Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Joshua J. Henry

21, of Avonmore, Pennsylvania.
Henry died in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his convoy was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire in Sharqat, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany. Died on September 20, 2004.

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"What an amazing person. Gone too soon. Always in my heart."
Carrie of Apollo, PA

"You are never forgotten."
Chris Simmons of Orlando, FL

"Thinking of you pal."
Chris Simmons of Orlando, Fl

"You continue to impact lives, including mine. We miss you."
SPC. Johnny Walker

"I just wanted to say Thank You. Thank you for giving your life for the freedom and safety of our country. You've touched hundreds of lives, as you can tell.. and from the stories everyone, especially my mom, have told me. Thank you & love you, Josh."
Lexie (Hall) Light of Glen Rose, Texas (Apollo, Pennsylvania)

"IN 5 DAY'S IT WILL MARK 10 YEARS SINCE YOU HAVE BEEN GONE. IT'S UNBELIEVABLE TO ME. I CAN STILL REMEMBER WHERE I WAS, WHAT I WAS DOING, AND HOW I FELT THE MOMENT I GOT THE CALL THAT YOU WERE GONE. YOU'VE TOUCHED SO MANY LIVES, YOU STILL TOUCH SO MANY LIVES. I'LL ALWAYS HAVE SUCH WONDERFUL MEMORIES WITH YOU. LATE NIGHT PHONE CALLS TILL WE FELL ASLEEP, THE GERMANS ;) AND SO MANY MORE. YOU ARE ONE IN A MILLION JOSHUA. I THINK OF YOU EVERYDAY. LOVE YOU!"
BRANDY (SCHRECENGOST) MARTIN of BLAIRSVILLE, PA

"Just wanted you to know that I missed you alot. You help me that life is so precious."
Michael Foster aka old school of Austin, Texas

"Another year gone good sir. Another moment to question purpose and ponder futility, another chance to acknowledge the silence that remains in the soul.

As always, I wish things had ended differently, I wish there was an outcome that left this tradition unkept. Yet, wishes are worth less than honor, and honor is worth more than pain.

You were, and remain, the best of us. In your memory Hendo. May peace have found your fall."
Jeff Grosek of Denver, Colorado

"Next year its 10 years you been gone. You are always in my heart, I never will forget you."
Hellen of El Paso, TX, USA

"Its been 9 years almost and it feels like yesterday still you are missed everyday and in my heart today is another year that goes by and u r not with us i want u tp know i love you and miss ya and i habe lots of memories with u and i have uclose tome oxox joshua my loving newphew who fought for his country and he lost his life for us how i am so proud of u but so sad to loses a great man i love u oxox aunt amy"
amy henry of leechburgh

"You'll never be forgotten. Thinking of you on memorial day."
Chris Simmons of Orlando, FL

"Another year old buddy.

On we walk, your memory to sustain us."
Jeff Grosek of Denver, Colorado

"Josh,
I miss you buddy! I know a lot of people do. I still remember that day on Sept. 20th, I got lucky and only took glass cuts to the face a few humvees in front of yours. You fought valiantly to the very end like we knew you always would, God bless you buddy, we all miss you.

Formerly Specialist Peters 1-7FA"
Rich Peters of Southgate,MI USA

"As i started my day i remembered instantly that today is your thirtieth birthday i love you josh not a day goes by that i dont think about you i have drems about you somtimes when we were kids being young and having fun going hunting with dad or playing football basketball or just tossin a baseball back and forth all good memories of course your a great American hero!"
jerrad

"Joshua,
I honestly dont know why im writing this for you. My name is Hannah and i just wanted to let you know that its soldiers like you i look up to. The ones i wish i was. I thank you for your service and your great influence of who i want to be. I may be only twelve but i know im goin to be like you one day. I cant wait to meet you in person up there in heaven."
Hannah R. of Ft. Polk, LA

"Josh, even though i was only three, i believe, when you passed, i will always honor you, and your family. I know they miss you a lot, just as my mum and family do, RIP JJH."
Lexie Light of Glen Rose, Texas

"Josh it has been 8 years since you passed and their truly isn't a day that goes by that we don't think of you. I know you only got to meet Exavier when he was a few days old and never got to meet Joselyn but I make sure that they know they had an Uncle Josh that fought for our freedom. I love and miss you more than words can explain. You were a great person and friend and I am glad to have had you in my life. One day we will meet again."
Dena Shondelmyer of Columbia, SC (from PA)

"I cant believe it's Septemeber already. It's so unbelievable. Sometimes it really feels like you're just going to come home soon, or I should be expecting a call from you. The years that have passed dont matter it feels like this all just happened 5 minutes ago. I can remember it more vividly than I can, the back of my hand. It's crazy. I miss you so much. Everyone seems to be doing great here just living free, b/c of the sacrifice you and SO many others have made. Love you, jazbo"
Jasmine Camille Henry of North Apollo, PA/USA

"Yesterday 11/11/11 my Daughter my husband and myself attended a veterans day celebration at my Grand daughters school as we walked the halls my daughter started to cry I asked her what was wrong and she said mama I miss Henrey so much and he would have just loved to be walking trough the halls af this school with all of the kids he loved kids so much. Henrey is missed so much by so many people he was truly a HERO! My daughter looked up to him so much he was like a big brother to her. While we were in Germany he looked out for her no matter where they went we never worried about he because we knew Henrey was going to look out for her now she is all grown up with a family of her own. her husband served in the same unit as Henrey she married him a few years after he got back from iraq and let me tell you when they were dating Henrey didn't like it at all he said if he ever hurts you, you just let me know and he meant it. My daughter has three kids now 2 girls and a little boy who she proudly named Austin Justice De Leon after Her friend and Hero Jashus Justice Henrey."
Barbara Toteno of Killeen Texas

