Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pvt. Jason L. Deibler

20, of Hampton, Virginia.
Killed by a non-combat weapon discharge in Kuwait. Deibler was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, based at Smith Barracks, Baumholder, Germany. Died on May 4, 2003.

..this is in honor of my son, Jason..We thank everyone who is involved in this site, including the guest. we love and miss Jason so much..We are very proud of him. He loved everything and everyone that was kind and even not so kind, and never gave in to the cruelties of life..he found piece and love. and knows that he was loved and missed by many. and will always be in our hearts. my first born, my love      love you, son you grew into a great man.

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"J, I think about you all the time. It makes me sad to know that my kids will not get to expierence their uncle. The J I had so many great, fun and memorable times with. (Even when we got into trouble) I will never forget the times we had or the things we did. You where a great brother and a great friend. I miss you everyday. You helped make me into the man I am today, a man you would be proud of. Thank you for the great times, the trouble, the fun and the lessons. I wouldnt be who I am without you. With all of my honor. Your little bro."
Kale Deibler of Sacramento, Ca

"Gary he is buried at Hampton National Cemetery in Virginia. Section H site 1411
If you have any questions feel free to email me at LHumiston52@gmail.com."
Lana of Denver

"I find myself missing you more than usual lately. You will be happy to know your nephew is to arrive 01/01/16. It's so hard not having you here for moral support. Yesterday you were on my mind as we did a Walk in your memory. Hope Heaven is treating you well. Rest easy and I love you, Jason."
Lana Humiston; Sister of Denver, CO

"It's Sept 11, 2015 and I still always wonder what it would be like if you were still with us. I really wish you were here. <3"
Little sis Vanessa of Dallas TX

"12 Years have passed and I still think of Jason and his family. I would like to someday to learn where his is laid to rest and pay my respects."
Sgt. Gary Paradis of Maine

"Jase, I still miss you everyday and always will. Granpa D"
Dan of Hampton, Va

"Hey Jason,
I thought about you on 9/11 and started crying. I wish I knew you like Lana did. She had you while I had Beto but I wish we could've all been together or at least visited each other more often. I still remember the day mom called and Beto answered the phone. I was being goofy but then the expression on his face changed and I knew something was wrong but I didn't know what. Then I found out and to be honest I didn't know how I should feel. I was young and had only met you once ya know, but then you were my big brother, my sisters hero. If you were here today... :( Anyways, I couldn't sleep so I'm writing to you. You have a niece (Sofi) Who's 1 1/2 and a nephew (Austin) who is 6 and doesnt listen very well. Lol Beto doesn't see them as much as he used to but he's just busy with his own life and problems. You would've loved them!! I hope you're watching over us all. I love you.
Vanessa the littlest sister of Dallas, Tx

"We love and miss you daily Jason."
Teresa Gibson of Seaford, VA

It has been 10 years since your death and you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike C. of El Paso, Texas

"Hey brother-in-law, this is my first time on this site. I never met you, but with Lana being my wife, and your mother is now my in law I feel like we are family. I have heard so much about you and I wish we could have met! I think we would have had a blast. My wife said they other night that we would have had a lot of fun together, but we probably would have got in trouble together as we'll! I just wanted to say hi for the first time and let you know I'm taking care of you sister. We have an amazing family and wish you were here to be a part of it."
John Humiston of Denver CO

"Thinking of you today, and every day. I love you."
Lana Humiston of Denver

"I think family and friends will really appreciate this article I found about my brother. Enjoy! I know I did! :)

Lana Recio Humiston of Denver

"This is my first time being up here, I just wanted to say that I wish I could have been able to prevent this. I will always remember the German White lightning and the good times we had."
Former teammate of Plattsburgh, NY

"It is a honor to have known Jason. He always made me laugh even when I didn't want too! He loved his family very much and is missed by many! Thank you Jason for your service!"
Michele McClure Justice of Goodland, KS

"Another year. Hard to believe it's been 8 yrs already! I still think about you every single day and think about where you'd be now. Knowing you, you'd probably have a ton of kids running around. All your hair would be gone but yet still have that beautiful contagious smile. Osama has finally been found and killed. May you rest in peace brohas. I love and miss you so much. May your memory stay alive until our dying day <3"
Lana of Denver

"Hello, It is Sgt Paradis once again.
Just wanted to let the family know that even after all this time, Jason has not left my thoughts. Peace be with the Deibler family."
Gary Paradis of Maine

