Spc. Todd A. Motley
United States Army
KIA 14 September 2007, Baghdad, Iraq
23, of Clare, Mich.; assigned to the 6th Squadron, 9th U.S. Cavalry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st
Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 14 in Baghdad, of wounds sustained when an
improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations. Also killed
were Staff Sgt. Michael L. Townes, Spc. Jonathan Rivadeneira and Pvt. Christopher M. McCloud.

Memorial Page Established by-
Jennifer Wale
In honor of Todd Motley

Todd Motley was serving in Iraq as a member of the
United States Army. He was killed on Friday, September 14th 2007. Todd was
stationed in Fort Hood, Texas. He leaves behind his wife Karen and two
daughters Hannah and Kaylee.

January 06, 2016
james landry
Corporal Todd Aaron Motley was my older cousin, i may not have known him as well as i would've liked
but he was an amazing person and i looked up to him and will never forget his sacrifice and i know that
we will never stop missing him and that we all aspire to be the kind of person that he was.

September 15, 2014
Kati Seleska
I am proud to say that todd was my brother in law. He was and is the best brother in law that i could
have ever asked for. He was a very kind, outgoing, loving person. he loved my sister Karen and gave
me two very beautiful neices.i will never forget when i met todd for the first time. he was someone that
would give you the shirt off his back if it would help you.i am so proud of his sacrifice and now my
daughter will always know who uncle todd was.....todd this is for you i love u bro and i wish you were
still her i miss you so much

June 5, 2008
I am so glad all of you care about my cousin as i do,
he was the best of the best. He knew what he wanted to do in life and he
did that he inspired. If u have a dream go for it.Todd did well i got
to go but i have so much more to say about.

Feb 11, 2008
SFC Rod Brewer
Corporal Todd Aaron Motley, 23, of Clare, Michigan.
Died September 14, 2007 while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom along
with others from the 6/9th Cav Regiment. My condolences to his family and
friends. Christmas in Arlington... Rest easy, sleep well my brother.
Know the line has held, your job is done. Rest easy, sleep well. Others
have taken up where you fell, the line has held. Peace, peace, and
farewell.... Todd, You Have Not Been Forgotten.... Say, Hooah to the others
up there with you... Rod.

Nov 3, 2007
Caree Severson
I am honored to be sponsoring this young warrior.... I
signed up for the fallensoldier.com website and received my bracelet in
the mail along with Todd's name. Unfortunately, the bracelet was too
big for my wrist and it must have fallen off.  I almost need a child's
size....  If anyone has any personal photos or information they can send
to me, I work for a presidential candidate and I will blog about this
young hero....
God Bless Todd and his family... his spirit lives on through me.
Caree Severson-Klecker

Oct 18, 2007
Conrad A. Aten
In Honor Of Todd Motley
My Nephew.. I'll miss him very much.. Thank You Todd..
I Love You...

Sept 26, 2007
Marijo Harrison
Corporal Todd Aaron Motley

Cpl.Todd A. Motley, 23, of Clare, Mich. died Sept. 14 in Baghdad, Iraq,
of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near
their vehicle during combat operations. He was assigned to the 6th
Squadron, 9th U.S. Cavalry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division,
Fort Hood, Texas.

Motley, 23, of Clare, died Friday in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, when a bomb
exploded near his vehicle during combat, the U.S. Department of Defense
said Monday. Muqdadiyah is about 60 miles northeast of Baghdad.

Motley entered the Army in March 2005 and was assigned in August of
that year to the 6th Squadron, 9th U.S. Cavalry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team,
1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood in Texas.

"Todd was one of your once-in-a-lifetime kids — everything you put in
came back," Pioneer Principal Lori Enos said.

"We're all very empty right now. The impact of his death ... has
surprised all of us. It makes the world very, very small."

Enos described Motley as creative, loyal and "outgoing but not
obnoxious." She said his character was evident the day she handed him his
diploma and Quality Student Award — an honor decided by the staff and
given to only a few students at the school in Clare.  

"The face that I can see was a quiet sense of satisfaction," she said.
"When you looked at his face, you knew he was proud of himself but he
was humble about it."

She also was impressed by the way he handled his relationship with his
high school girlfriend, Karen, who became his wife. She said they
didn't display the drama that many students do at that age.

Besides his wife, Motley is survived by two daughters, Hannah and
Kaylee. He also is survived by his mother, Renee; two brothers, Ian and
Nickolas; and maternal grandmother, Marcia Dolin.

Northern Michigan Soldier Killed
A Northern Michigan School Remembers A Fallen Soldier They Say Was A
Role Model

By Rob Preston
Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 6:40 p.m.

The principle at Pioneer High School says Todd was a walking example of
perseverance despite facing several obstacles.  Staff and students at
Pioneer High School in Clare are remembering Todd Motley.  "Todd was
just one of those kids you wanted around.  He definitely was a quality
student, always here, he won the volunteer awards and the attendance
awards.  He was also well liked by the staff and the student population,"
says the school principal.  High school principle Lori Enos knew Motley
well.  "This is a kid that I watched with amazing obstacles, just
overcoming all of these obstacles and meeting his goals and doing the right

Even after Motley had graduated high school staff members say he came
back while on leave from the army to meet with current students and
offer them inspiration.  He told them to never give up.  Those visits are
when Pioneer student Kendall Gerow met Motley.  She was writing an
article for the school paper about the military and did an interview with
Motley who was home on leave.  Gerow says Motley was, "open, very
friendly, someone who's understandably easy to get along with and an all
around good person."  Gerow like Todd Motley has joined the army and plans
on deploying for Iraq next summer after she graduates.  The Pioneer
school principal says, "he was there for us, he was there to ensure our
freedom and I can't think of anything that is more respectable than that."
Kendall Gerow says Motley's commitment to never give up is helping
her keep her dream of joining the military.  Todd Motley is survived by
his wife and two young children.
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