Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Devon P. Seymour

21, of St. Louisville, Ohio.
Seymour died as a result of an explosion while conducting combat operations with the 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), in Haqlaniyah, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Force Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Akron, Ohio. Died on June 9, 2005.

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May we honor the lives of those who have fought for our freedom with the way we choose to live our own, I was chosen because of a very close friend who served with the 48 Marines and Corpsmen who sacrificed it all; to read each story, to get to know a small piece of their lives through families and friends. I chose to honor each of them with a bible verse:

Devon P. Seymour 6/9/05
"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." - Romans 12:9-18 (Love)"
Haleigh Kilgore of West Virginia

"Arenzville remembers you, Devon"
Molly Daniel

"We all miss you, we all love you, and we'll see you with the rest of the family when our time comes. For now watch over us and smile."

"Devon I didn't know you but thank you. I will not let your name be forgotten in Licking County as long as I live. Hopefully what I have created will make sure it never is."
Doug Stout of newark Ohio. USA

"Just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you on Memorial Day. It's been 10 years on June 9th...I'm 10 years closer to you. Love you always, From your Mom"

"Today I am remembering Lance Corporal Devon Seymour. I am running 100 miles across new York with a group of veterans from 3/25. His name is on my sleeve and I will run my 5 miles thinking of the sacrifice he made for my freedom. Thank you for your service."
Stephanie Mosco of pittsburgh, pa

"Today I am remembering Lance Corporal Devon Seymour. I am running 100 miles across new York with a group of veterans from 3/25. His name is on my sleeve and I will run my 5 miles thinking of the sacrifice he made for my freedom. Thank you for your service."
Stephanie Mosco of pittsburgh, pa

"Every time I fry bacon I smile and think of you! You left us with so many fun and wonderful memories. You will never be forgotten. Love, Grandma W."
Grandma of IL

"Today we remember your birthday. One little word fills our heart-love.
Grandma W."
Grandma of Illinois

"Veteran's Day is on monday. Miss you always Devon. Will be glad to see you in Heaven someday!"

"I had just pulled up this website to leave a message when Arlene called to say that Johnnie told her your picture was in the paper in honor of Veterans Day. You will be in our hearts forever."
Mary Winkelman of Illinois

"Memorial Day 2013. Remembering you today as always. I'm thankful that I got to be your Mom."

"Memorial Day 2013 Please no that you are always remembered and that we are Thankful for our freedom."
db of Saint Anthony, Idaho, USA

You are ALWAYS REMEMBERED and your family is in our thoughts and prayers. THANK YOU!!!"

"Devon, You served your country with dignity and honor and on this Memorial Day and every day we hold you deep in our thoughts and thank God for the time we had with you. Love, Mary"
Mary Winkelman of IL

"Smiling thoughts on your birthday - Miss you always! Love, Mary"
Mary Winkelman of IL

"Just remembering you on this Veteran's Day. We shared the same birthday and I will always remember you on that day as well! Even though you have gone from here, your light continues to shine through all the lives that you touched."
Melinda of Illinois

"Devon you are in our hearts and minds every day. William talks about how brave and strong you were and how he wished he were more like you. Alex tears up when he talks about you, which he does a lot. Kelcey is taking her ASVABs in a couple of months and is excited to "be doing her duty" as she calls it. She admires(d) both you and Maggie so much and can't wait to serve her country and show her love for her family. Thank you for fighting for our freedoms and for giving your life in service for your country and family. You were truly a remarkable young man and I am most humbly honored to have called you my nephew through marriage. May you rest in peace with a smile on your face and a much lighter heart. We love you and miss you!"
Paula Seymour of Bloomington, IL McLean County

"06-09-2011 We are thinking of you and your family today. We will always REMEMBER!!!"
db of Saint Anthony, Idaho, USA

""Janet,after talking to you on the phone, I realize even more that today is a tough day for you and Jim, and I want you to know that Devon will always be remembered. You raised a Very Fine young Man. Miles may separate us geographically, but you are always near in my thoughts and prayers.""
Your Brother, David of Illinois

