Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Tyler J. Troyer

21, of Tangent, Oregon.
Troyer died from wounds received as a result of small arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Karmah, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on November 19, 2005.

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"To the family of:Tyler J. Troyer
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 had the great honor of serving with Tyler when we were stationed in Maryland. Even these years later the memory of his loss still brings tears to my eyes. Tyler was an excellent Marine but a better friend; I miss you bud."
Thomas L. Burns of Cpl/USMC Lusby, MD

"I went to High School with Tyler, he is someone that you won't ever forget just because the way he was. Had a great heart and awesome personality. Its a shame that all the good people are taken too soon. Thank you for giving your life so that we can be free. I will never forget you."
Nicole Radford of Albany, OR

"I knew Tyler Troyer very well. He was one of the most kind-hearted and amazing people I have ever met. As a fellow service member and old friend of his I am at a loss over this. We lost touch after some time but I miss him terribly. He will be remembered fondly for all he did for everyone he knew and the sacrafice he selflessly made for those he didnt. May God be with his family and friends."
SPC Melanie Lawrence of Ft. Campbell, KY

I am Tyler's Father Michael.
I want to thank all of you for taking the time to post a note here. It means alot to know others think of the loss of Tyler besides us, his family.
To Sena Norton....thank you for wearing Tyler's Braclet, it means alot that you are teaching young adults about the name on your bracelet, and that its connected to a real soul.
I would love to talk to you sometime.
I have put up a website in honor of my son.It is still a work in progress, but you can learn more about Tyler there.
Please contact me there if you wish.
I love and miss you son, more than I could could ever express. I hope someday Tyler, that the sacrifice you made for this country, will bear fruit in Iraq in the hearts of all of the children whos lives you touched. Maybe they will pay it forward someday...
Love, your 'Pops' Michael
Please visit www.tylerjohntroyer.com"
Michael Thorpe of Tangent, Oregon USA

"November 23, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Tyler J. Troyer:
Tyler 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

"Today, the third year since Tylers death, and I feel like he was here just yesterday. Tyler Was the most kind hearted person you could have known. He was truely amazing. He could always make you laugh when you needed it and he could always get you to see the other side of the story, I'm stubborn, so Tyler helped me through so much. I am so proud of him, for everything he did. Everyone who knew him was touched by him. He is an inspiration to my life, and even though i know it today he would have said, you joined the army haha. I think about him everday. Always in my heart and mind."
SPC/ U.S. Army of Fort Walton Beach, Florida

"My name is Sena Norton and I live in Portland...I have Tyler's name on my bracelet from Heroes Bracelets. I am honored to wear it as a fellow Oregonian and a military brat myself. I teach middle school and the kids ask all the time why I wear the bracelet...I can now put more of a story to it.

My thoughts are with you Tyler and your family."
Sena Norton of Milwaukie, Oregon

"Saepius Exertus, Semper Fidelis, Frater Infinitas
Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever"
Cpl. Kam Waling of Lacey, WA

"To all who have responded, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. As L/Cpl Tyler Troyer's Dad, it means so much to me to hear from those who I don't know. For those of you who know Tyler through the military, I wish I could meet you and thank you personally. Thanks again! SEMPER FI, Tyler"
Dave Troyer of Sherwood, OR USA

"As a fellow Oregonian and U.S. Marine, we honor Tyler J. Troyer with a tribute to his dedication to service. When times are tough... keep on, when you are surrounded... depend on teamwork, failure is not an option... CHARGE!

"SEMPER FIDELIS" The U. S. Marine Corps adopted the motto, Semper Fidelis in 1883. We honor you as a U.S. Marine and we honor your memory as a member of the Elite Corps of Fallen Comrades!

We had hoped his future would not have required this greatest of sacrifices. All of us are saddened by his passing. My words are intended to honor his memory and especially to make it clear of our appreciation for his dedication to service. HooRah... SEMPER FIDELIS,
"Always Faithful" Patrick A. Gregory Cpl, USMC of North Bend, Oregon, USA"
Patrick A. Gregory of North Bend, Oregon

"I love and miss you Tyler"
Ashlee Lathrop of Salem Oregon

"I shared a room with Tyler at Camp Lejeune leading up to his deployment to Iraq. He was one of the most approachable and friendly people that I have ever met. It was nothing but a good expeience to live with him and to become friends with him. I am at loss for words over his death. All I have is feelings that are hard to deal with. This Memorial day, as I think of Tyler and my other brothers who lost their life during the past year, I am reflecting on the good memories that I had with those good Marines and I feel honor to have known and lived with such fine young men.

To Tylers family: Thank you for Tyler, I pray God gives you peace."
Nigel McCourry of Asheville, NC

"To the Troyer Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your Tyler is a true American Hero. Tyler will always be remembered and honored. May God Bless you all and God Bless you Tyler."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"I just wanted to say I know Tyler J. Troyer was and exceptoional man. My brother. Lcpl Middleton, was in Tylers platton in Iraq, and said nothing but wonderful things about him. I wish you family the best of luck, and I am sorry for your loss."
middleton of Stoutsville, Ohio

"We go through life so often,
Not stopping to enjoy the day.
And we take each one for granted,
As we travel on our way.

For in your pain and sorrow,
An Angelís Kiss will help you through,
This kiss is very private,
For it is meant for only you.

We never stop to measure,
Anything we just might miss.
But if the wind should blow by softly,
Youíll feel and Angel Kiss.

A kiss that is sent from heaven,
A kiss from up above.
A kiss that is very special,
From someone that you love.

So when, your hearts are heavy,
And filled with tears and pain.
And no one can console you,
Remember once again.

About the one you grieve for,
Because you sadly miss.
And the gentle breeze you took for granted,
Was just an Angelís Kiss.

Gone Ė but not forgotten.
Thank you for sharing your marine with us,
and for the sacrifice made by you and your family on our behalf.

Proud mom of Lcpl Alex
Currently serving in Iraq"
Patricia of Bishop, CA

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Tyler J. Troyer,

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. If you're not certain that your loved one's next of kin is registered, please use our link and register them for a quilt so we can send our "Love Stitched Together."

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

"Thank you from the family of Todd and Rosalie Young. Your son's uncommon valor will never be forgotten."
Rosalie Young of Mechanicsville, Virginia

"Thank you Tyler Troyer, 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. Tyler Troyer:
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 Tyler 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. Tyler Troyer:
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 Tyler, 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