Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Dustin A. Yancey

22, of Goose Creek, South Carolina.
Yancey died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during convoy operations. He was assigned to the 26th Forward Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on November 4, 2005.

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""My heart still ache. I can never forget this day and my prayers are with the family for we lost two fine gentlemen/Soldiers this day. I briefed the convoy that morning and I remember the faces! Be blessed and enjoy your wings!""
Felicia Stephens of Texas

"To the family of:Dustin A. Yancey
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""

"I was on the convoy that day and its not a day that goes by that yancey isn't in my thoughts. Yancey was a great soldier and a great person march 7th my ptsd group visits arlington and I finally am facing my fear and saying goodbye to my brothers who gave their life and helped all of us guys get home safely his family will be in my prayers"
spc cannon stuart of hickory nc

"Dustin was one of the nicest people i have even met in my life. We both came to Bravo Co. around the same time. I was very close with him. I was on the convoy with him that day. I remember talking at length with him before we left that day. We talked about who was going to lead the convoy that day. It was always my truck TF1 or his truck TF2. We were delayed for about an hour so when we finally were getting ready to leave the airport his truck volunteered to go first....... Not a single day has gone bye that i dont think about my friend Yancey. I try to make it up to arlington as much as i can. You are always in my heart and in my mind. Top Flite!"
SSG Hadd of Michigan

"i was yancey's gunner and was in the truck with him when we were blown up. i miss him a lot to he was so funny and smart that we just called him the "most advanced" i am also from South Carolina. I live in Orangeburg"
Colin Johnson of Orangeburg,SC

"November 4, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Dustin A. Yancey:
Dustin 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 the family of Dustin A. Yancy,no words I can write can ever do justice to what your son did for this country. He is a hero,and will not be forgotten.
I will be running the 2008 Marine Corps Marathon in his honor."
STSCS(SS) Sid Busch USN(RET) of Goose Creek SC

"TO THE YANCEY FAMILY
TO THE FAMILY YANCEY " THE MOST ADVANCE" DUSTIN MEMERY WILL FOREVER LIVE IN B. CO 26 BSB"
SPC SURLES of FT. STEWART,GA

"I do wish the best for him and his family. I will be sure to pray for him and hope that he has found his final resting place. Don't weep over his death because the best is YET to come.
"For weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning!""
Denise Yancey of Jackson, MS

"to all of those who may not know me i am also a soldier in 2nd bde 3id stationed at ft stewart i worked with pfc dustin yancey he was what everyone would call their best friend it didn't matter if he only has $10 or the shirt on his back if he saw that someone needed it more than him he would gladly give it up no questions asked. pfc dustin yancey was a great and personal friend of mine to his parents i am so sorry for your loss may god keep you in his mercy and help you in this time of sorrow"
darlene of valrico fl usa

"To Dustin's Family, I am so sorry for your loss, you are in our prayers. Dustin, you sir are a true American Hero. Thank you Dustin for all you have done in Iraq and in keeping us safe at home. May God Bless you Dustin and God Bless your family."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"Lord, I ask You to bless my
friend who is reading this right now.
Where there is pain, may
they find peace and mercy.

Where there is self-doubt, may
they gain a renewed confidence.
Where there is weariness or exhaustion, give
them understanding, patience, and strength.

Where there is fear, reveal your love,
and offer to them your courage.
Give them greater vision, bless their finances, and raise
up leaders and friends to support and encourage them.

May their spirit always be joyous and their
days rich and full with love and happiness,
And may they always know that they have a friend.

Gone but not forgotten.
Thank you for sharing your loved one with us,
and for the sacrifice made by you and your family on our behalf.
Proud mom of Lcpl Alex. Currently serving in Iraq"
Patricia of Bishop, CA

"I am truly sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and strength in God to face the days ahead.

Michele Carter
Sister of CPL Gary Walters
KIA in Baghdad, 24 April 2005"

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

"Thank you Dustin Yancey, 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 Pfc. Dustin Yancey:
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 Dustin 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 Pfc. Dustin Yancey:
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 Dustin, 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