Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Kevin S. Smith

20, of Springfield, Ohio.
Smith died as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on March 21, 2005.

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"Hey Kev just a random night im thinkin bout ya.miss u a whole lot brother words cant describe.i miss ur friendship and brotherhood and wish i could talk to ya
right now.love ya so much man!the day u died changed me forever,i miss havin ya in my life.u were closer than a brother and i trusted 110% and thats impossible to come by.sometimes in this life amazing and completely irreplacable people are taken from us and i get that,but it still *ing sucks!!!i love ya so much brother and hope to see u again someday!thanks for being the best friend i ever had!!!!!!!:("
gert b. frobe of miami,fl

"Hey Kev just a random night im thinkin bout ya.miss u a whole lot brother words cant describe.i miss ur friendship and brotherhood and wish i could talk to ya
right now.love ya so much man!the day u died changed me forever,i miss havin ya in my life.u were closer than a brother and i trusted 110% and thats impossible to come by.sometimes in this life amazing and completely irreplacable people are taken from us and i get that,but it still *ing sucks!!!i love ya so much brother and hope to see u again someday!thanks for being the best friend i ever had!!!!!!!:("
gert b. frobe of miami,fl

"To the family of:Kevin S.Smith
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""

"My son Sgt. Brandon Domanek and Kevin went into the marines together. Kevin was a wonderful young man and a credit to our nation. My heart grieves for his family. I pray for you and the hard journey that you must be going through. Kevin is a true American Hero."
Sherry of Springfield, Ohio

"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"
Scott Steiner of Gahanna, OH / USA

"March 21, 2009
To the family of Lance Cpl. Kevin S. Smith:
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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"My name is Sgt Justin Nye, I served with Kevin in 3/2 and in Iraq. We were in the same platoon 3/2 H & S Security Team. There are lots of things I want to say and but most importantly to his family....Kevin was an outstanding Marine and even a better friend. I think of Kevin everyday, I replay the conversation we had just before he left camp, and in the midst of the sadness it helps me get through. I know nothing that I can say can change what happened just know that the Marines that served with Kevin think of him often and that your loss grieves us all. We loved Kevin as our brother. If there is anything you need, even if is is just to talk my email address is jusalkat@yahoo.com, feel free to contact me anytime day or night."
Sgt Justin Nye of Bethesda, Md

"To Ron and Kelly my deepest condolences for the lost of your son. It is an honor to be making a quilt to honor your son and give you comfort. Thank you for bringing into this world such a hero a man of honor and courage. Thank you for giving me the chance to honor you. God bless and take care. For those that still have not received a quilt have them contact me so I can also honor them. God bless and take care."
Betty Nielsen (Freedom Quilts Inc) of Fonda, IA

"Kevin...I never had the honor of meeting you in life. But I will never forget the day you came to me. To the family...you raised a profound indiviual and I'm eternally greatful for his sacrifice. Kevin...your name will ecko within me forever. Good journey and God speed. You've changed me forever."
CPL B (Mortuary Affairs) of Marietta, GA

"I never had the honor of meeting Kevin. My brother-in-law CPL Domanek knew him well. Brandon has shared a few memories of him and Kevin. He was a great SOLDIER and person, who fought for our country and gave the altimate sacrifice. He is a true HERO in every since of the word. May God bless our soldiers and their families."
Paul M. of Columbus, Oh

"As one that service my country back in the 70's I can understand the pride and honor it is to service your country but you son did more then that he died for all of us to continue to enjoy the freedom we so take for granted. Freedom Quilts Inc is an organization that honors all fallen soldiers and their families. We are so proud of this great man that you raise. God bless you for giving this country the best of the best. debeniel@ncn.net website www.freedomquilts.net"
Betty Nielsen of Fonda, IA

"To my fallen brothers family, my prayers our with you."
Aaron Wyckoff of Jackson, MI

"im am matthew Hirschauer and i am a soldier in balad iraq, i grew up with kevin. i miss you and you and your family have made the greatest sacrifice of all. thank you"
matthew hirschauer of balad iraq

"Thank you for going when I could not. Semper Fi Marine"
Kevin W. Smith of Nevada USA

