RIP to them both!!
Dustin Yancey Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, with military honors, Brosh Chapel, 1028 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. today, chapel. GOOSE CREEK, S.C. #45;- Spc. Dustin A. Yancey, 22, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Nov. 4, 2005, when insurgent forces detonated an improvised explosive device directly adjacent to the armored Humvee he was driving in Baghdad, Iraq. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. He was born Jan. 4, 1983, in Cedar Rapids. He grew up in Cedar Rapids and Hiawatha until his family moved to South Carolina in 1991. He graduated from Goose Creek High School in 2001, where he participated in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program, band, chorus, soccer and football. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in April 2003 and was qualified as a HVAC maintainer. He was assigned to the U.S. Army's 26th Forward Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Combat Action Badge. Survivors include his mother and father, Anita and Sgt. 1st Class Tim Yancey of Goose Creek; a sister, Kimberly of Goose Creek; two brothers, Timothy and Bobby of Goose Creek; a sister, Kelly Lee and husband Eric and their daughter, Samantha of Lewes, Del.; grandmother, Margaret Yancey of Cedar Rapids; grandfather, Orval Walton of Cedar Rapids; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in the Cedar Rapids and eastern Iowa area.
I miss you and LT (CPT Gurbisz) so much. You definitely left us too soon! You had so much more life to live!! I miss your funny magic tricks and the way you made me “perk up” when I was missing home. Now all I want is to be back there with you guys! The same people!!! Top Flite forever!!! -Melissa Gibson TOP FLITE 11D out!
I think about you from time to time. I remember how you'd always cook and invite people over in the barracks. You sure could cook! I remember how we'd play video games together all night long. I feel you left us too soon Brother, but I'll always remember how kind and caring you were. Miss and love you Brother, really hope to still meet your Family some day.
you dn't know me and I don't know you. But thank you and God bless you for what you all did for all of us. a friend in Jesus
We just read of your son's passing and although we do not know you we want to take this time to tell you how saddened we are to learn of another Iowa young man losing his life in such a sensless way. May you know that we, as Americans, appreciate that he was fighting for us. May his life not be lost in vain. And may the God of comfort hold you tightly in his arms, now and forever, as you deal with your loss.
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