Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert B. Jenkins

35, of Stuart, Florida.
Jenkins died in the Al Anbar Province as a result of hostile fire. He was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14, Jacksonville, Florida. Died on May 2, 2004.

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"On Sept 21, 2014, I will be participating in the Run For The fallen in Tampa Florida. PO 2nd Class Robert B. Jenkins is the soldier on my bib. I will give it my all as he gave his all for this great country. Thank you for you service and your ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms."
Mailissa Cavanaugh of Lutz, Florida

I wanted to let you know that Blair County renamed the 8th street Juniata (Yes, Juniata not North Altoona) bridge to "Bridge of Freedom" in honor of the Blair County service members lost in Iraq and Afghanistan; including you. The bridge will be a constant reminder of your sacrifice for our country. Thank you Bobby. RIP"
John McMullen of Formally of Altoona, Pa

"Robert B. Jenkins "Bobby"! You were my friend since before first grade at Keystone Elementary School in Juniata, and we had so many fun and funny times.. You were so bad in school and I loved every minute of it.. I didn't hear of your death until later because we had lost touch. I'm so very proud of you for EVERYTHING you've accomplished. I know you're watching over me as I type this, and probably smiling as always, and making that face you used to always make at me when you got off the school bus and looked in at me still sitting in the seat. I truly love you and I know in my heart you are still with me. Nobody will ever know or understand the connection you and I had ( do you like how I worded that?, lol ), but I do and it will stay with me always.. I only remember your mother Bonnie and the apartment you lived in on 4th Avenue Juniata with your mom. We played there and had a ton of fun.. This isn't the way I wanted to have contact with you again, but it's my option and I'm taking it. All of these people on here love you dearly, I hope you truly know how much you meant to so many people, and how much you are missed. I plan on going to Grandview to locate yours and your mother's head stone so I can pay another respect to both of you. God this is sad.. I will see you again someday my friend. You are the lucky one to be with God, your mother, and your other family up in heaven. We'll all be up to see you in time.. I love you Bobby and always will.. Your friend always and forever RANDY A REESE........... PS.. I'm making that same face back at you right now!!! xoxo"
Randy Alan Reese of Altoona, Pennsylvania.. United States...... gq_randy@msn.com

"Robert, I had the honor to serve with you, during that time I didnt see anythimg but dedication to you country, love for what you do and pride. your heritage made you a great worrior and I can only hope that one day wil be together again. love you my brother"
Roberto Rivera of orlando

"To the family of:Robert B.Jenkins
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"1-22-11"

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry at times. I understand, in theory only, that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take your families and friends 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
A hundred times a day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving. - Albert Einstein"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"My Brother, My Friend,
Happy Birthday Bro, I miss you today as much as I miss you every day since the day you died. I had a beer with you and did a shot of Jameson for you with Jim, my new bro-in-law whom I know you would love. He respects you and loves you because he knows how much you were to me. I know you stand next to GOD and Jesus today because of the person you are. I miss you brother, you and your Mom both, but brother there is a missing part to me every day. Be at peace and always know you are remembered. Miss you and Love you always Brother."
Glen T Brown of Pittsburgh PA.

"April 28, 2009
To the family of Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert B. Jenkins:
Robert 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

"The soldiers do not speak. Nevertheless, they are heard in the still houses: who has not heard them? They have a silence that speaks for them at night and when the clock counts. They say: We are young. We have died. Remember us. They say: We have done what we could but until it is finished it is not done. They say: We have given our lives but until it is finished no one can know what our lives gave. They say: Our deaths are not ours: they are yours they will mean what you make them. They say: Weather our lives and our deaths are for peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say: it is you who must say this. They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young. they say. We have died. Remember us: America and all our freedoms have been built by brave men of honor. Men who answered a call for duty and service. This Veteran thanks you Robert for the commitment you made for all of us. May you rest well in Gods loving embrace, and laugh with Angels. You are remembered by a grateful nation."
William Taylor of Bonita Springs, Fl.

