Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Jason D. Jordan


24, of Elba, Alabama.
Sgt. Jordan was patrolling a village in Tallifar, Iraq when the vehicle was ambushed by RPGs. Jordan was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1-187 Infantry Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on July 20, 2003.

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"It's now 2016 and your memory hasn't faded one bit. I'm lucky to have known you and to have some great memories that play through my mind often. I love you, you will never be forgotten."

"Thinking about you today, this never gets easier does it....."

"As I walk in the footsteps of a U.S. Soldier now, I will never forget the sacrifice you made and I will never EVER quit. Thank you so much for everything you did."
Kyle Kelley of Jack, Alabama

"Almost 10 years since you left this world for a much better place. But not a day goes by that we don't think of you. There is a song I drive your truck that we hear yeah you'd be mad for us shedding a tear for you but you were an amazing man who is missed by All who knew you.



Love you bunches and miss you
Please give your momma a kiss for me and tell her I miss her."
Janna morrow of Elba al

"Jason,
Had to believe that it is Memorial Day weekend already. I am not sure where this year has gone! Anyway I changed my profile picture on Facebook to you!!! Love and miss you so very much!!!!"
Amy of FT. RILEY, KS

"Jason,
Well, its 2012 and I still think about you often. I came across some pictures of us on St Patricks Day and had to laugh, mainly at the one where you jumped onto my lap and the plastic lawn chair shattered everywhere LOL! Anyway, I wanted to let you know that no matter how much time goes by you are still missed everyday and will never be forgotten!"
Colleen of Kansas

"Dear Jason, I never had the privilege of meeting you, but was lucky enough to run the 2011 Army 10-Miler in your honor. Carrying your picture on my back was inspiring...and I'm sure you were with me that day as I shattered my previous best time! I want to thank you and your family for your service and sacrifices...you truly are a HERO!"
CC of Laurel, MD

"My friend/neighbor, I last saw you when we were in Korea, we were both shocked to see each other...lol, small world..huh. We talked for a while, you told me somethings I'll keep close to my heart...

...It's hard to believe your gone! Everytime I go home and I look over at your house...


...When they told me you were gone I couldn't believe it because it seemed as if we just spoke...

I will cherish all our memmories together my friend,like the time we use to go in the old house in between our houses and play mini baskeball, or play kung-fu, or go hiking in woods...lol; those were the days, you are truely missed. I know your mom is there with you."
Michael Anderson of Elba, Al USA

"Not a day goes by that I don't remember and think about you. Thank you."
Chris Bridges

"You are so heavy on my heart today... I miss talking to you... I really think Jordans personality took after you! You are forever in our hearts!"
JJ of Elba, Al

"Jason,

Just wanted to come and tell you that we are thinking about you today. Happy Veteran's Day. We still miss you everyday!"
Amy and Shelley of FT. Riley, KS

"Jason,
I love you and miss you so much. I've been told that time makes things better but its been 7 years and to me it seems like yesterday that we were having a food fight in McDonalds and how good it felt for you to run your fingers through my hair and tell me you love it because you didn't have any. I will never forget you, you are my world and always will be. I do wish the tears would stop, my eyes hurt so bad. I wish I could be in your arms again if for only 5 mins. Just long enought to tell you that I love you and I always will. No one will ever take your place. Your my Knight In Shinning Armor, remember? I'm still here waiting on you to come carry me away to happness.
I LOVE YOU JASON!!! Your always with me."
Becky Chriswell of Whitley City, Ky.

""THE FINAL INSPECTION

The soldier stood and faced God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now you soldier,
how shall I deal with you?
Have you always
turned the other cheek?
To my Church have you been true?"

The soldier squared his shoulders and
said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't
Because those of us who carry guns
Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays
and at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills just got too steep,
and I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear,
and sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord
It needn't be so grand
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the soldier waited quietly,
for the judgement of his God,

"Step forward now, you soldier
You've bourne your burdens well,
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell""
someone not worthy to mention of from a loving place

"I shall aways remember his childhood days visiting his pa pa ma ma in victory,he was same then as when he went to army.PRAYERS ARE FOR YOU ALWAYS YOU remind me of our fallen son BYRON FOLEY ALWAYS GREATING EVERY ONE WITH A PLESANT PERSONAL GREATING.this HERO will be with me through my life span.THANKS FOR THE MEMORYS YOU LEFT WITH ALL WHO KNEW YOU."
Donald FOLEY of New hope ,coffee county AL.

