Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Bryan Edward Barron

26, of Biloxi, Mississippi.
Barron died in Haswa, Iraq, when his military vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's C Company, 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry, Biloxi, Mississippi. Died on May 23, 2005.

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"To the one with the name as "Me" you can look me up on facebook as well...Hayley Maria West. You may also look up my motheR...Rhonda West-Breaux. Please and thank you. I would love to see what ever it is your holding for us:)"
Hayley West of D'Iberville, MS

"Wow, seven years today since God felt the need to take you to your eternal home. Although we miss you terribly, it brings me comfort knowing who you were in Christ and knowing that we will see you again one day. The past seven years have been very tough and I often wonder how different things would be, how different Hayley & Jaden would be, if you were still here with us. I just hope I'm doing a good job raising our daughter and I hope we both make you proud.

To the person labeled "ME" from Gulfport, MS...if you really do have something for Hayley and Jaden, will you please try to get in touch with us to be able to get it to them? I know life gets busy, but I also know that they would love to have whatever it is you say you have for them. Feel free to look me up on Facebook!

To everyone else that has offered up prayers for our family, thank you! The pain we felt seven years ago is still very real and present. People say time heals all wounds...it doesn't. Time just allows you to adjust to the deep puncture of the wound and learn to live with the ugly scar it leaves behind."
Amanda Barron of Byram, MS

"Hey so I was Just now reading the message sent by the unnamed girl/guy you signature said "me"...I was wondering when will I be able to have these pictures and video? I would love to see them.

Hey Daddy, I miss you dearly today I wore a sweater I have with you in a picture in Iraq and it says on it My Daddy, My Heroe. and everytime a teacher or student would pass by they would ask question and I would have to explain what had happen. It's hard at sometimes but in some other times it not that hard. I know you are here in spirit and in my heart but I do wish you are here in life but I will be seeing you in heaven can't wait you will most defently be the first person I will see:) LOVE YOOH!!! I'm in the 10th grade now and I'm not ganna quit because I know you want your daughter to go to college and graduate from school and I will do what you want me to do and make sure Jaden will as well. Ha as I speak I happen to be in 3rd block right now:) makeing a power point ughhhh lol But I should go I allways looking forward to seeing you in heaven love always your Daughter Hayley <3
Hayley West of Vancleave,Ms

"to scott smith, my email is cindygbarron@yahoo.com i would very much like to see the pictures you have"
cindy barron of gulfport,ms.

"My dear son, just wanted to say I came by to spend some time with you at your site with two of your sisters and Riley. We talked alot about you and things you used to do and say. It was a nice visit, we miss you and love you."
mom of Gulfport,Ms.


"hi daddy. i miss you so much. i wish wat had happen to u didnt happen. but ill see you in heaven. i visit u when i have the chance. allmost ever time i go to say something simple bot u every one says wat all happen and i have to tell the story but its ok. u r my hero. ever poem i right is bot u and allmost every song. u r allways on my mind sometimes to much cuz i start cryin out of know where. mom gets mad cuz im allways in my room but some times i have emotions that r really sad so i go to my room and fix them. i lov u."
your daughter hayley of a place

"I met Bryan when i we was activated in 2004. I joined his company from another. The day I attached to his unit it was automatic freindship. He took me in like he had known me forever. Hes got to be the happiest guy that I have ever met. I had the privledge of meeting him and the privledge to serve with him. We went on several missions together and not 1 time did he ever complain. Buddy, theres not a day go by I dont think about you. I remeber those days like yesterday. To the family, It was an Honor for me to serve with such an outstanding guy. So much I could say. I have a picture of him he wanted me to take in Fallugia Iraq in front of the helicopter we flew out on. would LOVE to get this to his family if they so desire to have it. He loved that pic.. He was an awsome guy..."
Scott Smith of Louisville,Ms

"miss ya"
cory of where?

"Well, Bryan, your always on my mind.I spent a good part of today with Hayley, Jaden, Amanda, Susie,Sandy and her two kids. We met at your site, we talked, it was nice being with people who knew and loved you. We love you, nd miss you."
mom of Gulfport,Ms.

