Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Maj. Steven W. Thornton

46, of Eugene, Oregon.
Thornton died in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, when he collapsed during physical training. He was assigned to Communications-Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. Died on April 18, 2005.

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"April 21, 2009
To the family of Maj. Steven W. Thornton:
Steven 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

"Major Thornton, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, 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, Steven will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"To the family of Steven, we honor your Hero. His bravery, Valor and Courage will always be remembered. We are grateful for his loyal service and will never forget his sacrifice.
God Bless Steven and his family"
Jennifer and SSGT larry Mays and family of Massillon, Ohio

"I'm so sorry you passed away the way you did. Please bless and look over your friends and family. I know their grieving and they need you right now. You are a true hero. I hope you knew that while you were here!"
Catherine of New York

"TO THE THORNTON FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. VERY THANKFUL STEVEN SERVED ALONG SIDE OUR SON. I REALIZE BOTH HAD NOT KNOWN ONE ANOTHER. YET, BOTH MILITARY BROTHERS WATCHING OVER ONE ANOTHER. WE LOST OUR SON ELEVEN MONTHS AGO. SO WE UNDERSTAND THIS DIFFUCULT TIME FOR YOUR FAMILY. STEVEN WILL NOT HAVE GIVEN HIS LIFE IN VAIN. HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED BY ALL AMERICANS FOR PROTECTING US AGAINST TERRORISM. AN HELPING TO GIVE THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ FREEDOM. WE AS PARENTS, MUST KEEP OUR FALLEN SOLDIER'S IN THE MINDS OF ALL AMERICAN'S. FOR OUR SON'S ARE THE ELITE OF ALL AMERICANS. SOLDIERS THAT KNEW THE RISK AND ENJOYED HIS JOB. NOT MANY AMERICANS CAN SAY THAT ABOUT HIS OR HER JOB. STEVEN IS A HERO, MUCH MORE THEN THAT. FOR STEVEN IS A SPECIAL PERSON. HE HAD DIRECTION FROM VERY LOVING AND CARING PARENTS. THAT STEVEN HAS TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF MANY. TO THOSE IN HIS COMMUNITY, NEIGHBOR'S, FRIENDS, HIS MILITARY FAMILY AND HIS OWN FAMILY. STEVEN I THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DONE FOR OUR FAMILY. I WILL ALWAYS HOLD YOU IN MY HEART AND PRAYS. GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"TO THE THORNTON FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. VERY THANKFUL STEVEN SERVED ALONG SIDE OUR SON. I REALIZE BOTH HAD NOT KNOWN ONE ANOTHER. YET, BOTH MILITARY BROTHERS WATCHING OVER ONE ANOTHER. WE LOST OUR SON ELEVEN MONTHS AGO. SO WE UNDERSTAND THIS DIFFUCULT TIME FOR YOUR FAMILY. STEVEN WILL NOT HAVE GIVEN HIS LIFE IN VAIN. HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED BY ALL AMERICANS FOR PROTECTING US AGAINST TERRORISM. AN HELPING TO GIVE THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ FREEDOM. WE AS PARENTS, MUST KEEP OUR FALLEN SOLDIER'S IN THE MINDS OF ALL AMERICAN'S. FOR OUR SON'S ARE THE ELITE OF ALL AMERICANS. SOLDIERS THAT KNEW THE RISK AND ENJOYED HIS JOB. NOT MANY AMERICANS CAN SAY THAT ABOUT HIS OR HER JOB. STEVEN IS A HERO, MUCH MORE THEN THAT. FOR STEVEN IS A SPECIAL PERSON. HE HAD DIRECTION FROM VERY LOVING AND CARING PARENTS. THAT STEVEN HAS TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF MANY. TO THOSE IN HIS COMMUNITY, NEIGHBOR'S, FRIENDS, HIS MILITARY FAMILY AND HIS OWN FAMILY. STEVEN I THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DONE FOR OUR FAMILY. I WILL ALWAYS HOLD YOU IN MY HEART AND PRAYS. GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"Thank you Steven Thornton, 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 Maj. Steven Thornton:
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 Steven 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 Maj. Steven Thornton:
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 Steven, 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