Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Timmy R. Brown, Jr.


21, of Conway, Pennsylvania.
Brown was in a convoy in Taji, Iraq when he was injured by an explosive device. Brown died of his injuries. Brown was assigned to D Company, 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on August 12, 2003.


I stand before you today, because I have been given the privilege and honor of being asked by the United States Army to make the decisions regarding how to best pay tribute to one of their finest fallen solders. Today, that soldier happens to be my only son, PFC Timmy Ray Brown, Jr.

The first thing I thought when they told me that my son had been killed, besides every parents' wish that there must be a mistake, was that the only fitting way to honor Timmy was to bury him in Arlington National Cemetery with his fellow solders. Many people have asked me, "Why Arlington?", when his family and friends are here. I cannot fully explain why I came to this conclusion, in my time of shock and disbelief, other than to express my wish for Tim to have in death, that which I wanted for him in life, only the very best.

The price for membership in the very exclusive club, known as Arlington National Cemetery, is very high. You must have given your life in defense of your country to be admitted. Tim has paid that price. Before he takes his place among all the other brave men and women that have given their all to keep us safe and free, however, I knew he would have wanted to come home first, to Beaver County, Pennsylvania, to say goodbye to his family, friends and classmates.

Tim was a very unique and special person. He suffered from the same affliction that I do, which is 'thinking too much'. He could never accept things as they were. He was always looking for the deeper meaning in everything he encountered. "What's below the surface?" he always wanted to know. I remember when he was a kid; his favorite toy was a flashlight, which he rarely used for its intended purpose. He would instead take it apart to see how it worked. There were a lot of things around the house, like that flashlight, that somehow just came apart and never seemed to find their way back together. A trait that, at the time, aggravated me. Especially when I had to find all the pieces of the TV remote, in his room full of experiments, and then attempt to reassemble it. When I think back to what my room looked like when I was young, though, I can remember that mine was much worse.

His next favorite toy was the trampoline. He would jump on that thing for 8 hours straight. He and I would have battles for hours trying to knock each other down. He would, of course, always win. The stamina of youth versus the wisdom of age, I can tell you, is no match on a trampoline. All of the kids from the neighborhood would be there and the noise was unbearable at times, especially after a hard days work. I find myself missing those sounds now.

When he was 15 years old, his independent nature truly showed through, when he asked me why he had been named Timmy Ray Brown, Jr. At the time I was shocked and hurt that he would ask such a thing. In my vanity, I felt he should be proud to share my name. I explained to him that it was my own selfish desire to live on through my son that led him to share my name. I understood, though, that he meant no disrespect when he asked; he just wanted to be his own person with his own identity. He achieved that with a vengeance. I now find myself the one who is proud to share his name. Tim has turned the table on his fear of having to live in my shadow. It is now I who will forever have to walk in his. Tim was eager to serve his country. The events of 9-11 troubled him a great deal and he could not wait to do his part. The example that he has set forth far surpasses anything I have done or will ever do in my life. The pride and admiration I feel for my son cannot be put into words, but I promise you Tim that I will live my life in a way as to never bring shame to your memory.

When God chose to give us Tim, He knew that one family would not be able to contain all of the love that Tim had to give. So He let us all share in the duties of shaping Tim into the man he became. In the beginning with his mother Cindy and her extended family. Followed by Pam and I, and our combined families. Then he adopted the Revalents, the Freedom High School Class of 2000, as well as my wife Jennifer's family. There was also Richard's family, and finally the United States Army. The list of people Tim knew as family is far too long for me to go into, for it would take a team of accountants to tally the endless list of lives he touched, and who thought of Tim as family.

As you can see, it would be impossible for me to personally list everyone. If I didn't mention you, I am deeply sorry, but you know who you are and what you meant to him. Tim was, as all of you know, the kind of person that put all others before himself. I know that when this terrible event took place, he was grateful that it was he, and not one of his buddy's driving the truck behind him that got hurt. His aspirations for greatness had already been achieved. I only hope he knew how loved he was.

Tim's job here with us is complete. Now he is needed elsewhere. He has taught each of us something unique about life. Each of you here today has been both touched by and learned something from him. We are all better for having known him.

Tim, of all the times I was proud to be your father, if you added them all together and multiplied that times infinity, then you will only begin to realize and understand the pride that I feel for you now. I love you with all of my heart and always will.

I would like to thank all of you for coming, to show your love and support at this time of loss. I would also like to thank everyone that is helping all the families get through this most trying time.

But most of all, I would like to thank my son for the sacrifice he made to keep me, and all of us safe. I would also like to thank President Bush for having the courage and commitment to make the hard decisions he must make, fully knowing the sacrifices that will have to be made in order to keep us safe and prevent the atrocities of 9-11 from ever happening again.

TIM R BROWN SR.

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"I miss you son rip"

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY SON"

"Dear Dymphna
My name is Tim Brown sr
Thank you so much for your story about Tim. Please don't feel like things should have been reversed, I know Tim wouldn't want it that way and you know from knowing him he wouldn't either.
We are both grateful you are home safe and sound.
Thank you again, you have helped me in hearing that Tim was as always thoughtful and selfless as I remember him.
Tim R Brown Sr"
Tim R BROWN SR of Rochester, pa, USA

"Tim,
On today, the 13th anniversary of your death I would just 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."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"happy birthday tim I love you"
of upland ca.

"happy birthday tim I love you"

"Happy Birthday My Son"

"merry Christmas my son"

"missing you son"

"I love you son"

"Hi Timmy my name is Brianna, I am Tyler's girlfriend. I have heard so much about you. He's an amazing guy you probably know that since your looking down on him. I wish I would have got to meet you. I pretty sure we would have gotten along. Your mother is an incredible woman and also very strong. If I would have known about this page sooner I would have wrote to you on Memorial Day. I am very blessed with your family hope to meet you one day."
Brianna simons of Ca

"Tim,
Even though I never knew you, I hear amazing things about you. Thank you for what you did for our country and being a hero! Know that you are loved by so many people. I would have loved to meet you!"
Danielle of Upland, Ca

"I love you."

