Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Sgt. Edgar E. Lopez

27, of Los Angeles, California.
Lopez died due to enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on August 28, 2004.

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"I miss you compradre"
Miguel Torres of Jacksonville

"Good health and under the Lords care....you will never be forgotten my friend."

"Semper Fi. ... my brother you are missed ...."
Eddie De Luna of San Antonio Tx

"Semper Fi. ... my brother you are missed ...."
Eddie De Luna of San Antonio Tx

"11 years have gone by and there's not one day that passes that I don't think of you and ponder the "what if's". Como quiera, God has a plan for everything and he knows why he did what did. Todavia te amo como te ame hace 11 aņos... DEP mi Travieso."

"Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice! You're always in my thoughts and your family in my prayers! ♡♡"
of ~~AZ~~

"Hey Edgar, Happy Birthday my friend! I think about you and the rest of our brothers every time I work with the marines out here in. We miss you man. We'll meet again some day. To Edgar's family, my prayers are still with you, God bless you all."
Charles Morton of Seattle Wa / Kandahar Afghanistan

"Happy birthday★"
of AZ

"Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice! You are never forgotten!!"
of ~~AZ~~

"Happy Memorial day! Thank you for all you did for our country. I pray that your family is well. Continue to look after all those who knew you. You will always be a hero in my eyes. Rest in peace and God bless you and your family!"
of ~~AZ~~

"to my brother-in -law you will alwas be in my heart love u and miss u"
marta of nc 27923

"Everytime before memorials day or any holiday or every day I always think of you and remember you. Todayis one of those days because I just wish you could be here to talk too, to go out with or to just hang out and watch our children grow up together. i miss you so much every day cause i knew no matter what was going on you would understand me with any problem i had. I will never find a friend like you."
Joanna Ruiz

"Te quiero y te extrano bastante."

"Its been 6 1/2 years brother since you left us but it feels like it just happened. I saw another Marine running not to long ago and he reminded me of you and the way you ran. We all miss you and wish you could be here, Anita and Jr are big as heck and Rosie is doing well. Bueno mi hermano te extranamos"
Marlon of Sangin, Afghanistan

"To the family of:Edgar E.Lopez
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"3-15-11"

"Hey Edgar,
It's your Marine brother again. Just wanted to let you know that even though its been so many years since you left us, Ur name is still alive. Every day I think about you and so does Rosie and the kids. Dam bro you should see them!! They are all grown up and look exactly like you! I miss you and always remember you. Your memory will never fade away because as u have noticed from above, you left an impression on alot of people. All the Marines you served with and specially all the guys we hung out with in NC still talk about you. You will never be forgotten! Semper Fi brother!"
Sgt Charles Cano 1st Batt 2nd Marines of Alhambra, ca

"~~Thinking of you...today and always!! Thank you for your sacrafice!!~~"

"Feliz cumpleanos, te quiero y te extrano mucho."

"we love and miss you dad you are always in our hearts"
ana and jr of chicago

"~~THINKING OF YOU THIS MEMORIAL DAY!!~~"
of ~ AZ~

"Miss you Edgar."
venus of los angeles

"To the Lopez Family,

I had the privilege of serving with Edgar, while he was stationed at Camp LeJuene with 8th Marines. He was a great man who I feel blessed to know. He made an impact on everyone he met and he will never be forgotten. The memory of this outstanding man will live on in through the lives he touched.

To Edgar,

You are a brother and I will never forgot the time I was able to spend with you. Like many others, I too, have many stories that I continue to share with family and friends. Thank you for making a difference in this world. I am a better man today because of the time I spent with you."
Eric Howe (Sgt. USMC) of Lancaster PA

"Merry Christmas Edgar! You're not forgotten my friend. I still think about you all the time, and talk about you often. You were a good friend, and we'll always be proud of you. God bless you."
Charles Morton of Seattle, Wa / Balad, Iraq

"I love you Travieso ;)"

"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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3"
Scott Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"~~~ALWAYS REMEMBERED!!~~~"

"I Miss You I Miss You"
of HP

"Feliz Cumpleanos. Siempre te voy amar."

"~~THERE ARE NO WORDS TO EXPLAIN WHY YOU ARE NO LONGER HERE WITH YOUR LOVED ONES, BUT HE MUST HAVE HAD GREATER PLANS FOR YOU UP ABOVE. TOMORROW IS YOUR BIRTHDAY AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE STILL MISSED AND REMEMBERED!! CONTINUE TO WATCH OVER ALL OF US!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!~~~"
of ~~AZ~~

"On this memorial like always I made another wreath for you I hope you liked it cause I think it came out pretty nice. Every year you will know I have been there on this day cause a wreath will always decorate your grave for as long as I live. I hope to show my children how to appreciate your heroic legacy and how to honor every day of their lives. So even though the day comes that we meet each other again in that great big blue bayou your grave will always be decorated with lots of love of our beloved soldier that has brought so much honor and pride not only to his country but also his family. I love you and miss you today and every day."
Joanna of Highland Park

"~~~HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!! YOU ARE A TRUE HERO. MAY YOUR FAMILY BE BLESSED TODAY AND ALWAYS. CONTINUE TO LOOK AFTER ALL THOSE WHO KNEW YOU!!~~~"

"Hey Lopez,
this is the first time that i have been able to gather the courage to really talk to you since i last said goodbye to you 5 years ago. as time goes by i still remember all the memories we created during our time together in the corps. you were that big brother that guided me during our time in the corps. i still remember hanging out in N.C., i remember our times in Kuwaitt playing dominos for hours and just plain sitting around bullshitting of how much we missed home and our families. I remember that in lejeune you were always so quick to invite me over for long weekends since you knew that i too had my family 3000 miles away and how could i forget ur awesome carne asadas at your house on base. the day i said goodbye to you was one of the hardest things that ive ever had to do. i couldn't stop crying as reality set in. i miss u and we all know you gave the ultimate sacrifice for your marines and your country. i miss you and you will always be in my thoughts and heart. your name keeps living within my family and you will never be forgotten brother. To Lopez's family: I want you to know that even though its been 5 years since Lopez left to protect heavens gates, we the many marines he served will always keep his name and story alive. Edgar was a leader, a friend, a mentor and above all a brother to me. he was the most unselfish man i knew. he was a son, a brother, and a father who loved his family and always had them in his heart. Edgar "travieso" Lopez you are not forgotten my brother!! tomorrow is memorial day and i will be there to say hi and Semper Fi!! People spend an entire lifetime wondering if they've made a difference in their lifetime, Lopez doesn't have that problem. Semper fi Sgt. Lopez."
Sgt. Charlie Cano 1st batt, 2nd marines, Bravo co. of El monte, CA

"i love u!"

"we love you 4 ever!"
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"Hi, today was cec's baby shower i didnt get to go because i went to school with ale!but we bought her baby a beutiful gift.any how i miss u!u will always be in my heart!"
emily

"I just wanted to say Happy Easter> We spent a lovely day together with all the kids running around looking for there eggs. But of course someone is alwats missing and thats you. Many times I face through my life problems and i always get upset and tell Jose I know if my cousin were here he would help me. I hate not having you around because I truly do need you. Many things remind me of you and many memories pop into my head about you. That day will always be a dark cloud over my head. I sometimes wish it were a lie and that you are secretly fulfilling your duties undercover and one day you wil call but as much as I hope i know its not possible. I love and miss each and every day please continue to give me strength and support as u have been. please watch over your babies and mine. Specially my new baby Mia Serenity. She is the sweetest little girl im sure you would love her and I promise to talk to her about you too."
Joanna of Highland Park

"I think now is when i need you the most. I need the advice of my big brother. You dont know how much i miss you, I wish i could just have you here to help me but there is nothing i can do. Hopefully you will help us from above. I love you and miss you."

