Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Jeremy R. Wright

31, of Shelbyville, Indiana.
Wright died in Asadabad, Afghanistan, when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Washington. Died on January 3, 2005.

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"Yesterday was your 43rd birthday. I still can't believe you're not here with us...but you are thought of, talked about, remembered, and loved as much today as always. Miss you so much! PS...you'd be so proud of Macy. I wish you were here to know her as an adult. She idolized you."
Lori and Macy of Indiana

"I miss seeing you early in the cold morning, trying to get the radios working before our next trip, I miss seeing that calendar that you had on the wall with your love who looked so perfect for you. It's remarkable how you influenced so many, in such a short period of time. I have played that morning over time and again, as others have. BL I think of you more than you know, but I guess you do know :-)"
Shane of Melbourne Beach FL

"I'm thinking of what July 4th means to the USA and also the World. Thank you for helping to preserve our way of life, and giving hope to others. Your contributions are remembered and your sacrifices are not taken for granted."
Bill of Colorado

"Wow...10 years ago today. I was in Landshtul, Germany when I heard what happened and I am still haunted by it. I tried to prevent that terrible day and will carry the burden of my failure to my last day. I am always thinking of you and share your memory with all. Till we meet again. God bless you and your family."
Eddie of Ft. Lewis, WA.

"GOOD MAN!!"
anonymis

"We miss you, Jeremy. Remember, keep grinning, and artichokes two for a dollar at Kroger!"
Pam and Dan Tucker of Shelbyville, Indiana

"Missing you so very much today....."
Lori of Indiana

"RIP"

"I was in th same grade as Jeremy's sister Allison at Southwestern. The 2 things I remember about him are the running and that he was always nice and never picked on any underclassmen in a mean way as others did. Not only did the family and the Army lose a good man that day the entire world lost him as well. Everyone who met or knew Jeremy is a better person from it.
I learned of his passing after coming home from my own service and had a hard time wondering why someone like me made it through what I did and he didn't..."
Paul Suits of Shelbyville IN

"We miss you Jeremy."
Thane and Tara of Noblesville, IN

"8 years ago today. We still remember."
jf

"Happy 39th Birthday in heaven. We love and miss you more than there are words."
Lori & Macy of Indiana

"To the family of:Jeremy R.Wright
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""

"Jeremy you are thought about daily from family and friends. You are dearly missed, I pray that family and friends finds strength to understand you gave your life for the Freedom of the American People!!! I would also like to say I'm Sorry for your loss, I was Jeremy's Recruiter in 2001, I just found out today of our loss and it hurts me as well as Jeremy's family. I hope you can forgive me for enlisting your son into the US Army. He wanted to be in the Special Forces to help others after 9/11 occured. May God Bless you Jeremy and your family in this time of sadness!!!"
SFC Bruce W. Parker of Yucca Valley, CA

"As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 comes in the next couple of hours, I think of you with not only sadness for everything that we've missed not having you here for the last 6 years, but also filled with pride. I am proud of the sacrifices you made as an individual. You stopped everything in your life...your running...your career dreams and goals...to serve our country...to help keep us safe. And that's how you died. Protecting us. Protecting those with you that day. Protecting the innocent, helpless people in Afghanistan. I know you are with each of us...and I know that you will watch over your new little niece or nephew once October arrives. That baby is going to have the best guardian angel that could ever be sent. We love you and miss you as much today as we did the day you left. Never forget that! Hug dad and grandpa for me...xoxoxo"
Lori and Macy of Indiana

"Jeremy I never really knew you but from what Ive learned you were my greatest cousin who I hope to this day to grow up and do the things you did Im a runner but never as good as you and when our soccer team comes to your track it always leaves me with a smile and a tear knowing that you died to keep us all safe"
Christopher Saunders of Carthage Indiana

"Was just thinking of you and thought I'd say hi."
Johnny Pope

"Six years ago this month, you gave your life for us and for the Republic. "We few, we happy few" still remember and honor your sacrifice. Your photo still sits on my desk. I am so sorry. The line still holds."
jf

"Merry Christmas Jeremy!!! We love you <3"
Lori and Macy of Indiana

"Happy 37th Birthday!!! We miss you as much today as we ever have, and love you more than there are words. Have a booootiful day in heaven! Love you... <3"
Lori and Macy of Indiana

