Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Cpl. Andrew D. Brownfield

24, of Akron, Ohio.
Brownfield died due to wounds received from an enemy mortar attack at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 374, Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on March 18, 2004.

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"Thank you Andy for all you gave beyond what many of us are still here for. You are a brother in our beloved corps. Served in twenty-nine palms right next door to MWSS 374 as I was in VMU1. WE both went on advanced parties in 2004 with the 3rd marine aircraft wing. I was getting to EAS when I heard of the attack heading back to the states. I observed you as fallen and the sacrifice has stuck in my mind to this day forever embedded in my life of of the sacrifices of a warrior. I see you gave it all in the marines and in the reality of freedom and more in life. You are always a hero remembered by those who recognized what it was to be a hero (MARINES). Semper Fi brother. I just think about you a lot and feel maybe you are hearing me in my respect for your sacrifice."
Nathan R. Losa of Lamar, Colorado/USA

"I would like to find the family of Cpl.Brownfield. I have his hero bracelet and would like to send it to them. Please email me. Sjentsminger@msn.com. Thank you Sandra"
Sandra Entsminger of Dayton, OH

"11 Years. Rest in peace my brother. Aviation Ordnance for life. Semper - Fidelis bro."
Jason J Ortiz of Myrtle Beach, SC

"Semper Fi. I remember that Like no other. Have a restful peace. I wish your family and friends the best. Take care."
SSgt James Daab of Phoenix AZ

"I remember that night like it was yesterday I was on tower when the rockets came in in front of us I was the one on the radio telling B doc where they were landing, I didn't learn of cpl. Brownfields passing until many hours later when we were finally off post, that night haunts me, I keep wondering if I could have realized what was going on sooner and notified bdoc sooner would it have made a difference. Hours after the rocket attack there was a firefight at the next tower between QRF and the enemy I would like to think that we got them. To the family I will never forget Cpl. Brownfield and my prayers are with you."
Justin of Wellston,ok

"I served with Andrew at 29 Palms. Spent to many good nights in his room with him and his roommate, my best friend Mitchelldyer, drinking and watching movies. I deployed to Iraq with Andrew in 2004 with MWSS 374. I was at Korean Village when I heard I lost my brother. Andrew you are never forgotten! To his family, he will always be a part of my thoughts until my last breath when I see him again on the other side. SEMPER FI MARINE"
SGT Scott Stemmer of Las Vegas, NV

"I stumbled across this today, almost nine years after our Andy left us. It is so encouraging that people still leave messages for Andy and our family. The Marine who named his son after Andrew, we would LOVE to see pictures of Andrew David Lopez! What an amazing tribute to one of the most amazing men to ever grace this earth! Thank you everyone!!"
Cheryl (Andrews cousin) of Cuyahoga falls, ohio

"Happy birthday Marine. May you rest in peace. IYAOYAS."
CWO2 Joy Craig of Beaufort, SC

"TO ANDREWS FAMILY THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICES! I THINK ABOUT ANDREW EVERY MEMORIAL DAY. I KNEW HIM BRIEFLY FROM SLEEPING ABOUT TWO COTS AWAY FROM HIM FOR THE TIME WE SPENT IN KUWAIT BEFORE IRAQ. YOUR FAMILY LOST A SON, WE LOST A FELLOW MARINE BROTHER, AND THE WORLD LOST A GOOD PERSON. HE PASSED DOING WHAT HE LOVED AND IM SURE MANY OF US WHO WERE THERE KNOW IT COULD HAVE BEEN ANY OF US. To GET BY OUT THERE. YOU SIMPLY HUMBLE YOURSELF WITH THE FACT THAT YOU MAY NOT MAKE IT HOME AND YOU LIVE THAT TIME WITH ONLY THE CONCERN OF THE JOB AT HAND! WE DID WHAT WAS EXPECTED OF US AND ANDREW WAS NO DIFFERENT. WE HAD A SENSE OF SECURITY ON THE BASE BEFORE THAT NITE. BUT AFTERWARDS EVERYONE OF US KNEW THAT WASNT THE CASE. I SPENT OVER A YEAR OUT THERE AND I THOUGHT ABOUT ANDREW ALOT. I FEEL VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND I JUST WANTED TO REACH OUT SOMEHOW AND SAY THANK YOU! EVEN AFTER ALL THIS TIME HE IS NOT FORGOTTEN ONE BIT! OORAH! MARINE!