"~I will always love you~"

"~~~HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY!! YOU ARE MISSED DEARLY BY EVERYONE WHO KNEW YOU!! THANK YOU!!~~~"

"I REALLY MISS U AND I KNOW I GOT TO SEE YOU A FEW TIMES BUT THAT IS WEN I WAS LITTLE AND I REALLY DONT REMEMBER WHY DID U HAV 2 GO!!!EVERYBODY MISSES U!!AND I DO 2!!"
EMILY of HIGHLAND PARK

"I KNOW I DIDN'T KNOW HIM THAT WELL BUT I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM EVERYBODY MISSES YOU!!!I LOVE YOU!!!"
EMILY BARCENAS of LOS ANGELS

"SEPTEMBER 11... A DAY THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN, JUST AS YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. IT HAS BEEN 4 YEARS SINCE YOU GAVE THE ULTIMATE SACRAFICE AND WE ARE FOREVER THANKFUL. CONTINUE WATCHING US FROM ABOVE. AS ALWAYS I HOPE ALL YOUR LOVED ONES ARE DOING WELL. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN AND YOU ARE A TRUE HERO. THANK YOU!!!"

"After 4 years the pain in my hearts is still there. I really miss you each and evry day. I always need you and it hurts your not there. Whenever I have a problem I wish you were here to help me because you always were able to give me advice or make me feel better. I can only sit with you at the cementary and try to meditate and hope you words come into my head and make eveything better. And like always you never let me down. Thank you for always being with me and giving me the strength to surpass any obstacle that comes my way. I made you a promise before you left and I am trying my best to fulfill it and I hope I am doing my job. I love you and miss you more than anything. Please continue to protect us from up above."
Joanna Ruiz of Los Angeles, CA

"You're in our hearts forever and we will never forget you because you are a special person to me and your family. We have alot of memories and your always in our minds. Today on August 28 you have four years that God decided that you were needed in heaven. I think you're in good hands. I love you and miss you alot. I think your smiling and are happy that you are going to be an uncle soon. Your sister will have her baby in October and Johanna is having another in January. The family grows and grows and your kids are growing too. Anamaria is now 8 years old and Junior 6 years. They too love and miss you every day. You are a true American Hero. I love you so much son.

Love you always your Mom."
of Los Angeles, CA

"Todavia te extrano..."

"Four Years. Seems like yesterday.
We still miss you."
Mel of VA

"July 3, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Edgar E. Lopez:
Edgar 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

"YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. MAY YOUR WIFE, KIDS AND FAMILY BE BLESSED TODAY AND EVERY DAY!! YOU WERE ONE OF A KIND!!"

"Sgt Lopez, you were a Marine I always respected and loved. I shall miss you and honor you always. I will never forget the time we served toghter in 1/2 before I left for the drill field. SEMPER FI and GOD BLESS you and your wife and kids."
SSgt Burgos, W.S. of 1/8 Camp Lejeune

"The anniversary of your death just passed a few weeks ago. Sadly, I was enduring the loss of my dear friends baby boy. I hate August. It's hard to believe that it was 3 years ago when you were here in VA running around in that stupid LA Jersey and socks up to your knees. We still miss you here. I am moving to CA in March. I will make it a point to visit you. Hopefully I won't get too lost looking for you."
Melanie of Virginia

"Edgar on this day I can't help but really stop and think what this day means. I think it's just another day.....but in reality it's not. I feel so alone right now. Lately I have been wishing you were here. Everything in life seems to be going wrong and when it does I get sad and then I get depressed thinking that before I was able to count on you but now I have no one that actually understands me. I really need you and every time I go to find you, your not there. I know you help me from up above but knowing you were here to comfort me made everything seem better. Please continue to watch over me and help comfort my soul and spirit when times get hard. And when they do I always go to you for advice or comfort and even though you aren't their physically you somewhat find a way to make it go away. I love you and miss you more then you know. Every day is a struggle but your strength helps me keep going."
Joanna Ruiz

"JUST WANTED TO STOP BY AND WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY. IT SADNESS ME TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE NO LONGER HERE AND THAT YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO SHARE YOUR SPECIAL DAY WITH YOUR LOVED ONES, BUT I AM SURE THAT YOU ARE CELEBRATING UP ABOVE. THIS MUST BE A VERY HARD DAY FOR YOUR FAMILY AND I PRAY THAT THEY ARE DOING GOOD. MAY GOD BLESS THEM ALWAYS!! YOU ARE OFTEN ON MY MIND AND YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE ALWAYS IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. YOU ARE MISSED GREATLY AND YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. CONTINUE TO WATCH OVER US!! ~~ YOU WILL FOREVER BE IN MY HEART!!~~~"

"Happy bday we love and miss you daddy love ana & edgar jr. we send grandma some flowers so she can take them to the cemetery me and jr picked them out."
of chicago

"Feliz cumple anos! Te quice decir un dia antes. Te extrano."

"Te extrano mucho y nada te puede quitarte de mi corazon. Todavia te sueno y ni un dia es mas facil que otro. Todos son dolorosos sin ti. Te quiero mucho Edgar."

"loco

MAN ITS BEEN A LONG TIME MY FRIEND ...... DAMM I HURT EVER TIME DAY COME AROUND LIKE THIS ..... I HAVE A PIC OF YOU IN HOUSE I LOOK AT EVERY TIME , I THINK THAT I SHOULD HAVE BEEN BY YOUR SIDE ..... THAT I SHOULD NEVER HAVE GOTTEN OUT .......MAN I I ROSIE AND THE KIDS ARE DOING GOOD IF THEY NEED ANYTHING THEY CAN CALL ON ME ....... GOD BLESS YOU AND MUCH TO YOUR FAMILY ......
DE LUNA"
EDDIE DE LUNA of SAN ANTONIO TX

"EEL
Just wanted to say hey, been thinking about you a lot lately, really feeling bad about everything. You were a great friend, and a great man to learn from. I feel as t hough I should have went back, maybe it would have been different. I hope your family is doing well, and I pray for them. You will always be my brother."
ACD of OH

"HEY COUSIN ON THIS MEMORIAL DAY WE AS A FAMILY WILL UNITE TO PAY TRIBUTE TO YOU AND ALL THOSE OTHERS TROOPS THAT HAVE GIVEN THERE LIVES SO THAT WE AND MANY OTHERS CAN SLEEP AT NIGHT AND BE FREE DURING THE DAY. I LIKE ALWAYS WILL MAKE A BEAUTIFUL WREATH FOR YOU LIKE I DO EVERY HOLIDAY. THIS DAY MEANS ALOT TO ME BECAUSE IT MEANS THAT NOT ONLY WILL I BE REMEMBERING YOU ON THIS DAY BUT MANY OTHERS WILL TAKE THE TIME TO REMEMBER AND PAY TRIBUTE TO YOU. I AM AN EXTREMELY PROUD COUSIN AND I AM SO HAPPY THAT WE WERE ABLE TO BE BEST FRIENDS. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU EACH AND EVERY DAY. SEE YOU ON MONDAY."
JOANNA RUIZ of HIGHLAND PARK

"JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ALL THE TIME. TODAY WE MADE CARDS FOR THE TROOPS OVERSEAS IN HONOR OF MEMORIAL DAY , AND I COULDN'T HELP BUT FEEL SADNESS. YOU ARE MISSED DEARLY. HOPEFULLY YOUR FAMILY IS DOING WELL. MAY GOD BLESS THEM ALWAYS!! WATCH OVER US!!"

"HI COUSIN, IT'S JUST ME HERE LEAVING YOU A MESSAGE. TIME GOES BY BUT YOU ARE SO MUCH ALIVE IN MY HEART. SOMEONE CAME TO THE HOUSE TO DROP OFF SOME MARINE STICKERS. IT WAS WEIRD CAUSE IT TRIPPED ME OUT AND JOSE'S DAD SAID THAT A MAN GAVE THEM TO HIM BECAUSE SOMEONE IN THIS HOUSE HAD LOST A MARINE. NOBODY REALLY KNOWS ME AROUND HERE OR ABOUT ME SO IT WAS ODD BUT AT THE SAME TIME I TOOK IT AS A SIGN FROM YOU. WHO ELSE WOULD SEND SOMEONE TO MY HOUSE. THAT MAKES ME THINKS THAT YOU WATCH OVER US AND SEND LITTLE MESSAGES THAT YOU ARE STILL AROUND US. THANKS YOU. EVERY TIME YOU SEND A SIGN THAT JUST MAKES MY DAY AND IT GIVES ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO REMINESE ABOUT OUR LIFE TOGETHER GROWING UP AND IT ALSO MAKES ME SAD AND PROUD MOST OF ALL. THE BABIES ARE SO BIG NOW THAT THEY ARE RUNNING AROUND. I LOVE AND MISS YOU EACH AND EVERY DAY. I HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON BUT IN MY DREAMS. THAT IS THE ONLY WAY I CAN SEE YOU AND FEEL THAT YOU ARE HERE. FOR THOSE FEW MINUTES I FORGET YOUR GONE."
JOANNA RUIZ of LOS ANGELES

"Edgar,
Just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas. Hope that the new year brings your family lots of joy, love and happiness. You are still thought of everyday. Continue to watch us from above. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, always. God Bless you!!!!!!"

