Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Bradley L. Parker

19, of Marion, West Virginia.
Parker died as 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 15, 2004.

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"Brad was a dear friend and fellow Marine. He served with honor and courage. He was one of the best people I have ever met. I served with him in 1/8 Bravo and was honored to call him brother. The day he fell was one of the toughest days of my life, but he will never be forgotten. He has risen to the heavens and is guarding the gates with St. Peter. For the Parker family, know your son gave his life fighting for what he believed in and it does not matter what a select few in the country think. He is missed, never forgotten, and I will see him again. Hoorah brother and Semper Fi."
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"Brad was my cousin the 13 years i was lucky to have known and spent with him and Andrew were the best. i just wish i could have said goodbye and that i loveed him one last time. We still wake up and pray he'll walk through that front door at our grandmas but we know in our hearts that it'll never happen. He always wanted to be a Marine since he was 6, he loved being one. I thank him everyday and every other service member that they are paying the price or are willing to pay that price to keep us all free."
Mercedes Duskey

"To the family of:Bradley L.Parker
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""

""To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Bradley Parker:
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.""

"i was very blessed to know the parker family & to be as good of friends with brad as i was, rest in peace ."

""Thank you Bradley Parker, 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,""
Leroy of CA

""This is to Brad's family and friends. I am honored to say that Brad was my friend and that i am truly lucky to have known such a great guy.......I am deeply sorry for what happened on Nov 15, 2004, a day that will be remembered by me and many others.""

"rest in peace bradley parker. forever and ever missed and loved."
your friend, shelley of fairmont

"may your soul rest in peace brother. always/"
tj

"Brad & his brother Andrew are very good friends of mine. the parker family is very loved. Andrew is doing a wonderful job of taken care of his family.. rest in peace brad <3 <3"
lacy Wright of mannington

"November 15, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Bradley L. Parker:
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

"We received a memorial flag today (Sunday before Memorial Day, 2008) with your son's name attached. They were handed out at our church-First Baptist Orlando. We thank you for your sacrifice and want you to know that Bradley is not forgotten. The flag will be placed in a field with thousands of others. We prayed for your family today."
Rebekah, Leroy, and Jordyn Kinard of Orlando, Florida

"To this day, Brad is forever missed by his whole family & friends..one of Brad's best friends was his brother Andrew, His family is so very lucky to have been blessed with two wonderful sons.. they could have not asked for anything better.. hes a great person & he is doing exactly what his brother would have wanted.. "Takeing care of his family" & he is doing the best job at it.. the whole Parker family is blessed to have had 2 boys with the hearts they have... I love the Parker Family.
Brad is forever loved & missed by all <3"
Holly of Marion , Wv

"As for your brothers in arms....you will not be forgotten,Brad aka."Weapon""
Cpl. McHenry III,Isaac TrA of kingsbay g.a

"Bradley Parker
Thank you for the greatest sacrifice
We know everything in life is uncertain
God pulled the curtain
In his grace
You won the greatest race
To the family thank you for allowing this country to borrow
"A TRUE AMERICAN HERO""
WV-VET of Beaver, WV

"I served with Bradley as a student with 1st platoon, charlie company, infantry training battalion at SOI east. He was a conciencious and dedicated Marine. I would like to extend my deepest condolences to his entire family at their enormous loss.
A eulogy:
http://spiteandbile.blogspot.com/2004_11_01_spiteandbile_archive.html#110117298139067011

in memorium
http://www.spiritofamerica.net/cgi-bin/soa/honor.pl?rm=view&honor_id=44"
LCPL Azriel Peskowitz 2/25 S-3 of Queens NY

"My brother went to boot camp with Brad and they were stationed together at Camp Lejeune. Brad's death devastated my brother and has equally affected the lives of all Marine families. We all watched the 1st Batallion MARINES march down the parade deck on September 26, 2003. We cried when they received their emblems...and we all shared the same pride, and the same unspoken fears. Tragically, some of those fears have become realtities. And the death of Brad left a mark on my brother and our family which will remain with us forever. I still look through the graduation program and cry when I see Brad's name. These young men, so willing to fight and lay down their lives with a selflessness that goes beyond our understanding. We grieve with you always. Semper Fi"
Lorin Papalia of Beachwood, NJ

"Brad, you are my hero and will not be forgotten. <3"
Brooke King of Katy, W.V.

"This is to Brad's family and friends. I am honored to say that Brad was my friend and that i am truly lucky to have known such a great guy.......I am deeply sorry for what happened on Nov 15, 2004, a day that will be remembered by me and many others."
Jimmy Glover of Mannington, WV

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

"hello my name is cameron hoskins/12/ and im am truly sorry about your son i no how you must feel my grandfather is being sent to iraq in a couple of months im am deeply in debt for your son he was fighting for my freedom and you should be really prode of him for fighting for our country."
cameron ,hoskins of Ripley/W.V/Jackson

"To the Bradley Parker family, we send our condolences. Our family too has suffered the loss. Our grandson Lance Cpl Juston Thacker was KIA in Afghan on 6/24/04. He was also a WV Marine. We know that they are in hero heaven and our Lord is taking care of them until such time as we join them. May you receive comfort from knowing that they are at the banquet table. Please let our family know if we can be of any help. Website:lcpljustontthacker"
Tom & Dixie Sisk of Princeton, WV

"Hey Brad, thanks for everything bro. I will never forget what you've done."
Steve Parrish of Tallil Airforce Base Iraq

"Semper Fi Marine and Thanks"
Jim Shaw of Springfield, W. Va

"Thank you Bradley for what you did for all of us! You are a bright star that sparkles above and I will remember you each day I raise my flag. A grateful American family"
The Shaw Family of Pasadena, Maryland

"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 "

"To Bradley'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 your soldier's bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (The Big Ern's Mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

"To Bradley'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

"Thank You for the gift of Freedom. I will honor it in your memory."
P Bell of Macon Ga

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Bradley L. Parker,

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 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

"Thank you Bradley Parker, 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 Parker:
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 Parker:
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