Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Michael V. Postal

21, of Glen Oaks, New York.
Postal died from explosions as a result of enemy action while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Regiment, 2nd Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on May 7, 2005.

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"Michael it has been over 7years but has seemed like yesterday since you have passed. Your friendly attitude will always be missed. My prayers are with your family on this memorial day"
Gieroch thomas g of Muskegon mi usa

"Michael I love you and miss you so much it is a wound that will never be filledI know you are at peace with mom and are watching over you dad ,sammy you can see how beautiful she his and wendy who also loved you as her son and will be forever with your father and sammy I truly believe that your mother sent her so you all could be a loving family as you were and as they are today . I watcher go from diaper to a jarhead and have never been so proud
I'll always love you"
donna /hilton of CI NY

"Miss you! <3"

"To the family and loved ones of Michael Postal,
I think of Michael often with fond memories. We served together in Camp Lejeune, NC and in Haiti 2004, during Operation SECURE TOMORROW. Michael served in my Headquarters Section. He helped to manage our command post from the Haitian National Palace. I was privileged to be his company commander. Michael held many collateral duties, to include serving as one of the few precious HMMWV drivers in the company, requiring his participation in 50% or more of our combat and security missions in Haiti. Needless to say, he remained very busy. Michael was an absolute workhorse, who feared nothing. He was honorable, trustworthy, faithful, and a fine Marine. Iím sure you know this already. I left the company after Haiti, but will never forget Marines from Lima Company finding me in Iraq to report his loss. The Marines loved Michael and certainly appreciated his courage, calm demeanor, and friendship. Although much time has passed, Michael remains on my mind, as you remain in my prayers. Please accept my sincere condolences and know that you raised a fine man."
Maj K. E. Clark of USMC

"I have known micheal since elementary school and we been friends for a very long time. I kept in touch with Micheal even after he went off to joins the marines and he sent me pictures online from where he was stationed. I found out about Micheal after one of my friends informed me when he went back for high school reunion. Micheal you always had been a good friend and I will never forget you or how you put your life on the line for our country. I know your looking down on us from heaven right now smileing. God bless"
subin idiculla of tampa, florida

"your mother was my best friend you were in her stomach and when you came out i loved you so much and then you became a man and then you died on my wedding day and then i died but i believe in you cause you saved everybody thats why i love you"
tharenie tsalikis of glen oaks

"May 4, 2009
To the family of Lance Cpl. Michael V. Postal:
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

"I was Michaels corpsman and I will remember that day for the rest of my life he will always be in my thoughts."
Doc Hartop

"To the family of:Michael V. Postal 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"

"I WAS IN THE VEHICLE THAT WAS HIT BY THE IED WITH MIKE. YOU WERE A GOOD FREIND AND YOU WILL BE MISSED. YOUR LIFE AND SACRIFICE WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN BY BE OR MY FAMILY."
BRANDON HOOLEY of INDIANA

"My deepest heartfelt sorrow when I found out that Postal passed away. We were good friends and got to really know each other during our time in Haiti. To his parents and friends He was special and will be remembered by many"
Cpl Joe Witter of Burlington N.J. 08016

"To Postals family, I would like to say, I am very sorry for your loss. Postal and I had plans to extend over there, we were going to swap over to regiment as a PSD. We never even thought of the fact one of us could die. One day I just came off patrol and he wasnt there anymore. There were many tears shed, that day by all of us. There are still many tears shed every time I think of him. He was one of the best men I will ever know. Carry on."
Lcpl Daniel J Shaw of Parris Island, SC

"Friday 11 am 12-30-05 Huntington Townhouse candle lite to honour our fallen contact moe flecther"
moe of flecther

"To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Michael Postal,
I went to BOOT CAMP with LCPL Postal, back in July of 2002. We where both in the same Pltoon (3084)and we where also diet recruits together. Then we Graduated and that was it, he went to SOI and then I went to MCT. But then when i was in Iraq for the 3rd time i ran into im at the computer center on Camp Fallujah in 2005. I was like HOLY COW its POSTAL and he was like WOW its Certa. SO we got to talking and catching up on the few years that has pasted. It was great seeing him and i know ill see him again. Taker Care Buddy."
CPL Anthony Certa of MCAS NEW RIVER N.C.

"TO THE POSTAL FAMILY - MR. FLECTHER, MRS. YOUNGBLOOD AND MYSELF. HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH 150 CHRISTMAS WREATH'S. TO PLACE BY OUR SOLDIERS FROM PINELAWN, CALVERTON AND ARLINGTON. PLEASE CONTACT LAURA AT 426-6566 (516) OR MR. FLECTHER OR MR WAHL WE PLAN TO DECORSTE THEM FRIDAY TO PLACE THEM SUNDAY"
NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN! of GOD BLESS!

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

"TOM THE POSTAL FAMILY: JUST THINKING OF MICHAEL FAMILY! HOPE THE INFORMATION HELPED WITH MAILING PACKAGE'S. NEED TO TALK GIVE A CALL."
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"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

"In my heart and prayers always. Your sacrifice will not be forgetten. My sincere sympathy to family and friends. Michael will not be forgotten."
Barbara Crisci of Bellmore, NY 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 and friends of Lance Corporal Michael V. Postal,

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 POSTAL FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. WE ARE DEEPLY SADDEN BY THE LOST OF MICHAEL. OUR HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH MICHAEL AND YOUR FAMILY. MICHAEL TRUELY A HERO; AND SOMEONE THAT TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF SO MANY. WE LOST OUR SON; NOW BOTH ARE TOGETHER ONCE AGAIN. AN MICHAEL WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. AN HE WILL NOT HAVE GIVEN HIS LIFE IN VAIN. GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"Marine Lance Cpl. Michael V. Postal, "thank you" isot;
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"Marine Lance Cpl. Michael V. Postal, "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

"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 Postal, 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 Lance Cpl. Michael Postal:
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 Lance Cpl. Michael Postal:
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