"hey i still love you!you are the bestest
person i'll know!YOU ROCK DUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
MONE of London

"hey bryan,
i know i haven't written anything on any of your pages. it is just hard to let those feelings out. i miss you horribly and i wish i could talk to you. i could really use your advice right now with life in general. i know you are here with me everyday and i can talk to you whenever i want but it is not the same. Give Tristan my love and tell him his momma loves him very much and i wish he were here too. I can't wait until i can see you again. Then life will be better because i would not feel so alone. It has been hard to move on with life without you. Because i never thought you would not be here. But it gets a little easier eveyday. Your friend Riley is cool as hell and i am glad i met him. Well i love you very very much and i miss you terribly and i will see you again soon . LOVE YOU"
Susie Nolan of Gulfport,Ms

"April 13, 2008
To the family of Spc. Bryan Edward Barron:
Bryan 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

"To the family of:Bryan Edward Barron 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"

"August 28, 2007"

"~Bryan~ August 28, 2008
I know you are with Hayley and watching over her but please put your hand on her, show her a sign that it's okay to cry and to let her feelings out. She is back sliding and it just breaks my heart. We all miss you, love always,"
Rhonda of MS

"I Still think of y'all. Thank you. I am keeping you in my prayers. Amanda, Moma Cindy, Susie, Haley, Jaden, ect. Thanks again."
Elizabeth Knotts of Hattiesburg

"~Bryan~ May 23,2007
I canít believe another year has gone by. As today makes two years that youíve been taken away. I can remember just like it was yesterday when I got the news about your death two years ago today.
Hayley, Jodi and I are going together to visit your memory stone at the VA in Biloxi today. Even though today may be a sad day we are still so very proud of you. So many people will hold on to the memories they shared with you and that helps with the pain. Some may think that the pain should fade but it doesnít, you know some people understand and some donít.
I still keep in touch with most of the family and never wish to lose contact with them either.
Hayley will be 11 in two months. That is so hard to grasp. She is turning into a young lady with the attitude like her father and that scares me in many different ways. :) She wishes you could come back; she knows that you canít. She does say that sheíll see you again one day in heaven. This is so true; we all look forward to seeing you in heaven. Youíll always be our hero and thatíll never change. Youíll never ever be forgotten! Iím touched to know that an Amory will be dedicated to you on your birthday this year. You make so many of us proud. Stand strong and know that youíre loved.
Rhonda & Hayley of MS

As I sat in church and watched our little girl walk by herself to the front of church and grab the preacherís hand to tell him that she has given her life over to Jesus and would like to be baptized in front of the churchÖ, this was so overwhelming. I cried the tears of joy and happiness. She was baptized after the morning service on 1/28/07. Our preacher talked with her and asked her questions and he said without anymore questions the lord has been dealing with this child for some time, may we all welcome Hayley with open arms.
I know in my heart that you were with us on that day. We love and miss you very much and weíll continue to keep you in our hearts and prayers. Hayley sends her love, xoxoxox"
Rhonda & Hayley of Mississippi

"Very deeply sorry. I googled my name and this site was first on list."
Edward Barron of Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154

"Happy New Year!"

"I know it's not here yet but Merry Christmas!"

"Well "B" its been awhile... First and formost I love and miss you much. Not near as much as your family. Susie misses you more and more with each passing day. But is so happy as I'am to be here for and with Jaden. Jaden is growing so big now and is as smart like you and is talking up a storm. Amanda is doing as well as to be expected. Though we are not all whole anymore since you have been gone. Together we shall prevail, family always does. Even though I'm not the best role-model for Jaden. I hope that I have made you proud. I'm honored and yet sad that you are not here to get those special hugs and I'am. And as now and to come I'll always be there for her. I miss our talks about everything.... I miss your support and input. I really miss playing the guitar and you singing. Playing anymore doesn't feel right. Ten years plus Bryan I find myself lost without you and scott. To be brother and best-friendless is hard to bare. I will always defend your family, name and honor no matter what the outcome is. You are missed and loved by all who love you... 49 (BRRoothER) hogan style. Give our love to Tristan..."
William Nolan of Florence, Ms

"hey there brother it's been awhile but i thought i would drop in and say im still here and i'll love you until i see you again, it's been hard since i've come home but the rememberence of you keeps me strong, so until the day day i see you again remember im here i love you man"
Spc. Bartlett, Johnathon of LaGrange, GA

