Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Jarrett B. Thompson

27, of Dover, Delaware.
Thompson was in a convoy on August 30 when a civilian vehicle passed the convoy and cut in front of the lead military vehicle and an approaching Iraqi truck. The driver of the civilian vehicle hit Thompson's truck. Thompson was medically evacuated to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. where he later died of his injuries. Thompson was assigned to the 946th Transportation Company, U.S. Army Reserve, Lewes, Delaware. Died on September 7, 2003.

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"It's been almost 14 yrs since I last saw you..Not a day goes by that I don't think of you..always will be my Brother in Arms..until we meet again brother...946 TC..fuel mules..iraq 03 to 04"
Sgt Justin Worthy of Huntingdon Pa

"To the family your father an husband was a great man I served with him when he passed he was always full of cheer and was a wonderful guitar player I know it's hard with him gone but know he is always watching over you an is very proud he will never be forgotten I wear his memory on my chest love and thoughts to you all sgt Nathan Haley"
Nathan Haley of Christiansburg Va

"Oh forgot thanks for leaving me the title no dispute on best looking Thompson now"
Lance

"Happy 40th bro it still feels like yesterday when we lost you. I miss you everyday. I will drink good beers and cheer to your life today. I'll be seeing you. My hero my brother my best friend"
Lance Thompson

"Hey man still miss you so much it hurts. Keep imagining all of us hanging out with you in good times for many years to come, but I know it's not meant to be. Every mickel make a muckle!"
Bozeman Bozo of Bozeman

"10 years have passed but the memory of You Jarrett is still strong. Not a day goes by that I dont think about you and your family. From out chats about weapons at the reserve center to you kicking my butt in Halo while at Arifjan. Each of us lost something when you passed. Your memory will always burn strong no matter how many years pass. FALLEN NOT FORGOTTEN!!!!! See ya in June my Brother In Arms --------If your from the 946, feel free to contact me. I would like to put a team together to do a Tough Mudder in Jarrett's name and raise money for The Wounded Warrior Project. email me at hwfin11754@yahoo.com"
SFC Phillip Grimm of Columbus, Ohio

"It has been 10 years today since that fatal accident that took you from your family. You are missed by so many not just your family but all the people you touched in your short life. You left your mark on your son he is so much like you and everyday looks more like you. It is like watching you grow up again. You would be very proud of them they are great young men. We miss you soooooo much but you are with us always in our heart. We love you and miss you. Love You MA"
Judy of Millington, md

"Jarrett today is 5/27/2013, and I feel that I was just in your presence as if it was yesterday. That is how powerful your spirit and personality was as an individual FIRST. Along with that Jarrett came your dedication, outgoing attitude, friendship, warm spirit, and most importantly a TRUE SOLDIER; you demonstrated the true meaning of sacrifice. We enjoyed those tunes with you on the GUITAR. Keep playing and singing Jarrett. We miss you..
Spc Vines, Deborah then and now CPT Vines, Deborah.."
Deborah Vines of Chesapeake, VA

"2012. I just found this site. I meet Jarrett at the Reserve Center in Lewis, Delaware when I was deployed from Flatwoods Kentucky to fill slots in the 946th. Jarrett was the first one to great me, he showed me around the unit. From Lewes, to Dix, to IRAQ, Jarret was and still is a great NCO, who knew the CODE, (MISSION, MEN, SELF. Jarrett did it with pride, Mission first, Men second, and then himself. He was a great man, a great NCO, and above all a great friend. To the Family, Jarrett will never be forgotten in Kentucky, or Ohio. My personal license plate on my car displays (OHIO JT 0903, GLOBE WAR ON TERRORISM..YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN."
SSG Timothy A. Sanders (RET) (946TC OIF 03 to04 of South Point, Ohio

"Never forgetting your ulitmate sacrifice for the country you loved. We still love you and remember those good times"
bozos of bozangeles

