Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pvt. Devon D. Jones

19, of San Diego, California.
Killed when his vehicle fell into a ravine. He was assigned to the 41st Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on April 4, 2003.

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"Memorial Day 2023 Jones. Thinkin bout you. RIH and I'll see you on the Highground."
1SG (R) Phillip L Manville of Bonaire, Ga USA

"Hey Jones... Sometimes it's like a day never went by and sometimes it seems so long ago. Sending you a salute up to heaven my brother! Will never forget your impact while you were here and forever grateful for your sacrifice!

Gone and Never will be forget, see you soon my brother!

May 2022"
Greg Autrey of Oahu, Hawaii

"Thinkin bout you Jones on this Memorial Day 2022. Keep resting....I'll see you on the "Highground"."
1SG (R) Phillip L Manville of Bonaire, Ga USA

"Thinkin bout you Jones on this Memorial Day 2021. Until we meet again One Fine Day....Rest In Peace."
1SG (R) Phillip L Manville of Bonaire, Ga USA

"Memorial Day 2020. Rest Easy Brother.
Never Forgotten."
Phillip Lawrence Manville of Bonaire, GA

"Hey Jones..coming up on that time of year when we remember...but the best thing is..we will never forget. You rest easy Brother...I'll catch you on the Highground."
1SG(R) Phillip Manville of Bonaire, GA USA

"Hey bro ! Miss you man... save a seat for me !"
Brandon Gilkey of Memphis Tn

"Hey Jones....just thinkin bout you as always this time of year. I know God's taking care of you and that comforts all of us. Rest In Peace my friend."
1SG(R) Phillip Manville of Bonaire, GA USA

"Jones, will never forget you man. RIP! Gone, but not forgotten!"
Ty Hooks

"It's not a day that I don't think about you, love you always little bro."
Calvin McGeee of San Diego

"I will always love you bro, your big bro."
Calvin Mcgee of San Diego, CA

"Hey Jones....remembering you as I do this time of year. I know you're being well taken care of and I pray your family finds comfort in knowing that as well. But you won't ever be forgotten my friend."
1SG(R) Phillip Manville of Bonaire, GA USA

"To the family of Devon, I ride with the Patriot Guard Riders and I was assigned the honor of laying a Wreath on Devon grave site today. Thank you for his service to our country. RIP Devon"
pete camarda of San Diego, CA

"Hey Jones..it's Memorial Day again and like always I'm remembering you as so many others do also. You, C-ham, and Bellard will always hold a special place in my heart knowing that you gave all you could give."
1SG(R) Phillip Manville of Bonaire, GA USA

"PV2 Jones, it's Memorial Day again, and again You Are Honored. As I read your messages, I know that you were very special. I am truly honored to have served with you for just a short time. I know God is taking care of you, cause we feel it down here. And may He bless your family."
1SG(R) Phillip Manville of Bonaire, GA

"Its been far to long since the last time i hit you up bro. just wanted to stop by and say i miss you and wish you could still be serving with me. I carry you you with me and everyday and even gave you name to my son as his middle name. love you lil bro. I now god is taking care of you. Ill see you when its time for me to come home. FAM OUT."

"Devon Buddy I'm really sorry it took me long to write on your wall. I still remembered the day I was told that I have a new room mate from another Battery which was you, still remembered all the good times we all had in Ft.Stewart/Hinesville you were always the shy one out of the group. I couldn't believe it when I was told you died after we took over the Airport in Iraqi.... I still have the picture we took in Hinesville before we were deployed.. Missed you Room mate/Battle Buddy. R.I.P"
CPL Ahmed Adeleke of Laurel, Md

"PV2 Jones, thinkin about you as I always do around this time of year. Although it gives us down here comfort to know God is taking care of you, we still miss and Honor you and we always will."
1SG(R) Phillip Manville & Family of Bonaire, GA

"I miss you, & I barely knew you. You were my tutor at Kennedy Elementary, & YOU were soooooo sweeeet ! It's crazy that I found out that you were gone through FB. After so many years, watch over me . Peace & Love -T'Keyah"
T'Keyah Kwamisha of Daytona Beach,FL

"It's been a while...but you are still being thought of!!! I am actually stationed at Ft. Stewart and I have visited your dedication at the Warrior's Walk...Lots of love...and definitely always remembered!!!"
Melody Thomas (Johnson) of Currently Ft. Stewart GA...San Diego, CA

"Rip bro miss you a lot I joined the army because of you. I miss the times me you mike mikes lil bro and your lil bro damon shared in the group the group home well see again in the Future rip brother in arms and life your gooD friend and bro johnathon"
johnathon robinette of blaine mn usa

"I think of your sacrifice all the time. You will never be forgotten. Your face and beautiful smile are missed on the block."
Brenda Bell of San Diego, CA

