Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Benjamin J. Laymon

22, of Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Laymon died in the vicinity of Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained when he encountered enemy forces small arms fire, and an improvised explosive device which detonated during a dismounted patrol. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Calvary Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on June 24, 2006.

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"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 Steiner of Gahanna, OH / USA

"Ben was my little brother in 2BRT, 4ID. I was so proud when I heard he became an NCO, and devestated at hearing his loss. I will think about him forever."
Travis Oxborrow of Ogden, Utah

"We miss you. Nicole, Marshall, Byron, and Abigail. We think and talk of you always."
The Justice Family of Mount Vernon, OH

"Ben, this is our day buddy. If it wasn't for men like you we would not celebrate a Veteran's Day. I think about you all of the time and about all of the good times we had. I miss you tremendously and look forward to seeing you again someday. Know that you are always loved and will never be forgotten. Jason (Knight 34)"
Jason Thompson of Ft Huachuca, AZ

"June 17, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Benjamin J. Laymon:
Benjamin 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

"Ben, I wish I could have been there with the platoon instead of back at Hood. I had looked forward to going to the bar when you guys came back. I hope you are in a better place and will see you again one day. Ready and Forward. B-Trp 1-10Cav"
Sgt. Michael Picio

"Benjamin,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Ready And Forward"(10th Cav Motto)"

"I had the pleasure of serving with Sgt Laymon in Iraq in 2003/2004. He was a great soldier and I will never forget him. I am so sorry to hear of his ultimate sacrifice for our beloved nation. He was a true warrior and a great part of the Knight platoon in the 2nd Brigade Recon Troop. God be with you all in this great time of sorrow. I will never forget."
SFC Christopher Broesamle (Former Knight42) of Ceres, Ca

"I love you benny bear. I m taking good care of your mama. We'll be together again in the future. Im might be 80 yrs old but I get up there with you!!!!!! Best Friends forever and ever....... lova ya benny"
Jess Frazee of Columbus

"On behalf of the family of SPC Shawn Davies, Our hearts go out to the friends and family of Benjamin. Our family shares in your sorrow. May God be with you. Benjamin will never be forgotten."
Toni Peters, toniannp@sbcglobal.net of Concord, OH

"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, Benjamin will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!
"

"Thank you Benjamin Laymon, 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 Sgt. Benjamin Laymon:
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 Benjamin 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. Benjamin Laymon:
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 Benjamin, 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