Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Jeremiah S. Santos

21, of Minot, North Dakota.
Santos died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on June 15, 2006.

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"I have a friend who also serve in the Army and he is also driving The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle when the terrorist shoot his vehicle and exploded to pieces, I really missed him. I missed the times that we are playing happy wheels full version on his PC. There are also other games that we enjoyed together in the past. I remembered hunting those rare dragons in the dragon city free online game, we are so hooked at this game and we spend a couple of hours everyday on it."
Werneree Granadosotte of United States

"Thank you brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten, though you have fallen your memory will never fade to the people who known you and lives you touched stories will be passed along for generations about your valor, Peace"
Unknown Soldier of America

"Too Jeremiah's Parents, I wanted to let you know that I have thought about your son every day since I left Afaganastan.
I never knew him but I have worn a bracelet for the last two years from herobraclets.org with his name on it.I have felt a small connection to him as I grew up in Burlington ND. I wish I could thank him for his service and tell you I am sorry for your loss. 17 May 12"
Cordell Longtine of Wichita KS USA

"I cried when you passed away. I cry today still. Although I loved you dearly, I couldn't make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke my heart to prove to me he only takes the best."
joe reeves of yakima , wa

"Time doesn't always heal pain. Especial pain that someone has for someone they never knew. Jeremiah's Nana lived across the street from My grandparents. While i was home on Emergency Leave from Iraq his Grandma shared the story of this soldier with me. From that momment on that soldiers memory has been in this soldiers heart."
SSG Kristy Smith of Ft Stewart, ga

"You have an amazing family. I can tell you were a great person by the way they speak of you."
robby smette of bismarck, nd

"Jeremiah was a great neighbor and good friend. May he always be remembered as such."
Gibson of Killen, TX

"Hey Brother,

Just wanted you to know that I and my family have not forgotten you and we NEVER will. We have your picture on our living room wall, alongside our family pictures. You ARE part of my family, and always will be. My children see your picture, know your name, and know the story of your bravery. Your life WILL continue to live on through my family… that I can promise you.

I wanted to say thank you for your sacrifice. On this day the world lost a great person, friend, and husband. All the life’s you have touched in the few years you was in this world will NEVER be the same without you. We love you and miss you deeply. Take care brother and please continue to look over us as we continue to deploy with your fighting spirit in all of us.

To the Santos family, if you EVER need anything please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us; Erik 214-499-1491,erik.polanco@us.army.mil, Melissa 254-466-7482,emt255167@yahoo.com.

The Polanco Family"

"June 15, 2009
To the family of Spc. Jeremiah S. Santos:
Jeremiah 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"A tribute to the man with the most mischievous smile I've ever seen. Thank You for the memories."
Amber Sander (Sandberg) of Grand Forks, ND

"To the family of:Jeremiah S.Santos 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"

"Jeremiah, I just wanted you to know that I'm still looking forward to the day when I'll see you in heaven. Micah really misses you. He's been struggling since you've been gone but God will see him through. I just wanted people to know what an awesome person you were and that we treasure all the memories we had.
God bless our service men and women."
Darrin Cox of Devils Lake, ND

"I used to be best friends with Jeremiah's little sister Eliza; I will always remember Jeremiah. He was a very protective older brother, as well as friend. Protection was who he was and the U.S. Military was really lucky to have such a devoted citizen. Words could never explain the impact he made on us. Nor could they explain the imprint he left on this world. Jeremiah was a true war hero. I thank God that he allowed us the time we were privilaged to spend with him. We really do miss you Jeremiah. I know you died doing what your heart was set on. And for that you will always be remembered. We know you'll be there to meet us at the Pearly Gates. Rest in peace."
Brittney Halsey of Formely of Devil's Lake, ND

"My husband is in the unit that Jeremiah was assigned to, and is currently finishing his tour in Iraq. Jeremiah is remembered every day by the men that he worked with, and their families. He was a wonderful person and a blessing to those who knew him. My heart goes out to his family for their loss. He will live on in our hearts forever."
Jayme & Brandon Quick of Killeen, TX

"I was best friends with Jeremiah's little sister Eliza for many years, and I can always remember Jeremiah's addicting personality, and friendly smile. I am very sad to hear of the Santos'/McGlone's families' loss. Jeremiah always had a passion for life and adventures. He died loving his family, country, faith and freedom. I pray for you all and you are in my heart I love and miss you all!"
Brittney Houle of Bismarck, North Dakota, USA

"Jeremiah was a very dear friend, and my little brother's best friend. Without him in my brother's life, I don't know where he'd be. Daniel has said to me that, "There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of Jeremiah, and how he's influenced my life." It still hasn't hit us that Jeremiah is really gone. How is such a wonderful person no longer with us? We will be going to Jeremiah's memorial to say good bye. Thank you Jeremiah, for saving my brother, being such a wonderful friend, and serving. I never got to tell you how proud I was of the kind of person you grew up to be. We will never forget!"
Carisa Mosser of Grand Forks, ND

"On behalf of the family of SPC Shawn Davies, Our hearts go out to the friends and family of Jeremiah. We share in your pain and sorrow. We are all part of a club that we never wanted to join. May God be with you. Jeremiah will never be forgotten."
Toni Peters, toniannp@sbcglobal.net of Concord, OH

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, Jeremiah will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!

"Thank you Jeremiah Santos, 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 Spc. Jeremiah Santos:
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 Jeremiah 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 Spc. Jeremiah Santos:
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 Jeremiah, 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