Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine 2nd Lt. Michael L. Licalzi

24, of Garden City, New York.
Licalzi died as a result of a vehicle accident in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on May 11, 2006.

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"May 2, 2009
To the family of 2nd Lt. Michael L. Licalzi:
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

"Sir, it was an honor serving under you and working with you. I will never forget you especially as this time draws near. Sleep with the angels Red 1. God bless you Sir and your family."
Sgt Cook of Parris Island, S.C

"To the family of:Michael L Licalzi 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"

"God bless you, Mike. You were a friend, a classmate, a teammate, a true Chaminade man, and a Marine. Sacrifice like yours is what keeps America free and safe.

"From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We will fight our country's battles
In the air, on land and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
of United States Marines.

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in ev'ry clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job--
The United States Marines.

Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve
In many a strife we've fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines."
"
Gerry of Astoria, NY

"Lt. LiCalzi,
Sir, I would like to say thank you to you and your fellow tank crewmembers for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"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.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana God Bless you ALWAYS. "

"I knew Mike Licalzi briefly. He stayed at my house in DC over St. Patty's Day weekend 2006. I'm a former Marine officer. Got out in Dec 2005. Mike, his buddy 1st Lt Adam Lynch (USMC) and I drank too much and stumbled home from the bar in the early morning hours. I remember talking to Mike for hours that night. I had only just met him, but we shared the instant bond that all Marines share. Instant friends, instant trust, instant acceptance. I could see the clear look in his eye. The kind that instills trust and confidence in young Marines. The fresh enthusiam, the dedication, the anticipation of his deployment. I found myself missing the Corps a lot that night, because Mike embodied the finest qualities of the USMC. That was apparent from the moment he looked me in the eye and shook my hand.

My profound condolences to the Licalzi family. Though I knew him briefly, it was instantly apparent to me that Mike was the type of Marine that represented the best of the Corps.

Please let me know if there is any way I can be of service.

Sapius Exertus, Semper Fidelis, Frater Infinitas

Capt Steve Bowen USMC retired
sgbowen2323@yahoo.com"
Capt Steve Bowen USMCR of Washington, DC, USA

"Thank you Michael Licalzi, 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 2nd Lt. Michael Licalzi:
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 2nd Lt. Michael Licalzi:
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