Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Brian J. Bradbury

22, of Saint Joseph, Missouri.
Bradbury died in the vicinity of Naray, Afghanistan, when he encountered enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades during combat operations. He was assigned to the 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on June 21, 2006.

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"Remembering your sacrifice Brian.
May you have found peace."
Lee Bradbury of Buckinghamshire, England.

"you know that was my dad i am jasmine bradbury and he was my dad"
jasmine bradbury of st.joe


We remember. Will always remember.

Rest well knowing that you are among those we hold up to the highest regard.

Honor, sacrifice and selfless service. Words to many, life to some and legacy to you...SPC Bradbury.

Rest easy soldier. You have earned it.

Soldier, 3-71 CAV (Afghanistan, 06-07)

"Gallantly Forward""
3-71 Soldier of Weston

"To the family, loved ones and colleagues of Brian Bradbury.

Your loss is felt here in the UK.

At the Going Down of the Sun and in the Morning, We WILL Remember them."
Lee Bradbury of England

"hey Brian still in the memories and our Hearts never to be forgotten missing you and your presents with us ! Hearing your name out of the Presidents speech is amazing you are a true hero and I am so thankful to have met someone with such Heart to do anything for your loved ones and your country!!love u and miss you Chelse and Mckenzie and Bruce!Jasmine is growing up looking so much like you and so full of energy and life she is amazing just like you!!"
of St. Joseph Mo

"Hearing of the manner of Brian's death and the circumstances surrounding it were saddening, yet inspiring that there are young people out there that are willing to suffer so that we might be safe. Your bravery and selflessness will never fade."
SR of Belle Mead, NJ

"I just watched the Medal of Honor ceremony for Staff Sargeant Jared Monti. I am so sorry for all your losses and, as a fellow American, I thank Brian and the others for their service. May God comfort you, and know that they are all together now with Him."
Anne Catalano of Kingston, NY

"June 20,09
I can't believe it's been three years! I think of you every day! And think about what would of been? (Holidays and Birthdays are not the same) Waiting the day to see your smile again!
Thank you for fighting for our freedom, your courage, and your love!!!
Your Aunt Sherri"
of Kansas City,MO

"Hey Brian we're pushin on 3 years since the Lord called you home Happy b-lated Birthday Bry you are sadly missed and fondly remembered Give my Dad a hug from me Love you sweetie. from Aunt Susan Embrey Stover,Mo."
Susan of Stover,Mo. USA

"Re: PFC Brian J. Bradbury

I represent PRAYER SHAWLS 4 FALLEN SOLDIERS (PS4FS), an organization that since October 2007 has sent over 2,700 prayer shawls to military families who have lost a loved one. We are an organization of over 240 groups from all over the country. We make every effort to reach families even when post cards are returned after they have moved. Would you kindly send me a contact email/address so that we may send a loving hand-made prayer shawl to the family? Thank you!

Cozette Haggerty, Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers
Email: ps4fs@charter.net
Website Address: http://webpages.charter.net/ps4fs/shawls"
Cozette Haggerty of Wilbraham, Mass.

"It is a day late, but thank you for what you sacraficed. You are an inspiration to all Americans and a true hero. You were the toughest little guy I have ever met. You are the reason we are able to celebrate our freedom. Your death is not in vain, I promise you that. nemo me impune lacessit"

"To the family of:Brian J. Bradbury 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"

"Dear Family of Brian Bradbury:
To honor the Mo/Ks soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families,the professional portrait artists of the Grateful Hearts Project are offering to paint a portrait of the individual soldier for his family.

These 16"x20" original portraits are being offered completely free of charge in recognition of the sacrificies made by these brave soldiers and in condolence for their families loss.
Please email us at gratefulheartsproj@sbcglobal.net for more information.
The artists of Grateful Hearts"
J. Gragg of Lee's Summit, Mo.

