Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Bryan C. Luckey

25, of Tampa, Florida.
Luckey died in Mosul, Iraq, when he was shot by enemy forces while on mounted patrol. Luckey was assigned to the 562nd Engineer Company, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Died on June 29, 2006.

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"Lucky you were more of a man than I kind gentle and always smiling no matter what I asked you to do you did it. To all that read this Bryan was a true hero. I think of you everyday and your family as well I hope they are doing well I miss you so much I was devistated to here you left us I remember the first day you showed up in Alaska what a soldier you were and friend the long nights working on your blazer what a basket case but as normal you were optimistic about what it could be and it was I WILL NEVER ALLOW THEM TO FORGET YOU. I named my daughter after you. You were the best man I have ever met and am honored to do so. She will always know who you were and she is honored to hold your name. I came to see you last year forgive me if I wasn't strong enough to stand at your feet. Maybe this year I will be. Rest my brother for you will never be forgotten. For his family you should be proud this man was amazing he was with us a short time but touched so many . THANK YOU"
Ssg Doty Jason u.s.a. ret of New London mn

"Bryan, I miss you so much; but I know you are in Heaven with my Mom, Elaine. I will see you again "One fine day" God Bless. Your dearest best friend on earth, Malachi."
Deputy Malachi B. McCoy #4615 (Retired) of Tampa, FL/USA

"Bryan... I miss you so so so much! Godspeed sir. Thank you for your friendship through the years!!!;-)"
malachi mccoy of Tampa FL / USA ;-)

"yo yo yo love u cuzzz!!!!! saw ur wifey and kid a few weeks ago they look great as u know!!!!! good job....miss u love u"


"To the Luckey Family, I will always look at your family as the ultimate in quiet patriotism. Zack and Katie will always remember you, and our lives have been touched by your love for God and Country. On this Memorial Day 2011, I leave a message of thanks and love for Bryan and his family. Thanks so much!!!"
The Braddock Family of Madison, AL by way of Tampa, FL

"Miss you Bryan! I'm still going to sing in your church when I see you again as I promised!"
Joyce Luckey of Tampa, Florida

"hey cuzzo matt and josh are doing great as u know...they definetly are some badass soliders!!!! we miss u! i bet josh will have like ten kids man! yall are some baby making fools! lol love you cuz!"
Justin Matthew Cornett of tampa,fl

"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
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

"My name is SSgt Alan Smith out of Pope AFB. I only met Sgt. Bryan Luckey once and that was when I help carry his body on the plane in Kuwait City, the plane that brought him back home. I was one of six men that where picked at random to perform the “ramp service”. Out of all the caskets I help put on plans the mouths that I was there, his is the only one I think about. After the Chaplin said his prayer and all of us where living the plane as it was about to take off, I said a little prayer for him myself. After that I feel like I knew him too, even though I know I did not. I’m very sorry that he was taken from you so early."
SSgt Alan Smith of Pope AFB, NC

"hey cuzzo! miss ya man!!!! always thinkin about you!!! i have had a few ideas for the rest of my left arm! im gonna finish my whole left arm in memory of you!!! so im gonna get some ideas from aunt paula and uncle pat and im gonna be all tattooed up so everybody will know about you!!! you will never be forgotten and your heroism will live on through me i will be sure of that!!! i also moved again..i live in alabama with my step dad..its pretty different up here from where we were raised but im getting use to it!! i havent talked to aunt paula,matt,josh ur wifey or uncle pat in awhil so i will call them soon and let them know i moved and whats been goin on! i love you bryan make sure you save me a seat up there!!! and like always it was lovely chattin with you i dont have to tell you everything thats goin on cause you already know!! lol love ur lil cousin justin!!! see ya when i get there!!!!!!"
justin matthew cornett of foley alabama

"hey cuzin just checkin in on u i just wrote u another message on some other page so i guess i will write another one! i miss u man! im always lookin at ur picture and tattoo on me that i got!!! i miss u!!! im going to go to college man!!!! i cant believe it i wish u were here u would be proud of me!!!! i love u !!!!!!!!!!! see u when i get there!!!!"
justin m. cornett of gainesville,fl

"hey bryan its ur cousin justin.. i saw ur son and wife the other nite at aunt sherrys house and they both look beautiful man.... he looks just like u.... it seems everyday someone is asking me whos name is tattooed on my arm and of course its u!!!! i talk about u everyday to a total stranger and i have never been so proud to wear something on my body... i am so honored to have ur name on me... i feel unstoppable in anything u give me this power so deep inside.......i love u cousin....and we all miss the hell out of u!!!!!!!!! i think about u everyday!!!!! i love u always!!!!! see u when i get there!!!
ur cousin justin cornett!!!! love always.... USA"
justin of tampa,fl,usa

"I wanted to let you know that I stopped in Fort Benning Georgia at the base and bought a memorial bracelet. I served in Desert Storm 1991 as a E-5 with 142nd FA in Iraq and I have been to Mosul. I wear my bracelet daily in memory of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. I never take it off. I want you to know that Bryan's name is on my bracelet and that I honor him everday, though I never met him, I have the greatest respect for him.
William Case"

"To the family of:Bryan C. Luckey 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"

"June 21, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Bryan C. Luckey:
Bryan 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"I wish I had known sooner...but I send my condolences to the family I grew up with at TNC Baptist Church, the Luckey's. Bryan, you will always be remembered."
PFC Michael Chambers of Amarillo, TX

"June 29, 2007
I want you to know, I woke up this morning thinking of you and your beautiful family. Our paths would have never crossed had it not been for your sacrifice and our son's sacrifice to our country. Two Christian men given a task of standing when others couldn't and fighting for freedom while sharing the gospel in a dangerous land. The Lord gave your family to ours as a gift from you. I know you and our son became fast friends when you went home to be with the Lord. You would be so proud of your wife. She has display a quiet, elegant strength that only the Lord can give through this tragic time in her life. Your son is a jewel. He will know you as a true Hero. Your parents and brothers have shared your story and made you proud. We have heard of your men, bringing comfort to your family and sharing you,the soldier to them. They have given your family sweet gifts to help them heal while they cope with your absence. They have honored you and giving your family even more pride of the unit you served with. Until we can meet you, thank you for what you did for this family. We will be forever grateful.
Proud Momma of a Fallen Marine
Cpl Ron. Payne Jr.
5-7-04/ Afghanistan
Aileen Payne- of Lakeland, Florida

"On this Memorial Day,2007, I would like to say thank you Bryan for your service to our great country. Rest in God's arms. To the Luckey Family, I have kept and will continue to keep you all in my prayers. I cannot know the true depth of your grief--I can only imagine. May the pain be eased by the graces of God. Bryan will always live on in our hearts."
Kathy Tennison of Tampa, Florida USA

On this Memorial Day weekend,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.

Sappers Up!"

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, Bryan will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!

"As we approach Veteran's Day, you are not forgotten Bryan. you have not died in vain! A Hero that was so much more to those that knew and loved you. WWW.PIGSTYE.NET"
Father of fallen soldier US ARMY SGT. GREG WAHL of leonard_wahl@hotmmail.com

"Thank you Bryan Luckey, 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. Bryan Luckey:
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 Bryan 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. Bryan Luckey:
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 Bryan, 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