Families of the Fallen, Inc. has partnered with the management and owners of the Country Thunder Iowa Music Festival where our heroes are honored and their legacies remembered. The families of our Honored Heroes receive an all-inclusive experience at the Country Thunder Music Iowa Festival held in Forest City, Iowa. While at the festival the families of our Heroes can connect with others that have suffered a similar loss, while being surrounded by other living service members in a patriotic setting.
Eric HosetteHonored in 2020
Lt. Eric Hosette 33, of Charlotte, made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at a grain bin explosion. Eric was a 2003 graduate of Camanche High School. He later attended the Trinity School of Nursing for his paramedic certification. Most recently attended Waldorf College to attain his AA in Fire Science. Eric’s lifelong dream was to be a firefighter and started as a volunteer with the Camanche Fire Department from 2003-2012. He joined the Clinton Fire Department in September of 2006 and was promoted to Lieutenant in August of 2017. Eric was also a member of the Charlotte Fire Department starting in 2012, where he was promoted to Chief. Lt. Hosette will forever be remembered as a true hero who answered his final call doing what he loved to do and knew that his fellow firefighters would be ready to “take it from here.” Thank you for your Sacrifice Lt. Eric Hosette. God bless you and may you rest in peace.
Cody HaleyHonored in 2020
LCpl Cody Haley served his country as a United States Marine in Weapons Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines of Camp Pendleton, California. He joined the Marine Corp when he was a senior in high school. He was deployed in the fall of 2016 and returned in May of 2017. He died in a training accident at Camp Pendleton, California on Friday, August 4, 2017. During this deployment, LCpl Cody Haley participated in a training where he received the nickname, “Fastest Gun in the West.” Thank you for your sacrifice LCpl Cody Haley. God bless you and may you rest in peace.