Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Kenneth J. Schall

22, of Peoria, Arizona.
Schall died in Yusafiyah, Iraq, when the HMMWV in which he was riding was involved in an accident. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. Died on May 22, 2005.

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"When the hour is late and the world is quiet I often find my self thinking of my brothers. I am very proud to have served with you Kenny! Aces of Death!"
Chris of Kansas

"Thinking about you and your family on Christmas today, Kenny."
Kane Family of Peoria, AZ

"Kenny, I think about you every time I go into Centennial office and see your picture honored, and every football game national anthem. I'm playing in this year's golf tourney, and proud my son got nominated for your scholarship. He loves golf, snowboarding, history and music just like you. It doesn't matter if he gets the scholarship, because he already wins by remembering you and thinking what patriotism means. Bless you for what you gave, and bless your Mom and Dad for continuing to share your spirit. I'll visit you at Arlington this summer with my centennial boys!"
Kerry of Peoria AZ

"I ran across some more information on Kenneth J Schall. He has truly become my hero... I posted once. But I just want to say. That if I ever serve.. Which I am truly thinking of doing. I will hold my head high. And on my dog tag. I will have Be strong and Courageous. Ty Kenneth for all that you have done. And thank you to the family for blessing the world with such an amazing strong warrior! he stands for what is right and just! and he is truly in my heart! HUGS to everyone. Stay strong!"
Eric of Landover MD

"I dont know anyone of yall but i listen to soilder i thank u everyday it reminds methat there is somthing to live for my husband is in the army and thing song hits mine and his heart everytime...i just wantes to say thank u for ur survice and to the family u r so stong and amazing for ur love and ur stanth.."
michelle harkins of fort riley ks

"Today I chose to remember Kenny by completing the Phoenix 10K. He was a friend of a family member and is remembered often for his service and ultimate sacrifice. Thank you Kenny."
Dan Gray of Phoenix, AZ

"Dear Kenneth,
I dont know you but i now wear your picture and name on my wrist. I ordered a bracelet in honor of a fallen soldier and i received you. I wear it proudly and will continue to do so. When people ask me about my bracelet and who you are, i tell them that you are a hero who made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us...and i thank you. <3"
Jennifer Cole of Pea Ridge, AR USA

"This may sound a bit odd... but i ran into the song Soldier I thank you on youtube. Honestly touched me like no other song could. I would just like to send my love to all.. and to simply say. I consider him a hero. one of mine to be honest! many blessings love and light"
eric of Landover Maryland

"He will not be forgotten. His memory will live on in the hearts and souls of all US soldiers, current, and future, whether they knew him or not. I myself will honor his memory, and the memory of all those brave souls who fought for our freedom, by joining the military when I am old enough. Thank you Kenneth, and all soldiers who are no longer with us. We love and remember you all."
JP King of Brownstown, PA

"Happy 29th Birthday Kenny!!!! We once again spent it with your friends and had a fun time. Watching video's and telling stories. Hope you are playing a great round of golf today. Being able to see you and hear your voice in the video's is a double edge sword. I thank god that I have them but not being able to hold you rips my heart out. I miss you so much and love you more but I am so very proud of you for what you accomplished in your life and the friends that you have, they are so amazing. Dad,Jessica & Matthew miss you sooo much but we all know that you are with us everyday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bud"
Mom

"hello to the family of kenneth. i didnt know him but wanted to say im sry for his death i too served in iraq and know how it is there all the men and women deserve the upmost respect for what they do i saw the video that was made with keeneth in it which is how i found this site. as much as it hurts keep ur faith and your prayers for those that are gone and for those still serving. ppl like me owe ppl like you a great deal of thanks and gratitude. again im sry for your loss hope u never have to go thru it again."
james duckett of scotland, AR

"Kenny,

The times we spent working together at Palmbrook Country Club in the pro shop, playing golf against each other at rival high schools, and playing our quick 18’s after getting our work done for the day were some of the best times I will ever have. The perfect lighting, long shadows on the tee-box, then watching you crush your drive 320+ yards into the sunset right down the middle of the fairway was always a site to see! I still think of you every time I step out on the golf course. Every now and then I hit this perfect shot and get this feeling inside, that you must have felt a lot more than I, but I am thankful that I associate that feeling with you. Although we were the same age, I always looked up to you as a mentor, friend, and now a Hero. To this day, I still use your putting routine you taught me!

