Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Casey Sheehan

24, of Vacaville, California.
Sheehan died in Baghdad, Iraq, when his unit was attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on April 4, 2004.

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This is a memorial page for Spc. Casey Sheehan. This is not a political forum nor Cindy Sheehan's personal message board. Any messages not directly related to honoring Spc. Casey Sheehan are inappropriate for this website and will be removed or edited.

"Dear Cindy, Casey and I where buds at Hood and we were together there in the city in Iraq. Sorry, it has been so many years. Have dealt with numerous issues here at home. Wonder Ma'am, Do you and another "Gold Star Mother", Betsy Beard of N.C. every corresponde. I knew both youngmen, though each of them never served together. Seems they have a motorcycle get together to commerate Brad in his home town. Speers and I both knew both of these fine men. Cindy, if you would like to call my name is Douglas Kirby at 816-941-3322. Love Kirby"
Douglas Kirby of Kansas City, Mo.

"Thinking you on this April 4th 2012. Your are my hero.
Mother of Spc. Robert Ray Arsiaga"
Sylvia Macias of Midland, Tx

"i hope they are fine and fought well in battle"
monica of oklahoma

"To the Family of Army Spc. Casey Sheehan.

God took Casey home cause he misses his best angels.

My name is Ruben Serrano, older, extremely honored and proud cousin of U.S. Army Seargent Atanacio Haro Marin, My little primo (cousin) Nachito. What can I say but good things about my Beloved cousin, having even carried him in my arms as he was just a little boy and I, a rebellious teenager who turned out to be the black sheep of the family. One thing is for sure, all these positive comments that friends, family members and servicemen have posted in the website, do not lack in honesty and aren't minutely exaggerated. I was a gang member who wasted half his life, and in prison when given this sad news about the terrible loss of my little cousin. I know most people think, what does this thouhtless and ignorant gangbanger care, but believe me it was'n easy hearing this at all, especially in a place where I was forced to deprive myself from showing these natural human emotions which I am now free to express, because they are considered weeknesses. I just layed on my bed for a week wearing my sun glasses to camouflage my quiet weeping in fear that if I went out to yard, someone would say something stupid and I would probably lose it and do something just as stupid, getting my self into more trouble than I was already in. My litlle cousin was and always will be all that I admire and much much more. He was brave, kind, and greatly believed in honor as well as honesty. He was also one of the few people that never judged me for being a gangmember, but instead forced me to finally realize the right way to live, and I say forced in the correct and positive sense of the word because he gave advise in such respecful manner that he left you no way to get upset. I now try every day to follow his advise and apply to myself a bit of the discipline that he displayed in his life, and with God's help it has changed mine. I, and your whole family miss and love you primo. On behalf of the Haro Serrano family, I sincerely thank God and everyone who has offered their condolences but I also extend my own to Casey's family and all who suffer such tragic loss. We feel your pain and we're with you. God Bless you all.

rserr1969@hotmail.com or rserr1969@yahoo.com"
Ruben Serrano of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico"
Ruben Serrano Toribio of Tijuana Baja California Mexico

"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

""Praise be the Lord my rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle." Psalm 144:1

Honored to have known you and to continue to try and live up to your sacrifice. Rest brother your battle is done."
Wulf of Vacaville, California

"I feel very sad about your death."
Paula of NY

"SPC Sheehan was an outstanding soldier, but the only thing I was worried about him when I left is that he did not take it seriously. He would do the training, but he would not think that he would have to use that particular training. I remember how happy he would be when he went to see the cheerleaders at the PX. He was a collector of cheerleaders posters, and he would have their signatures. If I knew he was going to have this happened to him, I would not have gotten out. It depresses me more to see him gone, along with Jostes than living life. I joined again in my duty to go to revenge their death, but I did not have the time enough to deploy because I went to Korea for 2 years, and when I returned I had less than a year left to ets again. May you be one step above us all."
Mel Palacios of Inglewood, CA. US

"April 20, 2009
To the family of Spc. Casey Sheehan:
Casey 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

"Dear Sheehan family, My name is Sylvia and my son died on that same day in Sadr City with Casey. I just want you to know that on this April 4th 2009 my family and I will honor all the guys that died with my son Spc. Robert R. Arsiaga. I will never let anyone forget the sacrifice our boys payed. Thank you Spc. Casey Sheehan for your service
04-04-04
Here is my e-mail sylviammacias@yahoo.com if you want to let a message"
Sylvia Macias of Midland, Texas

"RIP CASEY. GOD BLESS YOU. YOU ARE A HERO AND WILL BE MISSED."
karey archer of dover, delaware

"The soldiers do not speak. Nevertheless, they are heard in the still houses: who has not heard them? They have a silence that speaks for them at night and when the clock counts. They say: We are young. We have died. Remember us. They say: We have done what we could but until it is finished it is not done. They say: We have given our lives but until it is finished no one can know what our lives gave. They say: Our deaths are not ours: they are yours they will mean what you make them. They say: Weather our lives and our deaths are for peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say: it is you who must say this. They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young. they say. We have died. Remember us:"
William Taylor / Fellow Veteran of United States of America

"Forever Grateful......Never Forgotten!"
A J Lindberg of Collierville, Tenn

"My day is over

Oh my lord
Please take me home
On my god
Itís been so long
Thereís no right
And there no wrong
On my lord
Please take me home
Got your picture
And the bible
And I know
Iíll be able
To one day
Go back home
On my lord
Please bring me home
My day is over

Rich O'Shea
Phoenixville Pa"
Rich O'Shea of Phonixville Pa

"Sgt Sheehan, we share the last name although spelled diffrently. In my time in Iraq I was asked if we were related because of all the press surrounding your sacrifice. While we are not it would have been my great honor to be. You are an American hero who served his country with pride. America thanks you and will always honor your memory. We are a better country because of you."
Sheahan USMC of St Louis

"Casey,
I never knew you, but people like you make me remember just why I want to serve my country. You knew why you did it and I appologize for those who have dishonored your memory"
Joe Williams of Virginia

"You DID NOT die in vain young hero!
Thank you for your service to our country.
Maybe others will see how you chose to live and die and respect your decision. You are a hero."
Kathy of Lehigh Acres, Fl. USA

"Thank you for your service. May God bless you."
Tricia Greenwood of Weatherford, TX. 76086

""May the Sheehan family have comfort in the knowledge that they know and spread the truth."

""The pain the Sheehan family is experiencing from their loss must be unbearable. So many young soildiers are dying daily in this war. I pray for Casey and all the soildiers afflicted by this war."

""IT'S NOT THE CRITIC WHO COUNTS, NOR THE MAN WHO POINTS OUT HOW A STRONG MAN STUMBLED, OR WHERE THE DOER OF DEEDS COULD HAVE DONE IT BETTER. THE CREDIT BELONGS TO THE MAN WHO'S IN THE AREANA, WHO'S FACE IS MARRED WITH BLOOD, DUST AND SWEET. WHO STRIVES, WHO SPENDS HIMSELF FOR A WORTHY CAUSE.""
A Fellow of Veteran

"Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay that day,
to laugh, to love, to work or play.
Task undone must stay that way.
I found peace at the close of the day.
If my parting left a void,
then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with time of sorrow,
I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one touched.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,
But don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me.
God wanted me now, He set me free!"
William Darby Taylor Jr. of Bonita Springs Florida

"we miss ya casey you always put a smile on our face on those long ft hood days"
Justin Johnson of ft sill ok

"It is the soldier, not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us the freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, not the lawyer,
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the soldier,
Who salutes the flag,
Who serves under the flag,
And whose coffin is draped in the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

©Copyright by Charles M. Province"
A Fellow Veteran ans Proud American of Florida

"Casey, there is not a day that goes by that I do not still take blame, you will forever be in my heart, you were an incredible Soldier and a great friend..I wish I could tell you that I am sorry."
SSG Dustin Carr of Edgewood Arsenal, MD

"The Sheehan family, Sorry for your lost I of all people know exactly what you are going through even to this day. My brother Spc.Stephen D. Hiller was killed on 4-4-04 the same day and in the same mission. Dusty was stationed in Ft. Hood Tx as well in the 1st calvary divison. I want to thank your son and your family for the sacrifice that was made just so that my children and my brothers children can have a safe and free life. I am very proud of my brother and any solider that has lost their life fighting for our freedom."
ashleigh hawkins-hentschel of waverly,al

"Brave and Honored Casey:

I to have served my country with honor and pride. God saw fit that I return to finish whatever work I needed to complete. I served this great country during a time when patriotism and thankfulness for our brave soldiers was low. I salute you, and I will always remember my fallen commrads.
SP4 Steve Cast 1973-1975 U.S. Army
8th Inf. Div. 1/59 ADA"
Steve Cast of Blue Jay, CA. U.S.A.

