Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Seth R. Trahan

20, of Crowley, Louisiana.
Trahan died in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained while on patrol when an improvised explosive device detonated. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3d Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, Crowley, Louisiana. Died on February 19, 2005.

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"Seth probably one of the finest soldiers and friend I got to serve with, your always on my heart, your friend and medic...I will see again, Hard Rock Charlie!"
Doc Shary, 2nd Lt US Army Guard of Florida

"To the family of:Seth R. Trahan
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""

"To the family of Seth Trahan, I would like to say you raised a great son and it was an honor to know him. I was in Basic with Seth and Served with him in Iraq. He was probably the nicest, most caring person I've ever met. He is deeply missed, but never forgotten."
Justin Brown of Baton Rouge, LA

"February 7, 2009
To the family of Spc. Seth R. Trahan:
Seth 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

"aman sadth"
aman sadth of aman sadth

"To the Trahan Family,

I had the honor of serving with Seth . He was like a brother to us in C co . He always was there for us when we needed a shoulder and a ear and he was a great friend to all. I miss him and I send my prayers out to your family"
Spc Robert Drury B co. 2-5 Cav 1st Cav Div of was Ragley LA but now Ft Hood TX ,

"hard to believe it has almost been 3 years. gone but never forgoten."
sgt watson of jennings la

"Dear Brother Randy, Sister Emma, & Family:

I was crushed when I heard the news. Seth was my best friend I told him everything. It must be hard to loss a child, brother, and the prefect furture husband. No matter the place, time, are day he always made me laugh. Now my parents ain't together anymore. I feel Seth right by my HEART.
Telling me everything will be ok don't worry. Thats what I call a real FRIEND, BROTHER, SON, & a FUTURE HUSBAND. And my hat is off to you Seth and the rest of the fallen heros. Brother Randy & Sister Emma yall are in my mom & my prayers. Seth I still know John 3:16 thanks to you. Because you help me so much.
Brother Randy, Sister Emma, Tara, Sara, Emily, Anna Brooke, and Casie I LOVE YALL A LOT."
AnnaMarie Artman of Crowley, Louisiana, United States of America


Angels cry, then wipe our tears.
They understand our sorrow
and, calm all our fears.

In sleepless nights Angels wait.
They hold us til the morrow
and, watch at our gate.

Angels never leave us forsaken.
They know the reasons why
and, know we’re broken.

In toughest times Angels abide.
They though winged don’t fly
and, are steady beside.

Angels help all wounds to seal.
They mercifully tend to pain
and, make hearts heal.

In solitude Angels always help.
They repair the broke chain
and, fix the Holy step.

Angels cry, then wipe our tears.
They understand our sorrow
and. calm all our fears.

Carlton Calcote
formerly of Merryville, La."
of Hendersonville, TN

"Mr. and Mrs. Randy Trahan, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I didn't know Seth very well but I do remember when he was just a toddler. I still have that image of him in my mind. When I found out want happen. I didn't even know he was in the National Guard. Time flies so fast and people grow up and move on and do great things. Seth is one of those person. I have been in the US Navy for almost 10 years. I have the greatest respect for the families that are left behind while we fight and defend our great country. I hope all is well. God Bless You and your Family.
(Electronic Technician 2nd Class Wendall Pickett, US Navy)"
Wendall Pickett of Norfolk, VA

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Trahan family. Seth will always be in our hearts. He will not be forgotten.HARD ROCK CHARLIE!"
SSG Jason Douga of Longville, Louisiana

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

"god bless"

"To the parents, sisters, and fiance of Seth: I am very sorry that you all have to experience the pain of losing someone very loved and special. I didnt personally know Seth but I have heard a lot about him from my fiance, Spc. Jonathan Stafford. He spoke so highly of Seth as every one else has. I hope that God has given you all the strength to go on. Seth will always be remembered for the sacrifices he made for our country, he is a true hero. I admire the faith your family has and I will continue to pray for ya'll and hope that God will ease your hearts."
Amber Stafford of Crowley, Louisiana

"Mrs. Emma, Mr.Randy, Kacie, and Seth's sisters, I am Alex Lawrence's girlfriend and I live down the road from you. Alex has often talked of how great of a soldier and a man Seth was. I remember meeting him for the first time in Oct. before they left. I don't think I'll ever forget his smile and desire to defend our country.He has touched many lives and his memory will always live on. Thank you very much and your son will always be a HERO in my heart!"
Sarah Quebedeaux of Crowley,Louisiana

"Seth was a friend of mine whom I knew since he was 2. I didn't know quite how to react when I heard of his death. It took me over a week before I could finally start to grieve. One of the things I began with my girlfriend is a tribute website for Seth. Here is the address http://community-2.webtv.net/RainbowValley/seth/
Please feel free to sign the guestbook there as we intend this site to stay up as long as possible. It is a work in progress."
Jude Cormier of Crowley, LA