"Dear Jarrett:

It's been an awfully long time since we've spoken and, at times, it seems as though I just saw you... At any rate, I felt compelled to express my feelings for you as they seem to become more profound as each day passes. Since you left my life, it seems as though the last words you spoke, "don't worry Billy, I'm just going to swat some sand flies for a bit and I'll be back before you no it," will forever be imprinted in my mind. I remember that conversation so clearly. You were preparing for your departure the following morning and, I must admit, the words you spoke proved so very convincing. In my mind, I believed that you were untouchable and therefore was entirely confident that we would, indeed, simply pick up where we left off when you returned.

Over the course of recent years, I've had an opportunity to process things I guess although I must admit that this process remains ongoing. There are times when I find myself driving down a country road listening to one of our favorite songs and tears slowly roll down my face. The tears, I suppose, are of both sorrow and happiness. Sorrow because there was so much left to explore together and happiness in knowing that your spirit will never leave me.

I know you've visited my dreams and continue to make a point of making your presence known at the most opportune moments (seeing the Dead this past Spring in Boston as they played "Greatest Story Ever Told" was almost unforgettable. I felt you right beside me during that tune). Anyhow, I relish the wonderful memories that we created together and hold onto them with a firm grasp and want you to know that you continue to influence me in so many wonderful ways. Whether it's displaying love for my family or simply trying to improve myself by being a more kind and generous person like you always were, your spirit will forever shape how I evolve in this world.

"I have spent my life seeking all that's still unsung.
Bent my ear to hear the tune, and closed my eyes to see.
When there was no strings to play, you played to me" J. Garcia

Keep playing my dear friend,

Billy"
Billy Brawner of D.C.

"Hi Cousin-

Yesterday was your birthday and I have been thinking about you. Although you have been gone for 8 years I still miss you. You will always live in our hearts. I love you."
Kelley of Easton, MD

"Hey Baby,
Took you flowers for your birthday today, but I know you know that. Everyone thinking about your smiling face today and how much we miss seeing it everyday. My heart still aches there is a hole that will never close until I see you again. Love you and miss you.

Love MA"
Ma of Millington, Md

"There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about all our good times. Some days are hard to cope with. I just try and keep my head up. Really miss you bro. For those who don't know I served with Jarrett in Iraq. I'm still with the 946th to the present day... Oct.5th 2011. Keep smiling from above bro. Ssg. Sanchez"
Andrew of Delmar, DE.

"Eight years today we found out you had been injuried. Still hurts today. I have not been here for a while reading all the messages from your friends you were with I thank them so much for sharing their memory of my great son.
You were so loved and so many miss you daily. Love and miss you.

MA
1 September 2011"
Mom of Millington,MD

"Hi Jarrett, Miss seeing your smile and hearing your laughter. I remember when we got to Kuwait and you got your guitar in the mail.....you always said " I just wanna play my guitar in Quatar!" Thank you for your sacrifice and know that you are loved and will NEVER be forgotten. This Memorial Day 2011, I was thinking of you as every Memorial Day. Love to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers always."
SGT Jennifer Gaskin-946th TC of Camden, DE

"Hey brother, Its April 2011. Time is flying. I have 3 kids now which I am sure you know. My boy is a piece of work. I think he well shape up to be an excellent musician. My 2 lil girls are doll babys. KR has been rockin some serious blues with some bands here in Nashville. I know your lovin that. We think of you often and I will never forget you from the time you were an infant until the last time I saw ya. Saw some video the other day of you guys when you were so small. Life is so beautiful , fleeting and sad at the same time. Say hi to the big rocker for me. Hope I can keep it together enough down here to be able to take the North bound train instead of the southbound when its travel time. Love Ya, BT"
BT of Nashville, Tn.

