Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. John E. Brown


21, of Troy, Alabama.
Killed in Iraq when a grenade exploded inside his HMMWV. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on April 14, 2003.

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"You will never be forgotten Brother. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your Family on this Memorial Day."
MSG Belue of VA

"I can hardly accept the fact that you have been gone from this earth for 13 years last month and that you would have been 35 on the 22 of this month. I miss you something awful, but I know that you are ok and that makes me smile. You will forever be my baby boy, my little Owen. Love you, miss you, mean it"
Mama of Troy, Al

"I think about you often!! Our last day together was awesome. I wish you could have meet little Anthony. He is 13 now and so tall! Taller than me. Tony thinks of you too! Miss you my friend!"
Rachel Thompson of Manchester, CT

"13 Years have gone. We're older, wiser, but we're all incomplete. They say that old soldiers just fade away, maybe one day I will just fade into obscurity, but as long as I live I will keep your memory with me and pass it on to those who will lend an ear, You will always be remembered!"
JeanPaul Dombrwski, SSG USA (R) of Clarksville, TN. USA

"Never forgotten. Remembering your sacrifice and keeping your family in my prayers as always."

"Love and miss you brother!!! Every time I pass through Troy I stop by our old place on Orion st, and every timeI pass through Clarksville TN I think about you. Happy Memorial Day my friend, I'll see you again my friend"
Jarod Foster of Nashville, TN

"May 25, 2015. We are remembering Johnny today and the sacrifice he and his family made for all of us. We celebrate Memorial Day because of Johnny and all the others who gave their all for us. Thank you for that ultimate price you paid."
Edith Synco of Troy, AL

"Love and miss you brother!!! Every time I pass through Troy I stop by our old place on Orion st, and every time I pass through Clarksville TN I think about you. Happy Memorial Day my friend, I'll see you again my friend"
Jarod Foster of Nashville, TN

"Merry Christmas Johnny, you are missed so very much. The pain will never go away. Love you"
Mama

"My thoughts and prayers are with Johnís and his family as we close on the 11th Christmas without hem. You are a true Hero, HOW WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN"
Randall Hogan First Sergeant (Retired) of Walhalla S.C.

"I remember Johnny, smiling laughing and cutting up. We were just kids when we lived together on Orion St. in Troy. Not a day goes by where something doesn't remind me of him and that laugh. I have made several Memorial Dog Tags that I wear around my neck, and I have given a lot of them to my fans to wear around their necks. John is remembered and loved, everytime I play my song Soldier Coming Home, which was written with Johnny in mind, I just close my eyes and he is right there on stage with me. This song is not for sale so this is not a plug, just a memory and thank you, thank you Johnny for being such a great friend all those years ago and still being a great friend from heaven! Miss ya buddy"
Jarod Foster of Nashville, TN

"Johnny, you are my hero! Friends and family, I know you must miss him like crazy , but be so proud of him for being so giving. He gave all, so that we can be free and safe. Thank you...For everything! God bless."
Brandy Bates of Alabaster, Alabama

"I cant believe Im just now posting after all these years but I decided to get a KIA bracelet made but at the time I was far to young to REALLY know anybody to honor so I told the company to give me a random person so that I can honor them and be reminded every single day how blessed I am to live in this great country! I joined the Army in 2011 as a Radio Operator Maintainer (25C) and just like John I enjoy what I do and understand the sacrifices that have to be made! Ive been wearing this KIA bracelet since 2006 and Im just wanting to say Thank you John and Thank you to his friends and family!"
Matthew Jacob Logan of Calera Alabama

"I can't believe that tomorrow will be your 10th angel date. We miss you so much"
Mama

"Merry Christmas Johnny, Miss you, Love you, Mean it"
Mama

"jhony, iremembering you took us to have dinner with your family,, the mexicans pablo and rolando , remeber the good partys at courleys appartments jajaj big speakers ,, greaat times bro !!!!!!!,rest in peace,, compa"
pablo martinez of cabo, mex

"I live in anaheim, ca. And I am very sorry that you passed away at such a young age.. may god bless your soul .. I know your family misses you very much ... and may god bless them all.. I share the same name as you. My full true name is JOHN GEORGE RICKIE EARL CHARLIE BROWN. IM 41 YEARS OLD AND IM SICK WITH STAGE 3 CANCER .... I WILL LOOK FOR YOU IN HEAVEN... SEE YOU SOON ... JB885971549@GMAIL.COM"
JOHN GEORGE RICKIE EARL CHARLIE BROWN of ANAHEIM, CA.92801

