Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Stephen A. Seale

25, of Grafton, West Virginia.
Seale died in Baghdad, Iraq on Aug. 6, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while conducting a combat operations. Seale was assigned to the Army's 2nd Brigade Troop Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on August 6, 2006.

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"SSG Seale was a person who would talk to me in the chow hall like a regular person. I wasn't a go along with the group kinda guy if I thought it was a bad idea. This guy was a regular guy had a small daughter, going through a break up, working IEDs, and you would never know it by talking to him. All gave some (me) SSG Seale gave all."
William Kalal of Siera Vista AZ

"Seale, you were without a doubt one of my best friends during my time in the army. The first man I introduced my soon to be wife to. A brother I could talk about anything to. I think about the good and bad times we had almost daily. The clowning we did, the times we had to be dead serious. You were one of the best soldiers I had the honor to serve with. I'll never forget the day you found out your daughter was born and we all cheered like we'd just won the World Series in that crappy Iraqi city. I truly loved you like the brother I never had."
Ryan Mount of Crooksville, Ohio

"To the family of Stephen A. Seale. I have worn a memorial bracelet in honor of your fallen loved one every single day for almost 3 years now. I did not know him yet I feel that he is a part of my life now, especialy when I look down at my wrist and see his name shining back at me.
People ask me why I wear this bracelet everyday if I didnt even know him. The answer is simple, he gave his life for me , my family and my country, I am honored to bear a memory of a hero. He sacrificed so much to protect so many.
God bless you and his shining spirit!"
Amanda of Sparks, NV USA!

"Seale you are always in my heart and on my mind and you you will never be forgoten you are in our conversation and a part of anything me and the boys do i will have a moment of silence in rememberance of you cause you should have been in my wedding party we all love you SAPPER BEAST 11"
RICHIE GRILLO of SCRANTON PA

"SSG. Seale,
I didn't know you all that much but the times that we did sit around and B.S. you seemed like a pretty good person. Thank You for everything you have done. R.I.P. Fallen but not Forgotten!"
Patrick Ryan of Fort Wayne, IN

"Hello,
I represent PRAYER SHAWLS 4 FALLEN SOLDIERS (PS4FS), an organization that since October 2007 has sent over 2,700 prayer shawls to military families who have lost a loved one. We are an organization of over 238 groups from all over the country. We make every effort to reach families even when post cards are returned after they have moved. Would you kindly send me a contact email/address so that we may send a prayer shawl to the family? Thank you!

Cozette Haggerty, Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers
Email: ps4fs@charter.net
Website Address: http://webpages.charter.net/ps4fs/shawls"
Cozette Haggerty of Wilbraham, MA, USA

"To the family of:Stephen A. Seale 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"

"July 6, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Stephen A. Seale:
Stephen 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 big bro!!!! its Zoe just droppin by to say hello. i love you always."
Zoe Hauser of Maryland

"SSG Seale, you were a great friend and fellow soldier. I served with SSG Seale in OIF #1 and became friends with him soon after. I was the Medical NCOIC of 326 prior to his second deployment to Iraq. I was saddened the day I learned of his death. I pray for you, your family and especially your daughter. I know one day through your parents she will realize what a wonderful and caring person you were. I heard from a fellow soldier you had spoken of me a week or so before your death. I wish that I stayed in contact after my leaving the Army. God bless you and I am sorry I wasn't there for you."
Jennifer Nieves (Sgt Updyke) of Clarksville, TN

"SSG Seale it was my honor to have served with you when you were an E-4 all the way to E-6. I will never forget you The friendship, caring, and great leadership that you provided to everyone around you"
SPC Minix, Jimmy of FT Campbell, KY USA

"Stephen,
I would like to say thank you to you and the other soldiers who were killed in that blast for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Sappers Up!"

"Thank you SSG Seale for being the leader that you were. The wisdom and leadership that you provided will never be forgotten. Being a member of you squad was both an honor and a privledge. My families thoughts and prayers are with you families always. Thank you."
Specialist Kenneth Gottschlich of Fort Campbell, Ky. (SE Pittsburgh, PA)

"Thank you Stephen Seale, 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 Staff Sgt. Stephen Seale:
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 Stephen 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 Staff Sgt. Stephen Seale:
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 Stephen, 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