Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. 1st Class Otie J. McVey

53, of Oak Hill, West Virginia.
McVey was medically evacuated from Baghdad, Iraq, on September 23, 2004 for treatment of a non-combat related illness. He was assigned to the Army Reserve's 706th Transportation Company, Kenton, Ohio. Died on November 7, 2004.

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"To the family of:Otie J.McVey
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""

"Sadly missing my fishing and coffee drinking buddy!! May the pot be full and the fish be biting brother!! You are never far from my thoughts and your family is always on my mind!!"
SFC Brian E Jarvis of Fort Knox, KY

"November 7, 2008
To the family of Sgt. 1st Class Otie J. McVey:
Otie 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 served with SFC McVey in Al Taji, Iraq. We were assigned to A CO together where he befriended me. I was a young soldier than with a young family and some how he made the days seem so much shorter. He always had a story to tell and a smile on his face. Most did not know he was in pain as he did not show it. He will always be considered a friend and a great soldier as he soldiered better than most. He Gave All and I will never forget that!"
SPC James A. Swick of Fort Wayne, Indiana

"Attention on Deck
Otie J. McVey report to heaven
Thank God for you
You sacrificed your life for our freedom
The memories you left behind
God started your life in rewind
No more pain or sorrow
To your family thanks for letting this country borrow
A True American Soldier"
WV VET of Beaver, WV

"Im sorry for your loss. I know you are now an angel smiling down on us. You are a hero and now our true guardian angel."
Catherine of New York

"Thank you Otie McVey, 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 Sgt. 1st Class Otie McVey:
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 Otie 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 Sgt. 1st Class Otie McVey:
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 Otie, 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