Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Jordan D. Winkler

19, of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Winkler died due to a non-combat related incident at Camp Fallujah, Iraq. He was assigned to Combat Service Support Battalion 1, Combat Service Support Group 11, 1st Force Service Support Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on November 26, 2004.

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"To Steve and Lenora - remembering the service of your son, Jordan, on this Memorial Day 2015."
Suzie Grant of Seattle, WA

"Hey Jordan, hope you're doing good up there buddy. I was one of the first ones on the scene after the incident. The visuals still haunt me to this day. I saw what exactly happened. You are always in my thoughts, brother."
Jeremy Cross of Harrisburg, SD/USA

"Thank you Jordan for your service. I'm remembering you today on Memorial Day."
Your 3rd cousin, Suzie Grant of Seattle, WA

"To Mr and Mrs Winkler, I want to give you my most sensierest condolences. I met Jordan just prior to deploying and made an impact on me. He was the ultimate marine. Motivated to the Corp. I had so much admiration for him. It was an honor to have served along side him during so many dangerous missions. Never faltered, always kept his cool and was always focused on the mission. I voluntered for a re-supply mission from fallujah to TQ airbase overnight in blackout conditions with only night vision goggles with a recon battallion convoy and when asked to choose a driver the only person that came to mind was Jordan. He was the best. I was his gunner that night and boy he took me for a ride! Needless to say we made it in one piece. In the time we had to talk before driving off he spoke about how much he loved his family especially his sister and how he enjoyed going to her games. He truly exemplified what being a Marine was all about. I wish I was half the man he was. I can never hear Taps without weeping and thinking of him. I think of him all the time. He is truly missed but lives on our memories. Semper Fi brother. I hope to be standing guard next to you on heaven's streets one day!"
Sgt Rodriguez of California

"Jordan you were my best friend and not a day goes by that i don't think of you.....i miss you bo and i promise to come visit you one day when the pain of losing my best friend doesn't hurt so badly
Its been a long and rough road since we lost you....alot of tears shed from my eyes.....keep looking down on us....one day we will see eachother again
I live for your memory!!!!"
cpl. Paul Ryan Boone of spokane Washington

"Every year since 2008, we "ride" to honor and remember our fallen. This year we will be riding this saturday, June 9, 2012. Jordan in one of those on my list. Just so you know..."we will never forget". Thank you for your sacrifice!!"
Shellie of Oklahoma

"Jordan not a day goes by I don't think of you. I miss you and you will never be forgotten. Our good times in high school and evenup to when we joined the corps together with joe. Him and I visit you all the time and you will be forever remembered in our hearts and our arms semper fi to you buddy"
Clp.Michael Clark(U.S.M.C ret.) of tulsa, Ok

"It has been a few years since I found this site and haven't looked at it in a long time. I wish to thank everyone who has posted here either remembering, my son, Jordan or offering condolences; they are greatly appreciated. For those who wish to contact us, please do so via email at winklersd@gmail.com."
Steve Winkler of Broken Arrow, OK

"To Lance Corporal D. Winkler: You were my motivater in Fallujah Iraq. To Jordans family: Lance Corporal Winkler was my friend and motivator through out our convoys when we were doing missions in and out of fallujah. we were always a team when we were out on our missions. He was my truck driver and friend. I was a heavy equipment operator and he drove the self loading flat bed that carried the forklift as we supplied the infantry with the supplies to carry out there dangerous missions. I was his Gunner when i was not operation and he was my ground ground and buddy as we were a team. I remember him as being a motivator. always the first one out of the truck when staging the convoys when we arrived at each distination. He was a great truck driver. he always did his preventive maintanence and proper function checks on everything including making sure we we had our supply of ammo, chow, water, and anything we needed for mission.every time we left the wire to go out into dangerous territory i felt. i felt more save in iraq with him as my truck driver while ill was is A-driver and gunner for 30 days of round the clock shifts to enemy territory. It was a pleasure to serve with him. he gave me motivation and hope when i didnt know what to expect of our missions out. I wish i could of gotten to know him more. but thankful i knew him at all. i guess i have been in denial a long time that he is not physicaly here with us. i always imagined he was sent home for all his bravery and courage and motivation. i will alwasy miss Lance Corporal (always fricken motivated) Winkler."
Tom Dean of Swartz Creek, MI

"Buddy over the past four yrs its been rough. Ive promised your family and myself id come see your grave. I just havent found the courage to let you go yet. I know it sounds stupid but u were like a brother to me. i love u bo and miss u everyday im alive. to the winkler family ill come see him one day i promise"
steven basham of camp lejeune nc

"It has been 4 years now and I still remember the quote you told me before I left to come back home "You can touch someone's soul for a second and change their life for an eternity!" words I won't forget and will always remember. You are still missed dearly. Much Love"
Jacque' of Alabama, USA

"November 24, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Jordan D. Winkler:
Jordan 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 miss you... I don't know if it's cause the man you saw me marry is soldier now. I watch the news and I'm scared for him. I never let it show. I went to see you before I left for Germany. I felt calm and at ease. But every time I hear a 21 gun salute I can't hold back the tears. I know your in Heaven watching over us. I want to say so much to you but I have the feeling you already know."

"hey wink keep belting out those songs in heaven to console our men over there we miss ya buddy"
vasquez of california

"To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Jordan Winkler:
I just found this site, and wanted to leave a message letting you know I think of Jordon often. As one of his Sunday School teachers, I always enjoyed his easy going disposition, his desire to serve God, and warm smile. Everyone liked him in the youth group, and he always went out of his way to say hi to me. I am proud of the man Jordan grew up to become, and his memory will always be with me.

