Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Air Force Capt. John J. Boria

29, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Boria died from injuries he received in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Doha, Qatar. He was assigned to the 911th Air Refueling Squadron, Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Died on September 6, 2004.

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"Miss ya JB 99-15"
Tres of Incirlik AB, Turkey

"To the family of:John J.Boria
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""

"On this Memorial Day, I remember my friend J.B. Former Air Force Academy squadron mate and one of my closest friends in pilot training, J.B. was one of the most selfless individuals I've ever known. His final resting place right down the road, I plan on stopping by again to say hello. You are still missed..."
J.D. Went of Colorado Springs, CO

"I knew you from the time you were born and was friends with your mom and dad. I was at the hospital when you were injured so badly in a car accident when you were only a few months old. I just found out today that you were taken away way to early. What a loss your family and friends had to bear. God be with them."
Pam Coomes (Fox) havoc94@verizon.net of Lakeland Florida USA

Rest easy. You are missed terribly and oh so loved."

"April 27, 2008
To the family of Capt. John J. Boria:
John 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

"Javi (as we called him) was my cousin. The things I remember most aboout him were his smile that never seemed to fade and his passion for everything he did. I miss him but I know i will see him again one day and that always helps me."
Janelle of Texas, USA

"Remembering you and assuring your loved ones that you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace."

"I was in Qatar when Capt.Boria passed away I was a crew cheif on the jets he flew.I would like to say sorry for the family's loss and it is always hard to loose a great soldier. His family will always be in my prayers"
SrA Allen of Fairchild AFB WA

"Captain Boria:

We met your family this weekend. You were so loved!
To John, Wanda and Jose:
God Keep You. We will continue to pray for your peace and strength. You are of incredible strength and quality. It was an honor to meet you all."
David, Jennifer, Darrien and Jackson of Norman, OK

""My prayers & thanks go out to John & his family and friends for the sacrifice that he has made. My son also in the USAF was in Doha, Qutar in 2002, but has since returned home. I have learned a lot about our troops through him & his USAF family and I want you to know that there are many people who grief for your son, brother, etc..no one can ever feel the way you did about him but he did have an extended family in the USAF and I wear a KIA bracelet proudly displaying your sons name and I swear to wear it everyday, as long as I possibly can. I also have printed a picture of him & have it displayed above my desk at work, so that all of my customers can see it daily. He is a great reminder of how much we owe to our soldiers who provide us our freedom. Freedom is never free and unfortunately your family has learned this the hard way. You are forever in my prayers & I wish you peace. I vow to remind people of just how wonderful Capt. John J. Boria was as a soldier & a great representative of the U.S.A. My Blessings to all...
Brenda L Mahusky
Brenda Mahusky of Madison, Oh. U.S.A."
Brenda Mahusky of Madison, Oh. U.S.A.

"Thank you Captain Boria for answering your countries call. You will be remembered each day we raise our flag in the front yard. From a very grateful American family. God Bless you and may He bring peace to your loved ones."
The Shaw family of Pasadena, Maryland

""Yea though I walk through the valley of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me." Psalm 23:4"
Mazin Enwiya of Chicago, IL

"To John'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

"Captain Boria, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"To John's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice.


The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (The Big Ern's Mom) of San Antonio, TX

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

"To the family of John,
Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. John is a true American hero and will always be remembered for his bravery and sacrifice he gave to our country. May God bless you during this difficult time."
The McClain family--azquail@att.net of Tucson, AZ

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten. May time provide family and friends with happy loving memories in place of present sorrow. In the infinite meadows of Heaven the bright shining stars bloom...the forget-me-nots of angels. God bless you and thank you."
a grateful family in Phoenix, AZ

"Thank you John Boria, 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 Capt. John Boria:
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 John 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 Capt. John Boria:
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 John, 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