Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Bradley M. Faircloth

20, of Mobile, Alabama.
Faircloth died as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on November 26, 2004.

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"I never knew Brad personally, but I went to MHS and saw him around often. I was probably a junior when he was killed and I still remember the shock of that. It's ten years later now and I myself have been deployed and am now out of the Marine Corps. I often think about Brad and others like him who were not afraid to go into harms way and did not make it back. Rest easy brother, Semper Fi."
Cpl M. of mobile, alabama

"Brad,

Just thinking of you will have my smiling and in tears at the same time. I love and miss you dearly. I just want you to know you will forever in my heart."
Vernard Warner of Gunsan, South Korea

"Hi!! My name is Tanya, and I work security at the Caribe Resort in Orange Beach, AL. We (security) found a Iraqi Freedom bracelet that has LCPL Bradley Faircloth's name inscribed on it, along with his KIA date. We just want to be sure it gets back to the family. Please call us at 251-980-9080. Prayers to your family, and we are honored for LCPL's sacrifice to his country."
Tanya Middlebrooks of Orange Beach, AL

"Kathleen - Memorial Day 2013 has just passed but the memory of Bradley's amazing service and sacrifice, and your sacrifice have not passed. We will not forget. I met another Marine this week at work and said "Semper Fi" thank you for your service and shared about Bradley. They always take time to listen and ask questions. We will not forget."
Becky of Birmingham, AL, USA

"lt chris fullam......we got our first hoorah tattoo. together ......miss you pal a lot..."
chris of north dakota

"My name is WO1 Brian Goff. Today, I ran the Fallen Heroes 5k at Fort Rucker, and had CPL Faircloths name on my back. I was proud to wear his name during the event."
Brian Goff of Enterprise, AL

"It's been 8 years, and I still think about you every single day. Without fail, something makes me think about you and remember you, and I am so thankful for that. Sometimes the thought of you just makes me smile, and other times... I break down in uncontrollable tears. Even when the memories come at the price of my tears, I welcome the pain as a constant reminder of how to live my life in a way that honors your ultimate sacrifice. I will never stop missing you, and again, I’m thankful for that. Because as long as I miss you, I will remember what you did for me, for your country."
Sarah Holt of Mobile, AL

"Today is Sept. 11, 2011. I think of you every time I drive past the cemetary where you were laid to rest. I think of you on days like these. You meant so much to Sarah, Julie and many of your classmates from Murphy H.S. The years roll by and your friends are now well into adulthood. They are growing older and settling into their careers and raising families of their own. You are forever young. A touchstone in thier lives remembered, remembered, remembered. You will not be forgotten. Endless thanks for your ultimate sacrifice."
Ginger Holt of Mobile, AL USA

"Thanks for your service, Brad. We miss you everyday!"
AB of New Orleans, LA

"To the family of:Bradley M.Faircloth
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""

"You will be missed my brother. We never have met, but like you, I am a Marine, me and you flew on the same type of airframe, you are now guarding heaven, and just made is safer. Godbless your family."
David McMichael of south Seaville, NJ, USA

"Hey. It's your cousin Kailey. I love you, and I miss you like crazy.. I wish you were still here:(. Hope you're having fun Up There. Again, I love you..
And if ANYONE knows where I can find his song, "Jersey 44", please send me the link. Thanks."
Kailey of Mobile, AlabamA

"I was watching a video and saw you display heart in the middle of the fight. You put yourself in harms way for your team. That says a lot of who you are, and how well your parents raised you. I'm just a appreciative citizen that wants to say thank you for fighting for my freedom! I know your with the Lord now in peace!"
Benjamin Dail of Mount Pleasant, Tn 38474

"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 E. Steiner of Worthington, OH

"Remembering you today."
of Mobile, Al

"November 10, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Bradley M. Faircloth:
Bradley 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 Bradley's family: In 2004 we had a prayer chain for the fallen soldiers at my unversity and I received Bradley's name. I have never gotten rid of the card, I'll take it out sometimes and just pray, knowing that it takes a strong man to sacrifice his life doing what he believes. May peace rest in your hearts and may you be blessed for raising such a good man."
Elena of San Clemente, CA

"I am leaving this message to Kathleen in honor of her precious son Bradley. Kathleen, I was at the state capital in February on a filed trip with my 4th grader and took a picture of the fallen heros. I zoomed in today and noticed your precious son Bradley. Will email you the picture if you like. tracy.cooper@edresource.com

Regards, Tracy Flowers Cooper"
Tracy Flowers Cooper of Wilmer, AL

"Dear Faircloth,

Thanks for being a great friend in highschool Bro. There not to many days when I'm overseas not thinking of you. You were an awsome fellow, hell of of a line backer. Yea I still remember running up that hole and you putting one on me in practice. When I get to where you at, we'll play again. Well you got your wish bro. There's a big panther statue outside of MHS. Thanks man for all you done. My heart goes out to you and your family. Thanks again. Sorry it took almost 5 years to write. I couldn't face reality. One Love Buddy, One Love."
Boatswain Mate Third Class Anthony Johnson of El Cajon, Ca.