Today my son Stephen told me he was going to join the national guard and ROTC, and serve his country. The price is potentially high for any young man or woman, but I thought of Jordan, and his willingness to sacrifice for me and my family's freedom. I am proud of young men like Jordan, and now my son. I can't imagine the pain parents feel with such a loss, but I have a small glimpse of the pride that comes from a son who has willingly put himself in a position to give the ultimate sacrifice for his family and country. Thank you Jordan for being that special young man we all love, and miss, and for your sacrifice for us all."
Richard Ray of Tulsa, OK

"I may not know you, but, thanks, for everything you did you us... You were looking forward for your future, but decided to save ours instead... Thank you..."
Archie of Oregon, U.S.A

"Wink, I miss you buddy! There hasn't been a day that goes by that I don't think about you. Everytime I drink a beer its for you bud, I'll never take your pic off my wall. Love you man.
-your old roomate

Happy Holidays Mr and Mrs Winkler! Id love to get in touch with you guys."
Cpl Levin, Louis -sunshine_peen@yahoo.com of Camp Pendleton, CA/USA

"Dear family and friends of Jordan Winkler,
I'm doing a short story on his life for a school project. I was wondering if I could get information or any stories about him that you think would be good to add to it. I would love to hear from you.
Thank you."
Kari Langworthy of Dodge Center, MN

"I love you Jordan! You will always be in my heart. Forever and for ALWAYS!!!!
NEVER ever will the thought of you leave my mind, my heart or my soul.
You are not only my hero up there with my brother but you are the LOVE of my life."
Kaydee McGee of Tulsa, Oklahoma USA

"Happy Birthday Wink!! I know its late. Just wanted to wish you a happy birthday and that we all miss you and wish you were still here!!!"
Charisse Hunter of MCAS Miramar, CA -- USA

"Happy 21st Birthday "WINK"!!! We ALL Love You And Miss You!!

::: Raising My Glass ::::
In Honor Of You!!

Happy Birthday Jordan!

Love, Angel"
Angel of Camp Pendleton, CA

"Jordan i love ya and i miss you so much! you were an amazing person and friend! love you and miss you!"
Keylie of Tulsa

"From Your California girls....you will be forever in our hearts and always remembered as are redneck cowboy. We love you and miss you very much!!!!
Moreno Valley girls *MuAh*"
Dianna of Moreno Valley, California

"I knew Jordan Through a mutual friend. You will never be forgoten. To Mr. and Mrs. Winkler you and your family will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
Thank You Jarhead for you courage and the sacriface you made. GOD BLESS!!!"
Kyle Roberts of Tulsa, OK USA

"On this Memorial Day 2005, we remember the Winkler family and thank our Heavenly Father for the sacrifice their son Jordon made for our country. Jordon's life and the Winkler family's witness following his death are a powerful testament to faith and trust in the Lord of Lords. Although saddened by their great loss, the Winklers demonstrate the "peace that passes understanding" through their assurance in eternal life for Jordon and all who accept Jesus Christ's invitation to know Him personally and intimately. Jordon did not die in vain. His witness lives on as a light pointing to the one true Savior. We remember and honor Jordon for the life he lived and willingly gave as he followed in the footsteps of his eternal Master."
Beth Thompson Jackson (SHS '74) and Randy Jackson of Kennewick, Washington

"To the family of Jordan D. Winkler, I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to pray with you or someone to talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church Rev John B. Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015 Your friend in Jesus."
Polly Ballew of Covington, Ga. U S A

"Corporal Winkler, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"We are placing his name on the wall
He will not be forgotten
All gave some...some gave all
Memorial Day, May 30th, 2005
Woodring Wall of Honor
The only Oklahoma living tribute to past and present soldiers
Elaine W. Johns of Enid, Oklahoma

"To the Winkler Family,
I met Jordan a few months before he left for OIF 2 through Angel. He was always really nice, and sweet. I'm sorry for your loss, but he will never be forgotten, he was a wonderful example of a man, and was a good Marine. *~Semper Fi~*"
Charisse Hunter of formerly of Camp Pendleton, CA USA

"Mr. & Mrs. Winkler,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I met Jordan and became friends with him a few months before he deployed to Iraq. I just found out the news about this today (2/28/05) from one of his marine buddies that just returned home to Pendleton. I will miss him dearly... he was a sweetheart and a total gentleman. I will miss his funny stories, playing pool with him, & just kicking back, have a good time. I'll leave this on a good memory that I've thought about all day today... I remember when my best friend and I came to visit him and his friends on base one day, and my best friend (who is Hawaiian)had made some Fillipino food to bring (chicken adobe and rice, & lumpia) with us. Jordan said, " I'll try anything once" and ended up that... we couldn't get him away from it, he liked it so much! He will always be in my heart, he was a southern gentleman, a marine,... my friend."
Angel of Camp Pendleton, CA ( Main Side)

"mr. and mrs. winkler and family im one of the students from humble christian school in texas. i was upset about your sons death . i am still praying for yall. i can't wait for the Lord to come back where i can meet him. thank you and GOd bless ."
joana blair of kingwood ,texas

"mr. and mrs. winkler and family im one of the students from humble christian school in texas i was upset about your sons death . i am still praying for yall. i can't wait for the Lord to come back where i can meert him. thank you and GOd bless ."
joana blair of kingwood ,texas

"It was a pleasure to train you. It was my honor to serve with you. You are in my thoughts.
Semper Fi Mac!"
SSgt Sean Cadby of Marine Corps Det Ft. Leonard Wood, MO

"There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Jordan D. Winkler,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please use our link and register so we can send our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca USA

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

"Thank you Jordan Winkler, 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 Lance Cpl. Jordan Winkler:
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 Jordan 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 Lance Cpl. Jordan Winkler:
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 Jordan, 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