Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Larry K. Brown


22, of Jackson, Mississippi.
Killed in action in Iraq. He was assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, Fort Riley, Kansas. Died on April 5, 2003.

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"I didnt know you. And i dont think we ever met. But you will never be forgotten. I carry you name in my heart and when ever i talk about Iraq,stranger who have never met you to this day know the sacrafice you gave for there country 11 year later. Thank you for your sacrafice you are a hero and as long as i live people will know the name Larry Brown"
Gikalo Major of Miami,Florida

"I didnt know you. And i dont think we ever met. But you will never be forgotten. I carry you name in my heart and when ever i talk about Iraq,stranger who have never met you to this day know the sacrafice you gave for there country 11 year later. Thank you for your sacrafice you are a hero and as long as i live people will know the name Larry Brown"
Gikalo Major of Miami,Florida

"Bro just wanted to tell you, you are still missed. I still remember seeing you the last time in Kuwait before they sent me back. You told me to be coo and don't forget about y'all!! Never .... Forever a blessing bro, take care. 402 507 0164"
isa stewart of Omaha, Ne/USA

"Larry,
My Man, I'm sitting here back in Kansas. It's one of those just really relaxing and quiet nights. It reminds me of us being on CQ and just shooting the *. Well with out someone coming in Hammered Drunk, been there. It's funny dude I stopped playing ball for a while. I couldn't step on a court cuz it reminded me of playing with you and Mitchell. We dominated wherever we went to play. I know that's how the three of us grew up. Having a group of guys that can run the court. I miss you bro, I think about you all the time. Much Love, "Charlie Rock""
Pete Holdsworth of Kansas City

"I think about that day all the time Larry. I wish I could have done more for you. RIP Brother. You will not be forgotten. Straight Stalwart"
Doc Previty- Charlie 1/41 of Wakefield, RI

"I was a few months pregnant before graduation and we were standing around after school one day talking. Just random stuff. I still remember that day and I will always remember you. *** Never Forgotten***"
Jacia Green of Atlanta,GA USA

"R.I.P. SPC. LARRY K. BROWN, SOLDIERS OF 1-41 INFANTRY WILL NEVER FORGET YOU."
BRIAN ROBINSON (SGT 1999-2004 ) of SANTA BARARA CA

"Words cant explain how I miss and love u soo much .! Oh and I wanna tell u that Trina had a baby boy and she named him Da'Marion Jackson. and no I don't have any kids yet but me and tyesha got a house with our boyfriends. things haven't been right between us but we are workn on it step by step... well I have to go love and miss u so much . :( :("
iesha of jackson, ms 39212

"Its been a while but u r never forgotten bro. I'm still holding on to the memories. You are in a better place bro and enjoy the golden streets!! The Lord had a plan for you. Isa Stewart Omaha Ne 402 507-0164"
Isa Stewart of omaha, ne/ USA

"April 2, 2013 - Call it family intution or family bond; but I thought of my cousin Larry (Ken) this moring (without even thinking of the upcoming date of April 5). I googled his name and reached this site. Ken's life, service, sacrifice, and character will forever live on. It was on a Saturday (just 3 days short of 10 years ago) that I received the news of Ken's transition...it's a day that I will always remember! Because of Ken, I always remember to "Thank" a soldier whenever I see one. Rest in peace Ken; you fought a good fight, and even though it was much too soon for us, you finished your course! Your family pays special homage to you. Your life was not in vain; even in your absence, you still speak to us and make us take inventory of our lives and how we live it!"
Cheyenne Wodruff of Palatine, IL

"IT was 10 years today that we crossed into Iraq. Not a day has passed that I haven't thought about him."
Walter Cambron of Oklahoma City

"I will never forget you Larry as you, Mitchel, and myself all went to basic together and then went to Fort Riley together. We didn't get put into the same Platoons but were able to get into the same company. When ever I needed to let loose I know to knock on your door as you were always having fun whether in the barracks or at the clubs you were a joy to be around. I wasn't with you that day on the ground as I was in another part of Karbula, Iraq that day. I will never forget as we pulled out of the city that night and we were told of you being shot. My heart stopped, I couldn't believe that out of all people it was you that had been shot. I really had a hard time understanding what had happened. The next day when they told us you had fought all night long but didn't make it I was crushed and as we when back into Karbala and none of the men that we had fought the day prior were there to fight I was so angry how could they come at us one day and hide the next I wanted pay back and I cant speak for everyone that day but I'm sure we all did. As long as I'm alive I will never forget my Army brother Larry K. Brown. I feel so sorry for all the people that never got to see your great personality as you truly were a great person and soldier. But above all I want to say I'm sorry to the family and friends of Larry because we truly lost someone great. R.I.P. Larry as we will carry a small piece of you in our memory's as long as we can."
SGT Benson, Jason of Charlie Rocks 1/41 INF 785-341-9736