"Hello there Mr. Henry. Its been 6 years now but in my heart it was yesterday. I can still feel that huge hug you gave me at the AR basketball game and what you whispered in my ear. I will never forget. As time passes I know that we are all passing through this life and I await the day when I arrive in heaven and get to hug you again and thank you for all you have done for us. I know you watch over us..your love and devotion can and will forever be felt by all you have touched. Until we meet again big guy..thank you and miss you."
Terri of Apollo PA

"Bringing back this old place miss you big goldfish! Like you taught me how to swim down here you can teach me up there love you and miss you everyday!"
Cassie McCutcheon of Apollo Pa

"Rest in Peace my friend. I remember our crazy times in A-BTRY, 1-7th FA in Schweinfurt, GE. You are greatly missed. I carry your memory everywhere I go as I have a bracelet with your name on it. Your missed and will always be."
SSG Guzman, Jose of Schweinfurt, GE

"JUST REMEMBER BABY BOY WE LOVE AND MISS YOU GREATLY YOU WERE ONE OF THE GREATEST MEN I KNEW. I LOVE YOU AND CANT WAIT TO TALK TO YOU TONIGHT. MISS YOU GREATLY ALWAYS AND FOREVER."
THE HENRY FAMILY of LEECHBURG PA

"We walked among the crosses
Where our fallen soldiers lay.
And listened to the bugle
As taps began to play.

The Chaplin led a prayer
We stood with heads bowed low.
And I thought of fallen comrades
I had known so long ago.

They came from every city
Across this fertile land.
That we might live in freedom.
They lie here 'neath the sand.

I felt a little guilty
My sacrifice was small.
I only lost a little time
But these men lost their all.

Now the services are over
For this Memorial Day.
To the names upon these crosses
I just want to say,

Thanks for what you've given
No one could ask for more.
May you rest with God in heaven
From now through evermore."
Samantha henry of leechburg pa

"I still remember the very last time I saw you and shook your hand...I will never forget it."
SSG William Crawford of Fort Sill, OK.

"Josh man.... there is really nothing to say. You were the best of us.

The world will go on but there is no question the impact you left behind."
Jeff Grosek of Denver, Colorado

"Cuzo I miss u , I leave for the afghanistan in two months bro and ever day I put on my uniform I think of u . Keep am eye out for me if you get a chance love you"
Bradley of Hawaii 37 fa hub medic

"HEY KID. ITS YOUR COUSIN. I THINK ABOUT YOU ALMOST EVERY DAY AND I STILL MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY. YOU ARE EVERYTHING THAT I'VE EVER WANTED TO BE. DON'T THINK FOR ONE SECOND THAT I WILL EVER FORGET ABOUT YOU! I HAVE NOTHING BUT LOVE AND RESPECT FOR YOU. YOU ARE A WARRIOR MAN."
BUGSY

"I love and miss you my brother! I will never forget you and you will forever be in my heart!"
Sean O'Brien of Hirschau, Germany

"josh I was just thinking of you today its thanksgiving and wanted to thank you. you are our hero buddy miss you a lot ."
brad umbaugh of jacksonville florida

"Joshua,
i cant believe its almost been 5 yrs since you passed. i miss all the times that we had when you were here. i kno were jus cousins but when i was upset you always knew how to make me smile. i miss coming to your football games i remember #65 and wishing tht you were here with me and the family again. ever since you went to the army we all kept thinking when were u coming home. you were a great cousin,brother son,nephew and friend. you will be missed greatly. R.I.P. JJH love always n 4evr , Sammie"
Samantha Henry of leechburg pa

"Thank you Josh for making the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of all of God's people! You were always a sweetheart and always had a hug and smile for those you cared about! I cried with you and laughed with you! Hell you even helped me with a sink full of dirty dishes after everyone got done making a mess of our house! I will never forget that day or the other memories that we shared! Our school bus rides were ALWAYS interesting too! You were a genuine and sweet guy who will be sadly missed! You left an unforgettable mark on this world and the people in it! It was an honor to be your friend! I think of you always! Until we meet again!!"
Stacey of Kiski Twp, PA

"Im not sure if this site is still visited or not, i just found it myself. I'd like to say thank you to Josh for the greatest gift a man can give...FREEDOM. It seems like yesterday we were running around on Center Avenue. Your time may have been little, but your gifts were many. Thank you "Shrinky" and until we meet again"
Jeremy Sowers of Apollo,Pennsylvania

"Joshua - As we begin a new year I think of you and all our boys who are serving this country. May God bless your family as they get through another year without you, yet they are another year closer to seeing you again."
Penny of Reno, NV USA

"joshy
when you were in the army i felt that you knew wat you were doin and wanted to help our country. but when we got that call saying you got shot we all held our heads in shame and said you would've done great. but your our brave soldier and we love you always and forever. josh we dont know what we are so glad that you are in a better place now watching over us. we love you and miss you gratefully, love you always your baby cuz Sammie."
samantha (sammie) of leechburg

"Joshy it will be the 20th again in a couple weeks I just want to remind you that I think about you all the time I miss you so much buddy and there is no words to explain how much I still hurt with out you here. After my time I would wish for you to wait at the golden gate for me I love you and miss you"
jerrad

