Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Jeremy F. Regnier

22, of Littleton, New Hampshire.
Regnier died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol. He was assigned to 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on October 13, 2004.

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"I am sorry I missed you on Veteran's Day. But I needed to make sure I swung by on Christmas and say hello.

You know how I feel, where I stand, and how I wish things had all been different. I don't have it in me this year to try and lighten the mood.

So I will just say, Merry Christmas Jeremy."
William L. Peterson of El Paso, TX

"Memorial Day 2023. I wonder what it is like for you now, having Daniels up there, along with Rosenbaum? They have to be getting things in order right? Oh, my word what if there is a Charge of Quarters where you are? That has to be some duty roster… I’m kidding.

I have to take a deep breath here for a moment. This is always so heart-tugging, and emotionally exhausting to go through for a lot of reasons. My dad was a 1965 – 1966 Vietnam Vet and he is finally starting to recall his memories, regrets, and names. It hit him hard and he needed a break from society for a few days. He is in his late 70s now and I am almost 58 and served much longer and had more tours so my experiences seem fresher.

By the time I made it to your page, I am already dealing with people who feel the need to send these images through text messages (I don’t even know if we had that when you were alive?) about “Happy Memorial Day” and or “Remember.” All this while I am here writing to each of you from my gut.

People can be… Interesting. You’re always in my thoughts. From your baggy pants that sat low over your eyelets to your large helmet that made me wonder “Where did they measure your head” when sizing? To the smile or look of exhaustion, you carried after a very long shift on the route.

Between you and Rosenbaum, you could always gauge the interaction by how you guys expressed yourself physically and emotionally. Sure miss you."
William L. Peterson of El Paso, TX

"I don't know if it is muscle memory in my fingers or what? I have so many in these pages that I go alphabetically. So when I hit "R" my finger rolls the mouse twice and here you are. Then on to Rosenbaum... Yoemans. It is the end of 2022 and we're about to do the holiday thing this Christmas Day. It just isn't done until I sing by here and pay my respects to you guys. Merry Christmas Jeremy."
William L Peterson of El Paso, TX

"Veterans Day 2022 came and passed. It was yesterday. I thought for sure I would hop on here and there would be at least one or two messages telling you that you're being thought of and thank you for your service. I have discovered with Rosenbaum that there are better sites out there, not that I know any of them and that people go and celebrate their remembrances on those. However, I have been coming to this one as long as this one has been in operation, and I'll try to continue coming here to say hello and share whatever recollections pop into my head when they do. For now, though, Thank you Brother, for your service. I am honored to have met and served alongside you."
William L Peterson of El Paso, TX

"As usual, I come here to reflect, celebrate and honor. You get to that search alphabetically here and they lump M though R together which is heartbreaking. Only because of how many of you that I need to come see fall into that section. Then I started noticing something else as I’m hitting up Ebert, Davies, Price and now you.

You guys would have all turned 40 years old this year. How was I oblivious to this for all these years? And dear lord, I’m old and was old way back then… Tomorrow is going to be Memorial Day 2022. About 3 years ago, a journalist from CBS news who took over the old Charles Kuralt’s news segment “On the Road.” Asked people to play “Taps” at a set time across the country.

Of course, military bases, veteran’s organizations and a few private citizens do it on their own on Memorial Day across the country to honor the fallen. And then there are the hours each base across the globe housing U.S. Forces play it at light’s out. The tune rips my heart out anymore having lost so many of you.

Just know, that there are people here trying to let you know through those 24 notes that you are not forgotten. I can’t write music so… I’ll just come here when possible, to say hey.

William L. Peterson of El Paso, TX

"It is the day after Christmas 2021. Thought about you and others all day yesterday. I am sure quite a few people were. I'll swing back by soon."
William L. Peterson of El Paso, TX

"Veterans Day 2021... Just swinging by to say hello... Doing it alphabetically wears out the soul, by the time you get to the "Rs" and realize you're still not done yet. The walk isn't long and Lord knows you guys are worth every letter off this keyboard. But age and regret over you all being gone as long as you have been makes the trek and exhausting one. Sure could use one of your or Rosenbaum's smiles to lift me up for the last few names about now."
William L. Peterson of El Paso, TX

"Hey Brother, they pulled the last of the American forces out of Afghanistan just before the twentieth anniversary of 9/11. So, I guess it is all done? I stay away from politics and opinions on such things but with fall fast approaching I get into that ugly time of the year where the casualties started adding up. It is a crazy business war… When I started in 1986 Teasdale in Alpha had already done Grenada. By the time we hit boots on the ground, there had already been Panama, the Gulf, and Mogadishu where Reirson and others went down.
I always feel for the leadership when they are good at what they do and we had a good one. I mean I know names from all of those conflicts yet they know the names of the wounded and more. I mean I recall the wounded too from the 4/5 deployment, I had the sad privilege of checking the machine that sent in the reports to us back at Hood after being Medevac’d out. Or laying in the ward at Brooke as they brought in wounded… I hope that we’ll all take a moment when my time comes, to just skip some stones with Daniels take in the wonderment."
William L Peterson of El Paso, TX

"This page is more convenient than a cemetery where you have to search the registry or be stubborn like a guy and just wander through the headstones. It is not as personal though and in these days as I find myself getting weaker and more unable to accomplish the simplest of tasks. I desire to sit with you and the others here, and from previous conflicts and those deprived a place for us to come to because they died the day after hostilities were declared over.

