Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Quoc Binh Tran

26, of Mission Viejo, California.
Tran died in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds sustained that same day when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle while he was conducting convoy operations. He was assigned to the 181st Support Battalion, Army National Guard, San Bernardino, California. Died on November 7, 2004.

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"Tran
It has been 9yrs now, and I still miss you bro, rest in peace buddy"
Sgt Mary Taylor of Yakima Washington

"It's been 9 yrs now. Miss you Bro!"
Donato of Vicenza

"Keep you in my heart bro!"
Donato of Vicenza, Italy

"Rest In Peace God Bless you and your Family .Thanks all for serviced .Heroes never die they live in our heart for ever .God Bless Our Troops my heart always with you ."
Jacqueline Quyen Thu Ha Le of Toronto Canada

"Rest In Peace God Bless you and your Family .Thanks all or servised .Heroes never die they live in our heart for ever ."
Jacqueline Quyen Thu Ha Le of Toronto Canada

"Always in my mind brother!! 7 nov 2011"
Donato of Vicenza

"The puppy named Qquoc Bihn Tran will graduate Fri. Dec 3rd in Austin from the Texas Department of Public Safety."
Cecilia Nicholson of San Antonio, Texas

"I miss you brother! just want you to know you always in my thoughts!"
Donato of Vicenza, Italy

"Qquoc the TSA puppy named after your loved one has been chosen to work for the Texas Department of Public Safety. He is currently in training in Austin, Texas."
Cecilia Nicholson of San Antiono, Tx

"To the family of Quoc Binh Tran,
There is TSA puppy named after your loved one. His name is Qquoc Bihn Tran. We were his foster family for the first year of his life. He is ready to begin formal training at Lackland AFB, TX. Please, look at facebook page TSA Puppywalkers for more info. many pictures and stories of puppy."
Cecilia Nicholson of San Antonio, TX

"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

"To Quoc Binh Tran's Family,

We would like to ask if you could contact us at vaafa.org@gmail.com. We are looking to connect with all Vietnamese American Fallen Heroes Family.

- LT Tin T. Tran USN, Vietnamese American Armed Forces Association (VAAFA)"
VAAFA of Garden Grove, CA

"We went to basic together! The drill sergeants always gave you hell because you were from Vietnam, but you never let that get you down. Thank you battle buddy for giving the ultimate sacrifice!"
Vasquez

"Always in my mind my man!! Love you and miss you Bo"
Donato of Vicenza, Italy

"My Bobi, it's been 5 years and we still together. I love you Baby, always."
"Your Girl"

"Our soldiers never die, but They enter everlasting life. you alway in our heart Bo"
Thomas Nguyen of Haltom, TX, USA

"hey brother don't think we forgot about you! You in my mind 24/7. I Miss you so much!"
Donato of Vicenza/Italy

"My Bobi: It's been 4 years already? You're gone but never gone from my heart. I miss you so much Bobi. I love you Bobi. You will always in my heart, forever. (Nov 7, 2008)"
"Your Girl"

"November 7, 2008
To the family of Spc. Quoc Binh Tran:
Quoc Binh 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

"Bobi: It's been 3 years now since you're gone. Time sure flies fast. I miss you very much. I will always love you, sweetheart. Don't ever let go 'kay?"
Your Girl

"hey how u doing brother? 3 yrs now that u'r gone, dont think im going to forget about you. Remember nothing can break our friendship here and there in the heaven! So just be patient, we surely are going to see each other again! I miss you my great friend! you always in my thoughts.."
Dona of Vicenza, Italia

"hi bo.. time pass really fast but VICENZA (italy) still remember an love you..i remember when we sayd good bye.. u told me: u will be my friend 4ever..i will never forget that words and i will never forget you my brother.. love you bo 28/09/2007"
manuel of vicenza (italy)

"Tran, You will forever be remembered I am proud to have served with you. Although we all got broke up during the deployment, I remember the times at training and home station. There are no words to say that can describe the loss we all felt that day we got the word. God Bless your family. You may be gone but you will never be forgotten."
Sgt. Murphy of San Bernardino

"Hey Tran, Is Lincoln the armorer when we were serving with FSC in Vicenza Italy. It has been years now since you departed from us and I know you are resting somewhere special waiting for the rest of us to regroup again. You know I just came to Vicenza to visit again after five years since we all left and I can tell you that the place has changed. It is not the same old Vicenza we used to enjoy. I still got the pictures we took together in Florence Italy during the memorial day detail parade with maj Berry. Just wait patiently until we will all regroup again and do it all over again. I have tried to get you angry many times but you never did especially with all the broken weapons I bring over to your shop to fix. Hey you are the best though when it comes to fixing them weapons and night vision goggles. You are dearly missed Tran."
Anthony K. Lincoln of Newark, NJ

"hi Bo it's been 2 years now and i miss you so much! i was lookin at all the pictures i have with you and our lil crew, we really had fun together! You are always smiling in all the pictures. Last night i checked my email and i found the emails you used to send me when you were there, imma keep them forever and imma keep your memory in my heart coz i know you are watching us from the heaven and you will always be with us. Im sure we will party again one day like we used to. ciao bro"
Donato of Vicenza, Italia

