Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Cpl. Glenn J. Watkins

42, of Carlsbad, California.
Watkins died in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-born improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. He was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry, Kent, Washington. Died on April 5, 2005.

Cpl. Watkins' rank was incorrectly released by the Dept. of Defense as Specialist.

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"I love you! I miss you! I want to talk to you! I'm so lonely for you,"
anne of port orchard wa

"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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3
A hundred times a day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving. - Albert Einstein"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"April 22, 2009
To the family of Cpl. Glenn J. Watkins:
Glenn 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 AM WRITING A NOTE TO GLENN AS IF WRITING A LETTER TO HIM BEING FAR FROM HOME...

HI HONEY, I WANT TO TELL YOU HOW MUCH I MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU! I THINK OF YOU EVERYDAY. THERE IS SO MUCH I WANT TO TELL YOU. SO MUCH HAPPENING. ANDREW IS COMING HOME!!! HE'S BEEN IN IRAQ 15 MONTHS! I AM SO PROUD OF HIM ! HE HAS SEEN SO MUCH . HE WISHES YOU WERE HERE SO YOU BOTH COULD TALK. HE RECIEVED A PURPLE HEART. I AM SO THANKFUL HE CAME ALIVE! I WILL FLY OUT TO SEE HIM RETURN THIS WEDNESDAY. JOHN WILL BE THERE ALSO YOU KNOW HE'S WITH 18 DELTA RIGHT NOW IN SCHOOL. HE'LL GO TO HIS SEAL TEAM WHEN FINISHED. ALICIA IS STUDYING IN CALIFORNIA TO BE A NURSE AND HAS FALLEN IN LOVE WITH A NAVY SEAL! I WISH YOU WERE HERE TO HELP ME WITH THAT!! HA HA AND JOE IS GOING INTO THE NAVY TOO. OH HONEY I WISH I COULD TALK TO YOU. I REALLY NEED YOU RIGHT NOW. THE KIDS ALL MADE THERE WAY AND IT'S JUST ME NOW. I STILL CRY ALL THE TIME. I LOOK AT YOUR PICTURES AND I STILL THINK YOU'RE COMING HOME SOON. OH BABY I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. I KNOW YOU'RE HAPPY WITH GOD AND YOU DESERVE SO MUCH REST. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU MY LOVE.I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU OUNCE AGAIN FOR ALL DID FOR OUR COUNTRY.I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU ONE DAY AND TELL YOU FACE TO FACE HOW PROUD I AM OF YOU. MAY YOU KNOW WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU. IT'S BEEN ALMOST 3 YRS.... OH GLENN YOU ARE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE. ANNE"
ANNE WATKINS of PORT ORCHARD ,WA

"To the family of:Glenn J. Watkins 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"

"Glenn, over a year has gone by since your crossing and we only just found out. How very sad we are; remembering your young, happy, handsome face, as it always was. In your early navy years, as a good friend of our son Dave, you often came to our home here in New Jersey. You guys were shipmates on the USS Butte. It was always a pleasure to have you in our home. Your quiet, smiling unassuming ways were quite endearing to us. We will miss you and never forget you."
John & Debra Swanhart of Trenton, New Jersey

"My heart is heavy having recently been advised that your husband-father was killed April 5, 2005. My husband and I knew him in his early Navy days (they served together in the early '80's). He came to our wedding, and we held him in very high regard (we still do). We think of him and talk about him all the time. We're both very saddened at hearing this news."
A. Swanhart of New Jersey

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

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

"TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF CPL. GLENN J. WATKINS: I AM HONORED FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEND YOU ALL THIS MESSAGE. I PRAY FOR YOU EVERY DAY. I AM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MAY GOD HOLD YOU CLOSE IN THIS DIFFICULT TIME. I AM A PROUD AMERICAN, SISTER OF A MARINE SERVING IN IRAQ AT THIS TIME. WE ARE ALL A SPECIAL GROUP OF PEOPLE, WE KNOW THE FEAR, SLEEPLESS NIGHTS AND THE CONSTANT WAITING. THIS IS MY BROTHER'S THIRD TIME TO IRAQ. THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVED ONE,GLENN J.WATKINS, FOR HIS SERVICE, DEDICATION AND LOVE FOR OUR COUNTRY. I JUST CAN'T BEGIN TO THANK YOU ENOUGH. MAY GOD BLESS YOU,ALL OF YOU."
RHONDA , MARINE SISTER of HOUSTON, TX

"My prayers go out to the Watkins family. My brother Wade was killed on March 4, 2005 from an IED. I am so sorry for your loss. I am saddened to see soldiers added to this list, especially ones local to my area. Glenn was a TRUE HERO. God bless you…"
Glen Twyman & Family of Vista, CA United States of America

"To the Watkins Family. My family Honors your HERO. We understand the sadness you are experiencing right now, and send our prayers to you. The Bravery, Valor and Courage that Glenn showed will never be forgotten. America will always remember the sacrifice that he made for Freedom.
God Bless Glenn and his family"
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays and family of Massillon, Ohio

"TO THE WATKINS FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. WE ARE DEEPLY SADDEN BY YOUR LOST OF GLENN. HE HAS TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF MANY. NEIGHBOR'S, THOSE IN HIS COMMUNITY, FRIENDS, HIS MILITARY FAMILY AND HIS OWN FAMILY. AN HE WILL NOT HAVE GIVEN HIS LIFE IN VAIN. HE HAS TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF ALL THOSE IN IRAQ. AN ESPECIALLY, ALL AMERICANS FOR PROTECTING US. ALTHOUGH, GLENN AND OUR SON HADN'T KNOWN ONE ANOTHER. BOTH HAD EACH OTHERS BACK AS MILITARY BROTHERS. WE LOST OUR SON LAST MAY 2004. SO OUR FAMILY UNDERSTAND YOUR LOST. GLENN IS AN AMAZING INDIVIDUAL, SOLDIER, HERO AND LOVED BY MANY. GLENN WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART AND PRAYS. GOD BLESS!"
leonardwahl of VALLEY STREAM

"Thank you Glenn Watkins, 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 Cpl. Glenn Watkins:
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 Glenn 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 Cpl. Glenn Watkins:
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 Glenn, 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