Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. David J. Brangman

20, of Lake Worth, Florida.
Brangman died in Uvanni, Iraq, when a mortar round struck his vehicle. He was assigned to the 3d Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on February 13, 2005.

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"Still On Mine. Love You My Brother. I was there then and Im here now. 10 years and I will never forget our times of Joy.
3-69ArBn HQ Company My Brother In Arms Forever."
Lorezo Gathers of EL PASO TX

"Still On Mine. Love You My Brother. I was there then and Im here now. 10 years and I will never forget our times of Joy."
Lorezo Gathers of EL PASO TX

"David,
It's been a long time since I've written you, but I just wanted to tell you that I have not forgotten you. You will always be in my prayers."
John Frisby of Illinois

"David tomorrow is the day u took ur last breath on this earth , there not a day that goes by that I wish u never left me ..... love you bro miss you RIP...."
Olivia brangman of port st lucie

"Thinking of you on your birthday and every day. You're still living in my heart. My boys ask about you all the time."
Dan Delaney of Cambridge, MA

"Happy 4th david I love u and miss you so much"
Olivia brangman of port st lucie

"David sorry I could not do more to help you. Maybe if I was able to get to your 113 a little faster things would be different. I hope you and your family can forgive me. At the time I thought I did my best but after 8 years I know there is something more I could have done. I am truly sorry for your family's loss."
Mark Burrow of Phoenix, AZ

"David another year passed without you in it. I know were not supposed to question God but i sometimes do. I love you man and will never as long as i live forget that day."
spc john l frisby of Chicago

"happy birthday david boy were getting old . wish you were here say hi to nana and granddad for me. love you miss you like crazy.... not a day that goes by that I don't wish u were here... happy birthday."
olivia jones of port saint lucie

"i love you."
Zenobia Bedell

"Miss you bro it's been to long ......."
olivia jones of port saint lucie

"Hey David I was on the internet and came across this page. I've been thinking a lot about you bro and have been for years now. I still remember the day and it will stick with me for life. I myself am medically retired from the Army and I am a father of two beautiful girls. I teach them everyday the value of life because like yours it was two short. I love and miss ya bro."
Lorenzo Gathers of El Paso Tx

"Miss you like crazy wish u were here....."
Olivia brangman dixon of Psl,fl

"I love you, I'm gonna make you proud big bro. I promise"
Zenobia Bedell of Schenectady, Ny

"just thinking about you............love yah miss you..........."
olivia brangman dioxn of jupiter ,fl

"jus thinking about u its febuary ur month happy birthady................love u miss u"
olivia brangman of port saint lucie

"Wow, I miss you bro ."
Zenobia of Schenectady, ny

"To the family of:David J.Brangman
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""

"Rest In Peace big bro. i love you david, watch over your little sister ."
zenobia bedell of Schenectady, Ny

"jus thinking about you will all the holidays coming up.............love you miss u............."
olivia brangman dixon of palm bay

"love you bro miss you"
olivia brangman of port saint lucie,fl

"I walked in your honor at the 2011 Run for the Fallen in Tampa, FL today.
Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice."
Holly Hallam of Tampa, FL

"Miss you so much there not a day that gose by I don't miss you"
Olivia dixon of port saint lucie fl

"Well today the day .....
.6 years is a long time miss u more and more each day..."
Olivia dixon of port saint lucie fl

"Happy birthday big bro the boy and andrew love you and miss u .....say hi to nana and granddad for me ....love your sis olivia"
Olivia dixon of port saint lucie fl

"Happy birthday dave there isnt a day that goes by that I haven't forgotten you. you would of been 26 today. I miss you dearly my friend where ever you may be i hope your at rest in a better place I miss you so much.

your best friend
~Laura~"
Laura of Schenectady,Ny/USA

"8-22-10
Today, my 11 year old son walked in your honor at the 2010 Run for the Fallen. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. RIP"
Tracy Deming of Riverview, FL

"Hi this message is for Olivia.My mom would love to hear from you, call her at 518-966-8512"
Jeff of Albany,NY

"I JUST WANED TO TELL YOU BRANGMAN TAHT I DID GET THAT TATTOO OF YOUR INITIALS ON MY ARM UNDER THE 3RD ID PATCH YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTEN I LOVE YOU BRO.TAKE CARE OF ALL OF US FROM YOUR PART I AM NOW A COP IN CHICAGO,WATCH OUT FOR ME"
JOHN FRISBY of CHICAGO,ILLINOIS

"Hello everyone. I was one of Brangman's buddies at "Rehab"/30th AG. We were very close during our time at Ft. Benning. I talked with him on the phone the day he left, and it has taken me some time to come to terms with Brangman's death. I have lots of Photos of us at Ft. Benning. I would love to share these with you. Please contact me at josh.rickert@gmail.com Brangman, I miss you very much and I think of you often.

