Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. 1st Class Steven M. Langmack

33, of Seattle, Washington.
Langmack died in Al Qaim, Iraq, from injuries sustained from small arms fire during combat operations. He was assigned to Headquarters, Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on May 31, 2005.

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"7/4/2016- Thinking of you brother."
Steve Smith of Forest, Va.

"Just thinking of you brother"
Bill of Colorado Springs, CO

"05/24/15- Thinking about you brother, I will never forget you. RLTW!!"
Steve Smith of Forest, VA

"Thinking of you Steve. Thank you and to your family."
Ernie Aguado of Cooper City, Fl

"Stevie just thinking of you and your family during this Veterans Day. Thanks to you and your family for all you gave."
Ernie Aguado of Cooper City, Fl.

I read all of the messages left for you each year and I am always grateful that they never forget. You made many good friends and It's time I thanked each one of them for their thoughts each year.
So I thank all ofyou soldiers as our family remembers Steve each year and you have our gratitude for your kindness and friendship. RLTW.
Ted Langmack
Steve's Uncle"
Ted Langmack of San Angelo, Texas

"9/11/2012 Just dropping by to say hello Brother and never forgetting. See you soon. RLTW Sine Pari"
Steve S. of VA

Mike of Fayetteville, NC

"Just thinking of you on this fine day."

"5/28/2012 Just stopped by Andy's wall and I thought I'd come here too to let you know I will never forget you Brother. See you soon. Sine Pari-RLTW!"
Steve S of VA

Its Ernie Aguado from first bat. Just want you and your family to know that everyday I thank God for hereos like you. You will always be in my heart."
Ernie Aguado of Cooper City, Fl

"11/11/11 Hey Brother, stopping by on this Veteran's Day to let you know you are not forgotten, see ya soon Brother. Sine Pari, Sua Sponte...RLTW!!"
Steve S of VA

"Rest In Peace Hero, Our Grateful Nation Salutes You. Look Down Upon Your Loved Ones, Surround Them In Your Love and Guide Them Down Their Journey We Call Life
Welcome Home"
Roger Rickert of Venice, Florida

"5/31/2011- Hey Brother, stopping by to let you know I have not forgotten about you. Thanks Bro....see you soon. RLTW!!"
Steve Smith of VA

"Another great man I'm committed to remember forever....."
SGM (Ret) Sims of Northern Virginia

"Steve, sorry it took my so long to get here. Thanks you for what you have done, I will not let you be forgotten.
Condolences to your family. See you soon Brother. RLTW!!"
Steve Smith of Forest, Va.

"I thought about you all day and that day now five years ago, rest well my friend."
of Fayetteville, NC

"Steve, saw your wife and the kids yesterday and I know you would be so proud of them. I can't believe Sam is in the military himself and Carson is becoming an outstanding young man. They are both very special kids and I can see you in both of them on how they carry themselves and how they love their mom. Rach is one of the strongest
women I have ever met and so full of kindness and grace. I miss you brother and think about you all the time."

"Steve, I remember our times together during the SFQC, SERE and our many conversations. I remember dinner with our families and seeing you again in Afghanistan. I remember the day we heard of your heroic service in Iraq and visiting you in Arlington. You are a Brother and a true American Hero and your service will never be forgotten."
CW2 Q. P. Gillus of Miami Florida, USA

On this Memorial day I was thinking of you. I got up this morning and went out and raised the greatest flag in the world. Right after the flag hit the top I lowered it in your honor. I want to thank you for the good times when we were at 2/75. I still remember the time we were hunting pheasants in Yakima with your Dad's dog and it cleared the field before you and I even got our shotguns loaded. Or the time we got our hunting licenses suspended for 2 years for bow hunting elk in a wrong(rifle)area. If those game wardens only knew the whole story. Anyway brother I miss you and dedicate each and every elk hunt to you. I know that you are right there with me."
Bill Hull of Colorado Spring, CO

"Steve, it's been 3 years or so since you took the high road. I read your name where it's engraved every day, and I look at your picture by the bar every time I walk by. You were one of my best friends and you will never be forgotten brother. Sua Sponte...you did it right. The last time I saw you, we had a Busch light and talked about hunting deer - keep one on ice for me Ranger buddy."
Caleb of North Carolina

"My heartfelt sympathies to Steve's family. I knew him while he was stationed in Ranger Bn at HAAF and will always remember him as a kind, fun-loving guy. I think of him, and all the others who gave their all for US, often, and I'm proud to have been his friend."
Sherry of Georgia

"I carry your heart with me….I carry it in my heart….I am never without it…anywhere I go, my dear, and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling…I carry your heart with me….I carry it in my heart."
E E Cummings

