Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Humberto F. Timoteo

25, of Newark, New Jersey.
Timoteo died in Baghdad, Iraq, when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery, Morristown, New Jersey. Died on June 5, 2004.

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"Hey Papi, Its Giovannie. I am 14 right now and It is currently 3/28/2016. I just visited you on Saturday. Got to see Pipi as well. I miss you guys. I think of you everyday honestly. Sometimes i get a little teary but you know things happen to the best of us. I have good grades and ive been a good kid. I really love skating and its a passion. I many not be able to do crazy tricks yet but soon! Its been quite a while without you but i love you. Always will. I think of you everyday and its hard for me and Mom. Lately i have been getting into some trouble and doing things you wouldnt have approved of but lately i have been a way better child. I do things not for me but the greater good. I wear the wedding band you gave my mom to remind me that your always with me. Dude i miss you. OK getting a bit teary here so time for me to go! Anyways i love you papi see you soon!!!!!!!"
Giovannie of Palm Beach Gardens

"SSGT. T I will keep my promisse until the day I join You. You and the others are my inspiration to help others in their needs"
SPC ROD-Perez of Elizabethport, NJ 07206

"Sgt. T there's not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. You are truly missed. SSG. Luddie H. Austin"
Scorpion 1 of Trenton NJ

"June 5, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Humberto F. Timoteo:
Humberto 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

"Whow! You seem to keep yourself so busy up there glancing over us and making sure things go right for us. So many times I've felt you there by my side when I needed that extra push in life. I still remember talking to you the last time and being able to say becareful and I love you...you laughed abit...but at least you replyed back with "love you too man".
My greatest moments in life that I smile about so much has you right there in them. We had some crazy moments...back then.
Thank You 4 everything Bro!"
Mario Lugo of Manhattan, NY

"He was a father, a son and I am proud to call this heroe my cousin. To this day I still expect to see him walking through my front door and smile at me and say everything is going to be alright however the harshness of the truth allows me to know that he is not coming home anymore. I know that you are in a better place now with all of our fallen family. Everyday I pray to one day see your smile, when that happens I will know then that I am finally home. From your family in Toronto we miss you and please know that we love you. you are deeply missed by all of us."
Nuno Lopes & Family of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

"BERT,...I MISS U HENEK THINKING OF U BROTHER LOVE U SEE U LATER NERD....C.T"
CARLOS of NJ

"Timoteo
Im sorry that I'm just now finding out, I was talking to Lugo and he told me. Its hard to do this you were like a brother to me when we were at Ft. Drum . We had some awsome times bro and I wish I had known earlier. My deepest sympathies go out to your family for losing one of the greatest people to ever walk this planet . I miss you man"
Bobby Donnet of Gallipolis , Oh

"As I sit here thinking of you and looking at your picture, it seems so unreal. I still wait for the second to when you call and ask for G. It is so hard to see your face and smile. The feeling is so deep to know you are not here for me to touch, feel or hear you. I miss your smile most of all! Your smirk, and funny way of walking. I love you! I always will."
Your wife! of WPB, FL

"my heartfelt sympathies to Sgt. Timoteo and his family. His sacrifices will never be forgotten. I was honored to wear a ribbon in his memory at a memorial service honoring all fallen veterans from NJ that was held in Ocean Gate NJ on 3/30/08 and am a proud Vietnam Veteran who supports all our service men/women. Again my deepest sympathies and wish all the best to his family"
John Marcy of Barnegat, NJ

"It's been over 3 years now and I think of you all the time. I keep imagining...that you are still alive but just away at some school. I miss you Bert! So I have some good news for you... Mike & I got married...go figure lol. You taught him well & thank you for bringing me such an amazing man! Please keep an eye on him when he deploys again. I know you will protect him... Thank you for being my hero nerd. Love you forever!"
Dina Scuzzese of Hopatcong, NJ

"Not a day goes by Bert that I don't think about you...how much I miss my best friend and my brother. It hasn't been easy...life without you. I wish I could share everything with you the way that we were suppose to. Grow old together, life in general. It's not the same without you. You were not suppose to leave so soon...missing you today more than ever...."
your sister of NJ

