Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. David T. Nutt

32, of Douglas, Georgia.
Nutt died in Mosul, Iraq when an Iraqi civilian vehicle cut his loaded 5-Ton Truck off on the road. Nutt swerved; hit the median and his vehicle overturned. He was assigned to the 494th Transportation Company, based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on May 14, 2003.

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"Sgt Nutt,
Rest easy Brother. 🙏"
Sgt Cad of MA

"I remember your Camaro and that bashful smile. I remember when you told us all you got married. We were shocked. You were happy. I remember doing land nav with you and we were the only ones to get all the grid-coordinates on the course. Our reward was we got to laugh at the two privates who drove their five-ton out into a farmers field and got it stuck.

Much to be proud of on that night, brother. In fact, wouldn't want to dig a hole with anyone else.

If there is more after this thing is done, I hope to be able to shake your hand. Not just for being a hero and sacrificing yourself for the ideals of our country, but also for just being a decent hard-working man."
Joshua Bumgardner of Brooklyn

"Rest easy brother."
1SG Ron Nagy of Jacksonville, FL

On today, the tenth anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just during OIF but also when you served in Kosovo as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike C. of El Paso, Texas

"I remember it like it was yesterday, I just wish I would have known him better. What I do know is he was one of if not the best, hardest workers in his platoon. God Bless you Dave."
SFC LaFace, Rick of Ft Lewis Wa

"To John Caples you are full of *. My husband SSG Russell Rook was right beside him when he died."
Jeannette of Oak Grove KY 42262

"I was there when Sgt Nutt died he was a fiathful father & husband. I look back on all the soldier's who lost there lives in iraq from ft campbell & wish it would have been a better time for us to come together as one. spc nutt your family you will not be forgotten ssg caples john l 594th trans co usa (ret)"
john caples of houston ms

"David Nutt also showed me around Fort Campbell when I arrived back in 1998. He was kind and helpful. I was saddend to hear the news of his death. He was definatly one of the best soldiers I knew. He will never be forgotten. God bless Mr. Nutt and his family. cpersaud01@yahoo.com"
Deputy Persaud of Port Richey, Fl

"I remember that Nutt was one of the first people to show me how things were done at the 494th when I arrived in 1998. He was a very quite and helpful man. Van Wheeler told me of his death when I happened to see him in Kuwait in Dec. 2003. They did everything they could to save this gentle man. I wish I could have tried to help him. I will never forget David's voice. I saw him in Kosovo after he went to Germany and was still the same Nutt. A few years later just before I left Ft. Campbell he returned to the 494th and was the same guy, always quite and helpful. When Van told me of his death I was shocked. I wouldn't have seen it coming in a million years. I will miss you David. Thank you for your sacrifice."
Keith Choitz of Pocahontas, IL

"SPC Nutt, You are in my thoughts daily. I can't help to go over that day over and over to prevent this from happening. I pray for your family all the time and hope that your daughter knows what her daddy did for her country. I will be running on the 24th in your honor for you, your family and your great sacrifice to your country.
Thank you"
Destiny Jackson of Ft. Campbell, KY

And to all of you from 03-04 it's been a long time . i miss you all. And will never forget the kind and gentil soul David was"
SPC. Lucier , Daniel of Tampa fl.

"My husband SSG Russell W. Rook who was along side David T. Nutt. My Husband Survived that accident. Since then he has done two more tours in Iraq. He just returned April 24, 2008. He may have to serve another. However, my heart goes out to his little girl Emily."
jeannette of Oak Grove KY

"January 19, 2008
To the family of Spc. David T. Nutt:
David 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 was there when you passed and i remember thinking not NUTT, and to this day i caint think of you ever doing any wrong to any one you were so humble and meek god bless you and your family love you nutt you sir are surly missed."
Ssgt kenneth Jones of Scott AFB IL

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."
Mike C. of El Paso, Texas

"The Hardest working NCO I have ever met a dedicated husband,father, and soldier your on my mind everyday brother."
SSG Cromwell of Ft,Bliss Texas

"Sgt nutt a true soldier,father,friend and is truly missed. He's service will never be forgoten."

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–The Atlanta Fine Arts League of Georgia

"god bless the family and other brother in arms"
chris bernstein of marietta ga---usa---

"I had the pleasure of serving with Nutt at 494th Trans in 1998. He is a great man, and it was a honor serving along side of him. We were brothers in the same platoon and served proudly together. I wish his family the best! God Bless!"
Diego Persaud of Clearwater, Florida

"A million times we'll need you,
A million times we'll cry.
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.
In life, we loved you dearly.
In death, we love you still.
For in our hearts you hold a place
No one else could ever fill.
He opened up the Garden Gate.
He saw you needed rest.
God's Garden must be beautiful.
For He always picks the best.