"If you are able,
save them a place
inside of you
and save one backward glance
when you are leaving
for the places they can
no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say
you loved them,
though you may
or may not have always.
Take what they have left
and what they have taught you
with their dying
and keep it with your own.
And in that time
when men decide and feel safe
to call the war insane,
take one moment to embrace
those gentle heroes
you left behind.
Major Michael Davis O'Donnell
1 January 1970
Dak To, Vietnam..........
Rest well in Gods loving embrace
brave Solider, for you sir are a
True American Hero."
A Fellow Veteran and Proud American of Bonita springs, Florida

"Casey,
I thank you for your sacrifice."
Tim Kenney of San Francisco, CA

"He died in uniform. I know for a fact there is a special place in the afterworld for those in service to make the world a better place. I know it. At least thats something.. The whole world remembers Casey Sheehan, and will never forget him. At least thats something too. There is no death really. I think we know that. Casey must be a general by now on the other side with all thats been done in his name here. Blessings."
William of Bethesda, md

"I am so sorry for your death and your family's pain. God bless you in heaven. Thank you for your sacrifice."
Maria Chacon of Miami, FL

"Thank You Casey for keeping our nation safe. God Bless."
Ken of Grovetown, Georgia

"Casey,I am grateful for your sacrifice and the sacrifice of your family you my freedom. May we all show the courage and committment that you showed, and stand united against the mindless and heartless barbarism that you fought against so bravely. Greater love hath no man than this - that he lay down his life for his friends. May the love you showed triumph."
Jodie Pessolano of Juneau, Alaska

"Than you, Casey. You died that others may live in freedom. Your sacrifice must not be in vain, and I feel sure that peace will be the ultimate outcome.

Rest in peace, Casey. Your country, the USA, is proud of you, your family is proud of you and we in the UK are thankful for such heroes as yourself."
John of Birmingham, England

"Good bye!Sorry I wasn't there to look out for you."
James L Castle of Jonesborough,TN

"Casey, you will be truly truly missed by your loving family and friends. You are a brave person and someday I can't wait to shake your hand and call you my hero."
Sara of Greenville, NC USA

"Casey,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. After reading all the reflections left here, all I can say is the same thing-when your fellow soldiers needed help, you went to their aid-that says it all about the type of soldier and person you are.

"Can Or Will"(82nd FA Motto)"

"Casey, having been a Platoon Sergeant of a Scout and later a Rifle Platoon with the 1st Cav in Vietnam, I can tell you that you will never be forgotten. Some thirty-seven years later I still feel the sorrow over friends of mine that like you gave the ultimate sacrifice. You also being in the 1st Cav Division, and from Vacaville, California has placed you among those fellow Troopers that I still think about so often.

I took the liberty of leaving one of my 1st Cav Challenge Coins at your grave site and I view your uniform now hanging in the VA Center at Concord, California weekly.

On a lighter note I've had the great pleasure of meeting your Dad on several occasions. When we talk of you I think your Dad provides me more comfort than I do to him.

Casey, Rest in Peace Brother. Thank you for proudly serving our Country."
Gary Pope of Vacaville, CA

"Casey, rest in peace soldier, your in great company of other Heros."
Slick 75th Rangers of Anaheim, Cal

"To Casey Sheehan and Family; Your memory will live on in the hearts and souls of the brothers you fight along side with. You died doing what we all in the service think is the right thing. To you I tip my hat. The Seabees of NMCB 40 would like to say thank You."
Chavez, Victor of Port Hueneme, Ca

"Casey, you were a brave soldier - a soldier in the army and a soldier of Christ. May you rest in peace and may you always know that you have the love and respect of the American people.
Our soldier died in Iraq in March 04 and life has not been the same without him but we know that Heaven is full of joy for all of you Heroes are there. May God bless you all and may He bring peace to your family."
Sheryl B of Killeen, Texas

"I was in 1st cav with Sheehan, HE is someone who will never be forgotten. He was a quiet and outspoken man. But a hard worker. He was also one of the easiest people to work with.. I dont know how many times we worked together when I was a humvee driver.. He is missed and never will be forgotten"
Spc Zanny of dayton, ohio

"To the family of:Casey Sheehan 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"

"May God comfort and console you and
your family on the death of Casey.
May He grant to you some peace of mind
and heart. Casey, you are a hero to
many, many people. Not everyone would
do what you did for the sake of freedom.
Freedom always comes with a price, it
is not free. Young men and women, like
yourself, are the cost of freedom. We will not allow you die in vain but in
glory that freedom may shine in a people
brutalized by a tyrant and tyranical
religious beliefs.
God bless you and fly you to the Angels."
Karen Jenkins of Navesink, NJ

"Casey, You have made the ultimate sacrifice... just as Jesus died on the cross for our sins, for our salvation, you died, not only for OUR freedom, but for those who do not know what freedom is yet long for it. I am most thankful and grateful for you and the men and women who feel in their hearts, minds and souls how very important FREEDOM is. May God keep your family in His loving care always. YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN."
SUSIE HAHN of CHANDLER, AZ

"Casey, You are a Hero and I will keep your family In my prayers"
Kathy Brown ( Mother of Pfc Nathan P.Brown) of Glens Falls,NY

"I remember seeing my Great Uncle's name on a WW1 memorial and how proud I was of a man I never met. Again, I am proud of another man I never met, one that stood for three hundred million Americans. He will never be forgotten-a true hero to our nation."
Michael Gherardini of Benson, AZ/USA

"There is information going around the internet that Casey does not have a headstone on his grave. If true, I'd like to help fix that. Write to bramers@bellsouth.net."
Bill Bramer of Ormond Beach, FL

"I just want to thank all of you for fighting for everyone's freedom. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God put his angels all around each and eveyone of you. You are all my heros !!

God Bless America."
Myra Johnston of Omaha, NE

"CASEY SHEEHAN,MAY GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL. YOU ARE INDEED A HERO,WE LOVE YOU BUDDY, AND YOU AND ALL THE FALLEN HEROS GAVE YOUR LIFE TO OUR COUNTRY THE USA, AND THE REASON I AM HERE IS BECAUSE OF YOU, HEROS, I USE TO BE IN THE BATTLEFIELD, THE ISLAMIC MONSTERS, THE TERRORISTS. HAVE TRYED ALOT OF TIMES TO GET RID OF ME BECAUSE I AM A CHRISTIAN AND I FREELANCE SO MUCH FOR KEEPING OUR GREAT COUNTRY SAFE, FROM ALL ISLAMIC TERRORIST. CASEY SHEEHAN YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEART THANKS FROM ALL OF MY HEART AND ALL THE SERVICEMEN WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY THE GREAT USA, GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU TIRDAD GHARIB."
tirdad gharib of AUSTRIA VIENNA

"good day to you. our heros are indeed our us troops in iraq and afghanistan, i admire all of you,in a memory of the fallen servicemembers, by the islamic terrorists, and my condolences to their loved ones, my best friends were and are vietnam veterans, and my dog tag is with some soldiers us soldiers in iraq, my wife and myself we pray for you every night for your safe return back in the greatast country in the world the usa, please accept all my respect and love for all of you heros, i support our us troops all the way, please let me know if you need any help my email is tirdad.gharib@gmail.com god bless you all of you very sincerlly yours tirdad gharib from austria vienna,casey Sheehan and all of you my dearest friends and brother and sisters,my us troops americas heros we love you may god always protect you,for ever and ever god bless all our us troops. tirdad gharib."
tirdad gharib of austria vienna

"Casey and the Sheehan Family,

Thank you for giving me a place to live, a look into a loving family, and hope to go on with my life. I am sorry that life made me to busy to write, call, or even stop to say goodbye. I miss you Casey. Thank you for your service to this country. I being a former military wife know what you gave. I am proud of you."
Streeter of Texas

"To the Sheehan family: Your sacrifice is great, and painful to bear. Your burden is shared by many, now and down through history. Casey gave all for our country, and we honor his name and memory for all time. Freedom is not free. May God ease the intense pain and leave you with the precious memories of Casey, and with the knowledge that Casey's life was given so that we all may be free. It is not fair, I know, but Casey is at peace in heaven. He is with us, I believe. Let's honor him and live in such a way that his ultimate sacrifice is worthy of praise. May God Bless you all."
C. O. Gaskins of Gwinnett County, Georgia

"Casey, your selfless devotion to your country will not be degraded by those who would characterize your service as other than voluntary. May your soul rest in peace as those of us you left behind remember you as one who put country above self. From a surviving veteran of Vietnam, this country's existence depends upon the strength of it's men and women serving their country in the military."
michael of New Orleans, LA

"Casey, thank you for making the supreme sacrifice for me and my family. I pray that God will touch your Mom's spirit and soften her heart. My sympathy goes out to her and the rest of your family."
Lorraine Miller of San Jose, CA USA

"Casey,

There are things in this life that are hard to understand; the position many take on some of the most important national issues. However, you served your country amoung the true, proud and brave and have a place in American hearts and history for your great contribution to your nation and protecting your people. No one can take that from you or your memory. Thank you and your fellow soldiers for all you helped to do. God holds soldiers in a special place in His heart....that you now know first hand!!! You are safe, at home and cannot see or hear what happens here. You are at peace and we offer our respects to you for being a solid American.

