Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Sean D. Tharp

21, of Orlando, Florida.
Tharp died in Baghdad, Iraq, when his element came under enemy small arms fire while conducting dismounted patrol operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on March 28, 2006.

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"Dearest Sean,
My wish was for you to have met your little sisters and brother. But that didnít happen, we planned on it and I was so looking forward to that day til the unthinkable happened and we got a knock on the door. That day we found out was the worst news ever. My kids are now 17 and 19 and they still wish they had their older brother to look up to. We love and miss you"
Shelli Tharp of Kenansville Fl

"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 take 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

"dear sean's parents,
i didn't have the honor of meeting you. so sorry if this sounds kinda late. i met your son the first day sean and i got to ft. hood and got assigned to 1-22 infantry. almost instantly we became friends. sean and i both graduated on the same field on the same day. i beleive he was in 1-19 or some thing like that. i was on the other side of the field with 2-58 in. i will say this your son showed me so much kindness i am sorry that my response or messages have not come sooner. your son showed me what it was like for the first time to have a true brother in arms. the day i heard about what happened i was so stunned i couldn't really function for a couple of days. sean and i both got put in different companies but i always thought and still do think of your son as a brother to me. thank you for reading this. and i am sorry."
random of spring, tx

"Dearest Sean-
I want to thank you for all you have taught me. It has been over three years since you have moved on and today is what would be your 25th birthday. I still remember your quiet laughter and closed mouth smile. You have truly enriched my life and still do everyday. I miss you dearly and hold the fondest memories of you in my heart. I love you cuz."
Christine Dorigo of Hayward, CA

"To My Fallen Brother,
Thank You for all you did, I am honored I was able to stand beside you in the sands of Iraq. To this day I have not and will never forget everything you taught me. To the family of PFC Sean D. Tharp, he was a true soldier and brother til the end.
3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st BN 22nd IN, 4ID, Ft. Hood, TX

" Fallen But Never Forgotten"
SGT Jonathan A. Roth of Ft. Hood, TX

"March 21, 2009
To the family of Pfc. Sean D. Tharp:
Sean 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 found this site and was so moved as I saw my own last name among the fallen. My name is Eric M. Tharp, son of Phillip and Althea and we come from Pekin, Illinois. Thank you for this wonderful tribute to America's heroes. I wish I could have known Sean. May the comfort of our loving God be very real to you this Christmas Season.
Lamentations 3:22,23"
Eric M. Tharp of Yuma AZ

"To the family of:Sean D. Tharp 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 wanted to say whats up to a true hero for all time forever and ever does this great kid sean who battled the enemy on the otherside of earth to defend this country and all that we have on earth.. i am sure the memorys of sean on friday nights and those many times in high school during breaks and many summers and winters came and gone and many days under the sun were great for sean and all his friends and famiily even those in bootcamp and all those who had the luck to meet this great american hero who left all that he loved for are country and i hope all the best of luck in life to all his friends and fam your in my thoughs day and night and will think about sean almost every day the bright light of his life is as the stars at night on a late summer night and memorys are as the sand of the earth....gone but never forgotton ever..peace out sean.."
eric flores of barstow california

"Our Family would like to send thier deepest sympathy to Sean D Tharps family and friend. Our son went through basic training with Sean. Our son learned this morning of your loss. we will keep you all in Prayer. And know we will never forget the price Sean and his family have paid for our freedom."
Starr & Bob Blend of Apalachin N Y

"It was not until yesterday I found out about Sean's death. I am not taking it well, but I do want to, on behalf of myself and Sean's mother, extend our gratitude for the thoughts and prayers. Ben, Mark, he spoke of you two on various occasions when he would call me. As I write this my eyes still fill with tears because we have lost so many. I loved Sean like a brother, and words cannot express this pain. Should anyone, anywhere, have any pictures of Sean while he was over seas, he mentioned that there was someone taking lots of photos, please contact me. Staryblaze@aol.com"
Melissa of El Paso, TX USA

"Today is Memorial Day and I think it is important for you to know that we believe Sean was a hero who made our family safer by his ultimate sacrifice. Thank you for raising such a courageous son."
The Sims Family of Winter Springs, FL

"I slept in the bunk right next to tharp during basic training and AIT. He was a great guy and will be missed terribly. To his family, i am so sorry."
Ben Szabo of Fort Bragg, NC

"he was my battle buddy in basic training. we helped each other get through it. i will always remember tharp. i will miss him dearly"
Mark Szukala of Erie, PA/ United States

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

"Thank you Sean Tharp, 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 Pfc. Sean Tharp:
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 Sean 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 Pfc. Sean Tharp:
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 Sean, 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