Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Christopher Ramirez

34, of McAllen, Texas.
Ramirez died in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from injuries sustained during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. Died on April 14, 2004.

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"Thinking of you, brother.
14 APR 2016"
James Lewis of Wichita, KS

"Thinking of you, brother."
James Lewis of Wichita, KS

"What Ron Locklear said echoes my own sentiments, Chris.

I miss you intensely my brother, and though I honor your character, valor, and sacrifice more than words could ever say, I'll never stop wishing I'd been there, both with you and for you.

The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
and be gracious to you;
The LORD lift up His countenance upon you,
and give you peace."
James Lewis of Wichita, KS

"Still remember bro... 22 May, 2015"
SFC G

"Still missing you 11 years later and your memories will live with me forever. You were a great Soldier and friend to many. We love you and will always honor your loss. I give my condolences to your family and wish them well. You will never be forgotten."
Ron Locklear of Fairbanks, AK

"Can someone please tell me if this is the same ramirez that served with the 101st 2/187 in Afghanistan 2001-2002 he was maddawg41 I was maddawg42 if anyone can confirm this please contact me at alivenwell26@yahoo.com or 3107207530"
Chris Rossi of Torrance CA

"My little brother my hero."
Simon of Edinburg, Tx

"14 April 2014:
10 years ago today, this world became less, and the world beyond became more.
I miss you, my brother-from-another-mother.
I pray for your family - all of us - whether by blood, choice, brotherhood, or shared sacrifice.
Until that rally point on the other side, Chris, rest easy.
Never forgotten.
Never."
James Lewis of Wichita, Kansas

"REMEMBERING YOU TODAY ON YOUR BIRTH DATE: APR.01, AND ALWAYS,,,,"
ROSIE RAMIREZ of HARLINGEN,TX.

"I still think of you. I hope your family knows how respected you are."
Tim Hogan of Nashua,NH

"I had a friend I served with in Afghanistan Chris
Ramirez! He passed in Iraq in 04. I served with
This Chris at the 101 2/187 4plt d.co. Is this the
Same Chris! If so and his family wants to contact
Me I have many great pics of him! One way
Or another my condolences and I'm sorry for your
Loss! Chris Rossi alivenwell26@yahoo.com"
Chris Rossi of Torrance ca

"Dear friends and Family of Sgt Ramirez,

I had the honor to serve next to Chris in Fort Riley and as well as Iraq. He was the closest friend that I had there. We worked the jail in Iraq together and spent many hours talking about home and family. Im sorry it has taken me so many years to reach out but just know that he will forever be remembered. I always think about him and hope that his family is well."
SPC Jonathan Cranor of Ponca City, OK

"Still missing you, brother.
Still looking forward to seeing you again."
James Lewis of Wichita, KS

"Honoring your memory and thinking of you, Chris. Blessings to your family. Miss you, brother - see you again one day though."
James Lewis from 1/7, A-burg of Wichita, Kansas

"Miss you, bro."
James of Wichita, KS

"i love nd miss you chris from ur big sister"
corrina rangel of rockford ill

"love you Tio chris gone but never forgotten"
THE BAEZ FAMILY of rockford ill

"Love you Ramirez, your Platoon Sergeant, there when it happen."
Anthony Bell of Newnan, GA

"Veteran's Day, 11-11-11, tomorrow.
God bless you and yours, Chris."
James Lewis of Wichita, Kansas

"Although it has been many years since I have since served with Chris in Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield, not a year goes by the date 4-14 goes by without his remembrance. I served with Chris in Germany in D Co 1/7 Infantry. I did get to see Chris once again while he was stationed at Fort Benning GA. It was around 1998 or so when I went to Benning on temporary duty. It was always great to be around Chris, from the times we hung around together in Germany, to the great trip we had in Spain (even though they didn't understand his Spanish there, which was actually hilarious actually) upon our return from the Gulf War. He will always be remembered as a true hero. God Bless Chris and Rest in Peace."
Jimmy Lajoie of Fort Benning, GA

"I light this candle in memory of your Angel Christopher's heavenly anniversary. Praying your day will be peaceful. Thank you"
Carol Angel Michael Carico's Mom of Bradenton,Fla USA