I offer the love of the Lord to those in your family who are suffering and have taken negative actions to dishonor your service, uniform and memory. I sincerely reach out to your mother and family; that the good memories they have of you will some day sustain them each in their grief and return a place of peace in their hearts."
Ruth Hammons of Mesa, AZ

"God is holding Casey in His arms now, and the many others falling in battle.

God bless each family who have sent a loved one and who is waiting for a loved one to come home or is grieving for the one who won't be coming back.

We send our love to You and family as well..

No one likes war~

thank you for supporting your country with your lives"
Julie of Lees Summit, Missouri USA

"Casey was a young man who volunteered to do what he felt was right. He made the ultimate sacrafice for his country and our freedoms. For that, he deserves our honor and our thanks.
I am sure that he would be very disapointed with the actions and words of his mother."
Dana of San Diego, CA

"Casey:

I know you can read this and I know you can hear me when I pray for you and all the other troops who have served and or fallen in Iraq. God bless you all and God bless this great country and President Bush.

We all love you son and as a Vietnam vet myself, I can empathize with the troops in Iraq."
Jay of New Jersey

"In looking through the messages on this board, it is clear that Casey's life and death will forever touch on many lives and souls. He was a hero along with the other men and women serving in harm's way. My love and prayers go out to his family. I know he is resting in peace in the loving arms of our Creator. What a wonderful place to be. May God continue to bless his family and our wonderful country that these brave men and women sacrifice for."
Cheryl Adamson of Juneau, Alaska

"My heartfelt condolences , thoughts,
and prayers to the Sheenan Family and to all those families & friends of fallen heroes who fought to protect our nation in times of wars.
God Bless Casey & All Men & Women of the US Armed Forces!"
Michael D. Dowdy of Rolla, Missouri USA

"I too have a son serving in Afghanistan, my heart goes with you Casey, thank you with all my heart for making our world a safer place... I know you are at peace. You are my hero."
Shane Weekes of Queensland Australia

"God Bless you! I support you 100%"
Phillip Johnson of Petersburg, VA USA

"So many people love you and respect what you did for us Casey...."

"men die in war your death was not in vain iam a 84 year old man i served in ww2 the brutailty of war is devasting
rest in peace
may we meet someday in heaven"
davis of clifton virginia u.s

"I joined the military of my own free will, and so did Casey. RIP Casey, I hope you truly find it.

Semper Fi"
Scott of San Diego, CA

"Thank You for defending the USA and freedom. You and your families sacrafice will not be in vein. We will not forget!"
Carol Hilliard of Buffalo NY/USA

"I worked with Cindy about 15 years ago. She was such a loving Mom and awesome wife. I am sure her heart is broken in two. My children played with Casey, and Carly. Casey was soooo full of energy and life. I will always remember his creativity, and intelligence. GOD BLESS your soul, Casey, and please everyone, remember, Cindy is a Mother who's heart has been broken. Noone can judge but GOD...you never know the truth till you walk a mile in someone's shoes. I am a Military Mom and wife, too, and I support all of our soldiers. They are given orders and execute them. But, I am also a MOM and WIFE, and I would be shattered, GOD please forbid I ever lost my son or husband. Please, let us all pray for peace, and safety for our brave men and women doing their job so unselfishly so we can sit here and post our opinions freely and without punishment."
Wifey Lou of USA

"I was friends with casey when we were in highschool and I was at his high school graduation even though I lived in another town. I found a christmas card from you casey the other day. You said you were praying for me even though we hadn't seen eachother in so long at the time. I so enjoyed the times you came up to chico and I got to go down to vacaville with you. We used to meet up at the catholic youth conferences in sacremento, I was from St. John the Baptist in Chico and you were from St Mary's in Vacaville. When I saw you on the news I broke down and cried, you were so strong and steadfast and spiritual. You never would of done anything you didn't want to or believe in. I know you are in heaven even still praying for your fellow soldiers. It was an honor to know you even though I was only 16/17 years old at the time. You touched my life and changed me forever let alone the soldiers you served with, I am sure. I pray you are in heaven receiving all the blessings you so deserve. If anyone remembers casey or me or was around during that time please e-mail me monroecece@hotmail.com"
Eileen Monroe-Bauer of Austin Texas

"I agree with many of your messages that even though people do not support Bush's decision for this war, these young men and women are fighting for our freedom. We should honor their decisions, bravery, courage. We are not worthy for what they have done for us. Thank you Casey and all others who have lived and died fighting for the freedom of my family, friends and me. GOD WILL SURELY REWARD YOU ALL!!! Condemning others will not help anyone, don't let their death be in vain. Honor them with beautiful words. I doubt your children, fathers, brothers and sisters who serve or have served would want condemning words on here but respect and appreciation for all they have done. NEVER FORGET! Remember all of those who died in 9/11, how do you think their families feel, they are appreciative of what these men and women have done and are doing for them. Stop the negativity. GOD BLESS THE USA!!!"
Diane of St .Louis, MO, USA

"To the Sheehan Family,
What a noble cause your son, brother, and nephew Casey died for, to give voice to those who would wish to honor the barve men and women of our country who are willing to defend us, even at the greatest cost. Casey's death has given voice to a nation through his family's grief. God surely does move in mysterious ways. Thank you Casey; God Bless."
Willie, Annie, Lukas and Micah Nelson of Maui, Hawaii, USA

"To all those families who have lost thier love falls I shed a tear! I pray You all find strength and peace, I am a mother of a soldier who has served I know Your scarifice and I commend You May Your soldier rest in the peace of a hero"
a soldiers Mom of Bourbonnais Il

"To all the family and friends of Casey Sheehan, please know that our hearts share your sorrow, and our thoughts and prayers are with you often. We too lost our son, SPC Taylor J. Burk, a Medic with the 1-8 CAV in Baghdad. In fact, Taylor was badly wounded just a few hours after Casey was killed, in the same series of battles and skirmishes of the so-called "April Uprising". Taylor had a free ticket out of the war, and out of the Army, too, if he had wanted it. But from the first hour he arrived at the hospital in Germany, he called to "warn" us that he wanted to go back, that he would go back, come hell or high water, no matter what.

We really didn't believe that he could ever qualify for combat again, given the nature of his injuries, and given what the doctors said about his chances. So partly because of that, we supported his efforts to try, since it was so obvious that he wanted it so much. He would rather have stayed home, actually, I am sure, but his sense of duty to his comrades inspired him to work at it, day in and day out.

It wasn't long before I came to realize that he actually was going to do it, to go back. Not matter what, he was going to do it. I could see it was going to happen -- even though at the time I still could not believe it could be possible. But after months of painful rehab, Taylor schemed his way back to Iraq, to a safe and secure desk job in a headquarters company. Apparently that was just part of his scheme. Three days after he was back in Baghdad, he showed up in full Medic field gear and volunteered to take the place of another wounded Medic. His old company commander put him to back to work. "Combat Burk" they called him, because he was cool under fire, and he did his job, just like the first time he was there. Everyone seemed to want Taylor to ride on their patrol, and he would go. Sometimes he rode on several missions a day.

Taylor was under fire almost every day for the next several months, until that day, January 26, 2005 -- less than two weeks before his Company was set to leave Iraq, that he was killed on patrol by one of those infernal roadside bombs that have killed so many of our soldiers, and maimed so many, many more.

We recently attended the dedication of the 1st Cavalry Memorial to its soldiers who died in Iraq. The date, April 4, corresponded to the day in 2004 that the 1st Cav suffered its first casualties in Iraq, among them Casey Sheehan. The Memorial Ceremony was a healing experience for Taylor's mother and brother and myself who were able to attend, and another landmark in time for his other brothers and sisters, his father and all his other relatives and friends who were not able to be at Fort Hood on that day.

We are sorry to have missed any of Casey's friends and relatives who may have been there that day, because we really wanted to meet you, any of you, all of you, to talk and hug and cry and share our grief and loss.

We would like all of you who were not able to be there that day, to know that we feel it is a worthy memorial, deeply symbolic, dignified and handsome. Black granite slabs are inscribed with the names of those who died in that first deployment, alongside somber blank slabs that may one day be filled with the names of those who might be killed in the second deployment scheduled for later this year, or -- God forbid, subsequent deployments to Iraq further on in the future. Casey's name is on the first marker, Taylor's name is on the last one -- so far.