"Every time that wheel turn round,
Bound to cover just a little more ground"

"To the family of Jarrett, Loved listening to Jarrett play his guitar. He was a great talent. I miss him.
We were stationed togeather in Iraq."
SSG Randall Weiss Ret. of Applegate,MI. U.S.A.

"In September 2003 my cousin Spc. Jarrett Thompson of the US Army reserve 946th Trans Co. died while serving his country in Iraq. March of 2005 I was C-FSC 515th FSB 5th Brigade Combat Team 1st Cavalry Division. I had convoyed back to Kuwait and thought that my rotation was complete. Once back in Kuwait I was informed by my platoon Sgt. That I had to drive take a humvee back to Baghdad and hand it off to the 3rd ID and catch a C-130 back to Kuwait. The next day we left. We drove all day, I sat on the gun. That evening we stopped at a camp Called Cedar 2 in the middle of the desert somewhere between Kuwait and Baghdad. While walking with my platoon to the chow hall I looked up and saw a street sign. It said Spc. Jarrett Thompson Street. I did not no many details about the death of my big cousin and never new exactly where he served in Iraq. I could not believe that I found a street sign on my last mission with Jarrett's name on it, this mission that I was not supposed to be on. I then realized that this mission I was on was bigger then the Cavalry, bigger then then the Army, It was gods will that I find my cousins sign. After finding the sign I new the reason why my platoon survived our year in Baghdad. We had a guardian angel and his name was Spc. Jarrett Thompson. I took pictures of the sign and brought them home and showed the family what I had found. Jarrett's Father ( 2-7 Cav Vietnam Vet) and mother had no idea about Spc. Jarrett Thompson St.

Link to the pic. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=31109238&id=47802299"
Gene Davis of Sudlersville, Maryland

"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

"Jarrett, I just found this website the other day. I have tried to read it several times, but I cry to much and have to stop. I am so proud of you, but it doesn't make me miss you any less. I think of you all the time. I wish you could be here. I have two kids now, I am sure you know that. I don't see your kids very often, but when I do they remind me so much of you it is hard to be around them or Kelley. It makes me very sad. My husbands brother just got back from over there and I am so thankful for that. I so wish it had been different for you, it never makes sense to me why life turned out that way. I truly believe the good die young when I think about you. There is not another logical reason for it. I will never forget watching you hit a home run playing little league ball. I find it peaceful that you are resting across the street from your old ball field. You were like a brother to me when we were young , Martin was so mean to me, but not you. We use to go to Herman's and share a small cheese steak with chips together. I really miss you and your kind heart. I think of you all the time. Tell everyone hello up there. Love, Tara"
Tara Davis Peace of Millington

"It seems as it only happened yesterday. I remember meeting jarret at fort dicks before we left to go to iraq. He always had a smile on his face and i cant remember a time when he complained. He was on top of his game and he knew his stuff. The skies turned black and the storm cloud rolled in on that day. I can still hear him singing and having a good time. He always said that he was blessed with his wife,kids, and his family. I am sorry for the loss. the world is a lesser place with out him.Rock on Guitar Man and keep the elvis songs playin"
Justin Worthy(946 trans) of Huntingdon, Pa

"A volunteer wants to cross-stitch a memorial in honor of and in memory of Jarrett B Thompson. I need to contact his next of kin to see if they are willing to receive this memorial (at no cost to them). Please contact me via email at beachbums39@yahoo.com."
Lisa Ashman of Dagsboro DE

"Your sons are great, we talk about you each time I'm with them. Collin missed so much of you he is starting to ask a lot of things. Connor remembers all the good times and not so good and how you wanted them to be the best they can be. They miss you and always will, just like all the rest of us. LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! MOM"
MOM of MILLINGTON, MD

"Such a long long time to be gone
and a short time to be there"

"August 22, 2008
To the family of Spc. Jarrett B. Thompson:
Jarrett 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

"Just checking in. Still thinking of you and smiling"
Bozos of bozeman, mt

"Hi Jarrett,

Just had your family on my heart lately. I know they must miss you so much.