Mrs. OíNeil of Huston, TX/USA

"Love is the strongest bond between people. To my friend and my hero, I Love You and Iíll never forget the price you paid for our freedom. May your family and friends move on with the love and memories of you."
Your Friend, Jen of Pascagoula, Ms/USA

"Dear Friend,
I'm so sorry that you had to be on the to leave us. I know that you're in a better place. I know that god wanted you to be with him. I'm so glad that you turned out to be the person you always wanted to be. I just wish that you could still be here with us. The jokes I miss. You were a great man and a great friend. I shall always remember you."

"Remembering a great man and not just a man but a father, soldier, brother, son, and friend. Until we join you Bryan Barron we'll always remember what you were...and that is all of the above."


"Our little girl will be 10 years old on Saturday. I can't believe how time just seems to fly by. Before we all know it she'll be all grown up. Wish you were still here to be apart of this day with her. I do know your sprit will be with her.
Love Always,"

"For those of you who feel offended by your message being removed, maybe you should think first if your message is offending this family. If so, that is why is isn't on here. I did not remove the message that "ME" is talking about but I have had others removed. Any message this family deems inappropriate will be removed, and so will messages that offend anyone in the family. Everything else is allowed. If you want your message to stay, make sure it doesn't offend or upset anyone before you even post it."
Amanda Barron

"I would like to say that Bryan was a stand up guy. He was a great friend to have. And I'll always hold our friendship close to my heart. We've seen each other deal with happy times and hard times. He is one friend that I can say I've had since 1995. I can remember one time he came running up to me and "god for bid he scared me" and I was thinking to mayself something bad has happened because he was cring, but nothing was wrong he was just going to be a DADDY. I'll never forget that.

Hayley and Jaden you both have a hero watching over you. I never told anyone this but your daddy and I kept in touch when he went off to Iraq and he mailed me some things that I'll give you both when you get older. I have tapes that your daddy has made. It tells so much about your daddy and what all he wanted to do with his life and so much more. I have letters and pictures for both of you. I'm sorry that I can't leave my name at this time because I don't want anyone to think that I need to give these things to them because they are your daddy sister, brother, or even his wife. Your daddy knew what was going on and knew that he could trust me to make sure that both of you girls get these things and that no one kept it for them selves. Just know that I know where both of you live and I'll get in touch with you soon. Your daddy was a great man. I've known him for many many years and we were the best of friends. We shared our thoughts, goals, problems, and fears. With love to you both from "me".

Amanda and Rhonda please keep them girls close to you at all times because they are and always will be Bryan's life. Try not to fight with each other and get along and please keep in touch with each other no matter what you may feel. Bryan loved you both and he would want the both of you to get along for him. Neither one of you know me but I do know people who are around you and I know that both of you hurt. So keep that in mind about each other. Bye for now to you both, from "me".

Momma Barron (Cindy), I'm so sorry for you. I know it's hard to see one of your kids leave this world before you when it should be the other way around. But he was doing what he believed in and no matter what he wouldn't change a thing. He believed in fighting for our freedom. Just remember to keep your head up. Bryan loved you and he woouldn't want you to be sad. Take care mom from "me".

Everyone needs to remember his life not his death.
I'll be in touch with everyone soon!"
"ME" of Gulfport, Ms/USA

"Happy Father's Day"
Rhonda and Hayley of MS

"Just a note to tell you
That you mean so much to me
All the times we've sat and laughed
Are so precious to me .
Today is your day
The perfect time to say
"Happy Birthday again on your special day.

