Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Sean K. Cataudella

28, of Tucson, Arizona.
Cataudella was driving a military vehicle in Ba'qubah, Iraq when he hit an embankment and rolled into a canal. Cataudella was assigned to the H Troop, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on August 30, 2003.

Cataudella leaves behind a wife, Naomi, and three children: Damon, a son four years old; Alex, a daughter seven years old; and Kai, a son six weeks old.

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Ernest of Singapore

"Hey Big Cat, Just know I have been wanting to leave a message on your site for yrs and couldn't do to being weak. I want you and your wonderful family are on my mind on a daily basis. You were a great father and man. I failed you your family and the Brigade Recon Troop that awful night in Iraq. I cry on a daily basis for failing You and the guys and most of all Your family. Naomi please no I think of you and the kids and all of you are in my prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss. God Bless You, the kids and all of his family. God Bless The great soldiers I served with in the BRT. Sorry guys I failed you."
RECON 24 of Arlington ,Tx

"If you want to contact mom text me through facebook"
Kai cataudella of Lawerence Kansas

"You can contact me on face book my email is kaicataudella@gmail.com plz contact me the if you want to speak more"
Kai cataudella

"I'm kai Curtis cataudella and thank you for care about my fathe so dearly"
Kai Curtis cataudella of Lawerence Kansas

I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just in OIF but when you served in Bosnia as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"A solemn salute to an eternal soldier on a day of remembrance"
Reconmike of North Country, NY

"SPC Cat,, I will always remember the time we served together. You were a good man, and I'm sorry you went out the way you did. You deserved so much more!"
SFC Richer of KY

"My name is Casey Baldridge and I was in Sean's section both times we were deployed to Bosnia. I have something that I wanted to give to his child. I've held on to it for 17 years now but now it's time to pass it to his next of kin. If someone can contact me that would be great. My email is caseybaldridge@yahoo.com. I live in Avondale so hopefully it will be easy for me to get it to you. Scouts Out"
Casey Baldridge of Avondale Arizona

"Ten years. Seems like so little time has gone by.

Be at peace, as always, SGT Cat.

30 August 2013"
John Edwards of Longville, LA

"Not a day goes by since you left us that I do not reflect on the life you lived, you were a true, loyal friend.

On the day I come to the gates I sincerely hope that only after my father your arms are there to welcome me home.

I will never forget the day we coasted down the mountain in that old pickup truck, with "Dead" by the pixies cranked and you with that giant "who knows whats coming" grin on your face...

Thank you for your sacrifice, I try to raise my children in a manner that guarantee that it will never be in vain"
Eric Bentley of Tucson AZ

"Rest In Piece Brother you were a dear friend. We spent many good times in Germany until we meet again at Fiddlers Green."
Jeffrey Chambers of Suland Park, NM/USA

"Rest well, Cat. You are still remembered."
John Edwards of Longville, LA

"Coming up on nine years. Miss you.
Scouts Out."
rc of tucson az

"Memorial Day 2012. We will always remember. Everytime I pass by the cemetary where Sean was buried I think of him, Naomi, the kids and the war. Then I pray for peace."
Deanna of Tucson, AZ

"Sean, it was an honor serving with you during our deployment. You will be greatly missed by many of the lives you touched. Standing here, looking at your cross at the field of heros in Pocatello, ID, I am flooded with memories of Iraq and how many conversations we had about anything and everything just to pass the time. I will miss you!!! Thank You for the friendship we had!!!"
James Fagnant of Pocatello, ID USA

"May God be with you Naomi and your family

you are a beautiful person!"
Trixie of Perry, Ks

"I remember Sean when he was only 3 or 4 years old. His big sister Nat was one of my best friends."
Mary Kay Lindley Keck of Newport, NE

"RIP Brother is was an honor to serve with you."
Jess H of WA USA

"I accidentally found out about Sean while doing a internet search.I knew the Cataudella family when Sean was a baby many years ago in Bellevue.My sympathy and prayers go out to his wife,children and his parents and sisters.God Bless"
Jimmie N. of Georgia

