Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Pfc. Jason T. Poindexter

20, of San Angelo, Texas.
Poindexter died due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on September 12, 2004.

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"I'm a business traveler who spends a lot of time on commercial flights. All these years later, I still remember the day when Jason's body was being transported back home to Texas on my flight after his honorable service in Iraq. Jason's coffin was carefully supervised by a military honor guard with great dignity. I could see the care that was being taken by the Marine escort from my seat. I was profoundly struck at that moment as to the stark reality of war and the sacrifice of this young man's life. The pilot made a public announcement to the passengers informing us that Jason was on board and that we were bringing him home to his family following his service in Iraq. I want you to know that I'm part of Jason's memory and his journey home. Although I have not personally served in the military, I'm always amazed at the people who are willing to step forward. Jason was one of those people."
Paul K of Dallas, TX

"My grandson and I always place a Flag on your final resting place at Lawnhaven. I am retired military and he is 6 years old. I want my grandson to realize his freedom was paid for by the blood and toil of righteous men such as yourself and another Marine resting alongside you, Elias Torrez III. We do not place a Flag to remember how you died for us, but to celebrate how you lived in order to protect us from harm. As long as I live, every year since you passed away in the service of your country, I will ensure a Flag is posted where you rest in peace. Semper Fidelis!"
Desert Storm Veteran of San Angelo, Texas

"Happy 29th Birthday Jason! I love and miss you a lot!"
Your mother - Sharon of San Angelo, TX

"Hi Josh my name is Connie and I just wanted to thank you for fighting for our Country , & that I feel really bad that You got hurt really bad!"
Connie J. Allington of Elmira, New York USA

"Jason you will never be forgotten. Thank you for what you did for all of us. We'll see you one day."
Steven of San Angelo

"Porkie your 28th birthday is coming up now. Happy Birthday brother."
Russell Wilson of San Angelo, Tx

"Its been 7 years now, sometimes it feels like ages ago that we buried Jason and other times it feels like just yesterday when the Marines showed up at my door. Hugs to you all that have left messages over the years. Semper Fi!"
Sharon Westbrook Stevens of San Angelo, TX now in Everett, WA

"I need Jason's Mom to contact me on Face Book as I have a pendent that belongs to her that I want to return"
Tex Irvin of Big Spring TX

"I remember when me and you and Torres and Mcgirthy were getting in all kinds of trouble together on libo. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you Jason and you will always be a big part of my life for as long as I live on this earth and until the day I die when we are able to meet again. LOVE YA BROTHER"
Brian Greenwell of Chandler,AZ.

"Think about Jason often, had lots of good times, Hollywood was the best. Miss you bro"
Buell of GA

"just over 5 years.....still doesn't get any easier."
Jimmy of san angelo,Tx

"Gold bless this Gold-star family, Hang on to the memories.
from Another Gold-star family."
The Bell's of Auburn, NY usa

"It's rare that a young man touches so many lives and makes such an impression as Jason did during his short time with us. It's been four years but the memories of Jason's beautiful laugh, mischief-making and loving heart will forever be etched on our souls. We miss him, think and talk of him so often. We love you and your family, Sharon, and we'll forever love Jason and will remember his great sacrifice."
The Dewebers of San Angelo

"August 20, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Jason T. Poindexter:
Jason 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

"You are not forgotten."

"Jason you are missed by everyone of 2/5 Echo Co. There has never been a day that goes by that no says your name or tells a story about you. You were the greatest friend anybody could have. It is great having you as a Brother. It was great working with you and can't wait to join back up with you to help guard the Gates of Heaven"
Sgt Adrian, Joshua of 2/5 Echo Co 2nd PLT 3rd Sqd 2nd Fire Team

"My son deployed to Ramadi with Jason in Sept. 2004, his loss changed our family forever. Every day when we check marinecorptimes.com for military deaths Jason's face is our start screen. We put up a flag pole at our business where the American flag and Marine Corp. flag fly at halfmast for him and his fallen brothers. We remember him every day and thank him for his sacrifice. Mrs. Westbrook, please call me as I would like to sent you a picture of the memorial. 530-284-6635"
David Schramel of Taylorsville, CA

"Jason your a good friend. I'll see you again when we can all pull Gaurd Duty at the Pearly Gates."
PVT. Smith 131st FA TXANG of San Angelo, Texas

"We're up to the 3 year mark and I can't say that it's gotten any easier. We want to thank all those people that remember Jason and pray for us daily. We now have another Marine in the family, Jason's brother Pvt Travis. So keep him in your prayers. Semper Fi and God Bless You."
Sharon Westbrook of San Angelo, Texas USA

"Although, it has been over two years, since his death. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't remember you, Jason!! You will always be in my heart. Your loving and favorite aunt. NaNa"
Rena of San Angelo, Texas

"2 year anniversary of a shity year. It was like a small death for me all 15 times. You are not forgotten."

