Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Master Sgt. Joseph J. Andres, Jr.

34, of Seven Hills, Ohio.
Andres died in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained earlier that day in Baqubah, Iraq, when he was attacked by enemy forces during combat operations. He was assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on December 24, 2005.

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"Remembering 10 yrs ago while stationed in Balad, Iraq being part of the patriot detail to honor and send this fellow soldier & buckeye on his final journey home. #gratefulnation"
Sandra Cotton of Morgantown, WV

"To the family of:Joseph J. Andres
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 never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theroy 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 Columbus, OH

"To Joe's father whom I have had the pleasure of knowing for many years, my heart and my prayers are with you. I now have a son in the Marine corps who will soon be in the middle east. I thought about you and your beloved son when I found this page. You and your family have sacrificed more than anyone can ever know. Thank you from all of who know what its like to have a family member serve. I hope there's just a little bit more peace for you in every passing day."
John Puskar of Parma Ohio

"March 28, 2008
To the family of Master Sgt. Joseph J. Andres, Jr.:
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

"Joe and I had become good friends before he left Texas. He was a genuinely good guy and was a lot of fun to be around. I know he is missed greatly and I keep Joe and his family in my thoughts and prayers."
Vanessa of Austin, Texas


"Hello, my name is jeff and i dont know much about special forces, i was just checking news on our forces overseas/keeping up with the news, I come across this website by google search, just wanted to say "thanks" Joe, freedom is promised by a higher power than us.... I cannot promise that.... but "thanks"."
jeff shaeffer of kalamazoo michigan

"To the family of Joe our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Joe is indeed a true hero he will always will be in every American hearts and he will always be remember forever."
janie of texas

"I will never forget Joe Joe. He was my bud, my pal, my friend. I loved Jo Jo like a brother, no matter who remembers or what is remembered. I am so profoundly sad to see him gone. The world is a worse and a more unsafe place without him. He truly was a guardian of our country, our way of life, and of our country's spirit. He defines and will line the pages of textbooks for our children and grandchildren to study, learn, and to to admire. Thank God for allowing angels, like Jo Jo, to come down to Earth to Bless us. We weap you. We miss you. We love you. We will see you soon with the Grace if God."
of cleveland, ohio

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

"Thank you Joseph Andres, Jr., 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 Master Sgt. Joseph Andres, Jr.:
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 Master Sgt. Joseph Andres, Jr.:
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