Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Cpl. Joshua D. Snyder

20, of Hampstead, Maryland.
Snyder died of wounds sustained from small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on November 30, 2005.

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"So sad....I was in platoon 2020 Hotel company with Joshua. We graduated together and slept right next to each other throughout boot camp. Couldn't believe when I saw this.......You're with the Lord now my brother defend his palace....I will join you to fight the good fight when it is time my brother.....god bless you and the beautiful family that raised you....love you bro"
Jonathan Rosado of Miami, Florida

"To the family of:Joshua D. Snyder
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'll never forget the good times we shared...You were my brother and my good friend. I'll see you again someday."
John Kitchens of Camp Lejeune, NC

"November 23, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Joshua D. Snyder:
Joshua 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

"You will never be forgotten.. Your brother, friend, sqd ldr.."
ssgt bridges of jacksonville

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just in OIF, but also for your service in Afghanistan as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"There are very few people in this country that stand up for what they believe in, but there are even fewer that stand up for what the entire country believes in. i didn't even know josh and i have the up most respect for him and all of our men that are in iraq or have died in combat. they are the true heroes"

"It was an HONOR to serve in Iraq with Josh. I will always remeber him. He was a great friend. God Bless You Josh!
Chris D. Grant"
Chris D. Grant of Camp Lejeune, NC

"On behalf of the Hereford Community:
Thank you to the Snyder Family for your continuous efforts in the support of our troops serving over seas. As a close knit community, we are all saddened by the loss of a Hereford alumni anytime, but we are especially greatful to have a soldier looking upon us all. We know that we are safe and secure because of people like Josh. God bless you all."
For Our Troops Club of Parkton, Md.

"Brian, ms doris, and all loved ones:
we all know that josh is going to be forever missed. He was a true hero and will never be forgotten. You are always in our prayers. Thank you josh for your sacrifice. God bless."
Brittney Shepperd of white hall, md

"i will never froget you or the good times we had together. we went through hell and back brother. i will always be there for your mother and brother. im gratefull for ever knowing you. you will continue to inspire me for the rest of my days until i see you again. love you bro."
cpl phillip oswald of camp lejeune, nc

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

"To the Snyder Family, I wish to offer you my most sincere condolences. Your Joshua is a true American Hero. He will always be remembered and honored. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you all and God Bless you Joshua."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"Thank you Joshua Snyder, 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. Joshua Snyder:
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 Joshua 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. Joshua Snyder:
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 Joshua, 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