"PV2 Jones, it's that time of year when you are being honored and remembered along with so many others. From me personally, it's Honor and Remembrance all year long. I know God is taking care of you as only HE can."
1SG(R) Phillip Manville of Bonaire, GA USA

"Devon....gosh I remember when Carlton introduced us for the first time in San Diego at that chinese food restaurant, you had a quiet dignity even then, I loved living with you and Damon, mentoring and cooking and sharing spiritual insights with you. I will always think of you and I still have dreams of you...you were definately a light to all of those who knew you..Carlton and I still speak of you and I pray that you hold his hand during the rough times...1luv"
melika of rancho bernardo/ca/usa


Man I still can't believe that your not here. I remember one cold winter when your grandmother who was our neighbor walked to me. She said that she had to grandsons from san Diego that was coming to live with her very soon and she wanted me to meet you and your brother Damien. I thought she was nuts at first...lol. That next week you and Damien showed up at my house and we became friends instantly ! Even though I was about 4 years older than u, we still were the best of friends. Man did we give Damien a hard time...lol. Dude I think about you guys all the time. Every time I go past your grandmothers house, it feels like I can go ring the doorbell and you guys will b there. Devon it's just amazing the short 19 years that u were here the amount of lives you touched. I thank God for you and your family. I really miss you man. I remember the last time we spoke, it was not long after your grandmother passed and you were back in San Diego. You told me that you were going into the army. Man I remember you being sooo excited...lol. Anyway, you will forever live on man and one day I will see you again. Love ya man !"
Brandon E. Gilkey of Memphis Tn. U.S.

"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

"Hey luv,
Its been some years since we last silently spoken to oneanother. I so wish you were still here. You touched so many lives in such a dynamic way. You should be proud of yourself. I am proud of.. I never had a chance to tell you, and boy does it hurt...So young ,so brave and so beautiful and warm at heart... I know your in heaven without a worry in the world. You deserve to be their.. I will see you one day.. Love you.."
Jenea White of San Diego,Houston, Tx /U.S

"PV2 Jones, I think of you, C-ham, and Bellard often, especially during Memorial Day. American Flags are flying high in your honor down here, but God wanted you with him because he only takes the BEST. Rest In Peace."
1SG (R) Phillip Manville of Bonaire, GA USA

I find it hard to believe that you're no longer here. You were a man of honor. You always gave God the glory and I always admired that about you. I am teaching now and I always think back to our days at LHS in San Diego and how we would talk about our future plans. You would have made a wonderful teacher. I still think about you all the time. I love you and hope that you are living it big in heaven. You have a beautiful spirit! I speak in present tense because you are alive in my heart. Thank you for being an inspiration and for your unconditional love. LOVE YOU DEVON!!!"
Ms. Tiffany L. Taylor of Charlotte, NC

"Devon....Wow it's been 6 years since your passing and I still have not recovered. I miss you tons for there will be no other who gives love and friendship as genuinely as you have. how could one be so brave to sacrifice there life at such a young age, when their life hadn't even began to experience its prime. A true indefinite god fearing hero. you have taught me alot about myself in knowing you, and I appreciate you for it. We will always love and treasure the memory of you. Lance I know misses you alot and so does my mom. In closing I just want to say that I will always love and admire the man you were and as i look up to the heavens I am humbled by the ultimate sacrifice you've given for us. Roses on your pillow Mr. Jones............."
Deeandra of San Diego, Ca

It's been so long, too long Carlton misses you so much he still cry's at night telling me how much he misses you. We named our son Devon in honor of you, he is now 5. He was born 8 months after you passed. God willing he will become 1/2 the man you were. I'm honored to have known you for that short amount of time because you touched me just like you touched everyone you came in contact with. For me it is even hard to look at photo's and pictures of you, you will always be missed!"
Raushanah Hameed-Singleton of Las Vegas, Nevada


A few years has past since last I stopped by. I'm truly sorry for that, but you are not forgotten. You will always be remember and love by everyone that you have touched. RIP!"
CW2 Tyrone Hooks

It has been 5 years and I still feel the pain I felt when I heard the news of your passing away. I do find myself thinking about you and our days at Lincoln High School in San Diego, California. You appeared like as angel my sophomore year and saw the beauty in me even when it was hard for me to see it in myself. You did your own thing and taught me not to care about what others think. I miss talking to you and how we would keep our fingers crossed hoping that Jodeci would get back together. I am happy that so many people were able to experience having you in their lives. I will never forget you...I still love you!"
Tiffany L. Taylor of Charlotte, NC

"PVT. Devon Jones. i didnt know you but today I layed a reef by your tree on soldiers walk. Just know that i pray for you and your family and thank you for everything."
PFC Nathan Bumgarner

"Devon, I see it's been a while since a message has been left here. Please know it is not because we dont think of you[ you will never ever be forgotten).. it just hurts. You are so missed. you are so loved. Rest in peace.7/31/2008"

"I always saw you as a lil bro. Your memory will forever be with me.
love you bro. FAM 4 LIFE"
SSG Matheny, Vincent of Fort benning GA

"December 30, 2007
To the family of Pvt. 2 Devon D. Jones:
Devon 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 would like to say thank you to you and the other two soldiers who were also in that Humvee with you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepst sympathy.

