Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Kevin F. Sheehan

36, of Milton, Vermont.
Sheehan died in Forward Operating Base Kalsu (Iskandariyah, Iraq,) when his unit came under mortar attack. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 86th Field Artillery, based in Williston, Vermont. Died on May 25, 2004.

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"Uncle Kevin I miss yoursmile your kind heart even your picking on me I was actually telling someone about when for April fools day you switched the lunch grandma made me and gave me a bag of dog bones I was sooooo mad"
Kelly of Ct

"Kevin Sheehan will always be remembered in our hearts twelve years ago at 2:10 eastern time Kevin and my father's base was attacked. Kevin was an uncle to me and Ally, Kevin daughter was like a sister. So at 2:10 please take a moment of silence for Kevin and many others."
Alexa Jackson of Colchester, Vermont

"11 years....time seems to stand still on May 25th. We love and miss you always....Happy Thoughts."
Kathi (Nan) of Springfield, VT

"I didn't know him, but was touched when I saw a Rover in the junkyard with a memorial in the left rear window.
As a former soldier myself, it was heartfelt."
Sgt Jeffrey LaBonte of Plainville, Ct.

"Heather and Kids, I took out the draft of the plaque I made in memory of Kevin, God Bless Him and all Your Family. Thank You Kevin for keeping us safe. You Gave All."
Kevin J. Sheehan of Dannemora,NY

"Uncle Kevin today you would be so proud Aunt Heather and Aunt Kathi are running a blood drive in your name in Springfield I wish I could be there but I can't so I will be there in my heart love you"
Kelly of Cheshire ct

"Uncle Kevin I miss you so much can't believe it has been over 10 years I had you all over my face book page"
Kelly of Ct

"Today, my daughter's facebook page is honoring you. Thank you again for being there to protect her. I wear a bracelet with your and Bean's name all the time. Mother of SFC Jessamyn Sobecki-Engle"
Marybeth of Cloverdale, CA

"May 25, 2014
10 years, where has the time gone, it's spent with memories of your life, sharing stories with your children, watching them grow, laughing and crying with them, sending messages to you when I see a rainbow, missing your smile and your hugs, just missing the man that was you, today when I think my heart will break, I will remember and be thankful for the time I got to spend loving and laughing with you.
I love you lots and lots, you will be forever in my heart"
karen of Lebanon, NH

"10 years, where has the time gone, it's spent with memories of your life, sharing stories with your children, watching them grow, laughing and crying with them, sending messages to you when I see a rainbow, missing your smile and your hugs, just missing the man that was you, today when I think my heart will break, I will remember and be thankful for the time I got to spend loving and laughing with you.
I love you lots and lots, you will be forever in my heart"
karen of Lebanon, NH

"5/8/2014
Happy 46th Birthday,hard to believe you have been gone for 10 years. I think of you daily with lots of love and will miss you forever.
love you lots and lots"
karen of lebanon, nh

"December 25, 2013
wonderful memories on your favorite holiday, I remember how fun we would have opening both stockings and gifts, you were like a exited kid even when you were 30!
miss your smile and your sense of humor
love you and miss you"
karen of Lebanon, NH

"Thank you to all who served with Kevin...wish I could personally thank you...but this will have to do. THANK YOU! November 11, 2013"
Kathi of Springfield, VT

"5/25/13
I see your smile and hear your laughter in those precious children you left behind, Nathaniel and Aly, you would be so proud of them.... you are loved and missed by all"
Kare of Lebanon, NH

"May 25, 2013
Dear Kevin,
Time goes by...life goes on...but you are not here to see it. We miss you...we love you. Watch over us...we could use a few rainbows!
Happy Thoughts Always....."
Nan (Kathi) of Springfield, VT

"another year.... another birthday without you being here to celebrate. you are always in my heart and in my thoughts.
Happy 45th Birthday
love you lots"
Karen of lebanon, NH

"Sheehan Family Christmas....as always we miss you...but honor your memory as a family. Looking out at all the stars...I wonder which one is you."
Nan of Springfield, VT

"Thank You.
I love your family."
Sabrina of VT

"Thank You.
I love your family."
Sabrina of VT

"We are keeping your memory alive!
Love and miss you.
Happy Thoughts always....Nan"
Kathi of Springfield

"We'll get a game of football going when we meet up again..."
Isaac Marsh of Lyndonville, VT

"I often think of you. I hear Def Leppard and I think of you. Sleep peacefully my Irish friend."
Maura of Germantown WI

"5/25/2012
our lives changed so much on this day 8 years ago, you will always be in my heart and my thoughts. I miss you and love you"
karen of lebanon, NH

"8 years have come and gone since that fateful day. You will never be forgotten."
Kevin of Waitsfield, VT

"8 years....seems like yesterday.
You are missed...you are loved...you are a hero."
Nan of Springfield, VT

