Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Julio E. Negron

28, of Pompano Beach, Florida.
Negron died from injuries sustained in a military vehicle accident in Bayji, Iraq. He was assigned to 360th Transportation Company, 68th Corps Support Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on February 28, 2005.

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"I have still remember you Julio. Sgt. Swanlund."
John of Afghanistan

"Julio miss you man I finally got to meet your family and boy was they a blast I felt very welcomed by all. The pain runs deep everyday however I'm trying to cope with it. Me Mike and Juan supposed to be getting together in a couple weeks just like old times except were missing one..."
SSG Curtis, Brandon of Fort Hood Tx

"Happy Birthday!!! Always in my mind and heart!. Gracias! por tocar mi vida."
Laura of Colorado Springs

"I'm keeping my promise Sgt. Negron. I will remember you always even though I didn't know you. I will always keep in my heart the day I helped transport you home to your family. There is nothing happy about Memorial Day...only thoughts, prayers and memories of our brothers and family that have succumbed to war."
SFC Swanlund of Upland, Ca.

"Hola Tito Negron!
Felicidades en el dia de los veteranos! No te imaginas cuanto deseo como hablarte un momento, reirnos juntos de las loqueras del mundo o bailar un ratito aunque no sabias bailar con tus dos pies izquierdos...hahaha... La pasamos super chevere en Alemania y estos recuerdos Pa' estan en mi mente para quedarse. Gracias por haber servido a esta patria nuestra y por ser tan linda gente desde el Corazon. Si vieras a mi hijo ya tiene 14 casi 15 y es tan Bueno y noble. Siempre estas en mi mente y en mi Corazon...Love you very much...always"
Laura of Colorado Springs

"I was going through some things the other day and found my folder that still has all of my travel arrangements and emails from Nick and Nana notifying me of your passing. Some days I don't think it's real and it was a joke that Nick was playing and other days I sit and wonder "what if". There hasn't been a day in the past 10 years that I haven't thought about you for one reason or the other and at times I get sad, I laugh because I think of the crazy things we use to do (that would have gotten is killed by the gringa) and other days I am angry. You were taken from everyone way to soon and it hurts. I know things may not have been the greatest but one thing I have come to realize as I have gotten older is that I LOVED ME SOME YOU!! We may have been young but we had the best relationship/friendship anyone could ever ask for. I miss and love you very much. Continue to watch over everyone and tell my Daddy I said hi.. <3"
Catina of Frederick, MD

"Hi Tito Today we celebrate ten years of our passing WOW! It feels like it was yesterday our hearts are in pain and you memories are still alive. Yesterday Laswaun text me and Marilyn (Pusu) said he was watching a show and heard a song and wanted us to listen to it so I started listen & started to cry it was like they was saying how much I miss your laugh, smile & all thoses great things that made you be so loved from us and others who meet you too there is not a day that goes by that I talk or think about you I miss you so much and the pain is just like that night when I got the call of your passing I keep saying it's a dream and Pusu keep telling me no its not. Years may come and go but the love & the great memories live for ever alive in our heart & minds. I thank God for having you in my life you brought me so much happiness, love and always caring for me & the boys(now men) there are no words to express how much you are missed I'm so proud of you & all of these great soldiers & friends that had the opportunity to know too. May God bless them all & keep the safe where ever they may be I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Well Tito this is all for now I will be thinking of you everyday of my life until we meet again"
your sis Nancy of Cape Coral, Florida

"Happy Birthday Tito!!!!!! Remembering you on this day. I lit a white candle in your honor. Love you like a brother. RIP papa!"
Theresa of San Diego

"Wow it's been forever since I last wrote here. A lot has changed. A lot of mistakes. A lot of accomplishments. Lots of things that I know you will be proud of. I graduated a week ago and right now I am Back in school and I have to do an assignment for my Oral Communication class. A Tribute Speech and yes of course I'll be doing it about you, the man that changed my life. Wow Papi it's been 9 yrs and couple of months and it still have you present everyday. I made a nice memorial wall at my new house about you and Liz. Wish you could see it. I'll be going down to see you again soon Papi. School Got me pretty busy but I will take time to see you. I need to. Don't ever forget that I love u and no matter what I always will...... I miss you everyday. Tu negra. (maria.c.ramosgomez@gmail.com)"
Maria C. Ramos of St. Cloud, Florida

"Never forgotten. Always on my mind, miss you.
2014"
Michael Hill of Houston, Tx

"Upon arrival to Frankurt, Germany and after my in-processing into reception and dealing with the painful wait to get into the bus to be moved to Baumholder, Germany. I met and outstanding young man who was kind, loyal, honest, respectful and loving, his name was Julio E. “Tito” Negron, and from that day, 17th January 2001, our friendship began. I remember this day as it was yesterday, bacilando en la guagua al punto que el Sargento nos queria sacar de la guagua en pleno medio del Autobahn (Fooling around in the bus to the point the Sergeant wanted to kick us out of the bus right in the middle of the Autobahn). As we continued our training together to get ready for deployment to Kosovo, we both realized that we were so much alike, it was as we grew up together. When we returned from Kosovo I remember the great times we had going out exploring Germany, inviting you to the house to eat all the time, especially for Thanksgiving and New Years. Us tripping on you because you were the first Puerto Rican we knew who added hot sauce to Rice and Beans, and you trying to plead your case in why we should try it. How you use to get mad when I nick name you “Teddy Bear”. We both PCS and found each other again at Fort Carson, CO and we continued to meet up and go out and have fun and our friendship that was going on 4 years was more like a brothers now. I still remember like it was yesterday as we both were getting ready to deploy and a few days before you left for Iraq I said to you “Hermano mantiene te en contacto, nos veremos alla… y si no alla cuando regresemos, yo voy detras de ti, be safe and keep your head down” (Brotha maintain in contact, we will see each other out there and if not out there when we return, I will be right behind you, be safe and keep your head down) and you replied, “David Cabron! Te quiero mucho, como otro hermano, Nos vemos pronto” We shook hands and hugged… Little did I know those will be the last words we will ever speak. It was last night, 1 April 2014 that I found out that you were killed in Iraq. 9 years later. I looked you up on Social medias, I thought of you and wondered where you are, where you been….And these are the devastating news I hear on where you have been all this time. It hurts my heart and soul to know I will never be able to talk to you again, to hear your laughter, and to confide in each other and talk man to man like we use to. I have lost another true friend, a borther, a battle! but I can rest at ease to know now that you have been in heaven….Until we see each other again mi Hermano!!!"
MSG David Keener of Schofield Barracks, HI

"To my brother Tito how I miss you, I miss your smile the way you would call out my name. I'm forever grateful that you were part of life. My heart is broken for you and for all our heroes. God Bless them all."
Diana Negron of Fort Myers, FL

"Thank you...for everything. I will always love you...always my sweet rican."
laura baezdiaz of Colorado Springs , Colorado

"Te amo y te extraño. Thinking of you on Veterans Day 2013 #chucklesgiggles #butterflies"
Noraliz of USA

"Tito was one of my best friends in Oklahoma. I just found out today that you were gone brother. Tito was an awesome dude with a great personality. It was a pleasure to serve with Tito and you will forever be in my heart bro. One love Tito Negron"
Anthony Rivera of San Diego, ca

"Tito,
Hey Brah its 2013 and you are still in my thoughts and my daily prayers. Wow, its 8 yrs and all of you guys are still running deeply through my mind. I miss you brah.
Keep Heaven smiling till we meet again.
SSG J"
Mark D. Johnson, SSG, USA, Retired of Fort Worth, Texas

"Hi Tito,
8 years still seems like it was yesterday. We are well as you can see from heaven. We miss you and we have some hard days because the pain never leaves. You will always be alive in us but we can't help missing you.
See you at the crossroads.
Te quiero mucho, Pusu"
Marilyn Negron of Maryland, USA

"iam akram rightnow iam in the house youre frinde oe daralamane"
akram of kabul afghanistan

""Tito" as we approach 8 years since your passing its hard to believe that it has been that long, and yet the memories and pain of that day are as if it just happened yesterday. I know you are in GOD's kingdom looking down on us all waiting for that day we meet again. Forever and always, I salute you Brother! R.I.P"
Juan Quinones of Hinesville, Ga

"RIP my brother...I told you I'd never forget you!"
SFC John Swanlund of Afrika

"TITO.. My homie as i sit hear at my desk reading all the wonderful things that all these great people have left for you really makes me proud to have called you my friend and fellow pacesetter. I remember the day they informed us of your early departure from this earth. Bravo btry was in formation 0900hrs myself Rudy, Mac, Silvera, Vasquez, Manzueta and all of 1st and 2nd platoon when they told us you passed we cried like babies dawg i remember driving home to deliver the news to wife you remember her Ebony she cried bad dawg we all miss you Rudy was hurt the most about you dawg but i know you guys smoothed that over.The last time we were togther was X-mas 2004 memeber we all haveing a good time lol. I miss you dawg i still cry when i think of you i tattooed your name on my arm your fam loved it when they came to ft carson they seen at the motorpool i look at it every day and wish you were still here with us. I know its been a minute since i expresed myself and talked to you i wish your fam the best and they still in my prayers. I never moarn your death dawg i always celebrate it on the 4th of july and the 28th of Feb. Well dawg let me get back to work i love ya miss ya and like 2PAC said the good die young. I'll hit you up again dawg for sure be easy up there save us a spot dawgie. Peace"
SSG Granados of Burlington, CO

"Hey Tito and condolences to the Negron Family. It's been 6 yrs now, and I have been working in Iraq ever since we deployed in 2005. I can be contacted at mdjay1965@yahoo.com any time, anywhere. Now, Tito your missed brah, and your funny antics, are still remembered. Sometime I see these guntrucks over here and I think your protecting these guys from above. Keep it up. They need someone like you guiding them on those roads. Man, I miss you brah."
SSG(RET) Mark D. Johnson of Arlington, TX, USA bwo Baghdad Iraq (2006-2011)

"Memorial day should not be just the day to remember the falling heros. Having him attached to us in Iraq was the best.
always in everyones heart."
Michael of Houston, TX

"I'M A GOLD STAR MOTHER GEORGIA BURKES MY SON DIE 6 29 68 IN VIET NAM. I BELONG TO THE GOLD STAR MOTHERS INC.OUR PROJECT IS TO HELP THE VETERANS. I WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT THE MOTHER OF JULIO NEGRON THAT DIE 2 28 2005. MY E MAIL IS GEORGIABURKES@YAHOO.COM IF ANY ONE CAN HELP ME
PLEASE E MAIL ME"
GEORGIA BURKES of DEERFIELD BEACH, FL.

"Pensando en ti como siempre Tito. Me haces falta. Meet you at the crossroads some day."
Your sister, Pusu of pusuyme@yahoo.com

"Hi Tito WOW!! 5 years and it feels like it was yesterday...Went to visit you and all the emotions came back I MISS & LOVE YOU SO MUCH there is not one minute of the day that goes by that I don't think of you.

