Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Maj. Curtis D. Feistner

34, of White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
Feistner was on board the MH-47 aircraft that crashed at sea in the southern Philippines. He was assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on February 21, 2002.

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"Major Feistner, I grew up with you in Birchwood, driving together to church, going through confirmation, and going to school together. It was heartbreaking when I heard you had died, but at the time I didn't know much about the military, nor exactly what you did there. Ironically, my daughter is now in flight training at Ft. Rucker, and I have a better understanding of what you did. You were truly one of the nicest, most considerate guys I have ever known, and I am a better person for having known you. Rest In Peace my friend, and know how grateful I am for your service. I think of you often and am thankful for all you brought to this world."
Lisa (Johnson) Smith of Larkspur, Colorado

"To a man as close as a brother. I think of you every day."
Wayne Linderman of West Oive, MI

"Your in my thoughts often...even so far from the last day we lived large. Fly safe my good friend."
Wayne Linderman of West Olive, MI

"My dearest Curt, there is not a day that goes by in this life that I think of you and remember all you gave. Trail Clouds of Glory at GodSpeed my dear!!"
Lynn Marie of Vail, Co

"My dearest Curt, there is not a day that goes by in this life that I think of you and remember all you gave. Trail Clouds of Glory at GodSpeed my dear!!"
Lynn Marie of Vail, Co

"Curt was a dear friend and my husband's roommate throughout flight school at Ft. Rucker, AL. Many fun times were had on 9 Brown Ave in Daleville! He was also in our wedding, and was the man to swat me on the behind as we left the church. Our son, Jacob Curtis, is his namesake. He was a man among men-a true hero. We are proud of him, and we are lucky to have called him friend."
Amy Sauls of Guntersville, AL/USA

"Major Feistner,
You didn't know me, I didn't know you. I wanted your family to know this though.
I've had a picture of you, along with Lcpl Bryan Bertrand, together on a chain since 2006.
Not a day goes by that I don't think of the two of you or the other brave men and women that gave the ultimate sacrifice so that my family and I can live the life that our forefathers dreamed of. Thank you doesn't seem like enough....but it's all I have.
Cathy Bickel"
Cathy Bickel of Louisville, KY

"As I pause in silence this Memorial Day 2008, I recall the look in your eyes, and the soft whisper in your voice as you told me "Lynn Marie, you know what comes first". Curt, you will forever hold the torch of glory in my heart. I love you eternally, and I will never,ever forget you as the greatest man I ever knew. Missing you,Lynn Marie"
Lynn Marie Bauman of Vail,CO/USA

"May 16, 2007
To the family of Curtis D. Feistner. Curtis gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Major Feistner,
Sir, I would like to say thank you to you and the other men who were on that helicopter with you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"If has taken me a long time to come to terms with the loss of Curt. He was an amazing man I met in Korea and was fortunate to love. He taught me many things in the short amount of time we shared, but I certainly covet and cherish those items that I will carry with me forever. I will always love Curt and take comfort in his ability to hold me close in his arms of protection and soft, patient soul. Curt, you are missed and remembered daily in my life and prayers."
Jessica A. Umentum (Jacobs) of FT Hood, Texas USA

"Major Feistner is the finest man I have ever known. Curt always knew what came first-Duty, Honor, Country and he never wavered from that commitment. His heart and soul trails with Clouds of Glory eternally. There is no language to describe this loss. I will never forget Curt.Best regards to his family."
Lynn Marie Bauman of Vail, CO/USA

"We cannot even begin to know your loss, just give you our sincerest sympathy and thank you for your sacrifice in the fight for freedom and liberty."
kathy feistner of san diego, ca usa


"Fellow Minnesotan-we will not forget what you have done for us. Thanks for stepping forward when America needed you. To the family - Thank you for your contribution to our liberty and freedom. I'm sorry for your tremendous loss."
Ronald Carlson of Montrose, MN

"To The Family/Friends of MAJ Feistner:
I grew up in and went to school in White Bear Lake. I joined the military and his loss hits close to home. I cannot express how much the loss of a soldier affects each and every one of us. I am sorry for your loss and you have mine and my family's condolences."
SPC Marcus Benson of 79th Military Police Company, Rochester, MN

"Major Feistner, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"Only because of men like Major Feistner, a true leader, was the battle being brought to the enemies of this nation in far flung locales.

Due to the Major and his fellow soldiers, every American sleeps safer at night.

God bless him and his wonderful family."
The Estes Family of Phoenix, AZ

"I am originally from MN and wanted to say thank you from one Minnesotan to another. Thank you Curtis for your sacrifice. God Bless."
Ted G. of Atlanta, GA

"Thank you Curtis Feistner, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Maj. Curtis Feistner:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Curtis for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Maj. Curtis Feistner:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Curtis, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on