Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Luis A. Perez

19, of Theresa, New York.
Perez died in Fallujah, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the Army Reserve's 223rd Transportation Company, Norristown, Pennsylvania. Died on August 27, 2004.

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"It's Veterans Day again and these years later you are missed as much as the day you were taken from us. Love and miss you Luis."
Tina of Castorland

"Thinking of you Luis, still miss you just as much today."
Tina of Castorland, NY

"hey Luis is your uncle Carlos miss you love you boy we miss you so much wish you were here."
carlos campos of east chicago lndiana usa

"OMG,,, ITS STILL SO HARD FOR ME TO COME AND SEE YOU. I MISS YOU SO MUCH.ITS 3 IN THE MORNING I HAD TO SEE YOU BELIEVE ME I HESITATED SO MUCH BC I CANT HANDLE IT MY HEART, MY SOUL, MY THROAT ACHE FROM SO MUCH PAIN I HOLD IN AND WHEN I LET IT OUT ITS LIKE DYING ALL OVER AGAIN, IM TRYING SO HARD TO CONTROL MYSELF BUT LUIS MIJO I WANT TO SEE YOU. HOW MUCH I WISH YOU HAD NEVER LEFT MY SIDE,SRY I HAVE TO GO NOW FOR NOW BUT I WILL COME AND SEE YOU , EVERYWHERE I SEE YOU, LOVE YOU BABYBOY, ALL I ASK PAPI IS PLS WATCH OVER YOUR SISTER IN AFGHANISTAN AND PLS BRING HER BACK SAFE TO US, LUIS I LOVE YOU BUT YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE WITH GRANDMA,MIJO I CAN HEAR YOU RIGHT NOW THAT I WILL BE OK BUT CANT SEEM TO GET THIS PAIN IN MY CHEST TO GO AWAY,LOVE YOU AND MISS ALWAYS YOUR MOM."
MARIE PEREZ MIRANDA of SAN ANTONIO,TX,

"Sorry I have been so long is saying. I still remember that terrible night, You were a good soldier, and yes even made me the grumpy one, laugh too. Rest in peace."
SFC Tad McConnell of New Bern, NC

"To the family of:Luis A.Perez
I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015.
Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"3-15-15"

""PFC Peres, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero.""
Donnie of Frederick,Md

"Hey Buddy, I remember talking to you in the mall right before you were leaving, and By the way I am now engaged to that awesome girl I introduced you too. I just wanted to post that we still think about you often, We miss you and will never forget how awesome of an individual you are. I miss accounting class, that was to much fun with mrs. delaney. Anyways, I just wanted to tell you u were great, a hero, a go getter and we will always miss you and never forget about you."
Jake Cashel of Watertown, NY

"Prez i miss you very much your were such a great man and i think of our time togather even if it was to short rip my friand"
spc. Matthew Greenwood of lansdale pa

"Dear Friends & Family of Pfc. Luis A. Perez,
You do not know us, but we wish to send our deepest condolences for your deep loss. We are so proud of Luis for serving our country, and giving the ultimate sacrifice. No words can express our sympathy. We learned of Luis because we were given a bracelet with his name on it, given to us by a family member who also served our country in the U.S. Navy. It was given to us as a Christmas present so that we can remember the cost that special people like Luis paid for our freedom. May the ultimate source of peace, the Lord Jesus, bless you and comfort you."
Eric & Linda of West Greenwich, RI USA

"July 3, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Luis A. Perez:
Luis gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of American 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

"love and miss you luis"
tina votra of chaumont, new york

"Hey Luis I would just like to say I love and miss you. It's hard not to think of you and i wish you were here with us today. I'll always remember you. I know that you are watching over us. R.I.P My big Brother Louie. I love you with all my heart.
Love your lil' sis Mariah"
Mariah of San Antonio, TX

"merry christmas luis,we miss you so much, it never seems to diminish, the twinges of pain that come on me from time to time, feels like the first time i heard you were gone. you have been the foremost in my thoughts today, i love and miss you so much!"
tina votra of chaumont, new york

"I would like to say "Thank you!" on behalf of the Perez-Madrigal Family for all the wonderful support and messages. Thank you!!"
Yaya C. Madrigal of East Chicago, IN/USA

"And We Shall Remember…
in memory of Luis A. Perez, KIA 27Aug2004

by. Tom Koharchik, 2004
(Sung at his memorial service in Camp Al Taqaddum, Iraq.)