In the loving memory of Bryan Barron"
Rhonda and Hayley of MS

"HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN with love from your daughter Hayley and from me."
Rhonda and Hayley of MS

"We all think about what happened and how we still hurt like it was yesterday. I know in some way you know what's in our hearts. I try to keep in touch with the family as much as I can but some times it's hard. Some make it harder than others as well as me. Iím really not sure why but it's just that way. I keep in touch with Jodi and Bonnie and try to keep in touch with Amanda as much as possible. You had many friends and I try to keep in touch with some of them as well. Some times I just get overwhelmed by everything and feel like putting my hands up and just saying forget it, forget it all and move out of state away from it all. But then I think about the last time we talked and the things you said to me if anything ever happened to you..... At that point I get a hold of myself and just say pay no mind to the rest. You always were a good friend. You knew how to listen. We had our ups and downs and some how we would still manage to stay friends and be close. Even after we didnít talk for awhile when we saw each other it was like nothing ever happened. I just laugh at how silly we could be. We both came up the hard way. We both were hard headed and stubborn. We both were set in our ways. Some things we changed and some we didnít. Iím so proud of you Bryan Barron, you came a long way and even though you arenít here now, you still make us all proud. Weíll never forget how you could make a sad room happy. You were the life of a party. Hayley has a cd that her aunt made for her and it has the song from the funeral on it. Sometime after she goes to bed at night sheíll put it in her cd player and listen to it. I donít say anything and just let her listen to it even though the radio should be off. Sometimes sheíll talk to me about you and then other times she doesnít. She is strong like an adult at times, you know sometimes you feel like letting it all out and then other times you just want to get in a ball and cry your eyes out until you fall asleep. She keeps pictures of you up in her room. She told me that she is writing a book. You see I got her this book that had nothing but blank white pages in it and told her anytime she felt sad, happy, or any other kind of feeling and she didnít want to talk right then, then she could use that book and write what ever kind of feelings she is feeling in her little heart. Some people just donít understand how a parent feels when they watch there child hurt like I do and then some do. She understands everything that has happened and even though itís been one year she still hurts. I can see it even when she is happy and running around. Anyone who is a mother knows what Iím talking about. And when you see this then you yourself hurt that much more. I know youíre watching over her and I know that you love her and I know you know we love you too. Love Always,"
Rhonda and Hayley of MS

"I would like to say thank you to Barron's family, I did not know Mr. Barron but I'm sure he was a great soldier and man. May God be with you all until the day you see him again. God Bless You All!"
The Coldwell Family of North MS, USA

"I still remember! I'll always love you and I'll always keep you in my heart. Lisa found this web page and told me about it. It's nice to have a place we can remember you and share our feelings. *~~~*"
*~~~~*>>>>*~~~~* of USA

"Hope you all find peace with what has happened. It's sad when a life is taken. From my family to yours."
Sue Ann of TN

"Bryan, I miss you very much, I love you, I've always been proud of you. It's going to be hard to get through June 9th."
Cindy Barron of Florence,Ms. USA

"Gonna make it short and sweet. Love ya, miss ya, always thinking about ya. Keep standing the watch and keep your family safe. When I get to see you again I will have a cheese burger for ya."
John Walker of Rota Spain

"It's so hard on us all. We still can not believe that it's been a year. Hayley is doing well. She acts so much like you that it's not even funny. But she still keeps her grades up, she doesn't like it if she gets a B but you know how she can be. It was a very hard day for us on May 23rd. Jodi, Hayley and I went together to your grave at the VA. We cried laughed and cried more. We love and miss you so much and we'll never forget you. Love Always from Rhonda and your eldest daughter Hayley."
Rhonda_Breaux@msn.com of MS

"Bryan,you are my second child, I miss you with every beat of my heart, this past year has been rough.I've tried to take comfort in knowing that you are with God. But call me selfish, I'd rather you be here with us.Jaden is so much like you when you were young,I love spending time with her, and I'm hoping to be able to spend time with Hayley,who I see alot of you, in her. My heart is breaking today. I love you and really, really miss you. Love you, mom"
Cindy Barron of Florence,Ms. USA

"In the short time that I knew you, I was amazed to watch you grow into the man you became. I miss you terribly. I have your picture on my fridge and I speak to you daily. Please watch over Amanda and Jaden. You will always live on through them. I love you Bryan and miss you. Your very best friend."
Terri Walker of Rota, Spain

