Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Sgt. Justin L. Noyes

23, of Vinita, Oklahoma.
Noyes died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan. Died on July 2, 2006.

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"Justin changed my life forever. I often think about him, and what he would be doing now if he would have come home. His sacrifice made me realize to take nothing for granted. I am forever indebted to him and vow to live my life the best that I can every day in his memory. He will never be forgotten."
Cpl Tobias Callaway of St. Louis, MO

"Justin,
I never knew you, but I knew of you and I knew your family. I could tell how heart-broken they all were when you passed. It's an honor to call you my brother in arms. You are never forgotten brother. Semper Fidelis and rest easy."
Cpl Manners, Betty Jo of San Diego, California/ Vinita, Oklahoma

"the best son a mother could ever ask for,and we should all stop taking it for granted as we walk along each day FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and for me the grieving will never end...but his memory lives on forever..the love we always had together....Thank You My Son"
Stacey Noyes of Vinita,OK.74301..U.S.A.

"the best son a mother could ever ask for,and we should all stop taking it for granted as we walk along each day FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and for me the grieving will never end...but his memory lives on forever..."
Stacey Noyes(mother) of Vinita,OK.74301..U.S.A.

"the best son a mother could ever ask for,and we should all stop taking it for granted as we walk along each day FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and for me the grieving will never end...but his memory lives on forever..."
Stacey Noyes(mother) of Vinita,OK.74301..U.S.A.

"My sweet Justin, we all love you and miss you everyday. When Brandon brought you home with him to Texas I knew I had another boy to love. You were a bright light in our lives and you will never be forgotten. We love you and miss you so much."
Susan Dye of Gilmer, Texas

"My son brought Justin home with him several times. Sometimes I wondered why he chose to come to Ohio with Mike rather than visit his family; especially during holidays. I soon learned that he considered Mike his brother and naturally We WERE family. He had a smile that could light up a room. He used to make me laugh..like the time he got up in the morning and came walking into the kitchen wearing those pink fuzzy slippers. I enjoyed having him there and I appreciate the Marine that he was. Look forward to seeing you again Justin."
Deby Fulton (Czombos) of Austintown, Ohio

"I know iam late like always and i know we had our different sight on things but noyes you will always be in the ancrum family iam going to leave on a saying that we will never forget warren your fat r.i.p my marine brother"
reginald ancrum of winston salem nc.

"To the family of:Justin L Noyes 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 Justin and his family..I know it has been over 2 years since that day. But it was an honor to have served with you. I remember the good times. You never had a frown on your face no matter what time it was that we would roll out. I will never forget. Semper Fi and God bless"
CPL Draughn, Ryan of Slidell, LA

"Hey Noyes,
Man I remember some of your crazy eposodes things like the warren battles, towel tap until ones flesh was red and blue and starting to you know and when you and czom came back from leave from czom's house you came back pretty busted up but you showed no pain, hell you were laughing like it was no big deal.I remember you always laughing and smiling,I will also remember that day reading your name in the marine times and remembering my heart drop. You were my first brother that I had to read that I really knew in that tough section of the marine times, I was hoping to never read a close Friend,Brother,Devil,0811 but thats the dice we roll defending whats ours, FREEDOM! we all gave some, and you gave ALL! I will not forget you and I proudly salute you and your family.Everytime I see old glory flying high and hear our national anthem,I know that its only there because of great people like your self still on duty from the far heavens protecting us down here. You will always come to my mind.JUSTIN it was an HONOR serving with you amongest the C 1/10 ranks,forever in your debt Kenny P 3531/0811 Gun 5
GOD SPEED AND SEMPER FI!"
KENNETH PLAISANCE of NEW ORLEANS ,LA

"June 28, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Justin L. Noyes:
Justin 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

"Justin, My favorite memory is when we used to go to my grandma's house and eat nutty bars and drink milk. I would always ask if you wanted one. Your response would always be "No, I'm fat." I want you to know that I would always worry about you. You have given me a new look on our country. When I see an American flag my thoughts are about you. May you rest in a peaceful place and in my heart."
Jacque of Arkansas

"JUSTIN THIS IS MRS. DOWNING REMEMBER ME AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL IN VINITA. I REMEMBER YOU AND JUST WANT TO SAY THAT YOU WOULD BE VERY PROUD OF YOUR SISTER RACHEL IF YOU COULD BE HERE TODAY. SHE IS GOING TO SCHOOL AT ATTUCKS ACADEMY WHERE I WORK AS A COUNSELOR TECH AND SHE IS DOING VERY WELL. SHE IS COMING TO SCHOOL EVERYDAY AND SHE IS HAPPY. YOUR FAMILY WHOLES A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART BECAUSE YOUR SISTERS ARE SO CRAZY AND FUNNY. THEY ARE GREAT AND YOU WOULD BE PROUD. I PRAYED THAT YOUR STAR UP IN HEAVEN WILL CONTINUE TO SHINE DOWN ON THEM LETTING THEM KNOW THAT YOU WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR THEM. SHINE ON MY FRIEND."
GLENDA DOWNING of VINITA OK USA