We have had so many generous and genuinely heartfelt expressions of love and support from soldiers and civilians from all over the world, and we know that you must have, also. To all that you have received thus far, let us add our own, by letting you know in the most personal way that we love and respect and support you, as well as we honor and respect Casey.

The courage, determination and purity of spirit we have found in the men and women of the Armed Forces in general, and the Army and the 1st Cavalry in particular, is inspiring and uplifting. We are in awe of it, and we salute them for it. That our son Taylor was held in such high regard by men and women of such excellent quality as they are -- is a solace and comfort that lightens the load of our sorrows, because we know that they bear the burden of our loss as well. All of them. From recruits to Generals, they honor their fallen comrades. They honor Taylor, and they honor Casey, and all the rest.

Having said all this, I -- we -- would especially like Casey's mother Cindy to know that we feel 100% that what you have said and done does not -- NOT! -- dishonor Casey or his memory, regardless of what others may say or feel, no matter how sincerely, no matter within your family or not. You are 100% entitled to feel your genuine feelings, and 100% entitled to say and do what you feel is right. Whoever may say that you are wrong, cannot in clear conscience claim that you are not right.

Keep on keeping on. Another writer here wrote that it was easy to see where Casey, "your beautiful son inherited his passion and bravery." I agree with that writer about you and your son. We honor your son and his fellow soldiers, we grieve with you over the loss of our sons, -- and all the other lovely sons and daughters who have died in this war. And we support you and your family with our love and prayers.

No weight of medals or number of honors can compensate for the loss of a loved one in any battle of any war. Memorials are bittersweet, at best. But over time all those things can truly help to make things a little less bitter and maybe a little more sweet. The most helpful of all is the true esteem of his good friends, the Army family he loved along with his Family. We just wanted to convey to you that this is true.

Believe me, we miss Taylor, and mourn him, and the wife and family he will never have, and the grandchildren we will never have. And we know how painfully you all miss Casey. We just want you to know that his fellow soldiers turned out by the thousands at that Memorial to truly honor Casey, and they will truly remember him. We want you to know that we have derived some very deep comfort and healing from the sincere love and respect that has flowed to our family from Taylor's fellow soldiers and officers, and that is displayed in that Memorial. It is our fervent prayer that all of you can find some measure of the same peace that we have found. And we hope one day to meet all of you, or at least some of you.

Until then, God Bless you, every one, and thank you."
Larry & Tracy Preddy & Family of SPC Taylor J. Burk of Amarillo, Texas, U.S.A.

"Casey,
Watch over my son, Spc Farnan in Heaven."
Deann of Weston, MO

"I honor Casey Sheehan and the choice he voluntarily made to re-enlist knowing he would be sent to Iraq. I also salute his bravery in volunteering for the rescue mission on which he was killed. I support Casey's decision and the cause he believed in.We honor his sacrifice and are grateful that our country has brave men like him to defend us.
Sincerely,
Gil Exler"
Gil Exler of Scottsdale, Az.

"Casey, Thank you for giving your life and your love for our freedom. Cindy-you are a brave woman. It is clear to see where your beautiful son inherited his passion and brevity. I was a childhood friend of your sister-in-law Angela. I remember she was so very proud of her little nephew, who grew to be a wonderful man. As I have followed your story, as a mother my heart has ached for you. Your courage and strength to stand for what you believe in is awe-inspiring. Don't ever give up! Casey would be so proud!"
Lynn Farvour-Holmquist of Redding CA

"To my Uncle Gregory, who died in the winter of 1939/1940 some time I am told around Christmas. He was a merchant marine, on a ship that was sunk by a german sub in the North Alantic waters.

Title - Time stands still

Sailing the 7 seas
That’s for me
A merchant marine
With lots of money

1939
A dreams fulfilled
Oh please Momma
Don’t worry, I won’t get killed

In the mornings dark
My good buddy’s dog barks
Jesus Christ what’s that
Whispered a icy Remark

Crying tears
For danger was near
Like little boys
Alone in their fears

Uncle Gregory
They all passed away
Age 29
Gods sunrise day

Lost at sea
In the Great War
One inky letter
Nothing more

They drank and partied
Had lots of friends
Very good looking boys
For life never ends

Uncle Gregory
They passed away
A brand new shiny Nazi sub
Took their life away

My Momma’s Mom
She cried… So hard
In God’s, bless it day
From that back yard

Time stands still
For dreams fulfilled
Time stands still

Looking out from a 1939 window sill"
Rich OShea of Pottstwon Pa

"CASEY,YOU ARE NOT ALONE, I RESPECT AND HONOR YOUR SACRAFICE AND SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY, AS SO MANY BEFORE AND AFTER YOU HAVE. I MYSELF SERVED 20 YEARS ACTIVE DUTY,US NAVY, BUT I CAN ONLY FEEL SORROW FOR YOUR MOTHER, AS SHE CANNOT FACE THE FACT YOU VOLUNTEERED TO SERVE OUR COUNTRY, AND GAVE YOUR LIFE IN THE HOPE THAT ALL PEOPLE CAN LIVE THE FREE LIFE WE ENJOY AND TAKE FOR GRANTED EVERY DAY. NO PERSON SHOULD BELITTLE OR DEMEAN THE MEN AND WOMEN THAT CONTINUE TO GIVE US THAT RIGHT. THE MILITARY IS ALL VOLUNTEER. THEY BELIEVE, I BELIEVE, AND I THINK THE WORLD BELIEVES THEY ARE SERVING FOR THE GOOD OF MANKIND.
YOU DID NOT SERVE IN VAIN!!!"
PAT WEIL of ADEL,IOWA

"Casey,
Know that you died with honor servng your country. The people of America appreciate your sacrifice."
Jason McCormick of Birmingham, Al

"To all of the fallen soldiers families I appreciate all that they have done to protect our country. They will always be remembered."
Jessica of Durant, Ok

"I have taken a long time before finally writing this. Casey, I pray you and Justin are looking down on us, knowing we love you and are extremely proud of you and your service to our country. Thank you for your sacrifice while trying to save others. I believe that shows what kind of person you were."
Jan of Lyerly, Ga.

"Casey, look down on us and know that your bravery, your courage, your willingness to do the right thing for humanity, has saved the lives of millions. Thank you for your service to the people of the United States, Iraq, and the world. Thank you, Casey, for rolling far from the tree. May your memory live on for those of us who are proud of you. May you smile in heaven as you continue to take names and kick butts. Thanks for the freedom and the liberty. Justice will soon out."
Harry Q. Zayre of Freedom, USA

"Casey - Thank you for your tremendous sacrifice. I didn't know you personally but I can feel the love and dedication you had for our country. I hope you're happy where ever it is you're at now. God be with you."
1st Cav Wife of Fort Hood, Texas

"To Casey, family, and friends:
my name is Apryl Hunger, I am from Lodi, CA. Right now I am stationed in Fort Drum, NY with the 10th Mt. Division. We leave to Iraq Sep. 10th this year. This will be my first deployment. I want to Thank Casey for helping serve our country and for the friends and family, thank you dearly for supporting us. I know it must be hard for you guys. I didn't know Casey at all, but it's always hard to hear about another soldier not making it back home. He is considered a real hero in many hearts including mine.

God Bless!!!"
Apryl Hunger of Fort Drum, NY

"You know when veterans of the war come back home like myself everyone says "oh you are a hero" I just tell them no im not. The real heros are the ones who never make it back, that are still there. But I get sick and tired of all these people that have nothing but hate on this war. Has there ever been a war that people liked and supported 100%. In my mind your mouths should be shut because you havent been here, and so you have no right to comment. Your loved ones and friends payed the untimate price for freedom and by bashing the war you are bashing the reson they fought and stood up for this country. Everyone who takes that oath know that its a possibility that they may be deploy and be in harms way. Do you want us to pull out so your loved ones can die in vain, for no reason. You dont see the good that goes on here. The kids that love us because they can live without the fear or a ruthless dictator. Your loved ones would be ashamed of all you people who talk all these negative talk. You think you are making a difference. You just discrace this country. Put yourself in the shoes of someone here in Iraq. Would you want to be liberated?"
OIF VETERAN of IRAQ

"Casey, I remember you from back in the days at St. John of God School. We were in the basketball team together, and I remember you making it to a freethrow contest. It surprised me that you made it, but I was proud of you. I'm proud of you now of what sacrifice you have done, not for yourself, but for others. My prayers are always with you and your family."
Mark Poblete of Cerritos, CA

"As an australian citizen, and in a sense a repesentative.......Australia salutes you."

"Casey, I miss you daily, THANK YOU for the honor of serving with you."
SSG Raymond L. Machen of Fort Hood, Tx.

