Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Warrant Officer Charles G. Wells, Jr.

32, of Montgomery, Alabama.
Wells died as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Force Reserve’s 6th Motor Transport Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Orlando, Florida. Died on March 30, 2005.

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"You are never forgotten brother, we honor and remember you in our hearts everyday. Semper Fidelis"
MSgt Mlay

"Hard to believe it has been 12 years Brikwall."
J. Duff of St. Petersburg, FL

"Happy Marine Corps Birthday, gone to heaven but never forgotten. I think of you often, Semper Fidelis brother."
MSgt Mlay

"I think of you often. The first day we met was a great memory. We had some good laughs over it. I'm setting here at the National Cemetery in Dallas to visit my father in law. All I can think about is you. Rest in peace brother."
SSgt Wellborn Jeffrey of Dallas, TX

"WO just thinking of you as I rode the train home from Manhattan to Brooklyn miss you my brother"
HMCM. Read of Brooklyn NY

"Never Forgotten brother, you are missed 🇺🇸"
Kevin Mlay USMC Retired

"11 years. I can't believe it. It took my breathe away when I woke up this morning dad."
Cierra Wells of Conyers, GA

"Wow 11 years brother, I just wanted to let you know we never forget, we honor your sacrifice and memory. Keep those Pearly Gates secure until we all join you one day. Semper Fidelis""
MSgt Mlay USMC Retired

"Conducting a workout in honor of you Brikwall.. Semper Fidelis and RIP"
Ssgt. Tillman of Greensboro, NC

"Conducting a workout in honor of you Brikwall.. Semper Fidelis and RIP"
Ssgt. Tillman of Greensboro, NC

"Sitting here by my camp fire thinking about you. Thanksgiving is just a few days away, never forgotten brother never."
MSgt Mlay

"Gone to Heaven but, Never Forgotten. Semper Fi"
MSgt Mlay

"Hey Brickwall. We didnt know each other all that well, but I was the gunner in the HMMWV in front of you on that fateful day. Know that you made an impact on me in the short time that I knew you. Semper Fi Marine!"
Cpl Craig T Gulley of Spring Hill, FL

"Rest easy brother. Missed but never forgotten. The best leader I ever had. Memorial Day 5/25/15"
Lcpl Alonzo Hazel of Hartford, CT USA

"Semper Fi Marine, rest easy."
SSGT Cronin, USMC of Reston, VA

"Always in my thoughts brother, we will never forget. Semper Fi"
MSgt Mlay USMC Retired

"Never Forgotten. You are in my prayers this Memorial Day Weekend. 5/24/15"
John "RAP" Rapacz of Cherry Hill, NJ

"Thank you for your service.
You'll not be forgotten.
God bless your family.
Semper Fidelis"
John Martinez of USA

"LISTEN TO THIS COINCIDENCE: My name is
Christopher Wells or formerly CPL Christopher Wells USMC 04/08, MWSS 272 Crash Crew or ARFF.One tour OIF, my daughter born 4/2014 Charlie Grace Wells, and another coincidence my wife's name is Ciarra .But thank you for your service and sacrifice. Semper Fi. People like you make a difference in this world."
Christopher of Wise, VA

"Semper fi Sir. You are an inspiration to me and many others. Always thinking of you and the leadership lessons I learned from you."
SSgt P

"Hey Chuck,
11 Jan 2015 - I know it’s pretty random, but I thought about you a lot today. I can’t believe it’s been almost 10 years now. Heck, it’s been almost 20 years since we were roommates at Auburn and serving together at Lima Company 3rd Bn/23rd Marines in Montgomery. Time flies but no matter the number of years that go by, I want you and your family to know that you’ll never be forgotten. I’ll catch you on the other side one day, my brother! Rest in peace and Semper Fi."
Lt Col Ed C., USAF(Ret) of Woodbridge, Virginia

"Hey BrickWall it was another solemn Veterans Day again. You and Cremins are always remembered in my heart and mind. What more can I say to one of the finest Marines the Corps was honored to have. I personally can't express enough how much you have inspired me over the years. Your leadership saved my life in Iraq and not only was it an Honor to serve with you, follow you on mission after mission, to bunk a couple slabs or trucks down from you, but most importantly to call you friend. Rest in Peace Charles Rest easy brother. You will always be missed but its time for me to heal and thank God that I had a chance to serve with the one of the best."
Lcpl. Yung, Ryan USMC "ret." 6th MTBN A co 2nd Pltn, 1st TSG, 1 MEF of Whitinsville, MA

""Never Forgotten Brother, Semper Fi!""
MSgt Mlay USMC Ret

"Your legacy lives on....you were a true leader and will never be forgotten.....I think about you often....your strength got us through those tough times.....thinking of you on this Veteran's Day 2014....much love"
Alonzo Hazel USMC of Hartford, CT

