Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sgt Mike Stokely: I remember

Today is Mike Stokely's birthday, and there are not many days that I do not think about Mike. Sgt Mike Stokely gave his all on August 16, 2005, in Iraq, in service to America.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

His younger sister, Abbey, made a video honouring her beloved brother:

Mike is an American Hero.

There is a profile of Mike on They Have Names here. BlackFive has written about Mike. Living Legends Team wrote about Mike. Thunder Run also has written about Mike. I have written a few times about Mike and his precious family. (You can find those by putting Mike's name in the search engine 'thingie' top left.) The Mike Stokely Foundation is here.

Mike's dad, Robert, has also written about his son:

Duty. Honor. Country

Yes, today IS Mike's birthday, and I honour him.

I carry you with me
I carry you in my heart
(apologies to eecummings)

Remembered and honoured. Always.


robert stokely said...

Thank you for Remembering Mike on his 29th birthday. I was 29 when he was born. Went by way too fast... where did time go?
robert stokely
proud dad Sgt Mike Stokely
KIA 16 Aug 05 Yusufiyah Iraq

Anonymous said...

God bless him. cjbsrn

Anonymous said...

Remember with Honor. Make it Matter.

I remember Mike and his Gold Star Dad Robert. We should never forget!

Pat Collins Miller
Gold Star Wife/Vietnam
Soldiers Angel

Unknown said...

I will remember Mike, words are totally inadequate, but please know that HE will never be forgotten. Thank you for sharing Mike with us.
Ken Fairben, proud Dad of Keith G. Fairben, Para Medic World Trade Center 9/11/01

Unknown said...

Thank you for remembering him. Thoughts and prayers for his family, today and always.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mike.
You will forever be remembered. Your sacrifice was not taken for granted.
Gone but NEVER forgotten. You're a true Hero.
Proud Army Mom