Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Raymond E. Jones, Jr.

31, of Gainesville, Florida.
Jones died in Bayji, Iraq when a rocket-propelled grenade struck him while on patrol. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany. Died on April 9, 2004.

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"Thinking of you on Memorial Day 2017. You will always be missed and loved.
Michael, Heidi and Kipton"
Michael Jones of Deland, Fl

"Merry Christmas. Remember when I 1st got out the army and you stayed with Heidi and I for Christmas. One the my best Xmas ever !!! Missing you 12/2016"
Michael Jones of Deland, Fl

"It was as honor to serve with you in Bayji, thank you for looking out for my squad. Your family raised a good man. A 1/26 Inf. 2004."
Melvin Davis of Killeen TX / US

"NOONE honored her Raymond; but I raised her to honor you. Watch over our baby for me Raymond."
jamiLYNN of Gatlinburg

"http://ciet.futurearmyofficers.com/2015/06/cadet-honors-father-by-living-out-his-dream-2/"
jamiLYNN of Gatlinburg

"Missing you today. I will always be proud of you."
Michael Jones of Deland Fl

"To a great friend, soldier, and weight lifting partner. Me and Jones were stationed together in Bamberg, Germany and deployed to Bosnia. We had such great times. We were young E-5 SGT then. My condolences go out to Jones and his family. I have many photos of me and our section from Bosnia. When I saw Jones on the fallen list, it was like a Mack Truck hitting me. My family were huge fans of Jones, and I'm retired now reside here in Fort Bragg, but I will always take a special moment too grieve for my good friend Raymond Jones."
SFC Berlester Watson of Raeford, NC USA

"To a great friend, soldier, and weight lifting partner. Me and Jones were stationed together in Bamberg, Germany and deployed to Bosnia. We had such great times. We were young E-5 SGT then. My condolences go out to Jones and his family. I have many photos of me and our section from Bosnia. When I saw Jones on the fallen list, it was like a Mack Truck hitting me. My family were huge fans of Jones, and I'm retired now reside here in Fort Bragg, but I will always take a special moment too grieve for my good friend Raymond Jones."
Berlester Watson of Raeford, NC USA

"Leaving in a week for Fort Knox. Training to get that butter bar. Knowing I have my dad by my side watching me is all I need. Hope to make you proud! Just wish you could be there for my first salute and all those there after."
Sasha of Jefferson city, TN

"June 18, 2014 - Happy Birthday Day - 42 years old today. I'm keeping you closer to me lately - really missing you. Love ya Michael"
Michael Jones of Deland, Fl

"Debbie Bowie again! You can email me at debbie@debbiebowie.com with instructions for where to mail Raymond's licenses and birth registration card."
Debbie Bowe of Richmond, VA

"I am in possession of Raymond E. Jones, Jr's Tennessee and Virginia driver's licenses and his birth registration card. I got them when helping Emily clear off her desk. She found them in an apartment she owns and was clearing out. I'd like to return them to family. If I don't hear from anyone by July 1, I will destroy them. But, I'd prefer to send them to someone who would value them."
Debbie Bowe of Richmond, VA

"9.April 2014- Oh mann....10 year`s without you- Ray! 10 years without a good friend. It makes me sad when i look back about the time without you. A soldier to much who died.
R.I.P."
Christian Engelhardt of Würzburg , Bavaria/ Germany

"Now, you must protect her from above <3 Thank you SFC Jones; never dreamed I, the words "my angel"would ever be so poignant. Thank you."
Lynn (Jami) of Gatlinburg, TN

"One month is all I have left till I go off on my own to college. I'm joining ROTC to serve our country. Following in the footsteps of a soldier I never knew. I pray every day that God lets me be half as good as you were. I think of you every time I start training. Your memory is strong. Hope to make you proud Daddy Raymond."
Sasha Raelyn of Gatlinburg, TN