"Rest easy Marine. Semper FI."
Crowley

"WO Wells...I remember during MCMAP training you told LT Hathaway to jump into barb wire and he did."
of CT

"05-26-14 - Never Forgotten Brother, Semper Fi"
MSgt Mlay

"Never above you, Never below you, Always beside you...thinking of you this Memorial Day Weekend. Thank you for the price you paid for the rest of us on that day and forever. Your sacrifice is not forgotten nor will it ever be. I remember riding with you the day before that last mission and I still remember the things you taught me during that patrol. Semper Fi sir."
1stLt Faucette of Flint, MI

"20140330/ Semper Fi Brother, I still think about you all the time Sir. You left a lasting impression on me and many other Marines in 2003 as a Sergeant Leader and as our friend.

It's been 9 years, and I feel as if I still communicate with you spiritually all the time until this very day. The epitome of Marine Corps excellence is what you displayed and represented, mind, body and soul.

I wish you were still here so others could see that we don't exaggerate when we speak so highly of you to those who never got to meet you, hang out with you or serve alongside you.

My heart goes out to your family, because I'm sure like me, they miss you every day Brother, every day!!"
Staff Sergeant, Jesus M of Red Bank NJ / Quantico Va

"Never Forgotten Brother, Semper Fi"
MSgt Mlay USMC Ret

"I was just thinking of you, Never Forget."
MSgt Mlay USMC Ret

"Hey Chuck
Just wanted to say first and foremost I miss you brother. Second, I just spent the day with Cierra, I must say brother she is the splitting image of you. I cannot look at her and not see you..Rest in peace brother.."
James Mahan of Orlando, Florida

"I miss you cuz I honor you on this Day & everyday for all you did as for your country & mostly for your family. You will always be missed & loved unconditionally"
Vicki McCloud of Montgomery, AL

"Charles, it's Memorial Day thank you and your family for your ultimate sacrifice. You are truly missed and never forgotten, Semper Fi my brother."
MSgt Mlay

"To my first cousin, Lumpy we the Parks family remember you this Memorial Day weekend on how much we miss you. A lot of things have change since you been gone but I know you watching down on us. Wish you could see my daughter I know you would just laugh at the fact that I have a baby that looks just like me lol. I seen your daughter awhile back and she is looking just like you tall and got that smile just like you lol But we miss you and we miss that smile of yours cuz that made grandma feel safe. Love ya"
Davhon Parks of Montgomery,Alabama

"Charles, It has been 9 years since you were our Class Leader at the Central Florida Fire Academy...I saw a picture today on the USMC FB page reminding us all that Memorial Day is not National BBQ day. Your face immediately came to mind. I just pulled out pictures during the academy days and have let my thoughts go wild as I think about all the wisdom you displayed to me, since I was the youngest in the class at only 18 yrs of age. You possessed such leadership skills and I knew that while I had A LOT of maturing to do, that I wanted to be a strong leader like you. I'm sitting here laughing at that stupid, stupid cadence song "My girl's a vegetable", that you would initiate almost every morning during our PT run. What I wouldn't give to hear you sing that again...I haven't had the blessing of ever seeing your wife and daughter since the funeral, but as I recall Ciara was the spitting image of you. You paid the ULTIMATE sacrifice for us all and I vowed that day mourning the loss of such an incredible classmate/friend, that I would absolutely never forget you. You pushed me hard in class, but more importantly you really knew how to listen. I hope that I continue to make you proud of my accomplishments in life...Praying for all of those that continue to mourn the loss of loosing you that awful day in March...I wish I knew how to contact your wife and daughter, but I am hoping that they can see this message and know that they are still loved and I think of them and YOU often... RIP my friend, you are a TRUE HERO!!! ~MSC 131 (FF/EMT 1146 Lyons)"
Cherie (Lyons) Ward of Harmony, FL/USA

"Just wanted to say I miss you. I wish you were here to see me grow. I know you see me grow in Heaven but I wish I could see your face one more time. Miss you daddy"
Cierra Wells of Conyers

"sir just sitting here and thought of you nothing really to say just sleep well"
JAFO of mn

"Will Never Forget...S/F"
CWO PD

"Never forgotten my brother, Semper Fi. We all miss you."
MSgt Mlay USMC Ret.

