Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. James C. Wright

27, of Morgan, Texas.
Wright was killed in an ambush by small arms fire and rocket propelled grenade in Tikrit, Iraq. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on September 18, 2003.

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Angie of Cincinnati

"Jim its now 2016, I know its been at least 19 years since we talked or I seen you. It was right before you joined the Marine Corps . I think of you often we we're together a lot back then from school to briefly dating but that didn't work we we're best friends. Thank you for your service n the fact you lost your life is unbearable. I wish you could see what an impact you have had on your family n friends. I wish you could have met your baby. A lot of ppl miss you but know that when we get to heaven that you will be guarding those pearly gates. RIP Jim <3"
Angie Peace of Cincinnati Ohio

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

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"I remember talking to SPC Wright about reenlisting he stated that he didn't want to leave his buddies in Striker Platoon but wanted to be home for his new baby. James was a man of many talent he'd served as a surveyor in the Marine and I'm grateful he got assigned to our organization 4-42 FA. He had no fear as he manned the machine gun on many patrols, happy veterans day Wright and I especially thank his family for supporting him during his service to our nation.

CSM(ret)Howell 4-42 F.A."

"I left a message on here a few years ago. Time passes but memories only grow stronger and fonder. I miss you Jimmy. I hope everything's alright with you and your loved ones. Much love"
El Chachi of USA

"7 years ago I was there. 7years ago we lost one of the greatest brothers. You are an awsome stryker and will always be. You backed up our scout team and you did it good. I miss you and I will always have you in my thoughts and prayers."
Scouts Out Gtrp 10th cav 1st brt of az

"Jim Dog....It has been almost seven years since you made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and all of us.It is still hard for me to believe that you are gone...I never had the chance to tell you how proud I am to have known you, and to have called you a friend....I will always cherish the memories that I have of all of us growing up in the neighborhood....Rest in peace Dog.....You will never be FORGOTTEN!"
Joshua Morgan of Cincinnati, OH USA

"James Wright was one of mine during his time in the Marines. I still wish to this day that I could have a Marine of his abilities. He is missed."
Cameron Wainright

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"We still miss you scorpion and always will be forever in my heart"
Spc West of Tucson AZ

"Jim Dog,
The guy that made us all laugh and smile when growing up in the "hood". Hard to get angry but when he was, look out.
It's September 11, 2009 now. I sit here and think of you bro. The sacrifice that you made not only to your family but for mine and the rest of America's to help keep us safe.
You are always with us. I look up to you Jim Dog, Love & Respect."
Keith Eads of Cincinnati, OH

"August 22, 2008
To the family of Spc. James C. Wright:
James 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 still live with us in our daily lives. And will forever be in our hearts & memories. You are part of our growing family everyday."
SFC Solis, Marcus & Irene (and Little Solis Boys) of LA, USA

"Hey James, it's CJ I just wanted to say that you were the best soldier an NCO could ever hope for and as a person you were the type that would give the shirt off your back if you thought it would help! I will always remember you and will keep your family in my prayers, GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS! SSG Y (SCORPION 1) EYES DEEP!!!!"

"Jimmy, its 2007 and I just want you to know that you are not forgotten...not ever. Rest in peace love."
Ambrosia Solis of San Antonio , Texas

"To the family of:James C. Wright 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"

"What's up man? I write to you, not as some ghost from the past, but as a living spirit, for your legacy lives through the people that love and remember you. Jimmy, you were always someone I really dug, you know, really got along with. I remember skipping out on work and drinking beers with you (I mean, really, what are they gonna do, kick you out?). We had good times though they were too short my friend. I gotta tell you, September 18, 1973 was the day of death of one of my greatest influences in life, the singer/poet Victor Jara. Thirty years later, you met the same tragic fate and I believe that we who have known you have suffered to know that a truly good man has gone before his time. I hope that I can honor you somehow in writing to you the thoughts of a comrade who hurts for your loss. I hope that wherever you are, you are finding fulfillment and looking after those nearest and dearest to you. You take care old man sunshine. I'll see you around, maybe in the next life, eh? Cheers!"
El Chachi of USA