"It has been a long time but I still feel you here around me. I miss hearing you talk and seeing your smile. The last letter you wrote me from Iraq you said that if something ever happened to you just know that you love me. Even though you are not here I know that you still do. I remember the night before you left you couldn't sleep well. I could tell that you were worried but I continued to pray that god would bring you home. I don't know what else to say except I miss you and every time I think about you I get sad, angry, confused and every emotion you can think of but I have never forgotten you..... I love you!"
Shamale of Kansas

"SPC Brown, your courage and honor are running with me today in The Race for the Fallen. I salute you, sir."
Kathryn King of Hampden, Maine

"9 years, I will never forget!!!!"
Ator of Oklahoma

"9 years ago today. We miss you Larry.
Your brothers in Charlie company will never forget you."
Will S. of KS

"I think about you every day how much time we hung out on and off duty . I always would ask for a detail in the NBC room and you where always on it. A service member and a remarkable friend. Best regards to all of your family and thank you with every fiber in my soul for raising you to be one of the trueist friends I ever had the honor of knowing. My fav soldier fav platoon. 141nfinity Vibe in peace LKB"
Roosevelt Dunning of savannah ga /chattham

"I think about you every day how much time we hung out on and off duty . I always would ask for a detail in the NBC room and you where always on it. A service member and a remarkable friend. Best regards to all of your family and thank you with every fiber in my soul for raising you to be one of the trueist friends I ever had the honor of knowing."
Roosevelt Dunning of savannah ga /chattham

"R.I.P. Larry. Brown so many memories Big Homie you always had a joke to keep everyone everyone laughing .They always say they good die young sorry it had to be you."
Jason Brown of Jackson, Ms

"On behalf of the entire BMHS Knights and Class of 1998, your service to our country will not go without recoginzation. We love you. RIP Faithful Fallen "KNIGHT""
Samantha E. Clark of Jackson, MS 39212

"On behalf of the entire BMHS Knights and Class of 1998, your service to our country will not go without recoginzation. We love you. RIP Faithful Fallen "KNIGHT""
Samantha E. Clark of Jackson, MS 39212

"on behalf of the BMHS of Jackson,MS class of 1998 RIP Fallen Knight!"
Samanda Marshall of Lewisville, TX, USA

"Damn!!! I still remember the day we got off the track...............I never thought it would be the last we would dismount from together. I still feel like it should have been me...... We both wanted to go back to the track cause our gut feeling told us to. I guess thats what happends when we have to follow orders. Im sorry I let you down. I think about you everyday battle buddy. I know your up their playing Bball... Rip"
Spc Brisson, Michael of San Diego, CA

"its been like 9 years since i seen u. i hope your in a good place. u will always be rememberd. thank u for everything. your friend always"
pfc. ed taylor of norwalk, ca

"Hey buddy, its been 8 long years since we were on that bird, ive got 2 beautiful little girls!! I remind them everyday of you and what you did and sacrificed!!! I miss you a lot and wish I could have done anything, hell everyone would have done anything!!! You were a great man and friend!!! You are truly missed. I know you are in a much better place where you can hang your boots up, no more fighting just peace, you deserve nothing less!!! I dont have a bracelet i have a tattoo of ur name on my arm, but who am I kiddin I will never forget that day or you! I lived that day and that was very hard to accept until I had my girls, I wont let you down!!! I miss you a lot!!! And I will never forget our conversation on that bird just really wish I would have known!! We will meet again Johnny Ator red 1 d"
Ator of Ramona, OK

"Hey Larry this Isa just saying what up and let you know that I didn't forget about you. Man, I can still remember the fun we had here when you came. I will continue to pray for your family and I know you are in a better place."
Isa Stewart of Omaha, Ne (402) 905-6864

"I haven't been able to speak since I found out 8 years ago about Larry. I met Larry when I moved to Jackson when I returned home from Basic training and A.I.T. He was a friend of a friend. He was the first guy to ever ask to take me out on a date. I was like, Serious, guys don't ask girls out on dates in Mississippi. He said, Well, I do. Especially if I like a girl. I was flattered. I enjoyed every moment I spent with him. He then found out that I was in the Army. He thought that it was so cool of me to do something to protect the people of this country. He told me that he was going to join and I was like, you know you are crazy about basketball. He said, well I can do both like you said. We talked and saw each other everyday until I got deployed. I lost contact with him for about 2 years. I was on a deployment in North Carolina when I learned about his death. It hit me hard. I always blamed myself for him wanting to join, but now that I've read what he's done, I can see it was meant to be. I truly miss him and I will never ever forget the perfect gentleman and my first date! Love you Larry"
Spc Markquetta Y. Curb of Jackson, Ms. USA

"I think about Larry every day. I still have a memorial bracelet for him. I did not know him personally but i was there that day. I will never forget it. God rest his soul. May you have peace whereever you are now brother."
SGT Mike Lilli of Baltimore,MD

"I had a lot of good times with Brown. He was a great guy and if you didn't know him, you missed out. I miss him amongst others and I pray for the families and friends of those who lost a soldier.