"Dear Faircloth,

Thanks for being a great friend in highschool Bro. There not to many days when I'm overseas not thinking of you. You were an awsome fellow, hell of of a line backer. Yea I still remember running up that hole and you putting one on me in practice. When I get to where you at, we'll play again. Well you got your wish bro. There's a big panther statue outside of MHS. Thanks man for all you done. My heart goes out to you and your family. Thanks again. Sorry it took almost 6 years to write. I couldn't face reality. One Love Buddy, One Love."
Boatswain Mate Third Class Anthony Johnson of El Cajon, Ca.

"Dear Bradley,
You are always in the hearts of your family and friends. Today I want to remember and honor you for your sacrifice for our country.
May God keep you always."
Ginger Holt of Mobile, AL

"RIP Bro. Your wish to never be forgotten will come to be because there's so many of us that hold all of you guys in our hearts. If anybody from Brad's family reads this, I am interested in being able to contact you guys. My email address is levi_213@yahoo.com"
of Long Beach, CA

"An empty bedroom;
A miss in the heart.
The loved one is gone.
But in the deep heart, nothing changed.
He stay among us.
God bless the family of Bradley M. Fairccloth."
Jeferson Turbay Braga of Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil

"Thank you for everything you have done for everyone in America. You are truely an inspiration."
Natasha Faircloth of Fort Walton Beach, FL

"Our heart goes to Lance corporal Bradley Faircloth's family. My husband retired fr. the Marine corps & we spent a lot of time in Camp Lejeune NC. he served on Desert Storm/Desert Shield. I know very well how it feel when your love one leave not knowing if they will make it back."
Virginia Peterson of Centerville, MN.

"I never knew your son. I just want you to know that I will ensure that my children understand that it was men like your son, who died for their freedom. We pray for you and all families who lost their children in the war. Please know that we will NEVER forget and that we recognize the sacrifice that you and your son have given. May God bring you peace and comfort."
Gerle Webb of Columbus, Ohio

"It´s so hard to loose a loved one.
God understand you, beloved family of Bradley Faircloth, I am a brazilian man; in fact, a pastor. In my deepest prayers, I ask for God to give you peace and confort in the Christ´s love.
Jesus loves you very much."
Jeferson Turbay Braga - pastor of Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.

"Brad became my good friend in the short time he lived in Dothan. We were given the nicknames "twins" because of our physical traits and demeanor. We used to skateboard together and obsess over girls (particuraly one well developed seventh grader named Whitney) Brad had an adventerous spirit and a kind heart, and I say this not because he has passed but because it is the truth. I can recall on more than one occassion where Brad steered me away from trouble. Regretebly I lost touch with Brad after he moved to Mobile. It fills me with great pride to have known such a person as Brad, and to serve in the marine corps that he fought for. The marines may have taught him the skills of combat, but he was born a leader. The fact that he kept pushing on after being injured twice does not suprise me in the least. My friend was born with a warriors spirit and he died with honor. I'll miss you buddy. Semper Fi"
Cpl. Ryan "twin" Morris of Dothan, AL

"Brad was a great person.I remember his sacrifice everyday. He was a courageous Marine and an even greater friend. YOU WILL BE MISSED GREATLY!!"
Cpl Tarrants of Jacsonville, NC

"I have an unusual tie to Bradley and his mother, Kathleen. They bought the home I grew up in in Mobile. It was so hard for my family to sell that house—home—but we felt better knowing that a loving family would be occupying the place my Mom and Dad loved for nearly fifty years. I only had the privilege of meeting them one time, but I feel a closeness to this family and want them to know how proud I am of Bradley and his sacrifice for our country. You will continue to be in my prayers."
Lynn Morgan Suddith of Russellville, AL UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

"Brad Was my best friend, and im sorry i never got to be more of a friend based on my moving..Its 2006 and i just found out he has died, and i am very upset at his passing.. He was my best friend and his memory will be loved forever. To you my friend i never will forget ."
Eli Childers of Jackson

