Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Gerardo Moreno

23, of Terrell, Texas.
Moreno died in Ashula, Iraq, when his unit was ambushed by individuals who fired a rocket-propelled grenade. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on April 6, 2004.

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"Your memory lives on, and you are thought of constantly. Your sacrifice is not in vain."

"To the family of Sgt Moreno: Let me start by saying that we are forever in debt to you and SGT Moreno for the price that he paid so that we may be free. My name is Brent Beers and my daughter plays select fastpitch softball for the Texas Bombers. Our team is located in DFW but we are from Terrell. She got the unbelievable opportunity this summer to honor SGT Moreno and his sacrifice for our great nation by wearing a jersey that has his name on it. Each girl on our team had the honor to represent a soldier who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Without these soldiers we wouldnt be able to play this game we love. We completed our season with a successful nationals tournament in Myrtle Beach, SC where she wore her jersey honoring SGT Moreno while pitching us to a 5th place finish. We would love to have the opportunity for Kayla to meet his family and present to them this jersey. I hope that this reaches someone who can help to get us in touch. my contact information is below, I look forward to hearing from you.

Brent Beers
Brent Beers of Terrell, TX USA

"Still and always thinking of you .never ever forgotten...i love you"
vanessa of san marcos tx

"This message goes out to any soldier that was on my brothers squad the day he was killed. I would really appreciate if I could get a response back. I would really want to get in contact with some of you and have you share some stories about him. Also, I really want to know what everyone got tattooed on their arms. If any one can please help me out, please email me @ yara0408@gmail.com. I know it could be awhile before I get a response but I've waited 10 years I don't mind waiting a couple more. Thank you if anyone could please help."
Yara of Terrell, TX

Happy Birthday Chito. We love and miss you!!!"
Amy and George Iracheta of Cincinnati OH

"I know that some years have past since this hero died but i did a walk for the fallen soldiers today and i was assigned a random soldier which happened to be mr. Moreno i gladly walked in honor of this man today even though i didnt know him because he died fighting for our freedom he died on my birthday a couple of years ago and i believe God planned for me to walk in honor of him it was not just a coincidence. My thoughts and prayers will always be with sgt. Moreno's family"
Audrey crites of Houston, texas

"Missing you today. It has been 9 years. You are in our hearts forever."
Aunt Amy Uncle George and Xavier of Cincinnati OH

"Chito cant believe it has been 8 years since you were taken from our lives too soon. We think of you often and miss you so much.I wish you were here with us now.

Love You"
Aunt Amy and Uncle George of Milford OH

"i have your braclet with your name and what you stood for on at all times still. i miss you bud. theres not a day goes by i wish i could take your spot so you could see your children. look after all your brothers!!"
Bo Mayfield

"SGT Moreno,

I wanted to thank you for all you did for me. Serving as a member in your team was the best thing that ever happen to me. Our whole squad cryed for 2 weeks striaght when you left us, until we had no more tears left. You had the biggest heart I ever seen. The one memory I can always remeber about you was, when I did not have a place to go for Thanksgiving. I pretty much was going to microwave my dinner, but you offered me to go to Terrel, Tx with you. Instantly I felt at home. I want to thank you for allowing me to meet your beautiful daughter and son. Your dad is a hero. Always will be!!! Love you man!"
SSG Simpson, Donmonic(SPC Simpson B-Team member) of Kaiserslautern, GM

"To the family of:Gerardo Moreno
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" 1-5 11"

"My Hero now and forever. RIP nephew. Love and Miss you."
Amy & George Iracheta of Milford, Ohio

"Sgt Mareno, It was a honor to have gotten to know you and be considered a friend. Your cool and laid back style along with your huge heart made you a excellent leader and someone to look up to. I will never forget you. I love you my friend. God bless you & your family. THANK YOU for everything."
Arthur Anthony Ordaz of Elko, Nv.


