Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Jeffery C. Walker

33, of Havre de Grace, Maryland.
Walker was onboard a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter when it crashed near Fallujah, Iraq while on a MEDEVAC mission. He was assigned to Company C, 782nd Main Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on January 8, 2004.

Walker was posthumously promoted to Staff Sargeant.

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"I can't believe that you have been gone this long without me knowing! I am currently in shock at this news! Jeff and I were great friends while stationed at fort lewis,wa. I always considered him a genetic freak due to his natural body building frame and ability to maintain muscle. We were weight lifting partners for nearly two years. I remember going through many challenging times with you as a friend. It seems like just yesterday I was helping you get around after your foot surgery. Staying up late consulting and calming you as you were going through your divorce that most never knew about. Going to apple blossom festival in my low rider acura that you insured me that you would have one day! Eating lunch everyday off post at fort lewis. You prepping me and calming me for my Sgt. Board. You being the only person to come to my PLDC graduation. I could go on and on about our friendship and experiences. Just know that you are missed and often thought of. I will wear the cool necklace that you brought back from Iraq for me with my name in Arabic. In remembrance of you. I would love to talk to your brother and share how important you were to so many. God bless!"
Kevin hall of fort myers, fl

"To the family my condolences. I remember Jeff and I would meet up at the gym in Fort Ord in the early 90's. We competed together in San Jose. Man he had legs that blew out the competition. A real good man and someone who I believe was top of the class. The internet is wonderful and at the same time painful. I was looking for Jeff through my face book and found this terrible news. Good Bless all who have made the ultimate sacrifice. willie.brown@tjjd.texas.gov"
Willie Brown of El Paso TX

"I was stationed in Fort Bliss Texas when I met Sgt. Walker. Although he was not in my chain of command I ended up reporting to him just about every day. As a rather small female MP I would go to the gym every day and there would be Jeff Sgt. Walker. He took me under his wing and helped me work out and showed me what I needed to do to be at my best. He demanded nothing less of me. I admired him and the way his soldiers treated him, without trying he taught me how I was to treat my subordinates. Although our careers took us to different directions I attempted to keep contact but lost contact once I left fort bliss. When I return from my deployment in 2004 I heard about the loss of a great man.
I was lucky to have had my path cross with his when it did and he will always be missed."
Montanez of Pennsylvania

"I use to call him Jerry Jeff Walker after the singer, we would have some good head butts talking about cars, loved them four bangers and I loved my V-8's, that morning we was sitting the internet cafe @ TQ and I begged him to ride with me to BIAP.....but he always wanted to go faster, Damn good friend but even better man."
Cody Del of Rapid City

"My deepest condolence to Sgt. Walkerís family, I was stationed with Sgt. Walker in Ft. Lewis Washington. I can never forget Sgt. Walker due to his discipline and dedication to body building. We roomed next to each other in the barracks and anyone that has been in the military knows that when living in these conditions we tend to all be a little family. Sgt. Walker was a proffesional soldier who took pride in his work. I'm sorry for your loss. "May God's love and comfort soothe your pain and heartbreak."
Marisol Rojas Francis of Killeen Texas

"Jeff,

I know we never knew each other very well but I have always remembered you and hope you have had a pleasant journey above. Peace my brother."
SFC(ret) Michael Allen of Del rio, texas

"To: SSG Walker's family

May God continue to bless and keep you. May His comfort and grace be yours. "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me." (Psalm 23)

SSG Walker is not forgotten -"
Chaplain Christopher Dickey of Fort Bragg, NC

"its been 7 years today and your just as missed as u were the day u left this world."
Spec. Frank Lochner of Rochester, NY

"It been 7 years Jeff and I have not forgotten you...May the Jumps in heaven Be ALL HOLLYWOOD.."
SFC FRANKIE CRAWFORD JR of 82nd AIRBORNE

