Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Pfc. George D. Torres

23, of Long Beach, California.
Torres died due to enemy fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on April 11, 2004.

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"One day... My picture will be on that wall next to you tio, and my primo John all together in a Blue Dress Cloth. Semper Fi!!!"
Nathan Cisneros of Long Beach, California

"I still remember all the good times we had together buddy. :) you were always brave and was an example to follow for me and all your close friends. you are shurely missed and not forgotten. god bless your family today and forever. Guayaba."
javier suarez of long beach, ca

"sup primo its manny from san diego its been 12 years since yuh left with the big man!! joining the army really soon gonna make the family proud just like yuh made them proud love yuh && miss yuh! hoorah! semper fi!"
MANUEL CHAVEZ MAGANA of SAN DIEGO CA USA

"Hey Cousin, Its been almost 8 years that you've been gone and its still so hard to believe! My kids didnt get to meet you but they see you're picture on the mural next to Houghton Park, they are very proud of their Tio George. I know you are in heaven and you are sitting next to God and his angels. I have a favor to ask you. Please ask God to take care of my brother Danny and send Angels to protect him. He was deployed to Afghanistan, he left today. I am so proud of you! Miss you cousin, I know we will see each other again!"
Carrie Perez of Long Beach, CA

"Torres well here it is Vetereans Day 2011. I still think about the dream you visited me the nigh you died and kowing you are in a better place gives me peace. I hope one day I can be in that place with you. I miss you and will never forget you brother may God be with you and your family."
Raymond Marcoux of Fort Hood, Texas

"George i miss u so much how I wish u were still here.. I still have that pic of us I remember u wanted to take the picture cus we were matching u were always to funny even if u called me gabiota when u know I hated it but I wouldn't mind hearing it all day everyday as long as u were still here... I love u primo!!!!!"
gabby cortez of coalinga ca.

"seven years today we were pushing through Fallujah not knowing if we'd see tomorrow or even the sunset, i know i didn't. i know the one thing that kept me sane was knowing i had people that looked out for me and i looked out for them. we drifted on with our lives once we discharged but the bonds never died or weakened. we had some great times and i cant wait to see you again one day in another life. your impact on my life is ever lasting and i thank you for that. this month has always been rough for me and i know for the others of B co. But knowing your not here in person, you live everyday in my heart and soul. knowing that we will once again see each other keeps me going."
Matthew Tanous of San Diego, Ca

"Thinking Of You & Your Family.... Know your in our Hearts & Prayers always...."
Cassie Harrell

"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

"We remember him at the Long Beach School for Adults, where he was a student. He is a hero to us all. George will not be forgotten.
Sincerely,
Carol Kunkle"
Carol Kunkle of Long Beach, Ca.

"To the the Torres Family; I am honored to have served in combat next to your son. He has never faded out of anyones mind who has served next to him. Your son had a gift that we at 1st Battalion 5Th Marines, 3rd platoon know personally. That gift is only seen in brave, loving, caring people, that are nothing short of being an angel. And that is what I will always remember your son as. We are all related, we, in 3rd platoon are all brothers and will never forget one another, as we will never for get Georgie. Love you man."
LCPL Max Ahmadi of Orange County, CA

"Still remembering your this Memorial Day Torres will never be forgotten!"
Cpl Radabaugh

"We will always remember you on Memorial Day for your ultimate sacrifice...May God Bless your family now and always...
Memorial Day 2009"
George D. Torres of Del Rio, Texas USA

"April 22, 2009
To the family of Pfc. George D. Torres:
George 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

"TO THE TORRES FAMILY,
IT WAS A GREAT HONOR SERVING WITH YOUR SON.I DONíT KNOW IF YOU REMEMBER ME BUT I GOT TO MEET WITH YOU AFTER OUR UNIT RETURNED.NOT A DAY HAS GONE BY THAT I DONíT THINK OF HIM AND YOUR FAMILY.ITS HARD TO BELIVE THAT IT HAS BEEN SO LONG.YOUR SON WAS A GREAT MAN AN EVEN BETTER FRIEND BUT HE WAS BY FAR THE GREATEST BROTHER THAT I HAD OUT OF ALL MY BROTHERS.I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT HE TOUCHED ALL OF US IN 3RD PLT. BRAVO COMPANY 1/5 IN SOMEWAY.YOUR SON WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN AND WILL FOREVER BE MISSED.REST IN PEACE PFC GEORGE (ROOSTER) TORRES"
DEL VELARDE of BAY AREA,CA

