Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Adolfo C. Carballo

20, of Houston, Texas.
Carballo died in Baghdad, Iraq, when shrapnel struck him. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on April 10, 2004.

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"Spc. Adolfo Carballo will be remembered and honored at the City of College Station City Council Meeting on Feb 9, 2017"
Ben Roper of College Station

"Ten years have passed by since I lost the love of my life. The wound in my heart is deep and I still cry when I remembered our times together. I have a forever scar that will always remind me the life that we planned but never had. Thanks to family and friends who remember this great man. He will ever be deeply missed. The widow of a great American soldier."
Elisa Beatriz Carballo of Houston, TX

"It's been 10 years already & we still missing you .
My hero always & forever . I love you brother <3
r.i.p 04-10-04"
Denise Carballo of Houston tx

"I think of you daily."
Fred Clark, SGM Ret. of Houston, TX

"Memorial Day 2013
El día que nos llegó la triste noticia de tu sacrificio llovía como si los angelitos lloraran como nosotros."
tio Joe carballo of Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

"Hijo, han pasado algunos años desde que dejaste tú último respiro en un país lejo pero este Memorial todo la familia Carballo te recuerda con amor y gratitud.
Descansa en la Paz del Señor."
lic.Jose Angel Carballo Tovar of Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

"for as long as i live i will never forget you.it was a honor to serve with you.i do not have the words to express how i feel about you gone.i can say there are times i am unable to hold back the tears i shed still til this day.i offer my deepest condolences to your family.i have served with him side by side and not was he a brave soldier but also an honorable man"
(former)SPC Eutsler.Darian of killeen,Texas

"It is memorial day 2012. I was in alpha 1-21 but ammo with him. He was a great guy. Always smiling.
Former SPC STILES"
R. stiles of Wa

"U will always be missed!! Thank u for ur services"
valerie salazar of houston,tx. Reagan Bulldog land

"A soldier that is never forgotten, his breavery and strenght is appreciated. You are never forgotten and it still hurts. You are always in my heart and miss you!!! A good friend I went to school with and graduated."
Sandra Hurtado Ferrer of Austin, TX

"Gone but never forgotten. Theres not a day that goes by that hes not on my mind. Cant thank him enough for his bravery. We love u and miss you very much. Forever in our hearts."
Joanna Manzanares of Houston, Tx

"To the family of:Adolfo C. Carballo
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" 1-2-11"

"Spc Carballo was in my Ammo section at the Hood. He was a great go to guy and he is sorely missed everyday.

What is freedom? Ask a soldier.

What is freedom?
Is freedom going to school where you want?
Is freedom wearing what you want?
Is freedom eating what you want?
Or is freedom deeper than that?

What is freedom?
Is freedom praying how you want?
Is freedom choosing who you marry?
Is freedom being able to speak your mind?
Or is it deeper still?

What is freedom?
Is freedom crying over daddy gone to war again?
Is freedom choosing to fight hand in hand for your freedom?
Is freedom writing your blood type on your boots, just in case?
Do any of us know?

Or should we ask a soldier?
Do we know what its like to see a friend shot in combat?
Or should we ask a soldier?
Do we know what it’s like not to know if you’ll ever see your family again?
Or should we ask a soldier?

Do we know what freedom is?
Will we ever truly know?
Or will we continue to put a price on freedom?"
SSG(ret) Thomas Kelly of Aiken, SC

"I can't believe that it's been this long already. It seems like yesterday that Adolfo was a new Private in the Battery, right before I to another unit. RIP Carballo, I think of you Brad, Marshall, CPT. Inman, Battles, and all the others we've lost daily."
Ty Nicholson (SGT. A Btry 1-21 FA/ HHC 1CD G3 2001-2005) of Panama City Beach, FL

