Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Sgt. 1st Class Pedro A. Munoz

47, of Aquada, Puerto Rico.
Munoz died in Shindand, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained January 1, 2005 when his patrol encountered enemy fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on January 2, 2005.

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"Still honor your great service and sacrifice. Only knew you in the final hours. Our family remembers and honors you and others that were lost in the Shindand area. Another Missing Man Table in your honor this Memorial Day. Blessings to you and your Family."
Former LTC TL of Colorado

"Pedro, It's 2020, January 5. You're still remembered and missed. Things are still going on; however, its someone elses fight. I believe what we did was right. In some ways, we may have done too well. Some people forget or were not told what this fights about. Not our fault, please rest in Peace ..."
'Senor Verde' of Fayetteville, NC

"Brother i miss you ...."
hery munoz of Quebradillas

"... Pedro, thinking of you this day (02 Jan 2015)... You are missed and are remembered well ..."
"Senor Verde" of Fayetteville NC

"... Pedro, thinking of you this day ... You are missed and are remembered well ..."
"Senor Verde" of Fayetteville NC

"Trying to locate where this Hero is Resting at.(Graveyard, city,state) Thank You smfishbaugh@mikrotec.com"
Mike Fishbaugh of East Point, KY

"Hello! my name is Maria Muñoz Yambó. I am Pedro's sister. I like to tell you than we are from Quebradillas not Aguadia Puerto Rico. Thanks!"
Maia Muñoz of Quebradillas P.R.

"Thank so much for all the great memories about my brother. We miss him daily too. God bless you and God bless America ..."
hery Munoz of Quebradillas PR

"To the family of:Pedro A. Munoz
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 knew Pedro "Pedry" back when we were in middle school. He was always a great guy, and always stood up for the weak. You will be miss by many, and you will always be remembered."
Ray Esponda USN RET of Lehigh Acres, Fl.

"In a truly heroic life there is no peradventure. It is always either doing or dying. - Roswell Dwight Hitchcock
You did both. Thank you for your example of courage and honor to all our service men and women."
CONCID of Mayaguez, PR


A warrior, sparing partner, gran amigo y gran ejemplo para todos ...

Thank you for the gift of freedom ...

I miss you bro ..."
Pizo of DC

"Querido hermanito no pasa un dia que no recuerde todos esos momentos que pasamos juntos y tus esfuerzos para llegar a donde llegastes ,siempre supe que tenia y tengo un hermano muy especial,te extrano mucho...........att tu hermanito Hery"
Carlos h Munoz of california

"”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 you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,660 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!
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Project Compassion, Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"November 11, 2007
To the family of Sgt. 1st Class Pedro A. Munoz:
Pedro 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

"Conoci a Pedro en el 1998 y apenas ayer me enteré de su muerte... mis mas sentido pesame"
Gilberto Tejera of Santo Domingo

"Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori"
Eduardo of Elkton, MD

"SFC Munoz, My thoughts and prayer and with you and your family."
M - 20th SFG(A) of ALABAMA

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.

"Green Berets All The Way!""

"SFC Munos was an example to all, we were in Bogota,Colombia and worked together, he was a picture perfect SF guy.."
George Hamer of 7 SFG (A)

"I served with "Poppy" at Shindand. He was a fine man and an outstanding soldier. I will always remember seeing him working out at the gym putting many younger guys to shame. " VIA CON DIOS POPPY ". My prayers will continue to go out to his family."
Rich Woods of Lacey Washington

"Poppy was one of those guys that once you meet him, you never forget him. Hard like woodpecker lips, doing PT in his 40s that would put a 20 year old in a coma. I jumped with him many times as a parachute demonstrator, and was honored to call him a teammate and friend. To this day I can’t think of the guy with out feeling a deep since of loss. My heart goes out to his beautiful wife and daughter. They were his world and loved them dearly. Blue Skies, and fly free Poppy. We will miss you."
SSG Brian Kirby of Ft. Bragg, NC

You were an inspiration to all who knew you. You were as nice as you were tough. I am proud that I knew you. You will not be forgotten."
Bion Clark of Coral Springs, FL

"Family of Pedro:
Attn: Dalia

I went to TAPS this past year and was apart of Dalia's group. I lost contact with everyone since than, except my mentor. If possible, I would like you to contact me: e-mail: missymelele@cox.net

Thanks sooo much and GOD BLESS!!!"
Meghann of Topeka, KS

"Gisela and family,,
As you know I spent several months with Pedro on a mission in Dominican Republic,,, I got to know him very well and have nothing but good things to say about him,,, I was very shocked and sad to hear about your loss.. I will miss Pedro very much,,, He was an inspiration to many,,, I have many photos of our time in Dom Rep,,, and of course they are available to you... Again, know that he will always be here in our minds, and hearts.. He was a very Special Person, Soldier, and friend,,,
your friend,,,,
Angel Santos,,,,
Angel Santos of Mcallen, Texas

"No hay palabras que repongan la vida, ni que sanen un corazon dolido,solo la paz de DIOS, que sobrepasa todo entendimiento,sanara tu dolor.Mi mas sentido pesame.chevere31@yahoo.com"
Echevestrejj of Quebradillas,P.R

"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""


"Gisela, Dalia y Marina, siempre en mis pensares y oraciones, les quiero y les recuerdo mucho. Que Dios derrame su misericordia sobre sobre ustedes."
Delsie Pamias Bidot of Quebradillas, PR

