team leader and a good friend in the 82nd. As a young soldier, Monti taught me everything I needed to know about the Army, and not just job related. A large majority of his time was dedicated to me as a new private in the 82nd Airborne. His best and most memorable lessons were the many nights of drinking together! Also, how to be easy going, 'don't take no %$#@,' roll with the punches and how to be down to earth in the fast paced 82nd. His lessons translate into everyday life. He will be missed by me and by many others of those souls he has touched.

~Jared was the first true inspiration to me. I know I'll be looking up towards the heavens today thanking him for his leadership and mentorship he has shown me. I just re-enlisted for another six years and it's people like Jared that have kept me going strong in this Army. He had all the right core values and taught them to me, not just in military terms but in terms of a friend and person who you would want to be beside you for the rest of your life. It's just a shame I never got to speak to Jared again after I left Bragg. He really did this world some good. He has made a big impact on my life and all his friends lives! He is and always will be missed.

~One night I got caught drinking underage by CID on base. They turned me over to my chain of command. Jared, who was my first line leader, was awoken from bed and was the first to know about it. I was one month from being 21. I'll never forget that long hard night, morning, next day, and week of discipline that Jared worked into me. He told me if you're old enough to go off to battle and defend this country, you're old enough to drink. He disciplined me for the stupidity of me getting caught, not because it was a written law. I hated Jared for that next week but he never let the word of that incident go past him keeping me from lossing my rank and money, and letting me keep the very pride that he had instilled in to me. I knew he truly cared about the good of people.

~My prayers go out the Monti family from a dear past friend and fellow comrade of Jared C. Monti. He is and always will be my hero and be missed!"
SSG Lance Harding of 38th Infantry Division, Ohio Army National Guard

"Jared,
It has been one year today. It still doesn't seem real, but somehow I know it is. I don't know if my heart will ever truly heal. I thought I knew what a broken heart was. Now I know for sure what one is. I love and miss you so much. You, Tim, and myself will always be mom's three little kittens.

Love,
Your sister Niccole"
Niccole of Winterville, NC USA

"That night broke my heart, I wish your boss would have let us go."
DET CDR of 773

"God Bless..."
Jill Desmond, widow Sgt. Dennis J Boles of Homosassa, FL USA

"Jared Monti was my older cousin and someone i admired and looked up to. When i first found out i lost my cousin it didn't seem real and at times it still doesn't and it's almost been one year. Not a day goes by that i don't think of him and remember all the good he did, not just for his country but for me as well. He was a proud man and im honored that he is my cousin. I love you Jared and i will always remember. 1-4-3"
Krystin of Bridgewater, Ma

"I served with Monti in the 319th.We last crossed paths in Afghanistan in 03.Monti was a great solder who was always ready for what ever task was at hand. I will never forget Monti always a good time to be had when he was near. I will never forget the stories Monti was the original Charlie rock thinking man. You are forever in the hearts you have touched Monti Take care"
Sgt Kern of Sacramento, Ca

"Monti, I love ya and miss ya man. U know i could sit here with the rest of the guys and fill 1000 pages of stories and memories we all had. Your memory will live on forever from what you have achieved and done and we will all make sure of that as u have. Your bravery is unheralded and puts a permanant stamp on what it is to be a leader in this country. You appreciated everyone and everything around you everyday of your life, and that is a very rare quality that most people don't have bro. Plus u had a much larger set of balls than most others. I know your followin me here and we all know how fearless Jared could be. You are a true hero in all of our eyes and in the eyes of this country. U left us too early but you left us doing what you loved and what you truly believed in and we all knew that and so did you. I miss hangin with ya Monti, all the crazy, fun and hilarious times. I miss the phone calls you use to randomly do at all hours from different bases u were at jus to see and say whats been goin on and to see how we were all doin. All of our hearts are with ya bro, you know that. Jared i'll see ya on the otherside soon enough. Monti u were one of the best friends a person could have and you were a hero in life. So many look up to you and your accomplishments and good nature and that is what we set out to do in life in the first place, and u you achieved this without hesitation. Be proud of yourself buddy, i know thats always been hard for you to do, but you can take home so much pride in all the people you have helped, saved, and blessed. It meant alot to many many people and friends you have in this world and you will never ever be forgotten for it. You are thought about on a daily basis by all and it will always be appreciated and remembered and thats what is important. You were a true man and a true hero. Monti I miss ya bro, we all do. When we meet again, we'll be hangin like old times, I know you'll be waitin and ready for us. We never grow old and I got us a whole new bunch of trouble we can get ourselves into you crazy son of a *. Boy the situations u'd create. Some funny * man. Miss ya, Love ya bro.

