Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Patrick A. Tinnell

25, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
Tinnell died in As Siniyah, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated during a dismounted combat patrol. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on April 19, 2006.

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"Debbie..i was just looking online to see if I could find you and sadly came across the article about Patrick! Im so so sorry you lost him! Kim"
Kim Doner of Victorville ,California

"To the family of:Patrick A. Tinnell
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""

"Brothers forever! RAKKASANS!"
Freddy Burch of Onalaska, WI.

"I miss you so much Pat!!"
Evelyn of LHC

"I'll never forget. RIP Tinnell. RAKKASAN!"
Scott Lowe of Fullerton, CA

"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 Worthington, OH USA

"I knew Pat from the neighborhood, he was a couple years older than me. I always remembered seeing him on a bike, he loved to ride! He was a good person, and the world is at a loss. I will never forget your sacrifice or your families! Rest in Peace Patrick."
SrA Griffith of Korea, USAF

"April 22, 2009
To the family of Spc. Patrick A. Tinnell:
Patrick 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 may not have worked with him directly but i came in to the same company as he was in, and all i heard about him was good things he was a good friend to many and he was an even better soldier. I will never come close to the person that he was but i hope that noone has to ever make the sacrifice that he made for his friends and family that he made for his. i would like to wish his friends and family the best of luck and i would also like to tell them all that im really sorry for all they have went through cause it was a great lose."
SPC Adam Paul Jackson of 3rd PLT C Co. 1-187 INF 3rd BCT 101st ABN

"From a classmate, neighbor, and friend, I miss you more and more everyday. You were an amazing all around person and I was blessed to have you in my life. I look forward to the day when I see you again. Farewell my friend."
Andi Lea of Lake Havasu City, AZ

"We miss you, fallen RAKKASAN comrade. Thank you and Godspeed."
Zachary of palm bay fl

""If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again."
Pat what can I say, we all miss you like crazy, its hard for us to believe that your gone, but do know we believed in what you were doing. You will always be in our minds and we know someday we will see you again! Untill then buddy a jack and coke for you, peace and love always, and you know that you are someone that never will be forgotten, I will tell my kids about you someday, we love you Pat always and forever!!"
Ashlee Reeder of Lake Havasu AZ

"It's easy to get numb to the statistics after reading daily newspaper articles about young men and women who have died in Iraq. But, when you happen upon a loved one printing photos of that soldier at a WalMart kiosk, it becomes so very real. My heart goes out to all of the family. I am sincerely grateful for Patrick's sacrifice."
Barbara Deck of Brea, California

"I lost my son, Lcpl Marcus Glimpse on April 12, 2006. My sincere condolances on the loss of another American Hero to the Tinnell family. May God grant you the peace that passeth all understanding."
Guy Glimpse of Huntington Beach, CA

"As a former "FIGHTING KNIGHT" of LHCHS and a former "IRON RAKKASAN" of OEF/OIF1, I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to your family. I hope to meet you on the other side, if it's all it's cracked up to be it's like Copper Canyon year round. RAKKASAN"
1SPC of Ft. Irwin, Ca.

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

"I served with Pat in the Spartan platoon his brothers will always miss him...we'll never forget"
mo of fob summerall ,iraq

"Thank you Patrick Tinnell, 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 Spc. Patrick Tinnell:
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 Patrick 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 Spc. Patrick Tinnell:
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 Patrick, 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