Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Jon P. Fettig

30, of Dickinson, North Dakota.
Fettig was killed when the Heavy Expanded-Mobility Tactical Truck he was in on the outside of Ar Ramadi, Iraq was hit by a rocket propelled grenade. Fettig was assigned to the 957th Engineer Company (V Corps), Bismarck, North Dakota. Died on July 22, 2003.

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Christopher M Goodrich of Albuquerque, NM

On today, the 10th anniversary of your death 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 Casey of El Paso, Texas

"I wore SPC Jon P Fettig's name on my race bib this past Memorial Day weekend while running in the "I Did The Grid" 4 mile run in East Northport, Long Island. Even though I did not know Jon I justed wanted to say thank you for all he did and sacrificed. I also wanted to let his family know that he will never be forgotten and will always remain in my thoughts and prayers."
J.Tully of Greenlawn, New York

"Thinking of you."
JYB of Belcourt, ND

""To the family of Jon P. Fettig ,I am so sorry for the loss of your love one.He died a hero.May you know the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to pray with you or talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church,Rev John B Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015""

"You are not forgotten!"
Laura Heinle of Watertown, SD

"Thinking of you today..."
Laura Heinle of Miles City, MT

"June 9, 2008
To the family of Spc. Jon P. Fettig:
Jon 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

"To the family of Jon Fettig-

We are heading towards the 4th Memorial year of the loss of a nation's hero. Bless you!!

Soldiers' Angels- "May no soldier be forgotten""
Shelle Michaels of Grand Forks, ND

"“We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared. So we may always be free.” -Ronald Reagan"
KM of Bismarck, ND

"Dear Jon,

On this Memorial Day I think of You and Your sacrifice. I feel privileged to know you through my sister who served with you. Thank You Jon, Thank You."
Carly T. & Family of Bismarck

"Rest in Peace John. I will never forget you."

rs of grand forks

"I think of you and pray for you today. Mary Schmidt"

"To the family of Jon P. Fettig:

The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 29 May. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, LTC Kenneth L. Beale, Jr. will preach a message entitled “Remembering Our Freedom.” A former Soldier and country music songwriter and performer “Rockie” will pay a special musical tribute. At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org"

"I continue to pray for the family of Jon Fettig. Take comfort in each other."
Mary of Burlington, ND

"I never knew Jon, all i share with him is a last name. But to know that one who shares even that died in service of our country is a sad thing. To those family and friends of Jon P. Fettig, i keep you in prayers."
Sarah Fettig of Fishers, Indiana

"To the family of Jon Fettig,
I was there that day. He was a great man. I will never forget him."
Spc. Laura Heinle of Mandan, ND

"To the family of Jon Fettig

My daughter was there that day. She was the medic on the convoy. I was at the funeral service in Dickinson and I saw and felt the love Jon showed you all. Please know that I think of you every day and I pray for you. Jon Fettig is my hero."
Mary Schmidt of Burlington, ND

"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

"seeing a Fettig killed in action brings the war to close to home for us ,and being so close to Bismark as well .please accept our sincere condolences for your loss.and know you are in our hearts and prayers. Rick Betty and John Fettig"
Richard Fettig of Milford Iowa

"I'm a journalist writing about the return of the 957. I needed to know a little more about you to finish the story. Thank you for your sacrifice and service to all mankind."
John Gallagher of Carrington, ND 58421

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

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

"To the family and friends of Jon P. Fettig.
I am writing because I share many things with Jon. I too served our country in the military. I too performed my duty in a harsh and unforgiving climate. I too have died...just a little as do every person who has buried a loved one.
I also share Jon's surname and in that aspect makes me feel more like I have lost yet another brother.

Thank you Jon for providing the most prevalant contribution to freedom that can ever be made in giving your life to the cause. You will always be remembered."
Tim Fettig of Austin, Texas USA

"Thank you Jon Fettig, 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

"i am so very sorry about the death of jon he is in my prayers and so are the rest of the family"
Jen of dickinson,nd,usa

"I just learned of Jon's death while searching the Net. I am also of German-Russian descent and the name Fettig is very familiar. I grew up in Strasburg, ND and where I live now (in SD), there is a restaurant owned by some of your relatives. I grieve your loss and the loss of so many other young men who have given their lives so far from home. May it soon be over."
Annette of Aberdeen, SD

"So sorry for your loss. Jon gave the ultimate sacrifice serving our country.
May God Bless."
Chris and Dawn Kelly of Thornton, CO

"I don't know if we are directly related, but when I saw a Fettig killed in Iraq, my heart goes out to the family. And especially my prayers that all may know God's peace."
Sister Jeanette Fettig, CSC of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

"I'm so sorry for your loss. My sister lives in Dickinson, right by the CEMETARY in which he was buried. I was in Dickinson on vacation on the day he was buried.
Love, Jennifer"
Jennifer of Dubuque, Iowa, USA

"To the Family you are in my prayers...May God bless you. I do want to say it was a honor to have him in our military Thanks for serving our country"
Stacey (Proud Army Wife) of Zephyrhills,Florida

"To the family and friends of Spc. Jon Fettig:
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 Jon 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 Spc. Jon Fettig:
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 Jon, 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