Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Randy L. Stevens

21, of Swartz Creek, Michigan.
Stevens died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, while conducting combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Korea. Died on April 16, 2005.

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"It is memorial day i am thinking of you baby.i love and miss u so much. Can't wait to see you again up in heaven. I look at my tattoo and think of u every day baby. HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY. Love and miss you."
Stacie Zimmerman of Perry mi

"Thinking of you today,hope you and grandma are having a relaxing time together in heaven. My son Braylon looks just like you, strong Stevens genes I guess. Miss you cuz. Thankyou for your service,I will never forget you."
Samantha Kramer of onaway,mi usa

"Tomorrow I am starting off my Memorial Day weekend by walking a mile in your memory in the Cpl Christopher G. Scherer Memorial "I did the Grid" walk. I will ring a bell in your honor when I finish. Thank you for all you did to protect our country. You are not forgotten"
Martha of Huntington Station, NY

"Randy, thank you for your service to our country. You possessed unquestionable patriotism, and you were an excellent soldier. Despite your pristine service to our country, I don't remember you for the way that you died, but for the way that you lived. It was a simpler time, we were fifteen and had health class together first hour. Lord knows I had few friends in school, but you took the time to talk to me every day during that stretch of time that seemed like eternity when we were waiting for class to begin. The look in your eyes was so genuine that I believed that you enjoyed our talks, and weren't just being nice to the nerdy girl because you were my cousin's best friend. And that is how I remember you, Randy. As the all around, nicest man anyone could ever meet. I look forward to the time when we can talk again. I am proud to have known you."
Sarah Keeley of Owosso, Mi

"Randy it is the day of 15 feb 2013 and i am getting ready to fly home from kuwait your gone but never forgotten almost 8 years later after making a promise of coming over to help support our soldiers im finally coming home for a break again."
Don Liskowycz of kuwait final stop owosso and redford michigan

"I just found a letter you wrote me on Feb 2003, while in training. You are not forgotten, and dearly missed."
S. Vanessa of Swartz Creek MI

"Randy you where the first person I ever knew as a friend. 7 years gone and I still have not forgotten you. I know the reason we can go to bed and wake up knowing we are free is because of people like you making the ultimate sacrifice."
Jason Cromwell of Durand, Michigan

"My brother i miss you so much today always seems to be a hard day and it brings back so many memories. I can say i acttualy miss fighting with you and miss sharing a bedroom with you. i will see you again."
gina of flint mi

"You are gone BUT you will NEVER be forgotten. All of your family misses you everyday. We think of you and honor you everyday. All prays are with your mom, dad, sisters & brother today and always. We know you are watching over us."
Victoria Sigsby of Citrus Springs, FL

"missing u randy u r gone but not forgotten it has been a long 7 yrs and i think of u every day baby wish u was here on earth in my arms we will be in each others arms again i love u rip baby"
stacie zimmerman of perry, mi usa

"Happy Easter Randy I love and miss u hun. we will be together again up in heaven."
Stacie Zimmerman of Perry,Mi USA

"hi my name is adam boggess, my frenid BJ stevens is thinking about joining the army but I think he should not becaues I don't want to have a dead friend. he's like a brother to me and I whach his back. I am afraid he might die out in combat. its hard to let him go in to thatand not keep him safe.some time people need help and don't want it.he don't know what he's getting himself in to by going in to the army.I can't let him down to die."
adam boggess of porterville,CA

Stacie Zimmerman of Charlotte,Mi/ USA

"HEY brother its been a while it hard for me to come here ... but i had a dream that was all to real and i got to hang out with u again... it was a dream i would have gladly had for the rest of my life, i mis u bro i love u and thank you for giving me courage"
Joel Fox of durand mi usa

"man i miss u uncle ull be in my heart and mind forever"
devin maxwell of perry michigan

It was an honor to have known you and serve with you in Korea and Iraq apart of A BTRY 2/17 FA, 1st Platoon. I pray for you always and your family. To the family of Stevens: I met Randy's father upon returning from Iraq, it was honor to have him their to welcome us (Steven's Battery) back. Mr. Stevens, we met and shook hands but I did not know what to say to you. I don't know how to explain it, but that I'm sorry. I just wanted you, your family, and those close to Steven's to know what kind of man he was. Not that you didn't already, I just want you to know it was seen by others. He was the kinda of guy that would do anything for you, he never complained, and I as well as others could always count on him. That was in Iraq and as a friend outside of work. He was proud of where he was from, his family, and was always in a good mood to cheer you up. I will never forget him. If anyone knows Mr. Stevens father, please pass this on. Thanks."
Timothy Meegan of Colorado Springs, CO

