Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Damien M. Montoya

21, of Holbrook, Arizona.
Montoya died in Baghdad, Iraq, from a non-combat related cause. Montoya was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on July 9, 2006.

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"miss you man"
gonzo of GUAM

"Brother i talked about you again, and onces again it hit me so much to know how much you change our lives, Brother you are missed. Till we see eachother. again."
Jose Fernandez of Fort Drum, NY

"To the family of:Damien M. Montoya
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""

"I miss your laugh, your stories, that smile. Always and forever in my heart."
Debby of Holbrook, AZ

"damien, i miss you buddy, had a few in you honor tonight. i was so mad at adams when he told me, i thought he was joking until the chaplain held that meeting. still think of you all the time. thats about all i can say right now. until next time."
graves of san antonio tx

"Hello Damien, I sure miss you as well as the rest of the family. I think of you everyday and I still cry everday. I look at your pictures and I start to laugh and then cry just remembering the good times. I can't believe it has been almost 3 years since you left us. Just remember I love you and miss you terribly, when you died a piece of my heart died along with you. Love you so much and I will be seeing again soon.

Your Auntie Penney Sosa"
Penney Sosa of Show Low, Arizona

"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

"Damien...I really miss you and sometimes it's hard. It's hard knowing that I won't see your smile anymore or hear your voice anymore. I wish I could see you again and tell you how proud I am of you and how much I love you. But most of all to tell you that you are my hero and that I will never forget you because you will always be inside my heart. I wrote you a poem and I wish you could read it...But maybe you did read it. I love you Damien and I really miss you. Watch out for your family, like your mom, your brother and his child, and your sister and her kids. They really miss you, just like the rest of us. See you later Damien...I love you."
Your Cousin Laura Castruita of Showlow, Arizona/U.S.A

"July 3, 2008
To the family of Spc. Damien M. Montoya:
Damien 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

"Damien, you will never know how we miss you, we love you so much and you are our hero."
grandmaw freeland of holbrook, az usa

"Montoya it has taken me almost two years to gain the courage to talk to you and i still don't know what to say. I am so proud of you son. God Bless you and Your family."
Your Squad Leader of Fort Benning, GA.

"Damien, We miss you so much!! When everyone came back from Iraq it wasnt the same. We miss a big part of you and we know you are still here with us and we want you to know that even though half of America dont appreciate what you did, we do and thank you sooo much for that. Sorry it had to be this way man, wish there was just something I could do!!! WE LOVE AND MISS YOU!!! R.I.P.... you have done your time"
Your freinds of Ft Hood TX

"wow sweetie you were a great friend and an amazing soldier, we miss you so much here. it isnt the same without you. i send my condolences to your family and thank god that i had the chance to meet such a heroic person...always in our hearts and prayers"
Michelle of Killeen/ Ft Hood, TX

"Damien, we miss you soo much, we know that it was a hard sacrifice for you to make. You did good everyone here misses you and adores you for what you have accomplished!!! You were a great guy and you will forever be in our hearts!!! Rest In peace man!!!"
Your platoon of TX

"Thank you Damien Montoya, 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. Damien Montoya:
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 Damien 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. Damien Montoya:
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 Damien, 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