Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Cpl. Shawn R. Creighton

21, of Windsor, North Carolina.
Creighton died in Rawah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Stryker vehicle during patrol operations. He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Died on April 8, 2006.

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"Sorry about the chipped tooth. We'll see ya one day."
George of Charlotte, NC

"RIP Shawn"
jo of NC

"YOu will never be forgotton Cuz... I miss ya...."
Stacey Roberson of hamiton, nc, usa

"Sean, my last memory of you was when I lied to get you and your platoon in for chow early when I had KP. I remember you looking at me with hungry eyes and saying, "Thanks Yaeger...that was cool." I'm gonna miss you man. I enjoyed your attitude about life."
Yaeger of Fairbanks

"June 2, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Shawn R. Creighton:
Shawn 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 family of:Shawn R. Creighton 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"

"SPC Creighton,
I heard and felt on my body the blast that took you. You know how they felt from the COP. This one felt different, I knew something bad happened. I wish I could have traded places with you that night... I wanted to crack all the skulls I could to find the guilty one... I wish I could do you some justice... It will all come in the end though. It will. I'll see you when my time comes, brother."
J of Camp LeJeune, NC

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

"Thank you Shawn Creighton, 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 Cpl. Shawn Creighton:
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 Shawn 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 Cpl. Shawn Creighton:
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 Shawn, 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