Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Brian R. Conner

36, of Baltimore, Maryland.
Conner died in Al Taji, Iraq while conducting convoy operations and an 18-wheel tractor trailer accidentally struck the rear of his HMWWV, starting a fire and causing ammunition to detonate. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 243rd Engineer Company, Baltimore, Maryland. Died on October 14, 2005.

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"hello this is the niece of Brain I would like to thank everyone for your warm love and words of encouragement to keep us strong to the person that has the bracelet I am sitting here reading all of the messages to my grandmother can you please contact me through my email so that I can go ahead the information sent with you to send the bracelet all I really do appreciate it and thank you very much. My email Mstie05@yahoo.com"
Tyisha conner of Baltimore, Maryland

"To the family of Brian: In our hospital parking lot after some storms Brian's KIA Bracelet was found. It is our desire to return this bracelet to the family since we have no other way to return it to the rightful owner. Please let us know how to get the bracelet to you. Thank you and God Bless. From one Veteran who knows the sacrifices family makes for the service member --- thank you for your service too!"
Nancy M of Radcliff, Kentucky

"Hi Brian, I'm writing you just to say you are forever in my thoughts and heart. please continue to let "Age" know you love her. Goodnight Bis!"
Emma of Sparrow Bryan

"I'm listening to the President's State ot the Union address tonight. He mentioned that he is bringing all of our troops home and prays that those who passed didn't die in vain. My mind instantly went to you Brian. I pray that your family is thriving and surviving even though I am sure they are still missing you. A special prayer for Adrianna - I love you baby girl."
Nadine Finigan of Baltimore, MD

"Memorial Day is a special day of reflection and memory of those special Soldiers who we served with, that gave their lives and paid the ultimate price for freedom. Boswell, Ceo, Connor and McMullen were all sons to me and will live in my memory forever and are in my thoughts and prayers each and every day. I look forward to the time when we can all get back together and once again be a united family. I am honored to have served shoulder to shoulder with these fine men and can tell you they all were quality soldiers.I miss them all more than mere words can describe. God bless Them, their Families and all of the Veterans who walked the walk and know the true price that is paid for Freedom. As well as, those whom are next to fight the fight... Respectfully..."
1SG Paul Mirabile of Street, Maryland, USA

"Hi Brian,

I thought I would take this time to say hello to you. So much has happen since I've left the military... Certainly, I've managed to hear from some of your friends...I know that none of us will ever forget you. Well, I can only imagine that you are laughing at me buying a motorcycle for my retirement present...So while there are so many nay Sayers out there in regards to my motorcycle I know that you're watching over me each time I ride out. Bis, you're truly missed each and everyday of my life. Love Respectfully...Ms.Emma Bryan "Sweetness""
Emma L.S.Bryan of Atlanta,GA

"well brian its been a few year since we last talk on the night you went to meet our father in heaven just want to tell you i miss you brother and will never forget how you were thier for me when i need the help see you soon and just to let you no i made sgt. finally love ya brother"
nathan cibrian of baltimore md

"My loving husband, I am reading these beautiful letters to u and I cry still. You gave me a gift that will give for a life time,Zhada. She talks to you all the time. Age is so beautiful and we have just grown so close over the years. Just want to let you know that we all miss you dearly

Sherrell Conner
Loving wife"
Sherrell Conner of Baltimore, Md

"October 14, 2008
Good day Brian,

There could never be enough time to express my most sincere thoughts of you. I thank you for everything. Please continue to watch over me.

Love Truly,
Emma Bryan
"sweetenes"
Atlanta"
Emma Bryan of Atlanta, GA

"September 25,2008

Hello Brian and girls.

Just wanted you to know that I think of you daily. I found myself reading the last email and letter i wrote you in Kuawait. Brian you know the physical and other pain i've experienced while serving...and although I have bad days it was you and others who made the ulitmate.. It's not a day i don't wonder if you got my last email. Well there is soo much more I want to write. But I will close for now.Forever you and the family are in my thoughts, prayer and heart.

