Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Justin D. Norton

21, of Rainier, Washington.
Norton died in the vicinity of Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained when he encountered enemy forces small arms fire, and an improvised explosive device which detonated during a dismounted patrol. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Calvary Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on June 24, 2006.

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"Love ya Bro! We'll never forget...Black Platoon 05-06
Strength & Honor"
SSG Tyson Hensley of Rapid City SD

"Justin forever your memory will be etched in my heart I miss you brother and am a better man for serving beside you. thank you for watching out for me"
J. McGhee of Morgantown WV

"Thinking of you Justin and your family this memorial day. God Bless all of you."
Shawn & Gordon Abbs of Centralia, WA

"June 24, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Justin D. Norton:
Justin 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

"Re: SGT Justin Norton

I represent PRAYER SHAWLS 4 FALLEN SOLDIERS (PS4FS), an organization that since October 2007 has sent over 2,800 prayer shawls to military families who have lost a loved one. We are an organization of over 240 groups from all over the country. We make every effort to reach families even when post cards are returned after they have moved. Would you kindly send me a contact email/address so that we may send a loving hand-made prayer shawl to the family? Thank you!

Cozette Haggerty, Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers
Email: ps4fs@charter.net
Website Address: http://webpages.charter.net/ps4fs/shawls"
Cozette Haggerty of Wilbraham, Mass.

"hey buddy, see you on the other side. goin to afghanistan soon. i know you'll be lookin out for me"
dinger of ny,ny

"To the family of:Justin D. Norton 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"

"Justin, you will never be forgotten."
Lori M of Seattle, WA

"May the Lord watch over you and give you strength as you deal with your pain. It's not easy to deal with losing a child and wondering if people remember. Yes we do remember and yes we hope you will always know that we will always honor your beloved son. I hope the quilt that you will soon receive will give you comfort to know that we still have not forgotten your son nor the pain you go through day in and day out. My email if you need to contact me is debeniel@ncn.net and my website is www.freedomquilts.net you are not alone and as long as the Lord will allow me I will always find a way to comfort those that need me."
Betty Nielsen of Fonda, IA 50540 USA

"Happy Birthday Justin, we love you!"
Jen of Olympia, WA

"Justin, Not a day goes by that we don't think of you...we miss you so much. Memorial day was especially difficult...as 24 Jun will be. You will always be in our hearts, and we look forward to seeing you again. Until then...all our love."
Uncle Mark & Aunt Cathy of Barrington, NH

"I honor you on this Memorial day (2007) for all you have done and given for this country. You are missed and loved. You will not be forgotten. My heart go's out on this day to your FATHER Jeff, your step mom Sandy and your brother Dean-o, Who you always talked about with GREAT love and respect. Love and miss you Aunt Joe"
Geovonna of Groveland, Florida

"Justin, you were one of the best people Ive ever had the honor of calling my friend. We all love and miss you so much. The "guys" just arent quite the same without you. Missing you buddy!
Love, Jen"
Jennifer Lindemann of Olympia, WA

"To Jusitin, thanks for your service to our country. I did'nt know you but I spoke with your parents. Thanks for all you have done, you will be missed.. and to the the parents, thank you for telling me about your son. You are a very strong family. Hope things go well for you."
Kyle Kennemore w/comcast of Lacey Wa USA

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.

"Ready And Forward"(10th Cav Motto)"

"Hey Frodo! I remember when i first met you back in the BRT. You were the most squared away soldier I have yet to have the pleasure serving with. I'll never forget you man. See ya in the Green brother!"
Mike Merritt of Baghdad, Iraq

"To the family of Justin, we send our heartfelt care and thoughts to you. The pain is deep and hurts so much for the loss of these brave heroes. On this day two years ago we lost our grandson, LCpl Juston Thacker 21, USMC in combat in Afghanistan. He was on patrol wit two others and came across terrorists setting IEDs for a US convoy to come by. Only one survived. May the Lord help you and heal the wounds as only He can. If we may help or listen we may be reached at justontthacker@sunlitsurf.com Proud grandparents."
Tom & Dixie Sisk of Princeton, WV

"On behalf of the family of SPC Shawn Davies, Our hearts go out to the friends and family of Justin. We share in your sorrow. May God be with you. Justin will never be forgotten."
Toni Peters, toniannp@sbcglobal.net of Concord, OH

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, Justin will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!

"Thank you Justin Norton, 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 Sgt. Justin Norton:
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 Justin 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 Sgt. Justin Norton:
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 Justin, 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