(I see a lot of old friends on here, hit me up 480.338.5460)"
SGT Aaron Sisk (Ret) of Phoenix, AZ

"7 long years and you will never be forgotten for the sacrifice you made, may you rest in peace. til we meet again, miss ya bro"
Johnny Ator of Oklahoma

"Been seven years and here we are again. Miss you Bro. We raise our glass tonight and salute you, Larry, for the man you were and the legacy you have left behind. Rest In Peace. Dustinmccarley@yahoo.com"
Dustin McCarley of San Antonio, TX

"I too was there that ugly day in April. My company was the main effort for 3/502 and my 2nd platoon was the company main effort. My squad had just taken a foot hold at the "Water Treatment Facility" in Karbala. We started filtering the remainder of the company in and taking up positions when the call came in that they were using our location as the CCP. 1SG Ingram, DOC and myself were there to recieve Larry and the remainder of the wounded. After what seemed like an eternity we were able to stabilize Larry and attempt to get a air medevac to land at our location. They wouldn't risk flying in and losing a bird to hostile fire. This really got 1SG pissed; anyone who knows 1SG Ingram (CSM now) knows thats a bad thing. Anyways, we would later find out that the area wasn't as secure as we thought. Once we finally did evac him he was stable and we felt that he had a fighting chance. It was later the next night that we had learned of his unfortunate fate. We were all affected by his loss, but DOC took it the worst. There isn't a day that goes by that I too don't think about Larry. Probably in part because when we got back to Ft. Campbell, Jim Deitz came and did a signing of our Strike on Karbala prints. On most of our prints we had him write, " In Memory of Larry Brown".
I have since retired from the Army but still have a AKO email. Feel free to email me todd.morton@us.army.mil"
Todd Morton of Ft. Benning, Ga

"HI COUSIN I THINK ABOUT U EVERYDAY. Y DID U HAVE 2 LEAVE US WE ALL MISS U VERY MUCH. SINCE U GOT KILLED I HAVEN'T BEEN DOIN RITE IN SCHOOL BUT NOW I AM N BATESVILLE JOB CORP CENTER TRYN TO GET MI GED AND TRADE. WORDS R GETTN SHORT WISH I CAN SEE U 1 MORE TIME BUT I CNT'T CUZ U R GON OH AND 1 MORE THING U HAVE 2 WONDERFUL NIECE AND NEPHEW THERE NAMES ARE KENTAVIUS AND TYRA"
IESHA GRAY of JACKSON, M S39204

"What up Larry this Isa again just letting you know I haven't forgot about you. I always think about how you came up here with Mitchell and Johnson and we went out and you were recording that chic using the bathroom! You get mad support here in Omaha and I will always let people know about you bro. Rest Peacefully I know you are in the Lords hand. (402)917-6575"
Isa Stewart of Omaha, Ne

"I was there for larry's last moments of his life when we treated him, he was the bravest and strongest soldier I've ever seen. I will never forget that day may he rest in peace"
Eric of Texas

"This young man and his platoon where attached to my Battalion in OIF 1 and now I sit in Fort Bliss, TX as the Operations Sergeant Major for 1-41 Infantry as it is reactivated ensuring that the Soldiers of this Battalion will carry on the legacy that Soldiers such as Larry Brown have left."
SGM Rich Tucker of Fort Bliss, TX

"Its been 6 long years, i will never forget the sacrifice u made! My family is grateful for men like u. I miss u buddy. Rest in peace til we meet again."
Johnny Ator of Oklahoma

"Rest in peace, buddy. -SPC Stier C-12, driver"
Steven Stier of Denver, CO

"****READ****
I almost forgot to post this. About 2 years ago, this lady contacted me about writing a book detailing what happened to Larry. She found my number on here, and wanted to know what happened. I gave her a description of how it unfolded. Unfortunately, not all of it is 100% accurate because of what the military told the Brown family and they did not want to contradict what they were told (to not upset his Mother). It's true for the most part, but if you were there with us, you will see what I'm talking about. Anyways, the book is out and everyone should go get it. The money from profits go to helping family members who have lost loved ones in the war. It's called Faces of Freedom and it profiles one person from every state who was killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan. They chose Larry to represent Mississippi. I hope you guys are able to check it out. dustinmccarley@yahoo.com"
Dustin McCarley of Lansing, MI

"April 5th, 2009-- I can't believe it's been six years! It seems like only yesterday you were hopping your * around the barracks on crutches right after your surgery and before we went to Kuwait in '02. Brings a smile to my face when I think about all the stupid stuff we did. Anyways, six years later, and wanted to let you know we still think of you often. Every one of us who was there, is remembering you today in one way or another. Some will say a simple prayer, some will hold their loved ones a little bit tighter, all because of you opening our eyes to how sensitive and fragile life really is. I will be BBQ'ing with my twin sons who will be two next Sunday, and drinking a beer for you. Here's to you Larry. Cheers. 517-290-9700"
Dustin McCarley of Lansing, MI