"I was a platoon mate of Adolfo when we were in Iraq, I actually spent an entire day with him when we were on a detail while we were still in Kuwait, he worked hard all day and on our breaks we had some fun conversations, he was a great soldier and someone you could always count on, the news of his death hit me hard when the BC told us, it brought the reality of war to all of us that day, we wrote his name, along with Kritzer's and Marshall's on our Kevlar helmet bands so that they were with us every day of the rest of our deployment. I honor him, Marshall, Kritzer, and Battles every Memorial Day with a visit to the Central Texas Veterans Cemetery where their names and pictures are on the Iraq & Afghanistan Memorial, I still have to fight back the tears every time I see it, they were all great guys and may they all rest in peace.
Sgt Steve McComsey, A 1/21 FA, 2001-2008"
of Killeen, TX

"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 1,800 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!
Mothers and/or Fathers, of our heroes, please be aware that the Project Compassion sponsors will now help cover the costs of the portraits for you to have one - regardless if the spouse of the hero has one or not!
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 bless you.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna
Project Compassion
P.O. Box 153
Manti, Utah 84642"
Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"MEMORIAL DAY May 25,2009"

"Army Spc. ADOLFO CARBALLO:

En este Día de Luto Nacional que la Nación ha apartado para dedicar unos minutos de silencio a los caídos de todas las guerras, queremos recordar y agradecer a todos aquellos niños que, como tu, Adolfo Carballo, nuestro sobrino, la guerra los hizo soldados valientes al dar el último aliento y su sangre en arras de la libertad, honrando a la Patria y familia. La Familia Carballo Martínez hace votos espirituales porque ahora vivan en paz eterna a lado de nuestro Padre Celestial.
Adolfo, hoy y siempre, recordamos a aquel niño que muchas veces abrazamos y te reafirmamos que te conservamos en nuestros corazones.

Lic. Jose Angel Carballo Tovar


Only the dead have seen the end of war. ~Plato

Man is the only animal that deals in that atrocity of atrocities, War. He is the only one that gathers his brethren about him and goes forth in cold blood and calm pulse to exterminate his kind. He is the only animal that for sordid wages will march out... and help to slaughter strangers of his own species who have done him no harm and with whom he has no quarrel.... And in the intervals between campaigns he washes the blood off his hands and works for "the universal brotherhood of man" - with his mouth. ~Mark Twain"
Lic. Jose Angel Carballo Tovar of Houston, Texas

"Re: SPC Adolfo Cesar Carballo

Hello,
I represent PRAYER SHAWLS 4 FALLEN SOLDIERS (PS4FS), an organization that since October 2007 has sent over 2,800 prayer shawls to military families who have lost a loved one. We are an organization of over 240 groups from all over the country. We make every effort to reach families even when post cards are returned after they have moved. Would you kindly send me a contact email/address so that we may send a loving hand-made prayer shawl to the family? Thank you!

Cozette Haggerty, Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers
Email: ps4fs@charter.net
Website Address: http://webpages.charter.net/ps4fs/shawls"
Cozette Haggerty of Wilbraham, Mass.

"I think of Adolfo daily. I was his Supply Sgt. when he first came to Alpha Btry. He had a great smile and bright eyes. I miss that. He was a great man and all should be proud of him."
Fred A. Clark of Piedmont, OK

"HEY BROTHER I NEED U SO MUCHG U KNOW DA ...It's hard i juxx turned 15in n u didnt get to see me grow dis far ...I need you so much ...man by da way denise left out da casa n im scared 4 her cuz u know wat happends how dad is its scary cuz da same things da hasppened 2 u n our age r happending now .I hurts me so much b-cuz I DONT KNOW WHO 2 DEAL WITH THIS NO MORE ....
iBREAKIN UP INSIDE YALL DA PEOPLE IN MY LIFE R LEAVEIN YOU MY BIG BROTHER N dENIUSE MY OLDER SIST I HURTS ME SO MUCH ITS LIKE IF IM BEING LEFT HERE ALONE.... mAN I NEED U SO MUCH ,I need u r adves ,4 u to tell me da everything is goin 2 b better oooo man n u 2 hug me n ur arm i love u big bro even thoughs is been like 4 year da ur gone dere is not a day da goes by n da i dont think of you i love you ... your little sister Janette Carballo....
email carballo_janette@yahoo.com"
Janette Carballo of Houston, Tx

