Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Joshua K. Titcomb

20, of Somerset, Kentucky.
Titcomb died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries sustained on September 28, 2004 when an improvised explosive device exploded near his military vehicle. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea. Died on September 29, 2004.

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"Hi brother ,

As I'm reading all these wonderful messages everyone is leaving it still hurts that your gone. But all these people loved you so much and I wish you were still here so we all can share that with you. Seeing everyone post about your son (my nephew) please let us know if anyone has contact with him. I'll leave my number here 808-773-6093 or email katrina.titcomb@gmail.com. We would love to see him. Pictures anything helps. Love you brother guide your son towards us so we can see that beautiful face and he can meet all his cousins."
Katrina titcomb of Waianae, HI

"Joshua was the very first friend I made in the Army, we met on the plane headed to Korea by way of Tokyo. I will never forget our first days in Korea, it was such an adventure. It utterly broke my heart when I read of his death from the barracks over there. It still breaks my heart to this day. If any of his family members see this, email me @ londonscout370@yahoo.co.uk, I've got stories to share that aren't quite right for this forum, and I've got some photographs of us from that time."
Andrew Adams of Los Angeles CA

"Thinking of you today! It's hard to believe it has been 10 years today that I last spoke with you but I still miss your voice, your easy smile, and the way you always made a bad situation better. Give Nathaniel my love!"

"My cousin Josh, I was just looking around and found this website. It is weird that I found this just days before the 8th year of your passing. Every Sunday Grandma Iwalani would sing church songs with us and your favorite song would be...Gonna Have a grand time, up in heaven, Gonna have a grand time up in heaven, have a grand time. Walking with the angels, singing Hallelujah!(you-->HALLELUJAH!) Gonna Have a grand time up in heaven, have a grand time.
My memories of Josh was that he was always dirty and always drooling or slobbering but he was my BEST DIRTY, DROOLING, SLOBBERING COUSIN I EVER HAD! lol Miss and love you!"
Tita of Waianae,HI

"I miss your smile!"

"Hey Joushua, I know its late and I have lived with a guilt for many years. Because i know i was the one who encouarged you to join the millitary. You had a rough childhood only because you were full of energy that no one wanted to deal with. I admire you because you were able to out grow the differences that you were labled with. Farewell Josh until we mee again"
HM2 Ganaban,philip of Waianae Hi

"My dearest friend Josh,
I remember when I first met you, you fell out of a VERY tall tree on your butt and was screaming that you "broke your butt". From that day I knew we'd be good friends, and we were. Me and you and Robin and Tennisen were all pertners in crime and it was such a blast. We moved away, and I thought I would never see you again but you found me. You moved away and I never saw you again. Then I found out that you were in the military and I was so proud. Still am. You gave your life for your country, and I am so proud of you. Your son, whom I would still LOVE to meet and tell him all the crazy stories of when we were young, he's a lucky boy to have your blood running through his veins. I love and miss you very much.
P.S. Thanks for the great times and great memories, I will treasure them forever."
Ramona Clark of Waianae, Hawaii USA

"To my son,I loved you from the very first day I laid eyes upon you through the looking glass in the maternity ward at Kapiolani Hospital on friday January 13,1984 and I was so proud. Never knowing the hardships in life we would endure together son, especially how naughty you were growing up. I have to give all the credit to your mother Mrs. Elizabeth Kauilani Titcomb for all the makings of molding you into the beautiful person and selfless human being you became. I miss you every day, and every moment in time son, with a fathers heart. Aloha Nui Loa"
Tennison Moae Titcomb of Wenatchee,Washington

"”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,750 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
Mothers of our heroes, please be aware that the Project Compassion sponsors will now help cover the costs of the portraits for you to have one - regardless if the spouse of the hero has one or not!
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna
Project Compassion
P.O. Box 153
Manti, Utah 84642"
Project Compassion of Manti,Utah USA

"I TOO LOST MY SON IN THE WAR, ON MAY 7 2008 I KNOW THE PAIN YOU MUST STILL BE FEELING MY SON SPECIALIST JEREMY GULLETT IS WITH HIM NOW FOR SOLDIERS ALWAYS GET THIER WINGS AND THEY ARE ALL STILL WATCHING OVER US MY HEART FELT WISHES AND TEARS GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, YOUR SON WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTON"
CHERYL GULLETT of GREENUP, KY. USA

"To the Titcomb family. I'm so sorry for your loss. We are having a Rally on July 1, 2009 in London, KY to honor you and your son. We would like for you to attend. If you can't any family member would be great. Please email me at lisalleatherman@windstream.net. you can also look at the web site we are working on at www.somegaveallky.com The site isn't finished yet but you can get the general ideal. Hope to see someone from Joshua's family there. Please contact me for more information."
Lisa of Somerset, KY for KMBA Rally

"Your son is growing up into a fine young man."

