Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Justin D. Reppuhn

20, of Hemlock, Michigan.
Reppuhn died as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on November 11, 2004.

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"J.D. My son has your initials! Every day I hurt thinking about you and our other brothers we lost. I hope your GSXR is always clean in heaven.
Prayers for your family"
Ethan Arguello of Hilton Head Island, Sc

"The Reppuhn family please contact me via email or text artyelias@yahoo.com
text me at 210-439-8617 i just need to vent/ talk thanks SSgt Elias Arty"
Arturo Elias of oceanside Ca

"My name is Pauline and I deliver Civil War replica quilts, to our families of our Fallen Heros. The organization is called Home of the Brave Quilt Project. If you would like a quilt in memory of your son please contact me. Any one that knows this family please contact them to contact me. Pauline Keiser
h.keiser@sbcglobal.net""
Pauline Keiser of kalamazoo, MI

"JD, Although I want to, I will never forget the images and memories of that night. But what comforts me are the memories of times before that night. Lake Havasu, the look on your face during training when I told you that Gil had wrecked your bike, etc. JD, You impacted so many in a positive way. "don't let them bother you" - are the last words you ever spoke to me. I hold them close and they help me stay positive in all situations. I am proud to have served with you. Reppuhn family, you gave our country your child, but he gave us so much more."
Chris Rice of Atlanta, GA

"To the family of:Justin D.Reppuhn
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""

"J.D. REPPUHN I miss you. I want you back. you are my heart and fire. I learned so much from you and will keep learning from you. I miss you. Please wright back. I want to hear from you. Im trying so hard to think of what you would do in life to get somewhere it ain't easy please talk to me i love you."
adam reppuhn your bother of heaven 10-10-11

"JD, you are never forgotten by me even though we never met. Josh bonds with you like his brother, and you live in the hearts of us forever. I thank you sincerely for the sacrifice and freedom you gave me and all of us here in the States."
Jean Decker of Telford, Pa USA

"J.D. You left us too soon but we will forever remember your spirit and feel your presence. Love Always, your Atlanta Auntie Deb"
Deb Winieckie of Atlanta, Georgia

"Think about you every day. Beckam has an amazing Uncle that we will talk about to him every day. Miss you!"
Sis

"Miss you so much Mike is still dealing with the pain but he is strong we all miss you so much Semper Fi Bro"
chase temple

"miss you very much bro you will never be forgotten Semper Fi"
chase temple of saginaw,mi

"Just wanted to let check in and let you know that JD is not forgoten!"
Josh Wargo

"Rest in peace Marine - you will never be far form our hearts or minds. We will all rest in peace knowing that you are up there keeping guard the gates of heaven. Simper Fi Marine."
Cpl. Driskell - driskelljc@gmail.com of Chicago Il

"You're always in my heart and thoughts. Your memory brings smiles to my face, and faces of all who have known you. God bless your family and the new little nephew I know you would love."
Terry McCliggott-Cummings of Hemlock, Mi. USA

"ANOTHER YEAR BUT YET STILL THE MEMORY OF THE DAY WE WERE TOLD YOU WERE KILLED IN IRAQ. I SURE MISS YOU AND THINK ABOUT YOU ALL THE TIME. PLEASE WATCH OVER YOUR DAD HE NEEDS YOU RIGHT NOW. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH."
AUNT BARB of saginaw,mi

"I will be running for Ssgt Ramirez next week in our Tribute to the Fallen run on 3 November at 1500. Him and his family will be in my thoughts and prayers."
LCpl Marshall, Alvin D. of Augusta, GA

"I know Heaven became a better place 5 and half years ago when you arrived. Think about that night and you a lot. Miss you bro."
Josh Wargo of Montgomery County, PA

"5 years Justin... that's how long I've carried that burden... I remember that day clearly... I had just came off of security detail at R.O.C.K ASP where we were before our major Operation "Al Fajar" Phantom Fury... I was supposed to be on that 50. Cal gun on your truck and if I wouldn't of been pulled off that convoy... you'd still be here. When I heard it over the radio that your truck had been ambushed... I was furious... I wanted to go out the wire so bad just to see if my friends were ok... that's the day that changed my life forever. Since then... I always think of u friend. I miss u justin.. The laughs... jokes.. Everything! I will always remember u buddy... and one day... we'll meet again as brothers at arms.Semper Fi and my love to your family."
Oscar Rojas(Cpl) U.S. Marine 3rd LAR Bn. of Harlingen, Tx

"Justin, even after all this time has passed I still feel like your only a phone call away! You were like a brother to me and will remain in my thoughts and prayers forever! I am so proud of you and miss you so much! Thank you for all you've done. Love and miss you!"
Kassi (Temple) Burns of Petoskey, MI

"Wow! I cant't believe its been six years! I think about you constantly, all the good times we had. I will never forget them. Thank you for making the sacrifice you made for all of us. love and miss ya bro!"
Mike temple II of Petoskey,MI

"Justin, Michael and I miss you so much. It's so painful here without you, it has been especially hard for Mike. We miss you and we will never forget you. SEMPER FI MARINE!"
Chase Temple of Saginaw,MI

"I can't believe its been 5 yrs...We are so proud of everything you did and everything you stood for J.D. You will never be forgotten. Miss and Love you always."
Dana of Saginaw, Mi.