"Joshy it will be the 20th again in a couple weeks I just want to remind you that I think about you all the time I miss you so much buddy and there is no words to explain how much I still hurt with out you here. After my time I would wish for you to wait at the golden gate for me I love you and miss you"
jerrad

"Joshua,
You touched so many lives in the short time you were with us. I was reading the letter you had sent us and your concern was not for what you were going through but how everyone back home was doing. That seemed to always be what was most important, family and friends and the line between them seemed to cross over so that we did not know the difference. Thanks Josh for the wonderful example for so many to follow!!! I am looking forward to sitting down with you when my time here is done. It will be a wonderful time!! 'till then your family here will always be special to us!!!"
Pat Carnahan of Apollo, Pa

"Joshua,
You touched so many lives in the short time you were with us. I was reading the letter you has sent us and your concern was not for what you were going through but how everyone back home was doing. That seemed to always be what was most important, family and friends and the line between them seemed to cross over so that we did not know the difference. Thanks Josh for the wonderful example for so many to follow!!! I am looking forward to sitting down with you when my time here is done. It will be a wonderful time!! 'till then your family here will always be special to us!!!"
Pat Carnahan of Apollo, Pa

"August 3, 2008
To the family of Spc. Joshua J. Henry:
Joshua 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

"we still have to live our lives and it gets tough from time to time just to make days pass we have to - it's another day closer to the day we get to see you. you'll never be forgotten. I love you forever Private Black Socks.
love J.bo"

"Josh, i never even knew there was a page like this for you. I found it and started crying. me mom and katie miss you so so much. to anyone in the family that reads this we havent been in touch foe a while but dont think we dont care. we miss josh and he was the bravest uncle/soldier i knew. i love you and think of you everyday josh. i hope that i see you again someday. you never met david but i had a son and i will tell him about you when he is old enought o understand why god took you away from us. i hope that he grows to have the strength and courage that you had."
ashley preisach of vandergrift pa

"I will never forget you, or the cause for which you gave your life.

thank you for my freedom"

"Josh,
You will always have a sacred place in my heart! I will never forget our times in school. you were the one who always pushed me to hit harder and run faster. The same things you showed me i have established in my life in the Army. Thank you for giving me such wonderful gifts. The best one of all. Your friendship. Thank you for your dedication to our country and i can't wait to see you on the other side.
Your Brother in Arms."
SSG. Joseph A. Sowers of Ft. Campbell, KY Currently serving 3rd tour in Iraq

"Peri, Larry and family - I remember Josh as a little guy with huge ears. Remember, Perri, you wanted to tape them back! He had a grin that would melt your heart. For the short time that I baby sat him, he was like my own. I am so sorry that I lost touch with you and was not able to know Josh as a young man. My thanks to you for your heartwrenching contribution to our freedom. My prayers are with you and our remaining troops."
Penny of Reno, NV

"I think of you every day! I know you are there looking down on all of us hopefully guiding us the right way. No one in this world has forgotten about you and never will! Josh you where not just a friend to me you where my best friend and have left a very big mark in my heart. No one can take that place. I LOVE YOU and Miss you. XOXO"
Natalie of Apollo

"I hate this time of the year but I know that you are very missed by all of us. It has been a while since I left you a message on here but I know you can hear and see us. We think of you all the time. Every time I look in my mirror you are there... on my back window. Nathan is very sad you are gone. You wouldn't even know him... he looks like his dad and is as tall as him and a great hockey player. A JOCK like you! He is wearing your number to school tomarrow so everyone knows you are with us on the hardest day of his life. You was his first lost in his life that hurt and my dad passing away only a couple months after you was extremely hard for a young boy. But his life is better because of having both of you around him and just knowing you were his family and had your short life taken from you means so much to him that you were fighting for our lives when yours was taken. We got to meet Chely and some of the guys and everyone loves you and misses you. The community has not forgot.... you are everywhere still.

NO ONE WILL FORGET!!!

I just wish no one else would have to talk to a family member like this. This is hard to do... I sit here alone wondering what is next. And I just hope for a tomarrow to come for everyone.

Miss you and love you man..."
Henry family of Vandergrift , PA

"To Josh's family...
I'm in nashville just sitting in front of my computer trying to write a song that means something. No such luck tonight in that regard. But it did get my mind to thinking and because it is now September, Josh is on my mind. You all are on my mind. As I sit here and try to think of "things that matter"... all i can think about is my brief brush with josh and how much that touched me. Then i think about how it must feel to have shared a person's whole life with them, and how it must feel to lose him. Larry, the words that you wrote after the dedication (perri sent them to me) were the most touching of all. I just really adore you and your entire family and want you to know that you are on my mind and certainly always in my heart. Okay... later. xoxo chely"
chely Wright

"Joshua, wow, it's been a long time, going on 3 years! Not a day goes by that I don't wish you were still here. I have your picture hanging in my locker at work! You were a great friend, and you opened your heart up to everyone. Anyone who met you became a better person just knowing you! I, as well as many others, LOVE and MISS you greatly! See you on the other side..."
Andrea of Saxonburg, PA (originally Apollo)

