Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Sgt. Michael A. Marzano

28, of Greenville, Pennsylvania.
Marzano died as the result of an explosion caused by a suicide vehicle borne improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in Hadithah, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Force Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Phoenix, Arizona. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). Died on May 7, 2005.

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"TO MY BROTHER NOT ONLY IN CHILDHOOD BUT AS A SGT OF MARINES",A DAY don't go by that I don't think of you. And as our phone conversation we had 24 hours before you were KIA concerning AL I will never forget. I love you brother Semper Fi"
Wes Anderson of GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA

"To the Family and Friends of Sgt. Michael Marzano,

This past weekend I had the honor and privilege of running in Michael's memory, his name proudly displayed on my shirt, as myself and fellow Marines of 3/25 made our way from Albany to New Windsor on foot. He lives on with the other 47 Marines and Sailors we lost in 2005, and we will continue to ensure that the story of his life and sacrifice will not go untold."
Joseph Shearer, LCpl USMC of San Antonio, TX

"Today's date being 1 Oct 2014"
Mrs. J. Thomspon of Camp Lejuene NC

"I would just like to say that today my husband GySgt. Jason C. Thomspon, USMC is officially retired from the Corps literally as of today. To his family: Jason had a bracelet made in memory of Marzano and wears it daily. I wish you all the very best and that you continue to keep his spirit alive. Xoxo"
Jaime Thomspon of Camp Lejeune, NC

"https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151784661365080&set=a.10151734674505080.850530.690125079&type=1&theater"
Steve of Greenville, PA

"Michael<3 It's almost been another year. I know I didn't really get see you or meet you. but I love you, now and always will<3"
Taylor

"To the family of:Michael A.Marzano
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""

"Today is a great day Mike! Today it was announced that justice has finally been served. The justice that you among many of your fellow soldiers died seeking... Osama is dead! May your family find some peace knowing that you have not died in vein. We all miss you and are thinking of you in this great day in history!"
Emily Wolfe of PA

"Hey hun, I still think of you and wish you didn't go, but I understand why you did. No matter how much time passes, you will always be on my mind and in my heart. I miss u! XO"
Amber of Tempe/Phoenix, AZ

"Hey brother - it's been quite some time since we've talked. Somehow I found something with your mom saying she was worried that you never want your child to be forgotten. Trust me, there are guys who are currently in every part of the world thinking about you. Your mom shouldn't worry, you of all S.O.B.'s who ever served in Uncle Sams Misguided Children won't be forgotten. Just do me a favor since I'm out now - watch over Jeff and .50 Kal - they've been in Afghanistan for a while, and although Jeff continually says "it's nothing" I still worry. Just do me a favor and take care of them the way that I know you would have if you were still here - which you are still here in each of us that knew you. Thanks man."
"Napoleon." of NY, NY.

"It was my honor to have brought Michael into the family of the Corps.... It still hurts to know that he is gone. Prior to Mike's funeral, I had to make a call to Al, and express my grief, as well as offer my condolences. That really hurt. Two former Marines lamenting the passing of a brother, a son, a friend. Then Al introduced me to Mom (Margie)... Thought that I was in for what every Marine Recruiter dreads... Mom saying that I took her boy away... But it wasn't at all... She was thankful that I helped Michael achieve his goal of being a Marine.... Damn, I am tearing up as I type this. I miss all my boys, but only 1 that I don't hear from. You were a fighter from day 1 that I met you Mike, I miss you old friend."
GySgt R.J. Isler USMC (Ret.) of Greensburg, Pa

"I had the privilege of serving with he Sgt. Marzano here in Phoenix; he was my squad leader in 1st platoon. I'll never forget trips to the rifle range and the boxing rings he'd immediately set up after we were done shooting. He was always having a good time and making sure his Marines were squared away. I am an elementary school teacher and I keep lots of USMC memorabilia in my classroom so my students see it. Right next to my my Marine Corps flag I keep his picture and memorial card. Semper Fi Mike...you are truly missed."
Cpl D. Salch of Phx, AZ

"Michael
I can't believe that it has been 5 years since you were lost to all who love you so deeply. I know your Mom and what a strong woman she is. I know that you would so very proud of her and what she has done in your name, just as she is so very proud of you for what you stood for. Your strength and courage will never be forgotten. You are a true American HERO.
God Bless you"
Terri Schall of AZ

