Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. David R. Jones, Sr.

45, of Augusta, Georgia.
Jones died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while on patrol. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Albany, Georgia. Died on July 30, 2005.

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"To the family of:David R. Jones, Sr.
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""

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Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna - Project Compassion of Manti, Utah USA

"June 15, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. David R. Jones, Sr.:
David 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

"To the family of David R. Jones, SR. My name is Micah Cornett and I live in Evans, GA and I wanted to express to you my deepest sympathy. I love and appreciate the brave men and women who serve our country. I have a special place in my heart for the ones who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of others.

A few years ago I wrote two poems about our country and the heroes that wear the uniforms of the United States Military. I would love for your family to have a copy. Please email me at micahcornett@yahoo.com and I will make sure that you receive a copy."
Micah Cornett of Evans, GA

"To honor the Georgia soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families, the professional portrait artists of the Atlanta Fine Arts League are offering to paint a portrait of the individual soldier for his family. These 16 X 20” original portraits are being offered completely free of charge in recognition of the sacrifices made by these brave soldiers and in condolence for their families’ loss. Please visit our website www.atlantafineartsleague.org or email us at AtlantaFineArtsLeague@Yahoo.com for further information. –The Atlanta Fine Arts League"
Atlanta Fine Arts League

"David will never be forgotten by the men who lived and fought beside him and who worked with him in peace time and trained with him in the various units he served with. I was with him in C- Btry/ 214th FA and will never forget him. He is one of the best friends I ever had the honor of knowing and he is sorely missed by us all. When I think of hero I think of David R. Jones Sr. David I will see you soon when god calls me home and I look forward to shaking your hand again. I will honor your memory every July 30 and never forget that you gave your life defending this country. I love you as a fellow soldier and comrad and will never forget you as long as I live..."
SFC Ronnie Perryman of Savannah, Georgia

"David - I cherish every day of life as you did while you were here on earth. I found great strength in my savior Jesus Christ at your funeral. Know that I think about your family and pray for them often. I will never forget the things you did for our team as we served together. I miss you, but we will meet again. Yours in Christ."
Todd Perkins of Atlanta, Georgia

"10/25/05: Just read CNN's account of David going out on his last tour of duty with this brothers in arms. So many of the 48th dying earlier, and David takes the torch from them, and then he must pass it onto the next of his brothers. These are the men whom look after and take care of the people of the people of this planet. Truman (or another u.s. president) said he'd far far rather be a purple heart recipient, not a president. You, the ones whom look after planet's people ... you are in life and posthumously the hero's of us all. Thank you so deeply ... as without you, there is nothing."
Cynthia Born of Canada

"Karen--we just found out today (10-4-05) from the JBC alumni newsletter. Our hearts ache for you and for David. I was just thinking about you and David the other day. If you see this, please write me, okay? robert_quiggle@yahoo.com"
Rob and Lori Quiggle of Knoxville, Tennessee

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your
Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the loyal service and sacrifice that was made and
Our cousin LCPL Michael Smith Jr. gave his life on 4-17-04 fighting for freedom.
Please know that this was not in vain and these American Heros will FOREVER be honored.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays of Massillon, Ohio

"We are so very sorry to the David Jones family for your loss - of a TRUE hero of our country."
Montana family

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

"Thank you David Jones, Sr., 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. David Jones, Sr.:
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 David 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. David Jones, Sr.:
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 David, 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