"Hey Mijo
I know I haven't writen to you in a while and I haven't gone to see you and Im sorry about that its not because I dont want to is because it still hurts a lot I think about you all the time and I miss you like crazy. I know you always told me that things happened for a reason and no matter how much i think about it i dont know what was the reason for got to take you away. I dont think I am ever going to understand. Everything is good with me work is going really good. I miss you mi peloncito I dont know how to stop this pain I knok time heals but its not really working on me. I wish I could see you one more time just one more time to hug you and tell you all the things I wanted to say and I never did. Well baby I'll see you in my dreams. I will always love you and you are always going to be in my heart."
mayra

"i miss u very much I sometimes think that my baby girl is yours but I dont think timing matches I am very happy right now and I wish the same on your family I know that you have to little ones that are grown now and are living with there mom I wish them the best of luck and hope that the are happy Everyone misses u very much and we wish we still had u with us People that care for u still grieve for u and Im one just the feeling that u still see us from the top we miss u and we love u"
Smiley of CA

"HEY EDGAR IT'S BEEN TWO YEARS AND THE PAIN LINGERS ON IN MY HEART. I MISS YOU VERY MUCH AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO MAKE THE PAIN GO AWAY. I TRY TO BE STRONG FOR OUR FAMILY BUT I CAN'T HELP FEELING THE WAY I DO INSIDE. I KEEP IT INSIDE BECAUSE HE HURTS SO MUCH THAT I ONLY SHARE IT WITH YOU WHEN I VISIT YOU BUT I ALWAYS WISH YOU COULD BE HERE. I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE HERE TO SHARE MY JOY WITH MY BABIES. THEY WORE SHIRTS TODAY THAT HAD BABIES DRESSED IN CAMO DIAPERS AND SAID MY UNCLE IS MY HERO. THEY WILL ALWAYS KNOW ABOUT I WILL MAKE IT MY DUTY FOR THEM TO KNOW THEIR UNCLE AND WHAT PRIDE THEY SHOULD HAV TO BE YOUR NIECE AND NEPHEW. I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH AND EVEN THOUGH YOUR NOT WITH ME PHYSICALLY I KNOW YOUR WITH ALL THE TIME. I KNOW YOU SEND LITTLE SIGNS THAT YOU ARE HERE AND I KNOW YOU ARE. I HAVE HAD DREAMS ABOUT YOU AND WAKING UP IN TEARS IS THE WORST FEELING BECAUSE NO MATTER HOW REAL MY DREAM WAS I KNOW THAT THAT IS THE ONLY WAY I CAN SEE YOU AND THAT MAKES ME SAD. I WISH YOU WERE HERE. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU. YOU WERE MY BEST FRIEND AND I REALLY NEED YOU AT TIMES BUT I JUST CLOSE MY EYES AND THINK OF YOU AND I KNOW EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY. I HOPE YOU LIKE THE HEART I MADE YOU. I WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE THEM FOR YOU AS LONG AS I LIVE. I LOVE YOU."
jOANNA RUIZ

"Hey Edgar! Just wanted to let you know that I was thinking of you like everyother day... No pasa ni un dia que no pienso en ti. Melanie e-mailed me and told me que she was thinking of you as well. You are missed by many pero never forgotten. I luv you por siempre mi Travieso. Just like I told you when you were here... "You are my hero.""
Maria of Houstone

"Son, no puedo creer que hoy este cumpliendo dos anos desde que murio. Para mi es como si fue ayer. Yo pence que el tiempo se encargaria de darnos esa resignacion pero no es asi, mientras mas se pasa el tiempo mas los extranamos, y siempre ese vacio va a estar alli. Siempre va a vivir en nuestros corazones y en nuestras mentes. Siempre lo recordaremos como un heroe. Siempre nos sentiremos orgullosos de usted por lo que fue y que sacrifico su vida por su paiz. Lo queremos y lo extranamos mucho. love your mom"
ana

"Dearest Edgar,
HAPPY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I know I am a day early but I wanted to stop by and let you know that many are still thinking of you especially on your special day. I still wonder why GOD took you away, but i guess we will never know. I hope your family continues to make through each day and MAY GOD BLESS THEM ALWAYS. You were too young and didn't deserve to die. You will never be forgotten, your memory will forever live in the hearts of those who knew you!! Continue to watch over all of us!!! MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR THE SACRAFICE YOU MADE!!!! YOU TRUELY ARE AN ANGEL!!!"

"hey cousin i hope your doing well and as for us we keep missing you each and every day. Days go by and months do too but the pain of losing you is hard to undo. I miss you when i'm down and i miss you when i'm happy. I wish you were here to share my joys and wish you were here to cry my sorrows. I love you and miss you very much you were not only a cousin but a best friend and i promise to never forget you and what you did. You are surely what you always said you were the few... the proud... a marine. With pride i tell everyone my cousin is one of the heroes we should all mourn for because you fought for all of us and we thank you. I love you and see you saturday for lunch."
Joanna Ruiz

"hey uncle it's us we are eight months now and starting to become a handful for my mom but we promise to be good. We miss you very much and love you even though we never got a chance to meet in person we know you are still with us each and every day protecting us from harm just like you did our country till the end. We look forward to seeing you in our dreams and hopefully we can have lunch on saturday. We love you and your our hero.Thank you for being our guardian angel."
Sophia and Damian

"Hey mi Travieso! Just thought I would leave u a quick message and let u know that I miss u. I had Michael almost a month ago. Life is life and I guess it's moving on que no? I bought this book where this Gunny wrote about u. Siempre seras mi heroe."
Maria of Houstone

"Hey Edgar,
It's Memorial day, and of course you were the first person on my mind. I thank you for your service and what you sacrificed for our freedom. More importantly, I thank you for being such a good friend. I miss you, and think about you often. Until we meet again, Semper Fi!"
CW2 Charles R. Morton (SGT, USMC) of Seattle, WA.

" "

"Hey Mi Peloncito, Im just writing to let you know that I was thinking about you. And I love you and Miss you so much."
mayra of ca

"HEY MY HISPANIC BROTHER GOD BLESS YOU AND I KNOW YOUR IN HEAVEN. NO TE CONOSCO PERO TODOS MODOS ERES MI HERMANO GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY TOO."
JERRY LOPEZ of ANAHEIM, CA U.S.A

"Hello Edgar! Dude I miss u... Last night estuve pensando en ti... I don't even know why. You just came into my head and didn't get out. I wish u were here..."
Maria of Houston, TX

"Hey Sweetie:
Just wanted to let you know that I love you and I miss you."
mayra

"Hello Edgar! I was thinking today that it had been a while since I typed u anything on here... Anyways as u already know, 'cuz I know ur up there with the Big Man, I am having a lil' boy in June... I think that u put in a good word for me because I had no hope of ever having anymore babies. I mean I had no hope of anything. But I met Chris and well everything seems to be going good, or at least I hope it is... pero tu ya sabes what's up with that. I started going to church again and well it's helped me a lot on my spiritual side. =o) I ask God todo el tiempo to watch over ur lil' ones and ur wife and that someday He will let Chris see que I am worth a lot more than como me trata. I am so excited about the baby, se llama Michael Connor and he's ALWAYS moving. I thank God everyday for him porque I have hope again. Raul has been doing better since I got back from overseas; he goes home for spring break and I'm going to WA to visit Chris, then he will come down in June when the baby is born. Dude I still have 4 yrs in my contract and ya me anda por salirme. LOL I can imagine u up there trippin' 'cuz I said "dude" oh wells it'll at least make u laugh. LOL Well, that's it for now. Watch over all of us that are still here and put in a good word for me to the Big Man. =o)"
Maria

