Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Dominic C. Brown

19, of Austin, Texas.
Brown died due to a non-combat related incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on September 13, 2004.

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"Hey, Dominic, it's Catherine. On this memorial day I have been thinking of you. I miss you and will never forget you. Your mom told me a story about you and a penny when you were young. Every time I see a penny now I say a prayer for you. I go out of my way to keep my pennies now so I can talk to you in my prayers. God bless you, Dom. Rest in peace."
Catherine of Lake Elsinore, Ca

"To the family of:Dominic C.Brown
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""

"Hey brother still thinkin of ya man. I should of been out there with you. I was just a few days late. Ill see you again bro."
Chapa of Stafford Tx

"Dear family,
An engraved paver with Dominic's name has been donated to our Veterans Courtyard. If you would like, please email Friends@Westbanklibrary.com so we may tell you about it. With our sympathy, Pamela Gilliam"
Pamela Gilliam of Austin, TX 78746

"hey brother i miss you so much. there is not a day that goes by we dont think about you. chapa"
chapa of stafford tx

"Dominic, I worked with your mom and met you when you visited her at our office once. I was so impressed with you and remembered your mom was always bragging about you, and it was so clear that you were her pride and joy. Dominic, it was devastating to hear that you had passed away and I still think of you all the time. I will never forget you and the selfless sacrifice that you made so that my family and I can go about our life as usual, that I can promise. And my prayers are with the family you left behind. We miss you..."
Brittany of Austin, TX

"You'll be missed Dom!"
Cpl. Sherwin of Austin Tx

"I served with LCpl Brown...my condolences...Noah in Washington who are you, I must haved served with you as well."
USMC Corporal of Reserve Unit in Pennsylvania

"May 4, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Dominic C. Brown:
Dominic 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"I was one of the marines who found Dominic Brown. What he did to himself haunts me to this day. I don't blame him though."
Noah of Washington

"Miss you hun"
Miranda of ATX

"Family of Dominic C Brown,
I to own a bracelet with your sons name on it. Even though I did not know him he will never be forgotten for the sacrifices he made. I wear his name proudly!"
Tammi of Frisco, Tx

""To the family of Lance Cpl Dominic C Brown, I bought two hero bracelets...one for me & one for my 14 year old son. He is the one that told me of these bracelets...that you can buy them and what they were. I did and your son's name is on the one that my son wears. Then we moved a few times after I got the bracelets. They were packed away for a few months. When I got to where I'm living now, I pulled the bracelets out and set them up in the living room as memorials. Yesterday my son wanted to wear them again. I was curious about the names. Who were these two people that my son & I wear their names around our wrist? What were they like? How did they die? So I emailed the site where I got the bracelets at and they sent me here. I'm glad that I found out about Dominic and the kind of person he was, and about his family. I don't know what to say accept that I appreciate greatly the sacrifice he made for me and my family and our country. My son is proud to be wearing his name on his wrist. :) God bless you and your family."
Renate N. Pope of Clinton, NC, USA"
Renate N. Pope of Clinton, NC USA

"Dom, we have missed you every day for the last two years, we always will. You are the bravest person I have ever known, I remember how badly you wanted to be a marine since we met in 8th grade, nobody wanted to defend their country as much as you. You will not ever be forgotten and we are so proud of you, you are truly a hero to me and everyone who was blessed enough to have you in there life. Until we meet again..."
Brett V. of San Marcos, TX

"i was a good friend of Dominic C. Brown. he was one of my brothers best friends. I miss seeing him a lot."
Beth of Austin, TX U.S.A.

"Dom- you were truly a HERO in everyones eyes its amazing how your charm could bring a beautiful smile to anyones face...We think about you every day and what it would be like if you were here, but now we have is the memories and good times...and WE ALL have you to thank for being so brave and fighting for US to help us keep our freedom...Love and miss you sooo very much dom....and to his parents, Stew, and Ashley your all in my prayers and may God be with you all love you guys..."
Jamie H of Austin Tx

"Tho it is sad that you are gone, you gave your life for your country, for your president and your fellow citizens, for this you will always be honored and never forgotten, my regards to your family for thier loss, i did not know you personally, but from going to the same school, always heard good things, may you forever rest in peace, may god bless you and your family forever, my prayers go out you and your family"
Josh,fellow Warrior and future soldier of Austin TX

"The Good Die Young."
Tiffany Williams of Red Springs, NC

"I LOVE and miss you Brown, always and forever in my heart."
Vanessa D. of Stafford Texas

"I am a High school student at Amesbury High School in Amesbury, MA.We got an assignment to pick three names of people who have died over in iraq and write them a letter for Memorial Day. Dominic C. Brown in one of the people I chose. I wanted to thank him for his service and keeping us safe. Since I cannot do that, I want to thank his family and I hope they get this message. I will not forget his sacrifice. Thank you."
of Amesbury

"I'm Nick's brother. I didn't know you very well but you will be missed."
Jeff of Aco 3rd US INF

"Dom... you are constantly in my prayers. I respect and admire you so much. Your life was taken in Iraq but is living eternally in the hearts of those who knew you. I think of you daily and can't imagine the pain of those who knew you better. Rest in peace. To Dom's parents, Stewart, and Ashley, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Trust in God."
Sarah A of Austin, Tx

"thank you."

"Thank you Dominic for so proudly defending the freedoms we all cherish. Words cannot express what your loss means. You will be thought of each day we raise our flag in the front yard. Semper Fi marine. From a very grateful American family."
The Shaw family of Pasadena, Maryland


"My condolences go out to you. My boyfriend lost his brother Steven Acosta on October 26, 2004. We dont know what happened to him and nobody is telling us anything. Id appreciate if you would contact me please. Id like to talk to you.
hope from hearing from you soon.
Melissa S of CALEXICO CA

"The Layhew family from Tennessee wants to let you know that you will be missed greatly and we were glad to have met you and the time we spent getting to know you. Thank you for a being a great friend to our soldier as well. He will greatly miss you and so will we. Thank you for your braveness and dedication to the United States."
Layhew Family of Rockvale, TN

"I didn't know Dominic but he is greatly missed, I lost my brother-in law in November 2003.We love you and you are deeply missed."
Antoinette Brooks of Stone Mountain, Georgia

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

"youll never be forgotten, your a hero dom"
nicholas of austin, tx

"I miss you so much Dom..."
Ashley of Austin, TX

"To a former Westwood Warrior from a current one: While my classmates and I lamented homework and tests, you put your life on the line so that we could have the freedom to do so. We mourn your loss, celebrate your bravery, and honor your sacrifice. God bless you."
R Li of Austin, TX

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

"To Dominic's Family:
There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten."
a grateful family in Phoenix, AZ

"To Dominic's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely ... From Another Texas Family

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (The Big Ern's Mom) of San Antonio, TX

"To the family of Dominic,
Our sincerest condolences for your loss. We know your pain as our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. Thank you Dominic for your bravery and sacrifice you gave to this country. May God bless you during this difficult time."
The McClain family--azquail@att.nett of Tucson, AZ

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Dominic C. Brown,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Dominic, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Thank you Dominic Brown, 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 Lance Cpl. Dominic Brown:
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 Dominic 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 Lance Cpl. Dominic Brown:
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 Dominic, 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