"I was just on the AAHS class of 88 website and saw the memorial for Bob I truly cant believe it has been four years Bob was a great person I will always remember him for just being a good guy I never heard a bad thing come from him he was just a happy go lucky person. You are dearly missed my friend"
Rob Confer of Las Vegas NV formerly from Altoona PA

"I was thinking of you today, as I do everyday and I found this website. We miss you so much. More than anything.....that big smile and the "I love you" at the end of every conversation we had. We went to the Keys for 4th of July last summer and Justin (9) was watching fireworks on the beach. Suddenly we saw Justin crying and asked him what was wrong. He said "I miss Uncle Bobby" I often get comfort from remembering you are in a better place and we were left with the painful task of living life without you. I wouldn't have it any other way no matter how painful loosing you has been. We love you!"
Darci Hess of Jensen Beach, Florida

"I miss you brother. They put up a memorial to our fallen brothers in the admin building in Fallujah and it hurt every time I had to go in. We had a memorial service for a guy we lost from NMCb 18 last fall, but I was crying for myself and the time I lost with you"
eric niles of melbourne Fl

"Bobby it has been 2 years since you passed and it does not seem like it. It seem like it was just the other day. I miss you a whole lot and love you. If i could see you one more time i would say thank you and i am proud of you. I will see you in heaven."
Michelle P ( Bobby"s cousin) of Ohio

"All Seabees are welcome inside the Gates of Heaven. You shall sit at the right hand of God."
BUCS(SCW) of Bell, FL

"I am a sailor fighting for the same cuase that Robert B. Jenkins had fought for. Freedom, honor, and the many loved ones. I thank him and all of his efforts. Although, I had never knew him, I feel that he was a great brother and knowing that we have great men like him keeping his name strong and true makes me feel that we have a great thing. LOVE.
To his family. I am sorry for your loss and i know that apology doesn't mean anything when you lose a family member. Though too I have lost a family memeber with you in Robert."
SN Johnathon Kolbas of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

"Well it's been a year today since you went home to be with your mom and the lord. There isn't a day that goes bye with out thinking about you.I feel that everyone was blessed to have you in their lives for the short time that you were here with us.You will always be deeply missed."
Brandy (Price)Mollica of Roaring Spring PA USA

"Its been one year since you have died and it does not seem like it. It seem like it was just the other day. I am proud of you and all the stuff you have done."
Michelle (robert's cousin) of Massillon ohio

"we pray for you everyday Robert is in God's hands and he will be missed by all that knew him. Robert worked with my Husband and had alot of friends . God be with you at this time."
Lewis &Trisha roberts of Jensen Beach ,Fla

""I have a "hero" bracelet for Officer Jenkins. It will be worn around the neck of a American Eagle
statue we have on are fireplace mantel
Good Bless"

"I have a "hero" bracelet for Officer Jenkins. My heart winced when I saw his picture. I am so sorry for all who loved him, and for the life he has lost. I will wear his bracelet until this awful war is over. awulfkuhle@cox.net"
Analee Wulfkuhle of Providence, Rhode Island

"Bob, Thank you for your service. Words could never express the pride and greatfulness I have for you."
John McCoy of Pittsburgh

When I got that phone call from aunt Judy in May I felt like god wasn't listening to our prayer everyday to bring you home safe.But then I realized that god had other plans for you.Growing up you were always my idol.I also thought that you were such a great person.One that god blessed us with.I always wanted to be like you.You were alway a kind,caring,and free spirited person.You were so full of life.You are now home with your mom and grandma.You are not only my idol you are my hero.You will always be missed dearly.We all love you Bobby.
Love Always,
your cousin
Brandy (Price)Mollica"
Brandy Mollica of Roaring Spring PA USA

"Bob,from your Aunt Cindy. Bob you will always be in my heart and sole forever.I remember when you were born. I am very proud of you.I love you and miss you. It doesnt seem real yet."
cgreen@pomounties.org of West Decatur, Pa

"Bobby since you left us, we have entered into a new season. Fall, a season that brings change. One thing that won't change is our memories of you. "YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!" The memories of you will remain at surface keeping you in our thoughts always. You have touched so many lives, more than you could imagine. You sacrificed your life to bring peace to all parts of the world.
Know that your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
I will always remember the times we all went tubing down the stream, the laughs, and the fact that you were a jokester kept us in tears. We love you."
Jackie Bracale of Kansas City, Missouri / United States

