Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Cpl. Terry Holmes

22, of Hollywood, Florida.
Holmes died due a non-combat related vehicle accident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on July 10, 2004.

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"I served with Terry while I was in Okinawa. Terry and a few of my other friends spent alot of time together playing spades, hitting the beach, and going out diffrent cities around Okinawa. I was heart broken when I found out what happened. I am so sorry for your loss. I am proud to have counted him as a friend."
Dan Brown of Eaton Rapids Michigan

"I wear a bracket to honor Terry.. prayers for his family...may you find comfort....what a brave young man 🙏❤"
eileen hughes of ocala florida

"Thinking of you, Honoring you and Remembering you on this Memorial Day weekend."
Pam Dustin of mdustin@bak.rr.com

"Thinking of you today 5/27/2013"
Sgt Mulford of San Clemente CA

"To the family of:Terry Holmes
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"2-25-11"

"To the family of Cpl. Terry Holmes, my name is Jessica Portman from Chamberlain High School. I am in the MCJROTC and I am honoring Mr. Holmes during my school year. I am honored to be able to talk about your beloved in my class. I would love to be able to contact a family member of his. My e-mail is boricua072794@gmail.com"
Jessica Portman of Tampa, Florida

"To the Family of Cpl Terry Holmes, today Aug. 22, 2010, I walked in memory of your beloved son,brother,uncle,friend. T.A.M.P.A. an organization of USMC Families supporting those and REMEMBERING our FALLEN HERO's, held it's 3rd year for "RUN FOR THE FALLEN" here in Tampa, FL. Today was a special day, because I carried Terry's name with PRIDE, and in HONOR of his COURAGE, DEDICATION, and SERVICE to this country. As a Marine wife, I EMBRACE ALL those who serve no matter what uniform they put on. Today, I thanked Terry as I walked along E.G Simmons Park in Ruskin, FL and looked up into the skies and SMILED at Terry, and prayed that Terry's family is doing ok. And along with hundred's, we ALL reflected on those lives who have made the sacrafice for the FREEDOM we live in. I believe Terry was a "ONE OF KIND MARINE", as my husband continue's on as active duty USMC,and today, he too has ran for a fallen Marine today, a "BROTHER" is what he said. Terry IS a brother to my husband, and knowing that no matter where the Marine Cor takes my husband, he is ALWAYS think'n of those fallen "BROTHER's" and continuing to do his part as UNITED STATES MARINE. I to have lived thru numerous deployment's, with sleepless nite's, and wonderous day's.
To Terry's mom, you are the ONE who has given him life, you are the one who has given him the COURAGE to STAND DUTY and SERVE HIS COUNTRY, you should be VERY PROUD of Terry, and I PRAISE you. I to have a young son, and he LOOK's UP to his dad (my husband) and other fellow Marines as his "HERO". So, today, Cpl Terry Holmes is REMEBERED ALWAYS! Your LOVED ONE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN! SEMPIR FI TERRY!

Mahalo, god bless Terry and his family.

Jennsu (proud Marine wife)
JennSu of Tampa,FL,US

"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 was a classmate of Terry's at Miramar High and he was truly a good person, and obviously a brave one also. He gave his life for his country and he will never be forgotten. All the best to his family."
Xavier Brown of Sunrise, FL

"to the family of terry holmes my name is sgt estrella roy jr if you could send me a number or address i would like to talk to you guys and go visited terry he was like a brother to me 6198621611"
roy estrella of san diego ca

"June 13, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Terry Holmes:
Terry 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 and freinds of Terry. Terry and a hand full of us share alot of memories I think of my lost brother often and I am thankful to have served along his side."
Sgt Sanchez Mark of Camp pendleton CA

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. You will not be forgotten. For the family/friends, may time provide happy loving memories in place of present sorrows. God Bless."
a grateful citizen in arizona

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

"To Terry'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 loved one's bravery and sacrifice.


The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (Ernie's mom) of San Antonio, TX

"to the family...Cpl Holmes...i'm sorry. we talked during saso training at march AF base about a lot of things, he was excited about coming here. he loved it here, doing what it is "we" do with 3/1. he had friends in the platoon, he's missed..11000 miles from where you read this, he's still missed. we have all their pictures posted in our hooch. we will keep fighting....please know, we did everything we could. i'm sorry. if you need or want anything, just say the word and it's done...Semper Fidelis"
Sgt. Ferguson of Fallujah, Iraq

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

"To Terry'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

"To the family and friends of Corporal Terry Holmes,

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, California

"My thoughts and prayers are with your family as you go through one of the most difficult losses that a family has to endure. My son lost his life in the same area as Terry on April 17, 2004. It has been a journey that I would never want another family to endure. Hold on to your memories and never let them go. At 22, he was years older than his age. We, as military families have so much to be proud of in these brave, dedicated, loyal Marines. Our faith has gotten us through and knowing that we will see our Chris again in heaven, I pray you also have a faith that will sustain you during the time.

God bless you and your family."
Terri Bowman of Las Vegas, NV. USA

"Thank you Terry Holmes, 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 Cpl. Terry Holmes:
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 Terry 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 Cpl. Terry Holmes:
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 Terry, 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