Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Isaiah R. Hunt

20, of Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Hunt died in Baghdad, Iraq, when the driver of his military vehicle accidentally struck another vehicle. He was assigned to the 782nd Main Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on November 15, 2004.

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"Nov.13, 2017
Hi All,
Aunt Barbara and I spent Veterans Day in Portland visiting cousin Larry Aamold. We drove down for just the day and came home Sunday.

While there Larry showed us the South Dakota Magazine article about "Manhattan Island" in Big Stone Lake. This brought back happy memories of the family reunion we had there. I believe that it was in 1996. What a good turn out we had. The picture of Mike is very good and we got a good laugh out of the road signs on the tree.

Before we left we put a flag on my brother Erling's grave in Seattle. He served in the Air Force in WW2. Spent a couple years in Europe.

Blessings and our love to you all,

Uncle Steve & Aunt Barbara"
Steve Olsen of Lynnwood,,WA

"Hi Pam & all,
Barb and I are thinking of you and so many good memories are still with us. We lost our Sue Feb. 2001 but now have her grandson (1 Year old) Evan to prove she was real. Stephen is a PROUD father. Love to you all, Steve & Barb.
Blessings"
Steve & Barbara Olsen of Lynnwood, WA

"Hi All,
Again we remember those who have served our country. Can it be ten years since our family lost Isaiah? Uncle Steve and I send our greetings and want you to know we feel you sorrow.

God's blessing to you all,
Great Aunt Barb & Uncle Steve Olsen"
Barbara Olsen of Lynnwood, WA

"I was deployed with PFC Hunt and we were both in 2nd PLT. I just want his family to know that you are in my prayers. It was a blessing to have known him and to have served with him.
I was deeply moved by this and I will never forget you PFC Hunt. I think of you quiet often and I have peace in my heart to know that you are with God. We are all a part of God's perfect plan and at times things don't make since to us but God knows exaclty what He is doing. We Love you Hunt!"
Nicole

"Isaiah you are missed and thought of daily. Some day we will meet again Soldier. Never Forget"
John Reese of Ft Leonard Wood, Mo

"Hi All,

Isaiah it looks like the the mission in Iraq is almost complete. AND it will be a success. Thanks to you and your fellows.
We think of you and your family often and should have another reunion. Those sure were the best of times.
God's blessings to you all. Our love, Uncle Steve & Aunt Barbara"
Steve Olsen of Lynnwood, WA, USA

"On this Memorial Day weekend, we will remember your life and commitment, we salute you."
Uncle Dan and family of Cushing, WI

"Hi I served with Pfc Hunt while in iraq he had been attached to my unit.. I didnt know him well but I can still remember conversations we had and think about him often I am truely sorry for your loss."
Jeff of Seattle WA

"Hi Pam and All,
Pam, it sounds as though you are still with John in Hanford. We had a full year didn't we. BUT it seems to have been well worth it. I know Isaiah would be the first to encourage and help too.

God bless you all and his memory.

Love, Aunt Barb and Uncle Steve."
Steve O. of Lynnwood, WA

"i was supposed to be there with him..."

"Hi All,

We just want to send our greetings. We are all well at this time. Steve is pretty much his old self again. It has taken some time but there is no rush.

God bless you all and Isaiah's memory.

Love,"
Steve & Barbara. of Lynnwood, WA

"Hi All,

Special greetings to your family this Memorial Day. We remember your sacrifice and Isaiah's service to protect us and defend our nation.

Love to you all."
Uncle Steve & Aunt Barbara of Lynnwood, WA

"November 15, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Isaiah R. Hunt:
Isaiah 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

"Hi All,
Barbara and I were watching the news this Veterans Day and were touched by the many stories. We remembered that it was this time of year that our grand-nephew Isaiah had been killed. He is still well remembered by us. We send our love to his parents.

God's blessings on all who loved him.

Uncle Steve & Aunt Barbara"
Steve & Barbara Olsen of Lynnwood, WA

"To the family of Isaiah Hunt. My name is Dennis Raddatz. I used to work for Mike and Pam years ago as a teenager and I would watch your children for you to. I do remember Isaiah very well. I truly appreciate his sacrifice. I served in the US Navy from 1991-2006 and am a proud veteran of Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Isaiah is my hero and hero's will always be remembered. I am proud to have known him and I give my love and support to you his family."
Dennis Raddatz of Coolidge, AZ USA

"May God and St. Michael bless Isaiah and comfort his family and friends.

I just read a story about the 82nd's May Memorial service in which Isaiah's father, Mike Hunt, Green Bay was quoted. I would appreciate an email address or phone number where I can contact Mike.

God bless all.

All the Way,

Tom Laney, Editor
Badger Airborne News
Badger State Chapter
82nd Airborne Division Association
tlaney@earthlink.net
715-962-4365"
Tom Laney of Colfax, WI

"I served with PFC Hunt in the 497th Transportation Company and I think of Isaiah on a daily basis. We were in 2nd Plt. and though I wasn't on that fateful mission where he lost his life in service to his country, his unit, and his comrades - he will always be sorely missed. I recall the person rather than the soldier...the way that he was always so engrossed in his game of HALO that he would refuse to leave the tent and go eat dinner. There were quite a few nights when we first arrived in Baghdad that he would pick the leftovers off of my plate rather than leave his beloved game. He had a great sense of humor and he was always doing or saying something that made the rest of us laugh. Again, he will be sorely missed and I am sorry for your loss... Your son was an important member of the 2nd Plt. family. Isaiah Hunt, you are greatly missed and you will not be forgotten."
Derek Wolery of Fort Lewis, WA/USA

