Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Jacob W. Beisel

21, of Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania.
Beisel died from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on March 31, 2006.

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"Semper Fi"
Steven Crow of Kendall

"Semper Fi!"
Steve of Kendall WI

"Thank you brother for your sacrifice. I love you and even though its been years since you left us, not a day passes that I dont think of you."
Randy John Escobar of Del Rio Texas

"Semper Fi"
Steve of Kendall, Wi

"Semper Fi"
Steve of Kendall WI

"Semper Fi"
Steve of Kendall WI

"Once again thank you for serving RIP Marine Lance Cpl. Jacob W. Beisel"
Kent of Promised Land PA

"I love you brother."
William Kittell of Syracuse NY

"Hello, we have found Jacob W. Beisel memorial bracelet found in Philadelphia please email me at lucyzecchin@gmail.com. we would love if this bracelet was reunited with its owner . Thank you!"
lucy and sonya of ny

Semper FI"
Steve of Kendall, WI

"LCPL Beisel,
I just ran the Two Rivers Marathon in your home town today. I saw your photo and memorial at Two Rivers Junction. Being a former Marine myself, I asked the lady inside about you. She had such great things to say about you and your family. I walked outside, took a right face, locked it up, saluted you, bowed my head and sent you a prayer. I hope you got it. Tomorrow will be seven years you've been gone, but your still living in Lackawaxen. Semper Fi, my brother."
Matthew Clark of Sparta, NJ

"Beisel, you were truly a great Marine. I remember seeing you in the chow hall right before you left for Anbar and the glow in your eyes was amazing. You were truly excited and couldnt wait to help lead Marines into combat. You are missed my man. Thanks for keeping my head straight through boot camp and the great stories when we got to the fleet. I'm still going strong in this gun club, hope to see you again."
Warrant Officer Mark L. of Camp Lejeune

"remembering you & your family on memorial day"
J.Wade of southern Maryland

"Semper FI"
Steve of Kendall, Wi

"I was looking for a memorial bracelet to wear to honor a hero who died protecting our freedom. I chose Jacob because he died on my birthday. I am thankful for his duty and honor. After finding out more about him I am so very glad I chose him. People will ask about my bracelet and I will share his story. Jacob's bravery will be remembered by more people each and every day. I am thankful for my freedom and for LCPL Jacob W. Beisel, USMC. July 27, 2011"
Heidi Jackson of N. Charleston, SC/USA

"I had the pleasure of meeting your parents over the weekend. I was on my way home from Masthope, Lackawaxen to New York. I was with my two small children and your parents gave them each a poppy.
I want to thank you for your service to our country. Your parents seemed very proud of you. I am sorry that you had to give your life for our freedom, but I do thank you. I know that you are truly missed and your memory will be eternal."
Dora Schaffer of Staten Island, NY

""Semper Fi""
Steve of Kendall Wi

"To the family of:Jacob W. Beisel
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""

"There is NOTHING I can say....

No words...none suffice....."
Victor of Myrtle Beach, SC.

"I'm still saddened by ur loss."
Kent vh and sage of nj

"3 long years have past and still hard to believe this occured bless jacob and family again"

"I recently purchased a hero braclet from a Houston news station. I want the family of Jacob to know that I honor his memory and service and sacrafice to our country and freedom each day! I get question about it all the time and share his memory and service with all who ask. Thank you for your sacrafice, Jacob! Keep watch over those of us who are still here and know that your memory will live on through me. Even though I didn't know you, I am honored to wear your name on my arm and remind everyone that you made a difference in our right to freedom! May God Bless the family and friends of Jacob W. Beisel all the days of their lives! Thank you, Jacob!"
Ginger Williams of Dickinson, Texas

"Happy Holidays to you and your family keep an eye on us."
Kent VH of Mudville

"April 22, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Jacob W. Beisel:
Jacob 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

"I am not sure who will view this site regarding Marine Jacob Beisel this was intended to remind the United States that this special person from a great family gave his life up in IRAQ for all of us. He must not be forgotten pay your respect and veiw his page. I thank Jacob and all of the service members for serving our COUNTRY."
Kent VH of Bethlehem, PA

