Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Cory M. Hewitt

26, of Stewart, Tennessee.
Hewitt died in Mosul, Iraq, when a suicide bomber entered his dining facility and detonated an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 705th Ordnance Company, Fort Polk, Louisiana. Died on December 21, 2004.

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"Cory and I went to school together and played football together, he will always be remembered, he is also the reason I still serve today! Rest in peace brother!"
W01 Natero, Sunny of Woodlawn, TN.

"Cory and I were friends while we attended West Liberty State College. I miss him daily. He was the first person I called after my Dad died and was always there for me. I still have his letters from Iraq. I agree with the other writer that said he had a built in smile. I think of him now when we are in election mode because we would always debate the candidates. I look for ways of honoring Cory in my daily life and hope I will do him proud!"
Lauren Yoho Pulay of Ann Arbor, MI

"I never knew Cory, but I served with his father in Berlin and know how much Ray loved him and how very proud he was of him. Many years late, but my sincerest condolences."
C of Colorado

"Cory, What a shining light in my life. I miss you daily. All my love"
Aunt Joy of Moundsville WV

"December 13, 2008
To the family of Spc. Cory M. Hewitt:
Cory 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 remember when Cory first came to Redstone straight out of basic. I went through Eglin with him and spent many a night with him. Cory I will remember you forever and ever you will never be forgotten and you are and forever will be missed. To the Hewitt family I know that there are no words that will make what you have had to endure and continue to endure any easier. I just want you to know that Cory was a like a brother to me and to many others. I keep him and all of you in my thoughts. I love ya bro see ya soon."
SSG Cory Argenbright of 764th OD CO (EOD) Ft. Carson, CO

"You will never be forgotten..."
ABH2(sw/aw) MISKOVICH, ROBERT J. of San Diego, Ca.

"To the family of:Cory M.Hewitt I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all 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 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"

"To Cory, Thank you brother! To his family and friends thank you also, I was saddened to hear of what happened that day and how the US Army and many comrades lost a truly special friend, soldier and family member. I met Cory for only a few weeks while I was starting EOD school he was nearly finished. He told me "Sweeney it's tough but you'll do well" He seemed to have a built in smile!"
Sgt Robert J Sweeney of Camp Dawson WV

"Cory, I am from Hendersonville TN. I have been in the military for 5 years and I have been over "there" once. I am now stationed at Dover AFB. I found a wristband with your name on it when I was on a trip to Arlington. I want you to know that this wristband will never come off. I thank you everyday for the sacrifice you made so I can continue to be an American. You are the ultimate HERO! SALUTE!"
SSgt Mike Piro of Dover, DE USA

"Cory, It was a real honor to be in EOD school with you. I still remember those days of us throwing the baseball around. It was an honor for me to be privleged enough to have known you. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. My prayers are with your family and friends. I miss you man."
Dustin Koch of Shaw AFB, SC

"Cory was a bright guy and always brought a positive attitude to my class. He was a great freind and will be missed. Hoo ya Cory"
Keith

"FOURTH OF JULY IN GATLINBURG TENNESSEE MIDNIGHT PARADE AND FIREWORKS. WE PLAN TO ENETER A FLOAT TO HONOUR OUR FALLEN AND TO "SUPPORT OUR TROOPS". I WILL BE ATTENDING ALONG WITH OTHER FALLEN FAMILIES.************CORY THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY. MORE SO YOUR BROTHERHOOD TO OUR SON, AS HE FELT THAT OF YOU. SADLY, YOU ARE TOGETHER NOW. CORY YOU ARE IN MY HEART AND PRAYS. HEALING IS A SLOW PROCESS....TAKE IT ONE DAY AT A TIME! BE SUPPORTIVE TOWARD ONE ANOTHER WITH GREAT UNDERSTANDING. YOU EACH HOLD VERY FOND AND PRECIOUS MEMORIES YOU SHARED WITH CORY. HE IS RESTING IN PEACE: STILL HE IS IN YOUR HEARTS. hE HAS NOT DIED IN VAIN. HE IS REMEMBERED TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER. GOD BLESS! Father of fallen soldier US Army Sgt. Gregory L. Wahl KIA Balad, Iraq 05-03-04."
leonard_wahl@hotmail.com of Spring Texas

"I was eating lunch with Cory when the bomb went off. I will never forget that day, or Cory. He was a great friend and a great soldier, Miss you cory"
Eric Wroblewski of Los Angeles

"To all those this has affected,
i was in the dining facility on this day and will not forget the horror which was brought upon us this day i did not know SPC Hewitt but i do remember his name on one of the wounded we drug out of there and tho whom this has affected we appriciate his sacrifice and also yours because i as well as anyone know what its like to lose people i care for thank you and God Bless"
SGT Anthony w. Wheeler of Schofield Barracks, HI

"Spc. Cory Hewitt

My friend, you will always be remembered. Because of your sacrifice, peace will be possible and others will live on to tell of your legacy.