I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for keeping the memory of my brother Tito still alive it means alot to me & the family that we raised a great person and he shared hes sense of humor & his love for life with everyone that he meet. Im honored to call him my brother and pray to God to keep you all our of harms way so no other family go thru the lost that we endured. God Bless your sis Nancy."
Nancy Cartagena of Cape Coral, Fl

"I just wanted to tell the Negron family that I'm still keeping my promise of not forgetting your son. I am constantly reminded of him when I see the young faces out here in Iraq and in Afghanistan. My heart screams for your loss."
SGT. John Swanlund (Ret) of FOB Ghazni Afghanistan

"Wow Tito, it's been over five years and I still get so chocked up when I read all the things people have to say about you. I know that we raised one heck of a man and an awesome soldier. I will forever be proud of you. I will forever miss your smile, laughter and bear hugs. I will forever keep you in my heart. I miss you Tito and the kids do too. Like I always say, "Meet you at the crossroads"."
Your sister Marilyn, pusuyme@yahoo.com of Maryland

"'Today I walked in the Lakeland Florida Warrior Walk the soldier I was given to honor was your son. His memory will live forever. It was great to read about him when we got home and to see what a special man he was. I myself served in the first Gulf War in the 82nd Airborne. I am so sorry for your loss."
Charles Peddycoart of Lakeland, Florida

"SGT Negron,

First, I want to wish you an early HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I can’t think of a better day than the 4th of July to represent you, your personality and your life.

I have visited this site often, and think about you and the others all the time. I remember being impressed with you from the first day that I met you. I remember asking you to come to a meeting with the Leadership of the Company. I wanted you to address the group about your last deployment and your experience in Iraq. You didn’t want to come. After much persuasion, you come to the meeting. Together, with your knowledge and my voice, we made a difference. Thanks for trusting a Lieutenant!

Then, while we were waiting to leave Speicher one night, you stopped by my truck and we talked about your future in the Army. As I told you then, you were an outstanding Soldier, everything that a Soldier should be. I would support you for a promotion with all that I had. Look out Army here comes one hell of a CSM. Things didn’t end up that way and We (those that knew you) and the Army lost one hell of Soldier and a wonderful person that day.

To the Negron family, you must be an amazing group of people to have raised the professional, the Soldier and the class clown that was SGT Negron. He will sincerely be missed."
CPT (Ret) Kristin Facer

"Here I am once again. Thinking of the what if's. Thinking the why. I guess one day we will all find out the reasons God took such an amazing guy from me and all of us. I miss ya and I miss Robles. I'm about to deploy again and for some reason I feel so scare. I'm afraid of not coming back. I pray to God everyday to please take this feeling from me, but I just can't stop it. I've been having this dreams lately and even that you and Liz are on it, it just hurt bc it's just a dream and then I open my eyes and hurts so much more. I just want you to know that I miss you guys and this feeling of emptiness will never go away until we meet again..... Tu negra..."
Maria C. of Colorado Springs, Colorado

"TITO! Here I am once again letting u know that I got your back. I told u that once and always meant it. I miss u think about u from time to time now. Things have gotten alittle better but the pain and images will never leave me. I have a son know and I will even let him know the sacrifice u gave him and my family. If i had to do it all over again I would request for u to be by myside. GOD only knows why so I will leave it at that. Im still serving your name and Robles proudly. On this day memories of good time run through my head not just bad ones. So until we meet again and we will. Love U man!
"I GOT YOUR BACK""
SSG Curtis Brandon

"Where to begin. I had the pleasure of being a one of Titos closest friend while in Germany. So close that I would go as far as to say that I loved Tito like a little brother. Ever since leaving Germany our conversations were few with the military bounce taking us from place to place. I know a lot of you have been mourning the passing of this great hero for many years. unfortunately I only got to know of his passing a month and a half ago and still shed tears when i check out the messages of love that people have left behind on this website. For the family, on this Memorial Day 2010, I share your pain and still cannot believe that my little brother isn't around anymore. I have tons of memories of all the great times me and Tito spent. Some highlights and pictures are included on my facebook. My email is peter.rodriguez76@live.com and can be found on FB by searching Peter Thomas Rodriguez. I left the fotos public so that anyone can get a glimpse of our Tito in some of the best times I had while stationed so far from home.

Miss You Tito
5/31/2010"
SSG Peter Rodriguez of Kissimmee, FL

"dear battle buddy its been a while since i have written to you, please forgive me, you know how it is in the army. i just returned from iraq once again. after many deployments i been lucky enough to return home to el paso. im stationed here. i miss you brother. wishing you were here right by my side like good old times. you are always in my heart and memory my brother"
ssg sarinana of ft bliss texas ( home )

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry at times. I understand, in theory only, that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take your families and friends 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
A hundred times a day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving. - Albert Einstein"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"2/27/2010"
MILDRED NERON

"ON THIS 5TH YEAR OF SGT TITO'S PASSING WE ARE STILL THANKING YOU ALL FOR YOUR COMMENTS PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS WE STILL CAN NOT BELIEVE SGT TITO NEGRON IS NOT WITH US BUT WE WILL ALWAYS KEEP HIS SPIRIT ALIVE. LIKE ALWAYS YOU CAN CONTACT US AT MODERNMILDRED@YAHOO.COM
AND WE CAN EXCHANGE PHONE NUMBER TITO;S BROTHER RET SFC JOSE NEGRON LOVES TALKING WITH HIS FRIENDS AGAIN THANK YOU AND PLEASE KEEP OUR FALLEN HERO'S SPIRIT ALIVE"
MILDRED NEGRON of MARGATE, FL

"To the Negron family:

I'm still keeping your sons name as I promised with me. I've never met him but, I often think of him and what an awesome person he may have been. May God keep you under His wing and bless your family."
Sgt. John Swanlund of COB Speicher, Iraq

"Tito!! Man its been four years and its still like it all happend just yesterday. As I sit here and think of you and your family I miss you everyday and you are never forgotten beleive me! And to Tito's family I will get there and see his memorial once i get back from Afghanistan.
SSG Curtis,Brandon Hellraiser 4 I got your back!!"

"Hey Sgt.Negron, just wanted to let you know none of us have forgotten you, never have and never will. Having the privledge to serve with you was an Honor. May God Bless you and your family. You were a funny guy, keep everyone laughing up there. Thanks for everything."
Albert Gonzales -Hellraiser 6-Gunner of San Antonio, TX

"SEP 30 2009

To the Negron Family and Friends,

It is with great sadness that I just found out about Julio's passing. I am at a total loss for words. If you ask SGT Avilez, that is something.

I was your son's Battery Commander at Fort Sill. He was more than just a Soldier in my Battery, he was also my driver. We had many a great conversation while driving around Fort Sill. Julio was always looking out for me, and just seemed to know when I was going to miss a meal in the field and always had a plate ready for me just in case. I do not know how many times I told him not to, but he would not listen and darn if that plate was not there when I needed it.

He and SGT Avilez worked in the training room together and would give myself and 1SGs Williams and Rice fits :). I loved having him in my Battery, but was never prouder of him than when he left and went to a firing battery, and he told me he was going to re-enlist.

Your son is a great person and will be sorely missed. He touched all that he got to know. Reading all the tributes to him has brought tears to my eyes.

Negron fire up the truck let's ride.

Scorpions Lead the Way
No Mission to Tough

Scorpion 6
glenn.gambrell@us.army.mil"
MAJ (P) Glenn Gambrell of Fort Wainwright AK

"i want to write on this day to let you know i have not forgotten you and others have not forgotten you either. i think of you at time and will always remember you buddy. you were a cool friend and a hell of a roommate. to the family i am sorry for your loss and never let anyone forget him."
Michael Hill of Houston, TX

"Hi tito
another year has come and gone since your depature we still here keeping your spirit alive. You'll always be in our hearts and memories. I talked to your brother just the other day, man! he reminds me of you that same spirit."
SGT(ret) Avilez of Tampa, FL

"Hello to the Negron family; I am sorry that you have lost you son, brother, or nephew. I was in the vehicle with Julio and I verified his body prior to flying Julio back to the states.During his time in Iraq, we were roommates and I have to tell you that he always talked about the family and how he couldn't wait to go home to see you (family). We use to watch a lot of movies and go to the gym on our time off, we also use to box here and their while we were at the gym at times. Myself, Brandon, Juan, and Julio were the company clowns to make others happy and making the time in Iraq go faster. When one of us had issues or just had a bad day we would talk to each other for support, to bring our spirits up so we could get thru the day. You have lost a great family member and we have lost a great friend; as I have said before, I give my deepest regrets for your lost. He was also brave and bold in his position and always strive to excel as a NCO and treated others with respect and really put anyone needs before his own. Other than myself, I never met anyone else so excited to serve their country like me.
I am sorry for the lateness of this but I had to come to reality for his loss as well. If you would like to contact me, my email address is: iyaoyasusn000@yahoo.com"
SSG Michael Hill - HellRaiser 6 (Ret.) of The world

"Wow Tito, it's hard to believe it's going to be 4 years tomorrow. I feel the pain in my heart like if I was just getting that call from Papo. His voice always rings in my ears and Nancy's voice saying "No Marilyn, you're lying. Please tell me this is a dream", no Nancy I told her, this isn't a dream. We have tried to be strong but days like these just open the wound and it hurts like sh-t. Sorry I know you hate for me to talk that way but Tito it hurts, it has gotten better but little things make me fall apart. I want to scream to heaven and talk to God and maybe someday he'll be at the crossroad and help me understand why we have to live with the pain. Of all people, you just gave love and shared it with everyone. You we the sunshine that walked in a room, the clown that made us laugh and the best friend to have around. Miss you Tito. And like SSG Curtis mentioned, I know how afraid of the dark you were I hope you have found the light. I love you. Your sister,"
Marilyn Negron pusuyme@yahoo.com of Elkridge, MD

"HI TITO AS TOMMOROW WILL BE FOUR YEARS SINCE YOU PHYSICALLY LEFT US WE WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT YOU LIVE IN SPIRIT WITH US EVERYDAY AND EVERY MOMENT OF OUR LIVES EVEN YOUR THREE YEAR OLD NIECE KNOWS WHO YOU ARE THOUGH WE WERE NOT THERE TO KEEP YOU SAFE AT THE TIME OF YOUR DEPARTURE HOWEVER WE ARE HERE TO KEEP YOUR SPIRIT ALIVE. TITO PLEASE ALWAYS LOOK OVER YOUR BATTLE BUDDIES AND ESPECIALLY YOUR NIECE THAT IS CURRENTLY SERVING IN IRAQ. TO ALL THE FRIENDS THAT CONTINUE TO REMEMBER SGT. J NEGRON WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT WE PRAY FOR YOU TOO AS WE KNOW THAT OUR PAIN IS YOUR PAIN. FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US IF U WOULD LIKE TO TALK OR COME HOME TO HAVE CLOSURE. I AM SURE TITO WOULD LIKE THAT
OUR HOME NUMBER IS 9549796323 (FLORIDA)YOU CAN E-MAIL US MODERNMILDRED@YAHOO.COM
FROM YOUR SISTER IN LAW AND BROTHER AND FAMILY WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
MAY GOD BLESS ALL OUR TROOPS
PEACE TO ALL"
RET SFC & MRS NEGRON of MARGATE, FLORIDA

"February 4, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Julio E. Negron:
Julio 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

