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iHonor GWOT (Global War on Terror) Fallen: U.S. Army Sergeant Jonnie L. Stiles of Highlands Ranch, CO
[ 2nd of 3 Highlands Ranch residents killed during GWOT (Global War on Terror) ] Sergeant Stiles, 38, of the Colorado National Guard, served as part of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) Volunteered and assigned as augmentee with the 927th Engineer Company (Sapper), 769th Engineer Battalion of the Louisiana Army National Guard deploying to Afghanistan Killed in action, by an IED (improvised explosive device), on November 13, 2008, while on mounted combat patrol in Jalalabad, Afghanistan
We honor and thank Sergeant Stiles for defending our freedoms and fighting to liberate the lives of others.
[ Seals of Military Branches that SGT Stiles served in... and ... Medallion on right represents last unit to which Stiles was assigned (769th Engineer Battalion) - as per TogetherWeServed.com ]
Keep scrolling through SGT Stiles' bio to get an explanation of the meaning of each Fallen Soldier Table element (near bottom) and reach the section where you can share your message of Memorial Day gratitude ... and be entered into a drawing to be gifted this iHonor American Flag commemorating SGT Stiles - flying it proudly at your home or biz
Jonnie L. Stiles Born July 6, 1970 in Bartlesville, OK Grew up in Missouri, Ohio, and Colorado As a kid, love playing soldier with guns - being a soldier was "in his DNA" 1988 Graduate of Littleton HS Attended Metro State College before enlisting in US Marine Corps in 1991 Served 13 years in the US Marine Corps as Assault Amphibian Vehicle repairman
Honorably discharged from USMC and enlisted in US Army where served in Fort Carson as Radar Operator and Unit Armorer Loved playing golf, Avid fly fisherman, and enjoyed being with family and friends After honorably discharged from regular Army, he worked as civilian, but then joined Colorado National Guard where he first served as a State Honor Guard In 2008, volunteered to join unit (Louisiana National Guard's engineer battalion) deploying to Afghanistan October 2008, heroically pulled 3 teammates from IED-damaged vehicle ahead of him in convoy - received severe burns Returned to duty before 30-day medical recovery was complete During final combat patrol, was Humvee gunner clearing roads of bombs and insurgents for Army combat brigade behind his "Sapper" combat engineer unit Survived by his wife, Launa
Inspirational Quotes about SGT Stiles "He was the first mentor that I had. He wouldn't sugarcoat anything I asked advice on, no matter how brutal the question or problem I had." -Army SPC Kenneth Stiles (Step-brother of Jonnie = image below)
After his death, I was at a loss," said Ken. "Nothing I did was filling the mentorship or guidance I was desperately looking for until I started to coach swimming. Still, that wasn't enough. Then I thought the best way to honor him was to enlist into the Army."
Quotes from Legacy.com condolence messages...
SGT Jonnie Stiles would always salute me and render the proper greeting of the day no matter what. What he didn't know is that I was saluting him. I will truly miss my Marine Corps brother and friend but am comforted knowing he will be remembered forever as a Hero of the Louisiana National Guard. - 1LT Terry Bourgoyne
SGT Stiles was in an aviation class of mine while I attended Metro State in Denver. He had this very calming & caring personality about him. He never missed an opportunity to crack a perfectly timed joke which even had our professor trying not to laugh. It was an honor & privilege to have known him. He truly was the best our country has to offer. I was very in awe of the man I called my friend. Stiles...I'm so proud you acheived your goal of getting back in. I know you worked tirelessly to do so. It was very difficult to hear when you had fallen but I knew you did so protecting your brothers and our country. I will never forgot our rides home on the lightrail. Thank you for your friendship and guidance. I wear my memory bracelet everday & I'll never forget you brother! - Will Bratton
[ SGT Stiles' military decorations, including the Bronze Star and Purple Heart - according to TogetherWeServed.com ]
Sources for iHonor Flag tribute CLICK HERE to review his tribute at the Military Time's Honor the Fallen site
GO HERE to see portrait of Jonnie on the Fallen Heroes Project site
GO HERE to read his obituary and messages of condolence on Legacy.com
CLICK HERE to view the TogetherWeServed.com tribute to SGT Stiles
iHonor American Flag : Visitor Comments for SGT Stiles ... posted here from newest to oldest ...
SGT Stiles, thank you for defending our freedoms and fighting to liberate the lives of others. - from Sean S. on 5/17/19
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What is represented on the iHonor Fallen Soldier Table:
The white tablecloth symbolizes the purity of the Fallen's answer to our country’s call to arms The single red rose signifies the blood they shed for our freedom The red ribbon symbolizes our continued determination to never forget their sacrifice The candle represents the light of hope that our other brothers and sisters in arms will return home safely The Bible symbolizes the prayers we offer for the Fallen and their family & friends in mourning The slice of lemon represents the bitter fate of those who died on foreign soil The pinch of salt signifies the tears shed for those who have fallen The glass is inverted because they cannot toast with us The black napkin represents the sorrow for our fallen The Purple Heart Medal is given to those wounded or killed during combat action And, the folded American Flag represents the military burial flag given to the family of our fallen
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iHonor American Flag dedicated to Sergeant (SGT) Jonnie Stiles posted and flying at Flag Steward HQ before delivery to Chick-fil-A for its iHonor Fallen Soldier Table [zoom-in on pic]
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