Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Quinn A. Keith

21, of Page, Arizona.
Keith died due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on September 6, 2004.

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"I miss and love you brother. Job well done sir and we will take it from here. Miss ya man. 2/1 Fox"
Calwin Bull of Tulsa, OK

"Quinn keith the world is not the same without you brother we all miss and love you."
Nicole Keith of Blanding UT

"hey we all miss him and been hard for me when he died and i cry for him all night love you and am making a web sit for him in school thats how much i love him."
nicole keith of Blanding UT

"To the family of:Quinn A.Keith
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""

"this is a poem that i write for quinn you today here it is
It was a sad day when i got told
that you were gone but i wished it was just a dream but it was not i love you"
nicole keith of blanding ut

"Quinn I love and miss you I glad to be your little sister you will be missed forever. Love little sister."
nicole keith of blanding Utah

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH

"Hey Quinn, LCpl Keith. Just wanted to say your'e still missed and in the hearts of our family. Miss you, man. Take care, and watch our families. Semper Fidelis, Cousin.

"Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we've fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heavenís scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.""
Sgt Alexander Benally of Flagstaff, Az

"Dear Sis, Michael is an eternal researcher. I had been speaking about you with him, and when we finished talking he got online and managed to find this page. When I read the other comments all the old emotions came back again. I'm mess right now. I am so, so sad I was not able to be with you at the funeral, and have felt this terrible pain since that day. I love you so much. Please don't think we abandoned you ... I have wanted so badly to hold you from the moment we spoke on the phone. I need to see you. Are you in Page? SLC? If you get this message please contact me through Michael's email or mine: sbehunin [at] ces [dot] washk12 [dot] org"
Sherri (Olson) Behunin of Saint George, UT

"Dear Leslie, you probably don't remember me. I last saw you and Quinn when he was a little boy. It's the only memory I have of him. Perhaps that's why it completely broke my heart as I considered my little boys while my wife (Sherri "Olson") sobbed, telling me of your phone call. As a soldier for 8.5 years, I wanted more than anything to honor you, Quinn's mother, at the funeral, but our vehicle broke down on the way there. Sherri has repeatedly expressed an emptiness at not having been able to speak with you ... Yet our hearts, prayers, and thoughts have often been dedicated to you, and to that beautiful boy I only knew as a child. (mymichael2 [at] gmail [dot] com)"
Michael Behunin of Saint George, UT

"August 3, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Quinn A. Keith:
Quinn 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

"Quinn my eldest brother. Thank you for teaching me so much. I still remember you in every way, you were my best friend. I would just like to thank god for letting me have a brother just like you.
-love your Brother
steve"
Stevenson Keith of SLC, Ut.

"LCPL Quinn A. Keith thank you for your service to the military and to our country. I ordered a random bracelet from herobracelets.org and I received one with your name. I am currently here in Iraq for my second tour and I wanted to dedicate this one to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Although I do not know you personally, you are a brother to me in arms and in my heart. As I go throughout this life I will have your name to look at on my right wrist. You will be greatly missed and forever remembered."
SGT Voris, Krystle of Camp Bucca

"To Auntie leslie and family: From Cpl Alexander Benally
I know I haven't seen you for awhile, not since the day Quinn was laid to rest, but i want you to know i still think of you all and him. Please take care and i hope I see you soon."
Cpl Alexander Benally, USMC of 29 Palms, ca

"While searching for a name for our exceptional new Puppy, we came across Quinn Keith's story. We now have our own Quinn Keith, in Lance Corporal Keith's honor. He is currently in the process of destroying our house in Southern Arizona...

Thank you,

Blessings and prayers,

The Larochelle Family"
The Larochelle Family of Vail AZ. Pima County

"Quinn i am very proud to be your little cuz! you will always be missed. Its weird that you left us a month before we were going to go deer hunting...thank you for your sacrifice.
Miss you brother!!"
micheal keith of blanding utah

"Quinn though I really did not know you, it saddens my heart to hear of your passing. I was in Iraq when I heard the news. The emotions that surged through me I was angry, sad all in one. You will never be forgotten my brother, you are always in my heart and always on my mind. To your family I send my condolences, Quinn was truly an American Hero. R.I. P. Bro . Serve in the United States Army and it is truly an honor to serve with people like Quinn."
Calito E. Keith of Wilmington, DE, US

""To my auntie Leslie and her family in remembrance of my cousin, whom I never really got to know, Quinn. I just want to say that I have always loved,respected, and appreciated what he has done for his country. He has influenced me to stay in school and also gave me the courage to enlist in the Marine Corp. I have always looked up to him since I was a child.To my auntie Leslie, I love you very much and know that I am always thinking of my cousin's courage. I know the loss of a loved is hard to believe but as the years gone by I have learned to cope with the deaths. No one can ever replace Quinn and may he REST IN PEACE." SEMPER FIDELIS"
Jerricka Jones of Round Rock , Az United States

"To The Quinn Family Like Mike Breslin Said and I Can not say It Better Then He said, Quinn You were always quiet and never complained and you were REALLY STRONG AND TOUGH. You were In my Platoon But In a differnet Section, Would Have loved to have you In my Section Along with McCarthy And Ski. We Love You Quinn And Miss you
Alex Avellan
Fox Co Raiders"
Alex Avellan of Port Washington NY

"I wish to express my sincere condolences to the family of Lance-Corporal Quinn A. Keith. What a brave young man he was. I never met him , but learned of him through www.herobracelets.org. I got his. I will wear it proudly so that his memory will never be forgotten. He is now my Hero. God Bless You."
Donald J. Shroka , Army Veteran of Cleveland, Ohio