"Happy Birthday Uncle Kev love and miss u"
Kelly of cheshire Ct

"Happy Birthday Kev,
I miss you and love you lots
5/8/12"
karen of lebanon, NH

"Happy Birthday Kev,
I miss you and love you lots"
karen of lebanon, NH

"You inspired me to be a blooddonor...thanks, Kev.
Love Nan"
Kathi of Springfield, VT

"December 25, 2011
Remembering the wonderful memories of past Christmas's with you, Mom, Dad and John with smiles, tears and most of all love
I miss you all
love you lots and lots"
karen of lebanon, NH

"September 10, 2011
We walked in the Vermont Remembers 10K Run today at Camp Johnson. The Memorial that stands for you and the other fallen Guardsmen is a testiment of honor and thanks. We miss you but know that you were there watching us walk in your name. You would be proud."
Nan of Springfield, VT

"May 30, 2011

you are our American Hero"
karen

"Love and miss u Uncle Kevin you are my Hero I love u"
Kelly of Cheshire Ct

"May 25, 2011
Today is a day to remember not only our sorrow of losing you but honoring your life and the love you gave to all of us.
I am so proud of you and will miss you forever"
karen of lebanon, NH

"May 25, 2011
Remembering you today, Kevin, with love and honor. Thank you for all the brave men and women who were with you that day. You live on in all our hearts. Happy Thoughts...."
Nan of Springfield, VT

"I know how excited you would have been to share your birthday with Mother's Day...Well, you are sharing your day with Mom! May 8, 2011"
Nan of Springfield, VT

"Happy Birthday Kev
Thinking of you today with memories of happy smiles, lots of presents and chocolate cake.
you are always in my thoughts, I miss you and love you lots"
Karen (sister) of Lebanon, NH

"Happy Birthday uncle Kev miss u and loce u so much"
Kelly of ct

"Wishing you a Happy Birthday Kevin. You would have been 43 today. Miss you and Love you everyday."
Karleen (sister of Kevin) of Springfield, Vt

"It's a historic day in America today Kevy. You would be proud."
Coolie of NH

"Thinking of you lots today...January 30, 2011...always in my mind, thoughts, prayers and most certainly in my heart."
Nan of Springfield, VT

"More Vermont Soldiers have joined you, Kev....With each new death brings memories of losing you....We pray for peace....and Happy thoughts."
Nan of Springfield, VT

"Thinking of you on this day Kevy, as we do most days. We love you and miss you.
Coolie and Todd"

"May 25, 2010
Six years....it never fades or goes away...you are forever in our hearts...you live on in your children...we remember, honor and love you. Always..."
Nan (Kathi) of Springfield, VT

"May 8, 2010
Happy Birthday Kev
I miss and will love you always"
Karen (Kevin's sister) of Lebanon, NH

"I Miss you everyday Uncle Kevin. I think of you every single day. I love you!"
Bethie of Springfield, Vermont

"My condolences to the family of Kevin, I was there in FOB Kalsu, Iraq. part of 81BCT/A1-185AR, my blessings and love to your familiy Kevin. Your buddy!!!"
Luis A. Rodriguez of Palm Springs, CA

"5 years ago on May 25 2004 I received the call. I had to tell the family about Kevin's death. I lost a brother, a friend, and a hunting buddy. In the last 5 years I have thought of Kevin daily. I love and miss you little brother..."
Keith of Spfld.,Vt.

"Today I gave a Memorial Day speech in our little hometown. It was about our sweet daughter Jessamyn and the two men who saved her life 5 years ago today on 5/25/2004. If anyone would like a copy, please email me at pupmom@hotmail.com."
Marybeth Sobecki of Cloverdale, CA

"Hello my brother. We have never met but you still are my brother. I was there on May 25 2009. It has been 5 years and there is not a day I do not think about you. You will never be forgotten.

From your bother in arms
Aco 185th Inf/p"

"On this Memorial Day, May 25, 2009, I am thinking of Kevin and his family and the sacrifice they made for the rest of us."
Judy Jacobson (stepdaughter of Wilfred Sheehan) of West Barnstable, MA

"I miss you and think of you everyday you are my hero"
Kelly (niece) of cheshire ct

"Thinking of you on this Memorial Day. Our Hometown Hero!"
Tamra Augostino of Milton, VT

"May 25, 2009
Memorial Day...a day to honor you. 5 years ago today we got the word that you had died..unbelievable then and still unbelievable. We honor your courage, your love for all of us, and most of all our love for you. You are imprinted into our hearts forever with only Happy Thoughts...."
Nan (Kathi), sister of Springfield, VT

"Thinking of you on this important day Kevy. Know that our love for you goes on, and we speak of you weekly in happy memory of all that you shared with us. We love you."
Jill and Todd of Londonderry, NH

"We miss you Kevin"
Ken Pidgeon of essex Jct vt

"May 20, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Kevin F. Sheehan:
Kevin 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

"5/8/09
Happy Birthday Kev
I miss you and love you lots"
karen

"May 8, 2009
Happy Birthday, Kev!
Happy thoughts, happy thoughts....
Love,
Nan"
Kathi Sheehan Stern of Springfield, VT

