Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Dustin C. Fisher

22, of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Fisher died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on May 24, 2005.

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""Grief changes shape, but it never ends." - K.R.
Ten years later and I still cannot speak your name out loud with out the feeling of being stabbed in the chest. I miss your infectious smile and your laugh most of all. I still hear you from time to time and swear I see you in a crowd. I still feel your presence in quiet moments. We were so young and so happy. To have that fulfillment and know we had each other... and then you were gone. In the blink of eye. You will always and forever be my hero, my heart, my joy. You were so brave to face the fears of our country and protect us all. I pray for God to share the confidence he gave you with me so that I can be brave and share your life with everyone so that you continge to be remembered with the honor you deserve. Rest well and be in peace, my love."

"Dustin it has been 10 years and you are in my thoughts constantly, really miss your joy for life! I try to honor you and your sacrifice through my daily life. Thank you to all who have sacrificed all and to all those serving daily."
Brenda Fisher (Mom) of Van Buren, AR

We haven't forgotten and won't."
Russ, Laurel, Jeremy , and Aubrey of Fort Smith, AR

"To the family of:Dustin C.Fisher
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""

"Dustin, It has been 6 years, but I will never forget you. Your life was not long, but you lived it the fullest. Memorial Day has never been the same since. I pray God continues to comfort and heal your family."
David Haller of Richmond, VA

"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 Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"June 3, 2008
To the family of Spc. Dustin C. Fisher:
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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

""I miss him so. Memorial Day carries such a personal meaning now. I can see his smile so clearly.""
Aunt Debi of Van Buren, AR

"Even though it's been so long since I've seen him, I still miss him so much. Lots of great times in "The Pink" I can't believe it has been 3 years..."
Candi of Lavaca, Arkansas

"Dustin I love you and miss you! I still haven't forgot about today 5-24-08. Love, Sara"
Sara Lyons of Fort Smith, AR

"Its been three years brother...rest easy."
Adam Mattis of Savannah, GA

"Fisher, I'll never forget you."
Josiah "DOC" O'Neil of denver

"We wanted you to know that we especially remembered Dustin today - the date of his birth. He may be gone from this earthly realm, but he is not forgotten - nor will he be.

The family of Candi (Young) Corbit"
S. D. Young Family of Fort Smith, AR/USA

"To Dustin's family and many many friends.. Dustin you touched us all in your special way. Always there to give a helping hand. You were always ready for a prank and always could make us smile. Dustin I am so proud of who you became. I thank you for loving our Country by becoming a solider. You gave your life to protect us, so we could have freedom. I love you bud, I will see you in Heaven."
Carrie Howard of Carthage, MO

"I met Dustin when he first got down to Georgia. I met him through some of his Army friends. He was one of the nicest guys I have ever met in my life. We always poked fun of one another. My favorite was about his "watermelon" truck. When I heard what happened I was in tears. I didnt get to spend as much time with him as i'd hoped to. I was at his tree dedication and had the honor of meeting his family. I am so sorry for your loss. Every holiday I make sure Dustin's tree is prepared with decorations since you aren't here to do so. God bless his family. You are in my prayers."
Ashley of Ft Stewart, Gerogia

"Dustin Fisher and his father, Waldo, are the epitomy of the American hero. JFK said: "only a few generation of Americans have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger-I do not shrink from this responsibility, I welcome it"...Waldo defended our freedom in Vietnam and Dustin defended it in Iraq. He defended it with his life. Thank you Fisher family and may God Bless you in your time of sorrow."
Les Thomas, Jr - Van Buren Veterans' Day Parade of Van Buren, Ar

"I did not know Dustin. I know his Mother and I feel so bad for her. She worked with my husband at MacSteel. She is a friendly genuinely nice lady. We are retired now and don't see her often, but I want Brenda to know I think about her many times when the news comes on and I see other names of soldiers that have given their life. I miss you Brenda."
Nancy Lankford of The Villages, Florida

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.
God Bless you ALWAYS.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"I am sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength to deal with the days ahead.

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

"Spec. Fisher family please accept my deepest sympathy, he will always be honored as an American hero. I can understand your pain, my nephew PFC Jeffrey Wallace was with him at the time. Iguess the good Lord needed a few good soldiers in heaven, and he got the best; Jeffrey, Dustin, And Charles. May God bless your family in the coming months and may you find comfort in that one day we will all be reunited again"
Mike Wallace of Pekin,Il. Tazewell

"Dustin was my best friend. The last time I saw him was at christmas. I was crying because I didn't want him to leave. I just remember hugging him and telling him that I loved him very much he told me not to worry and that he loved me to. As I left I broke down in his drive way and fell to my knees scared to death that something may happen to him and realizing how much I loved him. This is not fair, I lost my best friend and this hateful feeling never seems to get any better. Everytime I see his mom a little part of me hurts so bad to think that Dustin is supposed to be here right now, I rarely come over here without Dustin. I still think I'm in denial about all this sometimes, I just think he is still over there and he will be coming back. But that really scary feeling seems to push it's way around and I see the truth that he is gone and not coming back. I guess the denial keeps me moving on somehow. I was so hurt when I found out. I just hope that no one else will ever have to go through this much pain in their life. Please pray for all of Dustin's family and friends. We need it in this time of dispare. God Bless"
Sara Lyons of Fort Smith, AR

"To Dustin's Family, I wish to offer my sincere condolences on the loss of your Dustin. Dustin is a true American Hero who will always be remembered and honored. May God Bless all of you."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

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

"To the family of Dustin Fisher. I'am a friend and one of the soldiers who was very close to Dustin while he was deployed to Iraq. Dustin and I were in the same platoon and I will always look at him as if he were a brother. As a friend and a member of his platoon I want to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. He was a great guy and had a care-free additude. He always found a way to make us smile. Its very hard to make words of condolence for such a horrifing event. Just know you are in my prayers and Spc. Dustin C. Fisher is a name to never be forgotten."
Spc. Robert Dengerd of London, OH bobbyd_081@yahoo.com

"I am very sorry for the loss of Dustin Fisher. I met Dustin some years ago through a mutual friend. He is a great guy,very funny in that pink truck. He actually helped us push our truck out of the road one night on a busy Rogers Ave. He is missed very much. Dustin made the ultimate sacrifice for my family and I, he will ALWAYS be remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and wife."
Summer Arnold of Fort Smith, Arkansas

"Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your messages. They are a comfort to me. I will always miss his teasing and loving nature."
Brenda G. Fisher, his Mother of Van Buren, AR

"I am very sorry for the loss of Dustin Fisher. I knew dustin when he was stationed with me in A Battery 1-39 Field Artillery. He was not only a great Soldier but a wonderful careing person as well. Dustin you will and your family will always be in my prayers."
SFC Christian Flanery of FT Sill Oklahoma

"6/3/05 - Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the family of Spc. Dustin C. Fisher. For many reasons you will never celebrate another Memorial Day without tremendous sadness, yet a great sense of pride. Dustin is a true hero and will go down in history as a great man who made the ultimate sacrifice for this great nation. May God give you strength to endure this most horrific painful loss.
John 15:13 Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends.""
Webster and Ruth Reed (Father and stepmom of Jonathan Ray Reed who died in Iraq on January 28, 2005) of Krotz Springs, Louisiana

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. America will forever honor your Hero.
The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the sacrifice that was made and we will NEVER FORGET.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays of Massillon, Ohio


"Thank you Dustin Fisher, 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 Spc. Dustin Fisher:
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 Spc. Dustin Fisher:
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