Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pvt. Kelley S. Prewitt

24, of Alabama.
Killed in action by enemy fire in Iraq. Prewitt was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. Died on April 6, 2003.

Shown below being kissed by his mother, Jean Prewitt, Jan. 7, 2003, the day he left for Kuwait from Fort Benning.

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"Last week I attended the 20 year reunion at Ft Benning, GA. Your name is forever engraved in stone at the memorial. I to was on the Tigris river the day like so many at the memorial service sheading tears. Thank you for your service and sacrifice."
Tracy Mize of Mobile, Alabama

"This is PVT E-3 Cedeno I think about that day over and over like it is stock on repeat in my head, when we got there by the river you were already gone. So the decision was for me , pvt Combs , and sergeant Estrada to carry your body to a landing pad some 50 or 60 miles away for you to be picked up. In our M88 we were also giving orders to tow a broken M115 to repairs and I voluntired to stay with you in the M115 as we were being Towed. I remember I keep talking to you and telling the guys to slow down as the ride was to bumpy. We lost you huskly and SGT hemmingway later that week we had your funeral by the tigers river with then Col. Sanders and SGT maj. Andrews RIP brother."
Angelo Cedeno of Trinidad and Tobago west indies july 2022

"This is PVT E-3 Cedeno I think about that day over and over like it is stock on repeat in my head, when we got there by the river you were already gone. So the decision was for me , pvt Combs , and seargent Estrada to carry your body to a landing pad some 50 or 60 miles away for you to be picked up. In our M88 we were also giving orders to tow a broken M115 to repairs and I voluntired to stay with you in the M115 as we were being Towed. I remember I keep talking to you and telling the guys to slow down as the ride was to bumpy. We lost you huskly and SGT hemmingway later that week we had your funeral by the tigers river with then Col. Sanders and SGT maj. Andrews RIP brother."
Angelo Cedeno of Trinidad and Tobago west indies july 2022

"This is PVT E-3 Cedeno I think about that day over and over like it is stock on repeat in my head, when we got there by the river you were already gone. So the decision was for me , pvt Combs , and seargent Estrada to carry your body to a landing pad some 50 or 60 miles away for you to be picked up. In our M88 we were also giving orders to tow a broken M115 to repairs and I voluntired to stay with you in the M115 as we were being Towed. I remember I keep talking to you and telling the guys to slow down as the ride was to bumpy. We lost you huskly and SGT hemmingway later that week we had your funeral by the tigers river with then Col. Sanders and SGT maj. Andrews RIP brother."
Angelo Cedeno of Trinidad and Tobago west indies july 2022

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Ernest of Singapore

"Gone but not forgotten.Every man has a mission to complete and whey they did it,God calls them.
True soldier"
arun t of india

"Wow it's been a while and the memories are still fresh on that night just a kid wanting to serve alongside his brothers and defending what you believe in. Still wear the bracelet to this day remembering and honoring a true hero. You're always remembered and never forgotten not present but your presence always near me. Speed & Power young man!!!!!!"
SSG Frank Wilburn of Greenville SC

"Private Kelley S. Prewitt,

I just learned about you this morning. As crazy as it sounds 12 years later after you have passed away.
My husband's name is Gregory K. Norris. He served with 1/10 Field Artillery, 3rd ID in Fort Benning, GA. He was sent to Iraq in January of 2003. We had just gotten engaged in December 2002. I had to leave to go back to Ohio so I didn't get to see everyone off like others did. He was a cook and he has thoughts of you til this day.  He said to me this morning, "Do you know what it's like to remember on a daily basis what someone is going to eat as they go through the line at the dining facility?" He had seen you many of times. I'm not sure how well of a relationship you all had but he was fond of you. Well i didn't know what to say to him but sorry. You two may not have known each other personally but you evidently  left your mark on his life.
You see I believe my husband has PTSD and I know he has nightmares about Iraq. He seen so many bad things there. I remember receiving letters constantly about them almost getting hit & how people had been dying. I just never really knew the impact until now. He's a changed man for the 3rd time. The first time I met him he was totally different, all calm & fun to be around. Then he went to Iraq  and came back a different  person and 12 years later someone new, someone dealing with pain that he's never shared before. He told me that it hit him hard when he came back from Iraq  and saw your name up on that wall of people that had passed.
I just want to say to those that knew Private Kelley S Prewitt, he must have been a really great guy. My husband carries his name around in heart at all times. I'm sorry for his loss.  I'm sorry for everyone's pain. Rest well dear soldier high up in the clouds. You will always be special to me even for helping bring light to the pain my husband endures. And because of your loss you may bring a man back to where he needs to be. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. 
Much love to you & your family"
Allision Norris of Clarksburg, Ohio

