Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Timothy J. Seamans

20, of Jacksonville, Florida.
Seamans died in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV following a mine assessing mission. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on August 18, 2005.

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"Tim, itís been 15 years. Who could even imagine 15 years since that day. So much has happened since then. I went from a formerly Protestant agnostic to a Catholic. It is my hope and prayer that the Blessed Virgin Mary looked down at that bomb being placed and pled with a motherís love to Our Lord for not only your soul, but Jeremyís, Nathanís, and Rayís.

I remain convinced that the only reason you were driving that truck is because I pissed off SGT Doyle at NTC. Maybe if Iíd been a better driver, youíd still be here. But then I would not be a member of the Mystical Body of Christ.

So I can do nothing but pray. And love you and beg for your salvation, along with that of all the other members of that fateful crew of 3/69 Armor BNís Saber 0.

May you Rest In Peace, Timothy.

Ave Maria,
Jon Horton of Colorado Springs, CO

"Tim, Family and Friends,
Today marks nine years since that awful day. It seems like it was just yesterday when I was standing right there trying to recover you, Jeremy and Nate and make sense of why this happened. Thereís not a day in my life that I donít think of that day nine years ago. Sometimes itís just a quick thought, or maybe a few seconds of reflection, and on the worst times Iím immersed in a trance of the scene. I can feel the heat, see the sand and smell the odors of that day.
You, Jeremy, Nate and Ray are always on my mind in my heart. Iím honored to have served with all of you and will always live in tribute of your Duty and tell of your Sacrifice as long as I have breath.
Rest in Peace Tim. God bless you, your Family, and this Great Nation!
Miles Wilson of Fort Benning

"Hey I remember how much fun Tim was and how he always made me smile! He was and is a great person and I'm sad that he is gone!! I thank him for what he did for our country he was very brave. I think of him often and have put together a picture frame with a picture of him with all of his crew. I love him and was very very sad to not be able to see him. I am thankful to have had the chance to be in his life and send prayers out to him and his family. I love you guys so much even though I don't see you much I think about u all the time. Rest in peace Tim I love you and always will!"
tiffany noodle smith of Jacksonville, fl

"Hey I remember how much fun Tim was and how he always made me smile! He was and is a great person and I'm sad that he is gone!! I thank him for what he did for our country he was very brave. I think of him often and have put together a picture frame with a picture of him with all of his crew. I love him and was very very sad to not be able to see him. I am thankful to have had the chance to be in his life and send prayers out to him and his family. I love you guys so much even though I don't see you much I think about u all the time. Rest in peace Tim I love you and always will!"
tiffany noodle smith of Jacksonville, fl

"Please may i have the honor of wearing Tim's name and information as i run the Savannah Marathon in November? For whatever reason, I knew about him thru his buddy's mom and then saw his tribute on Nancy Grace. Sometimes in life you have to accept that there is a reason that someone keeps on showing up and i don't call it coincidence. If I may, please let me know. I would consider it an honor. thank you and God bless you"
Shari McNeil of Warner Robins, GA US

"Every memorial day or independance day for the past seven years has resignated in my mind the loved ones I have lost serving this country. Sophomore year Feb.2002, everyone in our njrotc unit was preparing to go to the navy ball. Picking someone to ask out on a date for the night was no easy task. I remember how scared you were when you decided to ask me out. A head and a half shorter than me, you walked up after school while we were getting ready for drill team practice and you started a random conversation completely off of subject. Finally you asked me if I wanted to go with you and followed it up with "you don't have to say yes if you don't want to" lol. You were so shy and so red in the face the entire time that I couldnt say no. I remember how handsome you were and how excited and picture happy both of our parents were the night of the ball. You held my hand and opened every door for me. I'll never forget that night or the beautiful friendship we had throughout high school. You will forever be in my heart and memory. I love you Tim and I know you're definitely watching over me with all of my other angels."
Jessica Hustus of orlando, fl

"I still have your picture on the inside of my cabinet door. I took it of you the day you deployed in Jan 05. You Jeremy, Nathan, and Ray are all there together. I think of you all every day. My deepest sympathy to your parents. I can't believe 6 years have passed."
Isaac Toomer's Mom of CO

"It is hard to believe that today marks the sixth anniversary of you leaving us. We all still have a void missing within our hearts, but we know that you are safe in Gods hands in a far better place than us. Our journey here on Earth will eventually end and until that day know this you will never be forgotten. We will continue to honor you always. We love and miss you.