"I shall aways remember his childhood days visiting his pa pa ma ma in victory,he was same then as when he went to army.PRAYERS ARE FOR YOU ALWAYS YOU remind me of our fallen son BYRON FOLEY ALWAYS GREATING EVERY ONE WITH A PLESANT PERSONAL GREATING.this HERO will be with through my life span.THANKS FOR THE MEMORYS YOU LEFT WITH ALL WHO KNEW YOU."
Donald FOLEY of New hope ,coffee county AL.

"I shall aways remember his childhood days visiting his pa pa ma ma in victory,he was same then as when he went to army.PRAYERS ARE FOR YOU ALWAYS"
Donald FOLEY of New hope ,coffee county AL.

""To the family of Jason D. Jordan ,I am so sorry for the loss of your love one.He died a hero.May you know the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to pray with you or talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church,Rev John B Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015""

"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 E. Steiner of Worthington, OH

"Jason not one day goes by that your not thought of. Today is a sad but happy day. Your mom is finally with you. I know she missed her baby boy when we all lost you.. Now both of you get to watch over us.."
Licia Cox of Arkansas

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRIEND, I KNOW GOD TOOK YOU FOR A REASON, BUT IT DOESNT GET EASIER, I WAS SO PROUD OF MY LIL GIRL THIS MORNING SOMEONE WANTED TO KNOW HOW SHE GOT A PRETTY NAME, AND SHE SAID MY UNCLE JASON DIED FOR MY FREEDOM AND MY MOMMA AND DADDY WANTED ME TO HAVE HIS NAME. I TOLD MARSHA THE OTHER DAY WHEN I SAW HER THAT SHE DEFINITLY HAS SOME SPUNK THAT YOU HAD, HER AND TRAY LOVE YOUR MOMMA AND DADDY. PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR MY MOMMA UP THERE IN HEAVEN, KNOW THAT A DAY DOES NOT GO BY THAT WE DONT THINK ABOUT YOU. WE LOVE YOU AND CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN IN HEAVEN."
WILL AND JJ of ELBA,AL

"Jason I still miss you so much and thinking of you today. Its so hard to believe this year you will be 30 and we lost you 6 years ago. Love and miss you!"
Licia of Arkansas

"Thinking of you today! We miss you so much!"
Colleen of Houston, TX

"Hey Sgt. Jordan I miss you everyday.
I keep a picture of you on my frig. just so i can see you everyday. You truly are a friend that can never be replaced. Well my friend I leave for Iraq on June 15. Please watch over me and my brothers. May you never be forgotten and always be in our hearts. I LOVE you brother"
SSG Wilcox, Donald of Tupelo, MS

"Happy Birthday Jason. Its so hard to believe you are still gone. I miss and love you soooo much. I thank God you have a wondeful family and friends. When Im down they are always there to talk. Hopefully I can come up this weekend. You will never be forgotten little soldier."
Licia of Orange City,Florida

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
you would have been 29 today, would love to be able to tell you happy birthday. you are still so dear to us and always will be, we still have your letters and when we are missing you we reread them, i told Tray today was your birthday and he said momma where are we going to have his party. we are going to come to your grave next week when things calm down with his aunt,anyways for now. we miss you and we love you and cannot wait till the day we see you again..."
Will and JJ of Elba,Al

"June 15, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Jason D. Jordan:
Jason 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

"Jason,
I would like to say thank you to you and the other soldier from your unit who was also killed in that attack for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Rakkasans-Ne Desit Virtus"
(Let Valor Not Fail)"

"hi friend, its been a while since i last wrote you a song came out a few months ago, that spoke to me and william both that would have fit us three to a tee, Of that senior trip down there on that Panama strip
We all started yelling when we smelled the beach
Just couldn't wait to try our fake ids
We only had a few days, and a whole lot of memories to make
Oh man we were livin, didn't waste one minute
We talked and drank and danced and said goodbye
We laughed until we cried


no we didnt use fake ids... but we always had a blast, we sure miss you and know that you are in a better place, but sure would like a few more days to be like the old times, we have kept our promise, Jordan definitly knows why she was named what she was named, and i am proud everyday why we named her Jordan... we miss you and think of you often... hope you and my momma are having a blast up there... take care of each other...

