Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. 1st Class Brent A. Adams

40, of West View, Pennsylvania.
Adams died in Ramadi, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military five-ton truck during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Washington, Pennsylvania. Died on December 1, 2005.

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"Brent, my dear friend. I think of you constantly. We had good times, and some not so much. Was there when you finally married your wife. Went our own ways, but I always kept an eye on you. Couldn't be there with you, and I regret it. My friend, my hero, Always"
1sg Ronald B. Fyock (Ret.)

"My brother. I will never forget you. I carried you to your final resting place and I am honored to have had you in my life. One day we will serve together again."
Michael J. Hillegas of Uniontown, PA

"RIP BROTHER!! YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN"
SGT JAMES W. SHUMAKER (RETIRED) of FORD CITY PA.

"Never Forgotten"
Nevin Cumpston of Washington, PA

"Still miss ya Brent dearly!!think about this time of year alot!!We will meet again one day and talk about the old times!!! Love ya,Randy"
brandon danser of houston pa

"Still miss ya Brent deary!!think about this time of year alot!!We will meet again one day and talk about the old times!!! Love ya,Randy"
brandon danser of houston pa

"Two sons, each named Brent, and each a Hero. My son, Brent Morel, would be 35 today (7/26/11)and as I miss him, I also remember other Heroes that I have come to know through their mothers. I met Barb five or six years ago and we have spent a lot of time together, talking about our Brents. You will not be forgotten and I am proud to know your family."
Molly Morel of Martin TN

"The Final Flight
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I've found that peace at the end of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah, yes, these things too I will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My Life's been full, I savoured much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one' touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free."
Barb Benard (Mom) of Columbia, PA

"On a beautiful fall day October 4, 2008, the 2nd annual Memorial Ride for the Brent Adams Memorial Scholarship Fund was held in Honor of SFC Brent A. Adams. Brent it was your kind of day, warm sun and cool breeze riding on a motorcycle with the wind in your hair and that feeling of floating free riding on a country road. You always loved the outdoors so I know you would have loved this day and somehow I believe you were with us on that ride.

We left the Millersville VFW and rode down to the Union Hotel in Maryland. We took a break there and then returned to the VFW for a chick bar-b-que and beer. Yes, we celebrated you with a party and beer. Your commander from over in Iraq Rich Howett showed up with his wife to honor and remember you. His wife just recently returned from a tour in Iraq. It was a great feeling to see all those people there to show their support for the ultimate sacrifice you made for all of us. I was on the back of a bike at the head of the ride and what a great emotional feeling it was to turn around and see all of those 83 bikes all riding for you. At that moment I couldn’t have been any prouder of you then I already was and always have been.

I always feel as though I am missing something and that something is you and I will carry that feeling of loss until the day I die. Forever you are etched on my heart. I love you Brent and miss you terribly.

Mom"
Barb Benard of Columbia, PA

"Well,buddy i think about you all the time,the years in the military i've known you ,the special time we've shared,the bond we've made in a distant land most want to forget.you know what hurts me the most, getting back from leave and finding out you left our world a few hours before.i felt so cheated i didn't say goodbye but then i sat and thought about it and started to smile a little because the last time i saw him and talked to him he had given me a big hug and said "thanks for coming through for me"we will meet again my brother and i'll fill you in on life,until then take care and never forgoten"
sgt brandon danser(retired) of washington,pa

"Well,buddy i think about you all the time,the years in the military i've known you ,the special time we've shared,the bond we've made in a distant land most want to forget.you know what hurts me the most, getting back from leave and finding out you left our world a few hours before.i felt so cheated i didn't say goodbye but then i sat and thought about it and sarted to smile a little because the last time i saw him and talked to him he had given me a big hug and said "thanks for coming through for me"we will meet again my brother and i'll fill you in on life,until then take care and never forgoten"
sgt brandon danser(retired) of washington,pa

"Always remembered."
A Grateful American of Flemington,NJ

"I am very sorry to hear about your child’s death through the website Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. We would like to invite you to join us at noon on this Saturday, May 17 at the Homewood Cemetery located in Squirrel Hill (1599 S. Dallas Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 – phone for directions 412.421.1822) to honor the fifth anniversary of the death of Gary G's (former WEDO disc jockey) daughter, Cathy, who died in a fire. Upon Cathy's death, Gary started Cathy G Charities to carry on her work with the local homeless (on streets and in shelters), Veterans Administration, anyone who has a need etc. I do pro-bono work as the charities Public Relations Representative.

Since Gary is a disabled veteran, he especially wanted to invite the relative/friends of fallen heroes to our memorial. We have invited others who lost their sons and daughters and Gary will be stocking the beautiful cemetery pond with 900 goldfish and releasing doves after reading the names of the sons and daughters who have passed on.

Thank you for your interest. You can reach me immediately by phone at 412.673.9443 or Gary at 412.583.8560 or 412.373.5687. Please let us know if you can attend and the name of your loved one. Also please inform us if you cannot attend, but want your son or daughter’s name mentioned at our ceremony."
Janet Fabyankovic of Monroeville, PA

"On Saturday April 12 a benefit dance for the Brent Adams Memorial Scholarship Fund was held at the Millersville VFW. This scholarship fund was created by your little sister to honor you and to show others your kind and generous spirit by giving back to others.

You always loved a party. We had a DJ food and beer. Your perfect combination for a fun time. A lot of your friends and family were present and many you never knew. Most people asked when we were having the next dance because they had such a fun night. Through the help of several people and many kind and generous donations from local businesses and private individuals the dance was a big success. We raised about $2,900.00 for your scholarship fund to help others.

Your sister made a beautiful video of you from beginning to end to show everyone the beautiful life of Brent Adams. In almost every picture you were smiling that special smile that could melt my heart. Since many people didn't know you she wanted them to see the spirit of the person behind the name that we all knew and loved.

