Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Jeremy J. Fischer

26, of Lincoln, Nebraska.
Fischer died in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle. He was assigned to the 267th Ordnance Company, Nebraska National Guard, Lincoln, Nebraska. Died on July 11, 2004.

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"I did not know you personally but I served with Linda. Your family even to this day has my deepest regards & sympathies. May you rest in peace.

A fellow retired soldier,
Mary K Pease"
Mary of Emmet, Nebraska

"To the family of:Jeremy Fischer
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"2-24-11"

"It has been a few years ago now but its always in my mind. I remember you, me and Sgt. Graves setting in the hooch watching office space right before you left. I can still see it like it was yesterday. Sgt. Fischer, you are still in all our hearts and our thoughts. You were, are and will forever be, our friend, and our brother."
Sgt J. Duff of Beatrice, Nebraska/ USA

"I will never forgot what you did for me and all the times that you were there for me! You were like a brother to me and I am thankful that you were in my life! You were an amazing friend, brother and soldier!

Always in my thoughts!"
Christina of Utica, Ne

"It's been 4 years ago today buddy that we last talked. I remeber it like it was yesterday. It's really hard to believe that it has been so long alrealy yet the saddness still remains. I talked to your wife today and she is doing OK. We all still remember and will never forget. I wearing your BDU today and telling everyone about you. It still fits but the mid section is getting a little tight. I will never forget what you have done for all of us. Miss you bro. love, joshua b"
your best friend of harvard nebraska

"June 9, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Jeremy J. Fischer:
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

"I would like to express my deepest condolences. I am a schoolmate of Jeremy from Harvard High School where I was a foreign exchange student in years 1994-1995. I still remember when he visited me in my host family house and helped me cook typical Czech dish for our cooking class...

Sincerely,

Michal Adamovsky
michal.adamovsky@cz.pwc.com"
Michal Adamovsky of Prague, Czech Republic

"All I can say is that I am sorry we lost him. That you lost him. I was in that Convoy with Jeremy when it had happened. Jeremy, I done all I could. I am sorry... You will not, can not, be forgotton..."
Sgt Howard, B of Mobile, Al

"During OIF II I was assigned as a .50 Cal Gunner with the 283rd Transportation Company. I was personally involved in the incident that claimed SGT Jeremy Fischer's life. I will never forget that day for the rest of my life and will always remember SGT Fischer's last moments. I send my unending prayers to his family and friends in Nebraska and to all those who he touched in his life."
SGT Andrew Van Koevering of Grand Rapids, MI

""All,

I was assigned as the commander of the 283rd Transportation Company, which was assigned to the same Battalion as Jeremy's during Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Two of my soldiers, SPC Fennelly and SGT Ramonas were in the firefight that claimed Jeremy's life. SPC Fennelly and SGT Ramonas performed with valor as they repressed the enemy fire by laying down accurate suppressive fire. I know all of the details of this event. I attended the memorial service at Forawrd Operating Base Speicher in Tikrit, Iraq for Jeremy. This event will be with me forever. We can honor his scarifice by remembering the causes he fought and died for - freedom, liberty, and the American way of life.

-MAJ Mark Burton
Former Commander, 283rd TC
Stationed in Tikrit, Iraq for OIF II"
Maj Mark Burton of New Boston, New Hampshire

"I didn't know Jeremy personally but my brother in law Second Lt. Edwin W. Davis was in the 267th ordinance Company along with Sgt. Fischer and he said Jeremy was a hell of a soldier, may God bless your family"
Bryan of Lincoln, NE

"i am very sorry but for what this man did was brave and i love this man even tho i do not know him for saving me and my family from terrorists.....my boyfriend is one of the many men still in iraq doing us a great favor protecting his friends and family and people he doesnt know, just like this man jeremy did....i send all my love and gratitude to this man and his family."
sarah of oregon

"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 "

"Jeremy was a good friend to many people, he loved to have them all around. Living with several of them and more would always drop around. They would be in the garage chating and just hanging out. Or watching the Husker Football games."
Aunt Donna of Lincoln, NE

"As Jeremy's uncle I am grateful for all of the kind words that have been left at this site. I know that Jeremy was doing what he could to help make a difference in this world. He will be missed by all that knew him. Again thank you for your thoughts and prayers."
Dennis Karnatz (ret US Army National Guard) of Mandaree ND

"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 your loved one's 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 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 citizen in arizona

"Jeremy...
As we lay you to rest today, I see a lot of faces I have not seen in quite some time all in the same room. Reality strikes home today in a way that I know you would not approve. Tears have been shed. Happy times have been remembered. We all know today that all the memories that have been will live on. I want you to know that we will keep our promise and look out for your loved one. I have seen today, your "brothers", go through some pretty rough moments. We keep you in our hearts and in our prayers."
of Hastings, NE

"Dear Fischer Family, My heart aches with you at this time of great darkness. God grant you grace and peace and may you sense his presence during this time that makes no sense. Many thought and prayers are coming your way. Aunt of PFC Bradley Kritzer, killed May 5th, in Baghdad."
Laurie Miles of Coalport, PA

"I met Jeremy briefly at my sister's wedding last year in Hastings, NE. He was an impressive presence with his great height and warm smile. We have known Sarah, his wife (my little sister's best friend), for years now and our hearts go out to her and the families on both sides who grieve during this painful time. I thank Jeremy and his family for giving the rest of us the utmost sacrifice. He will forever live on in our memories."
Cindy OnkenGlimm of Denver, CO

"JEREMY THANK YOU! YOU ARE MORE THEN A HERO! IT WILL AMAZE YOUR FAMILY TO THE MANY MANY PEOPLE YOU HAVE TOUCHED. NOT MANY ARE SO CARING AS YOU. PROTECTING ALL OF AMERICA AND THOSE TO HAVE A BETTER LIFE. OUR HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY."
leonard wahl of VALLEY STREAM NY

"To the Fischer family we are so sorry for the loss of Jeremy. May you find peace in the memories of his life. We know the pain you are feeling we lost our son on May 30, 2004 in kufa. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We will remember your Hero."
lisa and gino of columbus, ohio

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

"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

"Thank you Jeremy Fischer, 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. Jeremy Fischer:
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 Sgt. Jeremy Fischer:
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