Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Air Force Master Sgt. Brad A. Clemmons

37, of Chillicothe, Ohio.
Clemmons died when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle. The vehicle was part of a transportation convoy enroute to Taji, Iraq. Clemmons was assigned to the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Died on August 21, 2006.

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"Coming up on 30 years since I joined the USAF and went to EOD school....and I will never forget being in Brads class, graduating EOD school....and seeing him many times overy the next 19 years. He was a friend, patriot and possibly more sarcastic than I. I wear his bracelet every day and will never forget him and his sacrifice. God bless you Brad. See you someday."
Scott Sawyer of San Clemente CA

"" thank you for your service and sacrafice for our country. My condolences to your friends and family.""
jeffrey k. Heck USAF 82-86 of columbus ohio

"Dear MSgt Ball,
This is the email address of TSgt Doni Zeller. He served with MSgt Clemmons and I believe he is still in contact with Rebecca and the clemmons clan. I hope you are able to share your photo with them! I am sure it would mean the world to them.
V/R,
Gregory McCall
Zeller, Doni "
SGT McCall, Gregory of Hurst, TX

"I've worn a memory bracelet with Brad on since 2006. I always wondered about him and what his family are like. In a recent CNN article, they had a picture of Arlington National Cemetery. It showed an honor guardsmen playing taps. In the foreground and very readable was the headstone of MSgt Clemmons. I felt very moved to contact someone in the family and tell them how much their son, husband was appreciated and the sadness i felt as a disabled vet myself. God bless you, he will never be for gotten. This is my e-mail address if someone could send me his families address or e-mail. I'd like to share the picture with them an send my deepest respects. dtball@cox.net"
Daniel Ball MSgt (DAV) of Henderson, NV. USA

"I served with MSG Clemmons in Taji, and was in the truck behind him when he died. The official record of the mission and what we were doing is wrong. If you or your child want, I would be honored to share with youwhat happened and how your husband/father saved everyone in my trucks life.

Please know I am trying my best to change the record to reflect the true nature of the mission. MSG was an EOD tech, and fell doing his job...at the time, iraq was the most dangerous place on earth, Taji was the most dangerous place in iraq, the road we were on was one of the most dangerous roads in the area. On top of all that, EOD is one of the most dangerous jobs in the military. the MSG never flinched, never hesitated and never failed to do his job. Soldiers are alive today because of the mission we were on...

In his honor, the convoy commander, SGT Steve Butler, who was in the first truck,and myself have worn bracelets with MSG Clemmons name and date he fell. In over 6 years I have never taken it off. Its a daily reminder of our honored comrade so he will never be forgotten.
Also, we held a service for him, and I couldnt part with the memorial program, and still have it...its yours if it wont be too painful, my info is below...and I am so dam sorry for your loss!
gregory.mccall@us.army.mil or mccalltrader@gmail.com"
SGT Gregory McCall of FT Stewart, GA

"To the family of:Brad A. Clemmons
I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015.
Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga""

"We just moved to Lackland AFB. We live on Brad Clemmons Drive. I pray for Brad's family everyday as I turn down our street. My condolences to you all, we never will forget the selflessness of
your son."
Denise of San Antonio Texas

"”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to the hero’s Mother, Father and/or spouse. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Almost 2,150 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
This is a gift! We have wonderful sponsors who help with the costs, and want you know that everyone here at Project Compassion does and will always CARE.
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna
Projectcompassion@manti.com
www.heropaintings.com"
Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"Thank you and God bless you and fill your weakness with His strength. Take comfort that your soldier is waiting for you in Heaven."
M. Tiedeman of Palmer, Alaska U.S.A.

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

"Brad
I think of you often. You were a great friend and I miss you terribly. I remember ver well you standing in my office a few days before you left. We joked and laughed and I wished you well. I'll never forget that terrible morning when I learned of your fate. I miss you Brother, keep the fire burning and we'll join you soon. In the meantime watch over those wonderful kids of yours. Love and miss you Brother"
Chuck Newcomb (MSgt USAF Retired) of USAF Academy, Colorado Springs CO

""From one Air Force family to another, Just know your son and your family will be in our thoughts forever.
My son is in Basic Training right now. We leave for graduation in the middle of August. When I watch the Airmen's Run on the first morning, I will think of your boy. A fallen Hero.
God Bless""
An Airman's Mom of Circleville, Ohio USA

"July 1, 2008
To the family of Master Sgt. Brad A. Clemmons:
Brad 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

"Oh Brad...I can say so many things...I miss you dude! The world was an interesting place with you in it. You will live on in all of us...you have touched so many, gave so much and asked so little."
Patricia Linde of Colorado Springs, CO

"Hi Brad,
You were a great friend to Ken and it means so much to both of us that you and your family were the only witnesses to the eternal union between Ken and I, your names will forever be cherished on our marriage certificate.

To Rebecca:

I can only hold you

I can't tell you I feel your pain,
But I can hold you when you cry.
I can't give you a reason for your grief,
But I can hold you when you ask me why.

I can't offer you condolences
When I haven't suffered your pain.
I can only offer you the words of my truth,
When your blue skies begin to rain.

I can tell you 'time heals all wounds',
Although that's certainly a lie;
It isn't time that heals our wounds
It's giving love and forgiveness another try.

I can only offer you my embrace
As a small moment of refuge.
I wish I could take it all away...
But I can only hold you."
Amber Roads of Colorado Springs, Colorado

"We were stationed with Brad in Germany and loved to see him get ready for Haunted Tent City. He was an amazing person who would help anyone. When we learned of his death...we couldnt believe it. We cried and prayed for his family and friends, who will miss him dearly. May God comfort those and keep him in His arms. We thank you Brad for your sacrifice. MSgt Toby Dunlap and family."
MSgt Toby Dunlap of Spokane, Washington

"To Brad's family I am so sorry for your loss. It seems that when I finally get a chance to check another friend of mine has fallen. I knew Brad back in high school, he was a great guy then and I know he had to be a great husband, father, and patriot. He will be missed, but never forgotten."
SFC James T. Grimes of Afghanistan

"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.
Our nations HERO, Brad will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!
"

"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.
Our nations HERO, Brad will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!
"

"Brad, We were best friends when we were kids, had alot of fun. You died doing a honorable thing, most of us won't. You deserved better. I know your children will miss you, I'll check in on them as I can. I miss you, pal. For those of you that don't know Brad could have retired out of the Airforce in a year. You were always a good friend Brad and the world is a darker place now that you have gone.

Rest well my friend."
Brent Free of Frankfort, ohio

"Brad, and any family members that read this... I want to thank you for everything that you taught me when you supervised me. You taught me what it meant to be an NCO, and an EOD Technician. The EOD community has lost a great tech, and I lost a good friend and mentor. I would also like to so sorry to Brad's family. Sorry I found out so late."
Josh Albert of Decatur, IL

"Brad,
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."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"Thank you Brad Clemmons, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Master Sgt. Brad Clemmons:
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 Brad 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 Master Sgt. Brad Clemmons:
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 Brad, 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