Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. James B. Huston, Jr.

22, of Hermiston, Oregon.
Huston died in a vehicle accident while his unit was responding to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on July 2, 2004.

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"There is not a day that goes by that my husband Ret. Master Gunnery Sargent Femat does not honor the memory of your son. My family and I would like to thank James for his service and pray that the memories of his smile and his kindness comfort you in your times of sorrow. May God Bless you and May God bless our Marines."
Femat Family of Murrieta Ca

"Hey buddy, I have been thinking about you guys a lot today. I really miss you man and Im so thankful for what you did for all of us. I still have the picture you made me and kept telling me to tattoo it but it hasnt happened yet..lol. love u brother and we will take it from here Marine Fox 2/1"
Calwin Bull of Tulsa, OK

"”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,800 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
Mothers and/or Fathers, of our heroes, please be aware that the Project Compassion sponsors will now help cover the costs of the portraits for you to have one - regardless if the spouse of the hero has one or not!
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com. or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and bless you.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Project Compassion
P.O. Box 153
Manti, Utah 84642"
Kenna - Project Compassion of Manti, Utah USA

"Jimmy, Man not a day goes by that I don't think about you and all the others we lost. I think about the plans we had to go hunting, fishing, and all the simple things we could think of to keep our minds off of what was going on. I still have some of the drawings you did for me, and I never did use the book that you drew all over for me but I still have it. You will never be forgotten, and I'm still working on trading a thousand of them for one of you. Semper Fi"
Unknown of f Hunting Terrorist

"June 14, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. James B. Huston, Jr.:
James 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

"To the family of LCP James B Huston. I purchased a fallen Hero's flag with your son's name on it today. I will fly it proudly in my front yard.

No words can tell you how much your son meant to us, how much he gave to this world. Nothing we say will ease your pain or take away your sorrow. We can simply say Thank you...thank you for raising a strong son to protect us, thank you for raising an honorable man that believed in the United States so strongly he was willing to put his life on the line. Know that our hearts are with you, we cry with you, we hold you close to us for comfort. We are so sorry for your loss.

Some people make
the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.
They stay in our lives for awhile,
leave footprints on our hearts
And we are never, ever the same.

The Collins Family"
Michelle Collins of Lafayette, IN

"I too wear his bracelet, with much pride. THANK YOU LANCE CPL. JAMES B. HUSTON JR."
Beth Woolford of Pasadena, MD.

"To the Family of James Huston, Jr. I just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. Over the Easter weekend I visited herobracelets.org. I purchased a hero bracelet with your son's name on it. I am proud and honored to wear it for James. I think the name of the bracelet says it all--HERO. Thank you James."
Margaret Bidoul of New Haven, Michigan

"We share your sorrow. God be with you all.
Your Missouri cousins."
Jerry and Karen Pottgen of House Springs, Mo

"To The Huston's,
"Thank You" just can't express the true gratitude I have. James will ALWAYS be remembered as a Warrior/a United States Marine! His spirit will continue to live in all of us in Hermiston. My heart goes out to you all. If "Thank You" can describe all of that, then THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! With all my love. And to Matt- You are fighting for me, and for that I have the utmost respect and admiration for you."
Stefani Workman of Hermiston, OR. USA

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

"So sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and appreciate that young men like James were willing to give up there life here and fight for the freedom we enjoy.
God Bless Jim and Shirley and family."
Rod and Jan Iller of San Diego County

"Thank you, Cpl. Huston for your service. A nation grieves your loss and prays for your deliverance.
Semper Fi, Marine."

"To James' 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 his bravery and sacrifice.


The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (Ernie's mom) of San Antonio, TX

"I have no word of my own that can express my sorry at your loss so I will offer these to you and your family " the lord bless and keep thee: The lord make his face shine upon thee,and be gracious unto thee: The lord lift up his contenance upon thee, and give thee peace." Your son will never be forgotten, we will carry him with us the rest of our lives. We will see him in all of our marines, and know that they will carry him with them as well."
Sam Downey of Spanaway Washington

"Thank you to LCpl James Huston Jr. for being a hero. Because of men like him, we live free today. My prayers go out to the family. Also my thanks to them for bringing up such a fine young man."
Cathy Burnes of Tucson, AZ/ USA

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

"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 and peace during their time of need and sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. You will not be forgotten."
a grateful citizen in arizona

"To the family and loved ones of our fallen hero, LCPL James B. Huston Jr for his courageous bravery, dedication, unselfish sacrifices and service.
Our deepest and heartful sympathy to his family and loved ones for your tremendous loss. May God guide you through the difficult days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.
Semper Fi
Coninued prayers for all...
Proud family of LCPL Kyle... USMC 1st CEB C Co attached to RCT 7 and now serving his second tour in Iraq"
Williams Family of Rocklin Ca USA

"To the friends and family of Lcpl. James Huston we send our deepest sympathy in this time of your great loss.
Our oldest son is a Corporal in the Marine Corps in the same unit, 2/1, as Lcpl. Huston was in. He is in Iraq also. We feel a special kinship with other Marine families and want you to know that James may be fallen but he and his ultimate sacrifice for our country will never be forgotten.
May God bless America."
Benny & Marilyn Harrell of Falkner, MS

"Dear Huston Family, Many prayers and thoughts for all of you during these dark and difficult days. We understand your sacrifice and the pain that comes with it. Aunt of Pfc Bradley Kritzer, killed May 5th, 2004 in Baghdad."
Laurie Miles of Coalport, PA

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal James B. Huston, Jr.,

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. Please register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

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

"To James' 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 James Huston, Jr., 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. James Huston, Jr.:
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 James 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. James Huston, Jr.:
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 James, 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