Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Michael P. Scarborough

28, of Washington, Georgia.
Scarborough died due enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Died on October 30, 2004.

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"This is Corporal Apple, I guess the nightmare NCO when he first hit the fleet. I loved Mike, I set here today the day after veterans day 2012 in tears thinking about him and feeling a small part of the agony that must wear on the family and feeling that awful bitter feeling of helplessnes."
David Apple of Stigler, Oklahoma

"To the family of:Michael P.Scarborough
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""

"This is the first time that I have seen this site. I am sorry that I did't know about it sooner. I was with Michael on this day, actually I was in the explosion myself. It is coming up to the 5 year anniversary of this day and I find myself still wondering why. I am sorry for all of the families who lost their loved ones this day."
Chris Lewis of Beaufort, SC

"September 29, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Michael P. Scarborough:
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

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"Hey Phil ( I know your family calls you that)
We met in Hawaii a few years back while on the Big Island training for HCAX.
I talked to your family and your mom was such a nice lady. I am sorry this had to happen to you, but I know the streets of Heaven are even safer now with a Recon Marine on watch. See if you can talk to the higher ups into letting me in the back door when the time comes... I am headed to Iraq next month to get some trigger time. Cover my 6 for me and I know I will come home safe.
Semper Fi Marine!
Sgt. Monroe F. Seigle
USMC"
Monroe Seigle of Oceanside, Ca

"""As a veteren of K Co 3/3 and a very short stint (2 Months with G Co)(1986-1990)MCAS K-Bay it saddens me to hear of the loss of my brother Marine but I know he left us bravley fighting to keep my family safe from the evils of the world keeping with the highest traditions of the Corps. I'm now to old to reenlist but if I could I would."""
Lcpl. Robert Blaylock of Lakeside CA, USA

"Michael, Although I only met you for a brief second, the memories of you will always remain.
The war is over now. Your free."
Lisa of Australia

"Hey Phillis...It's Nan. I left a message on Andrew's page,(Sherry Riedel) but it was less personal.(I need to call her...and Gena Courtney... The night wears on, and I keep trying to make sense of it all. It's been almost a year since our children died. I hope and pray that you and your family are doing well. Every day is a struggle, but there has been some victories. The way I see it, we can either curl up, close up, and shut ourselves off to the world, or we can make a conscious decision to trust God, and continue on. I'm looking into Hospice, an organization that works with people who have lost loved ones and are going through the grieving process. It is my hope that through this journey of pain, I have gained experience and understanding of other people....that I can take what I have learned and help others. My heart is with you. I think of you often....

Do you ever wish you could just say some magic words...Tommy and Micheal would come home....Do you ever wish you could just go and find them?

Love, Nan Byrd"

"To the family of Michael Scarborough I extend my deepest sympathy. If you drive 1 mile north of the Callaway Farm on the Callaway Road, you will see an American flag on the right side of the road in the woods. This flag is for your fallen loved one and all those who have died for our freedom. They truly deserve to be honored for their courage and the sacrifice they made. I pray God's comfort and blessings for the Scarborough family. Sincerely, Bill Whorley, Greensboro, Ga."
Bill Whorley of Greensboro, Ga. USA

"I know we have exchanged letters already but I wanted you to know I am still thinking and praying for your family. I just keep telling myself that our son's are together in heaven and will be there when we join them. Andrew's courage and strength are what keeps me going. Lean on God and he will get us through this.
In Christian Love
pmm of LCpl Andrew Riedel"
Sherri Busch of Northglenn,Co

"To the family of Michael Scarborough,
My husband was with your son on Oct 30. First of all I want to say I am sorry for you loss. Everything seems unreal right now to me. Our kids keep me soo busy that it is hard to think about any of this. I feel like I am in a nightmare and can't wake up. They were all true HEROS and will never be forgotten."
Cindy Courtney of GA

"To the family of Michael;
Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Michael is a true American hero and will always be remembered by us for his bravery and ultimate sacrifice he gave to our country. Our family has also suffered the loss of my nephew in this battle for freedom. May God bless you during this difficult time."
Vic and Tammy McClain--azquail@att.net of Tucson, AZ

"My grandson LCPL John "Tommy" Byrd was killed in the same attack as Michael. My prayers are with you and your family. I know how you grieve because I do too. There is an empty place in my heart now that cannot be filled. But God will see us thru. My deepest sympathy."
Matha Byrd of Fairmont WV

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

"To Scarbourgh's family:
He was a friend and brother Marine to my husband LCpl Travis Fox who died along side of him on Oct. 30. I briefly met him in June and heard of him often from my husband. I know what you are going through. I miss my husband SO much, but I know they are in a better place now. I will always and forever remember my husband and the brave men he served with.
FOREVER A PROUD MARINE WIFE!! OOORAH!!

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understandinG. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5-6
This was my husbands favorite bible verse."
Casie Fox of Greer, SC

"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 "

"RIP Tufelhunden....The Taylors'in NC

USMC"

"To the family and friends of Michael P. Scarborough,
My husband fought alongside Michael and continues to fight in his honor, with Michael alongside him. Not only did they know each other on the battlefield, but in their everyday lives as well. They were good friends, and as my husband recalled fond memories thousands of miles over the phone, I could imply that Michael will be sadly and greatly missed. We'll never forget."
Tara Andrews Russo of Kaneohe, HI USA

"My deepest sympathy, our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. May God bless you and help you through this time. Forever in our hearts a HERO Michael P. Scarborough."
Amy & Aaron Monier of Waterford, MI.

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Michael P. Scarborough,

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 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

"To the friends and family of Lance Cpl. Michael Scarborough,

There are no words that can possibly ease your pain but please know that many across this country are grateful to your son and you. His bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Please accept these words as a token of my heartfelt sorrow for your loss.

Respectfully"
Rebecca of Los Angeles

"To Michael's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (The Big Ern's Mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

"To Michael's Family:
There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Thank you Michael Scarborough, 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 Scarborough:
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 Scarborough:
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