Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Sergio H. Escobar

18, of Pasadena, California.
Escobar died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to the 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). Died on October 9, 2005.

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"Jesus Christ is Lord. May your family be reunited and love and peace and joy restored to your homes. May Jesus give you peace throughout these holiday times and as you reflect on his memories. Loving our enemies is the hardest thing to do but Jesus asks us to do so. Semper Fidelis USMC veteran Matthew"
Matthew of CORONA,CA

"Sergio Thank you for everything ... Not only for your friendship of course , because you were a great friend. But for your life . I miss you and Im sorry. You're Always remembered !"
Vianca Vazquez of Pasadena Ca

"Semper Fi Brother"
Dennis of NY

"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

"Dear Sergio,
I saw your gravesite today as I was visiting family members interred at Forest Lawn. I have seen it a couple of times before and it always catches my eye. I stopped and offered up a prayer to you, your family, and the nation you died defending. I will bring flowers to share soon."
Jim Gordon of White House, Tennessee

"August 30, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Sergio H. Escobar:
Sergio 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

"Sergio Escobar, una persona especial que perdio su vida haciendo algo que el quizo hacer. Espero que todos recuerden a Sergio como una persona dedicada, y fuerte. La vida de Sergio ahora esta en la historia. Su vida termino, Algo muy fuerte de entender para aquellos que lo queriamos. Las personas que real mente lo llebamos en nuestro corazon, espero que lo siguan bisitando y resando por el. La cosa mas triste de morir es que todos se olvidan de ti. Si realmente fuiste un amigo de Sergio, bisitalo, y pidele a Dios que lo tenga en su Gloria. Sergio fue y sera una luz en este mundo tan oscuro. Dichoso aquel que tiene la valentia y fortaleza de enfrentarce a la muerte, por que la mayoria de nosotros no nos podemos ni enfrentar a nuestra propia vida. Sergio te quiero mucho y nunca te olvidaremos, estas en nuestro corazon, y gracias a ti tome la decision de cambiar mi vida, tu me ensenastes a luchar por lo que uno quiere y no por lo que otros quieren para ti. R.I.P. Sergio Escobar, tu Tio y Amigo. Juan M. Ortiz"
Juan Ortiz of Guadalajara, Mex.

"My Inspiration, although younger, to join the Marines. I remeber him mostly from our ROTC days in High School and How even though he wasn't a high ranking cadet he gave his all. That Motivated me after learning of his death and prompted me to stop procrastinating. I joined. I thank him for seeing me safely through boot and helping me through the rough times. I am honored every 9th of October to visit his Gravesite and Salute this Fallen Hero. Semper Fi
Semperfior00@aol.com"
J. Riley USMC of Altadena, Ca

"Sergio Was like a big brother 2 me we honor u ricardo and paty 2 well ill kept my prayers for the family"
Lionel Flores of Pasadena CA

"To the family of:Sergio H. Escobar 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"

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Marco silva of pasadena

"Sergio, you were always a good friend to me, and a role model. i just want you to know, i love you, and you and your family are always in my prayers. i want to thank you for teaching me to always believe in myself. i remember when i was going to quit Rifle team at PHS, and you were always there to encourage me to stay in, and to work my hardest. your my brother in my book. i just wanted to tell you that your my role model, and i'de be proud if i grow into half the man that you were. Aight, Homie, R.I.P."
C/PO3 Gericke of Pasadena, CA/USA

"I was in his fire team and was wounded in action that day as well. Escobar was the first guy to show me around base in 29 Palms when I had checked in and we ended up being roomates. He was like a brother to me, and I will never forget serving with such a good man as him."
Ben Summers of 29 Palms Ca

"TO MR ORTIZ AND MRS.ESCOBAR...
SERGIO WAS LIKE A BROTHER TO ME AND HE WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR ME WHEN I NEEDED HIM OR NOT.. HE IS SUCH A GOOD HOMIE TO ALL.. HE IS A HERO.. HE IS A FRIEND.. A MARINE..AND A BROTHER... SERGIO AND HIS PARENTS ARE IN MY PRAYERS AT ALL TIME...
THX HOMIE.. U A GOOD FRIEND.. WHEN U UP THERE...LOOKING DOWN ON US FRM HEAVEN..KEEP AN EYE ON US MAN..KEEP US SAFE.. CHECK UP ON US ONCE IN A WHILE..

R.I.P. LCPL SERGIO ESCOBAR (USMC)"
Pete Larpthaveesarp of Pasadena, Ca USA

"my name is Cassidy and i am a volunteer for the Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run. We are a group of people that have built a memorial wall in Marsielles Illinois for all the fallen soldiers in Mideast conflicts since Beriut. Your loved one's name will be permenently added to this wall. For any further information visit our website www.ilfreedomrun.org please e-mail me at me1196@aol.com to let me know that you have recived this message. If you decide to come to this memorial on June 19th, 2006, you will recieve VIP seating and treatment for the cermonies that day. ALL OUR WELCOMING TO HONOR OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS
**Cassidy"
Cassidy of Brookfield/ILL/red,white,blue

"Sergio, thank you for your bravery.To the family, God bless and keep you, because He said He would."
Bonnie of Atlanta, Ga.