"I was thinking of Sean today-he was such an amazing person. We were friends at Rincon. I am sad not only for his wife and his 2 older kids, but Kai as well. (and of course his family) I feel so sad that Kai never got to meet his dad. So sorry for the whole family, my thoughts are still with you! jad7576@cox.net"
Aimee (Dunn) Unvericht of Tucson, AZ/USA

"Memorial Day 2010 - Sean, you are still remembered in the minds and hearts of those who knew you. We miss you."
Vikki Spradlin of Albuquerque, NM

""To the family of Sean A. Cataudella ,I am so sorry for the loss of your love one.He died a hero.May you know the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to pray with you or talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church,Rev John B Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015""

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH

"I stumbled upon this with an Internet search that I performed and was heart broken when I read many of the comments, I had to leave one of my own to let you know that Sean touched this stranger’s heart and I spent some quiet time praying for Sean’s family after reading this. My Sean rest in peace and his family live on in memory of him."
John of Nashville, TN

"Happy Birthday Baby Brother. All my thoughts are with you today and everyday. All my love"
Steph of Tucson AZ

"It was an honor to serve with Sean, and I think about him frequently."
Travis Oxborrow, former Squad Leader, Knight Platoon of Ogden, Utah

"Cat I will never forget you and your family, you were a Great NCO and I'm proud to have served with you. I still wish it had been me in your place so that you could be with your family today."
Josh Fruen of Jacksonville, Fl. USA

"You are not forgotten Brother..... You will not leave our thoughts.."
ReconMike, Fountain of Fort Lewis, WA

"Sean, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. You are a true hero-your last act was to push your fellow soldier clear so he could be saved. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Ready And Forward"
(10th Cav Motto)"

"I am saddened to accidentally find this news this morning. I know this is the little brother of my childhood friend Christine from many, many years ago. My deepest sympathy and my prayers go to your family for this great loss."
Marcia Hess Smith of Bellevue, NE

"Sean, I just learned of your passing. It's been too many years since we were room mates in Oklahoma City. One of the things that stood out about you was your enormous heart. You were always looking out for the rest of us, so joining the Army to serve your country wasn't a huge leap for you. I am proud of you brother and I miss you. God Bless."
Brian Mize of Metaline Falls, WA

"Memorial Day, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Sean K. Cataudella:
Sean 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

"SGT. Cataudella,

God Bless You! You always watched out for me as a young private. May God watch over you now."
Matt Bezemek of Univeristy of Toledo, Toledo, OH

"Sean, I miss you. I cannot say that I think about you constantly. I feel that a lie would not honor your memory. I will say what I remember. You were so kind. You were truly...TRULY a good man. I remember the last FRG meeting that we had before our deployment. You asked about the life insurance. Sean, you were truly a caring individual. The only thing I can do is honor your memory, because you were one of the few people in this world who deserve it. When I think about that moment today, I see a man who raised his family above himself. Every year...around this month...I think about my time in the BRT, and I can never say how much I miss it. I love you Sgt. Cataudella, and all of you. I will never forget you.


This email is for soldiers only please."
Sgt. Lane of Huntsville, TX

"Sean, I miss you. I cannot admit that I think about you constantly. I feel that a lie would not honor your memory. I will say what I remember. You were so kind. You were truly...TRULY a good man. I remember the last FRG meeting that we had before our deployment. You asked about the life insurance. Sean, you were a truly caring individual. The only thing I can do is honor your memory, because you were one of the few people in this world who deserve it. When I think about that moment today, I see a man who raised his family above himself. Every year...around this month...I think about my time in the BRT, and I can never say how much I miss it. I love you Sgt. Cataudella, and all of you. I will never forget you.

Sgt. Lane of Huntsville, TX

"I had the honor of knowing Sean for a short while when he was stationed here in Washington state at Fort Lewis. He used to work with me part time as a delivery driver for Godfather's pizza. In the short time we managed to forge a friendship and I always looked forward to seeing him (even though sometimes he tried to throw me in a trash can). I regret to say that we lost contact when he was transferred but he's always been in my heart. I just heard this morning that this wonderful man was killed and I have to say it's been a tough morning. My thoughts and prayers are with Sean and his family. He was a great friend, he loved his family more than anyone I've ever known. He will always be missed. 5/29/2007"
Kristy Dale (tiger_kristy@yahoo.com) of Lacey, WA

"I was privledged enough to have called Sean a friend. I remember alot of the carefree fun times we had fondly, but look back frequently to the times we would sit and talk. Sean was the the person who taught me what it meant to be a friend to someone and I try to match his dedication with everyone I call a friend.

