Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Wilfred D. Bellard

20, of Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Killed when his vehicle fell into a ravine. He was assigned to the 41st Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on April 4, 2003.

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"“K.I.N.G.D.O.G. To the S. Kingdogs you know we’re the best, terror dome is the the place, Topguns beat your, face got your drill Sargent mad, his platoon is a disgrace”. Lol

Bellard & I were in the same Platoon in basic training(Kingdogs) at Ft. Sill, OK. This is only part of a rhyme that I can remember after 20yrs, that Bellard created for our platoon. We sang it loud and proud. It pissed off Drill Sargents from the other platoons & made their troops wish they were part of our platoon. We’d always get “smoked” by them after singing it, & it made us proud. It was a form of rebellion & pride in our eyes.
We didn’t stay in contact after basic training, & only learned of his passing after leaving the service. After 20yrs many memories have been lost. But I still remember how much joy he brought to people with his talent of writing. How witty he was with a comeback when joking around. Also the day we got to wear our class A uniforms, he walked around like a peacock, swearing that he was the best looking, as we all did. You could tell he was extremely proud of his accomplishments."
Joe Cruz III of Lansing, Michigan

"Always in my thoughts Wil. I look forward to seeing you again one day. Today, Memorial Day 2023, we will recognize you and celebrate your life at our family BBQ."
Wil T. of Vancouver, WA

"Memorial Day 2023 Bellard. Thinkin bout you. RIH and I'll see you on the Highground."
1SG (R) Phillip L Manville of Bonaire, Ga USA

"Thinkin bout you Bellard on this Memorial Day 2022. Keep resting....I'll see you on the "Highground"."
1SG (R) Phillip L Manville of Bonaire, Ga USA

"Will your sons are your age now. I love to have you see them now, talk to them for both of them are moving on lil Will in to making music like you and Bishop want to build things. I writing just to let you it is hard to write on here all the time, because it bring me back to that day. No that you are always love and remember mom."
Janet Bellard of Phoenix,Az


You were only 20, far too young but brave beyond your years"
W of New York

"You’re in my thoughts often and always who I make my dedication to on Memorial Day. We had jokes and good times. Proud of you and I’m glad to have served with you."
Wil T of Washington

"Thanks everyone for remembering my son."
Janet Bellard of Phoenix Arizona

"Thinkin bout you Bellard on this Memorial Day 2021. Until we meet again One Fine Day....Rest In Peace."
1SG (R) Phillip L Manville of Bonaire, Ga USA

"Memorial Day - I wear my bracelet in your memory. Thinking much of your family."
Sherri Groves of Oak Hill, WV

"Memorial Day 2020. Rest Easy Brother.
Never Forgotten."
Phillip Lawrence Manville of Bonaire, GA

"Another Veterans Day service and a day to wear a bracelet I keep in honor of Pfc Wilfred D Bellard. Your sacrifice is not forgotten. God bless your family."
Sherri Groves of Oak Hill, WV

"Hey Will went to visit you today. Today is still a special day to our family, because you went from being my best friend's little cousin to becoming my sister's husband. And right now I'm planning my wedding I can only think of how much I miss you. Bishop is so tall he is taller than you Wilfred Jr. is not as tall right now but he looks identical to you. I remember the last call you made home and you asked me to help her with your boys and just wanted you to know Im doing what you asked. You would be so proud. I love you and miss you greatly."
Pretty of Lake Charles LA

"I didn't get a chance to meet you but I heard a lot of great things about you, it was an honor to even know a person like you walked the planet and served is a Blessing within itself.
QUINCY CAVER of Atlanta, Ga. USA

"I didn't get a chance to meet you but I heard a lot of great things about you, it was an honor to even know a person like you walked the planet and served is a Blessing within itself."
QUINCY CAVER of Atlanta, Ga. USA

"Hey Bellard...coming up on that time of year when we remember...but the best thing is...we will never forget. You rest easy Brother....I'll catch you on the Highground."
1SG(R) Phillip Manville of Bonaire, GA USA

"We are always thinking of you Wil. I knew when God had you and your mom stay next to us for a reason. You were more of a brother to me than a friend. Every year around this time you are always on my mind, but for some reason this year you stayed on my mind. Maybe its a sign that you are watching over your sis lol... Man i how i wish you were able to meet my sons. Nate is a character and Jeremiah is a spoiled momas boy (like you were) lol.. I'm sure Bishop is taller than me now last i seen him he was in his walker lol.. which was also the last time i seen you. Only God knows how getting that phone call from Danielle that morning i felt. I'm beyond sorry for not staying and kicking it. I cry each time i think of it. Not only do i think of you on Veterans and Memorial Day but all the time. I will never forget you Wil NEVER! God placed us in each others life for a reason and I am forever grateful. Thanks a million times for fighting for us.#RIP ArmyPFC Wil I Love You"
Anya of Dallas,Tx

"Oh Wil how I miss you!!! Thank you so much for serving for us. You were the best friend anyone could ever have.You will never be forgotten I love you and Thanks again :*"
Anya Mose of Dallas, Tx

"To everyone,
Thank you for always writing on here."
Janet Bellard of San Deigo, Ca.