1) We will carry on your memory.
We will carry on your name.
Oh great soldier of America,
Never seeking any fame.

Young and eager to start living.
Full of hope and full of pride.
You were searching for the freedom,
With your brothers by your side.

And we shall remember…
The gifts that you left here…
The beauty of laughter…
In all things that we hold dear.

And we shall remember…
The trust and compassion…
The hope for the future;
That peace man could fashion.

You’re a warrior, and a hero.
God be with you.
God be with you.

2) We will carry on your memory.
We will carry on your name.
We all pray that you will guide us,
We’re all soldiers just the same.

Following your fathers footsteps,
You kept freedom’s hope alive.
You have made the greatest sacrifice,
With the giving of your life.

And we shall remember…
The gifts that you left here…
The wonders of courage…
Even when faced with great fear.
And we shall remember…
The help and the kindness…
The duty and honor…
In all that’s found before us.

You’re a warrior, and a hero.
God be with you.
God be with you.

3) As we gather here this morning,
We join hands in silent prayer…
That your soul may rest in heaven,
And we wait to see you there.

Even though we do not see you,
In our hearts your memory stays.
Burning brightly deep inside us,
Guiding us through all our days.

In the future we’ll be with you,
But when God only knows.
Until then we’ll always miss you.
But your youthful fire, it still glows.

And we shall remember…
The gifts that you left here…
The beauty of laughter…
In all things that we hold dear.

And we shall remember…
The trust and compassion…
The hope for the future;
That peace man could fashion.

You’re a warrior, and a hero.
God be with you.
God be with you.

Eternal rest, grant unto him, O Lord.
And let your light shine upon him.
Through your mercy…
Rest in peace…
Amen."
SSG Koharchik, Thomas of Natrona Heights, PA

"Luis,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"To the Family and Friends of Pfc. Perez, Luis.

I served with Luis in the 223rd. We where both in first platoon, Luis was the cause of so much laughter through out the day and night. He was a wonderful person, and a great solider. I remember so much about everything that has happened in the past year, things good and bad. I remember the day we all lost a member of our family. Something I know none of us will ever forget. I will never forget you Luis or your family. I would like you to know that it was my honor to serve with Luis, my privilege to know him, and a Horror to loose him. He was a person everyone should have known. He is a hero, and will always be a hero. I have shed many tears for your son and will shed many more. I have prayed for Luis and your family, and will pray for you many more times. Nothing I say can mend your hearts. Nothing I do can change the past. Luis always was and always will be a "HERO" to so many people. You I wish you all well, and peace of mind that this name and sacrifice will never be forgotten. If you need anything Please let me know, you can contact me at titan.lang@us.army.mil"
Sgt. Lang, Titan of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

"To the family of PFC Luis Perez,
Just wanted to send my deepest condolences for your loss. I didn't know Luis very well, I only met and spoke with him a few times in passing. He was truely an inspiration to everyone he came in contact with. He was always cheerful, and made people laugh no matter what was happening. PFC Luis A. Perez was truely the epitomy of what a soldier should be. I am very honored to have served with him, though it was only for a short time. To the parents, you should be so proud of your son. He will live on forever in all of our hearts, and will never be forgotten. To Luis, thank you so much for serving this great nation, and paying the ultimate price to make it so great. It was truely an honor and a privilage to have met and served with you. Rest in peace! God bless you, your family, and the USA!"
Sgt. Bradley Jennings of Buena Vista, Virginia

"PEREZ WAS A GOOD KID I WAS A FRIEND TO HIM WE KIDDED A LOT I KNEW HIM A SHORT TIME BUT IT WAS A GOOD TIME I MISS HIM SSG ALLEY THE OLD MAN"
SSG ALLEY RAYMOND of TATEVILLE KY

"Luis I talked to you for 15 minutes at a camp in Kuwait. Before we left for your new home. In those 15 minutes you had me laughing so hard. It was hard to laugh knowing we were heading out but you got me laughing. And as I sit here and type I can't help but cry see I was on that convoy I was in the lead vehicle and I cant help but feel sad you were so young but you will live in on because when I tell my children and grandchildren about heroes like you I'll wipe the tears of my face and smile because you proudly served your country. To your family thanks for raising such an oustanding person. SSG LUSK 1484TH TC/TQ IRAQ"
TIM LUSK of AKRON,OHIO,USA