"Still thinking of you and your family every day, Kevin."
SSG Jessamyn Sobecki-Engle of CA

"To Jessamyn's parents: What a beautiful tribute to Kevin. Thank you.
Happy Thoughts!
11-04-08"
Kathi (Kevin's sister) of Springfield, VT

"Skip and I went to your grave last month during a road trip of New England. We promised Jessamyn we would do it for her. What a beautiful spot. I smiled when I saw the hockey carving and the trophy. Jessamyn was the only girl on a roller hockey team when she was in middle school. She was only 19 that day in Iraq when you died. Thank you for protecting her. She got us a bracelet with yours and Alan's name on it with the bible verse "No Greater Love.." I wear it every day. She also had the date and those words tattooed on her inner wrists. I never wanted any of my girls to get tatoos, but when I saw that, I embraced her. Your family knows you are a hero. You are our hero also.
God bless and protect your family.
The parents of SSG Jessamyn Sobecki-Engle"
Marybeth and Skip of Cloverdale, CA

"Hey Uncle Kev, it sure has been a long time...I miss you alot. My rugby team won states, you would have had fun at one of my games. I'm staying out of truble, just like you told me to do. I think of you every day, you are not forgotten."
TJ of Newport, NH

"Wow I can not believe another year has passed I think of you every day and wish you were around to share so much with for you to meet my husband and just to talk with I love you and miss you"
Kelly *Neice* of Cheshire Ct

"May 25, 2008
Another year has come and gone.
We miss you more then ever. You were honored with a special medal and a tree dedication here in Springfield this weekend. You are even being written about in an Australian Magazine, imagine that!
Wishing you everlasting PEACE.
Happy Thoughts,"
Nan (Kathi) of Springfield, VT

"Happy 40th Birthday Sweet Checks! Think of you every day. Love ya,"
Karleen (sister) of Springfield, VT

"Happy 40th Birthday! What a party we could have had....
We miss you. Love and Happy Thoughts...
May 8, 2008"
Nan of Springfield, VT

"Happy 40th Birthday! What a party we could have had....
We miss you. Love and Happy Thoughts..."
Nan of Springfield, VT

"I'm thinking of the Sheehan family on this Veteran' Day as always. Always in my prayers."
Mary Beth Moyer of Lewiston, Maine

"Every morning at 5:29 the radio station plays American Soldier and I say good morning to you. You are always in our heart! Happy Thoughts,
Love Nan 9-25-07"
Kathi of Springfield, VT

"Dear Kevin,
Although you never met me my squads actions is what brought you to Kalsu. I saw you after Daniel passed away and I want you to know that I will NEVER FORGET YOU my friend. I shed tears every day for all three of you who gave their lives at FOB Kalsu for their country."
SSGT Robert Poveromo of Menifee, Ca.

"wowww uncle Kevin it has been another year! People say we should be over it by now but they do not know how it feels to lose someone you loved and looked up to. I Love you and miss you very much"
Kelly of Cheshire CT

"May 25, 2007
Another year. Life goes on. We miss you horribly.We love you always. We honor you. We wish you everylasting PEACE.
Happy Thoughts..."
Nan (Big sister) of Springfield, VT

"It's been 3 years since I received the phone call. It still hurts to remember the conversation .. and it always will. I miss you so much - you would hardly even imagine how much. I love you, Uncle."
Andrew of Penacook, NH

"Happy belated birthday Uncle Kevin I miss you"
Kelly of Ct

"May 8, 2007
Happy 39th Birthday, Kevin.
We miss you, love you and honor you.
Happy Thoughts...."
Kathi (Nan) of Springfield, VT

"Happy Birthday Kevy... I hope where you are there are endless cookie dough sundaes and Chocolate Quick. We miss you and think of you everyday..
Coolie and Todd"

"Saw a Rainbow yeasterday Thought of you missed you. I miss you so much"
Kelly (Niece) of Cheshire CT

"To the family of:Kevin F. 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"

"I can't even begin to explain how it feels to lose two of your "new" family members all in one chaotic day. I didn't get much of a chance to get to know Kevin or Al, but they were my family while my family was safe at home. I feel very blessed to get the chance to have a few games of football with Kevin. I can remember sitting around playing a few games of pitch and talking about the family life. He loved his family so much...everytime i turned around, he'd show me a picture or i'd hear him talking about his beautiful wife and kids. It was great to sit down and have a chew with "Beaner" and listen to him and his crazy sense of humor telling redneck jokes i'd never heard before. Not to mention that crazy looking smile he had just like the cheshire cat on Alice in wonderland...priceless! There is so much I could say about them. In my mind they will always be part of my family inside my heart. I will never forget what they've done for thier fellow soldiers or the families that they never got to see again. They meant so much to so many people. I am honored to get the chance to go to battle with them...They'll always be my heroes."
Isaac Marsh of Lyndonville, VT/USA