Connie and Sal, Sean expressed his love and admiration of you freely and frequently.

My best wishes to all of Sean's family"
Daniel McCabe of Tucson A.Z.

"Sal, Connie, I remember when your Sean was two years old. I'm the big brother you sort of adopted in 1977. I'm Ted and Debbie and I found Sean's name when she was putting together a memorial at our church."
Ted Wilder of Salinas CA

"it's been 3yrs since his death,and i'm still at awe with him not here.but in all he is still with us all.he did his country proud as well as his follow service men.i respect all,and i drearly respect all that have writen my family through these years.for all
that continue to serve,and one's that wait for there members to come home.may god be with you,and come home safe.my prayers are always with you."
C.L..M of pheonix,AZ

"Just a note to the Cataudella family. SGT Cat. was more than just a Soldier, he was a leader of Soldiers. One that everyone could rely on regardless of the situation. He knew his job and did it with pride. It is my humble honor to be able to sit back and tell my kids that I had the privlege of fighting by his side. RECON!!"
SSG Ryan Slyter of C 1/16th Cav Ft. Knox Ky.

"I served with SGT Cat since the day he came into the Recon Troop. Outstanding individual whos dedication was evident by his actions throughout the years.

In Peace We Still Prepare For War

"training our bodys and minds to desire what the situation demands"

SSG Fountain "ReconMike" of Ft Lewis WA

"I miss you Sgt.Cat...I still think about you all the time...I think I remember what one of your tats looked like...the flower in the pot...its on my list of ink to get...I love you,man."
PFC St. John of dr.monkeyshine@gmail.com

"Today would have been Sean's 31st birthday. It is the 3rd Birthday we have observed in his honor, not with him. Lift a pint, here's a toast, "To love and goodness. To heros who give it all. To you, Sean!" I am sad without you here, my heart aches, I miss you and love you, and I will always carry you in my heart and try to honor you."
C M Washburn of Tucson, AZ

"All my cries to you.
Rest in peace..."
nicolas cataudella of Buenos Aires - Argentina


"To the parents, wife, and children of Sean: I was a high school friend of Sean's, and we were on the wrestling team together. Sean was the nicest, gentlest soul you could ever hope to meet. I am glad to have known Sean. I am truly saddened to hear of your loss. I believe that the world is just a little bit better place for Sean's having been here and having shared his friendship, warmth, courage, and conviction. My heart is with you."
Devon Sanner of Phoenix, Arizona

"Sean was a good friend in high school. He was a great man with an amazing character. This country has truly lost a great American. My best wishes, prayers and thoughts are with Naomi and the kids."
Chris Bonhorst of Tucson, AZ


I'm writting to let you know that a small temple, Temple Beth Hillel, in South Windsor Connecticut honored Sean during our High Holidays this year.
We will be forever greatful to Sean for his ultimate sacrifice. The rest of us are enjoying freedom because of Sean. God bless you and your family."
Darlene Sternberg of Manchester, Ct

"It has been a year, and the thank you cards are still unsent. I truly need to let each and every one of you know that I appreciate your words of support. I especially want to thank those of you who fought and served with Sean --- your words are especially meaningful to an old lifer like me. God Bless and keep you all and, from the bottom of my heart, Thank You."
Sal Cataudella of Tucson, Arizona

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..8/30/04

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.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier!!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

"Blessings to the family of Sean. I too lost someone very close to me in this war (Robert Cook 1-29-04 Afghanistan).
I will be in Tucson from September 7 - 15 visiting with family. I would very much like to meet with others who have lost loved ones during this war. Feel free to email me candymom50@hotmail.com"
Candy of Poynette. WI

"To the family of Sean K. Cataudella;

Our sincerest condolences to your family. Our family has also lost a precious life in the battle for freedom. Sean is truly a American hero who will be remembered for his bravery and sacrifice to his country. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."
The McClain family---azquail@att.net of Tucson AZ

"Sgt. "Cat" as i knew him by was one of the best NCO's i've had the honor of fighting next to. He was the most selfless person and did everything he could for anyone, regardless of the circumstances. He lived very close to our hearts, and will remain that way. Sgt. Cat was a very good personal friend of my own, and my heart and feelings go out to his family for the undescribable sacrifice he made for all those who love him.