I have seen you, in my mind as of late. At the Bravo end of the hall in you at times ill-fitted uniform, resting on the armor’s window ledge. Like usual you’re smiling and even laughing so hard you have to do your little pirouette, turning about, stumbling and regaining your footing. I have avoided looking at images from the deployment lately which I think is normal. I guess deep down I would like to recall the happier times when our unit was a family.

So on Memorial Day, 2021. I just want to thank you for the good memories that somehow are beaming into my subconscious as of late. Tell everyone up there not to wait up for me, I am still fighting this thing. But I do miss you all."
William Peterson of El Paso, TX

"So where to go with this? You wake up, and your psyche or conscious says that today you need to visit the guys and leave messages. It is a tall order when you have a SHORAD ADA platoon out here on these blue pages. So I can’t always think of the perfect things to say, history proves that all the time right?
Just know that you’re thought of. And if there is some crazy, “He knows if you been good or bad.” Type channel up there where the big guy hears prayers and makes judgements… I hope you get to listen in from time-to-time and hear or see you are indeed thought of.
Later Brother. See you next time."
William L. Peterson of El Paso, TX

"Hey Brother, swinging by to say hello on this Veteran's Day 2020. I know it doesn't look like you get a lot of visitors but you know you are being thought of daily. Wishing your family and loved ones a prosperous life."
William L. Peterson of El Paso, TX

"2020 and Memorial Day, you should be where life would have taken you not here as a name on a wall of far too many friends, Brothers and Sisters. I'll drive out Monday to a Buddies' grave and I'll spend time thinking about the time he and I had. Then I will think of all of you. Each of you had something so unique that for a moment I always find myself smirking and smiling. I would much rather spend those moments with you and the others in person. Rest well, and know you are sorely missed Brother."
William L. Peterson. of El Paso, TX

"Hey Jeremy, Merry Christmas. Keep watching over that family and know you're in my thoughts."
William L Peterson of El Paso, TX

"It's been a while, as I sit here trying to find the proper fit for me in the airforce, out of the blue a memory flashed back into my head, you and I fishing at the lake, motor ran out of gas and you being much older than I you rowed us back, complaining the entire time of my catching more fish than you, if I remember correctly you had just been home from basic training and that was the last time we saw each other, me being to young I didn't know well enough to thank you for all you did for me and your country. I thanked you as we all layed you to rest and I'm thanking you again tonight. Hopefully your family found some peace, rest easy.
Eric larson of Agawam ma

""Just swinging by to let you know you’re not forgotten this Memorial Day weekend 2017. It is hard to imagine after all these years that our world has changed so much and we didn’t have one another to bounce our opinions off of. The odd thing about those we lost in combat and in other tragic events and we trek through our careers or time in the armed services is how much more we stay in contact with the dead than we do the living.
Yes we say we’ll stay in touch or we’ll get together down here on Mother Earth but often as time goes by we just lose contact and let those friendships made slip away. I guess in a good many ways the time we did have was so wonderful that the memories are forever imprinted in our conscious and subconscious to the point we see things in the world around us that remind us of you or others. Or once in a blue moon a dream is shared where we can wake up and say thanks Brother.
Anyway I have gone long which as we know is the norm for me. I apologize but I guess is because I wish for the time it took to type this out and think of you I wish you could have been here to rib me one more time or just be that friend we were all that time ago. God Bless, and thank you…""
William L. Peterson of El Paso, TX. USA

"Merry Christmas Brother."
William L. Peterson of El Paso, TX

"Here we are once more, wow time flies by doesn’t it? I would hope the reality of time is not such a burden where you are now. Memorial Day is upon us, I’ll roll out my Grandfather’s flag, and the neighbors will unfurl theirs. It’s a good neighborhood I doubt you would have been happy here, no streams, creeks or water and lots of desert. I’m going to try and make the reunion this year, if anything just to show up and be there to remember you guys. Anyway there isn’t much to say to a blue page when I know would have so much funny crap to make me laugh were you here isn’t. I just want you to know you’re not forgotten, people post your picture on this social website kind of what MySpace was before we deployed but better. I’ll be driving out to the local cemetery tomorrow for one of my fallen Brothers. Just know that when I am at the headstone I am thinking or you as well."
William L. Peterson of El Paso, TX

