Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Philip D. Brown

21, of Jamestown, North Dakota.
Brown died in Balad, Iraq, from injuries sustained by an improvised explosive device west of Samarra. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's Company B, 141st Engineer Combat Battalion, Jamestown, North Dakota. Died on May 8, 2004.

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"Never forgotten."
D of WF

"What a beautiful son. Sorry God took him so soon."
Jeff of Springfield, Ma.

Halvorson of Jamestown ND USA

"Never forgotten."
Halvorson of Jamestown ND USA

"Phil. You are not forgotten"
Darrick Davidson of West fargo


Just wanted to let you know, Phil, Your memory is still strong with us. We will never forget your sacrifice."
Darrick Davidson of Fargo, ND

"Thank you so much for your sacrifice to our Nation. My family’s freedoms are protected because of men like Phil. Your family’s lose will never be forgotten, and you will always have respect from the American people. God bless all of our Soldier, Sailors and Marines."
US Sailor of Spokane, Wa, USA

"To Phil's family and all of America's protectors. Thank You for your sacrifice to our country. We will always remember and honor you."
Jamestown Middle Schoolers "Delta" team of Jamestown, ND

"RIP Phil. You are missed"
Darrick Davidson of Fargo

"To the family of:Philip D. Brown
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"1-18-11"

"Phil you are missed. I will never forget you or your sacrafice. Miss u phil."
Darrick Davidson of fargo

""To the family of Philip Brown, I would first like to thank you for raising such a wonderful, strong, and patriotic man. My brother, Keith Smette, was also killed in Iraq. My current job is as an instructor for units that are doing premobilization training in North Dakota. I take is seriously. One way for soldiers to get a good understanding of the importance of the training is by remembering those who have given the ultimate sacrafice. I would like for you to email me some stories about Phil. I did not have the privledge to meet him but would love to share bits and pieces about him so that those who deploy in the future will have his memory in their heads and remember why, and who, we are fighting for. My email address is robert.smette@us.army.mil Thank you so much and God Bless!""
CW2 Robert Smette of Bismarck, ND

"Phil is the older brother of my best friend, Greg Brown. I'll never forget Greg calling me early that morning on May 8th and telling me what had happened. I drove into town that day ignoring stop signs and speed limits and found Greg in the back yard just behind home plate where we played wiffle ball many times. I never really got to know Phil all that much but based on what I do know about Phil, his infectious smile and way of making any mood brighter, does infact live on through Greg. Phil did what few people on this earth can do by hearing a call of duty and sacrificed everything for what he believed in. Greg if you ever read this just know that every year on May 8th I remember the sacrifice that your brother gave to this great country and I pray that you and your family, R.D., Deidra, Tara, Grandma Mert, and you are watched over by God and to know that Phil is up in heaven being a DJ for all the angels who know anything about good music. Phil will always be in my thoughts and prayers and as will the entire Brown family."
Travis Greshik of Mayville, North Dakota

"May 11, 2008
To the family of Spc. Philip D. Brown:
Philip 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 grew up with Phil and all of his closest friends. Phil had many friends because he made friendships with everyone he came into contact with. He was more like a member of the family than a friend to us.Phil was one of my best friends. If anyone could brighten your day, it was Phil. He had a contagous laugh, and the best dance moves :). haha. Phil was all about living life to the fullest. He is an amazing person. Phil always brought a smile to my face, and the thought of him will ALWAYS bring a smile to my face. There isnt a day that goes by that I dont think of Phil, it makes me sad but, I am happy and thankful that I have those memories with phil and that those thoughts and memories are still very clear in my mind because that is how Phil lives on, through all of our memories. I love you Phil."
Lindsey Crowston of Jamestown, North Dakota

"May 8 will never be the same. We will never forget. We will always remember our fellow Trailblazer, Phil Brown, a true hero and defender of freedom. Our hearts go out to the Brown family.

Chaplain (CPT) Maury Millican, US Army
141st Engineer Combat Battalion, NDARNG"
CPT Millican, Maury of Bismarck, ND

"To the family of Philip D. Brown:

The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 29 May. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, LTC Kenneth L. Beale, Jr. will preach a message entitled “Remembering Our Freedom.” A former Soldier and country music songwriter and performer “Rockie” will pay a special musical tribute. At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org"

"Phil was always the kid in class that you could count on to make you laugh. I was in his speech class when he had to demonstrate how to perform an irish 'jig'. Never could forget the tall kid in class trying to be 'irish'! Phil will always be remembered and prayers are with the Brown family. Heros may fall but they are never forgotten..."
Cari Seher of Jamestown, ND

"I was in a couple of Phils Classes . He was always a really funny guy. He knew how to make everyone laugh. I did not know him very well though. I shared a math class my senior year with him. He was a year younger then me. He sat in front of me during class. He always had a smile on his face. I thank him and his family for what he has done. Making this world a better place and letting us have freedom. He will always be in my thoughts."
Jennifer Reimers of Jamestown, ND

"The Family of Spc. Philip D. Brown:
I grieve at the loss of your son, your brother, your friend. I thank you for bringing him to this earth so that he could give us the biggest gift: freedom. Please know that he is in my prayers."
Paula of Martinsburg, WV

leonard t. wahl of VALLEY STREAM NY

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

"To Philip's family, I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Please know that many of us appreciate his service to and sacrifice for our country."
F Smith of Pennsylvania

"Dear family and friends of Spc. Philip D. Brown,
I am so sorry for the loss of your hero. Please know that there are people that share in your grief and pain. I lost my husband of only 3 years on May 9, 2004, in a vehichle accident near Baghdad. If there is anything that I can do for you all, please email me at amurray@email.pittcc.edu and I will be glad to help in any way. I have been looking for someone to help me with my grief that has actually experienced a simular situation. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and God Bless."
Amanda L. Murray (Widow of Sgt. Rodney A. Murray 12/05/75-05/09/04) of Ayden, North Carolina

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

"I used to live down the alley from Phil growing up and I also babysat him and his younger siblings. He was a kind and fun guy who always had a smile on his face. He will be missed. I pray that God will give his parents, brother and sister and the rest of his family and friends peace knowing that he's safe and in a wonderful place."
Becky Emter of Jamestown, ND

"My prayers to out to Phil's hometown of Jamestown, ND. He loved Jamestown and was a student at Jamestown College. We'll always remember his smile."
AG of Jamestown, ND

"To the family of Philip D. Brown,
My heart goes out to you during this time. Please know that my prayers are with you along with my sincere gratitude to Philip for his sacrifice.
God bless and keep you in His tender love and care."
Connie Sylvester of Cynthiana, KY

"To Philip'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

"To Philip'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"

"To the Philip D. Brown Family- May God be with you during this difficult time. I will contiune you to keep you in my prayers as I do everyday. I too have a loved one in the 141st. It takes a lot of courage and bravery to be an American solider. I have so much respect and appericiation for him. Philip Brown will not be forgotten. God Bless you during this difficult time."
Jody Miller of St. Paul, MN USA

"Thank you Philip 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 Spc. Philip 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 Philip 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. Philip 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 Philip, 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