God bless you Jarrett and hope to meet you someday in Heaven."
Jana of Wylie, TX

"Your sons miss you so much. They want to know about you all of the time. Kelly will never forget you. Connor and Collin must make you proud as you watch them from heaven. We miss you too and we still can't believe you are gone. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice for your country. You will be always be remembered and missed."
John and Pat Quinn of Chestertown, MD USA

"WELL CUZ TIME DOES FLY ,BUT TIME DOESNT HEAL THE WOUNDS LIKE THEY SAY,IM ONLY FORCED TO LEARN TO LIVE,AND NO MATTER HOW STRONG MY FAITH IS AND THE BELIEF., OF LIGHT IT STILL HURTS.ITS ABOUT 7 IN THE MORNING AND I CANT SLEEP.LIZ AND I ARE GETTING MARRIED ON THE SAME DAYS AS YOU AND KELLY DID.I KNOW YOULL BE THERE I JUST WISH I COULD HOLD YOU.MY LIFES BEEN GREAT AND I HAVE FEW REGETS INWHICH MOST I DIDNT HAVE ANY SAY IN, GOD DID.I REALLY WISH I WOULD HAVE CAME TO YOUR WEDDING.HOPEFULLY WHEN I DO GO TO SLEEP ILL DREAM OF YOU IT WILL BE A GREAT SUMMER DAY ON THE FARM DRINKING A COLD ONE,TALKING ABOUT ROCKIN ROLL.OR MAYBE WE'LL WALK THE FIELDS TOGEATHER AGAIN IN BLISS LIKE WE DID BEFORE.I CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU.THIS MAY BE HARD FOR MOST PEOPLE TO COMPREHEND BUT I CANT WAIT TO GO....TELL THEM ALL I LOVE THEM AND ILL SEE THEM SOON,,,,,,INDEED THAT WILL BE THE GREATEST FAMILY REUNION YET!!"
E.W.THOMPSON of NASHVILLE

"Just gettin ready to hang a flag on my house in Nashville and thought about you. Had a contractor look at the house and his name was Jarred Thompson. I miss having you in our lives. I know you would have been visitin brother E and I down here. You would like my little boy Blake Jr. He is cool and already loves the beatles and watchs videos everyday of them. He is only 20 months old. I promise I will start showing him some Jerry videos. Love you cuz. BT"
Blake Thompson of nashville, Tn.

"Thinking of you and your family during this Holiday season. We will never forget.

Love and Prayers,
Danny, Jana and Jarrett
www.janajustice.com"
Jana Justice-Olivieri of Wylie, TX

"We still love you and won't forget about you. We'll be in Millington soon with some whiskey and Peter Tosh sometime soon"
Bozeman Bros. of Bozeman, MT

""One long party from front to end"
"Talkin bout the times when we was mutual friends"
"Fare you well, fare you well
I love you more than words can tell"

Thanks for everything Bro"
Your buddy Philster of The Rock (still the center of the universe)

"To the family of:Jarrett B. Thompson 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"

"Thinking of you on this memorial day. Can't believe its been over three years since I last saw you. Miss you and think of you every day especially when CCR or the Dead comes on and I crank it up and feel sad but also have a big grin remembering the good times."
forever your bros. in Montana of Bozeman

