Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Leslie D. Jackson

18, of Richmond, Virginia.
Jackson died in Baghdad, Iraq when her military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device as she was returning to Camp Eagle. She was assigned to A Company, 115th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on May 20, 2004.

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"Your my big sister I never really got to know cause I was a little baby you held me once I see pictures of you dad really misses you but I know your in heaven looking down on us💜😘👭"
Mylexus L jacjson of Richmond va

"Your my big sister I never really got to know cause I was a little baby you held me once I see pictures of you dad really miss es you but I know your in heaven looking down on me"
Mylexus L jacjson of Richmond va

"It has been more than 10 years and the pain is still here, I Miss You Young Lady"
SSG Raymond L. Machen of Fort Hood, TX.

""To the fallen's family I spoke breifly to your daughter before she left the camp and we had a great conversation when I learned she had been killed there was a part of me that left as well there is nothing I can say or do to make it better therefore RIP Leslie."
Landreo Ryan of HDC 115th FSB A Company

"I met Jackson at Fort Leonard Wood during our AIT class, she was always a very pleasant person and a joy to talk to. I'll never forget her standing in front of our platoon as our assistant platoon guide shouting out commands and marching us to chow, she will forever be in my thoughts. Rest in peace PFC Jackson."
David K. Spellman of Kodiak, Alaska

"I never really got to know you, only walked by you a couple times and spoke I think once. But I still remember you to this day and I still tell people about how you made the ultimate sacrifice. I am proud to of known you and am a better person because of it."
SPC. Hawkes of Former D 115th FSB Soldier

"Niecy, Niecy, Niecy! There isnt a day that goes by that I dont grieve over your loss. Im still in disbelief, and its hard to keep my sanity at times. Your spirit is the thing thats helps me make it the next day. I kiss the flag I have that was draped over your coffen as ofen as I can. I know your mom does the same with hers. I cant even see her as often as I want, because I dont wanna make her feel a certain way. I love you both with all my heart. I know my tat doesnt make up for losing you, but thats my way I can still see you when I want. I know you're in a better place, but the hurt is still the same. We will forever be brother & sister, Leslie & Leslie! Tell Grandma I said hi, and yall keep each other smiling. I tearing up writing this now. You have a host of people that miss you & you are so......missed. Your mom & dad, cousins, friends, sisters, & of course your Big Brother! I love you babygirl and I love you with all my heart!"
Leslie " Big Brah" Reilly of Richmond, Va

"may you rest in peace, i would still trade places with you if i could, they say time heals all wounds, this is one wound that wont heal. some day jax, i will tell your family the last words you said to me, they are forever burned into my soul."
sgt robert brown. of formerly A FSC 115th

"may you rest in peace, i would still trade places with you if i could, they say time heals all wounds, this is one wound that wont heal. some day jax, i will tell your family the last words you said to me, they are forever burned into my soul."
sgt robert brown. of formerly A FSC 115th

"To the family of:Leslie D. Jackson
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. She 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"1-15-11"

"Prayer for the Armed Forces:
Lord of Hosts, whose powers from everlasting to everlasting and whose name is above every name in heaven and earth: keep, we pray Thee, under Thy protecting care the Armed Forces of our country and all who serve therein. Defend them amid violence on land or sea or in the heavens, and grant that they may be a sure defense and a safeguard for the peoples of the United States; a security for such as come and go in peaceful and lawful pursuit. In time of peace keep them from evil, and in the day of conflict suffer not their courage to fail; that they may guard the American heritage against those who would destroy or straiten the liberties of government by the people and to the end that the blessings of religion and law may be preserved to posterity. Through Christ our Lord. Amen."
Joe Roblejo of Miami, Fl US