"Henry.. I miss you so very much.. There are still some days where I look at your picture and just cry and ask god to wake me up from a bad dream. I have so many memories of us all from germany. The one memory that Ill never forget is when you came to my job and i showed you a shirt that I had bought from the px and you snatched it away from and said I don't think so.. girl you have lost your mind.. your not wearing that.. Ima go buy you something that covers you up from head to toe... and of course you never gave me my shirt back...oh and another one. you had called my cell phone and you didnt realize that you had called me so I was just sitting there listening to you talk.. well then I hung up my phone and called you back.. I told you to call your minutes to see how many you had left. you asked me why and I told you bc you had just called me and you didnt say nothing. I told you thats what you get for being mean to me all the time. boy did you get made at me. You made me buy you a 15 minute euro card for your cell... :(... I could go on for days... There were so many good and funny storys.. I know your looking down on me and helping me through the bad times. mario and i said if we had a boy we were going to name him Justice.. but of course we had a girl. wish you were here to make her laugh. I miss you and I love you dearly... Ill see you someday. Love Heather De Leon"
Heather De Leon of Lawton, OK

"Thank you."
Michelle of Monessen, PA

"HENRY BROTHER, ITS BEEN 2 YEARS SINCE YOU LEFT BRO. YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH I MISS YOU. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBER BRO AND I KNOW THAT YOU KEEP US SAFE FROM UP THERE. LOVE YOU MAN...."
SGT(P) OSCAR MARTINEZ of WEST L.A. CALIFORNIA BUT IN IRAQ AT THE TIME.

"JOSH YOU ARE A VERY SPECIAL PERSON IN MY LIFE NOT A DAY GOES BY THAT I DONT THINK ABOUT YOU. EVEN KNOW I CANT SEE YOU I CAN FEEL YOU IN MY HEART YOU HAVE GIVEN ME STRENTGH WHEN I WAS AT MY WEAKNESS. I KNOW YOU WERE GUIDING ME THROUGH MY STRUGGLE WITH ADDICTION AND I TOOK YOUR COURAGE AND HOPE AND LIVE IT A DAY AT A TIME WORDS CAN NOT DEFINE HOW MUCH THAT I MISS YOU I HAVE SO MANY MEMMORIES OF YOU GROWING UP JOSH I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU AND THANKS FOR TAKEING MY HAND AND GUIDING ME WHEN I WAS DOWN AND OUT ILL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE..LOVE YOU HENRY"
RYAN WYNN of CHICAGO ILLNOIS

"Thank you"
pfc Christopher (hoopty) Frazier of Pittsburgh Pa

"hey josh just letting you know we are thinking of you everyday and we miss you so much someday we will meet you there and you will be waiting. we love you and you are missed oxoxoxoxox
love Aunt Amy and Uncle Jim and Samantha and Jimmy"
amy of leechburg pa

"hey perri and larry, its been so long since i have seen you all. i was just out on the internet today and figured i would 'google' josh henry to see what came up, and i found this site. i wish that i could have grown up with josh, but being in kentucky...that was not really possible. anyways, i just wanted to say that its been over 2 years now, but josh is still in everyones hearts and prayers. i love you guys with all my heart, and hope to see you soon. maybe on my first trip back to the states i can catch a flight to pittsburgh and stay there for a little while. you all take care, and remember that i love you all!!"
Michael Henry of Spangdahlem AB, Germany

"JOSH, It it so hard to even explain how great you are. Words just can't expalin you. You were a true friend and will are thought about each day. You were so great to so many people. Miss you and Love you!!!"
VALERIE KEPPLE of NORTH APOLLO

"To the Henry family:
I'm so sorry for your loss! I know it's been 2 years and some days since he left us. I'm still mourning his death, so i cant imagine what you all are going through. My prom picture still sits in my dining room on the shelf. That is one picture that will never be out of date. He had such an impact on every life he touched and he was always a joy to be around. I remember one night when a group of us were hanging out, I was sad for some odd reason and henry did everything in his power to cheer me up. It makes me smile just thinking about it. If there's anything i can do to help, please don't hesitate to ask me. My email is willsgurl_2003@yahoo.com. Again, I am so sorry!! He will NEVER be forgotten!!"
Marie Hall of Was in Schweinfurt, germany now in Lawton, OK

"It is that time again when our heart are very heavy. We didn't forget about you on one of the worst days of our lives. I was looking at you photo today and could not speak of the day we lost you. Only if other realize we are not murderers, we are there to help them get their freedom as we have over here. They need to stand up with us and fight against those who are hurting them. Only if they understand, they are stronger then they think if they stand together as one. No one person or group can ruin them, only if they let it happen. So stand up and be strong for yourselves so we can have our loved ones back on US soil so they can protect us~ to do the job they signed us for. Not to free the world but to give our children a safe place to live here. You can do the same. This makes me angry everytime someone says it is for our freedom... we are free. If they don't like how they live, move or change it.

We miss Josh with all of our hearts. This should not be the message we should be saying to him. It should be we love you!!! and be able to hug him. So before you send your child to fight for our freedom... we are free."
Henry family of Vandergrift , PA

"Joshua, Nathalie and I think of you often. We have your picture on our desk. The picture is of you holding an Iraq child in your arms. What a big heart and affect you have on people. Peace. Steel Knight 6!"
Mike and Nathalie Salvo of UC Santa Barbara, CA

"Its been now over 2yrs when i saw you the last time. I still think about you alot. Hope the place you are now is beautiful like we all imagin.. You always have a place in my heart. Love you"
Hellen of Schweinfurt, Bavaria/Germany

"Saw a segment on CMT Studio 330 Session on tv. Artist name is Chely Wright and her song "Bumper of my SUV". In her introduction to the song she mentions her meeting Josh while doing a tour overseas. He died several days after she met him."
Barbara of Apollo