"Very heart breaking moment offering our condolences to your family and watching your mom and dad shedding tears of grief. We knew you for a short time. You made quite the impression among your peers and NCOs.

Never would have imagined the Support Platoon would lose one of its own.

I remember the young female Sgt. helping you with your mono-brow, that was a funny moment.

Rest easy you did good."
SSG (US Army Ret) Daniel Seymour of Columbus

On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say that you are still honored and remembered. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Rock of The Marne!"

"I was in prewitt's squad. We served in iraq together. I even let him sleep in my cot the night before he went on mission from which he was taken from us. We all joked and played cards that night. I was on guard with my 50 cal and they were on the back of my hemmet. Our hemmet was the only one with a tarp over it. It kinda went that way. We had our moments in that sandy hell. We played chess and we goofed off alot. We did what we could to cope with the war. I know it had a big effect on the other guys too. I saw it in their faces. Kelley was a great guy and a great soldier. It was tough loosing him. When spc Aiken told our squad to get together and he told us that we lost prewitt- my heart dropped. He had so many plans for the future. When we returned home to Ft. Benning, we met Prewitts family on kelley hill- It was the hardest thing I have ever done. I could barely look them in the face. I am so sorry for their loss. It haunts me till this day. I wish all the best for the Prewitts. I am truley sorry for their loss. God bless."
SPC Pack- 3rd squad HHC 2-69 Support platoon. of columbus, ohio USA

"I miss you Kelley. I just hung out with your sister the other day. I can't tell you two apart..."
Suzanne Deale of Birmingham

"None of you have any business righting about what this man meant to certain ones of us. Jeremy Deale has named his oldest son after him. My and Kelly had our issues but I always loved him. You are missed man more than you can know. I miss the times that myself, Twan, Keven, Jeremy and the rest of us could just have fun. I miss you and hope to see you on the other side."
Phil of Prattville

"You are in our prayers always. God bless you for all you gave for us."
A Military Family of Staten Island, New York

"Thank you so much for your service and sacrifice. I pray for your family all the time. My Uncle is burried near you and everytime I go to visit his grave I stop by yours also. I feel so close to you even though I never knew you. I know you are in a better place and you are looking down on us all. God bless you and your family always."
Kayla Fugatt of Pell City, Alabama

"God Bless you for your sacrifice."
Neil Young of Birmingham Alabama

"I wish there was more that we could do. I just remember the good times that we shared."
Spc Ricardo Jose Butierres of San Antonio, TX

"A true American hero whose Mother Jean is also a true American hero. Love you Jean."
James Helton of Alabaster, AL 35007

"My condolences for the Prewitt family. I went through Basic with Kelley and up until this day I still wear the spare dog tag chain he gave me when mine broke during training. God Bless You. your a good Man."
Valencia of Los Angeles, California

"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

"i served with kelly in hhc i have never forgoten him and to this day i have a photo on my desk so when someone comes into my office they will ask me who is that? i would love for someone in his family to contact me at jess.owens@va.gov"
jess owens of asheville nc

"He was a great soldier for all that did not know him and that day in baghdad will never be forgotten by many of us. You will always be missed my brother. A great man is gone."
jonathan douglas of iraq

""A 'Veteran' -- whether active duty, honorably discharged, retired, or reserve -- is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America,' for an amount of 'up to, and including his life.'