"happy anniversary honeys i love you and always will it would of been 7 years of marriage today. you are always on my mind we love u and miss u so much."
rosie lopez

"Hey mi peloncito:
Well I know you already know this but I miss you so much. Things are ok over here just working like always i got promoted you would've so proud of me. Everything else is cool at home everybody is ok my grandma told me last sunday that he had a dream about you, and ofcurse I couldn't do anything else but cry. I don't know why I try so hard to remeber you with out crying but I can't do it I guess I still don't understand why good had to take you, when so many people need it you here. I know I do things would be so much better if you were here. Sabes I still have that big kiss you got me its really old now but I have it, everytime I look at it, it remindes me of everything that happened that day. But you were always by my side to let me know everything was going to be ok and some how those word were like magic because everything did turn out ok. I miss you so much, i know i tell you that every nite but i really do, you are always going to be in my heart. I am so sooooorrrrryyyy for all those things I didn't say and I should have I sorry for being mad at you. You were and will always be the best thing that happened to me. I so greatfull to good for bringing you into my life but at the same time i so mad because he took you away, i know you are in a better place and that you are good, but sometime i like to be selfish because i want you to be over here with me. I love you so much nose que me diste to make me fall in love you, you used to tell me that all the time. I miss you looking at you, that beautiful smile of yours that drove me crazy, the way you looked at me, and i loved the way you used to talk to me for ours. You used to give me chills when you called me on the phone just by hearing your voice. You are a wonderful man that touch many peoples lifes, and for that i thank you because you really changed mine. I love you mijo and you are always going to be my baby. I miss you and please don't stop looking over me."
of ca

"Uncle We wish we would have met you but unfortunately God wanted you with him. My mom talks about you all the time and shows us pictures. The rosary you carried with you the day you left us we have it above our bassinetts because it's a symbol that your with us, protecting us. That rosary means the world to my mom so we promise to take good care of it. As we grow up we also promise to be good babies and we will always carry you with us. Were family and we both have a little bit of you in us. My mom and dad remember you with lots of love.We love you and we will see you this weekend for lunch."
Sophia and Damian

"Edgar it's been a year and a half and the pain continues. I always argue with Jose because he gets angry at the fact that it's been so long and I still can't see certain things because I just get sad and he hates it because he can't do anything to fix it. A heart can't be fixed once it's broken. I know that time will heal all but it's just so hard. I dream about you all the time and at times that evening August 28 replays in my head and I relive that day. I have even had one dream that scared me and I even woke up crying I dreamt that I had to give someone that news and just to see the reactions on their faces hurt me to bad. I always feel I see you or you send me little messages by doing certain things that remind me of you like a song that you liked or minds me of you will play just when I am thinking of you. Thank you for being with me all the time and now I know you are with my babies. They are four months now and growing every day.I take them to visit you and we sit and have lunch with you. We love and miss you very much."
Your Cousin

"HEY HONEYS ITS NOT THE SAME NOTHINGS THE SAME. I WENT TO JRS SCHOOL I TOOK THE KIDS CUPCAKES AND I WANTED TO CRY BECAUSE ALL I COULD THINK ABOUT WAS YOU . I REMEMBER WE USE TO TALK ABOUT HOW YOU COULDNT WAIT FOR THEM TO GO TO SCHOOL. THAT WE WOULD TAKE TURNS PICKING THEM UP . IT HURTS WHEN I SEE BOTH PARENTS PICKING UP THER KIDS. I WANT TO BE ABLE TO REMEMBER YOU WITH OUT FEELING SAD OR HURT OR EVEN ANGRY. I FEEL SO LOST. WE ARE HAVING YOUR SONS BDAY PARTY ON SATURDAY AT YOUR MOMS I GOT HIM THE COOLEST SPIDERMAN CAKE. HE IS INTO SPIDERMAN. ANA SHE IS SO MUCH LIKE YOU. OUR BABIES ARE SO BIG. YOU SHOULD SEE JOANNA BABIES THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL EVERY TIME I HOLD THEM I WISH THAT WE WOULD OF NEVER LOST OURS. THE BABY WE LOST BEFORE YOU LEFT TO IRAQ THE SECOND TIME BUT YOU LEFT ME WITH 2 BEAUTIFUL BABIES AND FOR THAT I SHOULD BE GREATFUL. SO MUCH CAME OUT AFTER YOUR DEATH. I TRY NOT TO LET IT GET TO ME BUT IT DOES. I LOVE YOU WE ALL DO ALWAYS WILL. ILL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS TE AMO MI CORAZON DE MELON. =)"

"hey honey today is our son's bday his 4 how we wish you were here with us i miss you so much we all do i still cant believe your gone. i love you . i know that you are watching over us always."

"Edgar,
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.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"Hey Baby:
just wanted you yo know that you are alway on my mind and that I Love you with all my heart and thats never goind to change. Thank You for watching over me."

"MERRY CHRISTMAS HONEYS I LOVE YOU. XMAS IS NOT THE SAME WITHOUT YOU :(

LOVE YA ROSIE ANA & JR ALWAYS"
ROSIE

"Merry Christmas Edgar. I know this is a difficult time for your family since this is the second Christmas u are not around... I don't think people can ever get use to u not being around. I hope that Anamaria and Jr got lots of gifts from Santa though. Watch over them and know that you are being missed."
M.S.

""Hey Edgar, I wanted to let you know that I was thinking of you. I remember when we went to take this picture and how we had a hard time deciding which poses we were gonna buy... Now I realize that it didn't matter which poses we bought because in my heart you will always be young, beautiful and a dedicated Marine. I always told you how you were my hero and how proud I was of you... Today and everyday I want you to know that you are still my hero and that I am extremely proud of you. When I sent Melanie the picture we had taken she sent it to this website to get posted. She emailed me later asking me to check this website out, so I did and I found your picture here. It is going to be 5 months on the 28th of this month and I still can't accept the fact that I will never see you smile again or that I will not be able to hear about you had dreams of becoming a drill instructor as soon as you came off this deployment and how as soon as your term was over that you were going to get out so that you could spend more time with your lil' ones... that you were gonna get your degree in criminal justice so that you could be an LAPD or a probation officer. I will always remember the week we spent in Florida... when we set up the Christmas tree and the one we had was an artificial one and you said "Mija this is not a Christmas tree" and I had told you that I didn't look like a Christmas tree while it was in the box but that once we had it set up that it would be the prettiest Christmas tree... Well, we put it up and you liked it very much so we went out and bought 3 decorations, they were for Raul, Anamaria, and Junior. I still have them. This Christmas was not the same. I didn't have you here with me to set up the Christmas tree, you weren't here so that we could buy a gift to a baby that we had chosen from the Angel Tree. In October I went to visit you in LA and I met this really nice lady that had set up an altar for the day of the dead on Olvera Street... She asked me to stand out there with her so that we could remind people that our troops were still out there and that like every other person, we also have dreams and hopes. Several people stopped by to listen to me talk about you. I loved that they had such interest to listen to what I had to say about my hero. I told them a couple of your war stories and about some of the dreams you had and some of them didn't understand what we in the military did until they heard me talk about you. You will always be my hero, role model, and forever my soulmate. Someday we will be together again. I luv you with all my heart Mi Travieso. ~Buzz Muahz~
26.01.2005 14:33 - Luv Always and Forever Tu Mija""

"i love you. :)"
of jacksonville,nc

"Happy thanksgiving wish you were here."