"It's taken me some time to get thru that horrible day. But you will always be in my heart, your the brother i never had and still miss and love you Henry."
Lawrence Gambino and Tiara Gambino of Fayetteville Nc

"It's taken me some time to get thru that horrible day. But you will always be in my heart, your the brother i never had and still miss and love you Henry."
Lawrence Gambino and Tiara Gambino of Fayetteville Nc

"Josh you still linger in our memories and you haunt those who fought with you. You will never be forgotten. I'm saving a Beef Stew MRE just for you buddy."
JW of Schweinfurt, Germany

"miss you ..."
jazbo

"To the Henry Family: I know your pain, and the pride you have for your son and brother. We can take solace from these words of sympathy, support and appreciation left on these web-sites and elsewhere. Let me add that I honor and appreciate your son's service and sacrifice, and will to my dying day."
Richard Faunce, CPT Brian Faunce's father of Morrisville, PA.

"To the family of:Joshua J. Henry I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully, we will meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell, Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ,"
Polly Ballew of Covington,Ga

"Happy Birthday Joshua we miss you so much, no body even can understand it ... We love you xoxoxo. ..."
Jer Juls and Jazz of Apollo,PA

"Josh, as your birthday approaches I came here to tell you how much I miss you every single day. I am overwhelmed at all the messages left over the last 15 months. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and miss you, and I know I'm not the only one. I finally have a hero, Josh, and I'm so proud of you and I'm so honored to know you. My daughter just asked why I was crying and I told her about you, her "uncle". I'll never forget how you took her in your arms around the cafeteria after school before a football game when she was just born showing her off. I wish you could have met my son. My hope is that they grow up remembering you and that I can instil a part of your spirit in them. You are our hero Josh. We love you and miss you so much. Happy (early) Birthday."
Amber of Apollo, PA/ USA

"To a friend and brother that will always be in my heart. You have touch my life in a way that no one else can. I know on the hard and happiest days of my life you are there looking over me. I miss and love ya. Love your shortshit"
Natalie of Apollo, Pa

"Being a year since you left us, all i can remember is the night i walked into the funeral home to say good-bye, and seeing so many people. you were loved by so many and missed by so many more. People who barely talked to you knew you because you sent off such an array of hope and joy. I knew you only through my cousins "The Gourley Bros", and I went to school with Jerrad. I never really talked to you but i rememeber how my cousins and family would talk about you. How great you were and how much you loved life. And just being a face in the crowd, i noticed how right my family was. You were a great person and such a wonderful role model. The saturday after you left, me and Justine went to tees n tops and got the famous "Henry" shirts made. I thought it was important to express how you were respected and missed. We almost didn't make it there because they closed 5 minutes after we got there. but we were lucky enough to get it done. Then the night of the candle lit service at the field I read in the paper that was past around it said that "When there are 2 or more people meeting in Josh's name that is where he will be." It made me smile because it made me realize why me and justine made it to tees n tops just in time... you were there. you wanted us to get those shirts made. And now look at how many Henry shirts you will see walking through the halls at Apollo-Ridge and even through the streets of apollo. We all miss you Josh and there isn't a day that goes by you are not thought of. Thank you, for serving our country and for the rights we have now as a country. You are greatly respected and loved by so many."
sarah ann of apollo, pa

"A soldier in gods army who is missed more than words will ever explain."
Lynnea of nprth apollo, pa

"Driving home last night I passed the football field, I saw girls leaving a message with papercups on the fence..We miss you Josh...it brought back that night last year when so many came to share in candlelight vigil we held for you. Josh I am so very proud of the man and the soldier that touched so many hearts in such a short time. I too miss you..the heart still hurts...thank you for defending our freedom..I know God has rewarded you many fold..Smile down on us today as we celebrate your life.."
Terri of Apollo

"We miss you Josh!!! The day has come that are hearts hurt more and beat harder. When you look down upon us you will know you are NOT FORGOTTEN.. just because it has been a year on 9/20/05 it has been a day by day here on how much we miss you. Nathan misses you with his big heart and remembers you everyday in his school book. We all love you and your Big heart will stay with us through the good and bad times. Just remember we are all a part of you either blood or love and the day we lost you we lost some of us.

To everyone else who loved him, remember what Josh taught you and live it everyday."
Henry family of Vandergrift , PA

"Josh,
It's been 1 year since God has chosen you to be our guardian angel. I look around Apollo and see all the nice things that are here to remember you. Not only in our small town. But you have touched so many lives around the world. And each and everyone of us will always hold a special place in our hearts for you, so there for you will always live on. And the people of Apollo will always have a guardian angel watching over us. Thank you Josh for being the Hero that you are."
Michelle of Apollo, PA

"Josh,
Being the 1 year anniversary of the loss of such an amazing man, brother and friend, I want to say that you will never be forgotten. Everyday I breath I can still feel your presence. You thought me so many things and I will never forget you! I Love you Hendog! To the Henry family; your son is MY hero and he will always be remembered!"
SSG Sean D. O'Brien of Schweinfurt, Germany

"Josh,
Being the 1 year anniversary of the loss of such an amazing man, brother and friend, I want to say that you will never be forgotten. Everyday I breath I can still feel your presence. You thought me so many things and I will never forget you! I Love you Hendog! To the Henry family; your son is MY hero and he will always be remembered!"
SSG Sean D. O'Brien of Schweinfurt, Germany