"Raymond, I really wish u were HERE for all this..ANY of this...! She's going to her SENIOR prom tonight! She's going to look JUST LIKE the Princess Alexandria!.... We KNEW IT! She graduates in 19 days & heads off to college in July, Raymond! Your legacy left when your blood was spilled for us would have been much better spent taking care of your DAUGHTER & supporting her & her dreams, than left to GREED... I know you SEE now, I forgive, I just wish I could share this with YOU! I love our little girl Raymond, thank you ..... Your blood was worth more to us than most could ever know. Protect her tonight Raymond, I need u to BE that angel!"
jamilyn douglas (baby's MAMA!) of Gatlinburg, TN

"Gone but never forgotten, I wish you could have met my daughter Victoria and son Marco. We have a beautiful family. Miss you bud, I know you are always watching. God Bless."
Demian of DeLand, FL

"I know this isn't you, but I just wanted to say I got accepted into ROTC, I'm following in your foot steps. I also got a full ride to college! Going to be wearing blue and orange! I just want you to know you're always on my mind. I can't explain how bad I would love to have you around. But I know I have you in my heart. Thank you for your sacrifice And my freedom!"
Sasha Raelyn of Gatlinburg, TN

"You are not forgotten, Ray! Thank you for your sacrificies!"
Andi Pence of Virginia

"Son, no matter how many years go by I miss you just as much as the first day. You will never be forgotten. I love you son, Mom"
olga chaves of costa rica

"Ray and I arrived at Schweinfurt on the same afternoon and were roommates. The rest of the unit was out in the field and Ray was a SPC and I a E2. He busted my balls right off the bat and then turned into one of the greatest friends ever. We had a few days before the rest of the unit came back and we started off our adventure in Germany together. He was and still is a great person and he is missed dearly. My heart goes out to his family and all the others who miss him."
Michael of Guadagnoli FDC Bravo 1/7FA

"Raymond,
Thank you, brother for your sacrafice; you were a true leader and you will never be forgotten."
CW2 Brandon Bryan of Bamberg, Germany

"8 years ago I lost a brother - this year I gained a son. It pains me that he will never get to meet you but I promise he will know you. Miss you bro, I always miss you.

Love always Michael, Heidi and Kipton"
Michael Jones of Deland Fl

"Thinking of you and your sacrifice...I keep watching over Katja. We miss you."
Andi Pence of Virginia

"To SFC Jones Family:

I worked with SFC Jones when he was assigned to the ADC(M) office in Bamberg. He was a great NCO and helped to get me started in getting the entire command group working together in getting ready for field exercises. He was a great man, and I know that he loved his family. I hope that all is well, and you continue to know how great he was."
SSG(P) Skylar Holman of Houston, TX

"We are a property management office in Richmond, VA. In the process of renovating an apartment we found some photo id's belonging to Mr. Jones. We would be happy to send them if the family is interested. emily10024@aol.com"
Emily of Richmond, VA

"I told you, Ray, before your last employment that I will always watch out for Katja. I will and I know that you still watch over her, too. You are greatly missed by so many people! It is always hard to stay behind."
Andi Pence of Virginia

"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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3
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

"Its been seven years to this day. I awoke today relizing that I no longer have the hope of meeting the man that made it possible for me to live and be free. When they "Freedom isn't free" they weren't lying. I know i never got to meet you, that i can remember, but if I could have I would have thanked you for all your sacrafices, and thank you for bringing me into this world. I'm now a freshman in highschool, almost a sophmore, and im an honors student i play basketball (still) and i run track. My Mom says you'd be so proud of me, I just want people to know that I AM YOUR DAUGHTER! I am honored to be YOUR daughter! I'm making the best of the life you allowed, I'm working my way through school, and I plan to go to UF!! Thank You! for allowing me to live free and do the things I love to do, I know it wouldnt be possible without the ultimate sacrafice! I love you Daddy Raymond!"
Sasha Raelyn of Gatlinburg, TN

"”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 you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,800 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!
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"
Project Compassion , Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"Ray, It has been 5 years and we still mis you bud! Just remember that I never miss a day where I remember the great things that we did. I had a little boy named Marco Emilio and he is truly the sunshine of our life. We send you a big buggy wuggie, five. D&Z"
Demian of DeLand, FL

