Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Brandon E. Adams

22, of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.
Adams died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., of injuries sustained in Fallujah, Iraq, on February 16, 2004 when a grenade exploded as he was clearing a house. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on September 19, 2004.

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"Brandon, we still think about you. Thank you for your service."
Jeff Porter of Worthington, PA

"I worked at Walter Reed until August 2004 and knew Brandon as a patient. While he was badly injured, I knew that he was very loved by friends and family. Everyone should be so fortunate as to have such a loving and attentive circle of people. Rest in peace, Brandon, a brother-in-arms."
Wendy Miklos of Missoula, MT

"Brandon you are & always will be my hero. As kids, we sat together on the school bus & you were my date to the high school social. You were such a good guy. Always did the right thing, had a great personality. A true leader. My friend. I am a 5th grade teacher now & have your picture hanging in my classroom. The kids always ask who is hanging on my wall & I tell them the courage story of a young man who fought for our country, my friend... Love you. Hope to see you again someday!"
Amy Sinisi of Altoona, PA

"I know it's been awhile and on this memorial day I stopped to think about that night. to your family,I know the pain of a loved one lost lingers forever. Stay strong."
SFC Eilers of Ft. Carson, C.O.

"To the family, friends, and military brothers and sisters of United States Army Sergeant Brandon E. Adams - I'm sorry for your loss. I never knew of him before stumbling onto this webpage, but after reading all of the messages from those who did, I feel like I got to know him a little bit. He's a stranger that I'll never forget. He paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country and his loved ones, and as a citizen of this country I'm in debt to him and all of the others throughout the years who made the same sacrifice. I'm sure God has a special place in heaven reserved just for them.

To Brandon,
Rest in peace knowing that you were one of the very finest of your generation. You were one of the brave, and you died as a hero to many."
Jason Smith of Louisville, Kentucky - USA

"To the family of:Brandon E.Adams
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""

"Dear Brandon,
Today is September 13th, 2011; two days ago was the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and on the 19th it will be the 7th anniversary of when our family lost you. You truly are a hero to anyone who ever had the chance to meet you. Your baby sister is getting married this Saturday and I can't even imagine how much she wishes that you could be here to see her on the biggest day of her life. She has really turned out to be something special, I am so proud of her and know that you would be too. We all love and miss you, but know that you are in a better place with the Lord. The man you were is and always be an inspiration. You will always be in my heart. I love and miss you, Annie"
Andrea Brailey of Pittsburgh

"Brandon I am thinking of your sacrafice today and I am thanking God for that and all who came before and after you. You are remembered always! And as always I pray for peace! Laurie DeDi-Shamehdi"
Laurie DeDi Shamehdi of Tampa, Fl

"Brandon,
You will never be forgotten. You were the compass of our team, always setting the example for the guys to follow. You were stubborn, and never wrong, which made you dependable. You were a great friend, and the epitome of what a man should be. You are missed, and thought of always."
SSG Matthews of Mansfield, GA

"IT HAS BEEN A LONG FOUR YEARS AND WE WILL ALWAYS MISS YOU. WE ARE SO VERY PROUD OF YOU BRANDON, BUT HOW OUR HEARTS LONG FOR YOU. ALL MY LOVE, AUNT JOANNE"

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Brandon Adams: On Saturday, June 14th (Flag Day) there will be an event in Topeka, KS called The Reading. Volunteers will be reading the names of the fallen from Iraq and Afghanistan. I'll be Reading Brandon's name. Each Reader is given a page of 50 names - first name, middle initial, last name, date of death and home state. After each name a bell will toll. The event is expected to take approximately 6 hours to complete. It's important to me the family know of this event in memory of their loved one. Your loved one and friend has not been forgotten. My condolences to his family and friends"
Grace (veterans@netzero.com) of New York

"Brandon, Thank you for your ultimate sacrific words can not explain the sadness I felt when I heard that you had lost your battle! I will always remember playing Little League Baseball with you! May God watch over you now and forever! Thank you again and My deepest sympathy to the Adams Family!"
SGT Jason Wylie of Worthington, Pa

"Thank you Brandon for your sacrifice."
Cortnay of WA

"March 14, 2008
To the family of Army Sgt. Brandon E. Adams:
Brandon 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

"On Veterans Day,2007 My husband and I visited the Healing Field in Cathedral City, Ca. We purchased one of 4,200 flags
that represented a fallen soldier in Iraq
and Afghanistan. The certificate we received with the flag reads: This flag
was flown in Healing Field Cathedral City in Honor of:In grateful memory of U.S. Army Sergeant Brandon E. Adams 22
from Hollidaysburg,Pennsylvania US who
died on Sept. 19,2004 in Walter Reed Medical Ctr. while defending liberty for you and me. It will be an honor to
fly this flag for your son. May God
watch over all of his family.
Bill and Kathy Bertron, San Mateo, Ca."
kathy bertron of san mateo ca

"My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends. May your soldiers sacrifice for his country NEVER be forgotten."