"Hey this too all the Henry's. I remember Josh a lot. He's one of the origanal edmon boys. I played baseball with him and actaully look up to him since he was about 2 years older than me. He was a good man and a great brother. I wish i could been back there for everything but i actauly live in North Dakota now. I just joined the service and actauly am going to be graduating AIT hear on friday the 26 of August 2005. It's almost guaranted for a soldier in any part of the army to spend some time in the war zone. It doesn't scare me but i dedicate my time to Josh. I also have two realy goods friends deployed at the moment. Josh is still remembered and will always be remembered for what he did."
PVT Joshua J. Reilly of Bismarck, ND USA

"My prayers and heartfelt tears are with you. After hearing of the song he penned, sung by Cheryl White, I was thankful that he left his heart behind in those words and saddened that his death had to happen to get them across. My prayers will be there for you. Please feel free to email if you need to talk. I will listen. carolanncohen@sbcglobal.net"
Carol Cohen of Sikeston, MO 63801

"Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

never forget #65"
joe gourley of Kunsan AB, South Korea

"To the family and friends of Joshua my thoughts and prayers are with you. I recently read the article that was on cmt.com that was written by Joshua's sister. I understood that article except for the pain you are feeling. I am also a sister of a a soldier. My brother returned home in Feb 05. I pray for the troops still overseas, the ones we have lost and for the back bone of our armed forces "THE FAMILIES". Once again I pray for you all."
Laura of North Carolina

"Josh had a great spirit which will live in every person that he touched. I am very saddened by his death but comforted by his strength and bravery being in Iraq. I can only imagine how heart-wrenching it must have been there. You Are A Hero Josh! Thank You, for your bravery and all your kindness!! Love Ya! Carebear"
Carrie A. Wynn of Apollo, PA/ USA

"Josh touched so many lives, and was a special young man. I will never forget his smile. My heart aches for him and his family. He made the ultimate sacrifice for us. It is humbling. The Henry family is in my prayers daily."
Brenda Fasenmyer of West Lebanon, PA

"Hope is an anchor and love is a ship
Time is the ocean and life is a trip
You don't know where you're goin'
'Til you know where your at
And if you can't read the stars
Well, you'd better have a map
A compus and a conscious
So you don't get lost at sea
Lonesome old lonely island
Where no one wants to be

From the beginning of creation
I think our maker had a plan
For us to leave these shores
And sail beyond the sand
And let the good light guide us
To the waves and the wind
To the beaches in a world
Where we've have never been
And we'll climb upon the mountain y'all
We'll let our voices ring
And those who've never tried it
They'll be the first to sing

Oh, my, my
I'll see you on the other side
If I make it
And it might be a long hard ride
But I'm gonna take it
Sometime it seems that I don't have a prayer
Let the weather take me anywhere
But I know that I want to go
The streets are gold 'cause you'll be there
Oh, my, my

You don't bring nothin' with you here
And you can't take nothin' back
I ain't never seen a hearse with a luggage rack
So I've torn my knees a-prayin'
Scared my back from fallin' down
Spent so much time flyin' high
'Til I'm face first in the ground
So if you're up there watchin' me
Would you talk to God and say
Tell him I might need a hand
To see you both someday

Oh, my, my
So, I'll see you on the other side
If I make it
And it may be a long hard ride
But I want to take it
Sometime it seems that I don't have a prayer
Let the weather take me anywhere
But I know that I want to go
Where the streets are gold
'Cause you'll be there (you'll be there)
Oh, my, my
'Cause you'll be there (you'll be there)
Oh, my my I'll see you on the other side....

Joshua we all miss you so much xoxoxo."
Jasmine Camille of Pittsburgh,PA/UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

""...with liberty and justice for all." Every morning, my heart surges with pride when my students say that pledge. One, because I get to hear them all say "God" in a good way and two, because "justice" really is for all. Josh died for all of us and I couldn't be more proud. Thank you, Josh, for your ultimate sacrifice. May all who knew you share in the joy of knowing you and the joy that in your loss you helped to spread the liberty and justice we know throughout the world. Because of brave men like you, we are indivisible. Thank you and God bless."
Tara Crewe Averill of Bluffton, South Carolina

"Joshua even tho your gone i still think of you everyday. You were the best brother anyone could wish for. i'll meet you there Joshua I LOVE AND MISS YOU BIG BRO"
Julian Henry of Apollo

"Joshua, You may be gone from this earth but you are certainly not forgotten. We miss you so much and think of you daily. You made such an impression on every single person you ever met and your family should be SO PROUD for the son they created. The kids still talk about you, write you notes and even write your name in the snow on the way to school. We are so very thankful you gave us the opportunity to just fall in love with you, Josh. We love you, buddy!!!! Thank you for giving us something to believe in...true sacrifice.

We love you!!! Coach Simon, Jen, Zach, Alex, Isaac and Will."
Jennifer Simon of North Apollo, PA, USA

"To the family of Josh Henry. I want to say he was a great friend and a great battle buddy of mine. I am proud to say I served in Iraq with a outstanding soldier. He was very brave, and he will always give me couragement."
Spc David Holland of Schweinfurt, Germany

"To the family of Joshua Henry. I am so sorry for your loss. I am the father of Spc. Craig Ivory (died 8/17/03) and saw your message on Craig's site. Thank you for your thoughts and I assure you, you are in mine. My comfort, and I hope yours, that my son died serving this country iin honor and doing what he loved. As a medic, I'm told he saved many. All of our sons and daughters are heroes They saved alot of lives as well. I hope that you wil find peace i knowing they are all together in a better place. God Bless.

