Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Bruce E. Brown

32, of Coatopa, Alabama.
Brown was killed in a motor vehicle accident near Al Udeid, Qatar. He was a fuels supervisor assigned to the 78th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. Died on September 4, 2003.

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Ernest of Singapore

"I served with Bruce from 1990 until he left Moody Air Force Base. He was a great friend and mentor, always upbeat and cheerful. I sorry that we have lost such a great person. Rest easy my POL brother. Till we meet again, I will never forget you."
Roger Tomlinson of Madison, Fl

"Yesterday I participated in the 4th Annual Capt Kyle Comfort 5K on Ft. McClellan, AL. Each bib honored a fallen service member - mine was TSgt Bruce E. Brown. Ironically, I am a retired Logistics Readiness Squadron Chief. Honored to have TSgt Brown's name on my bib. Rest in Peace TSgt Brown - thank you for serving the USAF and this great nation."
CMSgt (R) Paul McMillan of Ft. McClellan, AL

"T/Sgt. Brown,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"I wear your son,husbands band on my wrist this memorial day as i have for several years. I regret your loss. Thank you for your and his sacrifice. God bless America and more so God bless you and all that loved Bruce."
Pedro of Philadelphia

"To the loved ones of TSgt Brown...I was stationed with Bruce at Robins and had to replace him in theater after his death. He is truly missed by the "Depot Dawgs" of Robins AFB. You are in my thoughts and prayers"
Michael S Fatula of Oakdale La.

""To the family of Bruce E. Brown ,I am so sorry for the loss of your love one.He died a hero.May you know the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to pray with you or talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church,Rev John B Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015""

"To the fallen heroes I never can say what you wear to me until now I missed you my memory will not live you behind. I can't say enough of what you are to your environment, your loved ones and to me in words but I know we will meet to part no more. I love you All.
A word from,
Your best friend,
Chritian Nwakanma (Chrisland) of Abuja- Nigeria

"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 E. Steiner of Worthington, OH

"Bruce touched the life of my entire family when we served together at Cannon AFB. It was a joy and an honor to know that I called him friend.
Bruce, I miss you. We will not forget."
(SSGT) Jeffrey Simmons of Wichita KS

"hi aunty candy its kelly i know its been years and i hope you read this. i love you all very much and hope you get in contact. my email address is kelguy100677@hotmail.com. there is not a day goes by that i dont give you a thought. my uncle bruce was a very good man may he rest in peace and let the angels start and continue to do their work. loving you all forever in my heart your niece kelly from england XXXX"
kelly guy of york,england

"May 4, 2008
To the family of Tech. Sgt. Bruce E. Brown:
Bruce 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

"TSgt Brown,
It's been a lifetime since i saw you last in 2003. My family and I still pray for you and your family. Go easy brother"
Ssgt Jonathan Graff (2003 Airman 1st Class) of Hill AFB, Utah

"i am sorry for what has happend to the people who died in the war in iraq"
dylan oldham of cadiz kentucky

"Bruce you were a role model for those below you. You were an example of what a good leader should be. I hope that one day I will be as good of leader to my people as you were to me and the other Airmen you supervised. Ill never forget the day you died, the Air Force, This country and this world lost a great man on that day. You will forever be missed."
SSgt Chris Cooper of rapid city South dakota

"I was at Al Udeid at the beginning, 9/01 to 3/02, and then Kuwait 12/02 to 6/03 with AF POL. I am now out of the AF, but I reserve a special place in my heart for the fallen, especially when it is one with the same job. TSgt Brown, may you rest in peace."
M. Guild, former SrA USAF POL of Billerica, Ma

"I received a dollar bill that brought me to this website. Written on it was Bruce's name, hometown, and date of death. My family and I are so greatful for his sacrifice to protect this country. He was obviously a brave man. I am very sorry for your loss. May God be with you."
Beth of St. Joseph, MO

"To Aunty Candy, Hi its your niece Becky, just letting you know we are still thinking about Uncle Bruce and you and the family. I know it has been a while but i am hoping you read this as i miss you and the family and would love to get in touch with everyone again. This is my email beckyhunt08@yahoo.co.uk love Becky"
Becky (Guy) Hunt of Northampton, England

"I was at Al Udeid when Bruce died. I remember the brief time I knew him. he will be missed by all"
Art Belmore, MSgt of Peterson AFB, Colorado

"I served with Bruce at Cannon and remember his easy going style and sense of humor. I was preparing to retire when word came of his passing and was, and still am, deeply saddened by the loss of a fellow POL troop. Rest easy in the arms of the lord Bruce, your job is done. May the hand of God ease the sorrows of your loved ones."
TSgt Chris Colbert, retired of Saginaw, Michigan

"I am hoping someone will see this on this webpage and be able to help me. I am trying to reach the family of this soldier so that I can mail a flag to them that was flown in this soldier's honor. I am forever grateful for the sacrifices that this family gave. Any assitance would be very helpful.
Thank you. emmylou9@hotmail.com"
Emmy of Charleston, SC

"We are so saddened to hear about Bruce. Please contact us so we can mail the pictures of Bruce that my husband took during the time they were TDY in Italy in 1999, while they were stationed at RAF Lakenheath."
Mike and Mandy of mblankenship2@satx.rr.com

"The Salute

To those who have died,
And to those who have cried.
We Salute You.

