Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Cpl. Timothy M. Shea

22, of Sonoma, California.
Shea died in Husaybah, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his position. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. Died on August 25, 2005.

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"Dear Mr. and Mrs Shea,

Tonight, during the airing of 60 minutes, my husband and I were deeply
touched by your story and thank you for sharing.
As you spoke of the loss of your son we were taken back in time to when
our son, Tim Shea also in the Army, served in Iraq and the worry and
fear that accompanied those words. We are deeply saddened for your loss, and believe you to be an amazing inspiration to all.
We send our deepest condolences."
Patrick and Sandi Shea of Minneapolis, MN. USA

"Tim, today I sent an email to your Mom with a photo one of Jon's and your Ranger friends had posted on Facebook, of BCO back in the Fall of 2004, before your first deployment. Your Mom wrote back saying that today, Sept. 13 is your birthday...so happy that she got it today...she called it an extra blessing. Happy Birthday in Heaven Tim...tell Jon Hey from his Mom...hugs to all you BCO Rangers in the Sky! RLTW!"
Jon Coutchie's Mom of Dana Point, Ca.

"Timothy - I never had the opportunity or honor to have met you, but sure I heard stories about you from my best friend and one of your Ranger brothers Jon S. Coutchie (who also made the ultimate sacrifice 9/21/2013 serving his community as a motorbike officer). I thank you for your service and sacrifice especially on Veterans and Memorial Days."
Rich of Coto de Caza, CA.

"Aug.25,2012 Another Tim Shea Day....still in our Hearts...Always on our minds !RLTW"
Zaborowski Family of New Jersey

"Memorial Day May 2012. Tim rarely does a day goes by that I don't think about you and the passionate way that you lived your life. Evident this was in your concern for others and your dedication to your mission and to your fellow Rangers. When I say my daily Aves for you, in my mind's eye I see you with that Tim smile and internally hear you say "It's okay Aunt Nancy. It's all good". I know one of these days all of us who love you will be beside you saying those very words."
Nancy Santucci of Sacramento, CA

"We will always remember you Tim."
Rich Reynolds of Petaluma CA

"I was the last man to talk to Tim before he passed. He went asking about the conditions of the rest of the men. He was in no pain. To show respect and to alway remind me of those men i named my Nephew born a few weeks after I unfortunately got to catch up with the injured at Walter Reed with my own life altering wounds His name is Trevor Shea Hatt...The boy already knows the story of Tims and Trevors lives and is proud to have been named after true heros."
Chaz of Fayette'nam

"To the family of Tim Shea

Your son's memory and life will always
be in our hearts. God Bless you and your family and may you have peace knowing your son did more on this earth than many do in a lifetime.

from a
Ranger Mom"
Deb of Rapid City, SD USA

"Tim, I miss you dearly. I think about you quite often. Hope to see you in the future. Love you always. RLTW! Watson"
Travis of USA

"Tim, I miss you dearly. I think about you quite often. Hope to see you in the future. Love you always. RLTW! Watson"
Travis of USA

"Tomorrow marks 5 years since your passing. I ache just as much today as I did then. Yet, you still fill my heart with such joy, such love. You are my blessing, dearest dearest brother. I miss you."
Sara (Shea) Hopkins of Seattle, WA

"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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"God Bless Cpl. Tim Shea"
Tim Shea of Santa Cruz, CA

"Tim, you have the purest heart of anyone I have ever known. Thank you for all the times you took care of Arthur. I know you were nothing but the best of friends with him, and you will continue to look after him. You will always be in our hearts. Thank you for your love, your passion, and definitely your humor."
Herman Yip of Elk Grove, CA

"Tim cant believe it has been 3 years since you sacrificed your life for our freedom! We are so honored to have become friends with your mom and dad.
You will live forever to our family thru your wonderful parents.
Rest in peace soldier... "It is all good"
Love, The Zaborowski Family"
Joyce of new jersey

"July,2008
At times I still don't know what to say and don't want to believe that he's gone. I still put flowers on his grave everytime I go to the cemetary. Tim Shea was one of the most kind-hearted and fun loving people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and I miss him to this day. He will never be forgotten and will always live on in my heart!"
Julie Reiter of Sonoma, CA

"July 8, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Timothy M. Shea:
Timothy 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

"To the family of:Timothy M. Shea 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"

"For defending my country, my family, myself....and our shared name:) with love and thanks."
Timothy J. Shea of Bay Head, NJ

"Hey Tim. Just wanted to let you know that we're all thinking of you and we'll see you on the other side. Can't believe it's been two years already. I know that you're always with us and I think about you all the time. Until we meet again, rest in peace brother. RLTW."
Sean of Bunnell, Fl

"Tim on your second anniversary of your untimely passing we remember you and we honor you forever!
RLTW
God Bless your family
Ranger mom Joyce"
of new jersey

"Thank you for defending our country and families, i'm sure you were an amazing person. God bless."
of Somerville, Ma

""Shea daddy!" You were an inspiration for all human beings. I miss you often and at random times. Things will never be the same.. memories of the special times we shared will last forever and your friends will never forget you."
Tim Farley of Santa Cruz, Ca.