I'll miss you, Cat."
SPC John "Fast Eddie" Edwards, 4ID 2nd Brigade Recon Troop of Ft. Hood, TX

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

"Sal, his wife, Naomi, Damon, Alex, Kai, and entire family.
My deepest sympathy for your loss."
Peter A. Greico of Tucson, AZ

"We continue to count on Sean to help all of us in our mission to eradicate terrorism. I truly believe those who made the ultimate sacrifice, such as Sean, will modivate and guide us. We can never forget what Sean did."
Patti Harper of The Woodlands, TX

"My heartfelt sympathy upon the loss of your son, husband, father. Words cannot begin to touch what you feel but words of sympathy are all I can offer. We lost a great soldier, heaven gained a hero. You have many happy memories of a man I never knew but I know he did his best and gave his all. He knew what it meant to be courageous,loyal and self sacrificing. His spirit will live forever within all of you; he'll never be forgotten by those of us who support our troops. May God bless all of you with His peace and comfort."
Madeleine of USA

"To the family of Sean Cataudella,
We here in Alton NH offer you our deepest condolences. Sean was the first soldier that I had personally written to, who lost their life in the War. It affected me deeply. For as long as I live, I will Remember Sean as the brave hero that he was. Please, I hope you will take solace in the fact that he was, and is still a Hero, and will live on in so many peoples memories. My Prayers go out to you all.
God Bless!"
Becky Pellowe (Supportfromhome.com) of Alton, NH

"Dear Mr. and Mrs. Cataudella,
Your son's loyalty, integrity, duty, honor, sacrifices and leadership will always be appreciated and remembered. I am deeply sorry for your loss, and although there are no words that can be said to ease your pain, I know without knowing your son that he was a great man-worthy of the term "soldier." Please know that you and your family will continue to be in my daily thoughts and prayers, and that God will ease you though this tough time.
Wife of a 2/3 Stryker Brigade Combat Team Soldier"
Elizabeth Bates of Coconut Creek, FL USA

"Dear Mr & Mrs Cataudella,
I write this to you with a heavy heart. How can I even begin to put into words what I am feeling right now? We send our sons off to war knowing they are fighting for a better world for all of us. In that we take great pride. We know there is a chance they will not come back to us. How can I say thank you for raising such an unselfish, dedicated young man? My prayer is that somehow you find comfort in knowing that we share in your grief. There is a bond that is unexplainable among those who have loved ones fighting for our freedom. When one is lost we all hurt. My heart, my prayers, my arms go out to you! Sean will never be forgotten! God be with you and your family.
our love to you,
Darrell, Judy & Jannell Lambert"
Judy Lambert of Spokane, WA USA

"I am very sorry to hear about your loss, My husband is in Iraq and I fear for his safety every day... Keep your head up and your faith alive.... God Bless"
Ruth Costo of Ft Hood TX USA

"To the Family of Sgt. Cataudella. Our hearts & prayers go out to you & yours. We are sorry for your loss. May God be with you now & always to comfort you & yours."
The Gippner's of Fort Hood, Texas

""Sean, you and your family will always be in the thoughts and prayers of every person that knew you. You are a hero to all."
Jenny Feghali (BRT Wife) of Ft Hood, TX

"To the family of Sean - my family is deeply saddened by your loss. My heart breaks for his wife and children. We have a flag in Sean's honor displayed in our front yard for all to see. It is an American flag with his rank and name written on it. He will never be forgotten, even by those of us who weren't fortunate enough to know him. I'm sure he will live on in the hearts of his loved ones. God Bless you all."
The Miller Family - Cindy, Courtney, Kyle, and Greg of Cincinnati, OHio

"I cannot begin to express my sympathy or gratefulness for the price Sean paid in love of his country.

