Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Pfc. Sean T. Cardelli

20, of Downers Grove, Illinois.
Cardelli died from enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations near Fallujah, Iraq. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on February 1, 2006.

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"Barb, Carol and Robyn,

On this Memorial Day Weekend we are thinking of Sean and the sacrifice that he made for our country. He is a hero, and we are better people to have known him.

Jay and Jennifer North
(Signature Room)"
Jay North of Plainfield, IL

"May 24, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Sean T. Cardelli:
Sean 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

"To the family of:Sean T. Cardelli 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"

"Hello everyone my name is Robyn and I can proudly say Sean is my cousin. We miss him so much, but to read what people have to say about him helps to lift my spirt. Thank you everyone for your thoughts and memories, they mean the world to us and his friends. He will live on forever as a hero and all around great guy. I love you Sean XOXOXOXO!"
Robyn Cox of Coal City, IL

"SEAN THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND FOR FIGHTING FOR ALL OF US HERE AT HOME YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I HOPE EVERYONE CAN BE AT PEACE KNOWING THAT YOU ARE NOW IN HEAVEN WATCHING OVER US AND BEING CARED FOR BY GRANDPA CHUCK AND GRANDMA ROSE ALL OUR LOVE AND SUPPORT TO THE REST OF THE FAMILY!"
VERNA LYNN KONN of YORKVILLE,IL

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

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"to the family, im very sorry about your loss, he was a great recruit and a great Marine , i went to bootcamp with him and nothing but good memories is all i can remember from him.
semper fi
sean cardelli"
LCpl Corral Gamboa Hugo of Camp Pendleton 2ndBn 1st marines

"To the family of PFC Cardelli, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Sean was a good guy and an incredible Marine. I was in his platoon in boot camp, 2089 Fox Co. It was a shock to all of us to hear he was gone. I do not know if you ever heard but your son Sean earned us our first and only phone call home while in boot camp by knocking another recruit out in the pugil stick match. Our entire platoon walked a little taller that day because of him. I leave for Iraq myself in 5 days and the memory of Sean will be with me. I'm fighting because he did; I only hope I can do half as fine a job as he did. My prayers go out to you and your family. Semper Fi."
LCPL Franke E.T. of San Diego, CA

"To the Family of PFC Sean Cardelli:
We have constructed a memorial to the service men and women from Wisconsin and Illinois who have died in Iraq. Our memorial includes, as of 8/28/06, 162 crosses and Stars of David. We would like your permission to put Sean's name on one of them. We have called our display "Arlington MidWest." It is our expression of mourning for the indescribable loss you have suffered for our country.

If you would like us to do this, please email me at arlingtonmidwest@yahoo.com.

We invite you to come to visit Arlington MidWest if you can. A friend has put us up on his website so you can see the memorial here:
www.williamgbecker.com/ArlingtonMidwest.html.

"As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.""
Marty Preston of Wisconsin Dells, WI

"We pay you tribute for your love of country. My son, Cpl Jason W Morrow served with you and paid the ultimate price too. You will not be forgotten by this Marine Mother, EVER!"
Kristin Morrow of Riverside CA USA

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

"Thank you Sean Cardelli, 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 Pfc. Sean Cardelli:
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 Sean 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 Pfc. Sean Cardelli:
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 Sean, 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