we love ya man..."
will and jj of elba,al

"The first NCO from my new home with the Archangels. you picked me up in your red truck, offered me some copenhagen, welcomed me to the family... then proceeded to bust me out in front of all the guys about my previous occupation before the army. You were getting ready to go to Cambell when i got to Ft. Riley and you were so damn excited to go to a leg unit. I thought you and SSG hart must have been related. I could go on for a while but i suppose I'll just say what brought me to leave a message. 5 what 6 years? your name has and always will stand in my mind as a soldier that inspired me. thanks brother. rest in peace"
Spc John Walls of Atlanta GA

"HEY J....IT HAS BEEN A WHILE SINCE I HAVE BEEN HERE....JUST WANTED TO COME AND TELL YOU THAT I AM FINALLY GETTING MARRIED APRIL 25, 2009...AND SHELLEY IS GETTING MARRIED SOMETIME IN MAY OF 2008...ANYWAYS JUST WANT TO TELL YOU THAT I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU...."
AMY of FT. RILEY, KS

"Hi Jason,
I havent written since your birthday, so much has happened, i lost my momma 3 weeks ago, I know that she has been reunited with you and with Margaret... She loved you like a son and i am glad that you guys are up there together, I miss you both though, your parents have been so good to us, and it was so good to see them at the funeral, i needed familiar faces, your momma sacrificed time the saturday morning that my momma passed to spend with me and my family because i was scared to lose her, but i know she is walking around heaven with no problems....anyhow we miss ya more than anything, we went to the beach last weekend and went by some places that we went the last time you were home i laughed recalling old times... boy those were the times, we miss ya and cant wait to see you again we love ya"
JJ and Will Morrow of elba,al

"happy birthday i spoke with mom off an on yesterday making sure she was doing ok.. We all went to Panama City Beach a few weeks ago i can see why you loved it so much it was amazing down there. we all went to Hooters that first night and had them sing Happy Birthday to seth. His face was so red i dont know who enjoyed it more your parents and brent or seth. We miss you , tell my mom hi for me and that i miss her so much. Brent is headed back to Iraq this fall watch over him for me."
michelle rhoades of ft. campbell, ky

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRIEND, CANT BELIEVE IN 3 DAYS IT WILL BE 4 YEARS, ITS COMING UP ON THE 10 YEAR REUNION FOR YOU AND WILL, AND HE DOESNT WANT TO GO, BECAUSE YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE HE WOULD WANT TO SEE BUT WHEN WE HEARD THAT THEY WERE DOING SOMETHING FOR YOUR MOM AND DAD, HE DECIDED THAT HE WANTED TO GO FOR THEM. WE MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU AND CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN..."
WILL AND JJ MORROW of ELBA, AL PROUD USA

"my dear friend, i come to you tonight to say thank you for looking out for William, i do believe if it wasnt for you and his parents i wouldnt be able to look into his eyes and tell him i love him... thank you and from the bottom of my heart i miss you and wish you were here for me to cry on your shoulder, your parents are my world and i couldnt love anyone more, when i didnt know what to do i called them and they knew what to do, to help us..."
JJ of Elba, Al us

"J,
Its hard to belive today marks 3 years. Its really hard to belive you are gone. Inside my heart I dont think I truly excepted that fact. You keep doing what you are doing up there. Watching over all of us and making sure people are ok. You are everyones Angel. well you know I cant drink so I might have to make some tomatoe gravy and bisuits for you today.I will also make some sweet tea but I know it want be like your Mama's sweet tea.LOL. J, I love you and miss you so much."
Licia Cox of Mountain Home, Arkansas

"we cant believe that tomorrow will be three years, we keep the memories of you, close to our heart...YOUR AN ANGEL, thank you for being YOU, we couldnt have picked a better name for Jordan, she is doing extraordinary well since her surgery, i know you are always with us, we cant wait to see you again, we love you and miss you more than you will ever know..."
the morrows' of elba,al US

"i am not going to sing to you because i cant carry a tune in a bucket, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A WONDERFUL MAN, we sure miss you wish you could be here to celebrate, make you go to hooters and we would have fun... i cant believe that in 3 days it will be 3 years, you have the best parents in the hole world, i am so proud to call them my adopted parents you are one of the only men that i could tell things to and you not judge me, and you never judged me on my face...THANK YOU... we love you and miss you...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,"
Will and JJ Morrow of Elba, Al US