"12 25 2013"

"merry Christmas son"
mom of ca

"my son now I no you are with uncle jr please keep him close to you and let him no we will miss him but were all ok and have peace noing that you are with him I love you son . untell we see eachouther again mom"

"I love you son,"

"MY SON thank you for all you did to keep us safe, and payed the price now you are my hero and angle in hevan god bless us all"

"I LOVE YOU SON"
cyndie of upland ca

"Timothy "Timmy" Brown, I still mourn everytime the month of August comes around. I remember your strive for excellence, and your motivation. You always motivated me when I was ready to give up. You would come in my office and say hey where that smile? You have always knew how to keep the workplace full of laughter. Before deploying to Iraq in 2003, I had got injured and was unable to go, and you told me, get well soon and I'll see you on the other side. When I did get better, I deployed to Iraq with the rest of the 519th MI, you was the firsr to greet me with a hug and smile, and said "I missed you Buddy", I got there 2 Aug 2003, who would of thought you would end up in heaven so soon. We suppose to had played cards together as partners, even though you couldn't play.These are my memorable moments with you as my friend, fellow comrade, and a loving son that is full of ambition. My condolences to your family. You was truly an outstanding soldier, leader who made a huge impact of on the 519th MI BN 2003. I will never forget our CSM had us build a diner out of wood, upon completion we name it "Timmy's Cafe'", in Al Hillah, Tkrit, Iraq. it was build in the Saddam Moterpool named after you. May god keep blessing you and your family. You are always in my prayers your best friend, comrade you call TT."
SGT Loretta D. Turner of Camp Humphreys, Korea

"tim how i miss you. god bless you."
cyndie miles dubuque of upland,ca.

"Happy Birthday!!!!!!!"
Baylee vangorden of upland,ca USA

"my son how i miss you so much and another year gone by .all though it hurts i no you are with your father above watching down on us and untell then i will keep your memories in my heart love mom."
cyndie miles dubuque of upland. c.a

"son i miss you love mom"
cyndie of upland. ca.

"timmy i remember you when you were born i know you remember me i am your mothers best friend tammy haan i watched you often when you were little you and your mother lived with my mom i love you dearly and am so sorry i want to thank you for what you did for us i wish i had stayed in touch and gotten to know you when you turned into the handsom young man you became my heart aches for you and when our time comes we will meet again say hello to shannon for me and my nephew jason he died in kawait he was in the marines he was young like you i know you all are watching over us now we love you and miss you love aunt tammy haan"
Tammy Haan of wildomar ca

"happy birthday my dear son 2 10 10"
cyndie of upland ca.

"Dearest Cyndie, My heart goes out to for your loss. He died a hero. Your Long time friend , Lisa and Mark 661-618-9117 call us. We miss you dearly. zabszoo@live.com"
Lisa of Los Angeles Ca. USA

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Sincerely and Respectfully,
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Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"tim merry christmas love mom 12-21-09"
cyndie dubuque of ca.

"Dear Tim
another year is almost gone,
I think about you so often
but you know that hearts
never forget .
I love you and miss you!
Aunt Tammy"
of Texas

""To the family of Timmy R. Brown ,I am so sorry for the loss of your love one.He died a hero.May you know the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to pray with you or talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church,Rev John B Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015""

"tim i love you MOM"
.CYNDIE of calif.

"dear dymphna loring' my son tim was a wonderfull young man and please dont blame your self for what has happend tim had a place in hevan and it was god:wish to reclame his child and i have excepted that so thank you for your courrage and god bless you and your familey' cyndiemiles@yahoo.com ps.please write me and tell me about your time with my angel tim it would help me verry much."
Cyndie Ann Miles of upland ca.

"To the family of Timmy Brown,
My name is Dymphna Loring and I served with your son in Iraq. I have wanted to write to you for a long time, but had not found the courage to do so. I wanted to tell you that I owe my life to your son and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about the sacrifice he has made. My husband and I were stationed together in Iraq and served in the same battalion as Timmy. My husband's tour had ended and he was scheduled to fly back to the states the week of August 12, 2003. I was supposed to drive that morning, but Timmy assured me that everything was going to be ok and that he would make sure that my husband Steve would make it to the airport. Timmy kept his promise. I still to this day regret the decision I made to let Timmy drive. It should have been me that was killed and not your son. Words cannot express how truly sorry I am. I have thought about writing you a personal letter, but I wanted everyone to know what a courageous individual Timmy was. God Bless you and your family and please forgive me for not writing to you sooner. I will forever be grateful to you and your son."
Dymphna Loring of Maryland

"icant understand why no one is writeing any messages to our dear son what;s wrong people"

"Dear Tim Rivera
thank you so much for this tribute site you created for the families and friend's of our fallen hero's
I hope you know what a help it is for us to be able to come together here and in a sence visit with our lost love ones! you are a hero your self! thank you!
Tim R Brown Sr"
Tim R Brown Sr of beaver falls, pa

"HAPPYBIRTHDAY TIM may god keep you next to his heart forever I LOVE MOM."
MOM of ONTARIO CA.

"hello and thank you to all those wondrefull people who have left messages for my son pfc.tim brown. my name is cyndie miles i am tim's mother if there is anything that you would like to share with me feel free to do so at cyndiemiles@yahoo.com onceagain i thank you all and god bless"
cyndie of upland.ca

"Hey there brother, so that it took me a long long time to write you. I just dont want to believe it. I think about you everday. I remember when you would call us and said you wanted to come up to see us.And how you would always make sounds though the phone like you would reach in and grab us, so that we would be with you.LOL. We are all doing fine, we are all getting big. Davids 21 now! Its crazy. I work a lot,and Rachels doing really well too. We all miss you! It was nice to write to you. Oh one more thing you will never believe this Mom came to wisconsin to come and see us. It was crazy and she played in the snow. She made a snowman. LoL. Your my Guardian Angel. I love you. Thank you so much for what you did for us.
Love Ya,"
~Angie~ of Wisconsin

"Hello, my brother. I am so happy to find this site, it is amazeing to see all these people to leave such wonderful things to say to you. I love you and miss you so much, I only wish I could of got to be with you. I must go for now but I will be here to talk to you again soon. May god hold you in the palm of his hands until we meet again.LOve you always your sister Rachel."
Rachel of sturgeon bay Wi

"Tim Brown Sr.
I served with Tim in Iraq. I was deeply affected by his loss, though nothing in comparison to what you & his family endure on a daily basis. We are going to look for a picture I have- the day Timmy got promoted to PFC. (I was promoted to SPC right next to him) If we can find it, I would love to scan and email it to you. I can be reached at jon.mciver(at)gmail.com.
God Bless you and your family as you continue to cope with the loss of your son."
SGT Jon McIver of Sierra Vista, AZ

"hello my dear son i love you and miss you so much untell we meet aghain. loveyou mom"
cyndie of ontario ca.

"May 4, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Timmy R. Brown, Jr.:
Timmy 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

"To all the people that served with Tim
My name is Tim Brown Sr. I would love to hear more of Tim’s days in the service. I have so little knowledge of his time there. Samuel Lee Baez of Lorain, Ohio I enjoyed reading about Tim and burger king, I can see him sitting there eating. any photos would be appreciated.
A young girl recently lost her life in an auto accident near my home. I have wanted to pay her parents a visit to express my sorrow at the loss of their daughter, but my thoughts of losing Tim are still so very real and I have as yet come to accept his loss, I don’t know if I could help them in any way. But maybe if I could learn more about Tim’s time away from me and all the people he touched, I could find a way to help this grieving family .
I can be reached at allxxs84@hotmail.com
To all of you that have shared your stories, Thank you!
Tim Sr"
Tim R Brown Sr of beaver falls, pa

"hey son yes its another newyear and im still missing you but i no we will be together again and that will be my best day ever but untellthen i will stay here and wait and keep your memories in my heart i love you son. mom"
cyndie miles of ontario ca.

