Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Sgt. Adam L. Cann

23, of Davie, Florida.
Cann was killed in action by a suicide bomb attack on an Iraqi police recruitment center in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). He was assigned to Security Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. Died on January 5, 2006.

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"To the family of:Adam L. Cann
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""

"My name is David Lee. I am a second grader from Seoul American Elementary School. I have choosen you as my fallen hero for our March for Heroes on May 24, 2012. You are a hero!"
Mrs. Lundy's Class of Seoul, Korea

"Here it is May 2012. It is still a mess in Iraq. Just like Vietnam. A waste."
Stephen of Michigan

"You were an amazing Marine, and a good friend. I will always hold that last day I spoke with you in my heart brother. Semper Fi. Until we meet again"
Cpl. Brandon Davis of Lincoln, Nebraska

"I can't believe that it has been over 5 years since we laid you to rest in Arlington brother. I still remember the day we met and you introduced me as your brother, even before our parents were married. You knew then as I did that although we weren't blood, we were brothers nonetheless. I miss you now as I did then, and I named my son after you, my hero. I love you man, and I hope that the universe brings us together again somehow when my time is up. See you then."
Jason, Lindsey, and Adam Burnside of Port Orange, FL

"I failed to mention Adam's uncle is Stan Cann, our main Man: FDOT District One Secretary . To all the family I think of Adam and all our troops daily.
Take care."
Ken Campbell of Lakeland, FL

"To your Family and Friends: Adam I did not ever meet you but I see you often. I design a yearly poster as a tribute to our Florida Department of Transportation Family Military Personnel. It is displayed in our lobby at District One Headquarters, 801 N. Broadway, Bartow, Florida. You will always have a special spot.
As a Vietnam Security Police vet I will always regret not becoming a dog handler as you did. Sure wish I had. I Honor you and Bruno personally.
To his friends, please stop by in Bartow to see our tribute to our FDOT's Military Family... "Land of the Free, Because of the Brave"."
Ken Campbell of Lakeland, FL

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3
A hundred times a day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving. - Albert Einstein"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"To Adam, thank you for your heroism and giving your all to protect our country. you are truly a hero in every sense of the word"

"The soldiers do not speak. Nevertheless, they are heard in the still houses: who has not heard them? They have a silence that speaks for them at night and when the clock counts. They say: We are young. We have died. Remember us. They say: We have done what we could but until it is finished it is not done. They say: We have given our lives but until it is finished no one can know what our lives gave. They say: Our deaths are not ours: they are yours they will mean what you make them. They say: Weather our lives and our deaths are for peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say: it is you who must say this. They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young. they say. We have died. Remember us:"
William Taylor of Bonita Springs, Fl.

"I still think of you frequently. I did not know you- but when I heard of your tragic passing I was struck deeply.
Adam, please rest in peace and know you are remembered."

"May 24, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Adam L. Cann:
Adam 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

"I met Adam at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Ramadi, Iraq. We instantly clicked, once we found out we were both from Ft Lauderdale, Fl. To his parents you did a great job raising a son like Adam. He was a loyal friend and an outstanding Marine. To Adam I will never forget the day you were called to your home in heaven, rest well my friend.
Semper Fidelis"
SSgt Douglas A. Davis III of Camp Lejeune N.C.

"Two Time to Iraq me and you...and i was lucky enough to come back...i wish that we had more time...but the time we did have was great!! go Dolphins, kicking it in Miami and driving phat lowered and go fast imports!! haha..."
Sgt. Ricky Nguyenkien of Oldsmar, FL

"Sgt, we've never met before. I am in the Navy serving honorably as a K9 handler. It is because of people like you who truly make our military the BEST in the world - to give up your life - not by choice - but by a rogue prick strapped with a cowardly device to kill, but by your courage and unwavering comittment to your country, family and friends. The stories I've read about you are both heartwarming and heartbreaking. I can't imagine how your family is coping with you not being around, but I wish them well and am deeply sorry for their loss of you. Thank you for everything that you've done. (Never forgotten) Rest in Peace, Marine. In Canes Confiderus. K. Ellison, MA2, USN K9"
Kathleen of Virginia Beach, VA

"I love you now, I will love you tomorrow and always!! I miss you so much, and wish you were still here next to me....."
Becky of San Antonio

"I met Adam Cann in Mp school, we where stationed together in Okinawa, Ja where we had several more experinces to come. The last time I seen him was in Korean Village in Iraq and he was happy to be in Iraq. I lost a good friend and a fellow Marine. Matthew Drobek, Adam Cann, and Jarell Jones had some good times together. You truly missed bro"
CPL Jones, Joseph of Albuquerque, Nm

"Adam,there isnt a day that goes by that I dont think of you.. I miss you dearly"
Trish Rosales King of Sierra Vista, Az

"ADAM, I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE FOR OUR COUNTRY.IT IS MEN LIKE YOU THAT HAVE MADE OUR COUNTRY WHAT IT IS TODAY.THANK YOU FOR OUR FREEDOM.THANK YOU FOR BEING MY SON, SGT JASON CANNON'S FRIEND.YOU HAD EACH OTHERS BACKS IN WAR AND AT HOME... AND YOU WILL ALWAYS HOLD A SPEACIAL PLACE IN OUR HEARTS.MY PRAYERS TO YOUR FAMILY."
REBECCA BROWN of BON AQUA ,TN.

"Adam,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"Sgt Cann was an amazing marine and an even better friend. He was always there for you if you needed him and I truely believe he is up there watching over all of us today!"
Becky of San Antonio, TX

"I went to MP school with Jason and Adam. I ran into the both of them a couple of times in the fleet as well, during the Miramar Air show and the Rock and Roll marathon. Adam was a great guy, and one hell of a Marine. He will be missed here, but I am convinced he did his 'time' on earth and is experiencing his reward now. Semper Fidelis Marine. You are not forgotten."
(former) Cpl Castellanos of PMO, MCRDSD

"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, Adam will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana God Bless you ALWAYS. "

"Thank you Adam Cann, 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. Adam Cann:
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 Adam 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. Adam Cann:
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 Adam, 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