Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Dennis A. Corral

33, of Kearney, Nebraska.
Corral was in a convoy going to the Baghdad International Airport when his vehicle went out of control and rolled over in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. Died on January 1, 2004.

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"Sgt. Corral,
On today, the 13th anniversary of your death you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Always First"(1st Engrs Motto)"

"I didn't know you in life, but I held you in death. I was in the truck behind you. I helped pull you out. I helped carry you to the black hawk when you had gone. I love you and grieve for you as much as one soldier can for another. I didn't even know your name that day, but your life and your impact on me have followed me for eight years. I have thought of you often, and I have written pages and pages about you. Rest well, my friend. I look forward to the day when I can greet you in the new life."
Matthew Neely of Pueblo, Colorado

"Dennis was a friend to me at one of the lowest points in my life. He was a fellow soldier, a confidant, a source of laughter and comfort. he knew just how to make you laugh, but more than that, he knew when you simply needed a silent shoulder to lean on and he had a heart of gold.

I hate that we lost track of each other after you
left Campbell, sorry I never got you that picture. I'm sorry I didn't know until 7 years after the fact. I have thought of you often over the years and will continue to do so. I still miss you."
Missi of TN

"I knew Dennis very well, as a matter of fact I was the nco that Dennis volunteered to deploy before me, because i had a wife and a new born. Not a day goes by that I do not think of Dennis. To his family I am truly sorry that your son took my place, it should have been me in that truck when the driver FELL ASLEEP that led to the vehicle rolling over. Dennis you will be in my heart forever and I am looking forward to having beers w/ you when we meet again. 1st round is on me"
Ozzy Nuin of Dmfries, VA

"June 2, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Dennis A. Corral:
Dennis 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"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"SGT Corral may you rest in peace and thank you for your sacrifice for our country. You are surely missed."
CPL Vo of Anaheim, CA

"My deepest sympathy to the Corral family. Mom: words cannot express how devastated I am to discover about your loss. My prayers go out to you and the "boys".

Dennis was filled with devotion for his family and will always be remembered. God bless!"
Veronica Cole of San Diego, CA

"To the family of Dennis,
I only met him briefly but I know how much he was loved and is missed. I have seen the tears and the heartbreak. He truly was a hero, he wasn't supposed to be there yet, but he chose to go when he did.
To Dennis - Gregory sure does miss you, check in on him from time to time please."
Gregory's Neighbor of Nebraska

"To a good friend as well as a soldier, we served together in Korea. It's people like you that make us proud to be an American. You'll be truely missed and never forgotten. May God bless you. (Smitty)"
Sgt. Smith, Albert of Cp Cooke, Iraq

"I still feel sadness over Dennis. I regret not ever being able to get to know him as an adult. I knew him as a kid and I know I loved him as a cousin and younger brother to me. 25 + yrs later I remember our childhood years like yesterday and cry when I think about it. He was such a loving kid. Dennis is Dennis and was always loved by everybody. He'll be reunited with his family one day in the ressurection. (Acts 24:15)"
Michael of La Habra, CA

"We appreciate your sacrifice and your willingness to serve your country. God bless you and those you left behind."
Emily Olson of South Windsor, CT

"These men are all good people and i hope that they are treated like a god in the after life. long live freedom!"
Eric Bradley of Connecticut, U.S.A

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

"I met Dennis at the Hilltop club in Taegu,Korea and we talked over a few beers Dennis liked his beer. I did not know him long as I just got there in June of 2003. But he was a man you liked because he was down to earth and if you ever needed someone to listen to you he would do that. Dennis I will meet you again someday, we miss you!!!!"
Neal W. Fleisher of Taegu Korea

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Dennis, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi B from Montana "

"To the family and friends of SGT Dennis Corral,
I had the distinct honor of serving as SGT Corral's company commander at Fort Campbell, Kentucky until his departure to Fort Riley. SGT Corral was a superb young soldier who never let adversity stand in his way of duty. His commitment to the military was only bested by his commitment to his friends. You can be proud of what he did as a soldier and as a person. He was a true soldier of soldiers and his absence will be sorely felt by all he has worked with and for. God bless you and may your pain lessen in knowing that your son was a true soldier and a superb man.
CPT Steve Smith"
Steve Smith of Fort Campbell, KY

"To the Family of Sergeant Dennis Corral,
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I had the honor of serving with SGT Corral in Korea and I can say that he was one of the finest troops I have served with. He was a true Patriot."
SGT Lucas G. Miles of Bloomington, IL

"Dennis,
Here we sit thinking of you. We all, in your old unit in Korea knew who you were and what you were about. You were born an outstanding soldier and died an outstanding soldier. You will be missed. Love you BIG SARG!!!!!"
Theather Network Operations Security Center soldiers of Camp Walker, Korea

"Sgt Corral:
Thank you just isn't enough. There are no real words to say thank you for that kind of gift. Rest in Peace."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"You are now flying with the Angels. Rest Easy Soldier...God Bless you and your family and loved ones left behind. Your name will live forever in everyone's hearts."
The Taylors/USMC of NC

"Please accept condolences from our family. We share in your loss and in your pain. Find strength in your family, friends and faith to see you through this grief. The light of our men and women lost in combat shines on. My nephew, Capt. Ernesto Blanco-Caldas, was KIA, 12/28/03.""
Jose M. Caldas of Atlanta, GA

"May you find comfort in knowing how many people share your sadness. HE is a TRUE HERO! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless YOU ALL! We Will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family (USMC) of Lakeland, TN

"Thank you Dennis Corral, 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 Sgt. Dennis Corral:
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 Dennis 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 Sgt. Dennis Corral:
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 Dennis, 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