Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Capt. Jeffrey P. Toczylowski

30, of Upper Moreland, Pennsylvania.
Toczylowski died in Al Anbar Province, Iraq from injuries sustained during combat operations. Toczylowski was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Panzer Kaserne, Germany. Died on November 3, 2005.

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"jeffrey...i saw your dad's photo tonight on msnbc.com's photoblog keeping watch at your grave. it was so moving...i looked up your parents...found their phone number and spoke tonight to your mom peg. she hadn't seen the photo..i sent it to her.
i was just so moved seeing your dad. thank you jeff for your sacrifice."
DAUNA ROSS-PAQUIER of lincoln university, pa

"Jeff buddy. The tears have not stopped. Soon, I will tell my first son (Milan Tamas Jeffery De Witt) of his namesake; Jeffery Toczylowski and it will be fun and hard. Brother, you inspired so many with your wit but ir is with the kids we must carry on. I am still fighting the cause but I am here and you are not. My son is tough but I am here and you are on leave. He wants to know. I love you bro!"
Chris De Witt of Castle Rock, CO

"Peggy and Philip, the memory of meetiing you in Arlington, November 2005 continues the memory of MAJ Jeff, and my son returning Jeffrey to your family. Your strength remains in my spirit and your hero lives in my heart. I take every opportunity to remember the memory of Jeffrey. May God continue to heal the tender places in your heart."
Margaret M. Jones of Columbia, SC

"Jeff Buddy,

Your namesake Milan is a very funny and outgoing three-year old. He is as crazy and funny as you and I can not wait to tell him of my friend. Rest well good buddy.


On this Memorial Day, I think of you. I think of all the beautiful things that you shared with me and opened your house to me when you showed me your hometown of philadelphia. We traveled to Philadelphia, you introduced me to your beautiful family and took me to places I had never visited because you knew I should experience the culture and the see all the beautiful monuments in DC and Philly. I still remember our ATV ride through the woods. What an unforgettable week and an unforgettable College graduation gift you gave me. We both walked the stage for our graduation and all our beutiful memories will never be forgotten. I miss you and love you always. Your college girl-friend from Texas A&M CORPUS CHRISTI '97"
Sara A Melendez of Laredo, Texas

"I am sorry for your loss. I did a search for my name and found this. I was going to go in the service, but other things in my life happened, and I was not elected to go. I am sorry for your loss. Contact me if you want to."
Jeffrey M Toczylowski of Tampa, Fl USA

"November 3, 2008
To the family of Capt. Jeffrey P. Toczylowski:
Jeffrey 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

"Toz i trained you and turned you into a warrior then we went to combat as a team, sorry i was unable to bring you home! i know you were guarding over me during my last FF in the Tagab thanks and miss you"
Active duty advisor of Utah


It's your Aussie girl here. It's Memorial Day weekend. I have been reading your sweet emails and looking at your 30th Birthday photos. I hope you and Chris are playing with Riley up there. You touched my life in so many ways and changed it for the better. You taught me the true meaning of Memorial Day and I will honor your sacrifice, service and memory every day...not just the last Monday in May. You live on always in my heart...

Your aussiegal forever"
Kelly of San Diego,CA

"Toz, its been a pleasure, take care of yourself and I'll see you when I see you- JC"

"Jeff - I still think about you so often. Everytime I'm in Germany I raise a glass to you, sometimes alone, sometimes with a friend. I'll be in DC in June and stopping by to see you and say hello. Thanks for being my friend."
Daisy of sometimes Germany

"Toz, I think of you often brother. I've left Germany now but I'll never forget the times we had together. I just read John's letter to you at the ceremony in Panzer Kaserne........brought a tear to my eye. Watch over us bro.
Ryan of Washington D.C.