"I noticed some names on here that my husband had mentioned from 1/6 wpns company before we were together. He is now an instructor at SOI/MCT. Jason has some pictures of him and Marzano goofying off. Just reading the comments below has me really choked up and I will be telling him about this page so he can leave his own personal message~ Jaime Thompson ~ USMC Wife"
Jaime Thompson of USMC Bases, NC

"To Michael Marzano and all other fallen soldiers: as a Marine Brat of 22 yrs and a Marine Wife of 5 yrs to SSgt. Jason Thompson who used to be attatched to 1/6 and 2/2 and who knew Marzano I want to thank you all for your selfless act of courage. It's for Marines like you all that I thank everyday and I keep in my prayers. If it wasn't for you guys people wouldn't have the freedom that they do. Unfortunatly alot of society doesn't think that way and that angers me more than anything. One special thing is that my husbands birthday is on memorial day and mine is two days later so you know you have two grateful Americans that celebrate this holiday in honor of people like you. As proud Americans we already have the flags around our house being flown bc we celebrate the whole month for our courageous fallen service members! I want to also thank the families of these fallen Marines. Even though I personally never knew them I'm grateful for their bravery and personal sacrafice so we can all have a better life. As I write this I do have teary eyes bc I can't begin to imagine the feeling of losing a loved one at war. Thank You Again ~ Jaime Thompson ~ Proud USMC Wife"
Jaime Thompson of Wilmington, NC USMC

"I miss you brother. It was truly an honor for myself, and all the other Marines that had the opportunity to serve with you. I will never forget you."
-Sgt Hopkins, 1/6 Wpns. Co, 81's Plt.

"Thinking about you today Mike...thought I'd stop in and say we all miss you and haven't forgotten and never will....it's still like a dream....that tour...we are always getting closer to meeting again as the days go by. God bless"
fmr SGT Jacob Arnett, 3/25 of Baghdad, Iraq

"i knew mike from boot camp and SOI, he was definitely a gentle giant with a big heart! was just thinking about him and others on this memorial day...your family is in my heart and prayers..."
Joe Kelleher of Boston, MA

"Dear Michael,

I was so devasted when I found out the news.. There isnt a day that goes by that I dont think of you. I miss you so much.. I will alway cherish the time we had together.. I was so excited to see you new yrs eve.. Wow!I didnt see you for 8yrs before that. I loved talkin on the fone while you were in iraq.. The promise you made to me.. I will never forget it.. You were the most sweet, generous, and handsome man.. "I will never forget you.. Never.. Al, I hope I will see you soon.. Take care.."
Marie of beaver, pa 15009

"May 4, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Michael A. Marzano:
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

"Hey Marzano (meat-head), I remember the fun times we had back in 1/6. You will never be forgotten!"
Thomas Naumovski ( Skeeter-Beeter) of Cincinnati, Ohio

"Hey Marzaon (meat-head), I remember the fun times we had back in 1/6. You will never be forgotten!"
Thomas Naumovski ( Skeeter-Beeter) of Cincinnati, Ohio

"I still think of you and will never forget you. We all miss you very much. Rest in Peace."
PJ Torr of Sharon PA

"hey bro, i just wanted you yo know that i think of you every day. i miss you man. i want the old days back, you remember, all those good times we had in the gun pit, over seas, and in lejeune! i love you to hells no end brother. 1/6 HARD!"
fmr. cpl. scott c. willis of mt. morris ny,

"Hi my loving uncle!!! I miss you so much and Mariah misses you, Margy misses you, Nick misses you, Nicky misses you, and everybody else who loves you misses you!!! Thank You for serving our country!!!! :)"
your neice Elizabeth of Chandler, Arizona

"I remember Mike from Karns City High School as the tough kid who always wanted to box, play football and join the military. Mike died in the service of our country on my 28th birthday and he is seared into my memory as a fellow Marine, a high school friend and a hero. God bless Mike and his family for their devotion and sacrifice.

Semper Fidelis."
Jason Madey of Washington, DC

"hey ... Mickey !!!
You taught me so much brother.. Ilove you and miss you. I wish you would of called it quits when your original contract did. I'll never forget how you stood up for me and my squad in Okinawa. You are my inspiration. Wish I could bullshit with you one last time.