I Love and Miss you..."
Rachaelle Langmack of Raeford, NC

"May 13, 2009
To the family of Sgt. 1st Class Steven M. Langmack:
Steven 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Lang.......damn...it wasnt supposed to happen this way bro! The last time we spoke you were thinking about getting out? I regret not staying in touch with you over the years and my most sincere and deepest condolences go out to the ones you left behind. I'll never forget you ranger buddy. RLTW"
Lewy of SE PA

"I went to elementary school with steve. st.edwards. I was looking forward to seeing him again, but he is with god now."
Nicholas Mangialardi of Kahului, Hawaii

"SFC Langmack was my lead instructor in RIP and Pre Ranger and being a young Ranger i looked up to him and he epitomized what it was like to be a strong leader and a warrior. The man never felt pain and I pushed myself to work even harder through seeing him...He is a true american and a courageous man..RLTW! One for the Airborne Ranger in the sky!
Ranger Hanson"
Robbie Hanson of Ft. Lauderdale Florida

"Steve and I went through RIP together and were stationed at Aco 1/75 together. I was just looking at a picture of him holding an AK47 at the range back when we were still privates. He looked so young and happy. He was a good at everything he did. Steve touched the lives of everyone who crossed paths with him. You are missed my friend. God bless you and your family."
O'B of Tallahassee, Florida

"No one on this Earth inspired me as much as Steve, and his legacy remains here, and it hurts me that he doesn't. Superstar in every sense of the word. Miss you Mac."
Brandon of North Carolina

"To the family of:Steven M. Langmack I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief. He died a hero defending freedom and we are so grateful for anyone defending our freedom.
Know that I am praying for the peace of God that surpasses all understanding for you and that one day we will all meet in Heaven where we will rest in the arms of Jesus.
If you need someone to talk to or someone to pray with please call my Pastor at Gateway Community Church, Reverand John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd Covington Ga. 30016 Phone 770- 787- 1015 (fax)770-787-8215.Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew"

"Mack, I see you when I look at picture of your son, and I know how much you loved your family, your job and Country. I think about you all the time brother, you were and are a shining light in this world.
Rangers Lead The Way!"

"I had the honor of working with Steve a few years ago. I can honestly say I have never met a more dedicated professional, and I was blessed to have that period of my life with him. You will be forever missed."
Todd B.

"Mack, damn Brother, you lived this life like no other, I feel so much for your family, yet am at peace with the fact that every day of your life meant something, and always will. Miss you Steve, you lived what most could only dream. We will see each other someday soon."

"I will never forget your guidance, humor and love for Ranger life when you were my RIP instructor."Do you want to smoke?" Yes, but not the way you made us "Smoke"
RIP Ranger Steve"
Alex of Portland, OR

"Steven, you made every day a good one just by being there. Your drive, humor, pride and attention to detail were always on point. I hate that you are gone, but I also know you squeezed 1000 years of life out of 33. Love you Steve."
Michael F. of Tempe, AZ

"Steve, Know how much I respected you're life. Jumping beat swimming, but you did it right. Guide me Brother."

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and the soldiers who will never get the chance to meet him. Mack and I were in the same platoon in basic together. I was the one that everyone called 1st Sgt. He and I then went on to Airborne school together and then on to RIP. He and I spent alot of time together during basic, airborne and RIP, we even got rooms together in town when we had some time off. Due to an injury in RIP I was dropped and was sent to the 10th Mountain Division where I was in recon. I never forgot Mack, I'm now back into teaching I still talk about him to my friends and kids. He made a huge impact on my life and still does to this day.

Something that will stay with me for the rest of my life is when we were in airborne school, we went to Ranger Joe's and I bought a Saint Michael medallion necklace for paratroopers. I wore this necklace everyday, until 31 May 2005 when it broke. I felt something had happened, but I didn't know for a couple of weeks what had happened when I read it in the Army Times. To this day I haven't fixed the necklace although I still carry it in my wallet.