"Hey Sweetie:
Last night I had the most amazing dream, sone que todo esto era un sueno y que tu regresabas a mi. you have no idea of how much i wish this were true. Me and my bestfriend went to the beach the other day, and i was telling her how we used to come walk around like once a week and we always talked about our dreams how our perfect wedding would be like. you used to tell me how much you love me and that you would never leave my side, you always said that no matter what happened that you will always love me and that me and ana are the best things that ever happen to you no matter what. now i understand why u said that, and i know that you are still with me and that you always loved me as much as i love you. Thank you for not leaving me i know you are always watching over me. And don;t worry I'll be good :-). i love you baby and i miss you so much"
you know who i am of ca"

""te extrano mucho pero asi lo quiso dios te amo con todo mi corazon y nunca te voy a olvidar especial mente cuando te conoci de primero estabas muy chulo y nunca te voy a olivdar perdoname que te lo diga pero tienes que saber lo te acuerdas cuando me preguntaste que si todavia te gustave y yo te dije que lo te miente y siempre te ame pero lo nuestro nunca puedo ser tu tienas una esposa y tus hijos y lo ese secreto lo nuestro. tu me dejeste que nunca me dejareas pero lo estes te extrano mucho todavia te pencio condo de premio nos concimos los besos y abrazos que me dieste nunca me voy a olvidar te amo con todo mi corazon eres mi amor te adoro aunque no estas aqui tu amor es mio y solamente mio adios y asta pronto mi amor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!mucho besos y abrazos""

"WHOEVER WROTE THAT BE A WOMAN AND NOT A LITTLE GIRL AND PUT UR NAME NEXT. I NEVER CHEATED ON EDGAR AND HE DID LOVE ME I LEFT HIM SO MANY TIMES AND HE CAME BACK EVERYTIME........ IF U TALK ABOUT ME I GOT SOME ADVICE CLICK UR HEELS 3 TIMES AND SAY I WISH I HAD A LIFE........... ITS BEEN MORE THAN A YEAR. WHY ARE ALL YOU LADYS SO MAD BECAUSE U WISH U HAD WHAT I HAD WITH HIM????????? IM THE ONLY MRS LOPEZ . EDGAR KNEW WHAT HE HAD... A GOOD GIRL AND U LADYS WERE THE SLUTS ....... LATER"

"Rosie did Edgar ever find out you were *ing all those other guys. shame on you and you want to make your self seem like the perfect person. i guess he had more than one reason to want to divorce you. its ok though, he never loved you, he was with you because of the kids but you already knew that."

"Hey Edgar, I wanted to let you know that I was thinking of you. I remember when we went to take this picture and how we had a hard time deciding which poses we were gonna buy... Now I realize that it didn't matter which poses we bought because in my heart you will always be young, beautiful and a dedicated Marine. I always told you how you were my hero and how proud I was of you... Today and everyday I want you to know that you are still my hero and that I am extremely proud of you. When I sent Melanie the picture we had taken she sent it to this website to get posted. She emailed me later asking me to check this website out, so I did and I found your picture here. It is going to be 5 months on the 28th of this month and I still can't accept the fact that I will never see you smile again or that I will not be able to hear about you had dreams of becoming a drill instructor as soon as you came off this deployment and how as soon as your term was over that you were going to get out so that you could spend more time with your lil' ones... that you were gonna get your degree in criminal justice so that you could be an LAPD or a probation officer. I will always remember the week we spent in Florida... when we set up the Christmas tree and the one we had was an artificial one and you said "Mija this is not a Christmas tree" and I had told you that I didn't look like a Christmas tree while it was in the box but that once we had it set up that it would be the prettiest Christmas tree... Well, we put it up and you liked it very much so we went out and bought 3 decorations, they were for Raul, Anamaria, and Junior. I still have them. This Christmas was not the same. I didn't have you here with me to set up the Christmas tree, you weren't here so that we could buy a gift to a baby that we had chosen from the Angel Tree. In October I went to visit you in LA and I met this really nice lady that had set up an altar for the day of the dead on Olvera Street... She asked me to stand out there with her so that we could remind people that our troops were still out there and that like every other person, we also have dreams and hopes. Several people stopped by to listen to me talk about you. I loved that they had such interest to listen to what I had to say about my hero. I told them a couple of your war stories and about some of the dreams you had and some of them didn't understand what we in the military did until they heard me talk about you. You will always be my hero, role model, and forever my soulmate. Someday we will be together again. I luv you with all my heart Mi Travieso. ~Buzz Muahz~
26.01.2005 14:33 - Luv Always and Forever Tu Mija"

"just wanted to say hi and that i miss you. hope to go visit you this weekend."
vns of la

"HELLO MI AMOR WELL I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT JOANNA HAD HER BABIES,DAMIAN AND SOFIA. THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL AND I KNOW THAT YOU WERE THERE FOR HER NEXT TO HER ..... WE ALL MISS YOU. THE KIDS AND I GOT A PUPPY, PRINCESS .....ANA NAMED HER ,SHE TOLD JOANNA THAT SHE WOULD GIVE HER THE PUPPY FOR SOFIA JOANNA'S LITTLE GIRL.WHEN I WENT TO THE HOSPITAL IT BROUGHT BACK SO MANY MEMORIES ,WHEN WE HAD ARE BABIES. I LOVE YOU TRAVIESO SO MUCH I AM SO LOST WITH OUT YOU. WHY ????? DID THE LORD ABOVE HAVE TO TAKE YOU AWAY FROM US. YOUR MOM AND SISTER AND I WENT TO GO WATCH JARHEAD I CRIED SO MUCH. WE ALL MISS YOU AND WISH YOU WERE HERE WITH US. THE BABIES ARE GETING SO BIG. WELL MY LOVE I LOVE YOU ALWAYS TU TRAVIESA"

"Hey u! Just thought I would update you on my lil' peanut. I am 2 months now and next week we will be listening to my lil' peanuts heart. So u know that I am excited. We also decided that if it was a boy we would name him Michael Connor. LOL I know laugh it up but I like Michael and he likes Connor so why not? I should be leaving this place at the end of the month which really bums me out 'cuz I'll be leaving my baby here tu sabes I got madd luv for him. I hope things work out between him and I 'cuz u and I both know that I deserve someone that is gonna treat me right. Espero that your lil' ones are doing well... I can't say great because I know they need u and well these are just very hard things to talk about. Watch over ur lil' ones and my lil' peanut and of course my pumpkin that is back at home waiting for me... He always says that ur his hero and it makes me feel good... tu sabes."
M.S. of ROK

"HEY SWEETIE I MISS YOU SO MUCH WE ALL DO.I WANT YOU BACK SO BAD I AM SO LOST WITH OUT YOU ,THEY SAY TIME HEALS ITS BEEN A YEAR AND I STILL FEEL THE SAME . JUNIOR HAS BEEN GETTING UP CRYING AT NIGHT ASKING FOR YOU SAYING THAT HE WANTS HIS DADDY AND IT JUST HURTS.HOW DO I TELL HIM THAT YOUR GONE . SOMETIMES I WOULD RATHER BE SLEEPING THAN AWAKE BECAUSE IT HURTS SO MUCH . IM ALWAYS THINKING OF THE PAST ,WHEN WE FIRST MET,WHEN WE GOT MARRIED,WHEN ANA WAS BORN ,WHEN JUNIOR WAS BORN YOU WERE ALWAYS BY MY SIDE THOSE WERE THE HAPPIEST DAYS OF MY LIFE. WHY ???? I ASK THE QUESTION EVERY DAY . IVE ALWAYS LOOKED UP TO YOU, MY HERO MY EVERYTHING .ONE OF THE LAST LETTERS THAT YOU WROTE YOU GOT A NAM AND YOU SAID THAT YOU DID IT SO I COULD BE PROUD, IVE BEEN PROUD OF YOU SINCE THE FIRST TIME I MET YOU. I MISS UR SMILE THAT LOOK YOU ALWAYS GAVE ME WHEN YOU KNEW YOU WERE IN TROUBLE JUNIOR GIVES ME THAT SAME LOOK. ANA IS GETTING SO BIG SHES SO BEAUTIFUL I TELL HER THAT UR WITH THE ANGELS AND SHE TELLS ME IF I CAN GO PICK YOU UP ,I TELL THAT I WISH I COULD I WOULD GO IN A HEART BEAT .GOD BABY I CANT STOP THE TEARS FROM FALLING OR THE PAIN AND HURT I FEEL INSIDE . I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU . IM GOING TO GO SEE YOU AT THE CEMETERY MANANA . I LOVE YOU ALWAYS ILL C U IN MY DREAMS . DONT FORGET TO WATCH OVER US"
ROSAMARIA LOPEZ