"Thinking of Chris today, as I have many, many times since hearing the news. We were roommates in Aschaffenburg, Germany, 3rd Platoon, D Co. 1/7 Infantry. We served together in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and spent an enormous amount of our free time hanging out and having GREAT times! He was - and IS - a good friend, a brother, and a hero not only to me, but his country, and the people of Iraq as well. We each owe him a debt which we can never fully repay. God bless Chris, all of his family, and the many, many people affected by his loss. Rest in peace, brother - I'll see you on the other side."
James Lewis of Wichita, KS

"Lighting this candle in your Memory Christopher sending you and your family hugs, love and comfort"
Christin Mom 2 Aaron Wilkinson of woodbury, nj

"prayers for you it an honor to light a candle your truly a hero."
mary^j^benny of Davao City.Philippines

"Sgt. Christopher Ramirez, may whispers from the heaven's on this your angel day-touch your soul for you to know-your loved in every way-God Bless."
Fam. of Wm. Scott and Samantha Myers of USA

"Christopher I'm lighting this candle in memory & honor of you!!
Always Loved ~ Remembered ~ Never Forgotten!!"
Diane Angel Mom-Katie Cassidy of MI

"Christopher, Thinking of you today on your Angelversary, Rest in peace precious angel."
Rose Dunsing of New Plymouth, Id.

"This is your day man. I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND MALDONADO TO SAYS WHATS SUP TO HIM, I REMEMBER KOREA,AND THE CLUBS, AND HOW EVERYTHING WAS JUST GOOD. WE MISS YOU BRO!!! I WILL KICK A COUPLE BACK FOR YOU, YOUR PAL TONEY"
Sgt Toney 1/506. INF. Stands Alone of VENTURA, CA

"NOV.11,2010 VETERAN'S DAY
ANOTHER YEAR WE THANK AND HONOR YOU CHRISTOPHER,BUT WE DO THIS YEAR ROUND!REMEMBERING AND THANKING ALL OUR SERVICEMEN & WOMEN, GOD BLESS YOU AND GOD BLESS THE U.S.A."
RAMIREZ FAMILY of EDINBURG, TEXAS

"To the family of Chris, He was a brother in arms, a drinking buddy, a friend. He is sorely missed by his fellow servicemembers. He kept up our spirits during the worst of times. He at times charged and pushed foward when others wouldn't. He helped us look through the sand and helped us think of a better tomorrow. Still today, I have him in my heart and in my prayers, and I know that he moved on to a better place. God bless you Chris, and the Ramirez Family my condolences are with you. May God bless you as well.

Bravo Company "Bushmasters" 1/16th IN, Fort Riley, KS."
Jason Christopher Mathias of Dunbar, PA

"Hey bro IT'S THE 4TH OF JULY,,,,I will always remember you brother, it's 2:20am in Cali, R.I.P. YOU MADE ME A great person, I miss you bro, you soldier, and good friend TONEYYYYYYYYYYY"
ALLAN TONEY of VTA, CALE

"WHATS SUP CHRIS, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I AM STARTING A THING ON MYSPACE CALLED " LESS TALK SQUAD" IT IS IN YOU AND MY OTHER BROTHER IN ARMS HONOR. IT IS VETS AND PEOPLE THAT WANT THE USA TO BE FREE AND FREE OF GANGS, DRUGS, AND B.S I AM SICK AND TIRED OF PEOPLE OUT THERE LIVING LIKE YOU HAVEN'T DIED, IT MAKES ME SICK, I CARRY ON THE VOICE OF ANGER FOR YOU AS YOU WOULD HAVE FOR ME LIKE I SAID BEFORE YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN... INFANTRY FOREVER.... LOVE YOU MAN.. I AM GLAD THIS PAGE WAS MADE UP IT HAS HELPED ME ALOT... BUT THE PAIN AND TEARS WILL ALWAYS RUN FOR YOU BROTHER....."
ALLAN TONEY of VENTURA, CA

