Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Aaron Boyles

24, of Alameda, California.
Boyles died as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Headquarters and Service Company, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on September 24, 2004.

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"Jesus loves you and I hope you are blessed as you reflect on your loved one's memories. I hope your pain and tears are comforted and wiped away and joy returns to your lives once more. Blessings from a Marine veteran"
Matthew of CORONA,CA

"I was a NCO in the Maries with Aaron Boyles. He was a great guy & a good friend. I remember several times we would be on fire watch together & we would talk about his family especially about his wife. He also entertained me when we were on patrol at night around the Motor pool. He always thought he see something in the hanger bay moving around. The term he said “I think I saw a man climb up the wall and dart off behind the hanger & I heard him too”. The entertaining part is we would rack a round & search for the intruder & then I poke fun at him when nothing was there. The noises he pointed out to me was the wind on the Hanger loose metal shingles. The only thing I wish I could do again is talk some more with him. Well every time Nov 24th comes around I dink a beer to him & pour him a glass of what I believe is the best beer I can find. So brother, family members, & close friends I will finally have a link on my face book dedicated to him & another Marine brother."
Edward LaValley USMC of West Jordan, UT, USA

"To the family of:Aaron Boyles
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 theory 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 Worthington, OH USA

"My brother served with Aaron and was injured in the same incident. He always said good things about him. Makes me wish I had known him. I attended Aaron's funeral for my brother because he wanted to be there but was still in Iraq. To Aaron's family he will never be forgotten."
maria grout of san jose, ca. usa

"April 29, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Aaron Boyles:
Aaron 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

"They say that life is fleeting, I know that this is true. I left this world so quickly, With no goodbye to you. I know how much you miss me, Your tears fall ever light. The pillow where you lay your head, Is wet with them at night. I know your heart is hurting, The words we left, unsaid. I love you's left unspoken Are spinning in your head. The strength that I have carried, That served to make you whole. Remains to make you stronger, Within your grieving soul. For you see, while you were weeping On the day I passed away, At the grave site near the flowers Where my loved ones knelt to pray. An angel came to see me, She took me by the hand, She led me to a kingdom In a very distant land. As I look down from the heaven, And see you standing there Your heart so ever burdened With more weight than it can bear. I long to bring you comfort, I long to give you peace, I long to hold you closely, Cause all your tears to cease. The joy I've found in heaven Goes far beyond compare. The love that's so elusive, Can be found here everywhere. The light is softly shining. There's no storm clouds here or rain. There's no tear drops found in heaven. There's no suffering, there's no pain. You needn't be so troubled, Stay close to God and pray That someday we'll be together, One bright and glorious day. So my love, you shouldn't question My dear you need not cry I've gone to be with Jesus I really didn't die."

"Aaron was like one of my own sons growing up and i still miss him so very much. He lived here in Hood River and was always smiling and joking. Now his niece and my grandaughter are good friends. Life goes on no matter how hard it seems at the time. Aaron would of wanted us to smile and enjooy our lives. Semper Fi"
Mary of Hood River

"I served with LCpl Aaron Boyles in Iraq and was there the day that we lost him. I liked Aaron for one because he was a fellow "east coaster" and everyone in the platoon was from the west coast. Aaron was a great Marine and always got the job done. He hated slackers and always made us laugh when he yelled at the rookies. I respected and admired the fact that he continued to work hard after finding out he could not go home on R&R to see the birth of his child. It takes a strong man to carry on and keep a positive attitude after that. Aaron was a Marine that I could always trust in combat with my life, not everyone has that quality but he did. I will always remember him and honor his memory for the rest of my life. My God be with his family and bless you."
Cpl Vriens of New York, New York

"To the family of Aaron Boyles. I was surfing the web looking at the "Boyles" family and related websites and touched on yours. My heart goes out to you but know that this "Boyles" is proud of Aaron and his sacrifice. My very best to your family."
Dirk W. Boyles of Toledo, Ohio - USA


"May he rest in peace"
Rosie of Oakland, CA

"Aaron, I just wanted to tell you that I think of you all of the time and I miss u so much. I wish we would have spent more time together but i just want you to know I thought of you more than often. I cant even explain in words how much i love you. Rest in peace, you are not only my cousin but you are my hero!!!"
Michelle H. of San Marcos, CA, USA

"To Aarons wife and family, Aaron was a great person all around. I am thankful that i was able to get to know him and be friends with him. His death was heard on everyone that know him. He cared so much for others around him and that is what made him such a great person to be around and to know. I am really at a lose of words right now cause it is so hard to know that he is gone. I am very sorry for your lose."
sgt steven stunkel of wilson, ny, us

"My son served with Aaron in Iraq. He was a very good, honorable,and brave man. I am so sorry for your loss. He will never be forgotten, nor, the ultimate sacrifice your family has had to endure. Our prayers and thoughts will always be with your family."
Debbie Gross of Pensacola,Fl , USA

"My name is also Aaron Boyles, and I was a soldier in the U.S. Army. I'm proud to share a name with CPL Boyles. My thoughts and prayers are with his family."
Aaron Boyles of Washington, DC.

"To the Family of Aaron Boyles,
My name is also Aaron Boyles & I am in the Illinois Air National Guard. My prayers are with you and your family. I am proud to share the same name of a fellow comrad of the Military who sacrificed his life for the benefit of others & making the world a better place. Freedom is not free; without soldiers like Aaron we would not have freedom. I hope that this meassge gets to you and I would like to thank you for the scrafice that you have made. My prayers & love is with your family."
Senior Airman Aaron Boyles of Washington, IL

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

"To Aaron'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, Aaron, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

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

"My deepest sympathy, our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. May God bless you and help you through this time. Forever in our hearts a HERO Aaron Boyles."
Amy & Aaron Monier of Waterford, MI.

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Aaron Boyles,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca

"To Aaron'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

"Thank you Aaron Boyles, 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 Lance Cpl. Aaron Boyles:
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 Aaron 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 Lance Cpl. Aaron Boyles:
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 Aaron, 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