Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Sgt. Michael P. Hodshire

25, of North Adams, Michigan.
Hodshire died of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device during combat operations near Nasser Wa Salaam, Iraq on October 29, 2005. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on October 30, 2005.

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"11 years buddy miss you!"
brian bevis of Jerome

"I served with Michael Hodshire at 8th & I Marine Barracks, Washington D.C. from 2000-2002. We were roommates and had a lot of good times together. I miss you brother, you are always on my mind."
Shaun Swiger of Casper, WY

"4th of July 2015 just thinking of you buddy"
Brian bevis of Jerome

"I love you ❤️❤️"
Kaili Hodshire of North Adams michigan

"I remeber that we were in country for only a few days when we came across our first roadside bomb. I can't believe that you drove right over that thing and did not even notice it. I then remember Borowski yelling, "Dude, bomb!" I then remember seeing the car driving away and knowing that we were watching the bad guys pull away. We opened fire and disabled the car. Mike and I took off like coons with a pack of hounds on our rear. We were the first tow to arrive and we detained the bad guys. Then Mike and I had an arguement. We both wanted to be the one that got to blow up the car so that it could not be used again. He let me win the arguement; to no real avail though. Our command put the kybosh on the blowing up of the vehicle. I miss you Mike, we had too many hours driving around that hell hole chasing our tails. I do not think that I could have served with any finer men that I did. I still remember flying out of Jacksonville holding your fiance's hand while your vicious little 7lb. dog Zeus sat at our feet in a kennel. I was returning from our Corpsman, Doc Chris Thompson's funeral. I was there at Word's house with Braun, Trent and Gobles when we heard the news. We drank, we drank more and we remembered. I will see you again DevilDog.
Semper Fidelis,
Michael Jernigan"
Michael Jernigan of Saint Petersburg, FL

"Yes, another year! Wish I could have made you a cake and celebrated it with you! Some day, some day we will! Until then...I love and miss you so much!!"
Aunt Heidi of Missouri

"Sgt Hodshire I remember when you grabbed me and we took a 7ton on patrol. We did what Marines did. You and Sgt Miles inspired us. I rememeber how I never felt fear with the the two of you. When I found out you both died I didn't believe it. When Marines and people think of men who inspired courage you two were that. You didn't like me, I was a boot but I was so glad that you trusted me to take me on those single vic 7-ton patrols. I will always respect you and fear you but only because I knew that you would keep my boot self alive and save me from my stupidness. You are a Marines Marine. I am so grateful to have been with you and Easy Co."
Charleston Burke of Fort Worth,Tx

"Another year that is sad for me! Thank you for your sacrifice Mikey. I am sorry, but I sometimes wish that you would have gave some, but didn't give all! I would love to see you again! To sit around and laugh, play cards or just have a cookout. Freedom is not free! I hear that time heals all, but it has been almost 8 years and it still hurts very much! I will see you again one day Mikey! I miss and love you everyday!"
Aunt Heidi of Blue Springs, MO

"Just thinkin about the good old days its football season again and googled your name and came across this we miss u hodshire"
Brian bevis of North adams mi

"Memorial Day 2012, thinking of you and your brave family today. Rest In Peace Mikey."
Patty Walters of Phoenix, AZ

"Mikey
I never got to know you, you were gone when I was so young. I wish you could be here so I could tell you that I support you and miss you and love you so much. You really and truly are my hero, and not a day goes by that I don't think about you."
Jain Hodshire of Camden

"hey mikey (:
i miss you AAAALLLOOOTTT (: .. only if you were really reading this hehe.. i love you sooo much.. i cant wait to see you again.... i will never forget you... your my hero... and my brother.. i love you (: <3"
Kaili Hodshire of north amdams michigan

"Mike I miss you so much. I have been thinking about you a lot here the last few days, and I wish that I could talk to you about something right now. You were a great friend and I hope you know how much I loved and cared for you. I can't wait to see you again in Heaven. I miss hearing your voice and you making me laugh!"
Marney Alley of Jerome, MI

"Dearest Ed, Kelly and kids, We were speaking about Mikey today and then when I googled his name, I realized it was the 3rd anniversary of his passing. I am so sorry that you had to lose your brave and strong boy. Thank you for your sacrifice and I pray God give you some peace and that your dreams are filled with his beautiful smiling face."
Patty Walters (formerly Hodshire) of Phoenix, AZ

"To the family of:Michael P. Hodshire 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"

"September 30, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Michael P. Hodshire:
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

"Hi Michael,
I never met you, but I wear a bracelet with your name engraved on it everyday in honor of your life and service, and I pray for your family.
May God bless all our soldiers and their families."
Ashley Vaughn of Columbus, Georgia