"I love and miss you Chito"
sheriamiah davis of terrell,tx

"did the best hair cuts for me, I cant thank you enough for your sacrifice. Thank you again spc garnett"
shawn garnett of pueblo colorado

"Re: SGT Gerardo Moreno

I represent PRAYER SHAWLS 4 FALLEN SOLDIERS (PS4FS), an organization that since October 2007 has sent over 2,800 prayer shawls to military families who have lost a loved one. We are an organization of over 240 groups from all over the country. We make every effort to reach families even when post cards are returned after they have moved. Would you kindly send me a contact email/address so that we may send a loving hand-made prayer shawl to the family? Thank you!

Cozette Haggerty, Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers
Email: ps4fs@charter.net
Website Address: http://webpages.charter.net/ps4fs/shawls"
Cozette Haggerty of Wilbraham, Mass.

"Five years have come and gone so fast but know that you are still in our hearts and we will never let your memory die!!! Forever my hero."
Amy and Uncle George of Cincinnati, OH

"April 16, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Gerardo Moreno:
Gerardo 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Mrs. Moreno, please allow us to put your husband's picture in our 2nd annual heritage banquet booklet (sponsored by St. James AME Church, Terrell, Tx on April 11, 2009) which will be place in the Terrell library.
Please call 214/755-6077 or email the picture and info to flanna@rootstraining.com. We want to make sure that his contribution to this great nation is put where others can read about him."
Ida M. Jackson of Terrell, Texas

"hi daddy it's me i miss u realy much you're the best daddy an the world & u
know that right i miss so much i wish u"
marrisol of terrel tx

"i miss u daddy now it's six of us. i heared u were room mates with mr. hindirson he know's me now.daddy i'm 7 i am about to turn 8. you're birthday is march the 18th mamma told me. i miss u so much daddy. i love u so much to. when i thinck about u i cry & i tell mamma she said she misses u to."
marrisol moreno of Terrell, Tx USA

"i miss u daddy now it's six of us. i heared u were room mates with mr. hindirson he know's me now.daddy i'm 7 i am about to turn 8. you're birthday is march the 18th mamma told me. i miss u so much daddy. i love u so much to. when i thinck about u i cry & i tell mamma she said she misses u to."
marrisol moreno of Terrell, Tx USA

"imiss u so much i wish u were still alive & when i think abut u i cry but i told my self not to cry it wouldbe fun if u were still alive luv u we love the usa & u me marrisol & teresa & the rest of the famliy miss u so much i have the best dad in the hole world. gods finger touched him and he slept we hav u in are haerts we will never forget u.amarica."
dominique moreno of Terrell, Tx USA

"I really miss u"
Candace of Terrell, Tx USA

"it brings me to tears to think of our brave brothers dying .im with you and your families .im a former member of the black knights hhc 1/5 .i was the batalion welder from 1982-1987 i love you guys be strong and keep up the good work and get back here ."
sp4 craig myers of hayward calif USA

"i miss you daddy"
marrisol of u.s.a

"i love you uncle you were the best uncle i can ever ask i miss you and cant believe your gone"crying" i wish you were still here in our lives"
Gizmo of Irving, Tx

"chito not a day goes bye that i dont think about you, are one of the best friends anyone could ask for you were not only a great friend but also an outstanding team leader i will never forget you brother."
joshua r cotterman of indianapolis,indiana,usa

"not a day goes bye that i dont think about you are one of the best friends anyone could ask for you were not only a great friend but also an outstanding team leader i will never forget you brother."
joshua r cotterman of indianapolis,indiana,usa

"not a day goes bye that i dont think about you are one of the best friends anyone could ask for you were not only a great friend but also an outstanding team leader i will never forget you brother."
joshua r cotterman of indianapolis,indiana,usa

"not a day goes bye that i dont think about you are one of the best friends anyone could ask for you were not only a great friend but also an outstanding team leader i will never forget you brother."
joshua r cotterman of indianapolis,indiana,usa

"Good-bye br, commandoes lead the way."