"J,
Wanted to tell you Happy Birthday!!! I cant belive your 27 today. Time flys by. Still remember your last birthday we spent together before you went home and then Ft. Campbell. Cant wait to see your parents agian. I miss everyone in Elba alot. Well J have a Happy 27. Sorry I cant drink a MGD for you maybe in 2 months after I have Baby Kennedy. But I know you understand. I love you and miss you so much."
Licia of Mountain Home, Arkansas

"thank you for looking down on Jordan during her recent surgery, she is better than expected, and what can i say about your parents, to be there with us during her time of need i couldnt ask for better friends and family members, i enjoy every minute i always spend with them, they are a joy... its hard to believe that 3 years is coming up your dad was teasing me the day of Jordans surgery and it made me think of you so much, we cant thank you enough for being a great friend, we love you and miss you more than words can ever say..."
Will and JJ Morrow of Elba, Al

"J"
So hard to sit here and write to you without crying. Everyone says time will mend a broken heart. But no one ever knows that time. I miss you so much. Every little thing around me can some how remind me of you. When I see a Red Truck I think of you or a Auburn hat or fan. I look at picures of us and it hurts but I know you are in a better place. Your parents are the best I think of them often and the times I had with them espically drinking MGD with your dad, mom and chirs and eating dounuts. I love your mother so much. I know you loved your Mama, you were her baby and still are. I sent her a Mothers Day card for you. She has touched my heart as much as you have and I will always cherish her as a Mother. Jason you are still my best friend and I love you with all my heart."
Licia of Mountain Home Arkansas

"SGT Jordan,
I learned of what had happened while scanning a list on the internet and I stumbled across your name. I'm deeply saddened by what I found that day. You were a good friend, a good soldier, and a good brother. You were an inspiration to me SGT and I'll never forget that. I look back to times at Ft. Riley, my charished memories of the past, and remember all the times that our fellow Hellraisers got us mixed up, thinking I was you and You were me. I guess we would have to resemble one another pretty well if troops were coming up to you asking about request forms and such, and troops coming up to me asking if that mortar tube was taken to 101st for bore scoping! I remember the time you SPC Crane and I had a few beers in yer room and watched The Last Castle. I remember also your pride for your shinny red truck. I also remember the chats we had while we were both clearing post you for PCS and I for ETS. I'll never forget how glad you were to get yer E-5 stripes too. I never got the oppertunity, but I wanted to take a snap shot of us to send to my folks to show them I had a twin from Alabama. Unfortunately because of that list they got to see. I wish that things could be different. Deep down I wish I could have some how did my part. I may not be a soldier in the Army anymore, but at heart, once a soldier always a soldier. Since I cannot help out over there, I'll do my best over here. I will always remember you SGT, I can even still remember the sound of your voice. You will be missed always, and your family will always be in my prayers. I will always honor and charish your memory. I consider myself blessed and honored to have been able to serve with you in HHC 1-34 AR. Well SGT, take it easy, and when I get up there too, we'll have a few, well I dont know if the good Lord will allow beer up there, but we'll have a few drinks of something and catch up on old times. Keep an eye on us from up there brother, and dont PT Jesus too hard, he does have holes in his hands and feet ya know! Miss ya SGT. May God's light shine on you for ever and ever, and may he be with your family always. Razer Xray out."
(SPC) Nathan R. Head of Houston, TX

"Jason...Wow, what a suprise to me when I found your name on here. I am so glad that I got the opportunity to know you while you were stationed at Ft.Riley. The times that we all went out (you, me, Torres, Wilcox, McCoy, Wilson), those were some of the greatest times of my life and I will always carry those memories with me. You will forever have a special place in my heart because of the wonderful person that you were. God Bless You...You will never be forgotten."
Jennifer Parks of Manhattan KS

"I WAS STATIONED WITH SGT JORDAN IN FT. RILEY,KS. WE DID SO MANY THINGS TOGETHER. JASON YOU WAS AND WILL ALWAYS BE A TRUE FRIEND. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MISS. YOUR BRACELET WILL NEVER LEAVE MY WRIST. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. BROTHER,FRIEND,AND ARCHANGEL FOREVER."
SGT DONALD WILCOX of TUPELO, MS

"Jason,
It's been two and a half years since your passing, and three years since I followed in your footsteps and joined the army. Now here I sit, in South Baghdad and I only hope to be the soldier that you seem to of been. We were family, but I never got the chance to know you that well. That's a regret I'll live with forever now. But know this, the Jordan family in Phenix City thanks you for what you did, and we miss you cousin. Godspeed Sgt."
Spc. Matt Jordan of Iraq