"Hey Bellard...just thinkin bout you as always this time of year. I know God's taking care of you and that comforts all of us. Rest In Peace my friend."
1SG(R) Phillip Manville of Bonaire, GA USA

"RIP Bellard! Gone, but not forgotten!"
Ty Hooks

"As another Veterans Day rolled around, I had my Hero's Bracelet on for Pfc. Bellard. I told a little about him to my church and he was recognized and honored for his sacrifice. Thank you."
Sherri Groves of Oak Hill, WV

"To my son"Will",
I know you are in good hands with GOD, But I want you to know that this my hardest day every year and I am trying to be strong but I miss you so much. I would like to thank everyone who is writing on his page, May you be bless for remembering him."
Janet Bellard of Lake Charles,La,

"Will and I went to Scott on Fort Knox together and I was in college when his face was on CNN. Thank God for Will, and thank God for you, Miss Janet.
I have thought of him often over the years as time has passed, and this Memorial Day weekend, I felt the need to express my whole gratitude to the generations of your family that served with their whole lives."
Margaux (Bell) Hinton of San Antonio, TX

"Hey PFC Bellard..just thinking of you as I do this time of year. I know you're being well taken care of and I pray your family finds comfort in knowing that as well. But you won't ever be forgotten my friend."
1SG(R) Phillip Manville of Bonaire, GA USA

"Hello Phillip,
Thank you for writing on Will wall again.I
know Will saying he can count on you to be here every time and again thank you for remembering."
Janet Bellard of Lake Charles,La,

"Hey Bellard..it's Memorial Day again and like always I, like so many others are remembering you, C-ham and Jones. Yall will always hold a special place in my heart knowing that you gave all you had to give."
1SG(R) Phillip Manville of Bonaire, GA USA

"To Everyone:

Thank You for leaving a message for Will on this day. My son is Missed. I love you baby, Mom."
Janet Bellard of Lake Charles,La,

"I was in Svc 1/41 fa and remember Will. We used to joke around together. He is dearly missed and never will be forgotten."
SPC Rolando Doctor of Corpus Christi,Tx

"Hey PFC Bellard, it's Memorial Day again, and again You Are Honored. I never personally knew you, but you were a Charlie Dawg, and so was I...and that makes us Family. This is very hard to cope with, but I know God is taking care of you. And may he bless your family."
1SG(R) Phillip Manville of Bonaire, GA

"To my son Will,
This is the hardest day for me to keeping on smiling and my heart is so broken inside and I am trying to push on and asking you to be that angel that GOD call you to be. I love you soooooo much and misssss you everyday. Everyone that wrote on his page thank you for remembering him. Son you rock."
Janet Bellard of Lake Charles, La.

"We had our Veterans Day Svc. at church yesterday & I wore my Hero Bracelet for Pfc. Bellard. I think & pray for your family and the sacrifice given for my freedom. May God bless and comfort you"
Sherri Groves of Oak Hill, WV

"Its been a long time bro and im sorry. But, i just wanted to stop by and pay me respects to you and your family. I love and miss you bro. When ever god says its time to go home, ill hope you and the rest of Glorys Guns soldiers are at the gates to give me a ride. BIG HEAD "OUT""
SSG Matheny, Vincnet of Fort Benning GA

"To everyone who reach out to my son,
Thanks for not forgetting Him, He is truly missed and blessed to have everyone keeping his memory alive. May god bless each one of you. Again thank you.."
Janet Bellard of Lake Charles, La.

"PFC Bellard, thinkin about you as I always do around this time of year. Although it gives us some comfort to know God is taking care of you, we still miss and Honor you and we always will."
1SG(R) Phillip Manville & Family of Bonaire, GA

"Hey Will...guess what...BIN LADEN IS DEAD!!!!! THANKS FOR THE UNSELFISH SACRIFICE U MADE FOR YOUR COUNTRY!!!! I still miss u and think of u at times even though it's been 8 years may u continue to rest in peace!!!"
Deinika of Lake Charles, LA

"As we recognized our Veterans in our church service today, I am honored to wear the Hero bracelet for Pfc Wilfred D. Bellard. I shall not forget the sacrifice for our freedom. May God bless your family."
Sherri Groves of Oak Hill, WV

"Dear Janet Broussard,
Sorry it took so long for me to answer you, reach me at 337-912-7487."
Janet Bellard Brooks of Lake Charles, La.

