Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Jeffrey S. Loa

32, of Waianae, Hawaii.
Loa died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol. Loa was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany. Died on August 16, 2006.

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"In loving memory of SSG Jeffrey Loa. We all miss your WONDERFUL personality. You were the leader I tried to be. I will always remember you as the great person you are. My condolences go to his family and friends as another Memorial day approaches that I reflect on One of my heros."
Sgt Adam Fuller of Lake Elsinore CA USA

"SSG Loa you where a mentor to me and a person I held high regards to. I thrive to be a Soldier you would of been proud of. I will never forget you"
SGT Wilcox Robert S of FT Benning GA

"To the family of:Jeffrey S. Loa
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""

"It still hurts to this day when I think of you. I will always remember your big smile and warm personality. You will never be forgotten."
SGT Ronald Austin of Fort Bragg NC

"SSGT Loa was a great and honorable man, he was a basic training insert when i first met him. he was always motivating us on runs. i met him again at the rock. i always had lot of respect for him and admired him very much."
Patel of carrboro, NC

"”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to the hero’s Mother, Father and/or spouse. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Almost 2,150 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
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Sincerely and Respectfully,
Project compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"Missing you terrible. Picturing your smile makes me smile. I take it as a sign from you when our songs come on the radio."
the wife of USA

"July 3, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Jeffrey S. Loa:
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 had the great pleasure in knowing Jeff. He always had a way of making people laugh. Even now with the memories we carry with us he seems to make us all smile!! My husband was stationed with him and he feels fortunate to have known him! He is truely missed but his memory will live on forever!"
Brandee Galvan and Sgt. Joe Galvan and family of Ft. Riley, KS

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, Jeffrey will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!

I would 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.

"Vincere Vel Mori"
(To Conquer Or Die)35th Armor Motto"

"Thank you Jeffrey Loa, 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 Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Loa:
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 Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Loa:
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