Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Navy Seaman Pablito Pena Briones, Jr.

22, of Anaheim, California.
Briones died of a non-hostile gun shot wound in Fallujah, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Marine Division Detachment, Naval Medical Center San Diego, California. Died on December 28, 2004.

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"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3"
Scott Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"Not forgotten. Rest in peace, shipmate.

Corp School Classmate"
HM2 Ben Trnka of Maine, USA

"”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 you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,660 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!
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,
Kenna"
Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"I offer my sincere condolences to the family of Seaman Briones. My name is Terisa Edwards and I am the Orange County coordinator for Home of the Brave Quilts. We are a grassroots group dedicated to making a quilt honoring each of America’s fallen heroes and presenting it to the immediate family. For more information about our group, visit our national website www.homeofthebravequilts.com. If a friend or relative can help me contact the immediate family of Seaman Briones, please email me at teriquilts@earthlink.net. Thank you for your help.

Terisa Edwards,
Home of the Brave Quilts coordinator for
Kern, Orange and San Diego Counties, California"
of Tehachapi, CA

"May 2, 2008
To the family of Seaman Pablito Pena Briones, Jr.:
Pablito 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

"Dear Pablito's Mom and your family all,
I am a Chinese mom and a born-again Christian, I absolutely understand your feelings. because, I am also strongly missing my son -John Gao, a teenage Christian who laid down his own 15.6 year life for his classmates two year ago in the Atlantic Beach Currents.
But, we should have steadfast faith that our dear sons never "dead" to let us lose them. they just rest in the Lord' Arms due to their sacrifice for others (“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends (John 15:13 “) and their faith in the Lord during their lives in this world . we will reunite with them someday in Eternal Kingdom by the Lord Faithful Promise, let's expect that day joyfully and peacefully. Amen !

May the peace, joy from the Lord be with you and your family !

Mom
grace"
Grace of Flushing, NY/U.S

"Pablito came into my life briefly at Bravo Surgical. I prayed with him and shared a tear with him. I forgave him his sins and saw his soul rise to Jesus. I have not forgotten him. I lift him up in prayer often. Peace, joy, love,"
Father Ron Camarda, CHC, LCDR, USNR of Jacksonville, FL

"To the family of:Pablito Pena Briones,Jr I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully, we will 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, Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ,"
Polly Ballew of Covington,Ga

"I never thought you would pass away this way and this early... I was even hoping that sooner or later, you, loveloy and us here (your cousins) would meet again and have a happy time together the way we were before...
I missed you so much... i never thought this would ever happened to you... I knew we havent met for years but you and your brother will always be close to my heart since both of you are my only 1st degree cousin in my Moms side...
Miss you so much.....
You are a hero, and a good man...

My prayers for your peace will always be with you..."
Janice Tirol of Tagbilaran City

"I never thought you would pass away this way and this early... I was even hoping that sooner or later, you, loveloy and us ate lovely manang jea, with michael, michelle, mindel and mapmap... would meet again and have a happy time together the way we were before...
I missed you so much... i never thought this would ever happened to you... I know we havent met for years but you and your brother will always be close to me since both of you are my only 1st cousin in my Moms side...
Miss you so much.....
My prayers for your peace will always be with you..."
Janice Tirol of Tagbilaran City

"SHIPMATE! MAY YOU REST IN PEACE and know your efforts where not in vain. You lived nearby me! I'M SADDENED BUT YOUR IN A GOOD PLACE AND GOD KEEPS THOSE WHO DEFEND THE GOOD IN HIS PLACE! Your my hero! A FELLOW SHIPMATE I SAY "HOOORAAHH" AND MAY YOU HEAR THAT UP THEIR!"
YN3 Nunez of Tustin, Ca

"Seaman Briones, goodbye sailor and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"I was in the same unit with your son. We carpool together to Camp Pendleton, we worked together and he was the most hard working "DOC". I am truly sorry for your lost. I was there and it brings me tears to my eyes."
Mina Lorenzoni of San Diego, California

"To the family and friends of Seaman Pablito Pena Briones, Jr.,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please use our link and register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Wife of an Air Force veteran and MCQ Member"
Kim Woodard of Richmond, VA

"Please accept my deepest sympathy. My name is Clancy DeVries and I paint "Portraits of fallen Heroes". I work with Kazeah Hancock as a participating artist on "Project Compassion". Please go to web sight www.heropaintings.com. I would like to paint a portrait for you of Pablito in oils free of charge so that the memory of his sacrifices as an American will be rememberd in generations to come. My address and phone number is on this web sight. Please call me. I am a Navy Korean Veteran. God bless you."
Clancy DeVries of Newport Beach, CA.

"HN Briones was in Field Medical Service School with me....In fact, he slept in the rack next to me. He was so awesome, your family is in my prayers. God Bless!"
HN Aaron Jackson, USN of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

"HN Briones was in Field Medical Service School with me....In fact, he slept in the rack next to me. He was so awesome, your family is in my prayers. God Bless!"
HN Aaron Jackson, USN of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

"I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers .I just want to say thank you for the sacrifice your family has made from a fellow military member from Anaheim CA
God Bless"
SSgt Francis S. Warren of Manas AB Kyrgyzstan(Operation Enduring Freedom)

"I never met your son but as a U.S. Navy Veteran I consider your son and every other fallen hero by brothers in arms. My prayers go out to your family."
Kailum Alexander of Baton Rouge, La.

"To Pablito's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. 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, Texas
gcaldas48@aol.com"

"Though I do not know you, my heart hurts for his loved ones. It was a year ago on this day that my fiance CPT Ernesto Blanco was KIA near Fallujah. There are just no words at such a time as this. Please know you are in my prayers!"
Michelle Blanco of Texas

"RIP SHIPMATE"
US Navy Sailor

"To the Briones family from the Wahl Family. we are deeply sadden by the lost of Pablito. We feel and understand your lost. Our heart and prays are with Pablito, our son and your family. God Bless!"
leonard wahl of valley stream ny

"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

"Thank you Pablito for your service to America. We all share in the pain of losing you. You will be remembered by my family as we raise our flag in the front yard. Thank you brave sailor and God bless you. From a very grateful family."
The Shaw family of Pasadena, Maryland

"Thank you Pablito Briones, Jr., 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 Seaman Pablito Briones, Jr.:
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 Pablito 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 Seaman Pablito Briones, Jr.:
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 Pablito, 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