We made an announcement at the dance that not only did we want to honor you but also all the other heores who have given the ultimate sacrifice. We remember them and their families in our prayers and never want them to be forgotten. You are always and forever etched in our hearts and minds."
Love, Mom (Barb Benard) of Columbia, PA

"Another Fallen Hero ~
Every night, my spouse and I watch the evening news. We stop what we are doing and watch in silence, as the names and faces of the fallen US soldiers are listed.
Many soldiers are so young like your sons and daughters.
Many are from cities we recognize.
When a soldier is from our hometown it brings home the reality of the war even more.
Even though we have no children in the military, I wanted to tell you and your family our deepest thoughts are with you.
My heart breaks as I sign another guestbook of such a courageous soldier who gave his life so selflessly. May he rest in peace knowing that he is loved and remembered by those who knew him. May you child rest in peace.
Bless this child and family who gave all and made the ultimate sacrifice. May God grant you peace, strength and comfort in such a difficult time. My prayers are with your family. May his family and friends cherish the good times and memories of a fine young person who gave the ultimate sacrifice for this country.
Author Unknown"
Bill LaForest of Plattsburgh, NY

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

"March 14, 2008
To the family of Sgt. 1st Class Brent A. Adams:
Brent 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

"Writing today to let you know your soldiers sacrifice for our country will NEVER be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends throughout the years."

"To all those who read this page:
On Saturday, October 27, 2007 a Remembering the Fallen ceremony was held in Lancaster, PA where the names of all the fallen were read at town square.

The Mayor began the ceremony by asking for a moment of silence and read the first block of names.
The first name was read at 1:00 p.m. and the last at 5:07 p.m.
I was both humbled and proud to have been a part of both the planning and execution of this day of remembrance and am so very happy that the community came together to volunteer to read names and participate.
Brent, the medic who was with you at the time of your death, took the page with your name on it as well as so many others that he knew whose lives were taken while he was serving. It was his honor, he said, to do this for us and them.
Nothing deterred us on this day - not the pouring rain that somehow stopped right before the ceremony began and gave us sunshine the rest of the day. Not the fact that one speaker fell in the wind and broke and not the fact that with 11 more pages to read, the other speaker stopped working!
A young man appeared out of nowhere - he began reading names in a commanding, booming voice - almost like a military roll call.
Turns out this man is Navy, served in Iraq and was not going to let the fact that our speaker system failed stop people from hearing the rest of the names of the fallen.
It was an amazing day of remembrance and pride Brent. You were in my heart and my thoughts all day long as each name was read and each bell rang.
In loving remembrance
Your "other mother""
Pam Adams of Lancaster, PA

"To the parents of SFC Brent Adams I would be so honor to make you a quilt to honor your son. The quilt is a way of us saying we honor your son for caring for us all. Please know that this will be a true honor to make you a quilt to honor your beloved son. If you want to get a hold of me my name is Betty Nielsen and I am with Freedom Quilts in fact I am the founder of this project my email is debeniel@ncn.net my website is www.freedomquilts.net I hope to hear from you so I can honor you with a quilt so you can use to wrap yourself with it and feel the love that was put into your quilt. It is a sign of how we want to honor your son and his family. It is a way that when you are down you can wrap yourself in your quilt and shed your tears if need be."
Betty Nielsen (Freedom Quilts Inc of Fonda, IA 50540 USA

"To the parents of SFC Brent Adams I would be so honor to make you a quilt to honor your son. The quilt is a way of us saying we honor your son for caring for us all. Please know that this will be a true honor to make you a quilt to honor your beloved son. If you want to get a hold of me my name is Betty Nielsen and I am with Freedom Quilts in fact I am the founder of this project my email is debeniel@ncn.net my website is www.freedomquilts.net I hope to hear from you so I can honor you with a quilt so you can use to wrap yourself with it and feel the love that was put into your quilt. It is a sign of how we want to honor your son and his family. It is a way that when you are down you can wrap yourself in your quilt and shed your tears if need be."
Betty Nielsen (Freedom Quilts Inc of Fonda, IA 50540 USA

"We Remember Them

In the rising of the sun
And in its going down,
We remember them.
In the blowing of the wind
And in the chill of winter,
We remember them.
In the opening of the buds
And in the rebirth of spring,
We remember them.
In the rustling of the leaves
And in the beauty of the autumn,
We remember them.
In the beginning of the year
And when it ends,
We remember them.
When we are weary
And in need of strength,
We remember them.
When we are lost and sick at heart,
We remember them.
When we have joys we yearn to share,
We remember them.
So long as we live,
They too shall live,
For they are now a part of us,
As we remember them."
Pam Adams

"Dear Pam & Bill,
I read your touching
and very wonderful letter on
Nathan's guestbook site, and
wanted to express my thanks
to you for your son. My
heart aches for you and your
family and yet am so very
greatful for his sacrifice.
Having been raised in the
military, and watching as my
father was called to serve
on 3 seperate occasions in a
war situation I know the
fear and courage that it
takes to send a loved one
off to war. Your son's
sacrfice is noblest kind. It
gives folks like me a chance
to live in a free country
and to have the freedoms and
privileges that are afforded
to me.I have personally
stood in Arlington, and at
the funerals of other
military personnel, and
cannot tell you of the
reverence and beauty I feel
in "their" presence. I look
forward to one day shaking
your son's hand & thanking
him for a job well done! I
feel a great responsibility
to try to live my life in a
way that is worthy of these
precious young men's
sacrifice, and all that they
have ensured that I and my
children may have. Thank you
for writing to the
family and giving me the
chance to say thank you to
another fine hero! Your son"

"Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way."

"WE REMEMBER YOU
In the Rising of the Sun and in the going down,
We remember you:
In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of
The winter, We remember you.
In the opening of the buds and in the warmth
Of Summer, we remember you.
In the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn,
We remember you.
When we are tired and in need of Strength, we remember you.
When we are lost and sick at heart, we remember you;
So long as we live, you too shall live, For you are part of us,
And we remember you.
You always were, are and will be part of Us.
We love you and we miss you so much!"
Your Other Mother Pam

"Hello Brent, I feel as though I know you even though we have never met. You see, I've "met" your other mother Pam and we have been doing a lot of talking about our sons.

I'm sure you've met up again with George and have given each other a nudge when you realize that your mom's have gotten together..and Oh! the stories we will get to tell each other. She is one super lady and you should know that we who have remained here are all helping each other and doing well.

In a couple of weeks I will be meeting Marilyn and Daniel. He will enjoy meeting George's children and I'm sure they will have a great time together.

Remember one thing, you are all in our thoughts and that our memories keep us close to you all. I'll write again,

Dolores Parker mother of SFC George A. Pugliese KIA 28 Sept 2005"
of Honesdale, PA

"HAPPY EASTER BRENT. This week has been filled with so many memories....all I can think about is you giving up beer every year for Lent. All I can think about is that it's April and your birthday is coming up again and the reality that this is the second time we will celebrate your day without you here.
Love always
Your other mother Pam"

""We go through life so often,
Not stopping to enjoy the day.
And we take each one for granted,
As we travel on our way.