"PFC Bellard, it's that time of year when you are being honored and remembered along with so many others. From me personally, it's Honor and Remembrance all year long. I know God is taking care of you as only HE can."
1SG(R) Phillip Manville of Bonaire, GA USA

"Ms. Bellard, could you please contact me. I need some information on Wilfred for the memorial wall at the USS KIDD."
Janet Broussard(Blue Star Mothers) of Baton Rouge

"Will, you always remain in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. We have grown into adults and watch your and Nene's children grow, it reminds me of when we were their ages. How we had seen the world, everything was new and fascinating. Playing school, and being scared of your iguana. Eww that thing was disgusting and cute.

Watch over us, we will see you one day.


"Dear 1SG. Manville,

Sorry it took me a while to response but I am so glad Will is in your heart. Thank you for remembering him."
Janet Bellard Brooks of Lake Charles, La.

"PFC Bellard, I think of you, C-ham and Jones often, especially during Memorial Day. American Flags are flying high in your honor down here, but God wanted you with him. I'LL NEVER FORGET"
1SG (R) Phillip Manville of Bonaire, GA USA

"Dear Will,
Well its been almost 6 years and still I will never forget u! I had to come and leave my remarks once again.
As u know, I've added 2 more kids and a husband to my family. I know u like him cuz he acts like u sometimes. He's from texas and I talk bout u so much that its like he knows u! U also know that me and marcus aren't together anymore, but we r still friends and raise Fat boi like adults. Brianie has grown up so much, she's in kindergarten now and she'll be 6 in august. To this day she still talks about Uncle Will! She knows dat if it wasn't for u, Tario and Marcus that she wouldn't be here. You're 2 new nephews are Niles and CJ (Carvey Jahmel), they r 16 months and 6 months. I've already started tellin them about u and makin sure all my kids know what they uncle Will did for them!
I just want u to know that I miss u and I WILL NEVER FORGET U! I talk about u all da time and I wait for da day that I will see u again. I'm makin a video for u to send out by April 7th.
Mommy, if u want one, I'll make sure to send u one. U can just email me your address or I can email u the video. We're still waitin on u to come to Atlanta. Oh, my family and I are driving to texas for my husband's family reunion, and when we come through Lousiana, I would love to see u! Just let me know.
I'm gonna end here, Will. I love u, and I appreciate u lookin out for me and my kids. Just remember, u r always missed and never forgotten.

Tia aka fat head bka your crazy lil sister of Jonesboro, GA

"Dear CW2 Hooks,

Thanks for not forgetting Will. That says alot to me and also Will. I speak as Will is still here and to me he is alway with me."
Janet Bellard Brooks of Lake Charles, La.


It's been a while since I last stopped by. I apologize for that, but you are not forgotten. You are miss tremendously by your love ones and friends. "RIP""
CW2 Tyrone Hooks



"Whats the deal dosia, in all of our eyes and hearts you are still here.
i appreciate everythang potna, jennifer goin crazy. this music thang aint the same without a lyrical genious/ T.R.U. homeboy like you.
I still owe you that daddy ring. If only yesterday was tommorrow. True you did your thang for the country, but maan its thangs you did before the uniform that made you 100 % soldier, a true median with loyal qualities who has been my hero. will and kee miss you maan. We gone make that name rain from here to spain. The industry will know you was the greatest. I.N.D.O."
Yung ThrilL of Thrillville

"Dear PFC Dakus.

I miss "Will" everyday that my heart aches. When I see you guy's still remember "WILL" it makes me smile. Will
is looking down saying (man I never left you, I'm here but God had other plan for me). Don't every give up hope that things will get better. I love
you guy for showing so much love for Will. Thank you here is my e-mail address at work janet.brooks@basell.com if you need to talk."
Janet Bellard Brooks of Lake Charles, La.

"Dear PFC Dakus,

I miss "Will" everyday that my heart aches, but seeing you guy's still thinking of him makes me smile. God had a plan for Will that we can not change so remember that he is in a good place, knowing Will he looking down an saiding man I'm here I love you too."
Janet Bellard Brooks of Lake Charles, La.

"Will, Man it seems like just yesterday we were sitting in school cracking jokes and laughing at each other. I miss you bra, not a day goes by that I don't look at this cross on my arm and wish that it wasn't for you. I miss you man, I wish i could rewind time back to when we were in the eigth grade. I miss you man. I miss you. To Mrs. Janet Bellard Brooks, Will was like a brother to me and a son to my mother he will always be remembered, and I extend my condolences to you and the rest of the Bellard family."
PFC Brandon M. Dakus of Ft. Drum, NY USA

"Dear Sherri,
I feel honor you are wearing the bracelet with my son name on it, thank you. I know in my heart Will would be too."
Janet of Lake Charles, La.