"Mission Accomplished"(41st FA Motto)"

"Hey man, remember the time I was at a party, I didn't even know you were there and I was about to get into with someone and out of nowhere I felt a hand on my shoulder and turned around and it was you and you shook your head and looked in my eyes as if to say "Man, it ain't even worth it." You didn't even have to say one word and it was over just like that. I remember playing basketball at Newman and Caro Gym with you at Fort Stewart even though we were never on the same team you made the games a lil' more competetive by a little smack talking up and down the court. And after one game we talked about the upcoming deployment to Iraq how it was right around the corner and how much I wasn't ready we talked about our jobs and we said if we don't see each other again before we leave good luck. Thanks Man, you are a Hero and a Angel, I send my condolences to your family and loved ones and even though its coming up on 4 years later those memories are vivid as the day they happened. It was a privledge and a pleasure to meet you. You will live forever in those hearts you touched. I'll see you again."
Greg Autrey / HHC 3rd Inf. Div. of Texas

"Jones it's been a while since I've visited your page, but you haven't been forgotten. I see Faulkner has been updating you, but he left out the part about the Chargers getting beat. RIP"
T. Hooks (old 5th Section)

"Hey son just wanted to let you know the scales of justice have tipped in the good guys favor. They hung him tonight and it doesnt bring you guys back but it does reinforce that your efforts for the liberation of people you did not know were not in vain. The day he was captured I went to the warriors walk to let my sons know and now to let you know this is even better. I miss you son and not a day goes by without thinking of you. I love you son..
"Rock of the Marne""
Rob "Cheif" of Lyman SC

"PVT Jones, I look at your picture here and remember a young soldier I had the honor and priviledge of pinning stipes on. You are truly among the angels, because they only accept the best...and the life you had to endure has touched us all. Only a few could have handled it like you did..in a positive way. God Bless your family, and Rest in Peace Charlie Dawg, God's got it from here."
1SG(R) Phillip Manville of Bonaire, GA

"Hey Son, its the Old man again. I havent been checking on you fellas as I should but corporate America never rests. It has been three years since I lost you, Bellard and C-ham. I still think of that night and how bad it still hurts me that you were taken from us. I will always remember you in peace and always cherish the memories we created in the time we served this great nation. There is no greater man than one who will lay down their life for God and Country. I miss you son and you will always be in my heart"

"PVT JONES I Remember the day you came to my PLT. You had bright smile and I knew that you would be special.I'm sorry that it took so long to send this message, but you will always be one of my sons.To the Jones family it was a pleasure to serve with your son.Smoke Davis"
Johnny Davis of FT. STEWART,GA USA

"PVT.Devon Jones.
I remember you from my Sunday school class at church.You were a young man with such a big heart.I remember you left for Iraq just a couple of weeks before I did,and I did not know.I just want to say,we are not just Army brothers,but brothers under God!"
SGT. Leonard Page of San Diego, CA

"Dear Devon,
I am very glad I did my english project on you. You are a very strong person. I know you are looking down on us and I hope you are very proud of serving for your country. Though I don't know you I am sure you were a great person.You did not die in vain."
De De of Hopewell High School: Charlotte, North Carolina

"Hey jones, I wish you knew how hard we tried. We had some good times and you will never be forgotten. I couldn't ask for a better man to serve with."
Spc Joel Schuette of Fort Stewart, GA

"I so sorry for your lost! You may never forget but in time your hurts will mend!!! I'm praying for you *&* your family!!! God Bless"
Devon of Rock Island, TN

"I so sorry for your lost! You may never forget but in time your hurts will mend!!! I'm praying for you *&* your family!!! God Bless"
Devon of Rock Island

""The Good Die Young""
Tiffany Williams of Red Springs, NC

"Hey Devon, I was so hurt when I heard the news. So hurt,My heart was filled with so much pain and still is. I wish I could have just talk to you before you left. We attended Lincoln together and you always said you were going to marry me. You were so inspiring and we used to encourage oneanother. One thing I remember about you was your beautiful smile. I live in Houston now, and will strive hard to become a Doctor because you always believed in me. If I ever open a children's hospital I will name it after you. The Devon Jones children hospital. I love you and will never forget about you. I thank you for warm words, you will always be remembered. Thanks just being a friend."
Jenea M. White ( Dr. White to be) of Houston , Texas ,USA