For in your pain and sorrow,
An Angel’s Kiss will help you through,
This kiss is very private,
For it is meant for only you.

We never stop to measure,
Anything we just might miss.
But if the wind should blow by softly,
You’ll feel and Angel Kiss.

A kiss that is sent from heaven,
A kiss from up above.
A kiss that is very special,
From someone that you love.

So when, your hearts are heavy,
And filled with tears and pain.
And no one can console you,
Remember once again.

About the one you grieve for,
Because you sadly miss.
And the gentle breeze you took for granted,
Was just an Angel’s Kiss."
Sylvia of Minnesota

"Dear Adams family,

Our sincere deepest condolences are extended to the family and friends of another fallen hero.

To Sgt. lst Class Brent Adams,

Thank you for your strength in fighting for our freedom. Thank you for your honor. Thank you for your courage and thank you for your commitment to our Country. Thank you. You are a true American Hero.

We hope and pray these next few words will give you comfort…
And if I go, while you're still here . . . Know that I still live on, Vibrating to a different measure Behind a thin veil you cannot see through. You will not see me, So you must have faith. I wait the time when we can soar together again Both aware of each other. Until then, live your life to its fullest. And when you need me, Just whisper my name, I will be there and your heart will feel it.

From the parents of another soldier"
of Enfield, Connecticut

"Dear Pam,

I know we will never meet, but I am sending you this email to thank you for honoring those that have fallen for protecting our freedom. I have read through so many tributes and my heart breaks every time I watch the news and hear that another brave soldier has been killed in action. I have a 20 year old son in the Navy and he has been deployed on the USS Theodore Roosevelt in support of the war. I have also read through Brent's tribute and hope and pray you all will be ok. Thank you for allowing me to take some of your time, your son will always be a hero.

Respectfully"
SMSgt. Jody R. Page

"To friends and Family, and to the memory of Brent Adams,
The memories flood back as I stumbled on this website to look for news of the new Memorial. I stood at Camp Ramadi by the original, and could not help but be moved.
I served with C-172 Armor in Blue Platoon. My Platoon ended up with eight purple hearts, out of eighteen men. Christmas for me last year was an IED and sniper fire. This year and for the rest of my life, I am gratful for so many things. I am honored to have served with the 2-28 combat team. I will never forget the sacrifice of those, and when I am an old coot will tell all those who will listen of the bravery and the unsung heroes.
To his memory and God Bless!
SGT. Thomas Werner"
SGT. Thomas Werner of Villanova, PA

"I was reminded this Christmas season of an old saying I heard years ago that goes something like --when one door closes, another opens but sometimes we look so long and hard at the closed door we never see the new one that has opened.
The opened door came to me this year through the words of a five year old boy named Daniel L. Adams.
As Daniel was happily playing with his new airplane gliders he suddenly announced that incoming mail was coming via the plane. He flew the plane over to us and asked if we could read Alien to which we replied no and so he took a few steps back as if on stage and proudly displayed his letter and began to read without hesitation. It’s from Daddy he announced. I love you very much; I’m sorry I had to go away but I got shot by some bad guys and had to go to heaven; I love you. With that he quickly ran off to play again. As his Mother and I were sitting looking at each other choking back tears and in a sense “questioning” this letter – a few minutes later Daniel runs back into the room with yet another glider and announced it was yet another letter from Daddy. He begins to read (because this one too was in Alien speak). I’m sorry we have been broken apart for a while now, I miss you very much. I love you very much. I am in Heaven with God.
Much much later that evening as Daniel lay on the sofa he said softly – Daddy tells me “it’s ok Daniel”. We asked him how does he know Daddy is all right to which he replied “Daddy is talking to me right now. He talks to me all the time. Can’t you hear him?". He goes on to tell us that Daddy tells him that he is in heaven with God and he was given his blackbelt and is now a blackbelt Angel working with God but watches me all the time. With that said, Daniel once again bounced off the sofa and was on to other things.
I realized at that moment the best gift I was given this season was not something wrapped, not something bought, and not something I could feel and touch and hold. It was this gift – this precious moment in time that had just occurred. The peace that came over me with the realization that Daniel was not looking at a closed door but through an open one was just what I needed.
As I came downstairs this morning with the thought that I wanted to share this experience with others, I turned the corner on the landing I was greeted by yet another site. The King nutcracker that I have standing proudly at the bottom of the stairs was wearing two airplane gliders that were obviously gently placed there. I stared at them wondering were these the two airplane messengers? And just who placed them there - two little hands or two bigger ones???
I am looking through the open door today and I saw as well as received the message.
Merry Christmas to you in Heaven Brent – apparently you have received your blackbelt which I am sure means that you have graduated to the highest level of Angelhood. In your son’s eyes – it is obvious that no one stands any taller than you.

Loving you always and missing you more
Your other Mother Pam"

"There is a very old poem by Henry Scott Holland that was given to me many years ago when a family member passed away. I have carried it in my purse since then so I could read it whenever I needed to. It really helped me as I hope it will help you.

Death Is Nothing At All

I have only slipped away into the next room.

I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other,
that we are still

Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way
which you always used.

Put no difference in your time
Wear no forced air of solemnity
or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed
At the little jokes we
enjoyed together
Play, smile, think of me,
pray for me.

Let my name be ever the
household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effort,
Without the ghost of a
shadow upon it.

Life means all that it ever meant
It is the same as it ever was
There is absolute and
unbroken continuity.

What is death but a
negligble accident?
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?

I am but waiting for you
for an interval,
Somewhere very near
Just around the corner

All is well."

"Every Christmas Morrill Worcester of Maine donates 5,000 wreaths to be placed on the graves at Arlington National Cemetary in Washington DC. For the past few years, Larry Ross, a schoolteacher in Maine, along with his 5th grade class have been traveling to Arlington to help lay the wreaths. In October of this year Mr. Worcester had a vision of expanding his efforts by also having a wreath laid at National and State Veteran’s Cemetaries in every state. He contacted Mr. Ross and his students; enlisted their help in accomplishing the major effort.

Not only did Mr. Ross and his students readily accept this challenge, they met their goal by successfully contacting a family member of a fallen soldier in every state. To represent the Fort Indiantown Gap National Veterans Cemetary , I was contacted by the students and asked to participate in helping them achieve their goal by laying a wreath today to honor all our service men and women who gave their all for our country. Like the students, I readily accepted this honor as well to participate in this event.