"Kevin would have modestly said he was just doing his job. He is so deeply missed. Time marches on...its wonderful to know that you still remember and honor him. Thank you. 11/17/06"
Kathi, Kevin's sister of Springfield, VT

"I was there the day SGT Sheehan was killed. SGT Sheehan was attached to my company, the 118th Military Police Company (Airborne), I had the honor and privledge of meeting SGT Sheehan and SPC Bean and the rest of the group about 3 weeks earlier, I remember how nervous they were to be at our FOB and how ready they were to tackle the new challenge. I worked hand and hand with SGT Sheehan and his crew in aiding them with their tasks in interrogating captured insurgents at the infamous "Airborne Inn". That fateful day in May, May 25th, 2004, has and will always haunt me, I will never forget the screams from the sky that fell and the seemingly endless sounds of surrounding explosions. SGT Sheehan and SPC Bean made it to cover, along with the rest of their guys, The mortar round that took them from us landed at the opening of the bunker. When the dust had settled SGT Sheehan and SPC Bean had inadvertantly saved all 20 personnel in the bunker by absorbing the majority of the blast. SGT Sheehan and SPC Bean are heroes, not the type that you read about in science fiction, but the type that you teach your children to follow. God be with you and your families."
SGT Eric Griesenauer of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii/ USA

"I was there the day SGT Sheehan was killed. SGT Sheehan was attached to my company, the 118th Military Police Company (Airborne), I had the honor and privledge of meeting SGT Sheehan and SPC Bean and the rest of the group about 3 weeks earlier, I remember how nervous they were to be at our FOB and how ready they were to tackle the new challenge. I worked hand and hand with SGT Sheehan and his crew in aiding them with their tasks in interrogating captured insurgents at the infamous "Airborne Inn". That fateful day in May, May 25th, 2004, has and will always haunt me, I will never forget the screams from the sky that fell and the seemingly endless sounds of surrounding explosions. SGT Sheehan and SPC Bean made it to cover, along with the rest of their guys, The mortar round that took them from us landed at the opening of the bunker. When the dust had settled SGT Sheehan and SPC Bean had inadvertantly saved all 20 personnel in the bunker by absorbing the majority of the blast. SGT Sheehan and SPC Bean are heroesm not the type that you read about in science fiction, but the type that you teach your children to follow. God be with you and your families."
SGT Eric Griesenauer of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii/ USA

"My name is SPC.Justin Chavers of the Tennessee Army National Guard.I recently purchased a KIA braclet from InOurHearts.org and SSG Kevin Sheehan was sent to me.As a solider I am honored to wear his braclet everyday and even wear it while I work on the Ambulance as a EMT.It is my honor to honor his memory.My email is SouthernFireman1981@yahoo.com and clarence.chavers@us.army.mil for any family who wishes to contact me and tell me more about SSG. Sheehan.May God bless you all and keep watch over all of you."
SPC Justin Chavers of Stanton,TN USA

"I miss all of the good times that we had together. Knowing you made me better person. Losing you made me realize how precious life is, and it made me a better person. Thank you for touching my life. I am trying to regulate my life so that I will be able to meet you again in the next place."
Ben of Georgia, VT/USA

"Well I had to say goodbye to yet another friend killed in the war; Lance Cpl. Kurt Dechen, a life long friend is now gone FOREVER because of this stupid thing we call WAR! It was really hard; it braught back everything from when I found out you were killed. I miss you everyday and just wish I could call you and hear your voice, and have you tell me that everything is going to be ok. Until we meet again. I love you Uncle Kevin. You are my American Hero!!"
Bethany Niece of Kevin Sheehan of Springfield Vermont

"Mr. Engle, May your daughter always have Kevin looking over her shoulder. Thank you for the wonderful words to honor him. He is so deeply missed, you have no idea. Sending only Happy Thoughts. 7-18-06"
Kathi (Kevin's sister) of Springfield, Vermont

"Sgt. Sheehan gave his life to save my daughter. No man can aspire to a nobler purpose. All that she will ever be, she owes to him. I will never look at her again without seeing him standing guard behind her. Had their roles been reversed that day in May, I would fill the vacuum created by her loss with the pride that she had joined God while fulfilling the highest duty to which a person can aspire; to lay down her life that others may live. That day may yet come, and if it does, I pray that I will honor her as so many have honored Sgt. Kevin Sheehan. God bless and be with you, soldier, and with your family. What I owe you is beyond evaluation."
Skip Engle, father of Sgt. Jessamyn Sobecki-Engle of Cloverdale, Ca

"We celebrated you today. We laughed, we cried, we prayed, we joked, we smiled, we remembered! You are in our hearts. Happy Thoughts Always..."
Nan of Springfield, VT

"Though two years have passed, your memory is still strong. We joke about you all the time, and the echo of you runs strong in both Nathaniel and Aly. We all love you and miss you so. We pray that you are resting peacefully in heaven, and everytime we see a rainbow, we know you are smiling down on us. All our love,"
Jill and Todd of Londonderry, NH

"I can not believe how long it has been since i gave you that last hug I miss you so much and so much has gone on. it feels like just yeasterday but 2 years have passed well this month. I think of you often and wish i could just reach out and hug you or call you. I always thought of you as a big brother not a uncle and hate the thought that you are not here to spend in all the special moments of the familys life. i hate the fact that you will not be there in person at my wedding but i know you will be there in spirit I love you Uncle Kev ."
Kelly of Waterbury CT

"Hi Kev.. I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday. You would have turned 38 tomorrow.(May 8th) Will be thinking of you all day. Miss you and Love you.."
Your Brother, Keith of Springfield, Vt.