"May 7, 2009
Unbelivable- now it`s already five years ago since Raymond past away. He left a hudge hole in our and especially my life. I miss the great funny times we shared together and always enjoy to think back to these times. My thoughts of Ray- always put a smile to my face.
He was a great inspiration, a great brother in law and a friend for a life-time. Don`t forget the fallen heroes.
In Peace"
Christian Engelhardt, Katja`s brother of Würzburg, Germany

"March 29, 2009
To the family of Staff Sgt. Raymond E. Jones, Jr.:
Raymond 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

"Sasha:
I am so glad that you wrote your daddy.
I just want to let you know that you are always on my thoughts and prayers and that if you ever need me I will be there for you. My address is olgachaves@gmail.com, you can write me anytime. I love you
Your grandma, Olga"
olga chaves of san jose, costa rica

""DADDY RAYMOND" its you r DAUGHTER.......SASHA. for all yo upeople thank you for the support. i am missing you terrible this 4th of jully and want to thank you for the life you gave me ...... and the 1 yo u gave for our freedom. happy 4th and thank you so much!!..... o just if youre wondering i am doin well in bball and terific in school!!!!! ill be in highschool next year> but the pain of being with out you or at least getting to no you is killing me. this is the 1st time ive written and i am sorry for that. i hope you watch over your wife and your family dont worry about me it still hurts but im makin it (obviously) and i never really knew yo uso i guess it dont make a big difference... but all tyhe same ( I LOVE YOU) "DADDY RAYMOND" ......... GO GATORS!!!!!!!!"
Sasha (your DAUGHTER) of Gatlinburg, TN

"Times flying by, and our Sasha is making you proud! She is the most lovely lady; all of our dreams are coming true. She looks so very much like you, Raymond...pretty little freckles, beautiful "doe eyes" ( as you called them), and taller than we EVER imagined. She's a full fledged teen now...watch over her, keep her safe. I am a completely blessed woman; thank you, my angel, THANK YOU!"
Jamilyn M. Moore of Gatlinburg, TN

"Raymond, 3 years has gone by and the pain is still there. I will always miss you. Heidi and I doing great. Demian, actually moved to Deland and we see him alot. He has become a very good friend of mine, all because of you. You continue to touch or lives more then you can imagine. Love always Michael and Heidi"
Michael Jones of Deland, Fl

"To the Family of SSG Raymond Jones,

I just found this site, but have known about Ray's Bravery since we met in Schweinfurt, Germany in 1995. I visited Ray, in Arlington, in May 2006.
I still remember the times we went bowling, went out on the town and just hung out on Ledward Barracks.

I met him when I was only new to the Army and he was just about to make Sgt.
He always was there to give advice about the Army or just life in general.

Ray was an amazing man and will never be forgotten!"
Ofc. Jay Ball of Milford, MA USA (fmr. 1/7FA)ETS'd SSG US Army

"Well, well, another year has passed. You are watching her grow..arent you? Youre watching ... she feels you, hears you. Shes as tall as the sign...you saw that didnt you! LOL Jason and she celebrated another anniversary, Raymond, it was lovely...Thank you! She hates her dimple, by the way...ahem..LOL (I do too...but its cute as can be) HAHA...Youve REALLY gotta talk to her, though...she wants to go to UT!....OH MY...What are we gonna do? LOL I'll keep workin' on that. But...hey, she's making all A's... what more could we hope for her, huh?! Shes just amazing...THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! Thank you for watching over her, Raymond...I know youre here...there is no mistaking! You are truely an amazing spirit! She makes it all worth it, doesnt she? The pain is gone. The harshness of this world, gone. The love remains. The love grows. The peace.......neverending! Thank you, sweet friend. Send atunement, please...make them understand. Make sure your memory is respected, fully, not in pieces...I try to do my part...she does hers...you do yours...the rest is yet to come...a book yet written. The chapter, today, is a great addition....as with each and every passing day...the story is a great one.....the BEST! Guide her, watch her grow, see her ... love her. and all those that loved you...may they find the peace we have found."
Jamilyn of Sevierville