"Hey Jeremy,
I don't know if you get internet where ever you are but just in case...know that you are not forgotten. I think about you, Price, Ebert, and Rosenbaum every time I see "not forgotten" tattooed on my chest. I got this when we got back from Iraq. It is for all of you. Y'all were my friends and your sacrifice will never be forgotten. I gained an awesome friend when you arrived at 4-5. It saddens me as the years pass knowing that you didn't get to live them. But hopefully you are having just as good (if not better) of a time wherever you are. I was just watching a documentary on the war and you came into my mind. I had a great time with you and all the partying we did in the barracks. Who knew, you could have such a good time with just a bunch of dudes! I'm sorry again I didn't go to your funeral, I wasn't ready. I'll drink a bud for you! I hope your family knows that your memory still lives on with others that they never met."
Mitch Foss of Wareham, MA. (Previously Ft. Hood, TX)

"Hey Brother, just stopping by here. I am sorry more people don’t stop by but don’t take this as you being forgotten because that is not the case at all. I’m still in and still marking time, Uncle Sam extended me after denying my retirement and extending me so the Doctors started a Med Board but you know this of course so it has been so unreal at times here. Its Christmas 2015 down here on planet earth and as Heather is preparing the Christmas meal I thought I would come in here to let you know you’re thought of and missed. I wish you were home with family and friends, I wish what took place never occurred and you landed safely back at FT Hood with the rest of the Battalion. It is one of the hardest parts to take time out when everything is supposed to be joyous and let you guys know that somebody still cares and carries your name on their every breath. I think we at least owe you that, you earned the right to be remembered. I know the world is a mess still but things are better in some places you touched and people’s lives are changing for the better even if the media doesn’t always report it. I just wish the world could have caught a glimpse of Rosenbaums’ or your smiles so they would know that in the end all was going to be okay. Merry Christmas Jeremy and thank you Brother."
William L. Peterson of El Paso, TX

"Well tomorrow will be Memorial Day and as I near my retirement and sit with the doctors as I go through each of the waypoints on the way to the VA System I find myself thinking of you guys all the time. The doctors always ask, “what is your biggest fear as you prepare to transition to the civilian side?” I always get very quiet and can’t conceive of anything as detrimental as the sacrifice already made by you guys. A lot of the guys from the Battalion are starting to deal with their memories this year and your name is coming up quite a bit so know you are not forgotten Brother. Sure miss you."
William L. Peterson of El Paso, TX 79924

"October 13TH 2004 seems like a lifetime ago. Friends and the men and women you served with are taking a moment this day to remember you and wish you were here with us instead of waiting on us later on down the road. You're missed and I wish things could have been different. Well I'll just be rambling all over the place if I stay but you are in our thoughts. Much Love Brother."
William L Petersob of El Paso, TX

"Hey brother, I am just here thinking about you, and all those great times we had since the day we met. We had some good times. Miss you, and love you dude."
Flinn of TX

"It has been about 10 years now and I finally have the strength to be able to write something. Its memorial day 2014 and I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for your sacrifice

God bless you and your family. Serving with you was and still is a. Honor and privilege. You are notfforgotten 4/5 ada"
Charles Waters of Philadelphia, Pa

"Just dropping by to say you are missed and I wish I had you around to make me smile. Update, Rayburn is in school but his kids are growing up so fast. I guess you probably know that though, I am glad to have known you Jeremy"
William Peterson of El Paso, TX

"Jeremy there isn't a day that goes by that you are not thought of. You have so many people that love and miss you every day. I would do anything to have one more hug and to hear your voice again. Always on my mind Forever in my heart. My Big Bro My Hero"
Amanda Simino of Whitefield, NH

"Regnier, I will always remember all those great times we shared. You were a great friend, and I will never forget you. It was an honor serving with you."
Bobby Flinn of TX

"Hey Joe. Wanted to let you know that your dad is out in California with your brother. I know you know that and are smiling down on them. I miss you old friend, you still live with me everyday I wake. God Bless!"
SSG Andy Wilson (USA Retired) of Dayton, Ohio

"Hello, I served with Jeremy in Korea and was his squad leader for a while. I heard about what happened to him when I returned stateside and was devastated. I have several memories and stories to tell about the Korean experience. He is truly missed by many. He knew me as SGT Coy if he ever mentioned me, as I encouraged him several times to call home from Korea."
Kenny Coy of Kansas City, MO

"Wanted to do my best to swing by and let you know you're not forgotten. Sure miss you."
William L Peterson of El Paso, TX

"Today we celebrate the Armed Services on Veteran’s Day honoring ALL American veterans, both living and dead on a day dedicated largely to thank LIVING veterans for dedicated and loyal service to their country. November 11 of each year is the day that we ensure veterans understood that we deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made in the lives to keep our country free. This is not just for their service in time of war but for the dedicated service of the Nation’s veterans during peace time as an effective deterrent to those who may wish to do us harm.
There really is no way to express with any certainty what our Republic’s veterans carry with them but it should be fully understood that a simple thank often carries significantly more weight than any medal and that knowing the hardships were for not. Today at this moment where I reflect on the many years of dedicated service to God, country, our brothers and sisters I find myself humbled by the steadfast devotion to an ideal many see as slipping away. You are forever endeared and embedded in my every thought and emotion and I wish you the happiness you have earned. God Bless and Salute.