"To the family and friends of Pedro and to the country that he dearly loved:
Thank you for your love and outstanding and unconditional support. Pedro was a great patriot and a great human being. I was his commander through his deployment in Afghanistan and was with him that tragic night. He displayed soldiery at its best! It was an honor to have served with you my brother. You'll live in our minds and hearts forever! To Gisela and Dalia: Our hearts feel your loss. Thank you for sharing Pedro with us...we will be forever greatful!"
CPT Martinez of Shindand, AF

"My thoughts and prayers are with the family and teammates of SFC Munoz. God Bless and keep you."
Sgt. J. Larsen of 19th SFG(A)

"A la familia de mi querido hermano Pedro: Aunque nunca he tenido el placer de conocer a la familia de Pedro, quiero decirles que Pedro y yo nos criamos juntos en Quebradillas, Puerto Rico. El papa de Pedro trabajo por muchos tiempo en la lavanderia de mi tio Carlos "Papo" Fernandez y desde chicos Pedro y yo jugabamos baloncesto juntos. Pedro fue un atleta dotado y no me estrano que fuera un soldado elite en las Fuerzas Especiales. La ultima vez que vi a Pedro fue cuando yo estaba estacionado en Fort Bragg y me lo encontre en Pope Air Force Base antes de un salto de paracaidas. Yo estaba asignado aL 525TH Military Intelligence Brigade y eso fue al final de los 1980's. Mis padres me dieron la triste noticia y senti como que perdi a un hermano. Le pido a Dios que les de mucha paz y fe y que entiendan que Pedro fallecio haciendo lo que mas le gustaba, sirviendo a la humanidad. Que Dios bendiga a Pedro y a toda su familia"
Joseo Amador, Chief Warrant Officer. U.S. Army (Ret) of San Antonio, Texas

"Pedro was one of the finest men I have ever met. I have the deepest admiration and respect for him. I had the sincere pleasure to have Pedro on my team while he was in 3rd SFG. He embodied everything that is 'Special Forces' and he will be missed by his family, friends, and fellow soldiers.

To Pedro's wife and daughter, my sincere condolences. I pray you find peace. You have all paid the ultimate sacrifice so that others may enjoy freedom. I will never forget Pedro's warm smile and magnetic personality."
Rone Reed of Cincinnati, OH

"My dad worked with Pedro briefly in the area of Shindand. Pedro was doing some minor repairs to a HMMWV and my dad introduced himself and offered to help. They talked for awhile and afterward went over to the housing and had some coffee. Funny story; every soldier had an inscription on their personal door in Farsi, Dari or Arabic. Pedro's door stated, "Pedro Keer Deraz" in Farsi. To make it appropriate, "Deraz" translates to 'long', and "Keer" ... well, use your imagination. Pedro was described as very kind, funny, and very intelligent. Coming from my dad who does not give praise easily, I was impressed. I could sense sadness when he told us this story; when he learned of what happened to SFC Munoz a short time after their meeting. I'm going to always remember that story."
ym1008@txstate.edu of Austin, TX - USA

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Pedro, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Gisela, Dalia, y Marina...con ustedes en su pesar...Pedri estudio conmigo desde el Segundo Grado hasta la High School. Desde que me gradue de la superior no nos volvimos a ver pero mi Mama siempre me contaba del a traves de sus conversaciones con Marina. Toda la admiracion que sentia hacia Pedro se ha convertido en un gran penar...estoy con ustedes...aqui siempre a sus ordenes, que es lo unico que puedo hacer...."
Rodolfo R Vega of Boston, MA

"Querido amigo y hermano en armas, te extrañaremos mucho y siempre te tendre en mi mente y corazon. Te acompañamos en tus sentimientos Gisela y Dalia, la perdida fue immensa. He estado y seguire tratando de conseguirte por telefono. Que Dios las bendiga y si lees este mensaje llamanos. 813 653-9820."
Baruch y Flor Roche MSG(RET) of Brandon, Florida

"Queridos familiares y amigos de Pedro:

De parte de la familia Blanco-Caldas, le acompañamos en sus sentimientos. Compartimos el mismo dolor ... la misma pena. Nuestro querido Ernesto regresó sano y salvo de Afganistan, para perder la vida en Iraq. Quiero que sepan que están en nuestro corazón y nuestras oraciones. No hay duda que Pedro es un HEROE!

De parte de otra familia Boricua ...

Gloria Caldas
La Mama del Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003
San Antonio, TX

"Dear Pedro,
In you, we as nation have lost a beautiful person who unselfishly sacrificed his life for us and for the world. In you, your family will have enduring beautiful memories and everlasting love. In you, God has gained a wonderous and very special angel in his presence. May you always sit at the Lord's right hand and may your family soon find peace and comfort in their hearts. God bless your loved ones. We will see you again, my friend. Thank you, brave soldier."
Stacee of Northridge, Ca.

"Pedro quedará en los corazones de muchas personas para siempre, el con su simpatía, carisma, cariño y calor latino se ganaba amigos en todas partes. Todos los que en Colombia tuvimos la oportunidad de conocerlo lamentamos terriblemente su perdida.
Saludos a su madre que tanto extrañaba, saludos a su hija que era su orgullo, saludos a su hermano que también se sentía orgulloso. Saludos a esa linda familia de la que el tanto se sentía orgulloso, amaba, extrañaba. Siempre los tiene en su corazón y en el lugar en que esta muy seguramente los seguirá amando"
Doris of Colombia

"To Pedro's Family:
There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"My God bless you and keep you. My prayers will be with your family and friends. I thank you for your sacrifice so that I may live in this free land."
Candy of Poynette, WI

"Thank you Pedro Munoz, 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. 1st Class Pedro Munoz:
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 Pedro 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. 1st Class Pedro Munoz:
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 Pedro, 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