"Hi papi:
writting this is not easy for me you were much more than my roommate you were like my brother. for four years in FT Sill, OK, you were my partner in crime. man! the things that we did of course I wont go into details because they probably report this message. maybe just one, remember one night we went to mad dog or was it the impact zone? anyways they started to play a frankie negron song and you told those two girls he was your cousin hey whatever works lol
Ran into SGT Guevara yesterday. Man! it was so good to see him and his wife again. He was the one who gave me the news, tears and hugs turned into laughter remembering you. Hope you are still playing football up there I'm picturing you wearing the mike alstott jersey I gave you before you left to Germany GO BUCS!!!
TO THE FAMILY:
Sorry for your lost, I know you have been dealing with this for four years I only just found out I regret not keeping in touch with him. I live within driving distance and SGT Guevara and I plan to visit him at his final resting place. PLEASE !!!! contact me @ 813 943 2166."
SGT Avilez of Tampa, FL

"To Tito and His Family,
I am so glad to have been a friend and co worker of You. I miss you every day and wish there was something different that could have been done that fateful day. I carry your Nametape with me everywhere. You were my right hand man on the Hellraiser Plt. To you family I am so Sorry that I have not stayed in touch, it is so hard as you all very well know. Jose I called you a long while ago and really appreciate the way you were with me. I would like to try to pick up contact with you again. My email is shawn.t.campbell1@us.army.mil. please drop me a line. And Tito may you rest and one day meet again. I went to Santa Monica Pier in LA and they had a Fallen Soldier Memorial that you could contribute by making a Cross with your Info so that people will know what a great Soldier you were. HELLRAISERS!!!!"
SFC Campbell, Shawn HELLRAISER1 of Ft Irwin, CA

"Tito, its so many good times I remember. Like that nite you were running on the rocks cuz you were scared of the dark. I laugh so hard cuz I couldnt believe you were really scared. Or the time you and "Q" came to our room being some ghetto super heroes. You said "Come on Curt you need to come and scare some people with us, You dnt even need a costume. Yall was just making the best out of our bad times. But I will never forget the last time me and you spent together. The time we spent seemed like forever, but it was only like five to ten mins alone. Yes Im talking bout the day you left. I was there to pick you up! Yes I was there to gather your belongings up. It hurts me as I write this cuz its like it just happened all over again. I sat in the back of that vehicle just me and you no one else thinking we were just having a good ol time twenty mins ago. Now Im sitting here looking at a body bag. Man I miss u! Images from that day will never leave me NEVER! I got your back!
SSG Curtis Brandon (Gun Truck 4) "HOO RIDE" brandon.c.curtis@us.army.mil"
SSG Curtis, Brandon of Ft. Benning, Ga

"THERE IS NOT ONE DAY THAT PASSES THAT YOU DO NOT CROSS MY MIND. I WAS THERE WITH YOU ON THAT DARK DAY AND AS THE NCOIC OF THAT CONVOY I FEEL GUILT IN A WAY NOT TOO MANY MEN CAN COMPREHEND. MY HEART AND LOVE GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WITH MY DEEPEST SORROW AND SINCERITY. MAY LOVE, JOY AND PEACE BE WITH YOUR FAMILY ALL THE DAYS OF THEIR LIVES. SSG. GRANILLO 360TH TRAN."
SSG. Granillo,PRESTON of Pueblo CO USA

"Well there's not too much I can say right now because I said it already so many times. Right now I'm in the place where everything started. Is weird sometimes but we all remember you here. We remember the "Hellraiser" and all the crazy stuff you used to do. Just know that we will never forget you. God bless you and God bless your family on this day and always."
Maria of Q West Base Complex

"" dear tito today marks three years. its still hard but i know you still looking down on your family. i miss you brother today i thought about the good times we had, you were the class clown you and i combined made the crowd laugh , lol well just wanted to let you know that we still miss you, and we love you.
ill see you in the cross roads brother"
ssg sarinana of ft hood texas

"HEY DUDE
CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT IT HAS BEEN THREE YEARS FEELS LIKE YESTERDAY
I OFTEN LOOK OVER MY SHOULDER AND SEE YOU ON THE SOFA OR ON THE BACK OF YOUR BROTHER'S PICKUP TRUCK HAVING A BEER AND STILL I TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHY YOU HAD TO LEAVE BUT ONE THING'S FOR SURE WE WILL KEEP YOUR SPIRIT ALIVE FOREVER
TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS THAT READ THESE MESSAGES A WARM EMBRACE TO THEM AS THEY TOO ARE KEEPING YOU ALIVE IN THIER HEARTS
I WANT TO THANK YOU TITO FOR BEING A SILLY BROTHER-IN-LAW AND TRYING TO KEEP THE PEACE WHEN I WAS GETTING ON YOUR NIECES OR NEPHEWS' BUTT. AND TELLING THEM THINGS WERE GOING TO BE OKAY. THANK YOU FOR BEING A GREAT EXAMPLE TO THEM BY LIVING YOUR LIFE THE WAY YOU WANTED TO. MI HIJO PLEASE TAKE CARE OF THEM FROM ABOVE.
LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH. I AM SO
PROUD TO HAVE HAD YOU IN MY LIFE EVEN THOUGH YOU GOT SOME BUTT CHEWING FROM ME TOO, BUT YOU KNOW IT WAS FOR YOUR OWN GOOD.
SEE YA
UN ABRAZO BIEN FUELTE

PS IF ANYONE IS EVER IN SOUTH FLORIDA AND WOULD LIKE TO VISIT OR TALK PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL US 954-979-6323
JOSE OR MILDRED"
MILDRED of MARGATE FLORIDA

"Well Tito as you can tell I made it. I'm one of you now I'm that band of brothers and sisters out there surving our country. I made it through BCT and AIT and now I'm about to imbarke on a new journey that you started around my age. Hopefully I'll beable to finish it just like you would have. I'm having a good time everytime I go out I feel you with me. Every FTX Every road March every PT I know your the one really pushing me to push forward and never give up. I know you've seen my flaws I have done but you are always there to make me go through with it. I'll never give as I know you would never give up eather. Thanks i'll see you real soon. I am an American Soilder a Warrior and a member of a Team, trained and proficiante in my Warrior task and drills. I WILL NEVER LEAVE A FALLEN COMMRADE. i stand ready to deploy and Engage the Enemies of the United States. I'll never let you down. Army Pride Solider Boy Hooah!!!!!!!!"
PV2 Negron, Monica A. (ICA Negron) of Ft Jackson, South Carolina

"HEY MY BROTHER TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY,BEEN THINKING ABOUT YOU, I STILL REMEMBER THE DAY YOU FELL ON A DEEP FOX HOLE AND YOU WHERE CALLING FOR ME IT WAS FUN TIMES. I MISS YOU MY COMRADE THIS MONTH MARKS 3 YRS YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTEN MY BROTHER ILL SEE YOU AT THE CROSS ROADS LUV YOU BROTHER"
SSG SARINANA JORGE of EVERYWHERE

"HEY MY BROTHER TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY,BEEN THINKING ABOUT YOU, I STILL REMEMBER THE DAY YOU FELL ON A DEEP FOX HOLE AND YOU WHERE CALLING FOR ME IT WAS FUN TIMES. I MISS YOU MY COMRADE THIS MONTH MARKS 3 YRS YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTEN MY BROTHER ILL SEE YOU AT THE CROSS ROADS LUV YOU BROTHER"
SSG SARINANA JORGE of EVERYWHERE

"hey there partna its been a while since i written to you. i do apologize, i just got back from iraq once again.its almost going to be 3 yrs now since you been away, but it feels as if i just saw you yesterday. i miss you partna, but i know ill see you at the crossroads"
ssg jorge sarinana of FT Hood TX

"Te queria decir que pensaba en ti y que te extrano en esta Noche Buena. Te mando besitos y carinitos. Te amo querido amigo mio. Te vere en mis suenos. Giggles (tears)"
Noraliz of USA

"Noraliz,
De parte de la familia de Tito te damos las gracias por el pesame. Gracias por querer a nuestro Tito. Gracias por llamarme y contarme de Tito, me alegra mucho saber que Tito siempre se acordo de lo que le enseñamos y que era un buen amigo y caballero siempre. I'm sorry that you just found out. Trust me alot of his friends are just finding out.
Take care of yourself & your family."
Marilyn pusu4evr@comcast.net of Elkridge, MD - pusuyme@yahoo.com

"Nuestra intima amiga Rosi me llamo desde Alemainia para decirme que regresaria a los estados permanentemente y me alegre de inmediato. Pero rapido empezo el lloriqueo cuando pregunte por ti. Oh my God Tito! Mi querido Quique. Te juro que nunca pense que la razon por la cual no contestabas mis emails o mis llamadas fuera por esta razon..que lla no estas aqui. Mas de dos anos han pasado y nunca pense... Tito perdoname por el enfogone que tenia al ver que no contestabas mis mensajes. Y al muchacho que contestaba tu telefono..perdoname por ser tan grosera contigo porque no me decias donde estaba Tito.Entiendo porque ahora. I haven't stopped crying Tito. I can't believe. Mami couldn't console me, Cielo remembers you babysitting her, Rosi and I laughed at remembering tus barbaridades. Ay Tito..se extrane antes, mas ahora que se que no estas junto a nosotros. Me acuerdo de la ultima vez que hablamos, tu estabas en la playa en Florida y me decias que querias que yo estuviera ahi para ver the most beautiful sunset. I wish I would have been able to. I remember talking to your nephew and your sister. They laughed at us. Oh my dear friend...two years and now still no peace. The only thing that consoles me is knowing that we will be able to embrace, laugh, and dance our butts off again when in Paradise. A la familia de Tito, por favor, alguien, llamenme al 210-867-7992. Quisiera compartir el pesame. Tito y yo compartimos mucho cuando estuvimos todos en Alemania. Eramos un grupo inseparable. Viajabamos de Baumholder a Landstul mucho..Kaiserslautern was the hang out spot...siempre bailando y comiendo! that was us. I am so sorry to hear that we've lost such a giving and humanitarian being. I can't stop crying. Its been two days and I cannot function. I know most of you are remembering but my bereavment pains just started. Te Amo Negron.Muah. You will always be my chuckles and I will always be your giggles. Nori, La Sandunga! ji,ji,ji"
Noraliz Maysonet of USA

"I WOULD DO ANYTHING TO SEE YOU ONE MORE TIME,MISS YOU SO MUCH TITO!!!"
SEMA of GERMANY

"Tito Negron antes de irte para Iraq me dijiste que ibas a estar en mi corazon para toda la vida. No sabes cuanta razon tenias. Gracias por todo ese amor puro, delicado y sincero que me diste. El tiempo pasa y todos cambiamos de una manera o de otra, pero el recuerdo de tus locuritas se mantiene aqui conmigo.Todas las cosas que hacias cuando estabamos juntos solo para hacerme reir jamas lo podre olvidar. Algunas veces cuando voy hacia el college veo un PT cruiser como el que tenias y se me olvida que no estas que te fuiste para siempre. Cuando me llamaste de Iraq jamas pense que fuese la ultima vez que nos diriamos adios.
Gracias por haber tocado mi vida de la manera que lo hiciste. Gracias por darme amor de gratis y ensenarme a sonreir. Todavia puedo verte en Alemania, que tiempos aquellos, en aquel entonces mi bb solo tenia 6 meses y ahora ya casi tiene 8 anos. Si vieras que linda persona es y un excelente estudiante. Todavia tengo el crucifijo que me regalaste antes de irte a Kosovo, todavia me alegro cada vez que escucho song by four, todavia tantas cosas Tito Negron. Gracias por escribirme tantas cosas bellas y dibujar esa rosa para mi(The lonely rose) como la llamabas.
Gracias por el 'te amo' debajo del brasalete, gracias Papi bello. Gracias por todas las cosas que compartimos y por las que peleamos.
Pronto te visitare y te llevare aquella rosa que un dia dibujaste para mi.
Me voy por ahora Tito pero no sin recordarte que "NO SIEMPRE PODEMOS ESTAR JUNTOS, PERO NUNCA ESTAREMOS SEPARADOS"
Gracias por esa gran historia que vivimos juntos."
lb of apurodolor