You're forever on my mind and in my heart. Love you, Grandma"

"Devon I sat last night with tears in my eyes thinking of you and the ultimate sacrifice you gave this great nation. I became a corpsman of Marines after you were taken from us. I vowed to do all I could to bring every Marine home to their families and I will continue that fight til I can fight no more. I also fight daily to ensure people understand why men like you do the jobs you do. I sure miss the hell out of you brother. I wish everyday that I was there with you and that I could have brought you home. Keep the gates of heaven safe brother as we once again at some point will have good times."
Doc C. Morrison of Columbus, Ohio 3/25 Lima Company

"Hey Seymour. I owe you a can of Skoal Fine Cut Wintergreen. I didn't forget. You left a legacy with Heavy Guns. We all miss you. Semper Fi, Brother."
Sgt. A. of Akron, OH

We remember and keep your family in our hearts and prayers."
db of St. Anthony, Idaho

"Today is 9 June 2010 5 years later just thinking of how long its been, keeping you and your family in my prayers."
of St. Lousiville, Ohio

"Just thinking about you this Memorial Day weekend. Remembering how you wanted to honor the Veterans and The Fallen (the real reason for the holiday). Now we're honoring you. Love you always! Mom"

Thought about you today i guess that isn't any different than any other day. i went to your grave in Illinois last month. It never really has set in that you are gone i was twenty when you left and you were there by my side for ten of those years. I will carry you with me brother for the rest of my life."
Richard Owens of Harrison, Arkansas

"I don't even know what to really say on here. Thank you Devon for your service. And a thank you is not nearly enough for what you have done for this county. I grew up in St. Louisville I use to ride the bus with Devon and I remember he use to all ways have some sort of OD Green military gear be it a bag or hat. I knew he always had love for the military. Then some years down the road (being a couple years older i was able to enlist in 2000) i remember many times standing in TSC talking with him about military stuff. He knew what he was getting into and yet so proud and so driven to serve his Counrty. There are so many people in this country that love the freedoms we have yet, when needed wont answer the call to serve. You answered the call to serve and proud to do so. And I would like to apologize I was not there to say thanks and goodbye when you came home, as i was deployed at the time and I am sure you understand. I know it's been over 4 years now, and some time ago i happened to get on memorialbraclets.com as i was looking through I found your name. And many times a day i look down see that braclet and think about you and your family and all you have done. I'm sure one day we will meet up again and share more military story together, until then bro i will continue to serve with the motivation and dedication you had."
of St. Louisville, OH

"Happy Birthday Devil Dog."
1st Lt Margaret Seymour of Al Asad, Iraq

"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

"Thought of you today and had to smile. I was mowing and weed whacking...something you would have been doing for me if you were here. Remembering the way you used to shake your head at my feeble efforts. Glad that I had a son like you!"

"Today is 9/11-not only a day to remember all the men and women who lost their life that day but also all the soldiers who put their life on the line for the safety of our country. God bless you Devon. You will always be remembered."
Mary Winkelman of IL

"June 9th, 2009 and it has been four years. Not a day goes by that we don't think of our heroes. Freedom is not free but I promise it is a treasure I will never take for granite. We will always remember you and your family. Thank you!!!""
db of Saint Anthony, Id./USA

"June 9, 2009
To the family of Lance Cpl. Devon P. Seymour:
Devon 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

"Today is June 7th and I wanted to leave a message telling you I was thinking of you and will remember your family and your son Devon. As June 9th comes around I wanted to be sure that you knew that you are not alone. You will always be remembered. Thank you."
Debbi Birch of Saint Anthony, Idaho/USA

"Dear Devon P. Seymour and family I wanted to just let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. You will always be remembered and Thank you again for your service to our country. I will never forget that freedom is NOT free. Every time I see an American flag I remember "some gave all" Thank you again....."
db of St. Anthony, ID

"I miss you brother... every day! And I really mean that. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I'm very proud of you and I am so lucky that you let me be your friend."
Josh of Grand Forks, ND