"God Bless you gave the ultimate price and we pray for you every day. Only God is the answer. Please watch over us from heaven and keep us safe.
Hoohah"
Stephanie of Huxford, Al./USA

"Dear Casey and all the military personal who read this.Thank you for all you have given us for our countries freedoms.You did not die in vain you died for a reason and those alive are fighting for a reason to keep us safe and free and for our children who will grow to do the same.As a wife of a retired Marine my blessings are with your family as they mend their hearts.I do hope that peace will find them soon and they realize you are America's Hero and you and so many like you a true American's who has gone well beyond the call of duty.
Simper Fi"
Patricia of New Bern,NC

"Thanks be to Casey and many others such as him thru out the history of America, we in America enjoy the freedom such a no other nation has ever had.

Without such men as Army Spc. Casey who have given their all, we would probably be under a dictatorship and have no such freedoms which we enjoy ever day of our lives.

May God bless America and give each member of Casey's family peace.

Bro. Jerry Smith
Nashville, Arkansas"
Jerry Smith of Nashville, Ark. USA

"Thank you for all you are doing"
joe helm of tracy CA

"Hats off to you and ALL of your fallen brothers. You are and always will be a great man in the face of this country."
AJ of Florida

"thank you for your service, god bless u as a person and service to usa"
ken of brooklyn, ny

"Hey Casey,
You and all those who fight for this country will always be in my prayers. I pray for peace and comfort for your family and friends whose hearts are still aching for you. I look fondly over the memories I have of you from our high schools days. :O)

God Be With You Til' We Meet Again

Sincerely,
Your Friend"
DEB of Salt Lake City,UT

"America honors you Casey and as a retired Gulf War veteran I salute you"
Wayne Overholt of Warner Robins, GA

"Casey, you were a true american. We all love you, and hope you Rest In Peace."
Alex Seaton of Portland, Oregon

"thank you"
SSG Jeffrey Peskoff of Fountain, Co

"We miss you Casey. Thank you for keeping us free. And thanks to all the men and women that serve the cause of freedom, and understand that freedom isn't free. God bless you all."
Jean of Boston, MA

"Thank you, Brother. Rest in peace.
A fellow Veteran,
101st Abn. Div. Republic of Vietnam"
Marque F. of Snowflake, AZ USA

"Casey - THANK YOU! You are a hero to me, to this country, to this world. Your death was not in vain. You will be remembered and your service has made an incredible difference. Thank you for fighting for freedom."
Jackie R. of Denver, CO

"To the family, friends and loved ones of Casey Sheehan:
With heavy hearts we send you our condolences. This young man gave his live for his country and what he believed in. To keep it safe and free for all Americans. He is a hero in our eyes. You are all in our prayers at this time.

God Bless and Keep You
God Bless America and our Military"
The Shissler Family of Sabinsville, PA

"My deepest condolences to Casey's family and friends. He is truly a brave American Hero who will not be forgotten. May God be with you all and take Casey into the palm of His hand."
Mary Ann of Gorham, NH

"To Casey and All our Troops,
Did you ever know that you're my hero?
And I can fly higher than an eagle-'cause you are the wind beneath my (and this country's) wings.
You walk the tough road so we can walk the blessed road of Freedom with our children.Thank You.
Thank You. Thank You.Thank you for fighting to keep my family safe from terrorism.
Love, Honor & Gratitude Forever,"
K Trevallion of USA

"To the family of Casey Sheehan as the Mom of an active duty Marine stationed in Iraq I want you to know that I understand how hard it must be for you to cope with his loss. Remember this when you say his name that he is an American Hero, remember that he was loved and that he loved, remember that he had strong values and beliefs, remember that he believed in and loved our country. Please remember when you say his name and the names of others who have died for our country and also that of those who are currently serving our country that they deserve our countries respect, our countries love, and our countries support. God bless you and your family and may you find peace in your life."
Cindy L of Saint Clair, Michigan

"Casey,
you will be sorely missed. I am sorry for your families pain. I am very thankful for young patriotic guys like you, that have given all. My son is in Iraq right now. His name is SPC Shropshire Proud mom of SPC Shropshire"
Patti Fox of Dandridge, TN

"To the family and friends of Casey. Please realize that I am so thankful for Casey and all that he did to protect our freedoms. He is remembered and appreciated. God Bless"
Carla Street of Spirit Lake ID

"My Deepest sympathy to the family of Casey Sheehan. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. Casey is a hero. His courage and dedication is the fuel that keeps the flames of freedom burning. His spirit will forever shine in the heart of each and every American."
Jill Bennett of Marietta, GA/U.S.A.

"Casey,
Families all over our great nation morn your loss. We can't begin to thank you enough for your courage, and commitment for all of us. We so wish you could still be among us, yet we know that God has made a place for you in heaven. Thank you for being there for us in the name of freedom. You are a son of the USA, and you will never be forgotten!"
Jana Becker, A Proud Marine Mom of Pvt C Becker-now serving in Iraq of Glennallen, AK 99588

"In honor of Casey Sheehan,

May you find eternal peace and rest in the arms of the Lord. Your service and sacrifice to our great nation will never be forgotten.

You will remain a true American Hero."
Rosemarie Annese, Blue Star Mother of Millbury, MA

"casey,

please know that, despite the differences that may seem to be dividing our country, your sacrafice for our country will NOT be in vain! i thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for making our wonderful nation a safer place for our seven children to grow up! and, too, thank you for your current role of patrolling the streets of heaven!

God bless you!
(Marine) Sgt Will & Michele Williams
Marissa, David, Nicko, Anthony, Lucie, Daniel, and John-Paul"
Michele Williams of Fresno, CA

"CASEY,
THANK YOU, YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN, YOU GAVE THE ULTIMATE FOR THE FREEDOM OF HUMAN LIFE, YOUR LIFE AND FOR THAT WE WILL BE FOREVER THANKFUL. AS I SAW MY LITTLE SISTER OFF THO IRAQ LAST WEEKEND I FELT PROUD, KNOWING THAT SHE , MY LITTLE SISTER, IS WILLING TO GIVE HER ALL FOR WHAT SHE DOES.i AM A MILITARY WIFE , DAUGHTER , SISTER, NEICE, AND FRIEND . EVERYTHING A SOLDIER DOES I AM GREATFULL FOR , THANK YOU FOR SERVING, THANK YOU , GOD BLESS. IF IT WASNT FOR SOLDIERS LIKE YOU , GIVING THEIR ALL, WE WOULD NOT HAVE THE FREEDOM WE HAVE TODAY, BLESS THE SOLDIERS AND THEIR FAMILIES."
HILLARY of LAS VEGAS NV/USA

"Casey....You are a TRUE AMERICAN HERO and the people of the USA and Iraq are soooo VERY PROUD OF YOU! Because of YOU, we are all able to enjoy our freedoms and liberties and our future will be secure and SAFE!! YOU are an inspiration for all of the world to emulate and although you will be missed here on Earth, we know you are looking down on us with all of the Angels surrounding THE FATHER!!! God Bless your memory and your family and friends always. Rest Well and know that we look forward to meeting you when our time on Earth is through. THANK YOU for all you have done for ALL OF US! YOU will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!! With PRIDE, LOVE, ADMIRATION and heavy hearts."
Heidi & Monica Narr of Pittsburgh, PA/USA

"DEAR CASEY, I KNOW YOU ARE AMONG THE ANGELS NOW AND WITH OUR LORD IN HEAVEN. YOU HAVE SERVED YOUR PURPOSE WELL HERE ON EARTH AND YES YOU ARE A HERO AND YOUR REWARD HAS COME TO YOU NOT WHILE YOU WERE LIVING AND FIGHTING FOR ALL OF US BACK HOME, BUT NOW CRADLED IN THE ARMS OF OUR SAVIOUR IN HEAVEN. THANK YOU MY FRIEND AND I WILL MEET YOU THERE ONE DAY AND WALK WITH YOU AMONG THE ANGELS IN PERFECT HARMONY. MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY OF THIS GREAT SOLDIER WHO GAVE THE GREATEST SACRIFICE HE COULD FOR OUR GREAT NATION. MAY YOU FIND PEACE IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR SON WAS HONORABLE, DEDICATED, LOVING, AND MOST OF ALL A MAN OF PRINCIPALS. GOD KNOWS YOUR PAIN, BUT REMEMBER ONE DAY YOU WILL ALL BE REUNITED AND NEVER SEAPARATED EVER AGAIN. GOD BLESS CASEY AND HIS FAMILY AND ALL THE OTHER GREAT MEN THAT HAVE DIED FOR OUR GREAT COUNTRY. I SAY THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART AS I SHED A TEAR FOR EACH ONE. AMEN"
LAVENDERMIST50@AOL.COM of PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A.

