Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Cpl. Joshua D. Jones

24, of Pomeroy, Ohio.
Jones died of injuries suffered when his HMMWV came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations. Jones was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on August 27, 2006.

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"Hey buddy! It's hard to believe it's been almost 10 years since you've been gone. I think of you often, Joshua. You were such a great person. You were just a little tot when I first met you. I am also proud to have been your stepmomma for 9 years as well. I still remember the first day I ever heard you sing. I mean really sing and I was in awe! You could sing like an Angel. I remember you excited about singing in church. We went and bought some soundtracks and I got the pleasure of helping you with your singing, although you didn't need much help. You sang beautifully. I still have video tapes of you singing and get them out every once in a while. I also have the cross and thorn picture you drew for mawmaw. You were a great artist as well. Such a talented young man. Your youngest bubby is leaving for college in 20 days. He got accepted at a prestigious college on a full track scholarship. He gets many talents from his big brother :) So hard to believe he's all grown up. He thought the world of you and I know you loved him too. Watch over you little bro while away at college. Gone-But-Never-Forgotten!"
Angela Garcia of Hartford, West Virginia

"Hey bro it's been many years since you passed, I still feel guilty that you didn't come home. I love and miss you man. I remember the day you died like it just happened. I will continue on and keep you in my memories. You were a major inspiration to me over seas and quickly became one of my best friends though we didn't know each other for long. One day I'll see you and be able to shake your hand and tell you face to face I'm sorry, and that it has been an immense honor to have served this country by your side."
Robert hulbert of Michigan

"Well my brother I hope the Internet is kicking in heaven right now. After all these years I tend to fall apart some blaming myself for you not coming home. You reminded me of myself in so many ways. Dedicated tova cause and so motivated to the cause. I miss you brother, I cant draw this one out it hurts to bad. God bless you Tiff and girls. You and Josh will never be forgotten. Love yall."
SFC Collins of Ft. Leavenworth

"Joshua, you were my first born. It's going on 9 years now since you were taken from us. I still miss you every day. I look at your picture every day and tell you I love you. The pain is not as intense as it once was but will always be there. I am still so proud of you. I am also touched by the comments and love showed on just this page for you. I keep telling myself I will see you soon. I can't wait. Love you and miss you always.- Mamma"
Sandi miller of fremont, ne

"Josh I wear a band in your honor and feel its a privilege to talk about you when people ask me what it says. Its been 7 yrs today and I can still remember exactly where i was when I got the news. Your sacrifice and your life will never be forgotten."
NH of HBC

"To the family of:Joshua D. Jones
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""

"CPL Jones? Wow brother...You were one of the first soldiers I ever had, and even though I didn't have you that long, you were one of the best I have had, even up to this point. I am sorry I didn't go to Iraq with you man, I know you were in good hand though. I couldn't believe it when I heard about what happened to you, but there was a plan.......You were one of the best man.....Love you and you will never be forgotten"
SSG Thomas, Richard H III of Fort Benning, GA

"HEY BRO JUST WANTED TO STOP BY AND AND SHOW MY RESPECTS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. IT WAS MY HONOR TO HAVE SERVED WITH YOU. WE HAD SOME GOOD MEMORIES BOTH JOKING AND PLENTY ISH TALKING.....LoL I'LL NEVER FORGET YOU AND THE SACRIFICE YOU MADE. I ALSO GOT A TATT IN MEMORY OF YOU AND SIMMONS. MISS YOU BRO AND WILL SEE YOU AGAIN ONE DAY."
SGT. GOVEA "AKA" CHOGI of AUSTIN,TX

"Dear Joshua,
I didn't know you, but my husband did. I want to think you and your family for all that they gave up in this ongoing battle. My husband wishes he would've convinced the LT to let you stay under my husband's command. My husband has now asked to redeploy in your honor. Hopefully he'll make you proud. He feels as if he has unfinished business. I'm sorry for your family's loss. May God Bless Your Family!"
Kat of Fort Hood, Texas

"”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 the hero’s Mother, Father and/or spouse. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Almost 2,150 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!
This is a gift! We have wonderful sponsors who help with the costs, and want you know that everyone here at Project Compassion does and will always CARE.
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 God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna
Projectcompassion@manti.com
www.heropaintings.com"
Project Compassion Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"Cpl.Jones, its been awhile since I stopped by to tell you that you and Tiff and the girls are always in my prayers. I miss our antics and the time we had, though short, we did kick some *. I got married, to my college sweetheart from 20 years ago and retired, well she's a Maj. in the Army, so I get to see both sides of the fence. Love ya brother, see ya when God wills."
SFC(RET)J. Robert Collins of Leavenworth, Ks

"Joshua you was a great stepbrother It has almost been 4 years since i see you it see like i was just yesterday i was sittig bye you and talking to you. I look at you picture everyday and think about. one day we will meet in heaven"
Nikki of Meigs

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families 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"
Scott Steiner of Gahanna, OH / USA

"I Love and Miss You more than words can say My Love. I think of you with every passing day. It's been 2 and a half years you have been gone. Our girls are getting so Big! Cami will be starting Kindergarden in Aug and Sadi just turned 2 years old. They are just as beautiful as you are. I will see you again someday My Love and finally we can be together forever like we planned. I Love You Most. Your Wife Forever Tiffany"
Tiffany Jones of Coolville, Ohio

