Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Ryan J. Sorensen

26, of Boca Raton, Florida.
Sorensen died from enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations during Operation Steel Curtain in Husaybah, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on November 6, 2005.

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"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 the grieving 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 (6/9/10) of Worthington, OH USA

"I participated in Tampa's "RUN FOR THE FALLEN" today and i walked in memory of Ryan. It was great to see over 500 people there today to honor the fallen. May America never forget those who gave all."
mike betterly of Polk City, Fl

"Nearly 4 years later, I am just learning of your passing. I thank you for all that you offered this Earth while you were here and for the freedom you sacrificed for our future. I promise to share your legacy with my students."
Abby of Michigan

"November 5, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Ryan J. Sorensen:
Ryan 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

"Everyday i think of him, and i can't get his smile out of my head. Thats the kind of impression he left on me. He was a good Marine and I would love to serve with him again, we miss him and I will never forget him. Till next time brother."
Sgt. Rodriguez, D. of Atlantic City, NJ

"There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you. Semper Fi."

"To the family of:Ryan J Sorensen 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"

"I miss him sooo much. He was like a brother to me and the best roomate and friend could ask for. I wear his dogtag all the time. Hes always on my mind and in my heart. Love Always Semper Fi"
Lcpl. Toby A. Kelley of Phila. PA. USA

"To Ryan's Family, I am so sorry for your loss of your fine young Marine. Ryan, thank you for all you have done in Iraq. You Ryan are a true American Hero. May God Bless you Ryan and God bless your family."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"In Our Hearts

We thought of you with Love today
But that is nothing new
We thought about you yesterday
And the days before that too.

We think of you in silence
We often speak your name
Now all we have are memories
And your picture in a frame.

Your memory is our keepsake
With which we’ll never part
God has you in his keeping
We have you in our hearts.

Author Trudy Craft-Austin

Gone – but not forgotten.
Thank you for sharing your loved one with us,
and for the sacrifice made by you and your family on our behalf.
Proud mom of Lcpl Alex. Currently serving in Iraq"
Patricia of Bishop, CA

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

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Ryan J. Sorensen,

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. If you're not certain that your loved one's next of kin is registered, please use our link and register them for a quilt so we can send our "Love Stitched Together."
Marine Comfort Quilts "
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca USA

"The Fifer George Weissenfels Society Children of the American Revolution of Palm Beach County, Florida, extend deepest condolences to the family of Lance Corporal Sorensen. We are a society of children learning the value of his ultimate sacrifice.
President Nikki Chimato"
Brenda Pike, Sr. President of Palm Beach County, FL

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

"Thank you Ryan Sorensen, 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. Ryan Sorensen:
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 Ryan 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. Ryan Sorensen:
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 Ryan, 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