Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Cpl. Michael B. Lindemuth

27, of Petoskey, Michigan.
Lindemuth died as a result of wounds received from enemy mortar fire at Camp Hit, Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Inspector/Instructor Staff, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Akron, Ohio. During Operation Iraq Freedom, Lindemuth was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). Died on April 13, 2005.

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"Cpl Lindemuth, I think of you often and your great work ethic. You didn't have to go, but you did. Doing a veteran memorial workout in the FBI this month in your honor. God bless you Marine"
Paul K of Columbus, OH

"Miss and Love you Brother, rest easy and see you at the gates when my watch is up."
Perry of Walla walla

"Miss and Love you Brother, rest easy and see you at the gates when my watch is up."
Perry of Walla walla

May we honor the lives of those who have fought for our freedom with the way we choose to live our own, I was chosen because of a very close friend who served with the 48 Marines and Corpsmen who sacrificed it all; to read each story, to get to know a small piece of their lives through families and friends. I chose to honor each of them with a bible verse:

Michael B Lindemuth 4/13/05,
"Moses said to the Lord, 'See, You say to me, Bring up this people, but You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You said, I know you by name and you have also found favor in My sight. Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sign, show me now Your way, that I may know You [progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with You, perceiving and recognizing and understanding more strongly and clearly] and that I may find favor in Your sight. And [Lord, do] consider that this nation is Your people.' And the Lord said, 'My Presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest." - Exodus 33:12-14 (Rest in His Presence)"
Haleigh Kilgore of West Virginia

"I am honored to have come across this hero's story. I wish i had known him in life. To his family: Your country loves you, and loves Michael and will forever. What a beautiful, brave man. You must be very proud even as your heart is shattered. May time ease your pain until you and Michael are reunited forever."
leslie of lafayette, la usa

"I was looking for Lindemuths in Ohio since we are from Painesvville/Cleveland area, Fred, Lloyd,Rettamarie and Dorothy. And I came across the wonderful tributes to Michael. What thrilled my heart was we
are related!!! as sister and brother in
Christ. I'll meet Michael one day.
Thankful he knows Jesus as his Savior.
dorothy lindemuth of ft Pierce Florida

"It was an honor to serve with you."
Nathan Vazquez of Sacramento CA

I think of you often! I tell the story of the Mardi Gras masks hanging over the door at the bar that did that toy drive for Toys for Tots just before the deployment. Nobody see's the humor in it that we did!!! Miss you."
Mike Johnson of Loxley, Alabama

"Thinking of my friend Mike today....hero, friend, like an older brother to me...Thanks for your example and your sacrifice.."
Joel Griffith of Washington, dc

"Wow. I can't believe it's been over 7 yrs. since I last saw you. I told myself I would never forget you and I don't. I remember you and think of you often. Can't wait to see you when I get up to heaven!! To the family of Michael, I hope time is easing your pain some but I know he is always in your mind. He was a wonderful Man whom left a wonderful impression on many people. I will never forget him or that he died for our country."
Cpl. Shilo M. Devasthali (disabled veteran who served with Michael) of Akron, OH

"To the family of:Michael B.Lindemuth
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""

"I was his team leader at 3/2 SOME Co. Camp Lejeune N.C. He was a true MARINE. I love him. OOORAH"
Cpl. Maddox of Detroit, Mi.

"Mike, you were one of the most caring and giving men I have ever known in my life. It was a great honor to have served with you in 2/2. Your happiness and kindness was contagious, and kept us all in good spirits in hard times. I will never forget you."
Jason Malnar of Austin, TX

"Michael, I miss you so much. I am honored to have been part of your life. I was privilaged to know you for 26 yrs, some of the best years of my life. You are remembered by our whole family, as one of the GREATEST of the good Lords creations. To your family left behind, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers constantly. We will always love you."
Jess, Grace, R.J of East Jordan Mi

"Thinking of Mike this Memorial Day...It's been over five years now...so glad I spent time in Vegas with him just before his departure. Great memories of long talks, Cedar Point, tennis, and college time at PCC."
Joel Griffith of Chicago, IL USA

"We continue to uphold your family in prayer Mike. I'll never forget your repeated "why" questions as a young boy; or the joy it was to know your family when we were all kids together. Now years later, though we may not understand all the "why" questions of life, we rest assured in the hands of He whom you knew personally and look forward to the day we'll see one another again beyond this world's pains. May your testimony continue to inpact those reading your story or who visit that quiet cemetery under the trees and are reminded again: "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his fried. John 15:13"
Bert Bolton of Joliet, IL

