Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Brandon T. Titus

20, of Boise, Idaho.
Titus died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his checkpoint. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on August 17, 2004.

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"Tom - We've not forgotten Brandon, or you, your family or your service and sacrifice. You are in our thoughts and prayers today and always. Numbers 6:24-26. God bless you. Joe, Michele, Joe, Bethany, Tim, Mitch"
Joseph A. Berhosky of Pittsburgh, PA

"As part of a Memorial Day Ceremony honoring all of the fallen of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, I am honored to read Brandon's name. I lost my own son, Neil, on Aug. 13, 2004 when he was KIA."
Diane Santoriello of Verona, PA

"I wish you were here to meet and play and be a leader in your nephews eyes. I love you everyday bubba."
Libby Titus of Springfield, MA

"FATHER AND SON = TRUE HERO'S
GOD BLESS"
BOSTON POLICE OFFICER of BOSTON, MA.

"Not just for soldier Titus but for all our fallen souls called to protect this country... their country... our country. God bless each of you. Your sacrifice is not and will not be forgotten. God bless each of you."
anonymous... all of us of USA

"I also saw a special today and I was so moved by the story of SPC Titus and his father. THIS is what Memorial Day is all about..May his Memory be Eternal."
Bob Kaznica of Clifton, NJ

"I was a Vietnam War Resister in Canada during the Vietnam War. I saw the TV special today,and watched this devoted father grief. My heart goes out to him and his son."
Michael Lee Johnson of Itasca, IL

"Dear Tom. I just watched a PBS show "my Vietnam, your Irac". I have son who is 13. I wanted to tell you that your story touched me and I hope you are finding peace. Even though we are from different countries, I want to express my gratitude to you and your family for serving."
Craig McCleary of Waterdown Canada

"2011
This day of rememberance will not pass without thoughts of your son Brandon and his ultimate gift to his country, loved ones and all countrymen. I was blessed to have my son back safely after 2 tours in Iraq.....however he is this day back in Iraq as an instructor for General Dynamics in the operations of the Abrams tank. He is outside of Bagdad at an Army base which he feels very safe with his countrymen on guard.
As a parent this is very hard to deal with when your children seem to have a death wish but what we don't understand is the bond these young people form and the extreme loyalty to their service. My son was medically discharged against his will so in order to be back with his commrades (the 116th) he pursued a job that would take him back to Iraq. In some ways I can understand but it sure is hard on the people they leave behind. Once again I have to leave him in God's hands. I pray for you this day and for all those that haven't come home may they rest in peace and know that they will never be forgotten....we owe Brandon and his fellow servicemen everything. What brings this even closer to me in my heart is that Brandon is my son's middle name. God bless you both.

."
Terry Jensen of Horseshoe Bend, Idaho

"recently I did a run in honor of Brandon who I knew from Orofino. We kinda grew up around each other. I was hurt when he was lost in Iraq. Here I am in Iraq and I think about him and what he sacrificed."
Mallory Martinez of orofino, Idaho

"I went through basic, airborne, and RIP with Titus. RIP Bro."
Paul Ramirez of Los Angeles

"Tom

Wanted you to know I haven't forgot your son Brandon. You and he are in my thoughts daily. Leaving this week for our Company A 1st 7th reunion. Many men will be there this week who I'm sure you would remember. Hope to see you at one of these events in the future."
Jerry Wood of Lee's Summit, Missouri

"to brandon, i know you wll be reading this as you are watching over all of us. i just want to thank you for serving your country and trying to keep america safe nobody will ever forget you or what you have done. you made the ultimate sacrifice your life for all of us who are strangers and you didnt ask for nothing in return and i thank you im just sorry i didnt get to know you how a cousin should but we all miss you. and uncle tom thank you for all you have done i know it was along tme ago but we are proud of you and brandon.. love your cousin adriane"
adriane o. of bethany, mo

"I watched your son's story tonight on CNN. I've watched many sad stories of these brave young people giving the ultimate sacrifice but none has affected me so deeply. I can't stop crying. When you talked about your service in Vietnam and said you told your son that your family had given enough, I understand your sentiment completely. Your family has given far TOO much. I am so sorry. I have two daughters and just can't imagine your pain. I know nothing I can say can make it any easier but you are in my heart and I wish you the very, very best."
Victoria Dwyer of Pacific Grove, CA

"It is Memorial Day and I just saw a very moving story about Brandon and his father by Jon King on CNN. To Mr. and Mrs. Titus - I hope that one day you can be at peace knowing that Brandon's spirit is alive in all that is good, that he rests in honor in God's loving arms, and that he is waiting to be reunited with you again for all eternity. My wife and I are so thankful to have two beautiful sons and hope they never, ever see the senseless horror of war."
John Coleman of Los Angeles, CA

"Hey Titus you are not forgotten man I look at your braclet on my arm every day. You are always in my thoughts"
SGT Taylor of Florida

"Brandon - just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts...you are missed dearly."
Ashley of Boise, ID

"i miss you bubba"
libby titus of fayetteville, nc

"April 14 2009
Your not forgotten. We who were with you will never forget. Brafford and I are coming to visit you on May 15th. It's been a long time coming, sorry it took this long. Miss ya man. See you in a month."
Jon Hoffman of San Diego, CA

"Brandon this is your cousin Christy I miss you and well always love you. My condolences to everyone who lost someone special to them and my prays go out to those still fighting may they all come home safely ."
Christy Finke of Orofino, Id

"I am so sorry for your loss.and pain I too have a marine son, as marines they were brothers and sons to all of us making your lose mine as well
sempre fedelis our motto"
jasmine palumbo of ny ny

"Drive on brother..."
Morelli of Pittsburgh Pa

"remembering brandon.
Prob. dont remember me but i was prob the only marine in uniform the day we laid brandon to rest. we went to high school together. he was a grade ahead of me but i looked up to him. any way just wanted to let you know i am currently stationed now at quantico va and will be going up to dc to visit the memorial they have there to pay my respects to not only my fallen brothers but to a freind
"greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for a freind"
john 15:13
god speed brandon on your travels above, watch over us in combat and give us your strength and wisdom to overcome all obsticals semper fi"
jeff brasley of quantico va us

"Aug. 17, 2008


Remembering Brandon...


Dear Tom, Libby, Debbie, and, family & friends...


Today, you are all heavy on our hearts & our prayers go up for you all, as we remember Brandon & his life, service & sacrifice.


We are not able to take away your pain & loss, but, perhaps you'll feel some comfort in knowing...we will "NEVER FORGET" .


Brandon lives in our hearts, daily.



And, everywhere we perform, the song his memory inspired...is one of the most requested songs by our soldiers & vets.


This past May, Larry & I were in Washington, D.C. for Rolling Thunder...our first time.


I couldn't help but think of you Tom, your love for motorcycles, and, Brandon's ride...and, Brandon's song...



He's with the Lord now, waiting...and, like the song says.... the Lord is saying ...



"You, Me & Brandon ... will ride the breeze ... we'll have forever, to make memories!"


I Truly, firmly BELIEVE that Tom...one day ... you WILL see Brandon again, in Heaven... and, you will have FOREVER to make memories!


