Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Cpl. Anthony T. McElveen

24, of Hennepin, Minnesota.
McElveen died from an improvised explosive device outside Fallujah, Iraq. He was inside an abandoned flour factory being used as a patrol base when the IED detonated. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to the 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on December 1, 2005.

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"I love and miss you, Tony!!"
donna vance of north fort myers, FL

"I was Sgt McElveen's Company Gunny during the work up before the deployment. I can tell you he was a shinning stare. The Marines loved him for his strong leadership and ability to show them he cared about there futures. We had many conversations about becoming an officer, he always said he rather stay with the Darkside but would consider it. What I liked most about him was his since of family, he loved his wife and his Marines and if you herd him talk about either one you knew right away that he is the real deal. They both really cared about the Marines and it showed every day. His dedication to his Marines and there training unwavering. I do miss him very much. Suicide Charley"
MSgt Fortune of COMUSMARCENT Tampa

"Tony was my best friend growing up. He lived a block away from me so I was always at his house. I remember all the fun times we had. I just found out he passed and could not believe it. My friend you will never be forgotten. Brother thank you for keeping us safe. Anthony may you rest in peace."
Halen Owaleon of North Hollywood, California, USA

"July 20, 2010 We'll never forget, Tony. The love is forever in our hearts. Grandma Vance"
Donna Vance of N. Ft. Myers, FL

"Ant was my classmate and friend of mine in high school and a very respected and well liked young man. In his honor I named my firstborn son Anthony cause I couldn't think of a more honorable name."
Adam of Minnesota

"He was my classmate and such a wonderful guy. He was nice to everyone and everyone liked him. You are still missed. God bless you and your family."
Heather of Minnesota

"Happy Birthday Tony. I miss you so much. Love you. Grandma"
Donna Vance of N. Ft. Myers,FL

"December 7, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Anthony T. McElveen:
Anthony 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

"For the family of Anthony T. McElveen.
I am Veteran of the vietnam conflict and I have worked for the Department of Defense for a total of 35 years. Recently, I purchased a wrist band through the Intrepid relief orginazation to support our fallen heroes and their families. I wear your loved ones name on this wrist band as a daily reminder for all that "freedom is not free". God bless Anthony and his family for their unbelieveable sacrifice."
Gregory L. Baldwin of Jacksonville, Florida

"For the family of Anthony T. McElveen.
I am Veteran of the vietnam conflict and I have worked for the Department of Defense for a total of 35 years. Recently, I purchased wrist band through the Intrepid relief orginazation to support our fallen heroes and their families. I wear your loved ones name on this wristband daily as a reminder for all that freedom is not free. God bless Anthony and his family for their unbelievable sacrifice."
Gregory L. Baldwin of Jacksonville, Florida

"I am proud to say I served w/ Mceleeven in our 04 Iraq deployment.. theres nothing I can say about him that hasnt been said...there are no words to describe his character or his heart... his compassion for his brothers (in arms) cant be compared....We will all miss him dearly... One day when my kids grow up and ask me " Daddy where you a hero...i'll respond " no , but i served with a group of heroes...for he who sheds his blood for me ..shall forever be my brother.... Semper Fi"
Alex Fridkin alexmf1981@yahoo.com of Seattle , Wa

"To The Family of Anthony T. McElveen,
I know that words will not make the pain go away. I want you to know that I appreciate and am thankful that Cpl McElveen was protecting my family. My prayers are with you and your family."
Josieline Whitted*Army Wife* of Fayetteville, Nc

"i still think my brave young nephew,the lives he touched, and there are many. he made the ultimate sacrfice for freedom, as many others have. as me and his father have discussed many a time,we only wish that we could be half the man tony, and so many others turned out to be...God bless all those who have lost someone dear to them, in the name of freedom...we will not forget them. never............"
kenneth mcelveen sr. of san antonio ,texas-bexar

"To the family of:Anthony T. McElveen 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'm sorry about the loss of our fallen brothers of arms, someone that has died for our country will never be forgotten.But my name is Tony McElveen and I have known other Marines that have died. God Bless the family for their loss. d1rty_sou7h_r1daz_souljah@yahoo.com"
Tony McElveen of Hammond, Louisiana, U.S.A.

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

"i am sgt ortiz a true friend who served with this outstanding devil in 2nd plt 2nd bn. 7th mar. the first trime around i have shared many moments with him and consider him a true friend i am here still in the corps seving at edson range. this marine had always showed potential and the ability too lead marines in the fight it is no surprise he was promoted above his peers. a true wariorrier forever my friend mc. i know of a few devil dogs that are here with me who served in 2nd plt. fox co the first gho around p.s.i still hate the wild go sharks. you mc luv you dog"
sgt ortiz of 264 fryman ct. oceanside ca 92054 760 430 2405

"To the family of Cpl. McElveen, I wish to offer you my deepest condolences on the loss of your fine young man. Anthony is a true American Hero. He will always be remembered and honored. May God Bless you all and God Bless Anthony."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"God Bless this fallen hero and his family, we are eternally grateful."
Kirby family of Springer, NM

"Thank you Anthony McElveen, 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. Anthony McElveen:
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 Anthony 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. Anthony McElveen:
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 Anthony, 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