Mom, Dad and Ashley"
Dave Seamans of Jacksonville, FL

"I remember that Sunday morning eating breakfast and reading the TU story about your son and tears coming down my face. Everytime somebody vandalizes that memorial it just makes you wonder who could do that. God Bless your son David and for his sacrifice to this country."
Donnie of Jacksonville, FL

"We miss you and love you. Mom, Ashley and I stopped by and placed flowers on your resting place we also placed one at Terry Parker HS on your red brick along side Nate Clemons. Five years it feels like it was just yesterday. I will go on and continue to honor you and all our fallen. Until we meet again.

Love Dad,"
Dave Seamans of Jacksonville, FL

"Tim and Family,

Yesterday was 5 long years since that day. I spent many hours yesterday looking at pictures and stories of you, Nate, Ray and Jeremy. I'm back in Iraq again, but still have never forgotten you and that day. Those memories stay with me every day and not a day goes by that I don't think of the four of you that gave so much. I miss you guys. God bless you and your Family."
CSM Miles S. Wilson of COB Adder, Iraq

"I didn't personally know anyone who was killed fighting to defend our country. But I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry at times. I understand, in theory only, that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take your families and friends pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com
A hundred times a day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving. - Albert Einstein"
Scott Edward Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"Tim, as your neighbor watching you grow up, I was proud of you when you joined the military. As a fellow military member, I gave some, you gave all. You are not forgotten, and you will NEVER be forgotten."
Dave OHanlon of Oakwood Drive, Jacksonville, FL


"To the family of Timothy J. Seamans
Our deepest respect for your sacrifice. We understand your loss and mourn your hero.
Renee Wood-Vincent and Scott Vincent
Parents of Sgt Ryan M. Wood KIA 6-21-07 Baghdad, Iraq"
Renee Wood-Vincent of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

"WOW 4yrs now and I miss you more and more everyday, Sometimes I look in the sky and see the clouds form your face. god how i would give anything for you to be home with us, I miss you bubba and LOVE YOU SO MUCH! Never Forgotten Always In My Heart<3"
Ashley (tim's sister) of jax, FL

"Its been four years since that trajic day we were notified that you were KIA in Samarra, Iraq. Still; their is not one day that goes by that I don't shead a tear or my heart aches for you to come home. I know deep down in my heart that is impossible; so I can only look to tomorrow when one day we will be together again. Remember that I will always love you and carry you with me all the days of my life.


Dave Seamans of Jacksonville, FL

"To the family of Tim.....this is Sgt Angela Jones, Jessica Hustus' mom. I have made Memorial Day more than just a federal holiday ever year since Tim was taken away. It is a day that I come to Jacksonville from wherever I am to stand beside your family and pay tribute to Tim and many other Fallen Heroes at the Veteran's Memorial Wall. Two years ago, while in AIT in Huntsville, AL, I got special permission from the commander of my school to drive over 8 hrs to Jax to be there for that ceremony. I explained to him how important it was to me to be there for that event. It has been a bit of irony that I ended up getting stationed with a unit from Ft Stewart, where Tim was a soldier before he died. I have spent the last 24 yrs of my adult life in the military between Air Force Reserves and Active Duty Army serving honorably with soldiers like Tim who make the ultimate sacrifice for their country. You have graciously thanked me for my presence each year and made me feel a part of your family. I thank you for doing that.

As I have told you before, I considered Tim and all of the NJROTC cadets from Terry Parker....MY kids. I enjoyed volunteering each year they were there, teaching the cadets basic first aid skills and making sure they knew how to take care of each other if an emergency arose. Those kids were an extension of my family as you have made me an extension of yours. I have made a point of visiting the Warrior's Walk at Ft Stewart many times to make sure that Tim's memorial plaque and the tree planted in his memory are maintained properly. It is the least I can do for your family. Losing Tim was like losing one of my own kids. I greive for your loss every day and Thank God for allowing me to watch my children grow up. Your family will always be special to me and I will always be there if you need me for anything.

I will be there once again this year to stand beside your family and honor Tim's memory. Thank you again for making me feel welcomed as a small extension of your family. God Bless You!