Keep the FAITH!



As a mom of a wounded soldier, and, coming from a family who's lost a loved one in war (my cousin SP4 Guy Lamar Mears, Jr. - KIA - Vietnam).... I owe everything, all the freedoms I've enjoyed in my life...to men & women like yourself, Brandon & ALL those who've stepped forward to protect & extend Freedom to the world.



On behalf of a grateful nation, my deep appreciation, and, heartfelt condolences ...


May God be with you & your family ... and, keep you in HIS tender care, 'til you meet again.


In HIS service & in HONOR of our HEROES,



Susan D. Wiseman - " The Tribute Lady "



www.ItIsTheSoldier.com

( 90+ Tributes - ALL free Downloads )



"Brandon's Coming Home" ( Brandon's Song )

www.BrandonsComingHome.com ( ALL Downloads Free )"
Susan D. Wiseman - " The Tribute Lady " of Fayetteville, Ga. U.S.A.

"July 12, 2008
To the family of Spc. Brandon T. Titus:
Brandon 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

"I'm currently still in AIT training and will be volunteering for deployment. SPC Titus is the example of a true American. God bless."
PV2 Bahena of Ft. Leonardwood

"hi brandon i love you so so much i hope you got to see my cat kaneka, he died in are housefire. we are very sad.i miss you a hole lot i wish i could see you!you can see me, see how big i've goten i am 10 years old i'll be 11 november 27th.i am in 4th grade i will be in 5th grade in the end of june . well i got to go. i am going to go see my baby brother at the park. love your cousin ruby hope."
Ruby Hope of Orofino ID

"TO BRANDON'S FATHER THIS IS SGT CATES I WAS IN BASIC TRAINING WITH YOUR SON AND I WAS ACO 2-14 10TH MNT WITH HIM I REMEMBER GOING TO YOUR SONS WALL LOCKER AND JUST CONVERSATING WITH HIM LIKE BASIC GUYS DO I RECALL LOOKING AT A PICTURE OF U ON A HILL TOP WITH A M-79 GERNADE LAUNCHER VEST OPEN YOUR SON SHOWED EVERYONE THAT PICTURE U COULD SEE THE PRIDE ON HIS FACE.THAT PRIDE AND PICTURE CARRIED ON WITH ME ILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE TIMES I HAD WITH HIM AND THE CONVERSATIONS I HAD WITH HIM AFTER OUR TWO WEEK X-MAS LEAVE WHEN HE GOT HIS ITALY TATTOO. I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW I WEAR MY HEART ON MY SLEEVE FOR HIM AND YOUR FAMILY GOD BLESS"
MARK ANTHONY CATES of FT BENNING ,GA

"I gave a donation in the name of my old buddie, Jack B. Elliott. His family requested donations to the Titus Memorial in lieu of flowers."
Fred Reich of Santa Rosa, CA

"To the Titus family, I would like to let you know that SPC Titus is still in my mind to this day. I worked at the Camp Eagle aidstation and helped treat him and his comrades. You are in my prayers."
Adam Elliott (elliottcmb@yahoo.com) of FT Sam Houston, TX

"Today my school, Western Washington University, was giving out name tags of the fallen soldiers. I was asked if I wanted to wear one and was randomly giving Brandon's. I wore Brandonís name tag around my neck all day long. I want you all to know that he is not forgotten and I feel honored to have been part in remembering him."
Melissa S of Bellingham Washington

"Libby my email address is just_a_babyboy83544@yahoo.com, i have myspace but i go by Tre' Rosales. Im back in Iraq, the same location where ya brother and i were last time. It feels different this time around. I have 2 lil gurls, one lives in DC with her mom and the other stays in Dallas. Can you believe i'll be 25 this year and your brother woulda been 24. Seems like only yesterday we were playin ball 2gether and how he would rep the Orlando Magic and his Penny n Shaq! haha...."
Tre' "Tory" Rosales of Killeen, TX

"to Renegade II: I miss ya Bro, Outlaws!"
SSG Chris Dominski of Watertown, NY

"hallo mr. tom titus,

i don't know, if i was right with this e-mail-address. i am german and i saw, (a few minutes ago) in our television ('weltspiegel' = earth-mirror) a report about a man, by name tom titus. he lost his son brandon tom titus in the iraq war.

when i saw this, i felt the wish to speak you my condulence. my english is not so good, as it should be, but i hope, you can understand what i want say to you. i am 50 years old and my son is 11 years yong. i think you payed the highest price, for a war against all human rights - only for the profit from a group of unscrupulous. when i saw the pictures on tv, i became very sad about your fate.
i send you all good wishes from here. i hope you are strong enough to bear the pain.


my love regards
wilhelm (= william)"
wilhelm of germany

"Dear Tom;
Brandon gave his all for us.He is now with god. May god ease the pain you feel as a result of your loss.As a member of the 1st Cav in An Khe in 1965 I salute you. Brandon and all those who have given their all will never be forgotten."
Roger Fomby of Dietzenbach,Germany

"kayli i dont wanna keep writing emails on here back and forth cous but my email is riccobellaragazza@yahoo.com..search that email on myspace..so you know


Tory...If you ever come across this page again...Get a hold of me! I miss ya! My email is up above....I tryed finding you on myspace but you dont have one! I miss having you and Brandon both around! =[






BRANDON MA AND I ARE MOVING BACK TO BOISE...WE'RE GETTING OUTTA CALI! YAY! I MISS YOU BUBBA! AND I LOVE YOU!....LOOK OUT FOR UNCLE BOBBY....PLEASE....I LOVE YOU ITS 4AM AND IM GOING TO GO PASS OUT IM TIRED! I LOVE YOU!"
LIBBY TITUS

"hey,
umm..well i dont really know what to say since i didnt know u personally brandon..but i wish i could of. and Tom if u read this i hope that u are doing alright and that we could see u again. and also libby if u see this i would like to get to know u cuz im one of ur cousins now..my email address is kayliloman920@hotmail.com..
sincerely
kayli

ps Bud Pottorff says hi."
kayli loman of bethany, mo

"To the Titus family:

Hi, this is Donda's friend, Patty again. I just heard the President say more troops will be sent. Well, good, let's git 'er done. Let's not make the lives that have been lost, and the lives that will be lost, be in vain. No more Viet Nams!

I just wanted to say that I helped a little bit with the memorial fundraiser in 2005. It was a proud time for Tom, and fun at the same time having all his friends near.

Brandon, I doubt if you'll know this but Dylan leaves in less than 2 weeks for the Coast Guard. Another good man goes to do what he thinks is best. Donda's scared, so Brandon, can ya just give her a little bit of your warm hug and let her know that Dylan will be okay and so will she and the girls?