"Jimmy was a great guy and always happy. I first met him at Hood he came to me and said can I be a surveyor thats what I did in the Marine Corps. I tried but it didnt work. He really learned his job as a Fister and was great at it, later I asked him if he still wanted to do survey and he said no im getting good at this and its fun. Thats what I liked about him, nothing ever got him down, he was one of the most positive guys I knew. To his wife and son I am truely sorry for your loss. Jimmy will never be forgotten."
SSG Martin, Jeffery S of Camp Casey Korea

"Dear Eddie and the rest of the Wright family,
I realize I never met James, but I do have the honor of knowing his brother, Eddie. From all of the words spoken about James, I can't even imagine how good of a guy he was. Eddie has always been a friend, and I know the hearts of the Wright family through Eddie, so James must have been an awesome man. I know this is a little late, but I just wanted to say how proud I am to live in this country and how thankful I am for the thousands of men and women who gave their lives so I could enjoy the freedom they so valiantly fought for. God bless the entire Wright family, and may James' memory live on forever and ever."
Doug Partin of Cincinnati

"Spc. Wright “SUNSHINE” was a good man; I remember sitting down with him once and going through a book of names for his daughter. He will forever be in my memories and never be forgotten."
Spc. Cross of Bay City, MI

"To Sunshine's family,
He's the best, and will always have a special place in my heart, and in the heart of the Troopers who were with him over there. I remember him often, and know that he will always be looking over us. There are no words that can express the anger/sadness/hatred/loss from that day. I can only imagine how you all feel. He loved what he did, and made me more motivated to do what I do, by seeing him that way. He will always be a Buffalo Soldier to me, just like the other Scorpions who came through the troop."
SGT Clingempeel, Chris of A Trp 7/10 Cav, (formerly G Troop 10th Cav (BRT)

"I recieved a "hero bracelet" from www.herobracelets.org with James' name and wanted to let you know that I will wear this bracelet with pride and a day will not go by without lifting a prayer to your family. God bless you."
Leslie Gupton of Cedar Park, TX

"I just read a very moving article in the Toronto Sun about James. I wanted to take some time here, and reflect and let you know that my prayers are with you're family. Please pray for Spc Bryan Pasieka, he is a very close friend of mine and currently serving in Iraq."
Rebecca of Cambridge; Ontario Canada

"I didn't know him but a short time, but in that time I made a good friend, you will be remembered in the hearts of all god bless."
Santos, Jannette N. of Elwood, IN

"To the family of James Wright,
We sadly mourn your father's, husband's death. Our greatest gratitude goes out to his family. He sounds like a cool guy to hang out with."
7th grade student of Barker Middle School

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

"Dear Family,I know its been along time since you've heard from me,But i wanted you all to know your son and brother meant alot to us all. Although Dogs job kept him away from us,me and my family always thought about him. Dog was a good friend who made us all laugh. i hope you all the best.we love and miss you Dog forever in our thoughts......"
Mark and Family of CinCinnati,,,Ohio

"To Eddie and the Wright Family,
It doesn't seem that long ago that all of us used to hang out at the top of the street. Although we all lost touch as the years have past, this still hit our family extremely hard. We just wanted to tell you and your family that we consider it an honor and a privelage to say that we knew Jimmy. Your family will always be in our hearts and prayers."
Bob and Andy Wilzbach of Cincinnati, OH

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

"To Barb, Ed & Family, There isn't a day that goes by where all of you are not in my thoughts and prayers. Jimmie gave his life for our country, for what he believed in. Jimmie is a true hero. He is an angel of God's now looking down upon you's and protecting you. May God give you peace in your hearts."
Cindy of Cincinnati, Ohio