"Brian..... Dude I know your still watching. I know you have found the answers that were not present or clear when you were here. I know some of these answers would have scared you and yet some of them would have lifted your soul... I am sorry that earth has to be so blind and defiant sometimes, life is a crazy thing bro... I wish as well as many others that we could control certain things. In the end though cuz, its all the same, it dosnt matter what happened once you are on the other side cause it will be better.. just enjoy yourself bro.
your cousin,
of jo town

"September 11, 2007
To the family of Pfc. Brian J. Bradbury:
Brian gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

It's been a year,and the pain is still the same as if it happen yesterday! I think of you every day now,and miss you more then ever! Waiting the day to see your smile again.
Thanks for fighting for our freedom, for your courage, and your love!!!

Your Aunt Sherri"
Sherri of Kansas City,MO

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Gallantly Forward"(71st Cav Motto)"

"God Bless..."
Jill Desmond, widow Sgt. Dennis J Boles of Homosassa, FL USA

"Bry, I cannot tell you of the amount of pride that I have, for my freedom. You were very brave and will live in my memory, forever. If there was ever anything that I could do for the Bradbury family, I am just a phone call away. Blessing to you & all your family !"
Don of KC

"Brian I remember you when you were little. I'm your aunt Susans best friend. My heart still hurts when I hear about you and what you sacraficed for our country! God be with you, your Mom, brothers, daughter and wife. I know you are watching down on them everyday.."
Machelle Winder of St. Joseph, Mo USA

"To the family of such a brave soldier..
It is so upsetting when you read of a family loosing a loved one and most of all a wife loosing her husband and children loosing their father. It breaks my heart to read of how a wife and her child still sing the song of their loved one who was once with them before being taken tragically. My heart goes out to the whole family, but keep strong as God is watching over each and everyone of you and he is holding Brian tight in his arms so that he too may watch over his wife and his children. Brian is watching each of you grow in strength each day and I know that he will be smiling down on each and everyone of you. Yours with sincere sympathy.."
Lavenia of New Zealand

"Brian, i never met you, even though your wife and i were best friends! She has shown me what true friendship is! So many time durring this deployment we looked to eachother for a sholder to cry on! So many times we would call eachother durring the night just because we needed someone to talk to!I was there with her when she got the news, and i will never forget the look on shephanies face! The feeling that even being her best friend there was nothing i could do to ease her pain!More then anything i pray that God will give her peace in her heart! The love she feels for you is a love that even death can not take away! I talk to Stephanie a lot, but still i dont have the answers to her questions! I dont understand why, all i know is God is in control! That God has a plan for her life and the lives of your children! The strength i see in her, and her faith in God has given me a new outlook on life! She is so strong! I wish i would have had a chance to get to know you, to thank you for serving our country.
Stephanie, i will always be here for you. No matter what you will always have a special place in my heart! I miss you very much! May Gods blessing come into your life!"
megan Laclaire of fort drum, NY

"Brain this has been hard for me to deal with. I know I am not dealing it with it the best i could, but you are looking down and you know my feelings you see my pain even if no one else does. I love you Brian with all my heart. You will always be mine. I know you are in heaven smiling down on me and the kids. If it had been your choice i know you would of stayed here. But it was your time. I am so proud of you baby. Just to hear all the stories of how you handled yourself over there it makes me realize how much the army changed you. Jasmine and I still sing your song every night we have not stopped since you left in Febuary. We miss you like crazy. We will remember you FOREVER.When it is my time i will see you again."
your loving wife Stephanie of St. Joseph MO

"This is Brian's favorite cousin, thanks cuz for figthing for us and I will do the same someday I will always remember you has my big cousin that raise me like a brother and I will never forget all the memories we had and I will always be your little cousin Joe from Kansas city."
Joseph Leslie of Kansas City, MO

"This is Brian's favorite cousin , Thanks cuz for figthihg for us and I will do the same some day and I will always remeber you has my big cousin that raise me like a brother and I will always miss and never forget the memories we had together, I will always be your little cousin Joe"
Joseph Leslie of Kansas city, Missouri

