Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Pfc. Enrique C. Sanchez

21, of Garner, North Carolina.
Sanchez died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on July 27, 2006.

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"I will never forget you Henry. From the first time I saw you looming tall over your mother, all smiles and a gold loop earning. You were one of the most lovable and honorable people I have ever meet. If there is a God in heaven you are surely by her side."
Giselle Embry of Escondido

"I remember. You are still missed...."
Ray L of Hickory, NC

"I am honored to be running in your memory in the Tribute to the Fallen run here in Fort Gordon, Georgia. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice."
Justin Rauschuber of Fort Gordon, Georgia

"To the family of:Enrique C. Sanchez
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""

"My heart still hurts!"
Pat Ayscue(Grandmother) of Willow Spring, NC,USA

"To the family of Enrique C. Sanchez,
my prayers are with you and your family, i will always take him in my heart and remember his as a true hero. I have a true admiration for our troops, but Enrique will be even more special to me. As for i have a boyfriend in the Army being deployed this October, his name too is Enrique Sanchez. May your loved one, my hero, rest in peace."
Blanca of Port Arthur, Texas

"I miss you, brother. I love you. Semper Fidelis."
Paul Martin of NC

"I had the honor of going to high school and graduating Garner Senior High with Henry. I joined the Marine Corps a few months ahead and remember the day I hear of his passing. I was so proud when I stumbled upon an article about his Bronze Star. He was an amazing person and truly held up the highest honor and tradition of the Marine Corps. I wear a memorial bracelet in his memory everyday and I am honored to share his story of courage and sacrifice for our nation. Semper Fi Sanchez, always missed but never forgotten."
Ryan Glenn of Kansas City, MO

"Henry, I only learned of your passing yesterday, on your brothers Alex and Ricardo Sanchez 21st birthday. I only met you twice when you were a toddler, but you have always been in my heart over the years. All three of your brothers, your father Enrique, and I are so honored by you. God Bless you, your wonderful Grandma Pat, Grandpa, and Mom. I wish with all my heart that we had shared more in your life."
Jacqueline Roemmele of Montclair, NJ

"I had the pleasure of growing up with Henry in middle school and high school. He was my best friend. I hate that we lost touch but I thought of him everyday. Henry, I miss you and will always love you,brother."
Paul M.,formerly of 2nd Marines of jacksonville,nc

"I miss you brother. Through bootcamp, infantry school, and 3/8 I always had alot of respect and loved every minute of knowing you. Im sorry for everybody in your family. Miss you bro"
Ryan Meadows of Saint Albans, WV

"Loved and never forgotten. So proud of him!"
Gil-Ann Wilder of Fuquay-Varina, NC

I am Henry's mother (Christie) cousin. I do not talk much with most people within our family, and I saw very little of Henry after he turned around 5 yrs old. However, I love/d Henry very much. I wear his black braclet on my wrist everyday because I think of him everyday. When I heard of his death, I dropped to my knees and cried. I rejoined the military immediately after his death. I am a medical officer and I train soldiers in skills that will help them to come home safely. I only wish I would have been there for Henry. I still keep his pictures of when I held him as a baby. He turned into an outstanding MAN. I will visit you one day and say a prayer over you."
Phil Williford of jacksonville, fl

"July 5, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Enrique C. Sanchez:
Enrique 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 would like to say thank you for your service and your sacrifice for our Country. Because of hero's like you we get to live peace full in this beautiful country. Today I stumbled across your memorial at the Garner town park to only realize it is your Birthday - Happy Birthday, Enrique... may you never be forgotten. God bless you and your family."
Anette Stephens of Garner, NC

"Henry, I love and miss you more every day! Be at peace. You earned it!!"
Your Mom (Christie Otten) of Winchester, CA/USA

"You will never be forgotten! We love you dearly!"
Pap(Granma) of Garner, NC/USA

I would like to say thank you to you and the other two Marines from your unit(3/8) for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow Marine;former member of 8th Marines"

"Thank you Enrique Sanchez, 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. Enrique Sanchez:
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 Enrique 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. Enrique Sanchez:
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 Enrique, 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