"Thank you for coming to see me last night...it had been FOREVER since I saw you in my dreams, and you made my birthday morning extra special. I love you and miss you more every day!"
Lori of Indiana

"Jeremy, I am sorry I didn't get to see you grow into such a wonderful young man. I pray for you and your family daily."
Tom Mayes of Indianapolis

"It's hard to believe how our lives changed 5 years ago today. We think of you every day and hope that you, grandpa, and my dad are all together...safe, happy, and watching over all of our family and loved ones. Hugs and kisses to you in heaven. We love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
L and M"
Lori and Macy of Indiana

"Jeremy, Another year has almost come and gone since you went to Heaven. Your MOM and I try to Honor your Memory in ways that you would approve of. I hope we are successful. We stay in touch with lots of people who were apart of your life. They are a great comfort and joy to us. Thank you for introducing us to the mountains. We feel close to you here in the place you loved most, the Rocky Mountains. We miss you and Think of you daily. We pray for your comrads-in-arms, and that they will be successful in their defending our and your beliefs. We hope you are enjoying the fruits of your earthly labors in Heaven. We think you are deserving. All My Love & Respect Bill"
Bill Nickel of Florissant , Colorado U.S.A.

"Happy 36th Birthday, Jeremy. We miss you more today than yesterday...love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Lori and Macy of Indiana

"On the 4th Anniversary of your death, I am at your Camp. I will salute the flag that flies over your memorial and carry on. We still remember you. From the men of ODA 142 and ODA 7324."
jf

"Happy 35th Halloween Birthday, Jeremy...we love you!"
Lori and Macy of Shelbyville, IN

"Just been thinking about you and wanted to say hi. I can't believe that 3 years and 8 months (today) have passed already. I miss you so much!!!
PS...If you run into Jakey (you know, the cute little student of mine who doesn't have to sit in his wheelchair anymore), tell him I said hi and that I miss him more than he knows! I told him to look for you. I knew you'd show him the ropes. You're the best! Love you Jeremy!!!!!!"
Lori of Indiana

"I think of you often. I also think of Stacey and the love that you shared. I think of your family. You were such an incredible person. I hope that you are enjoying heaven...the ultimate reward, above all of the others that you received. We miss and love you. But, I know that you would not want us to suffer. And I know that you are not suffering, but enjoying God's kingdom."
Taba of columbus, IN

"Its been nearly 3 1/2 years and I still see you smiling up at me and giving me the thumbs up as we started to roll out that morning. Man was it cold.
I always thought I was self-motivated and 'gung ho' but you showed me the true meaning of motivation. Remember that morning that Dave and I were outside stretching for a run and slowly talking each other out of it because it was cold and raining? You burst out the door and just started running towards Bull Run. Thats all it took, Dave and I looked at each other and started running; all excuses gone. That mountain was a beast and you nearly killed Dave and I just trying to keep you in sight.
But more than just exercise, you were probably the hardest working individual I ever met. No matter how late I thought it was when I finished in the toc, you were almost always still there or in the team hut still plugging away at something. You taught me alot, even if you didn't realize it, and I will always appreciate that. When James says 'You were the best of us' he doesn't just mean the Team. You were the best man in the whole Group.

I hope you are well buddy."
Johnny of Saint Joseph, MO

"Just wanted you to know that I was thinking of you. Macy and I miss you more every day!"
Lori of Indiana

"November 11, 2007
To the family of Sgt. Jeremy R. Wright:
Jeremy 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

"Happy 34th Birthday Jeremy! We love you and talk about you every single day. Look for the balloons on your tree!
Happy Halloween!"
Lori and Macy of Shelbyville, IN

"Jeremy, you are the love of my life."
Stacey of Indianapolis, IN

"Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free.
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard Him call.
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay that day,
to laugh, to love, to work or play.
Task undone must stay that way.
I found peace at the close of the day.
If my parting left a void,
then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with time of sorrow.
I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one touched.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,
but don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me.
God wanted me now, He set me free!"
(Author Unknown)
America has been built on the blood of Brave Men of Honor. Heros who answered the call to defend all of our Freedoms. A fellow Veteran pays tribute to this heros commitment to duty and the ultimate sacrifice that he has made for all of us.... Thank you. May you rest well in Gods loving embrace Brave soldier, and may peace come to your family and loved ones for the sacrifice they have also made."
William Darby Taylor Jr of Bonita Springs Fl