Yah, okay, well time to go. I didn't know ya Brandon but I know your Dad is proud of ya, as are all Idahoans and all Americans."
Patty of Hillsboro, OR, USA

"To the family of:Brandon T. Titus 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"

"Brandon,
Hey man, not a day goes by that i don't remember that day, i was sittin down on a bench relaxing from my guard duty and i picked up a paper and saw the news. I'm on my 2nd deployment with the 1st Cav and the ironic thing is that you were right across the road from me and i didn't know it. I grew up with you, i played basketball and baseball with you and i watched us go from boys to teens. I'll never forget all the fun we had! You were like my little brother, i always tried to take care of you, but when we went our separate ways i never forgot about you. I'm proud of you, always have been, always will be. Its hard to look at a memorial and see your name engraved on it. I know your in a better place and i know your not hurting. Just remember that i'll never forget about you. I miss you man! Tre'"
Tory "Tre" Rosales of Killeen, Texas

"To the family of Brandon T. Titus,

I met your son once playing cards against him at a mutual friend's in Carthage, NY. When I heard about what had happened my heart felt heavy. You are in my thoughts and prayers."
Scott Gleason of Redwood, NY

"Dec. 12, 2006

Remembering Brandon, especially today.

To Tom, Libby & Brandon's mom...please know, you are ALL in our prayers, today...as we remember Brandon.

May God give you the grace, comfort, & peace that only HE can give.

Your friends in Christ,

www.TheTributeLady.com"
Susan D. Wiseman - " The Tribute Lady " of Fayetteville, Ga. - U.S.A.

"To Titus... though I never met you, I see your name on my husbands KIA bracelet every day. Adam was there with you that day, and I know you're still with him today. I hope you have found peace, and know that you will never ever be forgotten. I think of you daily... To Mr. Titus and family - I can not even express in words how my heart hurts for you. I know it has been said before, but Brandon is a true American hero. I am truly sorry that your family has experienced such a tragedy... I have thought about you every day since Aug 17, 2004..."
Lindsay Creekmur of Newport News, VA

"Hey Bubba,
Well im sitting here as you know listening to simple man. It just came on, so I thought i would come and say hi and i love you. I feel your presence by my side everyday. I just want to say a few things. My best friend Sirena's husband is over there and his best friend Jon they are like you and Paul. Please watch over them and bring BOTH of them home safely. Kenen has a son and a wife to come home to. So please help him be strong over there and be by his side. She asked me to tell you that the other night. I got to talking to Courtney about you and how I know you are near me sometimes. I told her I can just feel your presence when you're near. I find some of my things in weird places or moved differently so I laugh and I know it might be you..never know though. I love you bro. I finally heard from dad he was proud of me. Im doing my junior and senior year all in one this year, I have a job now, and next semster im going to be using the money you left me behind for college im going to go to cosmotology school. I told dad, and he said he was proud. I thought I dreamed him saying that, but I didnt, mom has told me it too. The only thing that isn't letting it all sink in is that I havent heard you're proud of me to, for changing my life around and focusin on my life and taking the time and enjoying life. But, I know in my heart you are proud of me. I love you brandon. I miss you very much. You're my number one guy in my heart still! You're the best brother. I love you so much, I can keep saying that.

I also want to say im so sorry about the letter that I wrote to you while you were in Iraq. But, its how I felt. I really wanted to sit down and talk things out when you got home, and have you help me change my life around for the best. Well, I believe now, you may not be here, but you being gone made me stronger and made me think I need to change my life around for the best. So it was somewhat helpful. I love you Brandon. Ill write soon again...


Hey guess what man, Ill be big ol' 18 next year. damn im getting old haha you know! Ill be getting my tattoos, im getting a lot of memorial ones. You'll be proud when you look down on me and see them. Well, I shouldnt say looking down you'll be there by my side when I get tattood up. I love ya im off! I miss you butthead!

ur baby sis!"
Libby Titus of Dublin, California

"Monday, May 29, 2006

"Memorial Day"...EVERY DAY!

There's not a day that goes by, that I don't think of Brandon.

No, I never knew him, personally, but, he's the first soldier's tribute page I came across, that just ripped my heart out.

As I sat reading each & every post, I was just so struck by all the love & respect for this young man, as well as the fact, he favored a dear friend of mine.

To Tom & Libby, I know you miss Brandon SO much, and, I just wish I could take away your pain, but, I can't.


I've often heard it said,

" A man is NOT dead, until he's forgotten."


Well, these posts are a testament to the fact,

Brandon will NEVER be forgotten.


He lives on, in so many of our hearts, those who knew him & those whom he's touched from Heaven.


A year & a half ago, I knew he had touched me in a special way, but, just this week...he's moved me, in song.


I've been inspired & am currently writing a tribute...

"Brandon's Coming Home".

Libby, I'll send it to you, when it's finished & I hope it'll be a blessing to you & your family...and, bring you some comfort.


Brandon lives on, in each of us...forever!


I for one, say "Thank You" soldier...though, thank you is NEVER ENOUGH!


Libby, I pray for you daily...my heart cries out to God, on your behalf...and, remember,

"Healing cometh from the Father."


May God Bless you all, & give you comfort this day, as we remember Brandon's sacrifice, as well as ALL those who've given their all.


Also, In Loving Memory of my cousin, Guy Lamar Mears, Jr. - KIA Oct. 17, 1970 Vietnam.


God Bless them, ALL!


Susan D. Wiseman
www.thetributelady.com

www.itisthesoldier.com"
Susan D. Wiseman ... aka ... "The Tribute Lady " of Fayetteville, Ga.

"Titus Family

i saw the cnn interview and when i saw Brandon i kept saying to myself wow he looks so familiar and i didnt know why and after about ten minutes i figured it out. I worked in the building next to his barracks, i was in Divarty and since it was the only battery with females in it we used to make fun of the guys because they never new what to say to us. i remeber seeing your son alot and i feel so badly for you all. my husband is in iraq right now with 1st brigade and i pray for him as i do for all the families of soldiers there and those that have fallen. He lives on in all of us he wont be forgotten. I had a son 8 months ago and i named him Brandon, I hope my son can be as couragous as yours and others"
Jordana "Donna" DeAngelis Joyner of FT Drum NY