"i cant not write to you during the holidays, the holidays were so important to us when you would come home... Jordan is sick again seems to be getting more and more of a trend here in the past month, but when i was coming home from the dr wednesday a song came on the radio angels among us, and i realized she has a lot of angels watching over her, Christmas and New Years will never be the same without you, cant wait to see you again we love and miss you more than you will ever know"
The Morrows of Elba,Al

"jason,
brent is back in iraq as a fellow Rakkasan. There's not a day we don't think of you, especially being here at ft. campbell knowing we would be seeing you. Your mom is the sweetest person in the world. I can't imagine not having her in my life. The day that my own mom died sandra(mom)was the only voice i wanted to hear. your parents have made me and the kids feel as part of the family. A family that i am so proud to be a part of. I'm glad you and my mom have each other company.. we love and miss you."
michelle / brent rhoades of clarksville tn

"Hey J
I was going through our old letters to eachother. I forgot how much of a sweet talker you were. I still want you to know I love you. One of your letters said you will always be here for me when i need anything. I truly believe you still are maybe not in person but in soul. Donnie and I had are baby girl. She was born September 21st Im sure you were there watching making sure all was safe.You always helped and protected me and everyone who needed help. We put baby Kaylynn in a beauty pagent October 15th and she got 1st runner up and recieved a crown and trophy and quailfed for state in March. Well Jason I love you and miss you. Always remember and watch over me and my new family"
Licia of Mountain Home Arkansas

"Jason,
I went to the park in Enterprise and saw your name on the Wall of Freedom memorial this weekend. You were so much fun to be around and always a great friend to me all through school. But, I know now that you are in heaven looking out for all of us and that I will see you again someday! I am so glad to have known you!!"
Leigh (Kelley) Locklar of Elba, AL

"Knowing you was a blessing. You made me laugh when days were bad, you made me smile, you made sense of life and hardships. How I wish I could have been there to hold your hand. May the light of God shine on you always. Miss You Dude, and never will I forget you and the glory you represented then and always."
Stephanie of Fort Campbell, KY

"Jason,
From one soldier to another.
You live forever because you live within our hearts. You walk with us and will eternally be a part of us. Until we see you again. Soldier on!"
Ed Hughes of Sinai, Egypt

"Happy early birthday, even though you are not here to celebrate know that you are in our thoughts there has never been a truer friend than you we miss you forever and always...happy birthday you will forever live in our hearts..."
William and JJ of Elba,Al

"Jason,I think of you often. Miss you being at the store with me and us chatting about everything. You had a smile that touched anyone whom you came in contact with. You were my best friend & you were like my own son,I loved you just that much. You will always be with me & my family and in our hearts always.I go by your grave & I set and talk to you & cry. You left us before your time,but God calls his children home and I know you are with him and I know you are in a better place. Went by your grave the other day & put a something small for you.Hope you liked it. Love you Jason,son you will always be in my thoughts and in my heart."
Linda Powell of Jack,Alabama

"Jason,
Its almost been 2 years and seems like forever. I think of you often. You and your smile is missed not only by me, but by everyone. I miss you and love you."
Licia of Orange City

"ON THIS MEMORIAL DAY,YOU HAVE BEEN IN OUR THOUGHTS,YOU GAVE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR COUNTRY...WE MISS YOU AND KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE...WE THINK OF YOU OFTEN AND YOU WILL FOREVER BE IN OUR HEARTS...WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YA!"
THE MORROWS of USA

"Jason,
Christmas has come and went this year..and now tomorrow is going to be Jan. of 2005...and I still can't believe that your gone...I love you and miss you dearly...and I still pray for your family everyday...and I know that you are watching over them and everyone else that you knew....Happy New Year Baby"
Amy of Ft. Riley, Kansas

"To the family of SGT Jordan, I only met Sgt Jordan a few times when we lived in the fort together. There were few men in that fort that i could honestly say I had nothing but a good impression of. He was a great man, and a great soldier, 1/187 mortars were blessed to have him in their ranks. He will always be in my thoughts and memories."
SPC John Blomquist of Ft Campbell, KY

"Days still going by. So hard, really think you arent here with us no more. Talk to your mom she helps me alot with choices and giving me motherly talks. I love you and miss you."
licia of Hays,KS