""Our memories of love and laughter shall not fade, for inside our hearts you will always stay." In remembrance, Grandma Winkelman"
Grandma of IL

"Your quilt is done and soon it will be in your hands. I hope that your realize that we have not forgotten you or your pain. We have not forgotten your son and this is my way of showing you that I will never forget. We are truly proud of the young man you brought into this world a true man and hero. Know that you can contact me anytime and if you know of any other families that have yet not received a quilt let them know so we can make them one also. Email me any time at debeniel@ncn.net and website www.freedomquilts.net May the Lord guide you and protect you and may he guide you as you take your walk this heavy path."
Betty Nielsen of Fonda, IA 50540 USA

"To the family of:Devon P. Seymour 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"

"Hey cousin, I made it I became a marine and thought of you every day. I left my photo at your grave and saluted you. You don't have to salute me back being a butter bar and all. Just wanted to say thank you for being there through every day and you will live on forever through me and all that love you."
2nd Lt. Seymour of Chicago, Il

I would like to say thank you to you and the other four Marines who were also killed in that blast for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"Just wanted to say that I miss you coming over to the house and hanging out with Josh and Richard.You will always be my other son and my hero,even though you can't throw eggs very well,haha...We will meet again oneday buddy...."
Virgil Harriman of Utica,Ohio

"I just heard of this today from a fellow marine. I was in Seymour's plattoon in bootcamp 3075. Seymour was very determined and a great person. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends"
Lcpl Sineath of Columbia SC

"I guess I just wanted to leave a message for you too, and while you are truly my hero, you were first my cousin from Ohio, the one who used to come for burgoo and the Waverly Holiday Tournament, the one who was pissed Janet let you sleep through Christmas and used to hate crickets. The one who was just as onery as his father, the one who bought the house next door, and gave us all a tour. The one who taught me how to play witch and thought aunt carol smoked pot. I miss you everyday. Thank you."

"Thank you devon for all the things you did.. GOD BLESS YOU ALL"
Alexis of Slidell,LA

"I am very sorry about Devon. I love being an American. I will pray for his family everyday. Once again, I am sorry."
Natalie of Slidell, LA

"I am sorry about devon"
devon of slidell, LA

"Devon, I miss you greatly. Every time I hear anything about Iraq or any thing to do with the military I think of you. I can't hold back the tears when I hear "That's Something to be Proud of" by Montgomery Gentry. You were so proud of what you did and so is everyone else. It seems like there is nothing that doesn't remind me of you. I will see you again, someday. You better be that same wonderful man I was friends with in high school!"
Kristi Lindsey of Utica, OH

"I am sorry to hear that you lost Devon. I lost my son Karl and three of his fellow Marines in Haqlaniyah on January 26th. There's not a whole lot more that I can say except that I understand."
Richard Linn of Midlothian, VA

"Devon, my son, I miss you honey. Tonight they honored you on the news segment Fallen Heroes. It doesn't seem real. I had you to love on this earth for 21 years. Thank you God for that gift. I will miss you up until the time I meet you in Heaven. I'll say it here like I told you many times. If I could line up all the sons in this world, and if I could go down the line and choose which one I wanted, I would go down the line and stop when I came to you. I'll love you forever."
Janet Seymour of St.Louisville, Ohio USA

"Many thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Devon is truley a American Hero.. And will always be rememberd for what he did for us.. May God Bless Him!!!!"
Marine SGT Wife of Ohio

"To the Seymour Family, I wish to offer you my deepest condolences. What a fine young Marine you raised. Devon is a true American Hero who will always be remembered and honored. May God Bless you all."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"To the family of Devon Seymour. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Our family has suffered a loss also. My nephew Michael Halal lost his life in Iraq, September 13,2004.
I'm from Jacksonville, Il. and read in the paper about Devon's escort to Arenzville. I was sitting at the corner of Main and Vandalia that very day and had I known what the escort was about, my children and I would have been standing on the corner to salute Devon as he went by. He is a hero to us along with Michael. My heart goes out to you. We've lost one of our own from this area and he will always be remembered in our hearts.I would feel honored if I could place a wreath at his final resting place in his honor.
God bless you,
Pam Meier"
Pam Meier of Jacksonville, Il. Morgan Co.

