Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Spc. Brian M. Clemens

19, of Kokomo, Indiana.
Clemens died as a result of a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle rollover. He was assigned to C Company, 1-293rd Infantry, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Died on February 6, 2003.

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"I still remember you, Brian, after all these years. I carry you in my heart. My family know. You used to say to me, "The pain is comin', Monty". I'd always respond, "Here comes the pain.". I still miss you, man. Always will. You were one of the best people I ever knew. (Formerly of the 1st/2nd-293rd. I've moved from IN)."
James Montgomery of Baltimore, MD

"Brian I miss you brother!! I should have been there in your place...I love you and miss you fellow sawgunner...miss ya buddy!"
Spc. Joshua Davis of Fort Wayne, IN

"I was sitting here thinking of you fighting back the tears, and trying to think of the right words. I am so Sorry! A large pc of me is still in Arifjan wondering around, trying to figure out why it wasnt me instead of you. To the family, i am sorry for the loss such a speacial young man and i pray you are all well and can forgive me for my actions. I am trying to live my life in his memory and will never forget."
Jeff

"Brian you're an Uncle now! We're thinking of you today. Be proud of your baby sister, she's turned out to be a beautiful person inside and out. Miss you."
Bekah of Kissimmee, Fl

"I dont even know where to begin this. I was there. I was senior ranking in the vehicle. I'm sorry that I have not been able to talk and express my feelings to your family. I will try and fix that NOW. It's been 9 years and I can barely talk about it. I was medically retired from the Army for psychological reasons and struggle to this day. You were fun to be around. Goodbye little brother. God bless your family."
SSG Chad Broad, US Army (RET) of Greenfield, IN

"SPC Clemens: You and your sacrifice are not forgotten, no matter how much time goes by. Thank you for your service."
Noah of NM

"miss you every day you are with us always and dad is doing great we finly got married so know i am mrs clemens wish you were here to share our joy son"
debbie clemens of kettering ohio

"I still wake up at night thinking we're in our cotts and yours is across from mine. I still have my knife we got together. I'm sorry. I wish you were around so we could have gone to college together. I miss you, brother."
SSG (SPC) Adam Ferguson of Portage, Indiana

"I miss ya man...It was a honor to serve with you. You will never be forgotten"
Jeremy Rockstroh of Fort Wayne IN

"Thinking about you on memorial day brought tears to my eyes... as i sat and watched the Nascar Race they stopped the race at three O' clock and had a moment of silence... Brian i think about you everyday... I miss you dearly.... I just want to thank you for serving in the U.S. Army, I Am inlisting in the USMC in memory of you and hope that in doing so it will better my life and better my future ... you will never be forgotten and will always be in my heart..."
Derrik Bell of Kokomo Indiana

"I wasnt awair of this page... Brian you will always be missed and will never be forgotten... There isnt a day that goes by that i dont think about you... you were a great kid, you always made me smile, and you were always there for me when i needed you.. Brian you were the older brother i never had... YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED"
Derrik Ryan Bell of Kokomo Indiana

"I thought of Brian today when I returned from my second tour in Iraq. I think how lucky I am to be able to spend time with my wife & kids. I wish for anyone with freedom to do these things to not forget about stellar, self-less soldiers like Brian and truly support them & their families."
John of Indiana

"Well its been almost 5 years now, and i still miss you everyday. I went out with Jess tonight, and we were reminising of everything we went through together. The most memerable memory we have is after you died. You brought together the two of us, and we are now the best of friends. And i know you never got to meet my fiance Cody, but bub you would love him. He treats me so well. And i am the happiest i have been in a long time. We are getting married 3 days before your b-day in your memory, on sept. 6 2008, and i know you will be there looking down on me. Well bub, I love you and miss you. And I would like to thank everyone that has posted a coment. It is very much apprieciated."
Jenn Clemens of Kokomo

"Know that the ultimate sacrifice made by Brian and that of your family to our nation and to our freedom makes a difference and will not be forgotten. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
Maj Brian Clemens, USMC of Quantico, VA

"Jennifer and Cathy ,
I think of you all often and I check on Brian daily to make sure all is o.k. .
Know we love you and miss you ."
Liz Winters of Bunker Hill

"to everyone who sent their condolences for our family, i would like to thank you for not forgeting the youngins who are protecting our future.

mom of brian clemens"
cathy

"May 21, 2007
To the family of Brian M. Clemens. Brian 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"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"I am proud to have known Brian, even though we lost touch years ago. I always knew he was a brave soul, there was no one else quite like him. I only wish I had been able to say good bye. It was my thought that someday we would talk again. He was my first and very best childhood friend. It saddens me so very deeply to hear of his death."
Jennifer Garrett of Union, Ohio

