Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pvt. Kenneth A. Nalley

19, of Hamburg, Iowa.
Nalley and Staff Sgt. Brett J. Petriken were escorting a convoy in a HMMWV when a heavy equipment transporter crossed the median and struck their vehicle in As Samawah, Iraq. Both soldiers were assigned to the 501st Military Police Company, Wiesbaden, Germany. Died on May 26, 2003.

Kenny with senior prom date Josslyn Kolb

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PV2 Kenneth Allen Nalley(1983-2003)
A few websites made by Kenny's older brother David.
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"I honestly didn't know Nalley that well, but I remember his laugh....and the smile he always gave everybody. We served together in the 501st MP Co, 1st AD.
We all felt your loss Kenny, and you'll always be remembered."
SSG Edward Diaz of Phoenix, AZ

My boyfriend and I weren't the only ones who went! Slay and LeGrand came along too! Wish we could have hugged you! :) Its nice, the freedom your soul has now.... this way we know you'll be with us in Arlington while we pay respects to you and SSG Petriken at HIS resting place in May this year. Should be quite the party! Love ya buddy ;)"
Olson of Brighton, CO

"Just Wanted you to know that I love and Miss you!!!!"

"Interviewed yer Ma for the radio yesterday, Ken. I oughta have a nice story together by this weekend. I reckon It will be aired on Saturday, man. MAN IT WAS NUTS! Flashback flickered through the mind when she showed me this scrapbook that's all about you. My eyes got wet, but it's cuz I'm a lil' sick NOT CUZ I WAS CRYIN'! Haha, just kiddin' man. Miss ye like hell, broski."
-the Nude Commando of KNCY

"On this Memorial Day I want to thank Kenneth and Brett for paying the ulitmate price for our freedom. Thank God we will see them again in Heaven one day soon. I will never forget them and think of them often. Brett is my cousin."
Tim Townsend of Atlanta, Ga

"Family and friends of Kenneth..I did not know Kenneth, but I keep him with me all the time and he is remembered by a grateful citizen. I have a hero bracelet in honor of him I wear on my wrist almost constantly. I'll get the bracelet before I grab my wallet. So don't worry about his service going unnoticed."
John Potter of Elgin,SC

"Hey there I just wanted you to be ready to grab a balloon or two on the 26th we are going to have a lunch and send off some balloons. Aimee and her boyfriend are going to be there too. We all still MISS you soooo much!!! I am going to let you go son of mine you have a Great Day!!!! Love and Miss you Bunches!!!!"
HUGS!!! Mom of Hamburg Ia

"Heyy!!! well i miss you for one and i wish you were still here today...i miss all the fin times we had and grandma said you were always holding me and we always did everything together...which i cant remember because it was so long ago.. i was little when you left but i still remember you still today :) i have the pictures of me and you that i found a while ago and i still have them :) well just wanted to tell you that i'm a junior now and next year ill graduate High School...and when i get into college i'm going to study to be a vet....i still go to hamburg every now and then to say hi to everyone but now that i moved its hard :( but i miss you so much...and i love you"
Becca Ann Osborn of lenexa, kansas

"Wow kenny almost 9 years. Im doing a speech about you in school tomorrow. I miss you so much. it seems like you were here just yesterday. I love you Kenny miss you lots."
Torri Perry of Iowa

"It's been awhile brother...I love you man...I know I havent visited in awhile but will try to soon...I will leave something very special and meaningful when i do. I'm glad you watched over me and my fellow cav brothers in Mosul 07-09...We all thank you and...BRAVE RIFLES!"
SGT AL of undisclosed

"Dear Nalley family, I just wanted to let you that your son is not forgotten... I did not know your son, but I feel he is a part of my family... The day your son died (may 26, 2003) was the day my daughter was born in Seattle Washington. I frequently tell my daughter how Kenneth gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom... Shortly after my daughter was born I had a remembrance bracelet made in honor of your son... I wear it everyday with pride, and when my daughter is old enough I will give it to her. I just wanted to let you know that your son lives on in so many, and will never be forgotten"
The peacock family gp4770@gmail.com of White bear lake, Minnesota

"Ya know, I don't remember our first encounter. Hamburg's one of those places where if you grow up there, you kinda just know everybody. It feels like I always knew ya, Ken. My best memories of you stem from my junior high years. You hung out with Raliegh Barrett, Pebbz, Lahmon, & me older bro Jek. Yous guys always just kinda accepted me when many in my class(& in other classes) chose not to. Now that I'm a radio personality "everybody's a supporter"-yeah right. Your Ma, Roberta, the sweetheart she is, is one true supporter & I know that for a fact. I recall Raliegh & yourself offering me rides home after school, no matter how far away the walk was. Conversations about cars, babes, bullsh*t, & MUSIC. We always clicked with the rockage, man. The point of all of this is, YOU guys made me feel like "one of the gang" when I felt like an outkast everywhere else. I thank you for that. I also recall being somewhat pissed (very pissed) the day that we heard we lost you. One reason being just that: we lost you. The other being that people who hardly knew you or cared crying & forcing tears for their own personal attention, or what-have you. Maybe I'm wrong, you were very likeable & touched many(no pun intended). I'm not sure why I stumbled upon this page today, of all days. I've been thinking a lot about who has joined you lately. Dyke, Jon, & me Uncle Jim have all been lost this year alone & it's hit really close to home, really hard. I've never been so close to tears as many times as I have this year, these past couple of months. I just want you to know that I haven't, won't & can't forget you, dude. "Never did we know what the future would hold..." - Fuel "Innocent". Much love, yours truly...."
Cody Rubey of Hamburg, IA, USA

