Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Cpl. Steve Vahaviolos

21, of Airmont, New York.
Vahaviolos died as a result of a vehicle accident in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on May 11, 2006.

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"I saw a memorial stone while walking on the University of Alabama campus today. Something inspired me to stop and Steve’s name stood out to me. I looked up Steve’s name and learned of his ultimate sacrifice. Thank you Steve and condolences to your family."
Kelli Ray of Alabama

"Thank You for your bravery and your service. Because of people like you is that we have our freedom. God Bless you and your family.

From your neighbors at Eleanor Place...."
Sandy of Airmont, NY

"Fellow Cherry Lane elementary/Suffern Middle and High School graduate with Steve. RIP, you gave your all to our country and I'm very proud to have known you."
Fellow student of Suffern, NY

"Miss you brother. Ill allways remember you with that shitty grin on your face, driving that BMW waaaay too fast on base and scaring the crap out of me. Anyone that played halo against us were garbage... they knew it too."
"gregs" of Clemson, S.C.

"May 7, 2009
To the family of Cpl. Steve Vahaviolos:
Steve 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

"To the family of:Steve Vahaviolos 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 would like to say thank you to you and the other three Marines who were also killed in that accident 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!"

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

"Thank you Steve Vahaviolos, 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 Cpl. Steve Vahaviolos:
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 Steve 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 Cpl. Steve Vahaviolos:
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 Steve, 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