LCPL Jeramy ailes
Lance Corporal Jeramy Ailes was KIA going house to house searching for dangerous insurgents in Fallujah, Iraq, on November 15, 2004. On his first tour to Iraq, he saw how bad the living conditions were and he handed out his own $10 bills to families in need. On his second tour, he called home asking his family to send soccer balls for him to pass out to the children, remembering his love for soccer as a child. He rescued a little girl from carrying a heavy hay bale, the father carrying it in the end. His words to his family, friends and community on his birthday, twelve days before he died and before going into Fallujah were “If anything happens to me, or if I die, tell my parents that I love them, tell everyone that I love them, and that I am doing this for the people back home”.