Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Robert A. Stever


36, of Pendleton, Oregon.
Killed in action by enemy fire in Iraq. Stever was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on April 8, 2003.

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"You are not forgotten!"

"SSG Stever was a good man who I was fortunate enough to serve with. He led from the front and never let down his soldiers. I often think of how he always made you want to do your best mostly because he all ways gave others his best. He had a positive impact on how I live my life and I am thankful for that. I am sorry for the loss of a great soldier, father and friend. Thank you for your sacrifice it will never be forgotten.
SPC Kermit
Memorial Day 2014"

"SSG Stever was on a support mission to resupply our son, Adam Gregory, and his unit at OBJ Curly when he was KIA. Our family cannot express our gratitude or our condolences deeply enough. God bless the Stever family this Memorial Day 2013 as we remember our hero."
Rod and Lori Gregory of Santa Clarita, CA

"SSG Stever was a great person to work with and a good friend. It was an honor to serve with him and my God continue to bless his family."
Harvey L. .Brooks of Richmond, VA

"Thank you to everyone for all your wonderful thoughts and prayers. It has been a blessing for my family. I check here often for messages. The messages here have been very comforting and uplifting. Please know that Nichole and I are doing well. If anyone would ever like to contact me, my email address is rasgrl@yahoo.com. Again, thank you all so much."
Cyndi Stever of Nampa, Idaho

"To Cindy and family,

I think of you and your family all the time. Escorting SSG Stever was one of the hardest things I have had to do as a soldier, not once but twice. So, I think of you and your family all the time. My prayers will always be with you."
SSG Keith D. Baxter (ret) of Hawthorne, NV

"Cindy,I have lost track of you please email me at kelly helmick@ymail.com. And again I am so sorry about Tony.He was truly was a great friend and soldier. your friend Kelly"
Kelly Helmick of Emmett Idaho

"James Smith of Columbia Md, please contact me, gghillin@msn.com"
SSG Hillin of Spanaway, WA

"I was there at OBJ Curly on that day. I think about it often. SSG Stever I mourn you still to this day.
"CAN DO!""
SSG HILLIN of Spanaway, WA

"I served in the Scout PLT in HHC 3-15 INF .
I did not know SSG Stever as well as I wish I should have but he was a great man who was always there to help in anyway he could and would teach you if you where willing to learn.
You will always be missed and never forgotten . I still am comming to terms with what happened and I still remember your sacrifice for this great country and for you fellow brothers.
Thank you for everything , you have made me a stronger man"
of Fort Benning , GA

"Today is 9 years since Tony was lost in Iraq. Everyday is a struggle because Nichole misses him so much. Tony, you are loved and will never be forgotten. Thank you so much to everyone for all your love and support."
your wife, Cyndi of Nampa, Idaho

"It will be 9 years on Saturday and I still feel like it was yesterday... I will always remember and love my dad and all those who have supported us."
Nichole Stever of Idaho

"One of the hardest working and finest soldiers in the United States Army..Never Forgotten"
Eric of Temple, TX

"Tony, you were there for me at the hospital in Riley and a friend that I will never forget. I send my love and thoughts to Cindy and Nicole, I hope they know Tony is not forgotten!!!"
Kelly Helmick of Emmmett, Idaho

"I miss the poker games in Germany. Rest easy brother, Ill see you on the OBJ."
John Mark of Oklahoma

"I served with him in Bosnia! I remember his family photo on his desk and what a work ethic he had. He deserved better!"
David of Durham NC

"I served with him in Bosnia! I remember his family photo on his desk and what a work ethic he had. What a waste!"
David of Durham NC

"I have never posted here but I was a Combat Photographer with 3/15 in the Iraq War. SSG Stever fixed my vehicle twice. He was a honorable man and was very dedicated to his job and his troops. War is a tragedy and he is one of three people I remember who died when I was there. He is always in my prayers"
James Smith of Columbia Md

"It's memorial day. I'll be burning candles for you and your family as well as SSG Marshall and his family."
Thomas 3-15 Inf of Pensacola

"It's memorial day. I'll be burning candles for you and your family as well as SSG Marshall and his family."
Nathon Thomas of Pensacola

