Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Steven D. Conover

21, of Wilmington, Ohio.
Conover was on board a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter when it went down in Al Fallujah, Iraq. The cause of the incident is unknown and an investigation is underway. Conover was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Died on November 2, 2003.

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"My name is Edgardo Ramos, I was Steven Platoon Sergeant. I remember the day before he was leaving, how peaceful and relax laying in his bunk, he offered me a pair of socks from a box he got from home. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about Steven and my troops that paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.
Smoke Ramos"
MSG Edgardo Ramos of Dallas, Texas

"I never got to know u ..and I'm truely sorry ...u were and always will be my baby brother .. I see u in heaven lol bro ...if anyone has any kinda info about Steven feel free to contact me 606-301-1726"
Gary berchtold jr of Wilmington ohio

"My name is Amanda Allen (Jefferson) I was his step sister for many years. We were only 2 years apart. I can not believe its been 12 years since your death. My dad Steve loved you little Steve like a son. You two shared a birthday i believe.We still have your last message saved on our answering machine. Im terribly sorry that we lost touch the last years of your life but know thst I loved u very much. Very proud of you. Say hi to papaw ray for me. I will see you again one day!
Love your big sis Amanda"
Amanda Allen of farmersville oh

"I was three when Steven was deployed to Iraq and still remember talking to him on the phone, his laughter and his smile. Thank you for protecting the freedoms many people take for granted today in this great country we live."
Nick of Wilmington, Ohio

""Hi my name is brittany foster I'm the 2nd cousin to Steven 's son Isaiah. I didn't know him but I do know is his son is one of the best thing that's ever happened to us.. I love him to death. Steven I wish God would of gave u jus another month to meet ur son. But I myself know ur in a much better place and u r looking down on us and ur handsome son we call isaiah (Steven jr) we all miss and love u so much.."
brittany foster of Premont tx / Jim wells

"My name is Bonnie Harrison, I am Stevens cousin, I'm 23 now an I have 2 beautiful baby girls Olivia an McKinzie I wish he could had met my babies, they see his picture on our wall everyday an say yep that's my bubby Steven, he's watching over us everyday keeping us safe. They look outside every night an find the biggest brightest star in the sky an says that's steven. I miss him so much an so does our papaw, since the day Steven died my grand paw has never been the same, that was his hunting buddy everything to him. We all love an miss him dearly. Love Bonnay foo foo :-*"
Bonnie Harrison of Wilmington, Ohio

"Today is such an emotional day for me, Steven Conover was more than a friend and solider he was more like my son. he and my son Steven Nail were best friends. he spent Christmas with us , every weekend. I had 4 ARMY men that Im so proud of. I saw Conover off to war, His folks were upstate. I REMEMBER IT LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY. I HONOR YOU, I LOVE YOU, I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU. If anyone has info of his mother email me at suewheeler39@yahoo.com I have some pics of him I'm sure she would want. I miss you."
Sue Wheeler of Vernon,TX

"spc conover was a good friend durning my time at fort sill. cant beleive it has been almost 10 years he is truely miss. i think of the times we were on convoyes and the converstions we had to make the time pass my prays goes to all of his family."
donney schultz of Borger, Tx USA

"My last message was off by a year. This year will mark 9 years since you were called to a higher service. I still feel numb when I remember the day I got the news, but I know I will see you again. Til then.... Loving and missing you still my brother!"
Steve Nail of Norman, OK

""2012-05-25, It's almost Memorial Day and I can't stop thinking about all of you guys. Still kills me. You will always be remembered man, thank you for everything you sacrificed." I've been out four years and I still feel like it was yesterday. I visited your hometown a couple of months ago and saw your memorial. It really looks great and I was proud to see it! Thank you again!"
Stuart Hembree, was SSG Hembree of of Columbus, Ohio

"Steve, Its been 9 years since you left us. There is not a day goes by that I dont think of you and the life you would be living. I have since became a Police Officer with the Sate of Oklahoma, and I remember you talking about wanting to be an Officer. I am living our dream everytime I put my badge on. Loving you still to this day my brother."
Steven Nail of Norman, OK