"titcomb...you were the craziest person i was ever on a tank with. i was three feet away from you when you died. we didnt always get along, but we always looked out for each other. trust me bro, you changed cardenas,z, and my life forever. i still remember."
kyle

"August 22, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Joshua K. Titcomb:
Joshua 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

"JOSH I MISS YOU SO MUCH.. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART FOREVER NO MATTER WHAT.. JOSH PLEASE WATCH OVER MOM AN DAD AN ALL OF US.. WE MISS YOU JOSHUA.. WE LOVE YOU FOREVER"
KATRINA TITCOMB(SISTER OF JOSHUA TITCOMB) of WAIANAE/MAKAHA

"Just thinking of Buzz on this memorial weekend .I only knew you for a short time , but you touched my heart in many different ways ....A young man with struggles and under it all a great man A HERO Thank you BUZZ for touching my heart smiling and those phone calls from korea always making us smile in the hair salon .. Im very proud of you BUZZ my friend ."
carol of Bowling Green , kY.

"jOSh,
YOU ARE GREATlY MiSSEd && hAPPY bElATEd biRThdAY! WE lOVE YOU! yOU ARE AlWAYS iN OUR ThOUGhTS && PRAYERz. lOVE YOU!"
of WAiANAE, hAWAii

"JOShUA K. TiTCOMb,
y0U ARE GREATly MiSSEd! T0 ThE fAMilY & dEAR fRiENdz Of jOShUA, hAPPy hOliDAyz. MERRy ChRiSTMAS. yOU ARE AlWAyz WiTh US iN PRAYER & iN OUR hEARTS. WE lOVE yOU jOSh."
of HAWAII

"Although I never knew You Josh. I have heard A LOT about you. You will forever live on in our hearts & soul. Thank you for all you have done for your family and for our country. For you so bravely gave all you could! God bless your family & may you rest in peace."
A friend of Waianae, Hawaii

"My friend Titcomb,

I Know the true circumstances of the situation on that fateful evening. I have stuffed it down for the last two and a half years and have seen psychologists and psyciatrists over the last half year trying to deal with what your crew told me about what really happened. Rest peaceful knowing that I will ensure that those responsible will be held accountable. It has taken me this long just to tell one person what I had learned, and now I feel that I will not stop until the truth is revealed. You are in my dreams each night; and in my thoughts each day. you are sorely missed. My prayers to your family that you loved so much; Your fiancee that was never your wife; Your child that you never held; and all the other friends that miss you as much as I do."
madmax1848@yahoo.com

"To the family of Joshua Titcomb:

My name is Harold Thomas. I am a retired church of Christ minister. My great grandfather's name was Z. D. Titcomb. I don't know if we are related or not - but we are Americans and that is enough. I consider Joshua K. Titcomb one of America's finest young men even though I never had the opportunity to meet him. Every Sunday at the small church I attend we pray for our young men and women in the arm services. We have prayed for you and for Joshua. And we will continue to pray for you. He was a brave and honorable young man who gave his all for his country and for the cause of freedom. God bless and keep you."
Harold Thomas of 15770 Chestnut Dr., Montgomery, Texas 77356

"THINKING OF YOU AND YOUR MOM UP THERE IN HEAVEN HAVING A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVIN."
AUNT LORI of USA

"WE MISS YOU SO MUCH AND LOVE. YOU WILL BE MISSED BUT IN OUR HEARTS."
AUNT LORI

"On August 26, 2006, we will dedicate a memorial stone at Punchbowl Cemetery. Our program will list your name among others whose sacrifice gives us the duty and the priviledge to carry on your legacy of freedom and liberty. Mahlo from Oahu Chapter 858, Vietnam Veterans of America."
Luis Parker of Ewa Beach, HI