"Smoke Jones and your family,
Hey Smoke I"ve got to thank you for being a great influence in my life .Having served with was one of the greatest honors of my life ,thanks to you I still have the military pride with me ,your wife and family are in my thoughts , HOOAAH ,"
SPC Freeman of New Windsor

"to smoke jones "a true american icon"

You made a difference in all of our lives and we will always be grateful to the great impact you were and we love you.GO GATORS"
of COBRA STRIKE......STILL IN MOURNING

"Raymond, not a day goes by that I don't think about all you meant to me. I will always miss and love you. You were a great friend and brother."
Michael Jones of Deland, Fl

"To Mrs Jones and SFC Jones Family
my condolences go out to everyone who was touched by raymonds life he will be missed and i hope is is in a better place smiling down on us"
SGT Stephen Wagasky of Schweinfurt, Germany

"Katja, I send my deepest respects and reguards to you. Ray was my number one mentor and set a perfect example of a Nonncommissioned Oficer. Iris and I will never forget you and our fallen heroes! We will surely miss him. Always know that you are in our thoughts."
Sgt Brandon Bryan of Kuwait (from DE)

"Katja,
I just want to say how sorry I am for your loss. Ray was a great friend and I know he loved you more than anything."
SSG(p) Richard Merrick of Ft. Riley KS

"To the family of Sgt. Raymond E. Jones Jr. I am so sorry for the loss of your love one.He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or someone to talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington, Ga 30016 phone 770-787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ,"
Polly Ballew of Covington, Ga

"To Katja
We are very sorry for your loss.
Knowing you means knowing how much he meant to you. Looking at your pictures means seing the Love that was and still is between the two of you. Nothing will ever replace your husband but you need to be strong and move on. He wouldn't want you to suffer, he would want you to be happy. He wouldn't want you hurting, he would want you to heal. He would always want the best for you.
How do I know? Because he loved you more then life itself.
I am here for you if you need a friend and so is my family.
Your friend Joanna and fellow Army spouse in 1-7 FA Bn"
The Ogle family of Schweinfurt, Germany

"To the family and dear friends of SSG Jones. I was one of Raymonds Drill Sergeants at Ft. Sill and had the honor again to serve with with Raymond as his Gunnery Sgt in Bosnia, I wish only to express my deepest of sympathies and to say that Raymond TRULY was an example of America's finest and one of the greatest young men I ever had the pleasure to serve with. (I will always remember you Brother), To the family my deepest condolences, To Raymond: God Bless You. Love, Respect!"
SFC EJ. Ingram of Bamberg, Germany

"We just wanted to say "Thank You", Raymond, on this Memorial Day wknd. We think of you every day and thank you for the ultimate sacrifice....you are revered and we will live every day to the fullest as our tribute to you. Again, just a thank you to you...for ALL you've given us. We will spend the whole day together as a family and enjoying the freedoms you and your soldiers have ensured for us!"
"Lynn" and Sasha of Sevierville, TN

"SFC Jones,

We did have an excellent time as part of boogie woogie. We met in 95 and still remember you trying to make me find the soft spots on the armor. LOL. Ray we had a great friendship, you were the big brother I never had. Thanks for understanding me as a human being. We were both Florida boys stationed in Germany, you a SPC (P) and I a young Private. You helped me develop as a human being and as a soldier. I would not be who I am today, if it were not for our friendship. God Bless you my Best Friend!
Katja, You were definitely the sunshine in Rays life. I am so glad you two met each other. True love is what you two represent. May God Bless Raymond E. Jones, Jr. and his family."
Demian Penton, aka Sanchez of Jersey City, NJ