Stewart County Class of 1997."
Spc. Giovanni De Zuani of Det. 1 Co. C 104th Aviation

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

"Cory was an outstanding soldier and a great friend. I went to AIT with him and he was my roommate in Florida. He will be missed dearly and never forgotten.
SPC Steven Church
C BTRY 5/5 ADA"
Steven Church of Fort Lewis, WA 98433

"I was reading the Army times today. I came across the section of the fallen and thier photos. I usually look because I was once an Army brat and I also live the Army life now as an adult.You meet so many people in this life you just may know someone on those pages.I seen Cory's picture and recognized him immediately.I had also attended school with him at Ft Knox as a younger lady. I am deeply saddened and upset that Cory has passed on.I remember him as an intelligent,able bodied young man with a good natured humour. I am sorry for your loss because truly he is someone who is and will be missed.You have my regretably late yet deepest sympathies."
M.Ashbaugh Moreno of Fort Lewis,Wa

"My prayers and thoughts go out to your family. The day I saw Corys picture on the world news I was caught by surprise. I went to McDonald Middle School with Cory in Fort Knox Kentucky. He played the trombone and I played the clarinet. I remember your family living on the golf course and our school bus made a special "bus stop" just for him and his trombone :-)I will remember him always and think of your family often. I'm so sorry for your loss. He is an american HERO :-)"
Melissa (Schoenrock) Pahnke of Minonk, Illinois

"I was a friend of Cory's many years ago. We went to school together at Ft. Knox, Ky and were fellow Army brats. I happened to be sharing a story of another loss of a very close family member to the conflict in Iraq with another fellow student from Ft. Knox when I heard of Cory's death. I have not spoken to or seen Cory since middle school but often thought about him and hoped that he was doing well. It truley saddens me to hear this heartbreaking news. I will always remember Cory as a gentle soul. He was very quite and had a very soft sweet manner to him. I knew he was truley a special person. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. We know how deep this sorrow can cut through you, but as a fellow army brat and as a long ago friend I will truley remember Cory as a hero. You will all be in my family's thoughts and prayers."
Nakena (Liebig) Stewart loving family member of Army Sgt. James A Sherrill KIA April 3, 2005 and friend of Cory Hewitt of Brandenburg, Ky

"From a friend, you worked hard and well...then worked some more. Thank you for studying with us those long days and afternoons at EOD school. You were a great man and a pleasure to have around. I think about you everyday man, you will be missed. Your family is in my prayers."
Dallas Bozeman of Aviano AB, Italy

"I went to High School with Cory in Stewart County. I always admired him for his attitude and his dedication to our school. The same dedication he served honorably in our armed services will not be forgotten and he will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family in this time of need."
James D. Heflin of Nashville ,TN

"Spc. Cory Hewitt was a great hero. I knew him from EOD school. I wasn't exactly in his class, but saw him around. He always had a great and upbeat attitude. He will be greatly missed. I am deeply sorry for the loss. My prayers are with you. matthew.t.humphrey@us.army.mil"
Matt Humphrey of Ft. Monmouth, NJ

"I am deeply sorry for your loss, My name is Tyler Shellito (IC3) I had the honor of serving with Cory in EOD school he was a extremly bright student. He fit in to 03-60-Navy just as if he was in the Navy. His ability to retain information helped my fellow classmates and I get threw the hardest division in school. I was sad to see him get held back in tools in methods due to lack of space, I would of traded a couple NAVY students just to keep him in the class with us. Once again I am sorry for your loss. TyjshellnavyEOD@aol.com"
Tyler Shellito of Oak Harbor WA

"to the family of Cory, you are in my prayers. My son,SSG.Michael Sutter, was killed in Iraq on Dec. 26,2003. He was also a member of the EOD.They are an elite bunch and all heroes. Please accept my condolences."
Judy Sutter of tinley park,il

"I am so sorry for the family of Cory M, Hewitts family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Cory is a true american hero."
Kristen Brown, cousin of Sgt.Andrew W. Brown KIA 10/8/04 of Pleasant Mount, Penna.

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

"Cory, thank you for the smiles you unknowingly placed on my face and for willingly going the distance I myself could not go. We will miss you in Dover."
A Friend of Dover, Tennessee

"Knowing you has made me a better person. You were and still are an inspirational friend. Thank you for being great person of strong integrity and phenomenal character. I will remember your contagious laugh and truly genuine personality forever."
Tricia Cunningham of Columbus, Ohio

"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

"God keep you safe now, Cory. Thank You for your sacrifice. My heart aches for your family's loss."
Melissa Macchi, cousin of PFC Mark Barbret, killed 10/14/04 of Roseville, MI

"To the family of Cory M. Hewitt: Army Spc. Hewitt is not forgotten on Christmas Day, even by people who didn't know him. His sacrifice reaches out to touch a small family that is grateful for his heroic acts protection and patriotism. We wish his survivors peace and comfort in your sorrow on Christmas Day."
Walter of Yonkers, NY, USA

"Thank you Cory Hewitt, 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. Cory Hewitt:
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 Cory 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. Cory Hewitt:
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 Cory, 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