Sure miss having you around Buddy, Hope it is what they make it out to be where you are. Always in my thoughts Jeremy."
William of Peterson

"So today is Memorial Day, a day in which many again will fire up the Barbeques and fish or simply relax in their homes and amongst friends. Yes a couple of years ago I started a correspondence just like this and no I won’t go on a rant about how I feel the people of our nation don’t fully understand what our Republic stands for or used to. I will only release a sigh of a good many emotions for your sacrifice.
Would I rather have you all back in our lives and hoping to hear from you once again, certainly but I understand what your sacrifice meant and hope for those for whom you gave it will carry the brilliant torch of an idea forward into that uncertain night. I am truly respectful of that sacrifice and am honored to have you as friends and colleagues and thank you for all you have given.
In the words of Abraham Lincoln or John Hays (White House Secretary)
“I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.
I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.”
God Bless."
William Peterson of El Paso, TX

"jeremy missing and loving you more than yesterday we will be together again until then rip love you always.sweet dreams baby boy xoxoxoxo mom"
shawn kane of west spfld,mass. usa

"Jeremy its been a long time but I still think of how u served our country. It is because of u that we are safe. I luv ya."
Pamela of chicopee,ma

"To the family of:Jeremy F.Regnier
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""

"I came upon a plaque today honoring you on the bridge spanning the Ammonoosuk River in Littleton, NH. Although I never knew you, thank you for serving our Great Country. Your planque will stand tall with the other local war fallen forever looking upon the beautiful river.

Thank you for your service."
Robert Burke of Yorktown Heights, NY

"God Bless our fallen soldiers and may their families be healthy and prosper"
Alexander Zilo

"in late 2000 i moved to littleton n.h. from bridgeport ct.. while there i met, through a very strange occurrence, a "kid’ i never would have given the time of day to otherwise (in fact, the situation was VERY close to me doing things to him that i won’t say out loud). it turned out that this kid, “tooth” regnier, was one of the most stand up guys i’ve ever met. we became friends and he was just the thing my life needed at the time. i was mean, nasty and irritable all the time; i would happily spit on anyone that looked at me sideways (or what i considered sideways). tooth was not the opposite, just “more judicial in his spittings” lets say. anyhoo, being friends with him taught me more about real people than i had learned from almost anywhere else throughout my “colorful” life up to that point. FLASH FORWARD~@oct. 2004; i’m in the middle of rebuilding a 170 year old farmhouse in seymour ct. when my oldest sister called me to tell me that tooth had been killed in action. that weekend she sent me the newspapers from the area; it seems he had the day off, and after talking to his mother in the early morning, he overheard a fellow soldier from his unit saying that he was going to miss a video call with his wife and daughter that day because he had duty. tooth barely knew this guy, but offered to take his patrol for him so that he wouldn’t miss the chance to see his daughter for the first time.
tooth was the only one in the humvee killed when the roadside bomb went off.
this is for him:

under other circumstances
we’d never have met
a series of events
not made clear just yet
an unlikely ally
a tried and true friend
you opened my eyes
and opened my mind
you turned me on to
the juggalo life
and taught me how
to tolerate strife
you kept me out of jail
more than one time
and now all i can offer
is this posthumous rhyme
you laid down your soul
so another could stand
you gave your life selflessly
on the arid iraqi sand
on your day of rest
you took up your arms
and saved this man and his family
untold fatherless harms
i hold you dear
in my thoughts every day
knowing i’ll see you
again one day
and when i do
i hope i can stand
proudly next to
the epitome of a man"
rick deveny of denham springs, La.

"Memorial Day and well, sure wish we were together doing anything but typing on this page. I would BBQ but I don't know just doesn't feel like the thing to do. Miss you."
William Peterson of Ft Bliss, TX

"jeremy remembering you today more than yesterday you gave your life for something you believed in i am so proud of you jeremy so thankful god gave us 22 years together until i can be with you again i miss you always love you forever"
shawn kane (mom) of mass

"Man bud, it has been a while. I still remember shaking your dads hand as we got off the bus and crowded into the gym at the end of our tour. I remember you being in the platoon, and growing as a soldier and an Outlaw! We were the best platoon there was, and you are part of that history. I know Boyles told his soldiers and trainee's about you when he went to FT Bliss to train a new generation of soldiers. I spoke to both my eldest sons about you and Price, and Rosenbaum when they informed me of joining the military. They remember all of you from unit functions, and the night before we left for Iraq. We were steely eyed and ready for anything! As they were when they left home. I have my oldest home, and my youngest is gone to do things in other countries, but I will have him back as he has 3 years left on his tour. He has been in for a while to boot. My youngest intends to join in a years or so after graduation, I couldn't be prouder. I tell stories of our late night gaming when we should be asleep. I talk of our comedic acts, and your standing in the 'Trainlor Trash Football League'. Especially your rivalry with Rico (SGT Rudoll) and his partner, lol. Keep things right up there brother, keep your head on a swivel, and keep 'em laughing Jester! See ya soon enough brother, see ya soon enough!"
Mati of FT Hood, Tx

"MY son SPC. Sean regnier, 8 - 1 cav. 5th S.B.C.T. 2nd I.D. is on his second deployement. This one in Afghanistan. With a lot of luck ,he will be home 23 June 2010. I didn't know PFC. Regnier. Not even sure if we're related. IT'S enough we have the same last name. I will restate . When a Regnier fall's in combet we all lose."
Chuck regnier of Belton,MO.