"Hey Edgar!!! I know it's been a while since I have came on here to say what's up but I had to let you know what was going on. So I guess you already know but anyways I want it to come from me... I am having a baby!!! Isn't that GREAT? I will be 5 weeks tomorrow and I know it's a blessing from the Big Man. Anywho if we have a girl her name will be Mila Nevaeh Statham and if it's a boy I was thinking Michael Giovanny Statham but he doesn't think so... HAHA Anywho we all know that the Mexicana ALWAYS gets her way so we'll see what's up. Well, gotta run pero I'll keep u posted. In the mean while watch over me and my lil' one that is in the states and the lil' one I have growing inside of me."
M. Statham

"Navigating the internet for pictures of Edgar E. Lopez, I came upon "Fallen Heroes Memorial" site; since my name is also Edgar E. Lopez! Days went by, and I didn't stop to check out this site in more details until today Saturday 15, 2005. I went through all the information provided and felt sad for the lost of my "Tocallo". But at the same time, I feel proud to have a "brother" who did what was right for his nation. As a matter of fact, I myself tried to join the Marines in 1996, but was rejected due to my height. Today, I'm going through the formation to the Priesthood here in Houston, Texas. I'm also majoring in psychology, which is another reason for me to visit this site and compare my personality traits with people the same name as mine, (well, this is another story). My prayers go for all of Mr. Lopez family and hope his soul is resting with the Lord, Amen."
Edgar E. Lopez of Houston, Texas/USA

"hey honeys i miss u so much u have no idea how hard it is not having u around beleieve that u are gone oh how i wish that u were alive at times i feel so alone even though u left me with 2 beautiful babies i feel empty because my other half is missing. its so hard i watch our videos all the time and i just want to go back to rewind because there is no place i would rather be then in ur arms in the beach with the babies and u playing being a family i remember that bbq we had ur last day how u held me that night and we both were crying but we told me that everything was going to be okay . iremember our last kiss before u got on that bus and how i cried watching u leave . these pain i feel inside of me i cant explain it, it hurts to know that u are not coming back that im never going to hold u or see that beautiful smile i love u honeys with all my heart always tu y yo para siempre thats what u always told me . im going to put the kids to bed they have school manana c u in my dreams tu traviesa mrs lopez"
rosie of ca

"Edgar E. Lopez
Sergeant / USMC
Camp Lejeune, NC
Eastern Standard Time
After 7 P.M.


PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY


I was born on August 1st, 1977 in East Los Angeles, California were I was raised and forced to grow up on the streets. I attended public school until the age of 16, that’s when I went to an I.S.P High School (Independent Schools Program). Due to gang affiliation and the fact that I was a juvenile delinquent the school district force me to go a school where my probation officer would watch over me. In the summer of 1995 I graduated from high school but continued with my gang activity. It was not until I was an adult and behind jail cell bars that I realized I needed to grow up, change my life, and make someone of myself. In the summer of 1996 I was able to cut a deal with the judge and had a second chance under the circumstances that I join the United States Marine Corps. So in October of 1996 I reported to Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.

I have been serving our wonderful country for over 7 and one half years, in the infantry as a 0352 (Anti-Tank Assault Man). I have earned the rank of Sergeant. I have also seen a lot of world from Panama City, Panama to Baghdad, Iraq. I have lead Marines in combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom. During these past seven years, I have attended over 8 formal military schools. These schools have molded me as a leader and prepared me for combat and future operations they may call upon us to accomplish. I have my heart set on giving back the Marine Corps by becoming a Drill Instructor at M.C.R.D San Diego and making Marines that way they made me; to be a man and a Marine.

I’m married to a wonderful woman, RosaMaria, who has been by my side since March of 1999, supporting everything I have done. She has also given two wonderful children, AnaMaria, my oldest, is 3 years old and Junior, my youngest, is 2 years old. I enjoy every second I spend with them, being in the military we’re gone more than anyone I know in the civilian world. I have to take advantage of every second of family time I am afforded. Although I married the Marines before my family, my family will always come before anyone.

I’m taking this on-line classes because I want to better myself and hopefully get a degree will also make me more competitive for promotion among my peers. Since there is NO time for me to go to classes I figured that I could try on-line classes and hopefully succeed.

SEMPER FIDELIS!

ROSIE EDGAR LOVED U I FOUND HIS PAPER SAVED IN MY COMPUTER THE OTHER GIRLS CALI AND MIAMI LET EDGAR REST AND PEACE AND LET HIS WIFE GRIEF IN PEACE AS WELL"
USMC

"te extrano mucho pero asi lo quiso dios te amo con todo mi corazon y nunca te voy a olvidar especial mente cuando te conoci de primero estabas muy chulo y nunca te voy a olivdar perdoname que te lo diga pero tienes que saber lo te acuerdas cuando me preguntaste que si todavia te gustave y yo te dije que lo te miente y siempre te ame pero lo nuestro nunca puedo ser tu tienas una esposa y tus hijos y lo ese secreto lo nuestro. tu me dejeste que nunca me dejareas pero lo estes te extrano mucho todavia te pencio condo de premio nos concimos los besos y abrazos que me dieste nunca me voy a olvidar te amo con todo mi corazon eres mi amor te adoro aunque no estas aqui tu amor es mio y solamente mio adios y asta pronto mi amor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!mucho besos y abrazos"

"Edgar
we miss you dearly I know that we haven't had any contact with your wife she is very had to keep up with anyways i keep hearing your kids are big and that they look like you I know that you would have been a very proud father hope you are very happy where you are and we miss you alot !!!!!!!!!"
sierena martinez of houston, TX

"EDGAR,
It has been a year since God took you away, but the pain is here to stay. Tears fill my eyes as I wonder why you had to die. Your job on earth must have been done, and maybe that is why you are gone. Either way, know that in our hearts you will forever stay. MAY GOD BLESS THE FAMILY YOU HAVE LEFT BEHIND. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED!!!"

"We are very greatful to all of the people that have helped us overcome this. and those who have helped us with their words of wisdom. We are sure that where ever Edgar is he is greatful as well. We will never forget your suppor.

Thank you"
Edgars mom and family of los angeles,Ca

"Hi son, well i was just thinking about you since tomorrow is going to be a year since you left us. Te queria decir que todos te estrallamos mucho pero siempre vas a estar en nuestros corazones y nuestras mente. I feel very proud of you for sacrificing your life for our better. Where ever you are it was your decision, your idea, supported by God you will always be our support to live today and forever. Con el recuerdo como que fue ayer descansa en paz con el amor de siempre. Well bro its me your one and only sis. Just wanted to tell you that I will never forget you and the accomplished you have made in your life and how you changed my life. You are the one who kept and still keeps me going, and don't worry I will do what you told me to in your letters. I hope that you are in a beautiful and better place now, I know I will see you one day again. I just miss you constantly bugging me. Your kids are doing good and they're in school now, but i bet you already knew that. Well I will talk to you some other day. We LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU A LOT"
your mom, your stepdad and your sis of los angeles,Ca

"BRO I MISS YOU AND I HOPE THAT U FAMILY DOING OK.......I SIT HERE REMBERING ALL THE GOOD TIMES WE H AD ..... AND ALL TROUBLE WE GOT INTO...... WELL ROSIE IF YOU NEED ANYTHIGN EMAIL ME AT deluna762000@yahoo.com.......... deluna"
DE LUNA of SAN ANTONO TX

"Edgar, Just wanted to wish you a happy birthday and let you know that many are thinking of you on this special day. My heart goes out to your family who must be having a hard time today. I know from up above you are watching over all your loved ones. God Bless you and our loved ones always."