"Brown, I Remember sitting on my couch watching the news and seeing your face on tv, for me this was a sad way to hear about you, although we hardly got the chance to know one another, I remember you always had a smile on your face, you made me laugh pretty much all the time, I do remember that you you rap fast and hard good lyrics, and it was always a pleasure listening to the things you spoke about, although I didn't make it to Iraq, all of Charlie was on my mind and in my hearts. You are sadly missed, I'm glad to know were loved by many, and that your sacrifice, was the gift of life for so many others, you gave yours so others could have theirs. To the Brown family,and then men who were with him on that fateful day, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I knew Larry for a brief moment in time, I met him when he first got to Riley as pvt, I was his roomate, and I was a short timer at the time, but he made me smile when I was feeling bad or angry about something. I wish I could have known him longer. May you rest in peace, may all know your story,your life,and most of all your sacrifice. I salute you...

Pfc Rob O'Brien East Rockaway, NY c co 1/41 INF 99'-02'

Skorpeoh@gmail.com"

"Larry I was out there with you and every now and then I think about what happen to all of us as the team I wish truly wish that you are in a better place I would give it all back just to know that you would be back with your family two R.I.P. Fallen but never forgotten. SPC Anthony R moreno (CHARLIE CO 1/41) BALLSACKS"
spc MORENO of Rio HONDO tx

"I didnt know you I was in B co, but I saw you a few times around the barracks.
I just wanted to tell you that to this day I still think about you and the other great men we lost over there. God Bless you and your Family"
SSG Cabrera

"larry,i know you were with my friends in hell on earth ,and i thank you for helping keep them safe,pete holdsworth or cyrus field,loook m eupmrest in peace man....785-554-6757"
spc.rod from b.co of wichita ks

"To the Dearest Family of SPC. Larry K. Brown,
Larry was one of the greatest men I have ever had the Honor of meeting and being able to call my Friend. I was only 19 when I met Larry at Fort Riley and I remember him well even to this day. My most fond memory was that when we would all go out to the club, I was still a shy, young man. Larry taught me how to loosen up and relax, not be afraid to get out on the dance floor, and even taught me a few steps. He was and is very loved by all his friends and is still cherished to this day. I know Larry is up in heaven today watching down over all of us protecting us as we go on with our daily lives and future missions.
We all miss you very much Brown and think about you often.

"Freedom isn't Free, All gave some: Some gave All.
Lest they be forgotten"

my number 315-804-0197"
CPL. Jacob Stutzman, HHC, Charlie, and Bravo 1-41 INF of 2-14 INF Fort Drum New York

"i dont know what to say i think i could have saved you sgt brown called my name and i froze up spc collmam stept up as a240 gunner and took the misson on the streets as i taken the roof tops for fire support after that we went in to hell karabala"
mcleod of belmont nh

"5 yrs later and never forgotten, your sacrifice for our country is one of honor, I still remeber that day and will never forget you bro, and my condolences to the Brown family for your loss, your son, cousin, brother was a warrior in its true form."
Brian Carter of WV

"In Loving Memory of Larry K. Brown... U are truly missed and my heart goes out to Nick and the Rest of the Brown Family. It was great to share the growing years with u at our SECOND home BHS, class of '99. Much respect for the MEN in your PROFESSION! As a resident of FT. Riley and a Native of Jackson u will be forever loved and missed. RIP BROTHER!"
Ms. Tyshieka D. Johnson of Ft. Riley, KS/ Jackson, MS

"Larry-
You are loved and missed. I poured one for you on April 5th brother and the rest of the brave men from C co 1-41. Never forget, "Charlie Rock"."
Pete Holdsworth of Orange County, CA

"Five years ago your life was taken way too soon. Many missed you and hope you were still with us to this day. We will never forget you Larry."
R. Des Vignes of New York

"It has been 5 long years your name is on my arm and you will always be in my heart and prayers. til we meet again."
Johnny Ator of oklahoma

"In memory of Larry, my thoughts go out to his family and the guys from Charlie Co., 1-41 IN 1st Platoon...I will never forget..what happened and what we did!"
SSG Joey Trolio of Manhattan, KS

"Here we are Larry, 5 years to the date of April 5th 2003, and you know this day is for you. 2 years ago I through a big house-party in your honor. Now, being the family man that I am, I will still tip a cold one for you.... But what hits home most, is knowing that I am able to spend time with my family and enjoy the freedoms of being an American because of guys like you. Every time I look at my family I know it is because of brave men and women who make it possible. We love you, miss you, and thank you for your sacrifice. This is your day Larry. We will never forget you.