"It's me Jeff wanted to stop by and say hello God bless your family today"
SFC Terry Dumas of Huntsville, AL

"Jeff,

Its been a long time since we served in Fco together. I remember the guidance you gave me as I was learning to become an NCO. I remember the moment I was told of your death I decided I wanted to go home. You are and always will be missed. AIRBORNE!"
SGT Dustin Head of Houston, TX

"Jeff its been 5 years and it's not a day that goes by and I do not think about you. As a friend you touch my life and I carry you until the day God calls me home to join you! Terry room dog"
SFC Terrence L. Dumas of Huntsville, AL

"It has been Six years and I have and will never forget you Jeff....It has taken me years to leave this message and I ask you to forgive me..." I remember our last talk the night before the flight..last year at Veterans day I met your mom, (when I brought my soldiers to Arlington)..meeting her and talking with her helped ease the pain but you will never be forgotten. Rest peacefully my friend."
SFC Frankie Crawford of Sanford. NC

"Jeff,

It's been 5 long years since you left us. I still think of you and the good times in Germany, Kosovo and Spain. Those were the days. Take care my friend and god bless you. Thanks for pulling security for me in that big DZ in the sky."
SFC Udani of Iraq

"January 4, 2009
To the family of Staff Sgt. Jeffery C. Walker:
Jeffery 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

"One of those NCO's that everyone liked."
Tyler J. Jenkins of Ottawa, KS

"I just want to say that Jeff was a good guy. He will be missed very much. I remember talking to him the day his flight left from TQ, I was sitting next to him at the sick call and the doctors were debating on wether I should go or not on that flight, as I had a bad stomach for many days. They decided not to send me. After I heard it crashed I could not believe it, he was just there beside me, smiling as usual. I am sorry for your loss. God bless you all."
Christina Voakes of Payson, Arizona

"I met Jeff one morning on the M-4 range on Ft. Bragg (782nd MSB)and we hit it off like two old friends from that time on. He'd give me advice, I'd give him some. We looked out for each other. We'd talk about Martial Arts, work, life. You name it. He was "Big Brother." As I sit here writing this, I can't stop the tears. We spoke at the CQ desk just hours befoe he left for the Desert. I thought I'd see my friend again. If only I'd known....I would have said "Thank you for being such a good friend and always being a listening ear. Thank you for trusting me with your concerns. Thank you for being yourself." I wanted to go to Iraq to seek payback for your death. It angered me so. I'm not angry anymore. I'm sad, but I must put aside the hurt because I know what you would've told me. Mr. and Mrs. Walker, thank you for allowing me to meet one of God's best on Earth. Jeff, I'll see you when I get there. Save me a seat. Airborne."
SGT Ellsworth Cupid of Fort Bragg, NC

"To the family of SSG Walker, Jeffrey C.; Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We knew SSG Walker long enough for him to touch our lives. My husband and I were both dual military and met him on seperate occasions. One night after talking about this genuinely nice guy we met, after comparing notes, we realized it was SSG Walker. He was a really great person and we're both really lucky to have know him. Our sincere condolences"
Andrew and Michelle Tarchinski of Fort Bragg, NC

"Jeffery Walker was my Friend we grew together and worked together at a pool in conowingo Md.Jeff I really miss ya buddy !"
Paul Hundertmark of Baltimore Md

"Jeff this is Terry my heart goes out to you and your family. We was roommates in Ft Ord, CA. I lost track of you and I am sorry I Love you like a brother. I found out the hard way about you I wish your family well I will come visit you soon Love your brother Terry."
SSG Terrence L Dumas Sr. of Marshall, TX 903 261-2970

"Jeff this is Terry your roommate from Ft Ord. I love you like a brother you was there for me when no one else was there. I hope family is doing well by now. Part of me die with you god bless you and your family."
Staff Sergeant Terrence L. Dumas Sr. of Marshall, TX 75670

"We spent many day together growing up in Havre de Grace. Iíll of course remember you most from those days but it wasnít too long ago that I received an email from you saying you would be in town. We had lunch and it was great to just sit and talk with you again after soooo many years. I left you that day thinking there would be many more opportunities to talk. It was a sad day when I heard the news while watching TV.