"I know it`s been a long time since the last time I left a message for you here. Well there`s been a lot of changes in my life and I know you know all of them bc I talk to you everyday. right now I`m in the place that we spend most of the time together. It`s hard sometimes looking around and remember that you and Liz were here too. I miss you guys so much. I have a person who cares for me and the kids. He love me and I think thats what matters the most. I know you`re still here by me and everybody else who care and miss you. Tell Liz I miss her too. I miss you guys."
M.L. of Q west Base Complex

"BRO EL TITOMAFIA
FIRST OFF TO ALL THAT LEFT A MESSAGE THANK YOU ON BE HALF OF THE NEGRON FAM.
TO MY BROTHER IN ARM MY TIO..MAN I AM DOING FINE AS U CAN SEE FROM ABOVE MAN..MISS U EVERY DAY TELLING PEOPLE WHAT MY TATTOO MEANS AND WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE AN UNCLE THAT GAVE HIS LIFE FOR MANY AMERICANS AND PUERTO RICANS AMERICAN THE RIGHT TO BE FREE I MISS YOU
AND WILL NEVER FORGET THE TIME WE SHARED..
LOVE U WITH ALL MY HEART."
C/CPL NICOLAS NEGRON of NORWICH UNIVERSITY, MILITARY ACADEMY OF VERMONT, PIONNIER BATT UNITED STATES ARMY

"It is always nice seeing your face in my dreams even if you don't say a word. The worse part is waking up and remembering that you are not here.
I miss you and love you Tito."
Pusu of Elkridge, MD pusuyme@yahoo.com

"I LOVE AND MISS YOU TITO"
Sema of Germany

"hey tio,
it's been too long trying to avoid the fact you're gone. i feel as if i never got the chance to know you as the others, but i do know you were one of the most funniest of uncles. i will never forget roller blading late at night around the blimp park in pompano beach. you would pretend to fall and yell like homer simpson, it was great. and now you're in heaven, talking and visiting you're neices and nephews kids. myeisha always says hi. i love you tio tito and i miss you truly. i didnt go because i couldnt handle it. and i regret not going and being there with the family. happy belated birthday! i'm proud of you, but just wish they didn't take you. besos and keep an eye on the family they really miss you."
Dina Rosado of cape coral, florida

"Happy Birthday Julio. I know this is the first time I have left you a message but it is still hard to believe you are gone from us here. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you and remember all the good times we use to have. I really thought that one day you would be my son-in-law but I guess it was not suppose to happen. God had other plans for you. I still remember the day that Nick called me and told me the news. It was like someone stabbed me in the heart. I was so proud of what you had become and you are a hero for protecting us. Now you are in heaven with Roberto and I know heaven is not the same. Please watch over all of us. Pusu and I are really close now and it is because of you and Roberto. I will always be there for Pusu and Nancy whenever I can. I hope to stop by your gravesite when I visit Miami soon. I will always love you and will never forget you. You were like a son to me. Rest in peace Julio. With all my love on this special day. No one will ever forget your birthday."
Eva Hernandez of Columbia, MD

"HI Tito,
Everytime I get on this page I hope that it will be easier, but it is not. I still cry, I feel this choking pain in my throat and a tightness in my heart that hurts like hell. It's true it gets alittle better or easier dealing with the pain but then I smell the heat of the sun, I hear a song while driving, I say your name, I see someone one the street that still doesn't know...and there it is again. The pain...the pain that won't go away. I truely hope and pray that you are at peace and that you are enjoying heaven. I miss you Tito. I miss your laughter most of all I miss YOU."
Marilyn/Pusu pusuyme@yahoo.com of Elkridge, MD

"Hey tito, well here i am in Baghdad been here six months now,i know when 2/28/07 hit here, i had a moment of silence for you.this deployment is not the same without you bro. so here i am with new troops to lead. wish you were here side by side with me, fighting this war on terror , but i know you have a bigger mission up there. we miss you bro and you are never forgotten"
ssg sarinana "scouts out" of Baghdad Iraq

"Tito, I sent my prayers up to heaven for you on this second anniversary of your leaving. I will continue to pray for you and the family and may God keep you until we can all meet again. Love, Muffy"
of Lancaster, PA

"The Duane Wolland Family of Congerville, Illinois, Aunt and Uncle of Fallen comrade,Cpl Ian T. Zook, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, send our thoughts and prayers on this, the second anniversary of the loss of your beloved son, Tito. We will always remember the sacrifice these young men and their families have made to preserve and protect the freedom of our great country. Thank you and God Bless you today and always."
Lynn Wolland of Congerville, IL USA

"tito

tio.... i dont know were to start life is going good but me and the fam have that lil piece that we are missing... man i remember like it was yesterday the knock on the door at 9:30 at night
we have news of your passing... i felt like god just punished my whole fam by taking u away... know i am going to be the next generation negron to serve our country the one that carries the name on... just looking at pics or listing to music hurts because i think of all the fun times we had together...
you be safe and remember ur my homie my boy but most of all the best uncle a pain in the * nephew could ask for love u man"
pvt. nicolas j. negron united states army reserves of norwich university, northfield vermont

"Hola Tito,
Me acabo de enterar (apenas ayer) y todavia no salgo del Shock.
Anoche no pude dormir pensando en ti y en lo extrañas que son las cisrcusntancias que la vida aveces nos presenta.
Solo queria decirte que te recuerdo como si fuera ayer y que me cuesta imaginar que te hayas ido. Para mi siempre estaras vivo en mis recuerdos, como el muchacho alegre, sincero y buen amigo que siempre fuistes..
Te queremos, Dios te bendiga"
Yorlen of Edgewood , KY

"Dear Family and Friends,
I am leaving here short note to let you know I am thinking of you as this holiday season approaches. May God be with you and help you to continue to be strong. RIP Tito. De tu prima/hermana- Mindy"
Malinda Negron-Saunders of Lancaster, PA

"Hi Tito it's been a while since I wrote to you on here man things are crazy down here. Im sure you know that you are so missed. I get to go home soon and see the family I know we are all going to have a good time but im sure I will cry with Pusu sometimes I don't think my life will ever get better I just wish I had you here to talk with I guess for now I just will have to settle for talking to you before I go to sleep at night. I miss you and I know everyone else does as well. You made an impression in everyone's lives and I don't think there is a person who can say that you was a person someone could ever forget. I know I could never forget you. Miss you

Love Catina"
Catina Hernandez of Madison, WI

"Tito,

You were an incredible person. Since the day we last saw each other I have never forgotten you, and I never will. You were a real person, a real soldier and a real friend. I just want you and your family to know that you will never be forgotten. I hold our memories together near and dear to my heart. God Bless You, and I know we will laugh together once again."
CPT Lloyd A Felix of Virginia

"To Tito's friends and loved ones,
Thanks for the prayers, well wishes and for sharing your stories. You have no idea how this helps with the healing. It still feels like it was yesterday and it hurts just as bad sometimes even more. We also miss his smile and laughter, but most of all we miss him our "Tito". We were blessed to have him and still are blessed to know that he is still loved and remembered. May God Bless You All and may he protect our men and women out at War."
Marilyn/Pusu of Elkridge, MD pusuyme@yahoo.com

"Hey Tito,
I thought about you today while in class. The topic of discussion(hypnosis) brought up some goodtimes we shared. I could not get the image out of my head of you wildin' out at the comedy club that night you volunteered to be hypnotised.You had the whole audience falling out of their seats in laughter.We all had so much fun that night. That special quality that you have to put a smile on someones face is what I miss most. I am honored to have experienced such a special person. We wish your family the best and they are in our prayers.
Lanette"
Lanette & Will of ColoradoSprings, Co

"whats up my partna its been a long time since your battle buddy wrote to you, well i know you up in heaven watching us so you know i'll be going to baghdad, watch over me bro like the other times, miss you brother wish you were side by side with me in the combat zone so i know you and i got each others back, love always your bro ssg sarinana. " GOD SPEED SEE YOU AT THE CROSS ROADS, BUT NOT NOW LATER LATER ""
SSG SARINANA of FT HOOD TX

"I just want to let you know Sgt. Julio Negron I'am keeping my promise that you are not forgotten. Sgt. John Swanlund 1/140th Avn Bn."

"pa mi tio tito

i made it man i did it.i am in college
i am play footballand in the corp.
its is hard man not having any body besides mom and dad to talk to, you where never just a reagular uncle you where my big brother, the man that i could laugh and huge no matter where we were at . i remeber the first time you came back from iraq on leave you where like i just saw you a few months ago and i said i dont give a damn give me a hug your homesafe, or the first college football game i took you to that miami lost to vt on the 4th of december or the time we went a saw alexander the great the day before you left, to you telling me the best statement any man could say "why do something if your not going to have fun, do it because you love to it and your having fun" tio it was great to have as an uncle and always as an uncle, but it sucks that i cant go and give you a big huge anymore and i have to look at a tombstone that just says your name and the date, and i cant say to you your home safe lets grab a beer and kick back with dad and watch the football game
but tio it was great the times we had togther you *in remember you save me a spot up there with a ice cold beer ready to watch a football and just kick back and relacks
i will allways remember you and your smile titomafia aka hellrasier3 and best of all my uncle tito that no one could take away from me
love always recruit Nicolas Negron"
recruit NICOLAS J.Negron of Norwich university, vt

"Tuve la oportunidad de conocer a Negron 8 años atras cuando fuimos a Basic Training en Ft. Sill. Era parte de un grupo de amistades que teniamos en Basic Training. Pasamos y compartimos buenos momentos que siempre los llevare en mis recuerdos. Nunca Te Olvidaremos. Que Dios Te Bendiga!!!"
Samuel J. Figueroa of Rio Piedras, PR

"To the Negron Family,

I would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Fourth Of July I know it is still hard but you all are a very strong family and Tito would want everyone to celebrate on his birthday and remember the good times you always had. You are all always in my thoughts and prayers. I miss you all. My email has changed so if you need anything please let me know.
catina.storey@navy.mil

Love Catina"
Catina Hernandez of Madison, WI

"Hi there it's me.. I won't be near a computer on your birthday so this is an early birthday wish. Happy Birthday I know this use to be one of your favorite holidays I just wish you where still here to share it with everyone. I have been thinking about you allot lately. You know my stuff finally arrived to me and I was unpacking my things and came across so many pictures and I still have your dog tag remember you gave me your very first one after you came home from boot camp ha remember me and Nancy where waiting for you and when we saw you we both cried and said you needed to eat lol. I just sat there and held it thinking why I still ask myself that everyday when I watch the news or look at your picture. Then I found some old emails on my computer from a long time ago I was thankful I didn't delete them you always remembered my B-day and you always wanted to make sure I was ok and I thank you for that I wish you where still here with us. I realize as the days go by that you and your family are such a big part of my life and my son's life he loves to be around Pusu and Nana he calls them Titi its so cute how he says it. I would give anything to have you back but I know you are in a much better place than this. I know it is you that gives me the extra strength at times when I think I can't go anymore. I know one day I will get to see you again and it will be nice to see that big smile you have. I Love you and miss you dearly.