Josh (PFC Rickert ret.)
josh.rickert@gmail.com"
Joshua M. Rickert of Portland, Oregon, USA

"hey david jus thinking about u miss u love yah. say hi to nana and grandad for me."
olivia brangman dixon of port saint lucie

"hey david jus thinking about u miss u love yah. say hi to nana and grandad for me."
olivia brangman dixon of port saint lucie

"i miss yuh Rest In Paradise
Love yuhh Brother !"
Zenobia Bedell of Schenectady Ny

"thank u for all of the kind word to my brother i no that he is in heaven smieling down at u and all of ur friend i wish u all the best in life . love u david miss u for life"
olivia brangman dixon of port saint lucie

"November 28th, 2008:

Brangman, I was just thinking about you and a couple of the other "Rehab" dudes. I miss the good times we had brother. GI Locos were always together. I just wanna say that you were always a good guy and an awesome friend. We were really tight man and I miss you really bad. You were one of those friends that could last forever."
Ex-PFC Richard Ammons of Wilkes-Barre, PA

"david love u miss u. ur nephews miss and love u 2"
olivia brangman dixon of psl

"david love u miss u. ur nephews miss and love u 2"
olivia brangman dixon of psl

"April 29, 2008
To the family of Pfc. David J. Brangman:
David 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

"David,
Still thinking of you every single day and will until I see you again."
Danny of Cambridge, MA

"Dear Brangman:
I wish I would have gotten to know you better when you were with Fox Co. Just so you know AS LONG AS I DRAW BREATH YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN AND YOUR SACRIFICE WAS NOT IN VAIN!"
Spc. Dohlman of Brighton, IA/ U.S.A

"Hi
David I love and miss u Merry x-mas Me and Mom miss u and r thinking about more then ever0"
Olivia Brangman Dixon of Palm Bay Flordia

"David. We did not have the honor of knowing you. Your mother's conversations express "All the person you are." In your HONOR, The Civil Air Patrol Squadron #152 North County Cadet, North Palm Beach salutes a fallen hero."
Squadron members of North Palm Beach, Florida

"HI david
I love u and miss you I had a great 21st b-day wish you where here with me .I love u and miss u so much."
Olivia Brngman Dixon of Port Saint Lucie Fl

"Hi david Ive been thinking about alot 2day and I hope u and nana and granddad are all happy together love u miss u."
Olivia Brngman Dixon of Port Saint Lucie Fl

"I love u and miss u Very Much"
Olivis Brangman Dixon of Port Saint Lucie

"Hey David I was thinking about u today love u miss u`"
olivia of ports st lucie

"Thank u for your kind words see David you will never be left behind"
olivia dixon of port saint lucie

"DAVID WITH THIS MEMORIAL COMING SOON I HAVE BEEN THINKING ALOT ABOUT YOU WERE A CLOSE FREIND OF MINE IN IRAQ, I MISS YOU DEARLY AND ALL THE SOLDIERS I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF SERVING WITH WHO GOT KILLED. I JUST WANTED TO SAY WE HAVE LOST SOME MORE BOYS OVER THERE. I HOPE WHEN I GET TO HEAVEN I GET SEE ALL OF YOU GUYS AGAIN, IT HURTS SO MUCH WHEN I HAVE TO THINK BACK TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE LEFT FAMILY AND FREINDS AND KIDS BEHIND. PLEASE HELP WATCHOVER THE GUYS IN IRAQ AND HELP KEEP THEM SAFE. THANKS FOR ALWAYS BEING THERE FOR ME AND ALL THE OTHER GUYS WHEN WE NEEDED A SMILE OR A INSPIRATION ON WHAT A MAN SHOULD BE.I HAVE NOW WENT ON TO A NEW DUTY STATION BUT MY HEART STILL LIES WITH OUR GUYS IN 3/69 WHO ARE NOW IN IRAQ, SOME GUYS THIS IS THEIR THIRD TOUR"
RICHARD LANDENBERG of FT. BENNING GA

