Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Master Sgt. Anthony R. C. Yost

39, of Flint, Michigan.
Yost died in Mosul, Iraq when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his position during combat operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on November 19, 2005.

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"I hope someone see this that knows how to get in touch with MSG Yost family. I have a plague that I retrieved from a fire base in Iraq when it was closed down. I would like to get it to his family as I think it should be theirs. It was packed away with the intent of getting it to them. It is a little worn but otherwise in good shape. It was placed by 3rd SFG to honor is sacrifice in 2005.I can be reached at 256-698-5162. I was with 20th SFG when we closed the base. My name is Roger Gigandet"
Roger Gigandet of Toney, Alabama

"A friend of mine was a great friend of yours in Iraq. I guess that is the closest relationship I have with someone who has died serving his country and for protecting freedom of others. Your sacrifice was not in vain."
Thomas of Edinburgh, Scotland

"Tony, the best and "only Russian speaking American Indian in the Army". LOL I hope you're resting easy bud, you're not forgotten. 24May13"
Jack Nelson of Boston

"I can't believe it's been over 6 years since Tom called me with the news of your passing. You were such a great person and warrior; I think of you and your family often. Thank you for your service and sacrifice, and I'll wait to talk to you again on the other side."
Cindy of Colorado Springs

"I think about you all the time Tony. I remember all the drinks my wife and I had with you in 93 at the Apex lounge in Fayetteville. That was our Q course class getaway on the weekends when we were in phase 2.
I have yet to meet a man that loved his country as much as you did Tony, you loved the flag and all that it stood for. It was an honor to know you and to serve with you brother. I'll see you when I see you."
SFC (RET) Chuck Jones of Canon City, Colorado

"Sorry for your loss. Just ran across this and the name Yost means a lot to me so I am saddened. Not related but feel like I am."
Wayne Robert Yost of Benton, Ky USA

"”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,450 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna"
Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"November 24, 2008
To the family of Master Sgt. Anthony R. C. Yost:
Anthony 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

"Chief,

You did it bro. Thanks for everything. I just found out while looking for SSG Matts on a whim today.

I can remember back when you stepped on that Chap tailgate and broke a shock,,,that was so funny...I was like "Thats one big indian" the whole platoon had a laugh.

I knew you would make a great operator so, again...thanks for doing the work.

I got out back in 99 and from time to time my mind brings up a few faces from the "HERD" and I see your big grin.

Thanks Chief,

EAGLES DARE & FIRST TO FIRE!

GRIFF.

P.S. Hey Matts, if you see this email me: hardnova01@hotmail.com"
GRIFF. of Las Vegas, NV / USA

"It's been over two years and my heart is still heavy. After reading the messages from the friends and family I see you are truly missed by all. Sorry I missed you in Kandahar; I wish we had the chance to hook up in the Army after High School. God Bless you my friend and thanks for all you do/have done!"
CW3 (Retired) Billie Ray Filkins billie.filkins@us.army.mil of 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York

"Hey Chief i still have a hard time believing your gone. You are always on my mind in my heart! We had so many good times together and I know I didn't listen to you when it came to my heart but now I know why you didn't want me with you know who. Im over it now. But I'll never stop missing you my dear friend!! Always and Forever"
Danielle Thomas of Colorado Springs Colorado

"Gods Speed MSG Yost, Thank you for you teachings, I learned alot from you as my Instructor, and my friend. I always walk by your memorial and never forget you brother."
Vic Martinez of Ft Campbell, KY

"Andy, There are so many words we would all LOVE to say to you right now. The stuff that has happened since you have been gone is amazing. Some you would fail to agree with, but some you would take so much joy in. Everyone misses you so much. We miss your smile, your laughter, your big heart. We miss the holidays when you would come home for leave and spend so much time with the ones you loved. The holidays are nearing and so is the anniversary of your death. This year will be two years since you have been gone, but I promise you will never leave any of our hearts. This Christmas I am sure we all still hope you will walk right back through the door. We will never forget what you have done for us. The way you died for our freedom and your country. Every day we all walk down the streets or get in the cars we drive, we owe our gratitude to you and the other soldiers who is fighting or fought for the thing we call freedom. Love always and forever! :)"
Lindsey Parks of Michigan

"Chief, I cant believe you are gone. We had some cool and crazy times in the Springs, didn't we? You will be greatly missed. You are a hero and I will never forget you. Love always to you and your family."
Traci of Florida

"Hey Tony,

I didn't get the chance to thank you. Although we only worked with each other a short time, you were/are an inspiration to me and will never be forgotten.