"Devil dog we will always miss you,Thank you for bringing joy and laughter to myself and the recruiters of the long beach office who had the honor of enlisting you in our CORPS!!!"
SSgt Garduno J.L. of Twentynine Palms CA

"Torres family, your son was a very special person with the gift to befriend anyone and everyone he came across. I feel very lucky to have had him as a friend. Im honored to have served with him. George.... you are forever on my mind my friend. I pray a lot and ask you for help when I need it. I mean who else is going to get things done up there haha I love you bro, look after us man. Craig Cortes- cortyc@hotmail.com"
Craig Cortes of Worcester, MA

"My friend, we spent such little time together but it felt like years.... Its been 5 years sense you've been gone but you live so vivid in my memories. your fellow friend and Marine"
Matthew Tanous - 2nd Plt of Temecula, ca

"Torres I remeber the day I found out you passed away. and you came to my dream and told me you were in a better place. I was at peace knowing you better then ever. and you gave me hope. THANK YOU and GOD BLESS.
SEMPER FI,
Raymond Marcoux"
Raymond Marcoux of Glendale, AZ

"If anybody here is a friend of Matthew Claar. Please email me at commparts2@yahoo.com"
Al Wilson of Warren, Oh

"Hey George we all miss you. Even if I didn't know you that well, me and your family misses you alot. I know you died for our country. I am very proud of being your cousin. We all love you and I know we will see each other again. I love you and you will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace George. We all miss you."
Jocelyne of Long Beach, California

"hey bro it is claar just want to let you know you are never forgoten and the the family your son was one of the best guys i have had the pleasure to serve with and the funniest my love goes out to you all
Matthew claar 1\5 bravo 3rd plt"
matt of hollidaysburg pa

"WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU
MEMORIAL DAY 2007"
Capt Chris Ayres USMC Ret, Renee & girls of Houston Texas

"Torres, I remember while I was in boot camp you always helped me out with my sleeves and everything else I ever needed! I remember you telling me in when I seen you the first time that you where going to Iraq and wished that you would be safe. I think about boot camp and the last time seeing you all the time!! Really miss you! To your family, your son was a great Marine, he always helped everyone one out that needed help even before himself! God Bless!!"
Cpl Radabaugh of Meadville, PA

"To the family of:George D, Torres 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"

"To the Torres family, I am deeply saddened by the loss of your son. He paid the ultimate price for wanting to provide all Americans the privilege of living in freedom. Its because of young men like him that America is the greatest country in the world."
George Torres, USAF Retired of Layton, Utah

"HEY BIG BRO I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT 2 YEARS HAVE PASS AND I KNOW THAT YOUR NOT WITH US YOUR NOT ALIVE BUT IS THE SAME FOR ME YOUR ALIVE NOT ONLY IN MY HEART I FEEL LIKE IF YOUR AROUND I FEEL YOUR PRESENTS WELL I JUST WANT TU SAY I ALWAYS WILL LOVE YOU THANKS FOR BEEING A GOOD BROTHER and HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY IS GOING TO BE OUR BIRTHDAY YOUR TURNING 26 IN TURNING 17"
Evelyn Torres of LONG BEACH CA, USA

"Hey primo chulo is me your cousin jessica even though your not with us we missed you alot and youll always be in our heart.... wait for us because we will soon be with yuou i love you sooo much!!!!!"
Jessica Alcaraz of long beach/C.A./U.S.A

"George,

Whats up man. I miss you so much and I could never forget that awful easter day.. You are true hero to me and to the rest of the platoon of the old 3rd platoon Bravo Company.. We love U man"
Jeremy Vasquez of Carlsbad, NM USA

"To: The Torres Family
My condolences to you, your son will forever be remembered and honored here in our Marine Corps family. We here at the I&I for G Co 2/23 4th MARDIV preformed military honors for your son and Iím sure he looked down and is proud to have received a true Marine Warrior's burial. I wanted to extend again my deepest condolences to you and know your son will forever be remembered and honored.

