Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Timothy M. Conneway


22, of Enterprise, Alabama.
Conneway was traveling in a government vehicle when an explosive device detonated and struck the vehicle on June 26 in Baghdad, Iraq. Conneway was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. Died on June 28, 2003.

Conneway is in the middle row, far right and holding the hand of the girl in the front

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"Sgt. Conneway, I wish we could have done more for you. I will always regret that we were not able to save your life in Baghdad. You are a hero."
Capt. Ed Hrivnak of McChord AFB, WA

"Sgt. Conneway,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just in OIF but also when you served in Afghanistan as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

RLTW!"

"My father gave me a hero bracelet with your name on it. I'm glad I finally have a face to put the name to after all these years of wearing it. I'm honored to be one of the ones wearing it."
Jordan C. of Ansbach, Bayern, Germany

"Dear Timothy,

I have a bracelet with your name on it and I'd like to say thank you,

Thank you for fighting for my country. Thank you for fighting for my freedom. Thank you for fighting for people you don't even know.
You did not die in vein, I will remember you until the day I die, and then I will shake your hand in heaven.

You are my friend, you are my neighbor. But most of all, you are my Hero.
Thank you.

Sincerely,

Leighton"
Leighton of Tuscaloosa, Alabama

"I am friends with tims bro Mark.And as far as i can remember in high school Tim was a cool kid and was on the Blue Knights Drill Team with me till graduated we all knew he was Army bound I am glade to know him as a friend and a fellow soilder."
sgt Brandon Smith of Enterprise Alabama

"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"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH

"I recovered a bracelet with Sgt Conneway's name on it this morning while snorkling in the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, TX. Apparently someone floating down the river lost it. I am moved and honored to have it. I feel God's presence and grace. I feel God calling me to find it's owner and return this bracelet. It has obviously been worn with pride for some time. This being July 4, Independence Day and my children's 19th birthday, I am insignificant yet powerful with God's knowing purpose. May God Bless your memory and purpose Sgt. Timothy M. Conneway. I look forward to meeting you in eternity."
Randy Horadam of New Braunfels, TX

"I would like the family of SGT Conneway to know that I proudly wear his bracelet. I have been wearing it now for 2 years. I would like to send my wishes to his friends and family, I know that the anniversary is coming up in 7 days. He is proudly supported and remembered everyday. I will wear his band even after im out of the Army. Rangers Lead The Way!"
Scott D. of Fort Bragg, NC 82nd SF

"i was looking through an old photo album earlier and found a picture of you as a little kid in it. you were such a cute little kid. i can still remember one of our family visits to you in alabama. you were working in a movie theatre. i remember sittign at your feet while you sat in a recliner telling us all kinds of stories about what you've done and little pranks youd played. i thought you were the greatest guy ever and still do. i hate the fact that that is the only memory i have of you. i was too little and lived too far away to know my cousin the great soldier. i will always have a picture of you where all can see so i can tell anyone who sees it about my brave cousin. know you're missed, know you're loved, brave soldier up above."
adrian conneway of charleston,wv

"To the family of:Timothy M. Conneway 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"

"thankyou for your service and all that you have given to this country men like you are the reason we are the strongest nation on earth"
A BLUE KNIGHT of enterprise alabama

"Tim,
I would just 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.

The Ranger Creed
Recognizing that I volunteered as a Ranger, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession, I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and high esprit de corps of my Ranger Regiment.

Acknowleding the fact that a Ranger is a more elite soldier who arrives at the cutting edge of battle by land, sea, or air, I accept the fact that as a Ranger my country expects me to move farther, and fight harder than any other soldier.

Never shall I fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong and morally straight and I will shoulder more than my share of the task whatever it may be. One-hundred-percent and then some.

Gallantly will I show the world that I am a specially selected and well-trained soldier. My courtesy to superior officers, neatness of dress and care of equipment shall set the example for others to follow.

Energetically will I meet the enemies of my country. I shall defeat them on the field of battle for I am better trained and will fight with all my might. Surrender is not a Ranger word. I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy and under no circumstances will I ever embarass my country.