"Five years have come and gone since that chilly morning in the mahalas. Not a day has gone by that I have'nt thought about you and not a day has passed where I haven't questioned what happened.
Time and time again I try to make sense of the whole thing, but I keep coming up empty.
It's crazy because I fall short of words to say, but I know you're up there looking down upon your awesome family and mine, watching over us and knowing exactly how we feel.
But after five years young man, I can honestly say that I still stand firm in my opinion that I would have prefered it was me.
You will never be forgotten my friend, this I promise you...

Now smoke a Marb, pound a Bull and lets roll...

God Bless you Jeremy."
Andrew M. Wilson of Ohio

it is almost your 27th birthday so hard to think about. that yet another one has gone by and i still am waiting for you to be here for it allright i'll stop being selfish now. i miss you always &i'll love you forever my baby boy

all my love
shawn regnier of new hampshire

"I apologize for not stopping by more often but during this deployment it just seemed taboo I don't know why. The tour is wrapping up and my Team is coming home soon. I miss you quite a bit. I am glad to see you have been checked in by others while I was away. I will do better. Say hello to the others and know you're forever in my thoughts."
Peterson of FOB Paliwoda, Iraq

"Until they all come safely home. With love and respect.
Jessica Cleveland
Agawam High c/o 2000
Wife of SGT Jeremy Cleveland
Agawam High c/o 2000
Jesci of Agawam, MA

"To the Regnier Family:

It has been over 4 years and I still think of Jeremy all the time. You do not know me but I thought I would share with you how Jeremy touched my life in the short time I knew him.

My name is Jennifer Maxwell. I was stationed in HHB 4-5 ADA 1CD the same time Jeremy was stationed to Bravo. We did not know each other before getting sent to Iraq. Once in Iraq, the days were long and the nights were lonely. We all worked long shifts at all hours of the day and night. We lived in trailors on a bed of gravel. Jeremy lived in a trailor two doors down from me. One night, after coming back from a long shift, and seeing the faces of my fellow soldiers who knew it was a mere matter of hours before we had to go do it all over again, we all decided to have a little fun together.

We started what we called, "The Trailor Trash Football League." We decided to make two man teams and play tournament style games of football everynight inbetween the trailors on the gravel lot. We put colored glow sticks in our socks and played during the midnight hour. I got the distinct pleasure of having your beloved Jeremy as my teammate.

It may not seem like much to you but those nights were something special. We all looked forward to them and kept us in high spirits. No other girls would play and Jeremy was the only guy who would pick me for his team. I don't know how I would have made it through my tour in the desert without that kindness.

I still remember the tragic day he was taken from us. We all gathered that night and knew we would never be able to play without him. That night we all signed that football and mailed it home to his family. I don't know if it was ever received or if it was understood, yet, we knew we had to send it.

I am so sorry for your loss but please know that Jeremy is with all of us."
Jennifer of Chapel Hill, NC

"Jeremy been thinking about you a lot lately... I see the planes from westover and wish you were on 1... I know that can't happen cause your with god now... I still remember when we were little and you asked me to marry me... I remember saying yes when we are older... Now we will never get that chance... I am very proud of you for keeping us safe... I want you to know I will always luv ya.... till we meet again I will keep you in my heart..."
pamela of chicopee ma

"jeremy its been a while sence I last wrote.. we miss you so much and wish you were here with us.. I know I miss you very much and hope that you are watching over me from heaven... we love you jeremy!!"
pamela michon of chicopee ma

"Jeremy we all miss you very much... There are so many people that wish you were here... I know I am one of them... I know you are looking down on us all.... Merry Christmas..."
pamela of chicopee ma

"As a Soldier, you learn to count on each other for strength & courage. When one of those Soldiers is taken away, the effects can be devastating. Rather than fall apart, the comrades of that fallen Soldier pull together & find strength to honor their brother in arms. This poem is dedicated to the six Soldiers of the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery "Renegades," who, while serving in Baghdad, Iraq, from 2004-2005, were lost to the war on terror but never forgotten. SGT Thomas Rosenbaum, SPC Shawn Davies, SPC Blain Ebert, SPC James Price, SPC Jeremy Regnier, and PFC Justin Yoemans, your sacrifice and memory will live in our hearts forever.

A Renegade's Home

Stuck in this desolate place all alone,
Halfway 'cross the world from a place I call home.
Day in and day out with the same group of men,
A bond none can break, nor few comprehend.
The friends that we make and the bonds that we share,
The enemy can take, but never can tear.
The freedoms we live with, cherished liberty,
They come with a price for freedom, isn't free.
No one knows this more than the Soldier himself,
The gift that we cherish is paid with his life.
Now we have lost him, there's another one gone,
But the memory of our comrade will forever live on.
No awards can be given or be placed on his chest,
Everyone knows he's a Soldier and he was one of the best.
Our wounds may heal, but our hearts still remain
Filled with the memories and mended with pain.
For there's nothing like the sound of a twenty-one-gun salute,
Or the playing of Taps that will make one go mute.
Now he's sent to a place, no longer alone,
Take the Renegade home, take him home.