SGT DANIEL SCHALLAWITZ
FORMERLY OF CAMP PENDLETON"
Daniel schallawitz of New jersey

"Thinking back and realized it has been 7 years now......Just want to say thank you on this veterans day and let you know that you will always be remembered. MWSS-374 was not the same after losing 2 great Marines on that deployment. Semper Fi Marine."
SGT Jay Banks of Akron, Ohio

"Was stationed in 29 palms with Cpl brownfield, though I was MACS-1 we were opcon to MWSS-374...he was a good guy, good Marine, I will never forget that day at Al Asad. R.I.P Bud...your body may be gone but your spirit will always live!!!!"
SSgt Shawn Boyd of Beaufort, SC

"Hey bro,
I've never met you face-to-face, but I've trained with you, endured austere conditions with you, labored in working parties with you and more importantly rode-in on the same convoy with you. I've probably even waited in the same port-a-john line with you. Although we've never met, I will never forget the pain I felt with the news of your passing, nor the anger and rage that followed. To this day I carry those feelings deep inside, along with the memories of the events that led up to that fateful night. I've learned how to cope and still face difficulties; as a result I am learning how to live. Because of that, you too will live, in my memories and never be forgotten. oorah Devil-Dog, oorah"
William Bristol CPL/USMC of Fort Hood, Texas

"Semper Fi brother


(February 1st 2011)"

"To the family of:Andrew D.Brownfield
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""

"I didn't know Cpl Brownfield, but I still remember that night like it was yesterday. I send my condolences to his family and friends on this important day in our nation's history. Thank you."
Sgt Scott Johnson of Denver, CO

"Six years, still not forgotten. Semper Fidelis"
Richard "Rocky" Hernandez Jr. of Killeen, TX

"Schwagg, I know you still look over us every single day of our lives. I can feel you from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed at night. I still cry when I think about what happened. In honor of you I named my son Andrew David Lopez. Because if I was going to name my son after anyone is wasn't going to be me; it was going to be the Marine who kept his dad out of trouble most of the time. I'll never forget the good times at the barracks, at J-Tree, or even at the shop. MISS YOU BRO. SEMPER FIDELIS, IYAOYAS"
Rafael Lopez (Tito) of Inglewood, CA

"Andrew, It's been 5 years and that day will haunt me for the rest of my life. Today we turn 234 years old. You are in our thoughts daily brother. We miss you. Semper Fidelis forever!"
Sgt. McMillan, Christopher of MCAS Cherry Point, NC

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com"
Scott Steiner of Gahanna, OH

"Just wanted to send my condolences to the family of cpl brownfield, I was there that night and remember that attack and the many that followed every day I remember it being a time of chaos and fear I did not know him personally but it was a loss of another marine my brother"
Cpl Barbosa.T (retired) of AZ

"Andy, The world is a different place now that you are gone. You are deeply missed and I will never forget the good times. I know you are still watching over us. I love you."
AL of Southern California

"In 2004, I deployed to IRAQ as the acting SGTMAJ for MALS-16 and Cpl Brownfield was attached to my unit as an Ordnance support augmentee from 29 Palms, Ca. However, Cpl Brownfield and I never personally met each other, but I will never forget the horrific night that he lost his life. There was a bit of kaos, a lot of nevervousness, and a whole lot of anger towards the insurgents that dared to take the life of one of our fellow Marines. We had only officially taken over from the Army's, 82 Airborne Division, three days before this trumatic event. Therefore, after that very night, every Marine in my unit, and other unit's aboard Camp AL ASAD new that this was not an exercise, but a real combat situation. After that night, I also found out that Cpl Brownfield was very much admired by his fellow Ordnance community and I very much respected the way they all truly showed grievance and vigilance at the same time. Ordnance had also suffered the loss of Cpl Crosby, who was severely wounded during this very same mortar attack, and there were others, but I'm sorry to say that I can only remember Cpl Flemming who spent time at MALS-16 HQ during his long recovery. None the less though, my deepest regrets and condolences go out to Cpl Brownfield's family, because I am still very hurt, and very saddened that he was unable to return from IRAQ with the units he volunteered to support and defend. Cpl Brownfield, you will always be honored and remembered. Semper Fidelis Marine."
MGySgt R. Martin, USMC Retired of San Diego, Ca.