"Jason, I never met you but your dad talked to me about you a little bit. I have a great pic of you at the beach. :) Yesterday, I gave your dad a poem I wrote about you and the memories. He really misses you, honey and I wish I could take the pain away from him. You have lived in my heart for 18 months and will continue to do so."
Cindy of Newport News, VA

"Jason, I miss you everyday! you were always there for me. The whole family thinks of you day by day, i will always remember when you stayed with us when i was really little and you always showed me magic tricks! You were a great guy and a loved cousin! i love you, and hope to see you again one day! Always in my heart."
Taryn of yorktown, va

"The entire Deibler family thinks of Jason always and we cry and smile. I think of you especially when family gathers at "grandma's house" ... you were always smiling around family. We love you and know you are making GG smile and laugh in Heaven."
Uncle Dave Deibler of Lake Mary, FL

"Dearest Jason,
My thoughts and prayers are about you today and each day I think of you. Your Dad misses you terribly! We all do. I know Monty(my son, your best friend and cousin), thinks of you daily if not each hour everyday. We wish you had came home. GG is with you, so we know you are having a ball, Love and thoughts always,
Your Aunt Tina"
Tina Deibler of Hampton, Va

"A person can spend a lifetime not knowing their purpose……Today through your memory and tearful conversation with your sister Lana there has been some closure for some people. I have always felt a certain amount of responsibility for your death, I know in my heart that there was nothing I could have done to prevent it but it still hurts the same now as it did then. Your memory will NEVER be forgotten and the man/person you were has lived on through others and has given strength in times where they/I could not have the strength on our own. Thank you for everything that you have done and still do."
SSG Griffin, Patrick F. of Jacksonville, FL USA

"I am not sure where to start on this letter. PVT Deibler was a friend of mine as well as a fellow squad member. I can not begin to express how I feel or have felt over the past 6 years. there is so much I would say and so little that I can do but I am very much sorry for the loss of a great man and a good soldier. Please if there is anything I can do any questions you have about what happened please feel free to contact me.
SSG Griffin, Patrick F.
A CO 1-6 INF from 2000-2004
Regulars by God
SSG Griffin, Patrick F.

"Its been 6 years next month since you've passed and still not a day goes by where you dont cross my mind. And I find myself thinking about you more than usual lately, and cant help but wonder what if..or what could've been. Its hard b/c nobody really understands how I feel, so I cant really talk about it with anybody. So many things remind me of you- Whether its a Bob Marley song, a man in uniform, an american flag waving or even certain smells of your old cologne. Till this day, I have yet to watch a war movie..which sucks- I heard JAR was a good movie! You would be such a great uncle and brother in law. Your neice just turned 2 will say 'Uncle Jason' if you were to point to a picture of you. And I'm sure Kacen will do the same once he starts talking. Moms doing really good too. And I plan on getting married next year. You would've loved this man just as much as I do. I better get back to work before they fire me! Love you brohas, miss you dearly. <3"
Lana Recio of Colorado

"To the family of Jason Deibler:
I was saddened to hear the news. I knew Jason well. We were in the same platoon in D Co. 2/58 for OSUT at Fort Benning. Four long months in freezing cold weather, yet he never gave up. I wanted to tell you this."
Daniel P. of Schofield Barracks, HI

"Hello and please allow me to introduce myself My name is Hector Moncada and I was one of the the first medics on the scene the day Jason died I remember working on him vividly and he was the first fatality I treated during that operation. I have that mans face etched in my brain and it will never go away. I send out my deepest condolences to him amd his family and would like to put myself outhere if you have any questions I treated him from time of discovery until the moment he was loaded onto the helicopter. Once again my name is Hector Moncada and please know that we did everything in our power to save him. He had several seasoned medics a physicians assistant and a doctor working on him and he did not go with out a fight.
Spc Hector Moncada

Hector Moncada of Tracy CA

"God Bless your family.

When you enlist in the military you are not surrounded by co-workers, conrads, or friends, but family. We grieve the loss of our own like family.
Jason bravely served during a time of danger. He served selflessly and will never be forgotten.

