Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Michael J. Allred

22, of Hyde Park, Utah.
Allred died due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on September 6, 2004.

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"To the family of:Michael Allred
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""

"To the family of Michael,
My love and prayers are with you. I moved down to oceanside recently and every time I drive on base because my boyfriend is stationed there my thoughts always wonder to all the great time Michael brought in my life and my family as well. I am one of Dot & Army Materns grand-daughter. Michael use to always come over to hang with me and my sisters on the weekends up in orange county. I loved his charm and humor. I always knew I was going to have a smile on my face when he would visit. Im so blessed to have had all the time I did with him. He has left unforgettable memories. I am so proud to have known him."
Deandra Jex of Oceanside,Ca

"I never had the honor of meeting Mike. I have had the honor of knowing his mother and father and brother Brad along with other members of his family. The family are beyond a doubt the most wonderful people I have ever met. Brett Allred is mikes father, he and the family wanted to do something for mike and the "Ride for the fallen" was started three years ago. I just came back from the ride today. The emotion was overwhelming at times. To see people of all walks of life,different faiths and different ideology coming together for this great cause of remembering Mike and the 5000 other fallen soldiers who gave all brought tears to my eyes. I believe Mike was put on God's earth for a reason. He fought for our freedom and also brought a community together. I love the Allred family and Mike will always be in my thoughts,prayers and heart. Semper Fi Mike. One day I will get the honor of meeting you."
Darren Motsinger{Motz} of Logan Utah

"A few weeks ago a Vet. was sitting outside a local store selling Hero bracelets to raise money. I bought one and when asked if I wanted any special engraving I requested the words "I wont forget" to be stamped on there. I want you to know that I will stand by that promise. Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers, and Michael will forever be in my heart."
Hollie Smith of Waleska, Georgia

"TO THE ALLRED FAMILY

I SERVED WITH "MIKE" IN INDIA CO. 3/1 3RD PLT. I REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD TIMES WE HAD AND WISH WE COULD HAVE MORE. I MISS HIM GREATLY. MIKE AND YOUR FAMILY REMAIN IN MY THOUGHTS."
CPL. T.K. LANE (USMC) of NASHVILLE, N.C.

"Semper Fi - From the Officers and members of the Jason David Mileo Detachment of the Marine Corps League, Detachment #1147 in centreville, MD. Once a Marine, Always a Marine. May your Marine enjoy peace in the arms of the Almighty Father and as he guards heaven's Streets in his Blues, he joins the ranks of other legendary Marine Heroes. God Bless you and your family."
D. Garrett of Centreville, MD

"The entrance to our Battalion's Command Post has 28 photos of Marines who gave their lives during operations in Iraq. Each day many of us stop and look at our little shrine in honor of those fallen heroes. Lance Corporal Michael J. Allred's picture in his Marine Corps Dress Blues is on the third row, third from the left. Our institution will never forget your hero."
1stSgt Slattery,S.P of Camp Pendleton, Ca

"Semper Fi! Your sacrifice will never be forgotten!"
Katy of Jerseyville, IL USA

"I still see the hawks when I need them. I still wear your pin every day. I still cry often and miss you everyday. My Hero keep in touch. Love ya"
Your Auntie of Salt Lake Ut

"Hello Allred Family, my name is Melissa Turner. That name may not seem familiar to you, so let me explain. I am also related to the famous Thacker Family. Christine Thacker Tate is my mother, & Kenn & Lois Thacker are my grandparents. My children were given an assignment at school to bring a picture of someone they consider a hero,for patriotic week. I told them all about Mike, how funny he was,and all the fun times we had at the "party pasture". I also told them how wonderfully patriotic he was, & that he loved serving his country & in turn sacrificed his life doing so. I am so proud to be related to a man & a family that have sacrificed so much. His picture will be hanging up at Harvest Elementary for everyone to see. My Love and prayers will always be with you..."
Melissa Turner of Saratoga Springs, UT

"March 18, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Michael J. Allred:
Michael 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

"Michael,

I am so glad I had the opportunity to get to know you so well over the few years we served together in India Company 3rd Battalion 1st Marine Division. You are a true leader and hero. Your family and everyone who knew you should be sooooo proud of you. You were one of the best Marines I have ever known. We all miss you very much and you will never be forgotten."
Cpl. Brett Maeder of Mount Laurel, NJ