Love,
Emma
or as you would say
"Sweetness""
EMMA BRYAN of ATLANTA,GA

"August 30, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Brian R. Conner:
Brian 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

"Conner, there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I am so proud to have served with you. You were a great friend in the short time that I had to get to know you. I will never forget!"
SPC Margie Brooks (243rd Eng Co) of Arlington, VA

"Christina, Adriana, Zhada and most of all my brother Brian. I was informed last night by a friend of Brian's death. Brian and I were Soldiers together in C Co 2-175th Infantry in Dundalk, MD. He was an exemplary friend, leader and comrade in arms. I last saw Brian when I left the National Guard in 1994 to serve on Active duty. I have been far removed from the Guard and was deeply struck by his death. Brian was a true patriot that cared so much about his family, fellow Soldiers, and friends. It has been a very hard morning doing research on the loss of a close friend.

Christina, Adriana, Zhada, and most of all my friend Brian, I am deeply sorry I was not in attendance of his funeral and please accept my sincerest apologies. Had I known, I would have traveled the globe to be there for this true American Hero.

I will always charish the many nights Brian and I sat down having a beer talking about the Army. I am now stationed in DC and please do not hesitate to call on me and my family for any assistance.

I loved your dad as a Brother. He was a great man and I am positive a great father. My family and I offer our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Sincerely,
1SG Sheldon Chandler
US Army"
1SG Sheldon Chandler of Washington, DC

"To the family of:Brian R. Conner 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"

"hi dad it age i wanted to tell you i miss you so much! Sence this is the only way i can talk to you! You seem to read thes i know you do! I want you to know i m trying so hard to face the fact that your gone but i cant get the grip! It hurts to actually face facts! But its okey ill see you again one of these days!I wish you knew how much i miss and LOVE you!Only if you were here i wouldnt go through what i do!And to all who leave messages on my dads page you so very much only if you all knew how much better it feels to know your not in it alone and that some one cares!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you everybody!"
Adriana of Baltimore

"Brian I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I MISS YOU EVERYDAY AND I LOVE YOU AND I KNOW YOU ARE WITH ME IN SPIRIT TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY I GOT TO SEE THIS SITE FOR MYSELF I LOVE YOU MAN I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN KEEP WATCHING OVER ME I STILL NEEED YOUR GUIDANCE TIL WE MEET AGAIN LOVE YOUR BROTHER"
DOMINIQUE of BALTIMORE, MD

"Hi Adrianna, I can tell you miss your Dad very much. You seem so spiritual and optimistic, he must have taught you well. Your positive attitude you show here and on my brother, Sam's, message board makes me feel better when I read your messages. Keep up that attitude, my family's prayers are with you and your family."
Jackie Boswell of Baltimore, MD

"Hi dad its me adriana again i konw your probally reading this page like " why are all these people writting in so much sorrow!" but as you can se many people miss you and hopefully you mr boswel and mr ceo are up there having a wonderful time! We miss and love you all! So until i see you on the pther side daddy i love you and ill see you later! any one who wants to reach me go to evsdiva@comcast.net"
Adriana of Baltimore

"Hi Adriana and the rest of Officer Conner's family, I am Jackie Boswell, Sam Boswell's sister-in-law. Sam was in the truck with your Dad. I just saw your message on Sammie's page. I haven't visited the page in awhile. Thank you for your kind words, you are right they are smiling at us. I am sure you are a very brave girl just like your Dad, we are all brave to endure such loss and keep going and carrying their legacies. My family is very proud of your Dad, and all the rest of our soldiers both fallen and the ones still fighting for our freedom. Stay strong and know that our family keeps your family in our prayers."
Jackie Boswell (Sam's Sister-in-law) of Halethorpe, MD

"To Brian Conner's family,
I am writing to you as a member of the Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run. The motorcycle community in Illinois has built a wall to honor the fallen heroes in the Middle East from 1979 till today. Brian's name has been engraved on this wall and the Freedom Run staff; family and friends would like to extend a VIP invitation to your family to join us for a memorial service on June 17, 2006 to honor Brian and all the others who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Please, if you have time look at our website (www.ilfreedomrun.org). We all truly appreciate everything Brian and all the other service men and women have done for us and this is our way of honoring them. Also please feel free to contact me via email at anytime if you would like more information. Again thank you and god bless.
Sbrown6117@comcast.net"
Sara Brown of Alsip, IL