No greater gift can a person give to another than to lay down there life for them. God bless you Sean, your a brave soldier that has served his great country. I and a lot more of the Dutch people salute you, honor you and althought we never met in real live I shall never forget what you have done for all of us people that live in countries that are free and want to protect this precious freedom.

My heart breaks for Sean's family members and friends that have to give him up.
May God help you find a way to deal with the pain you feel at this time and help you bring forward the wonderful memories you have of your beloved Sean.

With all my Love, Respect and Prayers ...May God Bless You and keep you in the palm of His hands""
Liza of The Netherlands

"Dearest Cataudella family, please know that so many in our country are praying for all of you for your loss of Sean and the emptiness that you are feeling without him. Sean gave his life for our country and he, along with his family, will be forever in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort knowing that Sean is resting in peace, in God's hands and they will both forever be watching over all of you. God Bless."
June Aleck of Brattleboro, VT

"May GOD watch over you and give you all the strength. To the loved ones of Sean, I want you to know that he is a HERO!!!!
Greater love has no one than this that he lay down his life for his friends."
Brandy Smith of Stuttgart, AR

"May God comfort you with the knowledge that Sean is a hero and at home with the Greatest Hero of all."
Nancy of California/USA

"Sean you will always be in the hearts of the families of 2nd BDE Recon. You have made the ultimate sacrafice as well as your family. You wil never be forgotten. You are a true hero!!!!"
Summer Morales (2nd Brigade Recon Wife) of Ft Hood, TX

"Sean is a hero in every sense of the word, and he will never be forgotten. I firmly believe that he became 2nd BRT's guardian angel while they have been in harms way. May God Bless the Catadella family with happy memories of their amazing son, and may his legacy of honor and love continue to live on in his children that he watches over from heaven."
Kimberly of Michigan

"To the family and friends of Sean Cataudella. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God give you the strength to go on. May He also hold Sean in the palm of His hands."
Mary Ann Janicki of Gorham, NH

"All of my condolences to Sean's family and friends. May God continue to be with you all. Please know that so many of us will be thinkin about u all and keep Sean in our hearts remembering what a heroic person he truly was. He will always be remembered for all the lives he touched."
Jenn Smith of Long Island, New York

"My deepest condolences to the family and all loved ones of Sean Cataudella. My heart aches for you, and you will remain in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that the deep hurt you feel can be in some part be eased by the feeling of great pride for Sean’s valor and deep sense of patriotism.
Sean, you have made the ultimate sacrifice and did so willingly and without hesitation. Thank you so very much for defending my freedom. It means so much to me, to the people of NYC and to the entire nation. Thank you for your bravery and sacrifice in the service of the country that I love so very much. You will always be remembered as an American Hero.

John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Most Sincerely,
Pat Shoukry of New York, N.Y. USA

"Sweet Cataudella family. There are no words that can express our sadness for you and your family. My brother was with your son at the accident. I know he did everything imaginable to save him. The loss of Sean has scarred his heart forever. My family continues to uphold you all in prayer. We can only hope God will somehow give you the strenght to rest in knowing your son is truly a hero. A hero who has touched the lives of so many. A hero who has given us a better, safer world because of his service to his country."
Mia Elliott Supe of Cincinnati, Ohio

"To the family of Sean Cataudella,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children. Mere words cannot express the gratitiude that my family has for men like Sean. He paid the ultimate price so our children can sleep in peace at night. God love you."
Andrea Ellison of Cameron, TX

"Thank you Sean for the sacrifice you made for all of us. God be with you and especially your wife Naomi and your children. May God bless and watch over them."
Darla Williams of Overland Park, KS

"To the Family of SGT. Sean K. Cataudella
My heart goes out to you for youe loss I know that there is no word to ease the pain, but know that I'm am thankful for the sacrifice that he had made for this country he'll always be a Hero to me and his family will be in my thougts and prayers God Bless"
Jill D. Flynn of Punta Gorda, Florida USA

