Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Ranger Spc. Jonn J. Edmunds

20, of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Edmunds was a passenger in a Blackhawk helicopter that crashed in Pakistan. Died on October 19, 2001.

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On today, the 15th anniversary of your death you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Ranger who was also killed in that crash for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


"Jonn, I never had the chance to meet you but this is for you.

Cheyenne Man Died the Other Day

In Memory of Spec Jonn J. Edmunds US Army Rangers (Deceased)

A young man died the other day
Not close to family or home but far away
He joined the Army to be the best
He became a Ranger and was above the rest

He was there because of the attack on the twin towers
While providing backup that night to help others
He died when his helicopter crashed
Tho his lifetime on earth was short

He left his footprint for others to follow
One might wonder what made him special
He was one of a few which made him exceptional
Hew was an Army Ranger
© Merrill Vaughan
October 20, 2001"
Merrill Vaughan of Puttsfuekd (formerly Cheyenne, WY) NH, USA

"Thank you!!"
R. RIDDLE of Wynatskill, NY

"On 9/11/11 I pray again that God has given rest to John's soul. I can only remember him, thank him in spirit for his dedication and sacrifice. I pray, God bless John Edmunds."
Steve Edwards of Highlands Ranch, CO

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""Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Jonn, it's been 5 years on October 19, 2006 and you are still very much in our daily thoughts. You are my nephew but I miss and love you like a son. We miss you but realize you had a higher purpose. Thanks for everything. Rangers Lead The Way!"
Rita Teasley and family of Cheyenne, Wyoming

I would like to say thank you to you and the other Ranger who was killed in that crash for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Rangers Lead The Way!"

"Never leave a fallen comrade behind. We never leave you nor will we ever forget. You led the way. All the way. RANGERS FOREVER"
I. Marcella of Murfreesboro,Tn USA


I would like to say thank you to you and the other Ranger who died on that Blackhawk with you. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."

"John was my locker partner in 11th grade at East High School in Cheyenne, Wy. I knew him for 5 years before I moved to Kentucky. I heard about what happened to him from the national news and was saddened. I know he was just shortly married and I feel for his wife. I just want to say I'm sorry to his family. I was proud to know him."
Craig Andresen of Klamath Falls, OR

"John honors us all. I am proud to be from Wyoming because of John."
Cathy Marine of Powell, WY

"Surrender is not a Ranger word..."
SGT Gibens

"I was fortunate to know John very well, as I was an Army recruiter in Cheyenne, Wyoming, his home town. John brightened our days when he came into the station and I was very shocked to hear of the loss of this great American. May his family find peace in healing."
M. Khan of Ft. Meade, Maryland

"Ranger Edmunds your not forgotten..."
Hollywood of the MOG. RLTW of America

"Thanks for stepping forward when America needed you. To the family - Thank you for your contribution to our liberty and freedom. I'm sorry for your tremendous loss."
Ronald Carlson of Montrose, MN

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

"thnks for your help and stay stroung
calvin duvall"
calvin duvall of Casa Grande AZ 85222 U.S.

"It's only because of men like this brave Ranger that the rest of us have any type of life, any type of freedom. My thanks to his family for such a fine young man. God bless he and them."
The Estes Family of Phoenix, AZ

"Thank you Jonn Edmunds, 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. Jonn Edmunds:
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 Jonn 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. Jonn Edmunds:
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 Jonn, 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