Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Spc. Juan M. Torres

25, of Houston, Texas.
Torres died in Bagram, Afghanistan, of non-combat related injuries. He was assigned to the 453rd Transportation Company, U.S. Army Reserve, Houston, Texas. Died on July 12, 2004.

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"Never forgotten"
Jae of Hearts and minds

"Spc. Torres, you are gone, but you'll never be forgotten. And to the family may god continue to bless you and as you know Juan passing will never be in vain."
Sgt. Thompson of Houston, Tx. USA

"12 JULY 13 : Once again we ( MAC - CRAZY - BLOOD )gather to keep you in mind - to not ever forget our brother in arms. We will always remember."
BLOOD of CORPUS CHRISTI

"hey torres, just thinking about the past and the missions and how much bs and fun we had on them.... all the guys still think about you and we all miss you brother. you were a great man..."
SSG Trevino (Just T) of Corpus Christi, TX

"JUAN, we have not forgotten you. We still remember you and keep you in our thoughts, minds, and our conversations when we get together here in CC. YOU will not be forgotten. Your BROTHERS-IN-ARMS " VCW-2 ""
BLOOD of CC TEXAS

"To the family of:Juan M.Torres
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"2-24-11"

"Juan, will always be remembered by his "BROTHERS" here in Corpus -- i know its been a long time but WE NEVER FORGET -- we still gather on 12 JULYs -- like i said WE WON'T FORGET -- I know he is in GOD'S arms, but also in our hearts -- PRAYERS and CONDOLENCES to the family of JUAN M. TORRES -- VCW-2"
BLOOD

"Juan, will always be remebered by his "BROTHERS" here in Corpus -- i know its been a long time but WE NEVER FORGET -- we still gather on 12 JULYs -- like i said WE WON'T FORGET -- I know he is in GOD'S arms, but also in our hearts -- PRAYERS and CONDOLENCES to the family of JUAN M. TORRES -- VCW-2"
BLOOD

"John,
Ever since you left us I have not forgotten about you. I remember how we both tried out for soccer that year before you were deployed. I remember very clear the day you were being deployed at the reserve center. I had just returned from basic training. I know I joined the Army because you helped understand what it met to serve. Unfortunately you are no longer with us. You are missed and I think about you all the time. God bless you and your family. Brothers in arms Perez"
gabriel perez of houston tx

"I'm very late. I didnt know you were not here with us anymore. It hurt me to know that knew you and you were such a good friend and battle. I wish your family strength and Faith to get threw the lost of you their son. You were a Blessing to anyone who knew... Thank you for what you did and who you were. Knowing you made alot of my days some how or another Better and Brighter."
SGT Gonzalez, Sophia of Houston, Tx/Fort Eustis, VA

"November 17, 2007
To the family of Spc. Juan M. Torres:
Juan 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

"My sincere sympathy and empathy to the family and all the families who are represented here. We are a group of families of military personnel killed in non-combat situations which have yet to be explained truthfully. If you would like to join us online, go to http://non-combat-death.org and contact us from there."
Braveheart of Virginia

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personalized of Bluffton

"Even almost 2 years later, I remember the day you left us. It still saddens me to know that you are gone. I know I speak for all of us when we say we will think about you and miss you."
S. Cowles of Barstow, California

"TOCAYO JMT I DID NOT HAVE THE HONOR OF MEETING YOU, BUT MY FAMILY AND I THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT YOU HAVE GIVEN US "FREEDOM". THE PRICE YOU PAID WAS YOUR LIFE AND WE ARE IN DEBT WITH YOU. I WILL HAVE YOU KNOW IT WAS NOT IN VAIN. YOUR FAMILY IS IN OUR PRAYERS."
JUAN MANUEL TORRES JR - INDIAN BOY of EL PASO, TEXAS USA

"Torres, i don't know if you can read this but i just wanted to let you know that we all miss you, you left a hole in our lives that can never be replaced. all of us in the tent at BAF considered you a brother. We love you, and rest in peace."
SGT Trevino, J of Corpus Christi, Tx

"Juan,
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

"I'm sorry man. We were and still are friends. I would have given all that I have to make things better. Things were, and are still f***ed up. If I had only known. I know now..."
Sandman

