Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Anthony G. Jones

25, of Greenville, South Carolina.
Jones died in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. He was assigned to the 104th Transportation Company, 36th Engineer Group, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Benning, Georgia. Died on June 14, 2005.

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"SGT Jones I remember when you was first assigned to 104th then you came over to 233rd. We clicked because we both share the same name. I remember your stories about you growing up in Carolina and being an MP you were high speed man. I think about you all the time. I remember our last conversation about your new born in the motor pool when 4th plt got back from Iraq and how happy your were. Just happened I look you up after all these years because of memories,Rest In Peace Anthony. “Ride Out, Unleash The Beast!!”"
Anthony Monroe of Texas

"Tony here we are 17 years later, your being gone from this world hasn’t gotten any easier. You are still a shining light in my heart and soul, you now have 3 nephews that you haven’t had the privilege of meeting, I gave my middle son your name, and have told him your story of bravery and selflessness. Today I will have my annual swisher sweet in your honor and tell your story to your nephews again, I love you brother and miss you more than ever."
Josh Williamson of Mount Jackson va

"Sgt Jones,
I'll never forget our time together. As my driver during Operation Iraqi Freedom you always looked out for me and took care of me. You was always prepared and kept me ready to go at all times. We had many conversations together through the deployment. Im sorry I wasn't there when it happened, maybe if I was it would have been a different outcome. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers as well as your family for the rest of my life. May God always bless your family. RIP my friend."
MSG (Ret) Abel Deida of Columbus, GA

Jim Rogers of Red Hook NY


Bro every year that passes I think of you and the sacrifice you made severing our country, I can't thank you enough. The Road Dawgs miss you. Budd, we will see you, when we see you. Be strong"
Barry Wisecup of Beavercreek, Ohio

"Tony, Today is January 21st 2015. It has been almost 10 years since God decided it was time for you to be with him. As I started cleaning and re-organizing in my office, I wiped a speck of dust off of your flag case, looked at the picture of us horsing around at grandma's: you are thought of today. You are thought of daily. I miss all the times we spent together, all of the talks we had; and believe me, we REALLY NEED TO TALK!!! Sometimes I wish I could have you back for one more day, just one more..

The kids are growing up too fast. Julia, yes, sweet baby Julia, will soon be 11 years old. She is so smart, and talented. She has qualified for gifted and talented, and is in Quest. She is anxiously awaiting the day she will be taller than me, which will be sooner rather than later. Toni is growing like a weed too, and will soon be 7. She only knows you from the pictures she sees and the stories I tell her, but she still loves you.

You would be proud of me.. I am a runner!! Yes, I know you would have never imagined that, but I am. I run all of the time. I've completed two half-marathons!! You were my inspiration, and the motivation that kept me going. YOU always told me I could do anything, and never gave up on me: you believed in me. I love you forever and always, little bro. You are Truly missed!"
Amanda Jones Howard of Pickens, SC USA

"SGT Jones, Anthony, hey bro I miss you & want you to know that you are a true Warrior.You were brave & majority of the time you were out in front leading the Platoon with the Platoon Leader during a very hostile & horrific time of the war. I want to thank you again for being a freind & battle buddy. God Bless."
SFC Smith, Khevin of Ft Carson, Co/US

"SGT Jones, Anthony, hey bro I miss you & want you to know that you are true Warrior.You were brave & majority of the time you were out in front leading the Platoon with the Platoon Leader during a very hostile & horrific time of the war. I want to thank you again for being a freind & battle buddy. God Bless."
SFC Smith, Khevin of Ft Carson, Co/US

"Hey SGT Jones! ;-)
I can still see you and your Bestie, Wisecup coming through the line at the DFAC. You two always had a story of what took place out on the MSR. I always stood in amazement each night for a new "tale of adventure." ;-) We miss you and you'll never be forgotten."
SFC D Taylor of Columbus, GA

"Hey Tony this is josh Williamson.Brother i cant express how much that i miss you. Its getting to be your favorite time of the year, hunting season.I set in my stand and think of you every time i go hunting.I remember all the crazy things that we use to do together, we sure had some wonderful times.I have a wonderful little boy now he is 2 1/2 years old god how i wish u were still with us to see him! I tell him often of his uncle Tony and how that you are daddys hero. Brother i will never have another friend like you. I thank God in Heaven every day that he let me have the honor and privilege of knowing you and being your friend. May God keep you in his loving arms and walk with you down the streets of gold till we all can be together again. I miss you and love you brother!"
Joshua Williamson of Mount Jackson va

