Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Michael C. Taylor

23, of Hockley, Texas.
Taylor died in Balad, Iraq, when an improvised expolsive device detonated near his Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck while his unit was conducting combat operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery, 214th Field Artillery Brigade, III Corps Artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Died on December 7, 2005.

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"Thank you for your services as an American soldier who loved freedom and died to preserve it."
Myrna Miracle of Ohio

"Hey man, been thinking about you all these years. Remember when your POS lincoln kept overheating picking me up from the airport! lol or that time Morros turned our bar-b-q into a outdoor brawl! Those were the times man. Taylor was my battle buddy at Fort Irwin. He was a good man. Did everything for his family and friends."
Luke Hoff of 31st Maint Fort Irwin, Ca

"SGT Taylor...You will not be forgotten! A great American, a Great Soldier, a Great Father, Husband and Son!"
Bill Miracle of Kuwait

"To the family of:Michael C. Taylor
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""

"Miss you Budd wish we were still standing there one guard duty at the chow hall about shootin each other in the foot so we could go home cause we where bored out of our minds. I will always remember the talks we had. I'll catch you on the flip side."
Clyde R.L. Bowers of OK

"It's been almost 4 years now... I'll never forget that day. SGT Taylor was one of the best soldiers I ever met, but more importantly he was my friend. I miss you everyday and I see your face in my dreams.. I remember being in the PX on LSA Anaconda looking at the CD selection the night before. I remember you smiling when we headed out the gate. I remember everything. I served right next to him on that day. I hope your family has been able to find peace over these years. I owe my entire life to you and the countless advice you've given me. You will never be forgotten Michael.

I am not your rolling wheels
I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride
I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind
I am the sky here
I am not your autumn moon
I am the night

I Am The Highway - Audioslave

He used to talk about this song and how it made him feel about his father. And the only thing he wanted to do was go home and see his daughter.

You are my hero. I miss and love you man.

SPC James Blann 3/13th FA OIF III 05-06"
James Blann of Longmont, Colorado

"To a friend and a brother in arms you will never be forgotten. Nor will I ever forget what you did for me by being a friend and being there when I was down and helping me back up."
SPC Bowers, Clyde R.L. of Cement OK USA Fort Sill

"December 10, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Michael C. Taylor:
Michael 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

"I served with Sgt. Taylor while in Iraq and he was a great soldier and American. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family. May he never be forgotten."

"Hey cuz, im just stoppin by to say that we all miss you and wish you were here. I graduate on Dec. 7th to start my own military career and ill honor that day in your name. Thank you for fighting for us and thank you for being such a great person. Love you always, Brittany"
Brittany Holderrieth of Gulfport, MS

"SGT Taylor,
The Red Dragons still think about you everyday. We all miss you and realize the honor it was to serve with you."
CPT Russ Thomas of FT Sill, OK

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

"I am truly sorry for your loss. May God grant you the comfort to face the road ahead.

Michele Carter
Sister of CPL Gary Walters
KIA in Baghdad on 24 April 2005"

"Thank you Michael Taylor, 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 Sgt. Michael Taylor:
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 Michael 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 Sgt. Michael Taylor:
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 Michael, 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