"Young man you did not die in vain!"
Mike Price B 1/8 Air Cav Vietnam 1967-68 of Santa Ana ,California

"Casey...I remember one of our first conversations when you moved into the barracks.You wanted to do your gig in the army, just like me, and then get out and pursue your dreams. I remember stumbling through the halls, hungover on sunday mornings, and saying our hello's as you walked back from the post chapel with a bible in your hand. I always admired your conviction in your spiritual and proffessional life. I miss dropping by chito's room and watching movies with you guys. You had to be one of the calmest people I have ever met. It was a nightmare to find out you died that night along with Jostice. Not a day will go by in the life im fortunate to have where I dont think about you guys. not one. It was an honor to be your friend. God bless your Mother.We were really impressed when your family came out to see you while we were trainning in cali for Iraq. No one elses family did that."
Casey's friend of home

"CASEY-AS A 12 YEAR VETERAN IN THE USAF AND NOW A RETIRED SCHOOL TEACHER I SALUTE YOU AND ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN IN CURRENT AND PAST MILITARY SERVICE. YOUR STEPMOM AND DAD HAVE TO BE VERY PROUD OF YOU AND WILL CHERISH YOUR MEMORY FOREVER."
JIM FOSTER of KENNEWICK,WA

"Casey, thank you. I'm so sorry."
Eileen of Aptos, CA

"Spc Sheehan: You paid the ultimate price for our safety. You will never be forgotten for your sacrifice. May your family find peace."
mike ritchey of Summerfield. fl, USA

"Casey, you are a great American. God Bless You."
Aldo Castillo of Palo Alto, CA

"I'm sorry for the loss. My little brother was recently killed by an IED in Ar Ramadi. Your sacrifice is huge, and it should never be taken lightly or for granted. May your memory live on for the heroic efforts on your part. It has helped preserve the freedoms that every American takes for granted. It has helped pass those freedoms to people who would never have esperienced it otherwise. There is no why, because you knew why. And you were willing to give all. You're a hero just like my little brother, and neither death was senseless. God bless, and may your family be at peace."
Cpl Jacob Maynard, USMC, Foreign Military Training Unit of Camp Lejeune, NC

"Casey, may your spirit dance with the Angels, may your smile with our Father on High, shine like the sun. Thank you for your service, as I thank all the armed forces, active and retired. You are a braver man than I, and shall be always known as a brave and honorable man.
Rest well, my brother, we shall meet one day."
db of Great Falls VA

"The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
Ashtray6 of Kentucky

"CASEY FIRST OFF WANT TO THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY. SECOND FOR BEING A MILITARY BROTHER TO OUR SON. AN TO ALL MILITARY BROTHER'S AND SISTER'S THAT HAVE GIVEN HIS OR HER LIFE AND THOSE PRESENTLY SERVING IN AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ AND OTHER HOT ZONE'S IN THE WORLD. I REALIZE GREGORY AND YOU HAD NOT KNOWN ONE ANOTHER. THE FACT YOU BOTH ANSWERED THE CALLING TO SERVE. TELLS ME ALOT ABOUT THOSE THAT SERVE OUR COUNTRY. YOU ARE A HERO! ONE THAT WILL NOT EVER BE FORGOTTEN! NOR WILL OUR OTHER FALLEN SOLDIER'S. SADLY, NO PARENT WANTS TO LOST HIS OR HER CHILD. PARENTS ALWAYS EXPECT OUR CHILDREN TO OUT LIVE US. SO WITH YOUR LOST IT'S HARD ON YOUR FAMILY. AS IT IS WITH ALL FALLEN SOLDIER'S FAMILIES. CASEY............WHATEVER THE RASON YOU SERVED. YOU HAVE TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF SO MANY AND STILL DO TODAY. MY HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY."
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"Casey, thank you for dying for freedom. You are not the first, nor will you be the last to shed his blood for freedom, God bless you and yours. If this country stands to be free, then brave men like you must stand for it. God bless, Bill and Carolyn G"
Bill, Carolyn and Tracey G of Roseville, Ca

"God bless the Sheehan family. May the pain of their loss be eased by knowing that Casey died not in vain, but to preserve the liberty we as Americans enjoy. Let all Americans forever honor and revere Casey Sheehan and all those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, for it is we who owe to them a debt. May God bless our brave men and women who serve their country and may God bless Casey Sheehan."
Edge of Tucson, AZ

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.
- General George Patton"
lars of LA, CA, USA

"Thank you for serving your country. You didn't have to reenlist, but you did. You didn't have to help out your fellow soldiers who were being attacked, but you did. You are a hero.
May your soul rest in peace.
Cindi"
Cindi of Texas

"Casey

Thank you for your service. Your heroism is remembered and honored here. Few mechanics stationed behind the lines would volunteer to go into a firefight to help out pinned down comarades. You did. You gave your life trying to help out fellow soldiers. You felt this purpose was worth the risk. This is heroism. I'm sorry I never met you. I would have liked you."
Doug of St Louis, MO USA

"Casey- I'm thankful for stalwart, brave, wonderful soldiers like you & my son. I will remember you in prayer, that God may rest your soul."
Mrs. C Cole of Alabama

"Casey, I understand what it is serve in the uniform. I've been with you for over 19 years. Some before you joined and some during and now after. My utmost respect to you and thank you for believing in something more than just yourself. I hope that your service will honor us all and I hope that your loved ones will realize that your sacrifice was never in vain. We serve to protect, and to answer the call. I thank you for answering that call.
Very respectfuly,
Petty Officer 1st Class Stafford, USN"
PN1(AW) Stafford of Dallas Tx

"May God bless our brave men and women serving our country. They are always in my thoughts. And God bless you,Casey, for your service and your sacrifice."
Corinna of Florida

"Godspeed, Casey. You served honorably, you lived honorably. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten, nor allowed to have been made in vain."
Jeff Hudgins of Louisville, KY/USA

"I am a civilian. I met many many Armed service personal at my old job. I did not know this individual casey. I would like to say that I am very proud of our young heroes who are proving that the true heart of america is still relavent. May god be with all of us through these difficult times."
Daniel of San Diego, CA

"God bless you,Casey. And I know you're up there in heaven wearing the 1st Cav patch on your right arm and saying "I did what I had to do for my brothers. And for my native land. And for the long-mistreated, long-degraded people of Iraq.""
Thomas M. Starker of Houston TX USA

"Casey, for me, you will be remembered by what you did for others rather than the notoriety that has befallen your memory. Your sacrifice is brave, noble, and courageous. I am grateful for your service and the ultimate sacrifice of your life....in the service of others. This is how I choose to remember you....in honor and glory, as you deserve. May you rest in the loving arms of Christ, forever in the glory you deserve."
Paula of Crestview, Florida

""Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not, himself, find peace." - Albert Schweitzer"
Mark of Lexington, KY

"Rest in Peace Casey, God Bless."
Sam of NYC NY

""He stands in the unbroken line of patriots who have dared to die
That freedom may live, and grow, and increase it's blessings.

Freedom lives, and through it, he lives--
In a way that humbles the undertakings of most men."
Franklin D. Roosevelt"
Sandi of Montana

"To all the Sheehan family: your Casey sounds so wonderful and all-American.
What a tragic loss for you and us.
Know that millions of Americans love
and appreciate our fabulous troops who
are out there fighting so that we will
be safe here. Casey was a hero and a
fine example of what it means to be a
soldier and a patriot. May God bless you all."
Jane Stone of Missoula, MT

"My son came home from Afghanistan. My son came home alive. My son came home in one piece, no visible scars. My son came home just before the outbreak of violence in the Afghan Provinces. My son served his time. My son did not have to go to Iraq. My son would have gone to Iraq if that is where this nation sent him. He is home and whole and a lot wiser. My son and the rest of our family can not believe the grace under which he traveled. We grieve for the war dead. We grieve for the families left to cope with the heartbreak. We shared the anguish of waiting for that satellite phone call, the message written, the request for items to help the soldier feel connected to home. We have nothing but good wishes for all the Military families who have lost their children, siblings, parents and relatives. And absurdly, in some small way we are ashamed to bask too long in our good fortune in having our son back in our home.
May all your tears eventually stop flowing and know that this family unflinchingly knows that we owe you more than we can ever repay and we hold you and yours in our hearts."
susan R. of Kansas City, Missouri

"I trained with SPC Sheehan when we were both recruits at Ft. Jackson. I tried to get in contact with him several years ago, but had an invalid e-mail adress for him. I wish I had been more vigilant in trying to contact him. SPC Sheehan was one of the few soldiers that I considered a friend during training. My condolences to his friends and loved ones. I will remember him well."
SGT Jason S Clark (US Army Reserves) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"Our prayers are with you, Patrick. The loss of your son is tragic. Perserve and know that Casey is a hero."
Edward of Arlington, Virginia

"Casey your a Hero that will never be forgotten to me I am a wife of a soldier that just got back from Iraq an a Sister to a Soldier that just left for Iraq being a Soldier is something only a Soldier can under stand You chose to become one an I Thank you for your service ,, Your family has a Soldier for an angel to watch over them I couldnt think of any better angel"
Mary Cruise of Ft Drum New York