"Adolfo was one of my soldiers at Ft. Hood. When we went to Iraq our platoons were split up and he was sent to another platoon. I was a little angry cause he was such a good soldier. I wasn't with him the night he passed, but I think about him everyday. I am sorry for loss."
Bryan Raines(Sgt Raines) of Oklahoma City, OK

"first off i would like to give my prayer to the family and wife. i went to the funeral when i heard about Carballo i couldnt belive it i was thinking what!! so young and innocent he was younger than me at the time. i went to school with him he was afreashman at reagan he was very sweet and nice to everyone he know always laugh and joke around willing to help anyone if they needed it. i guess what im tryin to say is that we will mis you adolfo i cant belive your gone i miss your laughter and smile. i know your watching over everyone. and to the wife of carballo i didnt know you until i hear what happen to your husband but i gave you a rosarie blue i hope you can keep your strengh and faith Always a freind jasmine gunsauley"
jasmine g of Houston, Texas 77022

"May 24, 2008
To the family of Spc. Adolfo C. Carballo:
Adolfo 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

"Hey bro, this is Jason. I hope you are smiling where you are at it isn't the same without you in our lives, but we keep staying strong for and with you! I have a hard time at work sometimes. I know that it will be all right though, because nothing is forever and I am doing the right things! I look for people who I can relate to, people who have morals, and have a purpose in life.
I wish there were more people like that , like you that is. It sounds cheesy, put I looked up to you. You were and still are the type of person I have always tried to be like. I can only pray that God might grant me the patience to be as spirited and light-hearted as you brother! Thanks for giving me peace of mind of finding hope in this world and life!"
Jason Gunsauley of Kings Bay, GA/U.S.

"My name Jason Rubio Gunsauley, I was a very close friend of Adolfo. We went to school at Reagan together and everybody loved him. I myself am in the submarine force. I enjoy it very much, and look forward to making a smart career out of it! May God bless your family!"
Jason Gunsauley of Kings Bay, Geogia/U.S.

"Hey bro this is Janette ur little sister . I Just wanted 2 stop by 2 tell u da i miss u so much and that not a day goes by with out me not having 2 remember about u i wish da u was still here with me watching me grow up but i knou u r always in my heart and in my mind
I remember the good times we had together laughin n crying together i will never for get those moments in my life and never forget u i love u bro .."
Janette Carballo of houston

"To Beatriz and the Carballo Family,
My name is SGT Javier Fernandez. I don't know how to begin. I proudly served with your husband and son. I was his first roommate in Fort Hood when he graduated from AIT in Fort Sill. He was an over-achiever and always talked about his family in Houston and his experiences in the drill team. A day would never go by when I wasn't reminded of all his achievements when he was in Reagan's H.S. JROTC. He proudly hung his Class B uniform with all his awards and badges practically covering the top half of his uniform. He loved his family so much. Every opportunity he had to visit his family in Houston he would. Every weekend (being plane, train, or automobile) he would be in Houston. I remember the day he married Beatriz. I didn't even have to see the ring on the finger to know that this guy, overwhelmed by the smile on his face, was a newlywed.
Carballo was a very hard worker and a true Soldier. In the weeks prior to our deployment, we would have field exercises that would last for a month straight. One particular exercise that I remember, we were doing dismounted patrol in an open field and we were being simulated attacked by a sniper. The first fire team was pinned down by the sniper, and my team was to flank the sniper's position. So I tell Carballo (keep in mind he was carrying a M249 SAW), that we need to tactically move to the right about 50 meters and go and take this sniper out. Well, without hesitation, Carballo went...and went...and went. 50 meters ended up being about 300 meters. We were successful in accomplishing our mission that day, but just a little bit more tired and sweaty more than I would have liked. From that day forward, I knew that I had a great Soldier.
April 10, 2007- I remember that day like if it was yesterday. It goes through my head every single day like if someone is pressing rewind. We were in the same patrol that night. That night SPC Adolfo C. Carballo, saved 3 other Soldiers lives. I miss him everyday and I can't even begin to imagine how much his wife and family miss him. My condolences to all his loved ones. I will never forget him. Please contact me if you ever just want to have a talk about Adolfo. Here is my email address: javier.fernandez2@us.army.mil"
SGT Javier Fernandez of Fort Bliss, TX