I grew up in Clintwood, VA. I was in the Army 6 yrs. My husband was in 12 yrs. OIF 2004"
Shorts of Schnectady, NY

"January 12, 2008
To the family of Pvt. 2 Jason L. Deibler:
Jason 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

"God Bless you"
Matthew Roediger of St.Louis, Missouri

"I have never forgoten PVT. Deiblers name since the day he passed.He stayed etched in my mind the whole time I was deployed and after my return home. I am the flight medic that continued the treatment Jason recieved . My heart and mind held onto his name all this time. I looked up his name today and found this site. Those who cared for him prior to my arrival did so exceptionally. I was honored to have taken care of a fallen fellow soldier.
Know that Jason recieved the best care and was treated with the utmost respect.

My condolences,

SSGT, Gary Paradis
Gary Paradis of Maine

"hey, i was with jason when he died. it had a deep impact on me and everyone that was there. i think about it alot. god bless you, see ya on the high groung! UNITY IS STRENGHT"
bobwilles@yahoo.com of ft benning, GA

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Unity Is Strength"(6th Inf. Motto)"

"To the family of:Jason L Deibler 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 Jason, its been awhile. Lots has happened in the last year. You're going to be an uncle come February. I'm having a baby girl, and I cant wait for her to get here. Mom was hopin towards a boy lol but she's really happy to become a grandma. You gotta make sure to help me so she doesnt get into trouble like us growing up lol. It sucks that you wont be the one on the porch her first date waiting w/ a shotgun! thats alright though. I went back to school and should be done around June 07. Anyways I should get going. We all love and miss you very much. We think of you always. XoX"
You lil sister of Colorado

no matter how many years pass, know your family thinks of you and misses you EVERY day. although your death brings me heartache, your life and SPIRIT give me inspiration to live my days to their fullest, as you did."
your cousin sarah deibler of norfolk, va

"my heart goes out to the family of jason dielbler. i never met him, but i feel like i did. i am attending tncc in va beach and was assigned a term paper in my english class to dedicate my respect for a fallen soldier, and i chose jason diebler. i would like to give my gratitude to him. so i hope its ok with the family, i just want to give him recognition because it hit home when i found out he was virginia, because i am also from hampton, va. just reading some of the things people had to say about him made me teary eyed. he's in a better place and heaven gained an angel. so thank you jason for being brave, and to the family, bless you."
felicia french of norfolk, va usa


"Your loved one was remembered on 27 May 2005 in Bicentennial Memorial Chapel General Protestant Worship Service in Fort Gordon, GA. His life and your sacrifice are not forgotten. Thank you. We are praying for you.
Chaplain (Major) Alva Ray Bennett"
Ray Bennett of Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA, USA

"As today marks the 2 year anniversary of Jason's death, I would like to leave a message in celebration of the life of a person that meant and still means so much to me. Jason you were the type of person who would do anything for the people that you loved. You were the type of person who would light up the room with your glowing personality and warm heart. You always had that ability to make me and everyone around us, laugh. I miss you and I love you! Jason you will be remembered for your ability to be a brave soldier, your ability to light up a room, and you ability to love those around you. Your passion for life still lives on by your family, friends and even strangers who love you. Jason as you look down from heaven I tell you we are soo proud of you and we will forever hold your memories because there is not a day goes by that I do not think about you and your beaming smile. God Bless you Jason!"
Alison Deibler of Yorktown, Virginia

"Up until a few days ago, I havent been on this site for about a year. Its crazy how many peoples lives my brother touched..and thats not counting the people who havent even wrote anything on this site. But Jason, you'd be happy to know that I'm doing really good. I think you'd be proud. I'm moving out on my own, working, have my friends, and a guy who cares about me so much. And I love him too. You would like him. He reminds me of you in so many ways its not even funny. Just the way he says "you know what Im saying" lol. There's not a day that goes by that I dont think of you. It still hurts more than ever just knowing when the phone rings, its not you. Or when a card comes in the mail, its not you reminding me that you're proud of me no matter what I do. Or when you and mom suprised me at 2 a.m. when I didnt even know you were coming to visit. But I know ur there. Everytime I read a poem that just hits the spot, or I see a person in an army uniform, or hear a certain song like Bob Marley..I get goosebumps all over. Thats how I know its you. I'm just so afraid I'm going to forget ur smile, ur laugh, or even the way you walked. It terrifies me, Jason. But I'm not going to let it happen. I'm going to keep telling the stories about when we were growing up together. And keep reminding myself that we had the kind of bond that every brother and sister wish they had. And that keeps me going day by day. I love you very much Jason and I hope you're looking down on me and mom smiling each day. Take care of everybody you and me lost along the way and just remember its only a matter of time when u dont want to play bingo with GG anymore, you will choose one of us to join you. I love you and you will always be my big brother for as long as i live. We miss you so much. Rest In Piece Jason <3"
Your little sister Lana of Denver