"hey tim i kno i dident know you
that welll but i wanted to
say i miss u and love you >
and always will grandma loves
you to well i hope your
in a better place
now so ill keep writing
you i love you

howard williams III"
howard williams of upland ca

"hi guys"
howard of upland ca

"hello my dear son I have been missing you so much. I have been working alot lately and I know you know that. I hope you have seen the beautiful war memorial in conway down by our old house it turned out wonderful and your bench looks so great there. I just wanted to say I love you and miss you so much. And I will see you again when its time for me. I LOVE YOU!!!"
Pam Brown-Lois (mom in conway Pa) of Conway Pa USA

"HELLO my SON; IM JUST SITTING HERE WITH AUNT KIM, KELLY, GRANDMA AND A BUNCH OF YOUR NICES AND NEPHEWS. THEY ALL SAY THEY LOVE AND MISS YOU SO. BUT THAT WE ARE ALL HERE ENJOYING THE 4TH OF JULY WITH YOU IN THEIR THOUGHTS AS WELL. SO WHEN YOU SEE THE BRIGHT COLORS IN THE SKY, REMEMBER THAT'S YOUR FAMILY CELEBRATING JUST FOR YOU. LOVE YOU, MOM."
cyndie miles &family. of CA. USA

"I have spoken with the family before about my friend and brother in arms Tim R Brown, and I'd like to get back in contact with Tim Brown Sr. or Ms. Miles, or any of his family. I am planning a trip to Arlington and would like to meet some of his family. I am still at Ft. Bragg, and we have a tree planted here for Tim, and it makes me miss him every day. Please contact me at BCR1ch@yahoo.com. Thank you."
SGT Thomas Russell of Ft. Bragg, NC

"SSG Christiansen of Okinawa, Japan my name is cyndie miles and yes i would like to speek to you as well about any thing thats on your mind if you would email me at cyndiemiles@yahoo.com . i will be wating to hear from you thank you so much,"
cyndie of ont,ca,

"hey son its easter . and imsitting her with grandma and the faimly talking about you and how you would make us all laugh . oh yes tim uncle eric is here to he has so much to ask about your passing . and what ells to say , your still here with me thats for sure. i love you son and i no i will see you again ,but untell then i love you mom"
cyndiemiles pfc.timmy r brown jr. mother. of ontario .calif

"hey son im so verry sorry about sending you this so late, its just ben so crazy latley. but im so glad i have this chance to say happy birthday i love so much and will be here untell my time comes to see you again, i love you son .mom. cyndiemiles calif. usa"
cyndie of ont ca.

"TIM I have missed you so very much and I cant stop thinking about you. I have met with the principal at Your OLD high school about your scholorships that I have set up under your name. I have been working very hard with 2 jobs and donating those funds to your memorial fund that goes to this scholarship program that I started. This year I am giving away 1 for each year that has passed since We lost you. I love you and miss you dearly my son. And to SSG CHRISTIANSEN OF OKINAWA JAPAN my email address is PAMB5561@AOL.COM PLEASE WRITE TO ME SOON would love to talk to you about TIm and your time."
PAM BROWN-LOIS (MOM) of BADEN PA USA

"Mr and Mrs Brown,

I served with your son at Fort Bragg before he deployed to Iraq. Tim was a great guy. He had a way about him that no matter what the job was that we had to accomplish, he would always find away to make me laugh and make the day go by faster. There are a few things that I would like to talk to you about if there is an email that you can send me. Thank you for your time"
SSG Christiansen of Okinawa, Japan

"Tim it's almost Christmas I can't believe time has passed so fast. John and Michael say Hello! Things are still the same as you remember. We are living at Pappy's Place with Nanna she sends her Love! I wanted to let you know you are missed everyday. Not a Day goes by I don't think of you! I will always have the memories of when you came to Visit us you really loved the Horses, Dogs and ALL the animals. You had always changed so much each time you came for a visit.
I love you!
Aunt Tammy - Canton ,TX
Pam call me or e-mail me soon!
I still miss our time together Girl! Hope you are doing OK.
12/12/2006"
Tammy DeShazo of Canton,Texas

"I am missing you so very much and i just got back from visiting you at Arlington.Bobby and Erin went with me and finally got to visit you. They were very happy to see Arlington finally. I am so happy to see that your Mother is ok. I was very worried about her. I was glad that she at least saw that I wrote her on your site to make sure she was ok because my emails were not getting to her. I am sorry that she seems to have gotten upset over that but I knew if her email had changed she would at least see my comments to you. I love you Son and miss you so very much. till we meet again in heaven. I LOVE YOU!!!!"
PAM BROWN LOIS of BADEN PA USA

"tim ; hey son its me; and i wish i could say ill be there to see you son but we all no i dont live anyware close to you but i did ask your father if he could tell you ; howmuch i miss you and to let you no i miss and love you so much. tim i wish i was able to visit you ' maby some day i can visit you again;son as for pam yes i did ask her for a lift its been realy hard for me and i didnt want to ask but it got worse 'and i didnt no what else to do and i sent many thank yous to her but i guess she didnt get them' son so excuse me for this'i mean no wrong ;to anyone THANK YOU PAM;;; i am greatfull she was abel to help. tim i love you and no i will see you again lovealways mom;"
c;miles of ont. ca.

"TIM SWEET HEART I JUST WANTED TO SAY I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL. I HAVE BEEN WRITTING CYNDI AND CANT GET A RESPONSE I LAST HEARD FROM HER A MONTH OR SO AGO WHEN SHE HAD A REQUEST THAT I HELPED HER WITH BUT HAVENT HEARD FROM HER SINCE. I CAME HERE TO TALK TO YOU FOR A WHILE AND SAW SHE HAS VISITED HERE. SO HOPEFULLY SHE WILL SEE THIS AND GET IN TOUCH WITH ME. I MISS YOU SON AND CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS AGAIN. HUGS AND KISSES."
PAM of BADEN PA USA

"Well my son I have missed you very much and I hate this day every year. I know you are in a better place and that God has bigger plans for you in heaven. I am soon going to be giving the scholarship to a senior at your high school and cant wait to see the smile it puts on their face. I am still not dealing to well with you being gone and me not hearing your voice or your hugs or your shooting pool with Old School....But I will see you again when I get to Heaven. I love you soooo very much TIm.........."
Pam Brown Lois (Mom) of Baden Pa

"my son' i cant say things are better but i can say i no i will be seeing you again' yes it has been a long 3 years' and micheal has feelt this to you see we were talking about grandpa howard the outher day how he came to me and said that he was ok and i was to let him go and i was saying how i dont no how you are i havent had any peace with you; so he told me that you were getting use to your new home with god and that you will come see me after you get cozy with god. tim that made me understand the meaning of everlasting life tim i miss you so much and will be here untell we meet above. love you mom."
cyndie miles of ontario;ca.

