Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Cpl. Jimmy L. Shelton

21, of Lehigh Acres, Florida.
Shelton died in Bayji, Iraq, when his forward operating base was attacked by enemy forces using mortars. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on December 3, 2005.

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Saylor of Orlando

"SGT Metcalfe, Christopher of Wilmington, Delaware Thank you for your wonderfull comments and Bless you, I never knew Jimmy but I know he is an American hero. We will Never Forget our troops, This 2011 Christmas we honor them"
Charles Saylor of Orlando

"Memorial Day 2011
We Remember

First Baptist Orlando"
charles saylor of orlando

"You will live on Rakkasan. I was there the day you took your last breath unable to help, for the lord chose to take you that day. You will not be forgotten."
Rakkasan Brother of Clarksville, TN


charles Saylor of First Baptist Orlando

"R.I.P. Shelton, I wish that day never happened and I wish there was something I could have done to prevent the tragedy the ensued that day. God doesnt realize what he took away that day when he took you. Thanks for teaching me combatives and I am glad i talked to you the night before in the chow hall. I can still feel you're hand on my shoulder. You will be missed and never forgotten. RAKKASANS!! B Troop.

U will never be forgotten."
SGT Metcalfe, Christopher of Wilmington, Delaware

"Peace and Grace
Freedom and Independence
Thank the Lord for the reason we remember fallen heroes on this 4th of 2009"
Charles Saylor of Orlando

"Memorial Day 09
May we never forget those who have fallen.

Until we meet on the other side.
God Bless ALL"
Charles Saylor of Orlando

"December 25, 2008
On this day of our Lords birth may we never forget him and those like Jimmy who died for others freedom. Words to express this holy day.
O Holy night.......
"O Fall down on your knees
O listen to the angel voices
O night divine
O the night that Jesus was born
O night divine...."

God Bless his holy name and Jimmy.
We remember.
God Bless our troops"
Charles Saylor of Orlando, Fl

"December 10, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Jimmy L. Shelton:
Jimmy 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

"Jimmy even though I didn't spend a lot of time with you guys when you were growing up,I find myself thinking about you daily.I know your Dad and Mom miss you everyday.I think about the last time I saw you(eating chinese)and how happy you were looking forward to defending our country. God had (has) a plan for you and it is working everyday. We will never forget you."
Uncle Jimmey of Boynton Beach,Fl

"Today "MEMORIAL DAY" I placed a Flag with Jimmy's name at a plat at First Baptist Church Orlando along with 4,000 + other Heroes of Iraq and Afganistan with a large sign "WE REMEMBER". The flags will fly until July 5 and the church member who selected a hero will be praying for the family and all our troops. God Bless the United states of America and our troops. Just as fathers and mothers gave their sons and daughters for our freedom here on earth so did GOD give his Sons life for our eternal freedom. WE WILL NEVER FORGET
Charles B Saylor of Orlando, FL

"we will miss you and thanks for everything you have done. see you again someday."
Smith Timothy of kansas city, mo

"Just wanted to let you know were thinking about you!"
Dustin & Dawn of Cape Coral, FL

"Thinking of you, bro!"
Thacker of Ky

"Jimmy i think about you everyday. We all love and miss ya so much man. u truly are a HERO and u will NEVER be forgotten. see you again someday"
Joey Hicks of Lehigh Acres, Fl.

"In honor of Memorial Day, my chain of command put a basket out in the Dining Facility with a cutout of each Service Member who was killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. I picked up CPL Jimmy Shelton. I just wanted to leave this message to let you know we are praying for CPL Jimmy Shelton. His sacrifice for his country will not be forgotten."
CPT Kristen Shifrin of Iraq

"I love you Jimmy, I think of you every day. You are our hero, through and through"
Breezy St. Dennis of North Ft. Myers, Fl

"To the family of:Jimmy L. Shelton 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"

"love you jimmy,see you in heaven one day soon love your aunt and family"
lugenia jones of millington tn. navy base

"I love and miss you Jimmy! Thank you for all you've done for us =) Always"
Chelsea of Lehigh Acres, Florida

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

"Thank you Jimmy Shelton, 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 Cpl. Jimmy Shelton:
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 Jimmy 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 Cpl. Jimmy Shelton:
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 Jimmy, 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