"WO Wells, long time coming for me to take time and write on this page for you. It was hard to deal with it when you and I were at my office in Al Asad Iraq talking about family, how important it was and how we shared having daughters close to the same age. We talked about how you would advance in your career and how I wanted you to go home and wished that you hadn't extended to do another tour so you could spend time with family. I shared with you how when I left for the Persian Guld War when my son was onl 9 months old and I didn't know if he would know me or not....
We also talked about playing basketball when you came back from your convoy patrol. Well that next day when my Marines came to my office to comfort me and tell me the news that our convoy had been hit and you did not make it. It hit hard and I am still trying to swallow as I was at your memorial in Iraq and still seeing your memories. Anything I can do for or with the family, I vow to do. I will help look after your daughter and tell your wife to "smile".
My prayers and thoughs continue...
S/F"
CWO3 (retired) Anthony R. Brumse'y of Germantown, MD

"Thank you for all your service dad. Happy Belated Birthday."
Cierra Wells of Georgia

"Just came back from visiting your beautiful daughter on our Birthday and for Veterans day. We miss you...you would be so proud of her!"
CWO PD of NJ

"237th Marine Corps Birthday and Veterans Day. Never Forgotten my brother."
MSgt Mlay USMC Retired of 11/10/12

"I miss you so much dad. I wish you were still her to tell me that guy isnt worth it or I Love you(which i now you still do) but I wish to see you say it in person."
Cierra Wells of Georgia

"Semper Fi brother!"
Dustin Arthur of Columbus,OH

""We were the Three Musketeers, once, Maternal 2ND Cousins-I should ask my self one day why I would do all again(Desert Shield/Desert Storm)Now We're only 2/3's here or We're all here just your in our Greater essence; essentially One missed this day!"
Fmr.Lance Criminal Leonard"Tony"Wells USMC 1990-92 of Mobile,AL
Life is full Near-Death experiences; but you met yours with the Honor of A US Marine"
Wells, Leonard Edward of Mobile, AL

"There is NO words to describe what a awsome rolemodel you are to me. It was a great honor to serve with you brother, You are not Forgotten. Semper Fi."
Sgt. Persad USMC of Atlanta, Ga

"Can someone please post a picture. Semper Fi."
SSGT M.B. Parker of Tallassee Alabama

"Semper Fi brother! Your in our thoughts everyday, but especially today."
Cpl Trzaska

""30 March 2012
You will never be forgotten brother, Semper Fi"
MSgt Mlay, USMC Retired

"Thinking of you today on our Birthday and Veteran's Day.

Semper Fi,
MSgt Mlay, USMC Retired
11 Nov 2011"

"Brother there isnt a day that goes by you dont cross my mind, as I've progressed and been promoted, each time a face a true challenge, I stop and ask myself how you would handle it, each day I put on my uniform and look at the picture on my office wall of you, me, Falkena, and Brookes when we were on the first tour, it reminds me that you are up there keeping watch and giving me the "you must have just lost your mind" look each time that I act like a knucklehead. I miss you brother and you will never be forgotten BRIK WAL!"
SSG Matthew Bidwell of Shelbyville Ky

"We were the Three Musketeers, once, Maternal 2ND Cousins-I should ask my self one day why I would do all again(Desert Shield/Desert Storm)Now We're only 2/3's here or We're all here just your in our Greater essence; essentially One missed this day!"
Fmr.Garrison Cmdr Leonard"Tony"Wells USMC 180 1992 of Mobile,AL

"Haunting memories if that tragic day will never be forgotten. It was an honor and a privilege, to have served, and to have played "21" push-up style, with you. God bless!"
Sgt. Parris, Stuart M. USMC "Gods of Tow" of Fort Leonard Wood, MO

"Another Memorial Day weekend is upon us. Never forgotten my brother, Semper Fi""
MSgt Mlay

"Rest in peace Warrant Officer Wells."
Paul Kim of Seattle, WA

"Hey Brickwall, Still remembering you, hahah..remember when u smoked me because that other tard skipped out PM's, I caught him. You smoked me for ratting him out...I miss you Brickwall...you were the best Ssgt. I had ever had. May god bless u in the next life...man I still pray yr around...SEMPER FI Charles " BRICKWALL' Wells. Luv yah man!!!!!!!!

LCPL, Yung, Ryan 6th MTBN "TSG" 1 MEF"
RYAN YUNG of Douglas, MA

""Brik-Wal", the motivating cry of a leader on a two week AT turned to a battle hardened call sign sign of an inspiring leader. March 30, 2005 shall never be forgoten. I remember the convoy was waiting on PWC trucks and as the leader of second platoon and convoy commander you decided to wait for them. After the host nation trucks arrived, the convoy departed. Tracking your movments on BFT was always tough. As I saw the convoy approach AQ and your BFT idle for awhile, I knew something went wrong. After calling BN, they advised of a possible KIA in your vehicle. At that moment, I began praying...and today I still pray. We lost a father, a husband, a family member, a marine, and a friend. When you were taken on an angel flight back to CONUS, I remember thinking that I will never here you shout "BRICK-WAL" again. I know now that I will...till we meet again sir."
Black Cloud of New Jersey

"I always loved you as my dad and you always will be my dad."
Cierra wells of georgia,USA

"Never forgotten my brother, your memory will always be honored. Keep those pearly gates secure for all of us until we see you again. Semper Fi

