Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Michael Russell Creighton Weldon

20, of Palm Bay, Florida.
Killed when a taxi carrying a car bomb drove up to an Army checkpoint in central Iraq. He was assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on March 29, 2003.

Pictured while saying goodbye to his fiancée at Ft. Stewart before being deployed.

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"Considering i am named after you, i find it fitting that i at least say something. ive had dreams about meeting you, or at least wanting to. Mom and grandma told me so many stories about you. Words cannot describe how badly i want to meet you. maybe in another life. -love your niece"
michaela creighton

"Hey Mike, it's Schroeder - I know you saw Bin Laden being slaughtered by your boys. I am so proud of them and you! The 2 biggest monsters are gone, you died for a very great cause. We all love you. You can rest in peace."
Kim Raifsnider of Wisconsin

"Hey Mike, it's Schroeder - I know you saw Bin Laden being slaughtered by your boys. I am so proud of them and you! He's gone, you died for a very great cause. We all love you. You can rest in peace."
Kim Raifsnider of Wisconsin

"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 (6/10/10) of Worthington, OH USA

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"us Florida boys gotta stick together man...

the outlaws will never forget you"

"July 4, 2007
To the family of Michael Russell Creighton Weldon. 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 am attempting to get a park in Palm Bay Named after Michael, your thoughts? Contact me please 480-3564..."
David Isnardi of Palm Bay/Florida USA

I would like to say thank you and the other soldiers who were also killed in that blast for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Volens Et Potens"(Willing And Able)
7th Inf. Motto"

"Thank-you. Godspeed."
Zachary (SPC, USA) of Palm Bay

"You will never be forgotten."
christina of maryland

": To the family of:Michael Russell Creighton Weldon I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. 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 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"

"Mike, WOW what can I say. We have been through rough times and we have been through lots of good times. I love you so much and I am taking care of Kerri now. I am on my way to Iraq for the second time and not a day goes by that I am not grateful for the things that you have done for your family, friends and your country. We all love you so much and we will NEVER forget you. I still defend you to this day. You have grown so much since the first time I meet you many years ago and you are now a HERO, but you were never seen any less in my eyes. I love you Mike and I hold my head up high in your honor."
Shannon Bragg of Schofield BKS, Hawaii

"I've written so many letters to you in life and death I'm not sure where this would be an improvement. But I miss you every day and you are always in my thoughts. My dearest childhood friend i loved you then and love you now and my heart goes out to the rest of those who share the burden of your loss as I carry it every day.Thank you buncy"
stephanie price of augusta georgia

"Michael more then a year has passed since your death. Thank you for the wonderful memories.Your friend"
Joe bauman of Palm Bay, Fl, USA

"tkank you for doing this web site for michael. i will love you till the day i die and i will be seeing you again in heaven.i'm right behind you. just looking but in the sky and i see a star i think of you. i love you and always will.you will always be in my heart."
kerri clark your fiance of palm bay, fl

"Thank you isn't enough as Michael has paid the ultimate price for MY freedom. To his Fiancee and Family, my love and prayers to you. I lost my husband last year to cancer and I know the pain you are going through. Thank you also for your sacrifice. I wish you peace."
Pat Pagan of La Quinta, Ca. USA

"I'm Tony, and i pray for your soul to rest in God, and I pray for all soldiers to God "JESUS" bless them"
Tony of Lebanon

"Michael. I live near your family in Melbourne Beach, Florida. I remember reading about you in our newspaper. I was so sorry for your family and their loss. I am a single mother. My own son, who became "man of the house" as were you, was 21 at the time of your passing. I've thought of you often Michael, how painful this must be for all that love you so much; and also how that pain must be mixed with pride. I didn't know you, but feel very much as though I did. I know for sure you are still with your family, and that you are watching over them and protecting them daily. I was so thankful to read that you ended your letter to your mom with "I love you mom". That will be etched in her mind, held deep in her heart, and will be a comfort to her always. You knew she needed that Michael. Love is, and always will be....until you meet again."
Terri Carter of Melbourne Beach, Florida

"What a brave person it takes to go into a strange country to fight a war in such dangerous and often under-appreciated circumstances. The U.S. owes its future to those precious soldiers who have dedicated and are dedicating their lives to defend their country’s past, present and future security.

I'm sure Michael Russell Creighton Weldon will be missed by many, but not forgotten.

Thank you, Michael."
Brenda B. of Marietta, Georgia

"You were so young but yet so brave.Now an angel watching over us.Thank you for your service to our country. YOu will be greatly missed. And my condolences to the family of this fallen hero."
Sheetal of Modesto, ca

"Michael, we went to basic training together. You slept in the bunk next to me. You were quite a character in basic training, I remember thinking that you might not graduate. I remember the day I heard you had been killed. Although I was assigned to Schofield Barracks, all the guys from our company in basic remembered you. I got a call from Duke saying that he heard your name on the news. I couldnt believe that it was you. I wish I had taken more time to get to know you when we were in basic. I feel honored to have known you for that time though, and you will never be forgotten in my life. Now its my turn to be in Iraq, and my year here is almost done. Im sure Ive driven past the place where your life was taken in the time Ive been here, but why YOUR life was taken instead of my own I suppose we'll never know. But know that you live on in the memories and hearts of those whom you knew. RIP"
Specialist Joel Angle of Kirkuk, Iraq

"Thank you for giving me freedom."
Jennifer of Chattanooga, Tn.

