Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Cpl. Jonathan F. Blair

21, of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Blair died in Bayji, Iraq on when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on November 19, 2005.

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"You are not forgotten."
Cathy Kantorak of Indiana

"April 23, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Jonathan F. Blair:
Jonathan 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

"To The Family:

I saw the wall of the fallen warriors in 3rd BDE HQ yesterday and I couldn't believe Jonathan's picture was on the wall. I first met Jonathan when I worked as a recruiter in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I was SSG Howard then. To the family of Jonathan, I am very sorry for the lost of Jonathan. When I worked as a recruiter in Fort Wayne, I put a lot of people in the Army. Some of their names have escape me now. Jonathan's name never did. I don't know why it didn't. It just seem to stay with me. I feel honored and proud to have worked with Jonathan for the brief period of time that I did. I feel even prouder that I'm serving in the same brigade now, as he did before me.

God bless you Jonathan.

Thank You"
2LT Joe Howard of Fort Campbell

"You will not be forgotten."
Rex Mercer of Albion, Indiana

"To the family of:Cpl. Jonathan F. Blair 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"

"Hey Jonathan it is ur sister Sammy jo i just wanna let u know that i really really really miss u with all my heart and so does daddy and kent and everyone does i want u to know that all the fun times we spent together i will cherish them forever....u will always be a part of me always...i love u Jon i always will plz stay by my side like i always did u when u were here....i love u
love always ur sister
Samantha of Fort Wayne, United States, Indiana

"To the family of Jon Blair. I wish I had known him better. I worked with him at Azars... my husband is in the Army, so I know the sacrafice well. I wish I could thank him for serveing and protecting Americas freedom! We truly owe our lives to all the soldiers dead/alive. I am just so sorry that I didn't know him better..."
A of Fort Bragg, NC

"To the Blair Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Jonathan is a true American Hero. Jonathan will always be remembered and honored. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all and God Bless you Jonathan."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

I still can't quite grip the fact that you're really gone! We had so much fun together and I will truly miss you but will forever remember you. I'm very proud to say that I knew you but still can't believe that you won't be coming back when the rest of the boys do! You are forever in my heart!"
Dana of Bowling Green KY

"To Those I Love and Those Who Love Me

When I am gone, release me, let go.
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears,
be happy that we had so many years.

I gave you my love,
you can only guess how much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
but now it's time I traveled on alone.

So grieve a while for me if you must,
then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part,
so keep the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away, for life goes on.

So if you need me, call, and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near.
And if you listen with your heart,
you'll hear all of my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way,
I'll greet you with a smile, and say,
Author Unknown
Gone but not forgotten.
Thank you for sharing your loved one with us,
and for the sacrifice made by you and your family on our behalf.
Proud mom of Lcpl Alex. Currently serving in Iraq"
Patricia of Bishop, CA

I would like to say thank you to you and the three other soldiers who were in that Humvee with you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Rakkasans-Ne Desit Virtus"
(Let Valor Not Fail)187th Inf. Motto"

"Thank you Jonathan Blair, 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 Cpl. Jonathan Blair:
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 Jonathan 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 Cpl. Jonathan Blair:
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 Jonathan, 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