"JEFF! man do i miss you and have been thinking of you for the last 2 days now. I do not know why but i've been missing you a lot right now. I just wanted to say i love you and think of me because i sure am with you. YOU WERE THE BEST COUSIN EVER!"
Jeff's Cousin Nikki G of Levittown,Pa

"Allow me to extend my sincere condolence to his family and friends. Jeffrey Toczylowski’s a great guy, leading all of us to the best during my freshman year in Valley Forge. I am so proud of his passion serving his country. God bless him always, and may he rest in peace."
Francis Irawan of Jakarta, Indonesia

"I just want to express my sorrow, you gave up your life fighting for the USA and for me and all US citizens. I had the honor of meeting your mom on a flight. She is a wonderful person and an inspiration. I just wanted to say thanks, you have touched my life even after your death."
Christina of philadelphia,pa

"I just read about the loss of Jeffrey. Words can not express my sorrow for his family and friends, or my respect for his service."
Jim Merryman of Pleasanton, CA

Your mom put on one hell of a Vegas party brother! It was nice to see your ugly mug again and that you're still up to your old tricks. You were always the social butterfly. You're missed Jeff. -PD"
MSG PD Dellinger of Panzer, Germany

"To the family of:Jeffery P. Toczylowski 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"

"Lord, I ask You to bless my
friend who is reading this right now.
Where there is pain, may
they find peace and mercy.

Where there is self-doubt, may
they gain a renewed confidence.
Where there is weariness or exhaustion, give
them understanding, patience, and strength.

Where there is fear, reveal your love,
and offer to them your courage.
Give them greater vision, bless their finances, and raise
up leaders and friends to support and encourage them.

May their spirit always be joyous and their
days rich and full with love and happiness,
And may they always know that they have a friend.

Gone – but not forgotten.
Thank you for sharing your loved one with us,
and for the sacrifice made by you and your family on our behalf.
Proud mom of Lcpl Alex. Currently serving in Iraq"
Patricia of Bishop, CA

You are a true American Hero. Rest in Peace."
Rick & Candice Martinez of Bella Vista, AR

"We care and share your sorrow."
7th Grade Louisburg Middle School of Louisburg, KS

You were a wonderful man, leader and friend! You will never be forrgotten! Thank you
De Oppresso Libre, Sua Sponte"
of Germany

"As a fellow VFMAC alum, I was fortunate enough to have 'Toz' as my platoon commander freshman year. What I remember most about him was his love of life, and his boundless sense of humor. You could always count on him to find something to laugh at in the normally stern confines of an all-male military school. To his friends and family, my sincerest condolences on your loss and my heartfelt gratitude for his service and comradeship."
Christopher Boileau of South Hadley, Massachusetts

"I just wanted to send my deepest, sincerest appreciation for this man. He died for what some might believe to be hopeless. I myself am a Navy wife. My husband was called to Iraq two months ago but his unit was stood down and they returned home safely. I pray for others that that may happen for them. I could not imagine the pain of losing my husband. I do however know how it feels to be proud. Please know your loved one is not forgotten. My daughter sings "God Bless the USA" All the time. She is 8. I tell her about the soldiers so that she knows that these soldiers are dieing protecting our freedom. She is a very brave girl and has a big heart. She has since begun to pray for the soldiers as well. Please know that He did not die alone or invane. May God Bless You and your family. Our prayers are with you thru out the year and the holidays."
Renae ,Jeff ,timbyr and taylor Portish of Jacksonville, Fl/USA

"God Bless him!<3
&&To his family+ anyone else who was blessed enough to know this amazing man, I'm so deeply sorry. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your hero will never be forgotten!"

"To Jeff- "Our Fallen Hero"
You will always be remembered and admired by us. We love you and we will miss you greatly."
Shannon and Jim Meakim of Hatboro, PA

"To the loved ones of Cpt. Jeffrey Toczyowski,
With heartfelt and sincere sorrow to your fallen hero's loved ones. Please know his honor and service to our country and our freedom will endure forever. So many Americans and others are truly thankful and proud to have such honorable men and women fighting for each and every one of us in this world. He will never be forgotten.
My husband was a friend of Jeff's and served with Jeff and I am gracious they were in each other's lives. They are the best of the best.