"Last night I drank a 12 pack of beer for my good friend chris. It was hard for me to do because I only can drink a 6 pack. I drank the other beer for my fellow squad leader, we were in Korea, I knew him for over a year, I was also in Iraq while he was there, different places, same dreams, to make this place better for others, not ourselves. It is very hard for me to write this without tearing up, I wish it could have been me instead of him, I wish I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE,,, HE WAS ALWAYS SMILING AND TAKING CARE OF OTHERS FIRST BEFORE HIMSELF.... I HONOR HIM.... I LOVE HIM ..REST IN PEACE BROTHER I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. AS FOR THE FAMILY THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE HONOR OF SERVING WITH SUCH A GREAT MAN. IF YOU KNOW ME MY NAME IS ALLAN TONEY, IM ON FACEBOOK."
ALLAN TONEY of VENTURA, CA

"MAY 31, 2010 MEMORIAL DAY
REMEMBERING AND THANKING YOU FOR ALL YOU GAVE FOR OUR COUNTRY SO WE,AS AMERICANS,
CAN BE SAFE AND FEARLESS!!! GOD BLESS THE USA!"
THE RAMIREZ FAMILY of EDINBURG, TEXAS

"CHRISTOPHER, REMEMBERING YOU TODAY ON THE 6TH ANNIVERSARY OF YOU' BECOMING GOD'S HERO.WE THANK AND HONOR YOU ,TODAY AND FOREVER!R.I.P. AND GOD BLESS AMERICA!"
RAMIREZ FAMILY of EDINBURG, TEXAS

"CRISTOPHER, YOUR GODMOTHER AND AUNT HAS GONE TO BE WITH YOU AND THE LORD.R.I.P. CONSUELO RAMIREZ-NAVA."
THE RAMIREZ FAM. of EDINBURG,TX.

"Hey Chris not a day goes bye that I dont think about you. rest in peace brother."

"thinking of you my brother. till we meet again may the spirits guide us through our journey. love you little brother."
simon of edinburg, texas

"NOV. 11,2009

VETERANS DAY,TODAY THE WALL WITH YOUR PICTURE WAS UNVEILED AT THE MCALLEN WAR VETERANS PARK.THANK YOU CHRISTOPHER FOR ALL YOU GAVE,WE MISS AND LOVE YOU ALWAYS!"
RAMIREZ FAMILY of EDINBURG,TX.

"hello i read a message left here by a cherie from delevan WI......chris was my brother plz contact me if possible he family lives here in rkfd il.....815.519.0150 his little brother Rene"
rENE of RKFD,IL.USA

"Chris, you are forever in my heart, not a day goes by without thoughts of you. I miss you so much. We'll be dancing together again someday."
Cherie of Delavan, WI

"Hey bro, just got home here was thinking about you.....missing you and very proud of you.....one day we all be together again.......love you......Rene"
Rene of Rockford Il61103

"thinking of you today and always my brother. Your older brother Simon Ramirez Jr."
of Edinburg, Texas

"05-25-09
MEMORIAL DAY,CHRISTOPHER ,THIS DAY HAS BEEN SET ASIDE TO HONOR AND THANK OUR FALLEN HEROES WHO GAVE THEIR ALL, BUT NOT JUST TODAY,DO WE HONOR AND THANK YOU,BUT FOREVER! REMEMBERING , HONORING,AND THANKING YOU,TODAY AND ALWAYS, ROSE AND SANDY(BABY SIS)RAMIREZ"
ROSE/SANDY RAMIREZ of HARLINGEN,TEXAS

"Hey Sergeant, thanks for everything you did for me, whether it was getting me to like corona or having my back...You were awesome and can't wait till we meet again.."
Spc. Joshua Martin of Iowa

"April 16, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Christopher Ramirez:
Christopher 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

"APR. 14,2009
CHRISTOPHER, 5 YRS. AGO TODAY YOU LEFT AND BECAME ONE OF GOD'S FALLEN HEROES.TODAY AND FOREVER WE WILL HONOR,REMEMBER, AND THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT SOLDIER YOU ARE! STILL MISSING AND LOVING YOU,SANDY AND ROSE RAMIREZ"
RAMIREZ FAMILY of EDINBURG,TX.

