Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Cpl. Jesse M. Zamora

22, of Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Zamora died in Bayji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on February 3, 2006.

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"Jesse and I have been friends since basic. When you get to Basic they assign you a battle buddy, but after a while you develop true battles. Jesse was my battle.
I think about you often, and when I hear the word hero you always come to mind. Big hugs, love and miss you brother."
SSG Adam Biggers of Paducah, KY

"As much as I hate this day,it at least brings my thoughts towards you!I miss you man!"
Rocco of California

"To the family of:Jesse M. Zamora
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""

"To the Zamora Family:

I was with Jesse on that combat patrol; a mission which has been permanently burned into my memory. I was the Staff Sergeant in command of the HMMWV in front of Jesse's vehicle. It was my vehicle and crew that performed his CASEVAC with SFC Shearer's HMMWV on point.

I met your family briefly at the Leader Battalion barracks during a unit function. It was an honor. You were so kind to all of us, even while hurting so much.

I wanted leave message here so that you will know that we still miss Jesse, mourn his loss, and will never forget him. To this day I still wear the bracelet honoring him, and I speak proudly of him when I tell his story.

I only hope that I can continue to serve in a manner that reflects the spirit of Jesse's service, and honors both his memory and the sacrifices you have made as a family.

God bless all of you!
SFC Joseph S. Cappa of Fort Huachuca, AZ

"January 29, 2009
To the family of Cpl. Jesse M. Zamora:
Jesse 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 am making Jesse's card for the 4,ooo mile run...I hope his family and friends like it!"
Sidney Katz of Danville, CA USA

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Rakkasans-Ne Desit Virtus"
(Let Valor Not Fail)
187th Inf. Motto"

Legeta of Artesia,New MexicoUSA

"Thank-you comrade Rakkasan and Godspeed."
zachary of palm bay

"Until I read about you on this site I took my freedom for granted. Now I understand why we are so lucky to live in the USA. Thank you for your service and I know you are happy in heaven with the angels. God Bless your family and may all of your fellow soliders be kept safe by God's hand. You are the reason we live free."
Brandon of Albuquerque,New Mexico

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

"Thank you Jesse Zamora, 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. Jesse Zamora:
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 Jesse 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. Jesse Zamora:
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 Jesse, 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