"Lachelle and family:
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I hope you will be comforted in knowing how many share in your grief and appreciate what Devon did for all of us. You will all be in my prayers and I will always be grateful for Devon's bravery and dedication to making the world a better, more peaceful place. His memory will live on forever in the minds and hearts of many. There are no words strong enough to express my gratitude for what Devon and all of you have sacrificed to ensure our freedom and the freedom of others in the world."
Rachel Pierce of Glendora, CA

"To the Family of LCPL Devon Seymour, my heart goes out to for your loss. I truely feel for you as I lost my brother Tom Scullen in Vietnam 1968. My son SGT Ryan Scullen from 3/25 Brookpark Oh is currently at the Dam Of Haditha and he also sends his condolences to your family."
Linda Payne & Family of Berea, Oh

"To the family and friends of Devon Seymour: your son died with my friend Brad and I am truly grateful for the boys having the courage and bravery to keep me free. God bless your family. Devon, Brad and all the boys/girls serving are heros and will be forever remembered.""
of Ohio

"Jim, Janet, and Lachelle,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know Devon was a great man, and I am so proud of him and everything he did in his life. He will always be my friend, my brother, and my hero."
AO3 Joshua Harriman, U.S. Navy of San Diego, CA

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Devon P. Seymour,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please use our link and register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts "
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca USA

"As a cousin to Brad Squires, I can understand your pain. May God continue to bless you all, and thank you Devon for the freedom!"
Charlie McGuigan of Willowick,Ohio,USA

"Mr. & Mrs. Seymour and Lachelle,
My deepest sympathy to your family. Devon was a wonderful and brave young man and will be truly missed."
Kimi Heskett of Utica, OH

SABRINA BIRCH,Aunt and friend of Dustin Birch of IDAHO FALLS,IDAHO, USA

"Mr., Mrs., and Lachelle Seymour, Devon will always be remembered as the great, courageous, generous, wonderful, hero and man he is. I had the pleasure of getting to know Devon during middle and high school. He is honestly one of the best people I have ever met and will ever meet. He did not have a bad bone or thought in his body. He was a truly wonderful man! He always knew that he wanted to be a military man from day one. He wanted to be a hero like his dad, uncles, and all the other military men and women. He will always be in my thoughts and I will pray for your family. DEVON WILL ALWAYS BE MY HERO!"
Kristi Lindsey of Utica, Ohio

"my heart goes out to you and your entire family for Devon.i think of my son day in and day out,with him over there."
Bonnie Sponable of Parish,N.Y.

"You son will never be forgotten - he will always be known as a HERO. My prayers are with your family during this difficult journey."
Proud Sister of a 3/25 Marine of Massillon, Ohio

"Dear family,
I am sorry.
I cannot possibly imagine the pain you feel. the loss, the grief, the anger......
..... please dont ever forget that you are not alone in this pain.
Devon was an incredibly brave young man. lets keep his spirit alive."
K of Ohio

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. America will forever honor your Hero.
The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the sacrifice that was made and we will NEVER FORGET.
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

"RIP Devil Dog....

J and T USMC"

"My heart and prayers go out to the family, friends and comrades of Devon. God be with you."
Marine Mom 3/25/4th of western NY


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

"To The Seymour Family,
Our Family, Our City, Our Country grieves with you. We are so saddened by your loss. Your Soldier is OUR HERO! We will never forget him or the others who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless You and your Brave Marine..Semper Fi!!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN 6/10/05

"Your son will never be forgotten - ever. We will continue to keep your family in our thoughts and prayers."

"Marine Lance Cpl. Devon P. Seymour, "thank you" isn't enough for the ultimate sacrifice you gave to each of us. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family during this difficult time."
Jerry & Toni Longville of Akron, Ohio

"Thank you Devon Seymour, 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 Lance Cpl. Devon Seymour:
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 Devon 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 Lance Cpl. Devon Seymour:
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 Devon, 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