"Hi every body this is Brians middle child Adriana i thank you all for your condolences and prey that you all never have to go through this! Yes my dad was a good man but firm at the same time. And yes it still hurts till this day because not only has he been apart of that army or not even just a luitenent at the firedepartment but for the last 20 years he has been a loving father to three beautiful girls. My oldest sister Christina (20) me Adriana (15) and my youngest sister Zhada (8). So i just wanted to say thank you and God bless our troops!"
Adriana of Baltimore Maryland

"To the CONNER family,
We cannot ease your pain during this difficult time, but we hope you take some comfort in knowing that BRIAN is an American Hero and we celebrate his life. We keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Brian, thank you for serving our country with honor, you Will Not Be Forgotten. God's Speed and may the Angels surround your family as they try to heal.
From the family of an American Soldier, stationed at Ft. Campbell with the 101st AVN REGT, now serving in Iraq. 10-19-2005.""
--Sharon & Craig Erwin of Oregon, United States of America

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

"THANK YOU; FOR SERVING OUR GREAT COUNTRY BRIAN. AN FOR BEING A MILITARY BROTHER TO OUR SON. I REALIZE NEITHER GREGORY NOR YOU KNEW ONE ANOTHER. STILL IT WAS A COMFORT KNOWING. EACH OF YOU WATCHING OVER ONE ANOTHER! BRIAN YOU HAVE NOT GIVEN YOUR LIFE IN VAIN! TAKE'S A VERY UNSELFISH INDIVIDUAL AS YOU AND ALL THAT SERVED ALONG SIDE YOU. TO RISK EVERYTHING FOR HIS OR HER COUNTRY. YOU BRIAN; THE ELITE OF THE HUNDREDS OF MILLION AMERICANS IN AMERICA. YOU HAVE MADE AMERICA ALOT SAFER SINCE 911! AN GAVE SO MUCH TO THE IRAQI PEOPLE. HOPE TO LIVE IN PEACE! YOU HAVE BRIAN TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF SO MANY. TO THOSE YOU HAVE. ALL HOLD IN THEIR HEARTS. VERY PRECIOUS MOMENTS SHARED WITH YOU. THAT YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY, TOMORROW AND ALWAYS! YOU ARE SOMEONE'S SOMEONE BRIAN AND YOU ARE SOMEONE TO OUR FAMILY! NOW IS THE TIME FOR YOU LOVING FAMILY. TO REACH OUT TO YOUR COMMUNITY AND POLTICAL LEADERS. REQUEST A STREET BE NAMED IN YOUR HONOR! THAT NO ONE IN YOUR COMMUNITY EVER FORGETS. THAT YOU "BRIAN" SERVED YOUR COMMUNITY, COUNTY, STATE AND COUNTRY! EACH DAY I CHECK THIS SITE! THE TEARS THAT FLOWED FOR MY SON. JUST CONTINUE TO ROLL DOWN MY CHEEKS. TODAY MORE SO FOR YOU BRIAN. I FEEL THE PAIN! AN IT HURTS TO SEE ANYONE'S FAMILY HURTING. IT'S VERY HARD TO EXPRESS WORDS AT TIME'S. BUT, I DO REMEMBER A CONVERSTION WITH MY SON. THE ONE BEFORE THE LAST COVERSTAION WITH HIM. DAD DON'T EVER FEEL BAD! JUST MAKE SURE NO ONE EVER FORGET US! THAT IS WHY? I WRITE TO EVER FALLEN SOLDIER BRIAN. SO ONE DAY SOMEONE WILL COME ACROSS FALLENHEROESMEMOTRIAL.COM TO REMEBER ALL OUR FALLEN. AN ESPECIALLY, TO THE FAMILIES TO WHOM YOU WIRTE IN REMEBERING HIS OR HER SON. BRIAN YOU REST NOW. GOD BLESS!"
leonard t. wahl of VALLEY STREAM NY

"Thank you Brian Conner, 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 Sgt. Brian Conner:
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 Brian 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 Sgt. Brian Conner:
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 Brian, 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