Kelley, I did not know you, but I am sure when all is said and done you will greet us all in heaven. You are truely a hero, not by your actions, but the legacy in the love you left behind here with your family and friends. Those whome you served with have made it clear, that you are umong the best. I too lost a great friend over in Iraq. Maybe you will find each other and talk about the good ole days. Godspeed my hero, and keep the porch light on, for one day, we will all be there by your side again."
SPC Christopher Hudson of Formerly of 2nd squadron 17th calvary regiment ( OIF March 2003 - February 2004) Now serving 7-158 AVN Medical Evacuation company in Salem Oregon. cris.hudson@ng.army.mil

"God Bless your family.
He has already blessed your brave son.
May he rest in peace.
'Speed and Power'"
Smokey W., USAF Vietnam Vet of Lakeland, FL, USA


"I would like to tell the Prewitt family that I appreciate the service he gave and time I spent with Kelly while I was assigned to TF 2-69 in OIF 1. Was with him and tried to save him. we got him off the street when it happened. I am sorry that he was taken away from us, and I want you guys to know that my family prays for you to become stronger and continue to cope. I understand in part what you feel. I pray that every day that you continue to cope better with his loss. Great man!! Great soldier!! It hurts....we all fought so hard. We tried so hard for him. I know that he is good, and now in an exhaulted state. God bless you and thank you all for your sacrifice."
Sgt B of Virginia

"January 1, 2008
To the family of Pvt. 2 Kelley S. Prewitt:
Kelley 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

"My name is Sgt Ron manka of NJ For 3 years I have been wearing a bracelet with kelly's name on it to keep his memory alive. I would like to give it to his family..email me @ mrmanka@hotmail.com"
SGT Ron Manka of Delran NJ 08075 U.S.A

"Kelly was part of my unit during OIF 1. I am sorry to say that I did not know him, but having served under the same banner as him, I will say "Speed and Power" son, you have earned it."
Kid Batt of Columbus, GA

"i give sympathy for your loss emma prewitt united kingdom"
emma of wales

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. After reading the reflections left here for you, I wish that I had had the chance to have served with you.

"Vitesse Et Puissance"(Speed And Power)
69th Armor Motto"

"its been three years today since kelleys been on our earth. its easy for me to smile every day because i call his name to my youngest son. but today i had to bring my little kelley to a baby-sitter. I couldnt bare to say kellley:stop that, or kelley:knock it off. Those were the words and things i was always telling my kelley prewitt. he was such a jokester with that auburn hat turned backwards and those tied-died shirts we wore. i try to explain to my friends now the sorrow i still feel, but i see in there eyes they dont quite understand.they give me a shoulder to cry on, or laugh when i tell them how we would get stuck on his moms roof.But i think why they dont get it is that they dont have a friend that was as great as kelley. I was so lucky,hell, i am so lucky to have gotten to experience that once in a life time friendship.Kelley, if i could have u back for a day this is what we'd do: go to the car dealership and get back in that acura 3.2(after we convinced the dealers we had money again,lol)put in our favorite cd "outcast" (southernplayalisticcadillacfunckymusic) and cruise. It would be on a day auburn was playing alabama so we could sit on your moms couch and argue over what the final score would be. Auburn would when and it would still be a perfect day. I miss you brotha more than words can say. more than the tears falling down right now and always. more than the smiles and laughes on top of that roof.Oh,and i want you to know you taught me that my tears never compromise my strength. i love you."
candice free of baton rouge,la.