"As this Memorial Day rolls around & I wear the Hero's Bracelet for Pfc Wilfred D. Bellard, I am reminded of his sacrifice for my freedom. I will not forget & I will wear his bracelet as a badge of honor."
Sherri Groves of Oak Hill, WV

"Dear SSG. Matheny,

Thanks for remembering."
Janet of Lake Charles, La.

"We will always hace the defac bro. C U SOON. Rock Steady."
SSG Matheny, Vincent of Fort benning GA

"Hey Will,
Just writing to let you know I miss you and I can't believe that today makes 5 years you have been gone from our life. I miss you so much. Just want you to know i love you so much. Your big sis"
Jennie of San Diego, Ca

"Dear Peggy and James,
I hope it ok to thank both of you for the words you wrote about my son. My dream is for (everyone) to never forget all who lost their life in this war. May God get everyone safe this year."
Janet Bellard Brooks of Lake Charles

"December 30, 2007
To the family of Pfc. Wilfred D. Bellard:
Wilfred 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

"Thank you for your service. Rest in peace."
Jamesd of Arlington, Virginia

It's Christmas and I miss you not putting the tree up. I also miss you cooking breakfast in the mornings. Love always MOM."
Janet Bellard Brooks of Lake Charles, La.

"Hey Mennie,
I know you hated that nickname but I just want to wish you a happy birthday. I miss you so much. Just wanted to let you know that i got married and you would approve of Bryan. We went to a memorial service for you out here in San Diego and to this day it is still so hard for me to realize your not here. Just want you to know I love you and miss you. Your big sister"
Jennie of San Diego, CA

"Dear Julio,

I'm WILL mother and thank you for what you said. Please let me know how your project is going and if you need any help, my e-mail is janet.brooks@basell.com. His sons are doing very well and we are still find it hard to ajust to the facted that my son is gone."
Janet Bellard Brooks of Lake Charles,La.

"I am doing a project for school and I read your story. I am truly sorry and I wish all your family the best of luck. I also hope that both your children around the age of 4 and 6 grow up to be proud of thier father."
Julio Cesar of Bakersfield, CA USA


who's watching your back.

I am a smalll precious child,
my dad's been send to fight,,,
The only place I'll see his face,
is in my dreams at night.
He will be gone too many days
For my young mind to keep track,
I may be sad, but I am proud.
My daddy's got your back.

I am a caring mother,
My son may go to war...
My mind is filled with worries
that I have never known before
Eeveryday I try to keep
my thoughts from turning black,
I may be scared, but I am proud.
My son has got your back.

I am a strong and loving wife,
with a husband soon to go,
There are times I'm terrified,
in a way most will never know,
I bite my lip, and force a smile
as I watch my husband pack...
My heart may break, but I am proud.
My husbands got your back...

I am a Soldier, serving proudly, standing tall,
I fight for freedom, yours and mine by aswering this call,
I do my job while knowing, the thanks it sometimes lacks,
Say a prayer that I'll come home, It's me who's got your back.

WILL I read this in my office all the time and I did pray but it wasn't god plan for me as a mom to get you back. It was you who had everyone's back."
Janet Bellard Brooks of Lake Charles, La.

"Hi Baby (WILL),
This is mom, yes we all miss you but I want you to know I am still proud of you and two other Soldiers that was killed with you on that day (4/4/03). To you and all the Soldiers that has gone because of this War,you are my HERO'S and will never be forgotten."
Janet Bellard Brooks of Lake Charles, La.

"It seems as the years go by it should be easy to accept the fact that you are no longer with us. But for me it makes it harder. Wishing I could hear your voice one more time, see your face with that big smile,talking, lauhging making everything thing so much better. Amya, Armani, and Alijah is getting so big. They miss there uncle minnie so much. Everytime they pray they talk to u wishing u could talk back to them. We go out and look at the stars and it remind us of u. I dont understand why God was ready for u but always know that u are missed so much. Today is April 4, 2007 the hardest day in my life, may God give me the strenght to make it throught this day. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. Love Your Sister."
Jennifer Denise Richard of Lake Charles, La.

"To the 41st FA
"Will" and I appreciate you for taking the time to write him. Thanks for remembering him and his two fallen soldiers that was with him on that day."
Janet Bellard Brooks of Lake Charles, La.

I would like to say thank you to you and the other two soldiers who were also in that Humvee with you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Mission Accomplished"(41st FA Motto)"

"Dear John,

Thank you for keeping (WILL)a life in memory."
Janet Brooks of Lake Charles

"Hey, man just leaveing a message so that you know that you still havn't been forgotten, i think of you often and know your waiting on us to join you, you hold it down for us up there. R.I.P. bro"
John Belbin of winston-salem NC

"Bellard it's been a while since last I visited, but you are not forgotten. I just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you. RIP"
T. Hooks

"Dear Rob,
Thanks for words."
Janet Bellard Brooks of Lake Charles, La.

