Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Stacey C. Brandon

35, of Hazen, Arkansas.
Brandon died in Taji, Iraq, when mortar rounds hit his camp. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 39th Support Battalion, 39th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Hazen, Arkansas. Died on April 24, 2004.

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"To the family of:Stacey C. Brandon
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" 1-1-11"

"I didn't really remember who he was when it happened, but my mom kept saying he was my cousin, but i never relized who. I still don't know much, but he obviously was a great guy and i wish i could have got to know him more."
Brandon of Owasso, Oklahoma

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

Scott Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"April 29, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Stacey C. Brandon:
Stacey 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

"Brandon family. I found a memorial bracelet dedicated to your son/husband recently while on duty here in the AOR. I'm certain it may be impossible to find the owner, so I will wear it proudly, remembering the sacrifice Stacey and you have made. If the rightful owner returns to claim it, I will remind them of their duty to honor those who have made the ulimate sacrifice and to never let them go. If that never happens, I will carry it proudly with me during all my future days."
MSgt Jody Root (USAF) of AOR

"We love and miss you everyday at work... My son is now in the Air Force and my step son is in the National Guard... You are their angel watch over them and keep them safe"
T. Banks , FCC Forrest City Low of Arkansas

"Dear Brandon Family, please know that Stacey and all our fallen heroes will never be forgotten. April is fast approaching and it will be a difficult month to get through. My family also lost a loved one on 4/9. Perhaps Fee and Stacey are together in heaven looking down on us...our angels guarding for our God instead of the guard. God help, comfort, and bless you. You will be in my prayers."
Bela of Woodbury, CT

"To the family of Stacey C Brandon,
I have never met or known Stacey until I received my Hero Bracelet with his name on it. I read the tributes to him on this site and I feel he was a special person. I will wear his name on my wrist with honor,knowing this man has giving his life to keep us safe and make this world a better place.God Bless You Staff Sgt Stacey C Brandon and your family."
Cindi M. of Greenwood,AR.

"To Stacey's family,
Stacey and I quickly became best buddies while he and I were at the staff training academy in Glynco. His warm and caring personality will be missed. I am saddened by his sudden loss. Let no one forget the price of opposing tyranny and injustice. This is Stacey's legacy. May he rest in honored glory."
Michael of Lacey, WA

"Goodbye Stacey. I'll miss your smile and good nature, despite the hard place we work in. You will truly be missed."
Freddy of Forrest City, AR

"To the Brandon Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I
did not know Stacey or even of him
until today. I recieved a Hero Bracelet
with his name on it. I will wear it
and tell anyone who asks about this
fine man and his service to this
country. He, and you, are in my
Mary of Indiana

"I was rubbing my eyes and I focused on the smiling face of Stacey in the local paper. I looked at the hundreds of other pictures, and I was struck by how many weren't smiling. I want you to know that I instantly wondered what kind of person he was, and I also want you to know that I'll remember him, and thank him silently for his sacrifice. I'm very sorry for your loss, and I'd like you to write back if you like. (wilks22@mac.com)
An American, Benny Wilks"
Benny Wilks of Las Vegas,NV

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

"Stacey was my cousin. We were very close. We grew up together in church and school. Words can't express how much he will be missed. He will forever be remembered in our hearts."
Mitzi Franklin Hollis

"To Stacey'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 (his mom) of San Antonio, TX"

"Stacey was a very good friend of mine in high school. He was a great guy and will be missed greatly. My sympathy to his family and friends. May God grant you peace."
Lissa Kellum Hauser of Shreveport, LA

"To Stacey'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

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

"Thank you Stacey Brandon, 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 Staff Sgt. Stacey Brandon:
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 Stacey 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 Staff Sgt. Stacey Brandon:
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 Stacey, 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