Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Guy S. Hagy, Jr.

31, of Lodi, California.
Hagy died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his observation post. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on September 13, 2004.

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"hey lil brother u always said i was ur sis when we would take u to the heart doc i miss u i am so proud of u dont even no how much i loved growing up with and u brothers we where mean at times but daddy guy didnt care at time but we where good kid home grown kids that love the out doors thank u for every memory of us growing up together i love u with all of my heart and more thank you for all the hard work u do and did for us out here to have freedom u will always be very special too me i carry u in my heart always love u lil man god caught a falllen star? YOU stanely love u bunches"
Tammy Hagy Ward of Wardell Va

"My sons grew up with Stanley and were as close as brothers.Our hearts were broken when we heard the news of his death. He will always be in our hearts .I'm sure he was a wonderful soldier , because he was a fine young man growing up."
Kay Vencill of Richlands , Va. USA

"To the family of:Guy S.Hagy,Jr.
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""

"Happy Veterans Day bro. Miss the times we had back at Hood and Baghdad. You truly were an amazing person. Your down to earth attitude is what I learned from you and I will never lose that. Respect."
SSG Garcia of New Braunfels, Texas

"dear stan it has been amost 7 years since you gave you life so so many could keep our freedom to all the fallen solders the ones that are still fighting the ones got injurd thank you all we love and thank you all i love you stan we miss you and we think of you everday love you son.love mom and joe ps and to the other fallen soldiers family we are praying for all......"
Connie and joe of Tazewell Virginia

"Not one single day passes where I do not think about how much emptier this world feels without SSG Hagy. I relive September 13th in my head everyday and wish everyday that I could forget. Lisa, I have carried a heavy weight on my shoulders over the last 5+ years hoping to find just the right words...SSG Hagy's safety was my responsibility and I let everyone down. I miss him very much. Guy had heart, all heart...and brought out the best in all of us including myself at times when I felt down. Put simply, he was an amazing soldier, leader, and man as you already know. Although it has been some time, I am sorry. God Bless."

"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 Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

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"SSG Hagy,

I take Solace that I was the last person to wake you up. I remember being told to go and get you and SGT Bakehouse on that specific morning. I will never forget your leadership, friendship and over all loyalty to our squad and platoon. Being there on your last day will never leave me. You and Sgt.Thomas's impact will always be with me. Although my wife has never met you If you were here today and were able to meet you it would be as if you have never been gone. You are not forgotten and your sacrifice will always be known."
Sgt. Robert Carroll of Rhode Island

"Irony and pain are never in short supply in times of war. The two finest men I met in my army career were Sgt. Carl Thomas and Staff Sgt. Guy Hagy. Anyone who ever met them knows this to be true. They were killed together 200 meters from where I stood on my gun that day. Harris, who was inside a track a few feet from them, told us that they were both laughing at something Guy had said just moments before the explosion. I've always taken solace knowing that they died instantly, never suffered, and that they passed with smiles on their faces. However, I have never overcome the pain of losing them. Never will I suppose. That's alright though. We are all better off having known them. My wife Christy and I are expecting our first child, a son, in September '09. His name is Thomas Hagy Ayars."
Chuck Ayars of Tunnel Hill, GA

"Stan Hagy and his family lived nextdoor to me for 4 years in Hawaii. I have never met a better guy than Stan. He was truely a genuinely good person, who would give you the shirt off of his back. He will be greatly missed and I would like to offer my condolences to his family Lisa and Robby. God bless!"
Blaine Lippe of Kansas

"Lisa and Robby,
I still remember the day you all moved in next to us at Ft. Lewis. We became fast friends until we left to return to Montana. My fondest memory of Stan was when you stayed with us on your way to Ft. Hood. If I knew then what I know now I would have hugged you both a little bit longer and harder. I will never forget that night and the laughs we had. Jason and I miss all of you terribly and we think of Stan and you often. God bless both of you and all service members everywhere."
Robin Benner of Townsend Montana

