Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey S. Taylor

30, of Midway, West Virginia.
Taylor died while conducting combat operations when the MH-47 helicopter that he was aboard crashed in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan in Kumar Province. He was assigned to SEAL Team Ten, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Died on June 28, 2005.

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"I just watched "Lone Surviver" and couldn't stop the tears. Thank You so much Jeffrey Taylor for serving and your love for your fellow troops and America. To the family ♥ You have my deepest sympathy, sending prayers up for you all. God bless you and your Brave son Jeffrey Taylor."
RK of CH, NJ

"A deep appreciation for your sacrifice on this day of remembrance ."
Leimbach-Glass family of Central City , NE.

"My hero , you will never be forgotten :)"
Jose L Sanchez of San Diego, cal U.S.A

"You were a great man , and you will always be thanks for your contribute. Man's like you should multiply. Each time that I see the movie Lone survivor I cry I get sad because we lost the good ones , but I also smile , 'cause now you turned into an angel and I hope that you're in a better place now .I'm from Africa,Mozambique Maputo province . I dream everyday of my life being a Navy Seal just like you guys , and that story about the Operation Red Wings motivated me more. I just hope one day I can do the same as you did,Create peace for a better world. People like you guys are and will always be on my heart although I never knew any of you. But with respect I thank You , I thank you for trying your best for us . And if one day I become a US. Navy seal or a US.Marine just want you to know that my medal of honour goes to the men of "Operation red wings".Words from my Heart, with Love . Eddy"
Edmilson Manjate of Mozambique

"Sir, Jeffrey S. Taylor I am not an American. i am from Nepal and i am Nepali, though i heard about your contribution, sacrifice, bravery & loyalty. You were the one who fight for the country . Salute for your scarifies for the sake of your Friends & for your Country. I wish i could be in American NAVY"
Pushpa Magar of Biratnagar, Morang, Nepal

"I went to school with Jeff and went to school with him from 7th grad threw high school, he was a good man and I miss very much. I am glad to have known him and I have be blessed to have a great and friend miss you Jeff you made us proud ...God bless you and and your love ones. Yours truly Antony Scott Sawyers..xoxoxoxoxo!!!"
Antony sawyeers of beaver west virginia

"My father was a great father to me and My father was a solider when he was a teenager in highschool ! My father enlisted when he was 17 year old in 1950 TO 1954
in the Korean war !"
Elizabeth lapicola of Bronx , Newyork !

"I did not know your Jeffrey Taylor but saw his name listed at the end of Acts of Valor. My son is in the Navy, not a Seal, but with the same name. I can only imagine your loss...prayers for your family."
Mary J Taylor of Sheriday, WY

"To the family of:Jeffrey S. Taylor
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""

"I may not have known Jeff Taylor personally but as a fellow West Virginian I do. I want him to remember Mountianeers are always free."
Bradley Tupper of Athens West Virginia

"For every time that your name is mentioned, or thought of, you are not forgotten. Thank you for your courage and integrity to get the job done, when others run away. You have shown such honor,that i hope you and your brothers rest in peace...you are not forgotten, HOOYAH"

"Jeff was truly an inspiration to many; I knew Jeff in Hospital Corps School- he was in another class, but he was well-known and liked. We spent our mornings before class in the "future seals" workouts- Jeff never let up, kept many of us on our feet and pushing harder- many of us are greatful to him for his dedication. You'll be missed man!"
E.C. Larson of Anthem, Arizona/USA

"Jeff, thank you for your service and for your bravery. You left us too soon. Although we only spent a short time together, I will never forget the time we shared especially our long talk while sitting on the beach after our tennis match. I truly enjoyed getting to know you, your fun loving nature and your kind heart. Although we lost touch and ran into each other only a few more times over the years (I laugh so hard every time I think about that night at Hot Tuna!), you touched my heart as you did many others. We will all see you again someday."
KR

