Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army 1st Lt. Aaron N. Seesan

25, of Massillon, Ohio.
Seesan died in Mosul, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. He was assigned to the 73rd Engineer Company, Fort Lewis, Washington. Died on May 22, 2005.

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"We salute you on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 - your selfless acts will never be forgotten.

I had the honor of spending 4 years at Kings Point with Aaron - he was caring, honorable & had an inquisitive spirit. He always gave me a helping hand, so it is no surprise that he died aiding his men & our great nation."
Allison Bennett, KP 03 of London, UK

"1LT Seesan,
You saved countless lives while serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. You were responsible for clearing many of my platoon's routes during a dangerous and unforgiving time in Mosul. To this day, I wear your name so that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Thank you. God bless, 1LT Seesan."
CPT Keo Phillips of Schofield Barracks, HI

"Dear Aaron,

I've been in Iraq for about a year now and I'm due to REDEPLOY in a few days. I finally had the guts to look up your incident report on the "high side" terminal... Thank you for all you've done and I'm proud of you man.

This experience has been surreal and I wish we could sit back on the waterfront and smoke a cigar together like the good old days and talk about our experiences.

Miss you man.

Asa Kim
Joint CREW Composite Squadron ONE
Asa Kim of Baghdad, Iraq

"As this is the 5 year memorial day of LT's death. I just want to thank the family for letting your son, brother, nephew do what he has done. Lt. Seesan thank you for giving your life up so that I and others may be free. I miss you so much."
BriAnne Ackerson, SPC, U.S. Army RET of Costa Mesa, CA

"As it is my first Veterans Day at home as a retired vet, I sit tonight looking at LT. Seesan's picture. After all these I still do not forget. I will always continually pray for the family. I can't wait till the day I go to heaven and can salute LT. Seesan once again. Many blessings."
RET. SPC Ackerson, BriAnne of Costa Mesa, CA

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families 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"
Scott Steiner of Gahanna, OH/ USA

"May 20, 2009
To the family of 1st Lt. Aaron N. Seesan:
Aaron 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

"My 20 year old son will be going to Mosul this July (2009). Your ultimate contribution to your service will never be forgotten. You are a true hero."
Karen Davis of Greensburg, PA USA

"Aaron, you are my hero...great hike on Mt. Rainier back in 2002. I'm blessed to be your sponsor while you were at school. Glad you got to visit the Pacific Northwest. I'll see you in Heaven by friend,
Andrew of Pacific Grove, CA

"I was privileged to go to college with Aaron. I will always admire him for his steadfast devotion to what was true and right. Never wavering, he committed himself to a high set of applied morals and values. This is how I knew him to live, and this is the only way I can believe that he died - a hero."
Aaron Kless of Charleston, SC

"I'm so sorry for your terrible loss. My husband is on is way going to Mosul in the next few weeks. He died a hero and god bless both of you."
Jennifer of Indianapolis, IN

"To the family of:Aaron N. Seesan 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"


"He was a good friend. Always."
CPT Kevin Loberg of COB Speicher, Iraq

"As the time gets closer to Lt. Aaron Seesan's 1 year of him being gone I wanted to let the family know that I still care about him and don't forget him ever. His picture will always be on the wall and I will always remember him. Please remember that you are constantly being prayed for and remember. God Bless You all"
PFC BriAnne Ackerson of Ft. Lewis WA

"Aaron was a good friend and classmate at Kings Point. He was in my section throughout our second and first class years. Though some of his regimental duties sometimes meant he was not the most popular member of our class (he was the regimental honor board chairman), no one could ever doubt his loyalty, sincerity and general concern for everyone else. To hear of his selflessness and the lives he touched during his military career only afirms what I knew then; that he was a caring individual of integrity and courage and truly a friend who deserves the greatest admiration and respect. My most sincere condolences go to his family."
Greg Shamitko KP '03 of New Orleans, LA

"To the family of 1LT Seesan, I'm honored to have trained and served with your son. He will always be apart of us. His is courage is what we hope to acheive in our life time."
SSG Mingo of FT. Lewis, WA / USA