"Hey son I just wanted to let you know that while the job is still not done one big part of it is. He is now gone as he was hung outside of the green zone tonight. I remember the day he was captured and the first thing I did was go to the warriors walk to let my sons know. Your efforts were not in vain as now justice is starting to be served. I miss you son and not a day goes by that I dont pause and remember you.I love you son "Rock of the Marne""
Rob (Cheif) of Lyman SC

"Happy Thanksgiving to all and specially
to my son 'WILL'. You are never forgotten."
Mom of Lake Charles, la.

"Dear Rebecca,
Hi I'm WILL's mom, thanks for remmbering my son and letting him know, that he helped you too in a time, he needed to be a friend (who could make you laugh in uneasy times). You made me smiled. Good Luck in the future."
Janet Bellard Brooks of Lake Charles, La.

"I just wanted to stop in and say that bellard, I MISS YOU MAN!!!! You always knew how to make everybody laugh even when times were bad. At least I can take comfort in the fact that you're now in heaven, looking down on us. You are safe in God's arms, and I'm so proud of you!!! God bless you and your family for all the sacrifices you all made!!!"
Rebecca Belbin of Statesville, N.C.

"To Jatorrio Brooks,
I love reading what you said to ''WILL'
that makes me so proud that he inspired someone before god took him, Baby, you did all you can do to help him but, WILL was one of the soldiers (GOD) needed for his army. I know he would have felt the same way about you if the told you that, because WILL was a person that was reserved to his self. I have a lot of love for you too. May god keep you and your family close to his heart."
Janet Bellard Brooks of Lake Charles, La.

"To:My Brother Wilfred Bellard A.K.A Will.It's me your lil bro Tario.I miss you so much bro.From basic training to til apirl 4th 03 in iraq.You always had my back.whether you gave advice,a fist fight in the club,or a fire fight in iraq.You always told me to keep my head and be proud of my abilities and strenghts and aware of my weaknesses.I was the last person you seen before you went with god.I tried to help you,I tried breathing my life to save you,but it was god's will.To Ms.Janet Brooks I loved will with all my heart and my family loved will passion and open arms and miss him the same.It would be unfitting of me to call will my brother and not give myself as a son,a brother,and a friend.I love you all."
Jatorrio Brooks of Ft.Stewart,GA,USA


"Dear Phillip,

Thank you for caring."
Janet Bellard Brooks of Lake Charles, la.

"PFC Bellard, you got to the Charlie Dawgs after I departed, but I still feel that I know you through the messages others have written. You were the Best among the Best on earth, and the Best among the Best in Heaven...among the angels. God bless your family, as he has you in his care. Rest in Peace Charlie Dawg.. God's got it from here."
1SG(R) Phillip Manville of Bonaire, GA

"Dear Fat Head & Marcus Clark,
I read your letters, to WILL and I've smiled,So I know ''WILL'' did too. I am please that my son left a great impression on alot of people and I could see him smiling and saying that's me who they are talking about. I quess I had a very loving son. May ''Will'' be in your heart always ......."
Janet Bellard Brooks of Lake Charles, La.

"Hey big brother! I miss u so much that it makes no sense. Not a day goes by that i don't sit a take a second to remember u! Your niece was born after u died and she still knows u! She sits in her "Uncle Will" corner and just talks to u. She tells me and her daddy that she's gonna tell her Uncle Will on us. LOL! It always brings a tear to my eye. Even though she's only 2 she is very much intelligent like her godfather/ uncle Will! Of course when Fat boi gets older, he'll know u too. Your picture is hanging up in my living room to remind me of the promise u made to me, to always be there for me and watch over me! I still can't believe that u r gone. After 3 years, it still hasn't all da way dawned on me. I'm still half waitin for Jatorrio to call and say it was a big misunderstanding or a joke. Wishful thinkin, huh? I talked to your aunt when i went to hinesville, and even she remembers me. But i guess that's all i can do is talk! Anyway just know that i love u and miss u dearly! I will never forget u or let your niece and nephews! Love always! XOXO"
Tia aka Fat Head of Sumter, SC/USA

"First off to my brother and bestfriend in the whole world.... man i miss you so much and it hurts when i look at your picture. Though we only knew each other for a small time blood couldn't make us any closer and for the rest of my life i will always remember my big brother and friend WILL. 1 love man from clark and brooks

To the family of this great man i do apologize for the time it took me to write on here but my love and prayers are still with yall.. and to mrs Bellard thanks for allowing me and the rest of the world to share with you the love that will always be known as wilfred bellard"
Marcus Clark(PFC Clark) of SC(Ft. Stewart with will)

"Hi Rob (chief),
Thanks for caring, I'm try to answer everyone's letter to Will and I love to see people are still keeping his memory alive."
His mom Janet of Lake Charles, la.

