Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. 1st Class Bradley C. Fox

34, of Orlando, Florida.
Fox died in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained on March 14, 2004 when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedburg, Germany. Died on April 20, 2004.

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"Old RamRod friend you will never be forgotten 2-2 INF Bosnia '97
"Noli Me Tangere""
SFC Sloat (Ret) of EL Paso TX

"Blacksheep Shepard, Just wanted you to know that rarely a day goes by that you are not thought of."
1SG (Ret) Stephen Smith of Mt Vernon MO.

"I did not know SFC Fox, however I believe I may be related somehow. I was with 1/36 in the 90's and served in Iraq in 2003. I pray you will not be forgotten. Spartans!"
Patrick Fox of Cocoa, FL

"God Bless you Brad. Not a day goes by I don't think of you and yours.

SFC (Ret). M Brown

Black Sheep"
Mitchell Brown of Conroe, Texas

"We're still going strong SFC Fox. You would be proud of the men continuuing the legacy of the Blacksheep! Rest In Peace brother."
1SG Kendrick of Hutal, Maiwand Afghanistan

"My name is Pauline and I deliver Civil War replica quilts, to our families of our Fallen Heros. The organization is called Home of the Brave Quilt Project. If you would like a quilt in memory of your son please contact me. Any one that knows this family please contact them to contact me. Pauline Keiser
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Pauline Keiser of kalamazoo, MI

"I served with Brad in Germany during the first gulf war....he was an amazing soldier and a close friend of mine. We drifted apart after I left germany so I only recently found out about this. It doesnt matter, I cried like a damn baby, like it was yesterday I could see my friends face and died a little bit inside while thinking of what he went through in his passing...I want to pass my thoughts and love to his family. Brad was an amazing man...always first to finish the pt runs and helped me with wrestling that would translate to hand to hand...i loved him and will never forget him. RIP Brad."
Jeff Ollerich. of Kansas city MO.

"To the Family of Sergeant First Class Fox,

I used to live upstairs from you all in Butzbach and I remember your family very well. You were always so nice you even helped me name my first pet. I used to play at the park behind the apartments with Lucas and Jan. Its been seven years and I myself was too young to understand and say I am sorry for your loss and proud to have met Mr. Fox. I am a Midshipman at the Naval Academy now hoping to become an Officer in Marine Corps. Every day we are asked who or what inspires us to do our best and what are we fighting for and Sergeant First Class Fox's Legacy is one of my many inspirations. I hope you all are doing well.

Very Respectfully,

A.N. Berry
MIDN USN
alexandria_berry@rocketmail.com"
Alexandria N. Berry of United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

"To the family of:Bradley C. fox
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" 1-1-11"

"Hey there Brad,

Just like Jason and John, we were OC's together in Fort Polk, LA and I arrived in Iraq the day before we lost you. You were a great guy and not only the Army, but the world itself lost a great person that day. You will forever be in my thoughts and prayers and not a day goes by that you are not in my heart. Take care until we meet again.

B15B... Out!"
SFC Joseph Huston (Ret) of Dumfries, VA

"SFC Fox, a great Soldier, you are missed. We think of your Family, Ready First, sPARTANS"
CSM Ray Houston of Ft Sam Houston

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry at times. I understand, in theory only, that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take your families and friends 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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3
A hundred times a day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving. - Albert Einstein"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"FoxMan, I'll always remember you as an awesome person, friend & soldier who I meet back in 1988 during basic training (C-1/502nd) at Ft.Benning,GA and who I had the honor of hanging out with at Ft.Campbell, KY (101st Airborne/Air Assualt school)...I haven't seen you in 2 decades (21 yrs) but I've always remembered you. It's 7:42pm (PST), Dec.31.2009 and I goggled your name only to find out your no longer with us! My deepest condolences to your wife, children and family members! Just like I've remembered you for 21 years, I'll keep remembering you until we meet again! Your good friend always: PFC.Velasquez (1988)! jvelasquez32@hotmail.com"
Jaime A.Velasquez of San Diego, CA

"”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 you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,800 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!
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"
Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"SFC Fox, Kuwait was a mess when we got there as part of 1st Armored Division Advance Party. We were the first senior NCOs from 1AD to get to Camp Udari/Beuhring in April 2003. Fighting sand storms, acquiring tents, (and tried to keep them standing), cots and supplies for the main body. I couldn’t have done it without you, your steadfast dedication and leadership. RIP Brother. God Bless. 23 May 2009"
MSG Ferguson, Dexter of Fort Shafter, Hawaii

"SFC Fox
We will always remember you and your Family.
Ready First, Spartans
CSM Raymond Houston, MDW, R7"
CSM Raymond Houston of Washington, DC

"I only knew SFC Fox for a little while. We were both stationed in Friedberg Germany in 1-36 Infantry. He was an incoming Platoon Sergeant and I was an out-going Platoon Sergeant. It was my job to in-process him and show him the ropes before he took over his platoon. I grew to know him as the days, weeks and months went by. He is truely an incredible human being. I miss my commrade, my fellow Platoon Sergeant and my friend. My heart and friendship go out to his family. Take care and God Bless America."
(Ret.) SFC Larry Vega of College Station, Texas

"June 3, 2008
To the family of Sgt. 1st Class Bradley C. Fox:
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

"You are truely missed by so many. Tonight I will be dedicating an addition to the grog bowl at the Infantry Ball in your name. It was truely a sad time in Iraq when you left us. Many times I would be outside my maintenance area waiting for you to run by like you did everyday on Bandit Island, and when you didnt it hit all us grease monkeys (as you called us, haha)pretty hard. I know you are in a better place now and look forward to seeing you again."
1SG Stephen Smith, 1-36 Maint. of Ft Knox, Ky USA