"I'm Sheila Pogue-Krabacher. Steven was my Best friend. I knew no matter how often we'd talk or how long we went without seeing each other that we were always there for one another. I would often call Steven's Mom or His Aunt Tonya & check on Steven & his cousin Joey who was also fighting for our freedom. I'd always feel such peace knowing they were ok & praying for their safe return home. I'll never forget the day I found out that Steven went home to Heaven..I just got home and my dad looked so sad and said,"Sheila, Tonya just called & before he could say the rest i feel to my knees crying, please dad don't tell me, don't tell me, he said it's Steven,.. he's been killed. " I couldn't belive it I had so many emotions i was feeling. I felt proud of him for all he has done for our freedom,i was so sad, hurt, lost & mad. I called Steven's Mom's & talked to her and Tonya. I felt so lost..Steven was a great friend, the best & was such a wounderful person and has an amazing heart! I think of him often, Love him always & remember him forever! Happy Birthday Bubby in a few days On April 25th. I can't wait to see ya again. I will hold you close and never let you go! I wrote this for my Hero! "Steve Conover (RIP)
You are my everything..you are my best friend "my Bubby", you are my Hero "my Soldier", you are my Protecter "My Angel", you are always on my mind and & even closer in my heart. Thinking of you always, remembering you forever. Much Love oxox Sheila"
April 21, 2011"
Sheila Pogue-Krabacher of Wilmington, Ohio USA

"As the 3d ACR completes it's fourth, and final, tour in Iraq as part of Operation NEW DAWN - we honor those who have laid such a costly sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom... BRAVE RIFLES... God bless you and your family."
CSM Hunt XVIIIth RCSM 3d ACR of COS Kalsu, Iraq - 2011

"To my Steven, you were like my brother. You remind me to set goals and be the best person i can possibly be. People honor and respect you, I always will. I miss you everyday. And think of you constantly, I miss you and love you. I know your in a better place and one day I will be with you! To your family who I know misses you more than I do, I am praying for you Lorraine, Mike and Isaiah, also the rest of you. i love you all. Steven you are not forgotten and are always loved."
Alex Armstrong of Wilmington, Ohio, United States of America

""To the family of Steven D. Conover ,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""

"Well tomorrow will be six years since you've been gone my brother I still remember the day as if it was yesterdeay, I miss you alot, I just want to let your family know that I still have you in my heart and will never forget you, you were my best friend and my brother. I will always have you in my heart."
Elder of Amarillo Texas

"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 of Steiner

"steven was my friend and i server with him in iraq words can not describe the pain felt from his loss and he is deeply missed to he family of conover i am sorry for your loss but just know that conover was not only a great friend but an amazing soldier and he may be fallen but never forgotten"
Christopher Stewart of Greenwood SC

"I went to High School with Steven and served along side him in the same Combat Theater of Operations. I was there for his funeral, and I miss him everyday. He was a good man and a fine Soldier. You will be missed, I have served two tours since brother, you are not forgotten. God Bless you and your family"
SGT Bradly J. Rokicki of Camp Echo, Iraq 4th Infantry Division

"November 2, 2008
To the family of Spc. Steven D. Conover:
Steven 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

"I was SPC Conover Platoon Sergeant, I remember the last night we spent together in Iraq, he was so relax and happy we talk about home and he offered me some socks, but I told him to take them home he was going to need them in Ohio. He was a very hard working man, I miss me all of my soldiers that I lost that day. My deepest sympathy and to his family."
Smoke Ramos, MSG USA (RET) of Dallas Texas

"I am Seth Howard, I was a member of the WILMINGTON CHURCH OF GOD with Steven. He is greatly missed, but at the same time is greatly remembered. To his family you are still in my thoughts and prayers!!!"
Seth Howard of Sabina, OH

"My sister n law PFC Karina Lau was also in that crash and I wanted to tell the family that I am sorry for the loss to this day my prayers go out to everyone that they are doing as best as they can. God Bless to all
Mary Lau of Murrieta, CA