"Hey bro. mom,dad,janette,cesarito, your new little baby brother moses and I just wanted to say that we love you alot and that you will allways keep being part of our family and that would never change. hope one day we see you again in heaven with the god omighty jesus crist will be waiting with our hand wide open just for you .we love you!!!!!!!!Your family that loves you alot!"
Denise And Family of houston tx

"hey bro. me and janette just wanted you to allways know that we love you alot no matter what hapens or changes to us you will always mean alot. WE LOVE YOUUUUUUU!!!!!!! Your sisters always denise and janette."
denise and janette of houston Tx

"hey bro. me and janette just wanted you to allways know that we love you alot no matter what hapens or change to us you will alway mean alot. WE LOVE YOUUUUUUU!!!!!!! Your sisters always denise and janette."
denise and janette of houston Tx

"hey big brother!man i miss you alot i wish you were with me in my 15Th even thoe you are no longer with me you are always going to be right here in my heart. i also mis my sister in law beatris alot i havent seen her in a while but hope one day i will. as you can see mom is having another kid which is not what i expected . man right now im passing throw a thoug time in my life but i hope itout well sometime i think in dropping out of school but i just keep it up for you so i can gratuate and be like you luv you !!!!!always yo sister denise"
denise of houston

"bella horrida bella

Parece que fue apenas ayer,
Ayer cuando recibimos la triste noticia,
Noticia que cimbró lo más profundo de nuestras almas y corazones,
Corazones que están dolidos pero con el recuerdo y amor de ti, Adolfo.
Adolfo, aun vives y vivirás en nosotros hasta nuestro último aliento,
Aliento último que dejarte en tierra extraña y derramada sangre nuestra,
Nuestra fue la pérdida de no verte más, sin poder saber como seria tu vida,
Vida corta la tuya, a sólo 21 años, pero grande tu sacrificio.
Sacrificio no vano, aunque en una guerra de mentiras,
Mentiras de un líder que no conoció la guerra, pero dispuesto a sacrificar miles de otras, Otras muchas serán las que se pierdan, pero tu ya estas al lado del Señor.
dulce bellum inexpertis

requiescat in pace
De tus Tíos: Jose Angel Carballo y Familia de Houston, Texas"
jose angel carballo of Houston, Texas

"i love youuuuuu bro.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Denise carballo of houston tx

"Hey cheesefoot! Remember when Sgm called you that? Remember when we were the only freshmans on the team to make varsity? Remeber the pivot? Remember when we used to spend long hours and many lunch breaks practicing our drill and getting better? Remember when we used to wrestle and fight? Remember when I used to spend the night over your house? Remember our long saturdays getting ready for competiton and I remember the time you couldnt compete..you was so sad and I was sad for you...I performed my hardest in honor of you not being there. I remember lots of things over these past years since you died..and makes me think how much I miss you man..theres lots of memories that we all shared and I will NEVER take them for granted. Did you know that I got a tattoo for you? what it says ..It has our signature emblem, The Crossed Rifles and underneath is the words RIP AC..I was planning on gettting Reagn Rifles for life underneath but Im a poor college Student lol...but in time ill get it done..but the reason why i got it is because you were like a brother to me and I wanted to never forget you..to me that is a constant reminder because of the relationship that we all shared...haven't talked to some people in a while..its ok though...i know they have moved on and thats what they should do..I hate that it took me so long to write you but I coud never find the words to tell you how much I missed you...i hate remembering these things too because then i remember that you are not with us anymore...
Reagan Rifles 4 Life"
Frederick U. Trent of Houston, Tx/USA