"It's been almost 4 years and there's not a day that goes by that I dont think about you I keep your picture in my car and look at it everyday wishing you were still here everytime I see your mom and the chain she wears with your picture in it I get choked up till this day, you will never be forgotten and I hope to see you again some day."
jorge matos of newark nj

"for the timoteo family:
you should feel proud to have raised a man like humberto. even though he is not with you physically, he will always be there protecting you. rest in peace humberto"
jaime z of newark, nj

"8/11/07 HUMBERT.... i just want you to know that we all miss u so much! the day i heard the news i was hoping that it was all a dream.... at your funeral i didn't want to believe that you were really gone.... but then i started remebering the times we used to all hang out at karaoke and bowling and i know that you are in a better place now! hope to meet up with you again and share some more laughs!

To Humbert's family... i know the pain will never go away but just remeber the great times you shared with him and don't forget that spiritually he will always be around and phisically there is a part of him in his wonderful son! humbert you will never be forgotten!!!! and thank you for the sacrifice you made to keep us free! we love you dearly!
xoxxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo"
Patricia Pardal of Newark, NJ, USA

"To the Timoteo Family,

My name is Kenneth J. Williams and I served with SGT Timoteo. Although I did not know him well, he will NEVER be forgotten, and will always remain in my mind. He will be remembered in my house hold so that my kids know who he was and thier kids know what he did to give us freedom."
SGT Kenneth J. Williams of USA

"SSG T,
Not a day goes by that I don't think about you and Ryan. We are coming up on the three year mark in just a couple weeks. June 5, 2004... T, thanks for being a great NCO, a leader, a friend, and someone that I looked up to. I wanted to be just like you, man. When I'm engaged in training or leading my troops I ask myself a question before I act - What would T do? And it always works out. Though distance and time has seperated us and the struggles of life continue to seperate people, I hope that you and your family know that no matter what happens I'm always here for anyone of you if and when needed. Though you now stand among the ranks of the bravest breed of men in heaven, fallen American soldiers, your voice and presence has not faded. Fallen but not forgotten.
Always,
SSG S."
S of North Jersey

"I know you are watching over us...but I want you here. I want yo here at our side. If I could have one wish, it would be to see you at my sons side. Playing and holding him. Help me overcome this sadness please. Help me be strong for your son...our son!"
Your Esposa of PBG, FL

"Wow...so it's going to be 3 yrs and yet it feels like yesterday that we got the news. I miss you so much!. I dream of you all the time... Geovannie is so big...you'd be proud!. I can't wait for the day that I get to see you again. Keep watching over us & please protect every soldier out there fighting in this war.

P.S. I have to say...you did a good job helping S_Class...not only as a soldier but as a brave man.

Love you so much Bert!"
Dina Timoteo of Newark, NJ

"Hey Bert I miss you. I only was able to meet you because of Iraq. Our Platoon was never the same after that day. you always had a smile. Scorpions Forever. Dont start no stuff, wont be no stuff"
Ian Kiesselbach of Hopatcong, NJ

"To Humberto's family: I never met you or your son but I participated in a memorial today (3/17/07) for all those killed in this war. At this event we were all asked to display a sign in the shape of a tombstone with the name of one of the servicemen who have died. I picked up the sign with your son's name on it and I displayed it for close to 2 hours as people in our community drove by the spot where we were holding this vigil. When I got home I wanted to know more about who Humberto was. On another web site I found his picture. What a handsome young man. I am so sorry for your loss. I also am bereaved of a son who died when he was 20, although not in war. I am an activist against this war. But I wanted you to know that even those of us against the war still CARE about those who have died. And I care about you and your loss. It's because I do not want families to suffer like this that I am against war."
Karen of Arcata, California

"To the family of:Humberto F. Timoteo 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"