"Hey Tony, It's 2012 and so much has changed. They got'em!! They got that Monster that started all this. However, it doesn't change the fact that you're gone and still missed. Every year on 9/11 Rudy takes time and gives thanks and every year on June 14, we always pause crack open a beer and give you homage! God Speed one day we will all be together like the old days."
Heather of Florida

"October 5th would have been our 10 year anniversary. Ten years ago we took off and eloped and made my mom almost have a stroke!!!
You were an amazing man, soldier, husband, and father. Thank you for loving us unconditionally and with your whole heart. I know when you took your last breath you knew how much I love you. Not a day goes by when I dont think of you. Until I see you again, I love you"
Kelly Jones of North Augusta, South Carolina

"I sit here and think of the time spent together with you Jones. It was an honor to serve with you, some day we will serve together again. Keep smiling down me until that time, your truly missed."
MSG Larry of Fort Benning GA.

"It is Memorial Day weekend 2011. You maybe gone, but you are never forgotten!"
Heather & Rudy of Orlando, Florida

"Tony i never got a chance to meet you but i see your pic every day and you seem to be agreat soilder and person you will be missed"
SGT Roger Goldberg of 104th TC Ft. Benning GA

"Jones, wow it has been 5 years since you have been gone. My friend, neighbor, and teammate. I was just thinking about the sports we played together especially softball. I truely miss the energy that you brought to the field when we had our game. I know you are looking down on us and smiling at us playing softball. I miss you but never forgotten my brother"
SSG Daniels, Dughan of Camp Stanley, Korea

"Jones, hey guy it seems like it was yesterday that you would be on the field playing football with your face painted all crazy..lol... You were a good person and will never be forgotten!!! R.I.P eternally my friend."
Sgt Carr (Gibbs), Danielle of Ft, Benning, GA

"Man I cannot believe it has been 5 years already. I was looking up the unit address and I came upon this site. Man I miss you, we had some good times on the field ops and those are some times that I will never forget. It hurts to think of the pain caused by such a horrific event but I know you are now in a better place and I can't wait to join you just not yet."
Sgt. Dugan Fauth of Long Beach, Ca

"I want to say Happy Independence Day and that we still think about you. It's been five years now, and it still feels like yesterday. I wish you could see Izabella right now...HAHA She's lost her first tooth!! You would love her like you did when you first laid eye's on her. She is five going on 15..haha. Every time these holidays come around, I can still hear you and Kelly in my thought's. You're still missed even now! Your picture is still hanging right here, and a picture of you Kelly and Aaron still hang on my frig, along with your memorial. Our lives have never been the same, and I know that they never will. With love!"
Heather Redwan of Florida

"What's up Tony. Its been 5 years man. Your Legacy will continue to live on in the 104th. We miss man. Me,Martin, Gandy and Fish. We still here. So look over us as we go into another deployment. You will never be forgotten"
SFC Raphelp Jackson of Ft Benning,GA

"What's up Tony. Its been 5 years man. Your Legacy will continue to live on in the 104th. We miss man. Me,Martin, Gandy and Fish. We still here. So look over us as we go into another deployment. You will never be forgotten"
SFC Raphelp Jackson of Ft Benning,GA

"Hey Tony, you were a great friend and solider I loved working with you, and you loved your job like no one else. I know that you are with God and watching over us. Miss you"
Sgt Long (fudge) of fort benning, GA

"Tony. I Will always have place in my heart for you and your family. Even though times have past I still think of you, and all the times we had in the 140 degree temps motor pool in Iraq, Your a hero man. I will see you in the future, and dont worry I will bring the can of Dip. Spc. Wisecup"
Barry Wisecup of Kettering Ohio

"I know it has been awhile. I have not left any notes anywhere in memory of Tony and/or Kelly. I just wanted to say that I am sorry for that. I still have the last picture that was given to me after Aaron was born. Tony is holding both boys before he went back. It is hanging right next to my desk here, I look at it everytime I sit down and work. Even though Tony has been gone now for almost fours now, it is still fresh in both mine and Rudy's mind and heart. You are still not forgetten, nor will you ever be. You, Kelly, Blair and Aaron are still fresh in our hearts and minds."
Heather Redwan of Florida

"Bro. Glen,I just had ya'll on my mind so I read the messages on Tonys page, we still pray for ya'll. In Christian Love."
Teddy Moore

