Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army CWO Paul J. Pillen

28, of Keystone, South Dakota.
Pillen died in Salwa, Kuwait of a non-combat related cause. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 249th Aviation, Rapid City, South Dakota. Died on October 17, 2005.

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"To the family of:Paul J. Pillen
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""

"In honor of CWO Paul J Pillen,
First off, I would like to honor Paul in his service in Kuwait. He is in a better place now, looking over all of us and your family. Paulís service for South Dakota and the United States means a lot. He gave his life for us; I would like to thank him for everything he done for us.
Sincerely,
George Langdeaux"
George Langdeaux of Wagner SD,

"Paul you paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, it was wonderful to have you in our family but all too short, you had a wonderful wife (my niece) and a beautiful baby daughter, we love you and miss you. God be with you and your fammily."
Dora and Chet Lane of Yuma, AZ. USA

"Thank You Paul J. Pillen.My prayers are with you and your family. I take heart in the knowledge you will be with your family again one day. Until then watch over them in peace.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.My sincere condolences to The Pillen Family. Paul,As God opens the gates for you, take warmth in his arms."
Joe&Tiffani Filip of Long Beach,Ca.

"Didn't know you, sir, but a friend of mine did. Rest in peace, soldier."
Jason of Cerritos, CA

"RIP
J and T
USMC NC"

"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, Paul will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
God Bless you ALWAYS.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Thank you Paul Pillen, 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 Chief Warrant Officer Paul Pillen:
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 Paul 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 Chief Warrant Officer Paul Pillen:
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 Paul, 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