"My dearest husband, In a few short hours it will be one year since you were taken from us. I'm trying to be strong for our daughter, Jaden, but it is very hard, especially this week. I am so proud of the man and husband you were. I hate it that you are not here with us. Jaden needs her Daddy and I need my husband. I miss you terribly and all I ever feel like doing is crying, especially today. I know I have a lot of support from family and friends, but all of that cannot make me feel better about losing you. We were only married for 1 1/2 years and were both looking so forward to spending the rest of our lives together. Now, I have to spend the rest of my life without you. I thank God for Jaden. And, I am glad that she looks just like you. Your mom says she sees a lot of you in her, and I don't know if that should scare me or make me happy. She is the reason I get out of bed every day. I know that without her, I wouldn't be where I am today. Well, without you, I wouldn't be here. I am almost finished with my surgical tech program. I will be through in Dec. I have thought several times of quitting, but then I remember how much you encouraged me to go back to school and I promised you that I wouldn't let anything stop me when I started the program shortly after you left for Iraq. It has been a long and very hard 2 years. But I keep pressing on because of that promise. I want to make you happy. Thanks for always supporting me in everything. Your love meant so much to me. I feel like a part of me died with you a year ago. Every day is a struggle. But I will keep on until the day we are reunited in Heaven! Forever yours, your wife, Amanda Mae"
Amanda Barron of Byram, MS

"January 23, 2006

It has been 8 long months since our wonderful husbands went to be with Jesus! And most of the days I look back and wonder how I made it thru most of those days! And I know if I did not have Jesus that I would not be here today! It's because of his Grace I can stand here proud of what our husbands did and know that one day soon we will get to see them again! Even though we know we are going to see them again, it doesn't make it any easier! There are days when I get down, and I will go to McKaLyne and hug her. It feels as if I am hugging Daron! He left me a wonderful part of him! I will always cherish her!

I always thought of it as Daron is missing out on McKaLyne's life. NO, I am wrong. He only missed out on her life from the March 25,the day he left for Iraq, till May 23,the day God called him home! Because from May 23rd on, he has not and will not miss one second of her life! He is seeing everything she does, even when she sleeps at night! Not only is Daron seeing her, but our husbands are watching over us too!

We see people that have an Angel that says "I'm your guardian Angel" in there cars. We can proudly say we personally know our Guardian Angels! What an Honor! They are in Heaven, a place we spend our whole life trying to do what's right so that one day we can go! On May 23, 2005, they heard the final words, "Welcome thou good and faithful servant, Enter In". They don't have to suffer anymore. They have no problems! You could actually say they have to best of both worlds... They are in Heaven but they can watch over us!

I know it's not easy at night to go to bed alone. I know it's hard when our children do something new or wonderful, we just want to pick up the phone and let them know. Because I have caught myself attempting to do that even after it's been several months. Everything we go thru is for a reason. We may never know, but God does. And he has it all worked out! Even before we were born her knew!

I know of one good thing that become of our husbands death. When the bomb went off, they guys saw four men running. They took off after them. And caotured them and from those 4 guys, there were lead to a warehouse full of weapons and bombs. And also found 13-15 men getting ready to be suicide bombers. They were able to capture those guys and get all the amo. And I was told the weapons and bombs they got saved over 1,000 mens lives!!!! Our husbands were ready to met God, maybe the men that it could of beem might not of been ready, might not of know who Jesus is! We have to be thankful that they were ready and we will see them again! We will be able to pick up where we left off!

Always know you ladies are in my prayers! And if there is anything you need, please contact me!

I Love you and I am praying for you!

Wife & Daughter of the Late
Sgt. Audrey Daron Lunsford
KIA May 23, 2005"
Vangi & McKaLyne Lunsford of Batesville, MS



The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"

The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell.""
Sgt. Ross of Mississippi

"I went to Camp Shelby for a few days... I visited with some of the guys that served with our husbands... It was a joyful time to get to hear some of the funny things they did while there... But also a sad day... We heard siren's and did not know what they were... But I turned around and saw 4 buses... Guys standing up all over it!!! And I saw the group of people that were standing there to greet there husbands... I just knew that our husbands would get off and surprise us... That the last 7 months had been a dream... But everyone met there families... and started to head in there own directions.... the buses left... and no one was still standing there... then it hit me... the last seven month were real... no matter how much I wanted to act like that they were coming home... it hit me... but as the guys said it... there battle is over.... and they have won... the guys still here are gonna keep going on and finish the batte that Barron & Lunsford had started...