30 March 2011"
MSgt Mlay

"It was an Honor to Serve with you. I wish we'd have found that mine before you got there..."
Sgt Rap of Camp Lejeune

"BE THE BEST, BECAUSE YOU CAN. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY THOUGHTS."
BB of JERSEY

"This is insane I was one of your lance corporals back in 02 and there is one thing I will never forget..... never give up.. I miss the fact you were the only one who truly believed..."
christine howard of jacksonville,nc

"It was a pleasure to serve with you sir"
Sgt Pendleton of TX

"Thinking of you on New Years Eve my brother. Semper Fi"
MSgt Mlay

"Hey "BrickWall" I'm so God damn miss you, you were the finest Marine I ever got smoked by!!!!! When you were a Ssgt. and Convoy Commander for other missions with us in and through MSR Tampa....LOL I bought the whiskey and you drove that PVT. through his mission....did we pay NOOOOOOOOO, why? You and Sgt. E. tought us how to be Marines.. You asked who was guilty and we all stepped forward, NEVER SEEN YOU SO HAPPY....We were a family and a team....I miss you so much Brickwalll....thanks for giving yr all...
LCPL, Yung, Ryan USMC"
Ryan W. Yung of Douglas, MA USA

"This is Charles Wells Cousin and his mother Orlean Wells is trying to locate a friend of Charles she met him about five years ago after Charles death in Georgia at his daughter Cierra birthday party. Mrs. Wells cannot remember his name but he said that he was his best friend he was a white Caucasian that said he had a lot of pictures and t-shirts and things of his that he would like for her to have. She never received the last pictures and things that he had for her. Please contact his mother at 1228 E. Audubon Rd. 36111. (334) 593-3096. She really would like to have them. They would be the last memories of her baby. Please contact her as soon as possible.
thank you and have a blessed day."
David of Montgomery, Alabama

"Thinking of you on our Birthday and Veteran's Day.

Semper Fi,
MSgt Mlay
10 Nov 2010"

"I often find myself thinking of the Marines whose family I had to tell the worst news ever. That knock on the door has taken it's toll on me, it is something I cannot forget and struggle with daily. Charles was a friend and a brother. I miss our talks and that motivating smile. Laying him to rest was difficult at best. We miss you sir."
Top E of Deltona, FL

"Sir
I did not have the honor of serving with you, but i now have the chance to deploy with some of the Marines that you commanded. They speak highly of you. Here is proof that you are not forgotten. Thank you Sir for paving the path."
Mark of 6th motors Orlando FL

"WE honor you every day... not just today."
CWO PD

"We all remember you and honor you on this most important Memorial Day weekend. Never Forgotten my brother.
29 May 2010"
MSgt Mlay

"Wells... I carry you with me, you were the model Marine...Hard, arrogant, tough, thoughful, caring, and always cool headed. I remember all hell breaking loose on a drill weekend...and there you were...looking on..watching..cool as a cucumber.. then calmly got everything back on track.. and that is when you were a Sgt in the Company Gunny billet. You inspired your men and officers. I will always remember when we met up in Kuwait after so many months in country...you called my name and gave me a hug. I miss you brother! Semper Fi."
SSgt William H. Donlon (Ret) of Eugene, Oregon

"I spent an hour under the Iwo Jima Memorial the other day.. You weren't there with me as we talked about.. sharing a beer.. talking about our fallen brothers.. Instead: I sat and thought about your amazing service.. and your unprecedented leadership. I miss you brother.. I always will"
Rudulph of Birmingham

"March 30, 2010
Sir,
I cannot believe that 5 years has come and gone... Your inspiration and dedication to the men and woman you have served with will never be forgotten. I will mark this day every year for I will never forget."
SSgt E. Skieczius of New Jersey

"30 March 2010
Charles it is hard to believe it has been five years. Just remember my brother you will never be forgotten!
Semper Fi
MSgt Mlay"

"Happy marine corps birth day. You made an impact on my life that i will never be able to explain . You were my SGT, then my SSGT, then my W.O. NOW MY HERO. May you live forever in the hearts of your family and everyone that served with you. You are an inspiration to us all. Thank you Warrant Officer Wells (BRIKWALL) YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN"
honored to know him

"You were the first thought on my mind this morning. We miss you still and will always."
Sunshine Valus Arnold of Inverness, Florida

"11 November 2009
Happy Marine Corps Birthday! On this Veterans Day, I just want you and your family to remember that we have not forgotten you brother. You will always be carried in our hearts and minds. Semper Fi and we miss you."
MSgt Mlay

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH

"You are the greatest Marine I know. I looked up to you greatly as my Platoon Commander, and I still do. Everyday I aspire to be more like the example you set. You are greatly missed sir."
Sgt Sonny of 6th MTBN, Orlando