A Proud Widow of Operation Enduring Freedom"
Wendy Chandler of Fort Bragg

"I was in ROTC with and graduated from Valley Forge with Toz, and am very proud of him and what he has done for us and this country. I express my condolances to his family, but also thank them for their tremendous sacrifice, and the ideals and standards they instilled in their son. Jeff was a great man, and I will miss him. I have a copy of the email he wrote right before he died, and I would like to quote part of it here for everyone: "Don't ever think you are defending me by slamming the Global War on Terrorism or the US goals in that war. As far as I am concerned, we can send guys like me to go after them or we can wait for them to come back to us again. I died doing something I believed in and have no regrets except that I couldn't do more." Jeff was a true American Hero"
Mathew A Erickson III of Akron, OH

"I just wanted to give my condolences to the family of friends of CPT Toczylowski. CPT Toczylewski serves as an example of a true hero, and someone that I look up to for all that he has accomplished and done for his country. I hope that one day I can even be half the officer that he was. It is because of men like CPT Toczylowski that we can call ourselves Americans. He will never be forgotten by those that are greatful for the country that he has helped keep safe. I am deeply saddened by your loss."
- Valley Forge Alum 05', West Point 09' of West Point, NY

"I knew CPT Toczylowski from my first year at Valley Forge. He was never too busy to take the time to say hello to the little guys on campus (to include myself) which meant the world to me and my class-mates. I am now one of the Tactical officers for the college working with men who will carry the fight to the sands of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan, and I see some of his qualities in them, which in turn leaves me with no reservation as to the safety and stability of our national security. We honored "Toz" yesterday in the Valley Forge chapel, it was indeed and honor and a privlege to do so. To the family of CPT Toczylowski, I am so sorry for your loss, words cannot express my heartfelt anguish for you. We will dedicate the room that he occupied as a cadet to him, and a shadow box will be placed in the center alcove of our barracks so that years from now, cadets at Valley Forge will know that an American hero walked the same halls that they do today. God bless you,

Toz, see you on the great drop-zone in the sky, until I get there, save me a spot in the assembly area."
CPT RICHARD BARBATO of Valley Forge Military College, Wayne, PA

"To the family and friends of Capt. Jeffrey Toczylowski:
My thoughts of finding peace go out to all of you. I work with Nick D.who spoke highly of your son and his zest for life."
Nelson Newton of Harleysville PA.

"As a fellow member of the long gray line, who did not choose the military. I sit here with a tear of pride in my eye, and an ache of sorrow. Though I never met Jeffery, we share a common brotherhood through Valley Forge. He life story is truly a role model for cadets who stand in the ranks at Valley Forge today, and for me. To Jeffery's parents, you loss is great, but Jeffery now stands in ranks of God. His death has impacted me, as if I lost a brother. Role models like Jeff do not come along very often. I pray for the Toczylowski family. I pray that God gives you the strenght to have the same passion Jeff had for his career. I salute Capt. Jeffery P. Toczylowski, and will think of him, everytime I look at the American Flag. God Bless you Jeff and may God place you in- charge of his mighty armies of angles."
A Very Proud Alum of VFMAC of PA

"To the Toczylowski Family, I wish to offer you my deepest condolences. Your Jeffrey is a true American Hero who will always be remembered and honored. May God Bless you all and God Bless Jeffrey."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

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

"jeffrey thank you for serving our great country. an foe being a brother to our son as he was to you. i realize neither of you knew one another. soldiers have that special bond. to always watch over one another. we understand the heart ache losing a love. kia sgt gregory l. wahl balad, iraq last year. our heart and prays are with JEFFREY and your family. JEFFREY is someone's someone and someone to the WAHL family. you have not died in vain! you are a hero JEFFREY! one of the very few of the well over two hundred millions of AMERICANS that serve his or her country. Jeffrey's unselfishness says alot of the man he is! without men as you JEFFREY. we could enjoy freedom today. my tears never stopped for my son. yet, today those tears are your's JEFFREY> GOD BLESS!"

"Thank you Jeffrey Toczylowski, 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 Capt. Jeffrey Toczylowski:
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 Jeffrey 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 Capt. Jeffrey Toczylowski:
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 Jeffrey, 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