"It's Memorial Day 2007 and my memories of you Steven are as bright and sunny and vivid as the summer day you came to our farm. The smell of the air, the dappled shade under the maple tree, how happy our Pitbull was to have a playmate who could match his strength and and playfully wrestle him without reservation... and how impressed, laughing, you were with him when he knocked you off your feet. I also remember the beautiful sparkle in your mother's blue eyes.
I pray on this day of remembrance, that along with the sparkles of tears falling for our own selfish sense of loss, that we also can lift our eyes to heaven and give thanks to have known you and to look forward to that day when we will all be together again in our Heavenly Father's arms."
Sarah Thompson of Florence, IN USA

"Jason was Steven's Uncle. Even though they were almost the same age. Jason told me about this site dedicated to Stevee D. Jason and Stevee were extremly close, and it was horrible that J and I could not attend his funeral. I miss you Steven. Jason talks of you so much, as your memories will never fade. You know, I go back to think about that time we went fishing when Jason and I were home on leave. LOL It was so funny. The fun memories we have shared will never go away. WE LOVE YOU STEVEN!!!!"
Christina Stern of Fort Campbell, Kentucky

"To all who knew Steven Conover: I did not know this brave young soul, but i thank him for everything he has done! My husband to be is also in 2-5 FA and when Steven went over seas, my fiance was lucky enough not to have to go, but he is currently in korea. I commend every one who knew him, for you are all brave. God bless all of you, and i will pray that each passing day gets easier, but do not ever forget this young fallen soldier. You are deeply missed Steven, but you rest in a much better place now. May god bless all, and hold fast to your faith."
Rebecca Potter of Fort sill, ok

"to the Conover family
I served with Conover in Ft. Sill and Iraq, As I write this message I just cant stop my tears from falling. I cant remember much of him, maybe because their repressed memories from a time of sadness,worry and hell that all of the 2/5 soldiers had to go through while depolyed in Iraq. I am glad to say that I knew him enough to call him my friend, my brother. the last memory I had of him was cutting his hair I would always tease him of why he wanted to cut his hair if hes going to loose it pretty soon. Conover I will always miss and love you. you will always be in my prayers!!!
until we meet again your friend always SPC morales Maint. section C 2/5 FA
Roberto Morales of Santa Clarita Ca

"to the Conover family
I served with Conover in Ft. Sill and Iraq, As I write this message I just cant stop my tears from falling. I cant remember much of him, maybe because their repressed memories from a time of sadness,worry and hell that all of the 2/5 soldiers had to go through while depolyed in Iraq. I am glad to say that I knew him enough to call him my friend, my brother. the last memory I had of him was cutting his hair I would always tease him of why he wanted to cut his hair if hes going to loose it pretty soon. Conover I will always miss and love you. you will always be in my prayers!!!
until we meet again your friend always SPC morales Maint. section C 2/5 FA
Roberto Morales of Santa Clarita Ca

"I am stevens cousin. Growin up I was always hangin out with him and my brother. I called him bubby. He was always there for me and the family. Making everyone smile when he did. When he was in Iraq I remember walking out into the living room of my aunt lorrains house at 4 in the morning and she was on the phone with steven. I talked to him for about 5 minutes and I cant explain to all of you just how much those 5 minutes ment to me. I miss bob-a-lue soo much. I cant wait till the day I see him again. I just keep thinking hes still in iraq, like its all a dream. I can only wish. But i am very proud of him. I love you bobalue, my big brother, my hero."
Krista of Wilmington Ohio

"To the family of Spc. Steven Conover my name is Elder Aguilar I serve with your son in Ft. Sill Ok he was like my brother I still remember when he came into our unit C 2/5FA he was looking sharp and a little scared. Steven and I spend lots of time together he was in my section, I miss him alot and one thing I got to say is "Conover I forgive you for hitting my head with the breech during section evaluations." you will be miss my friend,(my brother)"
Elder Aguilar of Amarillo, Texas

"To the Conover family from the wahl family. deeply for your lost of Steven. By all the message's left. he truely, was more then American soldier and Hero! Steven has touched the hearts of so many. That he will never ever be forgootten, not today, tomorrow, or ever. Steven thank you for your service to our COUNTRY! Thank you for your brotherhood to our son. You are both together now. Reach out to your community and political leaders today. request a street be named in STEVEN"S HONOUR! It is the very least his community can do for Steven! Father of fallen soldier US Army Sgt. gregory L, Wahl KIA balad, Iraq 05-0304."
leonard _wahl@Hotmail.com of Spring, Texas