"I met Juan's father today, at a Cindy Sheehan (Gold Star Families) demonstration just a block from George and Barbara's home. I was so impressed with his father's love for him, and his concern for stopping this carnage that so other families don't have to suffer what his family is now suffering. It was hard to look at those pictures of Juan, and realize that this very handsome young man is now gone, and that his existence on earth is completely over. I salute his courage in going to Iraq, but I feel heartbroken that his leaders failed him so. I extend my appreciation for Juan's sacrifice to his family, and I also extend my concern and condolences as they try to repair the emptiness inside their souls these days. They will be in my thoughts for a long, long time to come."
Brandon Wolf of Houston, Texas

"Juan, Thank you for your tireless efforts for peace. I saw you in Evanston last night, and I am moved and saddened by your loss. You said the schools are for education. The military has no place there, seducing our children. I have a high school son, and live here in Chicago. Please let me know when your group meets, and what kind of support you need. I have a flexible schedule, and would be willing to show up when the recruiters come in to our schools, to give an alternative voice. Thanks again."
Sarah Simmons of Chicago, IL

"SR. JUAN TORRES
LAMENTO MUCHO LO OCURRIDO A SU HIJO. PERO DEBEMOS HACER QUE NO OCURRA LOO MISMO CON OTROS. ME ENCANTARIA SAB ER COMO PUEDO HACER PARA ENTREVISTARLO PARA UN PROGRAMA DE TELEVISION QUE TENGO DE OPINION. ESTOY EN CONTRA DE ESTE GENOCIDIO, Y DEBEMOS TERMINAR PRONTO CON EL. AYUDEME A DESCUBRIR LAS MENTIRAS DE ESTA ADMINISTRACION. YO TENGO UN NIETO DE 13 ANOS, Y QUIERO LUCHAR PARA QUE NO LE PASE LO MISMO. UN AFECTUOSO SALUDO Y EL PESAME MAS SINCERO"
RUBENWSANCHEZ@HOTMAIL.COM of NEW YORK

"Juan Torres; In my life i served as a marine in 1969, an as a soldier myself i will pray for you. thank you son..."
Joe Carrillo of Downey, Ca. U.S.A.

"To the family of John.
Ever since I met John I will never forget what a great person he was. I was able to play soccer with him, and saw him leave when he deployed. He left a mark in my life and believe me I will never forget what a great person he was and it is sad that he is not back. It is sad to know he was 6 months away from being able to leave the army and move on with his life. God bless you and God Bless John"
Gabriel of Houston Tx

"Met his father, must say was very touched by what he had to say much controversy and also some mystery behind his death. Never be forgotten!"
Cougar of Chicago, IL.

"I will never forgett you Spc.Torres.
God bless you!

Ovidiu,CONDURUTA Maj. Romanian Army"
Ovidiu Conduruta of Rasnov, Romania

"I had the pleasure of meeting John's parents yesterday. They are lovely people, and I was very moved by the love they expressed for John. How sad it is to all of us that the military is hiding the true circumstances of his death. How remarkable that our own government can be so caught up in drug trafficking in Afghanistan that it kills its most honorable citizens to cover up its shameful deceit. Most sadly of all is how content our population in the U.S. is with such incredible scandal. My heart goes out to all families whose children have been murdered, only to be classified as suicides by a renegade government."
Steve Blank of Forest Park, IL

"If you knew John, please contact me as soon as possible. He was murdered by someone in afghanistan to cover up the illegal drugs given to soldiers by high ranking officers. We, his family will not stop until the truth is heard...."
Sister... of Houston, texas

"My condolences go out to you. My boyfriend lost his brother Steven Acosta on october 26, 2003. He also died of non combat injuries, but they wont tell us what happened. Please contact me, i need help finding out what happened.
fallen_soldiers00@hotmail.com"
Melissa of Calexico CA

"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"

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

"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

"To Spc Torres's family and friends we are sorry for your loss. My family feels your pain and sorrow and you are in our thoughts and prayers. SPC Torres
thank you soldier you will never be forgotten.

Widow of SFC Robert J. Mogensen
3rd SFG KIA 5/29/2004
Afghanistan"
Tanya Mogensen & Family of North Carolina

"Specialist Torres, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"To Juan'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 prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for his bravery and sacrifice. !Que el Seņor les bendiga a todos!

Sincerely,

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (Ernie's mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

"To Juan's Family:
There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Specialist Torres, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"Thank you Juan Torres, 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 Spc. Juan Torres:
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 Juan 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 Spc. Juan Torres:
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 Juan, 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