"Hey Bro it has been three years now and the pain of losing you, C-ham and Jones has still not subsided, there is not a day goes by that I don't recall that night and the accident that took your lives. You men were the best the unit had to offer for that matter the best the ARMY had to offer. I am proud to have been given the pleasure of knowing you and serving with you in the defense of this nation and in the war on terrorism. Your death was not in vain we will prevail as long as soldiers maintain what you had the Warrior spirit. I miss you BRO"
Rob(Chief) of Lyman SC USA


I'm trying to reach you in regards to the Mother's Day luncheon in honor of our fallen heroes. Can you please call me at 225-270-2537? Thanks...Janet Broussard"
Janet Broussard of Baton Rouge, LA

"Dear Mr. Housley,
We are greatful for your caring words. We know in our hearts, that GOD had taken WILL home to rest, But I hope you keep him in your prayers and again thank you for looking on his website."
Janet Brooks of Lake Charles, La.

"to the bellard family,god is with yall
alway's be with yall.wilfred is in a
good place in god's hand,god is alway's
their with all of us.he went to war to
give us in freedom in the usa and the world.wilfred d. bellard god have you now...heavenly gates is open,god hands
extended out to you,(saying) come home
my son.janet brooks keep your head up,
god have him now."
walter housley jr. of lake charles,la.usa

"Dear Sherri Groves,
I'm Will's mother, I want to thank you for your support. Please remember all of them and what they a gave up for the price of freedom. God Bless you for wearing Will's bracelet."
Janet Brooks of Lake Charles, La.

"To the family of PFC Wilfred D. Bellard: I purchased a Hero Bracelet from the web and wear it every day. When I am attending a special event, church, praying, etc., I hold my hand over the bracelet & think of this special Hero. My bracelet carries the name PFC Wilfred D. Bellard, Lake Charles, LA Army 4/4/03. I am proud to wear this bracelet in your loved one's honor and please know that his sacrifice was not in vain. Please know that I pray for your family. I am so glad to have found this web site and now have his face to remember when I touch the bracelet. God Bless you."
Sherri Groves of Oak Hill, WV

"Dear Johnny Davis,
Thank you for having WILL in your heart. I to miss him so much, take very good care of yourself. Love his Mom."
Janet Brooks of Lake Charles, La.

"Bellard I was one of the first people to me you, when you came to my PLT. I ask were you ready and you said check smoke,I knew that you would be someone special.I will always remember you.To the Bellard Family I'm sorry it took so long to send this message, but I will never forget him. SMOKE DAVIS"
Johnny Davis of FT.STEWART,GA,USA

"I carried your name in a protest against the war. I didn't mean disrespect, because I truly believe that our country was built on the sacrifice of souls like yours. Thank you, and may we never abuse the sacricfice of true patriots."

"To Will

Happy (22) Birthday.
Love Mom."

"To Wilfred,
I never got the chance to meet you, but I do know that you were an outstanding soldier and served our unit well. Know that you, your family and friends are prayed for every day and that you and the rest our men and women who have laid their lives on the alter of freedom will never be forgotten. Thank you"
SGT Ian McCarty, 1-41 FA BN of Columbia, SC

"It has taken me some time to think of what I could say to remember my brother. I may only speak from my heart which continues to ache from memories and thoughts of the past. From the smiles to the tears, we were always a family even through the distance in miles. Within the last year I have done a lot of soul searching to attempt to understand myself and the happenings of our late brother. I found that we each must all make the best of the days a head, share love and hope to everyone we connect with. Learn from our mistakes and attempt not to remake them. As a family we support one another through this time. We shall always remember Will as our brother, a husband, a father, a friend, and our own personal hero. To everyone who had express their thoughts and sympathy, my family and I thank you, you may not realize how much your thoughts mean to us. To everyone that has known Will, he had touched our lives in different ways and we each remember something different of who he was. But one thing we all remember is his smile, he never ceased to smile and keep an upbeat attitude during trying times. We shall never forget his name or memory. To my family, both immediate and extended, thank you for all of your support with this page and Will's memory. Will's spirit is always around us, if you look closely you'll know.

With all of my heart,"
Jasmine Bellard of San Diego, CA & NYC, NY

"To Ron Kovner and The BELBIN Family.

