Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Michael S. Weger

30, of Houston, Texas.
Weger died when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol vehicle. He was assigned to 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on October 12, 2004.

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"Spc Weger, it was a privilege to serve alongside you. You have made the ultimate sacrifice. Love you my brother in arms."
Sawyers of Atlanta, GA

"Dear Mr. Weger,
You passed away with honor. And for that I must thank you. You are very much missed."
of Houston, Texas

"message below: May 23rd, 2013"
Dwayne of Spring, TX

"Mike,

Thinking about you today buddy. Haven't seen your son or parents since the funeral. I hope your boy is doing well, growing up strong. I hope your father and mother are still trucking along. Thank you for serving your country when all knew that the path would not be easy. You answered the call and it is people like you who have allowed all of us to hold onto the freedoms that we have. Praying for your family today. May God bring them peace, and health, and good things now and always. Rest easy, Mike. You are missed."
Dwayne of Spring, TX

"You are never forgotten my friend."
Spc. Christ of Crazyhorse 1st Cav. Camp War Eagle

"We will float a lantern and thank you for your sacrifice for us and for the nation.
Love,
Mom"
Tricia of Houston, TX, USA

"A life time will not be long enough for us to forget...

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.

Author Unknown

In loving memory on this day and always."

"Tricia and Greg,
We think of you both and your family often. Sending our thoughts, love and prayers during this very difficult time of the year."
The Stocker Family of Fort Hood, TX

"Again, your mom and dad lit a candle lantern in your memory, with a message of love and a prayer for peace. You are missed every day."
Tricia & Greg of Houston, TX

"We will always miss you Michael, your son stopped by the house recently to visit his grandpa and Grandma and Your son is growing up to be a great young man. I remember talking to you before you enlisted in the service and i was so excited to have you as a bother because of our common interests in business, success and life, your awesome and you gave the ultimate sacrafice and you are a hero. We will miss you forever"
Jake Cashel (brother) of Watertown, NY

"September 29, 2008
To the family of Spc. Michael S. Weger:
Michael 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

"It's 2008 and I still think about you and what happened that night. It should have been our vehicle and for that I appreciate every second of breath and life & I owe it to you all because of your sacrifice. You're my Brother in Arms and you will always be in my heart."
Daniel Bustos of Los Angeles, CA

"Dear Weger Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go to you for the loss of your son. I pray for God's comforting hand upon your family."
Jeff Weger of Tucson, AZ

"I want to express my sadness to the Weger Family. I know a lot of my Weger Kin was in wars,May your family have peace knowing he served for us,in the U.S. And forever we should remember him in our hearts."
Bessie Weger of Le Grand Calif U.S.A.

"michael weger. mikey! thank you for your sacrifice. thank you for your friendship. thank you for your encouragement. you are always in my mind. your positive attitude and desire for excellence made a permanent difference in my perception of the world. you will always be remembered and honored for your goodness and your diligence. on this memorial day, may 29th, 2006. thanks..........again."
keith dunlap of the woodlands, tx/usa

"To the family of:Michael S. Weger 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 knew that Weger was different from the first time that we met. He was constantly asking what he could do next. He was determined to be the best soldier possible because he joined to fight and that was his sole purpose in the Army. And let me tell you, the rank on his collar might have said Specialist but he never knew that. His ideas and motivation seemed way too big for just being a lower enlisted soldier. Mr and Mrs Weger I am very glad that I was able to have the pleasure of meeting you. I just want you to know that your son was the real deal, a true hero. As for you Michael I think about you all the time and Lacey and I will never forget you brother."
Jeff Akins of Fresno, CA

""A life time will not be long enough for us to forget...

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.

Author Unknown

In Loving Memory of SPC Michael Weger
Family and Friends of Barracuda
Veteran's Day 2005""

"Still thinking of you...now and always."

"Memorial Day 2005 - He will always be remembered and loved...we will never forget!"

"I am so sorry about the loss of your loved one. I don't know if my family is directly related to you but I was so suprised to see our last name as one of the brave soldiers that died. I will remember you in my prayers."
Barry G. Weger of Manchester, WA USA

"To the Weger Family.

My husband and I are so sorry for you loss. Those of us who knew and loved Mike will never forget him or the things he taught and shared with us."
Spc. James and Amanda Sconyers of Fort Hood, Texas

"Spc Weger you are a real hero. We are going to miss you.I know you are going to be missed by all the Barracudas. I know you are watching over us everyday. God Bless you and your family."
Barracuda 29 SFC McStay of Camp War Eagle

"Michael will forever be in the hearts and memories of the Barracudas. Sending our thoughts, prayers and love, from one Barracuda family to another."
Sgt. Stocker and Family of Ft. Hood, TX

"To the Weger Family,
I am very sorry for your loss of a fine son and a soldier. I lost a brother(Michael), friend, and a comrade. I am very proud of Spc. Weger for his leadership, dedication and fortitude. Michael was always a HERO in everything that he did.
This is the way I will remember my BROTHER, my FRIEND, and my COMRADE."
SFC Ronnie C. Smith of Syracuse, NY/USA

"To the weger family from the Wahl family of NY and Spring, Texas. Michael has touched many lives. To his family, neighbors, friends and his military family. Michael has many title's, including a HERO! Our heart and prays are with Michael and your family."
leonard wahl of Valley Stream Long Island

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

"To Michael's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice. We have lost another of Texas' sons.

Sincerely,

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (The Big Ern's Mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

"Dear Mr. and Mrs. Weger,
When we heard of this site, it was very comforting knowing how many people care about our soldiers. After seeing you on television tonight, we wanted to express our deepest sympathy to you and your extended family in the loss of your fine son, Michael, a very courageous soldier, a true American Hero. We too lost our son in Baghdad last December by an IED and know of your pain. For some reason we picked up a book at the book store called "Trusting God through Tears" and it brought us some comfort and we wanted to share that with you. Someone also sent us a card that also gave us comfort, it said something like the stars in the sky are openings in heaven where our loved ones can look down upon us, letting us know they are happy. We look up to the heavens and know our sons are at peace. Even though we miss our son very much as we know you do too, we are sure there are many others that Michael's life has touched that also feel a terrible loss. Please pass our sympathy to those special people as well. We know you will cherish your memories and know that Michael must have touched so many people in a positive way as exemplified by his willingness to serve our Country in our fight against terrorism. We will pray for you to receive comfort from your faith, your friends, your family and from all Americans who will honor your son, Michael, with their cards, notes and prayers."
The Moores of Livingston, TX

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

"My deepest sympathy, our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. May God bless you and help you through this time. Forever in our hearts a HERO Michael S. Weger."
Amy & Aaron Monier of Waterford, MI.

"Thank you Michael Weger, 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. Michael Weger:
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 Michael 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. Michael Weger:
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 Michael, 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