, Cpl. Ian Allen

Your memory will never die as long as I'm alive."
Ian Michael Allen of Madison Wisconsin

"This will seem wierd, I just want to write to Mike like he's still here.
Hey there "Meat Head!" you're the man dude. I miss bein your squad leader on gun 3 in 1/6. I tried to call you on x mas of 06 with the phone number you left me, but i didn't get you, anyways, i love you brother, and i cherrish all those good times we shared in lejeune and oki. The world is a lesser place without you, but I promise you, I will see you on the other side. I love n miss you bro. 1/6 hard. Your friend, Willis."
Former Cpl, scott c willis of mount morris ny

"Hi Michael!!! I miss you terribly!!!! I love you!!! Thank you for serving our country!!! LOVE YOU!!!!"
your niece Elizabeth of Chandler, AZ

"Big Mike,

Nothing could ever describe the times we had in football at Sharon. You were and are my boy. I will see you again. To the family, I am very sorry and know that Big Mike will always look after you like he did his friends."
SSgt Michael Funk, USAF of Mountain Home, Idaho (formerly Sharon PA...)

"To MIke and his family,
Oh Mike I think of you and Angel often. Every time I go out I think you are going to come around the corner and surprise me like always. I think of you all the time. I sent you so many text messages before you left. I hated that you wanted to go. I didn't want you to go. I fell apart the day I saw you on the news. I still can't believe that it's true. Why you? You should be here now making me laugh. Calling from the bar in Tempe asking me to come get you cause you had to much to drink. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. I would love to hear from anyone that cared for Mike like I did. love and miss you.
Amber in Tempe, Az amtood04@yahoo.com"
Amber of Tempe, Arizona

"We all love and remember you Mike. Your legacy remains an everlasting fiber in the eternal lore of the United States Marine Corps and you are resting with a blessed company of young men who are awaiting that call to "fall in" and walk amongst us when we are together again someday. Your smile, laugh, and horrible boxing bulldog tattoos are memories emblazoned in my mind. There is no negative. I know you'd be glad to know theres only one way I remember you, a big burly dude with a hear t of gold and a smile that strangely caused others to smile when they may not even be in the mood to enjoy anything of the sort. That is you, Mike. That how you are. You'll never be "gone" and you'll never be past-tense. You are with me everyday now, which would have saved me a plane ticket to Arizona to hang out when we got back. Haha Love you brother"
Corporal Jake Arnett 2nd Plt. Lima Company 3/25 (formerly Weapons Company MAP 7) of Cleveland, OH

"Micheal
I wanted to say thank you for taking that job at ramada with me. I really miss those times. life seemed so simple then. I would love to say" i wish you didn't go" but i can't because thats what you wanted even though i wish it were a dream. I'm very proud and honored to have known you. I thank God every chance i get for the day you showed up at baseball when you got back from Az. I know its hard with you not being around for everyone that has known you. What can i say you have the Marzano gift of gab. It's definetly comforting to know your in good hands and that we have you to watch over us. I love you Mike.
Al I know its tough and there is no great way to look at it. Being the family guy mike was you know he is around always looking out for us Maybe even pulling a prank or two . To the family I miss you all"
Vinnie Marzano of Los Angeles,Ca

"I told that dumb * not to go. Loved you like a brother, we were brothers. The short time that I knew you, I taught you everything I could. I *ing told you, dude. I'll see you again, not anytime soon. I love you and I miss you. Always right behind me... Love Corporal Timothy D. Ripley 385889312 6122700112."

"Thanks for all you have done Mike. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Because of your contribution to the spread of freedom, many more lives of innocents across the world will be spared.

Semper Fi Mike."
Matt Burke of Glendale, Arizona

"Dear Margie: I found this by accident while looking up something else. I am so sorry for your loss. I last saw Michael when he was 5 years old. Little did I know he would grow up to be an American Hero. Please know that your family and Michael are in my thoughts and prayers. My e mail address is dmerc10@aol.com"
Dean Mercurio of Royal Palm Bch., FL.

