Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Sgt. Spencer C. Akers

35, of Traverse City, Michigan.
Akers died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, of injuries sustained in Habbaniyah, Iraq, on November 21, 2005, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment, Saginaw, Michigan. Died on December 8, 2005.

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"Don & Carol I just wanted you t know tha I havent forgotten your sacrifice. Thank you and I think of you often."
April of Flint, Mi

"March 18, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Spencer C. Akers:
Spencer 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"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"my son Spencer J. Akers, 17, was killed in an avalanche in Switzerland, February 13, 2007. I remember reading this site before I lost him. Odd that they are both gone now. He has a memory site on Facebook. Sending your family much good thoughts and energy."
mary pat akers of great barrington, MA

"Spencer, you always kept me smiling. I am truly greatful to have had you in my life. I will miss you dearly!"
Le'Anne of New Orleans, Louisiana/ USA

"My prayers are with you"
Heather V of Wyomig Mi.

"12-08-06 To the family of Spencer C. Akers: I am the brother of a fallen soldier, Joseph Blickenstaff, who died in Iraq on December 8th 2003. On this day of rememberance I wanted to offer my wish of peace and healing to you in the years to come, we are forever bonded by this date and the loss of our loved one's. I pray for your loved one and family. ehblick@yahoo.com"
Eric Blickenstaff of Oregon

"To the family of:Spencer C. Akers I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"

"I have not seen spencer since 2000 since I moved to Florida. It came as a great shock to me to know what has happened to him. I knew him when we worked together for Wackenhut security in petoskey MI. As my wife told me the news I felt the loss of a good man and hope to see him when my time comes in heaven. He was a good friend who I will rember for ever. Every life I try to save over here I do in rembrance of him."
SPC Sexson, Michael of Baghdad Iraq

"Thank you Spence you will always be remembered and I know you John, Josh and John are together now."
April of Flint MI US

"Our journey here is almost over, the memory of you will live on in my heart and soul. 3rd plattoon RPB forever my friend."
CPL. James Jolley of Habbinyah,Iraq//Edmore Mi.

"Carry on Sgt. Akers, in heaven that is. You will not be forgotten, this I promise you!"
Matt of kalamazoo, Michigan

"I coach Spencer in High School and I can attest to his true warrior spirit. You will not be forgotten!!"
Brad Marine of Cadillac, MI

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, Spencer will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana God Bless you ALWAYS. "

"Thank you Spencer Akers, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Spencer Akers:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Spencer for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Spencer Akers:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Spencer, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on