"I met Kelley but didnt personally know him, even though we served in the same Battalion in Iraq. I was good friends with Akins the soldier who was riding with him during the attack. A few days after we took Baghdad, we had a ceremony for our fallen comrades Prewitt, Hemmingway and Huxley. I knew all but none personally and as I looked around I noticed every soldier including myself with glassey eyes and many others crying. Thats the thing, even though we all had different backgrounds we were all the same we were a family bonded by a war. Your son will always be remembered by family, friends and especially by all the men who served with him. I had the pleasure of meeting his mother and I would like to say that you are a great woman. Even after loosing your son you were still there at all functions to support us. I am so sorry for the loss of your son. Thank you and God bless you and your family. If you ever need anything feel free to contact me at f_garwood@yahoo.com or fgarwood@bop.gov"
Frank Garwood of Vineland, NJ

"Thank you Kelly for serving our country. May you find peace and happiness in heaven"
Rick Prewitt of Hemet, cal. 92543

"When I think of Kelley I like to remember the first summer his dad got the house out on the lake with the old pontoon boat. It didn't go very fast but we were all eager to try the skies out. Kelley's sister Ashley is probably the best friend I've had in this life and the whole Prewitt family has been very kind to me over the years. Ashley still wears Kelley's Auburn baseball cap as tribute to her brother. I will never forget being awoken one morning to Ashley's voice on the phone. I knew something was wrong and as my worst fears were confirmed that things would never be the same again for their family. I usually go out to the Prewitt lake house several times every summer, and Kelley's flag flies on a pole down by the dock. Kelley may of had some problems before the arm y, and I am not a supporter of the war in Iraq that so needlessly took him from his family and friends, but in my mind he became a man and a hero to me. Ashley and Jamie I love you both and to Mr and Mrs Prewitt he will never be forgotten. I was listening to the new Neil Young album yesterday morning and it had me crying as I drove to work grieving for the loss my friends Ashley and Jaimie continue to feel."
LeAnne Owen

"The Prewitt family… April 7th 2003… A day I will never forget... I was sitting in a meeting at our battalion headquarters in Baumholder, Germany going over the final preparations for our deployment into Iraq. My cell phone rang and on the other end was my wife telling me that someone from Birmingham had been killed in action on the assault to Baghdad. I asked her who and she told me "Kelley Prewitt" and then asked "did you know him?" A huge knot went into my throat, I could not breath, I could not answer my wife, and right away she new something was wrong. My eyes began to tear up and I had to get up and leave the meeting. I knew right then and there this was real and had hit home. It was very hard suppressing my feelings for the rest of that afternoon. I left work early and became very upset and full of rage during my drive home. I started to think of the friendship our sisters shared growing up, the soccer games, memories of Kelley throughout childhood, all flashing before me. I called my parents in Birmingham the second I got home and told my parents to go to the funeral and give their support to the Prewitt family. My father told me about the funeral and stated that many people attended. Ten days after that day 1st Armored Division began to leave for Iraq. I was there for 15 months. Managed to get into a few fire fights, went on numerous raids and patrols and still thought of Kelley everyday. It made me fight harder, go one step further, dig deeper within myself and sometimes go out on missions for 42 hours with no sleep, just to get the bad guy. You might say there was a tone of revenge involved. That burning inside me gave me fuel to keep going and not stop until the battle was won. I returned from Iraq in late 2004 and a year later returned from Germany to the States in July of 2005. While home on leave I went to the cemetery on US11, but could not find Kelley for the longest time. But I spent an hour, doing things the Army way, looking for him. I finally found him and I am going to visit him again this year (2006) on April 6th and plan on every year after that. He was a distant friend, but none the less a friend. Truly a brother in arms, he is why we (fellow soldiers) fight for freedom, it is about that man or woman next to you when the bullets start flying or the going gets tough. Kelley is a HERO!!! I only wish I would have had the honor to fight next to a man as dedicated as he was. I am sure many veterans feel the same way. He was with his family in his last minutes on this Earth, and all he could talk about was his family during his last minutes on Earth. Kelley, you paid the ultimate sacrifice to this Nation and I thank you for that. I know you are in Heaven watching over us. God Bless You Kelly Prewitt!!! I WILL NEVER FORGET!!!"
CPT Billy Hoffman (Betty's little brother) of 10th Mountain DIV FT Polk

"To the family of:Kelley S. Prewitt 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