"Sorry I'm late, I didn't mean to miss ur b-day I have been busy........i luv u and miss u very much happy birthhday.......u r are missed so much and loved loved so much alway's know that i truelly miss u.....u are my true brother"
ur bro RENE of RKFD IL 61103

"APRIL O1,2009
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY CRISTOPHER"
ROSE AND SANDY RAMIREZ"
RAMIREZ of HARLINGEN,TX.

"I've never met Sgt. Ramirez but from what I have read he was a really great guy, and I am honored to have a herobracelet with his name on it. I wear it everyday and am always reminded of what he, and hundreds of others, are doing for our country. Thanks you Sgt. Ramirez and all who are fighting and to all their families."
Sierra of Dallas, TX

"23 Feb 2009

Sgt Ramirez,
I was his XO during this time ………he was my homeboy from Texas. You are a very smart man when it comes down to being a Infantry man. I never saw him get upset while in uniform. I remember one of the Joes'(Rank of E-1 up to E-4) cut his hair the day before that fatal day. He came in to the TOC (Tactical Operation Center) and said “XO, can you fix this,” He took his PC off and I saw that Ricci or Mox, or one of those Joes did a number on his hair. 1SG Robert French said “Fix his hair now, it looked like SGT Ram had a Beret on his head” (talking about his hair cut). This was the first time and the last time I saw him laugh so hard that he cried. SGT Ram, my Texas brother you are gone, but never, never, never… forgotten. Take care, and in closing, when I see a border patrol agent job posting or an agent, I think about you.

V/R"
Claude Cole of McKinney, Texas/USA

"In a blaze of glory my friend. Your last moments with us in the sand were nothing short of heroic. I thank you for everything you did as a leader and as an outstanding soldier while serving with me in Iraq. May God bless your family through your sacrifice. Thanks again Sgt."
John Radle of Lubbock, Texas/USA

"

Christopher with his brothers and sisters.
"
of Edinburg, Tx

"SUP CRISPY........JUST GOT OFF WORK HERE THIS DAY OR PAST DAY 9/11 IS NOT A GOOD DAY FOR ME/US HERE. THIS IS THE DAY THAT CAUSED IT ALL.EITHER WAY AS HARD AS IT IT IS I NEED TO KEEP REMINDING MYSELF U WERE DOING WHT U LOVED AND THAT'S SERVING OUR COUNTRY.....THNK YOU FOR THAT AND I MISS U..........YOU'RE LIL' BRO RENE'"
RENE RAMIREZ of ROCKFORD IL

"brother, we miss you so much.mark ,sergio ,and i were thinking about the time you wanted a mohawk...but it didn't quite end up that way...we miss you so much chris.you're in a better place, i know but just remember that your little brothers and your baby sister are always thinking of you... ¢¾"
sandy of harlingen,texas

"Hey bro, just here at home thinking of you. Remembering the good times we had like our last christmas together in 2003 when we asked what you wanted for x-mas dinner and you said Turkey, ham, tamales (from Tia Yolanda) and beer. Guess what you got it. Mom gave me back the jacket that i gave you for x-mas that year. So now i have two since they were matching jackets just like old times (twins). Ha Ha funny. It was great having you for the little time the spirits gave us. May you rest in peace my brother, my HERO. I try and call MOM in Rockford Illinois at least once a week. She really misses you but, so does the rest of the family. It is an honor being your brother. Keep looking out for me from the spirit world my brother because i know you are with me always. ***** I would like to get in contact with any one who was with my brother in his last days in Iraq. Please contact me Simon Ramirez Jr."
sramirez145@yahoo.com of Edinburg

"I didn't know you or your family. I want to thank you for serving our country. Reading the messages, you were loved by all and are greatly missed. My heartaches and misses the person your family says you were. THANK YOU. Born in Harlingen raised in Pasadena"
Lisa of Pasadena, Texas

"Hey bro.you are so much missed here within the family..........HAPPY BIRTHDAY.........we love you and miss you so much......"
Rene of Rockford Ill