You will be missed by many as you were a great person to have passed through our lives.

My thoughts go out to the parents and family of Jeff."
John Hutchinson of Abingdon Maryland

"SSG Walker was a good friend of mine. I went to Special Forces school and language school with him. It was funny because we only had 6 people in our portuguese class and neither of us had a clue. ha ha! But he seemed to pick up on it alot quicker than everyone else. He was also pretty physically fit. So he gave us alot of pointers on working out. He was known for cracking jokes. We also hung out after work and would go out for a drink every now and then. I am going to miss him and I wish his family and friends the best. I am here for you if you need someone to talk to or if you have any questions to how he was from 2001 to 2002. I can be reached at gbeezee79@aim.com"
Gabriel Brown of Fort Campbell, KY

": To the family of:Jeffery C. Walker 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 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"

"I want to express my deepest sympathy to Jeff's brother and sister in law, whom I met a few years ago when Jeff and I were dating. He was an incredible guy and wonderful boyfriend. I wish I could hear his voice again....I miss him very much!"
Precious of Randallstown, Maryland

"To the family of SSG Walker i wish to send my deepest condolences. Jeffery had just done me a big favor squaring away some work that i had. I remember it like it was yesterday he was a great person and would do anything to help anyone. May God wacth over him and your entire family. God speed and Airborne."
MSG Retired Brian K Johnson of Fayetteville NC

"You will be missed Sgt.Walker.We talked, we laughed and we lifted weights together.You were on your way home when you got on that bird. None of us new that it would be heaven.
I was on your 21 gun salute at TQ in Iraq, and that memory will never leave me. Miss ya bud.
Support from above
Spc. Seth Leitzel"
Seth Leitzel of New Buffalo, Pa

"SSG Walker was assigned to Foxtrot Compmany 782d MSB, GSE PLT, Service Section, there are two memorials dedicated to him on FT BRAGG. One is located at the DISCOM flag pole and the other at the 782d MSB BN HQS. Im looking into getting one put up the welding shop here at APG. SSG Walker was a fellow 44B/E and should be remembered always for the sacrafice he made."
SFC(P) Orlando Silva of APG, MD

"To the Family of SSG. Jeffery Walker,

I knew SSG. Walker in Germany when I was assigned to 2-3 Field Artillery in Giessen Germany. We served in Kosovo together and we talked about our dreams. I still remember being in Lloret De Mar Spain enjoying europe and having fun. He talked about being a paratrooper and going to Ft. Bragg. I lost contact with him when I left Germany to be with the 82nd. I didn't know he was coming over here. I was getting ready to go to Iraq when I heard he was killed in a helicopter crash near Fallujah. I was shocked and I was mad to lose another friend in Iraq that I have served with, trained with, and drank a beer with. He will be missed like a lot of America's Sons and Daughters. Your sacrifice was never made in vane. You help build the New Iraq into a democracy. You will always be remembered like I remember all the Paratroopers in the 82nd. You were part of America's Guard of Honor. You served with Honor and Distinction! Airborne All The Way!"
Sgt. Udani of Ft. Bragg, NC.