"I think about you almost everyday. Our last phone call when you were in iraq i remember like it was yesterday. I could here the worry in your voice but you were staying strong like always. Words cannot describe the hurt i felt and still feel to this day it breaks my heart. You were my best friend and always will be. RIP BROTHER. I will always love and miss you. My heart goes out to the family.
stephenhester81@yahoo.com"
Stephen Hester of Enterprise, Al

"Miss you, Love you"

"John your were a good soldier and a great friend you are missed. Gone but still touching hearts Rest In Peace Brother.

P.S to the Brown Family i am in enterprise, Al at fort rucker if you could please give me a email adress i would love to meet you Foley was my soldier and i got to know brown through him."
Codiriko White of Enterprise, Al

"Missing you on your 8th year Angel date Love you so much"
Mama

"God bless and give peace to the family of John E. Brown. Your sacrifice cannot be measured and must not be forgotten."
Adam Brown of Lake Zurich, IL

"I truly miss all of the fallen brothers' of Bravo Battery, 2-44th ADA, 101st Airborne (AASLT), Fort Campbell, KY. The lost of PFC John Eli Brown, PFC Daniel R. Parker, and SPC Thomas Foley III will impact my life - forever! And as a result of their deaths, I fight everyday to make a difference in our "Great" Nation!" John was my commo tech and commander's driver in my platoon; and I miss him everday."
CW3(Ret) Travis Curtis, SR of Huntsville, Alabama

"Merry Christmas, Love & miss you so much"

"Happy Thanksgiving, sure to miss you"

"Missing you so much"

"We are very proud of you Johnny and we miss you so much. We love you"
Mama of Troy

"Happy Birthday Johnny, We love you and miss you more everyday"
Mama & Daddy

"Missing you everyday!"
Jessica Brown Tatum of Troy

"Even though I never met you, John, I will surely never forget you... I had "adopted" John along with 9 other soldiers to send care packages to, but I never got the chance to know John so if there is anyone out there who could tell me more about him I would welcome you to look me up on facebook with my email address kelleylee28@yahoo.com. Thank you!"
Kelley Lee of Charleston, SC

"Missing you on your angel date and every day
Hugs and Kisses"
Mama of Troy

"Happy Easter, Love you"

"Missing you so much"

"Merry Christmas! I love you and miss you so much!! It seems you were just here."
Jessica of Troy

"Merry Christmas Johnny. It's not the same without you. We miss you and love you very much."
Mama of Troy, Ala

"I miss you and think about you often! I hope you enjoyed our time together. I am sorry I didn't want to talk about everything before you left...I will always regret that. I miss you and Love you!"
Sarah of Troy,AL

"Brown I will never forget you man. I love you"
SGT Walter McAfee (MAC) of mississippi

"Happy 28th birthday. Love you and miss you"
Mama

"I am still remembering your family every year. It's hard to believe you and Tommy have been gone 6 yrs.
Mr. Ed and Mrs. Boonie, I hope the two of you are doing well.
If ya'll would like to get in touch with me you can email me @ tinkerbell_pixiedust1980@yahoo.com

Love Paulette"
Paulette Cullum(Foley) of Martin,, Tn

"It's been such a short, yet long 6 years. I miss you more every day. I love you so. My heart is breaking today.
Hugs & kisses"
Mama of Troy

"To say that i miss you would be a great understatement. It's hard to believe we lost you six years ago today. I know that your up there smiling down on us all. so tonight as i celebrate your memory and good times together you'll know this beers for you brother"
Andrew Lindaas of Huntington, Indiana

"I love you!Thinking of you on your 6th Angel Day."
Jessica Brown Tatum of Troy, AL

"Love you and miss you. The 14th will be six years. Seems like forever since I've seen you and your big crazy smile"

"Merry Christmas Johnny. We miss you and love you very much"
Mama

"I know your family misses you very much! Thanks for all you did for the rest of us!!!"
Jennifer of Troy AL

"Missing you today as everyday. You are a true hero in your mama's eyes. I love you."
Mama of Troy, Ala