"Kevin,

I talk about you and your sacrifice often. My own son is now in Iraq. I pray for him everyday, as I do your family. Please be an angel on his shoulder...."
Your cousin, Kendra of Cheektowaga, NY

"Heather,thank you for the nice note and the picture of the kids,though Kevin and I are not related I still felt compelled to do something for you and your children,hug your kids and say hi to your sister-in-law, enjoy the gift forever, thinking of you people often"
Kevin J. Sheehan of Dannemora,N.Y.

"Kev
think of you often,I love you lots xoxo"
Karen of lebanon, NH

"Kevy, I can't believe it's been 4 years this month that we lost our jobs. I missed seeing your face every day and eating lunch together with Doogie and Tim. Then 2 years ago this month, you left for Iraq. Later we lost you for good. I miss your smile. I miss your laugh. I miss all the family stories. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you or Heather and the kids. It really breaks my heart. As you sit in heaven, I tip my Irish beer to you. Sleep well, Kevy. Love you, Maura"
Maura D of Germantown, WI (formerly Burlington, VT)

"I am hoping someone will see this on this webpage and be able to help me. I am trying to reach the family of this soldier so that I can mail a flag to them that was flown in this soldier's honor. I am forever grateful for the sacrifices that this family gave. Any assitance would be very helpful.
Thank you. emmylou9@hotmail.com"
Emmy of Charleston, SC

"Uncle Kev, I miss you so much i think of you everyday. The fun times we had together, The sad times we had together you have always been there for me. Like when you were trying to get dad to help me with my licence and gave me a key in my stocking little did i know it was to dads truck and he would take that away that night lol. I can not believe it has been over a year. The night dad called me was like a nightmare one i just did not want to believe. but everytime i see that rainbow i know you are with me you John grammy grandpa and even my mom. I hope you know how much we all love you and miss you but know you are up there hunting with grandpa and John :)"
Kelly ( Kevs Neice) of Providence RI

"Kev, we're still looking for rainbows and Happy Thoughts! Pray for all of us on this earth, we know you you're in Heaven!"
Nan of Springfield, VT

"to family of sgt sheehan, i am ssg ted lord of n.y.national guard. i work with a unit 258th out of n.y. i work on scania,iraq. i meet kevin one time, he is truth nco. god bless him and his family."
ssg ted lord 127th armor bn ny national guard of jamestown, n.y

"God bless you and thank you for the sacrifice of your son, brother, father and friend.
I am trying to speak with families of soldiers with wood carving portraits at the Faces of the Fallen at Arlington Cemetery. My name is Rev. Liz Wold. I am the aunt of PFC Owen D. Witt killed in Iraq 24 May 2004. Please contact me at : lizdcw@earthlink.net or 203-661-1719. Thank you."
Rev. Liz Wold of Connecticut

"Dear Heather, Nathan and Allie,
We wanted to let you know that we were thinking of you last Wednesday and our hearts are with you all, on this anniversary of Kevin's death. Not a day goes by that we don't think of you all and wish you peace and love. Just know that there are lots of Americans thinking of you always, and Kevin will NOT be forgotten. You will always be a part of our family now and we will be there for you anytime. The good that comes from your loss, which I realize is hard to see at times, if any, is that you have a whole new "family" of wonderful people who truly care about you, and we are one of those families. Please take care and we look forward to seeing you again soon."
Love, Steve, Marion, Sarah, Vicki, Hailey and Taylor of E. Calais, Vt

"Little Brother, one year ago today I got the phone call. I had to do the hardest thing I had ever done and tell the family about your death! It seems like yesterday but it has been a year.. I miss you alot.. There were alot of things we did not get a chance to do together. I love you little brother."
Keith (Kevin's big brother) of Springfield, Vt.

