Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Milton Rivera-Vargas

55, of Boqueron, Puerto Rico.
Rivera-Vargas died in Kalsu, Iraq, from a non-combat related cause while on guard duty. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 296th Infantry Regiment, Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico. Died on December 8, 2005.

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"To the family of:Milton Rivera-Vargas
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 across this website iam thank the person who made it ,,,,my uncle was the best person to be around he always had a smile on his face,He always protected us in everyway,.its been 3 years since he passed away & theres not a day that passes i dont think of him or speak about him,,i still remember the last day i saw him ,,,the last thing he told us,,,he said pray for me dont worry ill be home soon,,,,but that day never came,,,,,the last time i saw him he came with 6 other soldiers we try looking for them but we cant find them if anyone reads this & know who & where they are please write me,,,,,,,,,,Milton my hero,my angel i miss you soo much i love you with all my heart,,,,,,,Love your niece Minerva Rivera...myhero12805@aol.com"
Minerva of queens, new york

"December 7, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Milton Rivera-Vargas:
Milton 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

"12-08-06 To the family of Milton Rivera-Vargas: I am he brother of a fallen soldier, Joseph Blickenstaff, who died in Iraq on December 8th 2003. On this day of rememberance I wanted to offer my wish of peace and healing to you in the years to come, we are forever bonded by this date and the loss of our loved one's. I pray for your loved one and family. ehblick@yahoo.com"
Eric Blickenstaff of Oregon

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

"Thank you Milton Rivera-Vargas, 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 Staff Sgt. Milton Rivera-Vargas:
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 Milton 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 Staff Sgt. Milton Rivera-Vargas:
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 Milton, 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