Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Jeremiah J. Boehmer

22, of Parkston, South Dakota.
Boehmer died in Al Husayniyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Stryker Engineer Squad Vehicle. He was assigned to the 562nd Engineer Company, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Died on February 5, 2006.

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"I am Jeremiah's youngest brother. Jeremiah passed my senior year of high school and has been a driving force in my life before and after and now, more than ever. I have gone since to become a teacher and wrestling coach. I just finished my second season of wrestling and the team finished 2nd in the state of SD and 1st the year prior. I use him as inspiration to push to for better and when things get tough, its actually not that bad. I wish I could of spent more time with him, still be spending time with him, but always leave my thoughts with a smile thinking of him. He would tell me, don't worry, your good, its good. A simple and easy message and don't let your worries overcome you. I name my daughter that was born August, 23rd, 2015 after him. Miah. A hero, a soldier, a brother, a friend, and great human. Thank you everyone for all the kind words, thoughts and gestures. It means the world to our family. Thank you!"
James Boehner of Parkston, SD/USA

"This week 101st DIV is doing a remembrance and I took a picture of his boot. I have also named my youngest son after him since I was with him on that aweful day. He is always on my mind and he will never be forgotten!! you can look me up on Facebook if you'd like."
Bruce Green of Fort Campbell KY

"To the family of:Jeremiah J. Boehmer
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""

"To the Boehmer Family
I wanted to let youre family know I'm thinking of you May God comfort you"
Shawn Townsend-Geoghegan of SanAntonio Texas

"Thinking about you and all our fun times in alaska and afghanistan. i miss you bro."
Mike Goodwin of Naperville, IL

"we thank you for the service for our country and hope that all our sons and daughters get home for good and we don't lose anyone else ."
Miles a. Boehmer of NEWTON, IOWA

"April 23, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Jeremiah J. Boehmer:
Jeremiah 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 *, im sorry"
jes of flw

"I've known you since I was just a little tyke. You, James, and Me would always play Sega Genesis and hungry hungry hippo. Then the times faded away, we went out seperate ways. You were a few years older and did your thing, but I always noticed you in the school hallways. Your senior year will be remembered by everyone in the school that year of your shorts and tube socks with moccasins. You then went and fulfilled your goals of being in the Army. You served your time but decided that it wasn't enough, so you went back. During your break at home, I was lucky to have seen you and tried to hold a conversation. I asked you how things have been and we discussed other minor events. But more importantly, all of our times together will hold a place in my heart... miss ya...

God Bless...
My heart goes out to Jim, Jo, Jason, Jessica, Jamie, and James"
Amanda Whitehurst of Parkston, South Dakota

"Jeremiah,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just in OIF, but also for your service in Afghanistan as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso Texas

"old jeremy, u where a quite soldier when i first met u in our platoon but u were always a motivated troop that always did what was told without complaining. It sucked that u couldnt stay with us in the 1-501st airborne and had to go back to ur stryker unit up north to deploy for iraq. I wear on arm band in your honor jeremiah."
SSG NIEVES of ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

"I had the privilege of spending 11 months in Afghanistan with this extraordinary guy. He never had anything but a smile on his face and a laugh to share. A great soldier and an even better friend. You are truly missed Boomer. I'll see you when I see you buddy. I know you're in a far better place. Peace"
SGT Dan Rice of San Diego, 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, Jeremiah will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana God Bless you ALWAYS. "

"My condolences to the family and friends of Jeremiah Boehmer."
Janine Osterberg of Fort Rucker, AL

"Thank you Jeremiah Boehmer, 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. Jeremiah Boehmer:
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 Jeremiah 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. Jeremiah Boehmer:
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 Jeremiah, 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