Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Hugo R. Lopez-Lopez

20, of La Habra, California.
Lopez-Lopez died at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, from wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Rawah, Iraq on November 20, 2005. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, (Forward). He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on January 27, 2006.

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"Hi Friend, First I want to thank you for serving and dying for our country, I miss you soo much and think about you always my daughter feels like she knows you cause we talk about you all the time and how you would always give me a ride home when I was pregnant with her and you would not smoke when I was around nor let anyone smoke around you, Miss & Love you lots"
Vanessa Ortega of La Habra, CA

"Hey neighbor- I still think of you everyday. Guess what... I'm so close to accomplishing what I promised. Knowing that you believed in me has helped me be patient in this process. When it finally happens, first thing I will do is visit you... I love you... and I miss you still :'). Hopefully I get to see you again someday."
Your neighbor <3 of La Habra, CA.

"Hey brother,
You Will Always Be Remembered, May God Keep you Safe."
HM2(FMF) Sean Scott of Camp Pendleton, CA

"To Lcpl Lopez. You were my Marine. I had so much to teach you. Everyday I still struggle with the fact that I never had the chance to pass on my knowledge of the MOS to you. I miss you brother. Sitting in my vehicle during chow and listening to the Misfits is a very fond memory that I hold onto deeply. I'm glad I had the chance to finally visit you in March of 2010. I make it a point to always keep your memory alive. Many of my friends who never even met you have sung many a praise and raised many glasses in your honor. We will continue to do that always. Semper Fidelis warrior.
Sgt R. A. Aragon
Echo Battery
2nd Bn 11th Marines"
Bob Aragon of Parker, CO

"First and foremost, to Hugo's family; It has been a long time since i have seen any of you (i hope you still remember me), i wish to send you my most heartfelt sympathy. He is missed dearly.
I remember Hugo and I used to hang out all of the time, i was devastated when i learned of what happened. I think about him alot when i hear of the others who have given the ultimate sacrifice. He is an inspiration to me and should be an inspiration to all who knew him."
Adam Vergilio of La Habra, CA

"Hugo Lopez was from La Habra, California. The City of La Habra will be holding an official ceremony to add Hugo's name to the Memerial Plaque in front of the library on January 30, 2010 at 10:00am. All are invited to attend the ceremony and honor Hugo's service and sacrifice."
A Proud Citizen of La Habra, CA

"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

"Dear Family,
I only met Lance Corporal Lopez-Lopez once. He was brought in to our aid station at COP Rawah, I will never forget the strength and courage he had. The entire time he was there his concern was not for himself but for the rest of the Marines with him. He continued to encourage his fellow Marine who was injured to stay strong and that he would be okay. Since that day I have tried to live my life with that amount of courage and strength. In the brief time I was blessed to be near Lance Corporal Lopez-Lopez my life has been forever changed. I thank you for raising such a strong and honorable son."
Scott of Dallas TX

"We never forgot and we never will."
Sgt Titus, Christopher of Camp Pendleton, CA

"January 18, 2009
To the family of Lance Cpl. Hugo R. Lopez-Lopez:
Hugo 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

"Lopez, you are truly missed. I will never forget you."
Sgt Herbert

"Hey Bro
just wanted to say i think about you everyday bro.. Sorry we havent visited you in awhile.. Echo Btry has been deploying.. Im not attached to them anymore, im an artillery instructor now..weird huh. well i was gonna try to bring all the boys down but there in the field.. im gonna try my best to stop by this weekend, but if i cant ill stop by the following week and ill bring the Tapatio : ) .. Well everyone misses you here bro, especially Pittman,Sacramone,Zavala and myself..Semper Fi

Rock On Home , Till The Angels Sing..!!"
Sgt Salcido of Garden Grove Ca, (Camp Pendelton)


"To the family of:Hugo R. Lopez-Lopez 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"

"Lopez God bless you will always be remembered."
Cpl Cansler of CA

"Lopez God bless you will always be remembered."
Cpl Cansler of CA

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.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"May the Lord Bless The Lopez Family.My name is John Serrato, I live in La Habra. I recall vividly how your son, along with all the other members of the La Habra Football team celebrated after their Championship victory in 2003. We were all so proud of them. I am still proud of you Hugo.Thank you for Defending freedom and our country.Just to let you know, I managed a little league team, and we dedicated our season to Hugo. God Bless You Lopez Family."
John Serrato of La Habra, CA

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

"Thank you Hugo Lopez-Lopez, 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. Hugo Lopez-Lopez:
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 Hugo 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. Hugo Lopez-Lopez:
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 Hugo, 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