Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine 2nd Lt. Donald R. McGlothlin

26, of Lebanon, Virginia.
McGlothlin died from small arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces during Operation Steel Curtain in Ubaydi, Iraq. His unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). He was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on November 16, 2005.

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"To the family of:Donald R. McGlothlin
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""

"11/16/2008
In remembrance and sorrow. Rest in peace."

"November 15, 2008
To the family of 2nd Lt. Donald R. McGlothlin:
Donald 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

"Your selfless sacrifice will always be remembered.
To the family of Lt. McGlothlin. To raise and support a child who is willing and eager to contribute to a cause that is higher than themselves is a true testament of love. Lt. McGlothlin will always be a hero, not only for giving the ultimate sacrifice, but for serving his country and willingly facing known danger that most would not.
My husband and I are from Tazewell and Dickenson Co.'s and have both served in the Army. I got out in 2003 after 6yrs, My husband recently got out after 12yrs. OIF 2004
May God Bless your family."
Andrew and Melissa Short of Schnectady. NY

"Thank you sir, because of your sacrifice that day and because of your skill in leading us, many of us made it home who otherwise wouldn't have if we were led by a lesser man than you. Know that all other officers we get are measured against you"
Lcpl Fry

"To Donald's Family, I am so sorry for your loss, you are in our prayers. To Donald, you sir are a true American Hero. Words cannot begin to thank you for all you have done in keeping us safe. May God Bless you Donald and God Bless your family."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"May the angels keep you till morning.
May they guide you through the night.
May they comfort all your sorrows.
May they help you win the fight.

May they keep watch on your soul.
May they show you better ways.
May they guard you while you’re sleeping.
May they see you through your days.

May they show you new hopes.
May they still your every doubt.
May they calm your every fear.
May they hear you when you shout.

May the angels keep you till morning.
More that this I cannot pray.
And if the angels ever fail you.
Then may God be there that day.


Gone – 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

"Lt. McGlothin,
Sir, I would like to say thank you to you and the four other Marines from your unit(2/1) who were killed for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"To the family and friends of 2nd Lt. Donald R. McGlothlin,

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. If you're not certain that your loved one's next of kin is registered, please use our link and register them for a quilt so we can send our "Love Stitched Together."

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

"Semper Fi Brother."
CWO Thomas Smith USMC of Lenoir, NC.

"To the family of Lt. McGlothlin, we know and understand the pain you have. You have given a precious gift to our country in the cause of FREEDOM. "The cost of FREEDOM IS HIGH but the cost of loss of that freedom is higher" We honor your son for his love of his country. He will always be an AMERICAN HERO. The very thread that has built this country, young men willing to serve. We must never forget the gift they have given to us. Our flag was half staff in honor of your son. May our Lord give you peace and stay strong as they would want us to. Proud grandparents of L. Cpl. Juston Thacker, KIA Afghanistan, 6/24/04. www.lcpljustontthacker.com"
Tom & Dixie Sisk of Princeton, WV

"MAC, YOU HAVE NOT DIED IN VAIN! YOU ARE AN EXAMPLE OF UNSELFISHNESS. RISKING YOU LIFE DAY IN AND DAY OUT. FOR ALL AMERICAN'S AND OTHERS TO HAVE HOPE AND PEACE IN THE WORLD. AMERICA HAS BEEN ALOT SAFER SINCE 911. DONALD YOU PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN THAT. AS A LEADER YOU UNDERSTOOD TEAM WORK. YOUR MEN AND WOMEN LISTENED TO YOUR DIRECTION AND GUIDANCE. AN YOU HANDLED IT WITH GREAT PRIDE. SO YES, YOU ACCOMPLISHED YOUR MISSION TO AMERICAN'S, YOUR SOLDIERS AND THOSE HOPING TO LIVE IN PEACE. THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY. MORE IMPORTANTLY, BEING A MILITARY BROTHER TO OUR SON. REALIZE YOU BOTH COULDN'T OF KNOW ONE ANOTHER. SERVING TWO DIFFERENT BRANCHES OF SERVICE. STILL EVEN WITH ALL FIVE DIFFERENT BRANCHES OF AMERICAN SOLDIER. YOU ALL HAD THAT COMMON BOND; MILITARY FAMILY UNITED TOGETHER TO ANSWER A CALLING IN LIFE TO SERVE AND PROTECT. THE FREEDOM MAND LIBERTIES ALL AMERICANS TAKE FOR GRANTED AND TRUELY, NEVER WANT TO GIVE UP! DONALD TO YOU AS I PROMISED TO GREGORY AND ALL OUR FALLEN. I WILL NOT LET AMERICAN MISTREAT THOSE SERVING THE WAR ON TERRORISM, AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ AND OTHER HOT ZONE'S IN OUR WORLD. eVERYDAY I THINK HOW? AMERICAN'S MISTREAT OUR VIETNAM VETERANS. NO EXCUSE FOR THAT AND IT'S NOT HAPPENING THIS TIME. DONALD YOU ARE SOMEONE'S SOMEONE AND YOU ARE SOMEONE TO OUR FALLEN. I URGE YOUR FAMILY TO REACH OUT TO YOUR COMMUNITY AND POLITICAL LEADERS. TO REQUEST A STREET BE NAMED AFTER YOU. AN AMERICAN HERO. THAT SERVED HIS COMMUNITY, COUNTY, STATE AND OUR GREAT COUNTRY. IT IS THE VERY LEAST YOUR COMMUNITY CAN DO TO HONOUR YOU. SO YOU WILL NEVER EVER BE FORGOTTEN. THIS IS JUST AN ASSURANCE. GOD BLESS! FATHER OF SGT GREGORY L. WAHL DRAGON SOLDIER KIA 05-03-04 BALAD, IRAQ"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM 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.
Our nations HERO, Donald will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana God Bless you ALWAYS. "

"Thank you Donald McGlothlin, 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. Donald McGlothlin:
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 Donald 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. Donald McGlothlin:
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 Donald, 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