I will never forget when I was home visiting my parents, and your picture showed up on the television screen with the years 1983-2005. I hadn’t seen you in a couple years as we lost touch with our busy schedules, in fact I didn’t even know that you joined the Army! I just wanted to let you know that that was one of the most difficult moments of my life, realizing all the people who cared for you dearly and all the people you influenced in a postive way, will never see you again. You will be missed but you have given people strength—always have and always will.

Your friend."
Jamie Britton of Tucson, AZ

"Kenny,
It has been 6 very long years since I lost you and the pain just doesn't get any easier. But I see you everyday in the faces of Jessica & Matthew and now little Ethan. You would be such the proud Uncle. He is just like you always happy always smiling. I miss you so much Kenny!!!! There isn't a day that goes by that you are not in my thoughts and my heart. You will be there forever until I see you again.
I am so very proud of you and everything that you accomplished in your life. You are my inspiration."
Mom

"Hey Ken,

It is such a shame that Ethan will never get to meet his Uncle. I see you in my son's eyes everyday Ken and I only wish you could have met him before you left. I love you so much and think about you every day. I miss you with all my heart. Hooah."
Your little sis of Gilbert, AZ

"A friend sent me a link to a video that is a memorial to Kenny. My dad was a proud Marine who served in WW II and my brother served with the Army in Vietnam...both named Kenny, as well. I was raised to be a proud American, and to honor and appreciate those who have served and now serve our country. Whenever I hear or read about a fallen soldier, I cannot merely dismiss it as just a name on a list of casualties. Rather, I understand very well that that individual was a living, breathing human being with hopes, plans, and dreams, and with a family and friends who love him/her. So, I am compelled to learn as much as I can about that fallen hero, which is how I found this site. To the Schall family, nothing anyone can say or do can lessen the pain you feel or the loss of your beautiful, brave son and brother, but may it help...at least a little...to know that there are so many, many of us who honor Kenny and other soldiers like him, who have given their all for the rest of us. God bless you and give you peace and comfort in those still dark times."
Beverly Olson of Cuyahoga Falls, OH

"Dear Kenny, We were buddies in elementary school, and even though I left Senita during fifth grade I never forgot you and wondered where your life took you. Today, sadly, I have learned that your life ended at the young age of 22.
Some things I remember about Kenny:
Singing the early '90's rap song "Wiggle it, just a little bit" and making innocent guesses as to what it was about.
You ran the fastest mile in our PE class, by far. I can still see you bounding along. And though you looked proud, you did not brag, and stood by the finish line encouraging the rest of us as we came huffing through. God bless you, old friend.
Fondly, Erin Smith"
Erin Smith of Glendale, AZ

"Kenny, I remember when you used to babysit us and play PGA, and it seems like it was forever ago. Thank you for your service, Kenny. You are missed."
Kyle G of Peoria, AZ

"I know your pain and i feel terible of abnout wat happend to him my dad died in iraq just las month"
jordan of Roscoe IL

"Kenny,

It still pains me to know you're gone. You were one of those exceptional human beings and know that you will be missed forever. I feel priviledged to have went to school with you and played competitive golf with you. I wish I could have had a chance to spend more time with you before you left. I'll miss you forever. Thank you for your sacrifice. May God be with your family as you smile down upon them."
Matt Johnson of Peoria, Arizona

"It's been 5 years since we lost you Kenny. It seems like yesterday I heard your laugh and saw your great smile. You are missed so much. Hero: a person distinguished for exceptional courage; fortitude; bravery. Someone who does what needs to be done even when they wish there was some other way to do it. You'll always be my HERO. I love you Kenny."
Aunt Liro of Mesa, AZ

"My Sweet Boy
I can't believe that it has been 5 years since I lost you!!! I miss your sweet smile, your great laugh and I miss hearing your voice. Your loss still feels like a knife in my heart!! Kenny, I cry for you everyday, I pray that I will get a knock on my door saying that this has been a terrible mistake. I would give anything to have even just a moment with you again. You went from the sweetest little boy with the smile that would light up a room to the bravest, strongest, most courageous man I know.I am so very proud that you are my son, I just wish that I had more time with you!!!!!!!! I miss you so much and my love for you is more then I can stand. You will forever be in my heart. I love you so much Kenny!!!
P.S. To everyone who has left a message for Kenny THANK YOU!!! Your prayers and support for not only Kenny but for all of our military is wonderful. Please never forget them. God Bless you all"
Mom

"I wish good people like him woldent die"
dakota wigstone of lexington,N.E/U.S.A.

