Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Hatak Yuka Keyu M. Yearby

21, of Overbrook, Oklahoma.
Yearby died while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Died on May 14, 2006.

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"I think about how this child went to war for all of us Americans and I am so sad for your family and friends.Hatak Yuka Keyu M. Yearby..I thank you!!! and my heart feels sad as I remember you !!! God bless your soul...You are a hero...an American Hero...I won't forget you !!!"
Sandra Perry of Nashvile Tennessee

"thank you in advance to those who will help me to make contact with the family!
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"To the family of: Hatak Yuka Keyu M. Yearby
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""

"Man bro its been so long and it still feels like it was yesterday. Wish you were here all the time especially when I was at my worst. I know when I look up to talk you are there listening. Love you and miss you bro always."
Sam (jersey boy) Serrano of Maple Shade, NJ

"Love you, miss you."
Lindsey Yearby of Dallas,TX

""Sonny"...I can't believe its been 5 years already since u left this earth.I think about u all the time,I look at our childhood pictures when we would be actin crazy or jus bein wild ndn boys out in the woods.I miss u man an u will never b forgotten,an your sacrfice u made for this country will never be in shame but make u a brave warrior u always have been.even when u danced, u were a warrior, an I will not let u down. Ill see u again so we can wrestle around like we used to...deuces bro!!"
albert bronaugh jr. of okc, oklahoma

"To all the family of Hatak Yuka Keyu M. Yearby...He is a true american hero and I will carry his memory in my heart and wish you all peace within as you think of him, endlessly. I know there's not a day that has gone by that you haven't missed and ached to see his sweet face just one more time.Bless you all..WE DO REMEMBER !!!
He gave his life so I can live free and safe..Bless you Hatak..You are remembered all over the world..Remember our fallen Heroes who have died... and spread the word that we truly are thankful and they hold a special part in our hearts ..FOREVER..Hatak you cut off your long braids and stepped up to one of the most dangerous duties on earth.I will respect ..remember and honor you and your memory forever...Lance Corporal Hatak Yuka Keyu M.Yearby..bless your soul..."
Sandra Perry of Nashville ,Tennessee

"We talked about fallen soldiers today in school. I just thought i'd drop a comment and pay my respects to this fallen hero. You will always be remembered."
Nick of Wichita, KS

"I didn't know you but I came across your story while surfing the internet and wanted to pay my respects. Thank you for your service and God Bless. May your family find comfort in Christ."
Pamela of Decatur, GA

"May 31, 2009
To the family of Lance Cpl. Hatak Yuka Keyu M. Yearby:
Hatak 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

"We miss you each and everyday. There are so many people who remember you and keep your memory alive, we were so blessed to have you for 21 years. I love you so much. You were the best little brother that any sister could have ever had. Thank you everyone who continues to leave messages of support and encouragement to families of the fallen and the men who still remain overseas. MVTO! (Thank You!)"
Shema Yearby-Lincoln of Norman, OK (USA)

"lil bro, our ball is tomm. wish you were here with your wife. we miss you alot.

Sgt Roman 3/3"

"Hatak thank you for all you did for this country"
Jeff of Ardmore

"Hatak thak you for all you did for this country"
Jeff of Ardmore

I would 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.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"I had the honor of going to school with Hatak. He was my roommate at SOSU for 2 summers. I was shocked to here the news of Hatak's death. Hatak and I were very close during those summers. He was a very outgoing guy just like myself. I am very proud to say that I knew him. I am sorry for the family's loss, and I wish to send my best wishes on coping with this loss. This is the second friend I have lost in this war. I due not condemn the war, I know these soldiers are doing good for us and the people over there. God Bless the USA for having good soldiers like Hatak Yearby."
Douglas of Antlers, Ok USA

"I was blessed to be part of his family living near them for a time. I remember the little boy with the round face and big smile, that grew up to be such a striking, honorable young man. I remember the perfect dance moves that was in perfect time to the pow-wow drummers. Again my life was blessed to get to see this young man grow up. We lost a lot when we lost our little brother."
Troy Splawn of Antlers, OK

"It pains me to hear of your loss of your son, brother & husband. I pray that God will give you peace and healing of your heart!!"
Choctaw Member of DFW, TX

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

"Thank you Hatak Yearby, 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 Lance Cpl. Hatak Yearby:
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 Hatak 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 Lance Cpl. Hatak Yearby:
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 Hatak, 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