Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army 1st Lt. Tyler H. Brown

26, of Atlanta, Georgia.
Brown died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Tongduchon City, Korea. Died on September 14, 2004.

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"The grosshans family continue to keep Tyler,s family in our thoughts and prayers. Not a day goes by without reelecting on Tyler. We honor him highly.

We also honor all our soldiers everywhere and are keeping them and their families in our thoughts and prayers."
the grosshans family of sandersville, GA

"To the "Senator",
LT I am sorry I was not able to get to you in time. The truth will come out one day. Your PSG driver explained his guilt; no one listened. Your death was senseless, because of a bunch of complacent Soldiers panicked. The round to the leg should not have done you in, but the BFV running over you did...sorry"
Manchu of ArRamadi, IZ

"To the family of:Tyler H. 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""

"You passed away 7 years ago, but your influence will live on forever in all the lives you touched. Thank you for being my angel."
Beth Lucas of Austin, TX

"Hello First giving condolences to you and your family. My name is Patricia Roberts and I am the mother of the first soldier to die for Ga. (Spc.Jamaal Addison) Please contact me concerning a event on April 18, at Lakeside H.S. 404-509-1001"
Patricia Roberts of Lithonia, Ga

"I wanted talk with him, but i coudnt find him. Last time i see him 2002 summer. My ex studys with him in FORT BENNING 2002, so i was there to. So we becom to be frend. We visit his home. He hase wonderful home, and family. Now 19.02.2010, i see first time the news about him. I just wanted to find him from facebook, and facebook gives to me this kind news about him.i cant belivet. im cryng. Why? Why? He was good persone. I liket him so much.
I dont want to know, whats felt parents, its was to hurtful news for them, speciality for Mom. :(((("
Diana Sinilaht of Estonia

"Very honored to have called Tyler friend while at Georgia Tech. We miss him very much! Thinking about him this Veterans Day. Continually praying for his family."
Carolyn Smothers Stuart of Macon, GA

"I am reading information about past special Tech alumni and I read that Tyler was KIA. I was a part of the Georgia Tech Army ROTC for 2 years, and I remember Tyler loving PT while I was hating every minute of it. He was always so enthusiastic and his presence alone was motivating. He was a wonderful person and a GREAT leader. God bless."
J. Edwards of Jonesboro, GA

"Tyler was a friend and an inspiration. He supported me when I needed help and he made me a better officer and a better man. I was lucky to serve with him."
Mathew Munch of Boulder Colorado

"A first-class gentleman and soldier. Thinking of you this Memorial Day."
Jason Long of Atlanta, GA

"I knew Tyler from Georgia Tech and had the privilege of traveling with him to Argentina for a study abroad program. He was one of the nicest, smartest, and most interesting people I've ever met. Thank you for your sacrifice Tyler. You are a true American hero..."
Jamie Clark of Las Vegas, NV

"I am honored to wear a silver Hero bracelet with Tyler's name on it. Thanks for making the ultimate sacrifice for our country!"
Tyler C. of Roswell, GA

"To my pledge brother and friend.....Happy Birthday! You were taken from us too soon and are missed by many."
Matt Roughen of Atlanta

"May 11, 2008
To the family of 1st Lt. Tyler H. Brown:
Tyler 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

"Onward Woodward let us sing. Highest honors to us bring. May our thoughts and acts display our Alma Mater's guding way. OMNIA RELINQVIT SERVARE REMPVBLICAM"

"Tyler, I have been out of the loop so to find out about your death years later was as if it happened yesterday. You are a awesome guy and a complete "trip" to be around. I will never forget Tylerpalooza.
The world is not the same with out you."
Jess Warren of Savannah, Georgia

"For any who want to visit the grave of LT Tyler Brown at Arlington National Cemetery, go to Section 60, grave 8000. Go through the main visitors' entrance straight ahead to Eisenhower Drive. Take a left and go to York Drive. Take a left. Section 60 will be on your right. The 8,000's are about 30 rows back from Eisenhower Drive. You can drive or you can walk for about 10 minutes from the entrance building. Your visit will be well worth the experience.