"PV2 Nalley,
Thoughts of you crossed my mind today. I still remember the day that God decided to take you way. If I had the chance I would have begged him to let you stay. I did not know you long but an impression you did make. You stole my heart and with it you did take. I will forever love you and all that you stood for. I pray to the heavenly father I get the chance to see you once more. ~I will forever hold you close and dear~"
His Forever of United States

"Hi Honey Just wanted you to know that another year has gone by and we all love and MISS YOU It makes this the 8th year with out you here with us. I only wish you could see your Nieces and Nephews they so want to see you I show them your pict all the time. I know you don't like pict but i do Its a mom thing. Hows Kaydance? I bet she is a handful huh? she is beautiful little girl don't you think? I could rite a book to you Honey but I better go for now I Just wanted to rite you to let you know how much you are missed and loved there isn't a day goes by that i don't think of you its every minute of everyday!!!!"
Roberta Brooks of Hamburg Iowa USA

"Hi Uncle Kenny I love you. I didn't get to meet you, I wasn't born Yet.But i heard a lot about you. I was born On Aug 14 2003. I was named after you. LOVE Kenny"
Kenny Allen Osborn of Hamburg,IA U.S.A

"Another B-Day Honey!!!!! Wish You were here with us today!!!! We all Miss you so very much!!! There is not a day that goes by that My thoughts are with You!!! When I hear the song "I am in A Hurry" I think of the time you turned the radio up and sang and danced and never missed a word or step
I better go I could talk to you for ever but I have to take grandma to the bank.
Loving mom of Hamburg Iowa


You're in my thoughts and prayers bud. As everyone else is using the day to barbeque, I will be remembering you and others. Thank you, Kenny!"
SPC Stephen Carney of 314th MP Co / A787 MP BN

"PVT Nalley,
Not a day goes by that I do not think of you and SSG Petriken and your brave service to your country. We can never forget that your service was for your friends with whom you served. You are missed and you are not forgotten."
MAJ David Stender of Fort Hood, TX

"Kenny...Just wanted to stop in and say hi! I miss you still and think of you often. You and SSG P. are with me everyday.. I've got both your tags on my key chain. I miss you guys."
Aimee of Brighton, Colorado

"To the family of:Kenneth A. Nalley 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 all who shall see this tribute to a great United States Army warrior,
I was the vehicle maintenance manager who kept the fleet of combat military vehicle assigned to 501st Military Police Company, both in Wiesbaden Germany and when our organization was deployed in Iraq. I personally witnessed Private First Class Nalley both in great times and the worst of times. I am sure that everyone know by now that PFC Nalley was always positive regardless of the situation. There was one particular field training exercise in the middle of winter near the Bavarian Alps in Southern Germany (Grafenwoehr). Needless to say, winters in that part of Germany is brutal and harsh. After a hard day of training, everyone was winding down in our sleeping quarters and of course everyone was wet, cold, miserable and hungry but when PFC Nalley stormed into the room, he made everyone laugh as if everything was right with the world. There were many more events and occasions where he would bring out the sunshine in the midst of a thunderstorm, so to speak. That is the Kenneth Nalley that I will forever remember. Yes I did see the mangled vehicle that tragically snuffed-out PFC Nalley and Staff Sergeant Petriken's bright futures. Those vehicles were taken cared of properly and with great respect as both would have. May the family and friends they have left behind find peace in how they treated other people around them both in good times and bad times...with dignity and repect. May God bless everyone who knew and love Private First Class Kenneth Nalley."
Sergeant First Class Manuel Udarbe of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii 96786

"OCT.12,2008 Well Happy Birthday sweetheart another one goes by. Boy I sure Miss You!!!!!! Kenny and I took you some money today. You ought to see the money you have. I only wish people would leave it on there, but I guess they need it. 25 years old now you are getting old. I will close for now SweetHeart you be good I LOVE YOU!!!!soooo Much and boy do I MISS You. Oh before I forget Joss sends you BIG HUGS and KISSES and she LOVES YOU!!
WE all Miss YOU
God Bless THE USA
Your Loving Mom"
Roberta Brooks of Hamburg Ia USA

"well it all started one day in 2nd grade i was having as wonderfull day and when my mom came in and told me that my uncle had died I started balling my eyes out.........Me and my uncle kenny hungout all the time well he lived with me.....and he let me hangout wit him and his friends so that was pretty cool....but this one day i was 5 my mom and dad told him to watch me because they went somewhere and when they left he fell asleep and so i didnt know what to do so i went to his wallet and took like 5 dollars but remember i was 5 and and i went out side and got on my bike and rode to a gas station clse by and got some candy then on my way to my grandmas house i stopped at caseys and got som more candy and then went to my grandmas house......and when my mom got home and saw my uncle sleeping and i was gone she woke him up and she was mad............so thats all i have...............I LOVE U UNCLE KENNY:"
Chris his nephew of hamburg, IA

"Nalley, I will never forget you. I will remember your sacrifice that day and carry it with me for the rest of my life."
Anonymous of Rochester NY.

