Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Kenneth C. Souslin

21, of Mansfield, Ohio.
Souslin died of non-combat related injuries at Baghdad International Airport, Iraq. He was assigned to the 440th Signal Company, 22nd Signal Brigade, V Corps, Darmstadt, Germany. Died on December 15, 2003.

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On today, the 13th anniversary of your death I would just 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 Casey of El Paso, Texas

"I knew Souslin, I was in his class at AIT. He had a sweet spirit and I was so sad to hear of this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers for your family. I will never forget him!"
Keri of Sumter, SC

""Thank you for your service and sacrafice. My condolences to your friends and family. Rest in Peace.""
Jeffrey K. Heck USAF 82-86 of Columbus, Ohio

"To Cecilia, Kenneth and Family; you don't know me, but my name is Marybeth, and I am Cecilia's half-sister from New Hampshire. I received her name from Betty Tate and was just looking her up, when I found this. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your precious son. If you wish to be in touch, my email is meinfre@yahoo.com"
Marybeth Elliott of Fremont, NH

"To Kenneth's family and friends,
My name it Kelly (Tyrrell) Zitelman and my younger brother PFC Scott Tyrrell also died "from injuries sustained in Iraq during a non-combat related incident" in 2003. He was near an amunitions hold when it exploded on Nov. 14th and died from his injuries on Nov. 20th at Ft. Sam Houstin, TX.
It has been just over 6 years for us...and I just wanted you to know that yours, as well as mine have not been forgotten. I want to thank you for the sacrifice that, not only he, but all of you also gave! I hope that you are able to keep Kenneth's memory alive but have also learned to live with the pain of him being gone. Please know that I will be thinking of all of you and that if any of you ever need to talk with someone "that truely understands"...you can reach me at zitelmanzoo@yahoo.com
Kelly :)"
Kelly Zitelman (sister of a fellow fallen HERO) of Dixon, IL

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com"
Scott Steiner of Gahanna, OH / USA

"December 13, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Kenneth C. Souslin:
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 deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"To the family of:Kenneth C. Souslin 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"

"Although I've never had the honor to meet Kenneth my condolences go out to the family. I was onboard the USS Oscar Austin DDG-79 off the coast of Iraq during that time, helping to secure Sea Lanes and providing Tomahawk support. I am honored to have fought and served with him, for not a day goes by that I don't thank God and all of those of have fallen before me, for paying the price of freedom and country. His loss is not in vain, and will not be forgotten. To a brother I've never metů.. Thank You."
Electronic Technician Chief Petty Officer Steve Souslin USN of NCTAMS LANT, Norfolk VA

"Dear family, I hope your family has not suffered too much from your son's death. I wish you well and good fortune in the future. I know your son is in a good place now. I hope you do not miss him too much. I feel bad for your loss. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter."
Andrew Blevins of Columbus Ohio USA

"To the family of PFC Souslin, Kenneth,

Its been 7 months, and still Souslin comes into my thoughts daily. I was in the 440th with him in Germany. In Iraq he used to come by my work area every morning on his way to work. There are no words to describe the love he had for his fellow soldiers. He truly was a wonderful friend, confidant, soldier. My prayers go out to you all still after this time."
David Sanders of Dallas, Tx

"To the family and friends of Kenneth Souslin I offer my heartfelt condolences in your sorrow. Pfc Souslin put his life in danger for all of us. Be at peace, brave soldier."
Glenda Findley of Shelby, OH USA

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

"The sun rises over a dueey moring in a sleepy town.
The signs of life can be heard and seen all around.
The seeds of Johnny Appleseed bear fruit for all to abound.
The rolling hills rise above the flatter ground, and make a finer playground for all Gods' rounds.
The sounds convey their delight at the morning light, as they frolic through their usual flights.
The messages, during their passages, are clear to our ear but we don't hear
them clearly, so they fear.

For some, the night wasn't so kind; they don't see the same old sleepy town.
Nature, naturally takes nurturely, Gods company abounds.
A sad day on the pond for those who were fond of the...
It doesn't matter, really, whether we knew the... missing sound: the tree does make a noise when it hits the ground.
Just remember, part of the morning light and delight are reserved for those who didn't make it through the night. We who made it through the moons' phase, can respect and reflect on the gravity of Gods ways. Be at peace Pfc. Kenneth Souslin. You'll never be forgotten."
garth sevdalis of Reno, Nevada

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 B from Montana "

"To Private First Class Souslin. Thank you so much Private Souslin for giving your life for me and so many others. It saddens my heart to know another young unselfish person has sacrificed his life for this earthly home, but it brings contentment to my soul to imagine you are now in heaven where there will be no more war only love and peace. Just like Jesus gave his life for us...I salute you for giving your life as well. Rest Pfc Souslin in peace, Rest Pfc Souslin in love, Rest Pfc Souslin Rest, your battle is over...thank you"
g.c.m. of north carolina

"PFC. Souslin:
Thank your for giving yourself so that those of us at home can live freely and safely. There are not enough 'thank yous' for a gift such as this. Rest in peace soldier."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Thank you Kenneth Souslin, 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 Kenneth's mother, father and four brothers.

I am a soldier, I knew Kenneth because I am in the same company that he was in, I slept in the very tent that he slept in. I am writing this message to both offer my condolences and to honor his memory. Kenneth, who we knew as "hot sauce" was a good man, and a good soldier. His loss will be felt within Cco 440th for a long time to come."
SPC Sean Page of Baghdad, Iraq

"To the family of PFC Souslin, Kenneth:
Please accept our condolences. I have been corresponding with a co-worker's brother who is a member of the Cobra Soldiers of the 440th Signal Battalion. Our office adopted the unit for the holidays. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.
Jill & Steve Cox"
Jill Cox of Whiting, IN, USA

"To the family and friends of Pfc. Kenneth Souslin:
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 Pfc. Kenneth Souslin:
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