"I just wanted to say I still think of you Steven. Matter of a fact I'm cring as I type this for who knew as we went threw basic training together this would come about. I remember us being held over and over before finally going to basic. I think it washed all our bad attitudes out before finally going to training. I still remember the day or two prior to getting shipped out BSN in the parking lot about what we where gonna do when we got back home. Seeing new things and knowing danger was all around made you forget about alot of things besides family and loved ones.I just wanted to let you know your in my mind and soul Steven. Matter of a fact I'm working in the same unit where we went threw processing now. In the same Platoon watching soldiers come and go to basic.I tell them of the same probloms we and the other guys went threw just to get by(processing/Basic and AIT) and be with our familys. For the real hard headed one's that want to be in the Army .but have tryied to bring the streets with them in. I tell them of a real good friend that can't be with us today........... I miss you steven!"
Sgt Zachary m Rumble of Lawton ok 73505


I watched the flag pass by one day,
It fluttered in the breeze.

A young Marine saluted it,
And then he stood at ease..

I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
With hair cut square and eyes alert
He'd stand out in any crowd.

I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil
How many mothers' tears?
How many pilots' planes shot down?
How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
No, freedom isn't free.

I heard the sound of Taps one night,
When everything was still,
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
That Taps had meant "Amen,"

When a flag had draped a coffin.
Of a brother or a friend.

I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.

I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea

Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, freedom isn't free."
Corrie Simpson of Wilmington, Ohio

"My name is Laura, I went to school with Steve. He meant a great deal to me and will always be loved by us. I thank God everyday that I had a chance to get to know Steve. There is not a day that goes by that we dont think about him or miss him. He will forever be in our hearts. Cant wait till we meet up again. You are my hero!"
Larry, Laura (Harmon), and Trevor Throckmorton of Waschington Court House, Ohio

"My name is SGT Stuart Hembree, I went to Basic Training with Steven. I talked to him the night before he passed away and he was so excited to see his family. I remember talking to about about our lives. I met his family a few months ago and it touched my heart. Thanks buddy for your life. Your friend Stuart Hembree"
SGT Stuart Hembree of Ft Sill, OK

"I am proudly wearing a Fallen Hero bracelet with the name
Spc Steven D Conover
We won't forget him.
God Bless"
C. Kinney of Aurora, IL

"I bought an american flag today with a yellow ribbon on it. Attatched was Steven's name. There are tears in my eyes and my heart is heavy for this young man and his family. God bless them all. I will hang this flag proudly at my home and I will play Amazing Grace for him on my bagpipes. He is a hero in the true sense of the word. He is what america stands for."
Michael Lombard of Grantsville, Utah


"One year today my sweet, brave brother gave his life fighting for his country. Steve, I miss you like crazy and can't wait till the day when I will see you again. I take this day to honor you. Love your baby sister, Corrie"
Corrie Simpson of Wilmington, Ohio

"Today is the one year anniversary of Steven's death. He is greatly missed and loved. His memory will always live on in our hearts. God bless Steven."
Kelly of Wilmington, Ohio USA

"Steven, you will always be greatly missed and I will never forget the love we shared. Your dedication to our country will live on forever. Rest now my love, rest now."
Brooke Conover of Washington C.H. Ohio

"I personally didn't know Steven, but I went to school and graduated with his wife Brooke. I just wanted to let his friends and family know you are in my thoughts and prayers. The sacrifice Steven made to his country will never be forgotten. I come from a strong military background and know the trials and tribulations that come from having loved ones serving overseas. Just know Steven is in a far greater place now, as God holds his hand. This TRUE hero will never be forgotten."
Leslie Cox- Mathews of Sabina, Ohio

"My name is Christy Hopper, I went to school with Steve. I was devistated to hear the news of Steves death. At the time my husband was over in Iraq as well and it really makes the fear real when someone you know passes away! Steve was a wonderful person and I am so glad that I had the chance to know him! I am sure He will be in my thoughts when my husband goes back in April! I am so proud of all of our soldiers and what they are willing to give their lives for! My prayers are with his family!"
Christy (Stamper) Hopper of Colorado Springs, Colorado