Our husbands did not give there life in vain!!! We as Americans should never forget them because they are why we have our freedom!!!! They gave the ultimate sacrifice!!! And to them we owe our life! There is not a day that goes by that I don't Thank God for those guys. And I Thank you for allowing him to serve and give the ultimate sacrifice!!!

Just make sure, if ya'll have any children that they know what a hero is... It is not some kind of movie star on T.V. but "Spc. Bryan Edward Barron" & "Sgt. Audrey Daron Lunsford" are the true meaning of HERO's!!!!!

Thanks for all you gave!!! If you ever need anything, please fell free to contact me... Also, where the guys come into at Camp Shelby and meet there families... The C Company, 1st Battalion, 155 Infantry list there names on a banner... I would like to send you a copy... Please just notify me by e-mail... vangid@panola.com

You are in our thoughts and prayers!!! We Love you!!!"
Vangi & McKaLyne Lunsford, wife & daughter of the late Sgt. Audrey Daron Lunsford of Batesville, MS

"Merry Christmas From Heaven

I still hear the songs
I still see the lights
I still feel your love
on cold wintery nights

I still share your hopes
and all of your cares
I'll even remind you
to please say your prayers

I just want to tell you
you still make me proud
You stand head and shoulders
above all the crowd

Keep trying each moment
to stay in His grace
I came here before you
to help set your place

You don't have to be
perfect all of the time
He forgives you the slip
If you continue the climb

To my family and friends
please be thankful today
I'm still close beside you
In a new special way

I love you all dearly
now don't shed a tear
Cause I'm spending my
Christmas with Jesus this year"
Vangi & McKaLyne Lunsford, wife & daughter of the Late Sgt. Audrey Daron Lunsford of Batesville, MS

"I am still praying for you all. I was blessed to have known Bryan and I will never forget him. Thank you for all you have given."
Elizabeth of Hattiesburg MS

"To the family of Bryan Barron-

I had the pleasure of knowing your Soldier. He was larger than life and had the kind of outgoing personality that made you feel like you were best friends, even if you'd just met him. I send my sincerest condolonces to all of his family and friends. I will miss him but will never forget him. I'm honored that he was, and is, my friend."
SFC Brian T. Beck of 155 BCT, Iraq

"I did not know the late Sp. Bryan Edward Barron or his family, but I am a wife of the late Sgt. Audrey Daron Lunsford whom was in the veh with Spc Barron. I feel for the families who have gone what I have gone thru and are still going thru! We ask sometimes, Why me Lord? But we can't question God. Just leave it all in his hands. He brought us this far and he'll keep us under his wings! I pray daily for the families of lost loved ones and for the ones still there fighting for our freedom! Freedom isn't free. No we didn't get enough time with them, but soon we'll have all the time in the world with them in Heaven. I tell my 11 month old that Da-Da is in Heaven because God need a special Angel! And God needed your Angel too! Trust in him and he will bring you thru!!!

From the bottom of my heart and my 11 month old daughter, McKaLyne, we love you and THANK YOU for giving! Thanks is not enough for what you have gave up! Please keep us in your prayers as you are in ours! If you need anything please contact me! vangid@panola.com"
Vangi & McKaLyne Lunsford of Batesville, MS

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

"you will always be remembered as a hero"

"6/3/05 To the family of Spc. Bryan Edward Barron,
We know your profound sorrow and wish that we could offer you some solace in these difficult times. Freedom is not free - your son is truly a hero and has given his life for all of us - many who take their freedom for granted so much of the time. Bryan's bravery and willingness to serve will never be forgotten. Please know that there are so many of us now who share a kinship - those who have lost sons and daughters in war - and you are in our prayers every day. May God give you strength and blessings.
John 15:13 Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends."
Webster and Ruth Reed (Father and stepmom of Jonathan Ray Reed who died in Iraq on January 28, 2005) of Krotz Springs, Louisiana

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. America will forever honor your Hero.
The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the sacrifice that was made and we will NEVER FORGET.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
SSGT Larry Mays and family of Massillon, Ohio

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

"Thank you Bryan Barron, 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. Bryan Barron:
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 Bryan 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. Bryan Barron:
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 Bryan, 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