Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army 1st Lt. Benjamin T. Britt

24, of Wheeler, Texas.
Britt died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his position during a dismounted patrol. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on December 22, 2005.

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"I apologize for taking so long to say something. I guess I was in denial and half expected to see Ben walking around a military post, or run into him at the PX. I first felt angry. But now, after nearly 10 years, I can only smile. I have such fond memories of our time together. We were roomies at West Point for the entire sophomore year. We ate together. Studied together. Shared many long talks. We would practice combatives in the room, not stopping til something was broken, or it was time to study. He is the reason I passed physics class. He introduced me to SRV. And I could always tell he was in the room because I would hear the Beatles or ZZ Top blasting down the hall. We shared a love for Texas, and I think about Ben every time I see the Texas flag given to us upon graduation. He always said he would be a failure if he didn't do something important by the time he was 30. Yet he did more in his young life than many could ever dream. I would have followed him anywhere. Always remember. Never quit."
Josef N Garcia of Killeen, TX

"To the family of:Benjamin T.Britt
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""

"Sir, I still remember and will never forget. First Strike!"
SFC Fuller, Leslie W. of Ft. Campbell, KY

"It has been three long and short years since your death. We miss you so much!!! You may not be here with us in body BUT we know you are here in spirit-- that is obvious in so many ways. God Bless you and all the soldiers that have given their lifes for our freedoms and God Bless the many that are still fighting."
mhenson of texas

"May 2, 2008
To the family of 1st Lt. Benjamin T. Britt:
Benjamin 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

"I am truly saddened at the loss of yet another brave Texan. May you find comfort and peace in God as you face the journey ahead.

Michele Carter
Sister of CPL Gary Walters
KIA in Baghdad on 24 April 2005"

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

"Thank you Benjamin Britt, 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 1st Lt. Benjamin Britt:
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 Benjamin 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 1st Lt. Benjamin Britt:
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 Benjamin, 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