Tributes & Vigils Category: US Air Force


    1. Jeremy Fresques May 25, 2011 at 12:00 am

      Greater love has no man than this that he lay down his life for his friends/country. Eternal gratitude and prayers

    2. Air Force Capt. Jeremy Fresques March 13, 2009 at 12:00 am

      May God Bless You and your family. Thank you deeply for your services ~ It is people like you who make me proud to be an American…..and people like the idiot living close to Luke Airforce Base that I am severely embarassed for.

    3. Air Force Capt. Jeremy Fresques October 31, 2008 at 12:00 am

      we will never forget you.we will miss you untill we alive in this earth.

    4. Air Force Capt. Jeremy Fresques October 11, 2008 at 12:00 am

      God bless Capt Fresques and his family…and to all the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrafice…so the rest of us can live free…We will never forget you… we can never repay the debt we owe you…Godspeed my brothers and sisters

    5. Air Force Capt. Jeremy Fresques October 10, 2008 at 12:00 am

      Although this tribute to Jeremy is over 3 years old, it serves as a somber reminder of our military men and women that continue to serve and in some cases gave the greatest sacrifice. To Jeremy’s family and all our military service personel and families…….. Thank You …..and God Bless ! … RAM

    6. Air Force Capt. Jeremy Fresques October 7, 2008 at 12:00 am

      God bless Jeremy and his fellow heroes who have made the ultimate sacrafice and who have selflessly and proudly served this country. My heart aches for their families and loved ones. My prayers are with you.

    7. Air Force Capt. Jeremy Fresques May 15, 2006 at 12:00 am

      Your father’s heart is broken and I pray someday he will find peace. He loved you dearly.

    8. Capt. Jeremy Fresques October 12, 2005 at 12:00 am

      Rest in peace Capt. Fresques.

      I pray for your family and friends that they may gather the strength to carry on until you meet again.

    9. All Americans July 14, 2005 at 12:00 am

      Tribute to our Armed Forces and Capt. Jeremy Fresques

      Received this email this morning:

      This just happened here in Phoenix. Understand the first letter is a complaint to Luke AFB and the second is the response from the senior officer.



      A wake-up call from Luke’s jets

      Jun. 23, 2005 12:00 AM

      “Question of the day for Luke Air Force Base: Whom do we thank for the morning air show?

      Last Wednesday, at precisely 9:11 a.m., a tight formation of four F-16 jets made a low pass over Arrowhead Mall, continuing west over Bell Road at approximately 500 feet. Imagine our good fortune!

      Do the Tom Cruise-wannabes feel we need this wake-up call, or were they trying to impress the cashiers at Mervyns’ early-bird special?

      Any response would be appreciated.”

      The reply is classic, and a testament to the professionalism and heroism of the folks in the armed services. The response:

      Regarding “A wake-up call from Luke’s jets” (Letters, Thursday):

      On June 15, at precisely 9:12 a.m., a perfectly timed four-ship of F-16s from the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base flew over the grave of Capt. Jeremy Fresques.

      Capt. Fresques was an Air Force officer who was previously stationed at Luke Air Force Base and was killed in Iraq on May 30, Memorial Day.

      At 9 a.m. on June 15, his family and friends gathered at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City to mourn the loss of a husband, son and friend.

      Based on the letter writer’s recount of the flyby, and because of the jet noise, I’m sure you didn’t hear the 21-gun salute, the playing of taps, or my words to the widow and parents of Capt. Fresques as I gave them their son’s flag on behalf of the president of the United States and all those veterans and servicemen and women who understand the sacrifices they have endured.

      A four-ship flyby is a display of respect the Air Force pays to those who give their lives in defense of freedom. We are professional aviators and take our jobs seriously, and on June 15 what the letter writer witnessed was four officers lining up to pay their ultimate respects.

      The letter writer asks, “Whom do we thank for the morning air show?”

      The 56th Fighter Wing will call for you, and forward your thanks to the widow and parents of Capt. Fresques, and thank them for you, for it was in their honor that my pilots flew the most honorable formation of their lives.

      Lt. Col. Scott Pleus
      CO 63rd Fighter Squadron
      Luke Air Force Base

    10. To the family and friends of Capt. Jeremy Fresques. I went through Basic training, as well as our 4th class and 3rd class years with Jeremy and we were in Squadron 21 together. Needless to say I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing. I pray that God Almighty will comfort you in your time of mourning. Jeremy was a Great Patriot of Moral Conviction, and these attributes were apparent even when we were 4th class cadets and on through the time that I knew him. He will be missed. God Bless you and God Bless America!!

      G. Paraskevopoulos – Houston, TX

    11. Air Force Capt. Jeremy Fresques July 10, 2005 at 12:00 am

      To the family and friends he left behind, I send my deepest condolences and respect to you, and may your faith guide you and give you the strength you need.

      I was sent an email about a response to a fly-over,and wanted to find out more about Capt. Fresques.
      I hold the military in high regard, and those who don’t can piss off and go to hell!

      D. Taylor – San Antonio, TX

    12. Jeremy Fresques June 20, 2005 at 12:00 am

      All gave some…. but some gave all. God bless each of your Families. As long as one person holds you in their heart you will live forever.

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