Love Catina"
Catina Hernandez of Madison, WI

"SSG Mark D Johnson, Thank you for your kind words about Julio and for loving him. We also miss him very much. I would like to get in contact with you. Can you please e-mail me. Thanks again for being there for him. We are proud to know that we raised a wonderful man and soldier. God Bless"
Marilyn/Pusu of pusuyme@yahoo.com

"HEY TITO
HAPPY FATHERS DAY BRO, I MISS YOU, MAN. I KNOW ITS BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE WE WAS HANGING OUT, BUT MAN I WISH WE CAN BBQ AND HAVE A GOOD TIME. I GOT THAT JOB MAN BACK OVER IN KUWAIT AFTER RETIREMENT, SO THAT WENT WELL. AIGHT MAN TAKE IT SLOW AND WAIT ON US BACKBONE BROTHERS TO GET UP THERE. AGAIN BRA, HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO YOU."
RET. SSG MARK DONNELL JOHNSON, 360TC BACKBONE FOR LIFE of COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO

"Hi Tito,

It's been a while since I last wrote. I haven't forgotten you. I know that you can see the things that have been going on with my life. I need you so much right now. You were the only one that understood and can help me. In my dreams we talk about everything and through that I feel that you have helped me. Seen you in my dreams makes me remember the nice long talks that we had. I miss you so much. Take care up there and take care of us down here. We all miss you. Love you."
Edna of Denver, Colorado

"Hey Tito,

It's MJ, man I miss you, man. Its Memorial Day 2006 and I know we did not get time to do in Iraq last year, but I know we would have enjoyed your presence there. We all served together in Iraq, in 360 Trans Company and now I'm retired, man but really wanted you to be there when we got back, I think of you and the others alot, so keep them others on track up there, so when we all meet up you can show us around and we can rejoice and clown around again. To the Negron Family, Thank you for raising such a GREAT SON, FATHER, HUSBAND AND MOST OF ALL A GREAT FRIEND. Thanks Tito for everything you taught us while you was here.
Miss u troop.
SSG (Ret Army) Mark D. Johnson
BackBone 4Life, Man..."
SSG(Ret Army) Mark D. Johnson of Colorado Springs Colorado, USA

"Dear Family and Friends,
Thanks for continuing to remember Sgt Julio E. Negron "Tito". My mother, brother Ed and I attended the Memorial Service at the Washington, DC Monument for all of the fallen heroes. All families and guest were asked to start the tradition all around the world for all Fallen War Heroes of past and present wars to stop all that you are doing at 3pm on Memorial Day (the 29th this year) and hold a moment of silence, and to hold hands as a symbol that we are all together in sharing the same pain and that we are not alone. So lets keep this going in memory of all our Fallen Heroes. May God Bless you all. RIP Tito and all of our Fallen heroes. You are gone, but will never be forgotten."
Marilyn Estrada Negron - Pusu of Elkridge, MD - pusuyme@yahoo.com

"To the Negron Family,
Tito/Julio was a good friend of mine in high school. I am just hearing of his passing this week but am in shock. The world has truly lost someone incredibly special and brave. My prayers are with you!"
Matt Kohel of Baltimore, Maryland

"To the family of:Julio E. Negron 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 just got this news today 5/11/06 and I am beside myself.I have thought about you over the years have wondered where you were.I think back to 1995 in Laurel at yours and Jeff's prom we all had so much fun.I am glad to see you were doing what you loved.I am proud to have known you and I thank you for protecting our country.You will be missed.You were an angel on earth and now you have left to fight other battles.


Love-

Brandi Naylor-Lozano"
Brandi Naylor-Lozano of Columbia, MD

"Hi Tito,
It's Easter...I remember how much you loved Nancy's easter baskets and trying to get all the easter eggs at the egg hunts. And of course going to the rides at Laurel Mall & at 197 to try and win the biggest stuffed animals. Those were the days Tito. I am so happy I have the pictures and the memories to keep me going. The kids miss you too. Love you Tito... Rest..."
Marilyn/Pusu pusuyme@yahoo.com of Maryland

"hey tito
well as you know its your mexican counter part, your battle buddy from oif 1 there's not a day i dont think about you homie. i still remember when you saw that rat running and all you did was jump so high. never thought a short puerto rican can jump that high. miss you homie your battle buddy"
sgt jorge sarinana of ft hood texas

"Thank you to everyone who has left a message for Sgt Negron. He will live in our hearts and memories forever. Now, SGT JULIO E NEGRON "TITO" REST IN PEACE."
Marilyn/Pusu of Maryland

"Hello Tito. It has been a year today that the lord took another Angel to be with him. It still hurts but I know that you are in a better place I might not understand why you had to go but I do know that you went with honor and pride and not many people can say that. I still would give anything to have you back but in time I will see you again and get to hear all of your jokes and that laugh. I am very honored to have had you in my life not only as my friend but the ONLY MAN who had ever LOVED me and I know now that I had the best thing any woman could want and need I just wish I would have found out sooner. You will always be my frist love and you will always have my heart. You are my hero and I am very proud of what you did with your life. May you rest in peace and continue to look after your wonderful family and the ones who you held close to your heart.
Dios Te Bendiga
Love Catina"
Catina Hernandez of Gaeta, Italy

"My Loving brother, here we are once again trying to understand the reason why, but we still don't know how to stop that question that makes us loss total hope of seing you again. As for me all see is my loving brother waiting for me once again for that day that we will feel that special love that came from our reunions. Don't worry I will be there in due time, for now all I can do is dream of that moment. My life is your life and your hopes are my hopes. Just remenber, "I GOT YOUR BACK BRO". I live to make you proud of me and cry in the pain of your loss, so remenber that I will never let go my loving son."
SFC RET. JOSE A. NEGRON JR. of Margate, Florida

"HELLO EVERYBODY

JUST A QUICK NOTE TO REQUEST THAT YOU ALL DO A LITTLE SOMETHING TO HONOR SGT NEGRON ON 2/28/06 AND ALL THE FALLEN SOILDIERS. WE THANK YOU ALL FOR KEEPING HIS SPIRIT ALIVE BY REMEMBERING HIM. MAY WE NEVER FORGET HIM OR LISBETH ON THIS DAY.
AGAIN THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR PRAYER AND THOUGHTS, IT HAS BEEN A VERY ROUGH JOURNEY FOR ALL BUT YOU ALL HAVE MADE IT EASIER."
JOSE AND MILDRED NEGRON of MARGATE, FLORIDA

"Merry Christmas Tito,

Well I finally made it home.. We spent New Year's with Pusu and Nana it was really nice but I was hoping and praying that you would pop up and suprise us. Papi I miss you so much. We all went out to eat dinner and they where talking bout you I almost started to cry but I held it in so your sisters wouldn't get upset with me. There isn't a day I don't think of you.. Miss you Te amo con todo mi crazon..

Catina"
Catina of Laurel, MD

"Tito,

I just wanted to let you that you are still in heart. How I miss you and miss hearing your voice. Merry Christmas. Que dios te cuide. Love you."
Edna of Denver, Colorado

"Merry Christmas Tito!!!

I know how much you loved Christmas but hated the cold weather. This was a tough Christmas for all of us without you.
Love you and miss you.
Dios te Bendiga...
Te quiero con todo mi corazon.
The Kids and Mikayla(Chachi) miss you too."
Pusu, pusuyme@yahoo.com of Savage, Maryland USA

"Tito,
I just wanted to say that you were on my and lisa's thoughts this christmas and that we miss you. See you soon chunky butt. Love ya."
Jesus and Lisa of Colorado Springs

"Tito and the Negron family,

I wanted to let you know that you all are in my thoughts today. I really miss Tito so much. I know that he is watching over all of us, being our guardian angel.
Tito I miss you so much."
Edna of Denver, Colorado

"To the Negron Family,
I just wanted to wish everyone a blessed Thanksgiving. Hope you are all doing well, you are in my prayers and my heart everyday. I know Tito was with everyone today.

Love Catina"
Catina Hernandez of Gaeta, Italy

"Sgt. John Swanlund,
On behalf of my family and myself personally, I would like to "Thank You" from the bottom of my heart for treating my brother with such honor and grace even when it was such a hard thing to do. Up to the moment that I saw my Brother Sgt. Edward Negron looking sharper then ever in his Class A's walking up the driveway, you see he had just come back from picking up Julio and identifing him, I kept saying in my mind, "no it's not him, it can't be". When I hugged Ed and I asked him in his ear, tell me did you see him, is it Tito" when he said "yes" at that moment I felt that my life had been drained out of me. I wanted so much to hear it wasn't him. Till this day I have not been able to get back on my feet. I don't know where to start. But your message helps me because I know that he was treated well and was honored as a hero should. Thank you again Sgt. John Swanlund for helping bring my baby home. Julio was an angel that touched so many lives and still does even now that he is gone. Stay strong and I will tell you this you will never be forgotten. Thanks again and May God Bless you and your family. Welcome home soldier. All my respect to you and all those that were there with him and took care of him until he got home."
Marilyn Negron, pusuyme@yahoo.com of Savage, Maryland USA

"hasta hoy tuve el velor de leer algunos de los mensajes de tu familia y me siento muy feliz pero ala misma ves muy triste estos dias te e recordado mucho y aveces me encuentro en mi cama en la madrugada llorando y acordandome de ti esperando esa llamada que aunque se que nunca llegara pero eso me hace sentirme mejor y me pongo a platicar con tu foto de el periodico creo que nunca voy a poder olvidarte.Te quiero y si despues de la muerte existe vida quiero encontrarte otra ves.Besos"
yoanasaavedra1@yahoo.com of Denver co

"Good morning sunshine! Since this is the only way that I can talk you I guess your going to get messages from all the time. ;p. Well this week is going to be crazy. We are getting ready for finals. Finals are in about 3 weeks. I am almost done with my prereqs for the nursing program. After these semester I will only need 3 more prereqs then I am done. After that it will take 2 years to get in the nursing prgram. I have a long wait. But I am almost finish. I have a big test this weekend, hopefully I do good.