"WELL BRO,ITS BEEN A WHILE BUT IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY .MY FEELINGS ARE EVERY BIT AS INTENSE SO HERES TO THE MEMORIES,
WHEN I DREAM ITS ME AND YOU WITH DADS OLD DOUBLE BARRELS YELLING MARK ON DADS FARM IN MASSEY KILLING DOVES.IT ME AND YOU AND THE OTHER TWO ,SNEAKING AROUND THE BARN GETTING BUSTED OUR FIRST TIME BY SALLY .GEE THAT WAS A GOOD BUZZ.ITS ME AND SHAWN HITTING YOU WITH THE FLY SWATTER/BRUSH BY THE WAY WHICH ONE HURT WORST???ITS PULLING YOU ARM HAIR WHICH WAS THE LONGEST IVE EVER SEEN,PLAYING IN THE POOL,WALKING IN MILLINGTON LIKE WE OWNED THE PLACE CUZ WE DID.WADING WATER IN THE RIVER WITH MARTIN CATCHIN BASS WE ALL DID GREAT THAT DAY,PERCH FISHING BEHIND PHILS,PLAYING POOL AT UNCLE BUNS , BUT MOST OF ALL I DREAM ABOUT THE MESSAGE YOU LEFT ON MY PHONE.
BUT IN MY DREAMS I WOULD HAVE ANSWERED AND TREASURED WHAT I COULD HAVE KNOWN. ID GIVE EVERYTHING ID OWN TO HAVE TALKED TO YOU ONE LAST TIME.....TELL THEM ALL I SAID HI. CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU LOVE, e.w.THOMPSON
THOMPSONS FOREVER"
ethan thompson of nashville,tn

"Hey Cuz, I keep sending you emails but your not getting back to me. They must have verizon up there. Kate wrote a great song for you I'm sure you dig it already. We are having a baby, its hard to believe but "Im not a kid anymore" I guess. I think about you alot and remember how I loved my little cousin. I have dreams every once in a while and we are talking and hangin out just like nothing ever happened. I guess thats Gods way of letting us visit with the people we love on the spiritual plane when the physical connection has been severed. I talk to you, Mom Mom Tommy , Uncle Eddie, Uncle LeRoy and our funny Aunt D. Its a regular family reunion in my dreams. Nothing can touch me on those days when I wake up. Its smooth sailing the rest of the day till I go to sleep again. Then I have this dream about going to Dennys in Elkton with you and Monzo and a big greek waitress with a mustache..... Well, we will talk about that when I get to your new house.
Seriously I am dropping you a line to tell you I think your great. Your proud of your family, your country and your crazy about rock n roll guitar. I like to think I had a little influence on the last one.... I love you and I am proud to be, cousin BT."
Blake Thompson of Tempe, Az.

"Jarrett,
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

"On this third Veterans Day since your passing, I will remember and honor you, as I do every day. I love you and miss you more than words can say, Brother!!"
Kim Riggs Banning of Stevensville, MD

"JARRETT AND FAMILY, YOUR IN HEART AND PRAYERS. EVERY TIME I SEE THOSE BOYS OF YOURS ALL I CAN THINK ABOUT IS YOU. CONNER IS YOU ALL THE WAY, BUT COLLIN ACTS LIKE YOUR TURKEY BUTT BROTHERS. OH MY! I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT IM PROUD TO HAVE KNOWN YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, AND THAT I MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU VERY MUCH."
HEIDI of MILLINGTON, MARYLAND

"Happy Birthday baby, miss you everyday. Your son's are great. Connor talks about you every time I see him. He is such a nice young man he misses you a lot we talk about the things you did together and places you went together. Collin saw an airplane in the sky the other day and said to one of Conners friends "Do you think my daddys in that plane?" He also asks a lot of questions about my daddy. They Love and Miss you. Love you son see you on the other side. MA"
mom of Millington, MD

"hey bro its been 2yrs not a day goes by that i don't think about ya the fights we had all the good times we had the cool high school partys we had. trips with ur boyz to the shed the birth of our kids.i'm sad that we wont't grow old together and complain about life like dad and uncle will.the kids play grate together connor and devin get along grate. collin is just like devin.i'll do my best to let them know what kind of man their father was and how to be a THOMPSON. words can't express how much i miss you. i love you bro and im proud to call you my brother and my best freind. see you on the other side"
lance THOMPSON of millington md

