Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Sirlou C. Cuaresma

25, of Chicago, Illinois.
Cuaresma died in Baghdad, Iraq, from a non-combat related cause. He was assigned to the 68th Engineer Company, 62nd Engineer Battalion, 13th Containment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas. Died on June 21, 2006.

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"I still haven't forgotten you brother"
Charlie Brown of Rolla, MO

"I'm sorry it has taken me so long to write, Please know your always in my thoughts, and i promise i will never forget u, Heaven holds a special place for those who have known war, Rest well Little brother Rest in heavens arms"
SFC McGlone of Afganistan

"Our Beloved Sirlou(ko),
Miss you a lot, you will be forever in our hearts...Aunt Jessie"
J L Cuaresma of California

"To the family of:Sirlou C. Cuaresma 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"

"May 31, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Sirlou C. Cuaresma:
Sirlou 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

"Hey Lou,I miss all the fun we had picking on each other's cars. I wish I could have deployed with ya this time."
Charlie Brown(battle buddy) of Rolla,MO/US

"My beloved Sirlou(ko)...It is more than a year now but the pain of not seeing you around still pierce our hearts. We just get strength from HIM and the fact that we lost you for an unselfish reason. We miss and love you so much...Aunt Jessie and Uncle Tito"
Jessie L. Cuaresma of California/Philippines

"Kuya Sirlou, we miss you so much!!!"
J C Savusdiphol of Washington DC

"My dearest Sirlou(ko),you know that you are my favorite nephew; Your cousins and I miss you so dearly. You are always in my heart .Watching your childhood video w/ your cousins gives me joy and pain.You are now with Him and at peace. We love you and miss you a lot, Sirlou(ko),...Aunt JC,"
J L Cuaresma of Florida

"My Love...I Miss you dearly!! I think about you constantly, and to see such a wonderful site that has been made for our fallen heroes, makes me happy. You were my Hero, and always will be. Thank You for all that you have done for me, your family and our country.
I love you honey...and I miss you!!"
Anna Casanova (Fiance) of San Antonio, Texas US

"To the Family of SGT Sirlou Cuaresma:
We have constructed a memorial to the service men and women from Wisconsin and Illinois who have died in Iraq. Our memorial includes, as of 8/28/06, 162 crosses and Stars of David. We would like your permission to put Sirlou's name on one of them. We have called our display "Arlington MidWest." It is our expression of mourning for the indescribable loss you have suffered for our country.

If you would like us to do this, please email me at arlingtonmidwest@yahoo.com.

We invite you to come to visit Arlington MidWest if you can. A friend has put us up on his website so you can see the memorial here:

"As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.""
Marty Preston of Wisconsin Dells, WI

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, Sirlou will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!

"Thank you Sirlou Cuaresma, 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 Sgt. Sirlou Cuaresma:
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 Sirlou 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 Sgt. Sirlou Cuaresma:
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 Sirlou, 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