Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Pfc. Veashna Muy

20, of Los Angeles, California.
Muy died while traveling in a convoy that was attacked by a suicide, vehicle-borne, improvised explosive device in Fallujah, Iraq. He was assigned to 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on June 23, 2005.

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"May Jesus heal your hearts and homes during these memorial days. Semper Fidelis means always faithful to our God,Country and Family and Marine Corps. We wish you great memories and joy as you reflect on your loved one. From a Marine veteran who served in Iraq in 2003-2004."
Matthew of CORONA,CA

"Hi, Veashna this is your cousin just me writing to remember you as the perfect solider. i remember all the good times we had with our bright family.. you were the man that every looked back on. i was to young to even know at the time at the age of 11 i don't know there was a lot things going for all of us i was so happy and you knew there was a future for everyone you taught me a lot of things like being my own man just only what i can take in. i miss my cousin dearly with actions mistaken for granted. I'm not so perfect but i trust you as everyone and all is forgiven man. i feel closer than ever with you because i do for the family i feel the gratitude like pulling us. our birthdays are very close yours in october mine in november thank you uncle V lol stay stong Vtec always."
Henry Ventura of Salina,Ks

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com

Scott Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"June 23, 2009
To the family of Pfc. Veashna Muy:
Veashna 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

"This Memorial Day weekend, First Baptist Church of Orlando honored those who have served and died in Iraq and Afghanistan by distributing flags with the names of our service men and women on them. I received Veashna's name. From reading the comments about him, he was much loved and respected--a soldier everyone could be proud of, who served his country well. May God bless you and your family."
Mike of Orlando, Florida

"To the Muy family,
I served with Lcpl Muy and was his Squad Leader at 8th Marines. He was a Great man that was very focused and motivated on being a great Marine and Man. He shared a lot of his life with me and I always admired his strength. It was a Honor to have served with Lcpl Muy. He will always be remebered"
SGT Jacob Hampu of Tampa, FL

"Thank you Everyone for their support. My Cousin Sacrifice will always be remember I just wanted to let everyone know. That their words of hope really helps alot. because i now am sadden to see my aunt so heartbroken and can barely seek happiness knowing her son is gone. Thank you all"
Sarayreth Peter Muy of long beach, california

"Dear Veashna,
It's me, your cousin,Stephanie. I got the message on my phone once I got into town. June 25.2005. It hurts to look at your pictures and the photo collages we made. Knowing that you`re never coming back just rips my heart out. The family is doing fine. Your mom and sister are doing great. We miss you each and everyday and nothings going to change that. I love you and God rest your soul."
Stephanie of Long Beach,CA

You have touched a strangers life. You are one to be honored. Thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice, that I will never forget. I have come to know you by all of the messages that have been sent. Know that you will NEVER be forgotten, and that your family is in my prayers."
Joanne of Camarillo CA

"To the family of:Veashna Muy Im very sorry about the loss.I knew him only for a while in High school,I also knew his sister from my computer class. I didnt get the news about him until almost a year later.I didnt think it was true until other freinds were telling me(Peter N.another close freind of Veashna).He always told me he wanted to be in the Milatary.He left serving the US.I knew him for a while and he was a great person as was his sister. He may be gone.But the memories will last forever.He will live in each and everyone of us.
HOORA!Bye V.I wish I would of gotten to see you befor you left.You will truly be missed."
Jose Jimenez of Long Beach California

"To the family of:Veashna Muy I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully, we will 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, Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ,"
Polly Ballew of Covington,Ga

"Dear Family of Veashna Muy: I lost my son, Marine LCpl Chad Maynard, on June 15, 2005 in Ramadi. When I heard the news about your son, it was like I was reliving that day all over again. It's hard for me to type this even now. I'm so sorry for your loss. On the temporary head stone on my son's grave is the saying, "Not In Vain". That is truly what my son believed and what we, as his family, have to believe every day. Please know that I feel your pain and loss, and I cry with you. They say time eases the pain, and I guess they may be right, but with every new report, I feel the ache of missing my son so much. Always remember, you are not alone. There are others who love you and care about you and know exactly what you are going through. Thank you for your son and his service to us all."
Cindy Maynard, mother of Marine LCpl Chad Maynard and Marine Cpl Jacob Maynard of Kennewick, WA

"To the family and friends of Private First Class Veashna Muy,

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, California USA

"To the Family and Friends of Veashna, I wish to extend my deepest condolence for your loss and our country's loss of your fine young Veashna. Veashna is a true American Hero who will always be remembered and honored. May God Bless all of you."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"Damn, Veashna. I ask myself from time to time now. How can this be. You left. Without words. Left to be what you wanted. But never thought to end this way. Words can't explain. Your life. You had a future. a good one. A family that loves you. I'm still asking. Why you? Remember back when we use to freestyle. We had our own lil crew. Insomnia and V-tech. The Dynamic Duo! ha. So much love goes out to you. I miss you. Even though we grew apart. we was always at heart. I can write a whole book to tell you how I feel. You know me. I got flows. Still remember when we battled freestyling in Jordan High Restroom. You got me with that punchline. Hittin harder that a Tsunami Wave. ha man o man. Your never forgotten. I'm having a baby if u didn't know. A Baby Girl. watch over me and my new family. Yours Truly Undescriable Love. Unite."
Unite of Long Beach Ca.

"My heart goes to PFC Muy's family during these hard times. This is a loss for America and for the Corps. Veashna's legacy, along with all the other brothers and sisters that have payed the ultimate sacrifice, will never be forgoten.

My deepest sympathy & respect.

Cpl Levi J Deniston (MSG Detachment Baghdad, Iraq )

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

"Two weeks ago we lost our dear nephew, Lance Corporal Dustin Birch in Iraq. In the New Testament there are the parables of the Lost Coin, the Lost Sheep and the Lost Son (the prodigal). I believe these writings were included to bring comfort to those who have lost someone/something in their lives also. To assure all that everything lost - everyone lost, including your Veashna - will be found once again. In Luke the Savior tells us that He "came to save that which was lost." May these words bring comfort to you - along with the knowledge that all of our prayers - and gratitude for your family's sacrifice are lasting. “These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we attain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article
as freedom should not be highly rated.”

by Thomas Paine, published December 19, 1776"
Drake & Paulette Kirkham of Salt Lake City, Utah

"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

"Thank you Veashna Muy, 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 Pfc. Veashna Muy:
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 Veashna 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 Pfc. Veashna Muy:
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 Veashna, 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