"I will never forget the day I received that call in the TOC. You were a friend, a true soldier, a hero! I will never forget you. I know you are standing next to God looking down on us. Someday, I will see you again. Until then, Rest in Peace Brother!"
SSG Maxwell

"My name is Michelle Poisson, and my husband serves as CW4 at Ft. Campbell, 305th QM. I just wanted to let you know that my husband has been in for over 16 years now, and my heart goes out to you and your family. Every time he deploys, I wonder..... I am so sorry for your loss. You may contact me if you would like, michelle.poisson@us.army.mil. I have two children of my own, one of them is already wanting to enlist. I am sorry for intruding, but I somehow found this site, googling something totally unrelated. May God stay in your hearts."
Michelle of Clarksville, TN USA

"I can't believe its been five years since I've seen your beautiful smile and got one of your bear hugs. I miss you more and more everyday. We will be together one day. I love you "Owen""
Mama of Troy

"Thinking of you on your 5th angel date. I love and miss you."
Jessica Brown Tatum of Troy,AL

"January 12, 2008
To the family of Pfc. John E. Brown:
John 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

"Merry Christmas Bubba! I love you!"
Jessica Tatum of Troy, AL

"Merry Christmas. We miss you.
Love"
Mama

"johnny was my first 'boyfriend' when we stayed at the same babysitter in Banks when we were itty bitty..he is soreely missed and i think of him often. from how much he had grown in to a great man from the little boy who used to try to getme to eat ants..haha he is definitely a gaurdian angel now. god bless you mr and mrs brown."
D. Wilson of Gulf Shores, al (formerly Banks, AL)

"Heaven was needing a hero. It sure got one when you were called home. I miss you so much! I love you."
Jessica

"John,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Per Ardua"(Through Difficulties)
44th ADA Motto"

"Happy Birthday. We love you and miss you so much.
Love"
Mama

"i unfortunetly never had the grace of meeting PFC. Brown. however my husband had the great experience of serving with him. I do know from talking with my husband that PFC Brown was a wonderful man and a dedicated soldier. even though i never had the chance to know him he is greatly missed in our home. sincerly michelle a jones wife of SGT harold w jones"
michelle jones of ft hood, tx

"Wow, what can I say. I always have dreams and visions leading up to this day, this anniversary, this transition from Earth to enternal rest for Brown & Foley. My name is Corey Sibley of TN. I was Brown's supply sergeant when he stepped foot into Bravo Battery back in December of 2002. I issued him his weapon, his first set of combat uniforms. I remember his laughter when he would come to my office wanting to help me out and get away from everybody else! To the family: I consider it an honor and privilege to have been a part of Brown's latter portion of his life. Currently, I am out of the military and work in the music industry in Nashville, TN. I would like to make some special contributions towards Brown, Foley and Parkers' memories with some friends of mine in the music world. If at all possible please forward me your contact information so that I can get in touch with you.
Blessings,
Corey Sibley
K Love Music & Publishing
Clarksville/Nashville, TN
Email: coreysibley@bellsouth.net
Web: www.Myspace.com/KLMusic"
Corey Sibley (Former Supply Sergeant) of Clarksville, TN

"I still remember what I was doing the day we received the horrible news four years ago. Some days it seems like only yesterday and others it seems like an eternity since we last saw you. I miss you so much but I am so proud of you too."
Jessica Brown Tatum of Troy, AL

"I can't beleive its been four years. I miss you so.
Love"
Mama

"I love you, Bubba!"
Jessica Tatum of Troy, AL

"It's hard all the time to know what to say to people, so usually I say nothing and leave as quickly as I can to go cry somewhere (it seems to be a horrible plague for me).
I think a lot about manning the radio's that day and I think about a lot of other days to. I know you already know that though.
Thanks for making me smile John all during our driver's training course. You and that deep southern drawl. Thanks for being there for me when nobody else was.
See ya soon John."
SPC. Shellie Wyatt of Fairbanks, Alaska USA

"I gave a speech about you the other day in class. It's been over 3 years. It's still hard to look at your pictures and realize you are gone. You always made us smile Brown. See ya soon."
Jason Smith of Auburn, Alabama

"Johnny was an incredible soul. I am honored to have known him. I think of you all often and smile when I think of the laughter that Johnny provided everywhere he went! Johnny is a real hero and you can always be so proud of him. May God continue to strengthen and comfort you as the years pass. I am so sorry for your loss."
Katie Hawkins Beall of Honolulu, Hawaii

