Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Pfc. Sean Horn

19, of Irvine, California.
Horn died due to a non-hostile incident at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq. He was assigned to Combat Service Support Group 11, 1st Force Service Support Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on June 19, 2004.

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"May this holiday be filled with good memories of your loved one. I too was a JarHead in Iraq in 2003-2004. Jesus loves you and I want to thank you for his efforts and all Marine's efforts those years and his ultimate sacrifice. Bless you and May you find joy once again..Semper Fidelis Matthew 92-2007"
Matthew of CORONA,CA

"I knew Sean in high school He was surely one of a kind and a sweetheart. I never got around to telling him that I loved him. To this day I regret it. Now I am married and just had a boy. My son's middle name is Sean after Sean. Please rest in peace my beloved Sean"
of Irvine, CA

"RIP Sean Horn. I used to be his sister (Mel)'s friend, Rachel. Please contact me if you are able. racheljensen85@gmail.com"
Rachel Jensen of Mission Viejo, CA

"To the family of PFC Horn,

I served with your son/brother. My cot was in front of his and one over, so I was pretty much sleeping diagonally from him each night. I had a nightmare about a fellow marine this morning and my thoughts eventually came to Horn. I remember that day in my head and how totally suprised I was to hear what had happened. I just talked to him a day prior and he was telling me how he was going to get a great job when he got out. My thoughts and prayers are with you. If you have any questions please email me at mbsalinas@gmail.com"
Mike Salinas of Dearborn Heights, MI

"To the family of:Sean Horn
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"2-3-11"

"I had no idea who Sean Horn was. I was just googling an article of my grandmother's death back in 2002 and to the side I saw Sean's story. I just broke down and cried... my sister is a Marine and thank God she was able to come back home safely from Iraq and I remember for the whole year that she was gone, it was the most stressful year ever. I was also pregnant and because I was so stressed about her being in Iraq, i delivered my son prematurely. everytime I see a man or woman in a uniform, i try so hard to fight back my tears because i truely appreciate each and every one of them. and just knowing or seeing the troops overseas just kills me because i know they all have family back at home who miss them so much and praying to God every night for their loved one to come home. unfortunately, Sean wasnt able to come home to his family. Thank you, Sean for fighting and dying for my freedom. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.... God bless"
Susan of Atlanta, GA

"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

"I miss you Sean."
Petter Officer Haynes of San Diego, CA

"June 13, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Sean Horn:
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

"Today in San Francisco, I had the duty of reading the names of my fellow Veterans who passed away while serving our country. I read the names of all those who died in June 2004. Among those was your name. I currently work with those Veterans that come home, and today was a time to remmeber those that did not make it home. You are truly a hero and my heart goes out to your family.

Kenneth Crawford"
Kenneth of San Francisco, CA USA

"Sean will always be remembered for his big heart, strong sense of purpose. and his forever optimistic attitude. Rest in peace Sean."
Matin Sedigh of Mission Viejo, ca


"To the Horn family,

I served with PFC Horn for a short time. I was in his platoon during our tour in Iraq. The day he died he was to replace me on camp guard and I was supposed return to the platoon. I did not know him very well but in the same that day I lost a brother. I knew his sister through her husband which I have known through my Marine Corps career. Again I send my sorrow to the Horn family for their loss."
A Friend and a Brother of Montana

"To the Horn family,

I served with PFC Horn for a short time. I was in his platoon during our tour in Iraq. The day he died he was to replace me on camp guard and I was supposed return to the platoon. I did not know him very well but in the same that day I lost a brother. I knew his sister through her husband which I have known through my Marine Corps career. Again I send my sorrow to the Horn family for their loss."
Brandon of Montana

"I love you man. I remeber going to the track at school to try and help you prep for bootcamp. You were always their for me. You were my best friend and you are missed..."
Justin Olson of Irvine, CA

"Lest we forget the Heros"
Anonymous of Baltimore, MD

"I hope you found the peace you were looking for Sean. In High School, not to many people knew you. They should have, you are a rare breed. I am glad I knew you. You will always remind me of the unfair sacrifice that some have to pay. God bless."
Sgt Hateley of Irvine, CA


"I will always remember the Sean I knew as a little boy. His favorite movie was "Willow" back then. Sean always had a sweet, warm smile and a hug for everyone. I'll also remember his special laugh. He had a unique giggle that was contagious. When Sean laughed, everyone laughed. The angels are so lucky to have him with them, though the rest of us will miss him."
Joyce Betts of Acton, California, USA

"My deepest sympathy to your family, My name is Clancy DeVries and I paint "Portraits of fallen Heroes" and work with Kazeah Hancock as a participating artist on "Project Compassion". Please go to web sight www.heropaintings.com and go to page 3 to review my work. I know I've talked to Steve and Melissa and I certainly do not want to push any harder than I have to but I want you to know that I have a sincere desire to paint Sean's portrait so that he can be remembered as a American Hero and that his sacrifice will not be forgotten in the years to come. I have grandchildren in Irvine (Woodbridge) and also try to restrict myself to the fallen Heroes in Orange County. God bless you."
Clancy DeVries of Newport Beach, Ca.

"My condolences go out to you. My boyfriend lost his brother Steven Acosta on October 26, 2004. We dont know what happened to him and nobody is telling us anything. Id appreciate if you would contact me please. Id like to talk to you.
hope from hearing from you soon.
Melissa Salcedo of calexico ca

im so sorry i let this happen i never should have convinced you to join . i loved you like my own brother through all of it and theres nothing i can do now. but it haunts me and ill never forget you or the last time we spoke in kuwait.i love ya"
josh of al asad iraq

"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. For the family/friends: May time provide loving memories in place of present sorrows. In the infinite meadows of heaven bloom the bright shining stars...the forget-me-nots of angels. God Bless you and thank you."
a grateful family in phoenix

"So many people here speaking that didn't even know you,Sean. I am so honored and proud to have been your Uncle. My Favorite nephew, my Favorite Marine, now my Fallen Hero. Always in my thoughts, always in my heart. When I pass, if I'm 50 or 100, yours will be the first face I hope to see, the first voice I hope to hear. The job appointed for you to do is now done. Ours is to be patient, and comfort one another. We have lost so much in losing you! God Bless You, Sean! Until we meet, again...I love you!"
Michael Horn of Tucson,Arizona,USA

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

"Dear Steve, Maryse & Melissa,

My heart is broken along with yours. Thank you for the opportunity to honor Sean and for your graciousness. I think you already know I grieve along with you. Call me if you need anything!

Love in Christ,"
Sherry Doty of Anaheim, CA

"RIP Marine"
Petty Officer Cawthon of RTC Great Lakes, IL

"To Sean'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

We will never forget you, expecially me. You were allways there for anyone with a problem or who just wanted to talk. We love you and miss you and we are so proud of you. See you soon."
Mike, Cathy, etc. of Cal.

"To Sean'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 his bravery and sacrifice.


The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (Ernie's mom) of San Antonio, TX

"To the family and friends of Private Sean Horn,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca USA

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 "

"Thank you Sean Horn, 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 Pfc. Sean Horn:
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 Pfc. Sean Horn:
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