"Hey this is Shianne Rubey!!
Althouh i didnt really get that close wiht Kenny I felt horrible when i got the phoe call from my dad that Kenny had died!! My Brother, Ryan Thompson, was really affected by this accident! Him and Kenny were really close!! Well thats all i gots to say for now so I LOVE YOU KENNY AND GOD BLESS!!"
Shianne Rubey of South Souix City, Nebraska

"January 28, 2008
To the family of Pvt. 2 Kenneth A. Nalley:
Kenneth 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 depeest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Ummm well Kenny was my brother Ryans best friends for like forever!!! It was a great loss for our family, my step sister had a huge crush on him and those two were really close!!! Personally me and him never got that close but the day I heard he passed away it felt like the world might have stopped spinning for a split second!! Kenny I hope you know now that I look up to you and hope that one day I am as brave as you were when you were in the service!!! I LOVE YOU KENNY!!!"
Shianne Rubey of Hamburg, IA USA

It's coming up on 5 years now... which is hard to believe. I would loved to have seen how much you would have accomplished by now.... you were so driven! I will never forget your laugh... you were the most cheerfull person I had ever met, and that is probably still true to this day.If there were more people like you, the world would be a better place, thats for sure. You always managed to light up the room, and bring a smile to everyone's face. My most fond memories of you include when you came into my room, asking me how to make "cup-o-noodle" soup... driving around the round-a-bout in Germany as the sober drivers... listening to Pulis talk about rectangles... and you watching out for me, being my bodyguard when we went out. I am so thankfull to have been blessed with your friendship, and will never forget you. I got a tattoo for you, on my wrist where I can always see it. I got one for SSG P. too. We all miss you so much. Everytime I hear Blue October on the radio, or see a cup-o-noodles, or a puffy white jacket, I think of you. I wish I could have been there with you, like I was supposed to be. I think of that on a daily basis. Even still. You are in my heart and prayers, and I know you are watching out for all of us. Merry Christmas Kenny. Give SSG P. a hug for me. Love you guys."
Aimee of Brighton, Colorado

This is Kenny's mom again.
To whom that read this
I was wondering if anyone out there has any pict that they would like to share with me? I would like to have any thing that has Kenny in them Please write your name on them so I will know who you are. I have a ARMY scrapbook I would like to put some pict of over seas in it. If you would like to share a pict of you that too would be WONDERFUL!!!
Please E-Mail
my e-mail address is

or you can mail them to
Roberta Brooks
609 Bluff
Hamburg Iowa 51640

I thank you for our help
God Bless America"
Roberta (Bert) of USA

"Kenny, wow what can i say? i remember when i met him... i was sitting at the park and i had jsut had a huge blow out fight with my mom. i was like maybe 9 ha.... anyways i was basically in tears and he was playing basketball and i was watching him with his friends as i sat there on the stage and he came over and started talking to me at random he could tell something was up so he started to say some random and funny stuff that needs not to be repeated... but ill never forget that day because that was the first day that i realized life is life and you have to live it so make it the best you can. Kenny taught me alot. he taught me how to have a conversation that could be extremely serious or sad or bad and make it the funniest thing you ever heard of. the day i hurd about him passing away. was a day that i felt apart of me die. hes always in my heart! I LOVE YOU KENNY!"
Kasey of Hamburg

I would like to say thank you to you and the other soldier who was also in the Humvee with you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike C. of El Paso, Texas

"I wanted to Wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Oct 12 2007 You are now 24 years old. I took a Birthday Birthstone bear out to you and Happy birthday Balloon. I know it is gone by now Because we got rain last night and windy today. I just wanted you to know How much I miss you, and I take things out for you all the time. Oh and you should see all the Quarters. Remember you and Turk Bob and several others would play Quarters at work you were really busy Huh?? LOL
Kenny (your nephew) took you out Homer simpson he thought you would like it. he is 4 now. Everyone here is Missing you everyday. I know you have been gone sence 2003 but you are so loved!!! and sooo missed!!
I have been doing better they say it gets better you know your mom though I am strong but this is so hard being here with out you!!!
I miss you Laughter and your SMILE!!!!!
Well Honey I better let you go for now I have your Nephews here tonight. And two other ones so I am going to go take care of them.
I will go for now
Your Loving
Roberta Brooks of Hamburg Iowa

"I met Kenny along time ago. He was at my uncle Brad and aunt Kay's house. He was such a fun guy. I dont have alot of memeories of kenny, but the ones i do i will always remember. I will also remember the way he touched everyone's life that he came in contact with. He was a great guy, RIP Kenny"
Brandy Tillman of Shenandoah, Iowa

"I found a great site that has Kenny's name on a memorial bracelet. I ordered mine and had it in a few weeks. In honor of our fallen brother and friend lets come together and show his family our support.
or for more info...
Sgt. Robert Trofimchuk of Chicago IL.

"Aloha!My name is Trina Alani & I am very sorry for your loss.I know how it is like loosing a son,because I have lost a baby when he was 2months and 29 days old.Just be strong and always take care of yourself.I am so proud of my fiance Steve Emmett because he's in the army.Well take care,god bless and have a blessed day!Forever In Our Hearts "Kenneth A.Nalley" Rest In Peace.
"Much Love n Aloha Always,"
Trina n The Alani Family"
Trina Alani of 808 Hawaii

"Much like the rest of the 787 Alphagators we all miss you. You have been an inspiration to us all. Till this day i cant hear a Creed song and not think of you. love ya buddy..."
Sgt. R. Trofimchuk "Trof" of Chicago IL

"This is Kenny's Mom,
Paul I want to Thank for trying to make my DREAM come TRUE. It would be a GREAT HONOR to meet everyone. I would love to see you again also. It has been a long time. I know that I did not get to visit with for very long but I did get a pict of the three of you young SOLIDERS together. I must say it was a honor to meet you. I hope you get to pull this together. I am so Excited!!! when I read that you wanted to get the Soldiers together Plus Kenny's Combat buddies I bet you could of heard me where you were setting!!!
I read this Board all the time!! I love Reading all the wonderful things that everyone has to say about my son!!
I want to Thank each and everyone!! I only wish I had all your E-mails so i could write to you.
I MISS him so Much!!! He was so Young But he knew what he wanted to do!! I was behind him 100% All the way. I am so Glad that he had a chance to meet some of you. That way you knew what a wonderful person he was.
Kenny Honey, "I Love and Miss You"
Your Mom

