Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Dustin L. Kendall

21, of Conway, Missouri.
Kendall died in Baqubah, Iraq when his HMMVW accidentally struck an M1A2 Abrams tank and rolled over. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on January 15, 2006.

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"To the family of:Dustin L. Kendall
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""

"I left the reserve with Dustin, came active. We shared the same MOS, the same urge to serve overseas, and most of all the enjoyment of life. I am proud to have called him friend for several years. For the past three years, I have found myself absolutely miserable on that day, two of those days in Iraq, alone and thinking of his strong handshake and friendly words.

Many of us engineers still think of Dustin, some never got the chance to meet him. Those that didn't meet him had many other fallen friends from among us that deployment. Often the days are long and tough, and some times I pray to God asking for some friendly words from an old friend. Many times, they come and they are blessed words.

For his family know this, his words and actions made us all proud. I still tell my new soldiers about him and his influence's on our generation of soldiers. I tell them that he helped shape me with amazing ability to resolve situation and think more clearly. But, he also helps me every day shape new soldiers into better men. My heart goes out to Kendall's family, and my thanks for him being there when I needed him."
Sgt. Roger E. Spencer of Monett Missouri/Ft. Carson Colorado

"January 10, 2009
To the family of Spc. Dustin L. Kendall:
Dustin 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"I have no pictures of you, but I do have a piture of your resting place in Arlington. I have it up in my office at work and look at it every day. I wish I was there for you when it mattered. I am sorry I wasn't."
Spc. Karna L. Spain of Raleigh, NC

"Dear Family of Dustin Kendall:

To honor the Missouri soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families, the professional portrait artists of the Grateful Hearts Project are offering to paint a portrait of the individual soldier for his family.

These 16"x20" origianl portraits are being offered completely free of charge in recognition of the sacrificies made by these brave soldiers and in condolence for their families loss.

For more information, please email us at gratefulheartsproj@sbcglobal.net

The Artists of Grateful Hearts"
J. Gragg of Lee's Summit, Mo.

"Never forget you Brother"
Pvt. Richard Crowson of Conway, Ar

"Never forget you brother."
Spc. Pearson Kraus of Fort Carson, Colorado

"I will never forget you, Dustin. You were always there to make me smile and to make me laugh. You kept me safe when I was scared; you were my light in the dark. I miss you every day and always will. But I promised to come see you, and someday I will be able to ;). Thank you for being an amazing friend and teaching me more than you will ever know."
SPC Caola Gruss of Fort Carson, CO

"Miss ya brother."
Spc. Clifton Farr of Fort Carson, CO

"Dustin, you were like the brother that I never had. I remember when we used to spend everyday together. I miss you so much. You were a big part in my life. There was never a time when I was mad at you. You always made my days better. You are and will be missed everyday. I love you!"
Samantha Laird of Sulphur, La

"You will always be remembered and missed......you were my first best friend who made me feel important...I love what you have taught me in life...as well as in your death...I Love You and miss you soo much!"
Nicki Burnworth of Sulphur, La

"I'll see you on the other side little brother."
Spc J. Allen Edmonds of Benton, AR

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, Dustin will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana God Bless you ALWAYS. "

"Thank you Dustin Kendall, 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. Dustin Kendall:
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 Dustin 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. Dustin Kendall:
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 Dustin, 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