I remember Jose as being a very bright and zestful young man. My deepest condolences go out to his family.
It's funny how at 14 years old I knew I loved you. Your smile still makes my heart skip a beat when I think of you. I could never forget the memories we shared and the special place you will always hold in my heart. I deeply miss you...
I am from a small Catholic parish in Orange County, California, and I have been praying for your family this last week and will continue to. My church has a basket full of names of men and women that have died this last year in the service for our country. I drew out Jose name and want you to know how much I respect his service. This last year I am sure has been very hard for you and that Memorial Day brought back more memories. Jose made the ultimate sacrifice and I thank you for letting me honor Jose as my hero. We are free because of Jose and his fellow soldiers were so brave. Thank you. May God Be With You Always. Hunter Piper
Monte.. I miss you so much! I cry myself to sleep almost every night because I wish you were here I was so excited for you coming home I think of you everyday and try not to cry at school a lot because i get so sad I miss you so much only if R.I.P meant return if possible ;(
I miss just as much today as I did the day you left this earth. I think of you often. I reference you a lot. You were the greatest friend that any one could ever ask for. I miss our conversations and our off the wall subjects. I miss your words of encouragement and your words of a true friend. As the holidays come up I think of your family as well. I pray that God gives them comfort during these times and always. I will NEVER forget you my friend. My hero, my Brother in arms! Love you Buddy!!
My dear friend, it still hurts a lot to know that you are not here with us but what helps me cope is knowing that you're in a better place smiling like always. It is so true when they say God takes the good ones first and now I can agree 100%. I miss our conversations and your words, you always knew what to say. Words cant express how much I miss you and love you. I was at the post office today and saw a Soldier and as I was leaving I reached out to give him a hand shake to Thank him for his service and to say God Bless. I got into my truck and cried my eyes out but I know that happened for a reason, I believe it was you telling/showing, I don't know how to describe it, that all would be okay. I've been having some rough weeks and could always log on to FB and you'd be there and know what to say exactly to help ease my worries. I love you my friend. Rest In Peace.
Jose...its been hard without you these past few months, You well always be remebered and not forgotten..I MISS YOU everyday and am always thinking about you..thank you for your service to our country and the ultimate scarfice you have made. And my condalences go out to the Montenegro family May god be with you all..always praying for you. MISS AND LOVE YOU JOSE!!!
I think of you often Jose' "Josie".... Thankful that you were a part of our family and our lives. I can't imagine celebrating Christmas in heaven!
Another great soldier and man that has been lost in this war. I send my deepest condolences to the Montenegro family. Jose was a dear friend of mine and I know his father will save him a seat in Heaven.
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church would like to honor your son's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at email@example.com with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
Jose, you are missed by so many. Words cannot express the sadness I feel and the emptiness left in my heart. I am so lucky to have had you as a part of my life. You were so special to so many people and everyone has suffered a huge loss. To your family: I am so sorry for your loss and wish there were words to comfort you. Jose was an amazing man who impacted many. Miss you tons "Josie"
You are missed. Rest in peace.
I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Jose will never be forgotten.
For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I'm home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I'm only a civilian
And I don't even know if it's allowed
But I salute you; allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.
For those missing in action;
for those who didn't make it home.
I know you're in God's presence you are not alone.
For every neatly folded flag;
for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.
I salute you, allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you .
I Salute You.
Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt
SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq
I met Jose thru his good friend Shaun Perez. He was a true friend to Shaun and his family, we were all devastated by this loss. To his family, may God give you strength to cope with your loss and know that you are not alone. Jose was a hero and a great friend to many, he will never be forgotten.
A true hero has gone to rest. He is waiting on the green for his brothers in arms to join him in the future. Jose was in the same class with my son, CW2 Robert Cronin, at Fort Rucker, Al. They became very good friends and have remained so throughout their Army careers.When I went to their Graduation I had the pleasure of meeting him. He will be missed by many and when the pilots gather his name will come up and tale will be told. Thus, he will live on forever in their hearts. I am sorry for your loss,
My deepest condolences to the family and especially to the mother of CWO2 Jose L. Montenegro Jr. Your bravery and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. God Bless You.