"April 5, 2009
To the family of Cpl. Michael B. Lindemuth:
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

I have been back at 2/2 for awhile now, and George is still here. I want you to know that this place is like a shell without you. Your love and humor and friendship are noticibly absent. I know that on my last tour to Iraq, you were there watching my back as you were my first trip. Although the years have passed, me and George have not forgotten you. You are still my hero and the 2/2 tattoo I got was so I will never forget buddy. Semper Fi and I will be seeing you. I love you brother."
Sgt Terrance A Beadles of 2/2 Weapons Co

I took my son with me yesterday, to leave flowers on your headstone. He's 5 now, and was asking me why we were there.
In the simplest way I could, I explaind to him what you did, and why. This little boy, who with his simple loving ways, asked me if he could put the flowers down for "the soldier". He brought tears to my eyes, when he patted the ground and said, "here you go, Mike. Thank you."
This little boy will know of the great men and women like you.
Thank you for all that you did."
an old friend of Petoskey, MI

"Mike, thanks for being a Marine I looked up to. You and the rest of the guys from CAAT allowed me to come into your world, and show you a Sailor can be a hardcore Warrior to. You were one of the first ones to talk to the new guy. Watch over us, please and be there to help God sort those crunchies out. OORAH brother."
HM1 Jason McCartney of Norfolk, V.A.

"From a friend from 3/2 CAAT. Mike was the man. I will always remember who taught me to drive a manual transmission. You were the man dude, never forget you."
Jank of Michigan

"I have served with Mike in the Marines with both units 3/2 and 2/2. Mike was one of a kind, always willing to give a hand. Mike and i had had some good times together. I live in Cleveland and he would drive from Akron to hang-out. I miss him more than words can explain. We sare the same birthday December 17th, i think about that all the time. Mike is my HERO!!! I LOVE YOU MAN. SEMPER FI. One day i'll see you again."
David Palusinski of Stronsgsville, Ohio

"One year passes by - Mike and his family are still in our thoughts and prayers. Never forgotten"
3/25 Wife of Akron, OH

"I've known Mike and his family for years. I just wanted to give my condolences to Mr. and Mrs. Lindemuth, Brian and Lisa. You are in my prayers and my heart goes out to you. The last time I saw him, he was at home for Christmas. I hadn't seen him for years before that. I am grateful for that one last time to talk, laugh, and reminisce. I will always remember you, Mike."
Erin (Wood) Pendergraph of Alanson, MI

"Mike is an inspiration to us all. I knew him since Pensacola Christian, and his legacy will live on in every Devil Dog."
Lt. Timothy R. Nogalski (USMC) of Detroit, MI

"Mike is an inspiration to us all. I knew him since Pensacola Christian, and his legacy will live on in every Devil Dog."
Lt. Timothy R. Nogalski of Detroit, MI

"It was a pleasure to serve with you Muth, ill never forget bro...Peace be with you and all others still in the box..Semper Fi"
John Perry jr (Cpl USMC) of Tacoma, Wa

"The Akron Marines have been back a month now. Please know that Mike has not been forgotten by anyone. We all miss him and will treasure him in our memories forever. God Bless your family."
3/25 Wife of Akron, OH

"It has been nearly nine months since I last hung out with my best high-school buddy, Mike. I have countless memories of things we did back in the day. Hood surfin' while two-trackin'... I don't think I could ever get anyone else to do that with me. In his words, "Dude, that was a blast. Now let me drive!""
Gary Phillips of Petoskey, Michigan

"Dear family - I am a Lindemuth, but do not know you personally, however, my father, Marvin Lindemuth completed a wonderful study of our family. I have added these incredible comments about your son to the archives so that future Lindemuths will know what a brave man he was. Our prayers are with you. Jane"
Jane Lindemuth Fitzpatrick of Rochester, WA USA

"Thank you for your service and your commitment to Christ. You will not be forgotten."
Paul Bachman of Rogers City, MI

A man could not ask for a better friend or roommate. You touched my life and made it better. I couldn't have been more proud to say I knew someone. I was glad you were watching my back our first time in Iraq. Mike's family, All I can say is that your son is my hero. I will never forget him and the sacrifice you have all made. SEMPER FIDELIS Mike, I know the gates of heaven are secure with you standing guard there. Ill be seeing you, and when I do the Labatt Blue's are on me buddy."
Sgt Terrance A Beadles of Yuma AZ

"We will never forget the sacrifices that you and your family have made for our family and our country. Mike was a wonderful man - funny, sweet, nice - he was a good Marine. There is an empty space in our world here but one day we will all meet again. Semper FI Mike."
The Whitcomb Family of C Falls OH

"I have known the Lindemuth Family for a few years now, and I will always remenber Mike as a caring giving man. Anytime you needed something, all you had to do was ask, and Mike was there to help in any way that he could. I will also remember his steadfast belief and faith in God, and how it showed.