Anyone who would like to e-mail me feel free to butterflies51640@yahoo.com
Paul Thank you!!"
Loving Mom of Hamburg ,Iowa USA

"Hello to all that read this board,
I have put a comment on this board and Kenney was a fellow private with me through basic training and MP school at Fort Leonard Wood. I am wanting to bring a group of soldiers and family members together to remember PV2 Nalley. I would like for the members of the Alphagators, our basic training company, and those that served with PV2 Nalley to meet in Hamburg, Iowa. It would be great if we could all march to the resting place and all lay roses and pay our respects to the one that went through training with us and to those that served in combat with him. Please contact me at my AKO Paul.Prunier. I hope we all can make this happen. We all love you and thanks for all you have done Kenney"
2LT Paul V. Prunier of Las Vegas, NV

"I never got to meet Kenny but from what i've heard from my husband Aaron Lahmon he was a great person and even though i didn't get to meet him I love him with all of my heart. Thank you for everything Kenny may you rest in peace."
Chastidy Lahmon of Hamburg Iowa, u.s.a

"Kenneth you are not forgotten! today you are remembered! Thank you for your service to our country. More so for your military brotherhood to our son, as I can assure you: he felt toward you! a year later, Gregory by your side! sadly, as that maybe! That is a comfort to me. My heart and prays are with you and your family. I like to invite your family. To join other families in gatlinburg, Tennessee July 3rd and 4th. We are holding a two day Support Our Troops rally. We entered the Gatlinburg Parade with a FLOAT. To our your wounded and fallen brothers and sisters. God Bless!"
leonard_wahl@hotmail.com of Spring, texas

"Nalley, you're missed greatly. I have a newspaper clipping from memorial day two years ago still saved with all the soldiers names that have died in Iraq. Of course your name is on it. I keep it private since this is one of my great weaknesses. I think about you all the time and I just can't believe that you aren't here anymore. You were a great friend and inspiration to us all in Basic. Sharing our room for those months was awesome and I will never forget the great times we had. You were always talking about how much you were going to do in the Army. I came home and found a letter from your mother sent to my house. I was in utter disbelief of what I read. I regret not being right there with you. Although I was in Iraq at the same time, I wish there was something someone could have done to prevent it. I'm so sorry, Kenny. Rest in peace."
Spc. Stephen Carney of 314th MP Irvine, CA

"Not a day goes by, You are in my heart and prayers forever. You were a great person to know."
2LT Prunier, Paul V. of Las Vegas, NV

"Hey all havent got to talk to you all in a while but please email me at queenie_20035@yahoo.com so i can get in touch with you all again and i remind you again Kenny will be a part of Washington forever. even though he didnt meet us. He was here in spirit that Demo Derby day that is why for the first year no one got hurt (shocking i might add). Him and the other soldiers were with us and im glad that Kenny, Bruce, David, and others were with us. It meant alot for you guys to give us permission to honor kenny. R.I.P. to kenny and others who gave their lives for our freedom. Miss you all and hope you are all well! God Bless and Take Care!"
Ashley Farrier (T.C.B. Demo) of Washington, Iowa, USA

"PV2 Nalley was someone I will never forget from my days spent at Fort Leonard Wood. He always had a way to put a smile on someones face or make them laugh. I will never forget my memories with him while being in 3rd Platoon. He is a very special person and will be missed greatly. When I heard of this I was extremely sad and contacted his family. I hold each and everyone of them in my prayers and think of Kenny almost daily as he was a great soldier and an overall great person to know."
2LT Paul V. Prunier of Las Vegas, NV

"Nalley man you were a character and a great man. It was an honor serving with you in Basic Training in 3rd platoon. I remember the great times we had while training. I was heart broken to learn of your death. Myself and SPC Ellsworth were shocked when we read of it in the stars and stripes while serving at Camp Bucca, Iraq. I will carry your memory with me always. Assist, Protect, Defend
Sgt. Maglott, Jeremy of Galion, Ohio

"nalley, its almost been 2 years, your still in my heart everyday, i am thankful to have known you, u give me something to look forward too. you helped me out there even though u werent there with me. thanks for the cheering up. many prayers to you and your family"
SPC. Chris Stromberg of Shape, BE

"To the family of Kenneth A. Nalley:

The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 29 May. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, LTC Kenneth L. Beale, Jr. will preach a message entitled “Remembering Our Freedom.” A former Soldier and country music songwriter and performer “Rockie” will pay a special musical tribute. At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org"

You had to be one of the most aspiring soldiers I had the pleasure to serve with in 6th platoon with the 501st. You were the most upbeat person I have ever met. Under the most extreme conditions when we were in the middle of BFI, you kept our spirits as high as they could be. You were always a fun person to be around and I am heart-broken that I will not be able to see you grow through the ranks. I will never forget the memories I have of you, and I will always hold them dear."
SGT Aaron Meier of Ft. Sill, Ok

"I knew Kenny in basic training and AIT. I was in 4th platoon but in down time we tended to hang out with our buddies and we'd chat about all kinds of things, girls, what being an MP would be like, girls, and more girls, and no matter what, Kenny was always smiling. He always laughed about stuff and it was for lack of any other word, infectious. He was the one that would never be down about anything, no matter how tough the training was that day. When I found out about his death soon after it happened, I was in Iraq as well, wondering why the funniest guy ever had to be the one involved with the accident he was involved in. Thanks bro, for serving, for always being upbeat, and for never ceasing to make everyone else smile and laugh along with you. I miss you."
SPC Stephen Ward of Austin, Texas


"Hmm....okay this is going to be difficult cuz i never thought i'd have to do this but here i go.