"No Worries""
Dustin Ziegenbein of Baltimore, MD

"AS WE WALK THROUGH, THE VALLEYS AND THE SHADOW OF DEATH' I WILL FEAR NO EVIL;FOR YOU ARE WITH ME.YOUR ROD AND STAFF,THEY COMFORT ME.YOU PREPARE A TABLE BEFORE ME IN THE PRESENCE OF MY ENEMIES;YOU ANOINT MY HEAD WITH OIL,
MY CUP RUNS OVER.SURELY AND GOODNESS AND MERCY SHALL FOLLOW ME ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE;AND I WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD FOREVER...
MAY THIS GIVE YOU COMFORT IN THE TIME OF NEED.GOD BLESS YOU ALL
EX-RECON AUSTRALIA ARMY"
GRAEME ROBBINS of SYDNEY AUSTRALIA

"To the family of:Anthony R, C. Yost 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"

"11/27/2006 "Andy, You made the news today, nothing less than the front page of course. :) The Flint Journal featured you in a story today. Announcing a display in your honor at the Military Museum in Frankenmuth. You are the only soldier in Michigan to receive the Silver Star from the War On Terror. Your Aunt Linda is having a difficult time, losing you was like losing her own son. She has been dedicated to keeping your memory alive, not ever letting you be forgotten. She has been your voice. You would be so proud of her and she is so proud of you. I too am so proud of you! Then again, we have always been proud of you. Your Dad... Don and your mom... Penny can find comfort in the fact that they raised a son with compassion, bravery and dedication. For that we will always be grateful.
Be sure to keep comforting Cheyenne in her dreams and keep leaving her those heads up quarters. Your spirit makes her feel safe."
We Love You,
Dana
dsw101863@aol.com"
Dana Whitehead of Mt.Morris, MI.

""Andy, You made the news today, nothing less than the front page of course. :) The Flint Journal featured you in a story today. Announcing a display in your honor at the Military Museum in Frankenmuth. You are the only soldier in Michigan to receive the Silver Star from the War On Terror. Your Aunt Linda is having a difficult time, losing you was like losing her own son. She has been dedicated to keeping your memory alive, not ever letting you be forgotten. She has been your voice. You would be so proud of her and she is so proud of you. I too am so proud of you! Then again, we have always been proud of you. Your Dad... Don and your mom... Penny can find comfort in the fact that they raised a son with compassion, bravery and dedication. For that we will always be grateful.
Be sure to keep comforting Cheyenne in her dreams and keep leaving her those heads up quarters. Your spirit makes her feel safe."
We Love You,
Dana
dsw101863@aol.com"
Dana Whitehead of Mt.Morris, MI.

"Tony, it's been a hard year; not a day goes by that your not in my thoughts. I took my bike out Sunday, 11/19/06 and took a 150 mile ride for you...Thanks for being a Great Soldier, Friend, Father, Son, and a Brother to me....ride the clouds of Heaven Bro!!"
SSG (R) Robert Matts of El Paso, TX

"For you our fallen Soldier. How can I thank you? I did not know you but you have fought to keep my family and our Nation safe. Our country called you to serve and you gave your strength, your bravery, your knowledge, your very last breath. May God smile upon your soul and welcome you into his kingdom. May your family be consoled and watched over. My words no matter how sincere cannot reflect my gratitude for you and your family's sacrifice. THANK YOU and GOD BLESS"
L. Wilber of Indianapolis, In. USA

"Hay Big Tony go easy, It's Popa Jay's little brother. Thanx for treating me like family when I came down to Bragg and drank all of your beer. I guess that Brent, Dock, Pete Mark,Roddy paid for some. Stabo22@comcast.net"
Daniel Donahue of Morrisville PA

"We are so proud of Andy,because of him our world will be a safer place .He is a true hero and someday everyone will know the true story ,and understand why his Family is so proud of him.We love you Master Sarg.Yost,and we love you our Andy or sometimes You were called Chief.Please take the time to visit www.andy yost.com and visit our family website ,or Master SARG.Anthony Yost.com.I know Andy would of wanted his friends to see this site. Thank You FRIENDS AND FAMILY of MASTER SARG.ANTHONY YOST."
SUE COUCH of MICHIGAN