SGT Angela Jones, U.S. Army"
Angela Jones of Savannah, GA

"It has been three (3) Easter's since your passing and today I reflect on the memories I have of you and Ashley on Easter Sunday. The fun each of you had opening your Easter Bakets and off course eating all that suger, but I Easter comes to mind when Fredia got both you and Ashley's basket and stole the chocolate bunnies and marshmellow eggs. We were trying to figure out why she was having the craps and when I started cleaning the living room I found the bunnies behind the couch and also behind the TV each of them half eaten, and as for the chocolate marshmellow eggs empty wrappers - well the clue was solved. We all had a chuckled over that one, but at the same time concerned for Fredia's safety and wellfare - so we made sure this would never happen again. Today we will place flowers for you and remember the great times we had as a family. I know you are safe and I look forward to the day when we can be together again. Remember my love is always with you and I carry you in my heart always.


Dave Seamans of Jacksonville, FL

"As I was in formation just the other day I was told that I am going to be back across enemy lines as I was was just six months ago.I stood their thinking about my buddy Tim and how proud I am to be going back to fight for our country.I know he was watching my back everyday when I was there in Iraq.Now I will go to Afgan for a year in his honor.I really miss you bro and you really inspired me though life and for that I will never give up in the Army I will always fight for you and our colors.You payed the price I will make sure you will never be forgotten.May God bless your family and be with them at all times.I will see you again some day and we will have many stories to tell.Until day that I will always remember how lucky I am to have a true hero as a friend."
Jonathan Conan Riddle of Graff,Germany

""Prayer shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers" is an organization of over 235 knitting groups throughout the country. Since October of 2007, over 2,900 prayer shawls have been sent to families of fallen soldiers. If you or a family member would like to receive a hand knit prayer shawl in the memory of Timothy, please contact me at barbconway@comcast.net or 774 487-8618.
Sincerely, Barbara"
Barbara Conway of Cape cod MA

"Timmy, it's Veterans Day soon. Your Hero Bracelet sits on my bathroom window sill where I see your name and those dates every day. I feel proud - and pained that you will never get older than you were at that moment. You should have had children for me to teach, it would have served us both right. You remain forever in my heart and mind."
Paula Crosby of Jacksonville, FL

"Just got off of a mission and just want to leave a message for my buddy..i have been thinking of you like always out here in the streets of iraq while i am on mission and i want to say thanks Tim..i know you are watching over me with God and keeping me alive in so many close calls..you are never gonna be forgotten...May you rest in peace and i will mourn untill we meet again.."
PFC Jonathan Conan Riddle of Camp Taji, Iraq

"Today is a great day, the Latino Community is taking a momment to say thank you to you Senor Timothy Seamans for all the hard work you have done for this nation to keep it safe from harm. It is an honor for me to introduce your name tonight. The Main Library Downtown Jacksonville Florida will so honorably and humbly pay respect to you. May you rest peacefully in the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. God bless you and your beautiful family, may they fine confort and embrace the thought that you are now with Jesus. Amen."
Lidia Nahuel y Nahuel of Jacksonville Florida United States of America

"I was Tim's First Sergeant on 18 August 2005. I will never forget the sacrifice that he, Jeremy, Nathan and Ray gave that day. I personally recovered Tim, Jeremy and Nathan from that awful site and brought them back to Brassfield-Mora. I flew with them to the morgue and did the final identification of their bodies in preparation for their Hero Flight. It is now exactly 3 years later here in Baghdad as I type this. Not a day has passed the last three years that I don't think of these Warriors. I miss them all very much and I WILL NEVER FORGET and I WILL NEVER STOP Telling their story. I am very proud and humbled to have served along side such great Americans. To all Tim's family, I pray God's blessings on you. To all Tim's Scout Platoon Brothers-in-Arms from 3-69 Armor, We will all meet again and drink from the cool waters at Fiddler's Green!!"
Miles S. Wilson of Baghdad, Iraq

"Tim, we love and miss you very much. Even though its been 3 years since that awful day in our hearts and minds it feels like yesterday. Know that Mom, Ashley and I will never stop giving you the honors you deserve. We look forward to that day when we can be together again in the Kingdom of our Lord and Savior.