All wreaths were placed today at 12:00 noon in all states following a moment of silence to remember all our veterans.

I know I speak for all families who have lost sons and daughters to this was as well as any war, when I say it means everything to know our courageous young men and women will truly be remembered always."
Your Other Mother Pam

""It was a year ago today that our whole world was shattered upon receiving the news of Brent’s death in Ramadi, Iraq. At that moment in time our hearts were broken into a million pieces and the pain was so intense we thought our hearts would burst. In a matter of seconds your whole beautiful life played before me from the moment the doctor first placed you in my arms until the last time I heard your voice on the phone the day before you were KIA. We still feel that pain today and wonder does it ever go away? We are still angry, not at God but with the circumstances that have brought about your death and still can’t believe that you are gone. I know that there are many others who share this pain, agony and sorrow over the terrible loss of all of our brave and courageous soldiers who have made this ultimate sacrifice. You are our heroes and we will never let you be forgotten. There is no greater gift than for one to lay down their lives for another. You Brent were one of the greatest treasures we ever received. I know you were a good and faithful servant of the Lord and you served him well but on December 1, 2005 he called you home to join his Army in heaven. All though we didn’t like God’s plan we have no other choice but to accept it and believe in his promise of eternal life and that we will meet again some day.

Not a day goes by that Jack and I don’t think about you and miss you terribly. This past year has been a hard one on all of us but one thing we have learned is that they are many wonderful and compassionate people out there who have helped us on this journey. We have met and spoken to the families and friends of other soldiers and have tried to help each other through this difficult process called grieving. Without the love and support of our families, friends and the Lord we would not have made it this far. So many people have written and sent their condolences on line through Legacy.com, Militarymagnets.com and Fallenheroes.com. I can not find the words to express our thanks to each and every one of you for your love and support of Brent. Our hero and shining star is and will be forever be in our hearts and minds.

A Death Has Occurred
A death has occurred
And everything is changed.
We are painfully aware
that life can never be
the same again,
that yesterday is over,
that relationships once rich
have ended.
But there is another way
to look upon this truth.
If life now went on the same,
without the presence
of the one who has died
we could only conclude that
the life we remember made no contribution,
filled no space,
meant nothing.
The fact that this person
left behind a place that
cannot be filled
is a high tribute
to this individual.
Life can be the same
after a trinket has been lost,
But never after the loss of a treasure

By Rev. Paul Irion

Love,
Mom and your loving "other father, Jack""
Barb & Jack Benard of Columbia, PA

"Dear Brent,
I simply cannot believe that today marks a year since you were killed. It still seems unreal. Mostly it still feels like only yesterday and my mind is flooded with each and every moment and second of the things that happened on that day.

Dad and your sister Miss are spending the day hiking Hawk Mountain - a
place where you and he hiked many many times as a family. I know they will be
taking lifesavers and Tastycake Blueberry pies as was always taken on these hikes. I cannot think of a more fitting way to spend the day tomorrow and take along their many memories of you. It's supposed to rain but they are
going anyway - I think only a blizzard would have cancelled this trip today. Dad saying that it's fitting to hike in the rain since you and he spent so much time hiking in the rain in England on your backpacking trip.

For me, as today moves slowly forward I find that I wish December 1st would just disappear quickly all the while knowing it won't matter - the thoughts of today are no different than the thoughts of you everyday, it's only that today brings more tears with them I suppose.

My mind is full of thoughts of you, memories of our times together and my heart is full of love and pain at the same time.

I know you are ok Brent - it's us left behind that are having the hardest time. Just know you are loved forever and missed longer and more than that.

Thank you for the years of love you gifted me with - I treasure them always.

Love
Your "Other Mother"
Pam"

"Dear Son,
On Saturday October 21, 2006 we too attended the Rededication Of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team 28th Infantry Division Fallen Warriors Memorial at Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA with many other parents, husbands, wifes, and brothers/sisters of our fallen heroes.

The orginial Memorial was designed and constructed in Ramadi, Iraq and was fabricated from iron material available at the Forward Operation Base in Ramadi symbolizing Iron Soldiers from the Iron Brigade. It was erected in front of the 2/28BCT headquarters and dedicated on Easter Sunday April 16, 2006 to honor 76 Fallen Warriors. It was then disassembled, reassembled and shipped to the US for rededicated to those 83 Fallen Warriors who gave their last full measure of devotion for all of us. Unfortunately one of those fallen warriors was you,our son SFC Brent A. Adams KIA Ramadi, Iraq 12/1/2005. We were awe struck at the simplicity and beauty of the Memorial and as we gazed at the Memorial a gentle wind blew making the dog tags softly jingle and we heard the quiet whispers of all those voices forever sealed inside our hearts and minds. Especially your voice.
The next time we have your son Daniel we will be sure to bring him to Fort Indiantown Gap to see this great tribute to you and the other soldiers and encourage him to listen for your voice.

We personally got to meet 1LT Colleen McGarry and thank her for her vision and design of this unique Memorial only to find out she knew you and attended church with you in Ramadi. She said the two of you got Sgt Dami to church too. We also had a chance to meet your chaplain and he couldn't believe how knowledgeable you were about religion and especially the Lutheran religion because you would always tell him "that's not the Lutheran Way". He had a deep respect for you and you faith. We went up to Sgt Irving Addiison to thank him for his beautiful version of the song he sang "Amazing Grace" and to tell him we knew it came from his heart to find out once again that he knew you too. We also got to see your roommate Sgt Scary again, what a great guy he is. We were standing looking at the Memorial after the service when someone tapped me on the shoulder and here it was some of your men from the motor pool. Brad Minda, Randy Danser, Kerry Vaughn, 1SG Paul Dunlap and your commanding officer Cpt Rich Howett. They had one thing in common to say about you and that was their respect for you and how you never asked your men to do anything you wouldn't do yourself. They said they will never ever forget you and your smile and your dedication and hard work; and your love of swedish fish that Jack got you hooked on many years ago.

A special thanks to all who had a hand in making the Fallen Warrior Memorial a realitiy so our Fallen Heroes will never be forgotten and you can be sure we will reivist this site often to remember and honor all our heroes.