"I miss you Timmy! Parties just aren't the same with out the life of them. We all miss your smile and your charisma."
John Reynolds of Petaluma, CA

"God Bless Timothy M. Shea."
Tim Shea of Reston, VA

"To the Family of Cpl. Timothy Shea. On the one year anniversary of your son being killed in Iraq, my thoughts go out to you. He was one of many "HERO"S" and I am so proud of him."
Mary Jo Lechner ,Aunt of Trevor Diesing of Menomonie,Wi

"To the Shea family, I am SO sorry for your loss. One of my best friends is in the Navy right now. Your son died defending his country and he will forever be remembered and revered."
Nikki Roberts of Sonoma, Ca, USA

"To the Shea Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Your Timothy is a true American Hero. He will always be remembered and honored. May God Bless you all and God Bless Timothy."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"My baby brother Timmy taught me more about love and respect than anyone. I thank everyone for the support you have given and continue to give to my family during this difficult time. My parents and I are so grateful for the outpouring of love that has accompanied my brother's death. As Tim says, "It's all good!" Thanks again."
Sara Shea of Seattle, WA

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your
Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the loyal service and sacrifice that was made and
WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
Our cousin LCPL Michael Smith Jr. gave his life on 4-17-04 fighting for freedom.
Please know that this was not in vain and these American Heros will FOREVER be honored.
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

"Tim,
I'll always remember doing liturgical dramas with you, and even though we weren't close as high-school students, I always considered your family part of my family. It was so hard to watch you being put in the ground - but as your mother prayed, you grew in dignity and grace. A piece of you will live on in all who knew you. "It's all good!" Love you, miss you."
Elizabeth L. Dreyer of Napa, CA

"WE ARE SO VERY SADDENED BY THE PASSING OF TIM SHEA. HE IS A TRUE AMERICAN HERO AND A VERY FINE RANGER. WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR HIS SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY...AND THE FRIENDSHIP TO HIS RANGER BROTHERS. WE WILL NEVER FORGET
HIM. MAY GOD BE WITH HIS FAMILY. MAY THEY ALWAYS KNOW WHAT A TRUE HERO HE WAS."
RANGER PARENTS:BOB AND JOYCE ZABOROWSKI of NEW JERSEY

"Tim was an amazing person and one that will never be forgotten. His ability to make anyone around him laugh and feel at ease made him unique and special. Tim, as well as all the other soldiers who have fallen during this war, will live on through our memories of them. All my love and sympathy go to the Shea family."
Erin Blanton of Statesboro, Ga

"TO THE SHEA FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY. AN BEING A MILITARY BROTHER TO OUR SON. WATCHING OVER ONE ANOTHER. AN NEITHER OF YOU KNEW ONE ANOTHER PERSONALLY. NOW YOU ARE UNITED TOGETHER ONCE AGAIN. WE LOST GREGORY LAST YEAR IN BALAD, IRAQ. TIMOTHY YOU ARE A SPECIAL MAN. VERY FEW AMERICAN'S ANSWER THE CALL TO SERVE HIS OR HER COUNTRY. WILLING TO RISK HIS OR HER LIFE EVERYDAY HE SERVE'S AND WORKS. THOSE YOU HAVE TOUCHED ALL HOLD VERY VERY FOND MEMORIES, ALL BECAUSE TIMOTHY WAS AN AMAZING PERSON. SOMEONE'S SOMEONE AND SOMEONE TO THE WAHL FAMILY WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER. TO THE SHEA FAMILY; WE ALL DEAL WITH OUR LOST VERY DIFFERENTLY. I DO KNOWN THIS; TIMOTHY DESERVE'S TO BE HONORED! WAITING FOR A WAR MEMORIAL TAKE'S YEAR'S AFTER THE CONFLICT. I URGE YOU TO DO SOMETHING SPECIAL TO HOMOR TIMOTHY! SO NO ONE EVER FORGET HIM! CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMEN OR THE OFFICAL IN YOUR TOWN. HAVE A STREET NAMED AFTER HIM. TIMOTHY YOU REST! GOD BLESS!"
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, Timothy will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
God Bless you ALWAYS.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"To The Shea Family,
Our Family, Our City, Our Country grieves with you. We are so saddened by your loss. Your Soldier IS OUR HERO! We will never forget him or the others who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."
S Grogan of Lakeland, TN

"Thank you Timothy Shea, 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 Cpl. Timothy Shea:
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 Timothy 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 Cpl. Timothy Shea:
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 Timothy, 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