Dave Seamans of Jacksonville, FL

"July 6, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Timothy J. Seamans:
Timothy 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 symathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"To the family of my buddy Tim.It has been awhile since i looked at this page i remember when i wrote the last message right before i joined the Army in August now here it is June Juat a couple of months later and i am in Iraq I feel so honored to be here in his memory fighting for my country as well.It has been so weird that i left two years after he was burried and then the day i flew into Iraq was memorial day.When i was in that Black Hawk right above Bahgdad it felt like Tim was right there with me watching over me. I will never forget my buddy Tim.God bless his family and friends.."
PV2 Jonathan Conan Riddle of Camp Taji Iraq

"I'm in high school, and we're making cards foir this soldier for the run for the fallen. I want you to know you're not forgotten..."
Dez Roberts of Shavertown

"He always seemed too small for his helmet. I enjoyed having him around on our security missions. He was a good kid, but an awesome soldier."
Michael Riley of Ft. Sill, OK

"Your sacrafice made this world better, and made each of us better people. God Bless you and your family."
Dana Keeney of North Topsail Beach, NC

"Tim..its crazy man i remember playing basketball with you over at abbess park with you and ur friends and my brother...i remember when you took leave and i saw you at terry parker i think a little after boot camp maybe even right after..even though we didn't kno each other like you and my brother do but man i still got love for ya doin what you did joining the army defending our country doing whats right...i hope you livin it up there :)"
Kenny of Jacksonville, Florida

"Tim, it has been 2 years, but 3 Birthdays, Holloween's, Thanksgivings and Christmas' have gone by and I still long for this nightmare to end. At times I think I'll wake up the next morning and you will be walking through the door, but in my heart I know that won't happen. I will always love and miss you and I look forward to the day when I close my eyes and take my last breath that you will take my hand and lead me to our new green pastures forever in God Glorious Light. Until that day I will hold you in my heart and prayers.

Love Always,
Dave Seamans of Jacksonville, FL

"hey tim. happy birthday man. I'm sure there is a heck of a party going on at fiddler's green for ya.
I miss you and the other guys. See ya when the good Lord sees fit. Scouts out."
CPL. Horton of Ft. Carson, CO

"2 years have gone by. that day was the darkest day of my life. i have never seen a bigger group of grown men come together and cry for the same reason. from one scout 2 another, we miss sabre 0. "NEVER FORGOTTEN""
mike jones of richmond maine

"Tim, I never knew you as my husband and I ETSed before you got to the unit, but your family is in my prayers today, and everyday! Thank you for your sacrifices!"
Sarah of Houston, TX

"You are one of my best friends Timothy.We known eachother for many years since you were in the sixth grade at Arlington middle and we been though alot.i remember when i fought off those guys in the nieghborhood for you i have always had your back.I miss you dearly and think about you all the time.Thankyou for fighting for me and our country when you joined the Army.I am so sorry you had to pay the ultimate price for that reason and a few other ones I am now joining the Army.I am leaving on the same day two years after you were buried.How crazy is that?I know you will be looking down on me while i am out there.I will always have you my heart.You will never ever be forgotten.I love you brother."
Jonathan Conan Riddle of Jacksonville,Fl,USA

"Dude, so i didnt really really get to know you but you were a pretty cool cat to say the least...i miss you bro i hope your lookin down at us watchin over us...ill see you at the green"
Dee of monrovia

"We miss you brother and we will never forget"
Wilkerson of J-ville 306th

"Mr. and Mrs. Seamans, I am Melissa Dodson, My husband Philip a Dodson Jr, died in Iraq in December 2 2005
We met at the ceremony in Washington D,C, My Mother In Law and I sat beside you. I wanted to let you know I visited Fort Stewart Sunday and visited My husband's and Timothy's trees. They are beautiful trees. It is the third time I have been by there. Melissa"
Melissa of Georgia

"To the family of:Timothy J. Seamans 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"

"Tim came to the scout platoon shortly before we deployed to Iraq. We didnt know what to make of him. He was a character to say the least, but once we got to know him better, we realized how much of a cool guy he was. It was funny how when enlisted guys were talking to him, he would be doing the hand motions, slightly ghetto accent, etc etc, but as soon as an NCO would walk by, he immediately put on a straight face and went to "soldier" mode, giving the proper greeting. When the NCO passed by, he went right back into "himself" and the story or conversation. He was always asking questions about our job, always learning. He didnt have much time in the army, but he learned quickly, especially going from basic training straight to combat. Everyday, I think about him and the other 3 guys that were killed that horrible day (Ssgt Jeremy Doyle, Sgt. Nathan Bouchard, and SPC Ray "Doc" Fuhrmann). I'll never forget him."
Spc J. Bradley Horton(cavalry scout, 3-69 AR) of Ft Stewart, GA