"To the familiy and freinds of Michael,
If you ever need us we are right here in Uniontown OH. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Our son, Dustin Derga was also with the 3/25 stationed in Iraq. He was killed May 8, 2005. We know that, along with so many other Marines, Michael must have been gaurding the Gates of Heaven and perhaps was there to greet Dustin. And now they both do so, along with so many other fine men from 3/25. They will always be missed here but never forgotten. And our faith tells us that we will one day be reunited for Eternity.
Semper Fi and God Bless you,
Bob and Marla Derga
Always the Proud Father and Stepmother of Clp. Dustins A. Derga USMC 3/25 Lima"
Bob and Marla Derga of Uniontown Ohio USA

"To Al and Margie and everyone else that has suffered this unfair loss. You raised Mike to be a great guy!!! He could make anyone laugh!!! I can fondly remember all of our times together...laughing!!! He is truly a hero and he will never be forgotten. Mike is smiling because he knows that he is loved!!
To Mike,
I will never forget how funny you were...especially years after high school when you talked to justin and I in the car at my parents house...just so you know, we did get married ( I guess you always knew we would!! )
Craig really wanted to meet up with you but you deployed a month apart! We all still talk about you and laugh when we think of some of the crazy conversations we had!!! I will never forget justin, craig and you at red bank...or was it quigly, oh well I am sure there is a funny story there too!!!
See you again!"
Missy and Justin of PA

"Michael,
It has been 1 year, 4 months tomorrow. It seems like yesterday when I last talked to you. I still have a message you left me calling from Iraq which I will never erase. I still have your cell phone with your greeting that I will keep. I keep calling and telling you to call me back. I know you had to go, I know you felt it right, but the loss your dad, brother, and I share is so intense. Going on is so hard. I need your help and your big body wrapped around me to carry me through. 1 year 4 months, a lifetime but a moment in time. I miss you, Sport. I love you. How did this happen?
Mom 8/7/06"
Mom of Phoenix, Az. USA

"Wow Michael, it's been just over a year... I miss you so bad. I know you guide me everyday. I love you. Until I see you again....."
Deana of Surprise, AZ

"No words can really be said for such heart ache that comes with such a great loss. Please know that his life was not in vain and even tho I did not know him or the family, I say a prayer for all of you and for the others that serve this country. God bless"
Debbie Houston of Tallahassee, Florida

"Hey Shadow boxer, it's been a long year but it seems like yesterday. I miss you. You were a great friend and an awesome Marine. You will never be forgotten! Semper Fi"
Cpl. Jeremy W. Mock of Hoboken, NJ

"Mike was a friend of mine, I remember when I heard about it, my heart sank Mike and i were in 81's Platoon together for about 2 years at 1/6... I'm gonna miss the "little" guy!!!! MISS YA MAN... I'm sorry Mr and Mrs. Marzano, he was a great Marine, and he will ALWAYS be missed!!!!! I'm Sorry!!!!!!!!!"
Sgt Ray, Dennis R. of Weapons Training Battalion, High Risk Personnel, Quantico, Va

"To the family of marine Sgt. Marzano,
Our prayers and deep condolences in your loss. My husband was SSgt. Anthony Goodwin who also lost his life on May 8th. He was assigned to 3/25 out of Ohio as platoon Commander. Your son will always be a HERO in my eyes.

God Bless you and your family,
Kimberly Goodwin"
Kimberly Goodwin of Jacksonville, NC

"Mikey,
Hey Buddy come back now, come back home to us all. I need you you're family needs you. We cant go on any longer without you. It's already been almost a WHOLE YEAR withought YOU in our LIVES!!
Mike i miss you soo much,so many more miss and love you also!
I wish this was all just a dream,a very very long dream.
Sgt. Michael Marzano I miss you cousin.

Love You're cousin,
Sammy"
Samantha of Masury, Ohio, USA

"Mike was my roomate at Camp Lejuene after we got back from Japan. He was a good man and a good freind. Marzano has often been in my thoughts since I heard the sad news last spring. My heart goes out to his family. I know that he will live on in the memories of all those he has touched."
Nate Sporin of Idaho

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

"Micheal, Hey buddy words can't say how much I miss you. You were truely the best.I can't wait until we meet again brother. LOVE YOU>>>> Your Brother CASH"
shayne myers of Karncity PA.