"To the Allred family, I had the privladge of serveing with your son India Co. 3/1 2nd plt. I miss him and he remains in my thoughts and prayers.
3/1 India Co 2nd PLT
Raiders"
Cpl Majeske of Broomfield, Co

"God bless you and thank you so much for your sacrifice."
Martin of London UK

"I miss you big brother. Was just thinking about you."
Dan Allred of Des Moines, IA

"Michael... I came across this page in a google search on my cousin, also Michael Allred. Coincidence maybe, but being a former Marine myself I felt compelled to reply. We share the same blood, in family, and in service. Thank you for all you've sacrificed."
Sgt J. Hunter Allred of Charleston, SC

"Michael-
I miss you so much. We try and vist your grave as much as we can. You are and always be with me in my heart. You are my true HERO. Your family is always in my prayers as are you.

"And so it comes just as it is a day no longer there and though my trembling fingertips the memoriesof the year I wave farewell to all our dreams, I will forget you never. I wonder if our crazy times will stay with you foreverr, but as I cry in pain of losing my dear and such good friend. I will not close the book and say, "farewell, this is the end." For goodbyes create swift hellos and days from now you'll see, that though it hurts to say goodbye. Your friend I'll always be."

1-4-3-7-7"
Kathy of Logan, Utah

"To The Family Of Lance Cpl Michael J. Allred:
Dear Mr. Allred, I haven't spoken with you for some time. I believe the last time we spoke was in March'05. Michael's anniversary is aproaching. I wanted to leave you this message and let you know that I am still wearing my "HERO BRACELET" that has Michael's name on it. I will continue to wear it in remembrance of his service and valour. I have never met or known Michael nor his family but my thoughts and prayers and my family's thoughts and prayers are with him and his entire family. Rest in peace Michael J. Allred."
Pompeo & Linda Leone (pompeo.leone @ verizon.net) of Boston, Ma.

"Allred, thanks for being their and for being apart of my life.You are dearly missed.I just want you to know you will never be forgotten as long as their is air going through my lungs.Also, to tell you I fought as hard as I could to keep you in my squad.Just wanted to say that cause if you would have stayed in the squad you would not have been in the truck that got hit.Allred love you and forgive me for not fighting harder.Rest in peace
Sgt Camarillo/USMC
Fox Company/3rd Plt
2nd Blt 1st Mar"
Pedro Camarillo Jr of Poteet , Tx USA

"Allred, thanks for being their and for being apart of my life.You are dearly missed.I just want you to know you will never be forgotten as long as their is air going through my lungs.Also, to tell you I fought as hard as I could to keep you in my squad.Just wanted to say that cause if you would have stayed in the squad you would not have been in the truck that got hit.Allred love you and forgive me for not fighting harder.Rest in peace
Sgt Camarillo/USMC
Fox Company/3rd Plt
2nd Blt 1st Mar"

"Cpl. Allred and i served together at 3/1 india. Allred lived in the room next to mine so we talked alot. He was a great Marine. He was the first of us junior marines to get promoted to corporal. Being a good Marine is one thing but Allred was seriously one of the best human beings ive ever met. I don't know how to say it but he was just so "good". He always did the right thing, he would gladly help anyone who needed it, he was honest, he drove me out to buy my first car. Anyone who knew him will tell you he was a great guy, one of the best."
Cpl. Duran of houston, Tx.

"This is just a note of thanks. Michael was my brother. I know he died doing what he knew was right. Michael believed that we should be in Iraq. He felt that we were making a difference. He is dearly missed. However, we as a family are grateful that he and so many others have been willing to sacrifice their all so that we may enjoy freedom. Truly freedom isn't free and I am grateful to my brother and others who have paid that price for me and my family. Semper Fi Mike."
Brad Allred of Logan, Utah

"Michael you are a hero to me and my son. We truely miss you and we can't wait to be with you again. Your family is in my prayers and we think about you often. Your a true HERO !! we love you!"
Kathy and Kyler James Hancey of Hyde Park, Utah

"To the family of Michael;
Keep your heads held high. Remember that you now have a Marine to stand watch over all your family. He gave his life doing something he believed in, his job as a Marine. Being an ex Army Infantryman, we soldiers know it is not about the politics, but about doing your job. Michael is a man that gave his life, for millions of other people to live. There is no greater sacrafice. Michael is truely one of our countries heros. Be proud that he was not selfish, but brave beyond words."
Jack D. Allred III of Oregon, Ohio

