Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian J. Ouellette

37, of Needham, Massachusetts.
Ouellette was a U.S. Navy SEAL serving with Navy Special Warfare Group Two, Little Creek, Virginia. Died on May 29, 2004.

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"Room 529 no coincidences...thanks for softening his fall bro.. He's got a family to take care. Hooyah. LLTB"

"Thinking about you Brian. You're leadership, strength and determination have been a guiding force to more people than you will ever know. This world barely deserves people as remarkable as yourself--your presence made it a better place. RIP, you are NEVER forgotten."

"The ranks have grown to 13 nieces and nephews....and you're watching over all of them. You loved the little children. Love you."

"Thinking of you today. Be at peace my friend, until we meet again. Your a good man"
Chad Myers of North Dakota

"I can't believe it's been this long...but I will always remember you, Brian. You were like an uncle to me. Thank you, for everything. For how dear you are to my family and for your sacrifice to keep our country safe. God bless."

"Hope you're resting easy Brian, can't believe it's been 9 years."

"Bro here is your Memorial Site on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000956190330&fref=ts"
Never Forget!

"To the family of:Brian J. Ouellette
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 Brian, I miss you my friend. I cant wait to see you again."
CDR Sam Havelock of Tampa, FL

"Love you bro. You are missed by many. I know Heaven is real and I know we will see each other again one day...."

"Justice was served bro...but you knew that. Until they are all gone...all"
Daniel 12

"Yep...me again...yep you reminded me. Miss you and love you. Keep watching over Ma, and Dad."

"Brian, It was a pleasure to have had the opporunity to serve with you. A true professional. I have a picture of you and I. Would you like me to send it to anyone in particular? Although it has been seven years now, I still think about our days together in the Teams. Thank you for your service and your dedication to this great nation."
Jefe ST4 of Spokane, WA

"If it is in my life that I may honor yours, and let other know your transformation....I shall. It will be my honor when we meet again to here the words good job brother. Keep on watch. Hooyah."

"Brian... Hard to believe you've been gone so long. Still, everyday, every SINGLE day, I am thankful for your service and your sacrifice and continue to miss you terribly... I have what you wanted me to have ~ Freedom. I flew a flag for you today, on your 6th year gone, a sad day for me, for many but, you came today, I really believe you came today... Thank you for that."

"To the Ouellette Family: I completed a 6-month tour of duty at Camp Eggers last year, and have just retired from the US Air Force. I was astonished to learn that your son and I share similar backgrounds - my father grew up in Lowell MA, and I grew up not far from Little Creek, VA. I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to you for your loss and consider myself honored to carry the family name of one of America's fallen heroes."
Dave Ouellette, MSgt. USAF (Ret) of Onancock, VA

"Hey, sup? I know many more days have seperated "that day" but it does not and will not distance the Love we all have for you. In Daniel 12 it speaks of the end, and it is the Victory of all victorties..with no coincidence...it is the same picture that is engraved on your headstone...I do not know the day or the hour...but I can't wait for the day we get to hang again! Love you....crunchies"
of Heaven on Earth

"You are always reminding me that words are never as much as actions. See you on the otherside..."
The road less traveled

"To Brian's Family,

The boys and I are thinking of you as Memorial Day passes and the anniversary of Brian's death approaches. You remain in our thoughts and prayers today and everyday. May Brian continue to watch over you and your family."
Rebecca, JJ and Billy, Surviving Family of CPT Daniel W. Eggers, KIA 5/29/2004

"Brian, it's been almost 5 years since you gave all of your tomorrows for all of ours. I am thinking of you and your family this Memorial Day weekend 2009. You will not be forgotten. Your pal from Inlet Fitness."
Keith of Virginia Beach, VA

"rest it is something a body needs when it is tired, but you of great and faithful warrior will never rest...for you have been prepared for such a time as this to live on for eternity...."

"Happy Veterans Day. My Bro. from Your Bro."

"I miss you. I miss your sense of wit, and sincerity. I miss that we can't chat like we used to about things that mattered most....Love, Honor, and Respect of our family, friends, and the ones we were called to serve. But I know we will again...not yet, not yet."