"On this Memorial Day 2007 we raise our flag to the height of our flag pole, then slowly lower it to half staff. At noon we will raise it again slowly until its halyard will take it no higher. On this day we remember all Americans who, during the past 300 years, have sacrificed preserving our freedom and our way of life. Above all those many heroes, we especially honor Jeremy Wright and his family. It is our familyís duty never to forget the sacrifice Jeremy made. In our remembrance we also honor Jeremyís brothers in arms, both Afghan and American, who rode with him that day, and all those who stayed to carry on the fight to protect your family, our family, and their families. The Lord now holds Jeremy close, may he watch over us all.

Chip, Karen, Charlie, susie and Jamie and Gena"
James Fussell of Orrington, Maine

"i only met jeremy once.

we were working on a photo shoot for one of his running sponsors - he was a sponsored athlete and I was an art director.

jeremy's graciousness, goodness and warmth stood out wherever we traveled. He was helpful when we needed it (his running and endurance talents came in handy when we left belongings at the top of a snow covered trail and he offered to go back and get what was there). He was quiet and courteous when some of the others were loud and obnoxious. He was friendly and engaging when you felt alone. And he was liked and respected by all.

I had hoped to get to travel with jeremy more and to work with him again. But he enlisted the following season. His personality and strength as a person and a man took him there. He needed to go. He wanted to help.

I didnít know jeremy well and spent little time with him. But I was touched by his life, as were the others we traveled with.

I was sorry to hear about his fate and wished he'd gotten the chance to grow older and start a family of his own.

It's really amazing to miss a person you only spent a few days with. Hard to explain but, then again, I guess most of the people writing and reading on this site knew jeremy and will understand."
Matthew Lindauer of Orange County, CA United States

"So Jeremy, it has been just over 2 years since that fateful day we drove down that awful road. I find myself constantly thinking back on that day and wondering what I could have done, what should I have done, that would have brought you home to your family. The men and I still get together and talk of you. You were the best of all of us, and if I could I would gladly take your place to bring you back. Jonny is doing well, his "good" leg still hurts him a little but the leg he lost actually has worked out well. I saw your mom not too long ago, and she is doing good. The only photo in my office is of you and I have a matching one in my house. I know I will see you soon, but not yet, not just yet, there is still work to be done.
"Rest easy, sleep well my brother.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell"
jf

"Merry Christmas, Jeremy. I hope you are enjoying listening to your little Christmas tree with the jingle bells and watching the snowman whirly gig hanging in the tree. I was looking at old pictures last night and found a picture of us (1984??) stuffed together in one of grandma's chairs opening presents with the family. I also have one of us sitting together with grandma on your mom's couch the last Christmas we had with you. I just want you to know how much I miss hearing you laugh and seeing you smile. I think of you every single day!!!"
Lori of Indiana

"Happy 33rd Halloween Birthday, Jeremy! Macy and I took a birthday balloon and a halloween pumpkin to your tree the other day to remind you that we still think of and talk about you every single day. We miss you more than words could ever explain. We LOVE you, Jer!!!"
Lori and Macy of Shelbyville, IN

"Today is the 12th of September, 2006. I found out through a twist of fate yesterday that Jeremy had passed away. Jeremy and I dated for about a year in Laramie, I moved to Montana and lost touch. The last time I saw him was in 1998, he just stopped by my house to say hi. Jackie, I adored your son. Beyond his numerous accomplishments he was one of the kindest, most genuine people I have ever known. Jeremy knew I wanted to go back to school, but was having financial problems. He simply went up to campus and paid my tuition without my even knowing, came to me that night and told me I was going back to college the next semester. Jeremy wouldn't ever let me repay him, he just wanted to see me succeed. I have so many beautiful memories of Jeremy, running, biking. I remember teaching Jeremy how to skate ski and by the next year I couldn't keep up with him! I took him rock climbing for the first time, and he was so intrigued and excited to learn something new, even though he was really scratched up he couldn't wait to go again. I am in shock. Jackie, please contact me if you like. I found pictures last night and thought maybe you would like them. My email address is bronwynhope@yahoo.com. I hope you are healing well. Your son was one of the best men I've ever had the pleasure to know, humble and kind with a smile that could cure a cold. All by best to Jeremy's family and friends."
Bronwyn Eads of Bozeman, Montana

