Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Navy Hospitalman Chadwick T. Kenyon

20, of Tucson, Arizona.
Kenyon died of injuries suffered when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the Al Anbar province, Iraq. Kenyon was assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on August 20, 2006.

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"Today marks 10 years that you were tragically taken from this world. Despite the pain that it may cause , the joy that you had in your heart will be forever remembered and celebrated. The conditions and situations that you encountered in your life were sometimes difficult, uneasy and diverse. you handled them with class and courage that lied in your heart. I knew you would do great things and I had the privilege to influence and shape your thoughts, opinions and career. I can remember getting you and my brother into the music you held dear to your heart. As you got older we talked about careers and how education can lead to great things in life. Chad was primed ready and heading towards a career in the health sciences. He had and overwhelming sense inside him to help others , ultimately putting his needs last. War is cruel and even though Chad was to come home soon , for some UNKNOWN reason he was taken from us way too soon. We will never know the reason but what we can do is honor and remember his kind soul and celebrate chads life always and forever. He was and will be always remembered as a superb son, friend, soldier, healer , and hero. G-d rest your soul"
Eric De La Rosa of TUCSON , AZ

"Hey Kenyon
Wow Its been 9 years now...and just thinking of you, puts a smile on my face...You did so much for our country as a Doc/and a friend...I truly am proud of you chad...FnA you will have a place within my heart and be apart of my smile...your words will never be forgotten luv ya FnA Kenyon"
J.Huizar of California

"Chadwick, I was honored to meet your beautiful mother, Charmaine, today at your memorial marker for Arizona Run for the Fallen. You mom shared a little bit of your story with me, and I was so touched and humbled by your honor, your heroism, your service and, so very sadly, your sacrifice. My heart grieves for you and for your mother; for all that you were and for all that you would have been had your life not been tragically cut short. May you rest in peace, Chad.
Charmaine, I cannot begin to comprehend the depth of your loss, but I pray for a white light of healing to surround you with comfort and peace. I pray that you will someday see your son in heaven, and that you will then hold him in your arms for all eternity.
With love, respect and gratitude,
Shannon Gleckler"
Shannon Gleckler of Oro Valley, Arizona

"Chad your Great grandfather was my grandmothers brother. So sad to know you are gone and I never knew you. God Bless you for your service to our country. Rest well."
Shirley Keith of Tonasket, Washington

"Chad,
Well, It's Memorial Day today and I wanted to say "Hi and I miss you bro!" We started our career together and you are the true hero, my friend. I wish you were here with us to toast to almost eight years in or maybe to the good times. But, I'll toast to the memory of you and the good times we shared with you. Rest in peace brother and I hope to see you again some day. Your corpsman bud~ Guzy (Coon Scat) I hate that nick name you gave me :D"
Mike Guzman (Doc Guz) of Lemoore, CA

"To the family of:Chadwich T. Kenyon
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""

"Kenyon,
Hey bro, Its Halloran, Its been a few years now, and to this day I think about everything that dark day in Rawah, and I want you to know that you will never be forgotten, for all the hard times in uniform, and out like when we played softball together in 29 when you had that cast on, haha i still can imagine seeing you turn the corner in that red car with the broken mirror to pick me up.. Brother Thank You for the service...."
James Halloran of Fortoglethorpe, GA

"”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to the hero’s Mother, Father and/or spouse. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Almost 2,150 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
This is a gift! We have wonderful sponsors who help with the costs, and want you know that everyone here at Project Compassion does and will always CARE.
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna
Projectcompassion@manti.com
www.heropaintings.com"
Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"Chad Kenyon, I had the opportunity to serve with you in 3rd LAR Bn BAS, You were the sharpest Sailor, and a good friend, we miss you!"
Jose Cadenas of San Jose,CA

"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

"Dear Chad this is James Shaw I am sorry to here that this happen. Caught me by suprise when I was looking you up. You are a brave man for doing what you did for this country a true Hero. An for Charmaine I am so sorry for your loss I will keep you in my prayers. I remember it like yesterday playing bball an running around causing mistgift, going to the Diamond back game. I still have that foul ball that was thrown at us when we were on the first row of the dugout. You will always be remebered as my first friend in life. I will never forget you put your life on the line for me,us this country. love you an will miss what I was still trying catch up on."
James Shaw of Edmond,Ok,U.S.A

"July 3, 2008
To the family of Hospitalman Chadwick T. Kenyon:
Chadwick 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 love you son. One year ago today we laid you to rest and It (the pain) does not get better. You are my hero and I miss you that I cannot believe I made it this far. Thank you for giving me strength and guidance. I love you. Hugs, MaMa"
mama chadwick of Tucson, AZ

"chad.
words can't explain how much you are missed around the B.A.S but your probably laughin at us while we gotta do sickcall and all the other stuff we do....hey man i just wanted to thank you for the sacrifice you made for this country and for the wolfpack....much love brother. you will never be forgotten...R.I.P CHAD KENYON"
jesse silva of 29 palms, california,us

"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.
Our nations HERO, Chadwick will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!
"

"Hello my dear Chad, Miss you more than words can ever convey. Your sacrafice and memory I honor 24/7 my young, beautiful hero, my son. I love you and may the Lord and you give me strength as always. MaMa"
Charmaine Wright of Tucson, Az

"CHAD, I KNOW IT WOULD HAVE BEEN YOU AND ME TIL THE END! I GUESS THIS IS THE END AND I AM STILL WITH YOU! I'VE LOVED YOU SINCE I WAS SIX AND WILL CONTINUE TIL' I CAN BE REALLY WITH YOU AGAIN. I MISS YOU SO MUCH AND CANT WAIT TIL I CAN BE IN A BATHTUB WITH YOU JUST LIKE 25TH HOUR. JUST LIKE US. I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU!! WE WILL BE TOGETHER SOON. I LOVE YOU CHAD!!! LOVE YOUR ASHLEY BABY GIRL KENYON WICOVITCH!"
ashley wisco of tucon-ish, Az

"Chad,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Doc!"

"RIP SHIPMATE"
US Navy Sailor

"Chad,
You will never know how proud I was with how far you improved and earned not only my respect but all the Marines! You were one of the best that worked for me.

I miss you bro and the Yankees are still better than the Sox.
Love ya Bro and say hello do dave up there for all of us"
HM1(FMF) Mark Terrill of OIF SMDR 3d LAR

"Thank you Chadwick Kenyon, 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 Hospitalman Chadwick Kenyon:
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 Chadwick 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 Hospitalman Chadwick Kenyon:
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 Chadwick, 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