Readily will I display the intestinal fortitude required to fight on to the Ranger objectice and complete the mission though I be the lone survivor.

RANGERS LEAD THE WAY!"

"February 8, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Timothy M. Conneway:
Timothy 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

"Tim was one of my room mates when I attended RIP in early 2000. He was a fine man and wonderful soldier. Thank you Tim for your service and sacrifice. Those few of us who remain from that group cherish your memory."
Kid Batt of Columbus, Ga

"My name is Spc. Adam Rutkowski. I have served in OIF 4 and am deploying to Afghansitan in part of OEF. I am a member of the PA Army National Guard. While serving in Iraq, my wife had purchased a KIA bracelet for me and shipped it to me. The name on the bracelet was Sgt. Conneway's. As one soldier to another, he did exactly what he loved to do and died doing it. I wear his bracelet everyday since the day i recieved it. He did a great honor to his country and fellow Americans. I too have lost friends and brothers-in-arms that i had served next to. I know the sadness it brings. But when you have the chance to see him again, he will snap to attention and salute all of us for remebering him everyday. Thank You Rangers Lead The Way!! HOOAH!!!"
Spc Adam Rutkowski-3/103 In of Scranton, PA USA

"Tim was and is one of the greatest influences in my life. When I heard of his passing while on ship, docked in Singapore I was devastated. By far one of the greatest men I have even known. I live every day of my life to attempt to honor him and what it means to be a Blue Knight. The world is a lesser place without his presence."
Sgt Nicholas Barker of Camp Ljeune, NC

""If you are able,
save them a place
inside of you
and save one backward glance
when you are leaving
for the places they can
no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say
you loved them,
though you may
or may not have always.
Take what they have left
and what they have taught you
with their dying
and keep it with your own.
And in that time
when men decide and feel safe
to call the war insane,
take one moment to embrace
those gentle heroes
you left behind.
Major Michael Davis O'Donnell
1 January 1970
Dak To, Vietnam
America has been built on the blood
of Heros and Brave Men of Honor.
Thank you for your service and my
freedom.. May God bring comfort
to your loved ones.
You shall never be forgotten by
a grateful nation.""
William D. Taylor of Bonita Springs Florida

"Thank you for all that you did for us, Tim. I am honored to have known you. You and your family are always in my prayers."
Doug Rainer of Nashville, TN

"Thank you for your courage.
Thank you for my freedom."
of Dallas TX

"Dear Mr. and Mrs. Conneway,

First of all, I want to say that I feel sorry for your loss. You must know Timothy died being a hero. My name is Santiago Piñeiro, I am an eight grader at Doral Academy Charter Middle School. I live in Miami, Florida. I am from Argentina, and I came here two years ago. In my school, my classmates and I are doing a project. We needed to find a family that had a soldier in Iraq, and I decided to choose your family because I was really touched about what happened in your family. I am sure Timothy was a great man, and a very dedicated sergeant. He did a tremendous sacrifice for this great nation. I am sure you must be going through a very hard time, but you must know that I give you all my support and I’ll pray for him tonight and the rest of the nights. He would always be remembered, and never forgotten. Rangers lead the way!

Sincerely,
Santiago Piñeiro"
Santiago Piñeiro of Miami, Florida

"I would like SGT Conneway's family and friends to know that I wear his bracelet everyday. It makes me proud to know I am from a great nation that breeds heros like SGT Conneway. I'm honored to wear the bracelet of an American Hero who payed the ultimate sacrifice for this great nation."
SGT Erica Misiano of Wiesbaden, Germany

"Man tim. I miss you. i remember the first day u came home with my sister. u were my favorite out of all her boyfriends. then u married her. U were like a true brother to me. Im getting all teared up even though u cant read this i know u will be reading this up in heavan. i luv u and miss u man. i wish u were still here with us, even though u will always be with me in my heart."
Your brother in law. Robert Miles (R.G.) of Clarksville, TN