"Well, bubba
Never guess what Im doing this very moment. I just came to this page again today to read what people have had to say about you. When I started reading this page again your song came on(simple man)...Im sitll listening to it. Reading what everyone has had said about you is still so hard to believe you're gone. Wow, its been almost 2years. IT's really hard for me to deal with all this pain still. I get in fights with mom when she brings you up because it's so hard to think and talk about you. But, when it comes to friends and everyone I talk about you like no other. Well, school is going good I got into a continuation school, may not be real school but this school is helping me so much better, I am actually getting grades and doing work now. You'd be proud bubba you really would, Im actually proud of myself for once. Past couple of days have been hard for some reason. A girl walked in class a couple weeks ago and we were talking about WW1 and stuff, and we acted like we were sitting in trenches and then there was "no mans land" (history class) and she goes why do we have to do and learn about this b.s. I stood up and walked up to her and was like the reason why we learn about this b.s. is because these soldiers that have died for us, example my brother gave you the freedom of speech to call this B.s. I went you may not want to learn about war and the price familys pay for it, but sit ur A** down and listen you might learn something, and come out thinking this isnt b.s. this is history on many reasons we have our freedoms today especially our freedom of speech she said how do you know this I was like because my brother fought in war and he is a hero and paid the ultimate sacrafice for us and our FREEDOM. She shut up bro, I think thats the first time anyone saw me that mad at school here before. I had steam coming out of my ears.
Well, prom is coming up! I am going with my friend Joey, he is really quiet and shy, and italian. He is so nice, dont worry he isnt a boyfriend or anything just a good friend, I met his family yesterday and they all love me, they were like Joey she has mannors and is way better then your ex's and i was like not to be rude ma'am but im not his girlfriend i am just a friend, and his cousin was like that is okay sweetheart just keep him in line. She was funny. Just is hard you wont see me on my first prom, well my actual first prom, just not MY prom. Its goig to be on a yachte haha loser head you never had proms as cool as that. But, then i was thinking im scared the yatch might get shot down like in the movies or whatever. Yeah, dont ask im a nerd what can i say.
Momma got her tattoo for you when we were in Fort Drum, and bro(paul) paid for me to get my belly button pierced. It was funny, I didnt even feel it and I had my head back and I was like are you done yet? and the lady was like honey ive been done 5minutes. I didnt feel it at all. So since ma got her tattoo for you and everyone else has. I said ma, Bubba got his tattoo on his 17th birthday, and since my 17th bday is coming up can I get mine, because itll be my tattoo for him and it wont be anything retarded or w/e and i did what pops said put it away then bring it out and see if i still want it, well whenever people talked about memorial tattoos or any tattoos i thought about the one i want for you and i kow its the ONE. So she said to talk to pops. So hopefully he agrees to letting me get it. wow, just writing this makes me feel better. I really want to punch something because of you being gone. I dont know how to explain how i feel, angry, mad, sad, confussed, everthing really. I just hate it bro. I wish you were here. But, It is 11:36pm and i have to leave for the oakland airport in the morning im giong to washington for spring break so yeah. yup gonna be funnnn! not!
Brandon,
Remember I always have loved you and still love you. I wish you were home bubba, I really do. Im looking at your picture now, and wow its just hard. i wish you were here right now, smiling or teasing me or just sitting here bsing with me like we us to. geez...im almost 17 bro....going to be weird...ur baby sis isnt so little anymroe....im growin up...ill always still be the baby though...i love you bubba boo!"
Brandon's baby sis of Dublin California

"To the family Brandon Titus left behind: I am the ID State Coordinator for the Home of the Brave Quilt Project. It is our group's goal to make a memorial quilt for each fallen soldier from Idaho. We are a group of volunteers that are part of a nationwide organization of volunteers who are making Civil War Reproduction Quilts for the families of Fallen Soldiers. Our hope is that the quilt we are making for your family will be a small token of our deep appreciation for your ultimate sacrifice and serve as some comfort in the many years to come. Please contact me at czelus@hotmail.com"
Cheryl Zelus of Home of the Brave-ID State Coordinator

"The toughest thing for me has been when i tell my friends storys about Brandon Titus, and having to use it in past tense. You were a good friend to me from basic to rip to our time at 10th MTN. I know that all of us miss you and that i cannot wait to see you again. Take care of yourself and look out for us Brandon."
SGT J. Carey 10MTN/82ND of Rush City, MN

"Titus fam.,

I just found this page, but like u I think of Brandon everyday...I have a black braclet with his name so I don't forget the sacrifice that my brother in arms has made. Brandon and I went to basic, airborne and RIP together. After he was sent to drum and I was sent to bragg...we kept in touch until we were both deployed. I still remember the laughter he brought to our circle of friends during those 7 months...may God help to ease your pain each day."
SGT Michael Lashway of Rochester, NY

"Dear Mr. Titus: Like me, you probably check this website every day for messages from Brandon's friends and acquaintances. I saw the CNN special and was touched by the way you articulated your grief and how you honor your son's memory. I too, do everything in my power to ensure that our sons are not forgotten. There is a face to every name. Our boys are not just statistics. They leave grieving parents, sisters, brothers, grandparents and loved ones who are humbled by their sacrifice and miss them every second of every day. We've had to redefine normal ... our lives will never be the same. Please know that you are in our prayers.

Gloria Caldas
Proud Mother of Fallen Hero
Capt. Ernie Blanco-Caldas
82nd Airborne, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003
gloria.caldas@sbcglobal.net"

"Dear Mr. Titus:
In the middle of the night, the story of Brandon came across the airwaves. I listened and cried. I was touched beyond words by the courage displayed by both you and your son. It seems so inadaquate to simply say "thank you" to the sacrifice that you have made. I would of loved to have known this wonderful son and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything. Your pain is evident and real and I felt it in the middle of the night. I said a prayer then and I will continue. God Bless you and Brandon"
Susan Caponigro of Murrieta, CA,/USA

"October 30, 2005
Dear Mr. Titus,

I just watched the CNN report about you and your son, Brandon. I feel compelled to respond.

My family and I grieve along with you. We shed tears, thinking how the best of the best are giving their lives to this cause for freedom. Our son, Jesse, just graduated from high school and it was quite a struggle to get him to compromise on his plan to enlist in the USMC. He signed up as a Marine Reservist. He has now completed his training and we pray he will not be deployed. Trying to keep him home now is out of our hands. He, as well as Brandon, and so many like them have a desire to give back--even after they have given so much as children of military servicemen. Jesse missed out on many years of his young life with his father who has been deployed so much during 30 years of service. We tried to tell him he has already sacrificed for this nation. I understand the pleading with your son. You, Mr. Titus, have given so much, carried such a burden, and now you carry so much more that cannot be fully understood by anyone other than Gold Star parents. I pray we will not be put into that same category, but we want you to know our hearts share your pain.

I have a deep sense that no matter the reason for war, it has been such a folly of man for all time, an individual who is called to battle for the sake of others, for the sake of a cause--however it is perceived, does not die in vane. Your son?s letter described his calling. My son?s words to me describe an awesome sense of duty. The words I hear from other young men who have made the commitment express the honor they feel. They all express the answered call to honor, to duty, and they make an indelible expression of gratitude for who they are as a son, and as an American. It is sons like these we want to live on, to be part of our families and communities and nation. If I ask anything of people who don?t know what it means to serve in the military it is this: that they honor these young lives and learn something from them.

I am in awe of Brandon Titus. He gave his life that others might live.

May God continue to bless you and your family,
Lisa Keuhlen
Woodland Park, Colorado"
Capt & Mrs. Dan Keuhlen, USN (retired) of Woodland Park, CO

"Dear Titus Family,

I saw your story on CNN this morning. I was deeply moved. God bless you and your family. Your son is will not be forgotten by this grateful citizen. Every story I hear about these brave men and women touches my spirit. It leaves an impression that is not easily missed. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Please know that you, your family and those like you are appreciated and respected for your commitment and sacrifice. Your service does matter. And for you sir, your service in Vietnam is appreciated. Thank you!

~We can never repay the debt of life, honor and sacrifice that our men and women have paid in service to our country for our freedoms.

To the citizen enjoying the freedoms of this great nation: Please take the opportunity to openly thank the veterans, active duty men & women, and those who gave loved ones for a grateful nation.
It only takes a moment to express heart-felt gratitude to a man, woman, father, mother, child -- each individual who gave their all or lost a loved one.