I got to know Mike before he joined the Marines. I was so proud to say that he was my friend when I heard that he had done so, and I am once again proud to say he was my a friend.

I will miss his smile and joking personality, but I will never forget him. Men like Mike will live on through the stories that I will tell my son. They will never be forgotten and their sacrifices will be honored for generations to come.

Thank you Mike, for your ultimate sacrifice and your willingness to do so. Thank you for your friendship. I will miss you, but look forward to seeing you again.

Semper Fi my Friend."
An old friend of Petoskey, Michigan

"Corporal Lindemuth:

I want to thank you for being so courageous and fighting for our great nation.

Please help watch over my brother (LCPL Robert Dugger). He is also with the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division out of Akron, Ohio stationed at Camp Hit.

You will always be remembered as a hero and it is so comforting to know that you are in the arms of Jesus right now. Your entire family is in my prayers.

An Extremely Proud Marine Sister"
Brandy Mosser of Massillon, Ohio

"Muth, Im going to miss you man, you were the guy anyone could come to with a problem and you wouldnt judge, you helped in anyway possible I was proud to have served with you in Iraq and you will be in my thoughts forever and to your family I am so very sorry for their loss and I hope they know how you made a difference in so many lives."
Jose Rodriguez of Louisville Ky USA

"Mike was the sweetest guy I've ever known. When he spoke of his family, friends, and hometown, you could hear the love in his voice...it almost drew a picture. I know how much he enjoyed talking and spending time with everyone he met...he always had a smile and funny story to make you laugh. Mike would do anything for anyone. In addition, Mike loved his "Marine Brothers" and spoke of them often.

Mike was the best guy a girl could ever dream of...and the best part was, he wasn't a dream, but reality. I am so honored to have been loved by you, Mike.

To his friends and family, Mike knew that we all had a "mission" to complete, whatever it may be and would want us to carry on and complete it, no matter how much we miss him.

To the Marines that knew Mike and continue to serve, you are in my thoughts and I thank you for carrying on what he believed in.

Mike--for all the dreams and love we shared, I will hold you in my heart forever...

Semper Fi, Mike... I love ya, hon."
Rachael Lukasiewicz of Stow/Oxford, OH (RachaelUSMC@yahoo.com)

"Mike was my big brother, the best brother any girl could ask for. He was my best friend for many years; throughout all of my childhood & up until the day that I fell in love with my husband, Scott. I thank God that he allowed me to have another best friend before he called the first one home to be with Him. I love Mike dearly, & am so grateful that he knew Jesus as his Savior. He is greatly missed, but the knowledge that I will see him again someday is my greatest comfort.
Thank you to all of you who also loved him. Thank you to those of you who are facing the possibility of making the same sacrifice that Mike did for his family & his country. My prayers are with you."
Lisa Veurink

"I only knew Michael for a year, but the year that I knew him I liked him. We were freshmen at Pensacola Christian College, and he made life humorous. It is something to say about a person when they are remembered years later for their kind and loving spirits. I pray that Michael knew Jesus as his Saviour, and that you as family do too; so that we may all meet again soon. Lots of heart-felt love to all of you who are suffering in this time of mourning. My prayers as well as my wife's are with you all. May God give you grace in your time of need. He is my hero!"

