Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Marvin L. Trost III

28, of Goshen, Indiana.
Trost died in Habbaniyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea. Died on December 5, 2004.

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"I served with Sgt Trost when assigned to 1st of 15th infantry regiment HHC I met his wife and kids and we would hang out outside of work I miss you brother"
Jeremy Chapman

"I had the pleasure of serving with then SPC Trost back in Ft Hood in the late 90s. I was was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of his passing. He was a very warm and considerate man, who enjoyed making his fellow soldiers smile and he would do anything in his power he could to help them. Rest In Peace Trost. You are gone but not forgotten."
Colin Kalahar of California

"8-9-2012-To the family of Marvin Trost: someone I work with served with him, and we talked about him today. I am so sorry for your loss. My co-worker spoke of Marvin with respect and reverence, and I wanted you to know."
Cindy of Fort Benning, GA

"To the family of:Marvin L.Trost
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""

"thanks for all the support... from his wife and kids"
Sherry Trost of goshen, in 46526

"Hi we live in goshen,we read that your garden was destroyed. My husband & step-son served. Darrick just turned 21 Sunday. We would be honored to help you rebuild your flower garden & with your memorial please contact us at 574-312-4425 Respectfully & in deepest sympathy."
Anthony &Sharon Jackson of goshen, IN

"December 10, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Marvin L. Trost, III:
Marvin 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"SSG Trost even though I knew you briefly you will still be missed but not forgotten. Godbless"
Sgt Ortega of Phoenix Az. USA

"Not a day goes by that I do not miss you son. My heart will never heal. You were my brightest sun and added zest to my life. You were truly a gift from god. I will love you and miss you and remember you until the day I die. Until we meet again son. Love Mom"
Joyce Adcock of Goshen, IN.

"Lee, I know that with time heals most wounds, but I think some wounds are meant not to heal. I know I will never forget you brother, nor do I want to. I will always love you and miss you. Your youngest bro."
Kenneth Trost of Goshen, IN

"Lee man I miss you all the time, miss the avenger, miss the swords, but most of all I miss you brother, I'll never forget you"
Jeremy Chapman (A.K.A Corporal Chapman) of Birmingham, Alabama

"Thank You
by Lily Michaels, 2003

I can't shake every hand.
I can't put flowers on every grave.
I can't console every family member.
But I can say thank you.

You have given me the freedom I enjoy today.
Your blood was shed in place of mine.
Your family grieved so mine could rejoice.
All I can say is thank you.

There are not words big enough.
There is not a hug strong enough.
There is not a smile wide enough.
All I can offer is thank you.

You are my hero.
You are in my thoughts.
You are in my prayers.
For all you've done, thank you."
Judy D of Anderson, IN

"I am the wife of SSG Trost III. I have had many odd messages about ppl wanting to donate or send our kids gifts If you are one of them email me at armywife_ftbenning2002@yahoo.com. I am not getting many of the messages because no one knows how to get ahold of me so there is my email thanks again for all the support and prayers"
Sherry L Trost of Goshen, Indiana

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

"To the family of Marvin Trost:
I have had the honor of having served with Marvin. He was one heck of a soldier and a TRUE AMERICAN HERO. He is truly missed. He is in my prayers each and every night. I know he is in heaven looking down on us all and smiling. Marvin; Rest well brother. You are missed. God Bless You and Your Family."
SFC Scott J. Ball and Family of Ft. Benning, GA...USA

"Thanks to all of you that have sent messages. I am the wife of SSG Marvin L Trost III. Also thanks to the ones who have sent donations or gifts to my kids they have loved everything thanks again"
Sherry L Trost of Goshen ,IN

"There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Marvin, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Thank you Marvin Trost III, 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 Staff Sgt. Marvin Trost III:
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 Marvin 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 Staff Sgt. Marvin Trost III:
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 Marvin, 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