Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Sergio A. Mercedes-Saez

23, of New York, New York.
Mercedes-Saez died in Baghdad, Iraq, when the HMMWV in which he was riding accidentally rolled over into a canal. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on February 5, 2006.

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"To the family of:Sergio A. Mercedes-Saez
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""

"February 3, 2009
To the family of Spc. Sergio A. Mercedes-Saez:
Sergio 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

"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

"Sergio(my dear Sigi) you know that i miss you alot, that you was more than a cousin,more than a brother.
You was for me a support that i miss every minute of my life."
Mayelin Castillo Saez of san pedro de macoris ,rep. dominicana

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.

"Strike"(502nd Inf. Motto)"

"I will always remember you, I know that you might be reading this from heaven, and this is a message for you Sergio, I miss you, can't say that I miss you more than mom, she gave birth to us and she loves us more than anybody else, but I miss you a lot, you took one half of me with you and without that half theres no way I could be truely happy, I lost you my brother, I think of you everyday, I'm empty inside, and will never be whole again, I just want to tell you that I love you, Adrian is big, he still remember you and admire you, mom, well, don't have words to explain, well, and Christopher, he look just like you, brother, I hope you are reading this from heaven, if u do just read that I miss you and dind't got to tell you this much but I love you and miss you, and over all, I'm proud of you. Your still my little brother..."
Juan A. Mercedes-Saez of Bronx, New York, United State

"Thanks to be my friend , i will never forgeth you , you always are going to be in my heart and audio studio 69 heart, we will meet again , my friend . God bless you"
Alexis Sanchez of Republica Dominicana, San Pedro de Macoris

"Thanks to be my friend , i will never forgeth you , you always are going to be in my heart and audio studio 69 heart, we will meet again , my friend . God blest you"
Alexis Sanchez of Republica Dominicana, San Pedro de Macoris

"Thanks to be my friend , i will never forgeth you , you always are going to be in my heart and audio studio 69 heart, we will meet again , my friend ."
Alexis Sanchez of Reublica Dominicana, San Pedro de Macoris

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

"Thank you Sergio Mercedes-Saez, 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 Spc. Sergio Mercedes-Saez:
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 Sergio 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 Spc. Sergio Mercedes-Saez:
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 Sergio, 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