"Spec. Conover, I want to thank you for defending my freedom while at the same time delivering freedom to people who have never known its wonder. My deepest condolences to your family and friends."
Ken of Denver,CO

"Steven was a beautiful person and now he has left us a precious gift. Isaiah Andrew Conover was born in December, one month after Steven's death. His mother Cynthia is so wonderful due to her including herself, as well as Isaiah in all of our lives. We are so lucky to have this beautiful baby with us. Now we have a piece of Steven to hold on to and cherish. I can only imagine how hard it was for his parents, brother and sisters to lose him. For me it was heart breaking. Isaiah truely is a gift from God. Even though Isaiah never got to meet his daddy, we wil all tell him how wonderful he was and how loved he is. Steven will be forever loved and missed. He is looking down on us and watching over his baby boy, smiling. We love you guys!"
Kelly Hieatt of Wilmington, Ohio USA

"My grandmother is the minister of the church Steven grew up in, so I basically grew up with Steven. I remember when we were teenagers we were "recruited" to be Mary and Joseph in our church's Christmas play. Like most teens, we didn't want to do it, but Steven came to every practice and didn't mind doing it at all. I know that he is looking over his family now, and that they can be proud of Steven. He is truly missed. Lorraine, Mike, Kaleigh, Aaron, Corrie, Cynthia(and Isiah) I pray for you every day. Be strong in the Lord and be excited because we're all going to be together in heaven one day."
Aimee of wilmington, ohio

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

"My mother-in-law sent this to me and I just thought it was wonderful, sad, but truly wonderful. We love and miss you Steve!

"Tomorrow Never Comes"

If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly, and pray the Lord your soul to keep.
If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss, and call you back for just one more.

If I knew it would be the last time I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would tape each word and action, and play them back throughout my days
If I knew it would be the last time, I would spare an extra minute or two,
To stop and say "I love you," instead of assuming you know I do.

So just in case tomorrow never comes, and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you, and I hope we never will forget.
Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes, you'll surely regret the day
That you didn't take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss,
And you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out
to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today, and whisper in their ear,
That you love them very much, and you'll always hold them dear.
Take time to say "I'm sorry," "Please forgive me," "thank you" or "it's okay".
And if tomorrow never comes, you'll have no regrets about today.

© Norma Cornett Marek ~ 1989
A PROUD Army sister, Corrie

"to the family and friends of this young man...i did not know him very well i just met him once or twice.my mother was engaged to sgt.pennanen and i had met steven through him.i very sorry for your loss they gave the biggest sacrifice and they will always be rememebred they are all heros"
maggie terronez of lawton,ft.sill,oklahoma

"To Spc Conover's Family:
Though we are strangers, we want you to know how sorry we are your Steven was taken from you. He is our hero. We will never forget. You are in our hearts."
Carol & Larry Miller of Tampa, Florida (2/24/04)

"Light a candle in memory of Steven!


"Steven was my Brother-in- Law...married to my baby sister Brooke for the last two years of his life. He loved her more than life itself, and was coming home to surprise her on their second wedding anniversary. I know Steven watches over her and our family every day, and that he watches over my husband Randy as he still serves our country in Iraq today. My family loves Steven, and will always miss him. He was a great person with a crazy sense of humor and a beautiful soul. Our family will miss his presence forever. We love you forever Steven..."
Ryan, Randy, & Michelle Barrer of Ogden, Kansas..Washington Court House, Ohio

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

"Rest in peace brave soldier!"
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"I am Steven's sister. I love him and miss him with all of my heart. We were told of his death on my birthday. Most think this is a sad thing, but I will now always take my birthday to remember my brother and my true hero. Steven was an awesome brother and will be remembered and loved by me forever. LOVE YOU BUB!!!"
Kaliegh Earley of Wilmington, OH

"To the family of Spc. Steven Conover. I express my deepest sympathies. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. My son, Staff Sargeant Daniel A. Bader, was also on the helicopter that went down with Steven and I know your pain and suffering that all of you are going through now. I didn't know Steven, but I'm sure he was a very fine young man and a respected soldier. May the angels be with Steven now."
Lona Bader of Colorado Springs, CO

