Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Jonathan P. Barnes

21, of Anderson, Missouri.
Barnes was killed as a result of a grenade being thrown from a window of an Iraqi civilian hospital that he was guarding in Ba'qubah, Iraq. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on July 26, 2003.

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"I still remember..."
Steve Nix of Alabama

"We continue to think of you and honor your sacrifice. To the family of Jonathan, I took pictures of a memorial at Fort Campbell of boots representing each service member lost in the wars. Please email me at aflores7533@gmail.com if you would like me to send you the picture of Jonathan's boot. Memorial day 5/30/16"
MAJ Angel and Aleida Flores of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Suffolk VA

"You will NEVER be forgotten. Memorial day 5-26-2014"
Maj Angel and Aleida Flores of Fort Campbell, KY

I would just like to say thank you to you and the other three men who were also killed in that blast for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike C. of El Paso, Texas

"I am sorry I wasn't stonger"
Sgt T

"Barnes I think about u all the time bruh ... I serve with him that same tour in 1-67 AR... ..I Can remember that day like yesterday.. Love u bro ... I send love and blessings to ur Fam .... SSG Covin,Johnuel"
Johnuel covin of GA

"Almost 9 years ago, the anniversary of this dreadful date is rising and all I want to say is "I still miss you terribly and love you, Jonathan, with all my heart." Thank you everyone for all your kind words."
Amanda Barnes of Bentonville, Ar

"My condolences to the family and Men who served with Specialist Jonathan Barnes. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Brother."
PFC. Daniel R. Thurber ( B-Company 1-67 AR BN 1998 ) of Houston Texas

"You will never be forgotten! 5-31-10"
Angel and Aleida Flores of Ft Bliss, El Paso

"Barnes, I didn't know you that well, but I do remember you as 1SG Hill's driver, and you wanted to go be with your fellow mortarmen when we deployed. As a medic, I truly wish to this day that there was something I could did for you that day. Just know that you are missed and that you will never be forgotten."
Cemal Parnell of Auburn, Alabama

"”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to the hero’s Mother, Father and/or spouse. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Almost 2,000 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
This is a gift! We have some wonderful sponsors who help with the costs, and only want you know that we care.
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Project Compassion of Manti, Utah USA

"To the family of Jonathan P. Barnes ,I am so sorry for the loss of your love one.He died a hero.May you know the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to pray with you or talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church,Rev John B Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015""

"Thank you for your service to our country and for paying the ultimate sacrifice. You will never be forgotten! 11-11-09"
Aleida and Angel Flores of Ft Bliss, El Paso

"April 13, 2008
To the family of Spc. Jonathan P. Barnes:
Jonathan 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Dear Family of Jonathan Barnes:

To honor the Missouri soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afhanistan and their families, the professional portrait artists of the "Grateful Hearts project" are offering to paint a portrait of the individual soldier for his family.

These 16"x20' original portraits are being offered completely free of charge in recognition of the sacrificies made by these brave soldiers and in condolence for their families loss.

For more information, please email us at gratefulheartsproj@sbcglobal.net.
The artists of Grateful Hearts"
J.Gragg of Lee's Summit,Mo

"It was an honor to serve with you. From what I knew of you, you were a great guy. I only wish that you hadn't had to go and that I could've gotten to know you better."
Ryan J. Fox of Bakersfield, CA

"I found his picture on a website of the fallen...something about him stuck out whether it was because he was so young or a fellow missourian i cannot say...please know he is not forgotten...your family is in my prayers and it's nice to know we had a hero fighting for us and an angel in heaven watching waiting for this to all end."
Elena King of St. Louis, Missouri

"Even though I hardly ever saw Jonathan, he will always be in my heart and he will never be forgotten. He is part of the family and will always be even though he is dead. I just recieved a medal at school for being the best player in band. He had told me while we were talking about going into middle school, that I would get this medal. He knew exactly what to say when I was feeling depressed and always cheer me up. He was a loving and caring member of my family and will always be remembered. I love him a lot."
Paige Barnes of Irving, Texas, USA

"jonathan:i never had the honor to meet you, but my husband had the honor to work with you. eddie was there the day you died along with the other soldiers. eddie always talks about you an how you guys had the best of times together. it tears eddies heart to know that he couldn't have done anything to prevent this. i just want your family to know that you an the other soldiers are always in our prayers. the guys were issued braclets with your names on it an he wears it with pride. i just want your family to know that my husband eddie j poon, had the honor to work with you an have you as a friend. he loved you like a brother an always will. may you rest in peace for now you are with the lord."
victoria m poon of brooklyn,ny

"Jonathan: I only had the honor of meeting you a few times with the unit before the deployment. You served with Rob and the Mortar Platoon. There is not a single day that Rob speaks of you and the boys! You will not be forgotten in this home of ours. Rob constantly tells me what a great soldier you were. Thank you for serving this great nation."
E.J. Armstrong of Phoenix,AZ-USA

