Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Sgt. Jeffrey L. Kirk

24, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Kirk died as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. Died on December 12, 2004.

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"Semper Fi SGT Kirk"
SSGT Chenevert of Prairville Louisiana

"I had to pleasure to serve with Sgt Kirk and call him a friend. To this day I still look at our old shirts he designed for us and remember painting it on the wall in Japan. He was an awesome person and he is greatly missed. I have a few pictures from us as "boots" when I was the youngest Marine at the bday ball in Virginia in 99... He will forever be in my heart and mind..."
Cpl. Michael Mendez of Fort Hall, Idaho

"Sargent Jeffrey Kirk was there for my son when he needed him. We will never forget him. He is a hero. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers this holiday season."
Kathy Vorhies of Itasca, IL

"To the family of:Jeffrey L.Kirk
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""

"Thinking of you and your family on Memorial Day
Cheryl Rutter of Covington,la

"Sorry that I didnt get to meet you"
Jeffrey A. Kirk of Everett Wa

"To The Kirk Family,
Thinking and praying for you today, (December 12th) , and always!"
Hayden S. of B.R., LA

"“God of our fathers, who by land and sea have ever lead us to victory, please continue your inspiring guidance in this the greatest of all conflicts. Strengthen my soul so that the weakening instinct of self-preservation, which besets all of us in battle, shall not blind me to my duty to my own manhood, to the glory of my calling, and to my responsibility to my fellow soldiers. Grant to our armed forces that disciplined valor and mutual confidence which insures success in war. Let me not mourn for the men who have died fighting, but rather let me be glad that such heroes have lived. If it be my lot to die, let me do so with courage and honor in a manner which will bring the greatest harm to the enemy, and please, oh Lord, protect and guide those I shall leave behind. Give us the victory, Lord.”
- General George S. Patton

On this day, I ask that you take a moment to remember our Fallen Warriors. Remember their families, for this day must be especially hard for them. Pray that they may have comfort and peace in their hearts.

Semper Fidelis
Sergeant Jason Arellano
3/5 Get Some
Sergeant Jason Arellano of Springfield, MO

"Semper Fi, Marine."

"December 7, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Jeffrey L. Kirk:
Jeffrey 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

"We will always love and miss Jeff."
Nate of Plano, TX

"To the family of Sgt Jeffery Kirk: I read an article of Sgt. Kirk's heroics, leadership, and humble attitude to it all. God bless Sgt. Kirk the hero. You must be very proud of him. I am proud to be an American, knowing we have fine Marines like Sgt. Kirk protecting us all. What's most important in a human life is the positive impact one has had on mankind while he walked this earth, not the time of the walk itself. Sgt. Kirk's 24 year odyssey positively impacted us all, and I appreciate him for it!"
David DeRoche of Lake Zurich, IL

"To the Kirk family,
I knew Jeff very well, and I am sad that I did not ever get to meet his family. I met him in Virginia when we were both only in for 3 months at that point. We took a weekend trip to D.C. in the spring of 1999. I have pictures if you would like them. (please email me) We stayed in contact although we were in different FAST companies and we met up again when I was assigned to 3/5 about 2 years ago. He is missed dearly and I kick myself everyday for not hanging out with him more when I had the chance. He was an awesome Marine and an even greater friend to all who knew him. God bless you all, and please let me know if you need anything. TandJnelson@hotmail.com"
Tim Nelson of Orange County CA

"Dear Jeffrey L. Kirk Family, My sincerest condolences on your loss. My name is Marc Dull, I am a USAF Veteran and an Artist from Illinois. Thank you for your Jeffrey's Honorable Service and Ultimate Sacrifice for America and it's Values. His Legacy will endure by God! I found Jeffrey's Memorial page while doing some research for a very important project that I thought you might want to know about. I just returned from Camp Pendleton where I visited the Commanding Officer of the 5th Regiment. I am preparing to sculpt a large monument specifically for the 5th Regiment and the Fallen Heroes in Operation Iraqi Freedom for the Memorial Garden area on Camp San Mateo there. Please e-mail me at dullart7@cs.com if you would like to contribute any input or feedback. I would be honored by your participation on behalf of Jeffrey! Semper Fidelis, God Bless you and your Family, Salute"
Marc Dull of Illinois

Jeffrey L Kirk (former Lcpl 1st fssg 1st maint Bn OMC Optics Plt of St. Michaels AZ

"Jeff we love you and miss you deeply...Thank You!!!"
Chris of Metairie,La USA

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

"In your sorrow, please be comforted that he gave all for those he never knew. My maiden name was Kirk, and my father was also a Marine. May they both rest in eternal peace, together."
Robin of Waxahachie, TX

"my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My brother CPL. Jason Clairday was with him fighting and dieing for our freedom! I was at the memorial for 3/5 at Camp Pendelton and I just want you to know that you are not alone we understand what you are going through and you are in our prayers always! It just amazes me, the love that these Marines had for each other! I truely am sorry for your loss!! From what I heard while there SGT. Kirk was a very wonderful man like all the Marines! Just know that we share in your grief and you are in our prayers always!"
Brandy Sutherland, proud sister of CPL. Jason Clairday of Salem, Arkansas

"To Sgt. Kirk's family....
I am very sorry to hear about his death.I served under him in 2nd FAST...I must say he was a great Marine and guy.I saw him a few times on Camp Pendelton, and we spoke.I'll always remember the cammie inspection he made us do when we were boots and he was still a Cpl.He was a great Marine."
Rob Stephens (former Cpl) of Beaverton, Oregon

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

"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 Sgt. Jeffrey L. Kirk,

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 use our link and 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 USA

"Thank you Jeffrey Kirk, 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. Jeffrey Kirk:
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 Jeffrey 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. Jeffrey Kirk:
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 Jeffrey, 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