You know I have been thinking so much of you. I wish every night that I could have seen you one more night. You are loved by so many people, it makes me happy to see that and to see that you touch a lot of people the same way you did to me. Thanks Tito."
Edna of Denver, Colorado

"Para toda la familia de Tito quiero decirles que lo siento mucho lo que paso,creo que dios necesitava un angel en el cielo como era el y se que el estara bien por que aqui iso muchas cosas buenas y le doy gracias a dios por averlo puesto en mi camino lo sigo recordando como el hombre que siempre me respeto y me alludo en muchas cosas que siempre cuando estaba triste me hacia reir siempre lo seguire recordando con mucho amor. Eres mi heroe!!!:)"
yoana saavedra of Denver co

"Hey Tito. When we first started to talk back in Feburary of 2004 I was so excited to meet you. To hear that you where comming home after your first tour was a feeling that I can't explain in words. When we first meet at the mall to make sure that the "packages" were good was funninest thing that I have ever done. Having your friends and mine call at the same time to make sure that we didn't have to leave to go and get them. Spending time with you and hearing your love for your family and wrestling always kept me wanting to hear more. The bad part about all this was that I have been wondering for the last 8 months where you have been. I just found out 3 days ago. I found out on the internet. I have been wondering when you were going to call and say "Hey ma". I felt that you were the only one that finally understood and knew everything about me. I feel like I didn't have a chance to say so many things to you. The way we left things were not the way I wanted to leave them. But you always gave me hope. You made me so much stronger and made believe in myself. You never let me down. You always knew how to make me laugh and smile all day. You respected me and my son. And I thank you for that. Thank you so much for making me stronger and making me see my life in a different light. I miss hearnig from you and still Love you."
Edna of Denver, Colorado

"To the family of Sgt. Julio Negron, my name is Sgt. John Swanlund I have been in Iraq for 13 months I'm with the 1-140th Avn Bn. I just got back home on 4 Nov. 2005. My mission over there was a doorgunner on a Blackhawk helicopter. My crew and I were on "stand by" when we recieved a "Hero Mission" call. This was my first mission. It was in the morning around 0700 at FOB Speicher, it was a beautiful sunrise, we preflighted our aircraft, did our crew brief and repositioned over to the terminal. There we shut down our engines, and waited for our "Hero". The crews of both helicopters lined each side of the vehicle all the way to the door of our aircraft. We saluted Sgt. Julio Negron as he passed us and he got into my aircraft. There was not a dry eye from our crew, everyone wept. I've kept Sgt. Julio Negrons' name with me the whole year and will till the day I die, this man is a true Hero! I came across this website just by chance trying to find out more information on Sgt. Julio Negron. From the messages I have read here its exactally how I would picture Sgt. Negron. I want to say to the family of Sgt. Negron, I'am deeply sorry for your loss and that I had the Honor to have Sgt. Julio Negron abord my aircraft. You Sgt. Julio Negron are my Hero! I will never forget you."
Sgt. John Swanlund of Upland, Ca.

"hey Tito,
Its been a while since your passing and I felt that today was a day I could give you some love. I still havent forgotten that waking moment when I got that call. My heart just dropped and I was beside myself. I tried my best to "lock it up" and keep my composure during the funeral. I remember promising you that I would do my best to do the best I could in whatever I do in life if not only for myself but in your honor. I still cry to this day because I miss you. I know you dont want anyone to be sadden but a special person like you cannot go unnoticed and without grievance. Hope all is well with you and may you look after my sister, mother and me. My father is doing ok now and he says he misses your "fat head" and as he always called you Mr. July whenever you came walking in. Im honored to have met you and I hope and pray that when its all said and done that you could be proud of what I have accomplished. Ill always remember your voice and laughter and the times we've all shared with you. I love you bro and may you rest in peace. You will never be forgotten in my heart."
Nick of Columbia, Md

"Hi Tito well I am just writting cause you have been on my mind all week. I guess cause yesterday was the day I meet you 11 yrs ago. I will never forget that day for the rest of my life. I sit at work and look at your picture and wonder everyday how the lord could have taken such a beautiful man away from so many people who loved him. I just wish you where here so I could email you just to say hi and to just vent about all the things that are going on in my life. I feel like things are just getting worse and worse everyday. I am so confused and it seems like no one has the answers. Please just do me a favor.. Please just watch over my father you know he is doing worse and worse everyday. I dont think I can take loosing you and my father in the same year. If I never told you before but thank you for always being there when I needed you and putting up with my attitudes. I can say you where the only man that was and stayed my best friend till the end. Thank you and you will always be in my heart. Love you and miss you

Besos
Catina"
Catina of Gaeta, Italy

"Hey pa,
Well I am just writting to let you know I was thinking of you. I just got back off of leave. Man it was so nice being home with my family I was able to see alot of people. Shera and Juatin are bout to have a baby man remember in school how we all use to hang out at our lockers just joking around. He is still in the army I think he is about to stay in for a couple of more years. I was also able to see Pusu it was really nice spending time with her we talked about the old times and laughed at all the crazy stuff you and I use to get in trouble for like at Nancy's house and when we went to Ocean City, she gave me your pics you had of us I didnt know you had so many or that you even kept them at all I also gave her the pics I had of us from your prom my prom and just all throughout school and she gave me the pics for my brother man that was a mess(you know what im talking bout). Well Pusu gave my son a nick name and it had you written all over it she has named him "Squirt" it was so funny. We know you put him up to it and you must have been laughing the whole time. We had a good time though... Everyone really misses you so much my dad isnt doing to good if you could please watch over him he really needs help but I dont think anyone can do anything now for him... While I was at home I also watched I think the hardest thing Ive had to watch in my life besides seeing you buried I watched the tribute tape for you and Liz I had to watch it alone and it hurt so bad I am so very proud of you for all that you accomplished in your life I just wish you was still here. I miss talking to you I am going threw some crazy things and I know you would listen to me and give me the best advice and not judge me ever. I miss you so much and I know one day we will all see you again but for now you will always be in my heart. Well this is all for now hope you are resting in peace...

Love you
Catina"
Catina of Laurel Md

"Tito, wuz up man happy birthday I remember the times we used go out to the clubs and have a ball.You were always by my side when things went wrong. I remember when me and Lanette were going through tough times you let me sleep at your house when she put me out.Thanks to you "CHUNKY BUTT" we are happily married."
WILL of Lawton, OK, USA

"Tito, I never got a chance to thank you for always being their for Nicholas and I. You helped us get over some of the humps in our relationship. And for that we are now happily married.Thank You! You are a honorable man that always puts others first.Nicholas and I miss you terribly and you will always be in our prayers. We love You!"
Lanette Williams of Colorado Springs, Co

"On behalf of Julio's Sisters, Brothers, nieces, nephews and parents;

Thank you for thinking of Tito and remembering him on his birthday. Thank you to all who in one way or another paid alittle tribute in memory of his birthday. Tito loved his birthday, he loved the fact that all of the USA celebrated it. For those that lite candles, Hung the US Flag, placed flags at his gravesite, blew candles and cut a cake in his name, blasted fireworks (that was his favorite part of his birthday)... we thank you from the bottoms of our hearts. This is still very fresh to us and we are still learning how to heal and live without the physical part. We know he is here with all of us cause we feel him. Please keep your good thought's and prayers going we need them big time.
Once again...Thank you.
Sincerely,"
Marilyn Estrada Negron, pusu00@hotmail.com of Savage, MD

"Hey tito,
I just wanted to leave a quick note and say happy birthday. Lisa and I are thinking of you and you are always in our hearts and minds. I love you bro and can't wait till we meet again.."
Jesus of colorado springs

"To the Negron Family,

I wanted all of you to know that on this special day you are all in my prayers. I know today is going to be hard for everyone but I know that you are a very strong family that is going to keep each other together especially for Tito cause everyone knows he doesnt want anyone to be sad today. You all mean a great deal to me and I will always be here if any of you need anything.

Love Always
Catina"
Catina of Gaeta, Italy

"Hello Tito,

I was just writting to you to say Happy Birthday......

I wish you where here so I could tell you in person or send you an email, but I know I cant. Its almost been 5 months and it still hurts so bad. I know today is going to be very hard for everyone that you have touched but I also know that you will in some way make them all feel at ease with your presence. I hope you know that you are still in my heart and always will be.

Love Catina

HAPPY 28th BIRTHDAY PAPA"
Catina of Gaeta, Italy

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

"To all that have left a message/s, on behalf of the Negron family we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your messages have helped us along the greiving process and believe
us when we say every little bit helps. We got to see Sgt Negron through others
eyes and hearts and the words are comforting. Sgt. Negron's birthday is July 4th, and we ask everyone to say a little prayer for him and set out a little flag somewhere for him as a sign
that he will never be forgotten. Again we extend a warm thank you to all. May God keep you all safe.
From SFC RET Jose & Mildred Negron, & family 6/05
(modernmildred@yahoo.com)"
mildred negron(sister-in-law) of Margate, FL

"Hello Tito,

I have been wanting to write to you for a couple of days now and I am just getting enough strength to do so. This past weekend was so very hard I couldnt do nothing but cry and want for you to be here with all of us. I still am trying to find a way in my heart to understand why the lord could take such a beautiful man that everyone loved. Everyone just tells me it will get better but when does it I feel like it is never gonna get better, the pain will never leave from my heart. I dont know how I am suppose to be ok I miss you so very much and I wish I could be with you just to see you smile to laugh or to just play one of your crazy jokes on me. I know in my heart you dont want me to be sad and cry but papi you where my soul mate and I know that now, I feel so empty and I know that i will always have this feeling until we meet again. Everyone is missing you so much I spoke to Juliana the other day she told me they had a beautiful memorial service in Florida for you she said she has her days as well but is trying to deal with the pain. She is a wonderfull person who loved you very much. Pusu and Nana are still trying but are coping the best they can. We all just try to keep in touch so that we wont have to deal with this alone. I spoke to Mrs. Baltins a couple of weeks ago she was very sad to hear the news she told me she pulled out the 95 class t-shirt you made remember you was so scared that they where not going to like it but everyone did she said she huged it real tight and prayed for all of us. You know I still have my shirt you gave me. I will have to get it when I get back home and put it with all of the other things we shared together. I miss you so very much and I know one day I will see that beautiful smile again and all my pain will be gone. I love you always and forever."
Catina of Gaeta, Italy

"HI PAPA!!!!
I JUST GOT BACK FROM FT CARSON AND I MISSED YOU. REMEMBER THAT YOU ASKED ME TO DO SOMETHING FOR YOU? WELL I DID AND I KNOW YOU ARE HAPPY NOW. I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU WERE ALWAYS ON MY MIND AND I COULD FEEL YOU THE SAME WAY I FELT LIZ. YOU ARE MY ANGEL AND I KNOW YOU AND LIZ WERE THERE WHEN I NEEDED YOU GUYS THE MOST. THANK FOR YOUR SUPPORT. JUST KNOW YOU ARE IN MY HEART AND YOU ARE GONNA BE A PART OF MY LIFE...... ALWAYS. TODAY IM THINKING ABOUT YOU ON THIS MEMORIAL DAY........ I LOVE YOU TITO!!!!!
TAKE CARE OF ALL OF US FROM OVER THERE. WE NEED YOU."
MARIA C. of 360TH TRANS. CO FOB ENDURANCE, 09345 (IRAQ)

"Tito, I just found this site and wanted to leave you a message. I still cannot grasp the concept that I will never see my chunky butt anymore (lol). You are truely a great friend and I will never forget the times we spent hanging out either in the clubs or just bowling . Myself and lisa are always talking about you.You will always hold a place in our minds and you will always be in our prayers. I cannot wait till we meet again.I love you and I will always extend my hand for your family, I've already told Jose that I have proclaimed them as my family now I'll only be a phone call away. Till we meet again papa ,I'll have you in my prayers."
Jesus of colorado springs colorado

"Today the magitude of loss hit me deep in my heart. My military pride has been renewed! I'm a female SGT in now the Army Reserves. I was call to duty state-side to assist the soldiers and their families for mobilization. One of perhaps the most important jobs assigned to me, was serving as Mortuary Affairs NCO at FT. Eustis, VA. The opportunity to give a fellow soldiers his/her last respect was my greatest contribution to this Army. The uniform even on one's final day, is very important to all that served with pride. My heart will always remember and fill me with tears. My prayers are for the love-ones that perhaps had to say good-bye to their love ones too soon. I also pray that we never forget the children of our soldiers who serve right along with the spouses. Today our children are facing perhaps some of most difficult challenges and having to deal with the loss of a parent who is serving his/her country for all of us, needs our support. During my time on active-duty we had teenagers of service-members commit suicide and many families fell apart during and after deployments. I wonder have we done enough to perpare our children? Especially those who are reservist that contracted to serve part-time. I will continue to serve and I will always remember the greatest sacifice! God Bless the soldiers still on the ground, the families, our assigned president, and America!"
SGT. Diane W. Hamlette of Stafford, VA