They deserve our honest gratitude. They gave their blood, sweat and tears. ~

God Bless America."
Trina P of Evansville, IN

"I just watched the CNN special. I can't begin to understand your pain and the walk you have ahead. God bless you and God bless your son. I am so sorry for your loss."
Nancy Christner of Virginia Beach, VA

"I went to high school with Brandon and even in a time which can be confusing, he was always a true friend and wise beyond his years. I remember one instance in which I was giving Brandon unsolicited "girl advice"-I told him how all of my girl friends seemed to be attracted to "jerks" and that this may be a good technique to approach the girl he liked...he refuted this idea, admitting that it wasn't possible for him to be disrespectful to her. This same respect he had for women was consistent with everyone in his life-especially his father, who he had such a deep respect for, and his country. No words can express the sadness everyone who knew Brandon feels at the loss of such a true friend nor can they thank him enough for his love of our country. I will never forget Brandon or his heroisism, he is a true inspiration to those he left behind.
Much Love,"
Allison Brooks of Queensland, Australia

"To the Titus Family.
Words cannot express my sorrow over the loss of Brandon. I watched a special CNN had on today and as a veteran it touched me very deeply. I just wanted to let all know who posted here that I am very proud of you sons and daughters who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice and those who made it home. You are and will always be my heros.
From an ex-Navy man:
Fair winds and following seas.
God bless you all."
Walter Myers of Boardman Oregon/USA

"Dear Mr. Titus,
I saw the special on television last night and I have to say that it literally hurt my heart to see the pain you are in over the loss of your son, Brandon. He is a hero and through your sadness, you have so much to be proud of. My father is also a Vietnam Vet, Army, and my husband is a Medic with the 82nd Airborne Division of the Army, so your loss touches us greatly and hits close to home. Please do not blame yourself for his death. He wanted to be like you, and he is...he is a hero. He will never be remembered as anything less than that. May God bless you and your entire family at this time and always. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. - G.S. (Proud Army Wife)"
G. S. of Southern Pines, NC - USA

"Hello: I am Emery / KB9IBW of Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day. I saw the special on CNN tonite. God Bless the family, and let it be known that you have a lot to be proud of in Brandon. We at ARMAD salute him for his service to this great nation. Thank you and God Bless!

www.armad.net"
Emery / KB9IBW of Indiana

"To: Brandon

I had the pleasure to finally meet your Mom, Dad, and baby Sis' this last week when we honored you and the others on the memorial behind Battalion. Every time I looked at thier faces, I saw you. We have had a few different events to remember you and our fallen brothers but it never gets easier. They say time heals all wounds and i think whoever said that never went to war. It seems that with each passing day, my pride that I served next to you and our other brothers grows more and more. You were truely one of a kind. I will never forget the times we had. Smoking Cuban cigars on the roof of the hospital, swimming in Remington Pond, or trying to get Turner to say the "F" word on the convoy from Kuwait to Iraq. You better save some of that Jack Daniels for when I get up there. Miss you Bro."
Paul of Fort Drum, NY

"I wish to convey my deepest gratitude and sympathies. I had the honor of knowing Brandon when he worked at Albertsons. I am profoundly grateful to him for his great sacrafice. I will miss him"
Christopher Stolworthy of Boise, Id

"From Brandon's Dad: I cannot fully express to all of you in mere words what I wish to convey on this September morning. I sit here alone in my house, in the early morning hours thinking back some 13 months ago to that painful day. Reading the many messages posted here, I am at a loss for words. I feel that I should say something eloquent and profound, but from my heart I offer this; 'Thank You' for your kind words! 'Thank You & may you also find comfort & peace' to the families that have also lost a HERO, for they will NEVER Be Forgotten!
To my 1st CAV Brothers from a long time ago that I served with in Nam, I am very glad that you all are home and 'Thank You' my Brothers! To Brandon's Brothers of the 10th MTN: 'The Barbarians' and all of The Golden Dragons, live your lives to the fullest for you are indeed a band of brothers! I am fortunate to have met some of you.
I have heard how proud Brandon was of me, how he wanted to follow in my footsteps. This Dad is blessed, for I am very Proud of my Son and he created his own path in life and it was honorable. I miss his greeting; 'hey old man' and will always remember his 'smile'!
To those of you that have been trying to contact me, I can be reached at Ranger75th@aol.com and I am still living in Boise,Idaho.
I have been trying to hide my pain by helping other Idaho military families, to offer them support in their time of loss, yet not fully realizing how much emotionally I have suppressed within myself. Its' been day by day and I am a survivor.
Thank you to each and everyone of you!"
Tom Titus Sgt USA RET of Boise, Idaho

"Tom & Family
As a fellow 1st Cav vet, I sincerely send my condolences on the loss of such a fine young man. Freedom isn't free and only some have to pay the ultimate price. I am sorry it was your son, you did enough for this country and should not have had to give more."
Rick Carr of Riverton, Illinois USA

"To the family of Brandon Titis, I want to express my sincerest sympathies and condolences for your great loss. I know that you are enourmosly proud of your son. He was a brave, proud man and soldier who was true to his beliefs and his country. Tom, even though I didn't know you, I also served with A 1/7 First Cav from November 69 to September 70. I am proud to know that I served with a man that raise his son to believe that the opression of others is wrong and that Freedom is the right of everyone.
God Bless you and your family for for your sacrifice."
Ken Lopez of Beaunont , California

"Tom, there are no words that can adequately express the terrible saddness on the loss of your son. He did an incredably noble thing to choose to serve his country. He has my undying gratitude for his sacrifice to defend our country and you and your family have my deepest sympathy."
Dave Christianson of Sacramento, CA

"Tom
As you know, the freedom we enjoy is not free. It has been bought and paid for, with the blood and courage of Americans that have been willing to put themselves in harms way.
You must be proud. Like father like son. I salute you both."
Jim Hackbarth Alpha Co 1/7 69,70,71 of Rhinelander WI

"Tom,
Deepest regrets for the loss of your son and one of America's finest. I served in the same outfit in VN with you in the 3rd. Platoon April 69-April 70. God Bless you and your family and I will remember Brandon and your family in my prayers."
Joe Lake of Randolph, NJ

"Tom,
Our hearts grieve with yours. We will continue to remember you and family in our prayers.
I served in RVN 1969 - 1970. "Garry Owen" to one of America's finest.
With sympathy,"
Terry Page of Simpsonville, SC

"Hi Tom this is larry bailey i was in v.n. with you i am really sorry to hear about your son.my feelings go out to you and your family.may god bless you and your family.gary owen tom.p.s. i am sure mike frazel who was in v.n. with us too would send his regards and prayers. i will let him know."
Larry Bailey of clyde park montana

"Hi Tom this is larry bailey i was in v.n. with you i am really sorry to hear about your son.my feelings go out to you and your family.may god bless you and your family.gary owen tom.p.s. i am sure mike frazel who was in v.n. with us too would send his regards and prayers. i will let him know."
Larry Bailey of cltde park montana

"Our deepest sympathy on your loss.
I served with the A 1/7 1st Cav. late 1970."
Bob Kenna of Barberton, Ohio

"Tom,I served in A 1/7 in Nam.1968-69
You have my sincere regrets on the lost
of your son Brandon.May God bless you
and your family."
Randy Sutton of Lancaster,South Carolina

"Tom,I served with Alpha Co, 1/7th Cav (RVN 70-71)and would like to express my sorrow at the loss of your son Brandon in Iraq. My prayers are with you and your family during this time. Please be assured that your brothers from the 1/7th Cavalry suffer with you in this loss and we salute Brandon for his service to our country.
God Bless you and your family."
Frank Matulich of Tifton, Georgia

"To the Family of Brandon T. Titus:

I didn't know Brandon but I served in the same company that his Dad did in VietNam from Oct 1969 - September 1970. Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division.