"You will never be forgotten. We honor your memory every time we put on that uniform and continue to do what we do best, Defend Freedom."
Nathan Lewis of Ft Bragg, NC

"It's been a number of years now that Jeremy has passed. It doesn't seem to get any easier for me and I want his family to know that I am constantly thinking about them and their amazing Jeremy. I have said this to them many times but I'll say it again. He was a brother to me and I will always cherish the the time we spent together. I have two young sons now and as they grow older, I will be sure to try and teach them to be honorable men. Dedication, sacrifice, and enthusiasm for life are the lessons they will learn, that I learned from Jeremy. Your life was an exemplary one, and I will teach that to my boys."
Zach Raber of Fort Wayne, IN

"Jeremy,
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.

"Green Berets All The Way!""

"Please know that even as time passes Jeremy remains on our minds, in our hearts, and with us. Jeremy was a fraternity brother of mine at Wabash College. I just do not remember him having a bad day. It honestly seemed like he was having more fun than the rest of us. To watch him run was amazing - but to hear him laugh was a gift. He was a very, very good man. Thank you, Jeremy. We are so grateful."
Aaron of Atlanta, GA

"I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you today (as always) and missing you VERY much! Macy is doing jump rope for heart today in your memory as well as grandpa's and in honor of Bill and the struggles he went through with his heart. We miss you and love you SO MUCH!"
Lori of Indiana

"To my childhood neighbor and the best athlete I have ever met - Godspeed Jeremy! The way you lived your life to its fullest is awesome!"
Joseph Sangl of New Paris, IN

"Although I didn't know Jeremy, he was my brother's friend. We will never forget Jeremy's sacrifice to make the world safe for us and our families. Thank you, Jeremy. You are loved, appreciated, and will always be remembered."
Lance Hamner of Franklin, Indiana

"I have recently divorced from an 18year abusive marriage. My suffering and pain will never compare to the loss Jeremy's family will endure. My tears, and prayers will be for the family of this man. Please know, my family appreciate this incredible sacrifice of Jeremy Wright."
Tanya Wrigley of Lehi, UT USA

"Jeremy you will always be an example of good for me. Words cannot describe my and my family's gratitude for your ultimate sacrifice."
Spencer Hamner of Lincoln,Nebraska

"My heart and my prayers go out to Jeremy's family. I never knew him, but my husband served with him. He was with him that day, and will never forget. His team wears a bracelet in rememberance of him and will hold him in their hearts forever. I pray God eases your pain and comforts you."
Amy of Ft. Lewis, WA

"I was a former runner at U of I and teammate of Jeremy's cousin. I was thinking of running hills tonight for the first time in a long time, and I thought of Jeremy and how strong he was in every way. I will run one for you Jeremy!"
Hibbs of Cleveland, OH

""Mind is everything: muscle--pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind." - Paavo Nurmi
I am not a soldier, not a family member, nor any realtion to Sgt. Jeremy R. Wright. I am an amateur runner that came across this memorial to him by chance. I would like to take a moment to pay my respects to him and to his family. I recently read a book by Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas, entitled "You Can Do It". Lauren was killed on United flight 93, September 11th and her sisters completed her book which serves as a guide to help women obtain their aspirations and goals. This book is the reason I started running. I learned to embrace pain and loss, in addition to venturing "beyond the norm". I feel that it was not chance that brought me to this memorial for Sgt. Jeremy R. Wright, but a strong belief that greater things shall follow. I would like to dedicate my first race medal to him (October 23, 2005) and to his family. Your memories and stories are imbeded in my heart. Your son's life is a source of strength and a ground for many of us. His faith and inspiration has been enough to carry those of us who are learning to hold and carry it for ourselves."
Jane Stein of Columbus, OH

"Happy 32nd birthday, Jeremy!!! Halloween will never be the same, but then again, will anything? We miss you more with each passing day and will love and honor you and your memory forever! Thanks for the recent visits and come again soon. It makes me feel so good to "spend time with you". I wish everyone could have that experience. I suppose that's the gift I receive from you for believing in the "unnatural". I love you so much!"
Lori and Macy of Shelbyville, Indiana (formerly Worcester, MA)