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Kenna - Project Compassion of Manti, Utah USA

"I STILL HAVE A HARD TIME WITH THIS, BUT YOU WERE RIGHT I SHOULD HAVE STAYED. WE MISS YOU , I MISS YOU. SEMPER FI SIR AND THANKS"
LCPL K SCHULTZ of TITUSVILLE

"I STILL HAVE A HARD TIME WITH THIS, BUT YOU WERE RIGHT I SHOULD HAVE STAYED. WE MISS YOU , I MISS YOU. SEMPER FI SIR AND THANKS"
LCPL K SCHULTZ of TITUSVILLE

"Lump, I miss you my brother! Much Love!"
MSgt Arnez Gipson of Montgomery, Alabama

"We miss you everyday, but I know you were with us and the kids today. I wish you had been able to meet Cade Wells Arnold, but I know you are with him and he will make your name proud one day. He had a fresh high and tight just for the holiday! We love you."
Sunshine Arnold of Inverness, Florida

"23 May 2009
Charles,
Remembering you this Memorial Day Weekend. We will never forget our fallen brothers. Semper Fi"
MSgt Mlay

"4 years...
You are missed and still in our hearts."
CWO PD of NJ

"Hey Brother,
I just wanted you and your family to know that you will never be forgotten. We will always honor our fallen. Semper Fi!"
Kevin Mlay of Arkansas

"March 21, 2009
To the family of Warrant Officer Charles G. Wells, Jr.:
Charles 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

"Charles,
you have been on my mind quite a bit lately my brother. i miss having you on the football field and your great positive attitude. i hope that your family is doing well. i remember when your wife was pregnant and how excited you were about being a father. Cierra is going to be very proud to have had a father like you......semper fi."
marcus of orlando

"Wells, It is funny, I think of you often. But at the strangest times. Something will happen and it will remind me of you. Like today, I was talking about martial arts and it reminded me of how you used to beat up the furniture in the office when you came back from Marine Corps Martial Arts Traning.... It made me smile ... You are missed my friend. Semper Fi. bill"
Willaim H. Donlon USMC (Ret) of Orlando, Fl

"Charles,
Veteran's Day is here along with the 233rd Marine Corps Birthday. I just wanted to let you know that your sacrifice is not forgotten. We will never forget. Semper Fi Brother!"
MSgt Mlay

"Charles,
With Memorial Day here once again I just wanted to let you know brother that you are not forgotten. We all still Honor your memory. Semper Fi!"
MSgt Mlay

"Wells,

I wish I could have said these things back when I was on I&I duty and you were at Lima Company but I admired and thought very highly of you. Your honesty, disipline and drive were things that motvated all of us. You were often the coversation piece of the I&I staff. To us you were a diamond in th ruff with great potential as a Marine and one of God's loving children. You meant so much to so many people. You never complained, never spoke a bad word about anyone, never let any of us know if you didn't agree and we respected you for it. You were an inspiration to all of us and you are sorely missed. We all love you."
Demetrius Smith, of Auburn, AL

""BRIKWAL...***** POWER""
HOTEL of NEW HAVEN, CT

"Charles, I just wanted to let you know that you are on my mind this Memorial Day and will never be forgotten."
MSgt Mlay

"W.O. Wells, I just wanted to tell you how much you meant to me, and how you are sorely missed and loved by all who knew you. First thing I would like to say is thank you for caring so much for the people around you to the extent to which you did. Not only to me, but the rest of your Marines, the United States, and the people of Iraq. One thing that stuck out about you to me was your patience, and unwillingness to give up on me. For that I will never forget you. You taught me more than you'll ever know, and if you can see me, I try to exhibit that everyday in my life. You are one the greatest men I have ever had the pleasure to know and serve under. I will always try to lead by your example and make you proud. For your family I can only say that although your time was cut short, we are all lucky to have had you in our lives for as long as we did. I love you and will never forget you."
Steven Bozeman of Lakeland Fl.

"W.O. Wells it has been three years now and i still think about you each and every day , you are the best marine i will ever know , hey guess what, can you believe i actually made it up to sergeant who would think , well i decided to grow up and take charge finnaly , i just want you to know that after our tour in iraq i went back for a third tour in your honor , you will always be in my thoughts as well as that picture that hangs in my house for the rest of my life , well brother i will see you some day in heaven ,"
SGT Jordan 6th MTBN Co A (-) of Orlando , Florida

"WO Wells, your family is in my prayers this third anniversary of the day the world lost a truly great man. You will never be forgotten.