"miss ya pimp!"
Carlos of PBG, FLORIDA

"THINKING OF YOU TONIGHT BABY!"
YOUR WIFE of PGB, FL

"Its been a while but i still Love ya brother !"
gary lambert of camden nj

"humberto, I didnt know you very well but we were in the same unit. i was on patrol when we heard the tragic news. It is still hard to believe today. I had just been on a patrol with you the day before.
RIP"
Matthew Smith of Balad, Iraq

"humberto i dont know what to say there are no words to express how much respect i have for you man and there isn't a day that goes by when i dont think about you sgt T you were my mentor man, you taught me to be a soldier and molded me to be a better man, and a better soldier deepest thoughts to the timoteo family"
cesar la Serna of Bound Brook, nj

"Miss you T, everyday, every minute, every second. Thanks for being that outstanding leader we all strive to be. You helped mold S-class into one fine soldier and he has become a roll model like yourself for all of us to follow. God bless you, love you always man...Scorpion 1"
Richie "Sgt Arod" of Fort Drum, NY

"Bert,
I had the pleasure of knowing you for but a short time, but I was lucky enough to have been part of your family and for that I am grateful each and everyday. You were a great man, a great brother, a great father, and a great friend. I did not say it often enough when you were here,but I am honored to have known you. Your life was cut short and the world is a lesser place because you are no longer in it, but I assure you that the lives that you have touched and the lives that you died to protect are indebted to you forever.... I know that I am. Your spirit lives on in those that you have left behind... and the son that you & your wife have graced this world with. There is no solice in a young life cut short, but I am certain that you are in a better place and that someday I will be given the opportunity to thank you for being part of my life and allowing me to be a part of your. I will never forget!"
Keith of Old Bridge, New Jersey

"Humberto
We meet when you very young when you first came to this country from your native portugal.We were neighbors live in that house on walnut st as i remember you had your wonderful smile of yours and you were always very kind and never meet anyone that had so much respect for everyone you came and contact with specially with your parents you always made them very proud even now that you gave your life for this country and freedom.I will remember you and i will always salute you for your courage and love for your family and freedom.Our paths crossed again when you started to work at continental airlines and were a model employee and collegue."
Carlos Marques of newark , New Jersey

"Bert,

We met in grammar school and were friends throughout high school. Life sent us in separate ways but you were never forgotten. I think of you all the time and the sacrifice you made for all of us. Every time I visit a memorial throughout the United States, I go through the thousands of names until I find yours. Itís very sad when I find it but I smile when I remember the good person you were. Our 10 year high school reunion is approaching and it will be sad not to see you there but you will always be remembered and you will always be our hero! Until we meet again!

Your friend always,"
Ricardo Ferreira of Hillside, NJ

"Timoteo,
You will never be forgotten. I and I'm sure everyone else you served with back at C btry 3/6FA will never forget you. I know I will always remember the fun loving, sometimes crazy guy you were. God bless your family"
Max Cadet of Lakeland, FL

"Hum, a day doesn't go by that I don't miss you. As a wake up and see your picture, I can only image what our lives would have been if we had decided to continue with our "impulse". Our vacations together were great and your kisses were amazing. I Love you and always will. I will visit you one day and we will be on vocation forever...
Love, EWR25"
ewr25 of Newark, NJ

"I heard about the news a little later than expected, Even though you are not here physically your spirit still lives on! If only you could read this I know you would enjoy our old laugh's. "Besos" was the first spanish word you tought me, and I remember you always laughing at me because I couldn't pernounce your name. The time's on "Real Player" the web cam site will never be forgotten!! I will always remember the memories we shared and the laughes we shared with Victor, I still have your letters saved. Maybe one day me and Sgt.Mike Scuzzese :) Will come visit you!! Loving you always!! Candice RIP baby you will never be forgotten. I feel for those who have lost a loved one."
Candice of Hopatcong, NJ, USA

"1/28/05
Thank you Sgt. Timoteo for so bravely defending the freedoms we all cherish! My family is deeply grateful for what you did for the rest of us. We prayed for your loved ones that He may grant them peace as only He can do. Until we are all joined in heaven, God Bless you Humberto, we will always remember you."
Jim & Margie Shaw of Pasadena, Maryland

"To the Timoteo Family; Let's share the pain together. Your son died for us to live happy and free. He gave his life for what he believes in. I'm also a soldier operating in Iraq. I heard the news when he passed away. Thanks Bert for the service and great job. May the Lord protect and bless your family and the loved ones left behind.