"Kevin-
We miss you, we love you.
Heather-
I love you.
You are all in our thoughts today and every day."
Katy, Paul and Emma of Maynard, MA

"We never imagined the phone call we would receive 1 year ago today telling us that you had died. We didn't want to believe it and sometimes still don't. Lots of people love you and miss you. We honor you and know that you are wataching...send us all rainbows and happy thoughts. Love always..."
Kathi of Springfield, VT

"Kevy,
Know that our memories of you remain strong, and our love for you constant. I miss you everyday. Love you."
Jill Graham (sister -in-law) of Londonderry, NH

"Hope you enjoyed the piece Birthday Cake that we left for you on Sunday! Miss you so much! LOVE YOU!!"
Bethany Cass, Niece of Kevin Sheehan of Castleton, VT

"Happy Birthday, Kev. We miss you so much! Happy Thoughts. May 8, 2005"
Kathi Stern, sister of Kevin Sheehan of Springfield, Vermont

"Dear Heather and family,

Heaven is richer with Kevin there. Our hearts are heavy still with his loss. We were fortunate to have him and will miss him always."
Your cousin, Kendra of Cheektowaga, NY

"Dear Heather, We are thinking of you this day, as the boys who shared in Kevin's life in Iraq, return back to the US. I know full well how difficult it will be, yet hopefully, another rememberance of the sacrifice he made for all of us. We share in the anticipation of their return without Kevin, Bill, Alan and Jamie, but believe that he has been with all those returning today, in spirit and watching over them for a safe return to their families. Kevin has been with us each and every day and will continue to be always, as we approach the homecoming of his fellow soldiers in the next few days. We will be there for you as so many people have been all along. It will be bittersweet yet another reminder of how much they gave for their country. We look forward to seeing you there, at the homecoming, as well as the children. You are part of a very special unit, their families and soldiers. Don't ever forget that we are all here for you and the kids.
Love, Steve, Marion, Sarah, Vicki, Hailey Jeff, and little Taylor."
The Jamie Gray Family of East Calais Vt Feb 10, 2005

"Heather, Nathaniel & Allie. I didn't have the opportunity to know Kevin well but I do thank God everyday for blessing myself & my family with the opportunity to include your family as part of our family. We love you and will always be here for you. Heather, you are an incredibly strong woman whom I admire very much. Nathaniel, you are a wonderful young man & I know you will grow up to make your daddy (our hero) very proud. Allie, you are a bundle of sunshine & energy & I'm sure daddy will always watch over his "little" girl. May the future hold nothing but bright rainbows for all of you."
Nonnie of Milton, VT

"To The Loved Ones of Kevin:
May you always know that we love you and keep you close to our hearts. May you find peace. May you know our eternal gratitude for Kevin's sacrifice. May others show you how much Kevin touched our lives so that Kevin's memory will never die. May you always know that Kevin shines his love upon all of you everyday.
All the best for 2005 and many years to come."
Betty Sue Stark of Essex Junction, VT USA

"Although it has been 7 long months since you left us, you will always be remembered for the ultimate sacrifice you made for this country, it's people and for us. You will always be a hero to us and your family and this country for your selfless act of courage and dedication to a cause worth fighting for. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Heather and his son and daughter. Our hope is for peace in the new yaer for the whole family and know that Kevin will never be forgotten by a grateful country, and friends and family. He will be missed by all who knew him and we think of you and the children daily. Take comfort in knowing that he will always be with us and you."
The Jamie Gray Family, Steve, Marion, Sarah, Hailey, Jeff and Vicki of E. Calais, Vt

"To Heather and kids I have known Kevin all his life. I think of him often his mom and dad was my godparents, I just can,t belive he is gone he is a hero to me and my family. When my girls get older thay are going to know how kevin fought for us, so we can keep doing what we whant to do. Heather kevin ment a lot to me even through when we were younger I was jelise of him becouse his parents gave him more attencion but being kids. I used to call him the ginny kid but I loved him as a brother his sisters and brother are nice people and I love them. If you need anything call me I,m in the book."
Gerard C. Bobar of Windsor,VT.05089

"I grew up with Kevin. I got to know him more through his brother Keith and Keiths Ex wife Brenda. My family was close with Kevins niece and Nephew when they were little(Johnny and Kelly). My family and I just want to wish Kevins Widow and children our condolences and tell them how fondly we remember Kevin. We were very sad to hear what had happened to him but proud that he served our country well. We hope they are doing well under these sad circumstances. He will be missed."
Bobby Murphy of Nashua, NH USA

"Thank you Kevin, for protecting our freedoms. I remember you as always being a good guy, sincere and friendly. You are missed by your friends and your loved ones. I will always remember the sacrifice that you have made for me and my family. I pray that you rest in peace knowing you did the right thing with courage and honor.
To Heather, my thoughts and prayers are with you and my heart breaks for your loss."
Terri Martyn-Boles of Sumter, SC formerly Springfield, VT

"Uncle Kevin, I think of you everyday and miss you so much you have been there for me for as long back as i can remember even when i did wake you up in the mourning by talking to my dolls. You have always been my hero the man i looked up to and I will NEVER forget you i just wish i could wake up and call you and hear your voice just one more time to see your smile just one last time.. I love you so much you are MY AMERICAN SOLIDER!!"
Kelly Sheehan Kevins Neice of Providence, RI

"Kevin--Everyday people remember your courage, your smile, your fight..it will never be forgotten. We all miss you terribly! I know you are in Heaven spreading your smile with all. Our family misses you. You will never be forgotten for the pride, service and love you carried for your family and country."
Christine Secord, (friend of sheehan family) of Ocala, Florida

"To SSG Kevin Sheehan:
Thank you. Thank you for who you were. Thank for for being such a sweet guy to all of us. Thank you for being a great NCO and model soldier. Thank you for being someone I could always look up to. Thank you for keeping me, the rest of the security squad, and my intelligence team safe on all of our many missions together. Thank you for the many talks we shared about your family, your wife, your kids, your job, and your life back home in Vermont. Thank you for the way your eyes lit up when you talked about them. Thank you for your beautiful smile. Thank you for acting as my shield during the water fight we had earlier in the day on 25 May. Thank you for everything. Thank you for the sacrfices you made in serving your country.