"David I Love u and Miss you and hope one day I will sse you"
Olivia

"David I Love u and Miss you and hope one day I will sse you"
Olivia

""Here is the message that should of been Posted"
Dave you were a great friend we had some great times together I miss you and I hope where you are, your still smiling and making people laugh with your halarious jokes. You will always be remembered:)"
Laura Soper of Niskayuna, NY

"Happy Easter David.
Love Alway Olivia"
Olivia

"David I love you and miss you alot Iam always thinking about you."
Olivia Brangman Dixon of Port Saint Lucie

"David I love you and I miss you and I can't wait to see you one day.Andrew miss you and your nephew miss you to and mom to"
Olivia Brangman Dixon of Port Saint Lucie

""as his soul goes marching on".....how beautiful for a beautiful person. Happy Birthday David
LC"
lc of PBG,FL

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY 22TH BIRTHDAY DAVID I LOVE YOU AND I MISS YOU ALOT"
olivia brangman dixon of port saint lucie

"Happy Birthday, Buck Rogers."
Danny of Cambridge, MA

"David,

Like more than a son to me, there's not a day that goes by that I don't miss you and try to find a way to make this tragedy make sense. You've always made me proud and you still do.
Love,
Danny"
Danny Delaney of Cambridge, MA

"Brangman,
I still think about you and the rest of the guys. I'm less than a week of going back over there, it just seems like yesterday we were all getting ready to deploy for the first time. Don't worry though, we'll still be thinking of you every mission we do out there. Love ya bro."
Hestand of Georgia

"Happy new year David love mom, al andrew, and lilman and boobo. Where all missing you very much."
Olivia Brangman Dixon of Port Sanit Lucie

"david me and mom and al and andrew miss you so much"
Olivia Bargnman Dixon of Lake Worth Fl

"I miss you buddy. You were a really good friend when we needed them. Thanks for everything."
PFC Rich Ammons of Sweet Valley, PA

"david you will never beforgotten.I love you . Miss you"
OliviaBrangman Dixon of Lakeworth FL

"david thankyou for always being great brother."
OLivia Brangman Dixon of LAkeworth

"I LOVE YOU DAVID"
Olivia brangman Dixon of Lakeworth FL

"my brother was the number one soldier . he will never be forgoten ever .love olivia"
olivia brangman Dixon of Lakeworth

"David i love you I miss you

Olivia"
Olivia brangman Dixon of Lakeworth FL

"David its me Laura your best friend and once lover I miss you so much I wish this never of happened I know your watching all of us. I can't believe your gone. How I loved you. Its been hard for me. But its worst because allthis timeI never knew you were dead.
no one told me I had no internet access for a year. Then I whent to look online and see if you were ok then I found the most dreadful message.I was shocked I never knew for one year, ONE YEAR! until I got online access.I knew somthing was wrong When I stopped getting letters from you. I still have all your letters and pictures you sent me. God I'll never forget about all of the adventures we shared together and all the times we had with you and your sister. Olivia I'm so Sorry This is so hard for me. I made a site a few weeks ago for dave and I'm still working on it if you see this I hope everyone who knew and loved dave will visit this site for It has kodak pictures that dave sent me from the time he was in the army. He was still E-2 at the time. Then he shortly became PFC. It's horrible I hate the fact your gone.You should of never died. Its not fair. I loved you more then you knew. I'm just glad I put a smile onyour face before you left to go to Iraq. I will never Forget you. You meant more to me then you could ever imagine.Oh god I hope you can hear me. I hope you are happy and still telling jokes and Puting smiles on peoples face. I really miss you.One day we'll meet again. I celebrated your birthday I just wish we could of been 21 together wow 4 days apart its hard to believe that i'm older then you now. I love you dave I will always love you live or dead Forever friends for eternity.
Laura Soper of Schenectady
Soberguitar@yahoo.com
R I P DAVE
http://geocities.com/soberguitar/brangman.html"
Laura Soper of Schenectady NY,USA

"Feb. 13th 2006
David, thank you for your sacrifice. Those of us left behind remember you on this day. Rest in peace young man."
Bob Willis of Virginia

"DAVID HAVE A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN WITH GRANDDAD AND NANA
LOVE ALWAY
OLIVIA"
Olivia Brangman dixon of lakeworth

"david you are number one in my heart.
I love you always and forever. your sister olivia"
Olivia Brangman Dixon of Lakeworth