"its been 3 years, but never enough tears, think about you everyday for the rest of my life."
SSG Kyle D Ayres, Bco !-5 CAV of Anderson Indiana

"God be with all of our soldiers. God rest his soul."
Sam Mallow of Terrell, Texas

"Chito.... you are one of the finest, big hearted people I ever met. I have been blessed to know you and call you a friend. I will never forget you. God Bless you and your family"
Henry Salice of Washington D.C

"Blue Skies, brother.

Battle Hard"
Edward Engler of Madison WI

"chito i am glad to have had you as a roomate in ny,ill miss you, your homeboy "chito""
chito chavez of whittier, ca

Your family loves & misses you deeply. I wish you would've been here to meet your niece, Alessandra. We will always talk to her about you. I'm sure you would've been wonderful Tio. I know you are in a better place. You are always in our thoughts & prayers."
Maricela Moreno-sister in law of Garland, TX

"To the family of Sgt. Moreno. May God bless you. Sgt. Morenos name will always be worn on my bracelet of hero's. If you ever need anything please locate me at 1/27 infantry in schofield barracks Hawaii. God bless you Chito and Family"
Sgt. Antonio Trillo of Wahiawa HI

"I just received my bracelet from Hero Braceletsl.Org and it has your name on it. My son-in-law is a soldier and will soon be going back for his second tour to Iraq. I love and honor each and every soldier. God Bless You!"
Belinda Summers of Mart, Texas

You will always be remembered. Thank you for all of the wonderful memories that you have left me with. Your uncle and I miss you very much. You will always be a hero to both of us."
Amy & George Iracheta of Cincinnati OH

"HOLA, Soy un español que estaba navegando por internet y he empezado a buscar por casualidad mi nombre, que es Gerardo Moreno, con la desagradable coincidencia de que el nombre de este soldado y el mío son iguales.

Aprovechando la ocasión, les mando mis más profundas condolencias por la muerte de este soldado y espero que las tropas vuelvan pronto a casa con sus familias y que se acabe esta guerra fraticida e injusta. Gracias"
Español of SPAIN

"May we never forget the courage and bravery of Sgt. Gerardo Moreno and may God give his family strength to move forward and the peace of knowing he is looking down from the Heavens upon all of them."
Anonymous of Texas

"I had the honor of Serving with SGT Moreno while he was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division. I was proud to call him a friend in the few short years I knew him. It is with a sad heart that I say goodbye...He will be missed...."
Glenn Ricks of Boston, MA

"To the family of Sgt. Moreno, I am deeply saddened by your loss because it is my loss as well for I had the privilege of calling him my friend. I was in 1st platoon Charlie Co. 1-5 CAV and left shortly before their deployment. We here at the Wilder family will pray for you always."
Clayton Wilder of Ft. Hood Texas

"To the family of Sgt. Moreno: May God bless you and peace be with you. Words cannot describe my appreciation for Sgt. Moreno's valor and patriotism and I share in your sorrow over your beloved son's fall in battle."
David L. of Pittsburgh, PA

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

"we will always remember you for the couragous fighting you did thank you for all you have done you will never be forgotten"
barbara thomas of fort hood

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Gerardo, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"To Gerardo's Family:
There aren't words to express the grief we all feel for your loss. May God bless you and watch over you."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Thank you so much for the service of your fallen soldier, Gerardo Moreno. His brave sacrifices for all of us will never be forgotten. May God be with all of you."
Linda of Fort Worth, TX

"I am deeply sorry for your loss, I retired from 1-5 CAV 5 days befor the Black knights left for Iraq and was there to see them off that saturday in January 2004. As we say in the 1st CAV,
"A Cavalry soldier never dies, we just fade away" May god bless our troops."
Robert J. Griggs (SFC, RET) of Pensacola , FL

"On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincere condolences. We share the same loss...the same pain. Our prayers are with you and we thank you for your child's bravery & sacrifice.

From the family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas KIA Iraq 12/28/2003"
Gloria Caldas (his mom) of San Antonio, TX

"Rest in Peace Hero"
The Taylors of NC United States Marine Corps

"Thank you Gerardo Moreno, 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. Gerardo Moreno:
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 Gerardo 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. Gerardo Moreno:
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 Gerardo, 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