"May 13, 2009
To the family of Pfc. Leslie D. Jackson:
Leslie 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'm not much of a poet nor writter, but I had a strong affinity for Leslie. Her beautiful smile and quarky remarks always made the other soldiers more relaxed and comfortable. She was a great girl to talk to and an even better person to get to know. Me and Leslie were friends in AIT at FT. Leanordwood in late 03. I spoke with her on the phone in VA just months before her death. She told me she was getting deployed. She had a latent tone that was of obvious disappointment, but her tenacity during the conversation was that of her understanding that this was what it was to be a soldier. My first deployment from Nov04-Feb06 is when I heard of the incident, from another soldier from her platoon in AIT (Simmie Slay). I can honestly say that her spirit has always been there when I was in combat. From the long lonely cold pitch black nights to the days of pinnacle heat. My second deployement Nov06-Apr08 I used Leslie as a form of motivation to alleviate all the hairy situations my convoys encountered. Every IED that I had to face just gave my convoy another chance at diminishing that culprit that took her. I feel her death was unnecessary and it saddens me to speak of her as a form of a retaliation tool, but truth be known she will never be forgotten. Everlasting love to her family that without a doubt shined their beacon of love, compassion, and light on her during her life. It illumanted from her everyday I had the pleasure to know her. May every woman have the strength and character that Leslie possessed. God Bless. (913)226-5757"
SSG DEAR, BRIAN KSARNG of Kansas City, KS

"I would like to share a first hand perspective concerning the death of PFC Jackson. I was in C 115th and assigned to guard and recover Leslie's vehicle as soon as she received medivac. What many do not realize is that our (C115) LOGPAC was scheduled to pass the point where she was killed before the A115 convoy. It was a last minute decision by senior personnel to detour the C115 convoy to BDE HQ at Camp Ironhorse to check on someone’s reenlistment paperwork. It was at that gate where the two convoys passed each other. Within a few minutes the C115 convoy was on its way back to War Eagle following just behind the A115 convoy. On RTE PREDATORS, maybe five or six miles from our FOB, we came to a stop. My vehicle was motioned to move forward up to hers.
This occurred because the truck PFC Jackson was TC’ing was laden with water I believe, as mine was (a PLS ) and the largest and heaviest vehicle in her convoy. It was thought that my vehicle might be able to recover hers. After securing the site for some time, preparations were made by my driver and I to tow her truck...but it had received too much damage. An M88 (tank recovery vehicle) later attached a tow bar to the truck and pulled it to War Eagle. Since IED’s are detonated by people, someone was waiting for the biggest target, which was in this case Leslie's vehicle….which would have been mine and me…since she and I sat in the same seat respectively...our vehicles positioned the same in each convoy. PFC Jackson, may you Rest In Peace."
FMR Sgt. J. de Mello of Texas

"Leslie,
Funny how things play out, huh? One minute we're on the bus laughing at something, and the next you're promoting me to Cadet Major, because I took your place. A void has definitely been left in your space in all of our hearts. I just recently lost someone else in my family. My cousin Eboni, who was merely 24 years old. This just seems unreal..yet, this is the job I chose to do every day. I'm married now, and wouldn't you know...I'm away from my wife. I know that you told me not to give up, and for you, I won't because you pushed me so hard. You saw the disappointment in my eyes when I told you I couldn't join the Army. You taught me to persevere, and never let any situation get greater than what I could handle. I took those words, and ran with them. Now I look back, and rethink about that day when you were taken away. Even when I was giving a speech in front of the student body, I could not hold back the tears. As I continue to move up in the ranks, I know that you are right there moving up with me. I love you and miss you. I always will.

B/532nd MI BN, Korea"
SPC (P) Jerodd & Ashley Edwards of Pyeongtaek City/ Korea

"Leslie,
Funny how things play out, huh? One minute we're on the bus laughing at something, and the next you're promoting me to Cadet Major, because I took your place. A void has definitely been left in your space in all of our hearts. I just recently lost someone else in my family. My cousin Eboni, who was merely 24 years old. This just seems unreal..yet, this is the job I chose to do every day. I'm married now, and wouldn't you know...I'm away from my wife. I know that you told me not to give up, and for you, I won't because you pushed me so hard. You saw the disappointment in my eyes when I told you I couldn't join the Army. You taught me to persevere, and never let any situation get greater than what I could handle. I took those words, and ran with them. Now I look back, and rethink about that day when you were taken away. Even when I was giving a speech in front of the student body, I could not hold back the tears. As I continue to move up in the ranks, I know that you are right there moving up with me. I love you and miss you. I always will.