"Luis:
Back when we were in Fort Drum you and my older brother Cesar were best friends, and when we got the call that you were gone we both were deeply saddened. I cant believe its been a year, we will never forget you. God bless you Luis and your family."
Jonathan Arias of Fayetteville, NC

"I wanted to leave you a message Luis telling you Happy Birthday. Its almost been a year now and it still feels like yesterday. Your spirit lives on in all of your friends and family and i know i miss all your humor and support..love ya and miss ya tons"
Maleigh Martin of Clayton Ny

"Luis i miss you so much and i think about you all the time. This has been the most unbelieveable and hard thing to deal with but i know that you are in the arms of god now and i know that you feel no pain or sorrow. I feel you around lately and it feels good but i miss you so much. Even though we were together for only 3 1/2 years it felt like an eternity you were my husband and best friend and i love you so much and i always will. You hold a special place in my heart. And until we meet again i love you so much!"
Molly Perez of cape vincent, NY

"To Luis:
I will forever miss you friend. Whenever i was over at the house, hanging out with Mariah, and you were thnere you so nice to me.You had a kind heart,and a beautiful personality.You will never be foregotten.I hold a special place in my heart for you luis.ill miss you andw your loud music.bye my friend.see you someday.
To Riah and the family:
Even though im not accross the street anymore, i hold a special place in my heart for each of you as well.you guys took me in and put up with me as if i was you own child.Mariah, your my best friend and always will be.Mr.Perez,thank you for everything you've done for me.i hope you all know that Luis is being taken care of.by GOD. everythingr will turn ut for the best.I love yopu guys.ill call you soon. Much love.Peace"
Richelle daley of Theresa NY

"I just wanted you to know, Lu-Lu, I think of you every day, and this is just to let you know, you will never be forgotten... The words to this song (mostly the chorus) run through my head whenever I think of you:
He found some socks
She chose his tie
When he left for work that morning he was just another guy
Going to work
He'd have to fly
Out to a meeting in L.A. so she had kissed him twice goodbye

Little did she know she’d kissed a hero
Though he’d always been one in her eyes
But when faced with certain death
He’d said a prayer and took a breath
And led an army of true angels in the sky
Little did she know she’d kissed a hero
Though he’d always been an angel in her eyes
Putting others first, it’s true
That’s what heroes always do
And now he doesn’t need a pair of wings to fly

The phone had rung
His voice was calm
Before he could tell her anything she knew something was wrong
I love you so
Last words he’d said
She said I love you too
And then the phone went dead

Little did she know she’d kissed a hero
Though he’d always been one in her eyes
But when faced with certain death
He’d said a prayer and took a breath
And led an army of true angels in the sky
Little did she know she’d kissed a hero
Though he’d always been an angel in her eyes
Putting others first, it’s true
That’s what heroes always do
And now he doesn’t need a pair of wings to fly
Now he doesn't need a pair of wings to fly

"Little Did She Know She'd Kissed A Hero" by Kristy Jackson"
Missin you of Cape Vincent, NY

"Lu-Lu, there was not nearly enough time to make things the way they should have been, and now there may be no point. After not seeing a person for so long, you may not remember their face, but with you goes deeper... the feeling of your embrace still fills my heart with sighs, and my eyes with tears. I only wish you could truely know how you touched some people. If only one more word could have been spoken, I wish it would have come out "me, too, Lu-Lu" I remember the last time I got to see you in the mall, and you felt Emma kick. I'll always remember that smile you had on your face. Now, I am having a little boy, expected on August 23... hopefully fate will aloww him to have the 20th as a birthday, and no matter when he will be here, his middle name will be Luis, in memory of you, his god-father. Please know we all still think about you and laugh at many of the stories, wishing there could be more. My hopes and prayers also go out to your family. Kristine... I'm so proud of you for graduating... please know, I still wish things could have gone better for us all. If ever you need anything, you know where Cape Vincent is."
Missin You of Cape Vincent, NY

""Dear Families and Friends of Luis Perez;

As parents, we know that nothing can possibly mend your hearts, but please let me tell you about a beautiful, peaceful, and dignified mountain memorial, to your loved ones.

We spend a lot of summers in Ruidosa, New Mexico. It is a blessed, cool retreat from the soaring Texas heat.

Last summer, we once again, traveled to Ruidosa, after having the wonderful experience of welcoming and honoring thousands of soldiers, from all over the country, when they stopped at DFW International Airport, during the first leg of their two weeks of R & R, after being in Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan for extended times.

