Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Richard Z. James

20, of Seaford, Delaware.
James died while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on May 13, 2006.

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"Thank you for your sacrifice and service. You will not be forgotten.
Semper Fi, Brother!"
Tom Jefferson of Bridgeville, DE

"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
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

"Wow its so hard to believe it will be 3 years tomorrow that you left us... It still feels like yesterday that we all loaded up in the brown on brown astro van and went to pizza king, that was one hilarious day !! Or the night of graduation and we were all at Katies house n it was 3 in the morning and my mom was callin everybody to find out where I was LOL!!! Ilove you and miss you more every day stay safe up there and keep watchin out over Matt and I as we patrol the streets keeping others out of danger :-)"

"May 7, 2009
To the family of Lance Cpl. Richard Z. James:
Richard 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:Richard Z. James 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"

"I want to thank you ricky, not just for serving your country, but always being somebody i could always look up to. Serving for the country you love so much was the ultimate sacrifice. love and miss you so much ricky"
tara of seaford, DE

"dear family of ricky, my son was with him on the ambush when he passed away. my son says he was one of the very best marines, and he misses him. he misses his humor and the way he taped stuffed animals to his weapon. he truly believes he is helping them even now and guarding them from above. my son will love and respect and honor his name and memory forever. our love pours out to you in prayer, we are forever grateful to your son and to you for bringing him into this world to help us be free. god bless you."
j. hudac of mars, pa. usa

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

"Ricky is a person I will never forget. I had the honor of knowing him. I will always remember him playing capture the flag in his back yard. To Carol, Jake, Tina, Jon and Jeff, your sacrifice will not be forgotten."
Amie Jo of Seaford, DE

"Thank you Richard James, 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 Lance Cpl. Richard James:
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 Richard 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 Lance Cpl. Richard James:
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 Richard, 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