B/532nd MI BN, Korea"
SPC (P) Jerodd & Ashley Edwards of Pyeongtaek City/ Korea

"as the fiancee of a soldier deployed to iraq, i understand the pain you feel. though i will never understand the loss you feel. i pray for your family and wish for the best. you are truly special people for raising such an honorable young lady to serve for our country. god bless."
leslie jackson 18 of delaware

"Hey lil Cuz. Me and your brother are still missing you. Another year without you! We love you we miss you and you will always be in our hearts. Thank You to every one for the support for my lil cuz. From Messiah,Zaire,Pee wee,Uncle sputnik,aunt val,and your newest cousin Aiden Donnell Jackson, hell be here in june 08."
Big Cuz "S.Jackson" of Richmond virginia

"Well Ms leslie after 3 years I see that you still are touching the hearts of people who dont even know you. I remember meeting right before we geared up to go to iraq. We were in Mcalpines room act crazy. I really meant what I said when I told you you seem like cool peeps. I can tell Mac really misses you when we talk about you. I dont think anyone in 1st BDE or those who severd with you at the dirtybird will ever forget you nonetheless those of us who were in 115th fsb period for as long as we live. I know I wont forget because you left the day before my parents anniversary. May you continue to watch over those who love you and live peacefully in Gods light forever. Peace"
SGT Favors of FT Bragg, NC USA

"To the Jackson family
I am sorry for your loss, for GOD loved her the most. I was a solider of Delta company 115 th FSB, deployed to IRAQ with her. I remember when on Camp Cuervo they inform us that PFC Jackson died and I was trying to remember if I had met her in garrison at Fort Hood.
I was so scared to be deployed to IRAQ and hearing about her death my heart was broken. Leslie please rest in peace thank you for the ultimate sacrifice"
(SPC) Dena Price of Arlington texas

"To the Jackson family
I am sorry for your loss, for GOD love her the most. I was a solider of Delta company 115 th FSB, deployed to IRAQ with her. I remember when on Camp Cuervo they inform us that PFC Jackson died and I was truing to remeber if I had met her in garrison at Fort Hood.
I was so scared to be deployed to IRAQ and hearing about her death my heart was broken. Leslie please rest in peace thank you for the ultimate sacrifice"
Dena Price of Arlington texas

"Wow Leslie, all I can really say is that I miss you."
Katrina of Richmond, Virginia

"I did not know Leslie but me and my friend would like to send her parents a letter can you call me at 706-4890 with her parents adress?"
jessica of Bakersfield ca

"Leslie i miss you alot i remember your sweet smile it just hurts me so much inside.But i know your in a better place then im at i wish i was the one that died then you.rest in peace leslie and to all the other falling soldiers."
YOUNG,D of rich,va usa

"To all that have left postings, i would like to thank. I miss my little cuz. i remember when she couldnt even talk. a lot of people dont know, but leslie also has a half brother(also named leslie ) and 1 half sisters (mylexus), all from her fathers side of the family. i can remember talking to her about her decision to enter the war. i told her do what she feels is right. those conversations burden me everyday. the last time i talked to her was the day she was to be deployed to iraq from f. hood tx. i told her that i loved her and be careful. her half brother and i would get mail from her regularly.but the one that really crushed us was the one received the day of her funeral,and the first thing you read in the letter was "hey im still alive" she would write us about the bombing of the base she was on and she said that she was scared. but i never thought the worst of it. i would like to also thank MIMMS funeralhomew for the excellent work with her remains and all her friends for their support. neicy i miss you and you know big cuz aint no softy , but that whole situation broke me down to tears, and if i could turn back the hands of time i would definately put you back into all the lives that you touched. viola, i know we dont see much of each other,but my heart is and always will be with you. Richmond Virginia has lost one of the greatest people it will ever know,my little cousin leslie "neicy"jackson.though your remains are far from us here in richmond , your spirit and memory will live on forever. I LOVE YOU BABYGIRLShaun"
Shaun Jackson of Richmond,Va

"Leslie D Jackson, we have never met, nor to I know your family. But, my inner spirit can connect to your spirit. I was fortunate enough to serve for twenty years, and God grace and mercy allowed me to come home, but, he needed you for his works in heaven. I commend you and your sacrifice for this country. To the family, "job well done", you have raised and extraordinary young woman, you deserve to be proud. God bless you!."
Rickey of Jacksonville, FL