"My name is Kelly Hieatt and I went to school with Steve. He was a great person. Steve was somebody that people could look up to and a person that people admired. He was a strong person. Once I heard the news that Steve lost his life, I instantly started to cry. I knew that this world had lost an awesome person, but Heaven gained an angel. I had never met Steve's parents until his visitation. They both welcomed me with open arms and did not even know who I was personally. They talked to me about how God needed him and he is alright now. It seemed as if in a way they were trying to make me feel better. I hope and pray that Steven felt no pain. I often visit the cemetary where he is buried and it is great to know that he has many decorations and notes from the people who love him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I know Steve is watching over his family every day and smiling down on them. God bless."
Kelly Hieatt of Wilmington, Ohio USA

"To all who knew Steven D. Conover, and those who I know do wish they could have: My name is PFC Gregrey M. Ault, I am a soldier that Steven took under his 'wing' when I first reported to C BTRY 2-5th FA - Ft. Sill, OK. I remember Steven as a friend, and as a brother that I will still, and forever die for, just to defend his name. I had asked Steven to be the best man for the re-marriage of my wife. He told me that he would be honored, yet he doesn't realize that I was the man who was honored. I will never forget the soldier, friend, brother, son, cousin, nephew, high school buddy, pal, and man; that so many people knew him as. I will always remember the way that he would tell me that it was all going to be okay. I will always smile with a tear in my eye everytime I hear his name. - To his family: Thank you for Steven, I will always consider him my brother. Rest now my friend, Rest."
Gregrey M. Ault of Fort Sill, Oklahoma, US Army

"Hi, My name is Bridget. I only knew Steven for a short time but I will
remember him forever. He was only 15 when I met him and he was a great kid, someone a mother could be very proud of. He and his brother
Aaron were so close. My cousin Marissa and I were talking about him and how she remembered him. She was only 8 at the time and had such a crush on him. It was so cute back then cause she would get so excited every time she thought he was coming over. I know that saying you have my deepest sympathy's cannot even begin to ease your pain, and I can only imagine how much losing Steven hurts, but my thoughts and prayers are with you every day."
Bridget Martin of Sabina, ohio

"My name is Trevor. I am 2 years old. I am the nephew Of Steven. I met him 2 times, once when I was a newborn and once when I was 1. Steven told my dad, Aaron, that he was the uncle that I would never know. He was right. I know him by pictures. I kiss his picture and tell him I love him. Now that he is in heaven, he is with my dad and me as our guardian angel. I love you uncle Steve and I'll see you someday.
Love you uncle Steve,
Trevor Alexander of Wilmington, Ohio USA

"My name is Aaron. I am Steven's older brother. I am going to miss my little brother very, very much. We had so many good times together. But now that you are in heaven, I strive to meet you there. I love you Steven and be with me everyday. You are now my guardian angel.
Love your big brother,
Aaron Alexander of Wilmington, Ohio USA

"Thank you Steven Conover, 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

"Let me start by saying I know your pain. I lost my husband also on that fatal flight that day. May the strength and honor they showed in there life carry us through ours. Our tears will never stop falling. May we always make them proud of us. All my love goes out to you."
Karen Fisher of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

"My name is Corrie. I am the PROUD sister of Steven Conover. My family has been very touched by all the support that has been given to us! Steven is my hero! My family and I miss him very much, but we are all greatful for the sacrafice that he has made! We love and miss you very, very much Steve!"
Corrie Simpson of Wilmington, Ohio, USA

"To the Family of SPC. Steven D. Conover:
My name is Steven Nail. I had the honor to serve with SPC Conover at Fort Sill, in which time we became very good friends. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family. He will be missed forever as a hero, friend, and brother. We love you Steven...Take Care.."
Steven Nail of Oklahoma

"My name is Brigette,i am the PROUD aunt of Steven Conover!! Steven is missed very much,he was always making us smile,Steven gave his heart & soul to everything he did...We Love & Miss You Steven....We still have 3 more family members in Kuwait,please keep us in your prayers."
Aunt Brigette of Wilmington,Ohio/USA

"To the family and friends of Spc. Steven Conover:
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 Steven 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. Steven Conover:
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 Steven, 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