"Mr. and Mrs. Escobar

My name is Jordan Rogers and I am one of the Marines who was in the Humvee with Escobar when it was hit. I was Escobar's Team Leader and was directly in charge of him. He was a very brave Marine and would never give up under any circumstances. I don't know if its any consolance, but Sergio was taken quickly and I believe without pain. I think that he would want you to know that he was never scared and I would like you to know that he performed his job better than any Marine in my Fire Team. My thoughts and prayers are with you."
Jordan Rogers of Ar Ramadi, Iraq

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Sergio H. Escobar,

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. If you're not certain that your loved one's next of kin is registered to receive a quilt, please use our link and register so we can send our "Love Stitched Together."

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

"To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Sergio Escobar:
I live in Pasasdena, and I heard that Sergio had died in the service of his country. His death is a great loss to the Pasadena community, and we share in your sadness. My deepest condolences."
T.K. Teal of Pasadena, CA

"Sergio was my brothers step son and he always used to call me his little uncle because i am smaller than him, I am 15, we used to live together we always used to hang out together and talk so after a wile i treated him like my brother after he moved away I didnít see him that much even though he was only a few blocks a way but he was in high school and I was in elementary but then I moved 1 street away from him and I would always go to his house and we would hangout I always had a brotherly bond with him and always wanted to be like him when I found out that he died I was crushed at first I was depressed and didnít want to believe it but after a few days it set in and I knew he had died honorably and doing some thing good so I didnít hurt as much any more. He is the biggest inspiration in my life and I will be proud of him till the day I die.
Sergio loved classic low riders and in his honor I am going to build him one and display it somehow
I love u Sergio stay up
If u would like to contact me and know anything about Sergio or would like to me to tell anything to his parents my e-mail is chunkylover14@gmail.com
R.I.P BLEEK"
JESUS ORTIZ of PASADENA, CALIFORNIA

"To the Excobar family,

Thank you for SERGIO's service to our great country. We extend our heartfelt sorrow for the loss of an American Hero. We hope that you will take some comfort in knowing that we join with you in the celebration and rememberance of SERGIO's life. He will NOT BE FORGOTTEN.

May God Bless You and help to ease your pain during this difficult time.

From a grateful American Family of a US Army Soldier, serving in Iraq with the 101st Avn Regt."
Sharon & Craig Erwin of Oregon, United States of America

"A Marine is always faithful. Sergio deserves the up moast respect and Honor for the duty that he served to protect our freedom and way of life. He Died Doing What he wanted to do and in that process he lost his life in order to save the lives of his fellow Marines. I hope that he is at peace now. Big Serg, No one has forgotten you or ever will. I Know Your With God Now.Rest In Peace Bro."
Jose Montellano of Pasadena, California

"A Marine is always faithful. Sergio deserves the up moast respect and Honor for the duty that he served to protect our freedom and way of life. He Died Doing What he wanted to do and in that process he lost his life in order to save the lives of his fellow Marines. I hope that he is at peace now. Big Serg, No one has forgotten you or ever will. I Know Your With God Now.Rest In Peace Bro.














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Jose Montellano of Pasadena, California

"SERGIO, THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR GREAT COUNTRY. AN ALTHOUGH, YOU A MARINE AND OUR SON ARMY. THANK YOU FOR BEING HIS MILITARY BROTHER. IT WAS A COMFORT KNOWNING HE SERVED WITH SUCH A MAN AS YOU. SERGIO YOU HAVE NOT GIVEN YOUR LIFE IN VAIN! YOU ARE A TRUE EXAMPLE; OF AN AMERICAN HERO! TO ANSWER A CALLING TO SERVE OUR COUNTRY IS VERY DIFFUCULT SERGIO. MORE SO THAT YOU ARE SO YOUNG! UNSELFISHLY, WILLING TO RISK EVERYTHING FOR ALL AMERICANS! FIGHTING OFF TERRORISM AND GIVEN THOSE IN IRAQ HOPE. TO LIVE IN PEACE. YOU HAVE TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF SO MANY SERGIO. ALL HAVE VERY FOND AND PRECIOUS MOMENTS SHARED TOGETHER WITH YOU. THAT YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED; NEVER EVER TO BE FORGOTTEN. SERGIO YOU ARE SOMEONE'S SOMEONE AND SOMEONE TO THE WAHL FAMILY. TO YOUR VERY LOVING FAMILY. PLEASE REACH OUT TO YOUR COMMUNITY AND POLITICAL LEADERS. REQUEST A STREET BE NAMED IN HIS HONOR. SO THAT NO ONE IN HIS COMMUNITY EVER FORGETS HIS SERVICE TO HIS COMMUNITY, COUNTY, STATE AND COUNTRY. WE UNDERSTAND THE HURT AND PAIN. LOSTING A SON AND OR DAUGHTER IS VERY EMOTIONAL AND HARD. WE ENDURED THIS LAST YEAR WITH OUR SON GREGORY IN BALAD,IRAQ. SO OUR FAMILY PRAYS FOR SERGIO AND YOUR FAMILY TO HEAL."
leonard wahl of VALLEY STREAM NY

"My deepest condolences to the Escobar family, my daughter was given his name in class to write to as a pen pal.The letters went out on Sept 29th. When I saw a post in my email today I did not know what to say. I have not yet told my daughter. She is 10 yrs old. Thank you, for serving our country proud. You will not be forgotten. Your in our hearts always.
God Bless
Rhonda and Giovanna Sullivan
Oxnard, California"
Rhonda Sullivan of Oxnard,California

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

"Thank you Sergio Escobar, 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 Lance Cpl. Sergio Escobar:
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 Sergio 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 Lance Cpl. Sergio Escobar:
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 Sergio, 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