"Leslie,
Thank you for your service overseas defending and protecting the people of this great nation. I wish that could have been me in that convoy that morning insted of you. I love you, and you are truly missed. You will always hold a special place in the hearts of many of your former cadets, and fellow soldiers. I love you big sister."
SPC Jerodd Edwards of Fort Hood,TX/ USA

"To one of the greatest cadet battalion commanders George Wythe has ever seen. We miss you. Your memory ever lives and rings througout the halls od George Wythe. It was a deep, personal loss for me, as well as the battalion, especially as your successor to the rank of LTC. I miss you, even to this day. Thank you for your sacrifice, so that others may enjoy freedom"
PFC. Jerodd Edwards, 3D Signal Bde, 57th Signal Battalion of Fort Hood, Texas/ USA

"Rest in Peace and know that you are never forgotten..."
Whitley Griffin of Richmond, Virginia

"Althought you were known through George Wythe by all grade levels, your death hit the class of 2004 very hard, it shocked everyone that the person that made a difference in school had died trying to make a difference oversea. I remember the day I found out, Mr Martin told everyone. You will be missed by everyone. And we send the best wishes for the holidays to your family."
Valarie of Richmond Va USA

"To the Jackson family, I am blessed to have worked with your daughter for a short period of time, but I could tell from her attitude that she had a good upbringing.As I stand over on these grounds again, I remember Leslie...and I would like to say, Job well done, soldier..well done. Please know that you are not forgotten and I am praying for your family and our other fallen soldiers families. I love you Les."
Sgt Shawnna Saulsberry of A co, 115th BSB, 1CD, Fort Hood, Texas

"Hello to PFC Jackson's family. Although I knew your daughter for a short period of time (I met her when she first came to the 115th FSB barracks.), I could tell that she was a good person and was full of life. When we heard of her death, shockwaves went through the battalion. I worked in the battalion headquarters. I was there when they brought her body to our base (Camp Cuervo). It was very real and sobering for me. I will never forget your daughter and what a good person she was. May God Bless You and your family."
SGT Lennette A. Wells of HDC, 115th FSB 1st Cavalry Division Fort Hood, Texas

"PFC. JACKSON WAS A HERO AND WILL BE MISSED."
C/2ND LT. J. PATTERSON of GA

"May God continue to bless this family and continue to put your hearts at ease. To Leslie, thank you for risking your life for me. You are a true hero."
Tamara S. White, wife of Pvt. Philip White US Army of Dallas, Texas, USA

"My 7 year old daughter Ann is wearing a Dog tag with your daughters name on it in her memory. This week for Veterans Day her school is doing a wall of stars. My daughter made a Red White and Blue Star with your daughters name on it so the whole school can share in your daughters memory. Your family will be in our prayers. Our hearts go out to you."
Jean/Annie of Setauket, NY

"I wear a hero bracelet(www.herobracelets.org) inscribed with the name of your daughter who died so young as a reminder of the sacrifices she and others have had to make during this questionable conflict. May God continue to give you strength in dealing with the loss of your daughter."
gabriel tolliver of brooklyn, ny

"my heart goes out to the family of leslie jackson , may god comfort your hearts in this time of trouble *hugs to u all"
leslie d jackson of monticello arkansas

"My name is Leslie J. (no requests were made for a particular name) as well and i live in MA, to the family of Leslie D Jackson i wanted to let you know that i wear a "fallen heroes" bracelet with your daughters name. My prayers and blessings reach out to you. I am sorry for your loss, but i am continually thinking of your daughter and the privilege i have to represent her."
Leslie of Massachusetts

"your are in my prayers"
SHERROD HUTTOE of miami, fl

"To Ms.Jackson & family,
I'm very sorry about what happened. You may not remember me but I go to St.John Baptist Church. Everyone was deeply disturbed by having such a wonderful person be taken from us. Giving her life for freedom was one of the most honerable things she could ever do. Keep God First."
Patrice of Richmond

"Hey Jack...girl you knowI miss you and i still cry...you are my best friend even though we had just met a short four months before you left us to go home to live with our father...jack i love you and so do the rest of A 115th FSC...thanks for being a real friend..and MRS. Jackson thanks for blessing this world with such a wonderful and beautiful person"
Sgt Victoria Thompson of Newton, MS,USA