"I did not know Guy S. Hagy, Jr. but I see he was from Tazewell, Va so he must of been kin. However he was related to me, I am proud to know that people in my family are fighting for our freedom. My prayers are with you and the rest of the Hagys."
Joseph Hagy of Appomattox, VA

"It doesnt seem that long that we got the word that a very special brother that i loved so dearly had lost his life in Iraq in 2004 there is not a day that passes by that i dont think about all the all the good times we had i miss and loved him so much he might me gone from here but the meomries that i have are not gone I know in my mind he is up there having a better time with the ones that has went on. To close to my best friend in the world and my brother SGT Guy S. Hagy Jr i love you and miss you everyday"
Joe Hagy of Tazewell Va

"Stanley was a amazing man even as he was growing up. I think we all knew that he was going to become something Great. And do something amazing with his Life. I am so proud of him and blessed that he was a part of my family. We love and Miss you so very much and think of you alway. Thank you for being the man that you were."
Aunt Virginia of Jacksonville , NC

"SSG Hagy was a great soldier and respected by all. He always put his soldiers needs first. Our hearts and prayers goes out to the Hagy Family. You will never be forgotten"
MSG Groombridge of Williamsburg, VA

"August 3, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Guy S. Hagy, Jr.:
Guy 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

"Few know this man better then I. I am the product of his influence and I thank god every day for the time I was given with him he was my hero and still is. To the best man"
Robby Fulton of Georgetown SC

"Guy, you were a great friend to me from the first day I showed up at 1-23rd. You always new how to cheer everybody up even on the worst day. I miss you man."
Dave Walick of Lawton, Oklahoma

"I remember a while back running around and palying as a kid with Stanley. It really doesn't seem that long ago, what great times we had. Stanley was a great man and loved life as I remember. He will always be love and never forgotten. My heart goes out to his family."
Wesley Rumley of Tazewell Va

"This man is a hero too all people and should be hounored!"
Nichole of EastOtto,NY,USA

"Guy you were always a clown that could bring me up when i was feeling down. One of the funnies memories I have is when I got a photo of my son and you said "poor baby you look like your daddy" and I will never forget all talks we had when I would take you after work. I will miss you."
SPC Jesse Rosales of Corpus Christi, Texas

"Guy you were the only one that could handle having me as a roommate over there in that hell. you always kept me on an even keel. i'm getting ready to take some of our boys back over there and promise to do my best and make you proud. there isn't a day i don't remember the good times we had. you were a true warrior and a even greater friend!!"
ssg joshua bakehouse of fort hood, tx

"I should have been there with you. You were like a brother to me. You made time a little easier. The time after you dragged by. Still does."
Spc. Robert Jeffcoat of Lexington,SC

"Hey Lisa, I just wanted to let you know the thing you already know. Your husband was a good and honorable man, And I like to look back to remember the time he was telling us about Madison riding on the dogs back. Me and Robert send our deepest regrets. I know Robert is truly upset and wishes he would have been with him that day. He talks of him all the time. We both send our love!"
Nichole Jeffcoat of SC

"To the family of SSG Guy Hagy,

SSG Hagy was a great man, leader, soldier, and friend. I had the opportunity to work with him in baghdad( we were in the same company), and i had the greatest honor of getting to know him. He always knew how to make someone laugh when things weren't right and discouraging, and he knew how to take care of business when things got out of control. The short time that i knew him will be in my heart and memory for as long as i shall live. He deeply impacted many of our lives with his jokes, uplifting demeanor, friendship, company, and kindness. He will always be missed and remembered.

