Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Spc. Michael K. Spivey

21, of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Spivey died in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when the CH-47 helicopter he was on crashed. He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 12th Aviation Brigade, Giebelstadt, Germany. Died on April 6, 2005.

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"Today is Memorial Day, 11 years after Mike's passing. Thank you to his family for your sacrifice. Mike was one of the most wonderful people my brother and I have ever had the pleasure to know. God bless him."
Donald J. Oakes of Jacksonville, NC

"To the family of:Michael K.Spivey
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""

"Hey Mike Just like Hagerty said man, you will always be in my thoughts man I wont ever forget you, your wife and your mother taking me to the mall after Basic training graduation, and in AIT with SCOTT, HAGERTY, PHILLIPS, YOU AND ME, Ill never forget you man and I am glad I met up with you in Afghanistan 1 month before your accident and you took my room as I left dude. Well you are in Heaven with Kip Jacoby and Ron Meeks those two clowns that lived across from us in T school so hopefully you three are hanging out up there and im sorry it took me till 2011 to type this but it really hurts to know you guys are gone. But I will see you again one day Take care man,"
SSG Rea, Daniel of Worcester MA recruiting Co

"Mike, I remember the first time I saw you walk in the tent with all the wide-eyed new guys in Balad,Iraq. I wish you could have seen the look on your cherry face. I'll never forget that. Sorry that we never got to be room mates and listen to nappy roots together. I wish I could have known about your passing earlier, after the war I just tried to forget. I read it in paper. I wanted to tell your Mom how much you loved her and what a big help she was to you after the divorce. I wish I could tell her face to face what a good man and soldier you grew into. I hope that you made flight platoon and R/O 1 Day/Night like you hoped. And to Ms. Spivey and all the mothers of Iraq, in order that they may better understand what their son did for us."
Ken Meverden of M.I.A.

"I was on Staff Duty at Brigade on that day, and all we heard was it was possibly one of ours. I remember a lump in my throat form, and then, like from one second to the next, reporters. I did not know who was on that flight and you and I only passed each other on post and said hello when we did, but it hit me. The memorial service brought me to tears when you guys would not answer during role call. How silly of me because it was as if I was expecting you to answer. As a mother, all I could think of your parents. How they must be hurting. Its been five years and I still think of that day often. May you have peace and may the families have peace."
Catarina Wiggins of Ft. Eustis, VA

Its been 4 long years. I just wanted to let you know i am still thinking of you and your family. I hope you are watching over me in my everyday activites. I now have a flag i flew that is deticated to you on the 4th year"
Sean Haggerty of OEF

"Today marks 4 years since you have left us, yet it doesn't get any easier. You are so missed and loved. You were always a shining star full of life and optimism. I cherish every moment we ever spent together and only wish there were so many more. We will meet again. I love you with all my heart."
Chrissy Boschert Spivey of Florida

"Michael as days have turned into years you are stilled missed just as much as day one. We will never forget you and love you always. Now you are our guardian angel watching us from a distance until we can be together again. We will stay strong and honor your memory until then. With all my love Aunt Sherry"
Sherry Carlisle of Royston Ga USA

"Man Mike you will always be missed. I can remember being in class with you and you wouldn't say much but when you did it was never negative always positive. You were a good friend, its just sad to here somebody I graduated with past away. To mike's parents, you raised nice respectful man, and you should be proud of everything he has accomplished. God bless you"
Les Huntley of fayetteville, NC

"November 10, 2007
To the family of Spc. Michael K. Spivey:
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

"God bless you."
kregg spivey of darlington, sc

"Mike, i cant help but think of all the good times we had together, dating all he way back to basic training, i wont ever give those memories away man, your like a brother to me and you always will man, your in a better place and you will always be in my thoughts-"
Sean Haggerty of 160th

"Michael and I partnered to compete in an event for Pine Forest Middle's pioneering Science Olympiad team. I didn't find out until later that we ended up serving on the same military team as well. I will never forget the rest of the story."
SrA Keith Morris of Offutt AFB, Nebraska

"To my close friend Mike. It took me alittle while to finally write something but I just want you to know I miss you alot man, i will never forget you and never forget the times we spent together. I wish you were still, alot of times but your in a good place now. I love you man and miss you so much. I hope that your Mother and Father stay strong, they should always be proud of their son he was a great young man."
SGT. Gilley of Fco. 159 Avn Regt

"Dearly loved and terribly missed.

I love you! Mom"
Paula A Spivey of Fayetteville, NC

"To the Family and Friends: I know what it is to lose someone great and special as Michael. Please know that his actions and his bravery will never leave the hearts or memories of you and the lives he protected. My prayers are with you. God Bless and know that your angel, Michael will always watch over you."
Keya of Fayetteville, North Carolina

"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""

"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

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 "

"Thank you Michael Spivey, 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 Spivey:
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 Spivey:
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