Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. David J. Grames-Sanchez

22, of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Grames-Sanchez died as a result of a vehicle accident in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on May 11, 2006.

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"Think of you and your mom often...hoping that you are looking over all of us...thank you for our freedom....never forgotten....."
Mandy Pifer of Fort Wayne, IN

"i miss you so much i cant stop looking at you i cry all the time i look at a flag.i miss you so much..you were my favorite cousin why did you go?"
sabrina queen of fortwayne indiana

"i miss you so much i loved you so much you were my favorite cousin its hard to live with you..i wish i could see you one last time"
sabrina queen of forywayne indiana

"I miss ya man. I think of you every time I look at the Iraqi flag you singed. You were a great friend and a great MARINE!"
Matt Good of Dayton, Ohio

"David, I saw your picture in the paper yesterday, Memorial Day...miss the heck out of you and your mom. Please look over our families. Miss you."
Mandy of Fort Wayne, IN

"May 1, 2009
To the family of Lance Cpl. David J. Grames-Sanchez:
David 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

"hey daivid
i cant believe that
it has been almost 3 years now....
i jsut wish that you was here
with us rite now...
i dont kno what
to do cuz all these changes are
comein at me!
i wish you were here
so i could have you help and
stuff and i kno that i could always turn to you when i had kno one else
to turn tooo
KATRINA of fort wayne

"David's family...I think of you all of the time and pray for our hearts and souls to have peace. We miss David and Lupe more than words could ever describe. David was the most caring soul and one of the bravest men I ever met. I hope that Corbin is doing well and has his fathers pride. Please take care."
Mandy Pifer, Greg's daughter of Fort Wayne, IN

"To the family of:David J. Grames-Sanchez 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"

"I grew up with David and his mom in waynedale great friend spent weekends with me and my brother at our cousins and even spent christmas with us once. Lost touch after awhile then showed up at front door in uniform greeted him with a smile and a hug, wished him the best of luck. Didn't see him after that. You'll always be missed bro."
deWayne Clark of Fort Wayne, IN

"I grew up with dave he was a damn good guy if you were down he would put u on your feet and say its ok dave your on my mind ever day u keep me going semper fi!"
David Shimp of Fort Wayne In

"Hey David I miss you so much and Iwish I could see right now and every night before I go to bed I think of you and what we use to do all the time well love you and get to!"
katrina of fortwayne

"David was a great guy, a fun lovig kid. He was always in and out with a smile on his face. I will always love him."

"I have a friend who served with David. I have heard so many good things about this man. I have never met him, but I know my friend has been sad ever since he passed. When he talks about David, I can just imagine what he was like. I wish I could have met him. He was not only a good Marine, but my friend's best friend. And he is deeply missed. I hope David's wife and son are doing well. It hasn't been a year yet, but I hope they can find solace in that David is watching over them every day!"
DMK of Jacksonville, NC

"David was one of the bravest men i have ever met and he is greatly missed!"
Lacie of Bluffton IN

"David was my best friend,and always will remain in my heart, David is my hero,~David I LOVE YOU~!!!!!"
Lynsey of Zanesville, IN /US

"We Will NEVER forget... David IS a Hero... forever."
Jamie Carson of Evansville IN

"David was a beloved friend of mine and he was always there for me when I needed him. His smile could light up a room and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of him. My deepest sympathy goes out to his wife, son, and family. There are no words to express the sadness that is felt by all who were close to him. David will live on in my heart forever."
Lauren of Chapel Hill, NC

"My deepest condolences and regret at the loss of this young hero. May God Comfort your family and community during your time of loss with the knowledge that you will see him again someday and that his spirit continues on in your hearts. I thank this hero for his courage and sacrifice for freedom. He will not be forgotton."
Judy of Anderson, IN

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

"Thanks Marine! We are saddened by your sacrifice at such a young age, but we feel safer knowing men like you are protecting our nation. Rest in Peace."
James Carter of California

"Thank you David Grames-Sanchez, 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. David Grames-Sanchez:
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 David 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. David Grames-Sanchez:
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 David, 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