Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Sgt. Jason Cook

25, of Okanogan, Washington.
Cook died from injuries received due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on August 21, 2004.

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"I was Jason's teamleader in 29 palms in 98 he was a hard corp marine and on this day we salute him for his sacrifices i will alway remember him. I was also in Iraq the day he passed away in Al Ambar I was in AR'Ramdi with 1-124 Inf. Div. and was heartbroken to hear of his death but he live in are memory's and heart and if you look on heaven seens you will see the streets are guarded by UNITED STATES MARINES"
Cpl. Kenneth Mozingo USMC 3 Bn. 7th Mar. Div. SSGT. Kenneth Mozingo 1-124 INF. 53 rd. Brg. of Miiami, Florida U.S.A

"To the family of:Jason Cook
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"3-20-11"

"I just got home and there was a small flag in my front yard with a yellow ribbon and Jason Cooks name and where he was from..So my curiosity got the best of me and had to look this up! Thinking of the Cook family all the way from Ohio.."
Tammy of Republic, Ohio

"Hey Cook I know you and Wash are hanging out together. I think about you two often. I hope your families are doing better with time. I know I will see the two of you again someday. Until that time comes all I can say to you two is Semper Fi and I will always remember you."
Sgt. Paul Johnson of Lexington, NC

""hey,Jason we never really met but im your cuzin and every one misses you very much and we thank you every day for what you have done for us you will never be forgoten."
Timothy J. Miles of everett, wa

"My prayers go out to your young bride and your great family. What a loss of such a great son and husband.."
alice stottko of Valencia,California USA.

"I was a mechanic working for Jason,He was a great man, and great Marine. We will never forget you. Semper Fi"
LCpl Will Lewellyn of Maryville, TN

"I was with Cook in Twentynine Palms. I was his team leader when he first got to the fleet. He was an Marine I am proud to have known. The first thing that comes to mind when I think about him is that he always had a dip in his mouth and a coffee mug in his hand, and how competitive he was. when we went to kuwait after they had just got to the fleet, he was the fastest at taking the S.A.W. apart and back together. He left us and went to MSG duty. I'm sad that he's gone---He'll always be alive in our hearts. I have pictures and maybe video for the family. CPL Cameron 0311 scameron7@hotmail.com"
Seth Cameron of spokane, WA

"July 1, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Jason Cook:
Jason 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 had the opportunity to serve with Sgt Cook as he attended the School of Infantry. I was one of the instructors in the company in which he was in. I knew him for a short time but we ended up becoming good friends. It was a sad day when the news was revealed regarding this tragedy. Jason was such a great person that seem to care about everyone all the time. I know that your in a better place and we will soon meet again brother. My prayers go out to his family and friends."
SSgt Martinez, Isrrael of Camp Pendleton, Ca

"I had the pleasure of both teaching Jason at the School of Infantry when he made his lat-move to 0352 from 0311 and I was fortunate enough to serve under him in Iraq just a few short years later. This guy was a machine. He never gave up and he always strove for excellence. His loss was a tough one for all of us to bear. God bless."
Matt Morrison Sgt/USMC (former) of Laguna Niguel, CA

"My Name is Christine Carlisle(former marine)- I was in training in NC with Jason. We only knew each other for a short period of time, but there were lots of laughs in the barracks. I have pictures some where in my boxes of him from that time. If I find them where can I send them? cacarlisle@gmail.com"
Christine Carlisle of Reston, VA

"hi jason i big fan from you srroy what upon your country i dont who die in your family"
yael of jub

"Just wanted to offer some old pics I ran into of Jason to any of his potential family that is reading this. They are from the 2001 USMC Det Bangkok B-Day ball with his other Marines. I am currently stationed here too at the moment and have heard nothing but great things about him from those that knew him. RIP Bro.
Cpl Deniston
Det Bangkok, Thailand

"I can't believe it has been almost two years. I miss you brother. I will never forget you."
Fmr. Sgt. Brian Siebert of Townsville, Queensland, Australia

"It is my pleasure to be able to say that I was acquainted with Jason Cook. I re-enlisted him and promoted him when he was MSG Bogota. He was a good friend and we played on the same softball team. His family will forever have my prayers."
Nick Geter, Major USMCR of San Juan, PR

"I served with Sgt Jason Cook at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. Jason is one of the finest Marines I've ever known and I couldn't be more proud to have served with him. He will forever be my brother and I will forever look up to him as a hero. The world is a lesser place without him but I know he's in heaven looking down on us as he stands watch with pride. I look forward to the day when we'll meet again.....until then, Semper Fi. brother. You will never be forgotten."
Sgt Esteban Arreguin of Wisconsin

"It was an honor to serve next to Sgt. Cook. May he always be remembered and may he rest in peace."
Cpl. Petty, Justin of Wichita KS

"I think the message left by jake of wa was very inappropriate. Sgt Jason Cook was a great American and a superb Marine. I knew Sgt Cook and was deeply saddened by his loss. To his family Jason was an excellent Marine and a great person. He did his job well and all that knew him respected him. To his family and friends I send my deepest sympathies. He was and still is a good man. Jake in wa should be ashamed of himself for saying something like this about such a great person. Jason Cook is in our thoughts and prayers."
Ryan Eyer of Saudi Arabia

"Sgt. Cook was as good of a Marine as any of us could have hoped to serve beside. His death will never be forgotten and his life will be remembered even longer."
Matt Peterson of Ladera Ranch, Ca

"To the family of Jason Cook. My name is Kristy Buchanan-Marshall and Jason and I were classmates in Okanogan. He was a great guy and I enjoyed the short time that he attended our school. He came across as this very quiet person that never seemed to cause any problems but was such a different person once we all got to know him. He was always friendly whether it was passing in the hallway, going to pep assemblies, sitting in class, meeting at sporting events or just getting together with other classmates. He was liked by everyone. As a military wife myself, my prayers and thoughts go out to his wife and family everyday. He will be remembered always."
Kristy Marshall of Mountain Home, Idaho

"Well this message is for Jason this holiday season. Well Bro we all miss you here in washington. I think about you everyday bro. Our restaurant is still my dream, I have decided on the name it will be Cooks. Bro I miss ya and you are in my memory for life. My prayers are with you Del, Cheryl, and Yovanna this holiday season."
Jeremy Passmore of Olympia,Wa

"I am deeply saddened by the loss of Jason. He was truly an american hero. My son served with him breifly before he left Iraq. He told me he was a good Marine and a good person. God Bless You All."
C. Yanny of Wauwatosa, wi

"I am deeply saddened by your loss. I served with Jason during the war, and considered him a good friend. I WILL NEVER FORGET HIM!!!"
Sgt Clemons of Huntsville, AL

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Jason Cook,

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 register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca

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

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

"To Jason'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.


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, TX

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten."
a grateful family in AZ

"To Jason's Family:
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

"To the family of Jason,
Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. Jason is a true American hero and will always be rememered for his bravery and sacrifice he gave to our country. May God bless you during this difficult time."
The McClain family--azquail@att.net of Tucson, AZ

"Thank you Jason Cook, 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. Jason Cook:
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 Jason 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. Jason Cook:
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 Jason, 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