"Jason, as the Christmas season fastly approaches we miss you more with every day knowing that if you were here we would be getting together with you.Please continue to be with my dad as he is still doing wonderful over there and loving it...Jordan is continuing to do wonderful as she is almost walking a complete and utter miracle being that one year ago she was a very sick baby.Tray well he is a very ACTIVE and wonderful little boy full of mischief takes after his father more and more every day.We think of you often and as the days go by the friendship that we had will never be forgotten. we love and miss you..."
Will and JJ Morrow of Elba,Al/USA

"Danny and Sandra I miss u dearly and I think of your family often. There isnt one thing that reminds me of Jason. I love him and miss him so much. Thank you for always caring and letting me into your home. Take care and remember I think of you guys often and I love you guys. Jason loved his family and still does. I will never forget the memeories Jason and your family gave me. I love you guys"
Licia of Hays, KS

"thank you for watching out for Jordan McKenzie, she turned one today and she is thriving the dr was so happy today at her weight she finally weighs 18 lbs! her traceamalasia seems to be keeping quiet the past couple of months... we wish you could be here to see her. she is absolutly beautiful. i dont think you will ever know how much we miss you. your friendship to us was very special and noone could ever fill that hole that is in our hearts because you are gone. your parents have been so wonderful to us they have been there to laugh with us and have been to let us cry on their shoulders. we have sat here countless nights and looked at your picture trying to make ourselves believe that you arent coming home. it is so hard. we think of you daily and WILL NEVER find a friend as wonderful as you. thank you for the wonderful years of friendship that we had please look after my dad (CW4 Edward Timothy Hughes) as he leaves in 19 days for overseas, please dont let anything happen to him. we love you and miss you always"
William and JJ Morrow of Elba/Al/ us

"Hey Jason, thinking of you daily. Well hurricanes hit my home in florida. My grandparents are doing well there. I wish I was there to help them clean-up. But college is going great. I miss you so much and I never stop thinking of you. I will always remeber the impact you had on my life and I will always love you."
Licia of Hays, KS

"Hey Jason, things are going well. i started college. its going great. i think of you daily.i miss that awsome smile of yours.i look at your pictures all the time. there in my dorm room. thank you for always being there for me."
licia of Hays, KS

"To Jasons family,
Words of comfort cannot express your continued loss. Please take heart that your son was a true hero in every sense of the word. He lived the dream to protect his country, one dream that all free americans will always cherish."
MSgt David Smart, USAF (Retired) of Ft Walton Beach Florida

"I can only imagine the grief and loss Sgt Jordan's family are experiencing, but it breaks my heart. Only God knows why Sgt Jordan and Garvey were taken that fateful night and my son was spared. But I do know Sgt Jordan was a truly great man and will be sorely missed. I also pray that God's comfort will surround his family. Thank you for raising such an incredible young man."
Cynthia Norman of Eugene, OR, USA

"Jay it is hard to believe that a year has passed since the day we learned the news. You are missed more and more as each day passes, and thou you are gone from this earth, you are never gone from our hearts. As Shane embarks on his second mission in Iraq, I feel a little better knowing that we have a special angel who I know will look over them all over there. You were very dear to us, and we love and miss you so very much.."
Spc Shane, Amanda and Katelynn Farris of FT., Stewart, GA

"Hey Jason , Well your parents and I got back from PC it was beautiful. We went to Hooters for your 1yr memorial they had a guy singing and he played "Sweet Home Alabama",it was great to hear that song becuase its was your favorite. The beach was beautiful. We enjoyed the stay. Well i fly back to Kansas saturday. I miss you and love you."
Licia of Elba,AL

"Jason....we wanted to let you know that you are in our hearts and your parents are in our prayers...we thank you for a job well done...you are missed dearly everyday...your picture hangs on our living room wall...so that we can see you everyday...we love you and miss you..."
Shelley and Amy of Ft. Riley, Kansas

"jason- hard to believe that its been a year since brent and i called your parents hoping that it was another jason jordan and not you. we have gotten close to your parents and i call them mom and dad all the time.. brent has been home for his 2 weeks from iraq and leaves thursday to go back , please keep an eye out for him while he's there.. we miss you and think of you more than you realize. we love you"
michelle and brent rhoades of ft. lewis, wa

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier!!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

"Hey Jason, your memorial was very nice.Aboout 60 people showed up. I promised I wouldnt cry , but then they played taps. I have been with your parents for 2 weeks. I miss you so much, its so diffrent without you. But i will always remember the times we had together in my heart and mind. I love you and miss you"
Licia Powell of Elba ,AL