"I served with one of the best soldiers one could ask to be in combat with. A friend and a comrade. Where so many doubted and fell short, Johnny kept hope alive and strived to be the best at everything. He had a heart beyond what most human beings are given. Not only did he care about his fellow soldiers but also for the people of the country we were liberating. I will miss him until we meet up again. His courage and inner strength is to me a direct reflection of his family who stood with him and with us even until now."
Sgt. Jean Paul Dombrowski of Ft. Campbell, KY B-2/44 ADA 101st Airborne Division

"God bless the American Freedom Fighters. Condolences to the family. I am very grateful to Mr Brown."
Roger Clark of Wichita Kansas

"I miss you more with each passing day. I would give anything to have one more hug from you.
I love you"
Mama

"Ed and Bonnie,

We have been thinking about you more and more as the anniversary of John and Tommy's death comes closer. Please know that you remain in our prayers always and we hope to get a chance to talk to you again someday soon. Take care and God Bless."
The Courtney family of Dresden, TN

"God Bless you John! May your family be comforted in knowing that you are in the loving hands of our God."
former Army & now USMC wife of Hubert, NC

"You are the freedom sustainer.May God bless your soul.And we Iranians hope there will be no casualties in the "Operation Iranian Freedom""
Mehrdad of Iran

"There's another world inside of me that you may never see
There's secrets in this life that I can't hide
Well somewhere in this darkness there's a light that I can't find
Well maybe it's too far away
Or maybe I'm just blind
Maybe I'm just blind

So hold me when I'm here
Right me when I'm wrong
Hold me when I'm scared
And love me when I'm gone
Everything I am
And everything in me
Wants to be the one you wanted me to be
I'll never let you down
Even if I could

I'd give up everything If only for your good
So hold me when I'm here
Right me when I'm wrong
Hold me when I'm scared
You won't always be there
So love me when I'm gone
Love me when I'm gone

When your education x-ray cannot see under my skin
I won't tell you a damn thing that I could not tell my friends
Roaming through this darkness, I'm alive but I'm alone
And part of me is fighting this
But part of me is gone

So hold me when I'm here
Right me when I'm wrong
Hold me when I'm scared
And love me when I'm gone
Everything I am
And everything in me
Wants to be the one you wanted me to be
I'll never let you down
Even if I could
I'd give up everything
If only for your good
So hold me when I'm here
Right me when I'm wrong
Hold me when I'm scared
You won't always be there
So love me when I'm gone
Love me when I'm gone

Maybe I'm just blind

So hold me when I'm here
Right me when I'm wrong
Hold me when I'm scared
And love me when I'm gone
Everything I am
And everything in me
Wants to be the one you wanted me to be
I'll never let you down
Even if I could
I'd give up everything
If only for your good
So hold me when I'm here
Right me when I'm wrong
Hold me when I'm scared
You won't always be there
So love me when I'm gone
Love me when I'm gone,
Love me when I'm gone,
When I'm gone
When I'm gone
When I'm gone"
JR of Troy Al

"THE E-MAIL ADDRESS IN NEXT MESSAGE IS INCORRECT.
The CORRECT E-MAIL ADDRESS is: timothy.rottmann@us.army.mil"
SPC. Rottmann of FT. Campbell, KY

"I was in B btry 2/44 with Brown in Iraq. Its hard to talk about the whole situation, so I just want say that Brown will NEVER be forgotten by any of us that were there with him, and my prayers go out to his family.

I've met Mr./Mrs. Brown but have lost all contact with them. I have a personal item of Brown's that Mr./Mrs. Brown would love to have.

PLEASE pass this message to the Brown's. I can be reached at timothy.rottmann@us.army.com"
SPC. Rottmann of FT. Campbell, KY

"The Salute


To those who have died,
And to those who have cried.
We Salute You.

To those who have lost,
Paid the ultimate cost.
We Salute You.

