Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Seferino J. Reyna

20, of Phoenix, Arizona.
Reyna died in Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. He was assigned to the 70th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. Died on August 7, 2005.

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"To the Reyna family:
Spc. Seferino Reyna, was a friend to our son Philip Zamora (serving in Taji, Iraq), who will ALWAYS be remembered on this and every Veteran's & Memorial Day.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

May God bless and reward YOU for Seferino's contribution to this world we live in, and for the ultimate sacrifice paid for our freedom. You're in our thoughts & prayers!
From the parents of Sgt. Philip Zamora IV (70th Engineers)."
Philip & Mayra Zamora of Rialto, CA USA

"Hey dad... I was thinking about you today. I miss you...Its been 10 years Im in high school now 9th grade. Im in Jrotc.I want to be an orthodontist when im older, to make people happy.I really hope your proud of me. Aqui is doing good he looks just like you. Hes got really good grades and he misses you a lot hes always asking about you. We love you so much and miss you lots.

love you"
savannah of Junction City, KS

"Remembering you this Memorial Day, 2015...I continue to pray for your family. God, bless them and keep them in the palm of Your hand."
John Stephens of Wakefield, KS

"Thinking about you today...Happy Veterans Day!"
John Stephens of Wakefield, KS

"Seferino j Reyna is my dad"

"I continue to pray for your family, Nino. God bless them. Rest In Peace, Nino."
John Stephens of Wakefield, KS

"As the years go by I don't miss Reyna any less. I watch our kids grow up without him. These messages left about him means so much to savannah & Aquilino. Please never forget Reyna."
Jennifer of Arizona

"Reyna was a great soldier and a great engineer. I was hurt in the same explosion that took our brother. I remember you daily, and especially every August 7th. To the family of Seferino's, and his children, a few of us 70th engineer soldiers are trying to find a way to memorialize him, and would like to talk to you. ambergerftriley@hotmail.com . Know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten."
Chris Amberger of El Paso, Tx

"I am one of Pfc. Seferino J. Reyna aunt I wana thank everyone for there prayers and touching words thank you so very much it always touches my heart to read every ones words It still hurts as if it was yesterday and I send my prayers out to all who still need to come home. I would also like to say to Dougles you did was you could do and may God bless you and your family I am shure he is looking down at you with a smile whaching over you as well do not be sadden for he gave his life for all of us to move foward.I thank all the solders for there service and may the creator protect them always."
tia Isha of Phoenix Az,

"To the family of Reyna i pray for you every day for your loss. I ask that not only Seferino forgives me but you as well. every day i think of your son and your husband. I'm sorry that i couldn't have done more. If you ever want to contact me please do 417-849-9796. your son/husband will never be forgotten."
Douglas Bolen of Buffalo Mo

"My brother I miss you every day. I'm sorry I couldn't have done more to save you. please forgive me."
Douglas Bolen of Buffalo Mo

"I know severaal years have gone by since our hero left us. But in reality he hasn't, because he is going to live in our hearts, people who love him, for ever. The whole nation for ever is grateful for what our hero did. His act of bravery and selflessness is something so special, so precious that generations to come will be proud of. May God bless his family, his friends and loved ones. I salute his parents and those who raised him for giving our nation such a wonderful gift. Seferino, we are proud of you, and we, forever, individually and as a nation will remain grateful for your service and sacrifice. You truly are our HERO !"
Perosha Minwalla of Victorville, California, USA

"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 E. Steiner of Worthington, OH

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"July 4, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Seferino J. Reyna:
Seferino 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

"Seferino was my husband and I am so thankful for everyone who has left a message about him. I love to read them and tell my kids, savannah and Aquilino about what everyone says about their dad."
Jennifer of Kingman, AZ

"SPC Reyna was an outstanding soldier.I was his Team leader and vehicle commander. He was one of the best soldiers I ever had the pleasure of working with.He was always smiling no matter how good or bad things were going.A very devoted family man, while on patrol he would often talk to me about his family and how much he loved and missed his wife, son ,and daughter. I miss him greatly and will always remember him as the cheerful, loving family man that he was."
SGT Jeff Tate of Ripley, TN

"I didn't know PFC Reyna but I happened upon this site and as a former Corps officer in 'Nam I have to offer my condolences. "There but for the grace of God.." I was an officer in the 511th Engineer Co., attached to the 70th Engineers. I feel that I speak for most of my fellow "Kodiaks", attached or not, when I say that we served with pride and the full understanding that some would pay the ultimate price but did so serving the country we love. That, in my book, fits the definition of "Patriot". God Bless"
Ken Nix of Oxford, Alabama