"Andy, I just wanted to let you know that I kept my promise man. My son, Andrew William Cook, was born November 23rd 2007. He is a fireball of energy. I sometimes catch myself looking at him and I am reminded of you brother. As soon as I can figure out how to leave a picture on here I'll post one of him. Take care man."
Sgt Michael Cook

"May 11, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Andrew D. Brownfield:
Andrew 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

"Andy,
I don't know what to say, man. You were my brother. We came in the Corps together; went to our MOS schools together, and were very close friends. I think about you all the time. Sometimes, I put on my uniform and remember our time in Iraq. I remember our conversation on the truck. I will never forget. I miss you man. Thanks for everything. It was a priviledge to serve with you. Semper Fidelis."
Sgt Stephen S. O'Rourke of Cherry Point, NC

"I was on the medical staff that day when Andy was injured at Al Asad. Our Navy team worked diligently to try and save him. We were very upset and to this day I will never forget him and the contributions he made. If his family reads this I want them to truly know that we did everything we could. Although it has been 4 years I still think of him and wonder how his fiancee and family are. I have wanted to write them a letter but have no idea how to reach them. Despite the many casualties incurred in Iraq it is important to remember the individuals and how their life affected others.....CPL Brownfield will always be in my prayers. My sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends who knew him in a way that I never will. God Bless, Doc R"
Doc R of Germany

"Andy, I'm sorry it has taken me so long to finally leave a message. That night will forever be with me. I sometimes wake up at night and wonder if you are still looking over us man. I'm sorry that the last conversation with you was an argument. Also wanted to let you know that I am naming my first born son after you, he will be born in December. Love you man."
Sgt Michael A. Cook USMC of Cherry Point, North Carolina

"I didnt know you well, and I am sorry for that. Thankyou for your sacrifice.God Bless and Semper Fi"
(former) Cpl. Mike Gregory MWSS 374 of Orbisonia,PA

"March 18 was the worstday of my marine corps carrer. I will forever mourn his loss. I try to live my life to the fullest for the fallen who cant."
Sgt Michael J. Sullivan of Johnstown Pa

"Schwag...
I miss you my brother. It was an Honor to serve with you my brother. I got the call from Gunny Leonard that day then from Tilo I want you to know that Tilo and Gummo drove strait to Paso that night to meet me and to and we all leaned on eachother feeling the loss of you our brother. We were there to put you to rest just like we promised we were at your house saw your room and met your family Gunny made sure the K-Bar was at your feet like you wanted and we belted an ooh rah that echoed through akron per your request there have been many memory filled nights with the rest of your brothers some who's pain is all consuming at times (tilo) be sure to visit him and let him know not to feel guilt we love you brother. i have since become a grunt and will fight in remembrance of you my brother in your honor I miss you my brother Semper Fidelis I will never forget that day in ohio I LOVE YOU my BROTHER.

SGT Matthew J. Parker."

"I was working in the Base Command at the time this happened, and it was a big shock to everyone. To Cpl Brownfield's family, my prayers go with you and him. SEMPER FI."
Cpl Dana Cushing of Reno NV

"Andy. . .you were such an amazing person, the kind of person the rest of us can only hope to be. May God bless your family, loved ones. I love you, and always will."
Me of Akron, Oh

"I JUST WANTED TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR POSTING ALL OF THESE FOND MEMORIES OF OUR ANDY ON THIS PAGE I KNOW IT HAS BEEN ALMOST 3 YEARS SINCE HIS PASSING BUT WE ALL LOVE TO READ THESE KIND OF THINGS IT KEEPS US ALL GOING!! AND ACTUALLY I JUST FOUND THIS PAGE! THANK YOU ALL IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE MORE WITH US MY NAME IS AMY SISTER OF CPL BROWNFIELD MY EMAIL IS ABREARLEY@NEO.RR.COM THANKS AGAIN!"
AMY of CUY FALLS OH

