Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Navy Cmdr. Joseph Acevedo

46, of New York, New York.
Acevedo died in Manama, Bahrain. He was assigned to the Naval Forces Central Command, Tampa, Florida. Died on April 13, 2003.

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"I was there! I was his Yeoman. He was a excellent officer, father, soldier. He never spoke an bad word or raised his voice. I still have the obituary, I witnessed this tragedy and was the one who typed his obituary. You are missed Mr. A."
YN2 Elizabeth Winston of Sterling VA

"I was there! I was his Yeoman. He was a excellent officer, father, soldier. He never spoke a bad word or raised his voice. I still have the obituary, I witnessed this tragedy and was the one who typed his obituary. You are missed Mr. A."
YN2 Elizabeth Winston of Sterling VA

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Bessie of Tecumseh, MI

"Thank you Joseph for your sacrifice. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. https://towmestlouis.com/"
Wendy T. Paris of Oklahoma, OK, USA

"To the family and friends of this fallen hero:

God needs fine senior officers to lead the Marines guarding the streets of heaven.

Your loved one's ultimate sacrifice is a testament to the fighting spirit of the nation's finest individuals and an inspiration to those continuing the fight here on Earth.

Godspeed in your healing process."
Navy submariner of Charleston, SC

"Cmdr. Acevedo,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just 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.

Fair Winds And Following Seas"

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"The soldiers do not speak. Nevertheless, they are heard in the still houses: who has not heard them? They have a silence that speaks for them at night and when the clock counts. They say: We are young. We have died. Remember us. They say: We have done what we could but until it is finished it is not done. They say: We have given our lives but until it is finished no one can know what our lives gave. They say: Our deaths are not ours: they are yours they will mean what you make them. They say: Weather our lives and our deaths are for peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say: it is you who must say this. They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young. they say. We have died. Remember us:"
William Taylor of Bonita Springs, Fl.

"May God embrace your family and heal your pain like no one else can."
SSG. Acevedo, Marc of New Brunswick, NJ

"I just clicked on this site today which happens to be 5 years since he was taken. I am so sorry - he is a hero and he has my gratitude. My sympathy to those left behind.
Rest in peace joseph.

"Thank you Joseph for your sacrifice."
Cortnay of Washington

"February 24, 2008
To the family of Navy Cmdr. Joseph Acevedo:
Joseph 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

"Fallen Hero, rest in peace."
-Nag- of TX

"John 15:13 - Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
Peter Matcau of Miami, Florida

"Thank you for serving our country. These soliders that have gave their life for our country will never be forgotten. Prayers go out to family and friends."
of IL

"To the family and friends,
I would like to extend my deepest sympathies. Losing a loved on is the hardest thing in life. I am writing to not only express my sorrow for you but to let you know about a memorial I am working on. I am creating a quilt to honor the fallen soldiers from the New York City Area. Each soldier will have a panel created. I am inviting the friends and families to get involved. If you are interested or would like some more information please contact me at nycfallensoldiers@yahoo.com"
Esther Kabalkin of Staten Island, New York

"Cmdr. Acevedo,
Sir, 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."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"God Bless and Peace be with the family and friends of Navy Cmdr. Acevedo this Memorial Day and always."
Thelma Alaniz of San Diego, CA.

"I will never have the honor of meeting you, but i thank you for your service and your sacrifice, and i thank your family for allowing you to be in this great army!"
Pau of Pine Plains, NY

"Though we did not know each other, we are brothers, sons of God."
Air Force Pilot of Albany, New York

"Thank you for your courage.
Thank you for my freedom."
of Dallas, TX

"To the loved ones of Joseph Acevedo, your hero will never be forgotten. His sacrifice for freedom will be remembered always by those who know all to well the cost of freedom. May he soar with the angels who have gone with him in peace."
Briana Wall of Connecticut

"To the family of Joseph Acevedo. Just to let you know I knew Joe when he was the Supply Officer on the USS JOHN HANCOCK (DD 981). He was a Lieutenant then and I was the Ship's Sec. YN1 Seamans. My son Tim enlisted into the Army on 27 July 04 and went to Iraq Jan 2005 he was killed in action on Aug. 18, 2005. Please know that Joe and Tim are hero's and will forever be missed. I will keep Joe and his family in our prayers forever. May God Bless You and Keep You, May He Shine His Everlasting Light Upon You Always.

In Christ Love,

Dave Seamans
7130 Oakwood Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Dave of Jacksonville, FL

"To the Wife and Loved ones of Joseph Acevedo. What a wonderful understanding woman you have. She knows you well I CAN ONLY HOPE my SON N LAW Spc Joshua Munger is OUT THERE WITH HIM. This is a tough time and all we can do is hope for an ending but know they are there for all the wright reasons. Thinking of you.. a young soldiers mom n law. God Bless"
Tanya Bush of Centerview,Mo. USA

"To the family of the fallen soldier: Your loved one was very brave and courageous. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers."
Lynsey McQueen of Jackson, Mississippi USA

"MY DEAREST,You have been gone an eternity! It seems that way to me. Yet,I know that you're back in the Mddle East somehow. You said to me once, " Where ever they go, I go". Always looking after your guys. Keep looking after all of them, my love."
Your loving wife. of VA

"GODSPEED Hero. We keep you close in our thoughts and prayers."
Jeanne of Beaumont, TX USA

"Thank you for your bravery and sacrifice!!! God Bless your family!!!"
Nicole Warren of Ft. Worth,Tx

"If anyone has a photo of Cmdr Acevedo, please e-mail it to me. I'm working on a memorial project. krystal@krystalAllen.com"
Krystal of Inverness, CA

""Let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us re-consecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.”
--Dwight D. Eisenhower""
Veteran's Day...2005

US Navy Sailor

"Thank you Joseph Acevedo, 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 Cmdr. Joseph Acevedo:
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 Joseph 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 Cmdr. Joseph Acevedo:
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 Joseph, 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