Jonathan David Rozier
FIRST LIEUTENANT JONATHAN DAVID ROZIER, 25, of Katy was killed by a rocket-propelled grenade while serving his country in Iraq on Saturday, July 19, 2003. During his service in the U.S. Army, Jonathan received two Bronze Stars (one with a "V" device for Valor in combat) and the Meritorious Service Medal, among others. He had been promoted to 1st Lieutenant one month before his death. He is survived by his wife, Jessica Rozier; his son, Justin David Rozier; his parents, David and Barbara Rozier; his sister, Elizabeth Rozier; his brothers Benjamin Rozier and Joshua Rozier; his paternal grandparents, Thomas and Ann Rozier; as well as other loving family members. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, 600 Pin Oak Road in Katy, where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday with Pastor Tommy Alford officiating. Interment will be in Houston National Cemetery. Schmidt Funeral Home 1508 East Ave., Katy, TX 77493 (281) 391-2424
Published by Houston Chronicle from Jul. 28 to Jul. 29, 2003.
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Im sorry I didnt know Jonathan but I know he was a proud member of the Aggie Corps of Cadets and so I wanted you to know that I honor your sacrifice and respect the price your family paid for my families freedom. Time will never heal this wound but his sacrifice will be honored for as long as the United States stands. Thank you and God bless your family. Please email me if theres a college fund set up for Justin. Thank you.
John Nyberg
May 26, 2020
No memory of Jonathan, but an utmost respect for his sacrifice for our freedoms. I moved to Katy 5 years ago, and would like to tell his family I'm sorry for their lost. Memorial day Monday when I'm off because of his sacrifice I will toast him and know he has given everything. Thank you
May 24, 2020
His strength, bravery and courage will never be forgotten. Blue Star Mothers of America - Houston
Beth Durham-Gillett
July 9, 2014
July 19, 2012
To the family and friends of 2nd Lt. Jonathan D. Rozier:
Always remembering Jonathan. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
July 31, 2012
When you died I asked myself how I was supposed to live the rest of my life without the person I had waited my whole life for. I'm figuring it out, but your absence is felt every day, every hour, every minute, every second that I'm here without you. I'll love you until the end of time.
Jessica Rozier
October 17, 2011
Jessica & Rozier Family; we shall never forget Jonathans service for our country of the brave & the free. What a brave man he was!! Long live the memories...
We love you all,
Richard Jr & Betty Rozier
Richard & Betty Rozier
July 21, 2011
To the family and friends of 2nd Lt. Jonathan D. Rozier:
Please accept my remembrance of Jonathan on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
July 19, 2011
Every time I see Justin, I get a glimpse of Jonathan's face and I smile. Love you Jessy.
Peg Parker
October 20, 2010
miss your face :(
Jessy Rozier
October 19, 2010
To the family and friends of 2nd Lt. Jonathan D. Rozier:
Remembering Jonathan on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
July 19, 2010
7 years...and still I remember that night all too well. What can I say except for you'll always be remembered John,
Brett Long
July 18, 2010
To the family of Jonathon Rozier: Our hearts are with you. We will always remember that Freedom is not free, and always be so very thankful for those who understand the dangers, yet put themselves in harms way, to defend that freedom. America is the most blessed country in history, and in no small way, we see that blessing when we encounter men like Jonathan.
To those who have fought for or defended it, Liberty has a sweetness the protected shal never taste. Thank you for your sacrifice.
Stan Broyles, (former 101st Airborne)
Stan Broyles
March 15, 2010
”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to the hero’s Mother, Father and/or spouse. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Almost 2,000 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
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Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna Larra
February 26, 2010
To the family of 2nd Lt. Jonathan D. Rozier:
Jonathan gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
July 19, 2009
For you time stands still for us, time goes by but, not without pain.
Henryk Zaleski USN-Ret
March 30, 2009
Dear Family:
Jessy, David, Barbara, Tom, Ann and family. We are once again remembering Jonathon and the great honor he had in serving our country &
protecting us here on homeland.
We will never forget the troops that gave their lives for their country.
Love you all,
Richard Jr. & Betty Rozier
January 21, 2009
As we grow older, bent closer to the earth which wil claim us, you rest in eternal peace forever young,forever missed by all who love you.
Henryk Zaleski USN (Ret)
January 19, 2009
Another year gone by. Miss ya man.

Matthew Williams
July 21, 2008
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.

The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….

“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”

I did not know Jonathan, but I am remembering
his service. He is my hero. !

