Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Lam

22, of Queens, New York.
Lam died as a result of a non-hostile vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 6th Communications Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Marine Corps Reserve, Brooklyn, New York. Died on November 8, 2004.

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"I can't believe its 19 years. Seems like just yesterday we were playing handball and getting on a cheese bus. Praying for you and your family. You gave your all for us."
David C. of Queens, NY

"Rah brother."
LCpl S. of NYC

"Thinking of Lam. It was a blessing to have known him in Brooklyn and in the Iraq theater. God bless!"
David Won of New York, NY

"Gone but not forgotten"
Thomas J Felton of Roscommon M.i.

"To the family of:Jeffrey Lam
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""

"To any Family and Friends of the fallen Marine: My name is Sgt Mariko C. Willis, I serve with 6th ESB and I also am the C.O.O of the Corporal Christopher Kelly Willis Foundation. My family started a non-profit organization in memory and honor of my deceased brother Cpl. Willis back in 2004. The Foundation has built a MEMORIAL CABINET in honor of the four fallen Marines attached to 6th ESB OIF I: LCpl Jeffery Lam, SSgt David Ries, Cpl Joshua Palmer and LCpl Thomas Zapp. I would like to make contact with friends and/or family so that we can attain pictures/bio's and any other memoriabilia you may want presented in this case to honor your fallen Marines. Please contact me at Mariko.Willis@usmc.mil or MarikoCWillis@aol.com.

Semper Fi"
Sgt Mariko C. Willis of Battle Creek, MI USA

"Semper Fi"
Lcpl Chenet,Jean of Engineers Plt 6th Comm,Brooklyn nyc

"Lam was the honor graduate at our MOS school in Missouri. I remember our instructor Sgt. Hill say that Lam was the only marine he'd ever seen get a perfect score on all the written tests during the course. He was a great man and a great marine. Semper Fi."
Jacob Rodrigues Pereira of Austin, TX

"To Mrs. Lam and your baby daughter.

I was one of the few from 6th Comm. who deployed with your husband to Iraq. We were good friends while in the engineer platoon.

It has been almost 5 years since his and your sacrifice and I still think about him often. I recently watched a movie which portrayed a fallen Marine making his way home. The film brought tears to my eyes and made me understand how important Jeff's sacrifice was.

I feel I need to offer any assistance I can, because I know Jeff would do the same if he was in my position. I would like to help you and your family in any way I can. email me at ny_p8nt@hotmail.com.

Thank you,

Mrs. Lam

Semper Fi Jeff"
Bryan Metzger CPL USMC of Utica, NY

"November 15, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Lam:
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

"I am so sorry for your lost. My son was killed in Iraq on Sept. 7th 2007 and he was 21 years old. We go on but life is never the same. I am proud he called me Mom."
susie scott of cookeville, tn. Putnam

"To the family and friends,
I would like to extend my deepest sympathies. Losing a loved on is the hardest thing in life. I am writing to not only express my sorrow for you but to let you know about a memorial I am working on. I am creating a quilt to honor the fallen soldiers from the New York City Area. Each soldier will have a panel created. I am inviting the friends and families to get involved. If you are interested or would like some more information please contact me at nycfallensoldiers@yahoo.com"
Esther Kabalkin of Staten Island, NY

"To Lcpl Lam and Family,

You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Semper Fi!"
Raphael Ison , Sgt USMC of Queens, New York

"I met Jeffrey the day he was being shipped out with my brother. Even though my time with him was very brief it pained me when my brother called me and told me. I will always remember our brief encounter RIP."
Awilda Sanchez of New York, NY

"L/CPL Lam is a true hero. On the day that he died he was trying to save another Marine from drownding. He was on the banks of the Euphrtes river helping a buldozer operator. The bulldozer rolled into the river. LCPL Lam dropped his helmet and flak and his rifle and went into the river to save another Marine. No one witnessed his courage but he died trying to save another Marine. He will forever be a hero."
Jim S of St Louis, Mo

"Lcpl. Lam was in my unit, 6th Comm. He was shy, and reserved. The type of great Marine you could rely on. \He used to call me "Super Sanchez" I will never forget him.

Cpl. Matt Sanchez"
Matthew Sanchez of New York, NY, USA

"I wanted to say how sorry I am to the Lam family. It was my nephew, Joshua D. Palmer who also died that day with Jeffrey. Our sympathies to you all."
Brenda Palmer of Carthage, Il.

