Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Seth K. Garceau

27, of Oelwein, Iowa.
Garceau died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on February 27, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. He was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 224th Engineer Battalion, 155th Brigade Combat Team, Fairfield, Iowa. Died on March 4, 2005.

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"Thank you for being my god father. And for serving our country. I never know you but you where a good man. I would always talk about fighting monsters,fishing,hunting and hiking with you as if you were there.I love you"
Seth Grass of Dubuque,Iowa

"Sadness continues. Loosing a loved one in combat is one of the most heart wrenching eperiences. His dad just reported something equally heart wrenching on this blog; http://live.autographmagazine.com/forum/topics/jerry-gladstone-and-christopher-morales-took-more-than-my-money?xg_source=msg_com_forum&id=3524372%3ATopic%3A208974&page=1#comments"
Dw of Mass

"To the family of:Seth K.Garceau
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""

"Five years since you have been gone man and everyday I miss and think of you!! Thanks Seth for being in my life!!!"
Seth Vargason of Oelwein, IA

"Seth
It has been four years and it still feels like yesterday that that I was talking to you at FT Macoy and you told me that everything was going to work out. I should have been there with you in the time you needed me. How ever the powers stronger then us made it the way it was. Ther is not a day that goes by that I don't think about the what if's and if I could have changed things.You were the stone that kept my life from falling down the bluff, and now that is gone and I strugle to stop my fall.The comfort that I have is that my son that was named after you remindes me every day that you are still with us. Seth threw his imagination talks of you always you have taking him fishing, hunting,hiking, fought off monsters ect. It's like you are there with him always. As for me you are always ther I can not go a day without thinking about you and where we were going to get are next bureto at.I can honestly say that my life has been greatly changed in your passing. which opened my eyes to how important friendship is.In the four short years that I knew you your friendship showed me the way from beening a kid that didn't care about anything to a man that cared about everything I hope that I'm doing every thing right when it comes to your godson. If I can raise him to be half the man you where then this whole world will be blessed. I myself have not gotten over you not being here to talk to or confide in, so I can't imagain how your friends and faimaly are doing.Condolences can not say enuff for the people that knew you better then me, If four years impacted me this bad I can not pathom what a life time would do.So to whom ever reads this know this we lost more then a friend,brother,soilder, or family member we lost the best thing that would ever touch our lives SETH GARCEAU..........."
Dominic Grass of Dubuque, IA

"It's been 4 years now since that day in the humvee, but I will never forget all the great times we had or what an extraordinary friend,soldier, and mentor the G-man was."
Tim Shay of Muscatine IA.

"January 11, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Seth K. Garceau:
Seth 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

"Seth: You will never be forgotten. Ill remember the many times your dad, you and I hung out at the house and the laughs we had. You were allways a good,son, brother to tess, and my buddy. I'll miss watcing SNL with you and picking on your dad. Your dad and I spend many a night remembering the good times you brought to us all. And even in your tragic death you are still touching many lives and teaching us all what really matters in this life. Family and friends, and even tho we weren't related I consider you family and a true friend. Rest in peace Seth. Love and miss you Fred."
Fred W. Droste of Oelwein Iowa

"My name is Spc. Justin Edgington. I was in the vehicle with Seth and helped work on him with the medics that day. Seth, I will never forget you bro. To his family, I give my condolences. Seth was a special guy that loved being in the miltary. I am honored to have served beside him."
Spc. J. Edgington, A Co. 224th Eng. Bn., IANG of Burlington, IA

"For all Garceaus, Seth was our brother and cousin, giving his life and brave to the last. May God keep him safe for all time."
John Garceau of Redding, CA, USA

"Rest in Peace Brother,"
Spc. Aaron W. Olson, 224 Eng Bn of Washington, Iowa

"God Bless all of our soldiers and God Bless their families. Without you this country of ours would not be a nice place to live.
Thank you"
Arthur Garceau of Las Vegas, Nevada

"Seth there hasnt been a day gone by that I havent thought about you. You impacted my life in so many ways. The other chums are doing good but we all miss you a lot. Thanks for everything you ever done for us. I was very very lucky to have had you as a best friend. I will never forget all the wild and crazy times we had. You will always be my best buddy and I will never forget you. You are definitely my Hero."
Damien Ladeburg of Oelwein, Iowa

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

"To the family of Seth K. Garceau:

The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 29 May. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, LTC Kenneth L. Beale, Jr. will preach a message entitled “Remembering Our Freedom.” A former Soldier and country music songwriter and performer “Rockie” will pay a special musical tribute. At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org"

"It was an honor to have gone to school with Seth much less got to know him when we were in school. Seth was a very loving and caring person. He is truly missed by everyone in Oelwein and including me. He was truly one in a million and always will be missed."
Jenny of Oelwein, IA

"I never got the pleasure of meeting Seth, but i wish i had. My family and I started a project in January of 2004 and ended in September of 2004. It was called Troops Tribute Across Iowa. We would like to ask Seth's family if we can honor Seth in our own way. If anyone has information on Seth or his family please contact me at: queenie_20035@yahoo.com. Thank you and God bless Seth and his family!"
Ashley Farrier (T.C.B. Demo) of Washington, Iowa, USA

"to the family of Seth, My family honors your hero. He was a brave man who gave his life for the most precious gift: freedom. We will never forget the Bravery, Valor and courage that Seth showed. We are grateful for his loyal service and we will never forget the sacrifice that he made.
All of our prayers are with you and please know that you are not alone.
God bless Seth and his family"
Jennifer and SSG Larry Mays and Family of Massillon, Ohio

"Dear Garceau Family,
We would like to convey our deepest sympathy for your great loss of Seth Garceau. We pray for your family and for your strength. Most of all we are grateful for men like your Seth who protect our country so we may enjoy our freedom. God Bless you all."
The Edward Todd Family of Springfield, GA USA

"Dear Garceau Family,
We would like to convey our deepest sympathy for your great loss of Seth Garceau. We pray for your family and for your strength. Most of all we are grateful for men like your Seth who protect our country so we may enjoy our freedom. God Bless you all."
The Edward Todd Family of Springfield, GA USA

"TO THE GARCEAU FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. SETH THANK YOU, FOR BEING EXACTLY WHO YOU ARE. A SOLDIER SERVING HIS COUNTRY TO PROTECT US ALL. SETH YOU HAVE TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF MANY. OUR FAMILY HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH YOU SETH AND YOUR FAMILY. WITHOUT AMERICANS LIKE YOU THIS COUNTRY WE LOVE BE SO DIFFERENT! AN I THANK YOU FOR SERVING ALONG SIDE OUR SON. I REALIZE YOU DIDN'T KNOW ONE ANOTHER. REALITY IS YOU ARE BROTHERS OF THE MILITARY FAMILY. ALL THIS IS NOT EASY. WE LOST OUR SON TEN MONTHS AGO! I JUST WANTED SETH FAMILY TO KNOW THAT YOUR NOT ALONE. GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"Thank you Seth Garceau, 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. Seth Garceau:
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 Seth 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. Seth Garceau:
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 Seth, 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