Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Lance Corporal Steven Stacy ~ Farewell and Walk with God

Lance Corporal Steven Stacy
Died July 5, 2007
Al Anbar Province, Iraq

Lance Corporal Steven Stacy, 23, died July 5, 2007 in the Al Anbar Province, Iraq, while conducting combat operations. He served with the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California - "The Thundering Third."

LCpl Stacy was from Coos Bay, Oregon. He graduated from Marshfield High School in Coos Bay. He was known to his friends as 'Scuba Steve' for his love of diving and had hoped to dive in the Gulf waters. He loved deer hunting near Dellwood, fishing for steelhead on the East Fork of the Millicoma River and just being in the outdoors, but, most of all Scuba Diving.

"He always had a passion for his country and our military and he really believed in what he was fighting for,” his friend Chris Stevens said. “He believed in his country.”

"He told us that was the best decision he ever made - even if he never came back from Iraq,” his mother said. “That that was the best thing in the world he ever had done. The Marine Corps really did wonders for him,” she said, noting he was socking away money to go to college and talking of transferring to the U.S. Navy to become a hospitalman (medic).

LCpl Stacy is survived by his mother and step-father, Dana and Robert Potts of Coos Bay, his father, Stanley Stacy of Albany, Oregon, and three sisters, April Smith of Eugene, Crystal McDonald of Coos Bay and 13-year-old Hallie.

LCpl Steven Stacy with be buried with full military honors on Satruday, July 14, at 11 am at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The Patriot Guard Riders will be providing an escort.

The family of LCpl Steven Stacy will be in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

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Anonymous said...

To The family of LCpl Steven Stacy,Fellow Brothers In Arms please except my Heartfelt Deepest Sympathy my thought and prayers are with each of you.
Massachusetts Soldiers Angel

Anonymous said...

To the Steven Stacy family: I was appreciating veterans today and wanted to give you my heart felt apology that we lost Steven in Iraq. I want to thank your family and let you know that is life was laid down so that others may live. May God bless you, Steven's picture is hung on my wall with Lance Corporal Randy Newman of Bend, Oregon. Steven will never be forgotten as long as I live and the Marine Corps lives.

Stephen Newman
Daytona Beach, FL.
USMC 1987-1991
Military Police, CO.
1st First Force Service Support Group
Camp Pendleton, CA.