"March 18th 2004 was a day that I will never forget. I was stationed at TQ. A forward operating base not to far from Al-Asad. That day we got word from our staff NCO's that Al-Asad had been hit. They said that they knew someone was dead, but not who or how many were injured. That was the day when reality hit my life. To know that I was just there, issued the same truck that was drivin on that day. Before having to leave for TQ in advance. That evening as the sun was setting, and the mosque could be heared in the distance. We were changing gaurd and on our way to our tents. That not to soon after as we sat on our cots, we recieved a volly of mortars in and around our camp. Not knowing what was incoming and what was outgoing. I knew right then and there that my life and my prospective on it, would never be the same. As the years have gone by and with a second tour to Iraq in 2005 to 2006. I have always been humbled by the sacrifice of Cpl. Brownfield and by the heavy payment for war by those who were injured along side him. I pray for Andrew's family. And for Crosby, that one day he may walk agian and to never loose his spirit. If theres any way I could visit Andrew's family and go to where he is resting. I would be please to know that I have fully paid my respects."
Jason T. Moose of Clermont, Florida USA

"I remember that night doing what we had to do make sure that unfortunate enough as it was there only one casualty instead of possibly any or all of us. Andy was a joker and will be forever in everyones heart and mind after that night."
Dustin of Camp Pendleton

"I MET ANDY WHEN I GOT OUT TO AL ASAD. MY NAME IS LCPL CROSBY, JAMES. I WAS NEXT TO ANDY WHEN WERE HIT BY THREE 122MM ROCKETS. I SUSTAINED INTERNAL INJURIES TO INCLUDE A SPINAL CORD INJURY. I THINK ABOUT THAT NIGHT EVERY DAY EVERY HOUR OF EVERY DAY. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GIVE MY SYMPATHY TO ANDY'S FAMILY BUT WOULD LOVE THE OPPURTUNITY TO MEET THEM IN PERSON. I WOULD APPRECIATE IF SOME ONE COULD GIVE ANDY'S FAMILY MY EMAIL ADDRESS Jcrosby735@yahoo.com

SEMPER FIDELIS!!!! AND I.Y.A.O.Y.A.S....R.I.P.

LCPL JAMES P. CROSBY USMC RET."
LCPL JAMES P. CROSBY of CAPE CORAL, FL / BOSTON, MA

"Fratres Aeterni"
Cpl. M. Conte of Sparta, NJ

"My husband and I were both in MWSS 374 with Cpl Brownfield. My husband, Sgt Fernandez, also an ordnanceman, trained him when he first arrived to 29 Palms. He remembers him as a hard worker, Outstanding Marine, and friend. I remember him as always making everyone laugh. Every time I saw him, people were always gathered around him to hear his funny stories and impressions. He was always smiling. I know he is watching over his family and friends & entertaining those above."
Cpl Nicole Fernandez of Okinawa, Japan

"I was one of the 5 from 29 palms to volunteer to go. I remember he gave me a MRE and said, "guard it with your life, tito!" then he jumped into the 7-ton on the way to mainside...that was the last time i saw him. I remember him everyday. he remains in my thoughts and prayers forever more. he was one of my best friends and i will never forget him. IYAOYAS and SEMPER FI."
LCpl Lopez, Rafael, 6541 of Inglewood, CA

"I saw it happen, I was there, I remember that night every damn day of my life. Im feel so sorry for the family, Im so sorry you had to go..."
Cpl Adams, Ryan of Grahamsville, NY

"your memories live forever through all ordies "IYAOYAS""

"I remember the day we arrived in Al Asad. We were walking around base, going to the chow hall, internet tents, exchange. It seemed so safe on this base. Then, March 18th came. (at the time we were told that Cpl Brownfield was the first Marine to die in OIF II, later that day several more Marines died throughout Iraq). A week later we lost LCpl Jeffrey C. Burgess, who was an M.P. assigned to MWSS-374, TAD from MWSS-373. The war became even more real to us then. You both are missed. Semper Fidelis my brothers."
SSgt R. Hernandez Jr. of MCAS Miramar, MWSS-373

