Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Peter J. Navarro

20, of Wildwood, Missouri.
Navarro died in Taji, Iraq, where he was conducting combat operations when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Riley, Kansas. Died on December 13, 2005.

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"Tomorrow 5/23/2015 I will carry SPC Navarro's name on my race bib while I do the Cpl Chris Scherer memorial run/walk. I will ring the bell in his name at the end of the race to signify my completion of the race in his honor and so that he will not be forgotten. May he RIP."
Denise Tirino of Northport, NY

"I wear you name on my arm as a symbol of you. The things you taught me in such a short period of time can never be forgotten. You helped me earn my eagle, globe and anchor. Miss you everyday brother, neighbor, and friend."
Michael Marks of MO and CA

"As a fellow soldier and brother in arms, my heart truly hurts for Peter and his family. Years later I am still at a loss for words and I can only say that I was very fortunate to have known Peter while he was still with us. It seems like yesterday when we were on the basketball team together in Spain. I remember how focused and dedicated he was during JROTC in high school too. Having been on 3 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, I know how dedicated he was to his buddies out there in the field and to his country. He stepped up during a time in our nation's history where a lot of people wouldn't. Despite losing touch after high school, my heart really hurts for Peter and his family. To Peter's family, I pray that you find peace and comfort in the knowledge that your son was one of the bravest, selfless, and honorable people to ever walk this earth."
SGT Terrell Peterson of Raleigh, North Carolina

"I never met Peter, I stumbled upon this website while looking up info on the Iraq war. I do want to say that, I'm sorry he lost his life and also, its sad to see young brown people dying for this imperialist nation, thats heart breaking."
Kainon pierce of Seattle, Wa US

"I taught Peter (and his brother) at Lafayette. He was always a favorite student. I am sorry for your family's loss -- and for ours."
M. Noel of Clayton, NC

"To the family of:Peter J. Navarro
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""

"Dear Navarro Family,

I am very sorry to hear of the loss of Peter J. Navarro. I recently lost a dear friend and son of my best friend in Afghanistan on May 12, 2010. I was in the Navy and when I saw your son's name and heard that his dad was a Navy veteran, I could not hold myself back. Is Peter's Dad Michael Navarro from Christi, TX? I went through boot camp with Michael Navarro in Company 923 in Great Lakes, Ill. Please contact me if you are Michael.

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Again I am very sorry...I will never forget Peter! Thank you for his service!"
Robert Wilczynski of Palmer, MA USA

"It was 4 years last month, and it still hits me like I just found out. My heart still goes out as well as my tears."
Chris Heatherdale of Charleston, SC

"December 7, 2008
To the family of Spc. Peter J. Navarro:
Peter 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

"Dear Family of Peter Navarro:

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these 16"x20" original portraits are being offered completely free of charge in recognition of the sacrificies made by these brave soldiers and in condolence for their families loss.

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Sincerely;
The Artists of Grateful Hearts"
J.Gragg of Lee's Summit,Mo.

"Theres never a moment that we dont still think of you. You will always be in our hearts!"
Tylor & Tabitha Hodges of Colorado Springs

"I was in Kansas with my now ex-husband when Navarro arrived at Ft. Riley. Navarro spent time at my house, either with my neighbor Tashia, or babysitting my kids. I remember the day the unit left for Iraq and I remember that Navarro was scared that he wasnt going to come back. I remember looking at him and saying "Navarro, you scared?". He didnt say anything but shook his head. I told him that everything would be ok and we would see him when he got back. Little did I know, that would be the last conversation I had with him. Rest in peace Navarro. God is on your side!!"
Shellie Clark of Ohio

"Thanks for serving, Peter. It was good to know you at Lafayette High School."
Jessica of St. Charles, MO

"Miss you Pete. It isn't the same back here in 709 without you. I am going to go get my tattoo in rememberance of you hopefully next month, J too. You are loved and thought about often. Love you Pete
Stacy and SGT Jason Roland (2-70AR)"
Stacy and Jason Roland of Manhattan, KS/USA

"I am very sorry... I don't know what else to say."
Peter Joseph Navarro of Methuen, MA/ USA

"Peter
I was very honored to have met your family this past weekend. I went back to Ft. Riley for the homecoming party for the ACES of Death.
My son, Sgt Kenneth J. Schall, and your friend and fellow soldier from the ACES died in May. You were very comforting to me with your emails of the stories about the time that you spent with Kenny. When I heard that you too had fallen, it broke my heart all over again.
Your bravery and sacifice will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!!!!!!!
You, Kenny, Michael & Brian are in God's Army now, he has the Best of the Best. You are so missed and very much loved."
Terri Schall of Prescott Valley, AZ

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, Peter will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana God Bless you ALWAYS. "

"Thank you Peter Navarro, 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. Peter Navarro:
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 Peter 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. Peter Navarro:
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 Peter, 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