"MY NAME IS LEIGHTON AND I HAVE THE CONNEWAY BRACLET ON AND I WILL NEVER TAKE IT OFF YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMMBERED"
LEIGHTON of ALABAMA

"I went to RIP with Conneway. We used to talk about how todays toys were cheap plastic and nothing compared to the solid metal toys of our youth. We said we were going to open a toy store and make toys the right way. It was to be called Adams & Conneway Toys."
Daniel C. Adams of Ozark, Mo

"I have worn the KIA bracelet of Sgt. Conneway for the past year. I just wanted to let his loved ones know that I am honered to wear the bracelet of an American Hero that gave the ultimate sacrifice. Sgt. Conneway, You are not forgotten!!!"
Ryan S Scanlon

"I miss you Tim. You were one of the few people that ever really knew what made me tick. Your wife and son are doing alright, and I promise you that if they ever need anything I'll be there for them. I'll see you at the ORP Ranger Buddy."
John of Kansas City

"a great Ranger who left us too early"
chris of FBGA

"TO THE CONNEWAY FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. OUR HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH TIMOTHY AND YOUR FAMILY. OUR GREGORY JOINED TO SERVE WITH SUCH MEN AS TIMOTHY. LAST YEAR HE LOST HIS LIFE IN BALAD, IRAQ. AN TIMOTHY YOU ARE MORE THEN A SOLDIER AND HERO. YOU HAVE TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF THE MANY. EACH HOLD VERY DEAR MOMENTS YOU SHARED TOGETHER. I THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY AND BEING A MILITARY BROTHER TO OUR SON AND ALL OUR SON'S. I REMEBER YOU FOR AMERICA IS ALOT SAFER BECAUSE OF YOU AND ALL OUR FALLEN. 911, SOMEWHAT AMAZE'S ME. NO ONE EXPECTED AMERICA TO BE ATTACK. AS IRAQIAN NEVER EXPECTED SADDAM TO KILL THEM. AN SADLY, WAR IS NO GAME! LOSTING ONE SOLDIER IS JUST ONE TO MUCH. ESPECIALLY, YOUR LOVE ONE. YOUR FAMILY STILL LOVES YOU AND DEALING WITHOUT YOU. IT'S HARD I NOT ONLY THINK OF MY SON. I THINK OF ALL OUR FALLEN. FOR YOU ALL HAD SO MUCH. STILL WE ARE PROUD OF YOUR SERVICE! AMERICA ALOT SAFER BECAUSE OF YOU!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"I recently received at KIA braclet with Sgt Conneway's name on it. Its because of men like Tim that I proudly wear this band. Rangers lead the way."
Mdion of East Haven, CT

"To the family and friends of Timothy, my heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to you. As the mother of 6, 4 of whom are/were military, I know the pride that you have in your soldier. Our Military are the shining stars in our flag. I wear Timothy's bracelet with honor for a young man that will never be forgotten. God Bless America and God Bless our Troops !"
Military Mom of Illinois

"The Salute


To those who have died,
And to those who have cried.
We Salute You.

To those who have lost,
Paid the ultimate cost.
We Salute You.

And to those who still serve,
The Red White and Blue.
Our grateful Nation,
Proudly Salutes You."
Tom Balstad of West Warwick RI

"When I look at that picture, so many memories come to mind. Even though it has been over 2 years, Tim's death still doesn't seem real. It's because of friends, family, and patriots like Tim that we serve. I just wish I could have been there to help or fight or something. For those of you with those bracelets with Tim's name, know that he was a great man, a great friend, and a spectacular soldier. We'll never forget ya, bud."
Lt. Clayton Hollinhead, USAF of Eglin AFB, FL

"On January 18, 2005 I received the Sgt. Timothy M Conneway memorial bracelet. I am honored every day to wear the name of this brave and selfless American soldier. As an Army ROTC cadet I can only hope to live up the example he has left those of us behind. No American should ever forget the sacrifice of Sgt. Conneway and his fellow fallen comrades. God bless them all and especially his wife and child, whom he never met. It has been two years to the day since he died in service to his country and not a day goes by where I don't think of what he has done for all of us. On behalf of every American I say thank you from the bottom of our hearts. God bless you and our other troops who have fallen as well as those still in service today. WE WILL NEVER FORGET"
James Alexander of Manhasset, NY

