Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Carlos E. Pernell

25, of Munford, Alabama.
Pernell died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his camp received indirect enemy fire during combat operations. He was assigned to the 46th Engineer Battalion, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Died on June 6, 2006.

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"Not a day goes by that i dont think of you and your family.. I wish i could just have the chance to talk to you when im going through problems like i use to back at Ft. Rucker thank you for always being there for me brother i miss u .."
Ricky Alcorta of Pleasanton ,Texas Atascosa

"On this Memorial Day my family and I just want to thank and honor all who knew and loved SGT Pernell for your sacrifice on our behalf. He will always be remembered by those of us who served in Ramadi."
LTC Daren Payne

"Remembering you and the entire family on this Veteran's Day. You, more than any others, understand the sacrifice and service our servicemen provide every day. You are not forgotten. Thank you for all your sacrifice and you are in our prayers this day.
LTC Daren Payne"

"To the Pernell family you are never forgotten and SGT Pernell's legacy lives on daily in the spirit of Engineer Soldiers everywhere. Not a day goes by that you are not thought of or prayed for. On this memorial day, and everyday, may God truly bless each of you and thank you for your sacrifice."
LTC Daren Payne of formerly 46th EN BN

"To the Pernell Family. From your Prattville Family. We Love you and we support you. Being a Service Member myself. I give you and SGT Pernell the UPMOST RESPECT!!! I salute you SGT Pernell on a JOB well done!! Rest on SGT Rest on!!"
Donna Davis PHS C/O 92 of Prattville, Alabama

"Carlos you are truely missed and loved......."
Tiffanie Pernell of Shreveport, LA

"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

"Carlos was my lil cuz ande there is so much that i can say as far as our life went there were some great times and good fights. C-Lo you will be missed dearly. And the next time we have a firecracker fight I will think of you. You were stationed in Ft. Rucker before you shipped out and it was good to have you close to the family for a while. We love you and miss you."
Shuntelle Braswell of ozark, Al

"June 6, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Carlos E. Pernell:
Carlos 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 served with a Carlos Pernell in Iraq 2003, w/ the 52nd ECB(H). He was a soldier, and I thank him for his ultimate sacifice, He will be forever remembered
SPC Paukstis ------ 52nd ECB(H)"
SPC Paukstis of Illinois

"May 25th,2008 To the family of:Carlos E. Pernell 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"

"Carlos was my big cousin i loved him soo much and still do. C-Lo i hope you know that even though you are gone i think about you all the time i love you cuz...."
jatange braswell aka punkin of montgomery al

"CARLOS PERNELL WAS AND WILL ALWAYS BE MY BIG COUSIN. HE SHOWED ME SO MUCH LOVE WHEN I FIRST MET HIM. I AM SO HAPPY TO HAVE HAD HIM IN MY LIVE AND I LOVE AND MISS HIM C-LO I LOVE YOU COUSIN R.I.P"
MARQUETTA of MONTGOMERY.AL

"carlos,
you were more than my brother you were a friend that was always there for me i just would like to say that i love and miss you so dear your sister bonnie"
deshone of prattville,alabama

"Carlos Pernell and I have known each other since we were in diapers.He always called me his brother and I always called him my brother and even though he is gone,I will continue to do the same.He was a great man and was the blueprint of what real men should be like.Rest in peace to my brother...C-Lo.

Anthony Robinson"Ant"
Tampa,Florida by way of Alabama"
Anthony Robinson of Tampa Bay Area

"Im his little cousin and when he died I was in Iraq on my third tour. We had plenty of fun summers together where we would cut up and run wild. I miss him dearly but when he was taken away from us all I was torn up from it. I will continue to push on and fight the fight he died in until its all over. C-Lo you will be missed"
Sgt Lanaeus J. Braswell (USMC) of Wetumpka Alabama

"Hey P..you will be missed but always in my heart and mind.We learned so much in the sand together.I will always remember when you use to go off because THE WASH was all over your case but we laughed it off. Thanks for being there i love you man Andy Hardison aka hardy boy"
Andy Hardison of Belgium

"The most memorable moment i have of that day is pernells concern of andy. Reguardless of the injuries his concern was with his soldier and friend. That alone speaks of his character as a person. I love you pernell and you'll allways be with us homie. ps... I guess the night before i should've tried the lotion huh p?"
SGT. KENNETH A DAVIS of fort leavenworth,ks

"Carlos lived above me in the baracks and we had some good times together. I was friends with both him and Tiffany his wife and even went over their house and broke a table. He always hounded me to get him a new one.... I alwas told him no, but I had every intention of getting them one. But he left me with much more. Always much love Kane."
SGT Kanan Aston of Gasonia, NC

"I went to high school with Carlos. He is a very humble person. I would like to express my condolence to the Pernell Family. May God bless the family and friends of Carlos. He will never be forgotten."
Shakeisha Smith of Ft Stewart, Ga by way of Alabama

"To the Family of Carlos Pernell
Carlos was one of my best friends when we where in the Army. We went over to Iraq together the first time together. He is a great man and will always be missed by me, my family, and everybody else that he has ever met. Carlos was a special guy who touched everyone he met."
Cory McLean of Bay City, Michigan

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

"Thank you Carlos Pernell, 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. Carlos Pernell:
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 Carlos 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. Carlos Pernell:
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 Carlos, 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