Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaime S. Jaenke

29, of Bay City, Wisconsin.
Jaenke died as a result of enemy action when her HMMWV was struck by an improvised explosive device in Al Anbar province, Iraq. She was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. Died on June 5, 2006.

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"Rest in peace, Doc. Fair winds and following seas."
Dan of Germantown, Maryland, USA

"HM2,
Hey Girl, Not a day goes by that I don't think of you! and beautiful Kayla! I rememeber whe you said you wanted to go, and that you were ready to do what you had to do for your family, the navy and the USA! you will always be in my heart and you will always be the story I tell when someone asks about who my hero is! because you are my hero.

To Beautiful Kayla
Your moma was a wonderful person, I am sure that you already know that! and I am sure that she is your hero also!
Remember that she loved you and that sometime we dont understand what going on, but God always has a plan for us!
Be good and don't give your grandparents too much trouble~!"
Jamie Woods, PS2, NOSC MInneapolis (2005-2008) of Indianapolis, IN

"June 14, 2008
To the family of Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaime S. Jaenke:
Jaime 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

"HM2 is not forgotten. Today we remembered her here at Camp Knott, Iraq"
A Seabee of Camp Knott

"May 25th,2008 To the family of:Jaime S. Jaenke 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"

"JAMIE I MISS YOU SO MUCH I CANT HELP BUT EVERYDAY TO REMEMBER THE DAY YOU WERE TAKEN FROM US. MAY GOOD HOLD YOU AND KEEP YOU IN HIS DEVINE LIGHT KNOW THAT I AND EVERYONE WHO KNEW YOU WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AND AS LONG AS WE REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY AND LITTLE KAYLA."
HM-2(SCWS) JONATHON R. AUGER NMCB-25 of SIERRA VISTA AZ

"I WAS WITH YOU AT TQ IM PROUD TO HAVE KNOWN YOU I THINK OF YOU EVERY DAY THANKS DOC"
FELLOW DIRT SAILERU.S of U.S.A

"Jaime,
I would like to say thank you to you and the other sailor who was in that Humvee with you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike C. of El Paso, Texas

"I will never forget the day you died. It is still hard for me to deal with the fact that you are gone. You were a great friend, and an awesome Corpsman. I enjoyed serving with you. Now, as we (NMCB-25) are about to leave this country (Iraq), I realize that part of me will stay here. I will never forget you, Jaime, and am better off for having known you. May God bless you in Heaven and may He watch over Kayla and your family. I will never forget you."
HM1 (FMF/SCW)Jeff Hauswirth of Hancock, MI

"To the Family of PO2 Jaime Jaenke:
We have constructed a memorial to the service men and women from Wisconsin and Illinois who have died in Iraq. Our memorial includes, as of 8/28/06, 162 crosses and Stars of David. We would like your permission to put Jaime's name on one of them. We have called our display "Arlington MidWest." It is our expression of mourning for the indescribable loss you have suffered for our country.

If you would like us to do this, please email me at arlingtonmidwest@yahoo.com.

We invite you to come to visit Arlington MidWest if you can. A friend has put us up on his website so you can see the memorial here:
www.williamgbecker.com/ArlingtonMidwest.html.

"As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.""
Marty Preston of Wisconsin Dells, WI

"Rest in Peace, Shipmate. God Bless you for your service to our Nation, my family is indebted to you. Our thanks to your family for thier sacrifice. You have touched many and it will be my honor wishing you fair winds and following seas as you depart on your next journey.
You can rest your oars now Sailor, we have the watch"
Shipmate of FT Sheridan, IL

"RIP Shipmate"
US Navy Sailor

"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, Jaime will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!
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"Thank you Jaime Jaenke, 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 Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaime Jaenke:
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 Jaime 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 Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaime Jaenke:
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 Jaime, 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