"The Fifer George Weissenfels Society Children of the American Revolution of Palm Beach County, Florida, extend deepest condolences to the family of PFC. Brangman. We are a society of children learning the value of his ultimate sacrifice.
President Nikki Chimato"
Brenda Pike, Sr. President of Palm Beach County, FL

"I didn't know you David but my boyfriend did. He was with 3-69 at Brassfield with you. It has almost been a year since I got the call from him telling me about your passing. He could barely speak. He said he had talked to you the day before. I can still remember him trying to hold back tears. Time has started to heal wounds but you will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Please watch over the rest of the 3-69 boys while they finish up over there. You will never be forgotten! Thank you...."
A fellow Soldier's girlfriend of Florida

"I just want to say Happy Thankgiving to all of soliders and all of there family this year. Love you David"
Olivia Dixon of Lakeworth FL

"David you are the best brother in the world. Mom and me miss you very much. It is such a shame that you will never get to see your beautiful nephew grow up, and be part of his life ."
Olivia Brangman Dixon of Lakeworth FL

"bro we will miss you and harting and we will fight and win no regrets no failure just brothers in christ"
pfc blanton of aco 3rd plt

"Dear David
Me and Mom and everybody miss you very much, and Iam always thinking of you."
Olivia Brangman Dixon of Lakeworth FL

"My name is Jeff McNally I grew up adjacent to to David and Olivia. In fact my mother watched them at times. I haven't seen or heard about you guys in many years. I can see that David grew up in to fine a soldier that served this country. I am proud of him and what he has done in helping out our country. I can tell that you Olivia are a loving wife and my heart goes out to you. I send my deepest condolences to you and your family. Olivia my mom miss you and loves you very much. -Jeff McNally saber3434@yahoo.com"
Jeff of Albany. New York

"Hey Man, I wish I could have known you better. In the short time that I knew you, I saw such a positive person. Your one of the great guys I've met in the Army. I can't believe your gone. You will never be forgotten."
PFC. Raymond Miley of Ft. Stewart Ga (Samarra, Iraq)

"Thank you for writting to my brother it would have ment alot to him to here you say such nice thing . David me and andrew and your nephew are always thinking about you. I love you ."
OliviaBrangman Dixon of Lakeworth FL

"David, Man i just found out what happened and it's Seot. Man I can't beleive it. I still remember when we were down in Ft. Bennining together. You did a great job of making people laugh there, esp in REHAB when we both had stress fractures. Take it easy and i'll see you again someday soon."
Mark Heriford of Kansas City, KS USA

"David, I'll never forget you man, I had barely gotten to know you, and it hurts every time I think of you, keep an eye on our brothers over there now and make sure they stay safe"
Phillip Davis of San Francisco, CA

"David you the best brother in the hole world I love you and I will never forget you"
Olivia Brangman Dixon of Lake worth FL

"I am Jack Lawrence III, I was SPC Brangman's Squad Leader at the time of his passing. I couldn't have had a better soldier and friend. He always told me about his family and how he wanted his life to be when he got back to the states. The day he passed away, i told him i would talk to him later when he came off guard, he said "okay sgt I will talk to you later". I miss very much , he was very special person. It bothers everyday, but i know he would want me not to feel sad. To his family he was truly a great young man to be around. I hope one to meet you all, if not you all will forever remain in my prayers. I love you Brangman , you will never be forgotten. Thank you."
Jack Lawrence III of Still in Iraq

"I am Jack Lawrence III, I was SPC Brangman's Squad Leader at the time of his passing. I couldn't have a better soldier and friend. He always told me about his family and how he wanted his life to be when he got back to the states. The day he passed away, i told him i would talk to him later when he came off guard, he said "okay sgt I will talk to you later". I miss very much , he was very special person. It bothers everyday, but i know he would want me not to feel sad. To his family he was truly a great young man to be around. I hope one to me you all, if not you all will forever remain in my prayers. I love you Brangman , you will never be forgotten. Thank you."
Jack Lawrence III of Still in Iraq

"david I love you and I miss you and me and your nephew and my husband love you very much"
Olivia Bragman Dixon of Lakeworth FL

"David I love you and Iam alway thoinking about you every day"
Olivia Bragman Dixon of Lakeworth FL