"To the sorrow the flows heavy in the family's heart's, and words that can not even begin to express an unspeakable loss of Brian. I leave with the Irish Blessing.
May the Road Rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the rain fall softly upon your fields.
And Until we met again.
May God hold you in the Palm of his hand.
Thank You for years of service and keeping all safe."
A loving relative of MA

"Yo bro, we're on the track now. It was little while ago that The Lord showed me the area of Love over sacrifice. And how your love for us was greater than anything else when you gave your life for us. Just like Jesus. WOW what a revelation. I love you kid. I got plenty to do here, but I know you are sitting in the seats enjoying the show. I love you.

Mr. Freeze"

"Hey I am feeling your prescence BIG TIME, and I am blessed that I keep growing and TRUSTING IN HIM and it really shows how in a troubling world no matter what, I can live in peace. Thanks for the revelation and being a example that has matured me to be a man of God, for me, my family, and even those that are my enemies. God Bless you Bro. Until we meet again...."

"Brian, I am so thankful for your bravery. I keep your memorial card on my bureau to remind me how lucky I am to be able to go home every night to my family because you fought for us. Your family will always be in my prayers. You will never be forgotten."
Judy Arsenault (Schultz) of Burlington, MA 01803

"Brian,I beleive the last time we spoke,you asked me to go along on a trip with you.You would always ask me if I was done yet,lol.I was just thinking about you,I really wanted what you had.I regret not going on that trip with you now.For now,rest easy.God bless your family,you are very lucky to be related to a good man."
Sean C. of Va Beach,VA/USA

"November 18, 2007
To the family of Petty Officer 1st Class Brian J. Ouellette:
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

"Greater love has no man than he lay down his life for his friends. Brian, like so many others, laid his life down for his enemies. May God bless you always. Remember, he is not gone. He is only patroling the Golden Streets awaiting your arrival. You are in our prayers. nefuriel@yahoo.com"
Lily Brown of Dover, AR

"Brian... It is nearly impossible for us to believe you have been gone 3 years. Sometimes it feels as if its been forever but other times we feel it was just yesterday that you marched into our home with your big bright blue eyes and that never ending smile... We miss you terribly and feel forever thankful that you had no fear in your effort at preserving our freedom. We miss you Brian, we miss you so very much! xo Danny & Dee"
Dee LeBlanc of Waltham, MA

"To the Ouellette Family
My family and I just wanted you to know you are in our thoughts today on this 3rd year that our loved ones were called home to God.
God Bless you!!

Tanya,Joshua,Vanessa & Leilani"
Proud Family of SFC Rob Mogensen of North Carolina

*Jaclyn Ouellette of Boca Raton,FL

"Yo Bro -

I am just dropping in on Resurrection Sunday, and remembering the message God sent to us about the "butterfly" and how He told me you were OK and that you were reborn into heaven on May 29, 2004. Thanks for the message and thanks for showing that a selfless act of sacrifice is the example Jesus showed all of us, and if we trust in Him we will all inherit the kingdom of Heaven. Love ya and will wait for the day we meet again. 11/29/98"

"Brian it was an honor serving with you at SEAL Team FOUR. I will never forget you my brother."
Sylvain Beaudin of Austin, Texas

"Brian - 2+ years have passed and you are still on my mind and heart. As you bless us from above, may you be comforted to see your family living each day to the fullest and continuing your devotion to freedom! Our family so greatly appreciates your sacrifice for us and we hope to proudly help your family keep your spirit alive and well in the next generation! Rest well my friend, you have certainly earned it!"
Kristina Eisnor of Berkley, MA

"My dearest Son Brian,It has been Two long years since You've left us,I find it not an easy task to put into words the loss that I feel as well as the entire family,you meant so much to all of us,especially,your nieces and nephews,and all the children you brought a smile into their lives,you are deeply loved and missed. Your Loving Father Jack"
jack ouellette of palm coast,fl

"Dearest Brian,
Thank you for letting me share part of your life and love. I will miss you always"
Doreen Ouellette of Exeter N.H

"Yo Bro.,

I just wanted to say thank you. For the many things you and so many other exemplify. I serve out my time serving the Lord and staying true to what Freedom truly means. God Bless You"
Michael of Uxbridge, MA