"Dear family of Sean Cataudella, Sean will always live in the hearts and memories of all those he touched. I did not know Sean personally, but I supported his unit when they were deployed in Iraq and in that way he touched my life forever. I wrote Sean a letter in July to tell him that he is a brave hero to me and to thank him for keeping the spirit and promise of America. I am happy I got that opportunity to do so. To Sean and men like him, I own my deepest gratitude, respect and admiration. I will also teach my future children that they owe their gratitude to men like Sean who lost their lives in the pursuit of liberty - a gift that we all need to cherish. Your son will never be forgotten. God Bless you all. http://www.4thetroops.net"
Anne Galvan of Los Angeles, CA

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

"To Seans wife and children I am sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and my thoughts will forever be with you I lost my husband in a simaler acadent.I hope in time your hearts can heal. And remember he will always be there watching over you. God bless you."
Melissa Givens Wife of Jesse Givens KIA May 1st 2003 of Fountain Co. USA

"Dear Mrs. Cataudella, we extend our sincere condolences to you and your children on the loss of your husband, Sean. We all owe him a debt of gratitude that can never be paid. We hope memories of happier times lend you comfort and that the gratitude of a grateful nation will sustain you in your sorrow. Your husband is an honor to his country and his uniform."
Chief Bruce and Sandra Whitehouse of Corona de Tucson Fire Department

"I had the honor of serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom with Sean. He was a special part of the Knight Platoon, 2nd Brigade Recon Troop. He came to us from the Headquarters Platoon after we took Baqubah Airfield, and served in my Platoon until a few weeks before this tragic event. Words alone can not express my sorrow and feelings of loss for this great man and his wonderful family. I remember great times sitting around with this wonderful man talking about a son that he had not yet had a chance to meet and showing off the pictures that he had of him. I will never forget you, or the ultimate sacrafice that you and your family made for me and the rest of this great nation of ours. May god bless you Sean; a son, a husband, a father, and a Hero."
SSG Christopher W. Broesamle Former Knight Platoon Sergeant, 2nd Brigade Recon Troop of Ba'Qubah, Iraq

"Thank you Sean Cataudella, 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

"I served with SGT Sean Cataudella in Operation Iraqi Freedom from April to July. He served honorably in a unit that led from the front and conducted nightly raids and patrols in dangerous areas of the Sunni Triangle. When his HMMWV rolled into a canal, he reached up and pulled the gunner into the vehicle. SPC Schaffer (the gunner) was revived and is alive today because of this selfless action. SGT Cataudella was subsequently pinned inside the vehicle and tragically died as a result of his injuries. It was an honor to serve in his company. He is truly a hero to this nation. I extend my prayers and deepest sympathies to Naomi and the children. He is missed by all who knew him."
CPT David J. Zinn, former commander H-10 CAV (2BRT) 4ID of Chicago, IL

"Sean was my first roommate at Fort Lewis after leaving basic training at Fort Knox. He was a good man, and good at what he did. He helped a great many people, including myself. May his family take comfort in knowing that he didn't pass in vain. He fought so that you didn't have to."
SGT Frank Downard of Ft. Lewis

"To the family of Sean Cataudella:
I would like to express my sadness over your loss. I can't begin to imagine the sorrow and grief you are going through.
May it comfort you to know that he will always be remembered.
He is a true hero, and we are forever grateful for his service to our Country.
May God comfort you and keep you"
Michele Sather of Bigfork, MT. USA

"When I heard the news Sean had died, my heart broke. He was an amazing father, husband and friend. He took his lunch time to go to his daughters school to play with her at recess time. When he was home he was spending it doing things with his kids, reading to them or playing at the park. He was more then a wonderful father he was a husband to a woman just as wonderful as he. They was high school sweethearts and had the fairy tale marriage. He loved with out condition and with all his heart. The day Sean died a great man died!
Forever he will live in my memory and Forever I will be thanful for having the chance to know him.
We love you Naomi, Alex, Damon and Kai!
Your Friends at Fort Hood"
private of fort hood Texas

"To the friends and family of Sgt. Sean Cataudella, on behalf of Operation Sandbox, we Thank You for the sacrifice Sean has made.He will always be remembered as a hero . Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow.
Vicki of Ohio

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Sean Cataudella:
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 Sean 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 Sgt. Sean Cataudella:
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 Sean, 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