"Thank you so much for all of the wonderful things you have had to say about my husband and father of a wonderful son, AJ who will never know him but in photographs and the memories that I will share with him. AJ asks for his father everyday and does not understand the concept of what has happened. My heart aches everytime I look into his eyes to know that he will never be able to be held by his father again. Not only did I lose a husband, but a best friend, soul mate and the love of my life. Thank you Aubrey, your dad and Tony were very close and I know your dad feels the pain and loss as much as we do. I remember the four of us went to the ball before he left and had a great time."
Mrs. Joann Yost of Raeford, NC

"hey...
i am really srry for your loss
i knew him, met him...
he was Brent De La Garza's
best friend, excuse me, my father's best friend. I remember the day when we found out!
My dad was deployed. I was in the shower, and I heard my mom start crying but in a screaming way. I knew someone had died... so i jumped out... and put a towel around me... hoping i was wrong. but i wasn't... She said Yost died. I was astonished. After that... we named one of our pets after him... He was a great man. A great friend to my father. And very kind to me. I hope you guys get to read this.
None of my family knows i am sending this to you... but i plan to tell my mother and father after I have sent this.
-Aubrey"
Aubrey Marie De La Garza of Okinawa, Japan

"To the Yost Family,Tony was a soldier of mine at Fort Lewis Washington as an E-4; he asked me to help him train for SF course so, being his NCO I supported him.......only 5'6" tall Tony worked me over on the road marchs.....Great times!! Tony was also a true friend; we went deer hunting and holding his prize Buck & a 40 once Miller; grat shot!!!I have a photo that I will send out shortly with some other items that I collected to you.....Tony, there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you and your wonderful family, please say hi to my Dad that is up there with you!!!You are a Hero to me and I am proud of everything you have done!!!"
SSG (R) Robert Matts of El Paso, TX

"To the family of Tony Yost, Tony was my instructor in the SFQC and made a lasting impression on me and every other sf weapons sgt that he trained, Tony always led from the front and set the example for his men. Tony died fighting the enemy and defending his team, he is a example of a true warrior. Tony was great man and will not be forgotten."
Joe Kent of Ft.Campbell KY

"Andy,
It has been almost six months since you were KIA in Mosul. You left this world too soon but you will never leave the hearts and minds of your family and friends here in Michigan.We miss seeing your gleaming smile and laughing at your wonderful wit. It is still unthinkable that you won't ever come home again. Thank God we had you in our lives for 39 years! You left behind a treasure trove of memories that we will cherish always. We will love you forever and a day!"
The Family of MSG Anthony Yost of Millington Michigan US

"Tony was my friend and my Special Forces Brother. A real American with the American dream. May God bless you, Cheyanne, A.J., Joanne and all who's heart you touched. My first beer is always in toast to you and our fallen commrads. "De Opresso Liber""
Adan Salas of Raeford, NC

"MSG Yost:

Deeds not Words my brother! Say hi to all our friends up there and my dad too. See you soon old brother!

Rangers Lead the Way!
Bco3/75

The Yost Family: My deepest appreciation for your sacrifice, may God comfort you always."
Frank Campanaro of Oakland County, Michigan

"To the Yost Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your Anthony is a true American Hero. Anthony will always be remembered and honored. May God Bless you all and God Bless you Anthony."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"We go through life so often,
Not stopping to enjoy the day.
And we take each one for granted,
As we travel on our way.

For in your pain and sorrow,
An Angel’s Kiss will help you through,
This kiss is very private,
For it is meant for only you.

We never stop to measure,
Anything we just might miss.
But if the wind should blow by softly,
You’ll feel and Angel Kiss.

A kiss that is sent from heaven,
A kiss from up above.
A kiss that is very special,
From someone that you love.

So when, your hearts are heavy,
And filled with tears and pain.
And no one can console you,
Remember once again.

About the one you grieve for,
Because you sadly miss.
And the gentle breeze you took for granted,
Was just an Angel’s Kiss.


Gone – but not forgotten.
Thank you for sharing your marine 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

"Anthony,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Green Berets All The Way!""

"Thank you Anthony C. Yost, 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 Master Sgt. Anthony C. Yost:
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 Anthony 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 Master Sgt. Anthony C. Yost:
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 Anthony, 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