Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Jaror C. Puello-Coronado

36, of Pocono Summit, Pennsylvania.
Puello-Coronado was manning a traffic point when the operator of a dump truck lost control of the vehicle. Puello-Coronado was struck by the truck and died of his injuries at Camp Edson, Iraq. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 310th Military Police Battalion, Uniondale, New York. Died on July 13, 2003.

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"Puello-Coronado Family

I did not have the opportunity to know SSG Puello-Coronado personally, yet he and all of you have been with me for over 13 years and will be for the rest of my life. When a child answered the door late one Sunday night, it changed my life forever. I saw in an instance the price we pay for our freedom as a care package lay on the dining room table waiting to be sent. Please know he and his fellow soldiers are appreciated and will never be forgotten. With all my respect and humility, your personal loss and sacrifice will always be remembered and never taken for granted. God Bless all of you."
Not Important of Anytown, USA

"This is the first time finding this site. Jaror rest in paradise my brother. There isn't a Memorial Day I don't think about the short time we spend as friends, soldiers battle buddy. Ah Man U were such a funny guy to be around. Hope your family is doing ok. I remembered how u often speak about your daughters. Hope they r doing well."
Sgt sucre of Brooklyn ny

"Its been 12 years brother since that day. Jay I miss you, I miss your words of wizdom. God bless you and you're family. I'll see you my brother, when I see you."
Jeffrey Velazquez of Bronx, NY/USA

I would just 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."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"I never met him he's the cousin of my father and the reason why Im proud to have the last name puello and its the reason why I love to protect people I'll be joining the USMC and I'll carry on the Puello's name to make them proud thank you Sgt. Puello for what you done"
Randy M. Puello of Jersey City, Nj

"Sgt. Puello Not a day goes by I dont think of you. You were not only my Squad Leader but a dear friend. I love You and i'll see you when I see you."
Christopher Merrick of New York NY

""To the family of Jaror C.Puello-Coronado ,I am so sorry for the loss of your love one.He died a hero.May you know the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to pray with you or talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church,Rev John B Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015""

"You are still in my pryers and daily thoughts. This past Memorial Day I was asked to play taps. I hope you heard, it was for you."
Tom Patton of Grahamsville, NY

"Para la familia de Jaror: Hector, Esperanza, Arle, Ana(Jesusa), Claribel, Yesenia y demas parientes: Que Dios les de la fortaleza que necesitan y les bendiga siempre. Hoy, 13 de Julio 2009, todavia recuerdo a Jaror, y muchos dias lo recuerdo en cosas que veo y musica que escucho. No fuimos para nada cercanos en contacto, pero lo que si pude conocer de el en el 1982, cuando comparti con el y su familia en Brooklyn, NY para el nacimiento de mi hijo Joel, ha permanecido en mi memoria por siempre: su sonrisa, su buena actitud, su amistad, su compasion para con los demas y su buen humor. Hoy recordamos a Jaror, y por siempre."
Lourdes D'Agostino (a.k.a.Zoraida Medina) of New Jersey

"You will always be missed, and your family will remain in my prayers forever."
Lis Kronbichler of Rockland County, NY

"I AM Gianni i'm only 12 years old.My uncle left a huge whole in my families hearts.I Don't really get to go to the cementary to pay my respect to this marvelous hero that served for our country.Well,even though I was only 7 years old when my uncle passed away.it feels like I've known him for my life time already.and im still getting to know more about him.My mom [his youngest sister) talks about him all the time.and my sister and I just sit there listening.She talks about everything that they went through when they were younger.well.I love you tio.and I miss you veryy much.I pray for you everyday.and I know that you're watching over us now.te quiero mucho tio <3"
Gianni of Hialeah,Florida.US

"Puello, I thank you for giving me the honor of serving with you, I smile and laugh of the times we had with the 812th, and I fill up with tears remembering that day, like it was yesterday. as the saying goes "all gave some ,and some gave all" I can never thank GOD enough for allowing me to know such a great person you are missed. From SSG to SGT in salute you. In my thoughts and prayers forever."
SSG 812th MP Co.