"I JUST WANTED TO SAY HOW SORRY WE ARE FOR YOUR LOSS.BUT YOUR A HERO IN OUR HEARTS. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTSFOREVER AND EVER."
MOE of GARDENA CA

"IM DEEPLY SORRY FOR YOR LOSS. HE WILL ALWAYS BE OUR HEROE AND IN OUR HEARTS."
MARTIN GEEB of USA

"I was in your platoon in basic man, and i will never forget you running around yelling at people for messing up your cleaning supplies or the Drills yelling for the "house mouse" and you talking off at a run for their office :) Its been a while but i just found out in Iraq when i ran into Cedeno. God bless you brother, and i'll see you again one day..."
Sgt. Michael T. Stone of Ft. Carson, CO

"I dont know what to say so that you know how i feel but i will try to explain how i feel. I thank god every day for soldiers and heros like you. without you guys we wouldn't be here today. I leave for basic training in about one year and it is a great privlage to follow in the footsteps of grreat soldiers like you god bless you and all the other fallen soldiers of our great nation"
Cadet Sergant First Class Aaron Moss of Somerset, Kentucky

"Titcomb,
This is your Sgt. You were an oustanding soldier and that showed, Although you are no longer here with us, it has taken me this long to really say Goodbye! I will miss you bro! (wife speaking now: Joshua, my husband often talks about you and I have realized that this is hard for your family and for Sgt. Robert Williams, We Love you and miss you so much and continue prayers to your family. Sgt Williams was there when you passed but you will always remain in his heart and Ours!) Good bye Good Friend! Love,
Sgt Robert L. Williams & Alesa Williams & Fammily"
Sgt Robert Williams of Fort Hood, Texas

"To the family of:Joshua K. Titcomb I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully, we will 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, Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ,"
Polly Ballew of Covington,Ga

"It's no wonder that so many people loved you. You turned your high energy of life into a gift for this nation, and the people of Iraq.

It was an honor to watch your transformation from boy, to man, to hero.

May your life inspire those that despair... that they may understand just how far a man can raise himself with determination and effort.

Your sacrifice will be remembered by all who knew you, and by two grateful nations."
Destin of SLC / destin@westpi.com

"buzz, i think of you constantly... i love you with all my heart and the only thing that keeps me sane is knowing i will see you again... my soulmate."
simona (your princess) of portland, or

"It is so unfortunate for this to happen. Everything does happen for a reason. He is now in heaven with people that love him. Now he will be able to watch over all of those that loved him.. I send my condolences and sympathy to all of his family and friends."
Desirae Goldsmith of Lomita, Ca

"i luv u josh"
timothy titcomb of makaha/hawaii/

"I don’t believe that we understand all that you gave, or how your sacrifice will affect the future for our sons or daughters. I believe you confronted the evil that has enslaved mankind throughout history, the same evil that many American soldiers have confronted in many battles.

I will teach my son and daughter of your sacrifice and your heroism.

Proud Family of Pfc. Kohler serving in Ar Ramadi, Iraq"
Anderson Family of Montana

"To the Family and Friends of "Buzz" and BUZZ.. You will be missed by us in Northern KY. You were once part of our family, even though your gone from this earth you will never leave our hearts. You touched our Daughter in a special and dear way. The memories of you will never be taken away. We are very proud of you for standing up for this country. I know your in a much better place, Heaven..We pray for your family strengths and for your new born child soon to arrive may that child be as free-spitirted as you was. We love You Buzz, May you rest in peace and God Bless everyone. Your second family in NKY."
Baer/Howell Family of Florence, KY USA

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

"To Joshua'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 your soldier's bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

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

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

"To the family of Joshua,
Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in the battle for freedom. Joshua is a true American hero and will always be remembered for his bravery and sacrifice he gave to our country. May God bless you during this difficult time."
Vic and Tammy McClain--azquail@att.net Proud family of Army Spc. Daniel A. Desens, Jr. KIA 6/24/04 of Tucson, AZ

"My deepest sympathy, our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. May God bless you and help you through this time. Forever in our hearts a HERO Joshua K. Titcomb."
Amy & Aaron Monier of Waterford, MI.

"To Joshua'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

"Thank you Joshua Titcomb, 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 Pfc. Joshua Titcomb:
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 Joshua 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 Pfc. Joshua Titcomb:
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 Joshua, 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