TO:Timoteo Family, Just a quick question: Are you guys Samoan?"
SGT Puletua Sa'o Fili of Baghdad, Iraq

"Humberto was a great guy and a great soldier. He will be missed by us all. I worked with him while I was in Alpha Battery, and could always depend on him.
I wish I could have honored him further. His passing is a tragic loss to us all."
Spc. Jason Haley of Boonton, NJ

"SSG Humberto Timoteo is a friend, a comrade and a brother-in-arms to many of us in A Btry, 3/112 FA here in NJ. We will never forget him or our three other brothers who went with Humberto that weekend. They ARE all great and true Heroes. To the entire family of Humberto and all who know him, my sincerest condolences. I know he is watching over you, praying for you and helping to make a place for you with him when the time comes to join him. Gio, he still loves you and will be with you in your heart all of your life."
SFC T. Falconer of A Btry, 3/112 FA, NJ

"The Timoteo Family wants to Thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. Three months have gone by, and it seems like it was yesterday that we spoke to our little brother. We miss him, but know that he is in a better, peaceful place. We believe in God, and therefore, trust that he knows what he does. Humberto was a dedicated soldier, loved his country and most of all, enjoyed what he did. From heaven, he is smiling down at us and praying for us as well. Once again, thank you for your support. Lets all pray and support all the others soldiers. They are all one big family and we need to keep their spirits uplifted.
Thank you & God Bless.
Support our Troops
The Timoteo FAmily

We Love you Bert!!
Carlos, Dora, Dina & Sue"
The Timoteo FAmily of Newark, NJ

"'The Fallen'
Lo, I have stood my watch this day
I have kept our enemy at bay
God and Country I serve, so I swore
For peace today and evermore
A new watch I proudly stand
So glorious and bold, as God took my hand
With shield and armor, I now bear a sword
My comrades and I stand tall with the Lord
My eyes are fixed, my path is sure
My heart and mind so blessed and pure
As my God now dwells with me
My spirit with you will always be"
Amber Mans of Brick, NJ

"Timoteo Family, your son was with my brother, Chris Duffy (KIA 6-4-04)in Iraq, they were in the same unit. That friday was the worst day of my life..as Im sure that saturday was for you. I feel your pain...and Im keeping your family in my prayers. If you ever need to talk.. please dont hesitate to email me!!!
NJshoregrrl25@yahoo.com."
Rachel Duffy of Jackson NJ

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten. For the family/friends: May time provide happy loving memories in place of present sorrows. Look to the sky for in the infinite meadows of Heaven the bright shining stars bloom....the forget-me-nots of angels. God bless you and thank you."
a grateful family in Phoenix, AZ

"Humberto,
I wait for your call every day. I even check and re-check my e-mail to see if I receive any mail from you. Baby I miss you so much. I know I will be with you one day, therefore I say my prayers day after day with our son and wait till that day comes. I cant wait till I see you mi amor.
Te amo y te extrano. Siempre estas y estaras en mi corazon
Giovannie te manda abrazos y besos"
Silvia Timoteo of Healdsburg, CA

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

"Humberto,
You will never be forgotten. You touched our lives with your sincerity, kindness, patience, and your smile. We will never forget you. You left behind a part of you in your son, who remembers you every day. You live on in his memories and in our hearts.

We love you,
Torres, Lopez & Timoteo family
W. Palm Beach, FL
Healdsburg, CA"
Maricela Torres of West Palm Beach, FL

"To Humberto'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

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

"To Humberto'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 his bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (Ernie's mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

"Thank you Humberto Timoteo, 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. Humberto Timoteo:
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 Humberto 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. Humberto Timoteo:
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 Humberto, 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