"Mr. and Mrs Walker, I was saddened to hear of the loss of your son, as well as numbed by the news. I was less than a month away from leaving Mosul when I heard the news, and that put a human face on the war for me then. I knew Jeff when I was stationed at Ft. Lewis and at Ft. Bliss. The last time I saw him was in Germany at the NCO Academy where he was picking up a soldier, and I was dropping one off. We had lunch together and talked about the old times and old friends. He was definitely one of a kind, and he is missed by all who knew him. God Bless"
SGT Andrew Kovacsy of Fort Hood, TX

"Jeff is our hero, a proud warfighter
A beloved son, brother and friend.
The pain of grief so deep and devastating
Nothing in life worse than to loose a son
Leaving behind those that love him most
Tears keep flowing, the heart is broken
An affectionate, kind and considerate man
Jeff is now with God, his supreme commander
and flies with the angels to watch over us.
He keeps John, Jason and me in his heart forever
and we thank God we had him for a short while.
I miss you my Jeff, and I will love you forever."
MOM of Havre de Grace, MD

"This old paratrooper will never forget the brotherhood of the greatest division in the world. Although I never ran across Walker, my heart hurts for my brother. May you rest in peace."
Anthony of Denver, CO

"I offer my condolences to Jeff's family, I am very close friend of his. I recently found out. Jeff was a loving and caring person who was carefree like bird."
Keshma of Delaware

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

"TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF SSG WALKER I OFFER MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY. WE MET IN 1997 AT MY FIRST DUTY STATION FT BLISS, TX. HE WAS MY INSPIRATION TO BETTER MYSELF AND NEVER BE SATISFIED WITH BEING AVERAGE. WE HAD A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP THAT WAS MISSED WHEN I PCS'ED. NOW THAT HE HAS RETURNED TO HEAVEN I'M SURE THAT HE IS FINALLY AT HIS BEST."
AIDA MONTANEZ of POCONOS,PA USA

"To the Walker family, I'm the sister of one of the fallen soldiers who was with Sgt.Walker and I would just like to send you my condolences. He is a hero in my eyes as he payed the utimate price for our freedom."
Regina Weaver USAF of Whiteman AFB MO

"In honor of the mother and father of Jeff i would like to thank you for raising a hero, a mentor and a good friend. I was with Jeff in WA, TX and NC, i was there when he wrecked his acura and when he went through the special forces qualifications course. I will never leave a fallen comrade and Jeff i will never leave you! This is our promise and if you fall i will keep it. Go to god and fly with the angels and guide me as i continue the fight. 7th special forces group FT. Bragg N.C."
SFC. James Philpot of FT. BRAGG N.C.

"To the family of Jeffery Walker. I've known Jeffery for 8 years we were stationed together at Fort Lewis, WA, Fort Bliss, Tx, and Fort Bragg, NC. What will always be engraved in my heart is seeing his kind smile. I pray that God will give you peace in your time of bereavement. It's never easy loosing a loved one especially someone so special as Jeffery was to all of us. As bad as things may seem right now, know that God had a plan when He brought Jeffery into your lives if only for a little while and He saw fit to call him home. His mission here on earth is complete but his spirit will remain in each of our hearts forever. May God continue to bless you and give you peace."
Lucy Taylor of Fort Polk, LA, US Army

"I was saddened by the news of my former classmate. He only lived one block from me in Havre de Grace for a time. God Bless Your work Jeff, you will be missed."
Joe Ray (Class of '88) of Belleview, FL

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

"Jeffery. Thank you for fighting so that all of us in the U.S. can sleep safely in our beds at night. There is no real way to say thank you for that kind of gift. Rest in Peace."
Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Fly with the Angels Brave one.....RIP"
The Taylors of USMC, NC

"May His Grace be with you and strengthen your famly. We, Korean, are proud of you whose mother is Korean.
You will never be forgotten in our heart. Your precious sacrfice for your country and brave heart will encourage us."
Peter Kim of Seoul/Korea

"Please accept condolences from our family. We share in your loss and in your pain. Find strength in your family, friends and faith to see you through this grief. The light of our men and women lost in combat shines on. My nephew, Capt. Ernesto Blanco-Caldas, was KIA, 12/28/03.""
Jose M. Caldas of Atlanta, GA

"Thank you Jeffery Walker, 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. Jeffery Walker:
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 Jeffery 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. Jeffery Walker:
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 Jeffery, 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