For anyone reading this, I have created a website you may enjoy. www.betrayedsoldiers.com. Please give us some feedback."
Dustin McCarley of Lakehills, Texas

"It's five year later and i will never forget"
Bruce Coleman of New Jersey

"it five years later and i will never forget"
bruce coleman C. co 1-41 inf of new jersey

"Larry-

Man, I only talked to you a few times. A trip or two to the club. I just feel like life is just to short. You have all the respect in the world from me and my Fam."
Curry (Commo) of Des Moines, IA USA

"I would like to say thanks to all. I never got to tell my brother that I love him. He never meet his three nephews. I remember when we was little that he was full of greatness. I think about him every April every time I see a solider walk by. He put a family back together that was separted for 19 years.
For the last five years this family has been bless with love and growth."
Kendra M of Edwards, MS

"You made the ultimate sacrifice for your country and you will always be remembered."
SPC D of NY

"whats up larry. i hope your doing good up their. i miss you. i wish i would had stayed with you in that courtyard. i wish i had never left you man. r.i.p. larry.....best wishes to your family."
Michael Brisson of san diego, ca

"The same Berry that went AWOL and completely dishonored himself?"

"I served with him that day. He was a good man. If you want to know how he actually died call me at 316-993-3250. Spc. Matthew Berry"
Matt of Wichita, KS

"January 1, 2008
To the family of Spc. Larry K. Brown:
Larry 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

"I still think about all the great men we lost over there. You will never be forgotten !"
SSG Cabrera

"Larry-
I just wanted to say that you are still not forgotten.
-SSG Vogt"

"Hello, I did not know Larry but from reading all the postings it seem as though he was a great person in all. My challenge to each and everyone of you Soldier or Family member, remember to tell the person how you feel and what you feel now...don't wait until it's to late and you have to post it on a web for someone else to read it. Also if you have an alt against your brother get it right now, this war is real and we are losing people everyday. To the Brown family, I know it has been 4 years and the burden of losing your love one may have not eased up, but know to be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord. No more suffering. May God continue to Bless you and keep you."
Carol of Atlanta, GA

"This message is for a hero and brother of mines. Out of our circle; johnson, mitchell, poncho, jordan, and those i forgot, God always take the strongest. Larry left his mark on everyones heart. We had so much fun together especially when I brought him here to Omaha. I still have pictures and videos of my dude and memories that is hard to replace. To this day I wish I would of stayed in just to be there the day this happened. To all others who lost there lives or was injured, I have always and will always keep you and your family in my prayers. And to the Brown family, Larry came here to meet my family and I am here for ya'll. With much love and respect to all in Cco 1-41Inf. And for those who went hard with us, Stewart and his family love ya'll. (402) 612-2175"
Isa Stewart of Omaha, NE USA

"wud up larry my uncle isa stewart has told me alot about u him and you went to the military together so what happen to you"
daja of omaha

"Larry you are constantly in my thoughts. You will never be forgotten. Words can't convey the emotions of that day...
Any of the old platoon members contact me at stephen.a.thorpe@us.army.mil,
Larry's PL
CPT Thorpe, Stephen A."
of NC

"Straght and Stalwart. Never forgoten in our hearts forever thank you bro."
SSG Barnhart of Ft. riley Ks.

"I have never met you, but I am honored to know you gave the ultimate sacrifice for the country I love. I have a remembrance bracelet that I wear for you to remind me why I joined. I go to West Point Military Academy and will be joining the fight for freedom in a couple years. Thank you for everything you have done."
Ryan Kim of Ridgeland, MS

"Hey brown, man it has been a long time, we came to Ft Riley together and got sent to 1-41 together, I will never forget you and your efforts in teaching me how to shoot "real" hoops. Not a day goes by where I dont stop and thank you and the rest of the Stalwart Soldiers for what you have done. You will always be in my heart. God bless and thank you for giving your life so that others may live. You are a true hero! Straight and Stalwart! Stalwart1Yankee Out"
SGT Yates, Patrick of Fort Hood Texas

"Larry,
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. After reading all the reflections left here for you, I wish that I had had the chance to have served with you.

"Straight And Stalwart"(41st Inf. Motto)"

"I never got the chance to really know him, but he remains in my memory."
W. Davis of MI

"05april07 Its me Ator you are still not forgotten you are in my heart everyday i want you to know that."
Ator of Oklahoma

"Last day of 06. Another year gone without you. Miss you Bro. I think about you every day. Charlie Rock."
Walter Cambron of Sacramento, CA

"Rest in peace fellow stalwart,i wasent in karbala ,i was farther north,but you were with all my old friends,holdsworth,field,steier, angel,you kept them safe....we have never forgotten you"
spc.rod b.co 1/41 of wichita ks

"Your memories I will always keep. Big Cuz, you inspired me to become the soldier I am today because I felt I could make a difference like you did. Rest in peace and much love always, you will always be remembered and respected. Thanks for being my inspiration and I hold my pride high as I move up in rank and soon become an officer in service to this great country. Love you always!"
CDT. Nekelah Howard of Cleveland, MS

"Its been a long time, we miss you and will never forget you...."
SSG Biggs of Ft. Lewis, WA