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Other Side

i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.

can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.

i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side

the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
(Used with permission)

“I hope it brings great comfort to any and all.
Peace on you. DonCon” 4-2008

The Other Side –
(To hear the song)


Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom SSgt Vince – Lackland AFB
Proud Air Force MIL SrA Dana – Randolph AFB

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Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
July 19, 2008
My heartfelt sympathy to the Rozier family in the loss of Jonathan. I did not know Jonathan, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young person and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. My heart was touched by the many wonderful/beautiful things written about you. Jonathan it has been over 4 years since you were taken. Please know that you are my hero and you will NEVER be forgotten.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace

"To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
Tom Gugliuzza-Smith
December 31, 2007
In Remembrance of Jonathan.
We hope & pray that each of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving
& we are also praying for our troops in Iraq that are away from their families. God Bless each of you, dear family.
We love you all,
Richard & Betty
Richard Jr & Betty Rozier
November 19, 2007
You are remembered and respected. Thank you 2nd Lt Rozier!
November 18, 2007
Why it took me this long to find this, I do not know. My name is Fred Kitchell, or SPC Kitchell as LT would have known me. When he joined the Bounty Hunters in the fall of 2002, I was the driver for B21 (second platoons LT tank). At the time, we did not have a LT, and the is where LT Rozier filled in. He was teased a little at first the same way any new LT or PVT in the Army was, but he had a good sense of humor. This was a ver intelligent man as well, always studied hard. You could tell that he was very family oriented as he used to fall asleep in meetings at the end of the day due to be up with his son the night before. Once in Kuwait there was a lot of shifting of crews on the tanks, and I went to be a driver for a SFC in 3rd platoon but always kept up with the LT, and took pride when hearing of how well he had performed in certain situations as I had a hand in helping molding the soldier side of him. The night before deployment to Iraq, we were quarantined due to a small pox vaccination, so his wife and son came to where we were staying that night. LT, his wife, another soldier and I played spades that night to pass the time and spend one last night with his family before he left. I, as well as the entire Bounty Hunter family, will greatly miss LT Rozier, and cherish the memories of a fine soldier. I was privledged to have met him.
Fredrick Kitchell
August 23, 2007
I don't pretend to know what to say or do that would bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer my heart felt condolences. I also offer you my prayers that in time the pain will easy and the memories of your HERO will carry you through each day and night. I want to thank your HERO, for his/her selfless act of becoming a member of the armed forces, his/her willingness to defend the United States of America, all that we hold sacred and for the sacrifice that will forever be etched in the memories of all those who knew him/her. Though tears can never bring him/her back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that he/she made and our sorrow at his/her passing. I believe for every fallen HERO there is a star shining brightly up above to remind us of the precious gift we were given.

Your mission on earth is complete and you are now a member of GOD’s Heavenly armed forces. Stand down brave warrior and take your rightful place in Heaven with all the HEROES who have passed before.

I made a special promise to LE RON A. WILSON (KIA on 07/06/07) on the day he was laid to rest as I touched his coffin, that I would never forget him nor would I forget those that gave their lives for our country before him, with him and after him and so when I came across, I thought what a great way to keep my promise to Le Ron, so I will continue to leave tributes in each guest book until the day there is no longer the need to leave these tributes to a FALLEN HERO.


Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
August 5, 2007
God Bless You Dear Family:
In remembrance of Jonathan--this day we again offer our love & sympathy to Jessy & Tom, Ann & family. We love you all very much.
Jonathan & the loss of troops protecting our country will never
be forgotten. Thank you is not enough.
Richard Jr & Betty Rozier
July 10, 2007
Thank You for your service. Thank you to your spouse for her service, it may be harder to be an Army wife than anyone knows. Stay strong Mrs Rozier.
A Fellow Army Wife
July 9, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by 2nd Lt Rozier and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless you all!!
July 6, 2007
2nd Lt. Jonathan D. Rozier
you are my hero
may god keep you in his arms forever
Gary Allain
March 1, 2007
Jonathan it was a pleasure serving with you as a fellow Platoon Leader and "Bandit" in B/2-70 Armor. Each year on my birthday I am reminded of the conversations we had about our birthdays, how close they were and what we were going to do to celebrate them when we got home. Needless to say, recovering from your loss remains a difficult event to overcome. You were a true friend, leader, and Soldier I am honored to have known and served with. Your memory will not be forgotten.
Matthew Williams
October 12, 2006
Young Jonathan D. Rozier, you will never be forgotten for the price you paid for making our Country free. I don't understand why but the Lord knows and His word is true..Romans 8:28...You fought a good fight and your race was completed here on Earth. I will see you in Heaven!
Connie Beckham
July 28, 2006
This is late in coming, but as I viewed this site I recognized the name and as I read on, realized that I knew Jonathan as a small, blonde, energetic boy who occasionally came to work with his dad, David, back at Lone Star Gas Company. David/Barbara, you raised an American Hero - God bless you and your family.
Brenda Rhoades
July 28, 2006
Remembering this Young Hero , on the anniversary of the day he gave his Life for our country. With a Multitude of Thanks for his service.
Rest well Jonathan D Rozier and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
May God's Grace and comfort, continue to be with the Rozier family.
From the sister of a Fallen young hero, who made the Ultimate Sacrifice in Vietnam. KIA 1967