"Jeff, man bro, miss you. I have a lot of great memories that I will always cherish. From you swimming across to Norfolk from Portsmouth, to when we got lost deer hunting out at your Uncles Place in VA., had to get someone to blow the horn so we could find our way outů.and who can forget when you brought the dead skunk to work and cleared the parking garage because you wanted to try your hand at taxidermy...lol
I remember you thinking I was "tough" or something because I was FMF, bro I will never be half as "tough" as you were. Man you lived your dream!
You inspire me daily to be a better and stronger man. Until we meet again.....
I salute you, for you are a true American Hero..... CPT Brian Morgan, RN,FMF, US ARMY"
Brian Morgan of San Antonio TX USA

"5 years later Jeff, and it still hurts. A lot. We still miss you, we still think about you. You are not forgotten. Jordan misses her "Uncle Jeff"."
Devin of NC

"RIP bro. Best swim buddy I ever had. Wish I coulda been there for you. One of the proudest moments of my life when you said I'd pushed you hard on that one swim we did off of Coronado. Good fun seeing you and Conan "Big" Dunn bouncing at some bar in PB after I got a job bouncing at the Bitter End downtown. Peace."
Pär Larsson of San Diego, CA

"Jeff is a true american hero. See you on the other side my friend!"
Billy Bolen of Mt Airy, North Carolina

"Hello,
I met Jeffrey Taylor while on Deployment on the USS Theodore Roosevelt(CVN 71)during Operation Enduring Freedom. Seal Team Eight was aboard my ship during OEF. He was truly a kind person, before his Seal Team left he gave me a Video and a Seal Team Eight T-shirt."
Michelle D of NY

"Hello. I met Jeff while we were in Hopsital Corps school in San Diego and then were stationed together at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. I am so sorry for your loss.Jeff was a wonderful friend who I will never forget. He held his friends close to his heart and his family closer. Jeff was like a brother to me, studying for class, making trips to Mexico, finding out about places in Virginia, and just making sure that the other was alright being far from home. My son received the book Lone Survivor for Christmas as a gift. Although I already knew that Jeff had made the ultimate sacrifice, reading that book and knowing Jeff for the person that he was, was very special. I am very proud to have my son read about such a wonderful person, I am only sorry that he could not have met Jeff."
Heather Francisco Sacharczyk of Memphis, TN

"To the family of Jeffrey Taylor: You have my deepest sympathy, My prayers are with you. God bless you and your Brave son."
Kevan Hoover of Franklin, W.V.

"To Jeffrey's family, My daughter gave me a heroes bracelet for Christmas with Jeffrey's name on it. I plan to wear it until the wars in the Middle East end. Our son is an AF pilot and has been deployed to both theaters, so we are aware of the great sacrifice military families make, but your family made a sacrifice more deep than many others with the loss of Jeffrey. I would like to contact you personally if there is a way to do that, Kathy Frederick
cfredski@yahoo.com
Fairfield, PA"
Kathy Frederick of Fairfield, PA

"I served with Jeff at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA. He was my senior Corpsman. I distinctly remember his smile, enthusiasm, dedication, and concern for others. He was always running, cycling, or doing something outdoors. He always talked about being a SEAL, and I remember how excited he was about trying out for BUDS. Jeff transferred from the command, and I never saw him again. I heard of his passing from a mutual friend. It really saddens me, but I know that he passed away doing something that he really loved. My condolences to his family. He was a wonderful and inspiring person. He will be missed."
HM2 (FMF) David A. Saunders of Denton, TX

"I just read the book "Lone Survivor" detailing how Jeffrey S. Taylor died and how the men around him perished. True heroes who paid with their lives so I and my family can go on with theirs. A true WV and American hero!"
Sean of Knoxville, TN formally of Charleston, WV