"Hey Les I love you very much. I miss you very much. I remember the last time i seen you was when you came to the school. When i heard about what happen could believe it until they kept playing it on the news. I just wanted to say i love you and will alway miss you."
Keith of keith of RIchmond

"Leslie
I miss seeing you everyday here at camp war eagle, I hope your family know's that you beleived in what you were doing. Lord take this solier and keep her safe she did more than her share.I will always be thankful that I knew you"
SGT. Raymond Machen of A FSC 115 FSB 1 CD

"Ms. Jackson, I don't even know you but the fact that you like so many thus far have died so young is tragic and makes me cry. I honor your memory and your sacrifice with a herobracelet that I have ordered with your name on it. www.herobracelets.org Rest in Peace and may God bless and give your family strength."
gabriel tolliver of brooklyn, ny

"It took a long time and alot of courage to write something on this page. Words can't even describe what and how I feel. You were my sister,my best friend, the person I turn to for strength and now you're gone. I am so proud of you and everything you did. And I know this is what you wanted to do. And to Ms. Jackson, hang in there and be strong because as long as you are okay. Leslie is happy. We all love you.
Ps. I will never forget you leslie and the time that we spent together. You will be dearly missed."
Shaynelle Harris of Richmond, Va

"To the family and friends of Leslie D. Jackson -

My condolences on the loss of this beautiful and courageous woman. She gave the ultimate sacrifice for her country. May the memory of her life and the bravery of her spirit live forever. I lost one cousin and one classmate in Vietnam."
- Curt, USN 1970-74 of Helena, Montana

"PFC Jackson was a good person. I went through AIT Ft.Leonard Wood, MO a year ago. I saw her beautiful face in the glamour magazine and it reminded me of the last time I saw her on our off-post pass and she was all prettied up. She loved to dress up. PFC Jackson showed great courage. She was our platoon guide for Class 04T -Demon Knights. Every morning I wake up and see her picture and article on my dresser and it reminds me of how brave she was to go down there not knowing what was going to happen. I admire her for her dedication. I am stationed here in Mannheim, GE 69 Trans.Co and am now faced with deployment. I am headed to Iraq next month and I'm still in great shock but I know that Leslee is watching over me along with the Lord to guide me everyday through every convoy. The Lord has a plan for everyone of us and I guess this is mine. God Bless you Leslie and Thankyou
PFC Gutierrez, Anita"
PFC Gutierrez, Anita of Mannheim, GE

"I didn't know PFC Jackson, but her memory no doubt will never be forgotten! It is horrible that someone so young had to be taken from this earth. Leslie and all of the rest of the fallen soldiers in Iraq are in our hearts and our prayers everyday! Thank you to her family for having raised such a brave soldier!"
unknown of Colorado Springs, Co

"hey Les i love you so much i thank you for all the time you spent with me and all our friends i will never for get that last time i seen you and you looked so happy doing what you love to do and that was being in the army so i joined right after you were killed and now i am heading over to iraq funny how things work girl ... i love you les

ian"
ian of richmond

"Thank You Leslie, for your sacrifice to this country. I didn't know you but we share the same last name. I am deeply sadden when I think of how your life was ended at the age of 18. You were a beautiful young lady, who I am sure had intelligence as well. My prayers go out to the Jackson family, and I dedicate my journey to make changes in the government to you."
Nicole Jackson, 18-Ball State University of Chicago, IL

"I didn't know Leslie but he is greatly missed, I lost my brother-in law in November 2003.We love you and you are deeply missed."
Antoinette Brooks of Stone Mountain, Georgia

"thank you for caring for us were hear all because you desided to care you will be love and missed I don't really know her but I'm doing a story on her for my reading class thank you"
Tamika of Tampa, Florida

"Shame on those who see this war as unjust. She did not die for no cause or reason. My brother didn't either. These brave soldiers gave their lives for the good of the world, for a cause greater than themselves. They are true heros. Once we stop thinking of ourselves, as they did, and start thinking of others, as they did, is the only time that we will truly understand. God bless you Leslie, like my brother, you are a hero and I honor you."
Sarah of Minot, ND

"Shame on those who sent this fine young person, and countless other innocents, American and Iraqi, to their death. I wonder how they sleep at night?"
P. Martin of Canada

"Leslie was a wonderful person. I went to Basic Trianing with her(B Co 3/13th) and we were good friends. When I saw her picture on the the web- site I was truly saddened by the news. It always hurts even more when its someone you know. God Bless her and her family."
Mellissa Ward of Hanau, Germany

"Please accept my condolences. I can't imagine your pain. She was so young. I have no more words."
Robert of Geismar, LA

"I've seen a photo of this beautiful young woman. She has eyes that are filled with youthful hope.