"I'm sorry about the loss of Brian.."
Jerad Simms of Valdosta, GA USA

"REST IN PEACE."
LATOYA of HAMMOND,LA

"Wow. I dont know Brian but what I do know is that I want to say thank you. If I was able to see him, I would tell him personally. There will always be somebody who loves him and always will. I know how it feels to lose a loved one. He didnt deserve to die like this but I'm sure he died in pride. And to his family, I feel your pain. I'm sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you."
Sheila of O'Fallon, MO

"To the family of:Brain M. Clemens I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully, we will 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, Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ,"
Polly Ballew of Covington,Ga

"Brian Clemens was a great soldier and he always did his job above standard. I served with Brian in Kuwait before our unit went to Iraq. He was always motivated and great at PT. Boy we sure did alot of that together. I will always remember how we would punch each other in the arms before morning chow.

I want to tell the parents that he did a great job over there and that I'm sorry for their loss.

Sincerely,

Sgt. Baltes, Carl J. (RockHard!)"
Carl Baltes of Fort Wayne, IN. USA

"Brian,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Nightfighters-Follow Us! (293rd Inf. Motto)"

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIAN WE MISS YOU SO MUCH THINK OF YOU EVERY DAY WE SEE YOUR WONDERFUL SMILE IN OUR PHOTOS LOVE YOU ALWAYS SEE YOU IN HEAVEN SOME DAY TAKE CARE OF THOSE COMEING THREW THE GATES OF HEAVEN WITH YOU MY MOM AND DAD ARE THERE WITH YOU HAVE A PARTY YOU DESEVE IT OUR HERO MONKEE"
debbie of middletown ohio

""Monkey" From Here to there and everywhere you follow no longer in body but always in my heart."
'Joker' Spec. Veil, Matthew C. of Logansport In

"I was with Brian on that day, He was a great person. I wish I could have done more for him. My best wishes to his family and friends. God bless our country and all that serve her."
Cpl. Kevin Davis of Fort Wayne, In.

"I check the Fallen Heros on Faces of Valor frequently, and I was sad when I saw Biran's name. He was so young. I want you to know that even though we haven't met, I have a kinship because my father was wounded very badly in a war. God bless you on your loss. All the soldiers are in my prayers."
Gloria Skeeters of Flippin, Arkansas USA

"I was given an arm band with Brian's name and "Rock Hard" below it. It means the world to me and the other guys in Jackyl that he liked our band. The fact that his brothers loved and thought so much of Brian and each other makes me want to ROCK EVEN HARDER! Brian is our ROCK STAR!
God bless
Jesse James Dupree"
Jesse James Dupree of Atlanta Ga.

"To the family and friends,

Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your loved ones bravery and sacrifice. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. Your loved one is a hero. Greater love have no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13.

God bless you.

Home Front Ministries
Shepherd of the Hills Church
Porter Ranch, CA"

"I want to some day walk in your steps & take your place(thank you) I love you & every one else that stood for our freedom! G.B.A"
Samantha of USA

"Thanks for stepping forward when America needed you. To the family - Thank you for your contribution to our liberty and freedom. I'm sorry for your tremendous loss."
Ronald Carlson of Montrose, MN

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

"I am saddened by all of our men and women who have lost their lives. I am ex-military and I am proud of all of our soldiers."
J.M. of Jacksonville, FL

"My family and I used to live in Fort Wayne a few years ago. When I think that I walked the same streets or could have come into contact with this young man, it brings a tear to my eye.

Brian's actions, his service made this country, my family safer. How do you thank someone for something like that?

I can only pass on my prayers to his family and my respect to them for raising such a fine man."
The Estes Family of Phoenix, AZ

"To the Family and Friends of Brian M. Clemens, Troops over here hope that you find comfort in this web page for a great soldier. Air Assault!!!!!!!"
Spc David Lovelace of Bloomington, IN

"Thank you Brian Clemens, 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

"Brian i think of you all the time so many tears have been shedded everything we do you are always with us jenn and dad are always talking about you.dont worry i will take care of them for you but always look down on us time to time i love you. you are our hero (xoxo)"
Debbie of middletown ohio

"Brian is my brother, and along with many other people i miss him very much...i didnt even know about this page until i went to a search engine and typed it in. to whomever wrote it thank you very much."
Jennifer Clemens of Kokomo, Indiana

"To the family and friends of Spc. Brian Clemens:
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 Brian 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. Brian Clemens:
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 Brian, 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