"I left a few things out! Sorry! a year ago the zest that you had for life was taken from everyone that knew you! you had a glow of your own! your purpose on life was to make people happy! you made alot of people very happy just being you! you were ONE of a kind! there is no other word for it! we miss that zest that you had for life. we think of you often! we love and miss you!"
Morrows' of Elba,Al,USA

"Happy Birthday to the best friend that anyone could ask for. The memorial of that monument yesterday at the church was beautiful. You are missed on this earth more than you will ever know. We are coming up on the day that you were taken from the earth on Tuesday. Although We have prior engagements our thoughts will be with your parents and brother as they try to deal with that day! Do not ever think for a minute that we your best friends could forget you. Our daughter is a reminder every minute of every day with your name. But we wouldnt have it any other way! We want you and everyone to know that you meant the world to us and your memories will last a lifetime till we come up and meet you..."
Morrows' of Elba,Al,USA

"Jason- You were an amazing person with a beautiful soul, you taught about life and about love. I miss you more everyday and I've always loved you with all my heart. Happy Birthday."
Emily

"Happy Birthday jason.. we miss you more and more everyday"
michelle&brent rhoades of ft. lewis, wa

"Jason, It was Great serving with you in the Army. Although we only spent a few weeks at Ft. Benning together for IMLC I will never forget the impression that you left on me. Thanks for all of the memories and I will keep your family in my prayers. And I will always remember what you told me about the Confederate Flag. Heritage not Hate. RIP brother."
SGT Davis, J.R. of Chipley Florida

"I hope you will always remember him. He was a very nice person in what I read. I hope you will step up and live your life the way you did before he died. I am a 7th grader from Barker Middle School in New York."
7th grader of Barker Middle School

"Your son seemed a very nice person. I am so sad that you have to go through this. I have an Uncle that is serving. His name is Mike. I hope that no other people will die. I am a 7th grader from Barker Middle School in New York and really take this personal."
7th grader of Barker Middle School

"They wear the uniform
Proud and true
They protect our Nation
For me and you.

They give of themselves
So unselfishly
They leave their homes
And their families

They are on foreign soil
In a foreign land
Our men and women
Who are taking a stand

They are on guard
Day and night
They are weary for sleep
But prepared to fight

They see death and destruction
In this war torn place
But its all worth the effort
When they see a smiling face

They remember why they are there
Through all the sadness and sorrow
Its to ensure for the children
A better tomorrow


May god keep and protect the men and women who have chosen to protect us and our nation...""
Sgt Wes Campbell USMC 3/2 of decatur alabama

"Jay-We love and miss you and think of you daily.You meant the world to Blake and Caleb-they made sure you had a deer on the first day of deer season and gave you a bass a few days ago. They will miss never being able to hunt, fish or just hang out with their COOL uncle but will have many fun memories to pass on to Montana. Watch over my babies!"
Marsha/Chris Jordan of New Brockton, AL /USA

"Jason,
There is not a day that goes by that brent and i don't think about you. I know you have been with brent during his time in Iraq and i think you for that. I have gotten very close to your parents and they are truely the sweetest , nicest people i have ever come across, even your dad laughs with me. They are very special to us and there is nothing that brent and i wouldn't do for them. Brent has re-enlisted to go to Ft. Campbell after he is finished with his tour in Iraq. We miss you."
michelle and brent rhoades of ft. lewis, wa

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

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

"Jason, thou gone from this earth, you are never far from our hearts. We love and miss you very much, but we know you are up there shining down on each and everyone of us, and you will live through those precious memories that we have of you."
SPC Shane and Amanda Farris of Ft. Stewart/GA/USA

"DID NOT KNOW YOU; BUT I LOVE YOU."
BUD PATTERSON of AUGUSTA GA.

"you are our special angel thank you for looking down on our daughter during her time of need!"
Morrows' of Elba,Al

"Thank you Jason Jordan, 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

"Jason, you are in our thoughts each and every day and we miss you more and more every day"
The Morrows' of Elba,Al 36323

"I can not even imagine your pain. Your family is in our prayers. Jason was a good guy and will be greatly missed."
The Johnsons of Elba,Alabama/ USA

"Sandra and Danny we were so sorry to hear about your loss Jason was a good friend and a very good person. He will be missed."
Shaun&Jammi Moore of Elba, AL US

"At about the same time the Jordan family was getting the horrific experience of notification from the Army of the loss of their son, I too was getting a phone call. From deep sleep I was awakened to a young officer wanting to notify me of something bad. For perhaps 15 seconds I experience dread and anguish until I learned that my son was wounded and mostly whole. That anguish I felt was for 15 seconds, the Jordan family has felt ever since and forever more. My heart goes out to them. I do not know why my son was spared and their son Jason was not. Only three feet seperated our sons. Jason will NOT be forgotten! From that incident of July 20th a movement has emerged. The father of a son also lost in that incident has vowed to place an individual memorial in the hometown of EVERY service person lost in this War on Terror. And with the Jordan family's permission, the very first such memorial will be in Elba, Alabama, for Jordan.