Patrick Ivory
Father of Spc. Craig S. Ivory"
Patrick Ivory of Port Matilda, PA

"To the Family of Joshua J. Henry: Thank you very much for your note on the passing of my son, Rafael L. Navea. We lost him in Iraq also, last August of 2003. There is not a day I do not think of him. He was my only child. I miss him so much. I am so sorry for you having to go through the same pain. I will keep Joshua in my prayers. God Bless you and give you comfort as He has done to me.

Sincerely"
Marilu Navea Kirkpatrick of Ft. Lauderdale, FL

"Perri,Larry, and my other sweet babies,
There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of y'all, I pray every night that you find comfort in just knowing that Josh is still all around us, for he loved so many people and just loved. I will continue praying and loving all of you.
Debbie (Aunt Debbie) I Love You Josh!!!"
Debbie of Jacksonville, FL

"Josh i miss you so much all i want is for you to be here again. Jasmine, Jerrad Peri,Larry, and most of all Julian i love you guys and will always be here if you need anything at all. Again i miss and love you Josh!!"
Cassie of Apollo Pa

"Thank you Joshua for defending the freedom that my children will cherish. You will be thought of each day we raise our flag in the front yard. Your loved ones can take solice in knowing that when they close their eyes for the last time, standing there with open arms will be their Joshua, God Bless you soldier. From a very grateful American family."
The Shaw family of Pasadena, Maryland

"Happy Birthday Joshua,
Today would have been his 22 birthday: 12/27/82. We put a christmas tree up for you. Donnie decorated it and him and Nathan took it too you. We really miss you. If you can "stop in" on your family so they know you're ok up there. Some of us are not ok down here and they need a angel to touch them to reinsure them everything will be ok. We love you and miss you."
Henry family of Vandergrift , PA

"Joshua:
I am so honored to have had the opportunity to meet you! You will forever be remembered for the life you lived and your caring heart. I know your in heaven now looking on all of us and I know we will all meet again someday! We all love you and miss you deeply! Until we meet again..."
Krystal Fitzgibbons of Pittsburgh (Penn Hills), PA

"Joshua Thank You for serving. I am proud of you.. Thank you again"
Michelle Price (robert Jenkins Couisn) of Massillon ohio

"Joshua Henry Is a HERO! I dont know him but I am a Henry and all I want to know is if he is family to me! My dad will be in Afganistan soon and well I am scared! God Bless You!"
Brandy Jo Henry of Duckhill, MS United states

"To our big brother Jerrad,
we love you so much and we want you to know we are here for you when ever you need us. Love ya!!"
Sam McCutcheon, Krystle Miller, and Cassie McCutcheon of Apollo, PA / USA

"To the Henry family,

Josh was in our hearts while over in Iraq and he still is. He is a big part in our family, he was a brother, a son, and a friend. We are sincerely sorry for your loss and we know that he is in a better place right now. We love you guys!!!
Love the Millers and McCutcheons"
Samantha and Krystle of Apollo, PA / USA

"I was saddened to hear of Josh's death, so young. This was what I dreaded to hear. I knew Josh had entered the service and hoped he wasnt in Iraq.
I am so sorry for you all. Please be strong this is what Josh would have wanted. He truly was one in a million. My love to you all."
Amanda Patton Bragg (patanamanda@bellsouth.net) of Jacksonville,Fl

"To the Henry family, Thank you for sending a note to my nephew Sgt. Andy Brown. I realize that you have been suffering the same pain we're going through now. Never in our wildest dream did we expect to be going through this with out our boys. Your family is in our prayers. Thank you for raising a wonderful young man to grow up to protect our country. Love to you all in this sad time."
Colleen Kelly of Pleasant Mount Pa.

"Dear Joshua,
You are one of my 1000+ heroes. Thank you for all you gave.
Jerri L Jenkins-Moyer Sister of PO 2nd Class Robert B Jenkins Killed in Iraq May 2, 2004"
Jerri L Jenkins-Moyer jjmoyer@pennswoods.net of Altoona, Pennsylvania USA

"I am very saddened to hear of your loss. It is obvious that Joshua was loved by many. I lost my son LCPL Joseph Maglione at the start of the war on 4/1/03. I miss him every day and pray for those who also share the same pain and for those who carry on the fight. Please contact me if you like at rcorr@erols.com. I'd like to hear more about Josh."
Rose of Flourtown, PA

"We are very sorry for the loss of your son and brother. We hope gentle comfort finds you all through good memories of Joshua and the best wishes of those who love him. We are proud and grateful for his service. Our son, Sgt. Matt Sandri was KIA exactly six months prior to Joshua. Thank you for your kind words to us."
Bob, Annette and family of Shamokin, PA

"hello my name is tina settle i lost my brother clint matthew in march i just wanted to say i am very sorry for your loss and you are in my prayers ..its still pretty hard for me my brother and i were very close ...god bless .tina_s16635@yahoo.com"
tina settle of duncansville pa

"To the family of fallen Hero Spc. Joshua J. Henry.....our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of sorrow. Our son is serving in 1/7 also, and he was heartbroke at your loss. Please except our sincere condulances and our colossal prayers for your family and know that Hero Henry will not be forgotten. Thank you for your ultimate sacrafice, and may God Bless you in this time."
Sherri Winowiecki of Cedar, Michigan

"I lost my best friend Army Spc. Martin Wilson Kondor on April 29th. Everyday has been a struggle without him. I pray for Joshua's family and friends! One day I hope there is calmness for your pain. Regardless of political party we must ALWAYS support our troops. Thank you Joshua for fighting for freedom. RIP dear soldier."
Paige Oburn poburn@suscom.net of York, PA USA