And to those who still serve,
The Red White and Blue.
Our grateful Nation,
Proudly Salutes You."
Tom Balstad of West Warwick RI

"Hello from Utah, I am sending you thoughts and prayers in the loss of your son. I am so greatful that there are great men like him to go and do what needs to be done around the world."
John E Brown of Cedar City, Ut USA

"Happy Birthday
Love,
Mama"

"Two years ago my dad come home from the fire station and told me that Johnny had been taken from the earth.To this very day when someone on the news tells about someone child that has been killed over seas. I think about that day that my dad come home and told us about Johnny's death.I knew Johnny and i know his Mother,Father ,Brother and Sister in law and there 4 children. One of then Johnny Didnt get to meet. When the baby was born she looked a lot like Johnny to me she did. I think Johnny did not see her on earth but he see her.
God Bless You Mr. Ed and Mrs Bonnie we all love you"
Jennifer R of Troy

"Ed and Bonnie,
Today marks two years since the day that Johnny and Tommy were taken from us. We still think and pray for you all the time. I know, so well, that the pain doesn't end... it only gets slightly more tolerable. Please know that you are on our minds and in our hearts today as every day.

Love and prayers always,
The Courtney Family"
Shelley Courtney of Dresden TN USA

"I miss you"
Mama

"For the Brown Family:

It's been nearly two years since our loss, and I wish again to reassure you that I have not forgotten Johnny. As I type, I want you to know that the circumstances surrounding the incident that took our children is being re-investigated and I have been in contact with the CID (Criminal Investigation Division - they are the ones who investigate these things) agent in charge from Ft. Campbell. Many unanswered questions are now being addressed on behalf of my Congressman, Hon. Bill Frist, of Tennessee.

I wrote him shortly after Thanksgiving last fall, and in January, I received a call from CID, Ft. Campbell, that the case had been reopened and is being reinvestigated. Soon, we should have the answers we are looking for, and with those answers, some piece of mind and some closure.

There isn't a day go by that I don't think of both our sons, and when additional information becomes avvailable to me, I promise that you'll have it the very same day. I give you my word as a father and as a veteran soldier.

If you have any specific questions, I can be reached at : TFoleyjr43@AOL.com

Again, my condolences on your loss."
Thomas A. Foley, Jr. of Ft. Riley, Kansas

"First, I would like to say that my prayers and thoughts are with John's family.

My Hero Bracelete came today and I was proud to be honoring John. He is a hero and his memory will never be forgotton.

God Bless"
Melissa of Edison, NJ

"To the family of John E. Brown:

Your son was a wonderful person and I always enjoyed talking with him. He could always put a smile on my face. Even though John E. Brown is no longer with us, he lives on through the special memories that we all have of him. We must always hold tight to these memories and share with others the special light which he carried."
Rachel Jennings of Gainesville, FL

"To the Brown Family:

Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our deepest condolences go out to you, as I know you loss and pain.

I wish to also let you know that I will do everything within my power to divine the circumstances surrounding our sons' death. We have the right to know the truth and I will never rest until I have the truth."
Thomas Foley, Jr. of Ft. Riley, Kansas

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN (4/2004)

"Words can not express how sorry I am that you all lost your wonderful son and brother, but I am so proud of Johnny Brown. He had more courage than I will ever have. I am glad we have young men and women like him. I love you all."
Jennifer G. of Troy AL USA

"John was a true hero. He was brave with so much courage. May God comfort his family. Goodbye John May God Bless
Wanda
wandarogers2000@yahoo.com"
Wanda of Manchester,Tenn USA

"On this one year anniversary date:
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, John will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

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

"Johnny will be missed greatly. His antics and personality were sure to make you laugh no matter what the mood was. His death affected our small hometown with great force. My prayers go out to his family."
Ashley Pennington Glover of Augusta, GA

"Thank you John 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

"There's so much I want to say yet I can't put all of it into words. To Mama and Daddy (Mrs. Bonnie & Mr. Ed), I love ya'll. I'm so sorry for your loss. John E's family has always been and will always be in my heart. To John E....I still love you. I have always loved you. You are my baby. My little brother. I remember when you lived across the street from me and you would sneak out of your window when you were grounded and come to my house. We would sit on the front porch, or on the trampoline, and just talk...all night long. I remember one time in particular. You snuck out just to come to my house to let me hear the new Boys II Men song, on Bended Knee. And remember the night that we were coming from church and we took A.S. home and then wrecked on that dirt road...and my parents were SO mad! MAN I MISS YOU!...and "Nobody Knows It But Me.""
Jessica of Troy, Alabama