Semper Fidelis"
C of Texas

"Charles, I just want to let you know that even though it has been three years you have not been forgotten. We all miss you brother, keep the heavens gate secure up there. I will see again someday. Rest in peace."
MSgt Mlay

"Charles, as I am still sadden by your passing and I would like to extend my deepest condolences to your family, and friends. Since my retirement in 2001, I clearly remember the last conversation we had regarding you becoming a WO. I was very proud of you then, as I was very proud of being your Platoon Commander. I always had all the trust in the world in you, as you led Bulk Liquid Platoon as their Plt. Sgt. for me during our drills together. You were a model Marine, as well as a fine Officer, and will be truely missed. "Semper Fi - Brik Wall". To the Family and Friends of Charles, my family and I send you our deepest condolences on you loss. He was, as I knew him, a Great Man, Father, Husband, and Friend. We will keep him in our prayers always."
SSgt. Rafael Colon, Jr. USMC (Ret.) of Kissimmee, FL

"Happy New Year brother, I was just thinking of you."
GySgt Mlay

"WO Wells, I wanted to wish you and your family a Marry Christmas. I'll never forget you."
Sgt Smith of Bryant, AR

"Charles I just wanted to leave you a message to tell you that you are not forgotten on this Veteran's Day. You will always be part of me and many others. God Bless and Semper Fi"
GySgt Mlay of Okinawa, Japan

"Charles - Some people are driven more by inspiration than anything else...free time, money, status... I am one of those people. My blues are in my closet now, but I remember you every day. When I observe poor leadership, when I see a jeep that is 10 years old but somehow looks brand new, when I am filing my toenails (remembering how much you would make fun of that out there), when I would practice my "about face" to be just as good as yours and definitely when I think about all of the qualities you posess that I work at refining every day. I stayed at Motor T in Orlando as a Platoon Sergeant instead of going Counter Intel because I wanted to apply your principles of leadership to my platoon. You helped drive my character when you were alive so much and you still drive me today. Rod, May May, CWO Pruden, Gunny Lucas, and I miss you more than you can understand. So anyway Staff Sergeant... how can I get my black belt like you? You are missed a lot - maybe one day I will be able to drink a white russian in your honor... you know I think that * is nasty."
Sgt. Soto, Kristopher USMC, 4FSSG, 6th MTBN, DSMT Co A of Orlando

"Orahhh Sir, It was a pleasure and honor working with you. I enjoyed being your radio operator. It was good times. I will never for you and the good times. Semper Fi!"
Sgt Ison of New York, NY

"CWO Wells, serving with you was a true honor. I could not have asked for a better man to take me into combat. Your memory will forever be engrained onto my soul."
Cpl Michael E Rudulph of Birmingham Alabama

"WO Wells, Thank you for all you did for us. You will never be forgotten you were an inspiration for many! Semper Fi BRICKWAL!"
Lcpl. Lance Falkena of Richmond VA

"Well my brother another Memorial Day is upon us. I just want you to know that I am thinking of you as always on this special day. We had a Memorial Day Service on the parade field, and I was thinking back as I do many days,about the time in Iraq when we woke up the camp with all the P.T. noise coming from our Platoons tent. I chuckled to myself for a moment, it was the only way I made it through formation without tears falling. You will never be forgotten. God Bless"
GYSGT MLAY of Okinawa, Japan

"WELL WOW its been a few years but I must say you've been on my mind the whole time, Unfortunately it took a little while for me to understand some of the things you tried to tell me, but as much as I hate to admit it you were right, I know you are leading the way in heaven that's just your way, a natural leader.I will remember our conversations always.May your spirit and drive live on in all of us until we meet you at the gate."
Doc Marlow of Brooklyn, NY

"Charles, I know it has been two years now, I just wanted to let you know that you are not forgotten on this day. You live with me , in my mind, spirit and soul every day. I love you brother, keep watching heavens perimeter, I am doing my part down here to keep it secure. I love you brother, fair winds, white clouds, and heavenly views from up there. Until we meet again, Semper Fi"
GySgt Mlay of Okinawa, Japan

"You made me the Marine I am now and I will miss you forever Brik WALL. Semper FI"
Swanzy

"Hard to put into words what I feel when this day comes every year. I still think of you often, as I do the others I had the honor to know and serve with. R.I.P. brother, you are not forgotten and never will be."
Narc II of Paterson, NJ

"Brik Wal, You filled the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds of distant run.Its been two years and not a day goes by ..."
W.O. PD of NJ

