Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pvt. 2nd Class Jeungjin Na Kim

23, of Honolulu, Hawaii.
Kim died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Korea. Died on October 6, 2004.

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"I really wish I had known Nikki better. I knew him through several mutual friends in high school, but still think about him and his sacrifice often.

During the time we knew each other, Nikki brought nothing but happiness and friendship to the people around him. He was a true friend, and a kind, caring, and gentle person.

Thank you, Nikki. Your sacrifice makes the simple pleasures and challenges of my life possible every day. I remain forever grateful. Rest in peace my friend."
Alex Gancayco of Portland, Oregon

"4 years JJ. 4 years. i remember it like it was yesterday. I wish i could thank you for the laughs you provided when the rest of us were too tired or pissed to think about smiling. I will not forget you."
Rory Sherony of St. Louis, MO

"September 30, 2008
To the family of Pvt. 2nd Class Jeungjin Na Kim:
Jeungjin Na 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

"On August 26, 2006 we will dedicate a memorial stone at Punchbowl, honoring our fallen whose sacrifice gives us the duty and the priviledge to carry on their legacy of freedom and liberty. Your name will appear on our program. Mahalo from Oahu Chapter 858, Vietnam Veterans of America."
Luis Parker of Ewa Beach, HI

"Kim JJ,
Restin peace bro, you opened are eyes over there! I will never forget you and will always keep you and your family in my prayers."
SgtTim Meegan Jr of Ft. Carson, CO

"To the family of:Juengjin Na Kim 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. Prayerfully, we will 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, Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ,"
Polly Ballew of Covington, GA

"PV2 Jeungjin Na Kim you will never be forgotten as long as I live in this darkness world. I'll tell my family and my friends about your sacrificed. My brother, we never met, never served together, but we have served in the same unit. I feel like im losing a brother. I will pray for you and your family. good bye my fallen artillery brother."
spc thai of minneapolis, minnesota

"I donít believe that we understand all that you gave, or how your sacrifice will affect the future for our sons or daughters. I believe you confronted the evil that has enslaved mankind throughout history, the same evil that many American soldiers have confronted in many battles.

I will teach my son and daughter of your sacrifice and your heroism.

Proud Family of Pfc. Kohler serving in Ar Ramadi, Iraq"
Anderson Family of Montana

"Nikky was the youngest and brightest member in the Multicultural Team at AT&T Hawaii. He helped us to succeed. He is a hero in our hearts. We have dedicated a page at our MC-Zone web site."
Luis M Chen, PortAloha.com/MC-Zone, of Honolulu

""To Nikki's family and friends,
The magnitude of Nikki's dedication and sacrifice will NEVER be taken for granted. I pray that you may experience God's peace and comfort at this moment and always."
Lorette Grace of AT&T Honolulu, Hawaii

"Our most sincere sympathies on your great loss. May God give you the strength to see this thru. Jeungjin is our hero."
Tristan Family/AT&T Hawaii/ of from San Antonio, Texas

"Nikki,

Thank you for choosing to serve your country. Your bravery will never be forgotten and will live on in your beloved wife and baby. May God carry your wife and family during these difficult times and be with them always."
Visa Castillo of AT&T Hawaii

"Nikki...

Thank you for your bravery and sacrifice. Prayers of strength for your beautiful young wife and baby boy. Know that you will never be forgotten.

Rest in Peace now Soldier...
God Speed..."
Renee G. of AT&T Hawaii

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

"To the family of Jeungjin;

Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Jeungjin is a true American hero and will always be remembered for his bravery and sacrifice he gave to our country. Our family has also suffered the loss of my nephew in this battle for freedom. May God bless you during this difficult time."
Vic and Tammy McClain--azquail@att.net of Tucson, AZ

"To Jeungjin's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (The Big Ern's Mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

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

"My deepest sympathy, our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. May God bless you and help you through this time. Forever in our hearts a HERO Jeungjin Na Kim."
Amy & Aaron Monier of Waterford, MI.

"Jeungjin Na Kim- Thank you for all you did and for your bravery. You will always be a hero. To the family- I want to say I'm sorry that you have lost your baby. I can only imagine the sadness it must bring. Your son is a hero in all of our hearts. Thank you and God bless you."
Alicia Biby of Nevada, Missouri

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

"Thank you Jeungjin Kim, 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 Pvt. 2nd Class Jeungjin Kim:
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 Jeungjin 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 Pvt. 2nd Class Jeungjin Kim:
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 Jeungjin, 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