JARED C. MONTI

Gone But Never To Be Forgotten
A True American man and soldier
A Fallen Hero missed by all who knew
and loved him
A True Friend
A True Military Man
A man of his word and a heart of gold
Gone But Never To Be Forgotten

I'll cya at that 59 School St. in the sky buddy
Jus like old times, miss ya bro
Your Friend Always
TAC"
Matt "TAC" Tarentino of Raynham, MA USA

"I just thought I would share a memory that I have of Jared. Jared and I were roommates when we were stationed at Ft.Bragg. We went in together on all the furniture. I come home one day and our $500.00 table was gone! I asked Jared what happened to it and he said, " I gave it away." Ofcourse I was pissed! He said ,"One of my soldiers didnt have a table and his kids were eating on the floor holding their plates... So we will just have to find another place to play Quarters!" What could I say to that? That is the type of person Jared Monti was! The best! Jared didnt just become a hero that day on the mountian, He has been a hero ever since I have known him! I will miss you forever brother! FIST lead the way!"
Jeff Bolding of Centerton, AR.

"I just wanted to say thank you to all the soldiers out there who risk their lives every day to preserve my freedom.
Jared, I miss you so much. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. You are the first thing I think about when I wake up and the last one on my mind when I go to sleep.
It is the soldier, not the reporter who gave us freedom of press
It is the soldier, not the poet, who gave us freedom of speech
It is the soldier, not the politician, who gave us the freedom to vote
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gave us the freedom to demonstrate
It is the soldier, not the lawyer, who gave us the right to a fair trial
It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves under the flag, and whose coffin is draped beneath the flag, who gives the protester the right to burn the flag

I love you Jared,
Your sister Niccole"
Niccole Monti of Winterville, NC USA

"To the Monti Family,
I just wanted to let you know that I'm still praying for you and that there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about Jared. Nicole thanks for talking to me that night and hearing what I had to say. Jared I love you brother."
SFC Matthew E. Hatfield of HHC 2-508th PIR, FOB Ghazni, Afghanistan

"Jared,
You are true soldier and NCO-you put the lives of your fellow soldiers ahead of your own when you saved two soldiers who were wounded-you are true hero. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Gallantly Forward"(71st Cav Motto)"

"Jared Monti was a friend that you could always count on. The years I was friends with him I will NEVER forget. His memory will always be with me. It was an honor of mine to talk to his family on how strong and loved he was! I will never forget you MONTI. "commander monti""
SSG Matt Cusson of Fort Drum, NY

"I dont know where I would start. I can only imagine how hard this has been on everyone. It has been 7 months and still hits me like a brick. From day one when Jared and I landed in Inchon we were right back in AIT in 93. Goofin off as only Fisters can. From the dives he took when we were running to make gate and the soldiers he mentored, there is a place in my memory that will never faulter thanks to knowing him. I doubt many people truly grasp what selfless service embodies. Jared knew exactly what it meant. Jared is a man that knew how to work hard and play even harder and I am positive that he instilled that in his soldiers. Rest easy bro! Rock Hard Fisters never die!"
SSG DeBinion, FIST veteran of Glendora, CA

"I Love you always, and miss you dearly. I will never forget the times we shared and the plans we had. You have a place in my heart forever. I Love you Jared!"
Love Sherri Buck of Carthage, NY

"SFC Monti, I loved you and you are responsible for the man and solider I am today. I will pray forever to meet you in the afterlifre. chaos.out."
SGT. Wolfanger, Matthew of Afghanistan

"Those who meet him and service with him, love him and know how he love to be a soldier. To me and my family you were a friend, an uncle to my kids, a brother. Thanks GOD for the opportunity to meet you and shared so many moments in the 82nd ABN and in 10th MTN, we will never forget your sacrifice. GOD may bless your family and bring them peace."
CW2 Luis A. Rodriguez of Bagram, Afghanistan

"God Bless your efforts & may you be in God's arms safely watching over your family! We never met but share the same surname. Thank you for your sacrafice & dedication to keeping our country & my family safe.

You & your family will be in my prayers!"
Adam J. Monti of Howell (formerly Brooklyn NY) New Jersey

"To Jared's family, I wish that you could have seen your son in action. He was a truly rare person, hard working, honest to a fault, and actually cared for his soldiers. He was one of my first bosses, and the example I try to follow now with my soldiers. I told him once on our ill fated trip to Plymouth that he was the best damn NCO I ever had. He shrugged it off with his patented "Well, I guess" move. I meant it, and will miss him deeply."
SSG Saulnier of Ft. Bliss

"I am forever in debt for Jared's act of heroism, because it was my son-in-law Derek that he saved that day in Afghanistan. He was the the one listed as wounded during the fire fight.

