Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Mario A. Reyes

19, of Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Reyes died in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on November 7, 2005.

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""PFC Mario Reyes was a brother to me and my best friend from basic training to 4th platoon where we enjoyed our first deployment. Even though it was hard we always had each other to lean onto. When you died apart of me left with you even though it's been 11 years and I still feel the hurt as if it happened yesterday gone but never forgotten""
Christopher Johnson of El Paso, Texas

"Never Forgotten ! (2015)
From your friend..Sgt Thompson, David R.
Iron Hawk Troop 3/3 ACR"
David R. Thompson of Pueblo, CO

""You will always live in my heart !!
" I will never forget you!" (2014)
SGT Thompson,David R.
David R.Thompson of Pueblo, CO (USA)"


"Man I miss you. I know that you are looking down on us take care man we all miss you very much and you will always be in our hearts"
SSG Morant

"You will always live in my heart !!
SGT Thompson,David R.
David R.Thompson of Pueblo, CO (USA)

"I pray several times a day for you.
I wear your bracelet on my right arm and think of the young man who gave his life for our country every time I look at it. God bless you and your family and friends left behind.
Duty Honour Country
I thank you for what you have given."
Barbara Gaynor of Santa Fe, NM

"November 7, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Mario A. Reyes:
Mario 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

Legeta of Artesia,New MexicoUSA

"Mario, though your in heaven now i want you to know i loved you very much, you were like a little brother to me. You did what many wouldn't do for our freedom! I miss you, and I will never forget you!Adios!"
Selina Bernal and Sgt. Bernal of Las Cruces, NM

"To the family of:Mario A. Reyes 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"

"To the Reyes Family...My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. You son was truly a hero and will never be forgotten. I had the wonderful opportunity of getting to know another son of yours while he was stationed at Ft. Riley. He was a great soldier and a wonderful friend. God Bless You and Your Family."
Jennifer Parks of Manhattan KS

"To Mario's Family, I wish to extend my deepest condolences to you. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Mario, are a true American Hero. Thank you Mario for all you have done in Iraq. May God bless you Mario, and God Bless your family."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"If tears could build a stairway,
And memories were a lane.
I would walk right up to heaven,
To bring you home again.

No farewell words were spoken,
No time to say good-bye.
You were gone before I knew it,
And only God knows why.

My heart still aches in sadness,
And secret tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you,
No one will ever know.

You and angels around Gods happy throne.
I would have held you closer if I had known
~Unknown Author~
Gone but not forgotten.
Thank you for sharing your loved one with us,
and for the sacrifice made by you and your family on our behalf.
Proud mom of Lcpl Alex. Currently serving in Iraq"
Patricia of Bishop, CA

I would like to say thank you to you and the three other soldiers from your unit(3/3rd ACR) for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Brave Rifles"(3rd ACR Motto)"

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

"Thank you Mario Reyes, 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 Pfc. Mario Reyes:
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 Mario 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 Pfc. Mario Reyes:
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 Mario, 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