Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Jason A. Fegler

24, of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Fegler died in Baghdad, Iraq, during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on November 4, 2005.

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"Wow Jason its been almost 6 years since you have been gone. It doesn't seem possible not a day goes by that we don't think about you! We love you and miss you lots! All your smart silly ways you used to do things and make us all laugh. Well just keep watching over us all Thank God we have an Angel like you!!! Miss you lil brother!"
Mariah of gering/nebraska

"Jason I know you are watching over us all and there is never a day that goes by we don't think about you and your qwerky way of doing things LOL! I was going through pictures today for memory books and found a bunch of you and the boys. It made me smile and laugh cause it was like i knew what you were thinking in the picutres. Thank you for everything you did for us all on this 9th anniversary of 9/11 You are OUR HERO and WE LOVE YOU"
M.Brady of Gering NE

"Jason I 2nd what Sgt Felder said that you were 1st a marine and will always be and than moved on to our great Army! No matter what service's you were in you will always be a hero in my heart and others and I know that you gave 110% to protect our country! I will always remember our time together in Yorktown and CQB school, what a time man! You were one hell of a Marine and when i think of the past you are one of the first people i think of! May you RIP my brother and my heart and prayers go to your family! I will never forget you you! RIP SSGT Jason Fegler!"
Adam Meeks of Fort Morgan, CO/USA

"Hey buddy I just wanted to stop by and say hi. I wanted to also thank you for watching over me while I was in Iraq. I know you were keepng me safe buddy. We love you and miss you."
Zachary

"Some may not know that you were first a Marine and that is how I know you. I remmeber you often and I am proud you were in my life as a fellow Marine. May God give the ones you love peace, and may your son know the fine man that you were and will always be. I pray for your mom after speaking to her."
Sgt Beau S. Felder of Gloucester, VA

"i cannot believe its been 4 years man, i still tear up when i see you. i recently had some new bracelettes made and gave one to tehrani, fallen but not forgotten. my grandkids will know about you"
dave lockhart of guam

""Like the bottom of a pretzals bag, Salty as f***." I remember when you used to tell me that bro! I will never forget you. My son wanted to be a soldier for halloween. He wore a fegler name tape on his little ACU's. I remember how you used to get so mad shen we would leave our house and the traffic would be horrible and Redick didnt brush his teeth that morning and you would Clown on him! I developed some old film I found the other day, You where in alot of them. I cried. I love you man! Its always the good ones! If anybody wants some good pics of Jason my email is caleb_rinkenberger@yahoo.com. Just ask"
SGT Caleb Rinkenberger

"Not a day goes by I don't think about you brother... Thanks for all the memories and the ear when I needed it."
Polley of Enfield, CT

"Jason man, you are truly missed... I will never forget those times we spent in yorktown in that horrible room and how you could make everyone in the plt. laugh even if we were freezing in the rain at ap hill. I dont think we will ever forget you, I know I will not. Well all love you man.

Chris Ducote
6th plt 2nd FAST co

W01 US. Army"

"My name is Dana, and I am the wife of a 3d ID soldier. We had a Division Ball on April 25, 2009. Every person who attended was given a memory bracelet to honor a brave soldier who gave their life for our country while attached to the 3d ID. I just wanted to say that I am thinking of Jason and his family. And I am wearing my bracelet proudly."
Dana of Ft. Stewart, GA

"i was just thinking about you man and know that you will never be forgotten.
cobra strike Sgt. Fegler"
D.lockhart of guam

"Happy Birthday to you sweetheart! I miss you. I am thinking of you...again! :) I love you very much! <3S.M."

