Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Aaron P. Latimer

26, of Ennis, Texas.
Latimer died in Mosul, Iraq. He was assigned to the 562nd Engineer Company, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Died on May 9, 2006.

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"SPC Latimer was a young man with whom I had long conversations about many aspects of life. He was always attentive inquisitive and willing to try things that would help him cope with the rigors of combat. As a father and grandfather he filed in for some time the place my children could no longer provide me due to our deployment. I will always remember him, he changed my life!"
MAJ Moises Soto of Fort Sam Houston, TX

"Aaron was like a brother to me. We spent a lot of time together growing up. It still pains me to think he is gone but I know he is in a better place. As long as his memory lives within us he will always be alive"
Ysmael Box of Ennis Texas

"May 2, 2009
To the family of Spc. Aaron P. Latimer:
Aaron 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

"Our hearts go out to you. We pray that God will give you courage and strength to heal and to cope. We are grateful for this brave young man, your beloved Aaron, a soldier who gave it all in the war for our freedom. We share in your sorrow."
M/M Lloyd Nash of Texas

"Specialist Aaron Latimer was my Soldier, comrad, and friend. Words can not describe the pain my Soldiers and I feel on a daily basis. You will always be in my heart Latimer, I will never forget you. You did your job with honor and my grief haunts me today. I lost a Soldier and a friend."
Staff Sergeant (p) Rijkse, Raymond of Fort Wainwright, Alaska

"The family of Refiner's Fire would like to express our deepest sympathies to Aaron's family. We will never forget the sacrifice that he made for our country, and that you have made as well. Our love and prayers go out to you."
Refiner's Fire Ministries of Ennis, TX

"I cannot even express how I feel about the loss of Spc Latimer. I only knew him for 2 months in BCT and I remember how nice it was to have someone from home to talk to. He was one of the nicest people I have ever met. I know that anyone who ever met him was left with a mark of kindess that came from him. I will never forget him and I pray for his family, because thier loss is so deep. To have known such a man his whole life would have been an honor. Please remember the good times, and know that he has served us, his fellow Americans, and that he is among heros right now watching us. Please remember that he will always be with the ones he loved and will always watch over you. I will all miss him and treasure his memory."
Lambert of Mansfield,TX

"May God bring Peace to the family of Aaron P. Latimer.

Aaron, Thank you for your service to our Country. Mere words cannot express my gratitude to those willing to serve and secure the freedoms we enjoy this day.

My condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Aaron's family."
John Knott, USMC Veteran of Ennis, TX

"You served here on earth bravely, but now its time for you to serve in the kingdom of GOD!"
Stephanie of Ennis, TX

"Aaron thank you for serving our COUNTRY. You are a HERO! One that has not died in vain! Thank you for your brotherhood to our son. Healing is a slow process. Alwya be supportive and understanding toward one another. reflect on the very fond and percious memories each of you shared with Aaron! He is in your HEARTS! Aaron loved you all very much. An he knew you all loved him very dearly. our family understand the heartache of losing a soldier. Our heart and prays are with Aaron, Gregory and your family."
leonard_wahl@hotmail.com of Spring Texas

"God bless your family during this time and may you find strength in Him to face the journey ahead.

Michele Carter
Sister of CPL Gary Walters
KIA in Baghdad on April 24, 2005"

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

"Thank you Aaron Latimer, 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 Spc. Aaron Latimer:
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 Aaron 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 Spc. Aaron Latimer:
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 Aaron, 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