Thank you God, for the time I was able to share with this great man. Please look over his family Lord. Please bless them and protect them Lord. Please let them know that their daddy and husband was a true hero. He gave his life on 25 May so that others in the bunker with him could live. Thank you for Kevin Sheehan Lord, thank you for bringing him into my life. Please help us to strive to be more like him every day we spend on this earth Lord. Amen.

Thank you SSG Kevin Sheehan, for everything you were and everything you gave. I think of you every single day. I miss you so incredibly much. I've wished a million times that I could take that day back, that I could enjoy another day with you and SGT Alan Bean. I've also wished a million times that you both could've returned home safely to your families at the end of your tours in Iraq.

I know that for as long as I live I will never forget you or Alan Bean. You are both in my heart and mind every single day. Thank you so much. You are a true hero. I will never forget you."
SPC Sobecki-Engle, Jessamyn of Baghdad, Iraq

"Kevin,
I never got the opportunity to meet you, but I have known of you for a very long time through your sister-in-law, Jill. Now, I have gotten to know your wife and children, and am even more in love with your family. They miss you something terrible, but you will never be forgotten. What an amazing family you created and what an amazing family that continues to carry on and honor you daily. Your loss is so heavy and missed that people, like myself who never got the opportunity to meet you, are blessed to know of you and what you did to make so many of us feel safe. My heart goes out to all the families who are waiting for their loved ones to return, and my heart and prayers go out to the families who have a soldier that is not returning. The heart will heal. I promise.
Much love to the Sheehan family."
Robyn and Ron Wessels of Philadelphia, PA

"Kevy,
I think of you every day, and miss your smile, your humor, and they way you used to call me "kiddo". Todd and I are so proud of you for your belief in your country, your mission, and the sacrifice you made to both. We are there for Heather, Nathaniel and Alyson as we all struggle to accept the loss of you in our lives. They will never forget your dedication to them. It gives me strength to know you are with us in spirit, and to help watch over us. We love you."
Jill McGrotty (sister in law) and Todd Grahm (brother in law) of Londonderry, New Hampshire

"Heather & children,
Though I'm so happy that you have come into my life, I'm so sorry that it was under such circumstances. You are wonderful people, and I only wish that I had met Kevin as I'm sure that he was a wonderful man. Please know that if there is anything that I can do for you, all you need to do is let me know. Kevin will always be remembered, and you and your family will always hold a special place in my heart."
Tricia Bean - Sister of Sgt. Alan Bean Jr-KIA 5/25/04 in Iraq - of Johnson, VT

"Kev
You have left a big hole in the heart of this family. We are all trying to cope and understand. You are "Our American Soldier". I am proud of you, miss you, and send only Happy Thoughts , little Brother. You will live in all our hearts forever! Love Nan"
Kathi Stern, "big sister" of Springfield, Vermont

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten. For the family/friends: May time provide happy loving memories in place of present sorrow. Look to the sky for the in the infinite meadows of Heaven the bright shining stars bloom....the forget-me-nots of angels. God bless you and thank you."
a grateful family in Phoenix AZ

"Kevin, Although we have never actully met I feel like I have known you all me life. Gary has shared so many wonderful stories of you with me. He has told me of the fun times you guys shared while deployed together. The little arguments and happy endings you guys had. He has told me of your great intelligence, your respect, honor and dignity. He admired your generousity and concern for all people. He respected your love of country and took pride in the opportunity to serve with you. He said that your love for your family is overwhelming and true. I have had the distinct pleasure of calling your wife my friend. Our unfortunate circumstances have brought us together and am truley thankful to have been blessed with her friendship. She is an amazingly strong women and you should be proud of her. I know that you are. She is an inspiration to all mothers. I can never thank you or your family enough for your sacrifice but this I will promise you, I will always do everything I can to help Heather, Natanial and Allison. You and all that you are in my family's heart will never be forgotten. All my love, with great gratitude"
Lisa Jackson, the wife of SSG Gary Jackson of Colchester, Vermont

"honey,
I can't begin to tell you how much I miss you. I swear to you our children will never forget you. I thank god for the wonderful life he gave me with you, and I know you are watching over all of us. I will always love you."
I love you- heath of Milton, VT