"Casey, From one vet to another, thanks for serving. Thanks for standing while so many sit by. It can be so hard to follow what you know is right in your heart, especially when your parents don't agree with you. You were truly courageous."
Tony(USMC) of KY

"Freedom is not free. Thank you, Casey."
Jerry of NY, NY

"I am very sorry for your loss. He must have been a very strong man for standing up for all of us and his country. Thank you for the bravery and everything."
Nichole Michele McMakin of Houston, Tx USA

"God Bless you Casey! Your death has changed my life. God Save America."
Adrian of NYC, NY USA

"I have to agree with Jim Christensen from Austin, who wrote in earlier.
My eyes swell with tears also when I hear you speak. Get it."
Rodney Robertson of Anniston, ALabama

"Philippians 4:4-9 (New International Version)
4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you."
Pam of Lake Jackson, TX

"Trust God. Believe in your son and honor his sacrifice. He was a very noble and honorable man who answered a higher calling... something greater than all of us."
Peter of KS

"I would like to praise Casey Sheehan's conviction to be a soldier, even though he knew that it might take him into harms way. I know that the thanks and admirations of a nation cannot possibly ease the suffering of his family, but, in time, maybe they will see that Casey's life was meant for more than they knew."
Paul Tidrick of Gatesville, Texas

"I attended many memorials for fallen friends during my tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. I share in the loss of your son, many have given the ultimate sacrifice so that we may live in peace."
Kevin Oliver of Alexandria, VA

"Thank you, Casey Sheehan, for the ultimate sacrifice. You and your brothers will not be forgotten."
of Lincoln, Nebraska

"I was a classmate of Casey's at St. John of God. I thank him for his service. I love him for his sacrifice. Thank you Casey."
Kristina Shiroma of Plano, Tx

"To Casey´s Mom,
i´m sorry about your lost. Your son has died. And did he be any age.. it dosen´t actually matter he will always be your baby.. always.
I am so sorry. I hope that you will find the way get thru all this...

Loving thoughts"
Alyssa Kelander of Jämsä / Finland

"Rest in Peace Casey."
dee of Texas

"Casey, i was reading a article and i rememered you from st.john of god.we went to school together. My prayers are with you and your family."
jennie of norwalk,ca

"We honor Casey's life and his choice to be a soldier. We knew him as a person of dignity and purpose. Being in the military was important to him, just as it is an important choice for our nephew and his wife who are both currently serving in Iraq. Our fine young men and women have chosen to be in the military. They were not drafted. It is our duty to remember them, to be grateful, and to always respect their choice to serve. We pray for all those in the military, for those who have died, and we pray for the family members left behind, particularly those who are struggling painfully with their anger and searching somehow for relief from the storm of emotions. Peace be with you."
Judy and Jim Brennan

"Casey
Freedom lovers around the globe honor your service and ultimate sacrifice. May you rest in peace."
Harry Mason of Lexington, KY USA

"In the history of our great country, so many of our sons and daughters have given the ultimate sacrifice for our privilage to remain a free people. Casey, you and your brothers and sisters that have fallen in Iraq,and Afganistan have once more shown the world, freedom is not free. Not only did all of you fight the good fight for your country men, but also, to show a good people just what freedom can be like. GOD BLESS YOU. Peace will come at its right time under God."
AMH3 Doughty of Wilton, Me.

"My eyes swell with tears when I hear your mother speak of you. Rest in Peace."
Jim Christensen of Austin, TX

"Please accept my deepest sympathy at your tragic loss. I can not even begin to imagine what it is like. I was moved to tears by Casey's Peace Page but I couldn't hold them back from flowing down my face when I read Carly's poem. I have two brothers. I always read about the young men and their families to try to get to know them as best I can through newspaper articles or photos as my tiny way of honoring their ultimate sacrifice."
Beth Brand of Evanston, IL

"God be with you and your family, Cindy."
Michelle of Riverview, FL

"All my condolences to the Sheehan family, and to all of those who have suffered such horrible loss."
Jo-Ann McAuliffe of NY, NY USA

"August 8, 05 Just want to say, I thank you. There is a lighted candle in my window"
Jo Ann of Venice, Fl

"No words can express our sadness at your loss, Cindy. We mourn your loss and the loss of all the fine young men and women who have died in this war."
Russ Nichols of Los Angeles

"CASEY BUDDY EVEN THOUGH C-BTRY IS NO MORE WE AS ROCK SOLDIERS STILL THINK OF YOU EVERY GOD GIVEN DAY. WE MISS YOU AND JOSTES , AND CANT WAIT TO MEET YOU PAST THOSE CURLY GATES!!! ROCK STEADY!!! ------"C BTRY SOLDIERS""

"I can't imagine the pain of losing my child. I always grieve for the mothers when I hear more soldiers have died."
Cass Miller of CA

"Bless you always, Casey!"
Mary M. Schmidt of Silver Spring MD USA

"I read the poem that Carly wrote that is posted on gsfp.org and was very touched.
It is through our sharing of these things that the memory of our loved ones live on.
My heart goes out to you."
Connie-Girlfriend of Sgt Craig Frank KIA 7/17/04 Iraq of Michigan

"To Casey's family and friends: I know what you're going through, and it's the hardest thing I've ever had to experience. I lost my brother, SPC Brian Scott Ulbrich, on June 5, 2005, and have never experienced such a loss. He was my best friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, as well as to all the other families who are dealing with a loss like ours. Thank you and God Bless."
Beth Ulbrich of Huntington, WV

"Mrs. Sheehan, I felt the need to reach out to you, to let you know, I for one an deeply greatful to your son and all who have scarificed. I have to nephew and cusion over there, and I feel your pain. As sit here watching the news the pain I feel for you pours from my soul and my eyes. May you find comfort and peace one day."
Sherri of Cape Coral Fl USA

"My best to Casey's family. It is my prayer that God is able to help you through this time. Please see my open letter to Casey's mom at www.soldiersperspective.us"
SFC CJ Grisham of Fort Irwin, CA

"Dear Mrs. Sheehan,

God bless you and your family."
Bob H. of Kansas

"Dear Mrs. Sheehan,
I am very sorry to hear of your sons' death. My heart goes out to you in your sorrow. I too lost my son just 2 short weeks prior to 9/11. And, even though I still have days of unshakeable sorrow & tears that will not stop, I am grateful to God that he passed away before that horrible day in Sept. Chris was one of the most patriotic young men I ever knew. His father is 100pc disabled from Viet Nam. I can't think of a more noble reason to give your life than freedom. Again, my most sincere and heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your dear son."
Patty T. of Florida

"Ms. Sheehan, Cindy:
My condolences on behalf of myself and my family. I know that nothing will ever fill the hole made when you lost your son, Casey. My nephew, Capt. Ernesto Blanco, was killed in Iraq in December 2003, and my son is currently serving there."
Jose M. Caldas of Atlanta, GA

"My heart aches for all of the loved ones of all the fallen heros, I sincerely feel your pain and loss.These brave soldiers will always be in my heart.People need to realize the real
meaning of Memorial Day!"
rose colarusso of manhattan beach california

"My name is spc justin johnson of the 1 -82 feild arty battalion. casey was a great freind of mine and is missed by us all i just wanted to say he is in my heart all the time ."
Justin Johnson of Harker heights texas

"To the Family of Casey, my heart goes out to you and my sincere hope that someday you will find the peace we all desire. I am a Veteran of Vietnam.

I lost one of my best friends in the same month as Casey only it was in 1968 in Vietnam.

May we all find the Peace we need soon.
God be with you"
Chris Zumbrunnen of New Martinsville WV

"Sitting here on a small island between the two main players of the war in Iraq, which is half a world away it should be easy not to care or worry....but it's not...hearing every day that another American, British or any other alliance soilder has lost his life for me is heart breaking but this is nothing compared to your loss. So to you and all the other families of the Fallen Heroes god bless and I hope time is swift to eases your grief."
R. J. Monaghan of Dublin. Ireland.