"Ken and Kim, Kenny and Keith, and the entire Ouellette family,
Your entire family has been in my thoughts and prayers throughout this Memorial Day weekend. I am sure that with today being the 29th, it feels that this Memorial Day is just for Brian. How fitting...from what I have learned, he was an amazing man. Heartfelt thanks to all of you for the sacrifice of your son, brother, and uncle in the name of our freedom.
You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers."
Rebecca Schuhmacher of Lunenburg, MA


I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"thank you, for giving us brian, and thank you for the ultimate sacrifice he made...all military people and their families are my heroes..god bless you all."
bernadette of petersham, ma

"Brian, we have never met, but I am proud to share the name. Thank you for your courageous actions in the quest for freedom"
Brian J Ouellette of Charlton MA

"Thank you to you and your family. Without you and those like you we would not have the freedoms we hold so dear. Without your family we would not have had you."
Kenneth J Christian of Annapolis

"To the family and friends,

Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your loved ones bravery and sacrifice. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. Your loved one is a hero. Greater love have no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13.

God bless you.

Home Front Ministries
Shepherd of the Hills Church
Porter Ranch, CA"

"Thanks for stepping forward when America needed you. To the family - Thank you for your contribution to our liberty and freedom. I'm sorry for your tremendous loss."
Ronald Carlson of Montrose, MN


You are my hero for many different reasons. Thank you for your friendship and for being a brother. You will never be forgotten and you are a true warrior.

Love you Brother, LTJG (SEAL) Pete Vernia

See you on the other side."
Pete Vernia of San Diego, CA

"To Brian's family and friends: I'd like to say for the short time I knew him I saw him as a very strong man. I admired him because to me he was tough as nails. To Brian, I'd like to say thank you. Thank you for teaching me, thank you for leading me, and thank you for serving with me."
Damian Riccitelli of Qandahar Afghanistan

"To Brian's family & friends you are in our thoughts and prayers. I to feel your pain and sorrow. Thank you Brian for giving the ultimate sacrifice of yourself for our country. You will never be forgotten. You are a great american hero.

3RD SFG KIA 5/29/2004 Afghanistan"
Tanya Mogensen & family of North Carolina

"Petty Officer Ouellette, goodbye sailor and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"Brian will ALWAYS and FOREVER be.... Our HERO!!! Thank you Uncle Brian. We love you."
Kim, Jesse, Jackie and Joe of Boca Raton, FL USA

"To My Brother Brian:
It has been only a short month ago that GOD took you in his arms. We all miss you here very much. We know you have been around and feel your prescence at times. Words can not describe the amount lives and people you have touched. I know from people you have met and spent time with, they were forever touched by your love, care, and self sacrafice. So, as the time passes we may miss your physical prescence but we feel your spiritual one. Live on in the freedom of GOD's light, and know some day we will meet again. Thank you for all you were and stood for. Carry on my brother."
Love, Michael

"To Brian'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

"I have been a long time friend of the Ouellette family. I had only had the pleasure of meeting Brian once, but I know how much he was loved by his entire family. His sister, Marie, has been one of my best friends for the past 16 years and I know that they were all so proud of Brian and the work he did for our country. They were of course devistated by his death, but they all know that he died doing something he loved and truely believed in. Thank you all for your encourageing and heartfelt words. I dont think that his family is aware of this sight, but they would be greatful for all of your thoughts. God bless and protect all of our soldiers."
Cathy Richard of Gardner, MA USA

"To the family,shipmates and friends of Petty Officer 1st Class Brian J. Ouellette: Please accept our heartfelt support for these difficult times you all are now faced with. Our prayers are with you all. While we do not know of you personally, please know any fallen brother or sister military member keeps a special place in our hearts. We are proud of the ultimate sacrifice made and we will support you in any manner possible within our ability. Respectfully submitted Robert Gorman MA2 USNR(hd), Helenmarie Gorman USNR AMH2(hd)and family POC- 508 944-9214"
Robert and Helenmarie Gorman of Brockton, MA, USA

"God Bless You Sailor."

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Brian, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"To Brian'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 his bravery and sacrifice.


The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (Ernie's mom) of San Antonio, TX

"To Brian's family, I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Please know that many of us appreciate his service and sacrifice for our country."
F.Smith of Pennsylvania


"Thank you Brian Ouellette, 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 Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Ouellette:
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 Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Ouellette:
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