"My best friend when we were serving in Iraq. One of the most loved and well respected soldier in the unit. I remember when he used to volunteer to pull extra shift just to help the other soldiers out. It is ashamed that his daeth was attributed to a Squad leader who wasn't supposed to be at the building. Lost of a hero because of a wannabe hero. See you soon Adams. B Co 1-32 INF 1st Platoon 3rd Squad."
Sary Nhet of Lowell, MA

"I was Brandon's roomate (as well as my best friend) for a year when we were E3's stationed in Ft. Wainwright. He was the most well liked guy in that entire AT platoon. I can't believe that he is gone. My sincerest condolences go out to the family and friends that he loved so much."
Jason Rice of Lewiston Idaho

"I DIDNT KNOW SGT ADAMS BUT HE IS STILL ONE OF MY MANY BROTHERS IN THE SERVICE. I LOST MY SQUAD LEADER IN IRAQ AND I KNOW HOW HARD IT IS BUT THE GOOD LORD KEEPS US GOING. THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AND MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY. SGT BRANDON E. ADAMS YOU ARE GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN."
SSG John Blyler of Altoona, PA

"God bless the Adams family. Brandon is remembered always as a hero! We live in the land of the free because of the brave."
The Davies Family of Flowery Branch, Georgia

"GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR COURAGE AND SACRIFICE. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN."
B.WALL of CONNECTICUT

"God Bless you for YOUR SERVICE AND BLESS YOUR FAMILY. A Soldiers Mother n Law"

"Always in our hearts and prayers. We love and appreciate you and your family."
The May family of Beaumont, Tx/USA

"i served with brandon in iraq he was there voluntarily he could have stayed stateside but he would rather been with us fight for freedom and he gave the ultimate sacrifice and saved a hand full of guys doin it this i will never forget"
SPC. Peter Thompson of Loch Sheldrake NY

""Let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us re-consecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.
--Dwight D. Eisenhower""
Veteran's Day...11/11/05

"hey b today is vets day i sit here and think about what you would be doing if you were here with us today.i just want to say what a hero you are to me i miss you more every day. cant wait till we see each other again. love your cousin bryan"
bryan bricker of petrolia pa

"Your son or any relative to any of you has died protecting the one country we all love and respect, and I want you to realize that I have the upmost respect for your son. I hope/wish there was something else I could do, but I don't belive there is. You have my regards and I hope you can get over this without much sorrow. Your family has my blessing. Thank you, signed Brandon Levingston Mosholder"
Brandon Levingston Mosholder of Newark, Ohio North America

"hey brandon... we cannot speak many words of the loss...words will not bring you back to us...i am just thankful that i had the chance to serve with you..remember me at the gates when i catch up to you in heaven your brother in arms pfc jacob cardiff"
JACOB CARDIFF COMBAT MEDIC 1/32 INF of ORANGE TX

"To the family and of SGT Adams:
Your loss is felt by more than you'll ever know. Thank you. God Bless you.

SGT Paul Dayes
Operation Iraqi Freedom 1 & 2"

"You were a great service to our home, and we solute you, Sgt. Adams"
Brandon Adams of New Jersey

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving the opportunity to live in a safer United States. I know you never met me and your family doesn't know me, but I can not thank you enough. You have my respect to the fullest extent. My God hold you in his arms until we all live together in heaven."
Tiffany L. Morris of Pequot Lakes, Minnesota/US

"Thank you for making this world a safer place, my hero!"
Violet Sepulveda of San Diego Ca.

"I saw a profile of your son on the CBS news tonight. While it hurts to see a hero such as your son leave us, I am strengthend by the love he showed to all even in his death and donating organs so that others may live. God bless you for raising such a fine man."
Steve Madonia of Mililani, Hawaii

"Brandon, I have so much respect for you! You did the best that you can and no one can ask any more of it. I will be here and watch over your sister. You are my hero! RIP"
PFC Dustin Murtagh of ALTOONA,PA

"Thank you Brandon for defending the freedom we all cherish. We will remember you each day we raise our flag in the front yard. You are a bright star that sparkles above. God Bless you, RIP soldier. From a grateful American family"
The Shaw family of Pasadena, Maryland

"IN MEMORY OF MY COUSIN SGT. BRANDON E. ADAMS, I LOVE AND MISS YOU! YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY HERO! I AM COMFORTED TO KNOW THAT I NOW HAVE AN ANGEL WATCHING OVER ME AND TO KNOW THAT I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN SOME DAY IN HEAVEN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERIVICE. I THANK GOD FOR THE EXTRA TIME HE GAVE OUR FAMILY WITH YOU. LOVE YOU ALWAYS,"
ANNIE of CABOT, PENNSYLVANIA

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

"We are so sorry for your loss. We lost Army Spc.Joshua Justice Henry on 9-20-04. This was the hardest day of our lives. We honor these guys as our Heroes and hope no one else has to go through with what we are all dealing with. Rest in peace Brandon, and thank you for serving your country to the fullest"
Henry family of Vandergrift , PA

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Brandon, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"To the family of Brandon,
Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Brandon is a true American hero and will always be remembered for his bravery and sacrifice he gave to our country. May God bless you during this difficult time."
Vic and Tammy McClain--azquail@att.net of Tucson, AZ

"My deepest sympathy, our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. May God bless you and help you through this time. Forever in our hearts a HERO Brandon E. Adams"
Amy & Aaron Monier of Waterford, MI.

"Thank you Brandon Adams, 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 Sgt. Brandon Adams:
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 Brandon 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 Sgt. Brandon Adams:
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 Brandon, 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