"my son' i cant say things are better but i can say i no i will be seeing you again' yes it has been a long 3 years' and micheal has feelt this to you see we were talking about grandpa howard the outher day how he came to me and said that he was ok and i was to let him go and i was saying how i dont no how you are i havent had any peace with you; so he told me that you were getting use to your new home with god and that you will come see me after you get cozy with god. tim that made me understand the meaning of everlasting life tim i miss you so much and will be here untell we meet above. love you mom."
cyndie miles of ontario;ca.

"Hey Bro
It's been 3 year since I have seen you. Bro I miss not having you around. I am sitting back watching wrestling and thinking of you. Just moved back to NC my wife got a job here. I got to say bro things are still a little rough when this time comes around but I know your in a better place. Besides this day everything is going good. Miss you Bro!!! To Timmy's Mom: just wanted to say God Bless you and I know that this time is always hard on you so remember he died doing something most Americans are afraid of doing. He was a soldier, a son to you and a friend to many his memory lives on in all of us. God bless you and remember you and your family are in our prayers."
Samuel Baez of Charlotte, NC 28269`

"I MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!! I HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD ON THE FUND RAISERS FOR THE SCHOLARSHIPS TO BE GIVEN TO A FREEDOM SENIOR. I HAVE WRITTEN A LETTER FOR YOU THAT I WILL READ TO YOU WHEN I COME TO VISIT THIS WEEKEND I ALWAYS FORGET ALL THE THINGS I WANT TO SAY ONCE I GET THERE BUT I WANT TO BE SURE AND REMEMBER THIS TIME. I WAS SO HAPPY TO HEAR FROM A FREIND OF YOURS THAT TOLD ME THEY CREATED A RESTAURANT IN IRAQ NAMED AFTER YOU I KNOW YOU SEEN IT FROM WAY UP THERE. I MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH AND I WILL SEE YOU WHEN I GET TO THOSE GOLDEN GATES . I LOVE YOU MY DEAR SON."
PAM BROWN LOIS of BADEN PA USA

"HI MY SON' its been a long time and not much has changed for me im still missing you so much and wish you were still here to talk to but i no thats not possible i can still wish' tim i love you my son and i will see you again. lovealways mom."
cyndie miles of ontario;ca.

"Tim I love you and Miss You !
Aunt Tammy"
Tammy DeShazo of Canton,Texas

"Tim -
Of all the people in the world, I am the least deserving to see you or talk to you. The last time I saw you wasn't so good - in fact, we had a fight. I'll always know the guilt I feel inside for hurting you that day we fought, even if things between us weren't always clear. All I was sure of back then is that I loved you - and you never knew. I couldn't even make it to the service held for you, I was so in denial and disbelief.

I will always have the times we spent together to remember you by - The funny way we met for the first time at the mall, how you or I would bribe on of our friends to drive us to be with one another (since neither of us could drive yet), the first rose you ever gave me, the time you and Tim dumped a bucket of water on me in summer from the second floor window of your house, playing pool together, chilling together, going to prom and teaching you how to dance - all of it. I think of you all the time, and always remember your birthday - the day after my brother's. You made part of who I am now, you showed me how to have strengthin my decisions, how not to be afraid to be myself. You also made me see things about myself that I never realized. I remember how I cried so hard the day you told me you were leaving for the army. But you weren't afraid - of anything. I remember every letter I sent to you while you were in boot camp, how you got bit by those spiders, and overcame personal obstacles.

I know you can see me because of that "connection" we had with the "world." I only hope you are proud of me, that you forgive me, and that you have found peace you sought so hard for down here. Always and forever in my heart."
Stephanie of Moon, PA

"HAPPY Easter Tim' we all love you so verry much; and wish you were here but we no you are with us' i love you son'''mom."
cyndie miles of ontario ca.

"Samuel I would love to hear from you.Please email me at pamb5561@aol.com"
pam brown-lois of pa usa

"To the family of Timmy R. Brown, Jr., I just want to say hello and God bless. I want you to know Timmy was a great friend and he made a great impact in many peoples lives. There is a Momorial in Iraq for him it is called Timmy R. Brown Cafe it is in Tikrit were he spent his last days. The 519th MI Bn soldiers built it for him. He was an awsome man and I know he looks down on us all and smile as he always did. He loved convoying across Iraq and would volunteer to do the most dangerous convoys so that another soldiers would not have to. He was selfless in every way, never putting his own safety first. That was what kind of man he was I traveled with him on almost every occassion and he never allowed fear stop him from doing his job. He was and will always be a soldier and a freind. God Bless you!!(Timmy it has been almost 3 years since I have seen you. I think of you all the time you made a deep impact in my life. I remember that terrible day you were taken from us. How we started the convoy and you and I went and had Burger King for lunch in BIAP. We had a lot of good times together I think of them all the time. Sports USA will never be the same without you and Risk will never be a fun game to play with out you. Every time I play I use Black and always win just like you. You are a winner and a Great Soldier and will always be my best friend. My memories of you will never die. God bless and thanks for every thing. Your Comrad!!!)"
Samuel Lee Baez of Lorain, Ohio

"Tim Son I miss you so very much. I am getting ready now to go see you again in Arlington. I havent got to write in soooo very long my pc has been down for a very long time. But it is fixed now. oh guess what son.....I have started that business you and I spoke of a long time ago....And a percentage of my sales are now going into the Memorial fund we set up in your memory for a senior at Freedom High school, where you graduated. So now finally We can give out the scholarships in your name....I am so proud of you but I miss you sooo much!!!!There isnt a day that goes by that something someone somewhere...reminds me of you.
I have a new dog... yes a heel biter....as you would call him ....lol....His name is T.J. after you. I knew you were present the other day...besides feeling your presence....MY dog started barking very intently at your flag case and your hat that I have on my dresser...and wouldnt stop.....i knew then my feelings were right.....you were there....I miss you son....well see you soon in Arlington.....and again someday face to face........"
PAM BROWN-LOIS (MOM) of PA,USA.....

"happy birthday' tim may this day be a good one' tim we made a cake for you 'and after school me tyler tiff' mike are going to the park' to sing to you' up in the sky' they say you can here us if we look way hard'. i love you son''' mom 02/10/82."
cyndie of ontario;ca.

"My name is Amanda. Tim was a close friend of mine... we had a pen-pal relationship that began when we met each other at the beach many years ago.
He had a good heart and such a sparkling personality. I miss him and think of him often."
Amanda of Chattanooga, TN USA

"my son ;i am sorry i have not wrote to you. but my comp. is out i am at the lib' on thers and i want to say i love you son and missed you at christmas' but i no i will see you again i love you and miss you so verry much. mom"
cyndie miles of ontario calif.