Thank you for remembering and keeping Will alive. I've tried to read and answer everyone notes, to let them know that we really are greatful for caring. May god keep you all safe."
Janet Bellard Brooks of Lake Charles

"To PFC Bellard's family --
I live in Dedham, MA, a small town adjacent to Boston. Every year we have a 6.2 mile road race, called the James Joyce Ramble, that draws a few thousand runners from all over the country. This year, each runner wore a number with the name of a soldier who died in Iraq. I had the honor of wearing No. 1002 in memory of Wilfred D. Bellard. I just want you to know that Wilfred and all the other soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for the rest of us are remembered and honored -- here in Dedham, MA and thousands of other towns and cities across the country."
Ron Kovner of Dedham, MA

"To bellard's family;
Everyday you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope everyone is doing good and may god bless you all for your sacrifice. To Bellard: I wish Izzy had gotten a chance to know you. you were a great man and an American hero. Skyler still talks about you, and misses you. We love you. Till we meet again."
Rebecca, Skyler, & Isabella Belbin of Ft Stewart, GA

"To the Farmer Family,
I know in my heart that Will thought of you all like a family and so do we, you are our family from the first day we met in FORT KNOX. Thanks for being there for Will, when he needed someone to talk with, you open your home to him. He'll make sure you want run out of paper for class, (remember you like a lil sister to him). God will bless you for all your help,that you gave to my son, you are love by us and always be in our heart."
Janet Brooks of Lake Charles

"Hello Ms. Janet this is Rhonda and the rest of the family,just wanted to drop a few lines to let you know were thinking about you. WE LOVE YOU. And "Will's" TREE is still standing STRONG just the way he would have been!"
The Farmer Family of Ft. Stewart

"To my extended Family:I was doing a report on the Operation Iraqi Freedom,and just can't help to Recognize the great scarfice of Will and so many others and what they have done just so I can have freedom and liberty and I just wanted to let you know that I apreciate the sacrifice of your son and brother.Hello Jenni!To "Will":
I miss you.I miss you even more because I knew you personally, neverless,saw you before you departed to Iraq. But I know your in a better place! Your presence is Miss here on earth. And I still have faith that one day I will see you in that heavenly place. And "Will" you will always be my Hero,an be recognized by me and my family! "Will" I need some more school Paper!!!! Love ya!!"
"Rhonda", Bridgette & Johnnie Farmer of Ft. Stewart GA.


"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."..." I Thank god for the blood of our heros!" …..Thomas Jefferson

"I hope this helps anyone reading this who has dealt with tradgic loss, its helped me deal with my past loss"....







Wil ,is with you all...Always!!!!

*****To all Wil's friends & family , look for an R.I.P. to Wilfred in the July issue of Muscular Development Magazine due out to hit the newstands on may 15th 2005 , my column "Rablin Freak", please ignor the crazy stories ( thats what im paid for ) ,just go toward the end of my 8 page column!!!!! I have given a lot of shout outs & R.I.P.'s to many many troops in the middle east , its time I given one to someone who means the world to my Jasmine , her little brother she calls "Mini" ...she my be mad at me for posting this and putting it in a magazine, but Im doing it in his honor and out of respect for her family as well as her, Wilfred D. Bellard remember his name!!!!!!!!"
GREGG VALENTINO of of the Bronx & Westchester NYCity

"It is coming up on the two year anniversary. So every one in his memory please light a candle on April 4(the day he past away) also April 17 (Willfred Bellard Day) . You will always be missed. I love you Will, Your sister,"
Jennifer Richard of Lake Charles,La.

"What can one say for all that you gave for us. Thank you is not enough. May you know I wear a bacelet in memory of Wilfred and will honor his memory daily. I'm proud & honored to honor him.
May God be with you and continue to help you through this sad time."
Blanche of Edmeston NY USA

"My prayers are with you. These men and women will never be forgotten."
Stacey of Michigan

"To all who's visiting this Site I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a safe New Year. From The Bellard Family."
Janet Bellard Brooks of Lake Charles, La.

"Wilfred I would like to thank you for your sacrafice. I am attending school at North Georgia College and State University planning on commisioning in the Army. I will always remember you as a hero, I wear a KIA bracelet in your honor, I will wear itas a constant reminder of the sacrifice you made. You have given me an example to follow to suceed. Thank you, and my deepest condolences to your family and friends."
Scott Newman of Dahlonega, Georgia

"To my loving brother. Will I miss you so much. It hurts ever day to know that you are not here with me. I love you so much. My kids miss there uncle and ask where you are ever day. Thank you everyone for being there for our family and supporting Wil."
Jennifer Richard of Lake Charles,La

"To my loving son,(WIL):

