Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Marlon P. Jackson

25, of Jersey City, New Jersey.
Jackson died of injuries sustained in Tampa, Iraq when an improvised explosive device exploded on the road. He was assigned to A Company, 94th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Heavy), 130th Engineer Brigade, Vilseck, Germany. Died on November 11, 2003.

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"Today would have been your Birthday!!! Happy Birthday Marlon. Gone, but would never be forgotten!!!"

"Happy Birthday battle. (Birthday 🎂 🎁 🎈). You are not forgotten. I truly think of you everyday. You are loved, cherished and thought of. Update, I did retire, married, six kids and got my Masters Degree. I told you I was not going to stop. I tell my sons many stories of you. I ensure your memory lives on. Thank you for the memories, being my friend and ultimately my brother. I play chess now with my sons. Their getting better. One Love my brother."
Greg Pitre, Sergeant First Class, Retired of Colorado Springs , Colorado

"Rest in peace Warrior. Honoring you and many others who have lost their lives in the military. You are missed, cherished, and loved Jackson."
Jamie johnson of Charlotte, NC

It is not a days that goes by that I do not think of you. I look to you as one of my guardian angels. I truly miss you and wish you were still here, but God had plans for you. You affected my life in so many ways. You are still the best 'GRADER' operator. I have not seen anyone top you yet. I love and miss you and thanks for being my friend."
SFC GREG A. PITRE of Colorado Springs, CO

"Happy Veterans Day Marlon Jackson. Thinking of you today. You are truly missed soldier."
Jamie johnson of Charlotte NC

"As I walk down the street in Hohenfels I always pass the street that was dedicated to you. I tell the children that I work with who this street was named for and I tell them the story of SPC Marlon Jackson a fellow soildier a friend and a fellow warrior. Your memory SPC Jackson will live on in a whole new generation."
Robin Mitchell of Hohenfels, Germany


"Remembering you always battle...."
Jamie Johnson of Pineville NC

"As I stand on my sidewalk and look at the American Flag on this Memorial Day 2014, my first thought is of you Specialist Jackson and the ultimate sacrifice you gave to your country. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you did for the United States Army, Alpha Company, 94th Engineer Battalion, your Battle Buddies, and your Family. As your First Sergeant, Thank you.

Jeffrey Holsather,
US Army Retired,
Sergeant Major"
Jeffrey Holsather of Saint Robert, Missouri, USA

"It's been 10 years and your always in my thoughts. R.I.P fellow warrior."
Robin Mitchell of Hohenfels, Germany

"Son, today is your 35th Birthday. You are still my little boy. It's 10 years, but seems like yesterday when you sent that e-mail telling us that you were coming home for Thanksgiving."
Dad of Hamburg, New Jersey

"Rip warrior... Your sacrifice never forgotten"
Jamie Johnson of Virginia beach va

"SP4 Jackson, You will always be in my heart and mind. Another tough year has gone by. You will always be a apart of the Alpha Warriors Family. I have been retired for 6 years now. Where has the time gone? I love you brother. Your First Sergeant. "Warrior 7""
Jeff Holsather (Retired) U.S. Army First Sergeant of Saint Robert, Missouri

"Well battle, its another long year and I survived this one. I am Kuwait waiting to go home. I have been carrying you with me year after year so your memory shall never fade. I miss and love you brother. I will always love you. I still miss your poems and our chess games. I have not playes chess since I played you. Oh yes, I have two other sons now. Their getting so big. My other three are grown now as they tell me. I talk about you to them and my wife, so brother rest well and continue to be our heavenly protector, God bless you and your family."

"It has been another year! I will Never Forget!"
Charles Perryman of Hohenfels, Germany

"Remembering your sacrifice on memorial day...miss you jackson..."
johnson jamie of va beach

"i didnt know marlen at all i do know that he took my daddys spot in that humvee he gave my daddy his R&R and the exact seat marlen was sitting in is were my daddy would have been if marlen wasnt such a sweet guy and gave myb daddy the R&R i know to alot of ppl marlens specle but to me hes really specle cuz with out him i would have no daddy im 17 and i just turned 17 january 26 2012 im sorry for them ppl out there sufering cuz hes gone but i know hes up in heaven looking down on us smiling. i wanna be the kinda solger he was. love u marlen thanks for saving sgt. hanes life.."
sabrina hanes of fort leonard wood missouri

"View your loved one's story on CNN. To Marlon: Just needed to say thank you for allowing me and mine to live on. I never met you or any fallen heros, but I can say I LOVE YOU."
Terri of Toledo, Ohio