"It's been almost 2 yrs since my son died. I haven't been on the site for nearly that long. Reading it now touches my sole and heart. I thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers. To his brothers, sisters, cousins, and Nicole, that have added their thoughts. He loved you all and was very proud you in return. You know that his family meant everything to him.
Jason loved everybody, respected people and gave everyone a chance. He was lovable and for those who knew him talkative. He brought joy and laughter in peoples lives. He was sensitive and caring.
Everyday the pain is there, but I try to remind myself,, Celebrate his life by making your and other people lives around you, better.
Love with passion
Thank you son, for the time I had, with you in my life.
I miss and love you as much today as I did yesterday."
your mother of denver Co

"03/10/05 -- To the Deibler family: we continue to remember Jason and be grateful for his service to our country.

The Senate of Virginia recently recognized Jason with a memorial resolution (Senate Resolution 36, Celebrating the life of Private Jason L. Deibler) and the Senator who sponsored the resolution would like to send a copy to your family. If you could email me at kell7437@yahoo.com, I will be happy to make these arrangements."
Kim Woodard of Richmond, VA

"I wear a herobracelet with Jason's name on it,everyday!! I thank him and his loved ones for his service and sacrifice.He is a true HERO."

"Hello. I've never known Jason, but I would like to thank him. Your son will forever be remembered in my heart. Thank you, to you and your son, Jason."
Erin of Torrance, CA

"My family and I honor the memory of Jason L. Deibler. We thank him and his family for their service and sacrifice. Jason, you truly are one of freedom's defenders. God bless you and all of those who serve to protect us."
Karl of Wise County, VA

"I received my bracelet from herobracelets.org today and I wanted to let you know that they chose your son's name for my bracelet. Ironically, I used to live in Coeburn myself. What a small world. I will wear this with the honor and integrity that your son showed for our Country. God's Peace."
Melanie Lokey-Rollman of Orlando, FL USA

"God bless you."
Jason Dibler of Los Angeles, CA

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier! We will NEVER FORGET!!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN (5/2004)

"We will contine to remember Jasons service and sacrifice and thank God for people like him. Thank you Jason."
Shannon of MCAS New River, NC

"Hello. I did not know Jason, however I found the list of perished soldier's in " People" magazine. I was delighted they paid tribute to them instead of the usual star gossip.

I just want to say Jason was a strong man and I know he is missed deeply!

I want to also thank him for his courage and also say I am so sorry he is gone. He is in paradise now!

He will alway's be in my <3

I am so sorry for his family's loss! God pick's his roses....

God Bless <3 <3"
Colleen Marie of Pittsburgh PA

"one year later: We NEVER forget!
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Jason will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

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

"Hey Jason..This is Jessica...One of Vanessa's friends....i thought that was brave of you to go out there and fight for us!"
Jessy of Tx

"I love you, Jason & I think about you every day. I will miss you the most at me & Brian's wedding more than ever, however I know you will be there. We drove to Marsha's again this Christmas and I felt your presence the whole drive. I remember you saying last year on your break from basic - "No matter how much i love or hate my fellow army soldiers, I know I will die for them, they are my brothers". I am so glad you made it home that Christmas, for Brian and I couldn't be more content that we spent that time with you. Brian was more proud of you then you will ever know and he was so happy to have his army cousin...you were "there," jason, YOU MADE IT. You did good, even better than good, and we will never forget the positive life you made for yourself. And with your attitude and outlook on life, you made it beyond great, which is what I know you always wanted. Just remmeber, YOU MADE IT, Jason."
Ruth Perry, soon to be cousin-in-law of Radford, Virginia

"I was in basic training with Pvt. Deibler at Fort Benning Georgia. He made it through... I didn't. I was to be assigned to Germany with him and others in 3rd platoon. God bless you Jason. We'll all miss you, even Drill Sgt. Crawford"
Ryan McKenna of Chattanooga, TN


