Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Michael S. Deem

35, of Rockledge, Florida.
Deem died in Baghdad, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries. He was assigned to Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on February 24, 2005.

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"Rock of the Marne"
DW Frazier of Boston, MA

"Well, Michael Shawn, Lynn is with you now. I know the two of you will intercede together in heaven for your children. Rest in peace together."
Mary Ann Warner of Lakeland, FL

"Michael,

I think of you often. I want to say I am sorry that we could never seem to get along. I was so young at the time and trying to lead men such as yourself who were far more experienced. I tried my best. I will never forget the day you passed. I wish we could have brought you back. My heart aches when I think about you and your family. You will never be forgotten. I will see you again someday. SSG Jeremy Baker"
Jeremy Baker of Sierra Vista, Arizona/USA

"Ten years have passed since your death. Always remembering you and your service."
Aunt Mary Ann of Vero Beach, Florida

"Yesterday you were honored at the St. Petersburg VA Administration at a Fallen Soldiers Memorial. I went and spoke in your honor. Your picture was flashed constantly throughout the ceremony. Your name was spoken out loud with all the other Florida fallen soldiers. It was a very emotional and moving ceremony. I am glad I was able to represent our family."
Mary Ann Warner of Vero Beach, FL

"Another Memorial Day, another trip to your grave. I bring you flowers and a flag each year. I stand and read what Lynn had inscribed on your tombstone and the news of your death comes flooding back to my memory. It doesn't seem real that you are no longer here to watch your children grow up. My heart goes out to Lynn and your Mom and Dad...how they must miss you! My thanks goes to you as always for serving your country and paying the ultimate price."
Mary Ann Warner of Vero Beach, FL

"Once again, I went to visit your grave. There are no words to describe how proud I am that I am your Aunt. I am honored to salute you and your sacrifice. Your children live on and you will live through them. I will always miss you, though."
Mary Ann warner of Lakeland FL

"Hey buddy. thanks again for giving your all in defense of our country. Miss your big smile.
Love ya:
Uncle Tom"
Thomas E. Deem of Ft. Lauderdale , Florida

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry at times. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take your families and friends 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

"June 2, 2008
To the family of Spc. Michael S. Deem:
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

"To the Deem family, You have our deepest condolences for your loss. We are family and I am so devastated that we never had the chance to meet Michael. He was truly a HERO. May God be with you and help you thru your time of grief. Our prayers are with you, Michael B. and Yvette Deem"
Michael B. Deem of ATHENS, LOUISIANA

"Hey Mike! Just sitting at work and thought about you. Sure do miss ya!
Love Dad"
Michael J Deem of Morgantown Wv USA

"May God bless your family on this Memorial Day weekend. You were one of the heroes on our nation."
Stan & Shirely White of Cross Lanes, WV

"To a relative and family I have not met, please accept my sorrow on the passing of your son, husband, father; Michael.

Blessings,
Darlene Deem"
Darlene Deem of Maryland

"To my distant cousins: I'd like to express my deepest condolences for your loss. The death of Michael has inspired me to research the proud history of the Deem family, and continue to fight for the rights of those fortunate enough to return home. He was a credit to his family and the United States of America."
Michael A. Deem, LtCol USMC of New York

"To the family of:Michael S. Deem 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 prayers go out for the family of Michael Deem. Those of us in Rockledge and throughout this great country, live in freedom today because of great men like him!"
Steve Moreland of Rockledge, FL

"I'm Shree Lynn's cousin from Arkansas. I want to give my deepest sympathies to the entire family of Michael Deem.

Sincerely,
Woodena Mays"
Woodena and Howard Mays of Flippin, Arkansas

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

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Michael S. Deem. We share in your sorrow although we never had the opportunity to meet him. We are neighbors of his amazing father and know that his son must be equally amazing. His father has told us many stories of his son and through those stories we know how much he is loved and will be missed. May God bless you all and know that your loved one will never be forgotten."
The Shears Family of Morgantown, WV

"I am Michael S. Deem's Aunt Mary Ann. I am also his god-mother. My heart is broken because I will now miss the opportunity to watch him grow into his life with his wife and children. Michael will be remembered always as the most audacious and persevering young man I have ever known. He was a lover of unconditional love. Michael will be missed by all of his family, especially by his wife, Lynn, and children, Robbie, Maran and William, and his Mom and Dad. I am proud that he was serving his country when he died."
Mary Ann (Deem) Warner of Lakeland FL

"I am Michael S. Deem's Aunt Mary Ann. I am also his god-mother. My heart is broken because I will now miss the opportunity to watch him grow into his life with his wife and children. Michael will be remembered always as the most audacious and persevering young man I have ever known. He was a lover of unconditional love. Michael will be missed by all of his family, especially by his wife, Lynn, and children, Robbie, Maran and William, and his Mom and Dad. I am proud that he was serving his country when he died."
Mary Ann (Deem) Warner of Lakeland FL

"thank you for your thoughts, and prayers. I grew up with him as he was my nephew. His father is a great man who served in the Marine Corp during the Vietnam War. When I heard the news, i broke down and cried hysterically. This young man laid down his life to help a country enjoy the freedoms we all take for granted. Thank you Michael Shawn."
Thomas E. Deem of coral springs, Fl.

"My thoughts and prayers as well as those of my family go out to you. My son David sent me a photo of your son's memorial from Baghdad. I can only imagine your pain, but want you to know our prayers are with you. May God give you the strength to carry on. Your son's sacrifice helps assure our collective freedom. I hope most Americans remember that from time to time."
The Sam Whitley family of Houston, Texas

"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

"Thank you Michael Deem, 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 Spc. Michael Deem:
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 Spc. Michael Deem:
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