"Words cant say enough Blaze. What a great and only best friend youve been to me. All the crazy times at the Country Club. You was like my big brother. You would give your shirt off your back. But you know what they say " THE ONES SO CLOSE TO YOU IS THE WANTS THAT CAN BE TAKEN AWAY SO EASILY". But i know your in a much better place now Blaze. And always remember im always looking up to you big brother even though your not still here. You was my only real true friend i ever had. And it hurts me to think i dont have that person that i always looked to for advice, and you know just a good ole Sunday morning conversation. But i just remember all the good times and memories. And that when you left us from this Earth you was doing what you wanted to do, And you did it well, And you had confidence in yourself, and courage and bravery about yourself. And i want every one to know what a wonderful true down to earth person you was Blaze. Blaze i remember at Christmas when i had no family to go to really. You told Me..."Brotha you spendin christhmas with us..you my little brotha you just like family..boy get in that kitchen and eat you some turkey. All the times me, you, and your dad sat out back on the porch and smoke Dorals and drink Bud Light. And you would walk down to the house with a case a beer Eds credit card and a pack a cigarettes and some pork chops. Not forgetting your Hawaiin shorts and ya flipflops you had done spun out. And me and you and Ashley ridin around in the buick with her blastin the radio and you beggin her to stop the car so you could walk home. Yep that was the days. Thats when i grew up a whole lot Blaze.. Thanks for the late night conversations and all the crazy road trips and being a person i could look up to for anything. I cant say or do enough. Always remember "Hey brotha i got nuttin but Love for ya". I think about you every day man. Its so hard man to have to thank everyday man that your actually gone. I sometimes think to myself naw Blaze aint gone but you are. But i know u looking over me ever step of the way. And ill keep our truce.. Im not gonna let you down.And daddy misses you alot to man.We both tear up when one of us bring up your name up. And your family miss you so much man to. More than youll ever know. You are loved by everyone. In my closing i would like to send my Condences to all the familys who lost a loved one in Iraq. What Brave and Courageous Men and Women they are. And to the 101st Airborne for making a boy into a man and teaching him morals and values of life and letting him be all he could be and doing what he loved and never giving up to defend this great country cause he was a diehard, Fight till the end type of guy. But im gonna end this very hard to type message and thinking the lord for letting me have a great friend like PFC. JOHN ELI BROWN 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION. I wish you all wouldve known him im sure he appreciates all the praises and thanks everyone has gaven him for fighting so hard and his family thanks yall to. Blaze im gone get on outts here now though but always remember "YOU AINT NEVER HAD A FRIEND LIKE ME AND BROTHA I AINT MAD AT CHA" Peace out BLAZE R.I.P. Brotha im always looking up and if you dont mind keep looking over me cause you know i tend to get crazy sometimes just let me know that u up there..You gone But youll never be forgotten. Written by: Michael Edwards Troy,Alabama"
Michael R. Edwards (Mike Mike) of Troy, Alabama U S of A

"I have no idea what to say. "Thank you" doesn't seem like enough and I know from personal experience how hard it is to lose those we love too soon. I pray the Lord will give you some comfort at this difficult time. God Bless."
Gracie of Idaho

"YOUR ARE ALWAYS IN OUR MIND

WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU"

"We thank you for the sacrafice your son made for us. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this time. Thank you John, May God keep you in His care."
Ken and Maritza Holley of Pembroke Pines, Florida

"Thank you so much for all you have done John. I will miss your enlightening conversations. May god bless your family and you. You will never be forgotten."
Lisa Smith of Pembroke, New Hampshire

"To the family and friends of Pfc. John 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 John 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. John 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 John, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera, of Powder Springs, Georgia

"God Bless You Brave Warrior. RIP"
The Taylors, USMC of NC

"I am so sorry for the loss of this fine young man serving our great nation. He and the others who died defending our way of life makes me so very proud to be an American. Thank you John for your sacrifice."
Terri Curtis of Green Forest, Arkansas

"God Bless you young man. Thank you for your bravery, and your ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. My heart breaks for your family, may God bless them and give them strength to endure. Rest in peace. We love you and will never forget you !"
Cindy of CA

"Condolences and prayers to the family of this young man. My son is also there. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God gives you all the strength needed to get through each day."
Jo Coleman of Enterprise, AL

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on