Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Kenya A. Parker

26, of Fairfield, Alabama.
Parker died in Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-combat related medical condition. He was assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on April 30, 2005.

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"Rock of the Marne"
DW Frazier of Boston, MA

"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

"April 16, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Kenya A. Parker:
Kenya 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

"WORDS CANT EXPLAIN HOW MUCH WE ARE GOING TO MISS U....YOU WERE DIFFERENT THAT I MAY SAY...I REMEMBER GOING TO THE MOTORPOOL TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM WORK AND YOU WOULD SAY " GO EARN YOUR CHECK" i WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR LAST DAYS...SEEING YOU LOOKING SO HEALTHY...WITH THAT BIG SMILE...ALWAYS LOOKING FOR A HUSTLE...LOL...THE DAY YOUR NUM WAS CALLED...I COULDNT BELIEVE IT BUT I ALWAYS SAY WHEN YOU MISSION IS COMPLETE GOD WOULD CALL YOU HOME...AND THAT HE DID DO....I WILL MISS YOU...I WILL MISS THE GOOD OLE DAYS BUT YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE...I WILL MISS THAT BRIGHT CAR WHICH YOU PROMISE TO TAKE ME TO GET MINES DONE BUT GOD HAD OTHER PLANS...LOL RIP SWEETY...LOVE ALWAYS SPC GEORGE, MELYSSA"
MELYSSA of NYC

"To the family of:Kenya A. Parker 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"

"Kenya, It's your buddy Claudia. I miss you dearly and I visit you grave every time I go home. I miss our rides from Ft. Stewart to Birmingham. You always kept me laughing. I lost all your mom's information when I went to Iraq but I will never give up finding her again. Rodney, one of your best friends, your brother is not doing so well. He has been torn deep since you went home to Heaven. He is shutting down. I know you see him and you are looking out for him so just reach out and remind him that you still have his back. He is on his 4th tour over there. He talks about you all the time and he is hurting. Speak to your brother, baby. He need's your blessing. We will always love and miss you."
Claudia Whittaker of Augusta, GA

"My name is Allison, and I'm a student at Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I am doing a paper in tribute to Mr. Parker, and I would love to read stories about him and his life. My class is participating in a project to write tributes to all of the soliders killed in Iraq. If anyone has any information that they would like to have put into my paper, or stories of Mr. Parker's life, they would be greatly appreciated. My e-mail address is ama251@email.vccs.edu."
Allison of Virginia

"I knew him from the good old days at Ft Stewart. He will definately be missed, he was a great guy and I will always remember his jokes and what a sweetheart that he was."
Deidra N. Adams of Ft Rucker, AL

"SGT PARKER WAS A GREAT LEADER AND A GREAT SOLDIER. HE WILL BE MISSED BY EVERYONE WHO KNEW HIM FOR YEARS TO COME . MY DEEPEST CONDOLENSES TO THE PARKER FAMILY. I KNOW HE LOOKING DOWN ON US AND HE IS WATCHING OVER ALL OF US."
SPC Sean DeMeis of Philadelphia PA

"I am sorry for your loss. May God bless your family during this time.

Michele Carter
Sister of CPL Gary Walters
KIA in Baghdad, 24 April 2005"

"To the family of Kenya A. Parker,
Thank you for letting him protect us. You have my deepest sympathy.
The family of SSG.WILLIAM J. BROOKS,(KIA:MAY03,2005)1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga."
Brooks of Birmingham

"To Kenya,
I know you are looking down on us and smiling with that great smile that you have. You will truly be missed by your friends and soldiers at Ft. Stewart. There will always be a place for you in my heart and you will never be forgotten. I was just thinking about all the times we used to hang out and have fun. I'm gonna miss that. I'm gonna miss seeing you riding around post with that one and only Neon Green Impala. I'm gonna miss your laugh and the stories you've told. You are a true and eternal soldier. May you rest in peace cause God knows you are in a better place. See Ya later K.P."
Mia Harris(CPL) of St.Louis, Missouri

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

"Words are hard to find at times like this. I never met Kenya, but have read of his amazing character and can see that he touched many lives in a precious way! God comfort and keep you today and always."
Patty F. of Fort Collins, CO/USA

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. America will forever honor your Hero.
The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the sacrifice that was made and we will NEVER FORGET.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays of Massillon,Ohio

"TO THE PARKER FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY; WE ARE DEEPLY SADDEN BY THE LOST OF KENYA. HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN..FOR HE HAS TOUCHED THE HEART OF MANY. TO THOSE IN HIS COMMUNITY, NEIGHBOR'S, FRIENDS, HIS MILITARY FAMILY AND HIS OWN LOVING FAMILY. KENYA WAS APROFESSIONAL SOLDIER AND ATRUE AMERICAN HERO! WE LOST OUR SON LAST MAY. ALTHOUGH, BOTH HAD NOT KNOWN ONE ANOTHER. BOTH ALWAYS HAD ONE ANOTHERS BACK. SOLDIERS ARE FAMILY! KENYA AND ALL OUR FALLEN FAMILIES HAVE A BOND. TO ALWAYS KEEP OUR SON'S AND DAUGHTER'S NAME'S HONORED. FOR PROTECTING US ALL AGAINST TERRORISM AND GIVEN THOSE AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ A NEW BEGINNING TO FEEL SAFE AND FREE. KENYA WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART AND PRAYS."
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"To The Family of Parker,
I know that your hearts are saddened at this moment and mine along with other friends of Parker's are as well. I met Parker about 8 months ago through my boyfriend, Sgt. Curry. He and Parker were very close up until his departure. Sgt. Curry is still in Iraq, along with other close friends of Parker's and I pray that GOD will strengthen you as well as those he left grieving that are in Iraq and here at Ft. Stewart and that they come home safe, healthy and soon. Remember, GOD is too wise to make a mistake. Maybe we all need to look within ourselves and change what's not pleasing in HIS sight. Sometimes HE'LL give us chance after chance after chance and we still continue to do what we think is right. But sometimes it will take losing a loved one for us to open our eyes and see what GOD was trying to show us all along. It's happened to me and I'm pretty sure many others, too. But you're in my prayers. Your hearts may be heavy right now but continue to trust in the LORD and HE'LL lighten your burdens. GOD Bless You!"
Krystal Armstrong of Hinesville, Georgia/U.S.

"Rock of the Marne"
SFC Simpson of 1-6 INF, 1AD, Germany

"Thank you Kenya Parker, 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. Kenya Parker:
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 Kenya 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. Kenya Parker:
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 Kenya, 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