"2 our brother man you sure are a badass i googled your name and you have hundreds of links...anyway we are going on vacation and taking your brother with us we know we are going to be safe cuz you will be watching over us i have your name tatood on my body but my memories are in my heart i love you man take care of us thats why i live with no fear because i allready have to guys lookn over me in heaven you and god ..talk to you hopefully not 2 soon :) Hand"
Adam Faz of Phoenix Az

"John & Terri ,
Though I never met Kenny there is a special place in my heart for him , and your family. I feel a small portion of the pain you go thru daily with his loss.
Time will heal the wounds BUT the grief and sorrow will stay . Being a combat veteran myself from the Vietnam war I have learned to think of the good thoughts you have of your loved ones in times like this. Kenny is a true heroe for the sacrifices he made and he should always be remembered that way forever. We live in the greatest nation in the world because of heroes like SGT Kenneth Schall. Be proud and stay strong.

Respectfully and with my love,

Bill Johnson (Leslie's husband)
SGT E-5, US Army, Vietnam"
Bill Johnson of Sparks, Nv

"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

"I DO NOT NO SGT. SCHALL, NOR DO I KNOW HIS FAMILY. BUT I WANTED TO SEND MY REGARDS TO THE FAMILY, I KNOW YOUR PAIN. R.I.P SGT KENNETH J. SCHALL. FALLEN BUT NOT FORGOTTEN, EVEN THOUGH YOU CAN NOT SEE HIM OR EVEN TOUCH HIM, HIS IS STILL HERE IN SPIRT."
CPL RODGERS MICHAEL USMC of BUCKEYE, AZ

"May 20, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Kenneth J. Schall:
Kenneth 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 was googling my name and i found this
To the family & his friends i give you my deepest sympathy"
Kenneth J Schall of Dallas

"To the Family of Kenneth,
My name is Gabe Vaughan and I saw a video of who i believe is Kenneth's sister. It brought me to tears. As I read all the messages on this board i came across them ones for Kenny's mom. Now I can barely even see the keys on my key board. I hope no one comes in my office and sees me like this. I have 4 kids, two boys and two girls. My second is 10 and all he ever talks about is being in the military. We fully understand that if any family member serves the whole family serves and I cannot even imagine how hard this must be. What a wonderful young man he was and no doubt a hero! My brother's name is Kenny and many years ago we started a non profit company that makes dogtags called Shields Of Strength. We have donated over 2 million to our brave men and women in the U.S. military. As a result of our work with the military we have grown very close with these brave men and women and thank God for them everyday. If we can ever help you in anyway please let us know and well will never stop praying for you and your family. Thank you so much Kenny, my babies can run and play in safety because of what you have done for us. My father was in the Army and he always taught us that anything in life worth having we would have to be willing to work very hard for but the two most important things in my life I never had to. #1 my spiritual freedom that was payed for on the cross by Jesus Christ and #2 my physical freedom that was and still is being payed for by the brave men and women of the Untied States Military! Thank you so much Kenny and all of his family! We will forever be in your debt!

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13"
Gabe Vaughan of Beaumont Texas USA

"I never meet Sgt Schall because I was there at the very beginning of the war but my prayers are with you and your family. I am sorry for your loss, just know that he is watching over you."
SSG Mary Keller of Clinton IA

"Big Daddy FlapJacks:
It is in these sleepless nights that I miss you most. Your life and death have taught me so much but there is still nothing in this world that I wouldn't change to have you here, back with your family. I am truly sorry. I know I have let you down and I should have handled things differently. I wish I could have given you “a reason to stay”. You know there is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of you, not a night where I don’t pray for you and your family, and not a single moment that I don’t wish you were here. You are a beautiful person in life and death. Your ability to love unconditionally is missed beyond words. I thank you with all of my heart for making sure I am okay and I will cherish everyday that you visit in the littlest ways. Until we dance in heaven. I love you. Thank you for your blessing. I pray that you will be with me on this journey. Hope I made you smile. However faraway…"