My sincerest symphathy in your loss. I appreciate your service, as well as Brandon's to our country.

God bless you and all of our troops - still serving in harms way.

GarryOwen."
Bob Anderson of Wyoming, MI

"Tom, I don't know what to say. When I heard of your son's death it turned me inside out. You were the one who showed me the ropes when I first joined 2nd platoon in Viet Nam and the first man there I got to know. I wish I could have known your son. If he was like you, I'm sure he was a damn good man and soldier. My deepest condolences my friend. God bless."
Bill Nauroth of Fort Collins, CO

"To the Family of Brandon Titus,
Please accept my deepest sympathies regarding the loss of such a fine young man. Tom, I served with A, 1/7 at a different time (mid '69); but, know you as a brother in arms through acquaintance with your friends. I share in your loss with a heavy heart."
Dale Harbitz of Sherburn, Minnesota

"Tom, we served together in Vietnam and I just want to send my deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your family for the loss of your son, Brandon."
Tony Duran of San Antonio, TX

"TOM
HOPE YOU REMEMBER ME. NAME IS JERRY WOOD AND WE SERVED TOGETHER IN VIETNAM. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU EVERYDAY AND NIGHT. I KNOW I CAN'T BUT MY BROTHER IF I COULD TAKE ANY OF YOUR PAIN I WOULD GLADLY DO SO."
JERRY WOOD of KANSAS CITY MISSOURI

"It has been a year today since Brandon *Gave All* for us. I still remember the Funeral.. I rode in it.I will be there this weekend in Brandon's memory as well.My love and thoughts are with you."
Jill of Nampa, Idaho

"To the family of Brandon Titus,
I never met Brandon, but I feel a connection with him. We both graduated from Borah high school and joined the army and I have several friends who knew him. I was injured by a roadside bomb on August 14th 2004 just doing my job as was Brandon. I was saddened to hear someone I went to the same school as had died from the exact same thing that I encountered days before. I will never forget that August."
Brian Lawatch of Boise, Idaho

"


Spc.Brandon T. Titus


12/12/83 - 08/17/04


KIA Iraq~ United States Army


Your contribution to the United States will never be forgotten as long as freedom and justice are alive. Brandon, you will forever be in our thoughts and prayers. I for one am eternally grateful for your sacrafice.


Please send his sister, Libby, your thoughts and prayers


http://www.myspace.com/misslibby857


"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. "


Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)"
Casey of Gilroy

"The words we say or write can never truely convey the actions, character, and memories of family or friends we have lost. A day does not go by that I don't think of and remember Titus, Waters, Riesner, Baker, and McFarlane. These men no matter thier age or background are special and were men of a higher calliber. To thier families, my deepest. Men like these can't be replaced and are never forgotten..."
Travis Pierce of Fort Drum, NY

"What can I say, when I got the email that one of my friends that i spent my first months at Infantry School and Airborne School together, I was shocked. All I can say is he was one of the greatest guys, that I could have went through those tuff days at benning and those cold as hell nights on a bivwac, in those tiny two man tents and as his bunk mate. He was a great friend and soldier. All I can say is GOd is lucky and Mr Titus I am sorry. And to you sir he looked up too, he would always show me those pics of you two and your Harleys. And again I am truley sorry for the families loss."
Spc Taylor Stephen of deployed in AF (Lake Wales FL)

"WORDS CAN NOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT HOW SPECIAL BRANDON WAS. HE IS TRUELY MY HERO AND I HAVE SO MUCH RESPECT FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY. ANYONE WHO KNEW BRANDON WOULD AGREE THAT HE WAS NOT ONLY A BRAVE PERSON BUT ALSO A VERY PASSIONATE PERSON WHEN IT CAME TO HIS FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND HIS COUNTRY. I MISS HIM MORE AND MORE EACH DAY AND HIS FAMILY IS IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. I CAN'T HELP BUT THINK OF THE FUN LOVING GUY HE WAS AND HOW I WOULD GIVE ANYTHING TO HAVE HIS COMPANY BACK. I LOVE YOU BRANDON!"
NATASHA LUEKENGA of BOISE, IDAHO

"THIS IS TO BRANDON. WE JUST GOT BACK BUDDY. AND IT FEELS GOOD TO BE OUT OF HARMS WAY, FOR A WHILE AT LEAST. WE NOW HAVE THE PROPER TIME TO MOURN YOUR LOSS, AND THE LOSS OF THE OTHER GREAT SOLDIERS WE LOST FROM B.CO. TO YOUR FAMILY, IM SURE YOU ALREADY KNOW BUT BRANDON WAS A GREAT MAN, AND A GOOD FRIEND. HE IS MISSED VERY MUCH AND WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I LOVE YOU BRO. I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN, BUT NOT TO SOON. BE GOOD."
SPC. FREEMAN CHRISTOPHER of FT. DRUM. NY. B.CO 2/14

"I'm wearing Brandon's hero bracelet as i write this. I was interested in finding out who this young man was. As I read the e-mails from people who knew him I am especially touched to see how young he was. I would love to see a photo if possible. Thank you Brandon for serving our country. Please
accept my condolences for your family."
Deborah Carver of Charlottesville VA

"I'm wearing Brandon's hero bracelet as i write this. I was interested in finding out who this young man was. As I read the e-mails from people who knew him I am especially touched to see how young he was. I would love to see a photo if possible. Thank you Brandon for serving our country. Please
accept my condolences for your family."
Deborah Carver of Charlottesville VA

"To those who knew Titus, I am so sorry for your loss. I never knew Titus, but was good friends with PFC David Waters, who served with Titus. He told me many wonderful things of Titus, and how much his passing affected him. David also lost his life in Iraq, They will both be greatly missed by all who knew them. It is hard to put these things into words, but I just wanted to say that I am very sorry for your loss."
Caroline Smith of Liverpool UK/Auburn CA.

"Washburn University offers an international politics class, wherein we discuss fallen soldiers and find one ourselves to report on and honor through a paper. I found Brandon and will be talking about him this very morning in class. Reading many articles, quotes, epitaths and statements left by others has been extremely touching. To learn that Brandon's sister Libby has the same nickname for him that my sister does, "Bubba," really shook me.