"The other day I attended an unvailing of the memorial wall for fallen Engineers. I searched and searched for his name. There are two sides to this wall and behold, his name is at the top of the list on the opposite side of the memorial. Battles, family, I took pictures of the wall and all who wish to have these sent contact me at greg.a.pitre@us.army.mil. I love and miss him daily. I was Staff Sergeant Greg A. Pitre then, now Sergeant First Class. To the family, he is still be honored by me and others daily. On Veterans Day, I light a candle at 1552 the time of the attack. I love all of you and God bless."
SFC Greg A. Pitre of Fort Carson, Colorado

"7 years, wow. You will never be forgotten. It was an honor to have served with you, SPC Jackson.
SFC Lequante Harris"
SFC Lequante Harris of Fort Lee, Virginia

"Happy Veterans day Jackson...you gave the ultimate sacrifice...miss you battle..."
Johnson of va beach

"You will never be forgotten. You earned the most special place in my heart. I share your story every chance I get. I miss you."
Jessica "Alfaro-Eichler" of Hillsboro, Oregon

"SPC Jackson, it has been almost 7 years since you left this world and I may have aged a little since we last spoke but I remember you like it was yesterday. Soft spoken but wise beyond your years. Everyone has the ability to touch your life but Jackson had the ability to touch your heart... it leaves a lasting impression. Rest in peace brother, those who knew you will never forget you."
SGT Tom Bellis of Fort Riley, KS

"SPC Jackson, I did not know you all that well. But what I do know you are a true hero and a warrior, unlike the comic characters that saved the lives of group of city folks; you saved lives across the globe and most of all made the ultimate sacrafice for your country. I remeber that day, I was the CSM driver and convoyed with LTC Grosskruger immediately to your rescue, but GOD already had plans. I still have your obiturary in my Army photo book. You are not forgotten nor have you died invain, I am still fighting for you brother. Iraq 2009 is a whole lot safer from the sacrafice of our fallen heroes to the IRAQI people and our Country. Your efforts, dreams and sacrafice made a dramatic impact for the unique history of civilization throughout Iraq. I cannot thank you enough for watching over us over there. I don't know what are you doing up there, but it's working. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SPC MARLON P. JACKSON! RIP WARRIOR!"

"SPC Jackson I will never forget you, each year that I celebrate a birthday ( Aug 15. ) I always think of you because it was your birthday also, I still recall the last conversation we had on that last Sunday of you life.To your friends and Family I say Spc Jackson was a great Person,Soldier and friend to many and to this day we the " WARRIOR" family misses you. RIP FRIEND"

"It is going on seven years since that terrible day. There is not a day that goes by that I don't forget your sacrifice to The United States of America, your Family, your Friends, and most of all your Battle Buddies. You will forever be in my heart and mind. I Love You Man."
First Sergeant Jeff Holsather (R) of Fort Leonard Wood, MO

"Happy Birthday Marlon... You'll always be my HERO!!!
Love Always,
Michelle M. of New York City

"r.i.p spc marlon jackson....gone but NEVER forgotten....."
sgt johnson jamie of biap iraq

"I knew Jackson to be a really cool guy. i didnt know him well, but we had a few conversations. It really shook me up when i saw SPC Marlon Jackson Street in Hoenfels wehn i was there last.
God bless the family of SPC Jackson.
Damon Lyall 535th en co commo chief 2002-2003"
Lyall of TN

You are still with us. We just celebrated Memorial day and we will never forget you. We love Fudgie. Your smile will live on. Take care of Grandma until we are together again!"
Juarez Jerry Jackson of Atlanta Ga

"November 15, 2008
To the family of Spc. Marlon P. Jackson:
Marlon 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

"Marlon it's been tough knowing that you're gone. I remember when you told me that you were joining the army. I should have said no but i didn't thinking it would be the best for you. To give you some stability in life. Then you asked me to send you clippings to where you were posted. That was the last time we spoke. Rest in peace my brother! We will see again"
Ochu Ukoha of Maryland, United States of America

"It is a month away from five years since you are not with us in the physical form. I put a plaque on my desk with pictures of you in your uniform and some words from newspaper exerpts. I have to brush back tears when I think of all the fun times that we shared that are not here. You did not get a chance to see my two beautiful daugthers. I miss you big time family. I will name my son after you when he gets here and tell him about his cousin so you will live on through him. It gets closer to Veterans day and the tears are harder to fight back. I switched my entire career path because of you Fudgie and now I am supporting the troops daily in the defense field.

I will never forget who I am working for.

I just pray that more people do not have to go through the pain of loosing a family member or a friend. We miss you and we honor your service to this country."
Juarez Jerry Jackson of Atlanta Georgia

"After reading all the comments left for Fudgie, its a blessing to see that after 4 years and 10 months exactly that he will never be forgotten. I would like to say Thank you to all that has posted comments and that will continue to post comments. Fudgie, I know your watching over me and protecting me everyday and everynight. I can not wait till the day come where we can be together again. I still and will always and forever LOVE YOU.
Once again I will be back in Jamaica on the 9th of November."
Jacque Jackson of Moreno Valley, CA, USA .