"Josh i love you so much brother its goin on 2 and a half years and i still live out that horrible day everyday. i go see your restin place every chance i get. i went and got the fallen soldier memorial and your name tattooed on the back of my arm so you can always watch my back and my flank. the last thing a said to you before you left us all was i asked you to go to breakfast chow with me but you were too busy gettin ready for the mission so last summer i found tiffany and took her to lunch i had a great time talkin about what a great brother and man you were. if i can live my life and be a fraction of the great person you were i know that ill never let anyone down. i love you and i cant wait to see you on the other side if i can talk god into letting one more hound of hell into heaven lol"
Lonnie Bays of Milton, West Virginia

"It has been two years bro, and I just want you know that your family is taking care of and your daughters are loved, and look just like their father. I will never forget brother, you will be with me till my end of time. My words can't express how I feel inside, but I love you and I thank you for what you did for me and with me. I love you brother and just know I will watch over your family just like we promised each other, just like if they were my own. I love you and miss you, and until we meet again, you will never be forgotton!!!"
SGT Wiseman of Harlan,Ky

"Brother its been two years since you were taken from us. I still miss you everyday. Never will you be forgotten. You were one of the best Soldiers that I ever had. We're back in Iraq again and I know that you're in heaven right now watching my back as always."
SFC Cole Freeman of Texas

"JOSH IT HAS BEEN ALMOST 2 YEARS NOW. AND EVERY TIME I EVEN THINK OF YOU OR GLANCE AT YOUR PIC TEARS FILL MY EYES. AND I KNOW YOUR UP IN HEAVEN NOW AND I WANTED TO ASK YOU TO KEEP AN EYE ON MY BOYFRIEND LARRY. HES GOING INTO THE RESERVES AFTER HIS SENIOR YEAR. AND I KNOW YOUR AN ANGEL AND I WAS HOPING YOU COULD WATCH OVER HIM FOR ME. I LOVE HIM JUST LIKE TIFF STILL LOVES YOU. HES THE LOVE OF MY LIFE. AND I DONT KNOW IF I AM AS STRONG AS TIFF CUZ I AM TOO EMOTIONAL SO PLZ LOOK OUT FOR HIM. BUT I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SOO MUCH. I CAN HARLDY TYPE THIS WITHOUT BALLING. BUT I DO LOVE YOU. AND YOU ARE MY HERO 4EVER. THANKS FOR IT ALL JOSH"
heather white of long bottom ohio

"I was leaving a message for my brother and came across Johua's site. I am sorry for your loss. I find that as time goes bye, I still have the same hurt as I did the day I lost my brother. Life goes on and somehow time does not change the love I had for Shawn, as I am sure the feeling of Joshua's family is the same. I choose today to hold on to the 22 years of memories I had with my brother than the 4 I have'nt, it makes life alot easier. I no longer am mad at God for taking him away, I thank God for putting him in my life. I will always remember all of the fallen heroes for what they have given to us not just for being brave and defending our country, but for being special people to the families that the have left behind. Thank you Joshua for being among the special young people that has left the rest of us with something to learn from. Not just for being a hero but for touching the lives of a country to have unconditionally loved others."

"July 3, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Joshua D. Jones:
Joshua 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

"Joshua My Love, it's been almost 2 years since you have been gone and still my heart aches for you. I miss you every second of everyday. Cami talks about you often and wishes you could come down from heaven and stay with us forever...I hope they turn out to be as wonderful and strong as you. I am so Grateful and Blessed to have been a part of your life. I am so Proud of you. I Love You Most. Your Loving Wife Forever, Tiffany"
Tiffany of Ohio

"Joshua Jones we never meant but I hear so many stories about you and how great of man you were.You've saved so many lives .I'm proud of you and thank you for everything.My heart goes out for your family.I'll keep your family in my prayers always."
Charlene of texas

"JOSHUA YOU WERE A GREAT BROTHER IN LAW AND I KNOW WE WERENT VERY CLOSE. BUT I STILL LOVED YOU. YOUR FAMILY. YOU ARE THE BRAVEST MAN I HAVE EVER KNOWN. AND YOU WILL 4 EVER REMAIN IN OUR HEARTS FOR THE REST OUR LIFE. YOUR OUR FALLEN SOLDIER. AND WE WISH YOU WERE HERE WITH US AND TO SEE YOUR NEW BABY GIRL. AND LIKE TIFF SAID WE KNOW YOUR WATCHING OVER TIFF AND THE GRLS. YOU WERE SO BRAVE AND WONDERFUL. AND I LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU WILL EVER KNOW. YOUR OUR GREATEST HERO EVER. LOVE YOUR SISTER IN LAW HEATHER WHITE. I LOVE YOU. AND THX FOR EVERYTHING. YOU DID YOUR TIME AND NOW YOUR SAFE."
Heather White of Long Bottom OHio

"Joshua, You are the Greatest Man I have and ever will know. I miss you and love you deeply. Know that I am Proud of You and will continue to make you proud of me. Our Daughters are beautiful just like thier Daddy and growing up, I wish you could be here to see them. I know you are watching over us. Remember, I Love You MOST!! Your Loving Wife Always"
Tiffany Jones of Harker Heights, TX

"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, Joshua will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!
"

"Joshua,
| would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"Thank you Joshua Jones, 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 CPL Joshua Jones:
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 Joshua 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 CPL Joshua Jones:
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 Joshua, 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