Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Cpl. Timothy D. Roos

21, of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Roos died from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on July 27, 2006.

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"You and Kyle are on my mind tonight, along with many other nights this past year. It's been a rough one losing Kyle and honestly, as the one year mark creeps up on us, I still can't accept the fact that he's gone. I know you two are together again, knowing that does put my heart as ease a bit. He truly loved you Tim! He looked up to you! This past June while on vacation in Tennessee, running into your parents and Annaleise was something I never expected. Having Brayden and Annaleise meet was always something Kyle and I promised to each other. I know that you and Kyle planned this, I'll never believe that it was simply coincidental. So keep looking over us all. Until we're all together again! Love and miss you boys!"
Ashley Dudding of Lafayette, La.

"I never knew Tim, however I felt that I knew so much about him through my best friend and his cousin Jeff. His sacrifice has impacted so many and I can say our thoughts and prayers are always with him and for his family. Although I never knew you, you are always in my mind. Semper Fi BROTHER!"
Travis Huber of Jacksonville, NC

"Tim, it has been far too long since I've paid my respects. Today, it's two days before "Memorial Day," and I felt that now is as good of a time as any other to let you know that you are deeply missed. To this day, we all think and talk about all the stuff we used to get ourselves into, Marine Corps life, and 'living the dream.' Tim, know that all your brothers from 3/8 truly loves and miss you. Until we meet again..Semper Fidelis!"
Cox (3/8 Weapons 03-07) of Clemson, S.C.

"Glad to be running for you in the Tribute to the Fallen Run here at Fort Gordon, Georgia. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice."
Justin Rauschuber of Fort Gordon, Georgia

"Hey Tim I just read Kyle's message to you from a few years back and it really hit home after getting the news that You and Kyle have reunited. I know you two are smiling down on us guarding Heavens gates. This is a hard pill to swallow but God is in control and I pray for comfort for Kyle's family during this tragic time. Semper Fi brothers!"
Aaron Nichols of Lucedale, MS

"Thinking of you. Semper Fi"
MGySgt Stewart Stout of Quantico, Va

"Son it' s been years put it seems like yesterday.You are missed everyday wish we could watch a packers game or go fishing again . Thank you for leaving me a beautiful Grand daughter. She is like you in so many ways Her and Ava are my new fishing buddies love you semperfi Dad"
Rick Roos of Cincinnati Ohio

"I still think about you, kid. I hate that you went down. It's been several years now since my last message and I can't stop thinking that if I'd answered your questions better or trained you better, then you'd still be here. I remember the day you showed up in 3/8. You and Kyle were such BOOTS! Inseparable as you two were, I envied the friendship you two had and I took special interest in the both of you. I wish that we could've gotten to be closer friends but I was your NCO and that wouldn't have been appropriate. I think you and Kyle understood that. I'm thankful to have served by your side and being given the chance to know an honorable man such as you. May you rest always finally in peace. Remember, 'The only easy day was yesterday'. At ease, sir."
Sgt. Michael L. Bourgeois 3rd Light Armored Recon I-MEF of Atlanta, GA.

"To the family of:Timothy D. Roos
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""

"1/3/2012 Timmy,today is your 27th birthday and I can't believe six years has passed so quickly! There is not a day that passes that you are in my mind and I miss you so! Annaliese is growing up so quickly, but I know you are watching over her. We will continue to honor you in everyway we can so you will never be forgotten! Love you dearly, Mom"
Jan Roos of Cinti.,Ohio

"Well bro its been way too long and for the life of me I cant come to terms with what has happened. Its been over 3 yrs and going on 4 come 27th of july, and as your best friend, which every one knows , I cant find it within me to get myself to go and even visit you at your final place of rest. Explonations are weak as some may say but for me, if I go I will know it is the end. I carried you to the chopper after they told me you had not made it and after that I listened to yellow card all night crying as a grown man over the loss of my beloved friend. I looked up to you as a BROTHER, and how can God take you with such ease, I may never know and still to this day I do not understand. I have the hardest time makeing mends with this and yet it has been so long. I have never visited your grave because I cant due to the fact that when I do it may be the end of me. I loved you more than anyone will ever know. Our famlies LOVE oneanother but I cant get get myself to get into that right now. My hope is to find the strength to do so one day, but when will that day come? I have cried to your dad and brother on the phone and made promises I knew I couldnt keep, because deep down I thought I could have kept them but turns out I have failed them over and over again. I have placed myself so far away from them that I dont know if things can be okay again. Tim I used to be afraid to die, and if it were not for Brayden and Amanda and Brennan then I know for afact Id be with you. But no matter what anyone thinks, everyday I live my life to the fullest in everything I do for YOU. I love you so much you were my rock we had EVERYTHING in common. Tim please help me to be the man I need to be, more importantly what I need to do for your Dad and Mom. Please never let them forget me and help them to help me because I dont know how long I will make it without closer, and more imporently for them.I need dad and mom and adam and sara more now than ever. I hope you work your majic because I know this is what you would want. I love your mom and dad and brother and sara so much but I just need the strength to show them. Help me Tim !!! Oh my God I miss you !!! Every second of every day. If I would have known then what God had instore for you Brayden would have been named TIMOTHY, you can even ask Ashley. When I look at that little boy I see you in everything he does and in every way he asks. If it were not for him and Amanda and Brennan I do not know where Id be right now. But when I see those little 4 yr old boys playing and being boys I see you and me all over again. You are my hero Tim and I hope you are waiting for me when God decides its my turn to go. I miss you so much everyday it hurts,please find a way to let your parents know how I feel and maybe we can put this behind us, but never forget, and I can get to your grave and give you the goodbye I never got to say! " and Im sure the view from heavan beats the hell out of one here, and if we all belive in one hevan maybe well make through one more year.....down here""
Kyle Dudding of Lafayette La