"Hi Tito,
It's been a while but I just had to share this with you and the family...This week I spent it with Nancy, I know that you know that because we felt your presence with us. It was like the old days, laughing, joking, playing tricks on each other and blaming you for everything that we did. Like when I threw cold water at Nancy after her shower, I told her you did it. We laughed like crazy and were sad at the same time. Remember when you came on January 2004 to visit me and I went in the shower and threw cold water at you, you screamed and I have the picture to remember your lovely smiling face when you looked out of the shower. Tito I miss you so much. Everytime I hugged Nancy and we cried I could feel you hugging us. Since the day you passed away I have had a pain in my heart that won't go away, but when I was with Nancy and the boys I didn't have it until she left me again. You Tito, my sisters and brothers are so very special to me. It's so sad that you are not here physically, it's hard looking at your pictures and knowing that you won't surprise me again at work like you did. It's hard being alone, cause the pain is stronger. Give me strength from heaven, help me keep going on without you. I know you were always away either traveling because of the army or visiting in Florida, but I knew that I would find you online or that you would call me because you were driving somewhere in Colorado and were scared or sleepy. Nancy and I had to listen to you many times because you were driving alone. That is what is so hard knowing that the calls won't come again, that I won't find you online but most of all is not holding you, hearing your laughter and seeing you smile. Take care Tito and I pray for you everyday. MiKayla is finally saying your name again and she talks to your picture. Keep your wings around me and the rest. We need to know you are with us.
Love you and miss you."
Your sis & mom, Pusu (pusu00@hotmail.com) of Laurel, Maryland USA

"HOLA PAPA.
HAN PASADO DOS MESES DESDE Q TE FUISTES Y TODAVIA SIENTO Q FUE AYER. PAPA TE EXTRANO TANTO. TODAVIA LLORO CADA NOCHE POR Q YA NO TE TENGO. QUISIERA VOLVER HACER LA MISMA MARIA Q ERA ANTES PERO NO PUEDO Y SABES POR Q? POR Q NO ESTAS TU AQUI CONMIGO, TU Q ERAS LA RAAZON DE MI ALEGRIA. JULIO TE AMO!!!!!!! NO SE COMO CONTINUAR, NO SE COMO SONREIR Y DEJAR DE LLORAR. QUIERO DEJAR DE FINGIR PARA Q NO ME PREGUNTEN MAS Q ME PASA. ME VOY DE VACACIONES DENTRO DE 2 DIAS Y ES DIFICIL PAPA. RECUERDAS Q HIBAMOS A IRNOS JUNTOS PARA Q YO CONOCIERA A TU FAMILIA Y TU CONOCIERAS A MIS HIJOS. AHORA ES BIEN DIFICIL. VOY A VERTE A TU TUMBA, AL IGUAL Q IRE A VER A LIZBETH. A LO MEJOR ASI TE SIENTO MAS CERCA DE MI. DUERMO CON NUESTRA FOTO A MI LADO Y AVECES ME DESPIERTO PENSANDO Q VENDRAS A TOCAR MI PUERTA PARA DORMIR CONMIGO. EXTRANO TANTAS COSAS. PAPA TE AMO Y SE Q SERA BIEN DIFICIL PARA MI SEGUIR ADELANTE SIN TI A MI LADO. TE AMO JULIO....... TE AMO CON TODO MI CORAZON. TE EXTRANO...."
MARIA of 360TH TRANS. CO. FOB ENDURANCE 09345

"HOLA PAPA.
HAN PASADO DOS MESES DESDE Q TE FUISTES Y TODAVIA SIENTO Q FUE AYER. PAPA TE EXTRANO TANTO. TODAVIA LLORO CADA NOCHE POR Q YA NO TE TENGO. QUISIERA VOLVER HACER LA MISMA MARIA Q ERA ANTES PERO NO PUEDO Y SABES POR Q? POR Q NO ESTAS TU AQUI CONMIGO, TU Q ERAS LA RAAZON DE MI ALEGRIA. JULIO TE AMO!!!!!!! NO SE COMO CONTINUAR, NO SE COMO SONREIR Y DEJAR DE LLORAR. QUIERO DEJAR DE FINGIR PARA Q NO ME PREGUNTEN MAS Q ME PASA. ME VOY DE VACACIONES DENTRO DE 2 DIAS Y ES DIFICIL PAPA. RECUERDAS Q HIBAMOS A IRNOS JUNTOS PARA Q YO CONOCIERA A TU FAMILIA Y TU CONOCIERAS A MIS HIJOS. AHORA ES BIEN DIFICIL. VOY A VERTE A TU TUMBA, AL IGUAL Q IRE A VER A LIZBETH. A LO MEJOR ASI TE SIENTO MAS CERCA DE MI. DUERMO CON NUESTRA FOTO A MI LADO Y AVECES ME DESPIERTO PENSANDO Q VENDRAS A TOCAR MI PUERTA PARA DORMIR CONMIGO. EXTRANO TANTAS COSAS. PAPA TE AMO Y SE Q SERA BIEN DIFICIL PARA MI SEGUIR ADELANTE SIN TI A MI LADO. TE AMO JULIO....... TE AMO CON TODO MI CORAZON. TE EXTRANO...."
MARIA of 360TH TRANS. CO. FOB ENDURANCE 09345

"HEY TITO, IT'S MS. PARKER(LOL).
TODAY, I HAD THE COURAGE TO COME TO THIS SITE BECAUSE I WANTED TO SAY HELLO AND NOT GOOD-BYE. THINGS HERE ARE GOING ON, BUT ME AND THE HELL-RAISERS MISS YOU AND YOUR CRAZINESS. THEY MADE A STREET SIGN FOR THEIR LIVING AREA AND IT'S CALLED "HELL-RAISER BLVD", IN MEMORY OF YOU AND LIZBETH. I REMEMBER RIDING WITH YOU IN THE GUNTRUCK AND YOU KEPT BOTHERING ME ASKING ME, MS PARKER, YOU SLEEP? HOW COULD I GO TO SLEEP IF YOU WAS CALLING ME EVERY 5 MINUTES? THAT WAS YOUR NATURE TO TAKE CARE OF THOSE WHO TOOK CARE OF YOU. ONE OF MY FONDEST MEMORIES OF YOU WAS WHEN I GAVE SGT QUINONES A VALENTINES BLOW POP AND DIDN'T GIVE YOU ONE. NOT ONLY DID I GIVE YOU A VALENTINES BLOW POP BUT I GAVE YOU A VALENTINES HEART AND SAID YOU WOULD ALWAYS HAVE MY HEART. YOU TOOK THE LOLLIPOPS AND WENT JUMPED ON MY BED KICKING YOUR LEGS UP ONLY TO MESS MY BED UP, OF COURSE I HAD TO RUN YOU AND THE OTHER HELL-RAISERS OUT OF MY ROOM. YOU AND THE GUNTRUCK PLATOON IS LIKE MY DISTANT FAMILY. YOU WERE LIKE MY LITTLE BROTHER AND LIZ WAS LIKE MY LITTLE SISTER. I MISS YOU 2 SO MUCH. NO MATTER WHAT, YOUR PRESENCE IS ALWAYS FELT HERE AND I KNOW THAT YOU ARE THERE IN HEAVEN RAISING A STANK WITH SOMEONE. I KNOW THIS, BECAUSE WHEN YOU FIRST CAME TO THE UNIT, I SAW YOU AND REQUESTED THAT YOU BE PUT IN MY SQUAD BECAUSE YOU HAD THAT LOOK OF MISCHIEF AND HAPPINESS ON YOUR FACE. YOU NEVER STOP SMILING NO MATTER WHAT YOU WAS GOING THROUGH. NOW YOU ARE IN A PLACE WHERE THERE IS NO MORE PAIN, WORRIES, CONFUSION OR ANY OF THE DRAMA-DRAMA THAT'S HERE. REST MY BROTHER AND ONE DAY, WE WILL ALL BE THERE WITH YOU. ONE LAST THING, WE ALL JOINED THE CHURCH CHOIR AND EVERY SUNDAY WE ARE IN CHURCH SO YOU CAN KNOW THAT YOUR SACRIFICE MADE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON QUIET A FEW OF US. I PRAY FOR YOU AND LIZ EVERYNIGHT AND I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. ONE DAY SOON WE WILL MEET AGAIN AND THIS TIME YOU CAN SHOW ME AROUND THE PLACE:)
ALWAYS AND FOREVER!"
SSG(P) YVONNE TILLMAN of 360TH TRANS CO, OIF-3, APO, AE 09345

"MEMORIES
I remember the first time our eyes met
I fell in luv with those beautiful eyes
Never thinking we would luv each other
Its xrazy how the world turns and revolves on the luv that I still have for u
NO matter how much I tried to forget u
It made me luv u and miss u even more
To think that I went through so much just for you as you did for me
Even though I ended up with nothing but the feelings of missing you
If I could have just kissed you for the very last time
I would have been satisfied
But now I sit and wonder why I didnt do it
Your everything my heart has desired
But now my heart just cries in pain
I wonder where youre at right now
Are you thinking of me? Are you watching over me ?
I think of you day and night and wonder if youre alright up there
If I just had one last day with you
I would tell you just how much you mean to me
I would tell you how youre my everything
And I would tell you just how much I Love You
Papi this is a poem for you..... I miss you so much

Love always and forever Catina"
Catina of Laurel, md

"HOLA MI AMOR....
YA HACE UN MES TE FUISTES DE MI VIDA. NO TE IMAGINAS EL DOLOR TAN GRANDE Q TENGO EN MI CORAZON. MIS DIAS SON TAN TRISTES. QUISIERA PODER HABLARTE, VERTE O POR LO MENOS MIRARTE A LOS OJOS. EXTRANO TANTO TU SONRISA, TUS DULCES PALABRAS. TU ME PROMETISTES Q SIEMPRE REGRESARIAS DE CADA UNA DE LAS MISIONES, PERO DIOS TUVO OTROS PLANES. NO SOLO PARA TI SINO PARA MI TAMBIEN. TODOS NUESTROS PLANES SE DESAPARECIERON. SI PUDIERAS VER TODAS LAS FOTOS Q TENGO EN LAS PAREDES DEL CUARTO. LA MAS Q ME GUSTA ES LA Q ESTAMOS EN CASA DE LIZ. RECUERDAS? FUE LA PRIMERA VEZ Q SALIMOS JUNTOS. NUNCA LO VOY A OLVIDAR. MI CORAZON ESTA TOTALMENTE CERRADO A EL AMOR DE NUEVO. PAPA TU TE LLEVASTES LA LLAVE. TE EXTRANO MUCHO, MUCHO. TE EXTRANO TANTO Q DUELE. TODAS LAS NOCHES TENGO LAGRIMAS EN LOS OJOS POR Q YA NO ESTAS A MI LADO. SOLO ESPERO Q SEPAS Q ERAS Y SIEMPRE SERAS EL AMOR Q SIEMPRE SONE. SE Q NUNCA TE LO DIJE EN VIDA PERO TE AMO Y SIEMPRE TE AMARE. GRACIAS POR TU APOYO, TUS PALABRAS Y LO MAS IMPORTANTE POR AMARME. TU ME ENSENASTES Q EL AMOR VERDADERO SI EXISTE Y ERES TU. Q DIOS TE BENDIGA DONDE QUIERA Q ESTES. ERES MI ANGEL. SI TU FAMILIA LEE ESTE MENSAJE ME GUSTARIA Q SE COMUNICARAN CONMIGO. MI EMAIL ES MARIA_BYRD@HOTMAIL.COM
TE AMO PAPA."
MARIA C. BYRD of Q-WEST, IRAK (360TH TRANS. CO.)