"AHH 1SG FOX... BLACKSHEEP forever!!! you were a tough SOB. I remember when we would come back from missions and you would get straight into pt's and go run 10miles .. .. you were mean and tough on us but i see why now. The BLACKSHEEP made u proud when we went to KARBALA and kick some more *!! When I came to the CASH to see ya it hurt to see you with the tubes and the ventalators.. then i saw your purple heart and bronze star and it hit me hard. I treard up for ya many times. we had hopes that you would be back with us beacause of what the doc's said i guess they were wrong. GOD bless your family and friends

CHEERS ya short bastard

"BLACKSHEEP!!!""
SGT Tom Harmon of Taji, Iraq

"No words can describe how much we all owe to our soldiers and their families. I graduated Adrian High a year ahead of Brad. Didn't know him well but I am honored to have met him.

God Bless"
Neil Maguire of Los Gatos, CA

"Greatly sadden by the news and my heart goes out to your family. What a pleasure to know such a wonderful person/soldier and a wonderful friend. I'll never forget what you did for me in Baumhodler, Germany...."Crazy like a FOX!!!!"ervwilli2001@yahoo.com"
Ervin "Will" Williams of Elgin, Tx

"SFC Fox, you were tough on me but i realized u wanted to groom me to be a good NCO. I thank u for being tough on me and thanks for the "no whining rule" it stuck with Black Sheep even after u left us. We miss u "Foxman""
John Valverde of Arlington, Tx, USA

"Not a day goes by that Bradley Fox is not in our thoughts. Nor, does a day go by that we don't think of Sabine and the kids. What a pleasure to know such a wonderful person and wonderful soldier. Brad, your "little smirk" is embedded in our hearts....forever and ever."
1SG Jim and Alaina Bronson(Ret) of Bowling Green, KY USA

"sabine and the boys i was heart broken when i heard of the loss of brad. i was in iraq when it happened and it hit pretty hard. Brad was a good freind and he will be truly missed by alot of people. I will always remember him in my prayers along with you and the boys. I am truly sorry for the loss. remember if there is anything you need feel free to call."
SFC Jason Weatherholtz B15A of dahlonega, GA 5th RTB

"He was my AG for awhile in C-1/502nd and we went over there the last time. Haven't seen him in 13 years. RIP"
Don Smith of Seoul, Korea

"My name is Robert Seltenrich and I work at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. I was the one that gave Sabine directions to Homburg hospital when Bradley came to Germany. When he came back to Landstuhl I visited him almost every day. I am so sorry that we were not able to save him. My heart cries every day for the soldiers we receive evry day. God bless you all. bobseltenrich@hotmail.com"
Robert Seltenrich of Landstuhl, Germany

"My name is Robert Seltenrich and I work at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. I was the one that gave Sabine directions to Homburg hospitalwhen Bradley came to Germany. When he came back to Landstuhl I visited him almost every day. I am so sorry that we were not able to save him. My heart cries every day for the soldiers we receive evry day. God bless you all. bobseltenrich@hotmail.com"
Robert Seltenrich of Landstuhl, Germany

"Thank you Bradley Fox for your contribution and efforts in making this world a better place.Hopefully, all your hard work will never be forgotten."
Lindsay of New Orleans, LA

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

"please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. My husband was PFC Shawn Pahnke, 1-37,1st AD Friedburg Germany. He was killed June 17 2003. Not sure if they knew each other before I am sure they are standing together now guarding the gates of heaven. May your memories of Bradley bring you comfort. God Bless your entire family."
Elisha Pahnke of Shelbyville,IN

"You wont be forgoten.I remember our 2 sons playing together when we all lived in Sulzbach/Germany.When we came down to Ft.Polk to ring in the New Year 2000.I will always think about the fun times we all had together.Sabine .....Du bist in meinen gebeten."
Anja of Fort Hood

"Brad,
We were OC's together at Ft. Polk. I saw you're face on the cover of USA Today and I was overwhelmed. The War has a face now. I'll be praying for you, Sabine and the kids. I'm a civilian now, but we'll always be Master Gunner chingos my friend.

Mighty 14B...out."
John Needham of Lake Charles, LA

""REST IN PEACE HERO
THE TAYLORS USMC NC"

"Brad,

Your were a true American Soldier and a friend. We were stationed together when I was with 1/36th IN in Friedberg, Germany and I'll never forget you, buddy. When I arrived on the advance party for the battalion in Kuwait last May, you welcomed me and told about all the crap you doing since you got there. Thanks. I last saw you on Bandit Island before I PCSd back to the states, joking around as usual. You will be truly missed by all that knew you and the world will be a little less brighter without you here with us. I just found out the other day that you passed away from an injury you recieved back in March. Wish I had know sooner to pray for your recovery but I now I will pray for your soul. Watch over our friends in Iraq and your loving family. Take care amigo."
SFC Peter Johnson of Ft Huachuca, AZ

"To Bradley's Family:
Please accept our condolences for the loss of this fine hero. May God bless you and help you through tims time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Dear Bradley,
Thank you for serving me and all of AMerica in Iraq. I cannot adequately express my feelings regarding the sacrifice you have made. To know that another soldier has given their life in Iraq is deeply saddening, but at the same time a triumph for courage and justice. You are gone but will not be forgotten. Thank you Bradley."
mark reif of winchester, VA

"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. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"To Bradley's Family and Friends:

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

From the family of Capt. Ernesto Blanco-Caldas, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003"
Gloria Caldas (his mom) of San Antonio, TX

"Thank you Bradley Fox, 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. 1st Class Bradley Fox:
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 Sgt. 1st Class Bradley Fox:
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