To those who have lost,
Paid the ultimate cost.
We Salute You.

And to those who still serve,
The Red White and Blue.
Our grateful Nation,
Proudly Salutes You."
Tom Balstad of West Warwick RI

"I served with TSgt Brown at Al Udeid AB. TSgt. Bruce Brown was a great man and supervisor. He meant alot to all the POL airman serving at Al Udeid AB. TSgt. Brown was someone who was always motivated and up beat. His presence always motivated me as well as other airman to work hard and think positive. He is truely a testament to the great men and women of the U.S. Military. He will always be in my memory as well as the memory of the many airman he meant so much to. My deepest condolences to his family, and they should always be proud of him and his service."
Roy Tart of Benson, NC

"I have just received my Hero-Bracelet with the name Tech Sgt Bruce E. Brown. I am honored to have and wear Tech Sgt Brown's name. I did not know him, but am proud that he served and died for our country. The bracelet has his name, Air Force service, and the date he died serving our country.The bracelets are sold through HEROBRACELETS.ORG with the money going to support needy families of soldiers lost in the war. I hope his family is doing well and my prayers are with them. I am an Air Force veteran myself and appreciate Tech Sgt Brown's service. God bless him, his family, and our country."
Ted Wislocki of Chester, CT.

Thank you Sgt. Brown for what you did for the rest of us. You have made America safer and we owe you our appreciation. God Bless you and may He grant your loved one peace. From a very grateful American family."
The Shaw family of Pasadena, Maryland

"thankyou all for your kind words and prayers to my husband Bruce,he is not only a hero that died in a war,but a hero in our hearts,he was a great husband,father.brother,son and is missed more each day,we would like to thank god for letting us share his life even though it was short,but we would also like to thankyou all for helping us keep his spirt alive,we know his shinng down on us from heaven,like so many others we have lost along the way.bruce i love and miss you dearly,you will stay in my heart till the day we meet again,god take care of him and watch over him.
thankyou all and god bless you."
candice g brown of boniare georgia usa

"I arrived here at Robins AFB, Georgia shortly after Brother Bruce(TSgt Brown) was called home. Though I never met him, I was told "you should have met him, because he was someone special". I just wanted all his family and friends to know that his leagacy is alive and well in the people he touched at Robins and around the world. Big brother: you are missed everyday, even by those you never even knew. Rest easy"
SSgt Antwan Royster of Robins AFB, GA

"It has been over a year and just looking at the many messages that have been left has brought tears to my eyes but I am also happy to know that my uncle touched so many people. Please continue to pray for us. I have to thank God for giving me my uncle Bruce. One of the consolations I have in accepting his death is knowing that he died doing what he wanted to do.I love you and you are forever in my thoughts"
Shauntelle L Killings, Loving Niece of Birmingham, Al USA

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..9/4/04

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

"To a POL Hero, I have been POL for 14 years and am extremely proud to have served with you. God Bless you and your family. POL FOREVER"
Dave Fugiel of Spandahlem AB, Germany


"Thanks to each and everyone of you who sent your words on condolence and for the prayers and thoughts, we will miss our Lil Brother, father, son and child of GOD. To the other families of fallen loved ones may GOD continue to bless each of you as well"
Delia D. Brown of Jonesboro, GA

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

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

"To the Family, Friends, and to the POL community. May the Lord be with you all during your time of need. My name is TSgt Nick Breyer and I am a fellow POL Troop. I am sorry that I never had the chance to serve with or meet Bruce as I have only heard great things from the people who have. Again, my deepest condolensces go out to you all. Bruce will be missed by all!"
Nick Breyer of Scott AFB IL

"Thank you Bruce Brown, 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 Tech. Sgt Bruce E. Brown. My name is also Bruce E. Brown. I was searching the Internet to see who else had the same name and came across your web site. I would like to say how honored I am to have shared the same name. He is truly a hero. Please accept our deepest sympathy in your time of grief and to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The sacrifice he made will make a better life for everyone."
Bruce E. Brown of Mission Viejo, California

"To the family and friends of Tech. Sgt. Bruce Brown:
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 Bruce 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 Tech. Sgt. Bruce Brown:
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 Bruce, 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