Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Darrell Jones

22, of Wellston, Ohio.
Jones died of non-combat related injuries in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates. He was assigned to the USS Higgins, home ported in San Diego, California. Died on October 8, 2003.

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"There's not a day go by that you don't cross my mind. You will always have my heart. I will always love you. You were my best friend."
Vicki Pariseau of Jackson ohio

"It's been almost eight years and I still miss you everyday. Tomorrow we are laying your Grandma to rest beside you. Missing you and loving you alway,"

""To the family of Darrell Jones ,I am so sorry for the loss of your love one.He died a hero.May you know the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to pray with you or talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church,Rev John B Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015""

"”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to the hero’s Mother, Father and/or spouse. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,850 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
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Sincerely and Respectfully,
Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"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"
Scott Steiner of Gahanna, OH / USA

"To the family of Petty Officer Darrel Jones. I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of this young man. Darrell Has made the ultimate sacriface. Life is so sweet but when lost it hurts so much for the families to give them up. Even tho I never knew him in life I'll aways know him in sprit. Our common grounds that we have shared, the decks that we have walked, if it where today or yesterday. We both walked together. when I hear of the passing of a shipmate it comes close to home. Many years ago I lost so many and today I lost another. I bite that you and your a fair wind and following sea for the rest of your lives. I stand at attention and pass the honors that I can as a sailor of years ago. My he rest peace. Fairwell my friend."
ADCS AW, NAC USN ret Bobby L. Newsome of Solomons, Md. USA and Wellston Ohio

"November 26, 2007
To the family of Petty Officer 2nd Class Darrell Jones:
Darrell 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

"They say that time heals all wounds, but the loss of Darrell has made a wound that will never heal. Darrell was a great person and a wonderful soldier. He loved his country and most of all his family. We will miss you forever. A friend"
Nancy of Wellston,Ohio

"i love that they love ther our country"
matthew of harriman

"To the family of Darrell Jones,

Your son is a great American Hero, as are all fallen American Soldiers. I thank him for being on Freedom's Side. As a past resident of Wellston, it means a great deal to to me to tell you how much I appreciate your son's service."
Formerly Dinah Dixon from Wellston of San Francisco, CA

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"My condolences go out to you. My boyfriend lost his brother Steven Acosta on October 26, 2004. We dont know what happened to him and nobody is telling us anything. Id appreciate if you would contact me please. Id like to talk to you.
hope from hearing from you soon.
melissa s of calexico ca

"To the family and friends,

Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your loved ones bravery and sacrifice. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. Your loved one is a hero. Greater love have no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13.

God bless you.

Home Front Ministries
Shepherd of the Hills Church
Porter Ranch, CA"

"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

"Petty Officer Jones, goodbye sailor and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas


"To the family and friends of Darrell: I am so very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Darrell is and always will be a hero. God Bless."
Jessica of Rio Vista,CA

"I just wanted to say that I am proud of your loved one for giving his life for our country by serving our country. I am a mother of a Fallen Hero. They will be missed greatly but never forgotten.
My son's name was Petty Officer 3rd Class Doyle "Wayne" Bollinger Jr. stationed out of Gulfport, Miss."
Wyvonne Bollinger of Poteau, Okla U.S.A

"Thank you Darrell Jones, 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 Petty Officer 2nd Class Darrell Jones:
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 Darrell 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 Petty Officer 2nd Class Darrell Jones:
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 Darrell, 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