"I worked with Cpl Brownfield at MWSS-374 for a couple of years. When the war started, we asked for people who wanted to go and his was the 1st hand to be raised. It was and still is my pleasure to have known him. There is a plaque with his picture on it at the Aviation Ordnance Officer School in Milton Florida. Every Ordnanceman who attends the school will know about him. He will NEVER be forgotten! IYAOYAS and Semper Fi"
WO A.R. Morris of VMFA-312 Ordnance

"I served with Cpl Brownfield in 29 Palms. He was a good marine and a good man, he will be greatly missed by all who had the honor of knowing him. Semper Fi. Cpl Graciela (Mo) Mohamedi-Smith"
Graciela (Mo) Mohamedi-Smith of Naples, Ny

"I served with Cpl. Brownfield a year ago in Iraq. I thank the family for a person so devoted to service. To this day and the days that follow I still keep you in memory. You are greatly missed by your fellow Marines as well as our nation. We know you are guarding those pearly gates Cpl. Brownfield. Semper Fidelis."
LCpl USMC of Jacksonville, NC

"TO ANDREW'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS... I, TOO LOST MY SON LCPL JEFF BURGESS MWSS374 3RD MARINE ON 25 MAR 2004 I KNOW THE PAIN ALL TOO WELL. MAY YOU HAVE PEACE IN KNOWING THESE BOYS ARE TOGETHER PROTECTING THE STREETS OF HEAVEN...SEMPER FI"
MICHELLE SHEA of Sagamore Beach, MA USA

"the loss of cpl brownfield sadens me deeply, i grieve for him and for his family as well. i was stationed with him in al asad when he died, and i had the pleasure to know him. he was a great man, and it hurts to see him go. my condolences"
LCpl Eddison Ruff of MCAS Miramar San Diego, CA

"My deepest apologies go to he family of Cpl. Brownfield. I am an eighth grader at Parkville Middle school, we did an assignment where we painted portraits of fallen heroes. I chose to do yor son, and would be honored to send you the portrait. If you are interested you can contact my teacher at lmcconaughy@bcps.org"
Brian Wickman of Maryland

"Andy, you will be missed brother.I remember hearing you joined shortly after i left, you fought the good fight and we will continue. To any of the Akron boys still out there keep your head up. Brownja@mason.navy.mil"
AT3(AW) Jonathan A. Brown,USN of Jacksonville,FL(currently deployed)

"We didn't know you Andrew and you didn't know us but you gave everything to make us safer here in Ohio. Thank you!"
Mrs. Arthur's 4th grade class of Nelsonville, Ohio

"The Family of Cpl. Andrew D. Brownfield:
I grieve at the loss of your son, your brother, your friend. I thank you for bringing him to this earth so that he could give us the biggest gift: freedom."

"The Family of Cpl. Andrew D. Brownfield:
I grieve at the loss of your son, your brother, your friend. I thank you for bringing him to this earth so that he could give us the biggest gift:"

"CPL BROWNFIELD I KNOW YOU ARE WATCHING OVER US EVERYDAY WE ARE HERE IN IRAQ. WHERE I AM OR WHEREEVER I GO I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. SEMPER FI MARINE!!!"
SSGT CARPIO W.F. of IRAQ

"To family and friends of Andy,

Andy will be missed, but not forgotten. I will never forget the sand he and I chewed up on our morning pt thrashings from Top Nugent, many miles we put on together in 29 palms. He will always be remembered for his hard work and dedication on the famed matting projects we all came to love. He was a Good Marine. Semper Fi, Cpl Nathan Johansen"
nathan johansen of casper, wy

"I received your name in church on the 4th of July as we were honoring our heros that have fallen. Thank you for your great service and sacrifice to this country. May you rest in peace and God Bless you and your family."
Debra Accetta of Houston

"RIP Marine"
Petty Officer Cawthon of RTC Great Lakes, IL

"I didn't know this young man but his family came to my brother's funeral proccession PVC Jesse Buryj. I know there loss, and that had to be hard on them, but support and love for one and others is and will be the only way anybody can get through this. These boys died heros anybody that dies in this war is a hero. Please know my family is here for you. Angela Sokol"
Angela Sokol of canton oh

"To The Family And Friends Of Marine Cpl. Andrew D. Brownfield

I wanted to take a moment on this day (Memorial Day) to say thank you. I am fortunate in that I do not know the depth of your pain, but I share in the loss of Cpl. Brownfield, as an American soldier.