"God Bless you Brown!!"
SSG James of Tampa,Florida,USA

"Tim Brown and the Brown Family...I live just down the river from Conway, in Baden, PA, not even 2 miles south on Rt. 65. Everyday, since September 11th, I have flown my flag at half-mast and continue to do so. For these are my brothers and sisters from every corner, every walk of life and creeds and I will dutifully honor them until one day they all come home. Your son is a hero to me because not only is he a U.S. soldier, but I consider him one of our "favorite sons". He is 1 of 4 soldiers from Beaver County who respectfully have made that ultimate sacrifice. It was right for you to lay Tim in Arlington National Cemetary, along some of the most hallowed heroes to grace this most covenated country. So, once again thank you Pfc. Tim Brown for allowing us to live in peace safely and for slowing this evil axis of terrorism that has forever altered the world we once knew and long to return to the evening of September 10th."
Charles of Baden, PA United States of America

"I had the privilege to get to know Timmy during our tour of Iraq. He was a good soldier, a hard worker, and a quality young man. I remember vividly the day we heard that he had been killed. Our unit grieved deeply, and it affected people in different ways. I wear a bracelet with Tim's name on it, and August 12th will always be a day to honor his memory and sacrifice. I visited Tim at Arlington the winter after our deployment. I've never experienced anything more emotionally draining in my life. To Tim's family, I would like to express my sorrow at your loss. Thank you for allowing Tim to serve and make the ultimate sacrifice. God Bless. jon_mciver@yahoo.com"
SGT Jon McIver, Chaplain's Assistant, D/519th MI for OIF I of Clarksville, TN

"Dear Tim, August 12,2005
I just talked to your Dad He said He was on His way to Arlington today. I think about you all the time. I try not to be sad because that would not have been what you wanted. I am so very proud of you for the young Man you had become.Tim,Pam amd Cyndie hang in there.
with Love
Tammy"
Tammy DeShazo of Canton,Texas

"MY DEAR SON' its' been 2 years of missing you so much and now i need to face many more to come god bless you my son rest in peace; untell we meet again; i love you mom;"
cyndie miles of ontario;california usa

"my son. nothing can change what has happend; i no but i cant ease the pain of loosing you. and i no you would not want me to live my life in a constant pain; so i have made a goal to my self ;and that will be to come visit you in 2008 ; i no that will keep me going; to no i will see you soon , i love you tim ;and miss you so. and i want to thank all the people who have taken ther time to express ther thoughts to you . from deep in my heart thank you all. cyndie miles ;tim;s mom."
cyndiemiles of ontario;california

"To the parents of Tim,
It has been almost 2 years since you lost your son. I just wanted to leave a little message to say that your son is not and will not be forgotten. I'll always remember him although I never knew him. I have a bracelet with Timmy's name on it. It reminds me of Tim's sacrifices for our country and our freedom. Thanks to his parents for raising such a good man. God bless you all."
Christine

"HELLO MY DEAR SON i sure do miss talking to you; i just wish i could see you i love tim so verry much. love mom"
cyndie miles of ontario california;

"hello my son' i just want to tell you i love you. and to let you no that you are going to be a uncle once again. rachel is having a baby. she also got married . and you would have liked him his name is donnie. he makes her happy
and thats great. i love you son and i will see you again ,i no i will
love always MOM;"
CYNDIE MILES of ONT; CAL

"Tim this is Aunt Tammy just got back in the house from feeding the horses and I remember how much you liked to ride. So I thought maybe I will put on a local trail ride in your honor, In the east texas area honoring all the Soldiers and their family's that have given so much for us. I know you would like that in fact you can Ride double with me this time. I miss you very much! My prayers go out to your moms(Cyndie-Pam) and your Dad- your family and all that knew and Loved you. you did not meet a stranger you had a special quality not very many people have, I am only glad you shared it with us! Michael and John said for me to tell you Hello and Thank you for being such a great Cousin wished you could have had more time together. Nanna wants to send a special I love you! Thank you for all the kind letters to this page from all of you to Tim and his Family, Friends. April 27,2005"
Tammy DeShazo-Tim R. Brown Jr's Aunt of Mabank-Texas (USA)

"Dear Mr.& Mrs. Brown,
I just wanted to let you know I am also very Proud of your Son and I am very sorry you lost him, but you know you really did'nt loose him as he is in Heaven with Jesus watching over us.
My name is (Cadillac Sue) that is what everyone calls me. I write all of our HEROES name on what has been my dream car all my life and we had so many children I never could afford it, well I finally got one a few years ago and I know it was for me to do just what I have done, write all our HEROES on it.
I now have 1,326 names that I have written on my 71 Cadillac now, and they will stay on it as long as I am alive.
One of my 44 grandchildren ask me when I got this car if he could have it when he grew up and I said yes Saxton you can
(it surprised me as he was onl 3 at the time) Well one day I was writting Names on my car and Saxton said Nanny as long as I live those name of our heroes will stay on our car.
Your son Timmy was one of the first I wrote on there.
I also wanted to tell you I am wearing A braclet with Timmy's name on it and I will never take it off.
Thank you so much for your HEROE. I LOVE THEM ALL.

MAY GOD BLESS THEM ALL
OUR TROOPS ARE #1

your friend
Cadillac Sue Flemming"
CADILLAC SUE FLEMMING of lEWISTON, iDAHO

"Tim Jr. Its your birthday again. And again I am missing you so very much. I know god is keeping you safe. I have spoke to a few of your army friends like Jason and Thomas and we will be coming to see you in Washington Dc and meeting and talking about our memories. I love you Tim. Till we meet again in heaven.My heart goes out to Your Real mom cyndi I know how I hurt everyday and miss you everyday.....She brought you into this world I know she is hurting so bad too.....She is always in my prayers. .. Tory said for me to tell you happy Birthday and she enjoyed coming to DC with Us and visiting you....
Love You,
MOM (step)"
Pam Brown -Lois of Conway Pa USA

"Tim Brown Jr. Hey this is your sister Rachel. I just wanted to say that I miss you and I love you very much. You Know I just can't belive that your gone it just doesn't seem real. I know that we haven't even seen eachother in years but don't worry I still remember you very clearly. Remember when we were all living with mom and all of us kids where sleeping in the waterbed and you and Joe kept shacking it until we all feel asleep, then that night there was an earthquack and I thought it was you shacking the bed again haha. You know Tim mom and I talk alot now it is so wonderful to have her in my life again. Angie and David are doing fine too. I have a daughter named Hailey and she will be turning 2 feb.1st she is so wonderful and so very smart. Well we will meet again and until then may god hold you in the palm of his hands.
I LOVE YOU."
Love, your sister Rachel of"
Rachel of Sturgeon Bay,Wisconsin

"my son;
I just want to say happy birthday . can;t express how i feel at this moment but i do no you are doing great up above . i miss you son god bless
love MOM; 02 10 2005."
cyndie miles of ontario.calif.