"I met Jeff when I was stationed at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune and he was with 1/10. My friends and I frequented a club called Coconuts and Jeff worked part-time as a barback. We struck up a conversation (I honestly don't think Jeff ever met a stranger!) and became fast friends. To this day I can close my eyes and see him driving up my street and pulling into my driveway in his red Jeep, top down, cap on backwards, and a great big smile on his face. We spent quite a number of hours together, mostly talking over my home-cooking about his upcoming transition to BUDs. Jeff was a shining light of a man. He always had a kind word and was genuinely interested in people and their hopes and ambitions. I missed him dearly after he headed out to Coronado and was tickled pink to get a phone call from him some months later telling me he'd broken his leg in training and would have to repeat a good bit of it. Many a man would've been down-trodden over such an injury, but not Jeff; he just took it in stride and it seemed to make him even more determined. That was the last conversation I had with him. The next I heard was when I got his graduation invitation in the mail. How I wish I had been able to go! But life takes us all in different directions and Jeff's and my paths had diverged. I was heart-stricken to hear of his death a number of months after it happened. Jeff, you will always be a guardian angel to so many, just as you were in life, so shall you be in the afterlife. I love you dearly and look forward to our next conversation and a great big hug on the other side one day. Rest in peace, Hon."
Staci of Ocean Springs, MS

"October 14, 2007
To the family of Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey S. Taylor:
Jeffrey 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 Nevada

"Jeff told me once that my apartment wasn't safe enough...said anyone could get in through any of my locked doors...So I took his challenge. I came home one afternoon to find him sitting at my kitchen table with a "told you so" smile on his face. I was impressed. He made his point well...I'll never forget that as long as I live...He is still one of my favorite people. I'm sorry for everything."
KG

"I did a tour across the street from Seal Team II back in the early 90's. I was always amazed at what they could accomplish. It really hurts to hear when someone of their caliber has fallen. I pray all their families can find solace in the fact that their lost heros are inspirations to thousands of people. Gone - never forgotten..."
MC of Seal Beach, CA

"My father was 20 years Marines. He did 3 tours of Vietnam and lived to speak about it. I admire all of the service men and women that serve our country. Jeffrey served his country well. Thank you Jeffrey S. Taylor, you are truly a hero to those who knew you as well as those of us that did not. God be with you and your family always."
Janet of Enola, PA

"A one of a kind. My friend. My brother. I will hold our memories close to me forever. We had times that no one can ever take away. I love and miss you..."
G

"May God heal your hearts and give you peace. Please remember to keep the rest of our men and women fighting for our freedom in your prayers.
God bless you."
Ebony Ford of Goldsboro, NC

"Every time I look across the street I remember you throwing the ball at Sam. I remember the chats we had, and the beers we shared, and most of all I will remember my awe and admiration at who you were and what you stood for. I respect you and everyone of those that walk in your shoes. I will tell my little girl the story of her birth and your bravery one day, and one day she will tell others. Your memory will live on with my family for years to come."

"Jeffrey,
I would like to say thank you to you and all the other men who were on that Chinook with you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. You went to the aid of your fellow SEALS without a moment's hesitation-you are a true hero. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike C. of El Paso, TX

"Petty Officer Taylor was a 3rd Class Petty Officer with 2 MARDIV when I arrived on active duty as a boot LT. He showed me, more than any other corpsman I have ever met, how to work with the Marines. I learned more from him about being a Sailor than I am sure he learned from me about medicine. I often think about my 4 years in 2MARDIV (2 with Jeff at 1/10) and Jeff's face and voice come to mind every time. I am saddened to hear of his passing. I will carry the lessons he taught me forever."
LCDR (FMF) Sean Hussey of Dallas, TX

"I was a civilian RN at Portsmouth, VA when our paths crossed. Jeff and Jason used to torment me on the night shift, doing and talking about anything just to keep each other awake. I was a country girl and could relate to why Jeff would drive all night just to get home every chance he could. He came to see me in Virginia Beach when he did his final testing for the Seal Team. I hadn't seen him a couple of years, but I had no doubt he'd make it. From the first moment I met him, all he could talk about was being a Seal. As a civil servant, I watched many military people come and go. It was difficult to keep in touch with everyone, but there are some that I will never forget. Jeff was like a brother to me and as CAPT McDowell said, I too will look forward to the day we meet again. May God keep you and comfort you at this time and forever more."
Christy M. Johnson,CRNA of Richmond, VA