"Four years later, your still on my mind Randy. God, do I miss ya. Hope your having fun in heaven..."
of Escanaba, Mi

"April 20, 2009
To the family of Spc. Randy L. Stevens:
Randy 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

"Randy, Only a few people understand just what you have done for my family. There is still a lot of guilt that I carry knowing that it should have been me. I hope that some day I can let it go because I am sure if you would have known the out come of that day you would have still pulled my shift. I am proud that I had the chance to serve with you and I know that my family looks to you as a saint. You gave everything for your country and for my family. Thank you and you will never be forgotten."
SSG Gongaware, Joshua of Fort Carson, Co

"To the Stevens Family, I do not know you and did not know your son, but I am sorry for your loss. I am praying for you in hopes that God will touch your lives forever. May you find peace and comfort. And last, May God Bless Randy."
Laci Steele of Lantana, Fl. USA

"I will always remember the first day we met in person. i have gotten married since the lost post so i thought i would leave a message for u now"
Stacie Zimmerman of Elsie,Mi USA

"You were always my hero You need to be put in for the medal of honor for saving another soldier. I Love you mom"
Sharon Stevens of Flint MI USA

"I wrote this poem a long time ago i never had a reason to post it until now. for all those out there i know i will never forget.

Please never forget the sacrifice we make,
Please never forget the hearts that we break,
Please never forget our smile whe we are home,
please never forget the love that we have shown,
Please never forget the ones whom for we fight,
please never forget those long and somber nights,
please never forget that i did my best,
Please never forget now that i lay to rest.

In memory of all those who have fallen, You will be sorely missed my friend. walk with angels and and we will nevere forget"
Don Liskowycz of Kbr Iraq, Owosso MI

"hey randy just wanted to let you know that i will always be thakful for everything that you did for all of us"
jeff mann of swartz creek

"Id just like to thank all of you for your support and thank you for your kind and beautiful words i will miss Randy with every ounce of my being but know we will meet again so untill then just be strong because thats the only way he would want it. love you miss you"
your little bro JOEL of durand michigan

"To the family of: Randy L. Stevens I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. May Jesus be with you through all of your grief and by God's great mercy we will all be together in Heaven one day. IF you need prayer or someone to talk to call or write my pastor,John Pearrell at Gateway Community Church 11677 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, Ga. 30016. Phone no.770 787 1015 fax 770 787 8215. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew"

I cry on april 16th cuz it was the day god took you home to him. the last thing i remember saying to you just before you died was i love you and you told me i love you too. i still wonder why god had to take you. i miss you and still love you. both of my kids will know how special you was and you was a hero. I remember asking you to be my oldest daughter's godfather and you said no joel's gonna be a daddy and i am gonna be the godfather to his lil girl i was like ok but Zandisha still knows you as uncle randy though you never got to see her cause i messed up when you was home for the 2 weeks before you was taken from all of us here on earth. i will also love you and miss you Randy until we meet again in heaven. I also remember the day you came to see me at Hungry Howies in Durand well i was workin there. It was hard seeing you died on the tv cuz that was the only way i would find out cuz i didn't know your family and they didn't know me. i wish i would have gotten to see you before you was taken from all of us here. RIP RANDY L STEVENS 4-16-05. I LOVE AND MISS YOU RANDY WITH ALL MY HEART."
Stacie Shepherd of Owosso,MI USA

"To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me."
Jolene Shepherd of Owosso, Mi USA

"I am in a somber mood. I just googled my name and found someone of the same name who died in Iraq. Godspeed son.

I am the South Carolina state captain for the Patriot Guard Riders. I work to honor the fallen. I wish I could have been there for this young man.