"Larry, I fought in C co. with you and I just wanted to say that you are stil not forgotten.
-SGT Travis Vogt"

"I just wanted to say that I was a PFC a long time ago when Larry saved my platoon from a bad fate. I am now a SSG and still think about him and what he has brought to my life everyday. Everything I do in life I question, because I wonder if I am really making something of myself like I should. He gave me the opportunity, I will rise to the occasion. Thank you Larry. Talk to you next April 5th."
SSG Derek Vasquez of Buffalo, NY USA

"my respect to this soldier. R.I.P."
Marcus of Germany,near cologne

"Larry, you are still not forgotten, Ator"

"I didn't know you very well but you were my friend's brother. R.I.P.-rest in peace you are someplace better."
Alexis Walker of Jackson,MS

"To the family of Army Spc. Larry K. Brown, I would like to thank your family member for his pride, bravery, and willing mind to fight for this country. May God continue to bless your family and keep your heads up because Larry K. Brown is looking upon each and every one of you."
Tiffany Myniecia Williams of Jackson, MS USA

"To the family of Army Spc. Larry K. Brown, I would like to thank your family member for his pride, bravery, and willing mind to fight for this country. May God continue to bless your family and keep your heads up because Larry K. Brown is looking upon each and every one of you."
Tiffany Myniecia Williams of Jackson, MS USA

"To the family of Larry K. Brown I will like to do the honor of thanking your son although I know it is to late but still I would like to thank him for standing up for our country at a very young age and I would also like to say that I am sorry for your loss."
Hillary Dyse of Jackson, MS USA

"To the family of the fallen soldier Larry K. Brown, I would like to say that your love one was very brave and courageous. Even though he is gone to a better place, he will still be here with you and is looking down on you right now."
Angela Bailey of Jackson, MS, USA

"I cannot tell you that I share the capacity of your pain because none of my loved ones were killed in the war. However, I can express my gratitude for your loved one. He was very brave and courageous."
Lynsey McQueen of Jackson, MS USA

"to my good friend and fellow solider
i will always miss you aand i will always remmember april 5 2003 charlie rock"
sgt ellerbee of ft lewis wa

"Today is our 3 year ann. of April 5th.03 I cant say I fell any better. People say that life goes on but it seems to never go away "WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY" BUT The memory of Larry will stay with me forever and I know it will never go away, And im thankful for that. I could never imagine what Larrys mom and family is going through but I know he is with god and he is away from all all this bad stuff that is happening here. This day is hard for a lot of people who were there that day, me, Pete, Dustin, Coleman, and Sgt. Trolio and many others. Well I think I have said enough. If anyone who was there or knows me, and also ANY of Larrys family please contact me @ johnnstacya@aol.com Larry you and your family are in my families prayers everyday. You will never be forgotten !!! We miss u bro we will meet in a better place."
Johnny Ator C. Co. 1/41 Inf Red 1 Delta of Oklahoma

"Larry I tryed, I am sorry

C Co 1-41 INF 1st Pt"
Bruce D Coleman of New Jersey

"ive never meet you Brown. but i was there. i cant erase it from my mind. there not one day that go's by and your not thought about. i can only say is, we will never forget you. B 3/502 ftcky"
2/502inf of ftcky

"THE FINAL INSPECTION

The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"

The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell.""
Sgt. Ross of Mississippi

"I cant ever forget 05april03,I was one of the last soldiers of 1st plt. to see him, thats because I flew out on the same bird. There arent enough words to say what I feel today.Men like larry are the reason we have what we have in this great country.To the Brown family I send my best wishes to you. Larry WE ALL MISS YOU. You and your family are always in my prayers. We will meet again in a better place. R.I.P. C.co.1/41.From RED1 DELTA ATOR"
ATOR of ok

"I cant ever forget 05april03,I was one of the last soldiers of 1st plt. to see him, thats because I flew out on the same bird. There arent enough words to say what I feel today.Men like larry are the reason we have what we have in this great country.To the Brown family I send my best wishes to you. Larry WE ALL MISS YOU. You and your family are always in my prayers. We will meet again in a better place. R.I.P. C.co.1/41.From RED1 DELTA ATOR"
ATOR of ok

"Merry Christmas From Heaven

I still hear the songs
I still see the lights
I still feel your love
on cold wintery nights

I still share your hopes
and all of your cares
I'll even remind you
to please say your prayers

I just want to tell you
you still make me proud
You stand head and shoulders
above all the crowd

Keep trying each moment
to stay in His grace
I came here before you
to help set your place

You don't have to be
perfect all of the time
He forgives you the slip
If you continue the climb

To my family and friends
please be thankful today
I'm still close beside you
In a new special way

I love you all dearly
now don't shed a tear
Cause I'm spending my
Christmas with Jesus this year"
Vangi & McKaLyne Lunsford, wife & daughter of the Late Sgt. Audrey Daron Lunsford of Batesville, MS

"I did not know this soldier personally but I am too a soldier and feel this is my brother.I am sorry for your loss-to the Brown family and he is a true hero.I am in Iraq for the first time right now.I am also from MS.I will pray for your strength in your time of loss and he will always be remembered as a TRUE AMERICAN HERO in my heart."
SPC Catrina Braddock-Turner of FORT RILEY, KS

"My deepest sympathys and prayers to your family, Brown u were a great soldier and thank u for the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms."
SGT Kevin McElvany of Midwest City, Ok,USA

"To a great brother in arms! You will be missed man. We got em!!!"
SGT Joey Trolio of C Co. 1-41 INF 1st Plt.

