Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Michael J. Idanan

21, of Chula Vista, California.
Idanan died in Bayji, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on November 19, 2005.

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"Im trying real hard brother, Hope your not too disappointed at where im at. Miss you Brother. Here's to the Breezes...."
Nav of Colorado Springs, Colorado

"So I didn't know you before the event but I was there and I brought you back from the IED site. I will never forget you or your sacrifice. RIP brother"
Jeremy Johnson of Fayetteville, NC

"Mikey! Man its been almost 5 years since you passed and I think of you now more than ever. All the good times in the barracks at Campbell. I will never forget the good times. I miss you bro..."
Emilio Rodriguez of Ft Richardson, AK

"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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3"
Scott Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"Mikee I will never forget you my Brother, Me, Dimac,Vidal and Roque saying condolence to your loved ones. We love you "Pare" ko!!"
Alexander Comuyog of Hayward CA. Alameda County

"BIG MIKE! i miss soo much bro! hahaa i remember when you first came to fox troop... and how you wanted to get your rice cooker while we were over in the box... heh the dried mangos that your shared with everyone, who hadnt gotten a package from home, you were always and willing to give your goods to share with the rest. you were and still are the heart of 4th platoon fox troop 03-04.. i love you Big Mike. your famous laugh, and not to mention the "idamangina" that you would mess with us, just to keep our morales up. hahah thank you so much for having the honor to go to war with someone like you. lol("minority report") inside joke. I LOVE YOU MIKE. YOUR MY HERO."
Daniel Antunez-Lopez of Los Angeles, CA USA

"November 16, 2008
To the family of Spc. Michael J. Idanan:
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

"Mikey! I MISS YOU SOOOOO MUCH. I think of you all the time. You were the sweetest, funniest guy and you always kept it real. What can I say? I'm just glad that I got to know you and call you my friend. I miss you"
Michelle of Long Beach, CA

"Camp Marlbro 03-04 supply guy
You were finest young man I ever knew"
Kyle Corrao of Boston Ma

"To the family of:Michael J. Idanan 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"

"BIG MIKE YOU STARTED OFF AS MY DRIVER AND GREW UP TO BE PFC, AND SO ON WE HAD A GOOD TIME ON F46, WE ALWAYS STAYED TRUE TO OUR CREW. BETTER KNOWN AS THE GHETTO FRESH CREW, YOU ARE MISSED IF SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY IS READING THIS PLEASE CONTACT ME AT 270-268-8340, I HAVE SOME PICTURES OF ME AND YOU IN IRAQ THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEND THEM OR IF ANYONE READING THIS HAS HIS FAMILY ADDRESS PLEASE LET ME KNOW."
SSG. HILL, DANNY RV

"To the Idanan Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Michael is a true American Hero. Michael will always be remembered and honored. May God Bless you all and God Bless you Michael."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"We go through life so often,
Not stopping to enjoy the day.
And we take each one for granted,
As we travel on our way.

For in your pain and sorrow,
An Angelís Kiss will help you through,
This kiss is very private,
For it is meant for only you.

We never stop to measure,
Anything we just might miss.
But if the wind should blow by softly,
Youíll feel and Angel Kiss.

A kiss that is sent from heaven,
A kiss from up above.
A kiss that is very special,
From someone that you love.

So when, your hearts are heavy,
And filled with tears and pain.
And no one can console you,
Remember once again.

About the one you grieve for,
Because you sadly miss.
And the gentle breeze you took for granted,
Was just an Angelís Kiss.


Gone Ė but not forgotten.
Thank you for sharing your marine with us,
and for the sacrifice made by you and your family on our behalf.


Proud mom of Lcpl Alex
Currently serving in Iraq"
Patricia of Bishop, CA

"Michael,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"Thank you Michael Idanan, 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 Idanan:
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 Idanan:
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