Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Sean M. Schneider

22, of Janesville, Wisconsin.
Schneider died as the result of a vehicle accident near Baghdad. He was assigned to the 115th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on March 29, 2004.

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"To the mother of Sean
Hello - my name is Tom Hardin. I had Sean as a student at Craig back in 1997-98. He wrote a 5 year letter (a letter to himself that I send 5 years later). I have had it for a few years. Would you like it. If so, email me at - thardin2611@yahoo.com with your current info. and I will send it. I hope all is well with you and your family.
Tom Hardin of Madison, WI

"March 21, 2009
To the family of Pfc. Sean M. Schneider:
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

"Re: Pfc Sean Michael Schneider

I represent PRAYER SHAWLS 4 FALLEN SOLDIERS (PS4FS), an organization that since October 2007 has sent over 2,700 prayer shawls to military families who have lost a loved one. We are an organization of over 240 groups from all over the country. We make every effort to reach families even when post cards are returned after they have moved. Would you kindly send me a contact email/address so that we may send a loving hand made prayer shawl to the family? Thank you!

Cozette Haggerty, Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers
Email: ps4fs@charter.net
Website Address: http://webpages.charter.net/ps4fs/shawls"
Cozette Haggerty of Wilbraham, Massachusetts

"To the family of:Sean M. Schneider 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"

"Another young soldier finds his place with God. He died for this country. All the wars, all the heartbreak, all the memories. We will never forget our warriers. Thank you, Thank you so so much. We will never forget you. For as long as I am alive an American Flag will be placed at your grave sight."
Vietnam Veteran of Janesville, Wisconsin

"To the Schneider family. My sister is friends of Alicia Schneider, and so am I. When I heard, I couldn't help but cry for your loss, and everyone's loss. I did not know him personally, but he represents all of our sons, friends, brothers and fathers out there protecting us. I have friends who are serving in Iraq and abroad, and wanted to say thank you to them and to Sean. We will never forget him, or anyone else who has put on the uniform in defense of this great nation. God Bless."
Sam Liebert of Janesville, WI

"To the Family of PFC Sean Schneider:
We have constructed a memorial to the service men and women from Wisconsin and Illinois who have died in Iraq which includes, as of 6/20/05, 111 crosses and Stars of David. We would like your permission to put PFC Schneider's name on one of them. We have called our display "Arlington MidWest." It is our expression of mourning for the indescribable loss you have suffered for our country.

If you would like us to do this, please email martypres33@yahoo.com.

We invite you to come to visit Arlington MidWest. I can send you directions and some pictures by email.

"As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them." Anonymous"
Marty Preston of Wisconsin Dells, WI

"Sean was a good friend and will be missed greatly. He made the ultimate sacrife for his country and he will never be forgotten. In my eyes he is a hero. God take care of him and bless his family. Thank you Sean!"
SPC Michael Stiegman of Ft. Bragg, N.C.

"To the family of Sean M. Schneider:

The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 29 May. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, LTC Kenneth L. Beale, Jr. will preach a message entitled “Remembering Our Freedom.” A former Soldier and country music songwriter and performer “Rockie” will pay a special musical tribute. At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org"

"We Will MISS YOU!!!"
John Kiefler of Jansville,Wisconsin

"Sean I will always rememeber you and all the talks we had and i will never forget you. To the family of Sean, my prayers go out to you and I just want to let you know that Sean was a great person a real true friend and most of all a hero. Cpl Lilly"
Dawaynus B Lilly of Opelika, Al

"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."
a grateful citizen in arizona

"I live in nearby Beloit, WI and my daughter attended Craig High School too graduating in 1998. She didn't know Sean but they had common friends and when she heard about his death she called me in tears. My youngest son is in training in Virginia right now and I cannot even begin to fathom the day he may deploy to Iraq or Afghanistan. I am a Woman Marine Veteran and my only brother was US Army when he was KIA in Vietnam almost 34 years ago. Until today I never even began to understand what my parents went through when they lost him. To Sean's family you are and will forever be in my heart and prayers. May some peace come to you with time and know you are never alone. To the CAO who helped Sean's family bless you sir.......as I hope blessings have continued to come to Joseph Dennison (then a US Army Major) who was our families CAO in September of 1970. I will never know what Major Dennison said to my father when dad refused to go meet the plane that brought my brother home for burial, but whatever it was, my dad was there to support mom that night and through the grief there after. Again bless you sir for the depth of your compassion and your service above and beyond the call of duty."
Keo Gathman of Beloit WI USA

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

"To the family of Sean Schneider, I would like to extend my deepest regrets. May his memory live on in the hearts and minds of everyone he's touched. I pray for you all during this painful time and hope you will be able to cope. His memory lives on in the Soldiers who continue to fight. God bless Sean, you and the U.S.A."
Amy M. Hancock (Fiancee' to CPL Jose Cuestas of D. 115th FSB) of Ft Hood, Texas

"I was the CAO that helped with the memorial service. The family needs your prayers and thoughts. Sean was a great kid who loved life. He leaves behind a grieving widow, mother and father and two brothers as well as many realatives and friends. His dog Hercules is also grieving."
MAJ Worthington of Madison, WI

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 "

"To the family of Sean Schneider;
My thoughts and prayers are with you
at this time. I also have a son in Iraq.
May God bless you all at this time.
Diana Moran-Kayser"
Diana Moran-Kayser of Janesville, WI

"To Sean's Family:
There aren't words to express the deep sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you all."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"thank You for your sacrifice. You are a true Hero. God Bless."
Becky Hepting of Ft. Hood TX

"Rest in Peace Brave Soldier
May God Bless Your Family Always
The Taylors USMC
North Carolina"

"Thank you Sean Schneider, 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 Schneider:
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 Schneider:
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