"Jeff Lam went to high school with me and he was a great guy with his comical comments during gym class. He was a good man and he always did the right thing. I and many others will miss his jokes. RIP Jeff"
Richard Wong of Brooklyn, New York

"Working with CSSC-113, I was always interacting with motor t. I can remember when LCpl Lam was just getting unpacked in that large tent. He was extremely organized with those vacuumed storage bags. Although quiet and unkempt, he was friendly when a conversation was started. He will be missed."
Vilaykham Sombatsaphay of Camp Lejeune, NC

"Lam was a great person, Marine and friend. The short time we spent together in Iraq was a time that I will never forget and a time that I reflect upon almost daily. He was always there to listen to our complaints and to bolster our resolve to do as the mission requires. I will never forget what you did for me and the ultimate sacrifice you made for the freedoms that people enjoy at home. Stay vivigilant while gaurding the streets of Heaven. Semper fi."
LCPL Brian Upshaw of Thatcher, AZ

"RIP Jeff."
EJ of our block

"Jeff was like a brother to me. We went to high school together and kept in touch through most of college. He understood me better than most people , and I knew him better than anyone else I can think of. I miss him a lot and I wish none of this ever happened.
Jeff, I will always remember you. I will always miss you, bro."
FP of East Elmhurst, NY

"Jeff, I considered You and Anthony to be brothers from another mother. We grew up together, played together, and I'll always remember you. Your spirit will live long with your daughter Terri. Love you bro."
Patrick Avedian of Bayside, NY

"As a former member of 6th Comm, I send my deepest sympathy.
Even though they said 35 was too old to rejoin the corps, I wish I was there for you Jeff. Rest in Peace Brother. Remember, Marine dont die, we simply go to heaven to regroup.
Andrew Brown, CPL 6thy comm 96'-98'"
Andrew Brown of Bronx, New York

"Lcpl.Lam, Semper Fi. Eventhough I only saw you twice at drill, it chilled me down my spine and wreaked me with grief when I realized. You represent of what is greatest in us all as marines, you gave your life to save another fellow marine. There is no higher honor than that to me. Semper Fi devil dog, always in the hearts of marines, especialy mine. And to the family of Lcpl.Lam, there are no words that I can say or things I can do to bring him back. But to me, jeffery did what he had to do to save someone else life, to me, he derserves to recieve the Medal of Honor. There is no higher honor than sacrifising himself for some else. We are Marines, and it's what we do. We are one big family, and I'll be glad to offer any assitance to the family. As we say in 6th Comm by some marines:"one heart,one soul." We all feel each other's pain. My name is Pfc.Chow, and I am more than happy to help the family of Lcpl.Lam out in anything. My unit is 6th Comm, Alpha Co. You can find me there. To everyone, Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful)."
PFC.Chow, Albert of Queens, NY/USA

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

"Lcpl. Lam you are a hero. To his wife, stay strong you and your family will always be in my prayers."
Vida of Brooklyn, NY

"Words and tears are simply not enough. I miss you and love you couz.
Can't stop thinking of your smile, when we were younger, the times you teach my sis and spend time with her, the way you love Hoa.
You're incredible. Wish you could have stayed."
Cathy of Elmhurst, NY

"We will always remember you for the memories and the joys you have shared with us. You have changed lives. May you continue to bring joy and watch over your love ones...

May they continue to carry on the legacy that you had hope to give them..."
jenny of nyc

"To Jeffrey Lam:
Dear Jeffrey,
May your loved ones take in strength for all you did for your country, your family and yourself. You have been taken away from us, but you will always be in our hearts in spirit and our memories of you will shine bright. Our Fallen Hero - Lance Cpl Jeffrey Lam
Jennifer of Flushing, NY

"Jeff, you will be remembered for your humble nature and bravery. Thank you for making Hoa glow. My thoughts are with you and your family. May you rest in peace, and may happiness be with you and your family."
Michelle Lee of Brooklyn, NY

""To Jeffrey,

You are a true and brave hero. You will always be remembered by everyone. The memories of you will always be cherished forever. May you rest in peace.

To The Family of Lance Cpl Jeffrey Lam,

I am very sorry for your loss. May you be strong and stay strong."
Sally of Brooklyn, NY

"May you rest in peace. May God give your family the strength to continue on. You went for what you believed in-those you left behind will never forget you. God Bless,"
Dawn Kissi of New York City

"RIP Tufelhunden...The Taylors USMC NC"

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Jeffrey Lam,

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

"To the Lam Family and Friends
Although I don't know Jeffrey personally but I do know his older siblings. I heard many stories about this brave young man who actually stand up for our nation. Hearing the news that he left us shocked me. I hope the best for his family and be strong to stand up for Jeffrey's bravery and sacrifice. He'll always be in our hearts forever "R.I.P. Jeffrey Lam""
Jinh Ho of Jackson Heights, NY

"To the family of Jeffrey;
Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Jeffrey is a true American hero and will always be remembered by us for his bravery and ulitmate sacrifice he gave to our country. Our family has also suffered the loss of my nephew in this battle for freedom. May God bless you during this difficult time."
Vic and Tammy McClain--azquail@att.net of Tucson, AZ

