Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pvt. Bradli N. Coleman

19, of Ford City, Pennsylvania.
Coleman died in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained on May 29, 2004 in Mosul, Iraq, when mortar rounds hit his living quarters. He was assigned to the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington. Died on May 30, 2004.

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"12 years ago this week you were training at Fort Jackson . We all miss your smile..Love always, Mom"

"Brad it been 10 years this Fri since you been gone. My heart still aches to this day. I miss u ever so much. You will always be my American soldier HERO!! Love u 4ever n always Sis"
Jane of Parker,Pa

"PFC Coleman,
Such a brave soldier!!! Hard working and smart guy... You will always be in my prayers buddy - you will ALWAYS be remembered... 1LT T (HHC BDE, 3/2)"
of MCO,FL

"Mr. and Mrs. Coleman,
This email is long overdue, and for that I apologize. My name is Londa Leveroni, and I am Thomas James's mother. Thomas and Brad met when they were stationed in Ft. Lewis, WA. in 2004 before they were deployed to IRAQ. They qualified together on the shooting ranges, and became fast friends hanging out every chance they could.
I just want you both to know that Brad is in our daily thoughts and prayers, and that Thomas has not, and will not ever forget your son; nor will I.
My warmest regards,
Londa
If you wish to email: londa.leveroni@yahoo.com"
Londa Leveroni of Novato, CA

"To the family of:Bradli N. Coleman
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"1-11-11"

"Brad,Thank you for the great memories and smiles you gave.Remembering them makes me smile.I love you always,Mom."

"July 18th
Happy Birthday Brad, 25

i miss you every day."

"Brad, I miss the nights we talked and just told jokes in the TOC. It helped to make the time go by. I think of you all the time and pray for your family at the same time. For now, I miss you. The time will come when we will see each other again. Until then."
Barry of Fort Lewis, Washington

"I just wanted to send my condolences to brad's family.

He was such a nice and honest person, and it was a pleasure being in Basic Training with him.

RIP bro, you'll be missed!"
Tyler Mullenix of Kauai, Hawaii

"I wear your name on my hero bracelet. You will not be forgotten. Thank you for giving all."
Beth Berryhill of Oregon, Ohio

"May 30, 2008
To the family of Pvt. Bradli N. Coleman:
Bradli 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

"It was an Honor to have served with you in this Army. I will never forget you and will forever have your name stamped on the bracelet on my my wrist."
SGT Lundun Barker of Moon Township, PA

"Hi Coleman Family:
I was not there for the funeral with my brother Ted Smith, but I think about Brad everyday. I remember hanging out with him at school and going to the Snowball with him and Katie. Brad coming over to our house and hanging out. I can see him smiling right now whenever I remember him. Brad was a great guy to hang out with and I miss him alot. Take care. I'm sorry for your loss."
Brienna LaPay of New Kensington,PA

"every soldier deserves a good remembering after their due date because of their braveness and loyalty to their country and peole they loved.It takes courage to become a hero just like Bradli.I may have not known him but i have a great respect ot all of the U.S.A. soldier. They deserve it every minute of their lives and after.May he rest in peace up above."
Emily of Fontana,CA

"Bard ur my hero i miss ya ur always in my heart love ya bro i will never for get u!!! sadly missed by ur Sis Jane"
Jane C of ASD

"You know a year has gone since the lost of this young man. He was definitely quite a young man. I had the HONOR of knowing him for many years. He and my son were friends from their first years of school. Brad always had a smile and a hello Mrs. Harkleroad no matter where I saw him. You know it is like loosing one of your own when you have known someone as many years as we knew him. He is often thought about in our house and talked about too. His picture remains in my living room as a reminder of the wonderful young man that he was. To you , Don, Sali, Nathan and Janie you are all special people and it is as much an honor to know you as it was to have known Brad. Please know that Bob, Christopher and I always have you in our hearts and our prayers. Please remember that friends are always there and you know all you have to do is call. I know that Brad is watching over all of you and he knows that we all miss him very much"
Lynda Harkleroad of Rural Valley Pa

"Bard it is almost a year sense u been gone I miss you so much but ever time i talk bout you to n e one i start to cry i have pictures of u all over my locker and planner I Miss U Alot UR always in my Heart Bro"
Janne of Armstrong PA USA

"Thank you brave soldier for defending our freedoms. My family will remember you each day we raise our flag in the front yard. God Bless you and may God comfort your loved one, From a very grateful American family."
The Shaw family of Pasadena, Maryland

"my heart bleeds xxx"
renata of manchester england

"my heart bleeds xxx"
renata of manchester england

"Bradli: We are brothers in arms forever. I was there immediately after the mortar round impacted. I wish we could have done more.
You gave your all bringing freedom to a people who have never experienced it. God bless you, God Bless America and God Bless the Coleman Family. I will never forget your sacrifice."
Sgt Patrick Dugan 416th Civil Affairs of Philadelphia PA - yodoogs@yahoo.com