Tyler, You have done your duty. You have served your country. Now, rest in peace. LT Tyler Brown, all honor to your name."
Frank Mutz of Atlanta, Georgia

"Hey man,

Another Memorial Day of many. I will never forget.

Capt Davis"
Tony of 29 Palms CA

"I am wearing a braclet with your sons name on it, which was made by herobraclets.org. I am proud to wear it everyday and I thank him and you for his unselfish sacrifce to keep your nation FREE and SAFE. I also had the privilage of seeing his memorial picture at Arlington National Cemetary in the Women in Combat building.I will wear this braclet until this war is over and until all the men and women fighting for our great country are home. GOB BLESS you all !!!"
Alice Fitzgerald of North Stonington, CT

"dear faimly of Tyler Brown,
i'm upset by what i have read and would like to let you know i am from england and i have full support on your troops and my name is Tyler James Brown i know what it is like to lose a loved one
deepest sympathy T.brown
Tyler Brown of london

"Dear Family of Tyler Brown,
To honor the Georgia soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families, the professional portrait artists of the Atlanta Fine Arts League are offering to paint a portrait of the individual soldier for his family. These 16 X 20” original portraits are being offered completely free of charge in recognition of the sacrifices made by these brave soldiers and in condolence for their families’ loss. Please visit our website www.AtlantaFineArtsLeague.org or email us at AtlantaFineArtsLeague@Yahoo.com for further information. –The Atlanta Fine Arts League"
Lisa Gleim of Marietta, GA

"First let me give my deepest heartfelt condolence to you and your family. My name is Patricia Roberts and my son is Spc. Jamaal R. Addison, the First Soldier to Die for Georgia in this Iraq War. I am trying to contact all the Georgia Fallen Soldiers Families. Please contact me at 404-509-1001 or Proberts19@comcast.net when you receive this message. Thanking you in advance and May God Bless"
Patricia Roberts of Lithonia, Georgia

"To the family of Tyler:

I had the privilege and honor of meeting Tyler on our deployment to Iraq. Whenever I think of him, the first image that always comes to mind is his smile. He had the biggest, most contagious smile of anyone I had met. It was obvious from the day I met him that he was an intelligent, highly respected man. I have not forgotten him, or any of the others. I pray I never will. You are still in my prayers."
Kelley Woods of Woodbridge, VA

"To Tyler H. Brown's family and friends,
God bless you and Lt. Brown is a true American hero. I am sorry for your loss."
Joe of Duluth, GA

"Dear Tyler's family,
I am so sorry for your loss."
Mary Millette of Blackstone

"I also served in Ramadi Iraq with 1st Battlaion, 5th Marines. I got to serve with the soldiers of 1/9 and made some good friends that im going to go see at Fort Carson when I go to Colorado, which is where I live. I just got back from Ramadi. I am truly sorry about Tyler's death. I too lost some really good friends over there but no family. I can only imagine how you feel. Please accept my condolences...."
Tyler S. Brown of Fort Lupton CO, USA

"To the Brown Family,

My brother, Capt. Sean Grimes, was a friend of Tyler in Korea and Iraq. Their rooms were across from each other in Korea. Sean was shocked and deeply saddened when Tyler was killed in action. Sean thought the world of Tyler.

Sean was killed in actioned on March 4, 2005. We understand your loss. Our young men were awesome people and our whole country is poorer because of their loss.

Are you going to be at Ft Carson for the memorial dedication on Sept 30th?