"Mrs. Emma, Mr. Randy, & family, Seth is now protecting our guys in a stronger way. Seth though my husband, Sgt. Dwayne Schexnider, & his friends how to pray... there is not one day that goes by that they do not think about their angel. HE WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN... Seth was a great Soldier and now he is a great ANGEL over 3/156th! HARD ROCK CHARLIE..."
Sgt. Dwayne & Danielle Schexnider of Crowley, LOUISIANA

"Dear Randal,Emma,& Family:

Seth meant alot to his fellow men. He accomplished his duty with pride, honor, and with the love of God. His memories will live on in the hearts and minds of all the ones he touched. He truly was a disciple of the Lord and what more could a parent want of their child. He'll be sitting at the side of God and the angels helping prepare a home for his loved ones. May God give you peace, comfort, and the strength to carry on.

Lisa Hebert
(mother of Spc. Jonathan Hebert)"
Lisa Hebert of Lacassine, LA

"Dear Randal, Emma & Family,
I saw a tribute to Seth by some of the Iota High School students tonight.
I was very moved by the E-MAIL he sent you, and then the final kneeling tribute by his cousin Trey, swelled all of my emotions.
I am also proud of my fellow Firefighter Brothers & Sisters who were present to honor Seth's return Home.

"Our condolences to the Trahan family. As long as the light of Freedom is shining, Seth will not be forgotten."
The Walkers of Roberts Cove, LA

"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

"To the Trahan Family. Our Prayers are with you all."
The Ewings of Westlake, La.

"To the Trahan Family, We are very proud of your Hero. And we will be praying for all of you. And we will continue to pray for all our troops, who continue to fight all over the world for our freedom. God Bless You, and God Bless America. Thank you for Seth."
Kermit & Sylvia Manuel Parents of SSG William "Bill Manuel of Kinder, La.

"Thanks for having a son who was so proud of his country and wanted to be there. I have a husband in Iraq and I am so proud that he wants to serve his country. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I know that Seth will not be forgotten.

God Bless,
Rachel M. Rowland"
Rachel M. Rowland of lake Charles, LA

"To the Trahan's
Thank you for having and raising a son that felt strongly enough to serve his country. What a hero! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless."
Jennifer Rogers of Crowley, La

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you always."
Carl and Rose Matte of Abbeville/Crowley, La

"Randy and Emma,
Both of you have a special relationship with God. I know that he will give grace to allow you to handle this terrible tragedy. Your son gave the ultimate sacrifice for all of us, and we know that he is in a special place right now. Both of you will be in our prayers. God Bless you"
Mike and Claudette Hebert of Iota, Louisiana

"To the Trahan Family,

Thank you for having a wonderful son to fight to keep us safe. We do acknowledge the sacriface he has made for the freedom and safty of our kids. God Bless you and your family"
Paula Harrington Rock of Crowley, La, Now living in Richmond, Tx

"I don't know what to say, except, that he was the epitome of the word, hero.
I cannot tell you how sorry I am."
carole of church point la

"I wish to express my deepest sympathies for your loss. I pray you find the comfort you will need in your time of grief."
Sandie Whitehead of Merryville, La.

"To the Trahan's. Seth is in Heaven resting with the Angels. He's in good hands right now. I know that its hard to loose someone that you loved. In time your heart will heal. He gave his life up protecting our country."
of St. Martinville, LA

"Thank you brave american Soldier.
Thank you for save the freedom of the whole world.
Thank you from Germany
You are my Hero
Thank you from Ute of Ramstein/Germany"

"To Mr. & Mrs Trahan, sisters and friends.
Have comfort in knowing that Seth made the ultimate sacrifice. I believe that in time the Lord will turn our "Dark Memories" into "Golden Memories". May you have peace in knowing that you have a "Special Angel" looking after you, just as I do."
Shirley Manuel , mother of SSG. Bill Manuel, taken home on Jan. 10, 2005 of Oberlin, La.

"To Seth's family and fiance'. Having known Seth through my grandson,Blake, I look back and see a young boy who turned into a grown man serving his country with love and respect for freedom. The same love and respect he showed to all those who knew him. Mr. and Mrs. Trahan, if there is any inner peace to be had for you, it is the fact that because you raised a son in such a Christian manner, you know he has reached his ultimate place in the arms of Jesus."
JoAnn Huval of Broussard, Louisiana

"2/22/05 - To Seth's father, mother, sisters, and fiance - We are so sorry to learn of Seth's death. Words alone cannot express our sympathy for you in dealing with your loss. Your son is a hero and made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us and the people of Iraq. Our thoughts, prayers and tears are with you. Trust in Jesus."
Webster and Ruth Reed (Parents of Jonathan Ray Reed who died in Iraq on January 28, 2005) of Krotz Springs, LA

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Seth, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Thank you Seth Trahan, 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. Seth Trahan:
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 Seth 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. Seth Trahan:
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 Seth, 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