Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Foster Pinkston

47, of Warrenton, Georgia.
Pinkston died in Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia, from a non-combat related illness. Pinkston was assigned to the Army National Guard's 878th Engineer Battalion, Augusta, Georgia. Died on September 16, 2003.

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"Sgt. Pinkston,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"To the family of:Foster Pinkston
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""

"We honored Sgt Pinkston at Vandenberg AFB CA on Oct 23 2008 with a run in his name"
Mr Mark Zelinka of Vandenberg AFB CA USA

"August 20, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Foster Pinkston:
Foster 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

"To Sgt Foster Pinkston: I will always remember you, going back to Ft. Stewart & Bosnia during SFOR 9 IN 2001, you had a good sence of humor, & many times you would laugh, & you where a leader & friend. God bless you & your family. love Cherwonuk (no first names in the military)"
Spc Darren Cherwonuk of Atlanta, Ga

"To honor the Georgia soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families, the professional portrait artists of the Atlanta Fine Arts League are offering to paint a portrait of the individual soldier for his family. These 16 X 20” original portraits are being offered completely free of charge in recognition of the sacrifices made by these brave soldiers and in condolence for their families’ loss. Please visit our website www.atlantafineartsleague.org or email us at AtlantaFineArtsLeague@Yahoo.com for further information."
–The Atlanta Fine Arts League of Georgia

"It's me elliott pinkston perrier well i dont know you but your name is in our family geneology and 21 century family tree this is you nephew elliott and im sorry about this but we should have known about this well. I'm very sorry about you but nobody never told me about you on the perrier and smith side of the family. I'm just thinking right know how you felt if you saw me right now and how i felt when i could have seen you but I'm sorry what happen to you and I'm praying for you.
Uncle this is what george washington said in the family bible . This is our land and our blood spilled on it the good men's go first and the even men's go last but the main thing is never leave a man behind even it's their time to go but one thing is that love your family and cherish the one's around you, my name is George Washington the lord of the patriot's amen and may god be with you."
Elliott Pinkston Perrier of Vicksburg,MS USA

"I personally knew SGT Pinkston and he will always be remembered! I recently saw an updated picture of some of Georgia's 48th Bde Soldiers playing soccer near the field at Al Tallil AFB, Iraq, named in SGT. Pinkston's honor!."
COL. John A. Heath of Dawson, Georgia

"We honored Foster, on 17 August, in Bozeman Montana. It was a peace vigil."
Rev. Christie of Bozeman, MT

"Smyrna Baptist Church of Deepstep, Ga. would like to present your family with a memorial quilt in memory of your loved one who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. This is a small way that we can show how much we care. Please e-mail me at johnnytanner@bellsouth.net or call collect at 478-552-6388 Thank you so much and God Bless each of you."
Brenda Tanner, Clerk of Sandersville, Georgia

"Thank you Foster Pinkston, 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. Foster Pinkston:
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 Foster 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. Foster Pinkston:
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 Foster, 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