"You became part of my life 33 years ago.
You were very special too me. I was so proud of you for wanting to protect your family and our country.
There is not a day that goes by that I am not thinking of you.
You will always remain in my heart.
I love and miss you so.
Linda L.Jenkins (step mom)
as Bobby called me Mrs. J."
Linda L. Jenkins of Rockledge, Florida

"You took your call to duty
With no hesitation in sight
This was a soldiers job you said
All you wanted to do was fight

No fear in your eyes
No skip in your step
Just an M-16 resting on your chest
You boarded the plane not knowing what to expect

You walked tall and proud with all the rest
The battle began
It was a hard one to fight
The came that dreaded night

Things did not go the way they were suppose to
You got your wings from GOD and then you flew
Your our hero now and our guardian angel too
I hope you know how very proud we are of YOU!!

By:Jerri L Jenkins-Moyer
In Loving memory of my big brother
PO 2nd Class Robert Boyd Jenkins
United States Navy
Operation Iraqi Freedom
February 14, 1969 - May 2, 2004
I Love and Miss you deeply brother Please watch over me and I will be seeing you soon,
Love Jerri"
Jerri L Jenkins-Moyer jjmoyer@pennswoods.net of Altoona, Pennsylvania USA

"i am proud of you. You are the greatest person i ever met in my life.I love You"
Michelle Price (cousin) of Massillon Ohio

"To the friends and family of Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert B. Jenkins:

Our heart felt sympathy goes out to everyone. Having had the privilege to serve with PO2 Jenkins, the thing about him that will always inspire and motivate us all was his great attitude, personality and hard work."
CM1 Jerry Kepich, NMCB23 of Upper Marlboro, Md.

"Petty Officer Jenkins, goodbye sailor and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"To the family and friends of Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert B. Jenkins,

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, Ca USA

"To the family and friends of Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Jenkins
As a fellow SeaBee I too feel the loss of a fellow brother Bee. Just know that his death was not in vain as he was helping those who need it. Your loss was also our loss and he will never be forgotten."
EO2(SCW) Larry W Lack of Greenfield MO

"Bob, thank you for being a true great friend since childhood. Your picture now rides in the window of my truck with a memorial plaque beside it so all will know what you did for all os us. Love your old friend John H. Watson Sr."
of Claysburg, PA

"I hope that no one forgets the huge sacrafice and commitment you gave for your country - I am proud to be called a seabee because of you and others in our battalion We love you and miss you and pray for comfort for your wife and family---- never forget !"
BU2 William Neil Rightsell Jr & family of Boynton Beach Florida

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

"As a Seabee family and the parents of one of the first killed in Iraqi Freedom, we are so very sorry for your loss. When Shane was killed (March 21, 2003) we had hoped no other family would have to know the pain of losing a loved one. Our thoughts are with you today and in the future."
SWC-R Joe and Judy Childers of Powell, Wyoming

"To Robert'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 his bravery and sacrifice.


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

Gloria Caldas (his mom) of San Antonio, TX"

"""There is often a lack of comforting words at a time like this. However, I hope you can find some peace in that your loved one, Petty Officer Robert B. Jenkins, was upholding the Seabee "CAN DO" tradition and the Seabee motto: "With compassion for others, we build - we fight, for peace with freedom."""
LCDR Michelle Breaux, CEC, USNR of Norman, OK (formerly NMCB's 74, 24 & 22)


"to the family of rob jenkins:
we all love and miss rob's humor and positive attatude. he will always be remembered. there is now another angel watching over my shoulder here in iraq. WE LOVE & MISS YOU ROB!"
dennis beath (eo3) of 50cal@seabee.navy.mil

"There are no words that can express the loss of Robert for our daughter YN2 Carrie Curcio. He was her friend and comrade and he will be greatly missed by her and all his friends in CB 14. We all pray that God will bring you comfort in knowing how much he was loved."
peter and nanci curcio of jacksonville, florida

"To Robert'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

"Thank you Robert Jenkins, 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 Robert Jenkins:
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 Robert 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 Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Jenkins:
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 Robert, 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