I am humbled by your service and sacrifice."
Randy Stevens of Laurens SC

"I just found this site on randy. I miss him so much. He was there for me many times. The bad and the good.It feels like yesterday when we all lost you randy. I know that you are missed by eveyone who came in contact with you. You are someone who could never be replaced not even for a second. Thank you for being someone i could count on in and out of school. I look forward to the day i can see your smile again and talk for hours."
Amy Sears of Gaines, Mi

"Randy you were on of my very best friends you help me through my tough times with the army and my drug addictions you will never no how much i will miss not getting a chance to grow old with you and have conversations about back in the the day in the sc. till will meet again

love always jeff"
jeff of Swartz Creek ,MI

You were one of the most honest, straight foreward, and hardworking soldiers I know. You would have done anything for anyone. Not too many no that your sacrifice came from you helping a friend. I was proud to serve with you over there and will never forget you. You and you and your family will always be in my prayers."
SgtTim Meegan Jr of Ft. Carson, CO

"I miss you,randy.
You were my best roommate, section buddy, and friend.
I'll remember your smile utill we meet again."
Kim, Y. J. of Seoul, Korea

"I am dedicating this song in your memory. I salute you Sir, a true American hero.

Bette Midler

From a distance
The world looks blue and green
And the snow capped mountains white
From a distance
The ocean meets the stream
And the eagle takes to flight

From a distance
There is harmony
And it echoes through the land
Its the voice of hope
Its the voice of peace
Its the voice of every man

From a distance
We all have enough
And no one is in need
And there are no guns, no bombs and no disease
No hungry mouths to feed
From a Distance
We are instruments
Marching in a common band
Playing songs of hope
Playing songs of peace
They are the songs of every man


God is watching us
God is watching us
God is watching us
From a distance

From a distance
You look like my friend
Even though we are at war
From a distance
I just cannot comprehend
What all this fightings for
From a distance
There is harmony
And it echoes through the land
And its the hope of hopes
Its the love of loves
Its the heart of every man

Repeat chorus twice."
Rose of brownstown,Mi.,USA

"To Randy Stevens and his Family:
I want to express my sadness for your loss. My two little daughters and I wrote Randy letters and sent him packages. He was our adopted soldier through the Soldiers Angels Foundation. We will never forget him. God bless him."
Carrie Hartman of Woodbury, Minnesota

"My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Have peace in knowing Randy is with our Lord. He'll always be with you in your heart. He was protecting our country and I'm very proud of him. What a sacrifice he made for all of us. God bless you Randy!"
Sandy Nezworski of Marquette, Michigan

"I just held your mother, she is me and I am her. She misses you so bad. Only time will help until she is able to hold you once again, her ears ache to hear you say you love her! Tomorrow we will lay you to rest near my Michael Pedersen, killed 4/2/03 in Karbala Iraq, can you tell him how I still miss him? Keep up the great work you started here, everyone is so proud of you. God bless you and please save our spots for us so we can join you in our time!"
Lila Lipscomb of Flint, Michigan

"This is Randy's Big Sister Gina And Randy was the best little brother anyone could ever have. He was never a quiter and always made everyone smile. I love him and will miss him dearly. He is my Hero!"
Gina Stevens of Swartz Creek Michigan

"This is Randy's Older Brother. I just found out about this site and cannot express the pride I feel for my brother knowing what he did for everyone. I truely hate the fact that my brother has passed on and I'll never be able to hear his famous "Hey bro" phone calls anymore. But his memory will always live on in my heart. It makes me so proud of my little brother knowing so many looked up to him the same way I did."
Jacob of Swartz Creek, Mi

"Randy was an awesome person. Whenever you were around him you couldn't help but smiling. He was very aware of how he impacted others. Randy is very much loved and missed."
His Cousin Lou Ann of Onaway, MI

"Thank You Randy Stevens for your heroism. May you now know the peace you so rightly deserve. You are truly safe at last. My heart aches with your family for their loss."
Melissa Macchi, (cousin of PFC Mark Barbret from Shelby Twp., MI, killed 10/14/04,) of Roseville, MI

"To the family of Randy, my family honors your hero. His Bravery, Courage and Valor will always be remembered. We are grateful for his loyal service and will never forget the sacrifice that Randy made.
God Bless Randy and his family"
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays and family of Massillon, ohio

"I hope you are in heaven smiling down on us. Whenever we have a good time and smile, I know thats you shining through. I'm sorry for your loss. Randy L Stevens: the true definition of a hero."
Catherine of New York

"To receive a purple heart and then to go back to Iraq shows the kind of spirit and good soul this young man had. We are so sorry to have lost such a fine person. Our sincere condolences to you."
Souvigney family

"Thank you Randy Stevens, 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 Spc. Randy Stevens:
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 Randy 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. Randy Stevens:
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 Randy, 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