"I had the honor of knowing Tim personally during our tour of Iraq in 2003. We met at Ft. Bragg about a month before we left for Iraq. We became friends and began hanging out together, partying together, drinking together. Of all the people I've met through the Army, Tim was one of the nicest, most generous guys I know. When we got to Iraq, we were in different companies and different camps. Often I would take convoys down to his camp to get supplies or parts and I would see him. We would be excited to see each other, and the entire time I was there we would talk and catch up on old times. I was new to the unit, and he taught me alot, not only about being a soldier, but also about being a wonderful person. He had an amazing spirit and an awesome smile that could penetrate any rough day or bad feelings you were having. He loved to joke around and have a good time and his smile was contagious. August 12, 2003 was one of the saddest days of my life. That day, Pennsylvania lost a hero, his family lost a son, America lost a true soldier, and I lost a best friend. To the family of Timmy Ray Brown, I send my condolences and my deepest regards for this tragedy. His spirit lives on in everything I do. Not a day goes by that I don't think about my friends, four in all who were killed over here in 2003. I am back in Iraq again, serving my country again, and even though he's not here in flesh, I know Tim is here in my heart, and all the hearts of everyone who knew him. Support our troops as we support each other. I would like the family to contact me if at all possible at redbow20@yahoo.com, or anyone who has something to share about this great American fallen hero."
SPC Thomas Russell of Ft. Bragg NC

"Tim
I am missing you so much words cant even express. Everyday your in my thoughts and in my dreams. I havent slept in days and on xmas eve it was unbearable.....Missing your face and your smile, and your humor,and your loving ways. On xmas I really missed you so much I couldnt stop crying. I left the company I was with and went to conway, to the park and sat on the bench there that was in your honor. I know you heard me talking to you. I could feel you couldnt see you of course. But I knew you heard me. Everyone told me it would get easier.....but they were wrong....it doesnt...I dont ever think it will. I just miss you more than words can ever say. I cant wait till its my time so I can see you again. I feel so empty....I MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU DEARLY.......TILL THE DAY WE MEET AGAIN.......I LOVE YOU TIM.....
LOVE YOU
YOUR MOM"
PAM bROWN LOIS of BADEN PA USA

"Tim,

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night because rough men are willing to do violence on their behalf.(George Orwell) You are far more brave than most people and you made the ultimate sacrifice for this we are greatful. You will be missed! The times walking around downtown to playing basketball at Buttermore Park. You live on through all of our memories.

~A friend"
Anonymous of Conway, Pa

"MY BELOVED SON SIR-TIM,

I MISS YOU SO MUCH! I CAN'T STOP THINKING OF YOU. I OFTEN CATCH MY SELF ASKING WHY??? WHY WAS LIFE SO SHORT FOR YOU? WAS THERE SOMETHING I COULD HAVE DONE TO PREVENT THIS PAIN THAT HAS TAKEN OVER MY HEART??? WOULD YOU STILL BE HERE, WITH US, IF YOU STAYED HOME WITH ME? THAT'S WHAT I ASK MYSELF DAY AFTER DAY. WOULD YOU? THAT, I WILL NEVER KNOW. THERE'S SO MANY THINGS I DON'T UNDERSTAND ABOUT LIFE; AND YET, I KEEP TRYING TO ACCEPT THE FACT THAT YOU'RE GONE... SO MANY THINGS I WANT TO TELL YOU. MY DEAR SON, I LOVE YOU! AND I'M SO SORRY; SORRY THAT I BROUGHT YOU INTO A WORLD SO FULL OF GREED AND HATRED. A WORLD YOU TRIED SO HARD TO CHANGE WITH ALL OF YOUR LOVE AND GENEROUSITY. AND IN RETURN, ALL THE DREAMS YOU EVER HAD IN LIFE, ARE OVER. I ASK OF YOU, MY SON, TO PLEASE FORGIVE ME. I AM SO SORRY!

ALWAYS AND FOREVER,
LOVE MOM"
CYNDIE MILES of ONTARIO, CALIF.

"hey son i sure do miss you so much i cant hardly think . but i no your in a better place and i will see you again soon. i love you mom"
cyndie miles of ontario california

"TIM I MISS YOU SO MUCH. MY LIFE IS STILL SO EMPTY I CANT EXPRESS TO YOU HOW MUCH I MISS YOU.THIS THANKSGIVING I SURELY MISSED YOU COMING IN THE KITCHEN TO TASTE ALL THE FOOD AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THOUGHT WAS MISSING...OR WHAT ELSE YOU WANTED FOR DINER...I WANTED TO TELL YOU THE THINGS I AM THANKFUL FOR MOST.....I AM THANKFUL THAT YOUR MOTHER CINDY,AND YOUR FATHER TIM . FOUND IT IN THEIR HEARTS TO SHARE YOU WITH ME. I AM THANKFUL THAT I HAD YOU IN MY LIFE IF ONLY FOR SUCH A SHORT TIME.I ALWAYS THINK OF THE TIMES YOU RODE YOUR BIKE MILES AND MILES JUST TO SURPRISE ME AND BRING ME LUNCH AT WORK,OR THE TIMES YOU COOKED DINNER FOR ME,OR THE TIMES WHEN I WAS TEACHING YOU TO DRIVE SO YOU COULD GET YOUR LICENSE.WHEN YOU WOULD ALWAYS WAKE UP SMILING AND SAY WANT TO TRY YOUR LUCK AGAIN.....AND HOLD UP THE KEYS...AND YOUR SMILE WHEN YOU PASSED THE TEST. I KNOW GOD HAD A PLAN FOR YOU AND WE COULD NEVER CHANGE HIS PLANS..BUT IT DOESNT MAKE IT ANY EASIER FOR THE PEOPLE LEFT BEHIND THAT MISS YOU SO DEARLY..I LOVE YOU SON.......AND AGAIN I MISS YOU VERY MUCH. AND AM SO PROUD OF WHAT YOU BECAME....
IT IS THE SOLDIER,NOT THE REPORTER
WHO HAS GIVEN US FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
IT IS THE SOLDIER, NOT THE POET,
WHO HAS GIVEN US FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
IT IS THE SOLDIER, NOT THE CAMPUS ORGANIZER,
WHO HAS GIVEN US THE FREEDOM TO DEMONSTRATE.
IT IS THE SOLDIER, NOT THE LAWYER,
WHO HAS GIVEN US THE RIGHT TO A FAIR TRAIL.
IT IS THE SOLDIER,LIKE PFC TIM R BROWN JR.,WHO SALUTES THE FLAG,
WHO SERVES UNDER THE FLAG,
AND WHOSE COFFIN IS DRAPED BY THE FLAG,
WHO ALLOWS THE PROTESTER TO BURN THE FLAG.
I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT LIKE TO SEE SOMETHING I GOT FROM A FRIEND OF YOURS. THANKS SO MUCH FOR WHAT LOVE YOU HAVE BROUGHT TO ME.. I LOVE YOU SON....."
PAM BROWN-LOIS (MOM) of BADEN PA USA

"Please accept this poem in honor of your beloved son:

Brave Soldier

Sitting alone at home, a shadow did I see.
Upon a closer look there stood, a soldier before me.
His face was masked with paint, his clothes were filled with dirt.
Then I came to realize this soldier had been hurt.
I cried at the sound, of blood that hit the floor.
He told me not to worry, he felt the pain no more.