"Hi I came on this website because at school for our verteran's day program I got a card that said"Pvt. Bradli N. Coleman 19 years old
Ford City,Pa.
Died may 30,2004
Iraq
so I said to myself I will look into this and find out his info from this site and let the people at our school realize that people in Iraq are not just old. some of them, like Bradli have there whole lives ahead of them. well I am real sorry about him dying because my brother could've gotten killed too if he would've got out and god knows what I would've did. well I got to go bye.And I'm so sorry.God bless you all who have this battle and died for us."
Melanie Singleton / Freshman in high school of Morgan City, Louisiana/United States

"Hi I came on this website because at school for our verteran's day program I got a card that said"Pvt. Bradli N. Coleman 19 years old
Ford City,Pa.
Died may 30,2004
Iraq
so I said to myself I will look into this and find out his info from this site and let the people at our school realize that people in Iraq are not just old. some of them, like Bradli have there whole lives ahead of them. well I am real sorry about him dying because my brother could've gotten killed too if he would've got out and god knows what I would've did. well I got to go bye."
Melanie Singleton / Freshman in high school of Morgan City, Louisiana/United States

"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 Bradli, and thank you for serving your country to the fullest"
Henry family of Vandergrift , PA

"i miss working with coleman. he was always smiling and so friendly and sweet. it is an unfair loss that we have experienced. and he will be forever missed"
SPC Amira, Loana of 3rd BDE 2nd ID

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten. For the family/friends: May time provide happy loving memories in place of present sorrows. Look to the sky for in the infinite meadows of Heaven the bright shining stars bloom...the forget-me-nots of angels. God Bless you and thank you."
a grateful family in Phoenix, AZ

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

"I just wanted to give my condulunces to the family of Brad Coleman. I, Thomas James, was his roomate back in Ft. Lewis when we just arrived there. I was with him since 525 replacement, and there we met and kicked it off. We hung out all the time, him teaching me about his job, and myself teaching him about mine. We qualified on the shooting ranges together, and had fun together, going out and just hanging out keeping the stress of Iraq off our minds. Mr and Mrs Coleman, your son was a great soldier, dedicated and motivated at all times. I felt nothing but good vibes from him. An honest, reliable and trustworthy friend and soldier. again, i am sorry for the loss, but i will give you my word, he will never be forgotten.
Thomas James
3rd Brigade 2nd Division
1-14 CAV B trp. 1st platoon"
Thomas James of Iraq

"I just want you all to know how much you help.
Thank you all for your thoughts, kind words and prayers.

I recall reading the news stories about another Brad from Pa.I remember thinking about My Brad when I saw it.

When America lost Capt Ernie.. I read that one too.

My son was in 'Personal', an office guy. I use to read the news stories while I waited for him to finish work and get on yahoo chat.
He worked night shift in Tactial Op's, 8pm to 8am (Iraq time) so I would catch him around midnight, right as he got off work.
I last chatted with him on May 29th for about an hour, then he went to bed.
Although Tampa Bay lightning was behind in the Stanley cup finals, Brad assured me they would win it all.
,, About 4 hours later, a 60mm mortar shell came through the roof of his shelter. He had head wounds, he was such a tuff kid, he lasted about 30 more hour's, and died on Sunday, May 30th.
I thank the lord for letting me have him for almost 20 years.
I will miss my son the rest of my days.

Aagin,
Thank You all.
God Bless America."
Don Coleman of Ford City, Pa. - USA

"To the family of Pvt Bradli Coleman
We send our prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God give you strength in this difficult time and my God's grace be with you during your time of grief. As one mother to another I know your pain, we lost our son PFC Bradley G. Kritzer on May 5, 2004 in Baghdad. These are hard times but God will see us through. May God bless your family, you are in our prayers."
Roger and Sharon Kritzer of Irvona/PA/USA

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

"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

"Dear Coleman Family, Tears streamed down my face when reading about the death of Bradli. We, too, lost a Brad, age 19. He died May 5th in Baghdad. Two Brads the same age and from the same state. We share your pain and lift you in prayer during these dark days. Aunt of Pfc Bradley Kritzer."
Laurie Miles of Coalport, PA

"Dear family, I am so sorry for the tragic loss of your loved one. Please know that many of us appreciate his service and sacrifice to our country."
F. Smith of Pennsylvania

"Our love and prayers to the Coleman family in there loss of Bradli.May God comfort you and know that you are not alone."
Blanche Kitchen of Irvona Pa

"To Bradli's Family:
There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"To Bradli's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for his bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,
The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.

Gloria Caldas (Ernie's mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

"Thank you Bradli Coleman, 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 Pvt. Bradli Coleman:
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 Bradli 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 Pvt. Bradli Coleman:
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 Bradli, 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