"I JUST CAME BACK FROM FORT CARSON WHERE THEY GAVE A MEMORAL FOR OUR TWO FALLEN HEROS SGT. LIZBETH ROBLES & SGT.JULIO E. NEGRON MY BROTHER THE SUNSHINE OF MINE. WHAT CAN I SAY THAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT TITO. HE WAS AND WILL ALWAYS BE MY HERO AND THE HERO OF MY THREE SONS WE WILL MISS YOU SO. I PRAY TO GOD THAT HE PROTECT OUR SOLDIER'S AND END THE WAR SO NO OTHER FAMILY GO TO THE PAIN THAT WE ARE FACING. THANK YOU ALL FOR THOSE KIND WORDS AND PRAYERS AND TO YOU MY DEAR BROTHER I LOVE YOU AND MISS MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY. I REMEMBER OUR LAST PHONE CALL WHERE YOU TOLD ME THAT YOU LOVE ME & WAS SORRY FOR NOT COMING TO SEE ME BUT NOT TO WORRY THAT YOU WILL COME HOME & WILL BE AROUND TO STAY & YOU DID BUT NOT THE WAY I WANTED. I TOLD YOU TO BE CAREFULL TITO. NOW YOU ARE IN HEAVEN LOOKING OVER US UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN BEHAVE STAY OUT OF TROUBLE. LOVE ALWAYS YOUR SIS(M0M)NANCY. TU GORDA DEL ALMA"
NANCY TORRES of ORLANDO,FLORIDA

"My loving Son,
Words can not express my pain but, I will try to give our family and friends the true reason for loving you so much. You came into my life when I was 13 years old. From the first time I saw you I knew that you were going to be the best. I went to my knees and prayed to God that he would give me the joy of love that our father did not give my other brother and me. Well, the Lord gave me your love every minute of your life. During my teenage years you were my little boy; I lived to love you,care for you,fight with you, and give you all my power so you would be able to survive in this world of pain and suffering. I saw you become that man that I wanted to be and that soldier that everyone respected and loved. Thank you, for making me proud of having you as my brother,son, friend,angel, and the big pain in my butt. When you would come home for leave to see my wife and children I would rest because you would make sure that they were loved and cared for. I can't stop waiting for you to come home and give me my kiss and a big hug telling me to relax Papo I am home. Tito, your love made my job as a dad lots of fun because you made sure that I did my job as a father and you took care of my children. I lived to make you happy and proud of me, that's why I am having a very difficult time in living without you, in this world that we live. I will not stop loving nor waiting for our next big kiss and hug because your my TITO MAFIA, MY LOVING BROTHER. Yo te amare siempre, mi hermano del alma.
P.S. Thank you all for the love and respect that you have for my brother, for this I ask GOD to place his Blessing and Love for the years to come."
SFC. USA RET. JOSE A. NEGRON JR of Margate, Florida

"Ito,
You and I had a special bond that could never be broken. No matter what went down. You weren't just my Uncle, you where my Best friend and even my older brother. It's funny at times I sit at home and listen to the stories Dad says and you treated me just the same.Well you really did keep your promise though, remeber the promise you made before you left that I told you never to tell dad and you needed to take it to the grave well I guess you really do know how to keep secrets. I guess know you can say I'm just hurt because I can't hear my Ito nomore yelling out my name for no reason or bothering me because you hated when I was quite. Bro it hurts deeply to know the last words you ever said to me was "Be strong Ica I'll be home if not for your graduation maybe for summer I love you and be a good girl." It will never be the same espacially when I dance I wont be dancing for me I'll be dancing for you. Hey I have to go now so do me a favor and don't tell dad but I'll be there soon to be with you and meet Liz like you told me I would. Be good and stay away from them hoochie mama's. Love and see you when I see you Ito."
Ica of Margate,Florida

"My Dearest Tito,
It is hard to believe that tomorrow it will be a month since I got that horrible call in the middle of the night. Papo was right, I was about to get the worse news in the world. No one in the world other than my brothers and sisters can understand the pain I feel. This is hard and I can't wait until the day we can meet again and that I can feel you smell my arm and rub it. I'm proud of you Tito and I told you that when you came home. You have touched so many lives and have left so many happy memories. Thank you and thank God for giving you to me. Since the day you were born I knew you were special. Take care Tito, please don't play trick on the angels. I will love you forever. Love always your sister and mother, Pusu."
Marilyn Estrada Negron of Laurel, Maryland USA

"Tito,
You came into my life when I was just 14 and I knew you where the one and 11 years later I still do. The first time I saw you at school you had the nicest smile and was the funniest guy I knew. If I was having a bad day you would be there and I wish you could be here now to help me threw my troubles. We had many ups and downs and even though we went our separate ways we always stayed in touch. I am so proud of you for all that you have done for yourself and your family they all miss you so much and one day they will see you again but until then they are gonna need you to look over them but you need to stop breaking all of Mildred's things in the house lol. I still can't believe that you are gone I didnt know if I was gonna make it but I did. It was very hard and that last nite at Papo's house I just knew you where gonna jump out and say haha I got you but it never happend I would give anything to have you back so we all could have you back. My family misses you so much and will always remember the good times that we all had for all the parties and cookouts man we use to throw down you know you use to love the white lady's cooking never thought she could cook all that good puerto rican food huh.
Papi I miss you and I know you are in a better place now and one day I will see you again to tell you all the things I have wanted to tell you since we parted. May you rest in peace now and be and angel to all those that have loved you..
Te amo con todo mi corazon"
Catina of Laurel, Md

"How could this happen. Steel Professionals are not supposed to leave us like this. To your family Tito I offer my deepest condolences. I will never forget all those years at Fort Sill bouncing around like a pack of teenagers. The Impact Zone has never been the same and now it wont be. You were a true friend to me bro, and I will miss you. The Boricuas will miss you but we know you will always be with us, in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace bro, you've earned it."
SSG Jose A Martinez of 9th PSYOP Bn Fort Bragg, NC but always a 3/18 rock at heart

"Tito, Tito, Tito you were suppose to come back and show me how you got those buns of steel lol. It was great knowing you the bit of time I knew you and also a good movie watcher, you scared the hell out of me watching the Grudge. thank you for everything and just stay sweet and watch over your people that are left in Iraq. god Bless you and you will always be in my prayers."
F.Ruiz of Ft. Carson, Colorado

"03/20/05
Thank you Julio for what you did for all of us! We did not know you but mourn your loss and pray that God grants your loved ones peace until you are all together again. God Bless you! From a very grateful American family."
Jim & Margie Shaw of Pasadena, Maryland

"Tito,
I miss you so much, Good bye is not the last thing that i will say to you it will be Hello when i see you for the first time again. I keep remembering the times that we had back here in Colorado, remember when we went to the movies to see Hellboy and you couldn't stand it any longer so we left and i broke my shoes out side in the rain? You picked me up and took me to the car we were so drenched. Thats how you have always been if anyone ever needed anything you were always there for them no matter what the situation was. You've touched so many lives and i know that you still will continue to do so even now. But i know you would have to agree with me on this one.......the best time we've ever had with eachother was when we played dress up, you looked SO SO SO good in that make-up. HAHA! I will never forget you and how you touched my life always and forever. I Miss and Love you dearly.
Mayra Diaz"
Mayra Diaz Diaz of Fountain, Colorado/United States

"To Sgt. Julio Negron's family:
Julio did a great thing for our country. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He fought to keep our freedom. My sincerest sympathies goes to his family. May God bless him."
c/pfc Z of West Palm Beach

"To all who knew and loved SGT Negron you are in my family’s prayers. I had the privilege of serving with this fine soldier years ago in Baumholder, Germany in SVC/4-27 FA. He kept us laughing and never quit. He made it all look easy. He touched the lives of so many and will be sorely missed. I count myself lucky to have known him."
MAJ Chris Hanna of Columbia, SC

"Many gave some.
Some gave all.

God be with Sgt Negron, his family and friends."
D. Hughes of Oakdale IL

"Although you are no longer with us, your spirit will live on always. Rest in peace, and may you and Liz watch over us in heaven, as you did here."
SGT & Mrs. James Spare (360th Trans. Co.) of Colorado Springs, CO

"You will never be forgotten!! You where and still are the best of us all. To your family all I can say was it was an honor to serve with him. The platoon prayer will always be said with you in mind, and we'll never stop saying it. "GAME ON""
hellrasier 1G of his platoon

"From one former 3/29 FA Pacesetter to another, I miss you. I was so glad to have the priveledge of working with you both times we were here. You were a great soldier, leader, and friend. We will remember you forever. Your witty comments, and your vibrant smile that would light up the room. I pray each day that you will forgive me for not doing a leaders most important job..bringing all of my soldiers home safely. You are truly "the KING OF BATTLE!" Pacesetters!!"
HELLRAISER 1 of FOB ENDURANCE

"Hello to the Negron Family, thank you for letting him be a part of our lives and our memories, God Bless and the Sun will Shine another Day."
SSG Mark D. Johnson of Bayji, Iraq

"Sgt Negron,
You always made me laugh. Rest in peace. You will never be forgotten."
Stephen Saint of 360th TRANS CO

"HEY PA! I CANT BELIEVE YOU AND LIZ LEFT ME BEHIND. YOU PROMISED ME YOU WOULD NEVER LEAVE ME HERE. WE WERE SUPPOSE TO GO BACK IN THE SAME PLANE. IS HARD WITHOUT YOU HERE. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. I AM GONNA MISS YOU FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.THIS PLACE WOULD NEVER BE THE SAME. REST IN PEACE PA."
MARIA of Q WEST, IRAQ

"Man Tito, I miss you already. I half expected you to come by my room last night dressed as a superhero who couldn't fly. You will always be with me man. Always."
Brandon Zackery of Q-West, Iraq

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

"SGT NEGRON. . .TITO, YOU WILL BE MISSED BY THE ENTIRE BACKBONE FAMILY. WE TRULY APPRECIATE AND RESPECT EVERYTHING THAT YOU DID AS A SOLDIER, BUT EVEN MORE SO AS A FRIEND. WE LOVE YOU AND YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. TELL LIZ WE SAID HI AND KEEP WATCH OVER HER; I KNOW SHE HAS YOUR BACK. BACKBONE! !"
SSG WILLIAMS of 360TH TRANS. CO. (BACKBONE)

"A former Pacesetter (3/29 FA) from Bravo Battery, he volunteered to go over to 43rd ASG and be a 88M due to their shortage. His actions as well as those of his driver saved the life of an Iraqi child. He will not be forgotten."
A Pacesetter of Fort Carson, CO

"Thank you Julio Negron, 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. Julio Negron:
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 Julio 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. Julio Negron:
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 Julio, 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