Okay i've known Kenny basically all my life he has always been there when no one else was i kno i might be sounding like everyone else on here but its true. Kenny was the one person you could count on to brighten up your day, you could of been having the worst day of your life and you would of seen Kenny for 5 minutes and he would make it better. I dont think i ever saw him mad or upset he was too busy making everyone laugh. He didn't care if he looked like an * just as long as you were laughing. Thats all that mattered to him making everyone else happy.

I could go on and on with stories but i want to get to the point Kenny was a great guy and a great friend he was always there through thick and thin he was always there w/ a shoulder to cry on when my mom was in the hospital when ever i needed him he was always there never complained and always had a smile on his face. He was a great leader and mentor and he will always be missed and one day we will reunite. Until then R.I.P Kenny i miss you and love you with all of my heart."
derrick aka pebblz of hamburg, iowa

"Bert,Alan,Jimmie, Joss, Matt, Danny, and anyone else i forgot,
It was a great pleasure meeting you all. Ana and I were so glad to have met all of you and hear about some of you. The people at the Washington County Fair enjoyed our booth and loved getting to know our heros. When we first saw a picture of Kenny and his smile, it was like we knew him all his life. It was a disappointment not to have known him. He was a kind, funny, and patriotic guy from what we heard. I enjoyed seeing those of you at the derby. And to those of you that didnt come we are sorry you didnt so we will try to send a tape of the derby to Bert. We hope you enjoy it and we are honored here at T.C.B. Demo when you allowed us to run Kenny's name on our derby car. He was at the top like he is now. We hope to get a chance to see you again. We send our love and thoughts to you all. God bless and THANK YOU!"
Ashley and Ana Farrier of Washington, Iowa

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

"I am Kenny's cousin Lisa. It is hard to believe that today marks when year since Kenny has been gone. Kenny was a very nice kid. He came and spent the summer with my parents, brother and I a few years ago. We had a lot of fun with him even though he was on the computer most of the time. He would still be the life of the party, even though he wasn't parting with us. We would go and drag him away from the computer to get up and dance with us. He always acted shy around my gilrfriends but we knew he liked them. If any of us were feeling down he knew how to make us laugh and wouldn't stop doing silly things until we did laugh. He had a personallity that no one will ever be able to replace. We all love him and miss him very much and today we will remeber all the good times we had with him. I Love You Kenneth Allen Nalley!! I wish you were here with us."
Lisa Tillman of Clarinda, Iowa

"I am writing to ask if anyone writes in here i would really appreciate a addresse or e-mail to where i could reply back to all of you people for the wonderful stuff you have wroten about kenny.....E-mail this kenneth_1983_2003@yahoo.com Thank you"

"I am a 7th grader student in Barker Middle School. I did not know Kenneth at all. But when we had to do the project for heroes I picked Kenneth. I read the messages from other people and he seemed pretty nice to me.
It seems to me that Kenneth was a nice man who cared about his country and his family. I feel really bad that he had to die trying to make the country a better place. All my wishes and thoughts are with you and his friends and family."
7th grade student of Barker Middle School

"I am a 7th grader student in Barker Middle School. I did not know Kenneth at all.But when we had to do the project for heroes I picked Kenneth. I read the messages from other people and he seemed pretty nice to me."
7th grade student of Barker Middle School

"I never got to meet Kenny. But by the way everyone has talked these past two days, Kenny sounds like a great person. We have learned so much about Kenny, his mom, his older brother, his nephews, his niece, and his friends. To Kenny's family we here at T.C.B. Demo would like for you to know that you all will always be with us no matter what. Also we thank you for taking us in with open arms and letting us be apart of your lifes and Kenny's. Thanks"
Ana Farrier of Crawfordsville, Iowa

"I met Kenny in February of 2003. He and his friend Larry were the only two soldiers who welcomed us to the Barracks,even though we were unwanted by the rest of the soldiers because we were MP doghandlers. Kenny acted as though he knew me all my life and took us around to all the "cool" restaurants and pubs to make sure we were having a good time in our knew home. Soon the time came for us (SGT Billy Deen) to move to our apartment in downtown Wiesbaden, and just like a good friend Kenny went with us to help us to pick out the place. So on Kenny's decision we picked out an apartment close to the pubs, because he said I can come over here after the pub instead of going back to the barracks. We all agreed.
One night came and I did not want to go out, but Kenny put a lot of pressure on me to go with him. On that night I met a woman that I married a year later. Now because of Kenny I have a lovely family. I want everyone to know that I miss Kenny dearly and that my wife and I have an american flag cased with his name in our living room and it will stay with us as long as we live. I love Kenny and will always remember him."
SGT Craig L. Brown of Wiesbaden, Germany

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

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

"Hi my name is Devin and I met Kenny throught my girlfriend Lisa. I thought I would write and say what I think about Kenny and what he did. The way I see it my young friend Kenny A. Nalley died for a country where most people just turn their heads and don't give second thought of what him and over 500 other men and women have died for and what they were doing for us. I just wish that everyone could be more like my friend Kenny A. Nalley an American that loved Americans and America enough to fight for what he thought was the right thing to do even though he had just gotten out of high school. He is what I call a true American. Rest In Peace my dear friend. You will never be forgotten."
Devin Sickels of Clarinda,Iowa