Jose, you were a great inspiration and a very nice young man. You will be truly missed. God has called you away to soon for us, but we are not to question his judgement. Fly high brave soldier RIP, sour with the Angels. I will never forget you.
With deepest sympathy and respect to the family of Jose Luis Montenegro Jr....to his mother, I pray for you and your loss, thanks for your son's patriotism and selflessness. For patriotism comes from action not words. Marsha Longoria/Activist
Montenegro family, we would like to send our deepest simpathy on the lost of your son and brother. Even tho we did not know him but these past few days we have gotten to know what kind of person he was. He touched a lot of lives and for that he love will continue to live on. May the love of God be wrapped all around you these days and the days to come. Much love from the Pecina Family
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
My prayers are with family. He was a good Friend of my NEPHEW DAVID DANIEL ORTIZ who served in the 82nd with Jose.
I will truely miss you. You were always there for us while in need. My prayers and love to the your family. RIP Bro.
Jose you were such a great person, I feel so blessed to call you my friend. The world and the military has lost a great soldier. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, may you Rest in Peace Brother.
I am a relative of Jose's good friend Shaun. It is obvious how much Shaun loved Jose. Whenever there is a fallen Hero that died on behalf of our country it is always heartbreaking however this feels even closer. Our Condolences to his family especially his Parents and Sister. No words can express how sadden we are.
Your valiant sacrifice will never be forgotten by your friends and family. I was devastated to learn of your ultimate contribution to the War on Terrorism. I will always fondly remember the good times in Enterprise and we will offer up a toast frequently in your honor. Your courage was inspiring; thank you again for all you did in the name of freedom. My thoughts are with your family during this awful time.
My sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved son, Sgt. Montenegro. He served our Country...to give us the freedom we have today. God bless you now and always!
My family was lucky to meet Jose while he was in training at Ft. Rucker. My son Shaun Perez, and Jose were close friends and we all spent some holidays together. The world is a better place for having had Jose on it.
Jose,rest in the sweet arms of our precious Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your bravery,and commitment to this country. Your work is done. You will always be a hero in my heart and mind.
I am so sorry for your loss. It was an honor to serve with him and those like him.
Thank you for your service and sacrifice! You and your beautiful smile will be greatly missed. You are the definition of a hero! My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.
My deepest condolences to the MONTENEGRO Family. I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless each one of you. Thank you Jose Montenegro JR. for defending our country. Rest in peace our brave soldier.
Goodbye brother! See you on the Green with our spurs and stetsons! I know y
Please except our deepest condolences on your time of sadness. May god bless you all and heal the pain. GOD BLESS YOU!!!
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Jose you will be greatly miss not only by your family and freindS, but also us war veterans. May god bless your family and he recieves you ln his glory. thank you for serveing our nation. Remember that for your sacrifices and other soldier in the past we have the freedom we have. THANK YOU AGAIN your brother VIET NAM VETERAN
DIOS LE DE RESIGNACION A SU FAMILIA Y EL DESCANSE EN PAZ.
I've loved you since the day I met you and will always carry you in my heart. Your family is incredibly special to me and I will always be there for them. The pain will slowly subside but your memory will live forever.
God Bless Jose for having the love and devotion for his country to continue to protect those of us over here. May the Lord bless your family always and help you through this difficult time in your life; God welcome this young soldier home and keep him in your grace always.
My deepest condolences for the family of a brave soldier defending our country. Thank you for your service.