I'll never forget the quick smile or kind words you always had for me when life in Iraq was getting me down. You will always be remembered."
Robin Mitchell of Hohenfels, Germany

"Happy Birthday Marlon! I miss you.
Love Always,
Michelle M of New York, NY

"It's been almost 5 yeas now, I use to work on Spc. Jacksons equipment, I remember we were on our way up to baghdad, and he use to come up to me sometimes and say "sherby fix my $h!t" always makes me smile to this day. he was such a good person and i wish i got to know him better.
You are missed!"
Spc. Aaron Scherbarth of Walnut Creek Ca.

Brother, you are truly missed and in my thoughts daily. Each Veteran's Day I count my blessings because of the sacrifice you and many others have made. You are and always will be in my thoughts and prayers. I will continue to ensure your family knows each year that you are still a part of our lives. Stand proud "Warrior" and hold the Heavens until we meet again."
Charles Perryman, Former Commander of a WARRIOR! of Hohenfels, Germany

"My good friend marlon, I was looking through my album the other day and saw your pictures, and I remembered all the times we spent together. it was 1 week before you died when you called and reminded me to get those dancehall CD's..the gang still can't believe your gone... I still can't believe your gone!! it's been 5 years that you've been taken from us, You are surely not forgotten!! You were a great person, a great soldier, and a wonderful friend. I'll see you one day!! My silent Soldier! marlon Jackson a.k.a fudgie... your Trinidad/St. Maarten family Loves You Always"
Gracie a.k.a Miss Trini of Providence, RI

"Marlon Jackson was my roomate when he arrived in Hohenfels Germany from Hawaii. He was a guy who didnt say much but when he did speak, you listened. We both was in the ssg Kenny squad in EM platoon in the 94th engineers. He was a great friend and soldier who gave the ultimate sacrifice and I will never forget you SPC MARLON JACKSON....RIP"
Jamie Johnson of Springfield, Missouri USA

"I would like to say thank you for all of the kind words that everyone has shared. I am in tears right now thinking of what a great person Marlon "Fudgie" is. I refuse to use the past tense because I see that he has left an impression that will live on in the hearts of everyone who came in contact with him. I spoke at his funeral and I still can not believe that he is not with us in the physical form. Marlon (Fudgie) will forever be remembered for his style. He was slow to talk but quick to smile. He had a way about him that made all of my friends love him. From the family I appreciate each and everyone who has taken time to say kinds words about Marlon. Continue to remember Marlon and the way he was quick to smile and impossible to get angry. Fudgie we will always love you."
Juarez "Jerry" Jackson of Atlanta Ga

Thank you very much for serving our country. In case you did not know who this is, it is Anthony. All of us were saddened to see you go, especially Auntie Lois. Love you!
Tony of MD

"Spc. Marlon Jackson: I am going to put a web page up in your honor soon at http://www.fly2me.com . My daughter and granddaughter lived in Hohenfels and my son-in-law, Maurice Hanes, served with you in A Company, 94th... and in Iraq. My love and prayers go to you and your family for what you sacrificed so others could live."
Diane Bradley of Valley Center, KS USA

"Its been a long time coming. I will never forget you my friend. I still have the chess board set up, you owe me a game. I still love and miss you. To Marlon's family, I wish you the best and may God always bless you. Your son was a very talented soldier, best grader operator I know. He loved to write poetry as well, wasn't that good all the time, but it put a smile on our faces. I miss my friend and I'll never forget him. GOD BLESS!!!"
SSG PITRE, GREG A. of Fort Polk, La/US

"TO SPC Jackson It has been almost two years since you passed and I haven't stoped thinking about you and how you touched our unit. I was looking for a website to get me another bracelet remembering you, and I stumbled upon this site. It makes me feel good to know that we still remember and honor you, a true warrior and a skilled professional at your trade. All I ask of you now is that you protect me and my unit as we deploy back to Iraq. Thanks for all you have done and the sacrifice that you gave. Remembering you always, your brother Clack."
J. Clack of Fort Campbell, KY 101st ABN (ASSLT) DIV

It is nearly two years since you have passed; yet I have just found out today (10-26-05). I honestly thought that the reason I havenít heard from you, was because you were upset with me. Iím sorry. You not being here never crossed my mind. I just knew that eventually we would speak to one another again. I guess I was wrong about that, too. Words cannot express how I felt at the moment I saw your picture come across my computer screen on the website for Fallen Heroes. I have been thinking about you a lot since our last conversation, but was too stubborn to admit that I was wrong. I miss reading your letters and hearing your voice over the telephone. Even the late night / early morning calls. Marlon, you have been a great friend to me (even when I didnít deserve it) and although we did not always see eye to eye, I truly loved and cherished each moment of our friendship. God bless you and may your soul forever rest in peace!
Love always, Michelle M"
Michelle M. of New York, NY

"Fudgie.. I miss and love you sooo much. I wish that you were here with me. I am in Mo Bay, Jamaica currently. I plan to go to your gravesite and leave pictures of us in Hawaii. Leaving this message here is like sending you an email. I got your name tattoo on me inside of a Jamaican Flag. You will never be forgotten. loving you forever."
Jacque Jackson of Las Vegas (currently in Jamaica.)