"2 years had passed since you're gone to heaven. On my way to work today, I keep looking up to the sky to see if I could see you looking down to me. Then I felt so warm and I knew you're right next to me, as always. You're never gone Bobi, because you're right here in my heart and you will be there... forever !!! With lots of love <3"
Your Girl

"I was stationed with tran in Italy. I still remember the chaos he went thru to become an American citizen. He was so proud of it. I was sad to see him leave active duty. I was devasted when I heard from our old boss SFC Weber, that he had died. I was in Iraq at the time, on my second tour. As I prepare for a possible third tour my thoughts turn often to that small skinny man who would be drunk on half a beer. Tran was always the smiling one, never a cross word. I am richer for having known him and the world mourns his passing"
SSG Martin D Mueller of Ft Hood, TX

"it already past one year.. y we cant go back!!!! and enjoy again like when u was here whit hus!!! every day i think about u bo and every night before i go sleep, but no body can say how much i missing u!!! u will be always in my heart and in my mind.. even my parent still remember u... love u bo"
manuel and family of vicenza italy

"It's a year today since you're gone (11/07/05). I miss and think about you everyday my dear Bo, and I know that you're not really gone, you're always here to take care of me. I will love you forever Bo, and that's a promise. Our love will never die."
Your "Girl"

"It's a year now that you are missed and i keep all the good memories of you in my heart!! I miss you bro, but im sure you are always close to me wherever i go. Our friends are doing good, but it's not that much funny as it was when you were here with us. Take care Bo, one day we'll meet each other again!"
Dona of Vicenza, Italy

"I was in iraq the same time Sgt. Tran was. He will be remembered always."
sgt. stefanovich of victorville, ca

"Quoc Binh Tran
A true hero. He will not be forgotten. He is in Peace. May God Bless his soul. I am sorry I never got to meet Mr. Tran but still he is alive in spirit. Aloha"
Nicky of Maui,Hawaii,USA

"Please accept my deepest sympathy. My name is Clancy DeVries and I paint "Portraits of fallen Heros" and work with Kazeah Hancock as a participating artist on "Project Compassion". Please go to web sight www.heropaintings.com. I spoke with Kristie several times about my painting a portrait of "Bo" in oils that will allow his memory to live on through the generations as an American Hero. We do not charge for this. I am a Korean War Veteran and it is an honor for me to do this. God Bless you."
Clancy DeVries of Newport Beach, CA.

"To the family of Spc. Quoc Binh Tran I am so sorry for the loss of your love one .He died a hero. May you know the peace and understanding that only come from God.Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus."
Polly Ballew of Covington, Ga. U S A

"to my friend Quoc Binh Tran who last came to italy before leaving back to iraq, we spent 10n great days of fun together he stayed at my house a few nights he was great company,we all miss you very much all your friends at bunker cafe and crazy bull,your the one who made me change my mind and get out of the army before it was to late i appreciate that love Benjamin"
Benjamin Van Curen of Vicenza,Italy

"Tran, i think of you everyday. i miss you so so much. i will never forget you or the times we shared. you will always be in my heart and you are my hero. thanks for watching over us and helping us get back home from iraq. to your family, i am proud to tell you that your son/brother was the bravest and best person i ever knew."
Christina Sepulveda of Rialto, CA/ B-181spt. bn. Sec. 306

"To SGT Tran Quoc Binh and Families

Quoc Binh, good-bye, soldier! My salute to you and your families with all respects for your scarify in the name of freedom. As a Vietnamese-American soldier, I and my families treasure the liberty which many generations of our people have struggled since day one of An Nam Lap Quoc. May God bless your loves one for this great loss.

Respectfully,"
1LT Dieu-Tam Rushbrook, U.S. Army of Camp Victory, Iraq

"Hi Bo, today is my birthday and i still remember years ago when we had those parties and we really had fun. I would like you to be here with us now, but im sure you're taking care of us from the heaven. I got this big picture of me, you and john at Crazy Bull hanging on my wall..It reminds me all those good times we had. Love you and miss you"
Dona of Vicenza, Italy

"I missed you so much Bo!!!!"
Na

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

"Little Saigon TV salutes Sergeant Tran Quoc Binh and would like to express our sincerest condolences to his family. Take care Sergeant Binh and God Bless !!! We will see you again in the next life."
Little Saigon TV of Costa Mesa, CA, USA

"Thank you for the gift of Freedom. I will honor it in your memory."
P Bell of Macon,Ga

"To those who knew SPC Tran (Now SGT Quoc Binh Tran)in Italy, I work "BO"'s dad, I think It's a great deal to his family to know the girlfriend he had met while station there. Any informations or contact of her I will forward to his family. My E-mail Nduong@parker.com"
Nick Duong of Los Angeles, CA

"Dear Family and Friends of Spc. Quoc Binh "Bo" Tran:

My heart and prayers are with your loved and lost one of Quoc Tran, he will be greatly missed even though I have never met him. When I heard of his death, I decided to back out of the US Military unless if there were to be ever a draft. I send your family my condolences in losing a Big Brother to our country while he fought in danger every day. Bo, You will be forever missed but will be in my heart.

