Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Jeremy Ricardo Ewing

22, of Miami, Florida.
Ewing died in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle approached his unit and the driver detonated a bomb. He was assigned to 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany. Died on April 29, 2004.

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"Happy Veterans Day
My Brother"
Ace of Ny

"Happy Veterans Day brother
Miss you so much " nain se bita" lol only you and I know the meaning of that word we made it up that night. You really are a hero bro I miss you so much you were always there with me we even got in trouble together. As I say these word I get a smile thinking of you when you were on extra duty with me in the barracks how we manage to make it fun and make the day go so fast . I pray for you and your love ones . Miss you"
Ace of Nypd NY

". I was stationed with private Ewing in baumholder and Iraq, with bravo company. We had some pretty good times and he was a good man. I have very fond memories of him and probably even a picture if I looked hard for it. He was a laid back chill guy usually smiling. It was people like him that made the war bearable. I miss you and will never forget your big smile Ewing."
Nick of Missouri

"Jeremy and I used to always argue about our home towns. I always had a reason for Chicago being a better town than Miami and he always had a reason why Miami was better than Chicago. Neither won the argument, but we vowed to meet up and party in each city some day. I ended up in Miami in 2004 and drank a beer to my brother.

One of my fondest memories of Jeremy, however, was the day I learned he had never before seen or felt snow. The first frost of the the German fall settled in and Jeremy proceeded to lay on his back and attempt to make snow angels. I felt bad forcing him to realize that what he was experiencing was not snow. It was just another piece of classic Ewing behavior. You will always be missed, brother."
Paul Augustine of Raunheim, Germany

"Whats up Jeremy, its been al long time brother. I miss you man. We had alot of good times. You will be missed. You will always be my brother in arms. RIP."
John Hernandez of San Bernardino, CA

"To the family of:Jeremy Ricardo Ewing
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""

"It has been 6 years since I last heard from Jeremy. I remember every phone call, every letter still. I want to let his family know, he is still missed and I don't think his place in my heart can ever be filled. I joined the Army 3 months ago and every step I take, I think about him and his bravery and honor. I know he is watching over me at all times and I will never forget him!"
Kim Cooley of Atlanta, Ga

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry at times. I understand, in theory only, that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take your families and friends 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
A hundred times a day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving. - Albert Einstein"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"I miss you man. I still have some of your stuff that you had me pack in my things for you. Like some name tapes some clothes things like that. It was an honor to serve with you bro. you always will be with all of us. Thank you for everything bro!! it already been 6 years."
Anthony Sifuentes of 1st Cav FT Hood Texas

"To the family of Jeremy. My brother James Becktrand was in Jeremy's unit when Jeremy was taken from you and James was taken from us. We think of Jim always along with Jeremy and the other 6 soldiers, Ryan C., Norman, Justin, Jeffrey, Esau and Ryan R.We always smile knowing that the 8 of these amazing men are around us 24/7 for their job of protecting us has now gone from the war but to eternity. God Bless your family...
Lucy Mejia of Anaheim, Ca/USA

"man i miss u...it was a great honor to fight for our country with u...i will never forget our conversations we had when we were the only ones up at night listening to the gun fights and wishing we were home..i love u man and u will always be in my heart.."
leo vargas..leonardvargas@rocketmail.com of ft. lauderdale florida

"DAMN I MISS THIS GUY. I remember being stationed in Germany with Ewing and we would always hit the club together. I still remember sitting in the room listening to the new 50 cent album back in 2003. When I came back from Iraq in 2004, I remember, getting ready to go out and I'd stop by Ewing's room to see if he wanted to come out with us...only to be reminded that he wasn't going to answer. I think about him all the time. It was a real tragedy to have lost a friend. I never knew his family, but I wish I did. I was in Miami last year and I wanted to contact a family member but I didn't even know where to start. If anybody out there gets this, my name is Diego. E-mail address is diegosb@hotmail.com
-Barros of B Battery, 4/27 FA 1st AD"
Diego Barros of Colorado

"Hey Ewing I still miss you man."
Jason Hayden of St.louis Mo.

"June 3, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Jeremy Ricardo Ewing:
Jeremy 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


"3/20/2008 1:10 p.m.- Hi, Im Jeremy's cousin Meka. I still have memories of the night we got the phone call from another family member explaining what happened. My mom answered the phone and just fell to her knees crying as I stood there watching afraid to here the reason for her crying.It was a scary moment, I never seen my mom cry like that. However,Jeremy you are a HEROE,a BRAVEHEART, even though we were not close I admire what you and all the other fallen soilders did for our country. You maybe gone but you will never be forgotten.
Love you always,Your cousin Meka"
Shemeka Brown-Forbes of Norcross,GA

"Dear Jeremy - I did not know you, but was touched when I read about your passing two years ago in the Herald. I have not forgotten, and still have the article. I just want to say that many of us who enjoy freedom every day have not forgotten your sacrifice, and I pray that God brings peace to you and your family."
Jeff of Miami, FL

"Hey jeremy.. i still think about u a lot.. while u was in iraq we used to be everyday for hours on the phone.i think 4 or 5 hours was the longes :)... u talked me to sleep... and told me ur worse thoughts....u always told me that u feel it... that u wont make it save back.. i wish u were wrong... im sure i was the last person u talked to, u called me befor u went to that mission and u was so mad about it...u said: seyhan i wont make it back.. i wish i would have kept u on the phone and didnt let u go.. i miss u. but i know u at the better place now.. and that u watch over ur daughter and ur fam.. love u"
Seyhan of wiesbaden

