Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Stephen M. Scott

21, of Lawton, Oklahoma.
Scott died as a result of non-combat injuries in Baghdad, Iraq. Scott was assigned to the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on August 23, 2003.

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I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Brave Rifles!"

"To Stephen's family and friends,
I did not know your soldier but wanted to send my thoughts of extreeme thanks and gratitude for doing what they did. My name it Kelly (Tyrrell) Zitelman and my younger brother PFC Scott Tyrrell also died "from injuries sustained in Iraq during a non-combat related incident" in 2003. He was near an amunitions hold when it exploded on Nov. 14th and died from his injuries on Nov. 20th at Brooks Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam Houston, TX.
It has been just over 6 years for us...and I just wanted you to know that yours, as well as mine have not been forgotten. I want to thank you for the sacrifice that, not only your soldier, but all of you also gave! I hope that you are able to keep Stephen's memory alive but have also learned to live with the pain of him being gone. Please know that I will be thinking of all of you and that if any of you ever need to talk with someone "that truely understands"...you can reach me at zitelmanzoo@yahoo.com
Kelly :)"
Kelly (sister to a fellow fallen soldier) of Dixon, IL

"i ask myself this question why do we lose so much soldiers? The only thing that comes to mind is we all have our name in the book of life.yes,we still have another life that is heaven! my husband has been deployed twice and i never know when he is going past away or come home.but,one thing i do know is that he knows i love him and the lord....your hurt is our hurt because he died for my freedom and he loved his jop and I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER EVERY HERO WHO DIED FOR OUR COUNTRY! GOD IS VERY MUCH ALIVE.MY MOM PAST OF COLON CANCER AND I KNOW SHE IS AROUND WATCHING ME AT TIMES. LOVE YOU ALL! MILTARY WIFE,prayers your way 2009""

"July 6, 2008
To the family of Spc. Stephen M. Scott:
Stephen 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

"Stephen, you were a good guy. I can remember the first day we met met in Iraq; you were a great soldier and a great addition to the DFAC section. We all will miss you."
Ryan Walsh of Traverse City, MI

"To the family of:Stephen M. Scott 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"

"Brave Rifles..."
Paul Brian Michalak of Byron,MN U.S.

"To Marie and family members,

I would like to extend my thoughts to Marie and the family members of Stephen. While in Iraq my MEDEVAC unit supported Stephen's unit and a few others, and I was on duty when it happened. I have to admit until about 3 months ago or so, I didn't know that Stephen was the wife of my high school friend Marie. I had signed up for this service like 5 months or so ago, and well, living in Lawton while I went to high school, I wanted to know about soldiers from Lawton. I was told that Marie lost her husband, but didn't know it was Stephen and didn't know it was while I was in Iraq and on duty in the unit that MEDEVAC'd him out. I thank the lord for keeping me safe while in Iraq and Afghanistan and then Iraq the second time and pray every night and Sunday for the troops still over there and for my fathers return as well. God and prayer keep me going, each and every day. Every Sunday I say something for Marie and Stephen and the families involved. I was home on leave not to long ago and seen Marie, and I knew at the time what happened, but how do you even say sorry to hear about you lost to someone, especially your friend and someone you went to school with? I wish I could have, but I didn't. I would like to extend my thoughts once more to all of Stephen's friends, family, and Marie. I don't know what its like to lose a family member like that, but have felt the lost of my friends I worked with side-by-side while deployed and it sucks and the feeling that you may yourself be the one, but make it out ok. I miss all my friends and pray for EVERYONES safe return home. Marie, I'll always remember you as a friend and wish you the best of luck, god bless you and Stephen's family."
SGT (P) Michael A. Milich Jr. @ michael.andrew.milich@us.army.mil of Ft. Rucker, Alabama/USA

"To all of those who have given me their love and helped me through, I thank you. And I thank God who I am sure I would have been insane without. To all my friends and family who truly knew how great Stephen was and how deeply we loved eachother, and although I may not show it, how deeply I hurt sometimes at the thought of him not being here. He is always with me and I will try to live out the rest of my life in a way that he would've wanted me to. Happy and without fear."
Marie Scott of Lawton, OK

"To the family and friends of Spc. Stephen Scott:
Would like you to know that as of 9/11/04 an American flag has been placed in our front yard in honor of U.S. Army Specialist Stephen M. Scott.
God bless."
The Fortune Family of Brandon, MS

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..8/23/04

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

"Stephen had a good heart. He was a loving husband to my daughter, Marie, and a good friend to my youngest son, Matthew. We will always miss him and know he is with us still."
Diane Pihulic of Lawton, OK

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

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

"As an Oklahoman at heart I sincerely feel this loss. He was so young but living as if older. I am a proud Air Force wife stationed in Arizona at Luke Air Force Base. I pray his family will make it through this tremendous loss of such a young man. I have four children who will continue to enjoy their freedom for Stephen's sacrifice. I thank him and God Bless Him always for there is now another Angel above."
Joni Beratto of Luke AFB, Arizona USA

"This is a great country because of people like Stephen. Marie, I am always thinking about you and am so sorry for what you are going through. I am praying that you have the strength to overcome this. The love you and Stephen had was one of the strongest I have ever seen. Just remember that love is still with you. I will also keep the rest of Stephen's family in my prayers."
PFC Bae Brown of Ft. Gordon, GA

"Thank you Stephen Scott, 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 just heard the news. It's devastating. I remember every moment I spent with you and Marie. My heart is with you as it has always been. Because I know you're reading this, I call on you to make a difference while you're up there. Let someone know how unfair this is. Let someone know that heaven's not a better place when there are those who love you down here. I'll see you soon enough."
Venita of Columbia, MO

I want you to know that you are in my prayers. I've never seen two people more in love than you and Stephen. You two lit up the room and proved to everyone around you that love like you see in the movies really can exist in real life. I pray for you both and think of you often."
PFC Courtney Thomas of Yokota AB, Japan

"I would just like to say to those of you who didn't know Stephan or know his widow Marie.....to be in thier presence is to truly be in presence of love. I will miss Stephan immensley and even though I know Marie is a very strong woman, I hope that the Lord watches over her and protects her. Marie, please know that I will always be here for you. I love you and I am so very sorry for your loss."

"Its hard to believe something so far away could hurt so many here. Stephen made the ultimate sacrifice so we could be free and safe. God Bless him and all the men and women in the US Armed Forces."
Jared Ryan of Norman, OK

"Thank you to Stephen's wife and his family for sharing some of their memories of Stephen with us. I think it's a way of honoring him and it also serves to make sure that those of us who were not lucky enough to know him in person, get to know a little about one of the brave men and women who sacrificed so much in service to our country. It's with deep appreciation that I'll remember Stephen. May God help his friends and family through this. You're in my prayers."

"I really don't even know what to say except i was waiting for him to come home. i feel so much for marie and all of his brothers. god bless and i pray for you all daily."
gail menius of fort carson, colorado

"Stephen was an incredible man. Athough he was my brother in-law he always seemed more like a best friend to me. He was kind and gentle and a great uncle to my son. I know he will sorely miss having Uncle Stephen around to teach him how to play basketball, but he couldn't have asked for a better guardian angel. Thank you all for your kind words."
Maria & Levi Scott of Kansas City , Mo

"To the family and friends of Spc. Stephen Scott:
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 Stephen 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 Spc. Stephen Scott:
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 Stephen, 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