"I served with PFC Hunt in the 497th Transportation Company and I think of Isaiah on a daily basis. We were in 2nd Plt. and though I wasn't on that fateful mission where he lost his life in service to his country, his unit, and his comrades - he will always be sorely missed. I recall the person rather than the soldier...the way that he was always so engrossed in his game of HALO that he would refuse to leave the tent and go eat dinner. There were quite a few nights when we first arrived in Baghdad that he would pick the leftovers off of my plate rather than leave his beloved game. He had a great sense of humor and he was always doing or saying something that made the rest of us laugh. Again, he will be sorely missed and I am sorry for your loss... Your son was an important member of the 2nd Plt. family. Isaiah Hunt, you are greatly missed and you will not be forgotten."
Derek Wolery of Fort Lewis, WA/USA

"To the parents and family of Army Pfc. Isaiah R. Hunt: This memorial day weekend, 05/27/2007, I want to let you know that I placed a flag in your son's name in rememberance of him and all the other soldiers that have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom we enjoy today. THANK YOU. Your son is a hero to me. I happened to have the flag with your son's name and I prayed for him and for you. May God Bless you and may His arms hug you and comfort you."
Christina of Winter Springs, FL

"I'm truly grateful to Isaiah for his courage and dedication. Thank you for all that you accomplished here on earth. I send my condolences to the family of this great heroe and i'll always remember you. " Heroes don't run " RIP"
Jessica Zuleta of Orlando FL , 32824

"It has been over a year and a half now and there is still not a day that I have not stopped to remember Isaiah."
A Very Proud Cousin, Austin of Milbank, SD

"My dear Pam, what an honor to make your quilt for you. My dear soon you will have your quilt soon you will witness that we all still care and wish only the best for the parents of a hero. There are no words that can express how proud we are of your son and all those that service our country. I for one am very proud of them all and of the families that raise heroes. Oh yes they are all heroes as our the parents that taught them to care. Your quilt was made with love and I hope others will hear about this project and contact me for their quilt also Spread the word for me my dear friend so others will know. My email is debeniel@ncn.net and my website is www.freedomquilts.net God bless you and know that we have not forgotten."
Betty Nielsen of Fonda, Ia

"It's been nearly 2 years now since Isaiah's death.I am his uncle.Several times a week I still sit at my desk, see his picture, and think of him.He is and always will be an inspiration to me."
Dan of Cushing, WI

"To the family Of Pfc Isaiah Hunt, My name is Sgt. Andrew Staeven serving with the 890th Transportation Company from Green Bay Wi, serving in Lsa Anaconda Iraq. I mobalized days after your tragedy and want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for coming to my send off party to show your support for our soldiers. I cant even imagine how difficult it must have been. Thank you again."
Sgt. Andrew Staeven of Lsa Anacoda, Iraq

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

"My email response to MH does not seem to be getting through. Please send information so that I can get in touch with you again regarding the Arlington MidWest Iraq Memorial. Blessings to you and your family."
Marty Preston of Wisconsin Dells, WI

"To the Family of PFC Isaiah Hunt:
We have constructed a memorial to the service men and women from Wisconsin and Illinois who have died in Iraq which includes, as of 6/20/05, 111 crosses and Stars of David. We would like your permission to put PFC Hunt's name on one of them. We have called our display "Arlington MidWest." It is our expression of mourning for the indescribable loss you have suffered for our country. If you would like us to do this, please email martypres33@yahoo.com.

"As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them." Anonymous"
Marty Preston of Wisconsin Dells, WI

"To the family of Isaiah R. Hunt:

The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 29 May. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, LTC Kenneth L. Beale, Jr. will preach a message entitled “Remembering Our Freedom.” A former Soldier and country music songwriter and performer “Rockie” will pay a special musical tribute. At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org"

"Although I personally did not know Isaiah Hunt, it was such a tragedy to hear of his passing. He was serving in the same unit as my husband was. My husband came home during R and R and recalled memories of working and talking with your Isaiah. My husband told me how Isaiah wasnt originally assigned to this unit, but he did get to know Isaiah in the short time they worked together. He said he was a fine young man and great soldier. My condolences go out to the family, friends, fellow soldiers, and everyone else effected by this brave young man's death. God bless the troops and the USA."
bnr8503@comcast.net of Ft. Lewis, WA, USA

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

"We, the family of Isaiah are greatful for all the support we have gotten from all of you. Isaiah has truly touched more peoples lives than we will ever know. We have learned this just from all the people who have written letters to our family. He is missed more than anyone can imagine. He had become such a mature person since joining the Army. We saw him leave as a young man not really knowing what he wanted to do in the future, yet learned how he had become such a proud, responsible person. We were looking forward to learning more about what a true hero he had become. We learned that he had a wonderful young lady named Amanda, that he truly cared for, and we keep in contact with her, and know she truly cared so much about him. As Isaiah's mother and I went to his grave the other day, we saw the footsteps of sandals and toes, in the snow. We knew it was Amanda because she doesn't like shoes, and there was a red rose she had left for him on Valentines Day. What a sweetie!!
Isaiah, you are truly missed by all who knew you."
Dan B of Green Bay, WI -- USA

"thank you for your messages. they really do help me and my family. No he will never be forgoten and will always be loved, thank you for your concern and support."
Jonah Hunt (brother) of green bay WI

"To Isaiah'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

"God's blessing to the family and friends of Isaiah. He will not be forgotten. Thank you for serving our country. My prayers are with you."
Candy of Poynette, WI

"Thank you Isaiah Hunt, 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 Pfc. Isaiah Hunt:
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 Isaiah 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 Pfc. Isaiah Hunt:
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 Isaiah, 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