"Aaron was a great guy...I attended school with him at the US Merchant Marine Acadmeny. He was always there for everybody, and never asked for anything in return. My deepest sympathy goes out to his loved ones. Aaron is a hero, and always will be. God bless him and his family."
Dominic B. of Hudson, MA/USA

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

"To the family and friends of Aaron,
Aaron was a great person. I got the privledge to know him through EOBC. He helped me get through some of the roughest times when a family member of mine dies in Iraq as well. He was alwasy a pleasure to talk to and I'm glad that he was in my life. Thanks Aaron."
Beth Soelzer of FT Carson, CO

"6/3/05 To the family of 1st Lt. Seesan,
We know your profound sorrow and wish that we could offer you some solace in these difficult times. Freedom is not free - your soldier is truly a hero and has given his life for all of us - many who take their freedom for granted so much of the time. Aaron's bravery and willingness to serve will never be forgotten. Please know that there are so many of us now who share a kinship - those who have lost sons and daughters in war - and you are in our prayers every day. May God give you strength and blessings.
John 15:13 Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends."
Webster and Ruth Reed (Father and stepmom of Jonathan Ray Reed who died in Iraq on January 28, 2005) of Krotz Springs, Louisiana

"Lt. Aaron N. Seesan was an amazing officer. I knew him well. As I served near him in Iraq and became a good friend of his in kuwait, I realized the potential he had to become such a wonderful officer. He cared so much for so many. He was always asking questions, always wanting to know more. He always smiled and did his job to the tee. Lt. Aaron N. Seesan will be missed terribly by so many in Mozul Iraq today. I hope this letter brings you blessings. I really miss your son, friend and teacher. He meant a lot to me. God Bless all of you!!!"
Pv2. Ackerson, BriAnne of FOB Marez Mozul Iraq

"1LT Seesan, I did not know you, but a soldier knows a soldier. Your sacrifice will be remembered!"
SFC Bruce C. Murdock Jr. of Massillon, Ohio

"A Hero to the end. Thank you Aaron for paying the ultimate sacrifice so that me and my family can live in peace, and may God comfort the family and friends of this brave soldier. He may be gone from this earth, but he will never be forgotten."
The Lehman Family of Massillon, OH

"To the family and friends of Aaron. I am so sorry for your loss. Aaron is a true hero and will never be forgotten. My husband works with Aaron's brother. Our family shares in your sorrow. We lost my brother SPC Shawn Davies on 7-8-04. If there is anything we can to to help with your greif please let us know. May God be with you during your time of sorrow and until you meet with Aaron again. Keep Aaron alive in your hearts and your memories."
Toni Peters, (toniannp@sbcglobal.net) of Concord, OH

"Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. You will never be forgotten. My prayers are with your family and friends during this very difficult time."
Brandy Mosser (A Proud Marine Sister of LCPL Robert G. Dugger) of Massillon, Ohio

"My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I hope you find comfort in the legacy that Aaron has left behind though; HE IS A HERO. I am grateful that there are people out there, like Aaron who put their country before themselves. If anything, I hope you find comfort in knowing that I have never even met Aaron and I am touched by his heroic acts."
A Proud American of Columbus, Ohio

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

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."
The family of LCpl. Branden Ramey, KIA 11/8/04 Iraq of Madera, CA

"To Aaron and his family, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Aaron was a Brave and Amazing man whose Courage, Valor, and Honor will never be forgotten. America is grateful for his loyal Service and Honors your HERO. Aaron made the ultimate sacrifice and he will always be remembered.
Please know that you are not alone, we know the pain you are going through.
God Bless Aaron and his family.


The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"
The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.
If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."
There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgement of his God.
"Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell.""
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays and family of Massillon, Ohio


"To Aaron's Family,

I share you pain and sorrow. Losing Kenneth must be overwhelming. He was in the prime of his life just like my beloved brother, Spc. Edgar P. Daclan, Jr. He was also taken from us. We still grieve, and you will too for a long time. Time will heal, but the pain will always be there. My prayers are with you. May you find peace in your hearts.

Thank you, Aaron. You are a "hero" to us all."
Iris Daclan of Annapolis, MD

"Thank you Aaron Seesan, 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 1st Lt. Aaron Seesan:
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 Aaron 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 1st Lt. Aaron Seesan:
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 Aaron, 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