"Hey brother we miss you and love you. I am back in Iraq for round two. I no your watching over me and protecting. love you man zac"
zachary olivarez of falluja, iraq

"November 4, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Jason A. Fegler:
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"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Jason, even though i didn't know you very well i still love you and now understand what it means to loose someone in your life. When i herd that you had died it was like a part of me went with you and you will always be in my heart. love you lots!"
Ciana Fegler of Bloomington MN

"Jason even though i didn't know you very well i still love you and now understand what it means to loose someone in your life. When i herd that you had died it was like a part of me went with you and you will always be in my heart. love you lots!"
Ciana Fegler of Bloomington MN

"I miss you. xoxoxoxo, sam"
samantha of ga

"I met Gunny in Iraq and had the task of showing him around his new assigned area for a couple of weeks. We spent several nights out there just talking and he spoke alot about family. In the short time I had with him it was easy to tell he loved his family, his country, and his soldiers. He will forever be remembered as a hero.
Co A 1/167 IN"
SSG Matthew Causey of Heflin, AL

"My Name is Casey Elliott i went to school with Jason in Banner County and grew up with him as well. Jason was the greatest friend i could have ever asked for. He was always there for me and my stupidity. His famous words to me in any situation was " Cowboy Up" He always was the joking type. I remember Jason as one of the family as did my family to him. He was there through it all from rolling my pickup truck to mooning the football team from Potter Dix to talking our way out of trouble with the police he was good at that. He had a tendensy to get mouthy at rodeos we went to which led to me getting him out of trouble. He was a special guy I miss you buddy and i Love ya."
Casey Allen Elliott of Harrisburg Nebraska

"Hey you. You sure left behind a good family. I've shared your memories I had with them as well. I miss you and thought I'd let you know again I was thinking of you. Love, me."
Sam of GA

"Hello Dear...Happy Birthday. Thought of you a lot yesterday, but I guess you know that. :) Just wanted to leave you a message since I couldn't get online yesterday. Love you."
Samantha of ATL, GA

"My name is Samantha. I was a friend of Jason's. We partied and danced til the sun came up on Friday nights in Nashville. The whole Charlie Crew. We watched movies, drank a lot of beer, and laughed until we cried. Our most special time was the weekend before he left but at that time I never knew how special it was and how many times in my life I would think of it and try my best ot remember every part of it. I still wear his memory bracelet religiously and I think of him each day. On the hard days I plead with God to let me talk to him once more in my dreams. I pray for Shayanne and Aiden each and every holiday. I can not imagine my pain being worst when it comes to that man and for that, I can not imagine the type of miss his family carries. This was the one man that positively influenced every person he crossed paths with, every soldier he met looked up to, and was the one person I'd ever met that did nothing but try to protect me. I have the pictures from that last weekend, and perhaps the last pictures taken of him in the states. I would be more than happy to give copies to his family. You can contact me at 615-485-5816 or Samantha_Sutton-DeArmond@hotmail.com My Jason, you were a Hero and God Sent Gift. You influenced my life in a way that nobody ever has. Not a day passes that I don't think of you and your pictures remain around the house. I laugh when I see you do your Hurricane's dance or think of you singing "Breaker Breaker 1-9"...I love you and I miss you. May God be with your family and that little boy."
Samantha of Sutton-DeArmond

"You have to be the bravest soldier I have ever met in my life. Truly, you were the best."
Patrick D. Munro Civil Affairs of Princeton, Minnesota

"Thank you all very much for who ever left a message. I am Jason's cousin and he was like a brother to me. I miss him dearly and thank you all once again. He died doing what was in his blood- Military-. Most of my uncles were in the Military. And they appreciate your condolences. Thank you"
Lea Allen of Ogallala

"To the family of: Jason A. Fegler 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"

"Wow Jason its almost been a year it doesn't seem possible! It is wierd not seeing you though like when you used to come home on leave and you and the boys would come to our house with owen!We miss you Jason u live on in our hearts and our dreams!! Thank you for loving what you did!!"
The Cary's & Bradys of nebraska

"Jason, you will always be remembered by everyone that knew you. Even if they only met you for a brief moment just believe that you touched their lives. Aidan is one day younger than my son Keagan, I used to watch Aidan for them all the time and I know how much he loved and adored that boy. I hope that as time goes on, his memories will also. JASON -- you will live on!!"
Crystal Duvall of Murray, KY United States