ďIf you should ever look upon heavenís sceneís you will find the gates guarded by United States MarinesĒ

Sgt J"
Sgt J of I&I G Co 2/23 4th MARDIV

"Your son will always be remembered. Thank you for raising him to care about his country and fight for our freedom. I'm so sorry for your loss."
Christine 1/5 Marine Mom of Rome, GA

"I will always be in admirtation of the few and proud, living and past, who are willling to make the ultimate sacrifice for the many. God bless the Torres family."
in reverance of Anaheim, CA/USA

"To the family of PFC George Torres, we're still hurting for your loss. I can't begin to express our empathy. I know too well that our situations could've easily been reversed. My son, L.Cpl. Dustin M. Pangelinan ("Pang"), told me so many nice things about George. He was a good Marine and a good young man. Now Bravo 1/5 has someone watching their backs from Heaven while they're in Iraq for the 3rd time. Sometimes I wonder if George helped my son pull through when his condition was dangerously uncertain after they got hit. It's a thought that gives me much comfort. I wish I had words or thoughts for you that could give you comfort. We will never forget George and, although I never had the honor of meeting him, I will always have a deep appreciation and respect for him. We still pray for your healing and comfort and for George's much deserved peace.
With all my heart, Camille"
Camille L. Pangelinan of Saipan, MP (US)

"My husband is in Charlie Co. 1/5 and the day he and his fellow Marines returned home I only could wish every one of them could have come home. You and your family will forever be in my heart and prayers. You are my hero."
Randi Juarez of Camp Pendleton, California

"RIP Marine"
Petty Officer Cawthon of RTC Great Lakes, IL

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

"TO MY BROTHER GEORGE, BABY BROTHER I MISS YOU SO MUCH, ITS HARD FOR ME TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE NO LONGER WITH US, BUT WHEN I THINK OF WHAT YOU DID FOR ME , AND ALL OF OUR COUNTRY , I FEEL VERY PROUD OF YOU, AND NEED YOU TO HELP ME GET STRENGHT TO GO ON, I FEEL A HUGE EMPTY IN MY LIFE , I SEE OUR FAMILY AS NOT COMPLETE ANYMORE, IS LIKE A PUZZLE THAT ONCE IT WAS BEAUTIFUL AND NOW IS MISSING A PIECE AND ITS NOT PERFECT ANYMORE, I NEED YOU THERE,, BUT I KNOW YOU WILL NEVER BE THERE, BUT ONE THING FOR SURE I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU AS MY BABY BROTHER THAT , TOLD ME ONCE I AM FIGHTING FOR OUR FREEDOM, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH,.."
OLGA TORRES of OREGON

"George I'm going to missed you for the rest of my life but you will live forever in my heart....."
Oralia of Long Beach

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. We too lost our Marine, brother-in-law, SSgt William Harrell, aka Billy, on April 8, 2004. He was also with the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines at Camp Pendleton. May God bring you stength and comfort knowing that George is a true American Hero. God Bless your family."
The Lanksbury Family of Yorba Linda, California

"To George's Family:
There's no way to describe the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you get through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"To the family of George Torres:
We are so grateful to George for his sacrifice. We are so grateful to you for yours. Thank you for raising such a brave and honorable son.
We remember him at the Long Beach School for Adults, where he was a student. He will not be forgotten.
Sincerely,
Suzanne Caverly"
Teacher at the School for Adults of Long Beach, CA

"From one Marine family to another
"Though you cannot always see the bird singing, if you listen with your heart, you can always hear his song.
Though the ones we love may leave life as we know it, in our memory, the love we knew will always carry on." unknown author
Our heart and thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Your precious George will always be remembered. He was a true American!"
Charles Davis family of Kailua, Hawaii

"To the family and friends of PFC George D. Torres

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find
comfort in love's everlasting connection. In the Support section of
this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at
this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored
to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and
caring Americans from all over the United States that will never
forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom.
Please register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca USA

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

"My thoughts and prayers are with your family. My family is going through the same pain as I lost my cousin in January over there. He was also 23. Even though they are not here on earth with us they are always and forever in our hearts. We will always remember you George. God bless you."
Jennifer Moothart of Tigard, OR

"Rest in Peace Tufelhunden....Semper Fi"
The Taylors USMC of NC"

"To George's Family:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences to you. We share the same loss...the same pain. Our prayers are with you and we thank you for his bravery and sacrifice.

From the family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003"
Gloria Caldas (his mom) of San Antonio, TX

"Thank you George Torres, 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. George Torres:
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 George 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. George Torres:
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 George, 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