"Where am I " he asked, "And all the sound of war?
Why can't I hear the gunfire and the bullets soar?
I need to find my comrades and cover all their backs.
Crawling through the streets, who know what lies in shacks?
Where is the enemy? I look for them still.
Regardless of the danger, I will not lose my will."

"Our bodies may be tired, and we are filled with fear.
But we continue on, as long as "they" are near.
We always hold our honor, and will protect our home.
We never lose our faith, even when we're alone.
We will face the cold, and all the darkened nights.
We will not give up, as long as we can fight."

"Our country we will serve, so that they may be free.
A gift we give to all, no matter what our fee.
We hold this in our hearts, and know it to be true.
Remember all these words, may they mean the same to you.
Well my time is short, can you please show me the way?
My platoon waits for me, I can no longer stay."

Looking at this man, I knew what must be done.
For this wounded soldier couldn't possibly go on.
"Brave soldier with my love, good news I bring to you.
The war is at it's end, there's nothing more to do.
Your comrades are now safe, your country remains free.
You are now at home, where you need to be."

"Rest your tired soul and calm your weary mind.
Let your many nights of fear always remain behind."
As he closed his eyes, he cried a single tear.
It fell down his face, as I watched him disappear."
Ana Peters of Denver, Co

"We are so sorry for your loss. We lost Army Spc.Joshua Justice Henry on 9-20-04. This was the hardest day of our lives. We honor these guys as our Heroes and hope no one else has to go through with what we are all dealing with. Rest in peace Timmy, and thank you for serving your country to the fullest"
Henry family of Vandergrift , PA

"I am Eric Rosa, aka Sgt. Rosa, f co 519th MI. I was timmy's roommate while back at bragg. I remember him well. I remember the first day he came into my life. He was a good man, honest, and kind. He would do anything for anyone. I would go out with him and grab a bite to eat and enjoy his company. I was in nothern Iraq when I found out. The chaplin told me and I didn't believe it. I couldn't believe that I wouldn't see Tim again. I had a bracelet made with his name and wear it is his honor. ericmrosa@aol.com"
Eric Rosa of Fuquay Varina NC

"I WAS LOOKING FOR SOME INFORMATON ON TAJI, IRAQ. WHEN I CAME ACOSS THIS SITE. TIM GAVE HIS LIFE IN THE NAME OF FREEDOM. I AM DEEPLY SORRY FOR THAT LOSS. I WILL STAND THE WATCH IN HIS HONOR. SOON TO BE IN TAJI."
JASON BROWN BU2 USN SEABEES of GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI

"The Family of Pfc. Timmy R. Brown, Jr.:
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:"
Paula of Martinsburg, WV

"My dear son Tim,
Here I am missing you again and trying to write something worthy of how I feel. I remember the day I had you, you were so big with such curly hair my little Hoss.. So many people miss you as well as myself but I know you're in a better place where you are able to watch over me . Every time I think about you Tim, I just look up and there you are...
Although I wish you were down here! I wish I could tell you once again that I love you. But I guess it's too late for that. It's not much comfort but I know that you knew how much I truly love you. Michael and Tyler miss you too. Michael says he'll never forget you and he has something to remember you by! The scar on his foot when you and him were playing ball and the candy jar fell down and broke and cut his foot.
Michael says ,"I'll never forget my brother TimTim how can I? My foot will always remind me how much I love and miss you.
Donald sends his love and misses you too, as well as everyone else. You know Tim, you've brought so much love into this world, and brought so many of us back together again. How can one little boy's love touch so many lives in the entire world. I can't think of any one else that brought as much happiness as you did.
Tim, I wish I would have kept you here when you came back instead of trying to teach you and Joe a lesson in life as teenagers cuz then perhaps you'd still be here. Or maybe not.
As we all know God has a plan for all of us here on Earth and perhaps you were one big part of that plan.
And I am honored to have been the one to bring you into this world and let you go with your father even though sharing you was hard. But I know that was one of the best things I could have ever done for you, as well as for your father and Pam.
As I had told Pam in your passing that she was your mom as well, and you her son. I thank God for her. She holds a big part of your life and all you became.
Thank you son. I'm proud to say that you are my hero. I AM PROUD TO BE YOUR MOTHER. I never dreamed that one of my children could touch so many lives in so many ways. You've changed my life forever, as well as taught me a valuable lesson - Never take life for granted because many people don't realize how precious life is, until it's too late.
To wake up one morning and never hear your voice, or the sound of your footsteps or the ring of the phone with you on the other line- I will never hear those things again in this lifetime.
Although we will meet again that I know is for sure.

Until then, my dearest son,
God bless
Always and forever,
your mother,

Cyndie Miles"
Cyndie Miles Mother * of Ontario, CA U.S.A."
Cyndie Miles of Ontario, CA U.S.A.

"I love you and miss you always
hang in there uncle tim and aunt pam"
Stacie Brown / cousin of Mabank, Texas

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..8/12/04

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

"On this day, the anniversary of the day you gave your precious life for our country, I trust that you are in a better place, and that it is those left behind that feel the pain of your loss. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TIM JR. AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. Your family will remain in my prayers!"
A freind of Pennsylvania

"Dear Tim,
I miss you more each Day. I hope know you know how much you are missed by all of us, but we were the Lucky ones to have known and Loved you for the Short time you were here with us. you left a lifetime of memories and things to live up to. You are an example of what our young people should hope to grow up to be someday! I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU.
WITH LOVE Aunt Tammy."
Tammy DeShazo/ Aunt of Canton,Texas Van Zandt

"I am in 8th grade and we were learing about how many people were dying in Iraq. He is included in our prayers. If there is a family member I would appreciate it if you could email me back at RockNRollGrlAA90@aol.com so I can write my report on this hero."
Student at Emmet Belknap of Lockport, NY

"This message is to the wonderful youngman in the sixth grade from oklahoma (JESSIE). I would love to see the story you wrote about TIM... Please email me a copy if you can. My email address is PAMB5561@AOL.COM
THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT AND KIND WORDS.IT HELPS ME GREATLY EVERYTIME I COME HERE TO READ ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL THINGS YOU ALL WRITE. YOU ALL HAVE BEEN WONDERFUL.
TIM I MISS YOU SO MUCH. I LOVE YOU AND I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN MY BELOVED SON WHEN GOD CALLS FOR ME TO COME HOME.
LOVE ALWAYS, MOM
PAM BROWN-LOIS"
PAM BROWN-LOIS of BADEN PA/ USA