Heathe Craig, the soldier who pulled him out in chopper and died while trying to pull PVC Bradbury is also directly reponsible for Derek's survival.

According to Derek, Jared was the best dam Sargent he ever had. He died trying to save not only Derek but Pat Lybert that day. The details that Derek instilled upon his r&r in July still bring tears to my eyes this day.

If only we had a chance to meet, I'm quite sure that we would have become friends as we (Jared and I) are the same age.

If you ever need anything, this family is forever indebted to Jared, and forever proud and thankful for Jared saving Derek's life that day

Thank you Jared."
Bob Crown of Coshocton, Ohio

"We were the only two Italian guys from the Northeast that carried shotguns and drank coffee when it was 100 degrees outside. For the two years that I served with you it has been great, because of your knowlege I think I could call in a tactical nuke strike. I will never forget 21 June as long as I live and I will see ya on the high Ground
LT Favuzzi
3rd Squadron 71st Cavalry"
LT Favuzzi of Afghanistan

"Jared, I wish I could sit down and talk to you one more time. You truly are a hero not because you servered our country but because you where a great cousin. You are the person I will always look up to.

Your cousin,
Katie"
Katie Monti of Pembroke, MA

"Jared it has been two months since I last heard your voice.I would give anything to hear you just one more time.To all who met jared-not one of us can say he did not affect us in some way.Jared made me a better man and I owe him everything!!!To the monti faily and all who ever met jared,We are all blessed to have been in the presence of a true angel.love ya bro,"miss you 4-eva"..."
Charlie of Florida

"SFC Monti,
There's so much to say about you. You were an awesome leader, and outstanding soldier and a mentor. I looked up to you, I still look up to you. I know you're in a better place now. I'll never forget you man. You'll always be in my thoughts and prayers. What you did that night will NEVER be forgotton. We miss you man. I know you're watching down on us. We'll make you proud.
-Lunchbox"
Spc. Villaverde of 3/71 Afghanistan

"Monti, I just wanted to say thanks for everything and you will be greatly missed Bro. You and the time we spent together in OEF and in Drum will be with me forever. When they say,"WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN" their talking about guys such as yourself. Rest in peace brother. FISTERS LEAD THE WAY!
Sincerly,"
Mike Powers of Crown Point, IN. U.S.A.

"You were my Leader, my Comrade, and my Friend. I hope that I have become half the Soldier that you were. You were rough around the edges, but that is why I loved you so much. There are many Soldiers who talk the talk, but only so few that walk the walk. You my dear friend walked the walk. I know in my heart that you gave them Hell. I know you did because I would have done the same because that is the way you taught me to be. I will pass on the Warrior Spirit to my Paratroopers that you passed on to me. I love you brother."
SFC Matthew E. Hatfield of 2-508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg NC

""Jared C.Monti"

Jared C.Monti
American Heroe
Respectful
Excepting
Determined
Caring
Memorable
Optomistic
Never Forget
Terrific person
Independent

An Acrostic poem of only a few valueable memories of Jared. You are surely missed by all. I Love You Always,1436, Aunt Jean"
Jean Doroni of Bridgewater,MA.

"Jared C.Monti"

Jared C.Monti
American Heroe
Respectful
Excepting
Determined
Caring
Memorable
Optomistic
Never Forget
Terrific person
Independent

An Acrostic poem of only a few valueable memories of Jared. You are surely missed by all. I Love You Always,1436, Aunt Jean"
Jean Doroni of Bridgewater,MA.

"Never Forget

This was deleted!! Sorry, Aunt Jean"

"Jared C.Monti"

Jared C.Monti
American Heroe
Respectful
Excepting
Determined
Caring
Memorable
Optomistic
Terrific person
Independent

An Acrostic poem of only a few valueable memories of Jared. You are surely missed by all. I Love You Always,1436, Aunt Jean"
Jean Doroni of Bridgewater,MA.

"17 July 2006
Sgt Jared C. Monti, United States Army - - You are an American hero whose service to this country and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. You will forever live in the hearts of all who knew and loved you. "Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid, they have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices".
~ President Harry S. Truman ~
I pray that god bestows his peace and comfort upon your family and friends during this most difficult time. "The moon gives you light, And the bugles and the drums give you music, And my heart, O my soldiers, my veterans, My heart gives you love". - Walt Whitman
Rest well brave soldier."
D. Burt of Portsmouth, RI

"Jared I hope i can be half the man you were. Ill always miss you and ill see you again."
Matt Ross of Abington MA

"Jared, You were a family member and friend to so many. There are not words to describe the loss we have all felt, we live such sheltered lives thinking this could never happen to us. You were the best at everything you touched and continue to shine your greatness on us everyday. We love you and miss you. Our hero!