Even without knowing Spc. Brandon Titus he has become a part of my life. My condolences go out to all that knew him."
Forrest Saucier of Topeka, KS

"To the Family of Spc. Brandon T. Titus:

I am a friend of Donda's. She spoke often of Brandon, what a wonderful young man he was. I am sorry I never got to meet him. When I learned of his death, this war came home to me. I know Brandon died doing what he believed in: serving his country, making his family proud. You surely must be grieving as we are on the eve of the Christmas season. Tonight I wanted to write because I rarely watch the evening news. I had on CBS Evening News and they got to the Fallen Heroes remembrance. The face they flashed had a huge smile...do you know who it was? Yes, Brandon! It was like looking up and seeing someone I knew because I know his story so well. All I said to the screen was "hello Brandon, thank you. I pray that you have peace Brandon."

For his family, I pray that you also are finding some peace. He gave his all for all of us. Thank you for bringing such a fine young man into this world, raising him to be so courageous. The Land of the Free, the Home of the Brave, these words have new meaning. You have given your son/brother so we all can live in freedom. God Bless you all at this holiday time and forever."
Patty Foster of currently Hillsboro, OR

"I wanted to let you know how sorry our family is for your loss.Brandon and my son mark graduated from basic togather at Fort Benning. I just met him breifly, but I still recall some of the stories my son told of the things he and Brandon had done.My son was not aware of Brandons death untill last night.It touched him deeply. He wanted to let you know how much he thought of Brandon.You are in our prayers always."
David Puckett of Winchester ky/USA

"Brandon was a very special boy who grew into an amazing man. Lib, Debi and Tom, all my thoughts are with you. I feel blessed having had Brandon in my life."
Nanny Chrissy of South Carolina

"Man we miss you so much buddy. Words can't explain the pain we felt, when we lost you. But the knowing that your in heaven looking over us and doing your best to protect us, is enough to help ease that pain. You were a remarkable soldier, who lived the army values. You are an American hero, now and forever. RIP buddy, you'll be missed"
SGT HERNANDEZ, MICHAEL of B CO 2-14 INF , BAGHDAD

"I dont know what to say...All I can say is Im the proudest sister on earth! I miss bubba a lot! I wish this wouldnt have happened. I couldnt wait till he got home to give me a hard time again. Brandon I love you bubba. You wont be forgotten. This sounds dumb but thank you for giving my nickname "Redneck Baby" hehe. I miss you butthead!!!Thank you 10th Mountain Division, He loved serving with you! (Even though he hated the cold sometimes). I am glad i got to meet some of you at his funeral, it helped me a lot. If anyone would like to contact me please fill free to at: daddysgurl12007@yahoo.com Thank you again! I LOVE YOU BUBBA!!!! I wish you were home teasing me, i wish we could be arguing again cause afterwards we'd be nice to each other.LOL"
Libby Titus of vancouver,washington

"I don't know really what to say. I wish I could have been there with you but they moved me to another company. I see some of the old Barbarians already posted and since I'm poor with words I'll let them speak for me. I'll never forget, SPC. Brandon Titus."
SSG Bryan Palumbo of B co, 4-31 IN, FSNCO

"SPC Brandon Titus will always be remembered by the soldiers of B Co. 2-14 IN. Brandon is a hero like his father, Tom you raised a fine son and he became a fine soldier that any would have wanted to serve with. Brandon will always be remembered, he is a Barbarian for life."
SSG Lindstrom of Ft Drum, NY

"I only met Brandon a couple times, but it was clear that he was a good man. It seemed like he was a happy and fun loving guy; Someone that everyone wanted to spend time with. My husband knew him well, and is still over in Iraq serving. Brandon was the first soldier that I personally knew to have died in combat. It has hit us all hard, and I am so sorry for the loss. I feel your pain, and pray for the safe return of the rest of the brave men and women fighting over there."
An Army Wife of Canada

"Brandon,
I served with HHC 2/14 Inf. during the first phases of Op. Iraqi Freedom. I knew of you but I wish I could of served with you in the"War Pigs" platoon. Your service and sacrifice to this great country will never be forgotten by the rest of us from 2/14 Inf. "Golden Dragons",past,present,or future. You are truely a hero. To the Titus family, I am sorry for your loss,may God be with you through this difficult time in life. Remember that Brandon's spirit goes on in the young soldiers that fight to keep us safe. Brandon will always be around in our hearts and in spirit. God Bless you Brandon."
Jason of Pa

"Brandon, we served together for a year and i am a better man for meeting you. Always in a good mood and had great taste in music (your favorite band A Fire Inside). We miss you buddy"
Dominic Ciampa of Boston Mass

"Brandon,
You were one hell of a guy. The world is a darker place without you my friend. I will try and remember all the good times we had. You laughing at me when Oregon beat Michigan last year will always stand out in my mind.
You always lifted my spirits no matter the situation. You are my hero."
SGT Zachary M. Hodros 10th Mountain 2-14 of Springfield, Ohio

"To Brandon:
You will be missed. Your strength flows through the rest of us here in 3rd Platoon. I hope you are at peice. Unfotunenly, you were not the last to die. We have also lost PFC Henry Risner and now just this week PFC David Waters, both of 3rd Plt. B. co, 2-14 IN, 10th MNT DIV. God Bless them and watch over them."
SPC David Huval, 1st Sqd, 3rd Pltn, B.co, 2-14IN of Bagdad, Iraq

"i'm very sorry for your loss brandon was a great guy... he will be truly missed"
katrina & adam morrell 214 HHC of fort drum ny

"I met Brandon a couple times and we spent some time together, he was a great guy, fun to be around, and absolutely gorgeous! I am so sorry for the loss! When I heard about it I was pretty upset! He died serving his country, he is a genuine hero, and I will miss him dearly!"
Carriss of Watertown, NY

"I am a friend of brandons in New York, and we all miss him greatly and think of him daily."
Shannon Jones of Syracuse, New York

"Brandon and his father are both heroes.

Thank you for your service and sacrafice.

We love you guys!

We will NEVER forget.

*hugs*"
miriam of bremerton, wa

"SPC Titus,

I remember when you showed up at the mountain, full of energy and ready to be a part of something big. I remember what you told me the night before you left about how you were nervous. I want to let you know that I will never forget you and the sacrifice you have made. To your family and loved ones, I know that nothing can make up for your loss, but brandon was not only a wonderful soldier but a great person as well. He was loved by all soldiers of the warpigs and will be truly missed. I wish I could have been there with you and I miss all of my brothers in the Barbarians. God bless you SPC Titus and may you be resting by the foot of god looking over all.
Sincerely,
SSG Yohey"
SSG Yohey of Army CID/Special Agent

"To family & friends of SPC Titus you are in my thoughts and prayers. I to know your sorrow and pain. SPC Titus thank you soldier you will never be forgotten. You are a Hero.
The Widow of SFC Robert J. Mogensen
3rd SFG KIA 5/29/2004 Afghanistan"
Tanya Mogensen & Family of North Carolina

"Dear Brandon's Family;
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Your son is a hero, Brandon will never be forgotten. He gave the ultimate sacrifice. This you will hear every day it may not help you understand becasue my son PFC. Adam L. Thomas 21 was also killed in Shkin Afghanistan on Aug. 31, 2003 he was with 1-87 10th Mountain Div. and I still can't believe it. I try and find peace in knowing he is safe in heaven. I'm grateful for Brandon's service to OUR country. I'm proud to be an American and our boys were proud to serve for our freedom. If you should need anything please contact me anytime. Always"
Ellen Thomas of Burbank, Illinois

"To Mr. Titus,
I feel very deeply for your pain. I recently lost a brother-in-law in Afghanistan and it was as if the world had ended for our family. I feel for you loss and hope you can find peace knowing your son gave his life helping an entire nation of oppressed people, giving them hope of a better future. God bless you and your family."
Torres Family of San Antonio, TX.