"God Bless our troops and the Reppuhn family. Five years ago today we lost JD. He will never be forgotten. We love and miss you."
Terry McCliggott and family of Hemlock, Michigan USA

"TO ALL THAT KEEP J.D.'S LEGACY ALIVE..THANK YOU. I MISS MY ANGEL EVERY DAY... GOD WANTED HIM IN HIS ARMS.
MOTHER OF JUSTIN= TERRI"
TERRI of HEMLOCK MICHIGAN

"November 16, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Justin D. Reppuhn:
Justin 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

"Hey Buddy
Well its been four years my man, and i thank u greatly for what uv done for this country. Alot has changed since u left us J.D. I had a kid on the 5th! i wanted to name him after u but the lady is stubern but i got ur middle name in there bud....Live for nothing, die for something.
love McCliggott"
Joseph McCliggott 2nd of Couer D'Alene, Id USA

"What up Devil Dog? It me Remegio Montecillo Bautista II also know as Sweetista,You know what; for some reason, I miss you a lot, I know, I am just outsider from your unit but It a great honor to know you even in short moment.I am very greatful that you make me feel part of the team and thank you for the respect that you shown me that time, but know;I am back in the civilian world, well I am trying to do my best to keep my promise that someday; I will become a marine officer so you can salute me someday but i am trying my best....I will never forget you and your friends 3rd LAR....You are always be remember..SEMPER FI( For some reason, I can't forget you)Thank you..Now you are our Guardian Angle now so, you can watch us all against all our enemies..."
Remegio Bautista of Oxnard, California

"TO THE FAMILY OF J.D I SERVED WITH JD ON TOMAHAWK TEAM HE LOVED WHAT HE DID FAMILY SHOULD BE PROUD OF HIM HE WAS A BIG IMPACT ON MY FAMILY HE WAS ALWAYS AT MY HOUSE EATING I WILL NEVER FORGET HE SAID HE LOVED MEXICAN FOOD.. I KNOW ITS BEEN 2 YEARS BUT I KEEP IT AND HIM IN MY MIND .. I LOVED HIM LIKE A BROTHER SINCE ME AND HIM WOULD GO OUT ON MISSONS TOGETHER WE HAD OUR LITTLE SAYING "WE LIVE TOGETHER , WE FIGHT TOGETHER WE DIE TOGETHER BAD BOYS FOR LIFE " EVERYTIME BEFORE WE WENT OUT ON A MISSON NEVER FAILED WE ALWAYS SAID THAT AS WE DID A LITTLE THING WITH OUR HANDS THEN HUGGED LIKE BROHTERS WOULD I MISS HIM SO MUCH AND NOW THAT I AM HEADED TO IRAQ AGAIN WITHOUT HIM I AM SCARED BUT I KNOW THAT HE WILL BE WITH ME.. TO THE FAMILY OF J.D HE WAS GREAT AND I WILL NEVER FORGET HIM IF U NEED ANYTHING OR JUST WANT TO TALK EMAIL ME @mrseliasm20@yahoo.com LOVE U ARTY ELIAS (SGT OF MARINES)"
ARTY ELIAS of SAN DIEGO

"miss u and love u tons!!! im so proud of you!! i wish you were here to say the same!!"
Ashley Reppuhn of Saginaw MI

"I just want to send my appreciation for your strength and courage. Today on Veterans Day, and the 2nd anniversary of your sacrifice. Without your bravery,and the bravery of your fellow soldiers, where would we be? We miss you and will always love you."
Cheryl Thompson of Hemlock

"Thank You for supporting your son in his very brave decision to join the Marine Co. I am greatful every day to beable to suceed if I want or fair if I please. The freedom to choose to worship GOD, or a tree ( I choose GOD). The freedom to a fail trial, and the freedom from terrorist actions. He was my age.......I'll always remember."
Nickey of Grand Rapids, MI (hemlock)

"Although he lived a short life, J.D. lived more in 20 years than most will live in a 100. We are proud of you, we miss you, and we will see you again."
Katie of Mt. Pleasant, MI

"For years my family wondered what happened to our best friends who lived down the street after they moved across the country...My heart is broken today to hear about JD. I remember playing hide-n-go seek when we were little and having all the kids on the block in one back yard just playing. That was the best time of my life. Ever since I heard about this I haven't been able to let it go. Im sorry for your loss..."
Angela VanHuss of Shreveport, La

"In loving memory of Justin D. Reppuhn

"We loved you like a son and not a day goes by that we don't think of you and pray for your family. You will always be our hero and our inspiration. We have wonderful memories of you and they sustain us. God Bless You, Justin...."
Karen and Dave Malott of Sherman Oaks, CA USA

"Being a friend of the family I would like to show my gratitude. He was loved by all and he deserves the respect he's earned. God Bless!"
Killie Henninger of Hemlock, Michigan

"As a close friend of Justins I want to say thank you for all of your thoughts & prayers. It's really nice to know that everyone cares so much. I want to tell you how proud we are of you Justin. love always,"
Heather Warner of Hemlock, MI

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

"Thank-You for your messages of my fallen hero J.D. We are so very proud of him and what he stood for.
"Semper Fi"
MAY ANGELS SURROUND YOU LIKE A BLANKET ON A WINTER'S NIGHT...
From a PROUD MOM OF A MARINE FOREVER"
Terri S. Reppuhn of Hemlock, Michigan

"To Justin'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"

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

"To Justin'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 the family and friends of Lance Corporal Justin D. Reppuhn,

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

"Thank you Justin Reppuhn, 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 Lance Cpl. Justin Reppuhn:
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 Justin 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 Lance Cpl. Justin Reppuhn:
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 Justin, 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