Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Joseph J. Duenas

23, of Mesa, Arizona.
Duenas died in Kirkuk Province, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries while returning from combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101 Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on March 30, 2006.

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Ernest of Singapore

"Dear Joey, not a birthday, holiday, 4th of July, Veteran's or Memorial day goes by without thoughts of you and your beautiful smile. The tall man that you were with the gentle soul. I miss you my dear nephew. May you rest in peace."
G Duenas of Modesto, Ca.

"To the friends and family,
I didn't know Joseph Duenas but I was one of the crew chiefs during that fateful mission.
Rarely a week goes by that I do not replay the events of that morning in my mind.
My deepest sympathies for your loss.

Stewart Barnhart of Modesto, CA

"Joey as you were known to me, thank-you for your sacrafice and by giving your life to keep the freedoms I am allowed. As I am blessed to live the U.S.A.

You are missed but you live in the heart of your Mother, my friend Rose and Father John and little brother Michael. Gone but not Forgotten."
Vicki Rodriguez of Newark, CA

"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"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH

"June 2, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Joseph J. Duenas:
Joseph 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

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.

"Honor And Country"(327th Inf. Motto)"

"Thank you to everyone who has wished my family well wished. Joseph was my cousin and he will never be forgotten .."
Christine Rodriguez of san jose.california

"To the family of:Joseph J. Duenas 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"

"To: The family and friends of Joseph J. Duenas. God Bless you all through your time of sorrow, may Joseph rest in peace.
With lots of love and respect."
Donny and Lani Sanders of Fairfield, California

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

"Thank you Joseph Duenas, 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. Joseph Duenas:
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 Joseph 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. Joseph Duenas:
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 Joseph, 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