And God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes,
there shall be no more death,
nor sorrow, nor crying,
there shall be no more pain.
For the former things have have passed away.
Revelations 21:4
Garnet Jenkins
July 19, 2006
We did not know Jonathan but we wanted to tell your family that we are sorry for your sacrifice and his sacrifice. It is so hard to lose the ones you love. May God Bless you family in the days, months and years ahead. We are so grateful to your family and thankful that Jonathan served his country. Thank you do not cover what you lost and does not really help but we are grateful to him.
James Tyler Family
June 20, 2006
Rest in peace at your last post in paradise.
Henryk Zaleski (USN-Ret)
March 20, 2006
Each Veterans Day is another day
to remember our loved ones that gave their life for our safety.
Jonathon will always be remembered
& loved. We send our love to Jessy,
David, Barbara, Tom, Ann & all of the
We Love you
Richard Jr & Betty Rozier
November 14, 2005
I lived in Katy since the age of 12 and just recently moved to Florida at 42. I was given this link by a friend and when I opened the book and saw Jonathan's Photo, I was overwhelmed with sorrow, but then pride in the dedication Jonathan stood tirelessly for.

From the Ramm Family (Gerald, Ann, Jerry, Kathy, Christine & Laura), we extend our utmost sympathy for and to the Rozier Family. You will remain in our hearts forever. Jonathan....Thank you for my freedom.
Christine Ramm
November 11, 2005
I miss you.
Jessica Rozier
September 27, 2005
Wanda Cobb & Family
September 11, 2005
2nd Lt. Jonathan D. Rozier,
June 26, 2005
To Jonathan's family:
God bless your brave Aggie warrior.
He and others like him will always be remembered by a grateful nation.
Small comfort to you now but know he is with his heavenly father.
An Aggie Mom
Paula Cobb
June 25, 2005
Dear Family, you do not know me but I wanted you to know that my family is thinking of yours. May God bless you all and keep you warm with wonderful memories. Always keep those memories alive and your wonderful husband/son/father will never be far away. He will always be apart of you. Be very proud of him, we are! Thanks.
Debbie Shrader
April 28, 2005
Dear Family:
We want you to know you are in our thoughts & prayers. Jonathan was proud of his country & doing what he wanted to do for our safety & we are honored to have our troops in another country protecting our nation. We love you all very much.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Richard Jr. & Betty Rozier
April 26, 2005
May god bless your family at this time. I did not know 2nd Lt. Rozier, but I am so grateful for his selfless sacrifice to secure the freedoms of others. May he now rest in God's loving embrace.
Susan Johnson
April 19, 2005
John is my hero and will never be forgoten. Freedom is not Free!
Rebekah Rozier
March 28, 2005

February 24, 2005
Dear David, Barbara and family,

Our hearts are deeply saddend at the loss of your brave son. We can not imagine the pain that you must feel for the loss of your son Jonathan. I know how very proud you are of him and so are we. He showed tremendous courage and love for his country. Our prayers are with you and your family.
"The Lord is our strength and our refuge in Him shall we trust".


Johnny & Cindy Rios
Tim & Andrew
cindy rios
August 4, 2003
Dear David, Barbara, and family,
As I was traveling I was reminded of how great our family is and how God has blessed us with knowing your family. I have not seen the our beautiful flag and not thought of the sacrifice that has been taken for all of us. While I was in Argentina a very large ranch paraded out all the flags of the countries that were in the World Brangus Congress. I can't explain the feeling I had when our flag came across the hill and toward us. I had tremendous pride because of the men and women that it stands for. My prayers have been with you the entire 2 weeks and may God Bless you as he already has. You are the kind of people that I am proud to know.

God Bless you and your family,
Don Cox
Don Cox
August 3, 2003
God will be with you and your son during this difficult time and always. May your son always know his father is a hero.
Rebecca Bowman
August 2, 2003
I know Jessy from mycoupons on the internet and I just wanted to personally thank you for the sacrifice your husband made for us. He is a true American hero and I hope you and your son can find comfort in that knowledge.

I wish you strength to live on without your heart, courage to wake up without him, and love for him always to live on in your heart and that of your son.

Everytime you look at your little boy I hope you see the man who made him in his eyes.