"I first met Jeremy at a little league game. He was playing second base. Eleven years old. That fall I married his Mother,Sister,and Him. I became apart of their familly. I now had three children. As the years passed I got to know him as a Kid, as a Teen finding his way, as a young Man making his place in society, as a MAN leaving his mark in this World and on all the people he encountered along the way. And finally I was lucky enough to be let into his inner circle of Friends. Jeremy and I would, on occasions, talk of life, passions, fears, family, responsibilities, goals, and happiness. We always treated each other with Respect. I will ALWAYS treat Jeremy's memory with the same Respect as I did Him in Life. When you have a relationship with someone, Death should not alter that bond. Jeremy had definate ideas about a Mans conduct in life, towards Himself, his family, his friends, loved ones, and Society. Jeremy lived by a strict code of conduct. Three things I always saw Him use in making decisions were self disipline, responsibility, and kindness.
Jeremy had a Loyalty to the people he cared about that NEVER wayvered. He had a way of disagreeing or making a point, by using His humor, that didn't offend.As a father and friend, I learned some lessons of life from Him. I will share one. During a trip to a race in New Mexico, I made the comment that I had noticed over the years that I never saw Him or heard of Him ask for advice from anyone. But I did observe Him asking for opinions about things. Jeremy's reply was, I can think for myself and make decissions, I just like to know I'm not using tunnel vision when I do. The things Jeremy cared about, He did so with a Passion. I'm glad we encouraged Him to live life as He did. I believe He was truly HAPPY! One of those passions was His Country. Jeremy and I talked about 9/11. He said His travels over the World with running teams made Him realize what He had here.
If He was going to enjoy all the USA had to offer, He thought He ought to help pay for it. That's why Jeremy joined the Army. When asked by His Fiance why He joined, He replyed, Do you feel safe when you go to the Mall?
[many people in the World don't] Jeremy believed in what He was doing and who He was doing it with. Jeremy wanted to be the best He could be. I've met several Men in life, both in and out of the Military, that I see as Jeremy's equals, but I've not yet met his better.
I don't believe Jeremy had any idea of the inpact He had on peoples lives. Jeremy never saw the way he lived and interacted with people as out of the ordinary. I will share three short stories about that impact. There is a Man who went to collage at the same time as Jeremy, but at a differant
school. He never met Jeremy in person. He wrote a story about knowing who Jeremy was through running and following Him and Wabash Cross Country had impacted his life. [www.valderi.com] Another is a Man from Vail, Co. who met Jeremy At mountain races. They talked and struck up a friendship over time. He invited Jeremy into his home and his family. As time passed, If Jeremy was any way close to Vail, He made it a point to see or talk to Kevin. When Jeremy would visit, Kevin's two girls [8 & 6?]had a favorite playmate. Kevin and His Wife and girls treated Jeremy as Family. Kevin told me in the process of explaning to His girls what happened to Jeremy, He told them He hoped they would grow up to be just like Jeremy. Last, Capt. Fussel, Jeremy's Special Forces Team Leader' related this story. The Team, along with others, were in eastern Washington, in the dessart, training for the up-coming mission in Afganistan. They had been out for a couple of weeks. Up at 5 A.M. to bed at midnight was a tipical day. James was returning from a planing meeting for next day manouvers at 2:30 A.M. and Jeremy was working on the Team radios and reading through repair and instruction manuals. When asked what He was doing, Jeremy replyed, I won't be a weak link on the Team. James and his Teammates said Jeremy was all a Special Forces Soldger is supposed to be. In closing, I hope you see Jeremy Wright in a light that you didn't know. I want to Thank Jeremy for sharing with me Himself and his experiences. Thanks to GOD for blessing me with Jeremy and my Family and Friends."
Bill Nickel of Colorado

"To the Wright Family, I just saw the tribute that Scott Cole made in your Jeremy's honor on anysoldier. com. It was beautiful. I am so sorry for your loss. Your Jeremy is a true American Hero who will always be remembered and honored. May God Bless you all and God Bless Jeremy."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"My husband Marcus met Jeremy back in 2002, while going through the SF course. Jeremy was such an awesome person and soldier. We hear stories every day about fallen heroes, however, it really hit home for us because Jeremy was someone that came to our house, played with our kids, and someone we had a dear friendship with. We will miss you Jeremy!"
Wagner Family of Fort Bragg, NC