"HAPPY BDAY HONEY U ENJOY UR SELF UP THERE WITH THE ANGELS TE AMO MUCHO MISS U LIKE CRAZY ROSIE, ANA Y JR"
ROSIE of CA

"Happy 28th birthday Sunshine!"
Smiley

"just wanted to say i miss you. i know your birthday is coming up and it will be a very difficult time for Rosie and your little ones. just know i will be there for them as long as they want me too."
vns

"happy 4th of july baby we love u lots"
traviesa of ca

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his own life for his friends.

John 15:13"

"Edgar,
Happy Father's Day!!"

"Dearest cousin,
Many months go by and days do too, but my heart can't stop grieving for you. You were my brother, my buddy. We talked every weekend and now all I can do is listen to your voice which I kept on my answering machine with your last goodbye. I have been very confused and upset for many months. But we must keep our head up high for those others who were left behind. I love you and am extremely proud of you. I brag about you to everyone because I want them to see that heros are every where and that with pride I can say my cousin is one of those heroes and his name is Sgt. Edgar Lopez. My biggest pain right now is that I have been blessed with twins who will been here in the next 5 months. It's hurts to know you won't be here to share in my happiness, since you allowed me to be part of yours when your children were born. But know that a day will not go by that I wont remind them of there courageous uncle. i know your still around I can feel it. Thank you for everything."
Joanna Ruiz of Highland Park

"I love you
I love you
And this is eternal, oh

It's love, true love
That brings my heart to you Home to you girl, yeah
And it's the same
Deep feeling of love
That brings you close to, to me baby
Oh, but tonight I want my arms
And body wrapped all around you
All around you
For as close as we both are
So much closer we will be
Believe in me, yeah

1 - Here and now
I wanna take a lover's vow
I want you to come with me now
Let's make tonight the first night of a love eternal
Day and night
We'll have an everlasting life
I wanna feel it shining bright
Let's make tonight the first night of a love eternal

Here in this place our passions move
Move in slow motion
Oh, while the rest of the world
In real time passes by, rushes by
Oh, I expressly forbid
Any heartache to ever, ever, ever, ever
Come anywhere, anywhere, anywhere near you girl
Oh, we'll use our love as protection
You'll never, never, never, never
Never have to cry oh, dry your eyes

I'll dry your eyes girl, oh
Hey, oooh, oooh baby
Oh, Lord have mercy
You see, all I know is I love you girl
And I need you baby
Ooo weee, oooh wee
Ooo wee, ooh wee baby
Ah, ah, ah
Feel your body
All around me baby
I don't need no one but you girl
Oh, for the rest of my life
Your life and my life
We'll be eternal

2 - (Baby our love's eternal)
(Baby my love is eternal)

Oh whoa, whoa oh, oh yeah
Yeah, oh I need, trust in you girl
Nobody can tell me anything
Anything, anything about you baby
You been good to me girl
Oh, this is forever baby
Forever and ever and ever and ever
Ever, ever, ever
It's eternal
Forever, ever, ever, ever, ever ever
Oh, I, I love you girl
I really, really, really, really, really really ,really

Hey baby... just thought I would leave you the lyrics to our song. Luv ya lots."

"Sgt. Edgar Lopez & Family
Just wanted to let you know that you are being thought of today and every day. We are all very thankful and proud of what this marine did for this country. You will never be forgotten, for you were truely an amazing person. May God Bless the family left behind, and know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many people. We will be forever grateful!"

"Hey Sweetie:
Last night I had the most amazing dream, sone que todo esto era un sueno y que tu regresabas a mi. you have no idea of how much i wish this were true. Me and my bestfriend went to the beach the other day, and i was telling her how we used to come walk around like once a week and we always talked about our dreams how our perfect wedding would be like. you used to tell me how much you love me and that you would never leave my side, you always said that no matter what happened that you will always love me and that me and ana are the best things that ever happen to you no matter what. now i understand why u said that, and i know that you are still with me and that you always loved me as much as i love you. Thank you for not leaving me i know you are always watching over me. And don;t worry I'll be good :-). i love you baby and i miss you so much"
you know who i am of ca

"HELLO HONEYS I JUST WANTED TO TELL U THAT I MISS U SO MUCH THE KIDS ARE STARTING SCHOOL SOON THE ARE GETTING BIG IF I HAD ONE WISH IT WOULD BE FOR U TO BE BACK WITH US IM TRYING MY HARDEST TO RAISE OUR KIDS BUT ITS NEVER GOING TO BE THE SAME I FEEL SO EMPTY AND LOST WITH OUT U I NEVER SAW MYSELF WITHOUT U I THINK ABOUT THE LAST TIME I SAW U. U KISSED ME AND SAID NOT TO CRY THAT U WOULD BE HOME SOON. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE ALWAYS NOBODY WILL EVER TAKE UR PLACE EVER BUT I THINK U ALREADY KNOW THAT.WE WILL BE TOGETHER AGAIN ONE DAY BUT UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN I WILL THINK ABOUT U ALWAYS IM GOING TO MAKE SURE OUR KIDS KNOW WHAT A WONDERFUL MAN U WERE IM GOING TO TELL THEM THE FIRST DAY WE MET HOW I PICKED U UP NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND =) JK TE AMO MUCHO HOY MANA Y PARA SIEMPRE"
TU TRAVIESA of CA

"Went to visit you yesterday. Wanted to go this weekend for memorial weekend, but I figured it was going to be very crowded. Rosie gave me a video they had made of you and I finally had the nerve to view it the other day. All those pictures brought back so many memories of us growing up. I am very grateful to your wife for thinking of me and getting me a copy. She will know never know how much that meant to me. I’ll be sure to say a prayer for you and the family you left behind this Monday. I love and miss you."
vns of los angeles

"HEY BRO,
JUST WRITTING TO LET YOU KNOW YOUR KIDS AND WIFE ARE DOING GOOD. ROSIE SENT US SOME PICTURES OF MINI TRAVI., AND ANITA IF YOU COULD SEE THEM YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN WHEN I SAY QUE ESTAN BIEN GRANDES. ANITA AND JR STRETCHED AND ROSIE LOOKS LIKE SHE'S DOING GOOD AT LEAST THATS WHAT SHE TELLS ME. NOSOTROS JUST GO DAY BY DAY LOOKING AT YOUR PICTURES FROM THE FIRST TIME WE WERE IN IRAQ, IF ONLY THAT SECOND TIME WOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED I WOULDN'T BE WRITTING THIS BUT GOD DOES THINGS FOR A REASON. WE MISS YOU BRO AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN ARE HEARTS. I WILL BE REMEMBER YOU AND CELEBRATING THAT I MET YOU FOR MEMORIAL DAY. LATER DOG."
MARLON of CAMP LEJEUNE, NC

"honeys perhaps they are not stars in the sky but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy we miss u baby so much i need u so much but i know that u are watching over us te amo mi amor hoy manana y para siempre
tu traviesa"
mrs lopez of ca

"If tears could build a stairway
And memories were a lane
We would walk right up to heaven
And bring you back again

No farewell words were spoken
No time to say goodbye
You were gone before we knew it
And only God knows why

Our hearts still ache in sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one can ever know

But now we know you want us
To mourn for you no more
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store

Since you'll never be forgotten
We pledge to you today
A hallowed place within our hearts
Is where you'll always stay"
vns

"hey venus its rosie edgars wife i tried looking for u but i couldnt find u and to anyone that would like more info on my husband my email address is rosa_lopez_910@yahoo.com i am in cali with his family edgar baby i just wanted to let u know that martinez is always there for me he calls me every sunday and he said he will do that for the rest of his life i love u and miss u tu traviesa"
rosie lopez of ca

"Dear Edgar: hey sweetie, I'm just writting yo let you know that i miss you so much. I know its been a while since god took you away but i want you to know that you are always in my heart and i always think about you. i love you mi peloncito, and i miss you very much."
of ca

"I have never met any of Edgars family, but I knew him very well. I am not sure if he ever spoke of me? I was a very good friend of his while we were in 8th Marines and LAR. Edgar was in my wedding. I have many wonderful memories of Edgar. The first day he arrived to my unit in 8th Marine TOW Plt, I knew that I liked him, I knew that he was a great Marine, and man. Edgar was all heart. He would never complain, and he would do anything for anyone of us. My only regret is that I never got to meet Edgars wife and children. I got out of the Corps and lost touch with him and only wish I had one more chance to speak to him. I want to tell him how proud I am of him. I want to tell him that I will be honored every day of my life to know in my heart that I knew Edgar. To Know that Edgar is my friend and that he was willing to sacrafice everything for all of us. I only hope that I am able to live my life the right way. I want to honor Edgar by making the most of the life and freedom that he sacraficed everything to give to me. He is a hero. I promise to those of you that knew and loved Edgar that His memory will live on forever. My children will come to know him through the wonderful stories I will tell about him. They will understand the sacrafice that he was willing to make, so that they could live a life of freedom.
I am a Police Officer in Columbus, Ohio. I will serve my community in a manner that would make Edgar proud. I will serve everyday, as he would have.

