Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Cpl. Jeremiah S. Cole

26, of Hiawatha, Kansas.
Cole died in Bermel, Afghanistan of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. Cole was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on August 16, 2006.

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"Miss you brother, i will never forget your sacrifice that day. May your loved ones forever feel your presence. Til we meet again.
Sgt. Miner, 4/25 FA. Climb to Glory you Catamount."
Miner. of Huntington, WV

I tried to get there in time. I has been over 8 years and I hate the situation we were all in. We wanted to get there as soon as possible, we tried. The weather and enemy situation didn't allow it. I am very sorry. To the Cole family, I don't expect your forgiveness, just your understanding that the decisions of others are not always in our control. Cole, you are one of the many that I carry with me every night."
Flight Medic of Afghainistan, Germany, USA

"You were a great man and a great friend. Miss you 'Scotty' Cole."
Jason of Kansas City

"Posted the picture I took of Jeremiah's plaque at FOB Orgun-E where I last saw him. Many on my facebook have stopped to take notice since yesterday. He was a good man, father, and son. He will be missed. See you in Valhalla brother! "2/87 IN CATAMOUNTS!""
Ross Bruce of San Diego, CA

"July 4th...I miss you buddy"

"You are remembered today buddy."
A Comrade

"To the family of:Jeremiah S. Cole
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 think of Cole every year on the 16th and I miss him. I was proud to have known him and wish his family the best."
Corey Brass B/2-87 of Olympia, WA

"5 yrs has passed and yet it seems like just yesterday. Everyday as I watch nick grow I see you in him more and more. He has your heart and personality. You're always on our minds and forever in our hearts. Fallen but never forgotten."
Andrea Cole of Hiawatha, KS

"Today marks 5 years since we lost Cpl. Cole, I miss him dearly. He was a great guy and I am proud to have been his friend and comrade. My prayers are with his family. God bless you Jeremiah. Miss you bro."
Luis Perez of Syracuse, NY/USA

"To the family of Cpl. Cole I. Just want you to know that I think about him everyday and really do miss him he was a great guy and a great friend and I will never forget him and he is is always in mine and my family's prayers"
charlie grijalva of Brawley, CA

"I will always miss you Cole. You were a great guy and had the biggest heart. You gave the ultimate sacrifice that will never be forgotten and I think about you everyday. All my prayers go out to his family and especially his daughter. Always remembered."
Brian Bray of Shreveport, Louisiana

"Re: CPL Jeremiah S Cole

I represent PRAYER SHAWLS 4 FALLEN SOLDIERS (PS4FS), an organization that since October 2007 has sent over 2,800 prayer shawls to military families who have lost a loved one. We are an organization of over 240 groups from all over the country. We make every effort to reach families even when post cards are returned after they have moved. Would you kindly send me a contact email/address so that we may send a loving hand-made prayer shawl to the family? Thank you!

Cozette Haggerty, Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers
Email: ps4fs@charter.net
Website Address: http://webpages.charter.net/ps4fs/shawls"
Cozette Haggerty of Wilbraham, Mass.

"Miss you brother, always will."
Marcel Rowley of Santa Barbara, CA

""It is the Soldier, not the reporter,
Who has given us Freedom of the Press.
It is the Soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us Freedom of Speech.
It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us the Freedom to demonstrate.
It is the Soldier, not the lawyer,
Who has given us the right to a fair trial;
And it is the Soldier--who salutes the flag,
Who serves the flag, and
Whose coffin is draped by the flag--
Who allows the protester to burn the flag."
By Charles M. Province:

I did not know you, but I want to thank you brother."
MACS(SW) Terry Cole, USN of San Diego Ca.

"Dear Family of Jeremiah Cole:
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These 16"x20" original portraits are being offered completely free of charge in recognition of the sacrificies made by these brave soldiers and in condolence for their families loss.
Please email us at gratefulheartsproj@sbcglocal.net for more information.
The Artists of Grateful Hearts"
J. Gragg of Lee's Summit, Mo.

"September 11, 2007
To the family of Jeremiah S. Cole.
Jeremiah 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 know all to well the pain that you are going thru, my son too was in the 10th mountain division at Fort Drum, PFC Brian Bradbury, i miss him everyday. As i look thru here now, a yr afterwards, more of our young men are not coming home... my heart and prayers are with you. We will always remember our young Brave Men!"
Rhonda Bradbury of St. Joseph,Mo., USA

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.

"Vires Montesque Vincimus"
(We Conquer Power And Mountains)
87th Inf. Motto"

"God Bless..."
Jill Desmond, widow Sgt. Dennis J Boles of Homosassa, FL USA

"Thank you Jeremiah Cole, 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. Jeremiah Cole:
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 Jeremiah 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. Jeremiah Cole:
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 Jeremiah, 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