Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Joseph A. Graves

21, of Discovery Bay, California.
Graves died in Baghdad, Iraq, when his convoy encountered enemy fire. Graves was assigned to the 110th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on July 25, 2006.

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"Thinking of you and your family today. I miss you, Battle."
Justice of Newborn, GA

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families 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

Scott Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

I know time has passed but not a day goes by that I dont think of you, I remember yeling at you for having a dvd player in the tower then SSG Koonce had scuff you up, but you never faltered you were always strong as an ox in everything you did, I will always be grateful for having the privledge of knowing you. God Bless you and your Family. I will see you again one day."

"June 12, 2008
To the family of Spc. Joseph A. Graves:
Joseph 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

"Dear SPC Graves,
I cant exactly say that I knew you but I am pretty sure I have seen you around the base. I remember the day when the chaplin came by and told me that you had been killed. It was a very sad day. I just want to say this: You are not forgotten by me or anyone who knowes you or has served with you in this location. Your name will always be in my mind as a reminder what a heavy price we have to pay for freedom. God bless you and your family and may you always be remembered as what you are A TRUE AMERICAN HERO!!!"
Spc Korkut of California

"Hey JOEY its me rod I'm here in germany thinking that I would someday get over that day,.........boy was i wrong. I always think of those days when we were off together and you enjoyed coming over just to play "NEED FOR SPEED". Losing you changed my whole perspective in life, definately made me a better person."I wish you were still here bro.I will always love you guys that were out there with us, no one will ever understand what we went through, but us. I'll see you someday bud. "GOD IT'S KILLING ME"."

"Well Joey it is 4th of July and in 21 more days it will be 1 year. I miss you so much. I can not beleive it is almost a year. I thought it would get easier to accept but as time goes on it is getting harder. I think about you every day. When the kids come to the house we start thinking about all the good times you had with them. Everyone misses you. I love you baby and I will talk to you soon."
Proud Mom of Newman Ca USA

You were like a brother to me and my best friend I'm going to miss you bro. We were a team over there for a little while and we were roommates and I think that made our friendship even stronger. Rest in Peace and I'm proud to have known you and served with you."
Shanon Greer of Fort Hood, Texas

I thought that after a while the thought of you passing wouldnt bother so much... I was wrong! You were in my room just a couple days before bullsh*ting about movies and buying a house. I miss you and don't think that'll change!"
Anthony of TX

It seems like yesterday we were hanging out in Leach's room, watching movies, I was devistated to hear the news early that one morning, you'll always have a place in my heart bro! We all still greave, but we all know you're in a much better place, Weebe"
Andrew of Ft. Hood, TX

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"Thank you Joseph Graves, 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 Spc. Joseph Graves:
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 Joseph 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. Joseph Graves:
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 Joseph, 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