"no words can be enough, to thank your son, for his sacrifice....America and more of the world is free, because of his duty...thank you, thank you, thank you..."
Dennis Prewitt of Dallas, Texas

"I was in Task Force 2-69 with Prewitt. I was holding his IV bag and talking to him after he got shot, and awaiting medievac. He told me about his family there in Birmingham, AL and how he was going to go work for his Dad after he got out of the Army. He loved his family more than anything, and died thinking about them. joshuaburt@hotmail.com"
Joshua Burt of Milton, FL

"Kelley was a great guy. He was a very close friend of mine. Alot of our friends didn't support him leaving but there were a few of us that knew God had wanted him over there for special reasons. He over came so much to be where he ended up. I am so proud to say that he is a friend always."
Heather of Gardendale, AL

"I am still wearing the rememberance bracelet and look at his name each and every day to be SURE that I remember what he did for us. I will not ever take it off."
Jennifer Hatfield of Tomball, Texas

"Even though I never got the chance to meet this younger Army brother of mine there is a sense of pride and patriotism when I read about him.I am currently serving in Iraq and know the sorrow of losing a friend and comrade.This young soldier will NEVER be forgotten he paid the ultimate sacrifice for us all and for that I am proud of him."
bryan of Gardendale al but currently in Iraq

"Vitesse Et Puissance (Speed And Power) my friend"
Travis of Columbus, Ga


"I send my deepest love and regards to Kelley's parents and family. My email is caj1021400@aol.com

Kelley...what can I say...We played soccer together, most often on separate teams for most of our younger lives. I'll never forget the great times we had. I'll never forget playing soccer with you and against you at the Trussville Complex. I remember the great times playing games and what not at Roebuck Baptist Church. You were one of the best soccer players I've ever seen. I know how hard life was before you joined the service, as we were in the same boat...And I am in that same boat still. You have overcome. I have the utmost respect for you for that. You are a good man, Kelley. You have died a hero, and I miss you man. With Love, ALWAYS."
Clayton Johnson of Birmingham, AL USA

"Remember that Kelley is watching over you always. When you are sad, he is there. When you are scared, he is there. When the world seems too much, HE IS THERE. For he is a child of God resting with Him in the Heavens peacefully, continually keeping you safe and out of harms way. "If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself, that where I am, there you may be also." John 14-3
Be stong and have faith because the Lord's word IS true and he takes care of all those put their faith in Him. I send my love and you are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you and your family."
S. Martin of Birmingham, AL

"To the Prewitt Family,

Your son is a hero! He will always be remembered for putting his life on the line for the freedom of his country. I didn't know Kelley, but I wear a bracelet that has his name on it, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week without fail. The bracelet hasn't left my arm since I got it, and it won't.

My prayers go out for you and for your ability to stay strong!!!"
SGT Tonia Limbaugh of Illisheim, Germany

"To the Prewitt family of Louisiana.

I cannot begin to express my sorrow for the terrible loss of your Kelly. Our thoughts and condolences go to you in this sad time. We cannot understand why these things happen, only God can. We can only gain comfort in knowing that Kelly, unlike so many young men today, heard the calling to do a job that was bigger that all of us. He made a difference. We will remember him not because he lost his life, but because he stood up when the country called, kept going when tired, kept fighting when others were afraid, and sacrificed himself for his fellow soldiers. There is no greater love. He is an example to all of us. God Bless him and your family."
James Prewitt of Sierra Vista, Arizona

"To the Prewitt's of Alabama,

Sorry for your loss..."
T.Prewitt of Ohio

"Kelley, I remember you were such a handsome little boy. And you grew up to be a beautiful, courageous man. I wish I had been able to talk to you one last time. I'm sorry you didn't get to come home, to pick up your car and go back to your life. Sometimes I still can't believe that you are gone. But you were chosen to be greater than the rest of us. I pray for your mom, your Dad and Ashley and Jamie, because they all miss you so much. But you are their hero. And you are my hero, too. I only hope that I can do half the good in the whole of my life that you did in just 24 years."
All My Love, Your Cousin, Sonja of Trussville, AL USA

"There is not a day that does not go by that I do not think of Kelley. He was such a big part of my daughter's life as well as our family. Never in my wildest dreams as I watched Kelley growing up, watching him swimmng at his house and the trips we took to White Water and the AUBURN games we would all get together as families to watch, that Kelley, would grow up to be my hero. I love you Kelley and miss you and still think and remember your Mom everyday!!!"
Lana Barker of Birmingham, Alabama

"They wear the uniform
Proud and true
They protect our Nation
For me and you.