"To give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition...to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"My condolences to the family of Jarrett B. Thompson on the two year anniversary of his death. On this day, my 33rd birthday I honor him in remembrance. May his soul dance with the angels."
Jane Stein of Columbus, Ohio

"Hello, I'm from TX and have a little boy by the name of Jarrett Thompson. He wanted me to leave a message on your site since he and your loved one share the same name! :) I am a poetry writer and have a website of my own at www.janajustice.com. I wrote a poem in memory of fallen soldiers called "Never Forget". I hope you might get an opportunity to go there and read it. God bless you and God bless all of our military men and women."
Jana Justice of TX

"jarrett well bro,what can i say i miss you so much.i keep a picture in my truck and on the fridge.your boys are doing great.i cant wait for them to get older so i can give them that green guitar you would of loved to have.i will always tell them about you and all the funny stories we shared and when they get older some of the real good stories.no one will ever forget you.i cant wait to be a lght as bright as you.see you on the other side love ya cuz.....e"
ethan thompson of nashville

"I met Jarrett at Fort Campbell in April 1997, we both had just arrived at the reception center/welcome center at the sametime. We only knew each other for a couple of weeks since we were both scheduled to go to our new units. In those few weeks we hung out everday until his wife and child came to Kentucky to live with him. A few nights ago I was watching the CBS Evening News and was suprised to see Jarrett as one of the "Fallen Heros". As I heard them describe Jarrett as "someone who loved The Grateful Dead and "good" beer. I said to my wife "I know that guy" shockenly. Even though its been years since I last saw Jarrett, I immediatly knew it was him, since he is the only other person in the army besides myself that I've ever known to love "good" beer and listen to The Grateful Dead. Jarrett gave me a tape of Bob Dylan's self-titled album which I still have and listen to often. I have never forgotten him since then and will never forget him."
SSG Jeffrey Peskoff of Fountain, Colorado

"I was recently given a button in memorial to fallen soldiers. On each button is a namer of a soldier who lost his or her life in the line of duty during Operation: Iraqi Freedom. This button stated the name and date of death of a particular soldier, mine happened to be Jarrett B. Thompson. Although I never met him, I respect what he has done for my country; and am very grateful to him, nonetheless. And to his family, I'm sorry for your loss; as I'm sure it was a great one. I have no doubt that he was a wonderful man."
Mary Alice Barger of Wichita, KS

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..9/7/04

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier!!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

"Our love will never fade away."
your shed buds of bozeman, MT

"Hey buddy, Man i miss you, You where such a good friend to me. I'll never forget you or your family. I feel so bad inside knowing I'm here and your not, I wish I would have been driving that day jarrett, I would do anything to change the out come of that day, anything! Well brother your in my thoughts everyday, I'm praying for your family and wish I could have the strength to be more of apart of thier lives, I will try to do my best for them all jarrett. I love you. I see you in heaven looking over all of us will that great smile, I will never forget. I'm sorry jarrett it turned out this way. Your friend allways...."
SPC Staley,william,F III of 946 TC assistant driver

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

"my brother was a great man full of life he served his country in manner where he made his family proud thank you everyone for the kind words and prayers jarrett i am proud to say i am your brother i miss you sometimes im lost without your advice i was the older brother but you were the big brother this is the only time im going to admit this you were also the better looking that the only time i will admit that bro me and lance miss you so much it hurts everytime i see those boys there doing real well bro connor amazes me how he acts just like you collin going to be the wild one i am sorry it was you i am so proud to be your brother i was always proud to be your bro!"
shawn a. thompson of millington. md USA

"I can remember the very first time that I met Jarrett. I just arrived to Ft.Dix. He showed where to go and the people that I needed to talk to. I can still hear him playing his guitar and having a good time. He loved to play. He would play his guitar just about every night for us. Rock on "guitar boy" and let the tunes flow."
Spc Justin Worthy of Huntingdon,PA

