Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Ivan V. Alarcon

23, of Jerome, Idaho.
Alarcon died in Tal Afar, Iraq, when his HMMWV accidentally rolled over during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army's 473rd Quartermaster Company, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. Died on November 17, 2005.

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"Ivan,miss you "Lil Bugsy" Rest in Paradise.I remember you playing cupid and helping me land my first girlfriend lol..take care bro"
Raudel Campos of Jerome,Idaho

"Happy Birthday Ivan!! Its been so long and so many years. So many memories...so many thoughts. Many things left unsaid. I remember that day as if it were yesterday. I miss u dearly. You were an amazing person and will remain an amazing soul. I carry with me the last time we hung out and laughed. I cherish the time like you couldn't imagine. I will never forget the advise you gave me that changed me forever. "Pirates" lol... You always had a way with words. Have fun on your day up there in the heavens. I know you know what truly remains in my heart and soul. Thank you for all that u did for me and have continued to do to this present day. We love you today, tomorrow and for always💛💛💛💛
P.S
As you know already looking down from heaven.. I found my one. Thank u again for ur words of wisdom many yrs ago. Now i am Mrs. Gomez
I miss and one day we will see you soon❤️"
Kirsten Gomez of Jerome, Idaho

"To the family of:Ivan V. Alarcon
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""

"Hey brother,,just thinkin of u,u never left my heart and mind!!!I think of u everyday ,I miss u lil brother. 4th floor korea. Roomates for life,"
anthony martin of pa

"Hey brother I apologize for not stopping sooner, I didnt know they had this message box. I remember you from Kyle korea, it was just like yesterday...those cold nights, the music from akwid.. you were always joking and brightening up the mood always.. I am grateful for everything that you did for me, offering your friendship and kind words. It's fast how time passes and I look back and see all the friends I had and are gone.. but I can never forget you. My heart goes out to your family. God Bless...
your friend always Torres"
Erick Torres Sr. of Heidelberg, Germany

"ivan, hello. we never met maybe one day we will. i was anibals close friend. i just thought id leave my respects to you and your family your a hero a soldier and soeone that will never be forgotten. your fanily loves you very much and misses you..."
DANIELA VALDEZ of FRESNO, CA US

"Hey Ivan it took me awhile to find out about this, but I didn't think it was true, I didn't want to believe this at all. I saw SFC Lopez in the PX and he told me, I was like no not Ivan, but now I'm here and I see. Sometimes I wish I could rewind time and go back to when me and you were hanging out in Germany as E3's together and just having fun or the time you had to out do me when you got the Lexus. Later on I saw you in Korea me and you once again as E5's. Man I will miss you, and I will always be your homie and I'm still here in Iraq fighting for you and I will never forget you brother."
SGT THOMAS, ANDRE of FT. HOOD TX/US

"Hey Ivan its me again... its been a while but im here again to leave my thoughts and best wishes for your family. Today on Memorial day i pray for you and your family and the many other soldiers who gave up their lives to protect us all. Miss you"
SPC. AREVALO, RONAL of BRONX, NY

"Halo there ya! It has been a while since I have written you anything. My thought was that if I didnt think of it, it would not hurt as much. Here we are almost 4 years later. The girls are so big. I miss you. I know you were not the best Husband, but you were my bestest Friend ever and I miss that. Crystal is getting more and more into cars, and Jade is still sassy. I have a new gem to add to my life - Jewel. It was a struggle to have her, but all is well now. I just wanted to say "Halo" and that as much as I try to be a hardass, you still make me cry."
Stephanie Perez (Alarcon) of Redlands, CA

"Though I never knew you, someone close to me did. For you to give your life so that we could keep ours, we owe you forever. To you and all those who gave theirs and to all those that will in the future I say God Bless you and yours and Thank you for your service. We miss you!"
Jason of Idaho

"its ur big brotherroommates,best friends,brothers,we will always ride"
anthony martin

"Ivan, good luck to where you at now. You friend from the 596th."
Tom Kelly of San Diego, CA/USA

"Thinking of you Ivan."
Annalisa of Beaverton, Or.

"March 18, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Ivan V. Alarcon:
Ivan 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

"i miss you ivan"
mikey of jerome,id

"hey alarcon i know you can see this massege from up avobe. i miss those days when we were in korea hanging out and playing soccer. you were a true talent on the field and as a soldier. every once in a while i watch the video of our soccer matches and wish i could turn back time to those moments.
to the family: i was truly blessed and honored to have met ivan. God bless all."
SPC. AREVALO, RONAL of QUEENS, NY, US

"Ivan, With me moving I can't come see you as often as I usually do and I'm sorry for that but you will be in my thoughts as always. I've missed you for years in the past and I will miss you for years in the future. I will forever remember you. Always, Annalisa"
Annalisa Chavez of Jerome, Idaho

"We still miss you Papa, I go out to the tree they planted for you sometimes just to check and clean it up a little. Mejia has been taking it hard man, I think he kinda feels some blame. I wish he could understand that it is just one of those uncontrollable things. Anyways, miss you man take care up there, see you on the flip."
Sgt. Joseph Fassler of Hunter Army Airfield, GA

"GOD BLESS YOU IVAN YOU ARE IN A HEAVENLY PLACE WHERE WE ARE ALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS. YOU TRUELY GAVE
THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR FREEDOM
AND YOUR GOOD IDEALS. THANK YOU"
MSG. WILLIAM ALARCON (RET) of EL MONTE,CALIF.

