Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Adrian N. Orosco

26, of Corcoran, California.
Orosco died in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted position during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, California. Died on December 9, 2005.

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We had a long talk the day before you were killed, I will never forget. You were killed doing your job and we had a great unit, the best I have seen in my 3 times in Iraq. I wear your bracelet every day.

Golf 8 signing off"
SFC (RET) Tim Johnson of Virginia Beach Va

"Brother, another year has passed, but it doesn't make it any easier. I still remember getting the call and busting * so we didn't give those *s the satisfaction. We weren't "Boys", but to this day I remember your honest smile and kind heart. You are not forgotten Brother."
Gun Red 2 of Tucson, AZ

"Orosco - we never hung out outside of work... Never broke bread... But I was there that night, and the first thing I thought about was the way you always seemed to have a smile on your face. It haunts me to this day, in the best way possible. I carry on daily knowing that you can't. I swear to god, I try to smile for you. Not because we were best friends... Because we were brothers! Fighting the same battle... This message is for you. I think of you and your family often... Vios con Dios bro."
Schotty of Buffalo, NY

"Adrian, miss you bro."
Jose Garcia of Winton, CA

"I miss you."
Gun Red 2 of Mexico

"Adrian, just wanted to let you know that I love and miss you brother! You're forever in my thoughts and prayers! Always listening to oldies thinking of you bro! I am honored to have served with you!"
SFC Jaime Hernandez of Ft Bliss/ El Paso, TX US

"Orosco, been thinking of you a lot my brother. I miss you and you are truly missed by all that knew you. You might be gone my friend but never forgotten."
Vanegas of El Paso, Texas

"Thinking about you on this memorial day. You are greatly missed."
SSG PLEVA of Clarksville, TN

"Adrian, brother, you are missed more than words can say...May God bless your family...you were a true hero in every sense of the word...R.I.P brother.."
Benjamin Waite of Augusta, Ga

"Not a day has passed that i have not thought about times we talked and worked on your track together. You were a great guy and you will be remebered forever."
Steiger (Gun wrench) of Cheyenne WY

"Compa it's me Dominic I just want to say that I think of u all the time.You R and will always be my best friend.I'll keep u in my heart until we meet again.Your brother always Dominic H.Rodriguez"
Dominic H Rodriguez of Corcoran,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

"Adrian, I never got the chance to get to know you, but it doesn't matter. I took part in the 21 gun salute in your honor. I cried when taps began to play. I have never forgotten that day and never will. I hope you are at peace my brother and you will never be forgotten for your sacrifice. Allons!"
SPC Joshua Belcher of Ohio

"Hey Bro, I still remember chilling on that bridge with you countless days talking about our families and our futrues. You were a great man and an outstanding soldier. I wear your remembrance braclet everyday and will never forget the sacrifice you made."
SSG Chavez of Fort Lewis, WA

"in such a short time you were such a big impact on my life...i haven't gone a day without thinking of you man. you were something else, thanks for all the time you gave up to help me out. allons."

"I just wanted to let you know that you are not forgotten. I think of you everyday."
SFC B "Stalker 2"

"December 7, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Adrian N. Orosco:
Adrian 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

"Its been almost 3 years and it feels like yesterday you were on that bridge. I miss you like crazy man and you still make such a dramaic impact on my life. Priviledge to serve with you side by side."
SSG Tanaka of Granada Hills, CA

"I was one of the medics who took you into the hospital after the vbied. I will never be able to get that image out of my head. I pray for your family quite often and I know you're in a better place."
AD of Iowa

"Dear Family of Adrian Orosco: I am trying to locate Adrian's family as the ministry I'm a part of is making an Honor Quilt for his parents. The Honor Quilt Ministry is part of Northside Christian Church in Clovis Ca. We want to show honor and respect for our fallen heros. We acknowledge the sacrifice your family has made for our country. I hope you will contact me. We would like to have your quilt ready for delivery in January."
Rebecca Wilson of Clovis 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.

"Allons"(Let's Go)
11th ACR Motto"

"Just wanted to say I miss you. This memorial day weekend, I have been thinking about you alot. I meant every word I said about you and you truly were one of the most genourous, honest and compassionate souls I ever met. It was an honor to have served with you. Nightstalkers Don't Quit!"

"Hey, primo. Man, I miss seeing you run around everywhere in Corcoran. You were really a man among men. You have been a inpiration to me in my life. I have become to change so much since your departure. I know you would be proud of me now as I was of you. I'll never forget you. Love ya primo"
Juan Zuniga of Hanford California

"Am Dale Orosco I just found this site while browsing family histroy online I live in Trinidad a Island just off the cost of Venezuela am from Hispanic/Jewish/native Indian tribe/Black origin......The sacrifice made by Adrian will surly be reward to the USA and the rest of the world.....may he be blessed"
Dale Orosco of Port Of Spain

"Hey,sarge...I miss you. Alot of things have changed down here. I'm haunted by your passing everyday and not a day goes by that I don't think of you. I bear your name forever on my soul and I'll take you in my section again anyday."

"To the family of:Adrian N. Orosco 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"

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

"Thank you Adrian Orosco, 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. Adrian Orosco:
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 Adrian 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. Adrian Orosco:
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 Adrian, 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