"Jarrett, Words cannot express the ache in my heart at your passing. I remember talking with you, at a time in your young life, when you contemplated going into politics. You spoke with such passion and conviction that I later thought to myself, yes, I can see him doing that with his life. How sad it is that the world will never know if you would have pursued that and what a difference your contributions would have made. I do feel a need to let everyone know just how proud I was to be your cousin and of the job you were doing to protect our country. Every time I hear a patriotic song, I think of you, and I must admit, I still cry. I sometimes wonder if you had any idea just how much you were loved by your family. If you didn't, I'm telling you now. Love, your cousin Pam"
Pamela Connolley Coursey of Chestertown MD

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

"I miss you very much.I love you and your family.I feel very GRATEFUL to have met you.Your a good friend who will always be missed.I would trade mine for yours."
Catbird of galena,maryland

"ever since we met at FT.DIX Jarret and I became good friends over time I realized that he is one squared away N.C.O he often told me about his two boys and wife that he loved and missed so much we used to sing Elvis tunes together and he would always have his guitar I will always look at Elvis tunes with good memorys God bless the thompson family and to you Jarret play on "GUITARMAN" We'll play again someday miss you buddy."
Spc. Bryant William.K(Road Dog) of Beathany.Pa.

"We all knew somewhere, in our hearts, along the lines, we would lose someone. We just hoped we could get through without suffering loss. I pray for our company daily. I asked God to send us all home the way we arrived, together. I will never understand his master plan but I know he does everything for a reason. I sang at Jarrett's memorial service and I believe the song was more than appropiate. One line says "The battle is not yours, it's the Lord's." I do believe that with all of my heart. He knows all things. I want his family to know that God won't give you more than you can bare. I send my condolenses and prayers to his family but especially his children. I just hope his children will know that they had a terrific father. We will miss Jarrett forever and especially when we return back home to Lewes for drill."
Spc Dakisha Robinson of Laurel, DE 946 Trans. Co.

"To the family and friends of Jarrett Thompson,
I served with Jarrett in Iraq and was part of the convoy that he was injuried on. I will always remember this man who always made life in the dessert a little more tolerable and even down right fun. From sharing stories about brewing beer at lunch, old bay seasoning on fries, to sharing a package of salt water taffey recieved in the mail. He had so much personality and treated everyone as an individual. In the war time army that is a great thing. He was a good soldier, a good man, and a good friend. I was glad to know him for a brief time. God bless you all."
Spc. Chris Gabell of Blacksburg, VA

"I was with Jarrett the day of the accident. It was a painful day for me. Jarrett was an outstanding person who always put the well being of others before his own. He was the perfect example of what an NCO should be.He did his duty to the best of his abilities. No one could have done better. We in the 946th will never forget you Jarrett."
Spc DeBlecourt of Grand Rapids MI (946tc)

"Thank you Jarrett Thompson, 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 all the Thompson and Quinn Family, I just want to say that my heart breaks for you, each and every time I think of what you have lost. The boys will miss the loving kindness of such a special father. Know that you have support all around you and all you have to do is ask and anything that can be done will be done. Keep your spirits up and know that those around you want to help."
Nancy Jo of Millington, MD

"We miss you baby. I miss your hugs and that lovely smile of yours. Each time I think of your two sons and what you had planned for them I cry. God I love you and miss you so bad. Lance is trying to fill your shoes with the boys. But they are big shoes to fill. Love ya MA"
Judy Thompson of Millington,MD

"HE WAS FULL OF LIFE AND HAPPINESS. I AM PROUD TO BE HIS COUSIN AND TO HAVE KNOWN HIM HIS ENTIRE LIFE. I WILL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING HIM AGAIN WHEN MY TIME HERE IS THROUGH..."
BLAKE THOMPSON of TEMPE, AZ. USA

"To the family and friends of Spc. Jarrett Thompson:
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 Jarrett 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. Jarrett Thompson:
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 Jarrett, 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