Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Cpl. Shawn T. Lasswell, Jr.

21, of Reno, Nevada.
Lasswell died of injuries sustained in Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on April 23, 2006.

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"I never go to meet you, but I know you're family speaks so highly of you. There are days when I see your little brother still cry for you. He tells me how funny you were and the adventures y'all took. I wish I would've gotten to know you. Your family is one of a kind. Fly high. Thanks for servin for our country!"
Tara of Cottage Hills, IL

"I cried so hard when I found out you died. It haunts me every day that I wasn't there. I love you battle and I'll see you at fiddles green."
Spiess of Gainesville, FL

"Shawn, time has passed and still the pain remains. I wish we had more time. I wish that you would still be here. To Shawns family: time doesn't heal all wounds and I wish that things were different in 2006. I want to get to know all of you and hope that we can start fresh. My number is 8238334401."
Jessi of La Porte, TX

"Shawn, not a day goes by I don't think of the good times we had going to Austin and hanging out at 13 coscom. I never dreamed you would marry the woman that you asked me what to do about her being mad at you. I heard that you have a child and it kills me that you never got to meet.
Your brother from 1-22 " regulars by god""
gregory metcalfe of ft hood, tx

"It has been 4 years and I miss you a lot. Its been hard without you and I can't go 1 day with out thinking about my oldest brother the coolest brother my life size army man!!! wish you was still around... Love you bro!! Your lil brother."
Gabriele of Cottage Hills IL

"I miss you brother. I think about you always."
david lane 1st plt. C 7-10 of everett, wa

"April 15, 2009
To the family of Cpl. Shawn T. Lasswell, Jr.:
Shawn 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

"Wow its been almost 3 years and i miss you sooooo much im getting ready to graduate here soon may 16th then start college may 20th to be a rn well i gotta go i miss and love u wish you were here with me its been really hard the past couple of years with everything going on i love u please watch over me!!!!!"
Jessie of Cottage hills Il

"Thank you for protecting me and for never ceasing to smile. Thank you for giving me the privilege and honor of calling you my friend. I miss you!"
Jacklyn of Fort Worth, TX

"To the family of:Shawn T. Lasswell, Jr. 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"

"Dear Shawn,
You are the best big brother to me i miss you and i will alwayz think of you it was hard knowing it has been a year since you were killed and it was hard the day i found out! hate to say it but i cant believe it happened. im really upset not at you tho!! you were suppose to come home and hang out and be closer to us well we all understand tho it wasnt your fault I miss and love you and you know another thing is you picked a wonderful wife and it was kind of akward at first known she kinda had the same name as mine! its cool tho known i have a sister figure in my life! and she is really fun to hang out with but i wish it was on different terms tho!!!!well i better go i will talk at you later i know that sounds weird but i miss you and i really just want to see you one more time!!!! hugs and kisses from your lil sister!!!"
jessie of cottage hills il

"i miss ya buddy. i remeber talkin to you that morning. you seemed happy as always and if only i knew it would be the last time i would see you. when sal told me you had been killed, i got mad at him and told him thats not a funny joke and he should know better. i couldnt and still cant come to terms with your death. you were a great friend and ill miss you dearly. we all miss you man. you take care up there and rest easy brother. thank you for everything, i wish i could be half of what you were."
ctb of south texas

"Thank you SHAWN.. MAY YOU RIP. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. You are a true hero and I will never forget you. You were a great person Shawn and I had the pleasure of knowing you. You will be missed."
Jessica of AZ

"Shawn I never met you but had the honor of giving a motorcycle ride to your brother, for your Alton, IL honor ride. Your picture is in my office during this Christmas season to remind me that, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13"
Jerry Hampshire of Godfrey, IL

"I'm so sorry for your loss. There are no words that can be said for such a loss of a child, may god be with you and your family at this time of great need. I never met your son but he had to have been a real great guy to serve our country. My prayers go out to you all. Jessica keep safe"
Linda Daniel, Jason's mom of Fulton Tx

"To the Lasswell Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your Shawn is a true American Hero who will always be remembered and honored. May God Bless you all and God Bless Shawn."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

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

"Lasswell was a good friend and a great man. His smile and laughter will be missed. He is a hero to us all. We will miss him here in Iraq."
Jeremy Hayes of Taji, Iraq

"thank you all for your support"
shawn t lasswell sr. of cottage hills ill usa

"Thank you Shawn Lasswell, Jr., 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 Cpl. Shawn Lasswell, Jr.:
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 Shawn 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 Cpl. Shawn Lasswell, Jr.:
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 Shawn, 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