"TODAY, MY SON, YOU HAVE BEEN GONE FROM ME FOR 7 YEARS... TIME DOES NOT HEAL ALL WOUNDS..FOR I HURT FOR YOU TODAY AS I DID 7 YEARS AGO. I LOVE YOU... YOU ARE STILL VERY PRECIOUS TO ME TONY."
TONY'S MOM of MERIDIAN, ID

"Well Sarge, I got to head back. Watch over us."
Stockton of A co. 1/141Inf....TX

"I rember SSG stever the most from when we had a battilion formation for his premotion. His family came down and pinned him. He was beeming with joy and even from my spot way in the back you could tell it was one of his highlights of his life, to get that amount of recognition from the unit with his family there it ment the world to him.
I am proud to have served in 3-15 INF with good men like SSG Stever."
De Gosh Reed of Ft Benning

"I served with ssgt Stever. He was a great mechanic and NCO. Although I was a medic in the same company and we did not have the same tasks, i always looked up to him as a great person and NCO.. Ssgt stever we will all miss you at Ft. Stewart and I hope that your family is coping well without you. Your family mut be so proud of you, i really dont know what to say except ...... thank you for serving next to me and ROCK OF THE MARNE!!!!!!!


SPC Craig Albrecht
Medic 3/15th INF
Ft. Stewart Ga."
craig albrecht of collinsville illiinois

"Cindy,
I haven't really got to talk to you since everything happend, it has been forever since I have actually talked to you but I just found this saved on moms computer! I just wanted to let you know I am so sorry! I have so many good memories of uncle Tony though, like when you lived across the street and my best friend moved away Tony is the one that sat on my bed with me telling me it would be ok and my life wasn't over and that I would be able to see her again! It really ment alot to me.. I miss him so much! I hope that you come to town soon and I get to see you!!!"
Kim Caldwell of Pendleton, OR

"January 6, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Robert A. Stever:
Robert 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

"Robert,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just in OIF, but also for your service in Macedonia as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Can Do"(15th Inf. Motto)"

"To the family of:Robert A. Stever 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 husband served w/SSG Stever at Ft. Riley and then ran into him again in Schweinfurt, Germany. May the Lord touch his family and give them peace."
The Clothiers of Schofield Barracks, Hi.

"I am a Stever as well and to see my kin pass makes my heart bleed. To loved ones of our soldier. At ease, live long and rest well. To the seargent God bless you, rest in peace."
Jesse Stever of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A.

"This is one of the best teachers I've ever had and he didn't ever know it"
SPC. Stockton of Spring, TX

"The 113 fan tower and Brad hub seals came in! Gods Speed Brother..."
SGT Frank Ugolini of Ft. Stewart, Ga

"I am not sure how to address such a subject, but to say that I am deeply sorry to the family of Robert A. Stever and completely thankful to Robert A. Stever for his bravery and giving of his life. I came across this memorial through search of my family line and ancestory-I realize I may be a late-comer to this site, but it doesn't change the amount of gratitude I have for Robert A. Stever and his family! Thank You and God Bless!"
Jessie W. Stever of Fairfield, IA / USA

"SSG Stever, It was an honor to serve with you. I will remember you always. May the Lord bless your family and bring them peace."
Adam A. Gregory of Los Angeles, CA

"I'm so sorry to hear about what happened to your husband, my old squad leader, teacher and above all friend. He will be missed and remembered in my heart forever."
Everett Pennartz of Beavercreek, Oh

"Dearest Tony,
You will never be forgotten in all of our hearts.We miss you."
Vicki Tarpley of I rrigon,OR USA

"To Cindy,
Sorry to hear about tony.He will always be remembered by those who where lucky enough to serve with him .Take care and god bless."
Orlando Aguinagalde of Hialeah,FL

"I am very sorry to hear of SSG Stever's death, I served with him at Fort Riley in the 1/5 FA. You and your family will always be in our prayers. I have lost 3 friends to this war and it never gets any easier my heart goes out to all."
SGT Scott Halm of 1/182 FA (MLRS) Michigan

"SSG Stever, it was my privilege to serve with you on the road to Baghdad. You will always be our hero and our brother. Your sacrifice freed those who were oppressed, and will never be forgotten. God bless you and your family."
LTC Denton Knapp of Fort Stewart, GA