"Kenny,
I saw a Ford on the highway today with a memorial message about "my brother and my hero." I came home to google your name and to read about you. Thank you for your service to our country. My condolences to your family. And, God bless."
Karen Z. of Glendale, AZ

"Mr. and Mrs. Schall,

I wish I had the chance to meet you all. I miss Kenny. Always think about him when I Bar-B-Q."
SSgt Massengill, Ricky of Westminster, CO

"To the family of:Kenneth J. Schall 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"

"My sweet sweet angel Kenny,
I still wake up everyday in disbelief that you are not here. It is a pain that I know will never go away. I think of you everyday and wish to god that I can have you back. I am so very proud of you. As Jessica's wedding day is fast approaching, I think of all the things that I will never get to experience w/ you. I know that you will be there w/ her wishing her all the best. You so deserved to come home and have a full and happy life. Kenny you are so missed by so many people. My heart is w/ you always!!!! I love you, till I get to hold you again."
Mom

"Kenny,
Although you deserve to be honored every day, today is especially important. 9/11 is one of the reasons you joined the army, and eventually paid the ulitimate price. I still can't believe you are really gone. It just isn't fair. You deserve to be here, enjoying you freedom and living your life. I had my students write a letter to their hero today and I could not help but think of you. I thought about the things that I would say to you in the letter. Thank you Kenny for all you did in your time here. I miss you more than you'll ever know. You are my hero."
Angela of Peoria, Arizona

"Kenny you are and always will be loved and missed. I keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers often. Thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice for all of us."
Danielle Farkash(McCormick) of Ahwatukee, Arizona

"Kenny,
I find it hard to write this to you because it feels like I'm writing you a "goodbye" or looking for some sort of closure. We both know that's not the case. I miss you so much and I think about you often. Sometimes when I'm out I think I see you and I get excited, only to come back to reality and be disappointed. Although, the pictures and the memories I have are my treasures. Thank you for visiting me while I dream, those are really special times for me. You are such a wonderful person and I feel so honored to have had the chance in my lifetime to spend the time with you that I did. I think about Europe all of the time and all of the other times we spent keeping each other company. You are truly one of the greatest people that I've been blessed with in my life. You had such a passion for everything that you decided to do and so much love for everyone. I miss you, I miss you, I miss you, and I can't wait to see you again. Love you lots."
Markette of Buckeye,AZ

"The Lord Giveth, and the Lord Taketh away.
Sgt Schall is not dead; he reported for new duty."
Ken Bowers of Phoenix. Az

"Kenny,
You will be remembered forever in the hearts and minds of many. You have left your mark here on this earth and all who were lucky enough to have met you still think about and remember you each and every day. I am preparing to play in your second annual memorial golf tournament this weekend and I just hope you are there to guide my ball down the middle of the fairway, cuz we all know I need the help! :) You are missed and just know that my students and I see your picture on our "Support Our Troops" board when we walk into my classroom each and every day."
Michael J Wakeford of Peoria, AZ

"Kenneth,

Sorry it took me so long to write here I didn't know the site existed until Davis showed me the link. Anyway, thank you for being exactly who you were!! I loved working with you and loved your sense of humor. You and Bowling used to keep me in stitches. Anyways, I miss you and think about you, at least for a moment, everyday. I'll see you at Fiddler's Green in a little while I am sure."
CPT Ryan Simonson of Fort Knox, KY

"hey sgt schall miss ya a whole lot down here i heard our battalion comander say today in fromation that one of the places that i mite go to in iraq is good old yusafia im not going to lie i really miss that place some times but im really worried about going back there i have been following the news from that area for a while now and stuff is just getting worse and worse man i really wish i was going back with u brother but i know that u will be there rite above me in that gunners swing watching out for me and that u will bring me home safe ill see you on the high ground red one delta out"
SPC KESSLER, DANIEL of FT. STEWART, GA

"Kenny and Family:
Just know that you are thought of and loved by your Iowa family! Unfortunately, miles have kept us apart...
I am so proud of Kenny and his accomplishments. I love seeing pictures of your family...Keep them coming. What a great looking crew! You are in my prayers and I hope to see you in the future. On this day of remembering, I am thinking of Kenny and your family.
Love to you all, Cousin Kara"
Kara Kruse of Ogden, Iowa