"To the Taylor family. My condelences to you for the loss of a good man. I was stationed with Jeff in Portsmouth, Va. He was just a 3rd Class back then but he was my Senior Corpsman, but most of all he was my friend. I always looked up to him even though I was older than him. I used to remember him bringing me home deer jerky from his trips back home, or him dragging me to go work out somewhere unlikely. I will never forget his kindness and willingness to help out his shipmate. He accomplished his dream of becoming a SEAL and serving his country. I'm a greatful to him. I took over Jeff's job as Senior Corpsman, but I did not replace him. I will still strive to have the motivation that he always had. I will always remember him, and our time together. He will be missed."
HM1(SW) Gabriel Bocanegra USS BREMERTON (SSN 698) of Pearl Harbor, HI

"I had the pleasure of Jeffrey on my staff at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth where he served as my Senior Corpsman. He was a delight--very conscientious, dependable and thoughtful. We developed a close working relationship during that year, and he frequently told me how I reminded him of his mother. I knew that was a compliment based upon the quality of his performance; he no doubt was the product of good parenting. When I was promoted to Commander, he took me completely by surprise with a marble plaque engraved with accolades about nurses using adjectives of "courage", "compassion", "strength" and "patience"--all ironically attributes which he possessed. His life's goal was to become a SEAL and he inspired others to reach their full potential. It was a bitter/sweet day when I sent him off to Field Medical Service School with follow on orders for SEAL training. As expected, I never heard from him again; my job as a Navy Nurse was complete--it was time to send him out into the real world to do his part in protecting our freedom. During CO School last month (May 2006) in Newport, RI, I learned of his untimely death as the class viewed a memorial video created for the families who lost loved ones during the reconnaissance mission in Afghanistan. Although it has now been a year since his loss, I hope these words bring comfort to Erin, his parents, other family and friends. Jeffrey had a gift for living life to its fullest; now it is our responsiblity to pass it on in his memory. Farewell, Jeffrey, until we meet again."
Captain Denise S. McDowell, NC, USN, Commanding Officer of Naval Health Clinic, Patuxent River, MD

"My condolences to the family of a great man, who left an impression across the globe and his fellow comrads."
Peterson- Hm3 3rd Anglico (8492) of Camp Pendleton Ca

"To the taylor family from the Wahl family. deeply sadden by the news of Jeffrey. He has not died in vain. He is remembered today, tomorrow and forever never ever to be forgotten. He was a military brother to our son, as Gregory felt toward him. on the 4th of july in Gatlinburg_Tennessee be the annual Midnight Parade and fireworks display. Want to invite you to join. Myself and other fallen families. we are entering a FLOAT to the parade. THEME: to HONOUR OUR FALLEN AND TO: SUPPORT OUR TROOPS> Please feel free to contact me at leonard-wahl@hotmail.com. I'm the father of fallen soldier US ARMY Sgt. Gregory L. Wahl KIA Balad, Iraq 05-03-04. My heart and prays are with jeffrey and your family. Please if youknow other fallen families. Inform them on this event."
leonard wahl of spring Texas

"I was stationed with Jeff in California back in 99' and will always have great memories of him in Coronado. Jeff had a heart of gold and was dedicated to his duties as well as his community. I had the pleasure of meeting up with him again in Puerto Rico a few years ago and I look forward to the day when we will meet again old friend. To the Family and all who knew Jeff, I offer you my heart and prayers, and also to say that I will never forget what Jeff stood for, faught for, or believed in."
Chris A. of Houston, TX

"I met Jeff when I transferred high schools in 1992 from Beckley WWHS to Independence High School. We chose the military path around the same time. He in the Navy and I in the USMC. I would see him on the weekends around town and I would rib him about the NAVY and vice versa. I found out about his tragic death just today , 4/2/06. When I ran into his stepfather Jim, I had to choke back tears from the news. He was a good man, he'll be missed. Anchors away Jeff, I'll rib on you some more when I see you in the after life."
Jeff Castle of Pinehurst NC

"I met Jeff when I transferred high schools in 1992 from Beckley WWHS to Independence High School. We chose the military path around the same time. He in the Navy and I in the USMC. I would see him on the weekends around town and I would rib him about the NAVY and vice versa. I found out about his tragic death just today , 4/2/06. When I ran into his stepfather Jim, I had to choke back tears from the news. He was a good man, he'll be missed. Anchors away Jeff, I'll rib on you some more when I see you in the after life."
Jeff Castle of Pinehurst NC