"It is hard to believe you are gone but you will always hold a place in my heart bro. 1 LUV always " Riders for Life HOOAH""
Matthew Veasley of FORT HOOD, TX

"I was a medic on duty when spc. Brown came through our care area. I treated spc. Brown and also gave him immediate care. I had to aknowledge that spc. Brown was very brave. He will always be remembered. Honor to him and his family!"
creatingalight@yahoo.com of ft campbell ky

"larry,
its rod from b.co and to anyof you other charlie guys particularly cyrus "the virus" field,or petey holdsworth,god bless you and keep you all,we are all brothers for life now with what we have done together,b.co,or c.co it doesnt matter,we are all in this together.i love and miss all you guys,lets keep the memories of our brothers alive by doing the right thing. rest in peace larry.you all can reach me atspeedfreak6518@yahoo.com"
spc.rodriguez"ROD" of ft.riley ks

"To the Brown Family,
I just back from Iraq for a second time and served with Larry the first time. Know that he is still with me in my memories and not forgotten. I was wounded in June and am still recovering. I lost two soldiers that day.Maybe Larry and my other fallen friends were looking out for me. I'm sorry for loss Larry was true hero to the rest of charlie rock it was good seeing your messages here."
SGT Field of Colorado Springs, CO

"To Larry, I am thankful to have known a person like you. You welcomed me into your family with open arms. Your cousin Jerry shares memories of you to together everytime he watches the video tape of you two together. Just the other night Jerry told me you came to him. He said it was not a dream because he could feel your presence. WE BOTH STILL FEEL YOUR PRESENCE."
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wooten of Jackson, MS

"Wow!! It is great to see this support here. Great to see you Brining, Baker, Petey 'Pablo' Holdsworth, and most of all PFC Vasquez and his recount of Larry's bravery. I also was in C co 1st Platoon along with my fellow soldiers on this page. Larry, what a great, GREAT guy. Outstanding christian, hardcore infantry soldier, friend, confidant, ball player, baller, brother, and son. As I write this I am staring at a picture of him on his cot. Everything is packed away but his cd player, and his bible. SSG Angel and Brown were always the first ones to church. I met Larry when I arrived at Fort Riley in September of 2001. Lived next door to him. Went on deployments with him. Fought with him until that horrible day of April 5th when he was taken from us all. Regardless of who believes in what, and whether or not he believed in what we were fighting for... He did it. Leg still messed up, he limped his way onto the battlefield and was carried off. I will never give a man as much respect as I give Larry. He is the reason we are ALL able to go to school, work, live the "American Dream" and make this a better country. He sacrificed his life so we can live ours. As you can see this man is not forgotten and will always live with each soldier that fought with him and knew him. To the Brown family, I have pictures of Larry while on some deployments and in Iraq I would like you to have. Contact me at DustinMcCarley@yahoo.com or (210)845-1101. It's great seeing my fellow soldiers here, I wish you all the best in life and stay in touch..."
Dustin McCarley of San Antonio, Texas/USA

"I love you and miss you. Rest in peace. You will always be remembered and in our hearts. -The Howards Shelby,MS"
Nekelah Howard of Jackson, Ms

"This message is to the family and friends of Larry K Brown.
I ordered 2 fallen hero braelets, and was fortunate to get the one that has Larry's name on it. I will wear his name with pride. i have read his story and will be honored to share with people what a hero he is."
Charlene Hinojosa of Corpus Christi, Texas

"Larry, I really miss you. I wasn't able to attend your funeral, because I couldn't get off work. I hate that I didn't get a chance to say goodbye, but I will never ever forget you. I remember all the good times we had at Bailey, from playing basketball to our prom. I will continue to pray for you and your family. I know one day we will see you again. You were very brave to fight for something that you believed in. I love you!!!!"
Janeau Bell of Jackson, MS USA

"Larry K. Brown was an amazing human being, good friend, and exceptional soldier. I personally served with him for more than a year. He gave THE ULTIMATE sacrifice for HIS and YOUR country, fighting for a war that (to the best of my knowledge, by knowing him and his close friends) he did not believe in.

Those I served with in C Company 1st Battalion 41st Infantry and myself will never forget Larry and will hold him in the highest respect.