"Thankyou Michael . The sacrifice you have made for your country, fellow man and democracy humbles me to my knees. I will never forget you and everything you have done for us. Thankyou so much .
Love Leah Aubrecht"
Leah of Nova Scotia, Canada

"Thankyou Michael. Your willingness to lay down your very life for the freedom of your country, others and democracy humbles me to my feet. I will never forget the scarifice you have made for us. Thankyou so much
Love Leah Aubrecht"
Leah Aubrecht of Dartmouth,Nova Scotia Canada

"You know Micheal was in all of our minds in september 04, I just want you to know, that he still is today, and often in my mind. you are strong! love,
Kara Thompson, ( Hyde Park Utah)"
Kara Thompson of Hyde Park Ut USA

"Thank you hero, rest in peace!"
Violet Sepulveda of San Diego Ca

"Thank you Michael and Bless you for defending the freedoms we all cherish. You and your fellow Marines are true American hero's and we will remember you always! Semper Fi Marine and God Bless you and may He grant peace to your loved ones. From a very grateful American family."
The Shaw family of Pasadena, Maryland

"In Memory of Michael, and to his Family and all who loved him,

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. JOHN 15:13

Although I did not know Michael, I have grieved with you. The only thing that I could think about on election day is that we remain the proud and the free because of Michael and many people like him who stood bravely in harm's way, and do so today.

May God bless you."
Janet Forbush and Family of North Logan, Utah

"Michael you are a hero and you will truely be missed. I will always remember all the memories we have shared together, I know I will see you again. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Love your 2nd cousin.
Qutisoneleft@hotmail.com"
Stacie Tate of Riverton, Utah

"Mike, you know I could always count on you to get things done right. You'll never know just how much it meant to me to have you in my squad. You were a born leader and true Marine in every way. You would sometimes look to me for some guidance, but now it's I who asks for your guidance in my life. I feel fortunate to have known you in this world and I can't wait to see you again when it's my turn to be with God. Just know that I will never forget. I'm just happy that everyone on that truck that morning was happy and upbeat. I know you all died with a smile on your face. I live my life in your guys' memory now. God chose to have me remain behind that day. I will take this opportunity to live in all of your memories this I swear."
Sgt A.C Boswell, Fox Co, 2/1, 3rd Plt, 2nd Sqd Ldr of San Diego, CA

"Lance Corporal Allred was one of my Marines when he first arrived in the Operating Forces of the Marine Corps. As a young Marine assigned to 2nd Platoon, India Company, 3D Battaloin, 1ST Marines, Mike showed every aspect of what a young Marine is supposed to be: strong, smart, and disciplined. He quickly gained the confidence of his peers and superiors, and was truly one of the best young Marines of India Company. My condolences to his family.

Never shall I forget, never shall I fail my Marines."
SSgt Wease of Al Anbar Province, IRAQ

"On behalf of the Mt. Diablo Detachment, Marine Corps League, we send our condolences and deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Michael J. Allred, United States Marine - a Brother who fought for God, Country and Corps.
Marines believe that as long as a fellow Marine is remembered by his buddies, he never dies. We won't forget you, Michael-
Semper Fidelis"
John Wintersteen - Adjutant of Danville, CA/USA

"HI THIS IS LAMONT WILSONS LITTLE SISTER AND I WANT YOU GUYS TO KNOW THAT I AM PRAYING FOR YOU AND REMEMBER GOD WILL NEVER PUT MORE ON YOU THEN YOU CAN BARE. AND YOU WILL SEE HIM AGAIN. SEMPER FI"
TAFINA WILSON of LAWTON, OKLAHOMA, 73505

"To Michael's Family:
There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"I cry with you and hope that you are able to lean on God for comfort.
Sister to 2/1 Fox Marine"
Keeley of New Brauinfels, Tx

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Michael J. Allred,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca

"Corporal Allred, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"To Michael's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (The Big Ern's Mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

"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. Your HERO, Michael, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"To the family of Michael,
Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. Michael is a true American soldier who showed bravery and sacrifice for our country. May God bless you during this difficult time."
The McClain family--azquail@att.net of Tucson, AZ

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten. May time provide family and friends with happy loving memories in place of present sorrow. In the infinite meadows of Heaven the bright shining stars bloom....the forget-me-nots of angels. God bless you and thank you."
a grateful family in Phoenix, AZ

"Thank you Michael Allred, 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 Lance Cpl. Michael Allred:
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 Michael 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 Lance Cpl. Michael Allred:
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 Michael, 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