"I graduated with Jeff in 1994 and we were friends. When I heard the news, I was like no way because he was a fierce individual and gave 150% all the time. Jeff I miss you buddy. Remember this saying Jeff at Partee Lounge when you were home on leave "what up ----" That's just something that we know. God Bless Jeff and Remember Let's Roll. See you on the other side, when the Lord calls me to ride the tide."
Billy Belcher of Beaver, WV

"TO A FELLOW WARRIOR...

My last platoon in the Teams was with Jeff...he always strived to be the best at all he did. Last night I had a dream where you were there...it was good to see you and glad to see you and to know you made it to the other side...

JMR"
Jason of Reno

"To the Taylor family, my name is krissy, and i had the honor of meeting jeff while i was in afganistan as well, he has a wonderful sence of humor, and would always have to agravate me as he walked by me, and i will never forget him for that, i just returned home and wanted you all to know how much if an honor it was to have known such a wonderful man, may god bless all of you....."
krissy usmc of virginia

"As a mom of five young children, I am so grateful for the sacrifice of this brave solder Jeffrey S. Taylor. You are loved by many. Words can not express the emotion. He payed the ultimate price for our freedom. May God be with his family in this time of sorrow and may you find comfort in the fact that we think about Jeffrey S. Taylor's sacrifice for the love of his country. May we NEVER forget! Thank you!"
Jill Hughes of Houston TX"

"Jeff, the world is truly worse for not having you here!!. Early in my carrer Jeff was like my big brother, he taught me a lot about life and how to "make it work" thanks for all the people you have made better, you truly lived a great life in the short time you were here
thank you man, ill keep you in mind in all i do!!"
HM1(SEAL)McPherson of Virginia Beach, Va

"You will be very missed by all of the medics that graduated with you in SOCM 04-02, and as well will all of the long course guys that you inpacted along the way. May grass be greener, and the skys bluer on the other side. Take care of yourself and watch over all of the Team guys. Jeff...one last time. "I'M OUT!""
RC3 of FTBGG, NC, USA

"May God Bless Your Family"
Dan, Cindy, Tiffany, Eric Dietz of Littleton, Colorado

"TO MY FELLOW B.A.S.E. JUMPER....

BLUE SKIES AND KEEP ON FLYING !!!!!!!!"
Dan Dickson of Jacksonville, Florida

"Jeff, you were an inspiration to me when i needed the medic training help. You encouraged me when i was running low, and would not accept anything less than success from your friends. You were loyal to your friends, and this country. Love you man, and miss you beyond belief."
james of myrtle beach, S.C

"To Jeff's family, he is one of WV Fallen Heroes. Sadly a family that is growing. We know the pain you have as best as can be known of anothers pain. Our LCpl Juston Thacker gave his life in Bari Khout Afghanistan on 6/24/04., Kunar also. These brave young men are true heroes and we should all take a leaf from their books. We must be thankful for the freedom they have bought us and use it wisely. May our God send his healing grace to you. West Virginia is proud of Jeff and all the others we have given to the cause of FREEDOM. May his name and memory live on in the hearts of all of us along with Juston and the others. The proud grandparents of LCpl Juston T. Thacker, USMC 4/5/83 to6/24/04."
Dixie &Tom Sisk of Princeton, WV

"My wife, Janet, completed her first and second tandem jumps with Jeff at Parkton. She did this because she wanted to experience what her son Matt experiences while jumping. Jeff loved the sport and was a fantastic person whose life goes on in the memory of others whose lives he touched. A great man is he."
KURT W. EISELE of HONESDALE, PA/USA

"BSBD, forever missed, never forgotten

3...2...1... CYA"
LDB of FB, NC/USA

"I will never forget Jeffs kindness squaring me away, on the ride up to altitude. We jumped together and got to know each other well. Blue skies brother, see you at ther RP."
Zulu of Germany

