Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Jeremy M. Hodge

20, of Ridgeway, Ohio.
Hodge died in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 612th Engineer Battalion, Tiffin, Ohio. Died on October 10, 2005.

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"Remember going to a couple of missions when you happened to be the driver and always wanting to be first...miss the talks about your hometown...and pretty much everybody's else around the entire Bn...wanted you to know that I am still in uniform, working hard to bring as much of our guys back alive as possible...sorry I wasn't there for you. Peace, - LTC Dalle Lucca"
Jay Dalle Lucca of JBSA- Fort Sam Houston, TX/USA

"Thank you for your service, you are not forgotten. I remember when you were born at Yokota AFB Japan - your parents were proud then & proud now! God Bless and keep you."
Joyce Slattery of Phoenix, AZ

"July 4th 2012. Thinking of Hollywood. You are a true hero. You saved Soldiers lives in Baghdad. The great things you accomplished came at a high cost to us all. I try to honor your life and your loss with my continued service. You matter."
Hunter Four of Camp Marmal, Afghanistan

"To the family of:Jeremy M. Hodge
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 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"
Scott Steiner of Gahanna, OH \ USA

"I will never forget your courage. The world misses you, I miss you."
SSG Thompson, Geoffrey of Centerville, OH

"September 30, 2008
To the family of Spc. Jeremy M. Hodge:
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 miss ya brother......"
Spc. Showalter B Co. 2nd Plt 612th EN BN of Columbus, Ohio

"I lOved jeremy so much!!! he was always around me!he livd with my best friend. we had so much fun together.!playin in the snow,watching movies and just have heart to hearts!....he died on my b-day!..so i always think anbout it close to my b-day ...but thats not the only time.not a day goes by i dont think about hin*! i miss him so much!..

jeremy-i'll never forget you!and all of R crayz time! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!"
Samantha Connolly of Mt. Victory OH

"I was able to be part of the the Memorial for the Ohio Fallen Soldiers in Sunbury, OH 7/1/06. I cried, I was humbled and I was reminded of the tremendous cost to buy my freedom to live and be part of this great nation. Thank you each and every family that have given the ultimate sacrifice, your sons and daughters for this nation. We can never adequately express our gratitude.

I was so impacted by this commerative that I encourage every state and citizen to support those efforts to "Remember the Fallen". Thank you Jeremy M. Hodge for your contribution. Your bravery will never die."
Linda Williamson of Johnstown, OH

"Dear Hodge Family,
I would like to thank you for taking the time to tell me Jeremy’s story at the race this past weekend. Your tribute is just amazing and touching, I would imagine your son would be as proud of his family as you are him. Jeremy’s story and your tribute will be shared here, as it was the most touching. Best wishes to you and your family.

Thank you Jeremy for standing up for all of us, your country and mine.

M. Guttin
Canada"
M. Guttin of Welland, ON. Canada

"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

"When I found out about you I was so mad at god for taking you away from us. It is so hard to believe your gone but it's true. You will never be forgotten. I just wanty you to know we all love you and miss you. Until we meet again."
Lindsay Payne of West Mansfield Ohio USA

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your
Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the loyal service and sacrifice that was made and
WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
Our cousin LCPL Michael Smith Jr. gave his life on 4-17-04 fighting for freedom.
Please know that this was not in vain and these American Heros will FOREVER be honored.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays of Massillon, Ohio

"To the Hodge family,

Our family extends our deepest condolences to you for the loss of your beloved JEREMY. We join with you in celebrating his life as an AMERICAN HERO and will always remember the sacrifice JEREMY and your family have made.

May God Bless You and help you find some peace from 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 erwin of Oregon, United States of America

""I pray that God would bring His peace to the family and friends of Jeremy as they grieve. I was honored to take part in the detail transporting him and on his final trip from Iraq and am deeply saddened at the loss of another American Soldier. I see daily the difference these men and women are making and want the world to know that Jeremy M. Hodge directly impacted world history through his service and sacrifice.""
Jerry L. Ottinger II of Baghdad Intl Airport, Iraq

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

"TO THE HODGE FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. WE ARE DEEPLY SADDEN OF THE NEWS. JEREMY YOU ARE A HERO ONE THAT HAS NOT GIVEN HIS LIFE IN VAIN! YOU HAVE GIVEN THOSE IN IRAQ HOPE! AN MADE AMERICA ALOT SAFER SINCE 911. AN I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY AND FOR BEING A MILITARY BROTHER TO OUR SON GREGORY. MY TEARS NEVER STOPPED FLOWING WITH GREGORY, NOR WITH ALL OUR FALLEN AND ESPECIALLY FOR YOU JEREMY. I REMEMBER GREGORY'S LAST CONVERSATION. DAD NEVER WORRY ABOUT ME! I HAVE ALL MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS WATCHING MY BACK. AN IF I SHOULD GIVE MY LIFE! REMEMBER THEM MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS, SO WE ARE NEVER EVER FORGOTTEN, DAD! AN I DO REMEBER HIS WORDS. SO I SUGGEST TO YOUR FAMILY. REACH OUT TO YOUR COMMUNITY AND THE POLITICAL LEADERS TODAY. REQUEST A STREET BENAMED IN JEREMY'S NAME! THAT THE COMMUNITY WILL ALWAYS REMEBER JEREMY! FOR SERVING HIS COMMUNITY, COUNTY, STATE AND COUNTRY. IT IS THE LEAST HIS COMMUNITY CAN DO FOR JEREMY!!! GOD BLESS!"
leonard t. wahl of VALLEY STREAM NY

"Thank you Jeremy Hodge, 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 Hodge:
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 Hodge:
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