I want to express how much I miss you an how much love I have for you. Son, a piece of my heart is missing, so I'm send it to you to hold until I see you again. You're my little brave man and my Hero "always". Will, I can't believe it been over a year, I'm still holding on to the ideal it was a mistake they made. I know in my heart that you are with my Mom and Dad. Baby, I treasure all the years of your life. Well Will, you alway wanted to be popular and make a impact on the world , guess what, you did, by giving your all, son. To all who wrote to Will on this site, I check it every chance I get, I want each everyone to know how much this mean to me,that my son had an impact on your life in some way. May god bless you in your life and that it will be a long one. Thank you for caring."
Janet Brooks of Lake Charles, LA

"I wanted to leave you a note Bellard and tell you that Im doing what you told me to, taking care of myself, and I really wish i couldve gotten to know you better. Even though we had just met, you open up yourself to me. You truly will be missed."
Quentin M. Brown of Fort Stewart, Ga

I'm Wil's older sister and I would like to thank everyone that has come to this website and left their thoughts and prayers. This is a hard time for our family and just to know that there are people out there who cares really help alot. To Wil: I just want you to know that we love you and your deeply missed and your two beautiful little boys are doing fine and Wil Jr. looks just like. Its hard to look at him sometimes because he is a splitting image. Love you!!!!"
Jennie Bellard of San Diego, Ca

"Dear Bellard family,

I wanted to let you know I lit a candle 07/06/04 in memory of Wilfred. I attended a vigil in remembrance of US soldiers who have died in Iraq---there were 865 pairs of army boots displayed, each one with the name, rank, age, home state, and date of death of someone who died there. I read Wilfred's name on the pair of boots where I set my candle, and said a prayer for him and for you. My heart aches for Wilfred, for his family, and for all those who have been killed in this war. May you know peace, and may our world know peace, soon."
Kim of North Manchester, IN

"Bellard. I was just thinking about our times in basic training. You always made everybody laugh. I'll always remember you."
SKI of baltimore, md

"Bellard, we miss you so much! God bless you for your sacrifice!!! We will never forget you. Skyler hasn't forgotten that she still owes you those 5 push-ups! We love you!"
PFC John Belbin, Rebecca, Skyler, and Isabella Belbin of Fort Stewart, GA

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

"Hello Will,we were here at home in Overland Park, KS when we received word of the terrible trajedy in Iraq that happened to you. Your Aunt Sylvia and I flew to Lake Charles,LA to bid you farewell upon the return of your body there and to check on your family . Tricia gave birth to a little boy whose name is Will. I remember Tricia telling us at times she feels your presence there with her. We miss you.Your uncle and aunt in Kansas."
Nathan R & Sylvia J Littlejohn II of Overland Park, Ks./ USA

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN (4/4/04)

"It's been a year ago today that unfortunate accident tooked you away from family, love ones, and friends. I still remember that night like it was yesterday. I wanted to return to let you know that I haven't FORGOTTEN about you. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART!"
SSG. Hooks, Tyrone of Grafenwoher, Germany

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


"Wil was one of my best friends, I had known him since we were in the eigth grade. He was a true friend. I want to give my condolences to his family. Wil was a wonderful person and he will be missed greatly."
Brandon M. Dakus of Hinesville, Georgia

"My condolences goes out to the Bellard Family in full. I also suffered a loss that day because that soldier was in the same vehicle as a GREAT friend of mine by the name of Devon D. Jones. He too died in that crash that fatal evening. I am more proud now to be a soldier than what I was before. I serve in the Army as well, and I am stationed in Seoul, S.Korea. I would like to think that Devon and Wilfred shared something special and to me they will never be forgotten."
Melody G. Johnson of San Diego, CA

"Thank you Wilfred Bellard, 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

"My condolences goes out to the family of Wilfred Bellard.I had the opportunity to served with Bellard in 1/41Fa. Bellard was a great soldier and he'll always be remembered."
SSG. Tyrone Hooks of Ft. Stewart, Ga

"My thoughts & prayers go out to all the Military men and women who are at war and especially those who have lost their lives. May God bless you forever. Thank you for everything, you are my hero! Rest in peace."
amanda k casas of san diego, tx

"Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Thank you Wilfred, for your courage and sacrifice. May God bless you and keep you in His care."
Ken and Maritza Holley of Pembroke Pines, Florida

"To the family and friends of Pfc. Wilfred Bellard:
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 Wilfred 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. Wilfred Bellard:
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 Wilfred, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera, of Powder Springs, Georgia

"To the Bellard Family: May your loved one forever be remembered as the hero he is. God bless you."
Terri Curtis of Green Forest, Arkansas

"From one Louisianian to another, your sacrifice will never be forgotten."
Scott M. of Ponchatoula, La

"You are gone from our sight but not from our hearts. Your memory will live forever. RIP Brave Soldier"
The Taylors, USMC of North Carolina

"Thank you for allowing your hero to protect our freedoms!"
Holly of Ch'ville, VA

"Thank you for your sacrifice"
Ginger Smith & Family of Hillsboro, In

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on