"Man could that boy run! The angels are lucky they have wings...they just might stand a chance of keeping up!"
Brucker of FtBragg

"Words can not express how much I miss you. I wake every single day thinking that this isn't real; that you are somewhere running a race and will be home soon. My life will never be the same without you, Jer. My first memory was going to see you for the first time after you were born. I crawled up in bed to get a closer look and loved you so much-I still do. We were the best of buds. You, Andy, Ali, Jake, Dayna and I shared so much as kids. It just isn't the same. Now Andy has little "Malcolm Jeremy" who is only 2 days old; named in your honor. I just wish you were here to share in his birth. Andy misses you so much. Probably more than any of us. I took Macy to the beach this past Sunday and as we were building a sand castle she got very quiet and said, "You know, Jeremy taught me how to do this." I then realized that exactly one year ago (possibly close to the day) she was with you at the beach. She misses more than anyone realizes. She is finally beginning to understand everything. It's been so hard for her though because she tries to make everyone feel better and laugh although her little heart is broken, too. The morning you were killed she was staying with your mom and had painted a picture for you that they were going to put in your box of goodies. That picture has sat beside you in the bay window since you returned home. I just wanted to send a message to you so that you will know how very much you are missed. Thank you for coming to me in my dreams and please say hello to grandpa for me. I know he went to run with you. Come to me again soon...I need a visit! I love you, Jeremy!"
Lori of Worcester, MA

"Jeremy and I started our SF training together at FT BRAGG, NC and were bunked aside each other...we were always last on roll calls because our last names start with W & Y:)! We were also the only two SOPC early enterants with formal graduate degrees. Jeremy was an amazing soldier and an honorable man. The Army could have picked a better fast/slow runner odd couple than us. Jeremy would literally run circles arround me on the track as I was about to pass out from exhaustion. I am indebted to Jeremy for is running advise to say the least. We were also COMMO classmates and graduated from the Q-Course together. I went to 5th SFG(A), Iraq, and he went to 1st SFG(A), Afghanistan. May God bless Jeremy for his dedication and honor to himself, his family and to his countrymen. God speed!"
SGT YUNIS, TARIQ of FT CAMPBELL, KY

"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""

"jeremy was my first roommate as a freshman at wabash college. I will always remember his kindness, enthusiasm and wackiness. He was a great human being, a talented man, and will be sorely missed.

wabash always fights"
david brown of boston, MA

"Jeremy was a fraternity brother of mine at Wabash College. I was shocked to just learn of his passing. I pray every day for our men and women in uniform, but now I will pray even harder. Jeremy is the first friend of mine that has been killed in the current operations. He was a superb athlete, a serious student, and I will always remember his pleasant personality, respect for others and quiet demeanor. To Jeremy's family: May God bring you the comfort that only He is capable of giving. To Jeremy: Thank you...and perge.

WABASH ALWAYS FIGHTS!"
Robert Weber of Wakefield, VA

"Thank you for the ultimate sacrafiace Jeremy. You were a wonderful person and it was an honor serving with you. Thank you to your family and may God bless them."
Gaby of Mililani Hi

"To the Family & Friends of Jeremy Wright,

I am a fraternity brother of Jeremy's from Wabash College. Jeremy was a uniquely talented, spirited, and intelligent person. Every memory that I have of Jeremy makes me smile. I find it hard to believe that he has been taken. Jeremy made the ultimate sacrifice, and for that, we all owe him dearly. Thank you, Jeremy. God Bless.

Wabash Always Fights!"
Scott Benedict of Novi, MI (USA)

"To the family of Jeremy Wright,

I am very sorry to hear the news of the sacrafice Jeremy has made. I knew him briefly as a coach at a PAAVO running camp in the woods of northern Michigan and he made an instant positive impression. I saw him as a tenacious competitor and outstanding young man. Please accept our families warmest sympathy."
Coach Gordon Aldrich of Corunna, Michigan, USA

"I ran with Jeremy at the PAAVO North running camp in high school. We raced head to head on many different occasions. He was a fierce competitor, good friend, and will surely by missed. His memory and the cause he fought for will never go unmentioned in my classroom."
Lance Aldrich of Eaton Rapids, MI

"To the wright family from the wahl family. We are deeply sadden by the lost of Jeremy. He will always be in our heart and prays. god Bless!"
leonard wahl of Valley Stream NY

