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SGT Stephen R. Maddies
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Iraq
SGT Stephen R. Maddies
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(This address has been requested 34 times.) (NOTE **)
APO/FPO: APO AE (Note 1*)
Added here: 08 October 2006
End date: 06 Jan 2007 (Note 3*)
Contact for approx number of Males: 40, Females: 0 (Note 5*)
Unit is from: Tennessee (Note 6*)
Sgt. Stephen R. Maddies

Stephen was with us before, his old page is HERE

02 Aug 2007:
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 955-07
August 02, 2007

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DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

            Sgt. Stephen R. Maddies, 41, of Elizabethton, Tenn., died July 31 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered from enemy small arms fire. He was assigned to the 473rd Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar Platoon, Tennessee Army National Guard, Columbia, Tenn.


07 Dec 2006
I am sorry for not writing sooner, I would like to thank all of the people who take the time out of their daily lives to write and send items to us while we are away from our families especially during this time of the year, how does anyone person thank a nation that has poured out its heart to its military, i would just like to thank all of you for making life a little easier while we are away from our families.......

Sgt Stephen Maddies
Baghdad, Iraq


Stephen R. Maddies dies 'of wounds suffered from enemy small arms fire'
A Tri-Cities family says their soldier was just 18 days from coming home when he died Tuesday.

Stephen Maddies was 41. He was from Elizabethton, TN. He was serving his second tour in Iraq. Maddies was there the first time with the 278th Regimental Combat Team.

His family says he was in a Baghdad tower when it came under gunfire.

Stephen Maddies' friend Timothy Parsons knew him more than a decade. He went to war with him the first time.

"I remember one night...he was watching some kind of Diane Sawyer special about tanks and he said 'I want to do that.' So he joined us up here in Bristol," SGT Parsons said.

And so Stephen Maddies came to know Troop F.

"Out of the 85 guys who went to Baghdad with us...all 85 cared for him deeply and thought a lot about him." SSG John Spears said. "You could be in the middle of Baghdad and he could be making friends."

Maddies friends remember him as always having a smile on his face.

"He had a pair of the ugliest Puma blue slip-on shoes," SGM John Cartwright said Tuesday.

Stories about Maddies and his slide-ons filled Bristol's armory Wednesday as friends came by to recount their favorite tales of the soldier some called their "teddy bear." The days when they returned from war to Camp Shelby, MS, to get processed back in were part of those.

"I swore I was going to burn them," Cartwright continued. "In fact, the night we had the bonfire back in Mississippi...that's where the shoes would've ended up. (In Baghdad) He'd put those shoes on...he wouldn't pick his feet up and he'd just slide across the floor. I could hear him coming all the way across the palace to where my room was."

"It really hasn't sunk in yet that he's not here…that we're not going to get a phone call from him," SGT Timothy Parsons said. "He died doing what he believed in. What he thought was right."

Maddies spoke with News Channel 11 before he went back to war in May.

"I feel, with me going, that means someone else doesn't have to go so that's my purpose," he said.

From the Herald Courier


08 Oct 2006
We are an all volunteer unit out of Tennessee, most of us are on our second tour in less than a year,we are about a platoon and all me. we finally got moved into our quarters and its decent, most of us are single or got divorced after our last deployment.I would like some underarmour loose fitting shorts, blue, black color really doesn't matter size extra large, we have laundry service, and our electricity is 220v,our unit is a hodgepodge of men from all over the state from Bristol to Memphis, baby wipes are in huge demand and toothpaste, we really appreciate your support, thank-you

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