Now she is gone.

My heart goes out to the family of this girl and I feel immense anger at those who sent her to her death.

God Bless you Leslie."
Hassan Elmi of London, UK

"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. For the family/friends: May time provide happy loving memories in place of present sorrows. Look to the sky for in the infinite meadows of Heaven the bright shining stars bloom...the forget-me-nots of angels. God bless you and thank you."
a grateful family in Phoenix, AZ

"U will be miss and the whole George Wythe High School will miss you"
reese of richmond virginia

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

"To the family and friends of Leslie:
our thoughts and prayers are with you. She is our hero and will NEVER be forgotten."
The Powell Family of Austin, Tx

"On behalf of The United States Marine Corps and I, We Solute You.

Our Deepest Sympathy and Respect to your family and those that will miss you.

Thank You and God Bless""
1st LT Bernard Jay of Arlington, VA

"To the family of PFC Leslie D. Jackson. I am extremely sorry for your familys loss. Leslie made a great sacrifice for her country. She will be remembered. I understand the worry. My husband is in Leslies unit and was in her company at Camp Eagle. I am waiting here at Fort Hood for his return. God Bless all our soldiers serving abroad...With all my prayers..."
Michelle of Fort Hood, TX

"To the family of PFC Leslie D. Jackson. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I know how badly its hurts to lose a child, we lost our son PFC Bradley Kritzer, age 19, in Baghdad by an IED. He was also stationed at Fort Hood, TX. There are days you think you won't make it, but somehow God gives you the grace to move forward. We will never forget our HERO'S, our CHILDREN who made the ultimate sacrifice to make a better life for the rest of us. We will love them forever. God bless your family."
Roger and Sharon Kritzer of Irvona/PA/USA

"To Leslie's family, I am so sorry for your tragic loss. I can't even imagine losing one of my daughters. Your must be very proud of her. Please know that many of us appreciate her service to and sacrifice for our country. God be with you."
F.Smith of Pennsylvania

"To Leslie's family:

I pray that you will be comforted in this time of trial. I am 21 and cannot imagine losing my younger brother who is Leslie's age. May God be ever with you."
Mike Leslie of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

"Please know that I DO have your family in my prayers. I cannot know your pain, but I can know the pride I have knowing that your beautiful child served our country in a way that only the brave and strong can. She is a HERO ....a true hero. God bless you and your family."
Stacie of Jacksonville, FL

"We will never forget your sacrifice. As a former soldier and veteran I can only say that your sacrifice will never be forgotten or dishonored. I also honor leslie's family and send my condolences as well. Her sacrifice will NEVER BE forgotten"
Malcolm of Alabama

"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, Leslie will be remembered by name. Cannot imagine losing a child so young... Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"To Leslie'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

"To Leslie'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 her bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.

Gloria Caldas (his mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

"LESILE VERY SADDEN BY YOUR LOST! FROM THE ENTIRE WAHL FAMILY OUR CONDOLENCES. MY PRAYS WILL BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. WE RECENTLY LOST OUR SON. (gregory) ONE THING IS CERTAIN BOTH ENJOYED THE ARMY AND SERVING OUR COUNTRY."
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"Dear Leslie,
Thank you for sacrificing your life for our great country. People like you are the reason people like me live in freedom and comfort. Our country is never thankful enough to people like yourself who go the extra mile and do what is right in order to protect the good people in this world. You will always be remembered for having the courage to stand up and do what is right when others were content to sit at home and watch. Thank you for fighting for me."
mark reif of winchester, VA

"Thank you Leslie Jackson, 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 Pfc. Leslie Jackson:
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 Leslie for the sacrifice she has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Pfc. Leslie Jackson:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. She 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 Leslie, 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