"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"
Scott Steiner of Gahanna, OH / 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"
Scott Steiner of Gahanna, OH / USA

"July 5, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Timothy D. Roos:
Timothy 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

"Tim - You're always in our thoughts and prayers. We miss you more and more each day. We'll never forget you. We love you TIM!"
Ashley Dudding of lafayette, la

"we miss you timothy roos
ron and kim wells"
kimberly of cincinnati ohio

"Family and friends of Tim Roos,
Like other Marines on this site, I didn't know Tim but am good friends with Jeff. I hear Jeff talk about him all the time and I know what a great guy and Marine he was. I want to extend my deepest condolences to Tims family. You are in my thoughts and prayers always. Semper Fi Devil Dog, The Corps misses you."
Kyle Szarek of Clarkston, MI

"To the family of Timothy Roos,
We wanted to thank you and let you know we prayed for you as we remembered Timothy this past Memorial Day. Our Church set out flags for every fallen soldier. We were honored to carry Timothy's flag."
The Binkleys of Orlando, Florida

"Tim,

I didn't know you, but I am best friends with your cousin Jeff as well as a fellow Marine and Ohioan. I know you meant ALOT to Jeff, he talks about you all the time and all the funny stories about you two growing up. You will always be missed, and my sympathy goes out to you and your family.

Semper Fi!
CPL Travis Huber"
Travis of Cherry Point, NC/USA

"Tim I was in rotc at diamond oaks i was the asst. bell Cpt. and 1LT. it is a shame we lost another hero of the Scarlet and Gold.

Semper Fi!"
jerad of anchorage alaska

"Thinking of you always. Timmy, may you rest in peace. Love ya."
Uncle Greg of Cincinnati, Ohio

"I was In ROTC at diamond oaks with Roos. He was always a funny guy, always had a smile on his face & was always serious when it came to the marines. He was a good guy and I am truly sorry for your loss."
A1C Allison Sharp, USAF of great falls, mt

"Tim, I didn't know you but I knew your father whom I served with many years ago. My sympathy to your family and friends and my deepest gratitude to you for my safety and that of my family. You are a true hero. No greater love has one who gives his life for another."
Cpl Scott Kunkel USMCR of Cincinnati

"Tim,
I have known you since jr.high and you were always such a bright person. You made everyone around you laugh. No one could ask for a better person than you to fight for our country. I want to thank you for everything you have done. May you rest in peace looking at your daughter all the time now."
Nicole of Cincinnati,Ohio. USA

"I year ago I was shaking your hand, now your watching over my family and I. I saw your wife and Baby girl today. Your daughter is so cute. Watch over them both. As for you and Bob, stay out of trouble up there. Watch over my little boy if you could.
With all our hearts.

Semper Fi!"
Sgt Matthew Coon and Specialist Lauren Coon of Hubert, NC

"May the spirit of Cpl Timothy Roos reside in you hearts and his valiant soul grace the gates of heaven. Our deepest heart felt sympathies go out to Tim's family and loved ones. We will not forget your marine hero. The sons of 3/8 miss his friendship."
Jimmy Cronk (Proud dad of LCpl Jarrett Cronk - L Co 3rd Pltn) of Mt Tabor, NJ

"Tim,
I would like to say thank you to you and the other two Marines from your unit(3/8) for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow Marine;former member of 8th Marines"

"Thank you Timothy Roos, 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 Cpl. Timothy Roos:
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 Timothy 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 Cpl. Timothy Roos:
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 Timothy, 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