Surely David was one of the BEST!...He will always be remembered with love and smiles!"
Melanie Brown Welch of Douglas, Georgia

"Thank you for your service."
SPC Joseph Nutt of Tacoma, WA

"To the family of:David T. Nutt I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully, we will 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, Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ,"
Polly Ballew of Covington,Ga

"We have a Hero Bracelet in memory of David.
May you and all his family find peace."
Carol of Ocean City, MD

"To SPC Nutt's Family,
I just found this site today and I was truly saddened to see his name here. I had the pleasure of serving with SPC Nutt when we both entered the Army in 1995 in Basic Training. The other posts are just the tip of the iceberg. SPC Nutt was an OUTSTANDING person. He once told me his resaon for joining the Army, and from then on I knew he was a person to look up to. To this day I have never forgotten him. Thanks SPC Nutt."
Gerald Parker of Buckeye, AZ

"When I first arrived to 494th Trans I never got a chance to talk to Sgt Nutt at times to know him. Based on what most of his platoon would say that he was a family. I know he was miss from our company and you were loved by everyone in 494th. I know you are at peace now. I will miss you, my brother at arms."
Spc Richard Roberts of Camp Henry, South Korea

"David I remember the day that your mother got the awful news she was so; heartbroken. I know that we weren't the closest of friends; but we were brothers,in arms. God bless you and your family."
Former HM3 FMF Marcus Williams of Seattle, Wa

"I just wanted to Wish the Family a Merry Christmas and let them know they are in our prayers. People like David is what made our country as great as it is.
There is no greater gift than the gift of giving your life for your country, country men, and family."
Chuck Tyre of Odum, Ga.

"We would like to leave a messege for his wife and little emmy, we were good friends when we left Dexheim Germany and then time passed and then it was a long distance. David was a good man, and good husband and father. I was with David the nite before he passed, and only wished him well on his journey. Heidi and Emily will alwaysbe in our hearts and in our thoughts everyday,. If you need anything we are here always with our email jttsand@hotmail.com."
Jim &Tammi&Tylere Sanders of Ft. Lewis WA

"To Beloved wife Heidi and daughter Emily~
I was David's platoon leader and convoy commander on the day he passed. He died a hero as he swerved to avoid a car full of children that had cut in front of him. He was an outstanding soldier and a good man, and he left this world feeling no pain. Heidi, if there's anything you need/need to know please don't hesitate to get in contact with me, someone at the company will always know how to find me. You both take care and God Bless."
LT K of Fort Campbell, KY

"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

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

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

"Thank you David Nutt, 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

"David worked for me a while. I don't know if you folks will ever see this or not, but I just wanted to let you know, SFC Matthews let me know the other night, (Nov 03) what had happened, and I just wanted to say Dave was a fine soldier, and a good man. He will be sorely missed not only by you, but by his country. As is the case with mostof my troops, I loved him, I can only hope he is at peace! O I retired in Feb 01. If you wish to contact me my email is Trappermh@aol.com"
Mark of KY

"I may have never heard of David, But I know he will never be forgotten. I am sadden of your lose, But stand proud for he did his duty, served his country with pride. May God Bless you and your family."
David Turner of Elberton, Ga

"for David's wife and daughter, who we deeply love. Our prayers are with you. No matter what you need we are here for you. We remember David with pride. With love,"
Leah and Steve O'Neal of Winter Park, FL

"I remember David from highschool. He was a quiet boy,a good boy. He always seemed to have a smile on his face. He wasnt a jock,he didnt party, he pretty much kept to himself. I know his kids will grow up to learn that their father was a good man. The family is in my prayers."
Greg Gore of Douglas Ga

"to all those who loved David, we have sincere appreciation for the sacrifice David made, but also for the sacrifice of his friends and family, who lost David, while he was helping protect our basic freedoms, all Americans need to realize 'freedom is not free', it has a tremendous cost,,,"
Jack Lowery of Laurens County, Georgia

"To the family and friends of Spc. David Nutt:
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 David for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"We thank you for the sacrafice David made for us. Our prayers are with you during this time. Thank you David, may God always keep you in His care."
Kenneth and Maritza Holley of Pembroke Pines, Florida

"To the family and friends of Spc. David Nutt:
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 David, 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