"Hi my name is Jennifer and I met Kenny when I was 17 and i am now 21....I met Kenny through his cousins Matt and Lisa Tillman..He was a great guy let me tell you..The first time he met he followed me around Lisa's house and he liked to sit by me and just talk to me....He had a little crush on me and i had a good time with kenny when i met that day at the Tillman's house it was great I remember the same day I was sitting on the couch and he sat right next to me and he was pettin my hair then he smelled my hair and he told me that my hair was soft and it smelled really good and he just kept on playin with it and was nice...I will always remember kenny for all those great memories of that night..I also remember that same night he would get on the computer for awhile then he would get off and come talk to me it was great... I will always keep Kenny in my hearet where he belongs and in my mind for all the great things he did overseas...I am every proud of him...Kenny I will always love and I will be thinkin about you everyday..You were a great to have around when somebody need a talk...To Kenny's famliy god bless you and may Kenny be with you in your hearts and just remember he is in a better place look over all of us that love him...We love you Kenny"
Jennifer Tillman of Omaha Nebraska

"First I guess I should explain who I am. My name is Emily. I met Kenny one night while in a chat room when I was about thirteen, I am now 20 and we talked all those years. From the second he said hi to me, I knew there was something about him that just made me want to talk all night with him. I think we talked almost every night, and for quite a long time. He always knew when I was in a bad mood or when something upset; and he always made me feel better. There was just something about Kenny that made me feel so happy inside. I was going through a very rough time in my life and he always seemed to be there with an answer. To this day I still think about him. We even decided to exchange numbers one day and call each other. My favorite thing about him was his laugh. Even if I was crying, he could always make me laugh. We used to talk about the funniest things. We would always see how many things we had in common, just for fun. I remember him teliing me how he loved mt. dew and dr. pepper and that he always was eating ranch sunflower seeds. It's funny how you remember the smallest details. I was supposed to meet kenny, but never got that chance. To this day I still wish I would have been brave enough to meet him, but I never seemed to have the time. I actually talked to kenny for the last time around december of 03. He called me when I had emailed him about my new apartment. He asked me how the move went and we talked about my new puppy. I didn't realize it would be the last time I talked to him. To his family and friends, I just want to say I wish I could have met you all, because if you are any thing like kenny, I am sure you are all wonderful people with lots of love for those you meet. Kenny will always have a special place in my heart. If i could tell kenny one last thing, it would be that I love him, becuase I did and always will. He helped me through so much and I hope I will see him again some day. And I will NEVER forget him and all he did for me."
Emily of El Paso, IL

"well, this is my 1st visit to this site. you did a real good job. i remember Kenny like most everyone. i was always real good friends with certain members of his family ie Rae Ann, Linda, Dee, Jim, Burt, Fri Di.............we could ask why a million times and we'd never get an answer. what sucks most is was for George W's war of all people. i don't mean to offend anyone, but christ, look @ the current president's credentials. Kenny didn't deserve to die for this man's useless purpose and cause. they've captured Saddam, sure, but when will they off Bush?
i'm sure this message will probably be removed, but i have to write what's in my heart. i miss Kenny and his antics. he was probably the most straight laced person i know. i mean, goddamn, i should probably be dead ten times over. but i'm not, and he is. sad sad world. and for all those who only showed their respects to Kenny after his passing and treated him like an outcast his entire time here, you know who you are, and the truth shall set you free. so like my message or not, it's direct, honest, and to the point. it's my firm belief that only those who knew him should have the right to speak the good of Kenny, not the ones who never cared. and if i'm wrong, then i'll pay for it, yeah, but if i'm right, you're gonna hear about it. Godbless those him and those who knew him, and for those who didn't................................................"
Jeremy Rubey of Council Bluffs, IA USA

"To the family of Kenneth Nalley; i had to pleasure to work with kenny while i was TDY to wiesbaden germany, he was the one who showed me around and trained me on the area. he took me out to all the hot spots there. i will always remember the smile that he always had, and the INCREDABLE amount of patience he had working with me. i know that he is in a better place right now. i pray for you all. THANKS FOR THE GOOD TIMES K-DOG!!!......................I KNOW YOUR IN A BETTER PLACE, ALTHOUGH I CAN'T SEE YOUR FACE I KNOW YOUR SHINING DOWN ON ME SAYING EVERYTHINGS ALRIGHT"
m of usa

"At this moment, Dutch soldiers are keeping the peace in As Samawah. Therefor I hold a moment of silence for those who were fallen in "our" AOR. God bless his soul....."
Royal Netherlands Army Captain F. van Rosendaal of Holland

"I like everyone else on this posting am grieved and saddened by the loss of a good person and soldier. Although I was in fourth platoon during basic training because of my last name I was by Kenny a lot during our 4 month BCT and AIT. All I remember is a funny postitve spirited kid who made people laugh and kept morale high. I wonder why young people are taken from us and why A good boy like Kenny is now gone but all I can say is he is a hero to me and my father was so upset by this he keeps a picture of Ken on his desk at work at New Trier High school, Winnetka Illinois. I send my prayers to Kens Family and he won't be forgotten in this lifetime, in my mind. God Bless

Spc Chris J Neiweem 814th MP CO 800th MP BDE"
Spc Chris Neiweem of Camp Bucca, Iraq


"Thank you Kenneth Nalley, 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

"I went through Basic training and AIT with Nalley. Though I was in fourth platoon and he was in third, whenever we came across one another we got along. From what I remember of him, he always liked to laugh and just be happy. Always smiling, even on the coldest and rainiest days at Ft. Leonard Wood. I remember when I first saw his photo in a magazine when I was in Kuwait. I was in total shock and just could not stop staring at his picture. It bothered me for a while, I was just with him 7 months ago. I prayed for him that night, especially his family. I know God is taking care of him and we will all reunite one day. May God bless PVT. Kenneth A. Nalley and his family."
SPC. William T. Wolfe of Baghdad International Airport, Iraq

