Welcome to Sean Andrew Stokes Memorial Organization

About Sean

Sean joined the US Marines soon after 9/11. He wanted to serve and to be part of something larger that himself. Sean served three tours in Iraq with the US Marines. His bravery and heroism were documented in some of the following TV, Internet and print media. Click on the links below and Google Sean A Stokes’ name and you will soon love him as we all do.

Sean was honored with a tribute on the Senate floor in Washington DC by Senator Barbara Boxer on Feburary 5, 2008. To see or read about the senators gracious tribute, clink on the following links: 

Senator Boxer Video:http://boxer.senate.gov/02052008/02052008.html

Boxer Transcript:http://www.govtrack.us/congress/record.xpd?id=110-s20080205-12

Letters from Senator John McCain and ex-president president Clinton, expess their condolences and respect and appreciation for Sean service, clink on links at the end of the page to see the letters:

Sean will be awarded the Silver Star Medal for his combat missions in Iraq in November 2004, when Sean was a Private. This medal was awarded on his 25 th birthday i.e. Feburary 6, 2008. Clink on the following link to learn why Sean recieved the Silver Star Medal for Gallantry and Bravery . To see some of Sean's local and national TV news videos about Sean and this ceremony, please click on any of the following links: Sean Stokes Marine American Hero Gets Recognition , Sean Stokes Silver Star Medal News Clip , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB8lhShqqe4, for links of transcripts and other TV coverage of Sean: NBC and CBS Honor Marine Posthumously Awarded Silver Star . To view some of Sean's Silver Star newspaper coverage please click on following links: Link for SF Chronicle:  War hero awarded Silver Star after his death, LA Times link: Marine awarded Silver Star for valor - Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union Tribune link: Extraordinary heroism' | The San Diego Union-Tribune, Link for Sacramento Bee: http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/687537.html , Philly Enquirer link: Back Channels: A Marine who held up his end of the bargain ...

A TV documentary originally aired on the History Channel in 2005 entitled “Shootout D-day Fallujah” (Sean’s interview/reenactments were covered in the first segment of the one hour TV show). Click on the following link to see the video program. Marine Sean Stokes heroic actions during Battle for Fallujah

A book was written by Patrick O’Donnell entitled “We Were One” (Sean is one of the main characters in the book and is mentioned throughout the book). Click on the  following link to learn more about the book. www.wewereone.com.


A magazine article entitled “Young Legend Killed in Al Anabar Province”. Click on the following link to see the article and learn why Sean is being called a legend. www.usmc.mil/13thMEU/marines/Stokes.html


A  letter was written to the marines to allow Sean to support his brothers in harm’s way on his last and third tour, written by Patrick O’ Donnell. Click on the following link to see the letter.


 A story written by someone who didn’t know Sean, but by reading this letter you will see how Sean changed her life, by hearing Sean on  a local radio interview. Click on the following link to see the letter of how Sean changed her life.

Sean, by his actions while serving with the marines in Iraq, earned numerous medals before his death, but very few were given, as Sean wanted it that way (Sean felt that his actions were no more than what any other marine would do).

The SASMO will honor Sean and all other fallen Iraq war marines and soldiers, by raising funds on an ongoing basis from numerous sources. All donated funds will be used for costs associated with helping to support surviving families who have lost loved ones serving overseas, killed in action and or died as a result of any recent US military conflict.

Sean's High School (Bear River High School, class of 2001) honors him, by retiring his football jersey # 51. Click on the following link to see the video news coverage:

High School Retires Fallen Heroes' Football Jersey

Colarado TV News Channel interviews Sergeant Brad Adams (Sean’s best Marine who was hit with the same IED, that took Sean's life, on July 30th 2007). These are the types of young men and women and families we are honoring and supporting with SASMO. Click on the following link to see the video news story.  A Colorado Marine who just returned from his fifth tour in Iraq celebrates his birthday. 9NEWS at 5 p.m. 9/1/07

You can visit the links above along with numerous newspaper articles, blogs and other write-ups on the internet about Sean.

Please click on the Donations Tab above to learn about how you can help support the surviving families. Thank you for your generous support. 

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