"Im sad that we even need people to fight such a terrible war, but glad that they are there to defend us. Thank you for the trememdous sacrafic that this mans family has made. My condolences"
Ryan of Canada

"To the friends and family of Michael Russell Creighton Weldon:
My sincere condolences in your loss. I know there are no words powerful enough to make the pain go away, but I hope you can find some comfort in knowing that your loved one will never be forgotten and is appreciated by so many great Americans! I will continue to pray for all the families who have had to bare this terrible feeling of greif. I lost my husband to the war in Iraq on June 4, 2004. You are never alone because he will live on forever in your hearts."
Sarah Linden of Portland, OR USA

"Thank you for the price you and your family have paid for our freedom and safety. May your family find solace in knowing you are in God's arms."
Margaret M of Indianapolis, IN USA

"mike you are someone i knew for a short while but during that time it was a pleasure getting to know you and have you come to my wedding,i'm honored to have a hero be at my wedding and will never forget you nor will sgt.richard snavely.you will always be in our prayers."
bobbie snavely of titusville,florida,united states

"To Remember Them..In loving Memory..Its been a year..

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.

As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

"Private Weldon, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"We Will NEVER FORGET !" As the first anniversary of the death of your loved one arrives;
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering all your family and loved ones in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Michael, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi B from Montana "

"To the family, I am the sister of Sgt. Eugene Williams of Highland NY. I want thank your son for making the sacrifce just as my brother did. This year will mark their one year anniversary in Heaven and I wanted you to know that you are thought about and have my love. My brother wrote me and told me that the fellow soldiers that he was with were cool and I belive that your son was one of them. Have a blessed day."
Lori Ann Ackert LPN of Kingston, NY

"Thank you for putting together this website. My brother would be proud. If not for the support of people in our community and all across the U.S. I'm not sure how our family would have survived."
Erik Creighton-Weldon of Palm Bay, FL/U.S.

"God Bless the life and death of this brave American and his love ones."
Kevin Hines (US Navy Retired) of Silverdale, WA

"Thank you Michael Weldon, 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

"Your family member did not die in vain.All soldiers should and will be remembered as fighting for what is right.I wish there were no wars.As long as there are lunatics who can not be dealt with through peaceful negotiations,unfortunately wars will continue.Our soldiers died protecting freedom for all of us"
George Espinosa of Conroe TX77384

"You & your family are in our hearts & prayers.....We miss you."
Mom & Dennis Unzicker of Palm Bay, Fl.

"My prayers and thoughts are with you as family and friends tonight as you miss the man you sent away so many months ago. I am moved by the sacrifice that he made. Thank you."
Megan of Duluth, MN

"Mike - Thank you for the sacrifice you made for our great country. I was in Europe when you left us; I got a call from Kathy Bauman on my answering machine when I returned. I remember thinking what a horrible thing that those young men died in the suicide bombing, watching the news from Belgium, never thinking that it could have been you. I thought about you much when Joe said you were going to war, but knew that this is how you wanted to spend your Army career and was proud of your decision. My heart aches for Kerri the rest of your family. Joe wants to hear everything he can about your story, so I am trying to keep him informed."
Schroeder of Weston, WI

"Mike, I guess by now you have met David. Seems like we have many Angels looking down on us. I remember you getting upset when I introduced you to my co-workers as "my Sons Friend"
You will forever be "MY SON""
"MOM" of Palm Bay, Fla. USA

"Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Thank you brave soldier, your courage and sacrifice will nerver be forgotten."
Ken and Maritza Holley of Pembroke Pines, Florida

"To the family and friends of Pfc. Michael Weldon:
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 Pfc. Michael Weldon:
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

"May you find rest and your family find peace.
Your sacrifice will never be forgotten."
The Williams Family of Roseland, FL, USA

"I want to thank you and your family for the ultimate sacrifice to our country and how much the cost of the liberties I have are never forgotten because of HEROES like you.

I am proud to be an American that has freedom that is not cheap. You paid the price that my heart has a place because I am still able to exercise freedoms that you have upheld for all Americans.

May God Bless your family as they go through these trying times. I look forward to seeing you in Heaven to say thank you.

May God have you under His wing through eons of time."
Robert Askew of Lawrenceville, GA, USA

"Look God:
I have never spoken to You,
But now I want to say,
"How do You do."

You see God,
they told me You did not exist;
And, like a fool,
I believed all of this.

Last night from a shell hole
I saw Your sky;
I figured right then
they had told me a lie.
Had I taken the time
to see the things You made,
I would know they weren't calling
a spade a spade.

I wonder, God,
if You would shake my hand;
Somehow, I feel
that You will understand.
Strange, I had to come
to this hellish place
Before I had time to see Your face.

Well, I guess there isn't
much more to say,
But I am sure glad, God,
I met You today.

I guess the zero hour
will soon be here,
But I am not afraid
since I know You are near.

The signal - well, God,
I will have to go;
I love you lots,
this I want you to know.
Looks like this will be
a horrible fight;
Who knows, I may come
to your house tonight.

Though I wasn't friendly
with you before,
I wonder, God,
if you would wait at the door.

Look, I am crying,
me shedding tears!
I wish I had known you
these many years.

Well, I will have to go now, God.
Strange, since I met you,
I am not afraid to die."
The Taylors, USMC of NC

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on