"Semper Fi, Michael. Remember him always.
God Bless you Michael. Never forgotten. Never."
Linda of Mesa, AZ

"Michael~you are a wonderful person and one hell of a Marine. We will never forget you and your sacrafice. SEMPER FI"
Sgt. A.C. Bartlett and Family of Phoenix, Arizona

"I met Michael when he was at Camp Lejeune,NC in the 1st bat. 6th marines with my ex-husband. He was such a sweet guy and a true hero. I am so sorry for the families loss. I will pray for all the family and friends of Michael!"
Renee Hague of Cairo,IL USA

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From the family of LCpl Branden P. Ramey, KIA 11/8/04"
Sandy of CA

"Thank you Michael. I am sorry I did not give you a chance to become more of a friend to me and I to you. Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand. Semper Fi."
S.L. of Scottsdale, AZ

"Dear Marzano family, I heard Michaels story on the pbs station this morning at work and feel the need to reach out to your family. I also lost my nephew
Sgt. Andy Brown on Oct. 8, 04. Every time I hear of one more of our young being lost to us in this war I can't help but think about all the moms, dads, aunt, uncles and family that are in so much pain. It sounds like your Michael was an extra special guy. One that every one loved deeply. I know the Greenville area well and have a daughter out there. If you need to talk, my sister and myself are here to listen. You can reach me at Colleenaifd@myway.com The best to your family, your in my prayers."
Colleen Kelly of Pleasant Mount, Pa

"Michael,
I miss you so much, You are the greatest cousin. I know through the years we seen less of each other because of our lives, know i always thought about you and prayed that you were safe. I was always proud of you. You followed your dreams of becoming a boxer and a USMC. I knew when you volunteered to go over and fight you had to do it because you are a solider there is no way people understand this feeling that you have to go, its the pride and honor of being a solider we want to save the world. I never thought that i would never see you again, it hurts to say goodbye, I know you are looking down on us and some day we will all meet again. Always know that I love you and I will never forget you!!!!!!!!"
Denise of Oakton, VA USA

"Michael here is a poem for you::There's a hero if you look inside you'r heart you dont have to be afraid of what you are. there's and answer if you reach into you'r soul and soul that you know will melt away and then a hero comes along with the strength to carry on and you east your feels inside and you know you cant survive so when you feel like hope is gone look inside you and be strong and you'll finally see the truth that a hero lies in You. Its a long road and you face the world below when reaches out a hand for you to hold you can find love you can search within yourself my emptyness will disapear and then a hero comes along with the srtength to carry on and you east your feels inside and you know you cant survive so when you feel like hope is gone look inside you and be strong and you'll finally see the truth that a hero lies in you long ago things are hard to follow but dont let anyone take them away hold on there will be tomorrow in time you'll find the way! I really do Miss you Michael and i just wish i could see you again the way you left me and i wanna here your voice."
Samantha of Masury Ohio USA

"Michael here is a poem for you i wanted to send you but i guess that was to late but here it is::There's a hero if you look inside you'r heart you dont have to be afraid of what you are. there's and answer if you reach into you'r soul and soul that you know will melt away and then a hero comes along with the strength to carry on and you east your feels inside and you know you cant survive so when you feel like hope is gone look inside you and be strong and you'll finally see the truth that a hero lies in You. Its a long road and you face the world below when reaches out a hand for you to hold you can find love you can search within yourself my emptyness will disapear and then a hero comes along with the srtength to carry on and you east your feels inside and you know you cant survive so when you feel like hope is gone look inside you and be strong and you'll finally see the truth that a hero lies in you long ago things are hard to follow bu dont let anyone take them away hold on there will be tomorrow in time you'll find the way! I really do Miss you Michael and i just wish i could see you again the way you left me and i wanna here your voice."
Samantha of Masury Ohio USA

"Michael, Just yesturday was you'r 29th birthday! Wish I could tell you Happy birthday only in person I love you Mike and always will just remember you were the best cousin in the world and the best man in our family you were the big hero for us.Now may you rest in peace and spend you'r holidays and birthdays with the angles above. miss you always. your cousin samantha!"
Samantha of masury Ohio USA

"TO THE FAMILY OF MARINE SGT. MARZANO, FROM RIMES FAMILY OF LATE CPL. RIMES...WE ARE DEEPLY SADDEN BY THE LOST OF MICHAEL. HE IS A TRUE AMERICAN HERO! WE FULLY UNDERSTAND YOUR LOST...UP TO NOW ME AND MY FAMILY WERE STILL GRIEVING, WE LOST MY BROTHER CPL. GARRY WESLEY TAN RIMES LAST APRIL 1, 2005. ALTHOUGH, BOTH HAD NOT KNOWN ONE ANOTHER, BOTH ARE MILITARY BROTHERS, BOTH HAD EACH OTHERS BACK, BOTH HAD THE SAME GOAL.. TO SERVE AND PROTECT OUR COUNTRY...

