Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Duane J. Dreasky

31, of Novi, Michigan.
Dreasky died in the Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV in Habbaniyah, Iraq, on November 21, 2005. Dreasky was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 119th Field Artillery, Lansing, Michigan. Died on July 10, 2006.

Dreasky is laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetary and was posthumously promoted to Staff Sergeant.

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"I was shocked to learn this past week of Duane's death nearly three years ago. I'm so sorry for the the loss of not only a courageous soldier, but also a good man and fellow Warrior. While Duane and I hadn't spoken since our time together at Walled Lake Western, I consider him a friend and a hero. I'll be sure to visit next time I am at Arlington. Duane, I'm sure you're resting in the peace that God has promised. You are not forgotten. God Bless You and your family."
Toby Booker of Warren, MI

"Hello,
I represent PRAYER SHAWLS 4 FALLEN SOLDIERS (PS4FS), an organization that since October 2007 has sent over 2,700 prayer shawls to military families who have lost a loved one. We are an organization of over 238 groups from all over the country. We make every effort to reach families even when post cards are returned after they have moved. Would you kindly send me a contact email/address so that we may send a prayer shawl to the family? Thank you!

Cozette Haggerty, Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers
Email: ps4fs@charter.net
Website Address: http://webpages.charter.net/ps4fs/shawls"
Cozette Haggerty of Wilbraham, Mass.

"I AM HAVING A CHRISTMAS PARTY IN HONOR OF OUR MILITARY AND WOULD BE HONORED IF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY COULD ATTEND. WE WILL BE PICKING UP FAMILIES IN LIMOUSINES TREATING THEM TO DINNER, VISIT WITH SANTA, PRESENTS, CRAFTS AND MORE. PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOUR FAMILY CAN ATTEND. THIS IS SOMETHING ENTERTAINMENT EXPRESS HAS DONE FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS AND THIS YEAR WE HAVE CHOSEN OUR MILITARY FOR ALL THEIR SACRIFICES AND THEIR IS NO GREATER SACRIFICE THAN THE ONE YOUR FAMILY HAS ENDURED."
CYNTHIA MIFSUD of DEARBORN HEIGHTS,MI

"To the family of:Duane J. Dreasky I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief. He died a hero defending freedom and we are so grateful for anyone defending our freedom.
Know that I am praying for the peace of God that surpasses all understanding for you and that one day we will all meet in Heaven where we will rest in the arms of Jesus.
If you need someone to talk to or someone to pray with please call my Pastor at Gateway Community Church, Reverand John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd Covington Ga. 30016 Phone 770- 787- 1015 (fax)770-787-8215.Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew"

"My prayers and thoughts go out to your family Duane, I only recently found out of your death and it's devastated me... all this time I thought life or our respective deployments had just gotten in the way and we'd lost touch only for a while. Never did I think it was something like this.

I'm going to miss our long talks, and the laughs we shared. You'll always be in my prayers my friend, thank you so much - for everything. I'll never forget you."
Lt. Ariba Sultan of London, UK

"June 9, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Duane J. Dreasky:
Duane 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

"I'll miss you so much.
I'll never forget our fierst Daddy/ daughter dance.
Thankyou for that.
I love you Uncle.
Take care. :)"
kassiash Dreasky of Novi, Mi

"My prayers are with you"
Heather V of Wyoming Mi.

"Duane,
I would 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.

"Viam Prae Paramus"
(We Prepare The Way)
119th FA Motto"

"Thank you Duane Dreasky, 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. Duane Dreasky:
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 Duane 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. Duane Dreasky:
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 Duane, 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