Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. 1st Class Kevin P. Jessen

28, of Paragould, Arkansas.
Jessen died in Rawah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated during combat operations. He was assigned to the 22nd Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort), Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Died on March 5, 2006.

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"To the family of:Kevin P. Jessen
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 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

"February 22, 2009
To the family of Sgt. 1st Class Kevin P. Jessen:
Kevin 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

I was feeling overwhelmed today and looked at your picture. Your face is comforting but the suit brings back the memories. I was able to meet the family you often spoke of. They are wonderful and will be in my thoughts as often as you. I am honored to have known you and to consider you a friend. You are directly responsible for saving many lives within my unit. As they are again deployed to Afghanistan, I am left behind to worry and wait. Thanks brother, for the impact you have made on my life. I will never forget!"
MAJ S of Syracuse, NY

I would 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 C of El Paso, Texas

"To the family of Sgt.1st Class Kevin Jessen. Our hearts are with you. God bless you in your time of sorrow. We will never forget what a hero Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Jessen is and always will be.God Bless You."
Sheila Brower of Jonesboro, AR.

"I will never forget you. You were my first team member. You will always be remembered"
SFC Lundmark of Ft. Bragg, NC

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

"Thank you Kevin Jessen, 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. 1st Class Kevin Jessen:
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 Kevin 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. 1st Class Kevin Jessen:
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 Kevin, 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