"This is the hardest thing I have ever had to write! When we are young, we feel that we are all invinsible... as the loss of Raymond has so painfully reminded us, we are NOT!
I was BLESSED with the greatest gift Raymond left to this free world... SASHA!!!!
Sasha RAElyn Lydia... The name flowed from your lips as if you had been dreaming of it all your life! We were barely adults ourselves, but we wanted to bring this tiny life into this world... Somehow, we both thought it would make everything easier, better. Of course, her arrival only confused an already upset situation, BUT still seemed to make some things so much clearer.
You and I had so many differences, but the one thing we got right was this perfect little girl!!! She looks the "spitting image" of YOU! Your legacy lives on! I see the REASON you were willing to lay down your life....SASHA!!! Noone else has had the decency to even MENTION your daughter, but I know that you truely loved her... no matter what... no matter what!!!
Sasha, the love he had for you has not, and will never be denied!!!!!He gave his life so that you may be free!
In your absence, Jason and I will ensure that, as we always have, Sasha has the BEST life that we can possibly provide for her, with all the love and respect that she deserves!!! It's not easy, and I know you're up there laughing at this, but I have to look at your face EVERY single day!!!
This should remind all of us that life is short, and should be lived to the fullest! and...LOVE YOUR CHILDREN!!!!! You may never get the chance to tell them just how much they touched your heart, just how much you really did love them. Our children are the mark we leave on this world.... and Raymond, what a BEAUTIFUL mark we made!!!!!!!!
Thank you, Raymond; I think of you every moment of every day. Sasha will be left with the memory of a brave man beeing the one to have brought her into this world. Thank you; for giving her the daddy that she needed, and so well deserved. He loves her so much.This was the next gift you gave, and the one she needed the MOST!!! We will miss you; I will miss you.....TE QUIERO MI AMOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"Lynn" and Sasha of Sevierville, TN

"I would like for the family of Sgt. Raymond E. Jones, Jr. to know that I am wearing a hereo bracelet with his name on it. I wear it everyday and have never taken it off since I bought it. I had the chance to read about Raymond on a website so I would know a little more about him. I am a 48 year old mother of two sons ages 26 and 23. We live in Ky. I also wore a POW braclet during the Vietnam War. I have since lost that one, but I will take better care of this one. Just wanted to let the family know that I am aware of Sgt. Jones and as long as I wear his name on my wrist. All the soliders and their families are in our prayers. May God bless."
Myrna Childress of Brodhead, KY

"My heart goes out to Katja for her tragic loss. Though I did not know Raymond I was the CAO for his wife Katja and know that she loved him beyond words. From talking with others and Katja herself I know he was a great soldier but more importantly he was a great husband and friend to a wonderful woman."
SFC Will Egbers

"Katja,
I am very sorry for your loss. I know that Raymond was an outstanding soldier and a wonderful husband to you. I pray that God will bring you strength and peace and that you may find comfort in all your happy memories with Raymond."
Pam Albers of Schweinfurt, Germany

"I was a young 2LT in Germany when I first met SSG (P) Jones, and I will never forget him. We never stayed in touch once I left but I wish I had. He taught me so much about leadership and what my responsibilities were in leading soldiers. He was a great friend and one of the best soldiers I have ever met. Katja I am terribly sorry for your loss. I will never forget the fun times we had inside and outside of Ledward Barracks."
CPT Dale Barnett of Fort Lewis, WA.

"We were blessed to have Raymond for 31 years and we love him to no end. We miss him terribly, but he will be in our heart forever"
Olga Chaves (Raymond's mom) of Costa Rica

"Raymond Jones, a true patriot and a warrior. Loved life, his wife, family, friends and being a paratrooper. I live to fight another day for my brother, he is my wing man."
SFC Gary C willis of FT. Bragg NC.