HHC 1-12 Cavalry, 1CD"
Ricardo Cortez of Inwood, New York/ USA

"To the family of SGT Guy Hagy,

We all have great memories of our brother that fought with us. Guy was a great friend and soldier, we loved him like family. WE WILL NEVER FORGET."
DOC Juan M. Garza II of Camp Zama Japan

"Dear Lisa and Robby,
I just wanted to let you know how very sorry I am for your loss. Stan was such an awesome man. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers - and that we know Stan is a hero and an example to us all."
Heather (Holt) Campagna of Pawleys Island, SC

"Sgt. Hagy, damn man, it's hard to believe. I ran into your old mail room partner, Moran, a while back and he told me the terrible news. I found it especially hard to believe, after recalling a conversation you and I had back in 2003 about you getting out of the Army soon. I recall our talks outside the mailroom about whatever was on our minds that day, I'll miss you dude!!!"
Mark Eckerman of Lakewood, WA

"Guy, it seems only yesterday we celebrated holidays together. We were friends and family all at the same time. We appreciate your gift of freedom you so bravely gave us. Your are a hero that will not be forgotten."
The Delgado Family of Florida

"I served with Stan in Hawaii and I just wanted to thank him for his service. God bless you Stan! Our thoughts and prayers are with his entire family. He is and always will be a true American hero."
Joel and Alison Lerch of Reading, Pennsylvania


"We were neighbors and never really spoke, other than "hello". Shortly before he was getting ready to go to Iraq I was getting ready to trim my tree with a chainsaw, Mr. Hagy begged me to let him help me. When I refused he sent his wife to tell me to please let him use the saw- I finally gave in. Not only did he do the whole job, his family also helped to carry all the branches to the curve. He then proceeded to cut up firewood for his beloved wife, not because it was cold but just because she loved it. A truly wonderfull husband, father and neighbor. The world is truly a poorer place because of this loss. His parents have done a really marvelous job in raising a man like him. I am truly sorry for his loss."
Ingrid Vickers of Killeen, Texas

"To the Family of Staff Sgt. Guy Hagy,

The San Joaquin Leadership Prayer Breakfast would like to honor Staff Sgt. Hagy for his exemplary valor, and invite you the February 2005 event. Please contact me at the email address below. God bless you."
Kerrie Valenzuela of kerrievalenzuela@hotmail.com, Stockton, CA

"To my loving husband, you are my hero and I love you from the bottom of my heart. You are the most caring and brave man I have ever known. Until we meet again...I love you."
Lisa Hagy of Killeen, TX

"Thank you"

"SSG Hagy thanks for being a great soldier for yourself and your country. You will never be forgotten."
Steven Bush of 1-12 Cav in Iraq

"I met Stan twice, and he was a very nice person. Lisa, Im sorry you have to go through something like this. I think and pray about you all the time. Stay strong. Love you girl! Robby, you have grown into quite the young man I hear. You also stay strong. I love you both."
Korie Ann Zunino of Washougal, WA USA

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

"To the family of Guy Hagy. I will pray for you everyday and wanted you to know that I will not only miss a soldier whom I had the privilege of working with but a friend as well. God bless you in this ordeal."
Robert Llanes of Crawfordville, FL

"Many Thanks to a brave soldier...Guy S. Hagy,Jr. a true hero who gave his all. God be with the family."
Merlin Hagy of Sikeston, Missouri USA

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

"To the family and friends of SSG Hagy, God bless SSG Hagy and let his soul Rest in Peace. He was a good soldier, leader, and friend. He will be missed by all that Knew him and worked with him as part of the Charger Battalion."
David Cunningham of Fort Hood, Texas USA

"To the family and friends of Guy, he will never be forgotten,
he is a true hero. Our family shares in your sorrow we lost my brother SPC Shawn Davies on July 8, 2004. May God be with you at this time and until you meet with Guy again."
Toni Peters of Concord OH

"To Guy's Family:
There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten."
a grateful family in Phoenix, AZ

"To Guy'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 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

"To the family of Guy,
Our sincerest condolences for your loss. We know your pain as our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. Guy is a true American hero and will always be remembered for his bravery and sacrifice he gave to our country. May God bless you during this difficult time."
The McClain family--azquail@att.nett of Tucson, AZ

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

"Thank you Guy Hagy, Jr., 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 Staff Sgt. Guy Hagy, Jr.:
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 Guy 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 Staff Sgt. Guy Hagy, Jr.:
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 Guy, 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