Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Sgt. Timothy Folmar

21, of Sonora, Texas.
Folmar died as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on September 24, 2004.

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"I wore Timothy's bracelet for years hoping he would come home safe. I would like to send it to you if you would like to have it. Just found his site will mail it to you if you want it. Hoo Ra And God Bless his soul. He gave his all.!"
jean burns of Amarillo, Tex. USA

"Folmar, I'ts been a long time and yet it feels just like yesterday. You are still missed and still thought of. I know one day we'll all see each other again but untill that time keep a watch over all of us. Thank you brother."
Jason D. of Jacksonville NC

"my dear sweet son. i miss you so much. seems like some one else is claiming to be your mother. so ill set it straight. ann folmar is not shanes mother,i am callie folmar.your brother and i talk of you all the time.he misses you to."
callie folmar.shanes mom of n mexico

"To the family of:Timothy Folmar
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""

"”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,750 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
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Sincerely and Respectfully,
Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"I just off the phone with my son who is stationed in Iraq. It was my first conversation with him since he was deployed.
My thoughts & prayers got out for you."
crabait of wimington, nc usa

"As we approach another anniversary Sept 24 2008,Of the day we lost a good man, and fine marine. i am reminded that time will not fade the memory of the heroes who have gone before us and the ones that will come after. Thank you again folmar, it was an honor to have served along side you,and to carry the memory of your "SACRAFICE" the act which speaks the loudest of your core character. Thank you for the chance to know and serve with one of the countries heroes

CPL Sam Morton, Fox 2/5 2nd sqd 2nd FTL"
sam morton of philadlephia pa

"Folmar I still remember since the time you met my family from graduation of bravo till the time you told us to wake you up from feild day during s.o.i. in the head..lol. But you still are in my mind and heart. You'll never be forgotten and whenever i'm feeling down and out i think of you and others and just it keeps me pushing through. your always in my prayers and to the family if ever anything was needed i'd love to help in any way. your in my prayers folmar and your family. i'll see ya, just not yet."
cpl. cherry of lubbock, tx

"August 3, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Timothy Folmar:
Timothy 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 Timothy Folmar,

I came across this web page and had to send a message to your family to say how greatful we are for your sons service, without men and women like him we would not be a free country. My son served with Tim shortly (I believe) and actually has a video that has Tim's picture at the end of it in Tim's honor. When I seen this video that my son brought back from oversea's, I asked my son who is this boy Tim at the end of the video? My son responsed a great soldier. As a mother of a soldier I know this loss must be unbearable and there are no words I can say to ease your families pain, but please remember blessed are the peacemakers and Tim will always be blessed. And he will always be remembered and loved. Your family will always remain in my prayers.

Susan Ballinger

Susan Ballinger"
of Homer, Michigan

"You are not forgotten."

Folmar, It was an honor to serve with you i think about you constantly. I let everyone know about the sacrifice you have made for them so they can give the respect you deserve! You are missed greatly and will always be remembered. SEMPER FI!"
SGT Sivumaki F 2/5 2ND PLT of Great Falls, MT

"I am the girlfriend of Corporal Green who was close with Timothy and present in Anbar Province on the day of his death. My boyfriend speaks highly of Timothy even to this day, which led me to looking up information on him and finding this web page. This is proof that even to this day, Timothy is remembered and spoken about. He was obviously loved by many."
Jennifer Haverin of Beaumont, Texas, USA

"I was born and raised in Sonora, TX. My parents still live there. When Sgt. Folmar was killed in action, my mother sent a program to me from Sgt. Folmar's memorial ceremony that was held at the Bronco Stadium. I kept the program in a photo album. In late 2006, I got a job at a very patriotic company in San Antonio called USAA. The pride in the military that is contagious every day at work brought back memories of Sgt. Folmar's story and memorial ceremony. I went through my photo albums and found the pamphlet. I framed the pamphlet so that Sgt. Folmar's picture is displayed and keep the picture on my desk at work. Many of my co-workers have asked about the photo. Even though I'm 15 years older than Sgt. Folmar, never met him or his family members and was probably gone from Sonora before he started school there, I'm proud to tell my co-workers that this very brave young man who gave his life fighting for my freedom and theirs, is from my hometown."
Debra Moore Brewer of San Antonio, TX

"I am the Aunt of Cpl.Lenz K.J.
My Nephew was with Shane in 2004.
My thoughts are with your family.
Please say a prayer for Kodi as he has returned to Ramadi for the second time.
HIs mother is beside herself. So god Bless everyone and their families.
Kimberly E. Seel"
Kimberly Seel of Cherokee, Ia

"folmar it just seems like yesturday when you arived at fox company and were put into my platoon i rember how you had the willingness to do whatever you had to do to be respected as a new join i rember me sitting in your room with you in the mornings before pt and watching movies with you and just sitting and talking about how it was when i went to iraq the first time i rember the feild opps before you all left to go to iraq and how you were like a sponge and just soaked it all in you never gave up for anyone and i am proud of you for that i know that when i found out that you were hit in iraq i felt like crap because i knew you had taken my place in the platoon because i had to stay back at pendleton and didnt deploy a seccond time i wondered if i was there would i have been the one to get hit or not...........all i know is there isnt one day that goes by that i dont think of you in some way or another you will always be a part of my life and your a true american hero in my eyes"
pfc derreck sutherlin fox 2/5 first platoon first squad of florida

"2 year anniversary. You are not forgotten."