"I thought of you today, along with all the others we lost. Hoping to find a picture to look at, just to spark one of many memories, I found this website. On my way home everyday, I drive past your apartment complex in Jacksonville, and I smile every single time. Sometimes, I'll even laugh out loud while sitting in my truck by myself, remebering all the little things that made you who you are. Your missed man, and will NEVER be forgotten."
GySgt Jason Glew of Jacksonville, NC

"He was my friend, he was my squad leader. There is not a day that passes that I dont think of him, and the strength he and Sgt. Miles gave me that I'll take with me wherever I go. Honor, Courage, Commitment. He lived by this, and he will always be remember for this. I love you bro."
"Doc" Kevin Smith (Man of Action) of Atlanta, GA

"Mikey~ it's been over 2 years that the Lord took you to be with him. I still Miss you very much & can not wait for the day that we can be together again! I alway's play "I'll be missing you" & continue to cry each and everyday for just one more hug, one more kiss, or one more touch from you! I can still hear you calling me Heidi Fee Fee! God Michael I love you!!! Thank You Buddy!!! All my Love to YOU!!"
Aunt Heidi of Camden, Mi.

"Mike and I went to North Adams-Jerome Schools together. He was a loving and dear friend. I miss you so much Mike. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I miss getting your comforting phone calls. I can't wait to see you again in Heaven. Happy Birthday! I miss you and I love you!"
Marney Alley of Jerome, MI

"Rest in Peace cuz. May the Lord bless you and keep you for your sacrifice."
LCpl Coblentz, USMC of Al Asad, Iraq

"Mike,
I remember like it was yesterday. You copying off of my math paper because you didnt have time to do it due to football. You were my best friend then and you are my best friend now. I miss you dearly. I wish that you were still here. Not a day goes by that I dont think of you. You are loved by all.
I MISS AND LOVE YOU!!!"
Jessica of North Adams, MI

"To the family of Sgt. Hodshire, I can never begin to express my sorrow and the way that EASY COMPANY felt the night that we lost Michael. I can say that I have never met a Marine of his caliber in 18 years of service. We talk and think about him daily. Sgt. Hodshire is a hero. Marines like him are the reason that we are free. The thing that is comforting for me is that the Marines that he trained are still serving"
Gunny Osborne of Camp Lejeune, NC

"It is Marines like Michael that make former Marines like me want get back in the Corps. He was a great guy and Marine when I served with him at Marine Barracks 8th & I. He made Ceremonial Drill School fun and put a smile on even the toughest of intructors' faces. Rest In Peace Brother.
Semper Fi!"
Sgt Aaron Davis of Little Rock, AR

"It was a privledge to serve with Hodshire in 2/2.Hodshire was a poster marine and will live in the memories of his devil dogs till we all go home.Semper Fi devil,rest in peace"
Matthew Caple of Norristown,Pa

"hey Mike,

i don't know what to say I wish I was out there with you guys but all I can say is you will always be remembered.
to Mike's family I can say that he is a great marine and it was a pleasure serving with him."
Michael "Doc" Rodriguez of Bay Point, CA

"To Michael's Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers. Michael, you sir are a true American Hero. Thank you Michael for all you have done being a great Marine in Iraq. God Bless you Michael and God Bless your family."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"Mike,
We miss you and always will.
Your sacrifice is not in vain"
Uncle Bob & Aunt Cheryl of North Adams, Michigan

"i hope the lord above is with you today .thank you for fighting for us who needed it . youll never be forgotten"
jamie boyd of defiance ohio

"We miss you mikie. I love you mike. We will see each other in heaven and im glad Jesus was in your heart.Love ya!!"
Cousin Teffany of Camden MI.

"Michael P. Paul~ I Miss You SO much. Life is not the same. I WILL hear your voice, hug you, kiss you on the cheek, or even scolled you again--when i come to join you in heaven!! Thank you buddy- for giving YOUR life, to give me the freedom to have life!! You are the greatest man I have ever known!! I love You Mikey!!!"
Love, Aunt Heidi of Camden, Mi.

"YOU ARE STILL MISSED EACH AND EVERY DAY. NOT A DAY GOES BY THAT I DON'T THINK OF YOU."
RENEE of NORTH ADAMS, MI

"Rest in peace, Sgt. Michael P. Hodshire. You will always be in my prayers."
Proud Marine Mom of Virginia

"Michael: You know what it is all about now. You are having Christmas with Christ. We miss you so much and we love you so much. We will have a grand reunion some day soon."
Grandpa & Grandma Hodshire of Camden, Mi

"Rest in Peace Michael, I never knew you but you are same age as I am. So you just caught my eye, Your name is known to this Californian. You will not be forgotten."
Jared Eckardt of Los Alamitos Ca

"Mike is a true hero for his family, friends, and evey American, to be proud of the sacifice he has made for the privelge we know as freedom. My thoughts and prayers are with all."
Thomas's Aunt Tammy of Dorr ,MI

"Rev Fred Jensen's msg today, November 10, 2005 at the North Adam's HS for USMC SGT Michael Paul Hodshire surely has left all in attendance at his funeral encouraged.