"Hi I am Gary tate (blesseddad1) and am a Vietnam Vet. I have posted Jacob service to our Country in the wall for veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice. http://tributetoourtroops.tripod.com

May you be comforted."
Gary tate of Mokena, IL, USA

"Once Again, 14 months later I still feel the pain for Jacob placing his life on the line for us Americans. As a graduate of the same high school he must be remembered each day because he did have a right to live just as we do. For the entire family and friends of Jacob God Bless and World Peace to each.
Kent Van Horn Lake Wallenpaupack 1980"
Kent Van Horn of Lake Wallenpaupack

"One year later same day I pray for Jacob and the family every day and wish the best for the family. Sincerely, Kent VH Wallenpaupack 1980"
Kent Van Horn of 18018

"Mary, Alby, Amanda And Josh
I just wanted to tell you all I think of you often and I hope You are all doing well. I hope you have all found peace within yourselves. Jacob is someone we are all very proud of and passed doing what he wanted and loved. you are all in my thoughts and prayers."
Wendy And Sidney of tannersville,pa

""Dear Beisel Family,
I don't know what exactly to say other than Jacob is a true hero. So young, yet had done so much. He is resting now knowing that he has done this country proud as well as his fellow Marines. For his bravery in serving the in most elite fighting force, he will surely not be forgotten.

Semper Fi"
LCpl Reyes of Cali

"I have known the Beisel family for about 28 years and was proud to attend Jacob's services he is a Great Hero. It was a wonderful visit with the nicest family I ever met in my time."
Kent Van Horn of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

"“We will never forget”

We will never forget
We will never be the same
Proudly we stand
When we hear Jacob’s name

Bravely he fought
With honor he served
He died for our freedoms
Without hesitation or reserve

Our hearts ache for his touch
We often ask why
We pray for his soul
And try not to cry

Jacob is our hero
The best of us all
He stepped up for his Country
To answer the call

Forever in our hearts
We often give him praise
Dear Lord we miss him
On the good and bad days

We will never forget
The sacrifice he made
In God we trust
The ultimate price, he too paid

We, the family of Lance Corporal Jacob Beisel, would like to express our sincere appreciation to all of our family, friends and to the community that united to support us in our time of need. Your support and prayers have been encouraging and has given us the strength to persevere through this difficult time. The loss of our hero “Jacob” is devastating and has forever changed our lives. We ask the community to continue to pray for and to support our troops. Jacob was a proud Marine who laid down his life for his Country and to protect the freedoms of our Nation. We shall never forget the sacrifice that Jacob made and we will find strength in his courage. May God continue to bless our community and may God Bless America.

“Semper Fi”

The family of Lance Corporal Jacob Beisel"
jacob's loving family of lackawaxen, pa

"In remebrance of what Memorial Day really honors, a local teacher assigned each member of 2 school clubs a young soldier, who has fallen in the last year, to remember. I recieved Jacob W. Beisel. As I can't even begin to imagine the pain and suffering the Beisel family has felt in losing a loved one, I know they are proud. Their son was an American hero.

In honor of Lance Cpl. Jacob W. Beisel.

Our hearts are with you. <3"
Stephanie of Michigan

"My sincerest condolences on your loss.

For Memorial Day, I wanted to honor the memory of a local soldier killed in battle, and a Pocono Record reporter gave me Jacob's name. It is with profound respect and homage that Jacob's name and story will be a part of my memorial."
Hilary Davis of Tobyhanna, PA

"Letter to Mom
by Joy Curnutt
Mom, please don’t feel guilty
It was just my time to go.
I see you are still feeling sad,
And the tears just seem to flow.
We all come to earth for our lifetime,
And for some it’s not many years
I don’t want you to keep crying
You are shedding so many tears.
I haven’t really left you
Even though it may seem so.
I have just gone to my heavenly home,
And I’m closer to you than you know.
Just believe that when you say my name
I’m standing next to you,
I know you long to see me,
But there’s nothing I can do.
But I’ll still send you messages
And hope you understand,
That when your time comes to “cross over,”
I’ll be there to take your hand.

debey of Forestburg,S.D. USA

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

"Thank you Jacob Beisel, 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 Lance Cpl. Jacob Beisel:
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 Jacob 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 Lance Cpl. Jacob Beisel:
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 Jacob, 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