"Jonesy, I think of you alot. I think about our times durring our field exersies out at fort polk. how we were part of the the first responce unit, and how it was raining that day that you were on top of the Humvee and we ran it into that ditch. I will never forget you."
Spc. Opalinski of Chicago Illinois

"June 15, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Anthony G. Jones:
Anthony 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

"What's up Jones!!!! I'm sitting here in Ft.Hood and I was thinking about you as I do alot. I was thinking about how we would always clown around before every mission and in between missions at different FOB's. I also remember on that special day the look on your face. See some may look at it as a sad day but I know by the look on your face that you were ready for your journey up to heaven. I just wanted to say that you will always be in my memories at all times and I am honored to have served along side a true hero man. I know you are holding a spot for our flag football team too-no love homie!!!!!!!"
Markus Williams of Ft.Hood,Texas

"Hey My Love,
I'm sitting here with the kids in bed and I'm thinking about you. I know that you are in the presence of the Lord and that you are watching over us. I just wanted to write and say that I am raising our boys the best that I can with God's help and I wanted you to know that having you in my life has made me a better woman. Thank you for giving me our two boys, they are the light of my life.We will see each other again, but right now our boys need me. Until then, I love you
Kelly Jones of North Augusta, SC

"Tony was a good friend of mine! When he got killed i was sorry it should have been me not tony he had a family to come back to not me. I love him like a brother u are still in my heart and mind..I put a tatoo on my arm for u big daWG I MISS U ALOT"
Sgt Harold Cooper of Ft benning ga 104th trans company

"We will forever miss u AJ. We started our flagfootball season backup and we are getting our jerseys made and we will all have the initials AJ on the shoulders of our jerseys to show everybody that AJ still leaves within us and we also go by the team motto call No Love that AJ gave us. We love yall. SSG Jackson and the Mighty Roaddawgs"
Raphelp Jackson of Phenix City, Al Lee

"Rest In Peace "J"
I think about you everyday.
You were my first driver as a young LT and a great father, soldier, and friend.
You will ALWAYS be missed."
CPT Dennis O. Graves of Fort Benning GA

"Tony was a great Friend. We use to Hunt, have family events together. Tony was a great Father, Husband and a Great all around guy. We worked together at Ft. Bennning. Tony is sadly missed, He was my best friend. Its hard to find the words to express, Im going to miss you Tony, you were a good Friend. Till we see each other again, save a tree stand for me in Heaven buddy."
Larry Hatfield of Heidelberg, Germany

": To the family of:Anthony G Jones I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. 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 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"

"This is Sgt Sanders and family. You all are in our prayers and we love you all. May God continue to be by your side."
Sgt Johnny Sanders of 233rd Transportation/ Fort Benning, GA

"Tony you Know how proud I am of you, I told you all the time. You are, and will always be my hero. I'm going to miss you so much little bro.

To everyone who has taken the time to visit this sight and leave a message, thank you. You are so kind."
Amanda Jones Howard (Sister) of Pickens, SC

"To Anthony's Family, I wish to extend my sincere condolences on your loss and our country's loss of your Anthony. Anthony is a true American Hero who will always be remembered and honored. May God Bless you all."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"To Kelly, The Jones,Amanda and each of the family members who have felt this great loss. Tony was a blessing to everyone that knew him and I and my family are grateful to have been some of the fortunate ones. Please know that you are and always will be in our prayers and thoughts."
Ben & Scarlett Odom of Swainsboro, Ga

"You have expressed your affection, your hurt and your well wishes to our family in our hour of greatest need and it is deeply appreciated, To know Tony had made such wonderful friends is a testimony to his character. Thank you each for your kind comments and may God Bless each of you as you forge a future with only the memories Tony left to each of you.
In God We Trust,
Tony's Father and Mother"
Glenn M. Jones (his father) of Hartsville, S.C.


"Kelly, My prayers and Love are with you tonight! May your boys always know there Daddy Is A Hero.
My husband is in the same company.(104th transportation Unit.) All thoughts and love are with you Kelly"
Melissa Pick of Columbus , Georgia

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. America will forever honor your Hero.
The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the sacrifice that was made and we will NEVER FORGET.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays of Massillon, Ohio

"Tony, you will not be forgotten. and neither will your family. we are here to support them in anyway necessary. it was an honor and a privalige to serve with you on two seperate deployments with the 233rd trans co."
spc greer of ft benning ga

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

"Thank you Anthony Jones, 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. Anthony Jones:
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 Anthony 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. Anthony Jones:
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 Anthony, 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