"RIP Quinn.
You will always be in my heart.
I thank you so much for fighting for our country.
You are truly a hero.
God Bless your family.
I will always remember you and cherish the moments I spent with you. <3"
Cindy Yazzie of Victorville, California

"nizhonigo nanina
We miss you."
J of Ohio

"Dear Quinn:
I think about you often and my thoughts are always with your mother, sister, and brothers. You were my son's best friend growing up. He told me some of the crazy things you guys did together. Thank you for touching our lives. We will always remember you. You are our hero. We love you always. May Heavenly Father watch over you and we pray that you will continue to progress in the next life and into the eternity. Love Sargeant John L. Martinez's Mother"
Esther N. Yazzie of Montezuma Creek Utah

"Quinn,
I wish I had taken the time to get to know you better. You were always so quiet, but I always admired how tough you were. I never remember hearing you complain. You never fell out of anything. You may have been a little guy, but your heart was big. I hope you are happy where you are now. Keep an eye out for me.

Mike Breslin
Fox Co 2/1 Wpns PLT
Machineguns section"
of Annapolis MD

"In your honor and with gratitude to you, Quinn Archie Keith, Iíve planted a daffodil in your name, as have others across the United States as part of Project LIVE ON, a not-for-profit program founded to memorialize each U. S. military who has died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thousands of beautiful daffodils will come up each Spring, and, like your Spirit, will LIVE ON...and ON. Blessings to you, the family, as you grieve, and heal. For details, contact projectliveon@aol.com. Jan. 23, 2006."
Gretchen Forbes of the northcentral mountains of Pennsylvania

"I have planted a daffodil for you Quinn, along with 49 more bulbs to represent other soldiers who have been killed in Iraq. Your flower will be seen every year and your sacrifice remembered. Projectliveon@aol.com"
Ruth Anderson of Mountain View , California

"My thanks to you for your selfless service in what you believed in. May people remember you in honor and as the embodiment of a courageous and patriotic man. I will continue the fight in your honor and memory."
Gabriel of Sierra Vista, AZ/US

"Quinn-it was a tragedy when I heard on the news and from family that you had died. I just want to say thank you for serving out country and i am so happy for you but it was really sad when I heard it. I was about to cry when i heard it. When i went to your funeral it was really sad just to see your family cry there tears out. it was really sad. Well I just want to say that we all love you and you will always be in our heart for ever and ever."
Joeanna cornfield of Blanding, utah

"To the many people who have wrote on this web site remembering my beloved nephew Quinn A Keith. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind and thoughful words and deepest gratitude. For the family that gave the quilt to my sister Leslie, I saw the quilt, words cannot express my deepest gratitude for your love and thoughfulness that was in making the quilt. A few days ago marked the passing of Quinn, I visted his grave and stood there thinking about him.
Again I want to thank each of everyone of you who support this web site in remmberance of Quinn and the other fallen soldiers who have died in battle.

With deepest gratitude,
Leo Jones
z54588@apsc.com"
Leo Jones of Farmington, New Mexico 87401

"Quinn- I still remember when I got the phone call, it is still so hard to believe. I am so proud to be related to you for your sacrifice and courage. you have given our family a good name. I love you and miss you. Rest in Peace brother."
T. keith of Phoenix, AZ

"Quinn,

I still think about you alot and the sacrifice you have made for your country and all of us. I only knew you as a kid but you grew into a man that has made us all proud. I now live overseas, but when I get back will make sure I drop by. I also hope then when I do, you don't mind if I shed a tear or two, because you are a hero in my books."
Paul Guymon of Blanding, Utah (living in Cambodia)

"Quinn,
It's hard to think that I sat next to you in English class and now you're gone. Your sacrifice is... I can't find the words. Brave, honorable, amazing. You left behind a great family and the memory of a great man. And that's what you were, and always will be in our hearts. Thank you."
Wendy Streit of Page Az

"LCPL Quinn Keith, from your cousin, LCPL Alexander Benally, 1st TANKS, H&S Co, 1st MARDIV. and to Leslie and family. I still mourn at the loss of my cousin at the hands of the Iraqis. I just wanted to let you all know I have not forgotten about you since that day in Sept. I also wanted to say I'm sorry that I wasnt there to help. Stay motovated MARINE, wherever your spirit rests. Semper Fidelis, from one Marine to Another. Your cousin, Alex. USMC"
LCPL Benally, Alexander of 29 Palms, CA USA

"I wish to express my sincere condolences to the family of Lance-Corporal Quinn A. Keith. On behalf of my ministry, Declarer of God Ministries, and my family, The Keith Family of Lakeland, FL, I am praying for you in this difficault time. My grandfather was a Marine, and we pray especially for the Marines who are always "First to Fight." Your Quinn lives on in the bivouac of the blessed. May our Loving Heavenly Father pour out His Holy Spirit of comfort upon you all. Bless you in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen"
Rev. Joel B. Keith of Lakeland, FL

"Thank you very much to Quinn A. Keith and his family. You will always be remembered in my heart. My prayers go out to his family in their time of grief. It is alway a sad day for everybody when we hear about our loved ones losing their lives in Iraq. Quinn gave up his life to protect America and the freedom that we all enjoy. Please lets not take life and freedom for granted."
Lorinda Bailey(NAVAJO) of Salt Lake City, UT

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Quinn A. Keith,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca

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

"To Quinn'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"

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

"To the family of Quinn,
Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. Quinn is a true American hero and 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

"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

"Thank you Quinn Keith, 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 Lance Cpl. Quinn Keith:
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 Quinn 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 Lance Cpl. Quinn Keith:
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 Quinn, 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