As Palmer said we were, "the MEU that GOD forgot!" Well brother you will never be forgoten as one of our brothers. You will be remebered as a 2/2 CAAT Marine admired and loved by all who served with you. To your family my prayers and to you i salute. We will never forget you my friend and Semper Fi"
Sgt Brett Hundley of Quantico VA

"Mike will always be a vivid memory in my heart. I knew the Mike from gradeschool whose life long dream was to be a Marine. We all knew that when he finally became one, that he would do all that he could to be the best one. I also knew the Mike from highschool who loved sports, history class, and friends. He had such a heart for life, and a love for his God, his family and his friends. I'm so thankful to have known the Mike from my childhood, and will never forget his vibrant personality that captured so many hearts. He is my hero. "We will never forget you, Mike.""
Anna Camperson of Baltimore, MD

"I was Proud to serve with you, You were always a strong hearted and a positive thinker; it was always fun to be around you. I will never forget the time we share serveing together. God Bless"
Staff Sergeant Stephen Whitman of Quantico Va

"Thank You Michael Lindemuth for your heroism. May you now know the peace you so rightly deserve. You are truly safe at last. My heart aches with your family for their loss."
Melissa Macchi, (cousin of PFC Mark Barbret from Shelby Twp., MI, killed 10/14/04,) of Roseville, MI

"Cpl Lindemuth,
I keep seeing your smile in my head, and I can't believe your not here any more. I can't thank you enough for giving the most precious thing anyone could give to ensure that ALL of us are still here and safe. I love you for your brave actions, and I will always remember how you made my time in the Marine Corps soo much better, when you came to Akron, I was soo happy to have someone to talk to and make me laugh, you were so kind and so motivating. You had a heart of gold, a great personality, and you deserved the best, I know now you are at a better place, looking down on us, and please know we all love you for your bravery, I keep looking at my daughter, and I am just soo thankful she is here with me, and it is because of you and everyone else who laid down there life for us that we are safe. Thank you Cpl Lindemuth, it was an honor and great pleasure to have known you and I am praying that the Lord will take care of your family and help heal them. God bless you to the Lindemuth family, your son was a great man, and I will never forget him."
Cpl Shilo Devasthali of Akron, OH

"God Bless Michael and his family. He was a brave man whose sacrifice will never be forgotten. We are grateful for his loyal service and we honor your hero."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays and family of Massillon, Ohio

"I was fortunate enough to have met Mike through his brother and sister in law. He was a great man and was always willing to help anyone as much as he could. He adored his niece and nephew and loved his family. My thoughts and prayers are with the Lindemuth's and all the soldiers in service."
Jen Griggs of Petoskey, MI

"Michael was a hero fighting for our country. I'm sorry and send my deepest condolences to your friends and family. Please guide the remaining soldiers to come home safe back to their friends and family. You're now an angel shining down on us. Your strength and bravery will never be forgotten. We all love and will never forget you Michael B Lindemuth."
Catherine of New York

"Mike will forever be in my heart. His kind ways, his love of the Lord, and the way he was able to make the best of any situation. I was blessed enough to have met him, gotten to know him, and am proud to call him a good friend. His family is in my prayers and thoughts...."
Lynn Hall of Akron, Ohio

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

With the 24th MEU, we were the MEU that God forgot. Know that neither you nor your family will be forgotten by any of us, be it friends, family, or those of us who had the pleasure of serving with you. May your family have happy memories, and hold you in their hearts forever, as they will be in our prayers always. Semper Fi, brother."
Sgt Randy Palmer of Garden City, NY

I'm Gonna miss you brother."
Cpl Rob Smith of Moundsville WV

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

"I pray every day for your family's healing. Stay strong."
Kristin Glaser of Mackinaw City, Michigan

"To the family and friends of Corporal Michael B. Lindemuth,

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 use our link and 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

"My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. My son, also stationed at Camp Hit, was killed on 3/25, so I share your grief. Our only comfort can come from God and the fact that our sons were helping to maintain and spread the freedoms that we have in our lives. My prayers are with you and I ask the same from you"
Janie Richardson of Summersville, WV

"To the family of Michael Lindemuth,
May you know that Michael's sacrifice is acknowledged and held in the highest regard by a family in Akron, OH. for giving ALL of us the freedom's that we enjoy today. May your reunion with him be all that he has earned and all that you deserve."
Kirk Family of Akron, OH.

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

"Cpl. Michael B. Lindemuth, "thank you" isn't enough for the ultimate sacrifice you gave to each of us. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family during this difficult time."
Jerry & Toni J. Longville of Akron, Ohio

"Cpl. Lindemuth your selfless sacrifice and devotion to defending the United States will not be forgotten. Semper Fi. To Cpl. Lindmuth's family, our thoughts and prayers are with you."
Elisa Gamache and sons Alex and Ian Urquhart of Akron, Ohio

"Thank you Michael Lindemuth, 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. Michael Lindemuth:
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 Cpl. Michael Lindemuth:
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