"Im probably the youngest posting a message here. My name is Ariana and i am 14. Jaror is my uncle. I visit his grave every month with my mom [ his sister ). i miss my uncle ALOT. i pray to him everyday. my mom constantly tells me stories of him when he was little. how he was in love with star wars. my sister was born a couple of years after his death so he was not able to see her. but that doesnt mean that we do not speak about him to her. she comes along with us when we make our visit. she kisses his grave stone and folds her hands to pray. she is only 4 years old. well anyway the stories make me laugh and think back to when he was still here. anyway i love you tio. i will never forget you. ever! your niece Ariana"
Ariana of NewYork

"jessy its ana i finally found somewere that i might be able to reach you call me 813-323-1415 love ana its you hialeah friend i moved to tampa i need to talk to you i lost some one in my life also that you never got to meet my granddaugter isabelle to cancer she was veronicas daughter ive been looking for you a long time call me if anyone that has her number reads this please tell her to call me thank you ana"
ana ruidiaz of tampa, fl HIaleah

"I, want to thank everyone who has posted a message leaving behind their thoughts. I know that up in heaven my brother is smiling down upon us all. My brother was a fun loving guy who left behing beautiful childhood memories, and growing up with him makes me love him and miss him more eachday. Jaror I love you, I miss you, you will always be in our hearts!!! your baby sister, yesi.
You will always be my hero!!!!!"
Yesenia Puello of Hialeah, Florida

"July 3, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Jaror C. Puello-Coronado:
Jaror 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

""For those of us who pass away,
let us not keep in sorrow.
For those who were with us yesterday, will surely be here tomorrow.
Not in the flesh, not in the blood
but in our hearts filled with great love.
For just right above them
is the love of our God,
in the form of a snowy white dove.
Puello, I miss you!"
Armando Lopez & Family of Maybrook, New York/USA

"I still remember giving you a PT test with Pat Davoli and we were like"dude you have to run" and you said "I am running I am old" you weren't old and you gave your life way to early. I stop and think about you often and I will never ever forget that July day!!! God bless you"
SSG John Cherubini of Highland NY

"I don't know him or ever met him but from what i can see he was a great hero. He's also related to my father and my fathers side of the family. I am very sadden for his lost. But we all know that he was a great person in life."
Diharonid Puello of jersey city, new jersey

"I remember Jaror as a young man, still in H.S.living with his mom, brother and sisters in Brooklyn, NY back in 1982. My memories of him is of being a kind and funny person in love with life,and already with visions of being in the military. He loved to listen to Hall & Oates and whatever music was playing on the radio. He loved his mother, Esperanza, and always had a smile on his face...he will forever be in my thoughts and in my heart."
Lourdes D'Agostino (Zoraida Medina) of Union City, NJ

i stumbled across this website and found you, its amazing that even after the passing of time im still at a loss for words. not a day goes by that i dont think of you,your family, and the guys, i have a picture of the squad on my wall, i look at it and i always find myself smiling, remembering how you were teaching me all the "bad" spanish words, then i remember "mr? ice you want ice?" from the locals and us laughing and chasing the kids away from the checkpoint then by then im crying, from both saddness and pride that i was privilage by god to know someone like you, i have not contacted your family, because im still having trouble getting past that day!(ive pretty much become a shut-in), but to you i swear that when i do, they will be the first ones i see, and i can only pray they understand my reasonings for the delay, i know i will see you again my friend, but until then know that you are always in my heart, and remember how we always played tricks on cheribinni!"
jim mylott of manchester, nj

"Puello was great hero who has a very strong family who always beleived in him, and he will always be in thier hearts and your loved ones.We miss you"

"Puello was a good Soldier and a great friend. You will be missed."
Lopez of New Jersey

"Harry, thats what I called you. I could never get your name right so you told me to just call me Harry. I miss you my friend. You and your family are in my prayers."
SSG Thomas Patton, Tombstone 3-1 of Grahamsville, NY, USA

"My friend,
I thank God for him placing you in my life. You encouraged and helped me when my life was at its lowest. Thank you for being there."
Pedro J.Ortiz of Elizabeth, NJ/USA

"Puello, you will not be forgotten. You and your family are always in my prayers."
Sgt. John Pankowski of Manville, N.J.