"WO WELLS, I CAN'T BEGIN TO EXPLAIN THE IMPACT YOU HAD IN MY LIFE, YOU WERE WITH OUT A DOUBT THE FINEST MARINE THAT I EVER SERVED WITH & EVEN MORE SO ONE OF THE BEST FRIENDS I WILL EVER HAVE. DURING OUR TIME TOGETHER IN IRAQ YOU DEFINED FOR ME WHAT A LEADER OF MARINES IS. YOU DEMANDED PERFECTION FROM YOURSELF & EXPECTED NO LESS FROM YOUR CONTEMPORARIES. THE WAY YOU CARRIED YOURSELF COMMANDED RESPECT FROM BOTH YOUR SUBORDINATES AS WELL AS YOUR SUPERIORS, & IN ALL THAT YOUR WERE STILL A GREAT FRIEND & MENTOR. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE BOTH CIVILIAN & MARINE THAT YOU TOUCHED IN YOUR LIFE & WE ALL LOST SO MUCH WHEN WE LOST YOU. I WAS BLESSED TO HAVE SPENT THE TIME WE DID & YOU WILL BE IN MY HEART & ON MY MIND AS WE CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR THAT YOU WERE WILLING TO SACRIFICE SO MUCH FOR. OOO-RAH BRIK WALL!
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN"
Cpl Matthew Bidwell of Shelbyville, Ky

"What a great Marine and person. I did several convoys with the WO in Iraq, including the one he passed away on. I'll never forget the loss I felt on that day. WO Wells truly was a great Marine and Leader to the rest of his Marines, and his platoon really loved him. You are missed."
Lcpl. Lloyd of Medford, OR

"Lump, a true Man of Valor. You are truly missed, but will never be forgotten. GOD wanted the best and He chose you. Your spirit lives on, the flesh dies only. Capital City Boxing will Honor you by, creating a reward in your name. This reward will be given to the boxer who shows spiritual, mental and physical ability. Keep up the good work! We will love you always."
Eddie J. Haynes of Montgomery, AL./ U.S

"Hey Brother I just wanted to let you know that I honored you on Veterans Day. You will never be forgotten brother!"
GySgt Mlay of Vilonia, AR

"To the family of:Charles G. Wells, Jr 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"

"Lump, I'm so lucky be your lifelong friend. You pushed me to be a better boy in our youth and a better Marine and a better man always. It's incredible how far you've come. I'm so proud of you. I love you and will never forget you."
Thomas Billups Jr., Capt USMC ('95-'00) of Smyrna GA

"Unforgettable... in everyway. What an impact you have made on this earth. The Brik Wall. I stand in awe of your greatness. You cannot imagine how many Marines you've touched. I remember that day. I remember how the atmosphere on Al Asad was filled will anger and sadness. I remember the sound of the Marine's Hymn being played on bag pipes as we bid you farewell. I wish I could have known you more and learned more from you. To his family and his girls you have an entire family of Marines here for you...God Bless and always remember the "Brik Wall""
CPL B (Mortuary Affairs) of Marietta, GA

"A model Marine and a great man"
SSgt James of Quantico Va

"Wells you are one the best Marines I ever served with. I'll see you on the other side."
MgySgt Mike Claborn of Decatur Al

"God Bless You Charles G Wells!!"
Charles R.Wells of Galliano La. USA

"Warren Officer Charles G. Wells, Jr.
and Family May God Bless and Keep you in his loving care never dream that I would see your picture in People Magazine you are truly a hero
Jimmie Parks jr xwife Edith Parks"
Edith Parks of Chicago, Illinois

"Warren Officer Charles G. Wells, Jr.
and Family May God Bless and Keep you in his loving care never dream that I would see your picture in People Magazine you are truly a hero
Jimmie Parks jr xwife Edith Parks"
Edith Parks of Chicago, Illinois

"Warren Officer Charles G. Wells, Jr.
and Family May God Bless and Keep you in his loving care never dream that I would see your picture in People Magazine you are truly a hero
Jimmie Parks jr xwife Edith Parks"
Edith Parks of Chicago, Illinois

"Well my brother, I have come to this web site because I am always thinking of you. I have got a bracelet now that I wear every day to carry you with me. When we were in IRAQ in 2003 and you served as my Platoon Sergeant I did not forget our promise to never forget should anything happen us. I wanted you to know that you will NEVER be forgotten, I have shared our stories with my wife and children and think of you often. I know that you are up there helping to run the show in Heaven, but I miss you my friend. I remember when we talked about how far away from home we were when we were there and did not want to die so far away from home. I remember how we said that it was worth it though to protect our Great Nations Freedom and help to liberate a race of people that have been oppressed for so many years. I must say that I never thought you would be the one I was saying goodbye to, you are my freind and God has a wonderful man in Heaven helping out now. I will run things from down here and you keep things in line up there until we meet again my friend. I hope from time to time you will look in on me and my family and bless us with your presence. I wish your family my condolences and we will meet again up by those pearly gates...until... SEMPER FI!!!"
Gunnery Sergeant Mlay of Texarkana, AR, USA

"to the family, we thank you for your sacrifice, and may GOD bless you now and forever"
sgt. (ret)kevin elkins ( talkshow host)wlwi-1440 am of montgomery alabama, usa