Don Grimes
Don of orange county, ca

"To Tyler's family: Thanks for your sacrifice."
Tyler Brown of Sandy, Utah

"I am from Smyrna Baptist Church in Deepstep, Ga. and our church would like to present your family with a memorial patriotic quilt in memory of
Tyler. Please contact me at johnnytanner@bellsouth.net or call collect at 478-552-6388 Thank you, we will look forward to hearing from you. God bless you all."
Brenda Tanner, Clerk Smyrna Baptist Church of Deepstep, Georgia

"Lakeview Academy Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts have sent packages to the troops all because of Tyler Brown...contacts at Ga Tech sent the requests and they responded...His sacrifice is a lesson for all scouts...freedom is worth fighting for and always appreciate the freedom we have!"
Lona Zink of Gainesville, GA


You are an inspiration to us all."
David Pinkerston of Atlanta, GA

"I will miss you alway."
John Bolton of Duluth, GA

"Tyler, the morning of September 14th, our world turned upside down as we heard
you passed away. Inspiration is what you stood for and it remains your legacy.Your frienship was a priceless gift and a great reward to all of us.And it is we, your friends who will miss you deeply.Goodbye my hero.... I will think of you."
Danny Horn of Atlanta, GA

"To the family of Tyler H. Brown, I want to express my deepest condolenses to your family and friends. I know how it feels to loss a loved one. My brother Jason Hendrix worked side by side with Tyler and I too just lost Jason about two weeks ago. Your family is in my prayers and hang in there...they did!!!"
Amanda Hendrix of Freedom, California

"I don’t believe that we understand all that you gave, or how your sacrifice will affect the future for our sons or daughters. I believe you confronted the evil that has enslaved mankind throughout history, the same evil that many American soldiers have confronted in many battles.

I will teach my son and daughter of your sacrifice and your heroism.

Proud Family of Pfc. Kohler serving in Ar Ramadi, Iraq"
Anderson Family of Montana

"To the family and loved ones of Tyler:

Tyler and I were in the same platoon in IOBC and the same company in Ranger School. Tyler never whined, never quit, and set the example for all others to follow. He was a genuinely nice guy who would go out of his way to help others. He was someone I was proud to call my friend. Please accept my condolences for your loss. Rangers lead the way, Tyler....all the way."
1LT Greg Schaap of Darmstadt, Germany

"To the Brown family. I knew Tyler briefly at Tech, but I know this war intimately. I'm returning in March for the second time. I could never understand losing a son or a brother. I just attended a very close friend's funeral, under the same circumstances. I do understand the hurt. It only solidifies my resolve and passion for this country. My only hope is that my actions will honor all that have bravely preceded me. Thank you for your strength."
1st Lt Anthony Davis USMC, 1st Tank Bn, 1st Mar Div of Twentynine Palms CA

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

"Tyler's sacrifice will not be forgotten. May God grant the Brown family peace at this time of loss. My cousin is in Iraq and emailed me that Tyler was one of his best friends. He said it was very hard on everyone to lose him. "He was such a good guy and probably the most talented guy I knew", he said. I don't know why God called Tyler home, I just know we'll all miss him till we see him again."
The Hagemann Family of San Antonio, TX

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

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten."
a grateful family in Phoenix, AZ

"To the family and friends of Tyler, He will never be forgotten and is a true hero. Our family shares in your sorrow, we also lost my brother SPC Shawn Davies on July 8, 2004. May God be with you now and until you meet with Tyler again."
Toni Peters of Concord Oh

"To Tyler'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 Tyler'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 your soldier's bravery and sacrifice.


The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (The Big Ern's Mom) of San Antonio, TX

"To the family of Tyler,
Our sincerest condolences for your loss. We know how you must be feeling as our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. Tyler is a true American hero and with pride will always be remembered for his bravery and sacrifice he gave to our country. May God bless you during this difficult time."
The McClain family--azquail@att.nett of Tucson, AZ

"My dear Tyler...words cannot express what you have done for me and the rest of our country. You have a huge place in my heart and I thank God for the day you walked into my life. You are a friend who I do not want to live without. The respect, honor, kindness, and integrity of Tyler Brown will never be forgotten."
Stephanie Kelly of Columbus, Georgia

"Tyler - You were a true patriot. You have made the alumn of Georgia Tech and your friends from Georgia very proud. Your sacrifice will not be in vain. You will always be remember and the American's resolve will always be strong. God bless you."
Ashley Kelly of Atlanta, GA

"Thank you Tyler 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 1st Lt. Tyler 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 Tyler 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. Tyler 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 Tyler, 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