"To Katja and the Family of Ray,
I knew Ray the first time he was in Germany, along with SFC DeSouza and the rest of the Boogie Woogie crew. Ray is one of the guys that had a great impact on my life. The time I spent with him and the rest of 2nd Section (B-12)will always be the one of the most memorable parts of my life. Ray was a great guy to work for and with, and of course compete with. I learned a lot from him. Not only was he a great soldier, but also a great friend. I feel honored to have been able to spend alot of time with him, both on and off duty. (Lots of great times Ray!)Ray is the first friend I have ever lost, he will not be forgotten. May he rest in peace and May God Bless his family. Your loss and sacrifice will not be forgotten."
Sgt Dan Dougall of Redmond, OR

"I was shocked when i heard what`s happend.
I lost an important and good friend of
my life. My thoughts are every day with him. I will never forget him.
In peace."
Christian Engelhardt, Katja`s brother of Gramschatz/ Germany

"My deepest condolances to the family of SSG. Raymond Jones. I admit that I haven't been reading the list of our fallen for fear of seeing someone I knew. Ray was one of them. He will not be forgotten."
SSG. Noah Grove of Fort Drum, NY

"Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am thousands winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the mornings hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the sofa stars that shine at night.
So not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.


Raymond will always live in my heart and in my thoughts.
Raymond and I had the greatest gift in life......our Love! To give and receive Love is
The best Gift in Life. No words can describe how much I miss him. He was a proud and outstanding soldier as well as a wonderful Husband and my best friend.
I will always love him!

Katja Jones , Raymond’s wife, Niederwerrn, Germany"
Katja Jones of Niederwerrn, Germany

"To SSG (P) Jones and family my heart goes out to you. SSG (P) Jones always stood tall in everything he did and I'm sure his soldiers were tought to do the same. I know for a fact he fought the good fight and now there will be know more fighting for him cause he's a winner now serving in the (Army of the Lord the place for Heros that took the next step.)"
SFC Terry E. Banks (Colorado State University ROTC) of Fort. Collins Colorado

"To SSG (P) Jones aka RAY-JAY! I won't ever forget the days of BOOGIE WOOGIE! We served in the same section as SPC (P)'s and we had some great times together. I'm glad we had a chance to talk before you deployed. I miss you dearly and I'LL NEVER FORGET YOU! To his family and wife, Jones was not only a soldier. He was also a LEGEND!!! God bless your soul, J! I love you! A friend forever!"
SFC Teddy M. DeSouza of Logan, UT USA

"Don't know what to say but when i think of it makes me cry..."
SFC Kreeger of Pass Christian MS, USA

"To his wife Katja,
He was a great chief and a great leader, I learned alot from him. He always was there for all of his soldiers when we needed him. He was a good man and a great soldier. He will be missed! Thanks SSG Jones for all you have done. May you rest in peace."
Spc. Wooden of Balad, Iraq

"To his wife Katja,
He was a great chief and a great leader, I learned alot from him. He always was there for all of his soldiers when we needed him. He was a good man and a great soldier. He will be missed! Thanks SSG Jones for all you have done. May you rest in peace."
Spc. Wooden of Balad, Iraq

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

"To the family of Raymond Jones:
I just heard of Raymond's death and I would like to extend my heart-felt condolances. May God bless and keep you; he was a good man and a great soldier, and he will be missed."
CPT Joseph A. Metayer, former commander of B Battery, 1/7 FA of Lancaster, PA

"To the family of Raymond Jones, Jr.:
I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Raymond. He was a hero, whose bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten. A salute to a fallen soldier- THANK YOU, Raymond. May you rest in peace."
Tina Rexroad, sister-in-law of Peter Enos of Moorefield, WV

"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, Raymond, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"to the family of raymond jones
My baby brother toby was killed with your son in bayji and my family and i defintely feel your pain we will be praying for you and your family"
terry mallet of louisiana

"To his wife Katja and his parents:
We are very sorry for the loss of your husband and son. We share the pain you feel with you. Ray will always be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."
Staff Sgt. Kevin Andress & wife Katja of Schweinfurt, Germany

"To Raymond's Family:
There are no words to describe the sorrow we feel for the loss of your hero. May God bless you all and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Thank you Raymond Jones, Jr., 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 Staff Sgt. Raymond Jones, Jr.:
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 Raymond 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 Staff Sgt. Raymond Jones, Jr.:
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 Raymond, 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