Anthony Le"
Anthony Le of Foothill Ranch, CA USA

"Spc Binh Tran,

I really didn'y know you brother....But I remember bumping in to you in C.CO, 1-508th arms room while you were insuring that our weapons were good to go. I went to your funeral today in the same DCUs I had worn in Kirkuk, Iraq in your honor. Alot of your family, friends and people that respected you came to give a final good bye. I wish we could have got to know each other while we were over in Vicenza but later we'll meet again.

SPC Paulnhu Nguyen
C.CO, 1-508th Inf
173rd Airborne Brigade (Apr 01-Dec 03)"
Paul Nguyen of Anaheim Hills, California

"To the Tran family from the Wahl family. Quoc truely, one special individual and a professional soldier. An our family appreciate his service. An deeply sadden by his lost. he has touched many lives. None more then the soldier he fought along in Iraq. An all American should be thankful to Quoc! our heart and prays are with your family and Quoc, God Bless!"
leonard wahl of valley stream ny

"I never spent a lot of time with u Bo...but i kept the memories of me,Dona and the others when we used to go to Crazy Bull or other places...we sure had a lot of "shizzit"!!!
There are no words or phrases or anything else that can erase this,but i wanna think of it like this:
WE DIDNT LOSE ANYONE, WE'VE ONLY GAINED AN ANGEL...AND THAT IT'S SO TRUE.
I hope ur family will read this so they will know that u have been a great friend for everybody.
Keep doing what u do best Bo...keep an eye on us from above.
Love"
Linda R. of Vicenza,Italy

"To Quoc'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"

"Words are so hard to find in these moments... All I can say is that we will miss you, you will always be our hero. Thank you for all you have done for our country and for your friends here in Italy.
To his family: you son has fallen as a hero, to this day I am proud of your son and all the people who are fighting for our freedom, he was a nice person, pure at heart, he will never be forgotten. THANK YOU BO!"
Eric of Vicenza, Caserma Ederle, Italy

"Many nights and days we spent together having fun and laughing!We used to walk downtown or drive around or even just sit and talk.We will miss all that!We will miss you because u were a very kind person, always ready to help us.You ARE a true friend!There will always be a place at Crazy Bull for you! We love you Bo!"
Friends of Crazy Bull Cafè of Vicenza, ITALY

"We will miss you forever!Thanks to be a GREAT friend of us!Non ti dimenticheremo mai Bo!Ci ricorderemo per sempre della tua bontà e generosità."
Jim and the staff or Bunker Cafè of Vicenza, ITALY

"our deepest sypathy, we r close to u in this great lose,"
alba e carlo of vicenza (italy)

"stop the time cos i lost one of my best friends, and this is so unfair. can some one please the me the reason why orther familys have to fell what iam feeling, i was supposed to teach him italian in a few months, and now something or some one out of our power took him away from me, from his friends and from his family, some please tell me why????? can anyone please answer me, iam so angry iam suffering and worst of all, no one is geeving me any respose. bo u will always be in our hearts may your soul rest in peace. i have faith cos i know that some day i will see ypur smile again and our time togather this time will be endless......"
love angela of vicenza(italy)

"bye bye bo.. i have no words.the only thing that i can write now is:u always be in my heart.ciao bo resterai per sempre nei nostri cuori.non ti dimenticheremo mai...... to your parent's i want to say that i feel so sorry about. ciao bo from ITALY your second town. love you"
manuel of vicenza ITALY

"To my great friend Quoc!!I saw you a month ago when you came to Italy to visit us, I will never forget you!! All your italian friends, our families will always thank you! I'll miss you so much. You will always be in all our hearts! Addio amico mio!"
Donato Lorenzin of Vicenza, ITALY

"To the family of Quoc Binh "Bo" Tran,

May God bless Bo's soul in heaven. Semper Fidelis."
Tuan-Anh Tran Pham, Captain, USMC of San Jose, CA

"To the family of Quoc Binh Tran;

Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Quoc is a true American hero and will always be remembered by us for his bravery and ultimate sacrifice he gave to our country. Our family has also suffered the loss of my nephew in this battle for freedom. May God bless you during this difficult time."
Vic and Tammy McClain--azquail@att.net of Tucson, AZ

"To the family of Quoc Binh Tran.
We are so sorry, and prayers for your family. He is one of our countries finest! And always will be."

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

"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 Quoc Binh Tran."
Amy & Aaron Monier of Waterford, MI.

"To the friends and family of Spc. Quoc Binh Tran,

There are no words that can possibly ease your pain but please know that many across this country are grateful to your son and you. His bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Please accept these words as a token of my heartfelt sorrow for your loss.

Respectfully,"
Rebecca of Los Angeles

"Thank you Quoc Tran, 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 Spc. Quoc Tran:
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 Quoc 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. Quoc Tran:
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 Quoc, 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