"Kenny, The image behind your name now is so strong, brave and true. We miss you for now and as you know, your memory is strong and alive among the many that love and miss you. Could you be one of those angels watching over Levi for us and bringing him home safe?!!! Thank you soldier, son, brother, nephew, grandson, and friend.
Sgt. Kenneth Schall you are a hero!!!!"
Aunt Dottie and Uncle Kevin and boys of MFEMFEMFEM, MF

"My sweet Angel,

Kenny I can't believe that it has been a year since I lost you and a piece of my heart.
Losing you has been the toughest thing I have had to deal with. I am trying to make you proud, but it is so hard.
Being back at Arlington and seeing your name on the headstone was just to much for me. But having Dad, Jessica, Matthew & all of your friends there helped.
I am trying to find the courage and strength that you have, but I don't think I am doing a very good job. I long for the day that I can hold you again. You made me so PROUD and I thank God that I am your Mother. I love and miss you so much that there are just no words to describe how much. You, Jessica & Matthew are my life, my reason for being.
Your men are home safe so you, Michael, Peter & Brian can rest in peace."
Mom

"Dear Kenny,
It was a year ago today I understood that freedom isn't free. Sometimes it feels like forever since I've seen your smile and heard your laugh and sometimes it feels like yesterday. While I don't understand why, I do believe what God says in Romans 8:28, "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose". This is the promise I cling to when nothing makes sense.
You'd be so proud of Jessica. She's a strong, beautiful woman persuing her music. And Matthew, well I think he's getting bigger then you. You'd be so proud of him but you'd have to watch your back side. Both of them have continued to look up to you as their teacher and you continue to inspire them to be the best they can be. Your Mom and Dad could use some peace in their hearts. Loosing you has been extreemly painful. It's a road no parent should have to travel.
C.S. Lewis once wrote, "The price of great joy is the pain we feel at it's loss". Kenny, you brought great joy to my life. It is that joy that sustains me now. You'll always be my hero. I love you."
Aunt Liro of Mesa, AZ

"John,Terri,Jess and Matthew_
I envy you for the strength that you have found in Kenny's death. It takes an extremely strong, compassionate, believer to survive such a tragic loss. You must know that Kenny always talked about how beautiful Jess was and how badly Matthew wanted to be like him and the great support of his parents. He was so excited to have a house up north so that he could go snowboarding on a minutes notice. I love you all. God will bless you...I know."
Jen Hernandez of Peoria, AZ

"Kenny-life is never the same when someone you love is taken away from you. The last words I spoke with you here on earth will forever be etched in my mind. God is watching over you now and that is the safest place to be. Your family is here and I want to reassure you that each of their lives will be blessed with the love from all of us, Jen, Jenna, Richard, Troy, Kyle, Hand and Hoese.
God has chosen to take you sooner than the rest of us, but know that one day we too will be there to befriend you in Heaven once again. I love you."
Jen Hernandez of Peoria, AZ

"FOR KENNY: A 22 yr old soldier from Peoria, AZ died May 22nd, 2005 in Iraq when his Humvee was involved in an accident in Yusufiyah, south of Baghdad. After Sept 11th, Kenny left college and joined the Army to become a Ranger. Kenny enjoyed the Army Rangers and many pictures show him in Iraq playing soccer with Iraqui children and handing out candy. That was Kenny- Big hearted, happy, loved and lived life to the max! We all are proud of him and miss him."
Pam & Daryl DeKoeyer of Glendale, Arizona

"Sgt Kenneth,After reading these messages,it is hard for me believe that I was part of raising such an "AWESOME" person for a son.I am in awe of your accomplishments as a soldier in such a short period of time and as a friend you have touched so many peoples heart.Although I miss so much,I also draw strenth from memories of you and from your spirit. Make a tee time up there for us for when I see you again. I couldnt have asked for better son..I am so proud of you...POPS"
John Schall of Prescott AZ.

"It was a pleasure working with u man wish this never would have happen we are all gonig to miss u dearly.(White plt)2nd plt AC0. 2/70 AR White 4 Gunner."
SGT Vincent Hall of Fort Riley,KS.

