Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Benjamin E. Mejia

25, of Salem, Massachusetts.
Mejia died in Marez, Iraq, of non-combat related causes. He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Died on May 31, 2006.

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"Ben and I were best friends during our time in Fairbanks. It's officially been 10 years since his passing. He is still greatly missed by many. Sandy, if you ever read this post, he talked about you so much."
Stephanie Moody (Chiperno) of Killeen, TX

"I remember first getting the Delta Troop the unit was just standing up I was the new NBC & NCO and the NCO room was not set up yet Benjamin was the first person to help me set up this room from that moment on he was one of my best and closest friends I remember I was having a bad day one day and he took me over to the computer and show me this funny video on YouTube I laughed for days after that he was just that kind of person that wouldn't leave you alone until you had a smile on your face my heart is heavy until this day over his passing Benjamin you always be in my heart you'll always be my friend"
SGT Mitchell of Delta Troop 4/14th

"I miss you Ben...."


"To the family of:Benjamin E. Mejia
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""

"5/28/12 memorial day
My Ben,
I will see you again, this is not where it ends
I will carry you with me, til I see you again!

Never forgotten! I love you!
~your Sarah"
Sarah Mercier of Boston MA

"May 14, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Benjamin E. Mejia:
Benjamin 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

"Ben I miss having you around."
D of Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

"I still miss him more than words can describe. There is still not a day that goes by that I do not think of him and cherish his friendship. People tell me that I need to get over it and move on but how do you do that? I lost a part of me! I tell people it is not like losing a family member. I chose for Benji to be in my life for all those years. There was nothing that Benji didn't know about me...good and bad. He was my "brother from another mother!" I love you Benji and you will be with me always."
Sandy of formerly of Newnan back in Salem, MA!

"my heart felt condolonces from a fellow salem resdident and soldier and IRAQ vet"
SGT Rick S of Salem,Ma


I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Suivoz Moi"(Follow Me)14th Cav Motto"

"Benjamin was my best friend. He used to say he was "my brother from another mother." But that is exactly who he was. All his friends instantly became his family. He was truly a walking angel and will be missed by all those that knew him tremendously. Thank you for all your prayers and support. God Bless you all."
Sandy of Newnan, GA

"I knew Sgt Benjamin Mejia, we were stationed in Ft. Wainwright, AK when he got deployed with the 172nd Stryker Brigade shortly after he left, my unit also deployed to Iraq. He was a good person in heart one of a kind, he will never be forgotten by those who met him like me. To his family, i hope that God gives you the srength you need during this lost. God Bless You!"
SPC Rivera

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

"Thank you Benjamin Mejia, 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. Benjamin Mejia:
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 Benjamin 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. Benjamin Mejia:
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 Benjamin, 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