"To the parents and relatives of Kevin. Our hearts are heavy and our prayers are with you. Our son is in Kevin's platoon. He didn't want to talk about it when he called shortly afterwards. He was too angry and I cannot relay his verbal tirade. Siemper Fi. May your sorrow ease with time, but never forget."
Pete and Maureen Greco of Denver, CO

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

"I was deployed to Cuba for a short period with Kevin. I do not have clear memories of him, as we did not interact much. I am good friends with the driver of the humvee when it was hit. It is unfortunate for Kevin, his family, and for all the brothers we have lost. God bless you all."
Doc of Camp Lejeune

"My deepest condolences to the family...God Bless You All."
Missy Rader of Dayton,Ohio

"Godspeed to you, Lance Corporal Smith’s family, and to all those who knew him. Although I have never knowingly had the honor of knowing him, I’m sure that I crossed his path on my several trips to Camp LeJeune. I had just listened to Lt. Col. Mundy’s update message proclaiming his joy that although both base camps had received enemy mortar fire, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines had not suffered any casualties. I was in the process of conducting my routine check of the Department of Defense website when my focus went to what I was dreading most. The header “Marine Casualty” popped right out at me and after a moment, I clicked on the link. “3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines” hit me like a ton of bricks. Although I had just written to my son, Lance Corporal Mario De Lucia, a Rifleman in India Company, 3/2 at Camp Gannon, I immediately wrote him again expressing my sorrow and the sorrow of all of us here for their loss of a Brother Marine. I told my son I loved him and cried for the parents of Lance Corporal Smith. To the Smith family I say “God Bless You!” To Kevin I say “Semper Fi Marine!”
Mario De Lucia of Long Island, New York

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Kevin S. Smith,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please use our link and register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts "
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca USA

"I am so sorry for your loss my deepest sympathy goes out to the Family and friends of Lcpl Kevin S. Smith, no words can ease the pain or I would offer them. Thank you seems so small. As a dad who lost my Marine a month ago I know your pain and I weep with you.
To Lcpl Smith, your Nation owes you a debt we cannot pay, we are forever grateful that men like you men of courage and honor stand ready to fight for us. You will not be forgotten. Semper Fi Marine.
"If the Army and the Navy ever look on Heaven's scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines""
Phil of Illinois

"My family honors your hero. Kevin was a brave man whose Honor, Courage and Valor will always be remembered. We are grateful for his loyal service and his sacrifice will never be forgotten.
All of our prayers are with you and know that you are not alone.
God Bless Kevin and his family."
Jennifer and SSG Larry Mays and family of Massillon, Ohio

"To the familiy of HERO Kevin Smith:

I know no words can ease your pain, I just lost my baby brother Pfc. Landon Giles on Feb. 26 of this year. I hope that you will find comfort in the fact that the nation grieves with you. I grieve with you. My family will not forget your sacrafice. Thank you for giving the world a hero in Kevin. He will never be forsaken or forgotten. He was a hero in the truest sense of the word, as was Landon. They gave their lives in defense of others. That will be something I know I will hang on to as a sense of hope and purpose. I hope that the love and prayers of thousands and thousands who mourn and pray for you, most of whom did not know Kevin, will begin to ease your loss. I will keep you all my prayers and I take comfort in knowing there is one more hero up looking out for us. We both have our eternal heroes now. God Bless you and your family and friends.Please feel free to email me if you need to talk. celesitalhoney2004@yahoo.com
Again, God Bless you

Jo jGiles-sister of fallen hero , Pfc. Landon Giles US army of Bakersfield, CA

"Kevin is truly a hero. He has joined my son, Richard Gilbert, in God's Marine Corps. May God comfort you in your time of need."
Helen Gilbert (hrg715@aol.com) of Dayton, Ohio

"Your loved one will never be forgotten. May He Rest in Peace. Kevin is a HERO! You are on my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. I know what you are going thru. Always be proud of what Kevin accomplished for us all. God bless His family."
Christine of USA!!!!!!!!

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 ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Thank you Kevin Smith, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Kevin Smith:
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 Lance Cpl. Kevin Smith:
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