"11/13/2007. Yesterday I just found out Chris was killed in Iraq. I had the privilege of serving with Chris for two years with 2nd Battalion 18th Infantry Regiment, 3rd BDE 24th Infantry Division at Fort Benning, Georgia. Chris was a good friend of mine at Fort Benning; however, we lost touch after I got out of the Army. Chris was a great person and I have many great memories and stories of the fun times Chris and the rest of our buddies had while stationed together. Chris, it was an honor and a privilege to have known you and you will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. Rest in peace my brother."
Luis Villalobos of Rancho Cucamonga, CA

"To the Ramirez family... I am so sorry for your loss. I have just learned Chris made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. I served with Ramirez in A Co 2-18, INF, 3-24ID in 1992-1993 at Kelley Hill, Ft Benning, but I have not spoken to him since I was discharged in Dec 1993... I had the privilege, or should I say adventure, of sharing a room with him for about a year. I have so many memories of Ramirez, he bought me my first German beer, but what I'll remember most was his love of life, he was always upbeat, and never let anything stop him. Whether it was an NCO giving him a hard time, a tough morning PT run, roadmarch, or a long field exercise... Ramirez always kept trucking and always made me laugh. I am proud to say he was my friend, and proud to see he served his country so well. I will never forget my buddy."
Ben Barba of Roseville, CA

"05-28-07 MEMORIAL DAY
THANK YOU AND REMEMBERING YOU THIS DAY IN HONOR AND EVERYDAY!"
ROSIE & SANDY RAMIREZ of HARLINGEN,TEX.

"America's loss of your fighting spirit
will be felt
until all the men & women are brought home to their families once again.
We understand the role & responsibility of a U.S. Soldier.
That does not make losing you any
less difficult.
I never met you personally.
I did not have to.
Your Heroism & Our Freedom is something
I will not take for granted ever again.

Thank you SIR!
I Salute Your Courage.
May your spirit be Free and may
your family be at peace.

For Each Day....
God Bless You
And May we all live in Peace.
Thank You Christopher.
Robin Perrin 5/08/2007"
Robin L. Perrin of Long Beach, New York

"tio, it's a NEW year all over again... with each year that goes by i miss u more and more...
god bless you"
celina of Mission

"Merry Christmas Chris! We miss you so much. Love Ron, Cyndie, Kory & Emily."
Ron of Rockford, IL. 61103

"Tio Chris i really MISS u alot. I just really wish u were here with me and anthony and everyone else having a good time. But you are not. it is just not the same without u . But i still LOVE U no matter what i won't forget u u will always be in my heart.LOVE ALWAYS JOANNA,ANTHONY,DORA, TONY, AND TIO GENO"
JOANNA of EDINBURG ,TX

"Tio Chris I miss you very much .I wish you didnt have to leave this earth the way you did but you died being who you are a hero . I miss you very much and love you"
savannah ramirez of rockford il winnbago

"Christopher, you know how hard mom worked for all of her eight children and how close we all were. Mom does not need to be writing fake messages because you are watching and you know who loved and gave you the repect you deserve I know you told me you only had one mother and her name is Irene Ramirez Mom worked hard to support all of us without dads help and other people our trying to take moms credit I do not think so . We will never forget you and our hearts still ache. Josh is graduating like he promised you and Savannah misses you calling her names and making noise. I love you and always will make sure people know you our my hero and my best friend."
you sister Denise Marshall of Rockford, Il Winnebago

"Greg Tull- better known to me and many of us as GR~ i miss you every day and the pain of not having you here with me will never surpass how incredibly PROUD i am of you!!! i love you with all my heart and we will be together again someday... until then... remember the good times... i am"
Rachel Flaherty of IA

"God Bless Christopher. I know your family must miss you everyday. Please know there are millions who don't know you, but pray for you and your family. We are thankful for heroes like you. Thank you."
McInnis Family of Rockford, Illinois

": To the family of:Christopher Ramirez I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. 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"

"CRISTOPHER X-MAS IS OVER AND A NEW YEAR HAS COME UPON US W/O YOU.WE MISS YOU SO MUCH,SANDY STILL HAS YOUR X-MAS TREE HERE.I JUST COULDN'T SEE HER GOING THRU ANOTHER X-MAS W/O YOU ! SMILE AND SHINE FROM ABOVE AND REMEMBER ALWAYS HOW PROUD WE ARE OF YOU.-ROSE-"
ROSIE RAMIREZ of EDINBURG,TX.