"As a former Marine....I want to say that you are one of my heroes..and so is your Dad. Thank you Brandon.

Former Cpl. Kevin J. Green
USMC"
Kevin J. Green of Durham, NC/USA

"To this brave mans friends and family..My words could never come close to bringing you comfort during this sad and difficult time, but please know that I have a profound respect for his service and ultimately giving his life for my familys freedom. My daughter who is only 13 joined the Civil Air Patrol recently. She stated to me that if she had been old enough she would've been honored to have been asked to help protect this great nation and our freedoms that we so often take for granted. She plans to join either the Air Force or Marines at 17, she just can't decide yet. She read about Brandon online and asked me to send something to his family for her extending her sympathies. To his father, thank you for what you did for us during your time in service. There are no words to express our gratitude."
Mellissa and Charity of Kentucky

"GOD BLESS"
LYNN of HAWAII

"Mr. Titus -- Words cannot adequately express our sorrow nor can they remove your grief over the loss of your son. As I write this I am thinking of my son and daughter who are just a few years older than Brandon. I am also thinking of all the soldiers from my State of Louisiana who are in Kuwait and Iraq. Please know that your son is not just a name to us. He is more than a hero. He is a young man whose dedication and bravery and service reminds us all that the American promise of freedom is rooted in the hearts and minds of people like you who father sons like him. May God bless you and keep you and comfort you. Thank you for your faithful service to Brandon and our country."
A felllow American of Louisiana

"Thank you Brandon Titus for your bravery and your priceless gift to your country. God bless your family during this time of grief."
Seth of Denver, CO

"To the Titus Family:
My sincerest condolences and hope that your memories will sustain you during this time of great sadness."
Denise D. of Jefferson Valley, NY

"To the Family of Brandon Titus,
The loss of Brandon reduced me to tears even though I didn't know him. He isn't just your son, he was the son of our country. He gave all, and you, too, gave all... you gave your son. May the emptiness you feel in your heart be soon filled with loving memories. My heart goes out to you as I share my tears. God bless..."
punchbug of Springvale, ME

"Your son is a HERO to us all. A true American who gave his life for our country. It is because of your son and the brave soldiers like him that we sleep soundly at night. We our forever thankful for Brandon and also for you. Please accept the condolences of this proud American."
Virginia S of Florida, USA

"My deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your family for the loss of your brave and honorable son. You're enduring the nightmare all of us who have a loved one serving in the military prays each night will never come true. Thank you for your service, Mr. Titus, and I thank your son for his bravery and sacrifice for our country. I wholeheartedly agree with your statement: We need to get the hell out of Iraq and bring our soldiers home! Brandon will not be forgotten. God Bless and Stay Strong"
Sister of a Soldier of Ohio

"My deepest sympathy to Brandon's Family. I just can imagine your pain. Your son died doing and believing in his country. I would like for us to be out of Iraq. I hope we can soon settle this thing once and for all and bring home our son, husbands, fathers, mothers and sister, all abraod serving in our country's name. GOD BLESS BRANDON AND GOD BLESS AMERICA"
Donna Minish of Cross, SC, USA

"I am a veteran also. I am honored by your service, and heartbroken at your loss. Sometimes the wheels of liberty need to be greased with the blood of patriots. My heartfelt condolences to your friends and family.

Fiddler's Green, Young Hero, Fiddler's Green!"
SGT Mooney of Texas, USA

"I did not know Brandon and my words, I am sure, will bring you little comfort. I wish to say that I am sorry for your loss, and to thank you for bringing such a brave and honorable young soldier into this world."
Just an average Joe of Atlanta, Georgia

"To all who have suffered a loss. My words will never return your loved ones to you , however there are those in the world that will always appreciate your families sacrifces and will teach our children that the freedoms they enjoy have always been and will always be earned by a few brave souls.
DE OPPRESSO LIBER"
Kris Bowen of New Zealand

"Brandon was a great soldier and a friend to many of us, he was always quick witted and brought a smile to many faces. His hard work and sacrifice will never be forgotten.
We all miss you Brandon and are proud to have served with you."
Spc. Sean Dacus (HHC 2-14 IN) of Baghdad, Iraq

"Brandon Titus is a true American hero. Brandon is in my family's heart and prayers. He will never be forgotten. Thank you."
Brian B. of Boise, Idaho

"I am so sorry for your loss."
Sharon Stanger of Idaho Falls, Idaho, 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, Brandon, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"On behalf of the family of SPC Shawn Davies, our thoughts and prayers our with you. We share the same pain and loss. May God be with you. Brandon will never be forgotten."
Toni Peters of Cleveland, OH

"Dear Family,
My nephew was there with your son and suffered injuries in the same attack. They were in the same vehicle. He is recovering from his wounds in the hospital in Germany. He will recover physically but never emotionally. Like your son, he also is very young- only 19. He told us "Titus" as he called him was his "good buddy". He hurts very deeply over helplessly watching what happened that day. Our entire family hurts for you. We didn't know Titus but we love him and we will never forget him. We all feel as though we have lost a "good buddy". No words can express the hurt we all feel. We have talked about you every day. We think about you constantly. May God bless you all and grant you peace through this difficult time."
Gail Rymal of Tampa, FL

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten. For the family/friends: May time provide happy loving memories in place of present sorrows. Look to the sky for in the infinite meadows of Heaven the bright shining stars bloom...the forget-me-nots of angels. God bless you and thank you."
a grateful family in Phoenix, AZ

"To the family of Brandon Titus;

Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. Brandon is a true American hero and will always be remembered for his bravery and sacrifice he gave to this country. May God be with you during this difficult time."
The McClain family--azquail@att.net of Tucson, AZ

""Yea though I walk through the valley of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me." Psalm 23:4"
Mazin Enwiya of Chicago, IL

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

"To Brandon'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"

"We are very saddened by your loss of Brandon. This is very hard for us too,as we lost our Son-In-Law, Sgt. Robert E. Colvill Jr., in a suicide car bomb attack in Samarra, July 8th. He was with the Armies 1st Battalion,1st Division, 26th Infantry. Our sons were defending our freedoms while trying to gain the freedoms for others. Our Love and prayers goes out to Brandons Family. May God Bless You. Love the Boss family"
Kathy Boss of Ontario Oregon

"To Brandon'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 Brandon Titus, 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 Spc. Brandon Titus:
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 Brandon 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 Spc. Brandon Titus:
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 Brandon, 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