"brad brother i love you more than you will ever know your heroism has inspired me on my journey into the good ole marine corps you and the other marines only know about it but i just want you to know that im in your defense to get back what you started ooh *ing roah i will never forget the person you are and what you did you changed my life in a good way i love you brother"
Lcpl Thurman, Joe of jacksonville,n.c. united states marine

"I have known Brad since I was in the third grade. At Murphy, he sat in front of me in home room every day for four years. He was an all-around great guy, and I was proud to hear that he had joined the Marine Corps, which was the path I took back in 2002. I wish dearly that I had known him as a Marine--I'm sure he made a fine one. I was greatly saddened to hear that he paid the ultimate price for the freedom of this country. I hope his memory lives on in everyone who knew him."
Daniel F. Farish, CPL. USMC of Mobile, AL

"FOR ANYONE THAT HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THE PANTHER STATUE WE FINALLY HAVE A DATE. APRIL 14TH @ 9:00 A.M. AT MURHPY HIGH SCHOOL - 100 S. CARLEN STREET, MOBILE, AL

IT IS AN OPEN CEREMONY. PLEASE COME. IT IS MURPHY'S 80TH ANNIVERSERY.

THANK YOU ALL AGAIN FOR HELPING BRADLEY'S LAST WISH COME TURE!"
KATHLEEN FAIRCLOTH of MOBILE, AL

"Thank you for raising a fine young man and supporting him when he decided to become A Marine. I felt the pain of loss of fellow Marines when I was in Iraq and cannot imagine the pain a parent feels when their child is lost in combat. Your sacrifice for the United States is greater than most will ever know. I had the pleasure of learning about your son through a commemorative speech given by a friend of his at South Alabama. As a Marine you are taught to take care of your own and if ya'll ever need anything please feel free to contact me!! Semper Fidelis!"
Randy L. Fogle (fmr Sgt/USMC) of Mobile, AL

"hey how you all. me im fine at camp geiger SOI. i knew your son at Murphy high. he was cool an i looked up to him he just was a cool person"
Pvt. Burroughs of Camp Lejune, NC

"SHE LOVED HIM"

SHE RAISED HIM TO BE A FIGHTER
SHE RAISED HIM TO BE A FRIEND
SHE LET HIM DO WHAT HE WANTED TO
SHE LET HIM GROW UP AND BE A MAN
SHE WATCHED HIM IN THE GAME LIGHT
SHE WATCHED HIM IN GODS LIGHT
SHE LET HIM GO TO WAR
SHE KNEW WHAT HE WAS FIGHTING FOR
SHE KNEW HE WOULD COME HOME SOMEDAY
SHE KNEW HE WAS GOING INTO HARMS WAY
SHE PRAYED FOR HIM FAITHFULLY
SHE PRAYED FOR HIS SAFETY
SHE HELD HIM IN HER HEART BECAUSE
SHE COULD'T HOLD HIM IN HER HANDS
SHE MISSES HIM NOW
SHE MISSES HIS SMILE
SHE LOOKS AT HIS PICTURE AND
SHE KNOWS HE'S GODS SOLDIER
SHE GAVE AWAY HER HEART AND
SHE GAVE AWAY HER LITTLE BOY
SHE KNOWS ITS GODS TURN
SHE KNOWS IT'S HIS FATHERS TURN
SHE KNOWS IT'S HIS TURN TO TAKE CARE OF HER LITTLE BOY
SHE KNOWS HE'S HER AMERICAN SOLDIER

IN LOVING LOVING MEMORY OF LcCpl BRADLEY MICHAEL FAIRCLOTH
UNITED STATES MARINE CORP
1/8TH ALPHA COMPANY, 3RD PLATOON
"FALLEN BUT NOT FORGOTTEN"
TAMARA TURNER of MOBILE, AL

"In your honor and with gratitude to you, Bradley Michael Faircloth, I’ve planted a daffodil in your name, as have others across the United States as part of Project LIVE ON, a not-for-profit program founded to memorialize each U. S. military who has died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thousands of beautiful daffodils across the country will come up each Spring, and, like your Spirit, will LIVE ON...and ON. Blessings to you, the family, as you grieve, and heal. For details, contact projectliveon@aol.com. Jan. 23, 2006."
Gretchen Forbes of the northcentral mountains of Pennsylvania

"I have planted a daffodil for you Brad, along with 49 more bulbs to represent other soldiers who were killed in Iraq. Your flower will be seen every year and sacrifice remembered. Projectliveon@aol.com"
Ruth Anderson of Mountain View , California