"chris,it's almost christmas and we miss you sooo much, it's not the same without you here."
"sando" ramirez of edinburg,tx usa

"Greg Tull-
I'll never forget you!! I'll miss you and I love u!"
Kate Goedert of Pocahontas, IA

"Greg Tull, I miss you and we are all prayin for your family!"
Kristal Stoulil of Pocahontas,IA,US

"chris, we all still think about you to this day and want to let you know that you will be with us for the resat of our lives. god bless you chris and may you rest in peace."
joe of nebraska

"chris was a friend and person i wanted to be. i was with him at the end and he was a hero."
SGT Dorsey of Joaepjhldorsry@htmail.com

"To Chris and for the family of Chris, a prayer for you all."
Christopher STEVEN Ramirez of Arizona

"Its been a year Ram... and I have not forgotten and will nvr. LOL we did so many things together and yet at the job your profession was were it should be... u were always one of the best NCOs ive had the priveledge to meet"
Carrillo of GG / CA / US

"WE MISS AND LOVE YOU ALOT.REMEMBERING YOU TODAY AND ALWAYS!YOUR FAMILY.BE AT PEACE AND REMEMBER,SMILE AND SHINE FROM ABOVE SO THE STARS CAN LEAD US TO YOU!"
RAMIREZ FAMILY of EDINBURG, TEXAS

"Chris, it has been a little over a year since you died. There is not a day that goes by that i dont thank you for what you did. Had it not been for you and the others with you, my brother, SSG Mike Hall (now in KT)might not be here today. Thank you so much for everything. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace and be with god."
Shawnda Hall of Billings, MO

"CHRISTOPHER,TODAY WE HONOR YOU WITH PRIDE AND SADNESS AT THE SAME TIME.WE THANK YOU FOR THE PRIZE YOU PAID IN DEFENDING OUR FREEDOM AND FOR BEING SO BRAVE!TODAY YOU ARE AN HONORED FALLEN HERO,REMEMBER,SMILE AND SHINE FROM ABOVE SO THE STARS CAN GUIDE US TO YOU.WE'RE SO PROUD OF YOU!MISS AND LOVE YOU ALOT,ROSE,SANDY,MARC,SERGIO & HEAVEN RAMIREZ,YOUR FAMILY."
ROSIE RAMIREZ of EDINBURG,TX. U.S.A.

"CRISTOPHER,FROM ABOVE,I KNOW YOU ARE SEEING HOW HARD YOUR PASSING HAS BE ON ALL OF US.TROUBLES,THE WHAT IFS,AND YOU ALL ARE NOT PART OF THE FAMILY.WELL,PEOPLE THAT THINK THIS WAY REALLY DO NOT KNOW YOU THAT WELL,OR WHERE AND WITH WHOM YOU LIVED WITH AFTER IRENE,YOUR MOTHER MOVED BACK TO ILL.AND YOU STAYED HERE.THIS HAS REALLY TAKEN A TOLL ON SANDY,MARC,SERGIO, AND MYSELF.I WISH YOU COULD BE HERE AND COMFORT YOUR BABY SIS LIKE YOU USE TO BEFORE,AND LET HER KNOW HOW MUCH YOU LOVE HER AND THAT EVERYTHING WILL BE O.K.YOU SEE,SANDY NOW HAS COME TO BELIEVED THAT YOU NEVER SAW HER AS YOUR AS YOUR SISTER,OR EVEN LOVED HER,BUT I TELL HER THAT THE MEMORIES AND WHAT SHE FEELS IN HER HEART FOR YOU,OH WELL VERY SIMPLE,"NOBODY WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE THIS FROM HER"I KEEP TELLING MYSELF THAT TIME AND GOD WILL HELP EASE THE TIME WE ALL HAVE ENDURED WITH SUCH COMENTS SOME FAMILY MEMBERS ARE MAKING.CRISTOPHER, WE WANT TO LET YOU KNOW HOW THANKFUL AND PROUD WE ARE FOR THE SON, BROTHER,SOLDIER,AND NOW GOD'S ANGEL, YOU BECAME.THE TIME WE HAD WITH YOU HERE ON EARTH WAS SHORT,BUT I KNOW IN HEAVEN WE WILL HAVE ENTERNAL LIFE.WE LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH,LOVE(YOUR STEPMOM) "ROSE""
ROSIE RAMIREZ of EDINBURG,TX. U.S.A.