"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, Joshua, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS . Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Our prayers and heart to out to the family on this tragic loss he was an American hero who gave his all for the sake of Freedom God Bless you all God Bless America

Tink nathan & Dot Grantham Bush LA"
Tink nathan of Bush LA 70431

"Thank you so very much Josh,Ive never meet you,but you are my hero.I will never forget what you were fighting for Josh,Im so so sorry for your loss."
Patrick Trubia of ventura california

"JOSHUA I LOVE YOU jasminecamille@hotmail.com please contact me if you are in iraq and or knew joshua.."
jasmine camille of pittsburgh/pa/USA

"God Bless you Josh. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice for us. May you now rest in peace. Until we meet again, I love you."
Amber (Hall) Light of North Apollo, PA

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten."
a grateful family in Phoenix, AZ

"To the family and friends of Joshua, our family shares in your sorrow. We lost my brother SPC Shawn Davies on July 8, 2004 May God be with you now and until you meet with Joshua again. Joshua is a true hero, and will always be remembered."
Toni Peters, toniannp@sbcglobal.net of Concord, OH

"To the family and friends of Joshua. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and you have my most heartfelt sympathies. I lost my fiancee Spc Shawn Davies in Baghdad on July 8 2004. I hope that your memories of Josh may give you comfort in such a difficult time. Josh will always be an American hero!!! Godbless."
Autum Shingler ashingler09@yahoo of Aliquippa, Pa

"Dear Josh,
You were a good friend, you were like a brother. You will be missed very much. You will always be in my heart and NEVER forgotten.
Love"
Joy Hall of North Apollo, PA/USA

"To the family of Josh Henry...to Peri & Larry...God bless you for the way you brought Josh up...the example and legacy he left in his brief time here on earth was evidence enough of the love & care he received at home. We know we will see him again in heaven...a HERO here...one more from the family waiting to greet us there. We love you. imdjustice@aol.com"
Aunt Betty & Uncle Dave Justice of Allentown, PA

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

"My deepest sympathy,our family has also suffered the loss of a prescious life in this battle for freedom. May God bless you and help you through this time. Forever in our hearts a HERO Joshua J. Henry."
Amy & Aaron Monier of Waterford, MI.

"On behalf of the family of Lt. Neil Santoriello we send you our deepest sympathy and let you know that we know the pain that you feel. When you are ready feel free to contact us. We live less than an hour away from you."
DianeSantoriello@hotmail.com of Verona (Penn Hills) PA

"To the Henry family, and the friends of Josh. My deepest sympathies. The world has lost a great young man, he always had a smile to give and could make anyone laugh. He was very loved by so many people. Josh will be remembered for those things as well as the dedication he gave to our country, and the pride he had in it that he gave his life for our freedom. Freedom that I appreciate that our soldiers and especially your son helps protect for us.

I'm very sorry for your loss."
Jodie Miller of Apollo, PA

"Dear Josh,
We will always love you and will take you with us everywhere in our hearts. You were the true meaning of a MAN. Everytime we seen you, you gave us a hug and told us you loved us. WE LOVE YOU!! For those of you who never met Josh, you missed out on a great all around person. You made everyone you knew feel like they were related to you... but then they might have been. You taught us a lot on what true love, unconditionally means. Everyone here misses you and will hold you tight in our hearts. I hope that everyone you touch takes a part of you in there heart and the world would be at peace with each other. WE MISS YOU VERY MUCH...

LOVE YOU,
DON, LAURIE and NATHAN HENRY"
Henry family of Vandergrift , PA

"Joshua, my big brother i love you sooo much as you already know and i have and still am learning so much from you. God Bless you- FOREVER YOUNG alphville------thannk you so much joshua. i love you"
Jasmine Camille of Apollo PA USA

"You are in our Prayers during this time. There are no words to express what you are going through. Josh is Our Hero because he was doing what was right for the World, Standing up for Freedom. We truly know the sadness you fell, we lost our Son, Spc. Shawn Davies July 8 2004 in Baghdad. Our HEROES are with God now."
Family of Spc. Shawn Davies of Aliquippa,(Hopewell Tws.) Pa. USA

"My heart goes out to all who loved Josh..my son, Gunnery Sgt. Ronald E. Baum USMC, was killed May 3rd, 2004..so I do know your pain. There are no words that truly convey this sadness and loss..May God's strength sustain you..may His love keep you always.
Semper Fi..means Always Faithful..may Josh's memory be a joy and a blessing always. Bittersweet the love we feel..blessed are we to have loved so much. In deepest sympathy,
Ron's Mom, Connie...connincrew@aol.com..write anytime if you would like..fate has made us kindred spirits forever."
Connie of Williamsburg, Pa

"Our town is saddened by the loss. All who knew Josh knew he had a smile for everyone. Nothing will take away our pain but together we will honor and celebrate his life. He will be missed but knowing he died doing what he believed in makes us all proud we know him. God bless all of the soldiers sacrificing their lives to make ours safe."
Terri of Apollo, PA USA

"To Joshua's Family:
There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"To the family of Joshua,
Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. It is with pride that Joshua will always be remembered for his bravery and sacrifice he gave to our country. May God bless you during this difficult time."
The McClain family---azquail@att.net of Tucson, AZ

"To Joshua's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (The Big Ern's Mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

"Thank you Joshua Henry, 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 Spc. Joshua Henry:
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 Joshua 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 Spc. Joshua Henry:
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 Joshua, 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