Isaias E.-Santos-Obituary

Chief Warrant Officer Isaias E. Santos

Obituary

Brigadier Gen. Purl Keen said Isaias E. Santos was a leader among his fellow soldiers and was considered one of the best young helicopter pilots in his brigade. "He was an exceptional warrior, picked by his commander to fly with the best and in the most important missions," Keen said. Santos, 28, of Ancon, Panama, was killed Dec. 26 in Baghdad in a helicopter accident. He was assigned to Fort Hood. "I know my son did not live in vain," said Jose Santos, holding back tears during a military funeral in front of the Panama Canal. Jose Santos, who served for the United States during the Vietnam War, wore a U.S. military uniform at the ceremony. "When we gave our son to the Army, we did it with love," he said. "He asked for the support of his father and mother, and we gave it to him with love." Santos joined the Army in 1995 after graduating from high school in Panama City. He was sent to Iraq in November. "The people of the United States are eternally grateful to Isaias for having offered his life to defend the world against terrorism," said William A. Eaton, U.S. ambassador to Panama.

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Another year without you. Things are on track for me alot better this year than last. I can finally see a future. I wish you were here to share it with. I know you're watching me from above. Always with me forever!

I miss you ... There is a lot of things I need to tell you. I miss your great sense of humor and our long lasting conversations. Love you Isa

Thought of you yesterday as I do every Memorial Day since I found out you had passed. You are missed Brother. Until we meet again...

Paid my respects to you, yesterday. You are never forgotten. I love you.

Thought of you on your birthday. Said prayers for you and your family. I most definitely paid my respects to you, yesterday. You are most definitely missed, now and forever. Thinking of you. Love you always.

Thinking of you. I wish I could tell you happy birthday in person. I miss you.

RIP CWO Isaias E. Santos. You truly were an amazing Friend, boyfriend, Battle Buddy, leader and teacher. You always inspired me to be better and you still do, even though you're not physically here to smile and hug me. I love you forever and always, shark. HOOAH!

I do not know this young, brave soldier, but his photo came up today on my Facebook page under We Support Our Troops commemorating the anniversary of eleven years. I was captivated by his beautiful smile and saddened to know that he was taken so soon from his loved ones. My condolences to his family and may he fly with the angels and be watching over family and friends. Rest in peace CWO Isaias E. Santos. Thank you for defending us and giving your life to do it. I will always pray for you now.

Love you yesterday, today and always. Te extraño mucho