Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Luis R. Reyes

26, of Aurora, Colorado.
Reyes died en route to Ali Al Salem, Kuwait, when the bus in which he was riding rolled over. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 947th Engineer Company, Durango, Colorado. Died on November 18, 2005.

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"Sorry I didn't get to know you better Luis. God bless you and our family."
LTC Lee Baroldy of Camp As SayLiyah, Qatar

"To the family of:Luis R. Reyes
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""

"Reyes,
Yesterday I participated in the Race for the Fallen at Fort Carson and as I was looking at the pictures of all of our brothers and sisters that have fallen, I saw your picture and so many memories came to mind of when we used to serve together and of the great friend, father, and soldier that you always were. What ever you did you gave more than a 100% seeing your picture yesterday reminded me of how much you are missed and although we have to go on with our lives here on earth I know buddy that you are in a much better place. God bless you and your loved ones always."
SGT Hudson of Colorado Springs, CO/USA

"Hey big cousin. We miss you so much. Your did a great thing, And you wont be forgotten"
M. Reyes of Colorado spring, Colorado, USA

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3
A hundred times a day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving. - Albert Einstein"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"November 16, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Luis R. Reyes:
Luis 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

"Sgt.Reyes was a good man and father . my nane is Spc. ware and i was in his company. i just wanted to tell his family that he will never be forgottin. and i hope the Rayes family is doing good. Spc Ware, nelson"
nelson ware of colorado- FT.Huachuca AZ

"Hey bro miss you"
stephanie of CA, Anaheim

"Hello SGT Reyes. I know you are looking down from the heavens and smiling at us all. We really miss you. You gave many of us in the 947th Engineer Company the strength to make it through a very long deployment. I thank God that he brought you into our lives. You will always be with us. We will pray for you family."
SSG Gonzalez, 947th Engineer Company of Ft Carson, CO

"HI LUIS"
VICTOR

"Luis, you were a good man, with a good heart. Your sacrifice will not soon be forgotten.
To his family: May God bless you all. The country thanks you, and joins you in mourning your loss.

"All gave some...some gave all"."
Daniel Black of Denver, CO

"To the Reyes Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. Your Luis is a true American Hero. Luis will always be remembered and honored. May God bless you all and God bless you Luis."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"May the angels keep you till morning.
May they guide you through the night.
May they comfort all your sorrows.
May they help you win the fight.

May they keep watch on your soul.
May they show you better ways.
May they guard you while you’re sleeping.
May they see you through your days.

May they show you new hopes.
May they still your every doubt.
May they calm your every fear.
May they hear you when you shout.

May the angels keep you till morning.
More that this I cannot pray.
And if the angels ever fail you.
Then may God be there that day.


Gone – but not forgotten.
Thank you for sharing your marine with us,
and for the sacrifice made by you and your family on our behalf.
Proud mom of Lcpl Alex
Currently serving in Iraq"
Patricia of Bishop, CA

"Luis,
It is hard to go through this deployment knowing that you are not with us. I and the rest of the company really miss your presence. Corey if you are reading this we miss yours as well and we are waiting for your return to us as well.
To Luis's Family, my deepest sympathy to you, I know all too well the toll this war has taken on family. You are in my daily prayers."
1LT Beth Soelzer of Ramadi, Iraq

"My deepest gratitude goes out to the family of SGT Reyes. The citizens and soldiers of Colorado are forever endebted to you. ///Brothers in Arms///"
SGT John P. Martinez III of (Montbello) Denver, Colorado

"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 MY FRIEND WHO I WAS VERY HAPPY FOR WHEN YOU GOT YOUR RANK , IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY THAT WE HEADED OUT TO KAWIAT! ALWAYS SEEING YOUR LITLE RED TRUCK PARKED OUTSIDE AT OUR DRILLS .I WAS REALY IMPRESSED ON HOW SOLID YOU WERE AND ALSO HOW DEDICATED YOU WERE! I DIDN'T KNOW THAT WHEN I HANDED YOU MY RUCKSACK FOR TRANSPORT IT WOULD BE THE LAST TIME THAT I WOULD SEE YOU ,I REMEMBER YOU ALWAYS AND DO THINK OF YOU FROM TIME TO TIME OR EVEN MORE SO .WHAT A SHAME THAT WE GOT ON THAT BUS! THIS I SAY THAT YOU WERE AND STILL AM A TEXT BOOK HARD CORE DEDICATED SOLDEIR NEVER COMPLAINED ALWAYS THEIR TO WORK HARD AND STAY MOTIVATED ,"OUT WORK ME THATS FOR SURE" . I WANT TO THANK YOUR FAMALY FOR GIVING US ALL THE CHANCE TO KNOW HIM AND WISH THEM THE BEST, AS YOUR HUSBAND, FATHER, SON,BROTHER ,FRIEND WAS ONE OF THE BEST, GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY! ALWAYS YOUR FRIEND"
PFC GARCIA COREY 947TH ENG of PUEBLO COLORADO USA

""Those we have held in our arms for a little while,
we hold in our hearts forever"
Luis, We miss you daily.

With love,
Derrick, Linda & Diego"
Linda Clifton of Aurora, CO

"SGT. LUIS R. REYES THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY. AN FOR BEING A MILITARY BROTHER TO OUR SON. AS HE FELT OF YOU. TWO SOLDIERS THAT NEVER EVER KNEW ONE ANOTHER. STILL HAVING THAT FAMILY BOND TO WATCH OVER AND PROTECT ONE ANOTHER. LUIS YOU HAVE NOT DIED IN VAIN! YOU ARE AN AMERICAN HERO! MY HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. YOU ALL ARE NOT ALONE! ALL THIS IS VERY DIFFUCULT. MORE SO WITH THE HOLIDAY'S. NOT A DAY HAS GONE BY SINCE NEWS OF MY SON. I DO NOT SHED TEARS. ALTHOUGH, TODAY THE TEARS ARE YOUR'S LUIS. YOU HAVE TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF SO MANY LUIS. TO THOSE YOU HAVE. ALL HOLD VERY PRECIOUS MEMORIES SHARED TOGETHER WITH YOU. YOU ARE SOMEOME'S SOMEONE AND SOMEONE TO OUR FAMILY. I URGE YOUR FAMILY NOW, TODAY TO REACH OUT TO YOUR COMMUNITY AND POLITICAL LEADERS. REQUEST A STREET BE NAMED IN LUIS'S NAME. FOR HE SERVED HIC COMMUNITY, COUNTY, STATE AND COUNTRY. WE A S THE FALLEN FAMILIES CAN NOT ALLOW AMERICAN'S TO EVER FORGET. SAD THE WAY AMERICAN'S TREATED OUR VIETNAM VETERAN'S. WE CAN NOT LET HIS HAPPEN TO LUIS AND OUR FALLEN FROM AFGHANISTAN , IRA, AND OTHER HOT ZONE'S. ALL FOUGHT TERRORIAM FOR AMERICA TO BE SAFE. AN TO GIVE THOSE ACROSS THE WORLD FREEDOM AND HOPE FROM TERRORISM..... LUIS A MAJOR PLAYER IN ALL THIS! GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"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.
Our nations HERO, Luis will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana God Bless you ALWAYS. "

"Thank you Luis Reyes, 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. Luis Reyes:
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 Sgt. Luis Reyes:
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