Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Kenneth Allen Nalley

Hamburg, Iowa

May 26, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
19 Army Pvt

501st Military Police Company

Wiesbaden, Germany

Killed in Samawah, Iraq, escorting a convoy in a military vehicle when a heavy equipment transporter crossed the median and struck his vehicle.

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AP News

Kenneth A. Nalley was well known in his hometown of Hamburg, Iowa -- population 1,240 -- because he had worked at a local gas station for almost three years, pumping gas, changing oil and fixing tires. Nalley, based in Germany, died May 26 in a vehicle accident in Iraq.

From The Charlotte Observer:

Nalley was well known in his hometown of Hamburg, Iowa -- population 1,240 -- because he had worked at a local gas station for almost three years, pumping gas, changing oil and fixing tires.

Bob Cooper, a mechanic at Hamburg Oil who spent 22 years in the Army, had told Nalley that joining the Army and gaining some experience as a military policeman could give him an edge when applying for a police job.

"He didn't smoke," Cooper said. "He didn't drink. He didn't do drugs because he wanted to be a policeman. That was his way to make sure that he didn't have any troubles, so that he could get to that position in life."

From The Stars & Stripes

Military policemen pay tribute to their fallen comrades, Staff Sgt. Brett Petriken and Pvt. Kenneth Nalley at a memorial service in Wiesbaden, Germany, on Friday. Petriken and Nalley, military policemen from the 501st Military Police Company were killed Monday in a traffic accident in Iraq.

"....Nalley’s upbeat personality, smile and work ethic contributed to the success of the unit. She explained how his absence will be felt by everyone in the unit."

 

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From Christopher Osborn 07/06/05:

My Uncle Kenny is my HERO. I miss him Very much. I wish That he could have seen me do all the sports that i have done. I went with my Grandma when he Graduated from boot camp we hand a very good time and it was a lot of fun. We did a lot of things together. I always went with him when he went somewhere. He really liked his Sergeant Brett Petriken he was with my Uncle Kenny.

I Miss and Love him very Much!!!
Thank You to all our Troops!!!!!
Love you Uncle Kenny
Your Nephew Christopher Osborn

From Roberta Brooks 07/04/05:

First I want to say Thank You!!! This site is wonderful!!!
Kenny was taken from us on May 26, 2003 in IRAQ. He was so full of life he never knew a stranger and, if he didn't know you he would walk up to you and introduce himself to you. You never seen him with out a smile.
We all Love and Miss YOU very much!!
The Family of PVT Kenny Nalley Want you to know that are Prayers and Thoughts are with each and everyone.
Kenny's mom

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