I have many pictures of Edgar that I would like to pass along to his family, many are from my wedding. If you could advise of a way to get them into your hands, I will send them out asap.
May god bless all of you! Know that there are many of us out here that served proudly with Edgar. We all Love him very much. We will never let him die in our hearts. We will be reunited someday, my friend.... SEMPER FI"
Fmr Sgt. McAllister, J.N. of Columbus, Ohio

"Just wanted to leave a message for Edgars' children, Ana Maria and Junior... I had the honor of meeting your father and he was a wonderful Marine/father/man. He loved both of you very much, that is all he would talk about constantly; how he wanted to get out of the Marines (that he had such a passion for) to spend more time with yall and fulfill his dreams of becoming a probation officer or a LAPD. I have nothing but good things to say about him. I wish I could have met yall but unfortunately that will not happen. Ana Maria I know that you are the oldest so you probably will remember your daddy... Junior you are still a baby. I don't know if you will be able to remember him but if not I know your mommy will tell you all about him and what a great father he was. I wish you both the best in life and never give up no matter what because your daddy wants the best for both of you. Rosa, once again I tell you that I am sorry for the loss of Edgar. Take care and be strong for the babies."
M. Leos of USA

"HEY TRAVIESO,
JUST WRITTING TO LET YOU KNOW THAT YOUR WIFE AND KIDS ARE GOING TO BE OKAY, YOUR KIDS ARE GROWING ANITA ASKS ROSIE ABOUT YOU AND THAT BREAKS ROSIE DOWN. I TALK TO ROSIE EVERY WEEKEND SHE'S GOOD BRO, ITS JUST SOMETIMES SHE REMEMBERS YOU AND SHE CAN'T STOP CRYING, WHEN SHE CALLS ME CRYING I JUST TELL HER THAT SHE HAS TO BE STRONG MAYBE SHE DOESN'T FEEL LIKE DOING IT FOR HERSELF BUT I TELL HER TO REMEMBER THAT IT'S JUST HER, JR., AND ANITA NOW SO SHE HAS TO BE STRONG FOR ALL THREE OF THEM. YOUR NOT HERE NO MORE AND YOU DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH IT HURTS TO THINK OF IT. IM ALWAYS LOOKING AT THE PICTURES WE TOOK IN IRAQ THE FIRST TIME WE WERE THERE AND THE PICTURES OF SPAIN THAT WE TOOK. I SIT DOWN AND LAUGH ABOUT ALL THE DUMB THINGS WE DID IN SPAIN AND THE FIRST NIGHT HOW DRUNK WE GOT AND YOU PASSED OUT BY THE TOILET. YOU WERE MY BROTHER AND MY BEST FRIEND TO ME. THANK YOU FOR POINTING ME TOWARDS THE RIGHT DIRRECTION HERE IN THE MARINE CORP."
MARLON of CAMP LEJEUNE, NC

"I was wondering if anyone could tell me what cemetery Edgar is in? I would love to go visit him."
venus of los angeles

"Just thinking of Edgar today and thought i'd leave a short message for his wife and kids. Hope you guys are doing well. I'm sorry i never got to meet the kids. I know that they will know how great of a man thier daddy was."
venus

"Dear Family Of Edgar Lopez:
Today is Christmas Eve, and this morning around 2AM, I saw a News report about Fallen Soldiers and How their Families are dealing durin the holidays. Once i saw the Picture of Edgar, my heart Stopped. I Thought I was Dreaming. See, I grew up with Edgar, and I have Not seen Him since about 1998 or 99. I Do not know what to say to you, but I am very sorry for your loss. This will Truly be a sad Christmas for me. Me and Edgar were Inseperable as teenagers. And i will Never forget him. This is still new news to me, and i was searching the web for more info. So I am still in shock. I really dont know what else to say. But To Edgar, All the Vatos In the old neighborhood are proud of you. And I Will Never forget our Teenage Days. CARNALES FOREVER HOMEBOY

Please send me some flikas of edgar so i can hang them up. Thank You

Dee-gee@verizon.net"
Flaco Hayes of Highland Park, CA

"Dear Family and Friends of Sgt. Lopez,

My name is Aimee. I am from Greenville, SC. I recently received a Hero Bracelet from herobracelets.org with Sgt. Lopez's name on it. I wear the bracelet everday and every time I look down at it on my wrist I say a small prayer for all the family and friends of this Marine. I just write this note to let you know that he will never be forgotten nor will any of the lost soldiers or Marines fighting in Iraq. May God bless you and help you to get through this difficult time. You are all in my prayers."
Aimee of Greenville, SC/ USA

"You are greatly missed in our hearts and in our lives. Not a day goes by that we do not think or speak of you. We will always love you.
mexicana_nc@yahoo.com"
Miguel and Tu Comadre of Jacksonville,NC

"You were my best friend for years and i miss you dearly. i'm sorry i wasnt in your life these past few years. you will always be in my thoughts and prayers."
venus

"THE FEW TIMES WE HUNG AROUND YOU HAD SHOWED ME THAT THE FIRST THING IN YOUR MIND WAS FAMILIA AND YOUR CARERA. I WILL ALWAYS LOOK UP TO YOU. YOU HAVE DONE THE MOST A MAN AND A MARINE CAN NOT DO, BE A FATHER. MY REGARDS TO THE LOPEZ FAMILIA. I KNOW YOU DONT KNOW ME, BUT YOU WERE ALWAYS SPOKEN HIGHLY OF. BEST WISHES AND VALLA CON DIOS

MONTANEZJU@YAHOO.COM"
Juan Montanez of Los Angeles, Califas-Jalisco

"TO THE FAMILY OF MY DEAR FRIEND EDGAR E. LOPEZ ... I AM SORRY I KNOW THAT EDGAR WAS TRING TO PROVIDE A GOOD LIFE FOR HIS WIFE AND HIS TWO CHILDERN...I KNOW THIS BECAUSE I HAD THE PRIVELEGE OF SERVIING WITH EDGAR.... HE WAS MORE THEN JUST FRIEND HE WAS A BIG BROTHER CAUSE THERE WAS SO MUCH I STILL HAD NOT LEARN IN THE MARINE CORP... AND EDGAR TAUGHT ME ALOT ......FOR THIS I AM GRATEFUL FOR HIM TEACHING ME ABOUT THE MARINE COPR AND LIFE ... MY FRIEND I AM SORRY THAT IT TOOK ME SO LONG TO FIND OUT ABOUT WHAT HAPPEN I AM SORRY.. TO HIS WIFE AND KIDS IF THERE IS ANYTHING THAT U NEED PLEASE EAMIL ME AT deluna762000@yahoo.com"
Eddie DELUNA of SAN ANTONIO TX

"Edgar, it has been a little over two months since you've been gone not a day goes by that I don't remember all of the kind words you always had. Smiling and laughing, explaining how everything happens for a reason. I know that you are watching over us all. Semper Fi my fellow Marine."

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Edgar E. Lopez,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca

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

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

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

"To Edgar'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"

"To Edgar'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 brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten. May time provide family and friends with happy loving memories in place of present sorrows. In the infinite meadows of Heaven the bright shining stars bloom...the forget-me-nots of angels. God bless you and thank you."
a grateful family in Phoenix, AZ

"Thank you Edgar Lopez, 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. Edgar Lopez:
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 Edgar 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. Edgar Lopez:
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 Edgar, 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