Perhaps, we hugged your child, husband, wife, son, daughter,other family members, or friends. We treasured, and continue to treasure those hugs, handshakes, and special moments with America's TRUE heroes.

In Ruidosa's local newspaper, (RUIDOSA NEWS, July 23, 2004), we learned of a very special tribute, to our fallen soldiers, by a very loving, local tile maker, Lisa Maue. This heartwarming memorial, located on a winding mountain road, leading to Sierra Blanca, (Ruidosa's ski area,)is serenely beautiful.

In a stand of oaks, your family members are remembered and honored. The hills, outside Maue's home, are a haven for soft winds, which seem to whisper your soldier's name, age, and home state. Yes, EVERY SINGLE SOLDIER, lost during this war, has been remembered. Please know that the individual soldiers' flags, suspended from a thin rope strung between trees, are within touching distance from the ground. We have touched them for you. We have cried for you.

This touchingly beautiful spot, was seemingly chiseled from a mountain, just to honor America's beloved soldiers; your sons and daughters.

An open, outdoor "chapel", made from beautiful wild wood, gives those who wish, a place to worship, celebrate a life....to remember.

In another area, lovely multicolored "prayer flags", (from all different religions/countries), blow gently in the wind, reminding us that, although we are all very different, we all long for the same peace and freedom.

We wish each and every one of you could visit this hallowed spot. It would truly touch your heart and soul, and you would know, without reservation, that your loved ones are now, and always will be remembered, in this serene mountain area, and in the hearts of many who paused to pay their respects, and send their love, to the heavens.

We have just returned from Ruidosa, again. Please know that we visited your loved ones' mountainside, again.
The winds still softly blow, the individual flags still hang with quiet dignity and honor.

I truly feel that God keeps His eye on this hallowed piece of earth, with its sea of red, green, yellow, blue, orange, and purple flags, surrounded by pines, while wild deer stand watch, just as surely as soldiers do at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

It is our dearest hope that by knowing that this special place exists, that your hearts may be soothed, if only for a moment.

May God bless all of you, and grant you peace.

With our love and respect,

Dean and Candy Stuck
6912 Constitution
Watauga, TX 76148
cstuck1818@aol.com""
Candy & Dean Stuck of Watauga, TX

""Dear Families and Friends of Luis Perez;

As parents, we know that nothing can possibly mend your hearts, but please let me tell you about a beautiful, peaceful, and dignified mountain memorial, to your loved ones.

We spend a lot of summers in Ruidosa, New Mexico. It is a blessed, cool retreat from the soaring Texas heat.

Last summer, we once again, traveled to Ruidosa, after having the wonderful experience of welcoming and honoring thousands of soldiers, from all over the country, when they stopped at DFW International Airport, during the first leg of their two weeks of R & R, after being in Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan for extended times.

Perhaps, we hugged your child, husband, wife, son, daughter,other family members, or friends. We treasured, and continue to treasure those hugs, handshakes, and special moments with America's TRUE heroes.

In Ruidosa's local newspaper, (RUIDOSA NEWS, July 23, 2004), we learned of a very special tribute, to our fallen soldiers, by a very loving, local tile maker, Lisa Maue. This heartwarming memorial, located on a winding mountain road, leading to Sierra Blanca, (Ruidosa's ski area,)is serenely beautiful.

In a stand of oaks, your family members are remembered and honored. The hills, outside Maue's home, are a haven for soft winds, which seem to whisper your soldier's name, age, and home state. Yes, EVERY SINGLE SOLDIER, lost during this war, has been remembered. Please know that the individual soldiers' flags, suspended from a thin rope strung between trees, are within touching distance from the ground. We have touched them for you. We have cried for you.

This touchingly beautiful spot, was seemingly chiseled from a mountain, just to honor America's beloved soldiers; your sons and daughters.

An open, outdoor "chapel", made from beautiful wild wood, gives those who wish, a place to worship, celebrate a life....to remember.

In another area, lovely multicolored "prayer flags", (from all different religions/countries), blow gently in the wind, reminding us that, although we are all very different, we all long for the same peace and freedom.

We wish each and every one of you could visit this hallowed spot. It would truly touch your heart and soul, and you would know, without reservation, that your loved ones are now, and always will be remembered, in this serene mountain area, and in the hearts of many who paused to pay their respects, and send their love, to the heavens.

We have just returned from Ruidosa, again. Please know that we visited your loved ones' mountainside, again.
The winds still softly blow, the individual flags still hang with quiet dignity and honor.