Our prayers go out to all of you and please know that this soldier is remembered today by name.

It is ofton said that these soldiers pay the ultimate price, I believe that it is the parents, family and friends that pay the ultimate price with their loss. I am a parent and I would surely give my life a thousand times over to avoid the loss of my children.

This young man showed the meaning and spirit of being an American.

His life makes us all, as Americans, walk a little prouder today.

Thank you and our prayers are with you.

One last thing...I stood in the funeral procession of this young Marine. As his mother drove by us, she was thanking us for being there. I would like to personally tell her THANK YOU! We owe you and your son a debt that we can never repay."
Steve Cripple of Akron, OH

"to ashley:
hey, you might not remember me, but this is greta. My mom saw about andy on the frontpage today and called me on my cell phone, i know we havent kept in touch but i just wanted to know im here for you if you need me. I live really close to you now too, so if you wanna talk, just email me or summin. yummicapu@hotmail.com"
greta of norton, ohio

"Shwagg...you will be missed"
Sara

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

"To the family of Corp. Andrew Brownfield.I too know the pain and emptyness you must feel as I too lost a son in Iraq April 9th.There are no words that can help however knowing how much people really do care and the message borads like this one where you can go and read such wonderful things about him from people you have never met. I have never met Andrew or his family but i already know he was a wonderful kid, and raised by some special people. We all have paid the ultimate sacrifice. May god bless, Allen W. Vandayburg father of Spec. Allen (A.J.) Vandayburg."
Allen W. Vandayburg of Mansfield,Ohio USA

"To the Brownfield family:
I never had the pleasure of knowing Andrew, but he will always be a HERO in my heart.I just lost my Fiance and feel the pain that you have but please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God Bless you and give you the strength you need to get through this."
Alexandria, N. Andover MA,* Proud Fiance of Cpl. David M. Vicente 2/7 echo, 29 palms Marine

"To the family and friends of Corporal Andrew D. Brownfield,

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

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. 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. Please register so we can send you
our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Member Of Marine Comfort Quilt group, and Proud Marine Mom"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca USA

"To the Family of Cpl. Brownfield,

It is with a heavy heart that I write these words to you and other family members of Marines who have fallen. I come from a long family line of Marines; I too am a Marine Corps veteran. His service to his Country and his Corps will live forever in the minds of his fellow Marines all over this country.

While I never personally met this Marine, every Marine is my brother and it is with love and respect to his family that I say to them the words of retired GySgt Ermey, "The Marine Corps lives forever, and that means you live forever."

God Bless and Semper Fidelis"
Rob of Iowa

"Rest in Peace Tufelhunden"
The Taylors USMC of NC

"To Andrew's Family,
Your son's courage is uncommon in today's age and his memory will not be in vain. He was a great american for standing up to evil and all americans owe him a massive debt. He is surely in a better place now."
mark reif of winchester, VA

"To the family and friends of Andrew,
May God hold you in his arms and guide you thru this loss. Be proud and remember his smile and laughter."
Candy of Poynette, WI

"To Andrew's Family:
There are no words that can express our deep sorrow for your loss. May God bless you and your family as Andrew watches over you all."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

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

"Hello, my name is Jessica Huntoon. My boyfriend was killed in Iraq on March 18th and I believe he was with Andrew. Ricky A Morris was his name. I wanted to contact friends of Andews because I believe that you may be the only people (outside of my town) that could understand the way I feel. I would like to tell you that Im praying for you all, my e-mail address is Carefreechick68@aol.com ."
Jessica Lee Huntoon of Georgetown TX, USA

"Semper Fi"
Chris of Camp Pendleton CA

"Thank you Andrew Brownfield, 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 Cpl. Andrew Brownfield:
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 Andrew 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 Cpl. Andrew Brownfield:
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 Andrew, 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