They give of themselves
So unselfishly
They leave their homes
And their families

They are on foreign soil
In a foreign land
Our men and women
Who are taking a stand

They are on guard
Day and night
They are weary for sleep
But prepared to fight

They see death and destruction
In this war torn place
But its all worth the effort
When they see a smiling face

They remember why they are there
Through all the sadness and sorrow
Its to ensure for the children
A better tomorrow

May god keep and protect the men and women who have chosen to protect us and our nation...""
Sgt Wes Campbell USMC 3/2 of decatur alabama

"a tough loss you will be missed"
David Pisanelli of Fort Benning Ga USA

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

"Kelley Prewitt, Playing soccer in Highschool with you and against you was a blessing. When I found out the news of your tragedy a year ago, my heart sank. I cried so much at your funeral that my eyes were red for 3 days. I miss you. You were an incredible individual and I know you grew into an incredible man. You are truly missed."
Amy Crew of Pinson, Alabama

"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 (4-6-04)

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

"Mrs Prewitt,
No one can understand, can feel, the pain and rage and love that you feel, now or ever. I am a Canadian and, I have to say that I am proud and thankful for all that have gone to such a disputed theatre of war. Your son went there to do a job, regardless of personal beliefs and he ended up doing the supreme sacrifice, such as many loved sons have done before. I ca only humbly say that I am thankful that he and others are there, doing a job that none of us can truly comprehend. Your son fought against terrorism and in a sense won, because his beliefs are everlasting - I think that we should all remember his vitality and beliefs and unite in the maintaining of such values, which distance politics and personal beliefs by so much..
Humbly yours
William Pelchat"
William Pelchat of Levis, Quebec, Canada

"To Mrs. Jean Prewitt;

I saved the story (May 2003 New York Times) about your son's brave fight for life in Iraq. I was overwhelmed with the desire to tell you how sorry I was about your loss. It is nine months later and I still think of him and his sacrifice.

The picture of you said it all; your pain is immeasurable. I wanted for you to know Kelley is not forgotten.

This nation is so fortunate that we had so brave a young man to fight for our cause.

We will not forget him."
Maura Halligan of Lindenhurst, NY

"Thank you Kelley Prewitt, 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

"Never in my wildest dreams when we were 8 years old, playing manhunt to all hours of the night, would I have ever known that Kelley would grow up to be My Hero. He was one of my best and dearest friends growing up, and I am so proud of his bravery. As I sit here on November 7, I know I will wave my flag proudly for Veterans day and wear my yellow pin for his Honor. Four days later on November 15, I know I will think of him as I always do on that day on what would be his 25th Birthday. God Bless you Jean & Steve. I pray for you often and I know Kelley will live on in many of our Hearts forever."
Kristy Barker Hughes of Birmingham, AL USA

"To the Family of Pvt. Kelley S. Prewitt,

As i pass by daily on US11 where your son is buried I can see his burial plot from the road. It makes me sad that such a young man has had to make such a sacrifice for our country. I want you to know how proud I am of your son. There must be a special place in heaven where he dwells waiting for you. May Almighty God throw down his mercy and love upon you and provide you with the strength to continue to live with his loving memory."
M. Smith of Trussville, Alabama