I truly feel that God keeps His eye on this hallowed piece of earth, with its sea of red, green, yellow, blue, orange, and purple flags, surrounded by pines, while wild deer stand watch, just as surely as soldiers do at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

It is our dearest hope that by knowing that this special place exists, that your hearts may be soothed, if only for a moment.

May God bless all of you, and grant you peace.

With our love and respect,

Dean and Candy Stuck
6912 Constitution
Watauga, TX 76148
cstuck1818@aol.com""
Candy & Dean Stuck of Watauga, TX

"To Molly, My boyfriend, Bill, is a soldier in the 223rd and knew your husband well, he even cut his hair. He was three trucks back from your husbands truck. I can't express how truely sorry I am. Please know that you are in my prayers. We're all proud of him. Thank you so much."

"luis,
we all miss you around and you smiling and cheerie no matter what. i have a picture of you in my locker to look at and remember you. WE MISS YOU LUIS!!!!!"
Patrick Lewis of LaFargeville, new york

"The close knit hispanic community always feels the death of one of our members, but when they happens during war it is harder. All our Fallen Heroes make us feel proud for their ultimate sacrifice because even knowing the great risk of been a soldier they volunteered to join and fight for the Stars and Stripes. God Bless you and all our Hombres y Mujeres that are putting their lives at risk while we go to bed knowing that the world is safer thanks to them."
Remy Perez

"To Molly: My boyfriend, Jason, was a friend to your husband and is also a soldier in the 223rd. Jason was two trucks back when the accident occurred and not a day goes by when he doesn't think of your fallen hero. I want to let you know that both Jason and I have cried many a tear for your loss and that we will never forget the powerful sacrifice he made!! I pray for you daily and wish I could find the words to tell you that it'll be OK. Your husband loved you dearly,... don't ever forget that!!! God bless you both. Much love:"
Elizabeth Young, elizabethjyoung20@yahoo.com of Erie, PA

"dear luis, thank you so much for the love you gave my daughter molly. you are the most honorable,brave young man i have ever known. my heart aches because i miss you so much.you will always be my son, and have a special place in our family. thank you to jose and lisa for raising such an outstanding youg man if people only knew the integrity you've instilled, you both have so much to be proud of. i love you luis!!!!!"
tina votra of cape vincent, n.y

"Luis we All miss you very much. It does not seem like 4 months have gone by already..Everyones still wishing that you were coming home.. Keep and eye on al of us and say hi to ryan..we love you and thank you for being so brave"
Maleigh of Clayton

"To the Perez family from the Wahl Family, deeply sadden by your lost. Our heart and prays are with Luis and your entire family. Luis has touched many many lives. God Bless!"
leonard wahl of Valley Stream Long Island

"Luis we will always miss you, you are never forgotten, you are in our hearts always. You are always loved and missed"
Cecily (your cuz) of Hammond, IN 46324

""Thank you very much for sacrificing your Life... So we can have a better tomorrow. May God give your family the comfort in their time of sadness. To the Perez & Campos Family, I have always known you guys as being a close and A loving family, may the love that you have for one another help you guys get thru this rough time. You will always be in my heart & prayers. along with all fallen soldiers families.

May God Bless you Alway's,"
Ada Rodriguez of Hammond, Indiana

"to luis's family,
i'm so sorry for your loss... i knew luis since 5th grade it was so sad when i heard about it... he was a great guy and will be greatly missed... also to his wife i can't tell you i know how it feels because i've never been there but every day i know there is a chance i could lose my husband who is also in iraq its a scary thought i don't know what i'd do with out him so i can only imagine how your feeling i wish you the best of luck ...."
katrina morrell of fort drum ny

"Dear Luis I didn't know you. I read your name on a list of casualties and the fact of your name being hispanic called my atention. I want to offer my prayers and condolences to you and your family."
Carlos Santillan of Mexico City, Mexico

"I wanted to say I'm sorry to hear of something so terrible. I have to soldiers in the same unit and only knew Luis A. Perez for a short time but would like to say he was a wonderful person and How brave they all are. we all send our deepest sympathy to his family. We thank him for everything he has done. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."
sharon johnston of Dawson,PA

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

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

"To Luis' Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (The Big Ern's Mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

"To Luis' Family:
There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

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

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

"Thank you Luis Perez, 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 Pfc. Luis Perez:
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 Luis 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 Pfc. Luis Perez:
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 Luis, 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