"Jason we miss seeing your qwerky smile and your laugh! We see a lot of you in Aiden. You would be proud of PFC Zac Olivarez he graduated on 15 Sep 2006. He followed in You Owen and Johns footsteps To be One of The Proud The Marines!! We Love You and Miss You Jason U will never be Forgotten. We will make sure Aiden knows all about you and how awesome you were......Semper Fi and RIP Jason Alan Fegler"
The Carys Bradys of Geing, NE

"Jsaon, Zac graduated boot camp the 15th of september he is now one of us The Few The Proud The Marines. He followed in his brothers footsteps John Harsh, Owen Cary and Jason Fegler. We miss you around here brother, but we no your looking out for us. Oorah! Semper Fidelis Devildog!!"
Owen Cary, Zac Olivarez of Gering, Ne

"Jason...everyday someone or something reminds me of you. I miss you so much and some how I think you know. It seems that you visit Ray and I in our dreams. I will never forget the sacrifice that you made. Always in my prayers...and I look forward to seeing you in my dreams. I love you Jason"
Briana of Lincoln, NE

"To the family of Gunny Fegler. When I heard the news I couldn't hardly believe it, especially the extreme circumstances. I remember when I went to get you from battalion to bring you to the company I knew you were hilarious just from the 5 minutes it took us to the company. I wish we could have hung out together more man. I know you're deeply missed, I know not a day goes by I don't think of one of your hilarious statements. I miss you man, and I'm sorry for all your friends and family, especially your kid."
Matt Barber of Winchester, IL

"it aint right bro i miss you tons i hate this place and i hope it burns to the ground. look out for us till we are home brother. and keep god laughin for us"
ssg israel rearick

"J-July
A-August
S-September
O-October
N-November

God made this name very special"
Kenzie of Og, NE

"Jason,
I will never forget you no matter what happens with my life you're the best cousin any one could ever have. Love and miss you a lot."
Ashley of Ogallala,NE

"We'll never forget you bro. Cobra Strike."
C Co.

"To Jason's Family, I am so sorry for your loss, you are in our prayers. Jason, you sir are a true American Hero. Thank you for all you have done in Iraq and in keeping us safe at home. May God Bless you Jason and God Bless your family."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"In Our Hearts

We thought of you with Love today
But that is nothing new
We thought about you yesterday
And the days before that too.

We think of you in silence
We often speak your name
Now all we have are memories
And your picture in a frame.

Your memory is our keepsake
With which we’ll never part
God has you in his keeping
We have you in our hearts.

Author Trudy Craft-Austin

Gone – but not forgotten.
Thank you for sharing your loved one with us,
and for the sacrifice made by you and your family on our behalf.
Proud mom of Lcpl Alex. Currently serving in Iraq"
Patricia of Bishop, CA

"Jason's Family,
We called him Gunny Fegler. He was an awesome guy. Always had the ability to pull laughs from any crowd. Know that he was well loved by his Cobra family here, He was among friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.... We still tell "Gunny Stories" ...So his memory lives here with us too...

Gunny,
We miss you brother. Rest easy. Watch over us. We will meet again some day. Hold us a seat.

Cobra Stike"
Fellow Soldier of Iraq

"Jason, I love and miss you. There isnt a day that goes by that I dont think about you. I miss all the good times and the way you always made us laugh. I was looking at some pictures the other day and man do I miss your crazy faces that you would make. In every picture you had a crazy smile or a crazy smirk on your face. I miss that. I love and miss you. You are my hero."
Your loving Cousin, Amy (Lee) Toledo of Midway Park, NC

"Jason, Happy Birthday. Your family loves you and misses you very much. Not a day goes by that we don't think of you."
melissa heiting of hay springs, ne

"We care and share your sorrow."
7th Grade Louisburg Middle School of Louisburg, KS

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

"Thank you Jason Fegler, 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 Staff Sgt. Jason Fegler:
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 Staff Sgt. Jason Fegler:
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