"It was my honor to say that I served with Warrant Officer Wells for 8 months in Iraq. He was an inspirational leader and the FINEST MARINE I ever knew. He led by example and never ordered us to do anything he did not do himself. His leadership and professionalism saw our platton through many harsh mission and above all brought us home to our families. His sacrifice is not in vain nor will it ever be forgotten. OORAH Brik Wall"
LCpl Joshua Duff of St. Petersburg Florida

"No words can express the thankfulness I have in my heart for those that have paid the highest price for freedom. May the God of peace and all comfort fill the hole left in the hearts of all who who knew and loved Charles."
Pastor Tony Butler of Prattville Alabama

"May God bless and keep you in his everlasting loving care. Thank you for saving thousands of lives by giving your own. You are a true hero, missed and loved by many . May the peace that passes all understanding be with your family knowing you were doing what you loved best. You have a wonderful family and they are loved,encourged, prayed for and supported in your absence. I see your Mom at least once a week , she loved you so much and was so proud of you and you will meet again!"
Shirley Carpenter of Montgomery, Al

"Warrent Officer Wells you are missed greatly by your family and friends. We appreciate your ultimate sacrafice which will allow us to live in a free nation. Your Uncle Shawn and I will make sure that your death will not be in vain by taking full advantages of what our Nation has to offer. We Love you."
Uncle Shawn and Audrey Parks of Montgomery, Alabama

"Warrant Officer Wells, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"WO Wells, (Brik Wall), you have been an inspiration to many. You have truly impacted so many lives simply by your example. You were wonderful person, a gifted leader, and above all Marine's Marine. Please know that the torch has been passed and will be carried on in the hearts of all marines who served with you.
To the family of WO Wells, please take comfort in the Lord and know that your "Lumpy's" sacrifice was not in vain and will never be forgotten.
Semper Fidelis"
LCpl Monica A Siegfried of DSMT Co A, 6th MTBN, Orlando

"To WO Wells: You are one of the finest Marines I have ever served with. It was an honor to serve with you in Lima Co. 3BN/ 23Marines 97'-98. Thank you and your family for your ultimate sacrifice.As one of our own we will take care of your family.

Semper Fi friend,

SSgt Brown, Clifford J"
SSgt Brown of Winder, GA

"CW was a great marine and an even better human being. We all will miss him. His leadership was like that of none other! I hope he is looking down now and smiling b/c he knows he gave his all!"
Eric Noon of Tallahassee, Fl. USA

"CW was a great marine and an even better human being. We all will miss him. His leadership was like that of none other! I hope he is looking down now and smiling b/c he knows he gave his all!"
Eric Noon of Tallahassee, Fl. USA

"To the family and friends of Warrant Officer Charles G. Wells, Jr.,

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

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

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts "
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca USA

"To the Family of Charles Wells Jr. I know how much you will miss his smile. I'm glad that I had the opportunity to share some laughes with him throughout Junior High and High School, Charles and I also shared the same neighborhood. You have our thoughts and prayers, and may God bless you all in your time of sorrow."
Dawn Huffman Pinkston of Montgomery, AL

"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, Charles, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"TO THE WELLS FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. WE ARE DEEPLY SADDEN BY THE LOST OF CHARLES. AN OUR FAMILY UNDERSTANDS YOUR LOST. WE LOST OUR SON LAST MAY 2004. CHARLES IS MUCH MORE THEN A SOLDIER HE IS A HERO! ONE THAT HAS TOUCHED MANY MANY HEARTS. FROM NEIGHBOR'S, THE COMMUNITY, HIS MILITARY FAMILY AND HIS OWN. AN ESPECIALLY, THOSE IN IRAQ THAT DIDN'T KNOW HIM. HE AND GREG, DIDN'T KNOW ONE ANOTHER. YET, BOTH ARE AND WILL ALWAYS BE BROTHERS IN THE EYE'S OF THE MILITARY FAMILY. AN I AM VERY PROUD TO HAVE CHARLES SERVING OUR COUNTRY FOR US ALL. HE TRUELY, IS THE ELITE OF ALL AMERICANS. CHARLES WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART AND ALL THOSE THAT FALLEN. GOD BLESS!"
Leonard T Wahl of valley stream ny

"To the family of Charles, he will always be remembered for his courage and his honor. I met Charles at the University of Phoenix, he was a bright young man. He will be truly missed. All of our prayers are with you. God Bless Charles and his family.""
Michele Andujar of Orlando, Florida

"To the family of Charles, my family honors your hero. His Bravery, Valor, and Courage will always be remembered. He was an honorable man who gave his life for the most precious gift: freedom. We are grateful for his loyal service and we will never forget his sacrifice.
All of our prayers are with you and please know that you are not alone.
God Bless Charles and his family."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays and family of Massillon, Ohio

"Thank you Charles Wells, Jr., 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 Warrant Officer Charles Wells, Jr.:
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 Charles 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 Warrant Officer Charles Wells, Jr.:
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 Charles, 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