"I remember you Justin. . . A young energetic Marine, eager to learn and fight! I served with you on your first Howitzer Gun Section, Gun 3, and then on our first overseas deployment with the 22 MEU, then onto the deserts of Iraq. . . We found out we were being recalled to ship out to the Big Sandbox, Me, You, and Brandon on New Year's Eve 2002, soon to be 2003, in Jersey, we drank ourselves stupid and then drove back to Lejeune wondering what the next few weeks and Iraq would bring to our lives?! It was a long fun 3 years with you in 1/10, and I appreciate your thirst for life and ability to smile at all things good, bad, or indifferent! I am a better Man, Marine, and Friend to others for having known you! Thank you for that and your service to our country! I look forward to seeing on the other side brother. . . You may be gone from what we know as this physical life but, you are not forgotten and live on through me and all of us who know you and pass your story on, to you my friend, Semper Fidelis!"
Sgt. Pete Peterson of Camp Lejeune, NC

"Justin,
He was the Best brother I could have ever asked for! He made me the person I am today! If it wasn't for him i don't know where i would be in life!?! He always had a smile on his face.. he made everyone smile and laugh.. he didn't even have to say anything and people would laugh its just his expressions he would make!!! my brother was a very loving man!!! he has a very beautiful loving wife that i love with all my heart!!! and he picked the best friends in the whole world!!! i will always love and remember you!!! love you! and see you soon!
Semper Fi!!!"
Rachel Noyes of Vinita, Oklahoma

"Justin always had a smile on his face and talked about his wife and how couldnt wait to see her everyday we went out i was honored to work with him on EOD and was hurt to hear of his passing he will always be remembered"
Guy Wall of Springfield , Il

"Justin. Will always love ya, miss ya and remember you. You were fun, I can still hear your great laugh, see your contagious CUTE smile and you have your own wall at my house! I will always miss you. You are definately one of my heros! I will see you again in Heaven. I know you are with Memaw safe."
Shannon White (cousin) of Talala, Ok, USA

"RIP Brother. You will be missed.
Class 50s"
Matt West of FT. Lewis

"It's been over a year since you left this life, and moved on too another. I think of you every single day. I couldn't of had a better bud. You were always great to play next too in football,baseball, and you gave me the confidence in college through the letters we wrote, to finally ask a cute girl out, who eventually became my wife. We always had one another backs. Truly, you are one of my heroes, even before you passing. So many memories that will never be forgotten and neither will you. I miss you so much and you effect my life for the better everyday. Your always a reason that I push myself that much harder or love those close to me that much more. I'll see ya again, someday, but until then We will all miss you."
Rob of Kansas

"Justin I didn't know you brother but I wish I did. I thank god every day for men like you, and I couldn't ever thank you enough. God bless you from me and my entire family we love you man"
Daniel of Riverbank, California, USA

"Justin,

I miss you brother. I know we only saw each other at the FLT on a daily basis (and most of the time you were talking on the phone), but I always looked forward to seeing you, Ronnie, and Shaun. You guys made an awesome team and although I conducted a civil mission, you guys were always in my prayers. In my daily prayers I always ask that the good Lord keeps you constantly in his presence and that his grace is sufficient. The moment I was told of the news I was in shock. When I dwell on your presence at the FLT, I still sit and look up at the sky and wonder why it had to be you. On that Monday night after hearing of your passing, I sat up and looked up into the sky at Camp Fallujah and tried to make sense of it all. I thought of your family and all who held you close. I just looked up at the stars and asked God why about a 1000 times. I still don't know but I do look forward to seeing you again my friend in Heaven in the presence of an Almighty God who is our Redeemer and Defender and who will never lose - Amen"
Sgt Keith Day 3rd Civil Affairs Group of Los Angeles, CA

"To the family and friends of Sgt Noyes, my name is Lt Ingram. I was there a year ago today when Justin and I meet for the third time. The circumstances much more unfortunate. The first two times were in response to our calls for aid with his expertise. Although I had only met him and did not trully know him, I wanted you all to know from my humble position that what he was doing saved lives. It takes a special kind of man to do what he did, and being an infantry platoon commander I have had the pleasure of meeting many of them. However, what Justin did was exceptional. I know first hand the fruits of his labor and his ultimate sacrifice. Those are the lives of Marines and civilians he helped save. My platoon, company, battalion, and fellow Marines are eternally grateful for the work he did and the man he was. Nothing will bring back your son, brother, or husband. I only hope to honor him in my dedication to see each of my Marines perform thier duty in the most professional way possible. I think of him often and I wish I had the privelage of knowing him better. However, even though I did not know him on a personal level I most certainly know what he did for all of us. He saved Marines' lives and for that I will remain eternally grateful. I regret that I will never have the opportunity to thank Sgt Noyes. Instead I will thank all of you for the amazing man which you mentored, loved, and saw go off to battle in a very difficult conflict. I will continue to remember and honor him.