"BRANGMAN WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU MAN. IF I COULD GO BACK AND CHANGE THINGS I WOULD. I NEVER EXPECTED IT TO BE YOU. I WISH IT HAD BEEN ME INSTEAD. ME AND LORENZO TALK ABOUT YOU EVERYTIME WE SEE EACHOTHER, NEITHER ONE OF US WILL EVER FORGET THE HUNDREDS OF MILES THAT WE DROVE TOGETHER, ALL THE WAY FROM KUWAIT TO SAMARRA. WE MISS YOU MAN, PLEASE KEEP A CO SAFE."
PFC James Allen (A 3/69 Medic) of PB Uvanni, Iraq

"For David's Family, friends and Joshua Lindsey,
I never met David, but after reading about his sacrifice and about his family and friends, I feel a sense of loss. To his family, I can only hope that you will come to find peace in the knowledge you will see him again someday. And to his friends, especially Joshua, I hope that you can find comfort in knowing that he is still with you and will always be with you.
David, God bless you and thank you so much."
Murphy Tinsley of Morgantown, West Virginia

"Dear David,
words can not express how much you mean to me . Andrew and I both miss you very much. Iam finding it hard to move on with my life knowing that a very important part of me is no longer here. David I want you to know that I will alway love you until the day I die.
Loveyou always your babysister olivia"
Olivia Bragman Dixon of Lakeworth FL

"Dear Mom this Olivia J Brangman,
Iam David Brangman yonger sister I miss my brother very much. When my mother call me that night to tell me what had happen I didn't believe it my bestfriend and the only real person I couldn't talk to about any thing was gone. I want to thank everybody for writting and saying such beatuful thing about my brother . I love you and Iam always thinking of you in my heart forever."
Olivia Bragman Dixon of Lakeworth FL

"DAVID MAN IT IS HARD TO WAKE UP EVERYDAY AND NOT HAVEING YOU THERE THERE ISNT A DAY THAT GOES BYE THAT I DONT THINK OF YOU I AM GETTING DJB NEVER FORGOTTEN AND ALWAYS LOVED RIGHT UNDER THE TATTOO THAT I HAVE FROM THE FIRST WAR YOU WERE A GOOD FRIEND AND A GREAT CO- WORKER AND YOU WILL TRUELY BE MISSED SO FROM HQ PLT A CO 369 REST IN PEACE AND LOOK OUT FOR US BROTHER"
SPC JOHN L FRISBY of FT STEWART GA (SAMARRAH,IRAQ)

"Man, it is sad to know that I will not be able to talk to you again. I can remember just yesterday pulling 12 hour guard shifts at the gate. I can remember our long talks about life and what we expected from it. All I can do is live my life for you too man, I will be thinking about you always and I still can not believe you are gone. Though I did not know you better than others I still feel like I lost a great friend."
PFC John Phillip Drum of Fort Stewart, GA (Samarra, Iraq)

"I miss you David, I had the pleasure of being your friend and roomate at building 634 at Stewart for 10 months. I will never forget the times we spent in there and the conversations that I will treasure for a lifetime . You are by far one of the most unique and special individuals I have met in my entire life and I will miss you forever.I remember telling you at brassfield that everyday i see brangman brings a smile to my face. It's hard to think about coming back home without you, but I know you would want me to drive on and just be Hesty."
PFC Aaron Hestand of Samarra, Iraq

"We love you David. thank your for your support. although i may have never known you, just knowing you were from the same town as i was is enough to touch my heart. may god bless your soul and may god be with you."
Jennifer Joyce of Lake Worth, Fl

"DAVID I HAD THE PLEASURE OF KNOWING YOU AND BEING YOUR FREIND IT IS HARD SEEINGA GREAT GUY LIKE YOU LEAVE IN SUCH A WAY.I WISH I COULD ERASE THAT HORRIBLE DAY FROM EXISTANCE BUT I CANT.YOUR FAMILY,FREINDS,AND YOUR CO WORKERS MISS YOU DEARLY. YOU WERE A GREAT SOLDIER ALWAYS BRIGHTENED UP THE DAY WITH YOUR WITTY COMMENTS. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FOR THE SACRAFICES BOTH HAVE MADE. YOU WERE A GREAT MAN AND WOULD HAVE BEEN AN AWSOME UNCLE"
RICHARD LANDENBERG (MANNBATTLE2000@YAHOO.COM) of FT.STEWERT, GA(SAMARRA, IRAQ)

"your always with us bro were gonna finish this fight"
HQ PLT A 369 of SAMARRA, IRAQ

"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, David, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Thank you David Brangman, 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 Pfc. David Brangman:
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 David 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 Pfc. David Brangman:
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 David, 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