"To Mrs. Ivan Alarcon and family:
My sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one -- a true American hero. Please know that Staff Sgt. Ivan Alarcon will be "Forever Remembered". On June 17, 2006 I participated in the Illinois Freedom Run which is an annual motorcycle ride to Marseilles, Illinois to honor all of our fallen heroes at the Middle East Conflicts Memorial Wall. At the beginning of that ride I was given a memorial military "dog" tag with the name SSG Ivan Vargas Alarcon. I would like to send this memorial remembrance to you Mrs. Alarcon so you may know that Ivan Vargas Alarcon was honored on that day and shall be "Forever Remembered" by those who understand that freedom is preserved because of the sacrifices of those who serve our country.

I can be reached at carmodylaw@aol.com
For more information on the Illinois Freedom Run go to www.ilfreedomrun.org

May God Bless our Troops and the U.S.A."
Matt Carmody of Chicago, Illinois

"big al ,this is your roomate ,brother and best friend in the world.i miss you so much-you made me a better man than i would of ever been if i didnt meet you.save me a spot in heaven because we will be friends and brothers 4-ever,I MISS YOU."
anthony martin of harrisburg pa.

"To the family of staff sgt Ivan Alarcon, may GOD bless you and keep you and also comfort you, this is from staff sgt Vickerie who was in the vehicle with him in the accident,take care GOD bless i truely miss staff sgt Alarcon"
STAFF SGT VICKERIE of MOSUL IRAQ

"HALO, MY DEAREST LOVE MUFFIN...I HOPE YOU GET THIS MESSAGE IN HEAVEN. HAPPY THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY. I WISH YOU WERE HERE, BUT I KNOW YOUR HEART LIVES THROUGH ME."
MRS. IVAN ALARCON, STEPHANIE of REDLANDS, 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.
Our nations HERO, Ivan will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana God Bless you ALWAYS. "

"To the family Ivan Alarcon left behind: I am the ID State Coordinator for the Home of the Brave Quilt Project. It is our group's goal to make a memorial quilt for each fallen soldier from Idaho. We are a group of volunteers that are part of a nationwide organization of volunteers who are making Civil War Reproduction Quilts for the families of Fallen Soldiers. Our hope is that the quilt we are making for your family will be a small token of our deep appreciation for your ultimate sacrifice and serve as some comfort in the many years to come. Please contact me at czelus@hotmail.com."
Cheryl Zelus of Home of the Brave-ID State Coordinator

"Ivan, the days of jerome high school are now far gone but I wish I would have gotten to know you better back then. To your wife, your children and your family, I am so sorry.Words will never be enough, but take comfort knowing that he is in a better place. God bless you, you are in my thoughts and prayers
HM3 Jamee L. (hess) Picard USN MCAS Miramar"
Jamee L. Picard of san diego ca

"To the Alarcon Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. You Ivan are a true American Hero. Thank you for all you have done. May God Bless you all."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"May the angels keep you till morning.
May they guide you through the night.
May they comfort all your sorrows.
May they help you win the fight.

May they keep watch on your soul.
May they show you better ways.
May they guard you while you’re sleeping.
May they see you through your days.

May they show you new hopes.
May they still your every doubt.
May they calm your every fear.
May they hear you when you shout.

May the angels keep you till morning.
More that this I cannot pray.
And if the angels ever fail you.
Then may God be there that day.


Gone – but not forgotten.
Thank you for sharing your marine with us,
and for the sacrifice made by you and your family on our behalf.
Proud mom of Lcpl Alex
Currently serving in Iraq"
Patricia of Bishop, CA

"Ivan,
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

"Husband of mine, if only you knew how my heart hurts. Knowing that I will never be able to see your beautiful smile or hearing your voice is the hardest thing I have to live with. Your step-daughters are so proud of you, as am I. Because of you, we walk tall, because of you we are strong. We love you....I miss you Lubmuffin...Wish you were here."
Mrs. Ivan Alarcon (Stephanie, Crystal & Jade) of Redlands, CA

"I am truly sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort and strength to face the days ahead.

Michele Carter
Sister of CPL Gary Walters
KIA in Baghdad, 24 Apr 05"

"Thank you Ivan Alarcon, 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 Staff Sgt. Ivan Alarcon:
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 Ivan 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 Staff Sgt. Ivan Alarcon:
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 Ivan, 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