Love,
Mom and Jack (Proud parents of SFC Brent A. Adams KIA Ramadi, Iraq 12/1/05)
"Gone but never forgotten and always in our hearts!"
Barb & Jack Benard of Columbia, PA

"Yesterday (10/21/06) we attended a Re-Dedication of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Fallen Warriors Memorial at Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA to honor our son Brent A. Adams and 83 others. This Memorial stands 21 feet tall, echoing the 21-gun salute. The damaged steel represents the unique war the living fight and the fallen leave behind. Steel plates cover all four sides, acting like up-armor and holding the names of the fallen. Inside, ID tags for each fallen soldier are suspended from chains. A light shines on them from the base of the structure skyward through the obelisk cap. As the wind passes through the structure the tags move with a wind chime suspended below them, creating a subtle sound, like the quiet whispers of the Fallen as they continue to speak to us.
I will hear Brent speak to me everytime I visit this Memorial as I did yesterday - a sound I found very comforting.
To those who created and constructed this Memorial, originally in Ramadi, Iraq, only to break it down and bring it home and reconstruct it at Fort Indiantown Gap --- my heartfelt thanks and gratitude go to you all. It is yet another reminder that none of our soldiers will ever be forgotten and their spirit will live on.

Pam and Bill Adams
(Proud Parents of SFC Brent A. Adams, KIA 12/1/05, Ramadi, Iraq)"

"Dear Mr. and Mrs. Adams
I am sorry for the loss of your precious son Brent. I learned of him through a friend of a friend who has been in contact with Pam. I have a son currently serving and currently stationed in Ramadi and I fear for him every day. After reading the sites about Brent, and seeing that smile so often referred to, it is obvious to me he was loved by many and respected by all. Mr. and Mrs Adams, thank you for raising such a wonderful man and I am sure as his son grows up he will follow in his father's loving footsteps in the way in which he felt about God and family and friends."
Roberta Lansing of Washington, DC

"To the family of:Brent A. 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"

"Well it's the first time we've been to the shore since Brent's death. We went back to the place where Brent has always been going with his family since he was a toddler. It was both heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. To walk by the original house (still there I might add) where so many happy memories are. To walk by all the other houses that have been rented by Brent's family over the years and recall memories of those specific stays in those specific houses. When I walked on the beach, sometimes I felt like Brent was there -I could see him in my mind's eye sitting on the beach, digging holes in the sand for his Goddaughter Alex, letting her pour sand all over him and running back and forth to the ocean to fill her tiny bucket so many times. I could see him on the deck, feet up, beer in hand or body surfing with his Dad. Our last vacation there Brent was now a father and had Daniel on the beach with him and in the water, introducing him to all the wonders of the seashore. I will never see Sea Isle City NJ the same knowing that another vacation there with him will never be.
I miss you Brent
Your Other Mother Pam"

"Dear Mr and Mrs Adams

I learned about Brent’s sacrificial gift to me through my good friend Linda Whitehead, aunt of Andy Yost, another fallen Warrior. She suggested that I might like to write to you to express my condolences in the loss of your son.

I know that words ring hollow when your family has been picked by Freedom to offer this sacrifice upon its altar. I think it is appropriate to remember words written by greater men than I upon such an occasion, to wit:



“…….that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

Brent gave “the last full measure of devotion” to this cause….this Freedom that Lincoln talked about….believing that it was something worth going to the other side of the world to defend. He recognized that freedom is not a uniquely American ideal. He knew that the desire to be free burns in the breast of every man of every nation. It is a divine spark that excites human passions like nothing else. It caused East Germans to take the chance of going across the Berlin Wall. It fueled the Solidarity revolution in Poland. It incited the Patriots in Boston and Philadelphia to shake their fists in the face of a king and take their destiny into their own hands.

Brent paid the terrible price that Freedom sometimes exacts. I know that your grief and pain must be crushing. I know that the words of a stranger provide little comfort for your loss. Let me share with you the words of another great American and what he thought about Brent even before he was born……

“…….. And what sort of soldiers are those you are to lead? Are they reliable? Are they brave? Are they capable of victory? Their story is known to all of you. It is the story of the American man-at-arms. My estimate of him was formed on the battlefield many, many years ago, and has never changed. I regarded him then as I regard him now -- as one of the world's noblest figures, not only as one of the finest military characters, but also as one of the most stainless. His name and fame are the birthright of every American citizen. In his youth and strength, his love and loyalty, he gave all that mortality can give.

He needs no eulogy from me or from any other man. He has written his own history and written it in red on his enemy's breast. But when I think of his patience under adversity, of his courage under fire, and of his modesty in victory, I am filled with an emotion of admiration I cannot put into words. He belongs to history as furnishing one of the greatest examples of successful patriotism. He belongs to posterity as the instructor of future generations in the principles of liberty and freedom. He belongs to the present, to us, by his virtues and by his achievements. In 20 campaigns, on a hundred battlefields, around a thousand campfires, I have witnessed that enduring fortitude, that patriotic self-abnegation, and that invincible determination which have carved his statue in the hearts of his people. From one end of the world to the other he has drained deep the chalice of courage.

The soldier, above all other men, is required to practice the greatest act of religious training -- sacrifice.
In battle and in the face of danger and death, he discloses those divine attributes which his Maker gave when he created man in his own image. No physical courage and no brute instinct can take the place of the Divine help which alone can sustain him.

However horrible the incidents of war may be, the soldier who is called upon to offer and to give his life for his country is the noblest development of mankind……”General of the Army Douglas MacArthur Address to the Corps of Cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, 12 May, 1962

Brent understood something that few people ever really grasp; FREEDOM ISN’T FREE!! There are evil men in this world that would take our freedom from us and plunge us into a 7th century Islamic theocracy. Brent stood on the wall and shouted NOT ON MY WATCH!! What a magnificent young man! How proud you must be to know that you produced a young man of such sterling character and undaunted courage!

Now he rests in honored glory. He shares the rest of eternity with our Savior, in whom his faith was well placed. He is at complete and total peace. The burden remains for us to go forward without him. Though your pain is overwhelming and breathtaking, please be assured that THIS American loves you and thanks you for sacrificing your son on the altar of Freedom on my behalf. I hope that I can be the kind of man, as a Father, a husband, and as a citizen of the Republic that Brent died defending, that is worthy of this sacrifice.

God bless you, and may his grace and mercy envelop you for all your days here. May you know his peace that surpasses all understanding, and may you take some small comfort in knowing that you will see Brent again in a short while.