"folmar ill never forget the day you left us it is a day that lives in my mind constantly,im proud to have known you and will never forget.
lcpl morton fox 2/5 1st plt 1st sqd 2nd ftl"
sam morton of philadelphia pa

"This young man's ultimate sacrifice galvanized a whole company (Fox) while in Ramadi. When visiting the men at Combat Outpost before and after at Camp Ramadi, they never would forget their bother Folmar, errecting a memorial site in his honor at both places. Even a picture in the Navy's offical magazine has a picture of this (All Hands July 2005 issue). At the memorial I led after just days after his death, so much more was learned about him through the testimonies of those who served with him. He is and always will be a hero!"
"Chaps" DiConti, LCDR, CHC, USN (2d Bn 5th Marines Chaplain) of deployed with 2/5, 31st MEU

""Sgt. T. S. Folmar", we are all proud of you. I am proud of you! You stood the test of time and did not back down in the face of your enemy or waever in your dedication as a soldier! You truly are a HERO! You would be proud of how well your parents (Wendell & Anne Folmar) honor your name and service as a Marine. Their kindness and brave words of encouragement and sincere compassion are an inspiration to others to hold fast to what we stand for as American. "United We Stand"... Their demeaner would make you proud they are your parents. You come from good blood and teaching son, you showed intergity both on and off of the battle field. That is what made you into the great man you became. You and your parents have heart, you will forever remain in my daily thoughts. Semper Fi my fellow brother. The Truth of Freedom still stands, because you made a difference. God bless America! God bless your family."

"Your Gone, But Not FORGOTTEN!"

"Happy Birthday wishes sent to Heaven for our Shaney! We love you"
Your Family of Sonora, Texas

"Folmar, you did not falter in the face of the enemy, you saved the lives of your fellow marines in Fox 2/5. We were not the same after you left us.You will never be forgotten, you truly are one of our heros.Sgt Dominguez, Fox 2/5 1st Plt, 2nd Sqd Ldr. SEMPER FI!"
Sgt. Dominguez of Las Vegas , NV

"My husband and I would like to say "thank you" to each of you who have written such kind words of comfort. Our daughter just found this site for us yesterday and we have found strength and solace in each posted memorial. Our son, Sgt. Timothy "Shane" Folmar is now known as a "Hero" to our great country for his dedication in serving as a proud Marine(Fox 2/5), to bring peace to our world. But to our family, he was already a "Hero". He is gone, but not forgotten. He lives on in the hearts of our family. Please feel free to e-mail us@ butterflywings_39@hotmail.com or write us: 207 Dollie St. Sonora Texas, 76950. We would be honored to hear from you. To all of you honorable soldiers, we solute you and pray for you safe return home to your families. May God bless, each of you, our troops and our country in Jesus Name, He is always faithful...
With love to all,
Wendell & Ann Folmar"
Ann Folmar of 207 Dollie St. Sonora Texas

"Thank you. I saw your name in a tribute in this week's Doonesbury. Although I disagree with this war, I cannot help but to honor your sacrafice for this country. You gave everything you had, including your most precious thing you could give for the sake of us all. Once more, thank you."
swordofafang@gmail.com of Salem, Oregon

"Thank you for the sacrifice of your son, your family. I know he must have been a proud Marine Sgt, and I look forward to meeting the mother that raised "One of the Few!" I'll be in Austin on the 26th of May to honor the Texas Fallen Heroes. My son was one, too, so I truly understand what a loss this is, and also, how very tall your son must have stood. Thank you and Semper Fi,"
De'on Miller, Proud Mom of L.Cpl. Aaron C. Austin, USMC, KIA April 26, 2004 Fallujah, Iraq of Lovington, NM, USA

"To the family of SGT Timothy Folmar: Fox 2/5 has now returned from its second deployment to Iraq and my "adopted" Marine was serving with them this time. He has now returned safely and I think SGT Folmar's watching from above had a role in that safe return. Please accept my condolences on your loss. Remember that America is kept free and safe because of young men and women like Timothy who are willing to sacrifice all to keep it that way. Let us pray that there will always be those willing to serve. Semper Fi!"
Ted Cagley of Pontiac, Illinois

"To the Folmar Family-
May you be blessed with the Peace of knowing you raised a fine young man who lived a life of honor and sacrifice for his country that will never be forgotten. And may your Remembrances of him as a loving and kind and good young man be a source of comfort to you.
Know this, he will most certainly live on in the hearts of his fellow Devil Dogs, with whom he served.
One of those Devil Dogs is my son, who serves on in Iraq, and who wrote home to us that he felt as if he had lost a brother when your Marine was taken from their squad. Even now, those boys are considering ways in which they can honor their fellow Marine.
Our family wishes you Peace-"
CP Bowron CBowron@mho.net of Evergreen, Colorado

"This is to convey the respect and gratitude of my family to Sgt. Folmar and his family for their service and sacrifice in defense of our country."
Gary Morley of Paris, Texas

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

"To the family friends and especially the parents of Timothy Folmar. We want to express our sadness in your loss. Our son Josh was with Timothy at the time of his death. This was very hard for him. We asked him if he knew the four marines that died. He said "One was my buddy right beside me. He was a nice guy". It is hard for us all to face these hard times. May God Bless you. A great sacrifice has been made. Sincerely, Joe Carla and our children."
Joe Granger Sr. with Carla and our children, joegranger07@msn.com of Big Horn, Wy

"To Tim'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. Texas has lost yet another son!


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

"To the family of Timothy,
Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Timothy is a true American hero and will always be remembered for his bravery and sacrifice he gave to our country. 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 Timothy Folmar"
Amy & Aaron Monier of Waterford, MI.

"To the family and friends of Sgt Timothy Folmar,

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 Timothy'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 Timothy Folmar, 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. Timothy Folmar:
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 Timothy 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. Timothy Folmar:
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 Timothy, 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