"Thank you Jason Deibler, 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

"We live in Coeburn,VA, just a few miles from the Flatwoods Job Corp. Center. We saw Jason's name and wanted to find out who he was.
My son, Daniel is the same age as Jason. He went to fight fires last summer in Oregon with the firecrews to earn money for college with some of the students at FJCC.
I think of you and your loss and want your family to know that each of you are in our prayers. I cannot imagine your loss and pain.
I do want to share with you that we will continue to keep you in our prayers and pray that God give you His peace, comfort, and strength.
May you know that we could not begin to express our gratitude to Jason and you, his family for the ultimate sacrifice given to preserve freedom in the world.
May God bless, comfort, and keep you."
Elizabeth, David Hale and family of Coeburn, VA, USA

I love you so much and i always will. we will be together again one day, i promise. Just know, that many many people down here love and miss you so much. love always and forever, Nicole"
Nicole Reddington of Yorktown, VA

"I bunked 2 beds down from Jason at Ft. Benning. He always had a funny story to get us through the days. I send my deepest sympathies to his family."
Brett Chittick of Grand Blanc, MI

"I'm so saddened to hear of the loss of your son, who chose to serve his country. I'll keep him and your family in my prayers."
Bill Deibler of San Jose, California

"Want to wish the family the best wishes that I can for their loss. To many of our brave young Americans have and some still are making a great sacrifice. I hope all of you will remember all of the good times that were shared with Jason in the years to come. Sorry for your loss and best wishes."
Frank M. Ferguson IV of Yuma, Arizona / 85364

"To the loved ones of Jason I was wondering If I can pay my respest to jason....this is something that Ive been wanting to do if any one can help me out email me at
itsmeehjuicy@aol.com thanks!
god bless you!"
Jocelyn of Virginia Beach , VA

"We met on Flatwoods Job Corps Center we were in Business Clerical together.

Jason helped me in my math test for the GED exam. He would make flash cards and sometimes write poems to me during class.
What i will miss most is his way of always being there ,his talks n the way he always asked for "hugs" but what i will alway remember is his courage to join the service.

"Since I heard of this a while ago I was so shock and cried tears. I have so many memories of you and ever time i think of all the brave soilders out there i think of you.

My heart goes out to the Family and friends of Jason.

You are very missed from everone that knew you."
Jocelyn of Virginia Beach , VA

"Jason, There are so many memories that rush my thoughts when I think of you, especially now when I see an American flag, hear a patriotic song, or see the toy army men that you played with last Christmas with Mark and Kevin. After you left on X-mas day, Kevin said "Hey, Jason left his favorite toy." I am so proud that I had the pleasure of watching you grow into such a caring and respectful man. I love you always and will never forget the selfless sacrifice you made for our freedoms. God Bless you and may peace fill the rest of your days...for all eternity."
Cousin Marsha D. Mullins of Portsmouth, Virginia

"Hey Jason, I remember how proud you were to be wearing your uniform when I saw you last Christmas. I didn't think that it would be last time I would see you, though. You've left behind so many people who love and miss you. The sacrifice you made for our country will never be forgotten. I love you, and we'll all be together again someday."
your cousin, Tracy Deibler of Williamsburg, VA

"I am very proud of you, Jason. I have watched you grow from being my baby cousin to a grown soldier in the United States Army. I will never forget your smiling face the day I saw you in your uniform for the first time. I know I will see that smiling face again, I just did not want to wait this long. Say "Hi" to Great Grandma for me! You will always be in my heart and prayers! Jah Bless!"
Brian E. Deibler, Cousin of Radford, Virginia

You were really brave to go out there! We all love you so much for that! You are the bravest person i know! You will ALWAYS be in my heart! I will always think of you and you will be in my prayers. I love you so much!"
Love Always and Forever ,your sis Vanessa of Texas


"Jason. We all miss you soo much. I know you're watching over me and protecting us. I'm so proud of you. I'm gonna make you proud. You're my hero. I love you xox"
Your lil sis *Lana* of Colorado

"We thank you for the sacrafice Jason made for us. Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Thank you brave soldier!"
Ken and Maritza Holley of Pembroke Pines, Florida

"It is during times such as these that it reminds us that the freedom we take for granted each day is paid for with the lives of many young men and women. Each person who has given the ultimate gift should be remembered with respect and honor. I give that to Pvt. Jason Deibler."
Terri Curtis of Green forest, Arkansas

"To the family and friends of Pvt. Jason Deibler:
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 Jason 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 Pvt. Jason Deibler:
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 Jason, 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