"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:for the former things are passed away. Revelations 21:4"
Linda of Miami, Florida

"It has been so long but it seems like the pain just won't go away. Tears still come to my eyes when I thin about you even though I know you r in a better place. I still miss u so much"
Kim of Rüsselsheim

"i would like to thank everybody who said nice things about my brother. its good to know that he is still remember and loved by friends. i would like to give my support to the other families who lost someone to the war and to everyone still fighting. may God be with you all. love you and thanks"
Bianca J. Ewing of Miami, FL

"i went to middle school and high school with Jeremy.....a very cool wel respected person......May God bless hos family and may he Rest In Peace."
SPC Antwan Diggs of Ft Bragg

"Ewing! One of the few guys I still kept in contact with after I PC'sed from Germany, emailing each other back and forth on our whereabouts and good being! A couple of weeks went by with no email then I heard the news what had happened, it hurt. You're a good soldier Ewing and will be greatly missed. Be proud of your accompishments and defending our country HERO!"
SGT Sevie Sarabia (honorably discharged) of Laredo, TX


"Jeremy was always a great person to be around. He always made me laugh and could do any task assigned to him. He was a great person and i will never forget him...Thank you to his family for letting me know him...and to Jeremy...I will never forget you my brother...your memory lives on in all of us."
Sean Gilfillan of Providence, RI

"Two years now brother....still in my mind...everyday....thinking of you down here...watchin us from up there...memory's gonna be always in my heart. Thanks again."
SGT Francisco of Vermillion SD

"Family of PFC Ewing,
My name is Alicia Reed. My husband PFC Ryan Reed was in the same unit as your family member. He was also killed in action on Apr 29, 04. I would like to tell you that your family member will never be forgotten. It has been almost two years and to this day and for the rest of my life, I will think of your family member. He is a hero in my eyes and in the eyes of many. Thank you for your sacrafice."
Alicia Reed of Colorado Springs, CO

"Jeremy, Bro there is not a day that goes by that I don't sit back and think about you man. You were always there for me while we were on the FOB. The day I learned that you were taken from us, I dropped to my knees in tears. You are one of my closest friends and I will miss you forever. Keep them laughing in heaven for me buddy. COBRAS!!"
T. Bullard of C 4-27

"God Bless our Soldiers, one and all. From our military family to yours please accept our sincere sorrow for the loss of your son.
As the Army Family Finder for Marine Comfort Quilts (www.marinecomfortquilts.us) I need to make contact with Jeremy's parents so that we can ship them our Comfort Quilt. If you or anyone who knows how to contact you would please do so I would be very happy to see that you receive our tribute for Jeremy's service to his country.
Call me at 573-545-3257 or email me at teacher32@charter.net."
Patricia of Benton, Mo

"Jeremy god is always with you. serve hrd serve long we will miss you and always love you."
Jennifer Ewing of Greensboro,N.C.

"Ewing was the guy you went to if you needed a laugh...those who knew him, knew that he was relatively care free and took things in stride. He could be depended on for that. If you thought your day was bad, talk to Ewing, he would tell you a thousand ways how his day was worse, but he always made it funny...Ewing...i'm sorry that your gone, but you left doing it right. No one can take that away from you, ever.
You are missed.
To the Ewing Family, I am terribly sorry for your loss. Your son was a terrific soldier, regardless of the way some people viewed him. I could depend on him. I knew that. Take assurance in the fact that Jeremy touched people in many ways, almost daily. He will be missed"
SGT Raymond H. Smith of Sioux Falls, SD, USA (Formerly Baumholder, GE, HHB, 4th Bn, 27th FA)

"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"

"My God always watch over you and your
family, im very proud of your service
to our country and your memory lives on
Im wearing a bracelet that I ordered with your name on it, My prayers i offer to your family always, May the
good Lord rest your soul."
Teresa Harrington of Miami, Fl

"Jay, You will always be in my heart and I won't ever forget the time we spent together. I remember ur last call and the last email u wrote me...I miss you!"
Kim of Ruesselsheim, Germany

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

""May God Bless you and keep you in his heart. I also know the depth of your grief as my son SPC Justin B. Schmidt was killed that very day along with your son. They will live on in our hearts and memories for all eternity.""
Lenore C, Roberts, mother of Spc Justin B. Schmidt of Bagley, MN

""I'm truly saddened by your loss, though i did not know Jeremy. I was there on site once it happened, it makes you feel like you knew him. I was completely shocked. Everyday i think of those soldiers that made the ultimate sacrifice, and then i think of you. Even though we maybe be strangers you're in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless mfrancis@usd.edu""
Spc. Mark Francisco of Estelline SD

"Firstly, I would like to thank those of you who have written words of encouragement to the family and friends of Jeremy. I'm sure they mean more than you will ever know.

I would also like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to my friend Jeremy, who should be remembered as a kind hearted, loving and very giving young man. He gave the ultimate gift of his life for what he believed in.

He was more than a friend to me, I considered him to be family. I will always treasure the time we spent together.

Rest in piece my friend, you will always be loved and remembered."
Tellie of Turks & Caicos Islands

"To Jeremy'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 his bravery and sacrifice.


The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.

Gloria Caldas (his 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, Jeremy will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"To Jeremy'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 Jeremy Ewing, 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 Pfc. Jeremy Ewing:
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 Jeremy 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 Pfc. Jeremy Ewing:
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 Jeremy, 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