"Dear John, Teri & family,
I never knew your son or brother, but as a veteran who was fortunate enough not to have to go to war, I have a tremendous amount of respect and gratitude for Kenneth. Young men like Kenneth are why we live the free life we all enjoy. I attended Cortez with John and Teri and I am proud to know what terrific parents you must be to have raised such a hero. My heart goes out to each of you and please know how honored we in Arizona are to have had such heroes as your son grace our state. Thank you Kenneth, for being so brave and may you rest in peace."
Tim Propps of Phoenix, Az

"Ken,
You are more than just my big bro, you are my inspiration. You inspire me in so many aspects of my life to work harder, and live everyday to the fullest. I miss you everyday and I love you with all my heart and soul. You have taught me to be strong and brave and I thank you for every memory we have shared together. My heart has hurt everyday without you here but I cannot wait to see your shining face again in heaven. You are the most incredible man I have ever met and will ever meet. I love you my hero!!!
See you soon
love your sis Jess"
Jessica of El Mirage, AZ

""There's nothing more admirable than a man willing to give his life for others." You're a true hero, thank you."
Shawnna Johnson & Family of Mesa, AZ

"I did not know Kenny at all but from wat i'v read he was a very respectable person. My heart will be with his family and friends forever."
Michael Sigler of Arkansas City, KS

"Kenny,
You were such a great person and the world is at a loss without you. My God bless your family, rest in peace."
Justin Hurley of Eugene, Oregon

"To the Schall Family,

My husband was stationd with Kenny. Alpha, 2/70th Armor. Kenny was an amazing man and was a perfect soldier. When the guys left in Feb. I was just over 5 months pregnant...I am also in the army and I had orders to be in ohio before they left. Well all the guys went out as a group and the ones who had wives brought them along...I can remember Kenny coming up to me ( I guess I had a worried look on my face) and he asked what was wrong. Well I told him how i was leaving early my husband had no where to go after I left and I was worried about him going over with me being pregnant. Kenny was so caring...he took my husband in when I had to leave sharing his room with him and being there for my husband because he wasn't taking it all that well either...he also promised me he would always look out for my husband and make sure he made it home safe to me and the baby....he touch my heart like no one else...he was a great guy and a tragic loss...but I know he is up in heaven watching over your family and I would hope he is keeping his promise and watching over my husband....God Bless you and your family!!!"
Debra Ardner of Napoleon, Ohio

"Kenny,
it's been three months and i wake up every morning hurting more then i did the previous day. Though i never actually told you but you were and always will be my biggest hero. Even before you enlisted i always looked up to you, copying you in almost every way. Everything about me(personality, hobbies, etc.) is in some way a reflection of you. I just hope when i get older i can become half the person you were. And i don't want you to worry about your stuff i'm taking good care of everything. I always wash my hands before getting into your truck just like you used to make my do before i touched anything of yours....HAHA. I also wish you could be here to see how swull(big) i'm getting, i'm almost as big as you were, i still have a little more work to do. I miss and love you and i can't wait until we are all together again......"HOOAH KEN"
Your little bro,
Matthew(Machio)"
Matthew of El Mirage, AZ/USA

"8/19/05
Kenny,
Not a day goes by that I do not think of you and smile... Thank you for all of the wonderful memories that we have together, I will never forget them. You truly have touched my life. I still have your letters and I read them often. They bring me comfort knowing you were doing what you felt was right. You are my hero and I am proud to call you my friend. I miss you Kenny."
Angela Abdullah of Peoria, Az.

"Kenny, It has been 2 months and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I know that everyone misses the hell out of you. I spent a few days up at Lake Powell and thought about how much fun you would have had catching stripers and catfish. I wish I would have had the oppritunity to have taken you fishing. You have inspired some many people including myself. I will never,nor will I ever let my kids forget about my HERO. Kenny, I love you Bud."
uncle Brian of Las Vegas, NV

"Teri, John, Matthew and Jessica,it still seems like a dream and is so fresh in our minds that it hurts to think of it, but will it ever not hurt?
Kenny and Levi are alot alike and true
soldiers through and through. Even if we could go back and change their life choice, you know we wouldn't because that is what they wanted more than anything. Nothing can change who they are. Kenny was one of the elite. Some soldiers get special ribbons or medals but we know that is not what makes a hero. Kenny is one of those heros. He will never be forgotton, Memorial Day will have a new meaning for all of us from this day forward. And you can be sure, every May 22, (Levis bday) there will be a silent prayer and memory of our personal hero of the Presmyk and Schall family. Love and Prayers"
Aunt Dottie & Uncle Kevin Presmyk of Camp Verde, AZ.

