Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Cpl. Romulo J. Jimenez II

21, of Bellington, West Virginia.
Jimenez died as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on November 10, 2004.

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"Thinking of you still. Miss you, love you, bless you. All the love from S Florida and Key Largo. Your friend forever."
Tillman Wood of homestead Fl

"To the family of:Romulo J.Jimenez
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""

"Happy birthday Marine! Today is a celebration of another year of the birth of our Corps and of remembrance of a Marine it's hard to believe 7 years have passed let alone 10 since we graduated boot camp. My first memories of my Marine Corps career have you in it that long van ride from Beckley MEPS to the stop at that crappy Golden Corral before we got to the island to make our last phone call....anyways I've been wearing a fallen heroes band with your picture and info on it for about 5 years now.....you are never forgotten.....from day one through the nights in that squad bay in "Hotel Hell" 2080 you were a great friend and comrad.....you are missed my friend!!!! SEMPER FIDELIS.......Ryan A. Martin"
Ryan Martin of Raceland, Ky

"Cpl Jimenez,

Marines like you are the reason I stayed in the Corps. I will never forget you."
Ryan Shane of NJ


I miss drinkin a beer in our couch at the barracks, too bad we had to throw it out of the 3rd floor balcony of good old HP 185. I miss ya buddy."
Gonzo of Ohio

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Sincerely and Respectfully,
Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

I saw a documentary on CNN about your unit during the battle of Fallujah and how you were killed. I would just 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.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"November 15, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Romulo J. Jimenez, II:
Romulo 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

"still think about you!"
Jamey of Flemington

"RJ, I am glad for the times you were passed out in my room and I drew all over your face. Travelstead is right baout the driving. You made us proud."
Doc Garcia 1st Battalion 8th Marines Bravo Co 3rd Plt Corpsman of Silver City, NM now in Raleigh, NC

"Sorry for your loss, Romulo J. Jimenez II is a hero in my heart. My friend Adam Johnson crumpler was also killed in Iraq. I know how hard it is to lose a hero. =["
Angel of Charleston,WV

"R.J was one of the best friends I've ever had and we all know those don't come around very often. We always knew he would be a Marine, that's what he always talked about. For those that didn't know R.J you truly missed out on knowing one of the funniest and down to earth guys God ever graced this world with. He is truly missed by many."
Chris Haller of Fairmont, WV

"RJ, You just had to go back one more time didn't you. I wish you never left the Keys man. I think about daily man. I cant have a beer, play a game of darts or listen to certain music without thinking about you. I spoke to your sister shortly after recieving the news. Joe and I made contact once as well. You shared your blood and sweat in building my house with me and I almost killed you myself in the motorcycle accident we had. I still have all the letters you sent me even. I hope your dad thinks better of you now. I love you brother and we all miss you here in Homestead, Fl. Tillman F. Wood P.S. Joe, if you ever see this, write me at atcoperator@hotmail.com"
Tillman F. Wood IV of Key Largo, Fl.

"I just found this website, I wish I had found it earlier. My son Lcpl Matthew Forester is a member of 1/8th Bravo Co and served in Fallujah with your son. Matthew also represented the Marines at your sons Memorial Service. My heart is with you always. I still recall times I dealt with thoughts while they were in Fallujah, the sleepless nights and fear that was overwhelming at times. What you must be going through I cannot imagine. Many prayers have been sent to your family, and you have been in my thoughts many many times"
Mary Forester, mother of Lcpl Matthew Forester of New Smyrna Beach, FL

leonard-wahl@hotmail.com of Spring texas

""Attention on Deck
Romulo J. Jimenez got the call
He will be missed by all
Remember his face
Now he is shadowed by God's Grace
The question is Why?
It was his time to Fly
Every breeze that blows
Romulo J. Jimenez Glows
To the family that is saddend with sorrow
Thanks you for letting this country borrow
A True American Soldier""

"R.J. you were the man, always. You were a good fried even thow I stole bere from you when we first got to 1/8, but man it's been a year know and I miss youre funny @ss so much, all of you guys I do. I dont know why I lived and you didn't, it feels it is harder to live with you guy's gone but as a Marine I know to stick it throw. I miss you R.J."
Cpl. Billy Hoogsteden of Dayton, Oh

"One year later, I send my heartfelt prayers and thoughts of your son and brother, RJ. God bless you all.
I did not know RJ, but I am blessed by what he did to serve our country."
Gary Fitzgerald of Syracuse, NY, USA

"To RJ's family,

I served with RJ in Iraq and numerous other places in our 3 years together and I felt it necessary to write you and tell youhow I felt. I went to a school with RJ and the guy had me cracking up for the entire 2 weeks. We actually ended up going to 2 more schools together and I wouldnt give up those times for anything. RJ was an oustanding Marine and a pleasure to be around. I wish you the best and know that we also have not forgotten RJ."
Josh Ray of Knoxville, TN

"RJ this is the letter that your brother send you the day before we loss you... You are his hero and he is so prod of you. Have been hard for him but he is doing better and better.

Dear RJ,
I'm writting you this letter because I feel like it. Do you remember all the good times we had together?, well let me refresh your memory. Do you remember that we used to play baseball together? or when we played hide-and-go-seek. I was wearing army camo, and I hide in the tree. You could never see me. I had to come out and tell you were I was. Remember when you raced me to dad's truck?. I was on the four wheller and you were on the bike. You beat me. How did you go so fast? I still have you San Francisco 49ers watch. Just in case that you want it back. We moved to Oklahoma and I love the school. Dad says that I'm the most popular kid on the school. I have a lot of friends and a girlfriend. Mom and dad say HI. I miss you a lot and I can not wait to see you again.
Love, your brother Romulo Enrique
Nov.9, 2004.

We all love you and missed you a lot, you will always will be in our hearts and in our prayer."
Liomar Jimenez of Lone Grove, OK

"To the family of Cpl Jimenez,
I pray that God bless you and all of your family. Jimenez and I were squad leaders together in platoon 2080 "H" Company in bootcamp. He was a great kid, and always had an encouraging word. Our Corp has truly lost one of it's finest members. He gave his life fighting for a country he loved so dearly. On behalf of all Marines from '80, our prayers and thoughts are with you always. Sepmer Fi."
Cpl Jeffrey Mark West of Elgin, South Carolina, United States of America


This is Jamey Travelstead. I just wanted to say thanks for what you did for the country. Although I may not have made your life easy at first at Lejeune I think we had some good times together. Semper Fi.
ps:I hope your driving skills are better in Heaven!!!!!"
Travelstead of Flemington, WV

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

"To the Jimenez family, our hearts pain for you. We know that only God can heal this deep wound to the very soul. Know that he was a hero in giving his life for his country. We appreciate his being willing to serve his country. Our hearts ache with you as we know this pain, LCpl Juston Thacker, kia Afghanistan, 6/24/04 was our grandson and our bright and shining star. We know you will miss yours as we do our loved one. God bless. They are two Mountaineers now just walking the streets of gold."
Tom & Dixie Sisk of Princeton, WV

"To Rómulo'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.


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

"To Romulo'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 Romulo J. Jimenez II,

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

"Thank you Romulo Jimenez II, 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. Romulo Jimenez II:
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 Romulo 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. Romulo Jimenez II:
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 Romulo, 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