I know we all have chosen that field of endevor, but it doesn't make the loss of him any less hurtful to everyone involved. Mack you will always be remembered and missed by me."
Todd Campbell of Springfield, MO

"Steve's Family,
I am sorry for your loss! My memories of Steve go back to West Seattle during our teen years. Even then he had an integrity and honesty that couldn't be tarnished. The last time I talked with Steve was after I got back from a year long hitch in Somalia back in '93 or '94. Even then he was just as motivated and dedicated as in our teens. He was definitely the type of man that made his mark in the hearts of anyone he ever met. He was a great soldier, a great friend, and will be missed and remembered by all who knew him. My prayers are with you and your family."
Cecil (Sam) Harper, former US Marine of Seattle, WA

"There are TOO many names being added to the list of fallen soldiers. But that is their chosen profession. If you ask a soldier if they would rather die in a car wreck or die in battle, it would be battle. I am sorry for your loss. Your family seems to be adjusting well. I learned of your passing from a hunting tv program where your son to a beautiful buck. Pull the family close, he will never be replaced, but he will always be there in you heart, mind and spirit. God Bless."
Bill Phillips of 82nd Airborne Division 88-91

"Steve was a true friend to me. We met in basic training, and been friends every since. We were from two different part of the the world , but we acted like we grew up together. Gonna miss you bro!!!!"
Steve Jones of Lakeland, Ga, U.S.A

"I remember when SFC Langmack was my Pre- Ranger instructor at 75th HQ in Benning. I tore out my shoulder in Ranger school and he pulled strings to keep me in Battalion. I was an import at the time, but he had a genuine heart and took care of me none the less. I cannot believe he is gone.
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.

Acknowledging 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, faster 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 embarrass my country.

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

Jeremy J. Rogers of Miami, OK

"I did not know him, but attended his memorial and have included Steve Langmack and his family in my prayers ever since then. I will continue pray that the sacrifice is not in vain. May God grant him and his loved ones peace."
Paul of California

"I am deeply saddened to hear of Mack's passing and I send my sincerest condolences to his family. He was a great and brave man who served with pride and pushed others to do the same. I went through Airborne school, R.I.P., and was sent to 1st Bat with Mack for the first two years. We went to the Persian Gulf together and some of my fondest memories in the military include Mack. He was like a brother to me and I will never forget him."
A.J. Lapre of Albuquerque, NM

"To my daughter Rachaelle, and grandsons - Sam and Carson,
Steve was a dedicated husband, loving father and true Hero. He will always have a special place in my heart. I will always remember his smile, sense of humor and joy of life. I know that "Love bears all things, Believes all things, Hopes all things, Endures all things."(I Corinthians 13:7) Your courage is an inspiration. Steve was and is proud of you. Please know that your family and friends will always be ready to help you through difficult times.
Love, Mom and Grandma"
Linda Marrone of Ebony, Virginia

"To Steve Langmack's Family & Friends - We are heartbroken over Steve's death. We will never forget his sacrifice. May God bless you & the angels give you strength on your journey. Our prayers & love go out to his wife & sons. Louise, our deepest sympathies for the loss of your son. Know that all of you are loved, in our hearts & prayers, & we wish you peace. Love from friends in Seattle."
Janice Jainga Lonergan of Seattle WA

"To the Langmack Family, I wish to offer to you my deepest condolences. I have just read the beautiful tributes about your Steven. What a fine man, he is truly an American Hero. Steven will always be remembered and honored. We are praying for all of you. God Bless you all and God Bless Steven."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

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

"Steve was not only a very good soldier, he was a GREAT man. A father, husband, soccer coach, fledgling farmer, handiman, business man, good samaritan & friend. He will be missed terribly, but he has left a legacy, and will not be forgotten."
Conni of Raeford, NC - USA

"My thoughts and prayers go out to Rachaelle and their two sons as well as to the rest of the family. May the angels walk beside them through the weeks ahead and help guide them over the path in front of them."
Debbie and Family of Raeford, NC

"God bless you. May the lord comfort you, and may your soul keep shinning in all of our hearts. Thank you, for fighting for our freedom. Godbless."
Tony Emery of Seattle, Wa.

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. America will forever honor your Hero.
The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the sacrifice that was made and we will NEVER FORGET.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays of Massillon, Ohio

"Steven was a fine soldier. Louise, from your friends at the Washington State Council for Affordable & Rural Housing, our deepest sympathies."
Joseph B. Diehl, Executive Director of Bellevue, WA

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Steven will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

To Steven's family,
We know your pain, and wish to express our deep sorrow for your loss. Your son is truly a hero and will be known forever for his bravery and willingness to protect our great nation. We pray every day for the families of lost soldiers. God bless and keep you.
'My sacrifice, God, is a broken spirit;
God, do not spurn a broken, humbled heart.' Ps 51:19"
Webster and Ruth Reed (Father and stepmom of Jonathan Ray Reed who died in Iraq on January 28, 2005) of Krotz Springs, Louisiana

"Thank you Steven Langmack, 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. 1st Class Steven Langmack:
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 Steven 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. 1st Class Steven Langmack:
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 Steven, 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