Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Sean C. Reynolds

25, of East Lansing, Michigan.
Reynolds was climbing a ladder in Iraq when he fell causing his M4 rifle to accidentally discharge. Reynolds was assigned to the 74th Long-Range Surveillance Detachment 173rd Airborne Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy. Died on May 3, 2003.

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"Just thinking about our units time in Iraq and the sacrifices made over this Memorial Day Weekend 18 years later.
In Obre Terrum Non Visi Sean."
Phantom 30

"Thinking of Sean, and of your whole family, with great love."
Nancy Cronk of Denver, CO

"Sgt. Renolds,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just in OIF-but for your service in Afghanistan as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Rangers Lead The Way!"

My name is Pauline and I deliver Civil War replica quilts, to our families of our Fallen Heros. The organization is called Home of the Brave Quilt Project. If you would like a quilt in memory of your son please contact me. Any one that knows this family please contact them to contact me. Pauline Keiser
Pauline Keiser of kalamazoo, MI

"Still missing you and all your obscure movie references. You had a knack to remember every cult movie quote and the voice that the actor said it in. You always kept the spirits up and made us laugh bro."
Joseph Noteboom of Phenix City, Al 36869

"i miss your smile, laugh, and all the good times we had at 3/75. theres not a day that goes by that i dont think of you. god bless your family"
joe laatsch of altamont, il

"My husband found a baloon today 4-20-12 when walking the dog. We live just outside of buffalo, N Y God Bless!"
Susan Schrader of Orchard Park, NY

"We are so sorry for yourloss. Iwill have our congregation pray for you and yours on Sunday."
Susan Schrader of Orchard Park , New York

"I was in high school with Sean. We were classmates and friends. I only have small pictures in my mind of him and short pieces of conversations left after so many years~ I do however remember his beautiful smile. It has always warmed my heart. Whenever I think of him, I see him smiling. Love to you all. Sean will never be forgotten. He is certainly an angel watching over all of us."
Sarah-Beth Censoni-Johnson of Portland OR~ originally from East Lansing MI

"i know that it took you a very long time to get over the pain but sean knows that his mother loved him very much and that he will always be loved in his mothers heart."
robin bixler of kentwood mich

"Sean was my friend and an all around great guy. I served with him in 3/75th and went to Ranger School with him. His loss is a terrible tragedy, he had nothing but good things in front of him. God bless you and keep Sean. RLTW"
Matt Tipton of Tampa, Fl

"January 12, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Sean C. Reynolds:
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

"God Bless You"
Matthew Roediger of St.Louis, Missouri

"Sean was a great friend to me during the time he ran the SKO shop at 3/75 Ranger. I miss you man, and thank you for the honor of serving this country alongside you."
Kid Batt of Columbus, Ga

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just in OIF, but also for your service in Afghanistan as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Airborne All The Way!"

"Sean, So many times I think about you and how much you meant to my son, Chad and to our family. You and Chad served together and were true friends. You are missed by all but we take comfort in knowing you were doing the job you loved and that you truly loved the Lord.
We miss you buddy!"
Diane of Colorado Springs CO/ USA

This is from the professor. I wanted to let you know Jenny is O.K. and going to have a baby and is married to Jason Allen a fine man who adores her. Perhaps you met him. Jenny waited for you. She went to no social functions like the prom except with Matt. I don't know if you get email in heaven where I know you are. If you have time give me a sign you received this, it would be great. The flowers will bloom soon. I am sure you are busy being an angel. I love you a lot and always will. Your mom said mean things about Jenny to the press which were not true. But then you know. You know more than me. I know you are well and dealing with all the challenges that come your way. I love you very much. "fifty million as we say here."
I miss your face.