Very sincerely and respectfully,

Lt N.P. Ingram
3D BN, 5TH Marines"
N.P. Ingram of Camp Pendleton, CA

"I remember sitting at the dining room table enjoying the stories from you and Mike about being a Marine,a boot,Ft.Sill,a Fleet Marine.I'm VERY glad you came home on leave with Mike so many times.I remember when you picked up Cpl.!You meant the world to my son and watched over him when I couldn't.I'm forever thankful my son met you.When he's back in Iraq,I know you'll have his 6.Thanks "Baseball",Love You Much...."
Paul Czombos of Youngstown,Ohio

"I grew up with Noyes we went to school together. He used to live right down the street from me and spent countless hours at my house. He could always make me laugh and would always show up at my house when he was in town just to say hi. He was a great person and a great soldier. He was one of the reasons I joined the Army. I will never forget you and I will always love you."
Tanya Bryan(Daniels) of Ft Bragg N.C. USA

"My first weekend in the Marine Corps and I am sent on a field-op as part of a section with Justin. At this point he had been in the Marine Corps a total of 2-3 months longer than me, so he acts as if he is the Sgt Major of the Marine Corps. He proceeded to tell me how worthless I was for the entire weekend, call me Holy-*, and make the field-op as miserable as possible for me. But at the same time he showed me that he is one of the hardest working Marines I have ever met, and that the Marine Corps is nothing that anyone can even begin to fathom unless they have been there. You can't just show up like the first day of a job in the real world, where someone is there to hold your hand and show you the ropes until you are comfortable finding the copy machine by yourself. He taught me that we are The United States Marine Corps, and that if I am going to go to combat, I want to do it with someone that is willing to put their life on the line for me. Justin became that person to me and knew that I was willing to do it for him. We became great friends, room-mates, and brothers. I have so many great memories that I look forward to telling my family one day. I think about you every day Justin and know how fortunate I am to have had the honor to serve with you. Charlie Battery 1/10, what a *ing crew! Probably the most crude, belligerent, bunch of *-holes to ever put on Camies. But we all know that if we had to go back to war today, that we would want each and every Marine of Charlie Battery there with us. Especially you, Justin! You will always be a part of me, and my life! You really are the epitome of a United States Marine, and I am filled with an indescribable amount of honor and respect for your unselfish bravery. I thank you for sacrificing everything for me, our country, and The Marine Corps. You will never be forgotten! Save a seat for me! If the Army and the Navy Ever look on Heaven's scenes; they will find the streets are guarded
By UNITED STATES MARINES. R.I.P. SGT Justin Noyes"
SGT John Paul Holycross of The Ohio State University

"Justin I hope you know how much you are loved and missed by us. I only knew you for a short time but I feel like I've known you all my life from hearing your Dad, family and friends talk about you. EVERYONE loved you! You had such a viberant and possitive outlook on life and lived it to the fullest. You were a wonderful Son, Husband, Brother, Cousin, Uncle and Marine. I loved your smile and sweet spirit Justin. You shared a close bond with your Dad that will never be broken. The light that beemed from his eyes every time you called spoke volumes. I never had to ask him who he was talking to..I just knew. We love you and miss you every second of every day and I am very PROUD to have been your stepmom. Rest peacefully Son...we'll see you soon."
Karen Noyes of Talala, OK

"I had the privilege to go to Junior High and High School with Justin. He always knew how to make the school laugh. I wasn't surprised when at graduation he told us he was going to join the Marines on his 18th birthday. He was a hero in so many ways. His laughter and smile will always be missed. I know he is makin 'em laugh up in heaven."
Alicia of Vinita, OK

"Justin Noyes was the true definition of a marine and gave his life for his country and for that we can be thankful. I remember the first time Czombos brought hom back to A Town I thought he was one of the most down to earth people I've ever met, he was a goodfella,he was one of us. Everybody loved him and he will be dearly missed. R.I.P."
Joe Bellotta of Youngstown, Ohio

"Though I was not best of friends with Noyes, he was one of the first in Charlie that I had met. He is a good man and Marine."
Burton of San Marcos, Tx

