Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Cpl. Joseph A. Tomci

21, of Stow, Ohio.
Tomci died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on August 2, 2006.

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"To the family of:Joseph A. Tomci
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""

"I miss you cousin.....Even though mom said i've only met you twice.Her and Ian have told me alot about you..Lol,that video you put on youtube is still what he goes around the house doing. I really wish i could've gotten to go to your funeral and say goodbye=[."
Kara of Alabama

"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

"Hard to believe it's been 3 years. You were one hell of a Marine and I'm proud to have served with you."
Dan Greene

"Save a spot for me devildog when it's my time to come. You are very missed bro and and I express my deepest condolences to the Tomci Family."
Sgt. Robinson 3/8 lima of Atlanta, Ga

"Escorting Marine Cpl. Joseph A. Tomci, was my first mission with the Patriot Guard Riders. I went to honor this young man. I was so profoundly moved by the outpouring of love and respect from the community, I am now an Ohio Ride Captain.
I will never forget you Joseph,God Bless You."
Dane Williams of Bowling Green, OH

"July 12, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Joseph A. Tomci:
Joseph 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

"I miss you nephew there's much we never got to speak about. I know you loved being a marine, i guess that all that counts now. love uncle TJ"
TJ Tomci of Henderson, NV.

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

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

We miss you dearly and not a day goes by that we don't think of you and all you meant to us as a friend and as a marine. Each night as we look up at the sky we know that the brightest star we see is you. We love you!!! Your safe from harm now and your memory is always alive."
of Kent,Ohio USA

"Thank you Joseph Tomci, 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. Joseph Tomci:
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 Joseph 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. Joseph Tomci:
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 Joseph, 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