"CHRIS, TODAY IS THE 1 YR. ANNIVERSARY THAT YOU LEFT TO BE WITH GOD.THIS PAST YEAR HAS BEEN SO HARD FOR US.I THINK ABOUT YOU ALL THE TIME .SOMETIMES I CAN HEAR YOUR VOICE IF I TRY REAL HARD.CHRIS YOU WERE ONE OF THE BEST BROTHERS A SISTER COULD ASK FOR AND I THANK GOD EVERYDAY FOR THE TIME I WAS ALLOWED TO SPEND WITH YOU.CHRIS,I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND WILL ALWAYS.REST IN PEACE BROTHER."
Sandy Ramirez of Edinburg ,Texas,USA

"My brother Chris, it has been almost a year now since you left us. I think about you daily. Your sacrifice for our country will forever be felt in my heart. you were a good friend and a great leader. Rest In Peace my brother. I love you"
SSG Hall of Ft. Campbell KY

"CRISTOPHER,TODAY IS YOUR 35TH BIRTHDAY,34 OF THOSE YEARS WERE CELEBRATED HERE ON EARTH,THIS ONE IS IN HEAVEN WITH OUR LORD WHERE YOU WILL SMILE AND SHINE FROM ABOVE SO THE STARS CAN GUIDE US TO YOU !"HAPPY BIRTHDAY" OUR HERO,WE LOVE AND MISS YOU ALOT,YOUR FAMILY, DAD, ROSE, SANDY, MARC, AND SERGIO RAMIREZ. BE AT PEACE CHRISTOPHER."
RAMIREZ FAMILY of EDINBURG,TEXAS

"OUR HERO,TODAY MARKS THE TWO YEAR ANNV.THE WAR IN IRAQ STARTED AND ON APR. 14TH IT WILL BE A YEAR YOU WENT TO BE GOD'S HEROS.WE MISS AND LOVE SO MUCH BUT WE KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOW IN A BETTER PLACE.REMEMBER,SMILE AND SHINE FROM ABOVE,THIS WAY THE STARS CAN GUIDE US TO YOU!!THINKING OF YOU ALWAYS,YOUR BABY SIS,SANDY RAMIREZ,AND YOUR STEPMOTHER "ROSE""
THE RAMIREZ FAMILY of EDINBURG,TEXAS USA

"CHRISTOPHER,MAY YOU SMILE AND SHINE FROM ABOVE SO AS THE STARS CAN GUIDE US TO YOUR HEART.YOU KNOW,IF TEARS COULD BUILD A STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN,SANDY AND ALL OF US WOULD HAVE ALREADY GONE THERE AND BROUGHT YOU BACK HOME,BUT YOU ARE AT HOME WITH GOD AND YOUR ETERNAL SITE.MISS AND LOVE YOU ALOT !! .SANDY,MARC,SERGIO,DAD,AND ROSE RAMIREZ."
RAMIREZ FAMILY of EDINBURG,TEXAS U.S.A.

