Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Capt. Michael T. Fiscus

36, of Milford, Indiana.
Fiscus died in Kabul, Afghanistan, when a mine detonated near his military vehicle. He was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 76th Infantry Brigade (Separate), Indianapolis, Indiana. Died on March 26, 2005.

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"CPT Fiscus was so funny. I know he wanted to be out in the field and not stuck at HQ on Camp Phoenix too. But he would laugh and look at me and say, "Wanna trade"? Nope, not a chance dude. Such a good man!!"
MAJ Jaime Quintanilla (ret.) of Lacey, WA


I will always remember your confident professionalism and your ready smile under pressure. Your loss was the worst day of my tour at OMC-A. I hope you know that I remember you always and pray for your family. Rest in peace."
Darrel K. Paskett, LTC (ret), USAR of San Luis Obispo

"CPT Fiscus,
Just over ten years ago I recall the pandemonium in the TOC and hearing the worst news a Soldier can hear. Please know sir that you are missed!
SFC J Myers
HHC, 76th INF BDE (SEP) OEF 04-05
JSTF OEF 06-07
Jerad of Virginia

"Didn't even know this site existed until today. Almost ten years later, it was nice to read messages from those Todd has touched. Thank you. While life has changed greatly in the last 10 years, we are still supported by so many family members and friends. Blessings to you all."
Paula Fiscus of Milford, IN

"Not forgotten, Captain. I still think of you, MSG, Hersh, and Snyder often."
J Myers of Bristow, VA

"You are not forgotten....."
Kevin Dunham of Nashville, TN

"i miss him so much...I love you cousin and i regret not being able to attend his funeral..."
Kaitlin Fiscus of Alabama

"He was high speed, low drag all the way. Best Battle Captain ever. It was a priviledge to serve under him."
Pat Coons of Floyds Knobs, IN

"I remember. Every day I remember and my heart breaks. Every day."
Sarah Gene Hjalmarson of Utah

"To the family of:Michael T. Fiscus
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""


It was an honor serving with you through two deployments. The first being my commander in Bosnia and the 2nd in Afghanistan. Im sure you are looking down and know the events of the last 24hours but just in case I wanted to let you know we got the bastard. Rest in Peace sir, You are greatly missed."
SSG Braxton Shirar of Fort Wayne IN USA

"Re: CPT Michael Todd Fiscus

I represent PRAYER SHAWLS 4 FALLEN SOLDIERS (PS4FS), an organization that since October 2007 has sent over 2,800 prayer shawls to military families who have lost a loved one. We are an organization of over 240 groups from all over the country. We make every effort to reach families even when post cards are returned after they have moved. Would you kindly send me a contact email/address so that we may send a loving hand-made prayer shawl to the family? Thank you!

Cozette Haggerty, Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers
Email: ps4fs@charter.net
Website Address: http://webpages.charter.net/ps4fs/shawls"
Cozette Haggerty of Wilbraham, Mass.

"I had the honor as well as the difficult duty of acting as the casualty notification officer to Maj Fuscus' wife and children after he was KIA in Afghanistan. I had also had the honor of having trained and served with Mike in the 1-293d Infantry 'Nightfighters' & 76th Infantry Brigade (Separate) 'Nighthawks' since 1996. Mike was an outstanding officer, trainer, and commander - bar none. He was easily one of the most acticulate, tecnically & tactically compentent officers with which I have served across an Army active-duty & Army National Guard career of 27 years. His loss is incalcuable not only to his family, but the US Army, & Army National Guard as well. Mike was a soldiers' soldier, and his sacrifice to the security of our Nation & to the the successful prosecution of our Nation's Global War on Terrorism is in the finest tradition of the ultimate act of service to the Unites States of America.

'Nighthawks-Point the Way'"
Maj Gary E. Smith of Indianapolis, IN/USA

"Todd will always be remembered in my heart as I remember him, a sweet, caring person who never said an unkind word. His sacrifice will never be forgotten. We were highschool classmates and it was devastating to hear of his loss. Nothing can ever replace a father to his children or a husband to his wife. I am proud of what he did to protect the freedom we all enjoy. Please accept my condolences on your loss."
Terri Harmon Nickel

"As a brother in name, I truly thank you for ensuring our freedoms here. Your family should be incredibly proud. I am sure you are missed terribly."
Michael A Fiscus of Las Vegas, NV

"November 10, 2007
To the family of Capt. Michael T. Fiscus:
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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"To the thankful,
THANK YOU for all your support. My family is very grateful for all the kind messages."
Holly Sigler-neice of Todd Los Angeles, CA

"Capt. Fiscus,
Sir, I would like to say thank you to you and the other soldiers who were in that vehicle with you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"To the family of Captain Michael T. Fiscus my deepest sympathy for all the pain you are going through. How do we American thank you for all this hero did for his country. Our condolences doesn't stop the pain but at least you know that we care. Freedom Quilts is sending a quilt to his wife I just hope i have the right address anyway we are sending you a quilt to comfort you on those day that the pain is just to much to deal with. It will be a long haul and we just didn't want you to think that we would ever forget. This is our way of honoring Michael by honoring his family. If his parents would wish a quilt all they need to do is contact me at debeniel@ncn.net that is my email and if you know of others that have yet to receive a quilt to honor there love one then please contact me so I can make sure they receive. My website if you wish to check it out is www.freedomquilts.net again if you know of anyone that lost a love one parents or spouse please have them contact me so I can make it possible to make sure they received. God bless and may the Lord guide you. You son was not just a soldier here on earth but he will be a soldier in heaven ready to help those that need his help."
Betty Nielsen of Fonda, IA.

"Fiscus was a tough, and fine leader. I was an OC for his unit when he was a commander. He trained his men hard and took a highly disciplined approach to the profession. That was his way of showing he cared for his men. Rest in peace. We will tell war stories again someday."
1SG Murphy of 101 airborne

"To the family and friends,

Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your loved ones bravery and sacrifice. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. Your loved one is a hero. Greater love have no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13.

God bless you.

Home Front Ministries
Shepherd of the Hills Church
Porter Ranch, CA""

"My family wishes to offer you our sincerest sympathy. Your Todd sounds so much like our Michael-a good son, Father, nephew, uncle and soldier. There is a silent scream going on inside my head for you and all the soldiers we have lost, but your husband, my nephew and all the other young soldiers who have lost their lives during this war, did so believing in what they were doing and we are all so very proud of them. I'm praying for you, your young children and all your family. God Bless you and God Bless these soldiers. Aunt of Michael Hiester"
Bonnie Baumgartner of Warren IN

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 "

"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 son returned safely from Afghanistan, only to lose his life in Iraq. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice.


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

"Thank you Michael Fiscus, 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 Capt. Michael Fiscus:
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 Capt. Michael Fiscus:
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