"I MISS YOOH! THANKS FOR UR BRAVERY U WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED N OUR HEARTS"
JEsSICA VALLEJO of HOUSTON,TEXAS

"It is with my most heart-felt gratitude that I say Thank you. Every time I look at our flag, I remember the endless number of selfless individuals that have sacrificed their all as a price for the preservation of our way of life, ideals, and more importantly, the truth and goodness of Freedom and Right, throughout the world.
May God continue to Bless your legacy and your family. I pray that He gives your wife and family the strength and assurance to go through each day."
Tim Bean of Colleyville, TX USA

"To the family of Adolfo my deepest condolences for the lost of a hero a great man that was taken to soon. A quilt is being sent to you I just hope it is the right address I have for we wanted you to know that we have not forgotten you nor your Adolfo. A hero is something that goes out of his way to protect those he loves well you Adolfo is one of those. He extended himself to love his family and country something not many would do. Our country is great but only because of man like you Adolfo that unselfishly care for others before himself. That is a hero that is Adolfo. He is now walking with the Lord and watching over all of us again but this time in a better place. May the Lord give you strength to carry on and continue to do what you must to survive. If you know of others that have lost a love one please have them contact me so I can make sure and send them a quilt. My email is debeniel@ncn.net my website is www.freedomquilts.net God bless and take care"
Betty Nielsen (Freedom Quilts Inc.) of Fonda, IA

"I am very sorry for the loss that you have experienced. I am working on a memorial for Ft. Hood soldiers killed in Iraq and your husband's name and photo will be on it. We are planning a dedication for Memorial Day this year. You can contact me at pturck@ci.killeen.tx.us for more information."
Patrick Turck of Killeen, Texas

"In love memorie"
Michelle of Houston/Tx/Usa

"Hello everyone, I'm carballo's wife and I just want to thank you for all the support and your prayers. I miss him so much you can't believe how hard it is to continue, I know that other families are feeling the same way and I just want to let them know that only time is going to heal their wounds. And eventhough years pass by there is always going to be this little scar that will stay with you forever. Once again thank you."
Elisa Beatriz Carballo of Houston, TX

"In your honor and with gratitude to you, Adolfo Cesar Carballo, I’ve planted a daffodil in your name, as have others across the United States as part of Project LIVE ON, a not-for-profit program founded to memorialize each U. S. military who has died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thousands of beautiful daffodils will come up each Spring, and, like your Spirit, will LIVE ON...and ON. Blessings to you, the family, as you grieve, and heal. For details, contact projectliveon@aol.com. Jan. 23, 2006."
Gretchen Forbes of the northcentral mountains of Pennsylvania

"I have planted a daffodil for you Adolfo, along with 49 other bulbs to represent other soldiers who have been killed in Iraq. Your flower will be seen every year and your sacrifice remembered. Projectliveon@aol.com"
Ruth Anderson of Mountain View , California

"GRACIAS ADOLFO. AUNQUE NO TE CONOCI EN VIDA, AHORA TE CONOSCO GRACIAS A UN AMIGO EN COMUN QUE TENEMOS, ISMAEL EL ME HABLO DE TI Y DE TU SACFIFICIO Y DE LO ORGULLOSO QUE ESTA DE TI, AHORA YO TAMBIEN TE AGRADESCO TU SACRIFICIO....GRACIAS SIEMPRE ESTARAS EN MIS ORACIONES"
LAURA of SAN ANTONIO TX

"Adolfo,
You were a great friend and i will miss you. You are my hero,thank you for risking your life for our country.
To your family,
I am truly sorry for your son's passing,but he's with God now and he'll be watching over his family from a better place. Que Dios Bendiga su familia."
Josie Ruiz Reagan Riflettes 2002 of Houston, Texas

"mi amigo mi compañero y el heroe que salvo la vida de otros 4 soldados.haber trabajado contigo es un honor soldado,nunca olvidare tu amista tu sonrisa y tu valentia.suerte en el cielo y que Dios te acompañe.