"St. Charles Democratic Alliance held a Tribute & Memorial to the 20 fallen soldiers from Missouri on 3/19/2005, the 2nd anniversary of the War in Iraq. Four families of the fallen attended the event, and nine families shared messages that were read during the tribute by Connie Greene, sister of fallen soldier Jamie Huggins. The event aired on all four local newscasts (Fox KTVI, KPLR, KSDK, KMOV.) Biographies of each of the fallen soldiers were read while photos of the soldiers were displayed. The event also included Bible readings, songs, keynotes speeches by Rev. Jason Samuel and Viet Nam Veteran Ken Peters, and a fellowship in the church hall immediately following the tribute. Our organization was sensitive to the fact that even though information on Missouri’s fallen soldiers is a matter of open record, we had to go beyond the name, rank and serial number – we needed to share information on the fallen soldiers from the family’s perspective and present a tribute that each of the soldiers would have approved of. This was a day for honoring Missouri’s finest, as well as the sacrifice the families made, and continue to make every day. Special thanks to the Burkhardt, Gottfried, Huggins and Spink families for traveling long distances to Transfiguration Church in Lake St. Louis to participate in this community tribute. (anngastler@charter.net)"
Ann Gastler of St. Charles Democratic Alliance of St. Peters, MO

"Thank you for your service to your country. I will remember your name."
Jerry Salzman of Golden City, MO

"I am organizing a 3/19/2005 Tribute & Memorial Service Honoring Missouri's Fallen Soldiers, hosted by St. Charles Democratic Alliance. We plan to have a spiritual memorial tribute planned to honor the 18 fallen Missouri soldiers who died in Iraq. We wanted to let you know your beloved isn't forgotten and invite you to this tribute. If you're not able to be in Lake St. Louis on 3/19/05 but would like to send a message or letter that we could read on behalf of your family, again, we'd be honored. Again, my deepest sympathy and please know that Jonathan is in my prayers."
Ann Gastler (anngastler@charter.net) of St. Peters, MO

"Jonathan P. Barnes. Young man, you are a hero. Thank you for all you did. To the family- God bless you all. I'm so sorry for you loss. He will always be a hero. Thank you."
Alicia Bilby of Nevada,Missouri

"Spec.Johnathan P. Barnes served with my brother Spec.Wilfredo Perez Jr. in Iraq,and was also killed in the same attack.First I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of this fine soldier if any one would like to contact me I could be reached at liperez114@sprintpcs.com. This has been a very trying time for my family,as I'm sure it's been for yours!once again I am truely deeply sorry for your precios loss! -feeling your pain, Lisa"
Lisa Perez of NY

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..(7/26/04)

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier!!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

"I would like to say thank you to all of the people who have left such kind messages. My brother was a very proud man who believed deeply in what he was doing. I know he is watching over our family and his little girl from above. I just wish he had gotten the chance to see her grow up and the opportunity to become a well respected member of law enforcement as I know he would have. We miss him terribly. I would also ask that if anyone who served with Jonathan in Iraq come across this sight, his family would love to hear from you just to know how he was doing during his last days on Earth (you can reach us by contacting the Coweta American)"
His loving sister always, Kim Riley of Coweta, Ok.

"A soilder who has died for his country to me is the best man that would ever touch the face of the earth. If you think about, Jesus the son of God gave his life for us, so it's great to know, that some body would give their life, so that I may live. To the family I give my thanks for raising such a great man and I will pray for you guys. God Bless."
Jacob Fare of West Plains, Missouri, United States

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

"I wish I could have done more for Jonathan than what I did. I wish I could have gotten to know him and his family more than I did as well. I wish that he and everyone else that died in Iraq never had to go, but, we all had a job to do and he was good at his job. You are not forgotten Jonathan, just wish you were here."
Sgt. Robert P. Armstrong of HHC 1-67AR Ft. Hood, Texas

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Jonathan, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Thank you Jonathan Barnes, 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

"My thoughts & prayers go out to all the Military men and women who are at war and especially those who have lost their lives. May God bless you forever. Thank you for everything, you are my hero! Rest in peace."
Amanda K Casas of San Diego, Tx

"I serverd with SPC Barnes in Korea. He was there the same time as I was. He would came over the barracks where we lived and play vidoe games with us or just came by to see how we are doing. Great guy and friend will be greatly missed."
SGT Frickie, Michael of Fort Leonard Wood, MO

"To the Family you are in my prayers...May God bless you. I do want to say it was a honor to have him in our military Thanks for serving our country"
Stacey (Proud Army Wife) of Zephyrhills,Florida

"To the family and friends of Spc. Jonathan Barnes:
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 Jonathan 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. Jonathan Barnes:
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 Jonathan, 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