"I've know Kenny since the 7th grade. He came up and talked to me when no one else would, and I will never forget that. We kinda went in two different directions when we got into high school, but I always knew he would be there to put me in a good mood if i needed it. He wasn't afraid to say anything to anyone and always acted upon his gut. I admire that about him. People around here may have thought they were better then him, but if you look at it, he did something that none of the rest of us would even think about doing. And he loved everything he was doing. One weekend before he was to be shipped off to Germany, I talked to him and tried to meet with him just to hang out and catch up on things. Talk about the sites he had seen, and for me to talk about how college was going. I wasn't able to meet up with him that weekend but I told him that next time I would be sure to make time to see him. I am still waiting for that "next time" and I know that day will come."
Aaron Shirley, classmate, friend of Lincoln, NE

"I met Kenny through my friend Larry who was stationed with him in Wiesbaden. We went out altogether in March, before the boys had to go to war.I was very upset when I heard about Kenny's death. Even though, I met him only once, I liked his smile right away. I am sorry for his family and friends he is leaving behind. Sincerely, Alexandra"
Alexandra of Mainz, Germany

"The first time I was ever in contact with Kenny was on the phone. At the time, he was 17 and my daughter was 13. She had told me who he was and, of course, without even knowing him I didn't like him. They spoke often on the phone, but one day I answered the phone, and after realizing who he was, I was rude and told him that a 17 year old boy shouldn't be calling a 13 year old girl. Months went by and we didn't hear anymore from him.One day my daughter came home and wanted me to meet someone. It was Kenny. So, being the rude person that I am, I wasn't very friendly to him. He offered me the Mt. Dew that he had stopped and bought for me. Of course, I didn't accept it because I don't like boys coming to see my daughter, and I wanted him to know that. But, by the time Kenny left, he had already softened me up.Kenny was at my house several times that summer. Him and my daughter became very good friends. They went to concerts, they went shopping, they went cruising, and I even allowed her to go to World's of Fun with Kenny and a friend for a weekend.Kenny became very important to me over that summer. I loved him like a son. I use to tell him that whether he was 18 or 80, someday he would be my son-in-law. My daughter would get so ANGRY with me for saying that. They were just friends! But it was true!!! Young girls today just don't understand that men like Kenny come but only once in a lifetime.
When Kenny left for the Military, I was very proud of him. My daughter and I went to see him graduate from Ft. Leonard Wood. I was as proud of him as his mother was. (Boy we used a lot of kleenix that day!!!) I assured his mom that he would be just fine and that nothing bad would happen to him. But, I was wrong. And for a long, long time I was very angry because he was taken away from me. But Kenny is with me in my heart. He's heard my prayers, and he's answered them just so I won't be angry anymore. I think of him every day. I miss my friend Kenny Nalley."

"I had the good fortune of being in the same basic training platoon as Kenny. He and I became pretty good friends. I remember on one of our rare passes, he called his mom and he let me talk to her. She was real nice. I was deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba when I heard the news. The TV was on CNN and low an behold Nalleys basic training picture was shown. I didn't even have to hear what the reporter was saying. You never show those pictures unless something bad happened. I felt horrible because this was the first and hopefully only person who I knew who died in Iraq. Nalley was more full of life then most everyone I have met. Nalley always had a way of looking at anything bad in training and instanly seeing something fun about it. He always had a smile on his face. He also loved to sing. It is a great loss to the world."
SPC. Joe Roggero of Waterford, Mi, USA

"I am doing a school project on this very special man ,and I am blessed to do it because he is a reallly good man. He had fought for his beloved country and died like an American hero. What I have learned about his life makes me sad because his life was so great and only at the age of 19, he died.I believe that he is just as happy or even better in heaven and that God will bless him and his family. Rest In Peace Kenneth A. Nalley."
Rody A of Houston,Tx ,Usa

"I first met Kenny in 8th grade when my family moved to Hamburg. My memories of Kenny like everyone else is the class clown, the one who made everyone laugh. I can remember a day in art class when Kenny made the teacher mad just to get some of us girls in the back of the room to laugh. We finish high school together and went our different ways. The next time I saw him was when I came home for thanksgiving right before he was to leave for Germany. I will never forget the day I recieved the news about Kenny's death. I know a part of me died that day, but the joy he instilled in my life will never fade. Thank You Kenny, because of you my life will never be the same."
Melissa Wathen-classmate of Hamburg, IA, US

"I first met Kenny in 8th grade when my family moved to Hamburg. My memories of Kenny like everyone else is the class clown, the one who made everyone laugh. I can remember a day in art class when Kenny made the teacher mad just to get some of us girls in the back of the room to laugh. We finish high school together and went our different ways. The next time I saw him was when I came home for thanksgiving right before he was to leave for Germany. I will never forget the day I recieved the news about Kenny's death. I know a part of me died that day, but the joy he instilled in my life will fade. Thank You Kenny, because of you life will never be the same."
Melissa Wathen-classmate of Hamburg, IA, US

"Military Police Corps Regimental Prayer
By Chaplain Michael Yarman

Heavenly Father - We approach You today because You have called us to be a people of prayer.

We praise You because You are our Creator, our Redeemer and our Provider.

We acknowledge our great need for You as we fulfill our mission as soldiers.

We have been called to serve our nation as Military Police and we are proud of the honored heritage of the Regiment and our motto: Of the Troops and For the Troops.

Whether we are fighting an enemy, securing as area, patrolling the streets, or helping someone in distress, help us, O Lord, to always be men and women of integrity who can be counted on to do the right thing.