"Marlon P. Jackson, Thanks for being a Hero when others couldn't or wouldn't. I didn't know you but I am proud to know you now. In his grip."
Mark of Laguna Hills, Ca.

"Marlon P. Jackson, Thanks for being a Hero when others couldn't or wouldn't. I didn't know you but I am proud to know you now."
Mark of Laguna Hills, Ca.

"Rest in Peace, Marlon. I spoke of you and all that you did for us on Memorial Day...we can never repay the debt we owe you...you are in our hearts forever and will never be forgotten. Respectfully,"
Paul Grosskruger of Fort Leonard Wood, MO, USA

"I served with Jackson in Bravo company 84th Eng Bn Schofield bks HI, and I just learned of his death while browsing through soldiers who died. He was a real cool cat, and I remember teasing him because he was so quiet. He was a pfc in my squad and I sometimes had to give him orders because I was a specialist. We hung out together at little Caribbean get togethers because I am from Trinidad and he was from Jamaica. He would proudly display his Jamaican flag in his Acura Legend and was always present at a party. When we finally pulled him out of his shell he would attempt wise cracks which he needed a little help on. I remember him as a slow walker and bad driver, but a great person with an infectious smile. Still shocked about his death. I can still hear his voice, see his face and him slowly walking through the motor pool with his cap cocked on his head. Thanks for the soca cds you bought me while on leave. You will forever be missed."
Andrea Sandy of Staten Island NY USA

"I ordered a fallen heroes bracelet and it came today with Marlon P. Jackson's name on it. I will wear it continually and with great pride. My love to all his friends and family. He will never be forgotten. I encourage everyone to order a bracelet. It is just a small way for us to all show our pride in our soldiers and the freedom they have given to so many."
Susan of Florida

"Fudgie, It has been a little over a year now and I am still in denial about your death. Your pictures are still up around the house and your cards around my room, waiting for you to come back and get me. I miss you dearly and cant wait to be with you again. You might be gone but you will never be forgotten. I love you, now and forever."
Jacque Jackson (your fiancee) of Las Vegas, NV

"You have been gone for over a year now, but to this day you still inspire me. I remember the times when we worked at the palace together and could not get along for nothing, but once we were back on BIAP we were the best of friends again. Just do me a favor and protect us again for we are returning to Iraq and will soon be avenging angels. You are much loved and missed. See you when I get there."
Shane of Florida

"Specialist Marlon Jackson was a great Soldier and a Warrior that never quit. He will always be remembered as a hero. Marlon served his country above and beyond the call of duty. He faced an enemy that was a coward. We will win this war for you. You will always be an Alpha Company Warrior. I will miss you my friend. Your First Sergeant."
First Sergeant Jeffrey A. Holsather of Hohenfels, Germany

"SPC Jackson was always quiet and to himself but never shirked his duties. An awesome grader operator that loved what he did. He was an inspiration. I will miss you, the Warriors of A Company will miss you. You will not be forgotten. You will always be in my heart."
MSG James Mitchell of Baghdad

"It was an honor to serve with such a quiet professional. Always more than willing to do whatever his Country and Army asked of him. My family and I will always remember the sacrifice made by Marlon. Early in the war, SPC Jackson, a skilled combat engineer, carved a trail around an accident to allow miles of convoy to safely pass. This allowed the injured soldiers to be evacuated via air, while ensuring combat and support troops could continue the mission. One of many actions by this soldier that will be forever etched in my mind."
STF of Milwaukee, WI

"What an amazing man. So shocked at your death, yet not suprised by your bravery. To all who love him you are not alone. God hold you in His eternal Arms Marlon"
W of Honolulu

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

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

"To Marlon (Fudgie):
It's really hard to believe that you are really gone in the flesh but not in my heart. You promised me that you were coming back to get me, but God had other plans for us. I miss you so much and will always LOVE you. You will always and forever be my Jamaican King and I will be your Queen.
To the Family:
My love and prayers goes out to you."
Jacque Jackson of Las Vegas, NV USA

"Thank you Marlon 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

"Spc Jackson is the first soldier to pass away in my batallion. He was really quiet and a nice person. I'm really sorry that he is gone, and my heart goes out to his family and friends."
lequante harris of baghdad, iraq

"To the family and friends of Spc. Marlon 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 Marlon 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. Marlon Jackson:
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 Marlon, 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