Remembering you, Regnier, and your family on this 11th day of the 11th month."
Amy Thompson of Charlottesville, VA

"Jeremy I really miss ya a lot.. I miss the big smile you use to have... You had a heart of gold... We all miss you very much..."
pam of chicopee

"September 29, 2008
To the family of Spc. Jeremy F. Regnier:
Jeremy 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

"I miss ya.. I think we all do... You were a friend a child and a hero... You faught to keep us safe.. You gave your life so that we can live without worrying if anything bad is going to happen... I thankyou from the bottom of my heart... your in my heart forever and for life...."
pamela of chicopee ma

"I thaught about you yesterday when I tahught about all the soldiers that gave their lives to keep us safe... Not only were you a soldier but you were a hero to us all... We love and miss you..."
pamela of chicopee

"Another day has passed and we still wish you were here... We all love and miss you very much jeremy... I just wish I could have said goodbye...."
pam of chicopee ma.

"Jeremy you have a lot of people on here that love you very much.. I remember the last thing you said before I moved when we were younger.. You said I love you... We had a fake wedding that was so cute... I miss seeing your face... I hope you are in heaven watching over us.. I luv ya!!"
pamela of chicopee ma.

"wow look at all these messages there are so many people that love you and always will.. Your a hero to many people... Everytime I see a army plane fly over my house I think of you... I think of that beautiful smile you had and those cute eyes you had...Thankyou for fighting to keep us safe... Always in my thaughts and prayers..."
pamela of chicopee

"Not a day goes by that I don't think about you... I wonder what you are doing up in heaven.. I wonder if you can hear me at night when I say goodnight to you.. Your forever in my heart.. Love ya hun"
pam of chicopee

"Jeremy I really miss you a lot.. You were my sweethear, friend, and now my hero.. You faught for our country... Thankyou so much... I luv ya"
pam of chicopee

"I'm very proud to wear your hero bracelet. My husband serves this country also and I am so proud that you all sacrifice so much to give us the life that we have. I know my daughter and I can sleep safely at night because people like you give your lives. Thank you."
Caroline Willett of Kaneohe, HI

"Hey Brother, Just stopping by to say hello, and that you're not forgotten. Ran in to SFC Williams a couple weeks ago and he told me about your time together in Korea. Anyway I wanted you to know in the last three weeks your name has come up quite a bit. I got you in my thoughts constantly bro, watch over those who stand ready."
Peterson of Heading back to Iraq again

"To the Family of Jeremy Regnier, I am so sorry for your loss. You son was a warrior and a true patriot. I had the pleasure of being his Squad Leader while he was in Korea (A-5/5 ADA). In Korea you get to know your squad really well. We lived together in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle so we quickly became like family. He sure knew how to get on my nerves but he also knew how to make us laugh. I still have pictures of our time together in Korea. I am proud to have known your son. He is a true American Hero!

SFC Ruffin, Benjamin T. of LSA Anconda, Iraq

"I can't explain the feelings I have. That time you Chad and myself along with Sandie the girl I flew in from back home and "family" as we called him, All went to Austin and had a blast just a few weeks before we left for Iraq. You were one of the very few people that knew myself and chad lived as room mates. That was just one of the great things about you, always there to help a friend. Every nite I talk to you and chad, And my baby girl includes both of you in as she pray's. While we were in Iraq I know people like you guy's made a big differance in peoples lives. You were always so head strong and I know you liked to be a soldier. I refuse to this day for people to say it was for nothing, Because you as a friend did not die for nothing, I refuse to accept any of my friends and brothers died for nothing. You were a special person. I have had alot of people pass away, When you and chad passed I already knew you guy's were in a better place. While in Iraq I had a pappaw, mammaw and a 26 year old cousin named Damon to pass. I would think maybe he did or maybe he didn't make it to a better place. With guy's I already knew where you were and it's a better place than here. I recall the week before the day you passed how you were running around making sure the track was perfect and wanting pics of everything, now it makes sense. I will never forget how SSG wilson, you and myself always made light of the worse things. When Chad passed and you were gone, SSG wilson had things he had to get straight I felt so empty, With out you guy's. At the time you don't realize how much one means till their gone. The pain I have could not even touch that of your family's. I was not able to attend any family funerals, but it tore my heart out I was not there for your's and chad's. Sometimes I feel so guilty because I was not there. You have such a good and strong willed family it's easy to see where your goodness came from. I will always love you man. Kevin call me anytime 812-320-2504. I had my number changed it's been about 3 month's since we have talked. I am so sorry. Dustin Jolly"
Dustin Jolly of Bllomington IN

"Another memorial day, is upon us and I sit here watching the news and listening to the debates over withdrawing and I must admit I am confused by the rhetoric as I look down this long list of my friends who have sacrificed. Many of my friends have sent me this link which brings tears to my eyes anymore and I can’t watch. I have come to these pages so many times in the past months with a sense of guilt that I have so little to say anymore. The list grows as these fine men and women do their job, a job they volunteered for and feel horrible as I walk away with nothing to write.