My warmest Regards,"
Joseph Norman

"GOD BLESS YOU. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTON."
MICHAILA WALL of CONNECTICUT

"FATHER'S DAY 2006. A sad day for your Dad as it was the first ever that we had neither a visit or a phone call. Another first to get through - everyone says the first of everything is the hardest - but I don't know that the second of anything will be any easier frankly. You were on our minds and in our thoughts and hearts all day on this day as we heard about your beautiful boy sending your Father's Day balloons to Heaven for you and watching until he couldn't see it anymore. I wonder, will we always wish for just one more touch, one more time to hear your voice? I know the answer is yes.
Happy Father's Day Brent - you were a great Dad and I'm so sorry it was way too short of a time.
Love
Pam"

"As the PA National Guard members begin to return home today from their tour in Iraq, it brings home the reality even more that Brent is not coming home with them. Elation for those coming home is mixed with sadness as it brings home yet another reality of this situation. Today I will choose to fill my heart and head with the good thoughts at all those family members being reunited with their sons and daughters and try not to feel so cheated at what our family is missing. Brent -- we waited for this day to come from the moment you stepped on that plane to depart for Iraq. I am thankful this moment has finally come for all the men and women you served with. You are gone from our sight but never from our hearts.
Love
Your Other Mother Pam"

"MS.BENARD, WOW we sound so much alike in how we think about the boys and how much we miss them. I am so very sorry your Grandson had to go thru this and I guess it wont be long and I will need to take advice from you. Yes my sonnlaw left this world due to a IED and took two young men with him. Josh had a VERY YOUNG wife My daughter and they had a new baby. But 5 days shy of being a year old when that CHOPPER DID HIS HUVER that baby pointed up and said DADA. How he knew.. Because Josh was there with us Thank You your post just made my sad day HAPPY. GOD BLESS YOU ALL !! momwithwings1963@yahoo.com"
Tanya Bush momwithwings1963@yahoo.com

"In a few weeks our nation will be observing Memorial Day and for me the true representation will be realized this year more than ever before.
Brent served his country and unselfishly sacrificed his life. Because of that, I will be reminded that it is not just an extra day off of school or work nor just a day to party with friends.
It is difficult to grasp the reality that he is one of the fallen heroes, but, I know that this holiday will be my time to reflect on the patriotic sacrifices and the acts of bravery displayed by so many who serve this nation.
I will celebrate Brent on Memorial Day and also each time that I recall his childhood, his teens, his adulthood, his smile or any number of his boyhood adventures. He had given me a treasure trove of memories.
Love
Your Other Mother"
Pam

"To everyone who sees this page:

Happy Birthday son! April 29th Brent's birthday was a mixture of sadness, joy, pride and tears. That morning Brent's 4 year old son Daniel had a t-ball game and before the game started they played the National Anthem and we all were reminded of how proud we were of Brent and how much we miss him as the tears flowed silently down our cheeks. As we watched Daniel play t-ball that morning all we could think of was Brent and we knew he was watching over Daniel as he hit the ball, fielded a ground ball, and ran the bases holding onto his helmet. The best was yet to come later that evening when the Pittsburgh Pirates held a tribute game in memory of Brent and all the Fallen Heroes and all our courageous men and women who have served and are serving in our Armed Forces. Daniel showed so much poise and dignity for a four year old as he throw out the first pitch to his mother to pay tribute to his father's memory and to all soldiers everywhere. The Army National Guard sent a color guard to participate in the opening ceremony and as they played the National Anthem, Jack Wilson of the Pirates took Daniel's hand and held it tight. Daniel told us he drew two crosses in the dirt and later on he presented Daniel with a signed bat. It was a very emotional day for all of us but a positive way to spend the day together with family and friends to help us get through the first birthday without him. Thanks to The Pittsburgh Pirates organization and all the many wonderful friends of Brent who spent a lot of time and engery to help make this day possible. We are forever grateful for your efforts and thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Brent's family was overwhelmed at the support and outpouring of love that day to help make the celebration of Brent's birthday a little easier and to remember all the sacrifices all our soldiers have made. We know Brent was watching from heaven that day and saw everything as Daniel opened the game with the first pitch and we know he said, "THAT"S MY BOY", as he threw the ball. We miss you so much son and are very proud to have been a part of your lofe and not a day goes by that we don't think of you. You are forever in our hearts and minds and always were our Hero.

Your loving Mom,
XXXOOO
Barb Benard

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May 3, 2006
I just wanted to say Thank you to you and your family for your sacrifice. Words can never tell you how much my family and I appreciate what you and your fellow soldiers do for this country. Here is a poem that I have written for our soldiers. God Bless OUR troups and the USA!! From a fellow American and proud of it!!!

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I HAVE FALLEN

I HAVE FALLEN, DON'T PICK ME UP
THE SACRIFICE IS MUCH TOO GREAT
I HAVE FALLEN, DON'T PICK ME UP
THIS SACRIFICE I MUST MAKE
FOR FELLOW AMERICANS, FAMILY AND FRIEND
MY LIFE NOW HAS TO END
FOR FREEDOM A PRICE I CHOOSE TO PAY
FOR NOW AND FOREVER, THIS IS THE WAY
A SOLDIER DOWN IS STANDING TALL
A HERO NOW BECAUSE OF THE FALL
UNTIL WE MEET ON THE OTHER SIDE
STAND FOR ME WITH GREAT PRIDE
REMEMBER ME TAKING THIS CUP
YES, I HAVE FALLEN, BUT PLEASE DON'T PICK ME UP.
Lisa Wells (N. Richland Hills, TX )

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April 29, 2006
Brent,
Happy Birthday! I miss you so much and hurt so bad. I wonder how it could ever stop without you here in the world. Today we go see Daniel throw out the pitch for the Pirates. You would be so proud. I miss you more than words could ever say. I love you.
Love your litte sis,
Miss
Melissa Nalevanko (York, PA )

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April 27, 2006
God Bless his loved ones!!~He will never be forgotten!! You will be forever missed..