"I believe that everyone needs a chance to be free. That is why our soldiers our fighting this war. I say that if I die I would want to die a noble death, just as this young man did.
I am in sixth grade. My English class is doing a project in dedication to the fallen soldiers in Iraq. I chose to write mine about Timmy R. Brown Jr. I felt that his touching story would last in the hearts of many of my fellow students for years to come. Thank you Timmy R. Brown Jr., and thank you Amercians that fight for me. Godspeed my friends."
Jessie Belvin of Comanche, Oklahoma, U.S.A

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

"I am saddened by your son's passing. He sounds like a man to be proud of. Please know that I'll always know who Timmy R. Brown Jr. was, and the sacrifice he made to defend what he believed was right. I feel humbled to read this memorial of my fellow soldier, his bravery, and the love of his family and friends."
c.t. of kuwait

"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, Timmy, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you for sharing some of the memories of your son with others.. THANK GOD for the men and women who have the dedication to their country - - like your TIM. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Tim It has taken me a very long time to have the strength to come in and see all these beautiful things that people have said here. I miss you so much words can not even express the emptiness in my heart and soul for you.I just came back from Arlington visiting you there on your birthday and I knew you heard my words spoken to you all the birds just suddenly appeared in the trees that were lifeless when we arrived until we got to you and started speaking to you.They came in the hundreds and sang to us. GOD I MISS YOU SO MUCH TIM AND YOU ARE FOREVER GOING TO BE THE BEST THING THAT GOD HAS OR WILL EVER BRING INTO MY LIFE.
LOVE YOU YOUR MOM
PAM BROWN LOIS"
PAM BROWN LOIS of Baden Pa USA

"Hi, I'm writing to say it was an honor and privilege to know Tim. I am the mom of another soldier in Tim's unit and he was just the nicest young man and funny too. He had a smile that would insist you return it. To his mom and dad I want to say your son gave me a memory I will never forget and I'm glad to have known him even for the short time I did. You should be very very proud.
Love,
Cyndi"
Cyndi Signore of Millbrook, Alabama

"Happy Birthday Tim. 2/10/1982
Love,
Dad"
Tim R. Brown Sr. of PA

"Your son sounds like a wonderful young man. Your letter reminded me of my 13 yr old son, who also takes everything apart, never to be found again. He would do anything for his family & friends. And favors your son somewhat. Thank you Timmy R. Brown Jr. for giving your all for us all. You will never be forgotten. And to his large family and friends you are in my prayers. God Bless You!"
Dana Husley of Mississippi

"Thank you Tim for all that you have done for our country and being part of our freedom. I will always remeber you as a hero. We all miss you at school and think of you often thanks again for every thing"
Catherine Brenckle of New Swickley, Pa

"Dear Tim,
Just wanted to let you know you are thought about every day ,you will always be missed. just wanted to tell you we love you.
****Aunt Tammy-Michael-John-Nanna *****"
Tammy Brown DeShazo of Canton , Texas

"Thank you Timmy Brown, Jr., 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

"tim was one of the most genuine people i can say i've ever known. i've never met someone so real in my life. Tim, i will never forget our long talks about subjects only you know the answers to now. i miss you, i will never forget you."
sedell of pittsburgh

"Dec 14, 2003. Several celebrated the capture of Saddam Huseein. Today it would be fitting to again remember and honor Pfc. Timmy Brown Jr, and his fallen war heroes; to never let them be forgotten."
Ken Jones of Center Township , PA

"Tim we miss you and think about you often, you always will be known as someone warm, caring and ready to help others in their time of need what ever it should be. and as a young boy always wanting to learn everything from the inside out. you also like to come to the house in Canton, Texas and ride horses with me and my Brother (cousins) I am sorry we did not have more time together but I am so proud of you , you are my Hero. I will never forget you. Thank you Tim!
I could only hope my life would be a tribute to you.**** I love you!****"
Michael DeShazo - cousin of Canton,Texas

"I would like to thank everyone who sent messages of condolance and thanks. I knew Tim for years we grew up together. I have many fond memories of Tim Brown as do so many of my friends. He made you want to be a better person. He is greatly missed by everyone who knew him. lucky_13_81@hotmail.com"
Saunders of Conway, PA

"I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT YOU HAVE GIVEN US IN YOUR LETTERS. GOD BLESS YOU ALL IN YOUR FUTURE. CYNDIE MILES;
TIMMY BROWN.JR MOTHER."
CYNDIE MILES of ONTARIO .CALIF.USA.

"We became pen-pals with the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion back in February. We sent them a handprint flag we made with the cub scouts. Timmy Jr was one of those pen-pals. He sent us a roll of film which we developed here in the states.Only a few days ago while e-mailing another pan-pal there, we heard of Timmys death. We are greatly saddened and extend our deepest sympathy to you his family and friends. We never met him, but he's in our hearts.In that roll of film there are pictures of him. (I scanned and e-mailed them to our Iraq Army pen pal Jack, who said it is in fact Timmy R. Brown Jr. ) We would be more than happy to send you these pictures if you would like them. I lost a son when he was only 3 days old, but I know how important each and every photo is. Especially ones you've not seen. I think you would like these:) He looked like quite a character.Again, I am so sorry for your loss. I know words from a stranger don't help ease the pain, but know that he's in our hearts as well. farmerswife1991@hotmail.com"
Laurie of Wisconsin, USA

"I'm just so touched by all that I've read about Tim. Thanks to his friends and family for sharing the memories so that we could know a bit about this brave soldier who gave so much for so many people. I'm at a loss as how to express my deep appreciation for the sacrifice. May God comfort those who loved him."
Kelli

"Even though I didnt know Tim, I am honored that my girlfriend did and I therefore could attend the funeral services. My prayers and thoughts are with the family in this time of mourning. Thank you Tim for giving your life to defend this country...we ALL salute you!"
Jason of Pennsylvania

"Tim Jr. I was very proud and thank full that you allowed me to be a part of your life ,and to have been included among the many people who's lives you touched during your short time with us."
Tammy (Aunt) Geneva(Nanna) DeShazo of Canton Texas

"Words cant express how sad we are from your loss. We are so grateful to have brave men such as your son who fought for our country. God bless you and your family. Thank you Timmy for making my family safe...you are indeed a hero."
The Silas family of West Virginia

"I want to say thank you to all soldiers for fighting the fight over there and i pray for them everyday thatnks for all ur hard work and i support you"
Samantha of Freedom/Pa

"To the family and friends of Pfc. Timmy Brown, Jr.:
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 Timmy 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. Timmy Brown, Jr.:
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 Timmy, 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