2004 : SPC Holly McGeogh, the Only Michigan Woman To Die in Operation Iraqi Freedom

January 31, 2021 all-day


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed a bill which will name a section of I-75 in Taylor, MI the “SPC Holly McGeogh Memorial Highway”. On Jan. 31, 2004 at age 19, Holly became the first, and we believe the only female from Michigan to be killed in action in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. It’s important to know that Holly loved serving in the Army and in Iraq. Rather than goodies for herself, she asked her mother to send candy in care packages that she could give to the Iraqi children.

Honor the Fallen : Army Pfc. Holly J. McGeogh; Died January 31, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Military Times.