Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Michael I. Edwards

26, of Fairbanks, Alaska.
Edwards died near Tal Afar, Iraq, when his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, Anchorage, Alaska. Died on January 7, 2006.

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"Mickey I never got too meet you but I tend to cry about you a lot like I am right now. I want you to know I love you alot and I always will. I want your guidance to always make the right decisions. I appreciate everything you've done for this world. Your always gonna be with me and my family. Love you cuz and I always will"
Mark Anthony of New York

"Mike we were like brothers during your military career. I miss you so much still to this day.I will never forget you."
Ashonte of North Dakota

"To the family of:Michael I. Edwards
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""

"Michael. You were a pleasure to work and fly with. I miss your positive attitude and sense of humor. Seems like just last month we were flying to Rawah, delivering Christmas trees to those Soldiers and Marines who had less of a holiday than we did. Thanks for all you've done. Thanks for your service and sacrifice to this great nation. We miss you."

"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

"June 3, 2008
To the family of Spc. Michael I. Edwards:
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

"michael not a day goes by that i do not pray for you and your family. you are a true hero. you will be forever missed!"
Lisa of fairbanks alaska

I would like to say thank you to you and the other soldiers who were also on that Black Hawk for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike C. of El Paso, Texas

"Mikey.... brother we had some good times. I will never forget you, and still talk about you often! Rest in peace my friend, god speed!"
SGT. Huffaker, Thomas M. of Mesa Az

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

"Thank you Michael Edwards, 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 Edwards:
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 Edwards:
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