These were my friends, are my friends and some won’t remember me and there is one here I know I know but can’t remember him which drives me crazy. Somebody sent me a “Happy Memorial Day” wish the other day. I was at first angry but now I know that each of these individuals brought something to my life in their own way, and helped me to be the soldier I am today. One was somebody from basic training who when I saw his name and picture I was shocked. One I knew in passing and the others I knew all to well. These are my brothers and sisters, men and women who lay it down daily and many who volunteered to do what brought them to the fatal finish that placed them here for you to view.

Please don’t believe all you see in the media as fact. There are so many things being done and accomplished everyday over there that these folks thought was important enough to bring them here. These are our brothers and sisters, our family outside the biological attachments and these are our friends. Even now as I scroll down the list of names I am humbled by what they accomplished and saddened for their families, but it wasn’t a waste. I will sit quietly on a hilltop someplace this weekend and I will think about each of these individuals, and I hope that you will not give up on us, give us a chance because we will never give up on you. God Bless and take care.


SSG Peterson of Ft Bliss

"It has been awhile friend and not a day goes by that I dont think about you and the others we lost in the line of duty. Just wanted to let you know I miss you and you were a great guy that made all of us laugh. To Jeremy's family, I served with him in 3rd platoon and never got a chance to say how deeply sorry i was. Well I am and he as well as all our soldiers and families will be in my thoughts and prayers forever.I am sorry for your loss."
Topper of Kansas City,MO

"Just stopping by to sit on the ramp with you. I want you to know you are missed, and now as an instructor I insure the students know of the sacrifice made by you and the others, the incredible responsibility that few understand. You are alway in my heart and mind and I think about you when times get tough. Take care and I will see you in the faces of those who follow your example... God Bless"
SSG William Peterson of El Paso, Texas

"To the Regnier Family, friends and fellow Rengades,
As we come to the 2 year anniversary of Jeremy's death, I just wanted to take a moment to say how sorry I am for your loss. Jeremy was one of my soldiers and he died a hero. Most Americans have no clue as to the sacfrices that our soldiers and their families make daily. I do and cannot express my sorry or gratitude in anywhere near sufficient terms.

Not a day goes by that I dont think of him and the other soldiers that died in service to our great country. He will always be one of my heroes.

I am proud to have served with Jeremy."
COL Todd Morrow of Ft Bliss, Texas

"It's October again, nearing the 13th. Its been almost two years since you died, and the loss of you to the family never lessens no matter how long it has been. I miss you a ton, and can't thank you enough for your last visit before you went back to Iraq, it gave me good memories of you making me laugh at a time no one else really could. Miss you so much Jeremy. Love you."
Katie Iacolo (cousin) of Agawam, Massachusetts

"Comrad,brother in arms.You will always be remembered."
p.f.c. Sean Regnier of Ft. sill, ok.

"I am sorry for your loss .when a regnier falls in combat we all lose."
Charles regnier of belton, mo.

"To all,

On this weekend of road trips, barbeques and personal time with loved ones, please take just one moment of the time you have to yourself this weekend and think of those lost, those who did their best and those who completed their service to a country that has given so many opportunities and brought forth the minor accomplishments of mankind but set a precedence for how one should treat another in the pursuit of a better way of life for all. I myself feel especially humbled by the sacrifices of friends, family and those I never knew. I apologize if this sounds political but it came from the heart and I wish you and yours a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, God Bless.

Bill Peterson"
SSG William Peterson of Ft Bliss, Texas

"If he can stand in battle to ensure our freedom,
We can stand in grief with his family to honor him……

In Remembrance of Spc. Jeremy Regnier,

To the Regnier Family, our sincerest and heartfelt condolences are extended to you for the loss you have endured. We pray that in time grief will turn to pride and the pain of loss will be replaced with peace in knowing your loved one is in the hands of the Lord.

For every fallen hero, there is a bright star that shines in the evening sky to remind us that freedom is a cherished gift and it is not without sacrifice.

May you take comfort in knowing that many families across this great nation grieve with you in your time of sadness.

Our prayers are with you for peace and healing.