The Millers
Tara Miller
August 1, 2003
From our military family to yours: May God's Peace enfold you and keep you for all time. Our hearts are heavy as we share your loss - our loss - and your entire family continue in our prayers.
Portia Sweet
August 1, 2003
I am HONORED to know someone that willingly gave his life for others. Jonathon worked at my company for a summer. I loved the fact that he did everything "by the book". He was preparing for the military at that time.

His life and death was a great testimony to the power of knowing Jesus Christ. I am blessed to have known Jonathan for a brief time.

The message he carried on his helmet "FREEDOM IS NOT FREE" will ring true in my heart forever.

Jonathan, THANK YOU for protecting my freedom. And may God bless David, Barbara and the family. May He continue to be your stregnth.

Howard Partridge
Howard Partridge
August 1, 2003
I did not know fellow Aggie Jonathan, but to the family of Jonathan, I pray that you receive the strength and love from each other to overcome your sorrow. Thanks be to God for Jonathan who served to protect the freedom of our country.
Marvin Fletcher '69
August 1, 2003
Your entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I pray you will all feel God's loving arms surrounding you with his peace that all He can give. I will continue to pray for you all in the days ahead.
Becky Gose
July 31, 2003
Dear Jessica, Justin, and Rozier Family,
You are in our prayers and thoughts.
"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not seep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze."
Isaiah 43: 2
Love in Christ,
the English Family
Nicole English
July 31, 2003
To all of Jonathan's family: Thank you for raising such an outstanding son, brother, husband, father and soldier. America The Beautiful has always drawn tears to my eyes, but has taken on even more meaning, as I will always think of Jonathan and the fact that he laid down his life for me and my family when I hear it. Praying for you each individually. Love, Karen
Karen Thurston
July 31, 2003
Dear Barbara and Family,
I wish I could be there with you. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily.
Love to all
Alisa Leggett
July 30, 2003
Although I didn't know Jonathan, I felt compelled to send me deepest sympathies to someone who died while serving.

May God bless your family and may time heal your pain.
Shannon Smith
July 29, 2003
To the family of fellow Aggie Jonathan David Rozier. I pray to God, that you receive the strength and guidance to overcome your sorrow. I also give thanks to God for Jonathan David who served to protect my freedom and the freedom of our Country.
Frank Sheffield '51
July 29, 2003
My deepest sympathy to your family. While mere words cannot ease your loss, know that your are in our thoughts and prayers.

Kathy Hurst
Class of '79
Kathy Hurst
July 29, 2003
The words I write here can never penetrate the depths of sorrow you feel for the loss of your son. Yet these words and those from others like me only add to those from a grateful nation. Whether we choose to believe in a violent war, whether we choose to believe this war is good or evil, we will ALWAYS remember that your son believed in his cause and for that, I (and our nation) thank you.

May God bless you and keep you and may you know that your son will not only be remembered by those who knew and loved him, but also by countless others across this wonderful land.
July 29, 2003
Jonathan was a true Aggie hero who served his country, state and school well. He will live on in the hearts of all Aggies everywhere. I am an Aggie wife and an Aggie mom, and I send your family my deepest sympathy and love.
Barbara Roberson
July 29, 2003
Dear family of Jonathan Rozier: I don't know you personally but want you to know that I a grateful for Jonathan's sacrifice for my and my family's freedom. I pray that God will give you strength and comfort as you grieve and that your wonderful memories of Jonathan will sustain you during these difficult times and in the future. I pray that his young son will live in freedom all of his life and that he will never have to go off to war as his dad did. Love to all of you who love and miss Jonathan. Sincerely, Mary Idiaquez
Mary Idiaquez
July 29, 2003
Your son/husband/father is a hero. I thank him for the courage and bravery he showed in fighting to defend my freedom. He is in Jesus's hands now and he is in eternal peace and love. May God bless all of you for your loss and guide you to the understanding of it all. Brandon
July 28, 2003
To the family of Jonathan David Rozier... God Bless You and be with you in your time of sorrow.
Eva Periman
July 28, 2003
I am so sorry to hear about Jonathan's death. We will keep your family in our prayers.

I don't know if you remember me or not, Dani Barnett, my daughter played bball with Liz on Frank's team a long time ago.

May God give your family strength and comfort at this time.

In His Love,

Bonnie Barnett (and family)
Bonnie Barnett
July 28, 2003
Jessy, I am so sorry for your loss. God bless your family.
July 28, 2003
Jessy I wanted to let you know how sorry I am for your loss. I to am a military wife. I have seen your post on Mycoupons and wanted to send my condolances. God speed..
Catherine Benton
July 28, 2003
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