"soldado""
larry of texas

"we shall meet again one day friend. till then watch over all of us. we had the best of times at john h. reagan high. you will never be forgotten. and i shall always remember your laugh. your are one of my heros."
Homer Villarreal of Houston, Texas Reagan Bulldog Land

"I am very sorry for your loss. Nuestras oraciones estan con ustedes. I did not know your son, but my kindergarten students found a name tag with your son's information in the playground. I think you made it to commemorate his death. I would like to give it back. Plase contanct me at dherrera@hotmail.com."
D Herrera of Houston, Texas USA

"nuestro sinceras condolencias para la familia . estamos en el mismo dolor nosotros. perdimos a nuesta hija en iraq .que dios los bendiga ."
familia lau of livingston california

"nuestro sinceras condolencias para la familia . estamos en el mismo dolor nosotros. perdimos a nuesta hija en iraq .que dios los bendiga ."
familia lau of livingston california

"To The Carballo Family,

I was with Adolfo in AIT in Ft. Sill, OK. He slept in the bunk next to mine. I am sorry for your loss, and I think of him often. I am going to Iraq for a second time later this year. Regardless of the short amount time I spent with Adolfo I still considered him a friend. My prayers go out to you and the families of all you have lost sons, brothers, husbands, and fathers."
SGT Cookman of Ft. Sill, OK

"MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
OUR SON PEDRO ANTONIO IS ACORPORAL IN THE US MARINES I AM VERY SORRY ABOUT
YOUR LOSS HE IS IN HAVEN WITH GOD OUR SON IS IN IRAG MAY GOD BLESS ANA @PETER
BOHMER.YOUR SON IS IN OUR PRAYERS"
PBOHMER2@AOL.COM of SUGARLAND TEXAS

"To the Carballo family, my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one,he will always be remembered with honor and pride. May God bless you and give you strength along your journey in life. I am PFC Bradley Kritzer's aunt and please know that our family keeps you all in our prayers."
Yvonne Westover of Berwinsdale,PA U.S.A.

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

"OUR HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY OF ADOLFO CARBALLO! MY HUSBAND WAS A REALLY GOOD FRIEND OF HIS, KNOW THAT HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN! HE WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS!"
THE FAMILY OF PFC. ERNIE ROSALEZ A 1-21 ,1st CD of MCALLEN,TX ( FT. HOOD, TX )

"I'm so so sorry for your loss, and I'm praying for your family"
Jennifer Gowdy a 1-21 FA wife of Lawrenceburg, IN

"To Adolfo'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 his bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.

Gloria Caldas (his mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

"te doy mi pesame.yo soy el ermano de raquel castellanos"
luis castellanos of houston,tx,usa

"To Adolfo's Family:
There's really no way for us 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 FOR EVERYTHING THANK YOU FOR FIGHTING FOR US. PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR YOUR FRIENDS WHO ARE OUT THERE STILL FIGHTING LOOK OUT FOR THEM FROM HEAVEN. TO THE BEST REAGAN RIFLE. CITY CHAMPS. TO THE FAMILY: YOUR SON WAS A GREAT GUY AND STILL IS WHERE EVER HE IS WATCHING US FROM. TO HIS WIFE: HE WAS A GREAT GUY WE ALL KNOW THIS AND NOW HE IS LOOKING OUT FOR YOU FROM UP THERE BECAUSE HE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU."
A REAGAN STUDENT of HOUSTON, TEXAS

"Rest in Peace"
The Taylors USMC of NC

"To Adolfo's Family:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincere condolences to you. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you and we thank you for his bravery and sacrifice.

From the family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003"
Gloria Caldas (his mom) of San Antonio, TX

"Specialist Carballo, Reagan High school graduate, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"Dear Adolfo,
Thank you for serving me and other americans by fighting in Iraq. America needed you and you bravely answered the call. America is eternally indebted to you for your courage. Thank you for defending us."
mark reif of winchester, VA

"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. Your HERO, Adolfo, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Thank you Adolfo Carballo, 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 Spc. Adolfo Carballo:
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 Adolfo 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. Adolfo Carballo:
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 Adolfo, 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