"Sgt. Conneway is a prime example of what a hero is. His efforts, service and honor well always be acknowledged by this graet country. Rangers never leave anyone behind and will give the ultimate to ensure the happiniess and serinity of this nation. Once a ranger always a ranger.
Rangers lead the way ...... all the way hoowa"
mark of texas

"1/07/05
Thank you Sgt. Conneway for answering your countries call and taking the fight to those cowards who wish us harm. You are our hero and we will remember you each day we raise our flag in the front yard. God Bless you and may He grant your loved ones peace. From a very grateful American family."
The Shaw family of Pasadena, Maryland

"Thank you, Timothy, for serving your country proudly. May God bless your family and give them peace....you have all made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom."
Melissa Rouse of Murrieta, CA/USA

"I recently ordered a memory bracelet from Ranger Joe's and it had Sgt Conneway's name on it....I decided today that I wanted to know the face behind the name....my heart goes out to his family and friends.....Sincerely PFC D'ercole"
Jennifer of Ft. Campbell, KY

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier!!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

"You will never be forgotten. Godspeed Ranger Buddy"
KS

"Tim was a wonderful, and special person in many ways. He is one of the few people that have made a difference in my life, and it was definately a positive one. He is in my thoughts constantly, and he always will be. He was one of the best people I have ever met,and brought joy and laughter to whoever he came in contact with, if you knew him you will never forget him."
Jennifer of Fort Hood, TX

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

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

"I feel truely saddened by the death of Tim. I was stationed in Iraq as well, and was very shocked to learn of the passing of a High School friend and fellow Blue Knight upon my return. Stay strong and God Bless."
SPC Jonathan Spiliotis of Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Germany

"Thank you Timothy Conneway, 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

"I am a very proud American that is grateful for the freedoms that we have in this country. Army Sgt Timothy M. Conneway is one of the reasons we have such freedoms. He was born the same day as I and died on the day I was married. Because of his sacrifice and the sacrifices of others, I have the privilege of living out my dream of being a wife and raising a family in a free country. Thank you very much!"
Mrs. J. Scott Hubert of Austin, Texas USA

"To the Family of Mr. Conneway,
I am in the USAF and have been wareing a memory bracelet barring Mr. Conneways name and finaly had a moment to see who he really is. if you would like it i would send it to you.
ComicRelief911@hotmail.com"
Anthony Gerhardt of Arizona

"I knew Tim when we were on the Drill Team in Enterprise High School. He was my guard on our Color Guard team that took 6th at nationals. When I heard of his death, it was a severe blow. I will always remember Tim with his rougish smile and feirce dedication that made him both a great friend and one of the best Army Ranges it has ever been my privilage to meet."
Lt. Robert Ritz of Camp Casey, Korea

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Timothy Conneway
I hope for all the best to the family of this brave soldier."
SrA Jason Stark of Lackland AFB, TX (Formerly Enterprise, AL)

"Our prayers are with Tim's wife and his family. We are deeply saddened at the loss of a brave soldier and fine young man who's family we have known for years. May God hold you in his arms during this time of sorrow."
Pat and Kathy Herring of Enterprise, Alabama

"To the Family and Friends of Sgt. Timothy M. Conneway,
Our heartfelt condolences to you at this time. Our prayer is that the Lord will comfort and strengthen you during this time of grief. Our son is also a Ranger attached to the 1-15th Sniper Scouts out of Ft. Benning. Thank you for raising a fine son who didn't take for granted his heritage as an American. As for me and my household we salute him and call him "HERO!"

Prayerfully Yours,
The Sibert Family
Proud Military Family in Southern California"
Kathleen Sibert of Redondo Beach, California

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Timothy Conneway:
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 Timothy 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. Timothy Conneway:
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 Timothy, 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