"We've survived 2 years today. Thank you for all of your prayers of support. We can't imagine walking this road alone. Semper Fi"
Westbrook-Poindexter Families of San Angelo, Texas USA

"God speed Mr. Poindexter.

You are mine as well as so many others' hero. I hope you are flying with the angels."
Jennifer of San Angelo, Texas

"I remember your son well, from the first day I met him in mid-2004. He was a total riot and very popular amongst the platoon. I remember taking him and Brian out drinking in San Clemente right before we went on deployment. The truck was so jammed packed with people that Brian and Jason hid in the back so we wouldn't be stopped by the MPs going through the gate.

No one who was there will ever forget your son, I will think of him everyday for the rest of my life."
Cpl Rian Madden Echo 2/5 2nd Platoon, 3rd Squad of Oceanside, CA

"To jasons loved ones,
I am the little sister of Lcpl Anthony Weaver. I just wanted to tell you that we are all still praying for you and it was such a shock to hear of his death. He will never be forgotten. I remember many times talking on the phone with my brother and hearing "Poindexter" cracking jokes in the back ground. God bless and semper fi!!!!"
Aileen Weaver of Weimar California

"Mr and Mrs Pondexter. My son thought very highly of your son. Our son is a great kid who does not respect anyone who is not a terrific person. Your son was a terrific person. I am sorry about the delay in sending you this message. BJ's enlistment was hard for us. I fought in Viet Nam and did not want my son or yours to see action. God bless you and knowthat Jasonwillalways be in our thoughts and prayers."
John Marren of chicago Illinois

"I am not sure what to say. My son was sitting next to Jason when he died. BJ tried to keep Jason alive but his wounds were too mortal. Jason will always live in our hearts, forever."
John Marren of chicago

"My heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow. Please know that we appreciate the sacrifice you have made, and we pray for your healing. I think there is a strong possibility that we are related. I am also a Poindexter. I am from Louisiana. Also a former Marine. Semper Fi."
Tracy Poindexter of Lafayette, LA

"To the family of:Jason T Poindexter 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 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"

"Jason is truley a HERO. He will never be forgotten. Thank you Jason."
Jerry Gibbs and family of Ballinger TX.

"I just wanted to say to Sharon, Jason's mom, you are an inspiration to us all. Your grace and kindness towards my son Anthony and the rest of Jason's buddies on 9/10/05 will not be forgotten. I know that now you have 16 new sons in addition to Robert, Jason and Travis. Whenenver I see your email address on my list I feel a light go on in my spirit. You are a true Marine Mom and I hold myself up to your standard. Jason will never truly leave this world as long as there are those of us who will not forget. Thank you and God Bless you and America Bless God. Davina, Aileen and Ed Weaver, very proud Marine family of Lcpl. Anthony Weaver, 2/5 Echo Co. Jason's roommate and friend"
Davina Weaver of Weimar, California

"I just want to say Thank You to everyone that has left a message in honor of Jason. Thank you also goes out to the guys that work so hard to keep this site going. You do a great job. The one year mark is fast approaching and I'm still surprised by the support I continue to receive. Thank you to everyone that has helped to ease my pain during this past year. I'm so very proud of my sweet Jason's choice to stand up for his country. I am also proud of all the others that make the choice to fight for our great country. Semper Fidelis Love Always Jason's Mom"
Sharon Westbrook of San Angelo, Texas

"I am so sorry for your loss..."
Jacyra of San Angelo TX

"Some people are outspoken. I would hope you might allow me to remain anonymous. Your Marine gave of himself doing what HE believed in. And, I respect him for this. One of the things military people appreciate the most while overseas is a touch of home. Anything from home. A letter, a card, baked goods or music. Music has always been a special part of that home. I wanted to let you know your Marine and his sacrifice is not forgotten. So, if on occasion you find something left for your Marine, I mean no disrespect. It is not meant to upset you, his family and friends or intrude on his final resting place. His sacrifice has not been forgotten. Your personal loss has not been forgotten. Anonymous"
Anonymous of San Angelo, TX

"Thank you for your son's sacrifice. God be with you in this time of mourning. I hope that you are as proud of your son as I'm sure he was proud to be "One of the Few."