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 "

"May he rest in peace."
Elaine of New York

"You are our first to fall, you have made us proud. It's time for you to come home, we will pin those medals on your chest, and tell your girl you did your best. Rest easy bro."
LCpl Seto of 6th Comm BN, Svc Co, Marine

"Although I do not know Jeffrey personally, but I will always remember him as a "Hero" deep in my heart. It will be tough for his family and friends, but I really hope we'll heal from this pain and remember Jeffrey Lam as the "brave young man that fought for America's freedom"."
Amy of Queens

"It's tough having to deal with the loss of a friend. I remember when my unit was first inserted in the southern tip of Iraq, not more than a month after we got there, we were ambushed. We fought bravely, honorably... at the cost of four of our own. I'm sure that after all is said and done, Jeff and everyone else that have lost their lives in battle will be able to smile again. Sometimes, I wonder... Why are we there in the first place? What draws us to battle in this way? I believe that the true answers lay with the fallen. Mr. and Mrs. Lam, you have my deepest sympathies.

Semper Fidelis"
Alexander Poindexter of San Francisco, California

"I don't know what to say.. just that I'm sorry.. and I'm here if you need me."
A. Jen of Flushing, Queens

"To Jeff'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

"Although I don't know Jeffery Lam but I know some of his friends...which makes you mine friend too.
My thoughts and sypathies are with your family and friends.
Your baby will remember his father as a hero of our country.
With much love,
Amy of Flushing, NY, USA

"Jeffrey, the little brother of Annette and Anthony, we will all miss you. It was only yesterday when I watched you going through childhood rebellion then becoming a fine young man. Those who knew you, your bravery as a soldier, your loyalty as a citizen, your love as a father, son, and husband, will forever embrace you in our memories. I'm sure you're somewhere watching over your baby girl, your devoted young wife Hoa, and your family. You'll always be in our hearts Jeff."
Kathy Huang of Queens, NY

"Jeffrey, you'll be missed by everyone, especially your wife, your daughter and your family. You will not be forgotten by all those that you have touch. May you rest in peace."
M. Huang of Flushing, NY

"To Jeffery Lam:
May you rest in peace. You will always be in our hearts no matter what. To me you are a true hero.

To the Lam Family:
My thoughts and prayers go out to you. There are no words that I can say to express my sorrowand the pain that you are going through. Jeffery has made an impact in our lives and will never be forgotten."
Kenneth of Rego Park, NY

"Rest in peace Jeffrey. Even though I never saw you but I have talked with you on the phone before. You had a friendly voice and that voice will stay in my memeories forever. Thanks for that friendly voice."
Sharon of Brooklyn,New York

"Jeffrey, may you rest in peace.
You might have left us but the memories you left behind will forever stay in our heart.
You are our hero!"
Annie of Brooklyn,NY

"My deepest sympathy, our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. May God bless you and help you through this time. Forever in our hearts a HERO Jeffrey Lam."
Amy & Aaron Monier of Waterford, MI.

"From the Wahl to the Lam family. We are deeply sadden by the lost of Jeffrey. He is truely, a special person. An our heart and prays are with you. We endured the lost of our son to the war and or terror! God Bless!"
Leonard Wahl of Valley stream, N.Y

"Jeffrey, you are truly a hero to us all. The sacrifice you made is immeasureable. Your strength and legacy will live on through your wife and baby girl!

To The Lam family:
Our love and thoughts are with your family. The sorrow that your family is going through is immeasureable. Jeffrey has truly touched the lives of many and will not be forgotten."
Joyce of Flushing,NY

"To Jeffery Lam:
You are a true HERO!! May you rest in peace.

To the family of Lance Cpl. Jeffery Lam:

As a friend, your son's loss is among words that cannot be able to express. His bravery and sacrifices to fight for our country will never be forgotten. His strengths and qualities will always be remembered."
Helen of Brooklyn, NY

""Jeffrey, as a friend of yours, I will never forget you. Hearing the news that you left us, I am truly upset. There are no words to express the sorrow for the loss of you. In our heart, YOU ARE TRULY OUR HERO!!! Your bravery will never be forgotten.

To the Family of Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Lam:
I am really felt sorry for the loss of Jeffrey. I truly understand how you all feel and going through the sorrow. Please stay strong!!!""
May of Brooklyn, NY

"To the friends and family of Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Lam,

There are no words that can possibly ease your pain but please know that many across this country are grateful to your son and you. His bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Please accept these words as a token of my heartfelt sorrow for your loss.

Rebecca of Los Angeles

"To Jeffrey'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

"Thank you Jeffrey Lam, 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 Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Lam:
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 Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Lam:
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