I didn't know you personally, but I want to thank you for giving your life that we may live free in this great country. I thank your family for sharing you with a grateful nation and for all the time you spent away from your loved ones. God has you in the palm of his hands. Thank you for your bravery and service. Para la familia, ya esta en el mejor lugar...y les esta preparando un lugar. Que Dios bendiga a toda su familia y especialmente a Jose Luis. Gracias. Celia B. Hilber
My prayers are with your family during this hard time. I wish I could be there to say my good byes. Jose, you were a great man and an awesome Soldier! I am honored to have been a part of your life. RIP
I miss you and I love you Bro. RIP Jose. My family and I will always keep you close to our hearts.
My deepest condolences to the family of Jose Luis Montenegro, no words that I can say will ease the pain that you are going thru. I salute your son for the sacrifices he made during his time serving his country, the USA. I'm also a mother of a soldier and I respect my son for serving our country. Thank you Jose Luis for all you did, may you rest in peace. My prayers for you and your family.
May our sweet lord give you strength, courage,and comfort throughout this painful time. Mmy prayers are with his family. May he rest in peace. Thank you for you're service to this country THE UNITED STATES. OF AMERICA! We appreciate you!
Please accept my deepest sympathy for
the loss of your loved one Jose, and my
sincerest gratitude for his service for our country.
God Bless you Chief Warrant Officer 2
Jose L. Montenegro...you will not be
To the Family, Friends and Colleagues of Jose Montenegro who died serving his country with my close family friend and niece, Thalia Ramirez. He displayed remarkable valour and bravery and all of his military honours and the tributes that have been made are a true testament to the total commitment to his country. Rest in Peace.
Monte met with us in North Carolina this last July while on his R and R. He flew with my son 1Lt Mathew Fazzari and Captain Scott Pace when they were shot down and killed by enemy fire to their OH 58D. Monte shared so passionately and kindly that time he had flying that mission with Mathew and Scottie. Our families are forever indebted to him for fighting so bravely with them on June 6 and then for meeting with the families on July 11. Thank you Monte for your bravery and heroism both in Afghanistan and again with us. May the Lord keep you and watch over you. We look forward to seeing you in heaven. Say hello to Mathew and Scottie there from us
My Prayers are with your Family and Friends.
You are a true American Hero and will never be forgotten.Thank you for serving our Country.
Jose, you were a good friend who looked out for those around you. You were a humble man and a great soldier. You will be greatly missed by everyone who was proud to call you friend. Rest in peace and may God hold you in the palm of his hands forever my friend.
Now Jose Montenegro is resting in eternal peace. We thank him for his dedicated military service. We wish to express our deepest sorrow for their loss.
God fortells a time when He will establish peace earth wide. Under His kingdom, a heavenly government, people will not "learn war anymore.". Instead they will beat their swords into plowshares. Isaiah 2:4
God will being an end to all injustice and suffering. The promises: "God will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor ourcry nor pain be any more. The former things (including todays injustices and sufferings) have passed away."
The Final Salute
“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.
This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to our Brother-in-Arms, CWO2 Jose L. Montenegro, U.S. Army. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Jose. And to Jose it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country while opposing enemy forces in Afghanistan. Jose you gave the last full measure of devotion for what you believed in and fought for. No greater love and patriotism are shown than when a man lays down his life in service to his country. Jose, you are a brave American Warrior, a true Patriot and a national Hero. With your passing, our Country has lost a National Treasure. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at ease. Rest in Peace.
On behalf of the 1,261 members of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport, Louisiana, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Jose's family and loved ones.
Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
Thank you for serving our country. For family and friends of this hero, I pray for comfort and healing.
Jose, Not many men compare. Great soldier and friend. You will be missed dear friend. Thank you for your service and being a model for us all
There are so many words floating in my head to describe how much of an amazing person that Jose is, or to describe how honorably he served this country, how sympatheticly he listened, how dedicated he was to those he loved and protected....too many. I'm at a loss for words as we are at a great loss in his death.
The last thing he said to me, days before the incident, was that he would always have my back. This I know to be true.
God Bless Chief Warrant Officer Jose L. Montenegro. Thank you for your service to keep us all safe. God Bless your family and friends and know their heartache is shared by others. Rest in Peace Brother.