"I pray for you and all the loved ones Seferino J. Reyna left behind. The nation shares your loss but at the same time we say thank you, thank you for love and dedication to defend our freedom. We as a nation are grateful to our brave sons and daughters who stand fast and defend our freedom. May God bless all those who are defending our freedom and their families and loved ones. I am eternally grateful for their sacrifice and your sacrifice. We share your grief and want you to know that we are praying for you."
Perosha Minwalla of Victorville/California/USA

"To the family of:Seferino J. Reyna 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 would like to thank everyone for their continuing support and condolsences on the lose of my nephew Pfc. Seferino J. Reyna. I love to read the incoming and saved condolences it reminds me how valued his life was to many of us. Continuing honoring him in your prayers and thoughts. Thank you."
Tia Eva of Tucson, AZ

"To the Reyna family:
Spc. Seferino Reyna will NEVER be forgotten. He was a friend to our son, Spc. Philip Zamora, who was deeply moved by his passing...as we are sure many others serving with him in Taji, Iraq and those at home were also deeply effected by Seferino's passing.

Our son asked, "Why do the GOOD guys have to go?!!" We don't know the answer to that question, but what we do know is that the soldiers with the 3rd BCT, 1st Armored Division, 70th Engineers all became more alert, stronger, and effective in the battle against the insurgency and terrorism when they lost their dear brother Seferino...making it possible for many of Seferino's fellow soldiers to come home alive and well!

Spc. Seferino Reyna is a true HERO, whom we are greatful for. His passing resulted in our son becoming stronger mentally, physically, and spiritually...which I believe helped our son, as well as many other soldiers, make their way back home safely. Seferino DID make a difference in the lives of all those around him!

Your soldier will live on in our hearts and in our minds, where there will always be a place for him to dwell.

Our condolences to all of you. May God comfort you and reward you for YOUR contribution to this world we live in, and for the ultimate sacrifice paid for our freedom. You're in our thoughts & prayers!"
Philip & Mayra Zamora, (parents of SPC Zamora, Philip IV 70th Engineers) of Fontana, California

"Thanks Reyna For everything you did for you company,Plt,and Squad. Words cant express how much you will be missed. But you will never be forgotten. Your friend and battle buddy, Engineers lead the way."
Spc Vargo of Fort Riley Ks

"This message goes out to the Seferino family in Afonotele, American Samoa. I was very shocked to find out from my mother that Pfc. Seferino Reyna died in Iraq, my first reaction was "I couldnt believe it", he was such a sweet person. I remember when I attended elementary school with this soldier, he was a very quiet, smart and intelligent person, and a very shy person too. For this, I would like to give out my condolences to the Seferino family in American Samoa and in the states, for this young Brave Soldier, for sacrificing his life just to save our nation..Thank you and you'll always be remembered. Reyna...Love always your friend...Leti Tautalaaso Togia...Ia manuia lau malaga.Tofa"
Pv2. Togia Leti Tautalaaso of Al-Asad, Iraq

"We would like to express our sincere condolences in the tragic but heroic death of your son. His death brings back the recent feelings of the death of our son, Spec. Matthew Koch. Matthew was killed in Taji in March 2005 when an IED exploded near his vehicle. Matthew and Seferino were both deployed in February and were both in the 70th Engineer Battalion out of Ft Riley, Kansas. We know there are no words that can ease the pain of your loss, but we will pray for you and your family"
Dale & Lin Koch of Gilbert, AZ

"To the Reyna Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts an prayers. Seferino will always be with you, Seferino is a true American Hero. Seferino will always be remembered and honored. May God Bless you all and God Bless Seferino."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"Your son laid down his life to give freedom to all, my prayers are with you and may God comfort you soul, and please pray for my son Michael, scheduled to depart to Iraq in November, Thank You"
Fernando Hernandez of Rosenberg ,Tx.77471


"To the family and friends of PFC Reyna. Words are so inadequate but I grieve for your loss. Thank you Seferino for the ultimate sacrifice for freedom."
Paul of Monroeville, AL

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

"Rest In Peace Brother"
Johnny Alvarez of PHX , AZ

You are an Amrican hero whose ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten by a grateful nation. Rest well brave soldier. My deepest condolences to the famiy and friends of Seferino and may memories comfort you during this most difficult time and always. I am very sorry and my heart goes out to all of you.

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your
Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the loyal service and sacrifice that was made and
Our cousin LCPL Michael Smith Jr. gave his life on 4-17-04 fighting for freedom.
Please know that this was not in vain and these American Heros will FOREVER be honored.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays of Massillon, Ohio

"Thank you Seferino Reyna, 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. Seferino Reyna:
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 Seferino 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. Seferino Reyna:
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 Seferino, 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