Please visit: www.lesttheybeforgotten.org

Please become part of this project."
Matt Norman

"Jason, it has been almost three months and as each day passes you are missed more and more by us! There is not a day that goes by that you are not thought of. I want to thank your parents for letting us name our daughter after you! You were our very best friend and We will never forget you! We love and miss you."
Will,JJ,Tray and Jordan of Elba,Al/US

"To the family and friends of SGT Jordan.
SGT Jordan will be greatly missed. Me and SGT Jordan was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. He was a soldier that many would love to have in there unit and most of all, as a "FRIEND". If you didn't know him when he was here, you really missed out on a special person. My prays are out to him and his family. He will be missed but not forgotten. But just remember one thing, it's in God's holy hands. God Bless you."
SFC JERI A. TEAL of FORT RILEY, KANSAS

"Dear Sgt Jordan,

We are all singing your beloved "Dixie" for you, for you "lived and died for Dixie" and America!"
Major Arnold Huskins of Crestview, FL

"To the Jordan Family,
I am bonded to Jason's memory for life, he was a good soldier and a great man. I was honored to serve with him, and grateful to be there that fateful night. Jason was a friend and he will always be my HERO!!!"
Sgt. Douglas W. Norman of Ft. Campbell, KY

"To the Jordan family,
brent and jason were togather at Ft. riley, ks. he was a really good friend of brents. We were both saddend by the news of jason. he will be missed and will always be in our hearts. The jordan
family wil always be in our prayers"
brent and michelle rhoades of ft lewis, washington

"To the Family you are in my prayers...May God bless you. I do want to say it was a honor to have him in our military Thanks for serving our country"
Stacey (Proud Army Wife) of Zephyrhills,Florida

"Danny and Sandra:
Jason was the best friend a person could ask for. We will really treasure the memories that we have of him and will keep them close in our heart. Jordan McKenzie will know where her name came from and what a super man he was. He will be greatly missed forever."
Will,JJ,Tray and Jordan of Elba,Alabama

"Mr. and Mrs. Jordan,
I cannot begin to express in words the sorrow, gratitude, and respect I have for your son, and your family. I am Justins cousin, I just returned from his home and his funeral. I wanted you all to know that our hearts were with you and your family as well. Although the feeling of loss we have will never be eliminated, we must believe that they are together again, serving a higher commander, and looking over us all. The level of respect and admiration that has been expressed by your sons fellow soldiers only enforces my belief that Jason and Justin were chosen for a reason, God only takes the best! I really find it hard to say all I feel I need to in this way, so to you and your family, thank you, god bless you, and if there is ever anything we can do, let me know. Our families will always share this tragic, common bond."
Andrew Bertrand of Houston. TX

"Danny & Sandra,
We are so sorry for your loss. We can truly say we know how you feel.
the family of PFC JOHN E. BROWN"
Bonnie & Ed of Troy, Ala.

"To the family of Jason, our condolences and deepest sympathies. It happens that my son served with Jason and was with him on that final patrol July 20th. My son mourns his loss as do we all. Jason was a good man and a good soldier."
Matthew W. Norman of Union Lake, Michigan

"Jason and my husband were in the same platoon at Ft. Riley. In 2001 they went to Kuwait together, I trusted Jason to watch out for all of his platoon, especially my own husband during that time. He was good soldier and friend. God Bless the Jordan family, Jason will be missed."
Mrs. Martinez of Fort Riley, ks

"We will miss Jason's loving personality and zest for life. He truly was our "Dixie" Boy. Sandra and Danny what a fine and outstanding job you did in raising him. We are praying for peace and comfort to come to your entire family.
Jason is a member of an even higher and elite army and is standing tall, poised with a smile."
Bill and Jena Hughes of Enterprise, AL/US

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Jason Jordan:
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 Jason 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 Sgt. Jason Jordan:
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 Jason, 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