"I am a waitress in a small restaurant called Piazza in Dahlonega, GA. A week or so ago a woman with long, dark curly hair came in and ate lunch at my table. When she left, I found the initials B.M.F. with the phrase USMC and the date of death, (which was that very day) written on the table paper. I hope you don't mind that I decided to look him up. Even though I didn't know Bradley personally, I give thanks every day for the thousands of heroes like him who have made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. I tore the scrap of paper off of the table, and have kept it in my purse ever since to remind me of the troops' sacrifice. May God bless and keep your family in this time of need. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. nona_marie25@hotmail.com"
Nona Jones of Dahlonega, GA

"Brad was an inspiration to everyone he met. God sent an angel to us and he will be held in our souls forever. Heaven will not let us forget him Mrs. Kathleen."
Reagan Leigh Hatheway of Moble, AL UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

"Bradley Faircloth, may you always rest in peace and may we all be forever grateful for the sacrifice you have made to keep us safe and free. You will always be remembered for your bravery, courage and sacrifice. Thank you."
GGrant of New Hampshire

"I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE THAT HAS TAKEN THE TIME TO WRITE ABOUT BRADLEY. I AM TRULY PROUD OF HIM, I DO HOWEVER MISS HIM DEEPLY.

FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT HAD THE CHANCE TO KNOW HIM, YOU KNOW THAT HE WOULD LOVE THAT PEOPLE ARE REMEMBERING HIM AND WHAT HE DIED FOR.

BRADLEY HAD WRITTEN A LETTER IN THE EVENT HE WAS KIA. I RECEIVED IT ABOUT 30 DAYS AFTER HE WAS GONE.

THERE HAS BEEN A SONG WRITTEN ABOUT HIM, HIS LIFE, AND THAT LETTER. I WOULD LOVE FOR PEOPLE TO HEAR IT AND REMEMBER HIM AND THE OTHER HEROS LIVING AND GONE ON.

THEY EACH HAVE THEIR STORIES.

REMEMBER, FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!

FOR A COPY OF HIS SONG, JERSEY44@BELLSOUTH.NET

DON'T FORGET HIM"
KATHLEEN, BRADLEY'S MOM of MOBILE, AL

"The Salute


To those who have died,
And to those who have cried.
We Salute You.

To those who have lost,
Paid the ultimate cost.
We Salute You.

And to those who still serve,
The Red White and Blue.
Our grateful Nation,
Proudly Salutes You."
Tom Balstad of West Warwick RI

"Faircloth,
You were a good recruit and a good Marine we had some times together in our platoon. I just want you to know that I will always remember my Marines who have fallen. We were the best platoon in our Company we were “Honor Platoon”. May God always be by your side.
Your Senior Drill Instructor
Platoon 2005
SSgt Steven E. Scoopmire"
SSgt Steven E Scoopmire of Jacksonville, NC but, now in IRAQ!!!!

"Gone before us, but not forgotten. Bradley is a true hero."
J.E. Deshler II of Sunnysouth, Alabama

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

"Bradley:

Thank You for your sacrifice. Rest in Peace Brave Soldier."
Mary & Ray Dickson of Gautier, MS, USA

"Bradlye was an awesome gye. He had a wonderful mother and Uncle, Grandmother and an awesome family.. He is greatly missed and very loved. He was truly special and will be remebered forever."
no body of Mobile

"Thank to all for the prayers and kind words for Bradley Faircloth.I am very PROUD of him and his choice to be a MARINE.
He left a ever lasting MEMORY on this town.
A MARINE GRANDFATHER"
Dewey Faircloth of MOBILE,ALABAMA U.S.A.

"Thank you to the Faircloth family for loving and supporting your soldier. Your family and son will remain in our hearts always.

My son speaks highly of Faircloth and is deeply saddend that he has lost a brother.

Thank you Lcpl Bradley Faircloth, for all you've brought into this world and the ultimate sacrifice you had to make for the fight of freedom for all.

Sir, you will not be forgotten!

SF
Proud Marine Mom"
Jordon Bondurant of Dallas, Texas USA

"Thank you Bradley for defending the freedom we all cherish. You will be thought of each day we raise our flag in the front yard. Semper Fi marine, God Bless you. From a very grateful American family."
The Shaw family of Pasadena, Maryland

"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 the family and friends of Lance Corporal Bradley M. Faircloth,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please use our link and register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca 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, Bradley will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana ""

"There are no words to express how much I appreciate Bradley's sacrifice. Please know that my prayers are with you for God's comfort and peace to be with you. May He wrap His loving arms around you and keep you in His embrace."
Connie Sylvester of Cynthiana, KY

"Thank you Bradley Faircloth, 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 Lance Cpl. Bradley Faircloth:
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 Bradley 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 Lance Cpl. Bradley Faircloth:
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 Bradley, 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