"This is to thank everyone for their support in this difficult time and for keeping my brother chris in their thoughts and prayers. A special thanks goes to my mother Irene V. Ramirez for being such a strong person in raising eight kids on her owm. I LOVE YOU MOM."
SIMON RAMIREZ JR. of EDINBURG, TEXAS

"SLEEP GENTLY, DEAR SOLDIER THE BATTLE HAS BEEN WON. MAY YOU FIND THE PEACE YOU FOUGHT FOR IN THE CALM OF THE SETTING SUN. THE ROAR OF THE CANONS HAVE BEEN SILENCED,THANKS TO YOU A HUSH HAS FALLEN OVER THE DEW. AND WHILE WE STRUGGLE STILL FOR PEACE,DEAR SOLDIER, DO YOU KNOW OLD GLORY SOARS BECAUSE OF YOU AND WE THANK TOU FOR IT SO. NOW YOU ARE SFE WITH HIM, ABOVE A HERO GALLANT TRUE. SO LAY YOUR HEAD UPON HIS BREAST AND REST DEAR SOLDIER DO. OUR SON,OUR BROTHER,OUR HERO.WE MISS YOU SO MUCH AND ARE SO PROUD OF YOU.THE LOVE AND MEMORIES WE HAVE FOR YOU WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US AND THIS NOBODY CAN TAKE AWAY EVER!!!!!!"
SIMON(FATHER) ROSE(STEPMOTHER) SANDY(BABY SISTER) MARC(BROTHER)SERGIO(BROTHER) of EDINBURG,TEXAS HIDALGO COUNTY

"he was a good man and soldier and friend i was lucky to have the chance to serve fight and party with him he will be missed"
spc hammer 1/16th IN "IRON RANGERS" of FT.RILEY KS

"I served with Christopher in Delta 1/16, 3ID. He was a good friend as well as a good solider. My heart goes out to his family."
R Romano of Boston, MA

"I was stationed with you in Dco 1/16 back when there was a Delta co. Thank you for your sacrifice bro. May god bless you and your family"

"I will remember the good times Chris and I shared in Germany. He will always have a place in my families heart and mind, thank you for your sacrifice bro and may god bless you and your family"
SSG Todd Tacia of Fort Drum, NY

"Hey bro I will never foreget you. I never got to thank you for everything you did for me. You tought me the things that helped me get through the tough times in Iraq. Rest In Peace"
SGT JUAREZ of killeen, tx

"I am so grateful for the country in which I live. And grateful for all the soilders who have sacraficed their lives to allow me to be apart of such a great nation. Chris was a good friend of my son's. They were in Iraq together. They fought side by side. Chris gave the ultimate sacrafice to protect us all. My heart and my prayers are with the Ramirez Family. I can not begin to imagine the heartache you have endured over your loss. Yet the pride you must have, to know the ultimate sacrafice your brave soilder has made. I thank you and him with all my heart. I also pray for the ones still there, and for their families. God bless you all."
Teresa Hall of Billings, Missouri, USA

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

"I had the honor of meating chris right before he left for iraq. He was a good friend of my brother (who is still in iraq) and a good man. It is sad to see him leav. Him and his family will always be in my prayers"
Shawnda hall of billings, missouri

"I have made a quilt block for Christopher that will be included in the KIA memorial quilt. (kiamemorialquilt.com) These quilts will travel all over the country. Along with the quilts will be a book with letters, email, etc that we want to include with our blocks.

Just wanted to do something small to tell you we will never forget the Ramirez' sacrifice."
Kristie Jones of Houston, Texas

"Christopher was my brother in-law. I was unable to attend his funeral. I will always cherish the times we had together on his visits home. Christopher, walk with the angels and you will always be in my thoughts and in my prayers!! God be with you always!! Your nephew Kory will always remeber his favorite Uncle and will always hold you close to his heart. We will always Love you and know that we will miss you!!"
Ron, Cyndie, Kory & Emily Ramirez of Rockford, IL

"Rest in Peace Soldier"
The Taylors USMC NC

"To Christopher'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

"To Christopher's family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Chris fought with bravery and honor to defend America and will always be remembered by our great nation. If not for people like Chris, we would have nobody to defend us and keep freedom thriving throughout the world. Chris is a hero."
mark reif of winchester, VA

"To the family of Christopher Ramirez: You are in our prayers and thoughts. Our condolences from SGT Montfort, Maria & Jaelyn"
Maria of Ft. Stewart, Georgia

"To Christopher's Family & Friends:

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

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

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

"Thank you Christopher Ramirez, 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. Christopher Ramirez:
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 Christopher 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. Christopher Ramirez:
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 Christopher, 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