"In researching the Stever family tree, I came across this memorial. Though I know not this branch of the family, I offer my sympathy to the family of Robert Stever."
Susan M. (Stever) Magill of Millerstown, PA

"Cindy,
I just found out about Tony. I am sorry for your loss but he is in God's hands now. I think of the times we all had at Ft. Stewart. They were great! Especially at Girl Scout Cookie Time!!
Take care and tell Nicole hello from me and my girls."
Pam White of Williston, FL USA

"DEAR CINDY , IM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS . I KNOW IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME , BUT I JUST FOUND OUT. I HAVE BEEN LIVING IN ENGLAND SINCE FEB 2002 WITH MY FIANCE .I CANT TELL YOU ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL , ALL I CAN SAY IS SORRY , AND I WISH I COULD CHANGE THINGS. THINKING OF YOU AND YOUR DAUGHTER NICOLE , WISH YOU FOR THE BEST , WONT BE THE SAME AS ON TAMAGON LOOP .CONTACT ME IF YOU WANT TO TALK PLATNIUMDRAGON92@YAHOO.COM"
ROBERT RICKETSON of CAMBRIDGESHIRE ENGLAND

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

"My prayers are always with you"
Rebecca Rae Stever of Phoenix, AZ

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

"Cindy,
Know that I am thinking of you. I know that this is and will always be hard on you and I am unable to understand but know that I pray for you and I know Tony is watching out for you from above. He will always be with you and Nicole. You both now have him as your angel to protect you.
And I know he will do as good as job, as he did protecting our country. He was a soldier who will always be doing his job but now he has alot more "soldiers" helping him. But he now has the best commander in chief, GOD. God Bless and you are in all my prays."
Allison Walker of Fort Stewart, Ga.

"Thank you Robert Stever, 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

"I KNOW THAT THIS WAS TONY'S FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR. I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE MISS YOU, AND THAT ROBERT AND I ARE THINKING OF YOU. WE MISS YOU. (AND MY SIGN TOO!)"
ROBERT AND LISA WALTON of FT. STEWART, GA "HOME OF 3RD ID"

"To the family and friends I am deeply saddened to learn of the loss of SSGT Stever. I had the honor and privilege of serving with him while stationed in Schweinfurt Germany with 1-26 Infantry. I also spent countless hours with him while deployed to Macedonia. His dedication to his job and peers make him a true role model for all of us to live by. To the family I do have one picture that I can think of, if you would like a copy I'd be more than happy to make arrangements to send a copy. I can be notified at sixstep45@yahoo.com"
Steven G Gold

"I can think of no greater sacrifice than the laying down of ones' life for his or her country. Staff Sgt. Stever was a brave soldier and American. May his family take great comfort in that and may God keep him and love him."
George Hilway of Santa Monica, CA USA

"We thank you for the sacrafice Robert made for us. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this time. Thank you Robert, May God keep you in His care."
Ken and Maritza Holley of Pembroke Pines, Florida

"To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Robert Stever:
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 Robert for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Robert Stever:
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 Tony, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera, of Powder Springs, Georgia

"Look God:
I have never spoken to You,
But now I want to say,
"How do You do."

You see God,
they told me You did not exist;
And, like a fool,
I believed all of this.

Last night from a shell hole
I saw Your sky;
I figured right then
they had told me a lie.
Had I taken the time
to see the things You made,
I would know they weren't calling
a spade a spade.

I wonder, God,
if You would shake my hand;
Somehow, I feel
that You will understand.
Strange, I had to come
to this hellish place
Before I had time to see Your face.

Well, I guess there isn't
much more to say,
But I am sure glad, God,
I met You today.

I guess the zero hour
will soon be here,
But I am not afraid
since I know You are near.

The signal - well, God,
I will have to go;
I love you lots,
this I want you to know.
Looks like this will be
a horrible fight;
Who knows, I may come
to your house tonight.

Though I wasn't friendly
with you before,
I wonder, God,
if you would wait at the door.

Look, I am crying,
me shedding tears!
I wish I had known you
these many years.

Well, I will have to go now, God.
Goodbye
Strange, since I met you,
I am not afraid to die.

RIP Brave Soldier"
The Taylors, USMC of NC

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on