"A thoughtful, bright man. A year younger than myself he used to say, "I'm OLD, alright!?!" when his patience was tested by younger soldiers. No Sergeant P., you weren't old, but you should have lived until you were. You died a hero."
Former SPC Menchise of Bronx, New York

"you dont know me.my name is justine.i am from new york. i have just received a "hero braclet" with your name on it. i have it attached to my computer screen at work. i am very proud of everyone. i am sorry and thankful there are so many others risking their lives for me.i am sorry you had to leave like this,but i know god has his reasons.may god bless you and your family.every time i think i have it bad i will look at your name and you will make me realize that i really dont."
justine of manhasset n.y

"Harry, it's been a long time since we served together in Fort Drum, and MP School. I just want you to know that your brothers and sisters in Orangeburg miss you so much. "Climb to Glory""
Cpl. Elias Ibay 812th MP Co. of Ridgewood, NJ

"A true friend and a good soldier !!"
SSG John Cherubini of 310th MP BN

"dad u will always be in my heart and i will always love u and miss u very much. R.I.P D.A.D"
victor of SuBzErO20046909@aol.com

"We are so sorry for your loss. We lost Army Spc.Joshua Justice Henry on 9-20-04. This was the hardest day of our lives. We honor these guys as our Heroes and hope no one else has to go through with what we are all dealing with. Rest in peace Jaror, and thank you for serving your country to the fullest"
Henry family of Vandergrift , PA

"Today I read the story of Jaror Puello-Coronado. Forever he will be in my thoughts and I ache for his family. He is a hero, and I am sorry he couldn't return home to be with you."
Kristina B. of San Diego, CA/USA

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier!!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

"Shortly after my son and husband were deployed to Iraq I purchased an honorary flag from the Healing Fields in memory of your soldier. I am very blessed to have both my husband and son home safely after serving 15 months supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. I have given my son this flag for him to proudly fly in honor and memory of your soldier in the years to come. Attached to the flag is the yellow ribbon with SGT Puello-Coronado's service information. I would be happy to send you the yellow ribbon if you would like to have it. My e-mail address is: bdt@emerytelcom.net. God Bless You Always"
Becky Tallerico of Price, UT

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

"Sergeant Puello-Coronado, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"i feel so hurt seeing this man's picture knowing he can no longer be with us, and i know that i could never make a sacrifice as great as his nor do i have the courage, or we'll see i guess whether or not i have the courage because i am to report to camp pendleton in July to become a marine. i hope to live up to the expectations of self sacrifice that Puello-Coronado has."
kevin of los Angeles, Ca. USA

"Thank you Jaror Puello-Coronado, 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

"Military Police Corps Regimental Prayer
By Chaplain Michael Yarman

Heavenly Father - We approach You today because You have called us to be a people of prayer.

We praise You because You are our Creator, our Redeemer and our Provider.

We acknowledge our great need for You as we fulfill our mission as soldiers.

We have been called to serve our nation as Military Police and we are proud of the honored heritage of the Regiment and our motto: Of the Troops and For the Troops.

Whether we are fighting an enemy, securing as area, patrolling the streets, or helping someone in distress, help us, O Lord, to always be men and women of integrity who can be counted on to do the right thing.

Give us the strength to stand for what is right and to oppose those who would do harm to our nation and the people we serve.

May we always be truthful in Word, Deed and Signature, and bring honor through our service to the memory of those in the Regiment who gave the supreme sacrifice for their country.

Guide us now, Father, by giving us wisdom and knowledge from on high, that as Military Police we will always be prepared to Assist, Protect and Defend."
CPT Glidewell

"I am very sorry for the loss of SGT Jaror C. Puello, I was in the Military for 20 years, he is a heroe to me and I am sure to others. I dont know him, however I work for TSA as a screener. I read a note in the break room where I work about SGT Jaror C Puello. He was keep us safe here in the US and went several step more to keep us safe accross the waters. SGT Jaror C. Puello you are my HEROE. I am sorry he left a wife and four children, I am sure he is there heroe. Please email me if I can help in anyway, I know that when we lost a police officer a few weeks ago the people came up with $44,000.00 for his wife and family. My email address is bigeasy896@aol.com"
Andre of Portsmouth, VA

"To the Family you are in my prayers...May God bless you. I do want to say it was a honor to have him in our military Thanks for serving our country"
Stacey (Proud Army Wife) of Zephyrhills,Florida

"Sgt Puello was a great friend and will be greatly missed.He will never leave are hearts and mind. We will carry out are mission with Jaror C Puello watching over us from above."

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Jaror Puello-Coronado:
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 Jaror 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. Jaror Puello-Coronado:
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 Jaror, 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