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

"Kenny 7/1/05
You are the light of my life. My heart now has a hole in it that won't be filled until I get to hold you again.
You made me SO PROUD!!! You grew into such an amazing man. Your Dad, Jesscia, Matthew & I celebrated your birthday with all of your friends on Monday. We laughed and cried, what a great friend you were to all of them. They miss you deeply. You will forever be my HERO!! You gave the ultimate sacrafice and the world is a better place because of you.
My heart aches for you. Sleep with the angels my sweet boy, I miss you terribly. I Love You"
Mom of Prescott, AZ

"Kenny,
Happy 23rd Birthday. I know you watched over your family and all of us as we celebrated at your house tonight. I feel blessed to have your parents and Jess and Mathew in my life. I miss you SO much, but I'm trying to stay strong for you. I'm so thankful we shared so many wonderful memories-especially those times you would make me more angry that I had ever been, and then give me "the look" to make me smile and laugh all over again. You were awesome and nobody can deny that. A piece of my heart will always be empty without you here. I'm waiting for the day I will see you again. Forever you are my hero. I love you."
Jenna Goings of Glendale, AZ

"Dear John and family,
I did not have the privilege to know Kenny but my heart is breaking for all of you. From all I have read Kenny sounds like a wonderful man who gave the ultimate sacrafice for all of us. It makes me very proud to be related to Kenny and all of you.
Having a son Kenny's age, I can't imagine how profound your pain must be. Please know you are in my heart and prayers, always.
God Bless You. Love to all of you,"
Becky Schall Stecker of Boone, Iowa

"Dear Kenny, Teri & John, Jessica & Matthew, Someone gave me this poem after my Dad passed and I still read it once in a while. "When you remember me, it means that even after I die, you can still see my face and hear my voice and speak to me in your heart. For as long as you remember me, I am never entirely lost". Please know we love you and enjoyed many happy times watching Kenny grow up. God Bless."
Pam & Daryl DeKoeyer of Glendale, AZ

"Dear John & family, Unable to contact you earlier, but happy I was told about this memorial to your son. I can't imagine the ache that must be in your hearts. He gave his life for all of us and will not be forgotten. I remember you John, and know he must have been quite a man. I wish I could have known him. My love and prayers to all of you."
Aunt Dolores Schall of San Diego, CA

"Kenny, i've been through a bunch in my time and standing up there and speaking at your memorial has to be right there at the top. I couldnt look at your family or our friends who were there as it was hard enough trying not to break down. I bet your pretty boy butt was watching over me the whole time and getting a good chuckle at me squirming so well, and im glad. i miss ya bro, got you and dean's name across the back window of the dodge, yeah i took off the other stickers to make room. you guys will ride with me always. missing you always."
SSG Bradley C Wyatt of Ft Riley KS 2-70 AR

"Dear John and family,
Our card of condolance was returned as we have learned you have moved and they did not forward it. We want you to know our hearts grieve for all of you in your loss. Kenny made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. Sorry you lived so far away from us and we didn't get to know him. It sounds like he was a wonderful boy. We will be praying for you and your family and also Kenny. But we know he will always live in all our hearts. Love to all of you."
Uncle Dick and Aunt Pat Schall of Ogden, Iowa

"Kenny,

It's funny how you don't realize how precious life really is until someone that you care about is taken away from you. I only wish that we had gotten to spend more time together before you left this life. I appreciate the way you have touched mine. I'm truely blessed to call you my friend and to have been given the oppertunity to know you. You will always be in my heart and prayers. I will never forget you or your wonderful sense of humor. Europe was a blast and the next time I return there I will think of you. I love you. God Bless."
Tracy Rockfolski of Peoria, AZ

"Kenny,
You'll always be my hero. I love you."
Aunt Liro of Mesa, Arizona

"Thank you for your service. May God be with your family and friends and this most difficult hour. I, too just recently lost my brother, PFC Wyatt Eisenhauer. He too was a soldier with the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor, 1st Armored Division. My Thoughts and prayers are with you."
Rebecca Eisenhauer-Anderson of Pinckneyville, IL