"From the Bellard family: Our brother was also with Devon on the day of the fourth. Just want his family to know you are also in our prayers. To his mother if you ever want to talk you can email me at janet.brooks@basell.com"
Janet of Lake Charles, La

"I would like to thank Devon for serving in the army and he didn't die in vain. This is Adam from Barker Middle School just trying to say thank you to him. I'm glad I picked Devon for this project."
Middle School Student of Barker Middle School

"Devon will be watching over us. I'm sorry for your loss and I empathise. I am a twelve year old seventh grade student from Barker, New York. Our class is doing a project of writing to people who have lost loved ones in the war."
7th Grade Student of Barker Middle School

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

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN (4/4/04)

"It's been a year ago today and I still remember that night all so well. We shared alot of laughs in Iraq Jones and I miss you a great deal. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AND I HOPE YOU NEVER FORGET US!"
SSG. Hooks, Tyrone of Grafenwoehr, Germany

"WOW, little brother I didn't even realized they had this website, I am your big sister and I truly miss you in fact I am sure you see my outbusrt all the time. I know you are watching over me and the rest of the family and checking out what we are all up too. You see your brother in law has just blossmed into a great husband and Father. I know his loesing you had alot to do with it. He has been like a father to Dierre and Damon. Well to all the others you post messages to our family thank you and we have appreciated and felt your prayers it has been a year now and believe me it went fast and it still seems so unfair and honesty I'll be happy when the rest of our troops can come home. It is still hard to grasp sometimes that this was for all of us and I am a pretty intelligent person but when it is your little brother you can't just say Good bye Thank you all and my God bless the World"
Kiesha Erving ( the Big Siser of Devon of SAN Diego / Murrieta Ca

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


"God Bless you and your family members. If it wasn't for the courage and honor that you have, we would not be the free country we are. God Bless and Peace be with you."
C.J. of Tennessee

"Devon I speak to your mother all the time and it breaks my heart to know that I won't be seeing you for a while. There's a little comfort knowing that it's someone with your character and charisma up there watching out for everyone. Me and you share the same occupation and I must admit that it is a little harder to put this uniform on everyday because you don't anymore. Richard was the one that told me the news and I have never felt so damn cheated. I feel like I have lost a part of me. The way we use to trip out everyday in class and how you use to steal my chips and soda everyday in 6th and 7th period. What you put in my yearbook met so much to me in the most way. We were destined to meet and you were destined to make my homecoming back to Cali whole lot better. You were right-it does feel like we have known each other for like 10 years. maybe we have met before in another time! I would give my left hand for me to see you again! And you know as well as I do that I or even we need our left hands. LOL!...:) I miss Devon and thank you for giving me the chance to meet you and know you. Keep on watching out for all of us and hopefully we will meet again. I have a friend by the name if Sir John up there-you two will get along so good-tell him I said hello. I love you Devon and God be with you and your family!"
Melody G. Johnson of San Diego, CA

"my thoughts are with you."
carrie of mass

"Thank you Devon 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

"My condolences goes out to Devon Jones family. Jones was an outstanding soldier who will always be missed, but not forgotten. I had the pleasure of serving with Jones in 1/41Fa. I could always find him down in my section with my soldiers; his friends and always reminding me that he was from Cali!"
SSG. Tyrone Hooks of Ft. Stewart, Ga

"Devon, you are truly missed. I miss your beautiful smile and optimistic attitude. Thank you for the time we've shared. I have so many memories of you. Just know that I love you. It feels good to know that I had the opportunity to tell you thank you and how much I appreciated you before you passed on. God must have planned it to be this way. Give my grandma a kiss for me. To the family, Devon is in a better place and is smiling down on you all. I send my condolences."
Tiffany L. Taylor of San Diego, Calif.

"devon, i cant believe that i will no longer be able to hear your voice again, or be able to sit and listen to snoop dogg with you again. i heard about this tragic incident late!! it broke my heart because the little time that i did know you, you were one of my good friends. i cant believe that this has happened. you were supposed to come back so we can laugh again. all i have to say is thank you for being brave, and you will greatly be missed, and not forgotten. i love you sweety. RIP"
Candice P. Holman of Hinesville, Ga

"Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Thank you brave soldier, your courage and sacrafice will never be forgotten."
Ken and Maritza Holley of Pembroke Pines, Florida

"To the family and friends of Pvt. Devon 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 Devon 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 Pvt. Devon 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 Devon, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera, of Powder Springs, Georgia

"My heart breaks with the loss of each and every brave soldier. Please know that we are eternally grateful to you for your bravery and sacrifice in protecting our freedom. You will be missed but NEVER forgotten. God Bless you !"
Cindy of CA

"Pvt Jones...RIP...You are with the Lord now. Thank you for your sacrifices. We shall never forget you..Never"
The Taylors, USMC of North Carolina

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on