Love you

Your cousin-Kim"
Kimberly Poore of Virginia Beach, Va

"To the family of Jared C. Monti,
My nephew Patrick Lybert was with Jared on their last day here on earth and now I believe they are both together in a happier place. I heard from several of Pat's Army service buddies that Jared was a great guy. I am very sorry for your loss. God Bless from the Lybert family."
Lisa Lybert Adams of Indianapolis, IN

"Jared,
Ever since we were children, I have been PROUD to have you as my cousin. As a child, I told all my friends about the cool trick you could do on a bicycle and as an adult, I told them all about my handsome cousin in the Army. Today more than ever, I can say that I'm PROUD to have you as my COUSIN.
It's nothing new to miss you but now there is no end. I'll cherish all the moments we spent together but always wish there were more. Perhaps someday we'll meet again and finally get to party together like we always said we would (drinks and poker was the plan, right?). Until then, know that I love you and will always be proud of you. XOXO"
Leslie Currie of Abington, MA/USA

"One of the finest leaders I have had the honor to serve with. Both in the 82nd and 2 ID. Words cannot express how I felt hearing this news. I will miss you greatly, and was honored to be able to call you my friend. My heart goes out to your family."
SSG Michael Ricciardi of Fort Bragg, NC

"One of the finest leaders I have had the honor to serve with. Both in the 82nd and 2 ID. Words cannot express how I felt hearing this news. I will miss your greatly, and was honored to be able to call you my friend. My heart goes out to your family."
SSG Michael Ricciardi of Fort Bragg, NC

"Monti I will miss ya deeply, the words of encouragement and the experinces with the stories you would tell. Friend thier is a empty feeling without you here with us. I will alwas remember you and the way you could make us laugh. GOD BLESS YA"
SSG CORY GRINNELL of AFGHANISTAN

"To my cousin Jared: I didn't get to see you much after you graduated high school because you answered your calling - to serve your country and help others and that is how you gave your own life, helping others. I am so proud an honored to be known as your cousin, for you are without a doubt the bravest man I know and my 3 children will continue to know what a hero you are. I will always remember you as the chubby little baby that I used to love to hold so much, the Sunday's we used to eat homemade pasta with all of our other cousins at Nana & Grampa's but most of all, I will remember you, the strong, brave, handsome man that you became, looking so much like your dad. There will always be an emptiness in our family that will never be filled. I love you, Jared Christopher Monti. Lisa"
Lisa (Sheehan) Varrasso of Whitman, MA

"To you Jared the man who will always be our HERO. We miss you more than words can say. Tears fall daily for you and our hearts will never be the same. For those of you that did not know him it is a shame for he had a heart as big as his grandfathers and compassion for all that he met. You gave the ultimate sacrifice without hesitation and will be remembered as a HERO forever. We love and miss you my friend, nephew and cousin."
Aunt Rita, Dustin, Derek and Darren Hammerstad of Jacksonville, Florida

"To all who remember my beloved son, SFC Jared C. Monti,
I wish to thank all who have sent their condolences and prayers to me and my family. My son was my hero. My heart has a huge hole in it which will never be filled. Jared was a good man with a kind and gentle heart. His good deeds, patriotism, and loving nature will live on forever.God bless you all.
P. T. Monti"
Paul Monti of Raynham, MA

"I got the news on thursday(24th) about 4:55pm about Jared. So i called our friend Charlie. We talked about Jared and i can tell you this, we already knew before the reports were in, how he died. He died trying to rescue someone, without a shadow of i doubt i knew and Charlie knew it. I knew if something happened to my friend it would happen while he was trying to save someone else. I have known Jared for 25 years and he is the bravest man i ever knew. I love you Jared and i will miss you."
Chris Costa of Raynham, MA, USA

"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.
Our nations HERO, Jared will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!

No greater gift can one give - than to try to save another's life"

"Jared,
you will never be forgotten. It hurts, so much, knowing that I wont be able to meet you. I appreciate, the fact that you tried to help the two wounded soldiers and sacrified yourself for it.
One thing, i cant say, is that you seemed like a great son, nephew, brother, friend. You touched everyones lives. I will never forget you"
Kevin Gibbons of Amherst Mass 01002

"To the family of the brave hero, Jared C. Monti: Our family is deeply saddened for the loss of such a great American. We are thankful for his service and reminded that life is short and every minute is special. Jared lived his life for others and died so that my family can live in freedom in our great America. May God bless your family in this time of sorrow."
The Sale family of Greenville, SC

"To one of the best COLT guys the Army had. You will be messed but the troops you trained will stay and complete the mission. God be with you and see on the Fisters Green next to the OP."
Your Troops of Afghanistan

"Thank you Jared Monti, 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 Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti:
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 Jared 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 Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti:
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 Jared, 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