"Kenny,
I always knew you were strong- and always willing to be strong for others. You were a leader, not a follower. I will always honor your memory, and the many jokes and special moments we shared together in high school and GCC. You have a special place in my heart- and always will. Someday, I'll be able to see you again. Until then, I'll miss you.
To Kenny's family: Please know you have my prayers, and that Kenny will never be forgotten. My love and support goes out to you."
Blair Peterson of Peoria, AZ

"To the Schall family,
I can't even imagine what you must be going through, but have peace of mind that Kenny is a hero and will forever be. He was one of those people that when you meet him you can never forget him. I will always remember playing golf with him at Centennial. He and I won the gilrs/guys scramble my freshman year!! He truly was a funny person. He will be forever missed. I will keep you and hold you in my prayers."
Erin Groeneveld (Groeny) of Peoria, Arizona, USA

"6/3/05 To Schall family,
We know your profound sorrow and wish that we could offer you some solace in these difficult times. Freedom is not free - your son is truly a hero and has given his life for all of us - many who take their freedom for granted so much of the time. Kenneth's bravery and willingness to serve will never be forgotten. Please know that there are so many of us now who share a kinship - those who have lost sons and daughters in war - and you are in our prayers every day. May God give you strength and blessings.
John 15:13 Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends."
Webster and Ruth Reed (Parents of Jonathan Ray Reed who died in Iraq on January 28, 2005) of Krotz Springs, Louisiana

"Kenny,
It seems like yesterday me and you were just graduating high school and lifting weights at the YMCA. I remember you talking to me about going into the army and how excited you were. You made the ultimate sacrifice which can never be repaid. You'll never be forgotten, you are the true definition of a hero. God take care of this fine soldier, and bless the Schall family."
Jacob Larsen of Peoria, Arizona

"To the Schall family:

Kenny will forever be remembered as a true hero who fought bravely to protect our country. He was an unforgettable friend who touched the lives of so many around him. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of need. God bless."
Angela Abdullah of Peoria, Arizona USA

"To the Friends and Family of Sgt. Kenneth Schall.

I'm sorry for the loss of yet another fine American soldier during this war. I lost my son Michael J. Halal back on September 13th, 2004 and am constantly reminded of the pain and sacrifice everytime I hear about another soldier's life being taken. The loss of Kenneth hits close to home as he died just a couple of days after what would have been Michaels 23rd birthday. Kenneth and Michael attended the same high shool in Deer Valley so perhaps they even knew one another? I pray they are at peace and together now. Thanks for your sacrifice as you will never be forgotten."
Kenneth Halal of Phoenix, AZ/USA

"Ken, I honor you. Thanks for serving our great country. You will NOT be forgotten. You made our country a safer place for us all. I have considered joining the army because as you all know it freedom isn't free. And your son paid the ultimate price. HE is a TRUE AMERICAN HERO. You must be going through a difficult time but remember that you are in my thoughts and prayers."
Christine of USA

"To Friends and Family of Kenneth Schall
Please know that we share your sadness.We have recently lost a soldier in our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Thank you Sgt Schall for serving our country. We will never forget the sacrifice you made for our freedom.Our Hero."
Richardson Family of Moreno valley, ca

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."
The family of LCpl. Branden Ramey, KIA 11/8/04 Iraq of Madera, CA

"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

"SGT., THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR GREAT COUNTRY. TO GIVE THOSE I IRAQ A FRESH NEW BEGINNING, AN TO PUT AND END TO TERRORISM. SO THAT AMERICA WILL NEVER ENDURE ANOTHER 911. KENNETH YOU HAVE TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF SO MANY. AN MEMORIAL DAY I WILL REMEMBER YOU; FOR YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN SON! I WILL STAND PROUD BEFORE MY SON, TO HONOR SOMEONE ELSE'S SON. MY HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH YOU KENNETH AND YOUR FAMILY."
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"To Kenneth's Family,

My prayers are with you. May you find peace in times of sorrow. I lost my beloved brother, Spc. Edgar P. Daclan, Jr., on Sept. 10, 2004 in Balad, Iraq. I share your pain. Thank you for your sacrifices."
Iris Daclan of Annapolis, MD

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

"Thank you Kenneth Schall, 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. Kenneth Schall:
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 Kenneth 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. Kenneth Schall:
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 Kenneth, 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