"My son, PFC Kenneth Parkerson Jr. went to boot camp at Ft. Knox with Kelley. He and Kelley were in the 2nd Platoon, 81st ARBN (SSG Tim Hillburn). Kenneth called me today to say he had just learned of Kelley's death. Kenneth is in Germany just returning from a tour in Kosovo with the 1st ID. He and Kelley had become good friends in boot camp. I met Kelley on my two visits to Ft. Knox. Kenneth thought very highly of Kelley and is very saddened by Kelley's death. Please accept my sincere sympathy over the loss of Kelley. May he rest in peace."
Kenneth I. Parkerson SR., of Coral Springs, FL

"Kelley was like a brother to me. A day doesn't go by that i do not think of him or shed a tear. He was such a wonderful, caring, charming person with a heart of gold. I have wanted to write to you Jean or call you so many times just to tell you what of an impact he made in my life but for some reason I just can't find the words to express all this emotion. All I/we have are memories now but atleast we have those. Kelley will never be forgotten."
Suzanne Deale-Raney of Birmingham, AL

"to the prewitt family deepest thoughts and prayers go out to you on behalf of your sons bravery words cant express the feelings you get when a fellow soldier is lifted up on the hands of the lord we all from Eco 2/81 will never forget our days at fort knox 19/kilo tanker training we know your smiling like you always do and i wont let a day go by a 120mm round fly with out your name in my mind you will always hold a place in my mind and heart and kelly will always stay a TANKER in all our hearts!"
pfc peterson of ft carson

"Your family is always on our minds and in our hearts. We met you May 2, 2003 in Huntsville at a memorial service for our sons.
The family of PFC John E. Brown"
Bonnie of Troy, Ala.

"" To the Family of Prewitt...I was with him when he was injured and I want to let you know I only knew him when the war started and from that point on he was like a brother to me...I wish i could have done something; Like shielded him or something. I rather had taken that bullet only if he would have survived. I want to tell u that his lost is not in vein but he will be remembered forever...for his courage,caring, and willing to do stuff."
PFC. Resendes of NJ

"To the Family of Pvt. Kelley S. Prewitt,
WE WILL NEVER FORGET that your son is a TRUE HERO! May you find Comfort and Strength in our Lord and Savior."
Kathleen V. Sibert of Redondo Beach, California

"Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Thank you Kelley, for your courage and sacrifice. May God always keep you in His care."
Ken and Maritza Holley of Pembroke Pines, Florida

"To the family and friends of Pvt Prewitt. My son was wounded along with you son, he was with him when he passed away. Your son was with fellow solidars that loved him as a brother in arms and a friend. Even though our family have never mets, you will always be in our prayers asking that God take you in his loving arm and bring you thru this. Gods love be with you.
Howard T."
Howard Turberville of Meridian, Ms.

"To the family of Pvt. Kelly Prewitt: May you and your family find peace in God's loving embrace. Sgt. Mike W's mom, 2/69. My thoughts and prayers are with you."
Gloria of Sunset Beach, NC

"To the family and friends of Pvt. Kelley Prewitt:
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 Kelley 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. Kelley Prewitt:
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 Kelley, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera, of Powder Springs, Georgia

"God Bless you and your family.
You are in our hearts and in our prayers."
Brian & Tina McGrath of NYC, NY, USA

"My son is currently with the 2/69, C-co 1/15. Kelley is not only a HERO to us all, but a very special son to a very special mom. I wish I could do more than just prayers. All our Love and Respect. Boudreaux's"
Cheri Boudreaux of Conyers, GA

"Your son did not die in vain.
May God comfort you in this time of
Stephen of Atlanta, Georgia./USA

"I just want you all to know that your son will not be forgotten. Know that you are held in the hearts of many for supporting your son as he made the greatest sacrifice one can make for his country."
Christie Nestor of LaGrange, GA

"RIP Brave Soldier..."
The Taylors, USMC of NC

"To the family, Hold to God's unchanging hand. I join the millions of Americans in saying thank you for allowing your son to lay down his life so that others might live in victory. He will be rewarded in heaven."
Veverly Davis of Decatur, Georgia, USA

"I'm really glad someone will put their life down for our country and it's members! May we all live in peace!"
Laura of Alabama/USA

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on