(Jamie~Navy wife)
Jamie Graves (Hampton)

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April 27, 2006
Pam and Bill,

My Deepest Sympathy on your loss of Brent. I had written you in response to your wishes for the loss of my nephew and I wanted to post here as well. Prayers, Blessings and Strength to you. His sacrifice will be part of my prayers.
Miguel Cortez (Lytle, TX )

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April 22, 2006
Ma'am,
I recently saw a post you had made to a family that lost a soldier. I wanted to write you to let you know I had the pleasure and honor of knowing your son, as I served with him in Ramadi. I know there are no words that I or any of us can give to ease your loss, but my Mother thought I should share the attached message with you: it is the email I sent out to my friends and family after I first learned your son was killed. Rest assured that those of us who served with your son will never forget him.
Deepest Sympathy
Mark Kerr

Letter sent to family when we heard of Brent's death:

Subject: A Fellow Soldier's Award
I don’t know how long it has been since my last update. I imagine quite a while. For about two months now I have been moving around the country almost continuously. Although I technically moved to Balad (LSA Anaconda) a month ago, I haven’t seen it in a month. Between that and the fact that I try to never write when I am depressed or angry, I know it has been quite a delay. I decided I should probably write now to tell you about one of our sergeants, who earned the Bronze Star yesterday. Sergeant First Class Adams, headquarters company of 2/28th Penn Guard, is close friends with our chief paralegal and has spent quite a bit of time around the legal offices. A great guy, a great soldier…. He has always joked that he was glad that he was my friend… in case he ever got in trouble, he already had a lawyer.... of course, not the type of soldier to actually ever need my help. He has volunteered to drop me off and pick me from the landing zone in Ramadi a number of times. He even volunteered to teach me how to drive a HUMVEE, a true sign of his bravery… one of those rare positive people you always are happy to see cause he always seems to be upbeat about life. Yesterday, Sergeant Adams was killed by an IED while doing a routine parts run to another base. Sorry to have share this with you rather than the positive holiday message I had hoped to send and will hopefully send next week. As the numbers of dead climb well past two thousand, I just want everyone to remember that there is still a name behind every number… the name of someone’s friend, someone’s parent, someone’s child. There is laughter silenced, a lifetime of potential sacrificed. Sometime this week you will hear on the news about number two thousand and something. That number belongs to hero that gave his life; he answered his country’s call to serve. That number belongs to Sergeant First Class Adams, and he will be missed.
Mark Kerr

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April 19, 2006
I am sorry for the lose of your son, father, friend and a U.S. hero. I never knew how painful it was to lose someone close, until I found out a couple of weeks ago, I lost my friend Bryan Taylor in war. No words can express how saddend I am for the lose of our heros. I know that not one word I can say, can make any of it go away. I would like to thank Pam for her kind words and words that so much comforted me in my time of need. I just hope my words can help you all in your time as well! I am sending my prayers to your family and especially Brents little one! May God be with you!
Kristy Boaz (Milford, OH )

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April 19, 2006
To the entire family of Brent Adams....although I have never met any of you, please accept my deepest condolences. Let us never forget the wonderful men and women who have sacrificed their lives for all of us. May he rest in peace!
Jodi Brown (Saugus, MA )
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Barb Benaed of Columbia, PA

"To all who read this page:
April 29, 2006 is Brent's birthday. This was the first birthday spent without him and needless to say it was difficult. What helped to make a sad day a bit brighter was the fact that the Pittsburgh Pirates dedicated their game on this date to Brent and had his 4 year old son Daniel throw out the first pitch. Daniel did his job that day with both excitement and pride and his family was so proud of him as we know Brent was too. It was also broadcast to Brent's unit still serving in Iraq so they got to see this game and tribute as well. The Pirates tribute to Brent as well as all soldiers everywhere was so touching and to have Brent honored in this way is something his family nor his son will never forget. When things like happen, not only for Sgt. Adams, but for all the soldiers everywhere, it reminds us once again that these courageous men and women will truly never be forgotten. To the Pirates, his friends, his commrades, who had a hand in this event and who made it happen - THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS. And, of course, the fact that the Pirates won this game was the icing on the cake!
Happy Birthday to Brent - it was a good way to try and celebrate April 29th in a positive way.
Your Loving "Other Mother"
Pam"

"HI BRENT, I WANT TO WISH YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JUST BY SOME CHANCE THRU THE LOSS OF MY NEPHEW, PFC CHARLES S. COOPER IN BAGHDAD ON APRIL 29, 2005, I LEARNED THAT IT WAS YOUR BIRTHDAY. A HERO WAS BORN ON THAT DAY, AS WAS ONE TAKEN AWAY. WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR THE SACRIFICE YOU MADE FOR US TO BE IN A BETTER WORLD AND I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, YOU ARE AN ANGEL NOW, I WILL BE WATCHING THE PIRATES GAME TO SEE YOUR SON THROW OUT THE BALL.."
CHERYL COOPER ANSELL of GERRY, NEW YORK

"Dear Family of Brent Adams:

First let me extend our families condolences on the loss of your son.
You having to do the same to yet another family must be very hard but
accept our hand of support that your kind words have brought us. Our
sons are in Gods fold and they will protect us as we struggle to deal
with their loss.

Prayers do heal and serve to lessen the pain even across the distance
we share. This group that binds us is one that I never wish on one more
family and yet in the past few weeks it has grown even more.

Blessings and strength to you to walk this most difficult path.

I am an uncle to Israel but we are a very close family and the loss
hurts us all. I will refer Israel's parents to your post and wishes.

Prayers and blessings to you,"
M. Cortez

"To the Family of Army Sargent 1st Class Brent A. Adams, my heart and prayers goes out to you in the passing of your loved one. I too lost my son BU3 Petty Officer Doyle "Wayne" Bollinger, Jr. on June 6, 2003 in Al-Kut, Iraq by an unexplosive device that found way in their camp. He was my middle son and my other two sons & myself, and husband love and miss him very much. Thank you for what your son has done and will do for this country. He along with my son and all the other fine men & women who have given their lives for this country are truly HEROES.
THANK YOU FOR RAISING SUCH A FINE YOUNG MAN AS SARGENT ADAMS WHO BELIEVES IN AMERICA AND WHAT SHE STANDS FOR."
Wyvonne (Bollinger) Wright of Shady Point, Okla

"To the family of Brent Adams,
I recently saw a post you had made to a family that lost a soldier. I wanted to write you to let you know I had the pleasure and honor of knowing your son, as I served with him in Ramadi. I know there are no words that I or any of us can give to ease your loss, but my Mother thought I should share the attached message with you: it is the email I sent out to my friends and family after I first learned your son was killed. Rest assured that those of us who served with your son will never forget him.
Deepest Sympathy


Letter sent to family when we heard of Brent's death:

Subject: A Fellow Soldier's Award
I don’t know how long it has been since my last update. I imagine quite a while. For about two months now I have been moving around the country almost continuously. Although I technically moved to Balad (LSA Anaconda) a month ago, I haven’t seen it in a month. Between that and the fact that I try to never write when I am depressed or angry, I know it has been quite a delay. I decided I should probably write now to tell you about one of our sergeants, who earned the Bronze Star yesterday. Sergeant First Class Adams, headquarters company of 2/28th Penn Guard, is close friends with our chief paralegal and has spent quite a bit of time around the legal offices. A great guy, a great soldier…. He has always joked that he was glad that he was my friend… in case he ever got in trouble, he already had a lawyer.... of course, not the type of soldier to actually ever need my help. He has volunteered to drop me off and pick me from the landing zone in Ramadi a number of times. He even volunteered to teach me how to drive a HUMVEE, a true sign of his bravery… one of those rare positive people you always are happy to see cause he always seems to be upbeat about life. Yesterday, Sergeant Adams was killed by an IED while doing a routine parts run to another base. Sorry to have share this with you rather than the positive holiday message I had hoped to send and will hopefully send next week. As the numbers of dead climb well past two thousand, I just want everyone to remember that there is still a name behind every number… the name of someone’s friend, someone’s parent, someone’s child. There is laughter silenced, a lifetime of potential sacrificed. Sometime this week you will hear on the news about number two thousand and something. That number belongs to hero that gave his life; he answered his country’s call to serve. That number belongs to Sergeant First Class Adams, and he will be missed."
Mark Kerr

"To all those who view and sign Brent's page:

We are grateful to each and everyone of you who have shown such compassion, kindness and honor to our son and all the other brave men and women who have sacrificed so much for all of us. In our hearts and in our minds we know that many others suffer this devasting loss along with us and we will remember always our shared heroes, God Bless All of Them they will not be forgotten. It is very touching and comforting to read these compassionate comments; some from complete strangers about our son Brent and his dedication to duty and his resposibility to his men. He had many roles, child of God, son, brother, husband, father, grandson, friend and soldier and he did them all very well.

Barb & Jack Benard (Proud and loving parents..we miss you)"
Barb Benard of Columbia, PA / USA

"To the Adams family: I cannot tell you how sorry I am to learn of this soldier's death. I also cannot imagine how you are dealing with the loss of someone so honorable. Only can I say, be proud of the son you raised to be a fine example of what we should all strive to be. Be happy with the years you spent with him. And be strong in the years ahead of you to help you deal with this tragedy. For his child, as you grow up you will learn of what a terrific man your Dad was and you too will be proud and stand tall knowing what your Dad did for all Americans. To this soldier - thank you for going to a country to try and bring peace, thank you for your service for the rest of us to live free. I wish I could have known such a fine young man personally. GOD BLESS this man and his family as you, too, have given it all for our country."
A grateful American of Minnesota

"In Dec.2005 God needed yet another special soldier for His Army in Heaven and he chose Brent, He chooses only the best. To Brent's family I am so sorry my family and I,DO, feel your pain, God be with you and give you strength.
Mother of Spc. Shawn Davies, IOF 7-8-2004"
Martha Davies of Beaver Pa

"To the Adams Family,
A devastating time. I don't even know what to say except THANK YOU for raising a son with such honor to his country. My prayers are with you as you try and heal and move forward with this loss. I cannot imagine what it must be like to loose a child.
To Brent: Thank you for your sacrifice so that me and my family can stay safe in this world."
Jessie McFarland of New Hampshire

"To the Adams Family,
I happened upon this website and recognized this name of Brent A. Adams from the other website where I had seen his parents sign a friend and fellow soldier of mine's guestbook. I was never so touched by any words in my life and what a wonderful thing you are doing to try and bring peace and comfort to Michael's family and friends. It is people like you that will truly never let these men and women be forgotten and I know that you will remember my military brother forever. He will not just be a number in your memory and neither will your son just be a number in mine. How proud you must have been and still are of this man. I wish I could have had the honor of knowing and serving with him.
Bless the Adams family and especially his child and thank you Sgt. Adams for your answering the call to duty and laying down your life for all Americans.
Stay proud and stay strong"
Jonathan Evans of Salt Lake City, Utah

"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.
Our nations HERO, Brent will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana God Bless you ALWAYS. "

"I served with Brent in Indiana in the 28th ID PAARNG until 1994. Brent was a groomsman in my wedding and a good friend. He will be missed and should be honored for his service to his country."
Keith Mervine of Washington DC, USA

"To the family and friends of Brent, I am so sorry for your loss. Brent is a hero and will always be remembered. Our family also shares in your sorrow. We lost my brother SPC Shawn Davies on 7-8-04. He also was from PA. May God be with you."
Toni Peters (toniannp@sbcglobal.net) of Concord, OH

"To all who visit Brent's page:
THANK YOU for taking the time to sign and leave your kind words. Everytime we call up these things, we realize we are not alone, there are thousands of people who share our loss as well as care about us and our family. To be so proud of a loved one and yet so sad at the same time is a mix of emotions hard to deal with, but reading the words written by people like you, lets us know he and all the others will never be forgotten.
Proud parents of Brent Adams (Bill and Pam Adams)"
Pam of Lancaster, PA/USA

"To the Family of Brent Adams, I wish to offer to you my deepest condolences. Your Brent is a true American Hero. He will always be remembered and honored. We are praying for you all. May God Bless you and God Bless Brent."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"to the Adams family from the Wahl family. Deeply sadden by the news of Brent. Brent has not died in vain. He is an American HERO! An more to those that loved him very dearly. Brent thank you for serving our country. an for being a military brother to our son. I realize you two had not known one another. Still miltary brothers watch over one another. Sadly, we lost our son. Brent is someone's someone and he is someone to the Wahl family. An hopefully, to every American. He was a very unselfish individual. serving our country as a soldier. Means risking you life day in and day out. Not many Americans have the calling to be a soldier. Brent you have touched the hearts of so many. To those you have. All will share and remember many precious and fond times shared with you. We as fallen families must keep our fallen in the lime light. Never ever to be disrespected as our Vietnam Veterans. We need to remnd all Americans. Brent has made a difference. America is alot safer since 911. He helped the people of Iraq. That one day the Iraqi people can live in peace. Brent along with all those serving, our wounded and fallen. Deserve our praise! Please contcat your community and political leaders today. Request a street be named in honour of Brent. It is the very least his community can do to honour him. God Bless, father of fallen soldier US Army Sgt Gregory L. Wahl KIA Balad, Iraq 05-03-04"
Leonard Wahl of VALLEY STREAM, NY

"Thank you Brent 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. 1st Class Brent 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 Brent 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. 1st Class Brent 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 Brent, 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