Bruce and Karen Thurston of Gilford, NH

"Jeremy...Everyone misses you. And everytime i think of you I am sad. We all grew up together and to think back to all the childhood memories that we have all shared makes me sad. It breaks my heart that you are not here with us but you are always in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for what you did for our country and watch over the family. Rip...Miss you Fivel!"
Stephanie Sadowski of Agawam, Ma

"Jeremy, I want to thank you for making light of some tough times and making sure even as we made the tough decisions that you would help the others understand and fall in step. I appriciated the extra time you took as we swapped over at the gate, to tell me a story or joke or make me laugh and watch out for me and the guys in the unit when you could have just hopped on the truck after a long 26 hours. To think I won't get a chance to speak with you and the others again is still incomprehensible to me, watch over James, and Chad and say hello to Blain, and the others. I know you'll watch over them as you did all of us. You were and are a very loyal friend, whom I miss dearly. God Speed Brother."
SSG William Peterson of B Btry 2-6 ADA Ft Bliss (Formally 4-5 ADA)

"Jeremy it's taken me a long time to relize that your not coming home. i miss you so much. your around my neck everyday to remind me that you will always be with me. i got some helpful knowledge the other day; that no matter where i go or what i do you will always be with me. You are my friend, soldier, hero, and brother. i wish the big man up stairs didn't take you but un til we meet again i love you bro!
Love you Always and Forever,
Your Little Sister"
Amanda Regnier of Littleton, NH 03561

"Jer...You will always be my hero!
Love you forever,
Tammy Regnier aka Mom of Imperial Beach, CA 91932

"Jer...You will always be my hero!
Love you forever,
Tammy Regnier aka Mom of Imperial Beach, CA 91932

"My Jeremy,my cousin, my friend, and my HERO...where do I begin to tell the saddness of losing you? There isn't a day that you aren't with me, not a day that I don't miss you...but the pride I have in you, to have known you, and to always love you....your my new angel...I love you!!!"
KIm of Littleton, New Hampshire

"My heart is with all who have lost a loved one. Freedom is never free and the price is dear. "God help us through this hard time. Be with the families and loved ones of all Your new angels." GOD Bless you,
Beti Ryan-Mercer of Kingman Arizona

"God bless Jeremy's family and give them stregnth. Jeremy's place in heaven is assured, as he gave his life for his friends, and country. No higher sacrifice is possible."
Clay Heitman of Imperial Beach, CA 91932

"May God be with all of you in your hour of need, America is proud of Jeremy.
God Bless you all"
Thelma Thompson of Covington, Kentucky

"God Bless you Jeremy, I know there is one Soldier standing guard in heaven with the Marines."
James Laux of Higley, Arizona

"To the Family & Friends of
Jeremy Regnier,
I am a friend of Jeremy's Uncle Dave in San Diego, Ca.
When Dave told me about Jeremy, I felt compelled to pay Tribute to such a Brave young Man.
I've created a website to do just that.
Here is the web URL -

(copy & paste it into your web browser)

There is a guestbook to leave your thoughts as well as a "photo Center" that you can up-load pictures to.

Jeremy's photo along with the article from his hometown Newspaper are there, as well a link to this website.

I also have another website -

(copy & paste it into your web browser)

We Fully Support our Troops in any way they need.
I can be contacted at -

"Until they are all home, then I'll leave it alone"

Warmest Regards,
Tanna "PanTanna" Toney"
"PanTanna" of San Diego, Ca. USA

"Specialist Regnier, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"To the Family of Spc. Jeremy Regnier: I am forever thankful of the sacrifice your Son has made. He will never be forgoten, and will live on through each of us. My deepest Sympathy to the Regnier Family."
Tim Demers, President Desert Storm Memorial Drive of Hudson, NH

"My prayers go out to the family of Spec. Jeremy Regnier. I pray daily for our loved ones over there. My son is also with the 4/5 ADA and currently over there. Jeremy is a hero to our family and we think of him often. God Bless you and your family. I am so glad that I found this site. I met your son before they were deployed. My son introduced him to me I enjoyed going out to eat with them. He was so polite to me, we really had a good time. He kept laughter in the room when he was around. I have been trying to find your address but have had no luck in doing so, I would like to write you."
Deb Jolly of Bloomington, In/USA

"Family of Spc. Jeremy Regnier, There are no words or gestures that can alter the horror your facing. I share your loss, I lost my son, Spc James W. Price on 9/18/04, he was Jeremy's room mate. I have just recieved James personal effects and believe I have a few pictures of your Jeremy. Please contact me so that I may get them to you. Once again my heart aches for your loss, and I salute Americas HERO: Spc. Jeremy Regnier.
Darlene Howell,
Vine Grove, Ky
Darlene Howell of Vine Grove, Ky

"To Jeremy's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice.


The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (The Big Ern's Mom) of San Antonio, TX

"To the family and friends of Jeremy, Our thoghts and prayers are with you. Our family shares in your sorrow, we also lost a soldier, my brother SPC Shawn Davies on July 8, 2004. He also was with the 4/5 ADA 1st Cav's. Jeremy is a true hero and will never be forgotten. May God be with you at this time of need and until you meet with Jeremy again."
Toni Peters (toniannp@sbcglobal.net) of Concord, OH

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

"My deepest sympathy, our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. May God bless you and help you through this time. Forever in ours hearts a HERO Jeremy F. Regnier."
Amy & Aaron Monier of Waterford, MI.

"To Jeremy's family:
There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Thank you Jeremy Regnier, 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. Jeremy Regnier:
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 Jeremy 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. Jeremy Regnier:
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 Jeremy, 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