"BASE jumped and hung out with Jeff, truly one of a kind. Love ya and miss you brother. Fly Free"
Matt of Germany

"My husband jumped with Jeff in NC and Jeff also did the pictures and (was supposed to) do the video for my tandem jump in Dec 02, but he forgot to charge his battery. Jeff and his dog Maggie were part of our family at the DZ and he is truely missed. Blue Skies Jeff, from all of us."
Devin Hamner of Alaska

"TO THE TAYLOR FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. JEFFREY YOU ARE AN AMAZING INDIVIDUAL AS A MAN, FAMILY MAN, SOLDIER AND TO ALL THOSE YOU SERVED ALONG SIDE. YOU LOST IS NOT IN VAIN JEFFREY. OUR FAMILY UNDERSTANDS THE LOST OF A SON TO WAR. WE LOST OUR SON LAST YEAR. THE COMFORT FROM ALL THIS JEFFREY, YOU STOOD PROUDLY SERVING OUR COUNTRY. AN ALONG SIDE OUR SON AND THE HUNDRED OF THOUSANDS. ALL ON MISSION TO SERVE US AND THE WORLD. TO FIGHT TERRORISM AND GIVE THOSE IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN HOPE. SO YOU HAVE NOT GIVEN YOUR LIFE IN VAIN JEFFREY. I REMEMEBERED YOU TODAY, TOMORROW AND ALWAYS NEVER EVER TO BE FORGOTTEN. YOU ARE SOMEONE'S SOMEONE AND SOMEONE TO OUR FAMILY. GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"To the Family of Jeff Taylor. I would like to first send my sincere condolences. Jeff was my most versatile Corpsman when we were assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Marines. We used to call him McGiver from the TV show because he could do it all with grace. I can vivldly recall when we were in Norway back in Feb 1999 and we needed som heat and HM2 Taylor at the time rig a battery from an old Norwegina Jeep to our furnance so we could stay warm. Jeff also stayed at my house the night before he went to BUDS. This hurts and pains me so much. Jeff, please rest in peace brother.

Your friend,
Master Chief Ira Wenze"
Ira Wenze of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

"To Jeff's Family, I wish to extend my deepest condolences to you for the loss of your Jeff. Jeff is a true American Hero who will always be remembered and honored. May God Bless you all."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"To the family,
I went to high school and wrestled with Jeff. I didnt see Jeff for awhile until I went in the Navy and met Jeff at Little Creek while I was at "A" school. Jeff exemplifies Navy Core Values and he was always motivated. Please dont let him be in vain and always keep him in your hearts. When your out enjoying your freedoms remember everyone who has sacraficed for America."
Petty Officer 2nd Class Larry Wisnewski of Jacksonville, FL

"To the family of Jeff Taylor:

We graduated High School with Jeff. He was such a nice person. We are so sorry for the loss of all the soldiers. They are all American Heroes. It was a privilege to have met Jeff and to say he was our friend. You are all in our prayers. Look to God to heal your pain. He will give you peace that passes all understanding."
Jeff and Faith Testement of Glen Morgan, WV, USA

"I had a chance to meet/ serve with Taylor while serving in the Marines. He will be missed.

Semper Fi"
of Florida

"To the Family:

I express my deepest sorrow. My brother 1st Class Petty Officer Brian J. Ouellette was with SEAL Team 2 and he was taken on May 29th 2004. I know he has his brothers with him now. May GOD BLESS you and keep you until then.
Mike Ouellette
Uxbridge, MA"
Michael Ouellette of Uxbridge, MA

"To Jeffrey's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our son returned safely from Afghanistan, only to lose his life in Iraq. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice. Our sons are true heroes!

By His Grace,

Gloria Caldas
Proud Mother of Fallen Hero
Capt. Ernesto "The Big Ern" Blanco-Caldas
82nd Airborne, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003
San Antonio, Texas
gcaldas48@aol.com"

"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, Jeffrey will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"RIP SHIPMATE"
US Navy Sailor

"Thank you Jeffrey Taylor, 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 Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey Taylor:
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 Jeffrey 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 Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey Taylor:
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 Jeffrey, 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