Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Cpl. Jose Zamora

24, of Sunland Park, New Mexico.
Zamora died in Baghdad, Iraq on Aug. 6, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while conducting a combat operations. Zamora was assigned to the Army's 2nd Brigade Troop Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on August 6, 2006.

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"Joe. Still on my mind dude. Still think of the day I missed you when you came by to say goodbye before basic. Wish I could've seen you that last time. You would've been so proud of your parents. They handled your passing with a strong hold on the Lord and your memories. People from our run-down little town have ventured out and accomplished pretty cool things Joe. I think about you every time I'm somewhere amazing I never thought I'd be. I guess wishing you had the time to do the same. Thanks for protecting my freedom. Miss you man."
J of Sunland Park, NM

"Jose,
Not a day goes by when I don't think about the good times we had together. Sometimes when I drive up to my parents home through the back roads I remember when we working together racing in the company trucks being chased by the farmer who owned the land we were racing on. Even the memories growing up together. Around this time Ana and me remember its almost your birthday a day before hers. I miss you and love you. till we meet again."
Sam Soria of Santa Teresa, New Mexico/US

"Jose Zamora,

I am Jose Zamora, however, I am a Viet-Nam Veteran.

I was surprised, to see my name, and then, I realized that is is another Z-MAN, younger and in another war.

HAPPY TRAILS Jose, and when I leave to my Final Resting, I will be looking for you.

HAPPY TRAILS JOSE, HAPPY TRAILS TILL WE MEET, RESPECTFULLY, Jose Zamora."
Jose Zamora of San Antonio, Texas

"Raza! Que pasa compadre? Man, not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Me and your brothers miss you. Alot has changed since the last one...we've all gone our separate ways, but the bonds remain. I drink XX for you from time to time. Thanks for always looking out! Take Care bro!"
SSG Eliezer Cestero of Fort Leonard Wood, MO

"Hey there Z monster, it's been a few years but I will always remember you and the joy you brought into the lives of all of us everyday. Thank You for being a great friend and a great hero. R.I.P. buddy we miss and love you. Fallen but never Forgotten!"
Patrick Ryan of Fort Wayne, IN

"To the family of:Jose Zamora 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"

"It is everyday that we have to thank our soldier's. Honor them and tell them atleast how grateful we are to have them. At the end when there gone we regret for just not saying a simple Thank You. Thank God for sending such amazing people that I don't even know that are sacrificing themself's! Taking the risk to defend our NATION. Dad's, Mother's, Daughter's, Son's GrandFather's, Wife's, Husband's. It is so sad and so bad loosing A Great HERO. I never knew this great American HERO but Bless his soul. Bless his parent's for having an incredible STRONG son. Thank's for giving up everything you had just to keep everybody here in the U.S safe. Thank's A LOT JOSE you will never be forgotten!

May you rest in Peace."
Becky Aragon of New Mexico. UNITED STATES

"July 17, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Jose Zamora:
Jose 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

"Thank you for your service. It is appreciated so much... I don't know you but I wish I had."
Missy of Indiana, USA

"It's been a while, Z-man. I miss you lots, brother. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I can't believe you were here one minute and gone the next. You are a great man and it was an honor serving with you. Te veo."
Sgt. Victor Ovalle of Clarksville, TN

"So here we are Jose,just you and me.
I never met you or your wonderfull family.But I must share something with you this Memorial Day. As I sat here wrighting on my nephews sight(SPC.Raymond Loya White) who also fell in Iraq-11-12-04. Just doing a job, not really wanting to be there. Who does right? Well I was wrighting in remembrance of him and what all you men and women have done and are still doing in Iraq. A BIG THANK YOU for fighting for us who stay here and support you on the sidelines. I am going to thank each and everyone of these New Mexicans each and every Memorial Day.
Because of you I can still live FREE in New Mexico.
UNTIL WE MEET IN HEAVEN THIS WILL HAVE TO DO JOSE,
May the roads rise to meet you
May the wind be always at
your back
May the sunshine warm your face
And until we meet again,
May G-d hold you in the palm of
His hand....
AMEN!
Say Hello to Ray for me!
Jose,THANK YOU AGAIN.
I will never forget!
LET FREEDOM RING!!!
Join me in BOYCOTTING ROSIE O'DONNEL!!!
05-28-07"
Legeta of Artesia,New MexicoUSA

"Jose,
I would like to say thank you to you and the other two soldiers who were also killed in that blast for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Sappers Up!""

"Thank you Jose Zamora, 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. Jose Zamora:
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 Jose 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. Jose Zamora:
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 Jose, 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