Give us the strength to stand for what is right and to oppose those who would do harm to our nation and the people we serve.

May we always be truthful in Word, Deed and Signature, and bring honor through our service to the memory of those in the Regiment who gave the supreme sacrifice for their country.

Guide us now, Father, by giving us wisdom and knowledge from on high, that as Military Police we will always be prepared to Assist, Protect and Defend."
CPT Glidewell

"I met Kenny his senior year. I was dating one of his best friends. When I first meet Kenny, he was full of laughter and life. He never knew a stranger, and I thought that was one of greatest things about Kenny. He always talked to you, no matter what you looked like, how you actted, or who you were. He talked to everyone, so to me that means he made everyone laugh. He could take the saddest moments in life and tell you that everything was going to be okay, and it always was okay. If I could tell Kenny one thing right now it would be..Thank You, for everything. You be-friended me when you didn't even know me, and you made me feel right at home.. And you always knew what to say to make me smile and to give me hope. God Bless you Kenny!"
Mallory Travis of Sidney,IA USA

"Hmm.. i really dont know wut to say on here except..i really miss kenny w/ all my heart.. he was a part of me .. you have your girl soul mate if your a guy and a guy soul mate if you are a girl.. well kenny was my soul mate for me as a friend, or as we would say brother. i know kenny meant alot to everyone on here writing and ppl not writing. a little about our life history for ppl who dont know me.. i met kenny when i was about 5 years old. and he was mean me to me..lol it took a few months untill our friendship kicked in.. after tht we were unseperatable best friends till death .. we did everthing together.. had the same taste if style music thts prolly just b/c i looked up to him and wanted to be just like him.. as of now i will live life doin things as kenny would of to keep him alive in me and other ppl, friends.. thts the least i could do for him .. i know he would do the same for me.. i could sit here and type forever how kenny, me aaron , pebz, and few other friends did things together laughed cried, ect. we were brothers cept he was the fearless one never thinkn of himself alwayz tryin to make sumone else a better life..thanks to him i had a better life knowing him most of my life.. i consider tht a blessing from god and ..for those who are curious. kenny was saved at neb. city church *corner stone church* so i know he standin in heavn cheering us on.. so for those who miss him and wish to see him again you better get right w/ the lord.. and well i dont know wut else to say except i miss him and know everyone else does too.. and i know he's R.I.P"
Alan Rupp of Hamburg,Iowa

"I know Kenny just for 6 Month before he had to leave for war but we all here loved him like we would know him for years. He was such a great person! I know that we will never meet a person like him because he was soooo special. We all would give everything to have him back.
We miss him so much that nobody can tell it in words.
God bless his family"
Bettina Niesz

"Kenny was always a friend to everyone he had any connection with, but he always seem to me as a very close brother. He was always there to make me laugh when i was upset...He still is. Kenny was the only person who made it possible for me to end up laughing until it hurt too much to laugh, no matter the situation.

Kenny also taught me a lot about life ...things like, being positive even in the worst of times and keeping my head up and staying headstrong throughout even the toughest obstacles. I never once saw anything bring Kenny down, if anything I only saw the bad times make him stronger and ready for the next conflict.

As everyone else who knew Keny, I loved him more than I could have ever shown. And he has proven to us that he not only loved everyone close to him but that he loved his country and its people. I remember him telling my mom the day after the terrorist attacks "If I could go now I would, but they wont let me" and my mom asked him if he was sure and if he knew what he was getting into...and he wasn't worried about anything but doing what he loved and fighting for his country...and getting his really nice car he wanted.

Kenny always found a way to make things funny, and it always made everything more appealing, him doing that always rid of any worries anyone had.

These are just a few of the very many memories and great things about Kenny, I have way too many to tell them all at once, but I will never have to many to remember them all at once. And I know Kenny is looking at us now telling everyone up there with him all his stories, and probably making them more exciting than they really were...Because that's our Kenny. R.I.P. and much love to the greatest solider to ever fight for us. We will reunite."
Aaron Lahmon of Hamburg, Iowa, U.S.A.

"I went to prom with Kenny his senior year and was his girlfriend for quite a while... We had such a great time together..we always kept in touch (he called whenever he could get his hands on a phone:)) I was really close with him and his family... I really don't know how to put my thoughts into words. Kenny was a very loving person. He always put a smile on someone's face. The smallest things remind me of him and it reminds me of the love I had and still have for him...I can't really speak for other people but the ones I do know lost a big part of themselves when they found out that our friend, brother, hero, and angel was taken from us. But all we can think now is now he can fly freely amongst the heavens and he is still looking out for us. We all just have to think that he gave his all and would want us to be happy and smile! God Bless the soldiers who gave their all and are still giving...."
Josslyn Kolb

"I went to school with Kenneth Nalley, from 1st grade till 3rd grade,Kenny was one of the best friends a person can have, he was the sweetest person then, and I'm sure it didnt change any when he grew up. I'm sad that I did lose touch with him because he did change a part of my life, he was just bout the only person who would be my friend. I wanna say that all my condolences go out to the family members of Kenny's and to all the other soldiers' family members who have fallen. Remember to keep God first."
Kindra Straw of Lincoln, Alabama, US

"My condolences go out to the family of Kenneth A. Nalley. I had to pleasure of going through Basic Training and AIT with him. He was a good soldier and friend. When I heard the news, a part of me passed with him. We are all brothers in arms, soldiers. To Ken's family, we all feel your pain."
PV2 James Bisard of Camp Humphreys, South Korea

"To the family and friends of Pvt. Kenneth Nalley:
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 Kenneth 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 Pvt. Kenneth Nalley:
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 Kenneth, 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