Semper Fi, Marine Family!"
De'on Miller, Proud Mom of L.Cpl. Aaron C. Austin, USMC, KIA April 26, 2004 Fallujah, Iraq of Lovington, NM, USA

"To the family of PFC Jason Poindexter: His 2/5 unit has now returned from it's second deployment in Iraq. My "adopted" Marine served on this tour and arrived home safely. I truly believe that Jason and the other men in the unit who paid the unltimate sacrifice were looking down on their buddies and helped get them home safely. Isn't it a great country to have young men and women--since 1776--who are willing to serve to keep it free and safe? We could not continue as the greatest country on earth without them. My condolences are with you. Semper Fi!"
Ted Cagley of Pontiac, Illinois

"Semper Fidelis brother"
PFC Ryan Peeples of MAG 46/MWCS 48/3rd MAW

"Jason Poindexter was always so happy, he always had a smile on his face. I know because he was my cousin, but he acted like a brother. I miss him so much and I hope he is happier now. In Loving Memory of PFC Jason Poindexter."
Nicole G. of SanAngelo TX

"To the loved ones of Jason Poindexter,
I am truly sorry for your loss. God be with you through these trying times. And God bless the men, women, and families of the US Armed Services."
Lcpl Lylanie Joyce (San Angelo) of Camp Pendleton, Ca

""Hi my name Is LCpl Ronald J Phillips and i went threw boot camp and Soi w/poindexter. He was my best friend, he was my bunkmate threw boot camp and always my liberty buddy in soi. He was a great person always making people smile, he helped me threw many hard times. Every where he was i was threw them times. I just found out he passed in the leatherneck magazine and im now a reservist in saginaw, mi. If there is anything i can do contact me at wrestler1268@aol.com ill miss you bud semper fi"
Ronald J Phillips of Flint, MI

"I am a friend of Jason's his death along with the death of three others was the hardest thing I went threw.Thank You Jason for your gift of freedom your sacrific in the defense of freedom well not be forgotten."
John Smith of San Angelo,Texas

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

"I enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on October 5, 2004, I leave for Parris Island on November 1. I would just like to express my sorrow for you and your family. I have been praying for all our soldiers and the innocent during this time. I personally know a handful of soldiers over there, so my heart goes out to you. May God Bless, my unlce, my cousin, and Matt Mckenzie, and all the other soldiers in Iraq.I will be praying, and will be thinking of you in bootcamp."
Tammy Gray of Lompoc, Ca

"My Name is LCpl Derek A. Smith I joined The Marine Corps on Nov 3, 2003 I had the pleasure of nowing Jason not only that I was in His Platoon in boot camp 2142 I was his platoon Guide Jason was a special young man. I was jealous on how he lived his life. So full of joy I wish I could know the way he loved life. In boot camp he always tried to have fun and I didn't play along it was hard to. I wish I could have been different and I could have spent more time with him. I am truley sorry for your loss I followed Jason through boot camp and SOI and tried to help him I was hard on him at times but I always knew that he gave his best and people didn't give him enough credit but he put out to the best of his abilities and he went above and beyond the call at times I hope that you take some pride in knowing that even though I was supposed to set the example for him in the end he set an example for me to follow in to try as hard as I could. I'm very sorry and wish I could help, my love and condolences dereksmith84@hotmail.com (801)792-5169"
Derek Smith of West Jordan, UT

"To the family of Jason Poindexter,

My son Matt McKenzie was in Boot Camp with Jason. Matt and Jason were very much alike in that they were "comedians". They really hit it off and became good friends. Their comedic nature helped each other make it through Boot Camp.

I met Jason when we went to the Boot Camp graduation. I took an immediate liking to him!

My heart goes out to you. You are in my prayers.

God bless you."
Karla Megill of Lompoc, CA, USA

"My brother, PFC Tim McGurthy is in 2/5 and was with "Poindexter" (as he always referred to him). Tim considered Jason one of his best friends. Tim and Brian "Greenwell" told many comical stories to us when they were home on leave about Jason and their time training at Camp P. I can not begin to imagine what you are going through and just wanted to let you know that I (as well as my family) are praying for all of you that God will give you strength and comfort."
Debi Elder (d.elder@iwon.com) of Glendale, Arizona

"To the Family Especially Mom and Dad,

Our heartfelt sorrow at your loss. Our son Lcpl Joshua Granger called us at midnite to tell us the news. He was shaken and sad. He trained with Jason in ITB and said they liked him and he made them laugh. A great loss. God bless you all.
Sincerely Joe and Carla Granger"
Joe Granger Sr of Big Horn, WY/USA

"To Jason's 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."
a grateful family in Phoenix, AZ

"To the family and friends of Private First Class Jason T. Poindexter,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca

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

"To Jason's 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 the family of Jason,
I am truly sorry for your loss. Please know I feel your pain, as I lost my nephew in Dec. My prayers are with you and of course hit home because we share the same town. Please know that we will never forget Jason and his sacrifice for our freedom. He will live forever with us all. Thank you Jason, we will never forget you! May God be with all of you as your mourn your loss."
Maureen Ledet of San Angelo, 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, Jason, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"To the family of Jason,
Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Our family has suffered the loss of a precious life in the battle for freedom. Jason 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 difficult time."
The McClain family--azquail@att.nett of Tucson, AZ

"Thank you Jason Poindexter, 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. Jason Poindexter:
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 Jason 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. Jason Poindexter:
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 Jason, 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