Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Jeremy M. Dimaranan

29, of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Dimaranan died in Balad, Iraq, during a mortar attack when mortar rounds hit his camp. He was assigned to the Army Reserve's 302nd Transportation Company, 172nd Combat Support Group, Fort Eustis, Virginia. Died on June 16, 2004.

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"My son Shawn Patrick Quinn was with this brave young man.Is was a very sad day.But god needed an angel and chose him!"
IRENE SIMPSON of bensalem,pa.19020

"Though my time serving with you was short, your memory will not be forgotten. I was there beside you during service and there during your final rest...your courage and life will live forever through your loved ones. God Bless Brother Forever..."
SGT Alby of Virginia

"SPC Dimaranan was an excellent Soldier and I was most proud to have served with him. I was equally as proud to be the one that went to Dover AFB to bring him home to his family. I was also proud to be in the funeral detail that gave him his 21 Gun Salute. For those that have never experienced a Military Funeral, believe me even if you are the hardest Soldier in the world you will shed a tear for one of your own. I will never forget that ride from Dover to Virginia Beach on that hot summer day nor do I ever want to forget that day for it is the day I lost a brother and a friend. God rest your soul Jeremy M. Dimaranan, SPC, USAR your duty has been done."
SFC Danny Frederick USA, (RET) of Seminole, Al, USA

"To the family of:Jeremy M Dimaranan
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"2-4-11"

"My husband served in Iraq with SPC Dimaranan. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about him and his family left behind. He will NEVER be forgotten. May God bless you all-
Thank you SPC Jeremy Dimaranan, RIP"
302nd family member of newport news

"dear jeremy you are truely missed, i couldn't fine the words on the 16th to write you. i didn't have the words or the courage to tell you that you are loved and that i thank you for all you have done for my freedom and the freedom of all americans, so that we may live to choose, live to breath, live to love and the right to die as we choose, this is what men and women like you have done for me and i have to say thank you .... and to jeremy'family this is spc. mario garcia's mom mrs. garcia, he was your son ,your husband, your father was the best of the best the army had and has to offer and for that i thank god for having the chance to call him my friend and 4th son much love to your family, jeremy may be gone but not forgotten love you love you mrs. angela &richard p.garcia and from spc.garcia mario save a cloud for me"
mrs. angela garcia of virginia beach v.a

"Wow Jeremy its been almost 6 years since I last saw you bro. I still can't believe your gone and there isn't a day or week that goes by I don't think of that day. God Bless you for all you have given..."
Sgt. George D Nickens of New Orleans, La

"we didnt know each other and didnt have a chance anymore.JEREMY wer so proud of you & we are proud to be a member of dimaranan family.we love you FRM: dimaranan family of Muntinlupa city "HEROES ARE NOT FORGOTTEN THEY JUST FADE AWAY""
JUNE DIMARANAN of DAMMAM,K.S.A.

"May 31, 2008
To the family of Spc. Jeremy M. Dimaranan:
Jeremy 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

"Kuya Jeremy, it's been so long since I last saw you, and I still feel sad that I didn't get a chance to say I love you. Please don't get too lonely waiting for us, okay? n_n I love and miss you very, very much! We all do. Ate Marley, Edith, RC, AJ, Peachy, nanay, tatay... It's been hard living without knowing you're somewhere here on Earth, but we can continue living knowing that you are waiting for us. Rest in peace, Kuya Jeremy."
Melissa Dimaranan of El Cerrito, CA

"Jeremy itís been a long time and yet your memory still sits in my mind. I think about you and your family all the time. They lost a lot you gave the ultimate sacrifice for your Country, unit and the United States Army. You were a great Soldier and though you may be gone you will never be forgotten. It was truly an honor to serve with you in the 302nd CTC. It was very hard boarding the plane and not seeing you, I know that you were there with us in spirit. RIP you are truly missed. Its still seems like only yesterday that I last saw you."
Calito Keith of Wilmington, Delaware, US

"kuya jeremy, its been decade when you left philippines for a migration in states.we your cousin didnt get a chance to see you after a decade and it will end like this....

we will never forget your bravery...
we lose a hero...
to his family condolences here from his relatives in philippines.

will always remember you..."
dimaranan clan of philippines

"RIP Brother seems just like yesterday we were all on a plane leaving. I missed seen you around camp after your tragic death. You always brought a warm feeling around anyone you had contact with. Best wishes to your family. You and your family are still in my thoughts and prayers. Miss ya man 30-duce!"
Spc. Rick Vroman of Titusville,PA

"RIP Homie!"
Bo Damrong of Richmond,Ca

"i could not bring myself to beleave that you are gone. it seems like yesterday we graduated A.I.T your an angel now watch over us bro and we will meet again"
spc lee wilson of Ft. Eustis VA

"TO THE DIMARANAN FAMILY FOM THE WAHL FAMILY. OUR HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH JEREMY AND YOUR FAMILY. WE LOST OUR SON LAST YEAR! AN THANK YOU JEREMY FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY AND BEING A MILITARY BROTHER TO OUR SON; AS HE WAS WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"To Jeremy's Family, please accept our heart felt thanks for the sacrifice your loved one made on our behalf. In that light please contact me. There is a gift made for you that needs to be delivered. teacher32@charter.net
Another Army Mom"
Patricia of S.E. Missouri

"ALLL OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WE ARE DEVASTATED BY THIS OUR SON SERVED WITH JEREMY AND IS SHATTERED BY HIS LOSS WE WILL MISS HIM GREATLY GOD BLESS YOU JEREMY REST IN PEACE"
THE MCGROGAN FAMILY of VIRGINIA BEACH

"To the family of Jeremy,
I'm sadden to hear about the lost of your brave son and brother. I remember Jeremy as a very shy boy who I used joke around with. I'm grateful for his service and I wish the best for everyone in the family."
Phoumy Sayavong of Los Angeles, CA

"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. For the family/friends: May time provide loving memories in place of present sorrows. In the infinite meadows of Heaven the bright shining stars bloom...the forget-me-nots of angels. God bless you and thank you."
a grateful family in arizona

"Jeremy, thank you for your service to this country. You are a hero.
To his family, my heart goes out to you. Bless you all."
Renee C. of Virginia Beach VA

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

"To the family and loved ones of Jeremy:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jeremy will be remembered forever as a young man who has touched many lives. His service for our country will not be forgotten."
Michael and Angelique of Virginia Beach, Virginia

"To Jeremy'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

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

"To Jeremy'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 (Ernie's mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

"Thank you Jeremy Dimaranan, 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. Jeremy Dimaranan:
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 Jeremy 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. Jeremy Dimaranan:
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 Jeremy, 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