"Cindy and Family - I know Michael and Casey are so together with all of the other over 1,300 now. What honor they each have and will continue to have. Like you we miss Michael so deeply. Never again will our familes be the same. We love you so much."
Lila Lipscomb, Mother of Sgt. Michael Pedersen of Flint, Michigan

"Hello. I have kept Casey's photo from the newspaper a few months ago. Tonight, Nov. 29th the photo is near my Advent candle. I think of him and pray. I honor the memory of your son and will be forever grateful."
Mariah of Long Beach CA USA

"Cindy, I hope you remember me. I am Trish Bronson, I met you at the Fuel Coffee House in Jacksonville, Fl. I told you that I would go to the exhibition "Eyes Wide Open" that was coming to Jax. I went and I found Casey's boots. I left a note and put a flower in his boot like I had promised. I seen Carmen there, she had also met you at Fuel. She also put a flower in Casey's Boot. I stayed for the whole service and it was absolutely beautiful. I thought of you the whole time. I will never forget you and your family. I pray for you. My nephew is in Kuwait now, he will be in Iraq in two weeks. His name is Michael Plemons and he is from Etowah Tennessee. Please pray for him. I love you and hope you and your family have as good a holiday as possible. I will continue to pray for your family."
Trish Bronson of Jacksonville, Fl

"We cry for your family, for all the families whose loved ones have fought in this war. Our thoughts are with you all."
Vanessa Chapin of Fredericksburg, Virginia

"You will never be forgotten. You did not die in vain. Your memory will live in Americans' hearts. My condolences to your family and please rest in peace. America will never forget."
Lauren Patrizi of Chicago, IL

"I am so sorry for the terrible loss of your brave soldier. My son is in the army, fighting in Afghanistan, so I know the fear every parent feels when his or her son is in danger. All of my thoughts and sympathies are with you as you try to cope with Casey's loss."
Paul Wiese of Vacaville, California

"I am a Vietnam veteran with two draft-age sons and my heart aches for your loss and for all those, here and in Iraq. I pray that for a quick end to the war and the speedy return of all our loved ones."
Mike Keltner of Medicine Lodge,Kansas

"Dear Cindy Sheehan & family...

I am an NYC paramedic who lost 2 colleagues during the 9/11 attacks.

I cried that night and I havent cried since then until I saw your video at realvoices.org
Your unbearable loss has me reeling, but it is your courage and patriotism that has brought me to tears.
Casey and your family are true American heroes.

Thank you from a very grateful New Yorker."
Franz of Long Island, NY

"Dear Cindy, my heart goes out to you and your loved ones. I am deeply saddened by the loss of your precious son Casey. I am the mother of two young sons and two daughters. I lost my baby sister just last 4th of July, in a senseless accident involving a drunk driver. My family still grieves for her.
My cousin and my nephew are on their way to Iraq (18 & 24 yrs)and I will keep them in my prayers day and night.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Casey was a very brave young man to want to help his buddies. Theirs is a strength and a bond unknown to most of us. Casey gave the ultimate sacrifice for all of us, and for that I will never forget him. I will pray for you and your family and will forever keep Casey in my heart and prayers."
Laura Walker of San Jose, CA

"My sincere condolences to your heart-broken family.
Denise DeMello of Jefferson Valley, New York

"To Casey's MOM... I send my most heartfelt condolences and want her to know I am sending her strength positve evergy, and to thank her.."
Thom of Dana Point, CA

"I am the mother of two sons. God blessings and comfort upon you and your family."
Joy of Decatur, GA

"God Bless the Sheehan Family. Hello, I am a soldeir's wife who is currently in Iraq. My husband, James, was stationed with Casey at Fort Hood before we left for Kentucky. I met Casey on several occasions. He was always very polite and a gentleman. May God be with your family as they try to heal in this time of greif."
Mary Crawley of Kentucky

"Dear Cindy

God bless you.

Our prayers are with you. "
Joanne of Livonia, MI

"My son Michael is also in C Btry 1/82 FA.He called me this morning and told me about Casey's website.I just know Casey must have been a wonderful person. My condolences and prayers to Casey's family."
Angie Welch of Lawton, Oklahoma/USA

"April 4, 2004 will forever be in our hearts. Casey is a hero and my thoughts
and prayers are with you. I know how hard this is for you, I feel the same
pain, my son is Michael Mitchell. No
words make it feel better, nothing takes away the sadness. There are good
"kids" serving our country the best way
they can. Casey is one of those kids and he will always be remembered."
Cathy and Chris Baker of Atascadero, Ca.

"Casey was one of my soldiers and will forever always be. He was so kind to those around him. He was thoughtful and quiet and a pleasure to work with. There is not a day that goes by that we dont remember him here in Iraq. He was an amazing person and will never be forgotten. My prayers go out to his family and also to the family of Forest Jostes who fell alongside Casey."
Joseph Esensten of Baghdad, Iraq

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

"Hello. My name is Kelsey Gillis and I had recently got in contact with Casey's brother. I had met Casey in February while visiting my brother in Fort Hood, they lived in the same building. From the short time that I met Casey, he left a big impact on me. My family and I are honored that we got the chance to meet him and I thank him every day for serving our country. I was suppose to write to him while he was over in Iraq, but I never got the chance to, I never got the chance to get to know him. My brother went over to Iraq with Casey. My brother, PFC Brandon Gillis, had written us to talk to us about the memorial that they had for Casey and the other fallen soldiers; he said it was nice and that they sent them off right. I will never forget the encounter I had with Casey. And I am sorry for the family's loss for he was a good guy.
email: Knotica1@aol.com"
Kelsey of Pittsford, NY

"I am a former elementary schoolmate (st. John of God - Norwalk, CA) of Casey Sheehan.

I only recently learned of Casey's passing. Although this was quite unfortunate, I hope Casey's family can carry on knowing he made the ultimate sacrifice for God and country, and that is nothing to be sad about. Casey displayed bravery that is sadly missing from many of today's youth.

Although it has been many years since I last spoke with Casey, I am eternally grateful for the sacrifice he made in defense of our country.

May be God be with you and your family, Casey."
Craig Arcilla of Los Angeles, California

"I am Caseys Auntie...Auntie.
Casey is a remarkable young man who loved God and his family dearly. Casey would never have harmed anyone out of anger and was in Iraq doing the job he was trained to do. Casey gave his life so others would live and I believe Casey would have given his life as quickly to spare an Iraqi as an American. Please, all who read this, be tolerant of those whose beliefs are different than yours, love those who hate you, turn the other cheek, pray for PEACE....that's what Casey would do."
Auntie Dede of Bellflower

"This is Chanel Caspary.I am 10. Casey was my cousin. He gave me a Harry Potter Three Headded Dog that is named Fluffy. It is my favorite thing. I liked to chat online with him when he was in the Army. I visited him at the Army base. His troop painted a rock and it was cool. When we hiked to see it he was my protector. I felt safe when he was by me. HE wished he could have a dog when he was on the Army base but they said there could not be any four legged animals there. I told him that he should get a duck because they have two legs. He did not make it back to get a dog or a duck. My mom said we could get a dog and name it Casey for CASEY, and that is what we did. A little black Lab named Casey now lives in our house with us and is a part of our family. I am proud of Casey and I think he is the bravest person in the world. I say goodnight to you everynight when I say my bedtime prayers. I miss you and I love you and I can't wait to see you in heaven."
Chanel Caspary of Corona CA USA

"Hello Casey. I know you are not here with us now but I want to tell you some things I did not get a chance to when you were here. This is your auntie Angela. I miss all the times we spent chatting online. Looking at my computer brings back memories of you, My buddy list still holds your name. I will keep it there forever. I regret all the things that you will miss in your life having died at such a young age. You were always such a perfect person to me. You inspire the masses from where you are now. I am a better person because of you and what you stood for. I pray that you will help me with my feelings of anger of your death. I am profoundly proud of you. Your life had purpose. God chose you Casey, to be an example to all of his people. I will continue to pray for you and your dad and mom and Carly, Andy and Jane. They miss you so much. I worry especially about your mom. Send her a message that you are near to her. My HERO, my nephew, I love you. I will see you in heaven."
Angela Sheehan-Caspary of Corona CA USA

"i am casey's mom. my heart is broken and i am grief stricken, but your thoughts and prayers are so appreciated. also, to the webmaster, thank you. if anyone would like to contact me personally, my e-mail is : SindyLouLee@cs.com"
Cindy Sheehan of vacaville, ca

"to the family of casey sheehan. i am michael mitchell's sister, and i believe he was was also killed in this attack that took your loved one. my heart goes out to you because i know that my family is feeling the same grief, frustration and heartache. my family is still searching for more information on exactly what happened that day. we know that mike was not ordered to go out on that "patrol", but volunteered to "help out his buddies". although we know it will not bring him back, we are looking to find out more specific information in regards to that day. if you have anything you would like to share, or would just like to talk, please email me at formichaelwilliammitchell@charter.net"
christine jayroe of atascadero, ca usa

"My brother Michael Mitchell died in the same uprising as Casey. I am so sorry for your loss. It hurts me so deeply to know that so many others are feeling the same pain that I am. I will keep your family in my prayers."
Terri Pedrino of Yucaipa, California

"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, Casey, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincere condolences. We share the same loss...the same pain. Our prayers are with you and we thank you for your child's bravery & sacrifice.

From the family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas KIA Iraq 12/28/2003"
Gloria Caldas of San Antonio, TX

"Thank you Casey Sheehan, 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 Spc. Casey Sheehan:
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 Casey 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 Spc. Casey Sheehan:
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 Casey, 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