"This is Brian's favorite cousin , Thanks cuz for figthihg for us and I will do the same some day and I will always remeber you has my big cousin that raise me like a brother and I will always miss and never forget the memories we had together, I will always be your little cousin Joe"
Joseph Leslie of Kansas city, Missouri

"This is Brian's favorite cousin , Thanks cuz for figthihg for us and I will do the same some day and I will always remeber you has my big cousin that raise me like a brother and I will always miss and never forget the memories we had together, I will always be your little cousin Joe"
Joseph Leslie of Kansas city, Missouri

"This is Brian's favorite cousin , Thanks cuz for figthihg for us and I will do the same some day and I will always remeber you has my big cousin that raise me like a brother and I will always miss and never forget the memories we had together, I will always be your little cousin Joe"
Joseph Leslie of Kansas city, Missouri

"This has taken me awhile to do but I am now doing it. I think of you every day Bry, not a moment goes by that your not in my thoughts. God had a reason for taking you and I have accepted that but it hurts.I am very proud of what you did while you were there in Afghanistan for your fellow brothers.For your country as well. It is an honor to have been your mother.I cherish the memories I have of my BryBry and the memories of all the people who came to show their respects for my son, the HERO.You were a joy to have as a son and i will love your daughter as much as I love you.You will never be forgotten, your momma"
Rhonda Bradbury of St. Jsoeph ,Mo.

"Im one of the brothers of the fallen hero BRAIN BRADBURY.To my bro who i love and a family that will always love you.I would just like to say that the time we had together was awesome.All the memories we had I'll never forget.Thanks for being there for me bro and thanks for everything you have done for me and the family.I love you and ill see you when i get there."
bruce findley of st. joseph Mo

"To the Brian and the Bradbury Family,

Thank you Brian for fighting side by side with my son-in-law Derek. Your sacrifice will always be remembered, revered, and honored by our family.

I just found this site and wanted to send my condolences to the Bradbury Family.

Derek made it back for r&r in July and has healed from his wounds. He is back with the 10th in Afghanistan. He spoke of Brian very highly, and we wish that we would have had an opporunity to meet him.

Anything the Bradbury's need is only a phone call away."
Bob Crown of Coshocton, Ohio

"Thank you Brian for fighting for us! Your family and I miss you so much your in our prayers and in our thoughts
we love you
Chelse n McKenzie"
Chelse Richman of St. Joseph Mo

"words cant express what you mean to me lil brother but we'll always miss you and always love you,you will be in my heart forever and always be recgonized as our family hero god bless you and every other fallen soldier"
your big brother jeremy of st.joseph, mo

"Thank you, Brian!
For fighting for our Freedom, for your courage and your love! I'll miss you for ever! Thank you, God for Blessing me with Brian!

Your Aunt Sherri"
Sherri of Kansas City,MO

"To the family of Brian Bradbury,
We are deeply hurt by the loss of your son and our friend. Your son was a great soldier and person who loved his life and what he did. The loss of him is very hard for us. We remember the good times we had and that is what we will remember most about him. We all hold Brian very close to our hearts and know that he is watching over us and his family."
From the Fisters of 3-71 CAV of Naray, Afghanistan


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

"To the family of PFC Brian Bradbury, we send you heartfelt thoughts and prayers for the loss of this brave solder. We know this pain, our grandson lost his life in Bari Khout Naray on 6/24/04. Three of them were ambushed when they came up them setting IEDs. May God give you peace and heal the deep wounds that are there. This brave young man put his life on hold to serve his country and made the ultimate sacrifce so we can be free. We give thanks and honor each of them. Pround granparents of LCpl Juston Thacker, USMC 3/6 2d. We may be reached at lcpljustontthacker@sunlitsurf.com"
Tom & Dixie Sisk of Princeton, WV

"Thank you Brian Bradbury, 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 Pfc. Brian Bradbury:
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 Brian 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 Pfc. Brian Bradbury:
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 Brian, 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