His grandmother's favorite verse was, "No greater love has any man, but he be willing to lay down his life for his friends." SGT Hodshire laid down his life for his family and friends as evidence of his patriot civic commitment, said his pastor, but I will remember SGT Hodshire's funeral as a time where SGT Hodshire's Savior was honored for His having laid down His life for everyone who has received His free gift giving each one eternal security rather than national security.

Even though I never met SGT Hodshire, I am sure he would be pleased that his life counted for NOT JUST HIS COUNTRY, but also for HIS SAVIOR.

May his family glory in the thought that because he lived and died the way he did and under the authority of Christ the Lord, that we/they will surely see him again in that day.

Thankyou SGT Hodshire for your sacrifice and thank you Jesus for saving SGT Hodshire before October 30, 2005 when he was killed in action.

The Apostle Paul said, "to live is Christ and to die is gain". May we all live as SGT Hodshire did not just for the Marine Corps (since some do not qualify), but for the Lord. What an example!! And what a Savior!!!"
Sp5 David Wallin, HHC 1/35th Inf, 4th Inf Div, '69-70 Vietnam of Hillsdale MI

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Michael P. Hodshire,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. If you're not certain that your loved one's next of kin is registered, please use our link and register them for a quilt so we can send our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts "
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, California USA

"Thank You Michael Hodshire for your Heroism. May you finally know the peace you so rightly deserve; for you are truly safe at last. My heart aches with your family & friends for their loss."
Melissa Macchi (cousin of PFC Mark Barbret from Shelby Twp., MI, killed in Iraq on 10/14/04) of Roseville, MI

"Our family hurts with you. We know what your are going through. No word of ours will ever aleviate the sorrow you are experiencing. That knock on the door, the waiting for him to be brought back. The arraingment needed made. The emptiness and ache. Every morning it starting all over again. Yes we know. Our thought and prayers are with you. Parents of Capt. Lowell T Miller II (20 March 1970 - August 29 2005) Ishkandariyah"
Tom and Linda Miller of Flint, MI"
Tom and Linda Miller of Flint, MI

"Rest in Peace Tuefulhunden.
Semper Fi
J and T USMC NC
Sister of a Fallen Marine""

"To the Friends and Family:
Dean and I knew Mike from high school. He was such a wonderful and caring person and I am so honored to have known him. We are so sorry for your loss and you are all in our prayers. Thank you Mike for serving our country and keeping me and my family safe.
God Bless!"
Jenn & Dean Beach of North Adams, MI/USA

"To Mike's family,
I feel your pain all the way down here at Fort Stewart. Me and mike have been friends since I began going to school in North Adams back in 97. Not only was he one of my best friends but he was also a brother in arms! God rest my fallen brother you are in a better place. Keep the gates open for me for I will be there eventually to get into trouble with you just like the old days!! You will always be in my heart and my prayers. I will always remember the good times, building trades, paintball and just plain being stupid together! Rest in peace my brother for the tears I cried were not for your death but for the memories we had together....."
Spc. Timothy Wells of Fort Stewart GA

"our deepeest sympathy. my son served with your precious son.he is so sorry for your loss. god bless you and we are so sorry
the dreyer famly
gary kathy and cody and cory usmc 2000-2004"
gary and kathy dreyer of safety harbor fl

"TO THE HODSHIRE FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. DEEPLY SADDEN BY THE NEWS. MY TEARS NEVER STOPPED FLOWING FOR OUR SON GREGORY. AN TODAY, THOSE TEARS ARE FOR MICHAEL. GREG ALWAYS CONSIDERED EVERY SOLDIER HIS BROTHER AND SISTER. MICHAEL YOU HAVE NOT GIVEN YOUR LIFE IN VAIN! YOU ARE AN AMERICAN HERO! REACH OUT TO YOUR COMMUNITY AND POLITICAL LEADERS TODAY! REQUEST A STREET BE NAMED IN MICHAEL'S HONOUR. HE JUST DIDN'T SERVE AMERICA, HE SERVED HIS COMMUNITY, COUNTY AND STATE. AN THE VERY LEAST HIS COMMUNITY CAN DO IS NAME A STREET AFTER MICHAEL. SO NO ONE BUT NO ONE FORGETS! MICHAEL HAS TOUCHED THE EHARTS OF SO MANY. TO THOSE HE HAS ALLHOLD VERY FOND MEMORIES. MICHAEL NO ONE THAT KNEW YOU WILL EVER FORGET YOU. TO ME YOU ARE SOMEONE'S SOMEONE AND YOU ARE SOMEONE TO THE WAHL FAMILY. GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"Rest in Peace Tufelhunden....
Semper Fi
J and T NC USMC
Sister of a Fallen Marine"

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

"Thank you Michael Hodshire, 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. Michael Hodshire:
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 Sgt. Michael Hodshire:
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