"To the family of:Sean C Reynolds 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"

"Just thinking of Sean and his family. You're in my prayers."
Bobbie Rosencrans of East Lansing, MI


"My beautiful son, another Christmas has passed and a part of me still keeps hoping that I will see your half turned up grin walking through that front door, saying "Sorry I'm late." I am so proud of you and every soldier who stands to defend our nation and our right to speak our minds and live our beliefs. I only wish in my deepest dreams, that I could once again feel the roughness of your warm skin against my face and touch you and you not be cold. I think the hole inside my chest cavity will never shrink. I love you, Mom"
Dr Maureen Street of Muskegon, Michigan

"Dear Sean,
I miss you. Wherever you are I hope you know that you are loved.
To the family: Please know that you had and have a wonderful son."

leonard wahl of VALLEY STREAM NY

"To the Renolds family. The family of PFC John D. Hart remember and honor your son."
Brian Hart of Bedford, MA

"I just wanted you to know that I ordered a Fallen Hero bracelet. I received it today. The bracelet reads;
Sgt Sean C Reynolds
East Lansing,MI Army 5/3/03.
I will wear it daily and keep you, his family, in my thoughts and prayers.
I will pass on his name and his story as long as there is breath in me."
Lisa Jummrich of Janesville,WI USA

"Thank you,

You are a true hero, we will rember you forever.

1-508th INF

"I knew Sean when we were younger since his grandmother lived across the street from my family. He was a special person even at that age. Kevin...I will never forget the times the three of us had when we were kids."
Colleen Hasten of Harper Woods, MI

"Thank you Sean, for being there when we needed you the most. Freedom is not free and because of men like you and your families that will ever support you we will remain free.
"Semper Fi""
Kelley of Haslett Michigan

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier! We will NEVER FORGET!!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN (5/2004)

"Hello. I saw Sean in an issue of "People" magazine. I was so delighted that the magazine paid tribute to the soldier's that parished, instead of the usual star gossip.

I just want to thank Sean for his bravery and courage. I also want to tell his family I am so sorry for their loss!

Sean was a handsome man, and I am sure he will never be forgotton!

God pick's his roses!

God Bless! Colleen glamgal4ever@yahoo.com"
Colleen Marie of Pittsburgh PA

"one year later: We NEVER forget!
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 continue to be with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

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

"For all of you that didn't know Sean, he was one of the funniest and honest people you could meet. I served with Sean at 3/75. Sean and I enjoyed eating sushi and drinking beer. He was a good friend. To Sean's family: Your son was a great man and good Christian. Your family is always in my prayers."
Shelley of Tampa, FL

"To The Family Of Sgt. Sean Reynolds. Though we are strangers, we want you to know how sorry we are your Sean was taken from you. There is no doubt his thoughts were of you as he served in the Army. We will never forget. You are in our hearts. (1/28/04)"
Carol & Larry Miller of Tampa, Florida

"I am writing from California, my husband Brad and Sean were in boot camp together in Fort Benning Georgia. We just received the news of your loss from Chris Thompson, our hearts and our prayers go out to your family.
My husband said that Sean was a great man and friend."
Brad and Kim Remillard of California

"Thank you Sean Reynolds, 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

"I am sorry to hear that Sgt. Sean Reynolds passed, my husband was very close to him in 3rd Ranger Battalion. Sgt. Reynolds prayed for me back home while on a deployment to Afganistan. I was home here at Ft. Benning ongoing some medical problems. He gave us gods prayers then, and we would like to wish him, and his family prayers as we speak. God Bless"
Spec. Jarrod and Nicole Foster of West Palm Beach , Florida

"Dear Sean,

I read that you were based in Italy, the same country I come from and thatís the reason why I have decided to write these few lines in your page.
Of course we never met, but believe me itís as if we did.
Every day I pray our Lord on your behalf and on behalf of all the other soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice to make this world a better place.
I pray our Lord to give me the same courage and the same generosity that has given you. And, although I am still young, I pray our Lord to give me the priviledge of being for ever together with you and all the other heroes when my earthly life will come to an end.

Sean, I thank you for giving us so much.
And to Seanís family I would like to say that if they think I could in any way contribute to Seanís memory, I would consider it to be a priviledge."
Stefano of Milan, Italy

"As a brother of a fallen soldier Sgt. Sean C. Reynolds, My sister Kathleen, Mother Maureen and Stepdad Bill Street, truly appreciate the respect that people have left in thier messages. My Brother and Father, Randy Reynolds have both given thier lives to make a better Nation for you and I and to this I say, thank you and thank you to those who support our nation by any means."
Kevin Reynolds of Detroit, MI

"We thank you for the sacrafice Sean made for us. Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Thank you brave soldier!"
Ken and Maritza Holley of Pembroke Pines, Florida

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Sean Reynolds:
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 Sgt. Sean Reynolds:
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