TO SGT. MIKE, I WANT TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST GRATITUDE FOR YOUR SACRIFICE... BLESS MY BROTHER CPL. RIMES AND SGT. MARZANO FOR THEIR SACRIFICES AND HEROIC ACT. THEY WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED...BOTH NOW ARE IN GOOD PLACE WHERE IN THEY GUARD THE KINGDOM OF GOD...THEY ARE ANGELS LOOKING FOR US..

TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS, FROM TAN-RIMES FAMILY, OUR PRAYERS AND DEEP CONDOLENCES IN YOUR LOSS."
PATTY RIMES, SISTER OF FALLEN HERO CPL. GARRY WESLEY TAN RIMES of SANTA MARIA, CA. U.S.A

"Mike will alwasy be my big brother no matter what. I love you, Michael!"
Mike's Lil' Sister of PA

"We will never forget. Thank you for being so courageous. You are a true Hero."
3/25 Sister of Massillon, Ohio

"Michael is a great cousin,He was always honest very funny and very nice. He would do anything for anyone at any time,as you all know he tried to save our country too.He put his very own life in danger to keep all of us alive! I didnt want him to go into war but that wasnt my decision to make. Now his life was taken on May 7th 2005. Mike will always be remembered.I only wish that Michael could have come home and started his second wish in life which was too box. He was the greatest wrestler and football player in school.I never had thought I'd ever have to say Goodbye to him,but on that day he got taken away was the day i lost my mind. Everytime I was sad he was there to chear me up but on the day he was taken away i knew it was true cause no one mad me happy. I miss Michael ALOT!!! The last time i saw him was last christmas,and his last words were to me was " I'll be fine dont worrry,I'll see you next christmas". He wanted me to come up with him in Arizona to ride fourwheelers.Well I guess there is so much with Mike that will be missed. I LOve You Mike!"
Samantha of masury,Ohio USA

"From an old friend...

I first met Mike when I went to YSU in 1995. And though it's been a long time since I've seen him, I've often thought about him, hoping to see him on the TV show The Contender :) You will not be forgotten by anyone whose life you touched, Mike, even if it was just for a short time. You are my hero. Thank you. Love your friend, Heidi."
Heidi M. of Youngstown, OH

"Sgt. Michael Marzano is another fine example of American's True Hero's. We pray that all the wonderful memories of a son, brother and uncle will ease the pain for Al, Margy, Mark, Nick, Mariah and Nicky. You are in our thoughts."
Eugene and Sherry Burford of Glendale, AZ

"Mike was a great friend and an even greater Marine. As much as I wished he had never volunteered to go, I know he was doing something that he believed very strongly in and he will always be a hero in my heart. My condolences to all of the family and friends that he left behind. He will live on in my memory every day of my live. I love you Mike! Thank you for protecting our freedom!"
Pamela of Phoenix, AZ/USA

"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

"To the family of SGT Michael A. Marzano; Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Sgt Marzano. My brother, SSG Sean Huey was KIA in Iraq last November and I can understand the pain you are going through. Please know that SGT Marzano is a hero and he will not be forgotten! With respect and honor, TSgt Colleen Huey-Garra."
TSgt Garra of Fayetteville NC

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Michael A. Marzano,

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. Please use our link and register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

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

"TO THE MARZANO FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. WE ARE SADDEN BY THE LOST OF MICHAEL. HE WAS AN AMAZING PERSON, SOLDIER, AND A HERO! HE WILL BE REMEMBERED NEVER FORGOTTEN. MICHAEL YOU HAVE NOT GIVEN YOU LIFE IN VAIN."
tLEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"Marine Sgt. Michael A. Marzano, "thank you" isn't enough for the ultimate sacrifice you gave to each of us. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family during this difficult time."
Jerry & Toni Longville of Akron, Ohio

"My heart goes out to Michael's family and friends."
Marine MOM 3/25/4th of western NY

"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. Your 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 Marzano, 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 Marzano:
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 Marzano:
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