"To the family of James Wright:

His mother Barb,
From a mother to a mother, there are no words anyone can say to ease the pain. If I had to pick one word to find some kind of comfort, it would have to be "heaven". Heaven: A place where there is no pain, grief, sorrow or regret. Only peace and everlasting love. I hope you find comfort in knowing your son is among the angels and he will always be remembered as a hero. Someone who wasn't afraid to stand up for what he believed, no matter what the cost. You should be very proud and I know you are.
Oh, by the way, welcome home! How was that beautiful grandson of yours? I hope your trip was pleasant. I know someone who missed you a great deal.

To his father Ed,
We've had so many conversations about Jimmy and how you were coping. I just wanted you to know, you will never have a better friend than me. If you ever need anything, I think you know I'll always be here.
I only knew Jimmy when he was a teenager, but it's obvious he turned into one hell of a man... just like his dad, my best friend.
"From the past, to this day, and every day from here. Hold the memories in your heart and love shall never fear."

To his wife Alina,
Maybe someday I can meet this young woman I've heard so much about. My son and Jimmy worked together one summer and I remember him being a very sweet young man. Now you have a smaller version of that sweet young man. I hope Jameson is the joy of your life. A child is such a blessing. May you grow together and share the love of family with him and let him come to know his father in a way only a mother could explain. Maybe someday I'll get to meet you both. Until then, live, laugh and love. And may God watch over you both.

To his son Jameson,
You have come into one crazy world! One in which you will be pulled in many directions. As you grow and become a man, I hope the direction you choose brings you much happiness. Life is short, so live it to the fullest and remember there is nothing more important than the love of family. I hope in the future as you hear stories of your father you will be proud to know you are the son of a hero.
P.S.: Wait until you get a load of your grandpa Ed. Who, by the way, is one of the best people you will ever know. You're a lucky little boy.

Much love,
Melanie Broxtermann"
Melanie Broxtermann of Cincinnati, Ohio

"Many would agree that sunshine was more than a friend, he was a brother. He was always there for me when ever i needed someone. He was one the people that pushed me to be where I'm at today. Without his his constant lecturing i don't think i would've stayed in. He always encouraged me and said i was better than the way i acted. I will miss him greatly, but he will always live in my memories."
Arturo "J Lo" Corcoles of Ad Dawr, Iraq

"Alina,baby Jamison and the wright family. I can't find the right words to write or say to the family. I think it's because I knew how JIMMY lived and loved his job.He will be missed but he would'nt want that. So lets remember how he LIVED. He is a real AMERICAN HERO, and friend. "THANKS SUNSHINE, FOR BEING A GREAT FRIEND AND BROTHER IN ARMS!! EYES DEEP!! from "FAT FACE, MONGO""
Spc. Julio V. Rodriguez of Lubbock,Tx.

"Our deepest sympathies go out to you Alina and baby Jameson. You will always be in our hearts, minds and prayers. We will always be here for you, please do not hesitate to ask. We love you very much. Jameson will grow strong and pure with all the love and dignity Jimmy shed upon the world. Your husband is a true Hero Alina. May God Bless you and your family, and hold you dear during times of crisis."
Amy and Grant Ray of Fort Hood, Texas USA

"Arturo always spoke highly of "Sunshine", and it was through his great and varied stories that we came to know Spc. Wright. This nation has lost a real hero in James. Our family's thoughts and prayers are with you."
Corcoles Family of Riverside, CA

"Alina and Jameson, although I never met Jimmy, his frienship to my son, Sergeant Dale Sylvester, and his untimate sacrifice in the service of our country will never be forgotten. You and baby Jimmy will always remain in our prayers. We love you both very much. God Bless, Suzan & Dave Turley, Sly's Parents."
Suzan Curtis Turley of Seattle, WA

"Thank you James Wright, 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 Spc. James Wright:
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 James 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 Spc. James Wright:
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 James, 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