Please to all those who read this you don't have to support the actions of the United States Military troops, but PLEASE support them as human beings, soldiers, airmen, sailors, and marines. Those who have and those who continue to sacrifice LITERALLY everything for YOU, ALL those around you, and everything you see in the United States of America. Assisting in keeping The United States of America what it is and what it will always be.

Thank You"
Spc. Donald H. Baker of Ft. Riley, KS

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

"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 (4-5-04)

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

"Larry, I fought with you in Iraq. I held you when you were hit. I played ball with you every chance I got. These things dont measure up to how good a fried you were. To your family, RIP Bro. "Charlie Rock"."
SGT Pete Holdsworth 1st. Plt. of CA

"All I want to say is that I wish there were more people out there like you Larry. Thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice for all of mankind. You know what I love the most about soldiers out there on the line? When they go to battle, they're not worried about petty matters. They go out and stand on line as brothers, and that's exactly what Larry did until the very end. And to his loved ones I know you miss him, but just believe and pray. Larry is sleeping with the angels now. May God bless you and keep you."
Nicole Shelby of Jackson,Ms

"Thank You, Larry K. Brown for giving your all for your comrades and country. You are an American Hero. To your family and friends my prayers are with you."
Dana Husley of Mississippi

"Thank you Larry 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

"Larry, you are a true American Hero. God Bless you and your family. My prayers and appreciation will never wane. Thank you Larry."
John Momchin of Hazlet, NJ

"My deepest condolences to the Brown family, i was stationed with C co. 1-41 inf before 9/11 and i recall Larry as a new Private, he was a great soldier and we shared alot of good times in the field. I am deeply saddened by his loss but i could never be prouder of any other soldier he went above and beyond the call of duty. Spc. Brown will never be forgotten and as long as i am in the Army i will make sure of it. rest in peace Kenyatta."
SSG. D'Andrea, Peter J. of Ft. Irwin, CA

"Dearest Mr. and Mrs. Brown, I was a good friend of Larry's, I used to hang out with him every once in a while in Charlie company. I just want you to know you have my deepest sympathies and may you grieve less knowing that larry was so loved while he was here on earth and is more loved now in heaven."
Spc. Jacob A. Stutzman of Ft.Riley, Kansas, USA

"THE TIMES WE SHARED TOGETHER HAVE BEEN A BLEESING. YOU GAVE GREAT WISDOM AND I THANK YOU FOR THAT. WE'VE FOUGHT TOGETHER,WE'VE CRIED TOGETHER, WE'VE DID EVERYTHING TOGETHER. PLEASE WATCH OVER US AS WE STRIVE THROUGH LIFE WITHOUT YOU. YOU WERE MY FRIEND AND MY BROTHER AND I'LL ALWAYS CHERISH THAT. I MISS YOU AND I LOVE YOU"
BUBBA of MEMPHIS TN USA

"Larry was a genuine guy who always had a smile on his face. As one of my friends, it truly hurt losing him. My heart goes out to his family back home in Mississippi. It was an honor to serve and fight with Larry, but an even greater honor to have had him as my friend. Larry, you will always be remembered by us here in Charlie Company, from Texas to Mississippi bro."
Spc. Trent Brining of Ft. Riley, KS/USA

"I SEND MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF SPC LARRY BROWN. I NEVER MET HIM, BUT I WAS THERE WHEN HE SAVED THE LIVES OF ABOUT 200 SOLDIERS IN KARBALA. HE AND HIS TEAM WENT BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY TO STOP AN ENEMY FORCE FROM SUROUNDING MY INFANTRY COMPANY. HE PAVED THE WAY FOR OUR ESCAPE AND EVASION. HE IS A HERO TO ALL OF US, AND WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. THANK YOU LARRY."
PFC DEREK VASQUEZ of WEST SENECA, NY

"My heart goes out to the friends and family of Spc Brown. I'll remember him with deep appreciation for his sacrifice to this nation. May God Bless and comfort his loved ones."
Kelli

"WOrds cannot describe how saddened I am by this hero's death...i can only imagine the pain his loved ones must be going through. His courage and sacrifice will never be forgotten. God bless him and his family..."
susan choi of san diego, CA

"May God bless the family members of Larry Brown. He was a hero that will never be forgotten."
Chisa Hicks of Columbus, MS/USA

"Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Thank you Larry, for your courage and sacrifice. May God always keep you in His care."
Ken and Maritza Holley of Pembroke Pines, Florida

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

"Larry, even though your time was so short here on earth you have left an impact on so many by the ultimate sacrifice you have made for each and everyone of us as Americans. I will forever remember you as a true hero."
Terri Curtis of Green Forest, Arkansas

"Your mission on earth is complete. You completed the mission with the highest honor and dignity. We shall never forget you. Each day when we are free to do all the things we love, we know it will be because of you. RIP Brave Soldier..."
The Taylors, USMC of North Carolina

"May you be with God and may God be with your family. Thank you"
J Puckett of Slidell,La

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