"Heather,
Kevin will be forever remembered in Kentucky as well as Vermont. He will be remembered for his compassion, humor, honor, and heroism. Breanna will know Kevin although she never had the opportunity to meet him. He lives on in the hearts of all of us who had the joy of knowing him! You and the children are in our thoughts and prayers daily! We love you!"
Jo Ann and Bill Blackburn of Lawrenceburg KY

"This is for Kevin's family. I want to wish our best to his family. We know Kevin gave his all for God and his country. Our hearts and love go to his family."
Je-Ann and Robert Becker of Springfield, Vermont

"Kevin:
Although I knew you but briefly I could see that you were a dedicated family man.I,m sure your family and many others miss you immensely.I can,t help but think though that you are smiling down on them with that contagoius smile of yours. I can see that smile in your son Nathaniel.
Kevin; you made the ultimate sacrifice for your country especially knowing how much it concerned you leaving your family for a great length of time.We; with God,s help are watching over them and keep them in our prayers.You,re their hero and your sacrifice won,t be forgotten.Thank you Kevin,we miss you too! Your Friends Steve& Louise Little & the rest of the Holy Angels parish family."
Steve Little of St. Albans Vt.

"I am the wife of Dennis Sheehan, Kevin's cousin.
We were priviledged to have known Kevin. His smile was infectious. His laughter was contagious.
If you looked at him, his smile was so broad that you would smile right back at him. When you heard him laugh, you laughed with him.
He loved his wife, Heather, and he adored his children.
He loved everyone in his family and they loved him in return.
The world will be a sadder place without men of the caliber of Kevin.
The Sheehan family sincerely hopes that you as a Nation will pray for peace and appreciate the sacrifice Kevin and the other fallen soldiers made to ensure your safety.
He was loved by many and will be missed by his family and friends more than any of you reading this will ever know.
If you read this and have lost a loved one, please accept my sincere sympathy.
We really need to find a way to find peace on earth."
Marie and Dennis Sheehan of Ambler. PA

"Kevin was a beloved friend and I miss seeing him. Even though he is not with us anymore, I see him almost everyday in his children. He was the most dedicated person I have ever met. He put 110% in everything he did. Kevin is a true hero to his family,friends and country. I'll never forget you Kev.!"
Mike Brault your neighbor of MIlton,VT

"Kevin believed in his country and believed in his mission to protect his family and friends. He died the most noble death, defending his nation! We will conitnue to miss you and will love you and your family always."
Erika & Kevin Stevens of Philadelphia, PA, USA

"Kevin, I pray every day that God and you, give me the strength and sensitivity to do whatever I can to support your family that has been left behind. You are my hero Kevin. Although I never met you, I have been blessed and honored to have befriended your beautiful family, who for all American people have made the ultimate sacrifice. I will do my all to forever love and care for your family, and you Kevin, will be forever honored by me and my family."
Michelle Henderson, wife of SSG Nathan Henderson of Essex Junction, VT USA

"God Bless your family. I did not know kevin, but yet he gave his life for me as a fellow american. For that , his loss is heavy on my heart and will always be a part of me. May America never forget the sacrifices made in the name of freedom. Rest in Peace."
LA Newman of Rocky Mount, NC

"I miss you Uncle Kevin!! You will NEVER be forgotten... You are always in my heart, I think about you everyday and all the things we did when I was a kid!! Those things will always be with me and the rest of us!! YOU ARE MY HERO! I LOVE YOU!!!"
Bethany Cass of Springfield, Vermont

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

"I miss you little brother. I will never let your kids forget you! You will always be in my heart! I know you and I will see each other again! You are my HERO, Little Brother..."
Keith Sheehan of Spfld, Vermont

"I miss you Uncle Kevin. I will never forget the fun times we shared, the laughes we had, or how you used to comfort me when I was down ... I love you."
Andrew Stern of Portland, Maine

"To the Sheehan family, Iam so sorry to hear about your loss. Vermont felt a great saddness on that day. You and your family will be in my thought forever."
Stacy Cadorette....Sgt William Normandy's sister of East Barre, Vermont

"God bless you Kevin for your ultimate sacrifice. May you have eternal peace. God bless and keep your family. From a namesake."
Kevin F. Sheehan & Family of Willmar, Minnesota

"To Kevin's family, I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Please know that many of us appreciate his service and sacrifice for our country."
F.Smith of Pennsylvania

"To Kevin's Family and Friends:

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

Sincerely,
The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.

Gloria Caldas (Ernie's mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

"We Vermonters will never forget your bravery in volunteering to go to Iraq with the Vt. Army National Guard, resulting in the ultimate sacrifice. I was at the sendoff ceremony that bitter cold day the Green Mountain Boys left Vermont when you all bid farewell to family and friends and I was so proud of you all!! I grieve for you and pray for your family that they will get thru the difficult times ahead and I'm so proud of you for serving your country. God Bless you, Sgt. Sheehan!!!"
Donna Papariello of Winooski, Vt

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

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

"Thank you Kevin 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 Sgt. Kevin 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 Kevin 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 Sgt. Kevin 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 Kevin, 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