"I am deeply sorry for your loss and am quite shaken about hearing the news about him. I knew him from colorado as a brooks shoe rep, and found him to be a great classy guy...a runner and guy i was glad to know...my thoughts and prayers are with you in this loss...may God's peace help fill your void. He is revered as an American Hero. I will not forget his sacrifice for our freedom and the freedom throughout the world!!!!!!! God speed your healing!!!!"
Casey McCarthy of Seattle, Wa

"To the family, friends and teammates of Sgt. Jeremy Wright, I extend my deepest condolences for your loss. I pray God may temper your anguish, and that you will always find joy in the cherished memories of your fallen hero."
Sgt. Justin Larsen of 19th SFG(A) Utah

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

"To Jeremy' 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.

Sincerely,

The Family of 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@banksterling.com"

"I'm not sure what to say. When I learned that Jeremy had perished, and done so serving in Afghanistan, I was utterly floored. Having known Jeremy fleetingly as a teammate and fellow runner, it's difficult to feel the effects of this war hit home. Jeremy spoke to the best of all us. To know him was to know what it was to truly be alive. He burned deep inside at all times with a passion to take his incredible skills and gifts and turn them into extraordinary accomplishments. For those of you that did not know him and are visiting this website, know that you are know witness to a loss of a exemplary human being. For Jeremy was truly a most human individual whose drive and raw determination never allowed him to stop being, to stop living life in most spectacular fashion. It's been a few weeks now, and still I find tears forming in the corners of my eyes everytime I recall Jeremy. I knew him for only a few short years and, even then, I did not get to know him as well as others did. However, the impact he made on me reverberates deeply, to this day. I know that the world, itself, is lesser without him. In some strange way, I find myself wishing that I could take his place and that my ordinary life would have been lost instead of his extraordinary one. I miss you Jeremy. I know I always will."
Tom Fox of South Bend, IN, USA

"My son is a Marine currently serving with Army Special Forces at Camp Eggers, Forward Operating Base Asadbad. He knew your son. He has been impressed with the professionalism and character of the Special forces soldiers at Camp Eggers and Camp Blessing. Your son was an impressive person. You are in my prayers"
Tony W of Charlestown, Indiana

"To the family of Jeremy Wright, We understand your pain, as we lost our grandson, LCpl Juston Thacker, 6/24/04 in Bari Khout, Afghanistan to terrorists setting IEDs. Only the Lord can heal the pain. Know that he was a true hero who served his country and thereby helping to keep our freedom. John 15:13 tells us no greater love hath a man than to lay down his life for his friend. Jermemy laid down his for all of us. He and Juston and others gave their all. We thank them and shall try to live up to the legacy they left us. 'Speak for freedom always'. God Bless."
Tom & Dixie Sisk of Princeton, WV

"To Jeremy's family-please allow me to express my condolences to you. Thank you for your family's sacrifice. I too lost my nephew on November 8. It seemed to be the worst day of my life. I thanked God for giving him to us and I also thank God for giving Jeremy to us. It is people as these that allow us to be free."
Robin of Murfreesboro, TN USA

"Dear Family: God be with you and yours in the loss of your dear loved one. Jeremy gave the ultimate sacrifice (his life) for us to be free. Rest assured our Prayers are with you."
Martha & Herman Myers of Decatur, Alabama

"Dear Family: God be with you and yours in the loss of your dear loved one. Jeremy gave the ultimate sacrifice (his life) for us to be free. Rest assured our Prayers are with you."
Martha & Herman Myers of Decatur, Alabama

"Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss your son Jeremy. My heart broke when I heard the news. I did not know Jermey but I share your pain. I lost my husband June 17,2003. I wish I could say the pain will go away but I can't. I can however tell you that is does lessen some. Just remember that Jeremy is never really gone, He lives on in your hearts. He is with you always. May your memories of him bring you comfort during this tragic time"
Elisha Pahnke wife of fallen soldier PFC Shawn Pahnke of Shelbyville,IN

"To Jeremy'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

"May God bless you and keep you. My prayers are with your family and friends. Thank you for your sacrifice so that I may live free. You will not be forgotten."
Candy of Poynette, WI

"Thank you Jeremy Wright, 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. Jeremy Wright:
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 Jeremy 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. Jeremy Wright:
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 Jeremy, 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