"I didn't know Justin as a marine, I knew him as family. He was the guy that baked Christmas cookies with my kids. He was the guy that came to my aid when my car broke down. He was the guy that loved my sister wholeheartedly. Justin was one of the best people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Justin, thank you for being a part of our lives - we are better for having known you. Our family will never be the same without you. Love you and miss you."
Kris Wyatt of Fort Walton Beach, FL

"I only met Justin one time, but from that one time I could tell he was an extraordinary person. He was my boyfriend's best friend, so even with him gone I feel like I get to know him more and more with all the stories and pictures I get to hear and see from Mike. He was a great Marine and will forever be remembered for his courage and making the ultimate sacrafice for all of us. Jusin Noyes is a true American hero and will NEVER be forgotton. Thanks so much for everything, both you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers everyday. Love ya!!"
Marissa of Austintown, OH

"I had the pleasure of meeting Noyes on a few occassions, but the one that sticks in my head the most is when him & Mike came to my home for the fourth of July shortly after coming back from over sea's. It was a proud moment to have two Marines standing in my home who were fighting for me & my family so that we may continue to live in freedom & peace. I know how proud his wife & family must be of him. You have all been in my thoughts & prayers. Noyes you were so kind & so polite & very humble....your actions & service will always be appericated & remembered. Thank you for my freedom! God Bless You!"
Sheila of Youngstown, Ohio

""I watched Justin go from a belligerent, dont tell me what to do PFC, all the way to one of the most dependable SGT's i ever served with, more than that, he grew to be one of my best friends, to me and my family. You will be missed bro...but you'll always be apart of us!"
SSgt Banfield, aka..bannieban. of Lawton, OK.

"JUSTIN WILL ALWAYS BE THE BRAVEST GUY I'VE EVER MET. YOU WERE A GREAT FRIEND AND COULD ALWAYS BRING A SMILE TO EVERYONES FACE, WHATEVER THE SITUATION. I KNOW THAT GOD HAS YOU IN HIS ARMS. BECAUSE THATS THE ONLY PLACE YOU BELONG, NOW THAT YOUR NOT WITH US. PLEASE GOD BLESS THE NOYES FAMILY AND EVERYONE WHO WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO MEET HIM. BECAUSE WHO EVER MET THIS MAN, I'M SURE FEELS THE LOSS. GODSPEED JUSTIN AND WE'LL BE SEEIN YOU SOON BROTHER. I'LL MISS YOU BRO. SEMPER FI"
ZACHARY R. ZARLENGA, FRIEND, USMC of YOUNGSTOWN, OH.

"all i can say is...thanks for the tat, life is full of changes, and i am thankful that my change crossed our paths. i miss you bro. there are many things that i will remember...and there are many things that will always be. but there are two that will always be special to me. one is when i look down at my right arm...i will always see a date...not only that we share together in time, and situation. but the fact that, that date will be on my arm until there is no arm there because you put it there. and second because the day God decided to call you home, My day of birth was your day of rest...my friend...my brother...words are not enough...one more...save me a puppet show..."
Van...once known as the ammo guy

"Man. This guy was my best friend.I met Noyes when i checked into my unit in NC. Went to war together, partied together. At times we were closer than me and my own brother. I will never forget Justin. When you think or hear the word hero, this is the face that should come to mind. He was the best damn Marine any American family could ask for, or any President of the United States could call upon. Everyone goes through life meeting new people everyday. I can honestly say that for as long as I live, I will never meet anyone funnier, more devoted to life,work, play and the desire to be the best in whatever they do ever again. Thanks for your friendship, brotherhood and memories that I will carry with me in the future and forever. Love you bro. Save me a seat. See you soon."
Sgt. Michael Czombos (Recalled) of Youngstown, Ohio

"Justin,
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. God knows how many fellow American service personnel and Iraqis you saved by defusing and disposing of captured ordnance and IEDs.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"Sgt. Noyes was one of my Marines when we were both serving in 1st Bn 10th Marines. I was his platoon commander in Alpha Battery, Guns Platoon. He was one of my best and most dependable Marines. Always ready to do his job, always able to make everyone laugh. The last time I saw him was in Hokkaido, Japan. I was with a new Battalion and he was one of our EOD Technicians. One of our last nights there we stood outside the barracks, drinking beer and talking about the old days, telling the old stories and the old jokes. It was a great way to end the exercise, two "old salts" telling sea stories and war stories together. It was a great night. I am so very sorry that Justin is gone. I will miss him, and I will never forget him."
Capt James L Carter of Parris Island, SC

"Thank you Justin Noyes, 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 Sgt. Justin Noyes:
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 Justin 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 Sgt. Justin Noyes:
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 Justin, 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