"you know it saddens my heart to hear when one of my brothers in arms falls in combat. to the family of PFC Timothy J. Seamans i send my best and hope you overcome this terrible tragidiy and loss of a loved one."
PFC Hopson, Gordon R of Camp Humphreys, Korea

"In your honor and with gratitude to you, Timothy J Seamans, Iíve planted a daffodil in your name, as have others across the United States as part of Project LIVE ON, a not-for-profit program founded to memorialize each U. S. military who has died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thousands of beautiful daffodils across the country will come up each Spring, and, like your Spirit, will LIVE ON...and ON. Blessings to you, the family, as you grieve, and heal. For details, contact projectliveon@aol.com. Jan. 23, 2006."
Gretchen Forbes of the northcentral mountains of Pennsylvania

"I have planted a daffodil for you Timmy, along with 49 more bulbs to represent other soldiers who were killed in Iraq. Your flower will be seen every year and your sacrifice remembered. Projectliveon@aol.com"
Ruth Anderson of Mountain View , California

"My lil Tim Tim... I still cant believe your really gone. I think about you everyday and I miss you all the time. I can not began to put into words how VERY proud I am of you. There just arent enough or profound enough words to say it the way I feel it. God, I have so many memories of all of us together, being young and silly... And I see your beautiful face with that heart melting smile all the time, everyday. And even though you are gone, I know its not forever, we will all be together again someday... And in the mean time, I will keep you and your memory alive, everyday, until I am gone too. I am so proud of you baby, and I miss and love you!!!"
Nikki Thrasher of Atlanta Georgia

"This poem is dedicated to PFC Timothy J. Seamans, gone but never ever forgotten... We miss and love you so! ...My Hero...It seems just like yesterday that I saw that big smile, And when you left to go to Iraq, You said I will be back in awhile, It never crossed my mind that you wouldnt return home, And so many hearts would be broken, Lost and alone, Now all I am left to do is look back on the days of running the streets in our crazy teenage ways, How I wish I could just turn back the time, Where we didnt have a care in the world, And everything was fine, But I cant, No matter how hard I try, It seems like the only thing I know how to do now is cry, I know in my heart, That you are in a better place, And one day, We will meet again, Face to face, But until that day comes, I just want you to know, That you sacrificed your life for my family, And that Timmy, Makes you my hero! Love always and forever, Heather, Jon, Hannah and Madalynn Ruof"
Heather of Jacksonville Florida USA

"timmy... you were a great person!! i am so glad to say that i knew you and your family for so long!! over time we began to act like family... just as i thought of you as my big brother! i love you with everything i have and i am so proud of what you had become in life! you made a great transformation! i love you"
kylie of jacksonville

"I remember Timmy as a very bright, happy elementary school child who delighted to come to my class to play as a reward for doing the right thing. I am just heartbroken that a kid with so much potential, overcame such adversity and got to BE SOMETHING. It pains our teachers hearts that we host one who could have come home and been so much more. I'm proud of you Timmy. I just wish in hindsight you had made different choices. You were loved by your teachers, Miss Robinson and I adored you and you impy self. We were proud that you graduated. We were proud that you joined the service. We wish we could be happier that you did such a stellar job. You will be missed."
Ms. Robinson, Ms Zimmer, Mr Mac, Mr Dennis, Dr Altman of S P Livingston School, Jacksonville FL

"To Dave,Monie and Ashley,
Thinking of you today on Timmy's 21st birthday. May God's love and blessings be with. Love and hugs, Warren and Pat"
P. Cassidy of Highland,Mi

"we miss you tim, you will always be remembered. in our hearts"
alex of jacksonville fl

"For the Family of "Timmy": Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I can remember Tim as a young boy, and even then, he was brave. I'll never forget him."
John Emlano of Jacksonville, Florida


"We are deeply sorry for your loss. The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your
Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the loyal service and sacrifice that was made and
Our cousin LCPL Michael Smith Jr. gave his life on 4-17-04 fighting for freedom.
Please know that this was not in vain and these American Heros will FOREVER be honored.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry mays of Massillon, Ohio

"I am deeply sorry for your loss. May God give you the courage and the strength to deal with the days ahead.

Michele Carter
Sister of CPL Gary Walters
KIA in Baghdad, 24 APR 05"

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

"Thank you Timothy Seamans, 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. Timothy Seamans:
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 Timothy 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. Timothy Seamans:
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 Timothy, 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