Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army 2nd Lt. Todd J. Bryant

23, of Riverside, California.
Bryant was on patrol in Al Fallujah, Iraq when an improvised explosive device exploded. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. Died on October 31, 2003.

Please send information, photos, and corrections for Army 2nd Lt. Todd J. Bryant.


Contributions to the Families of the Fallen


Leave a message in memory of this servicemember, and/or to the loved ones left behind.

Please report inappropriate messages

"Lt. Bryant,
On today, the 13th anniversary of your death you are still honored and remembered. 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.

"Centurions-Fear God, Dreadnaught!"
(34th Armor Motto)"

"LT Bryant,

I distinctly remember that day 11 years ago when our small town held a memorial service for you. I remember being on the playground at my elementary school listening to the principal talk about such a tragic loss and how much your ultimate sacrifice meant to all of us. I remember being inspired by your selfless service and your respectable sense of duty. And I remember making a promise to myself that day that I too would one day serve in the United States Army.

11 years later, I stand here as a senior at the University of Southern California. I am also an MS IV in my school's ROTC program and will be commissioning as a 2LT in the U.S. Army in less than a year.

LT Bryant, I want to thank you for the inspiration you have given me. I made a promise to myself and set a goal way beyond my understanding at such a young age, but I am glad to say that I held onto it. With my call to duty arriving soon, I want you to know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten as long as I live."
of Los Angeles, CA

"Todd I played in the LCHS band with you for several years and I remember you always smiling! Thank you for your service to our country. You are not forgotten."
Sheila (Maude) LaFleur of Lighthouse Point, FL

"Remembering you and your family today on the 10th anniversary of your death. I am sorry that I didn't get to know you. Neil was quite fond of you and your death meant much to him."
Diane Santoriello of Verona PA

"My condolences to his family on this anniversary, I remember his smile-"
Halfmoon of Oregon

"<3 RIP Todd J. Bryant, youll always be remembered"
Tiffany S of Pittston, Pa United States

"They got him Todd, they got him. God Bless America! We miss you!"
The Cummings of Riverside, CA

"I am a student in Todd's wife's class. I never knew and I am sorry for you all. I am sorrowful, as well as glad to have a better understanding. I am truely sorry Mrs. Bryant"

""To the family of Todd J. Bryant ,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""

"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

"Hard to believe another year has passed. Todd, we think of you often."
The Cummings Family of Riverside CA

"As I recently read Bill Murphy's "In A Time of War" I was emotionally affected by the dedication, loyalty, patriotism and valor of Todd and his classmates, his fellow soldiers and his family. Perhaps his wife and family will be consoled to some degree to know that millions of us who never knew Todd nevertheless cried as we read the story of his admirable life, and his untimely death. I hope his wife Jen is beginnning to move on and live a full life again, while always treasuring her brief time with this wonderful American, Todd."
Jim H. of Alexandria, VA

"I just read a book about The Class of 2002 - West Point. I was particularly affected by the narrative about Todd Bryant. I pray that everything is going well for his widow and family."
Brent Blonigan of McKinney, TX

"To the family of LT Braynt-
I'm sorry it has taken me so long,But as another mermorial day is here,I always reflect on the friends that have fallen. Todd was an amazing leader and man. I will never forget him letting ask him for his advice and help,as a man,and also as a leader. I saw him in arlington and will see him every year after i get back. Miss you bro."
Jeremy Hannegan of FOB Kalsu,IRAQ

"May 11, 2008
To the family of 2nd Lt. Todd J. Bryant:
Todd 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


"My husband and I left a small wreath on Todd’s grave today. Our Neil was a good friend of Todd’s. Todd’s death was one of the few horrible things he ever wrote home about. Our son was killed seven months after Todd and is buried in Arlington as well. We always visit Todd when we visit Neil. You may have seen the blue stones we always leave. Our prayers are with you as the holiday’s approach. Diane and Neil Santoriello- feel free to get in touch- DianeSantoriello@hotmail.com"
Diane of Verona, PA

"I knew Todd very well. We actually went to prom together in 1998 and dated for a few months. He was one of the funniest people I have ever known and also one of the most passionate and driven. I always felt bad for the way our friendship ended and I hope that he was able to forgive me. Hearing of his death was a shock. Jennifer I am sorry for your loss. I'm sure Todd loved you so much. I have a few old pictures of him I will send. He will never be forgotten.
Love, Regan
Regan Kelley of La Canada Ca.

"I will never forget that day sir, I hope we made you proud."
Anuar Valdez of San Antonio Texas

"The Bryant family and Jen; You are forever in my thoughts and prayers. There are not many days that I don't think of Todd and that terrible day that he was taken from us. I pray that God will continue to comfort you. I will always remember Todd and thank God for bringing him to my life. He touched all that he knew with his smile and humor. Soldiers looked up to him as a leader they could trust and he earned their respect early on. I miss him greatly and will always keep him as well as you all in my heart. God Bless you,"
MSG Verle Wright (5/21/2007) of Fort Knox, KY

I will always remember 1997: B Battery 1/40th FA Ft. Sill, OK. Drill Sergeants Rodgers, Mitchell, and Trueblood. You, Vince, and myself, all from the 376th. We were mere kids and times were so much simpler. I will miss you, my friend."
John Kim of Irvine, CA

"I remember when he would come over to our house to see our daughter Katie. He was always polite and a gentleman. I was sorry to hear that he is gone. My heart goes out to his parents and wife. God bless you and keep your other children out of harms way."
Teri Bonner-Lusk of Grand Terrace, Ca., USA

"My 9 year old son wears the Hero bracelet bearing Todd Bryant's name. He wrote the following to Todd's family:
My name is Brennan and I am a third grader from Pennsylvania. Your husband/son must have been a very brave soldier to go to Iraq. I am proud to wear this bracelet to honor him. I keep him in my prayers every night. Love, Brennan."
Pamela of Pennsylvania

"Sir, it was an honor serving with you, and a pleasure getting to know you. I will miss you. CALIFORNIA DUDE, will always be our tanks name."
Spc Jonah A Colombo of Grayson, GA

"To Jen: I just want to say how truly sorry I am about Todd's passing. I know that he loved you move than anything in this world. I hope that noone will ever forget Todd and the sacrifice he took by servng our country. I know that My famiy will never forget him for the love that he showed Jenifer. Todd I love and miss you so much.<3"
Molly of Pitston Pa

"I visited Todd when I was a leader in Demolay. He was a tremendous young man, smart, and polite. I will always consider him a brother."
Billy Valenzuela of Hemet, CA

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

"To Jen: Todd was a wonderful person who loved you without reservation. He left his heart with everyone he came in contact with. He was a brave, considerate,loving,passionate man. He will forever be remembered for his sacrifice in the hearts of all who knew him. May your sorrow fade quickly and be replaced only by the love he is surely continuing to shower upon you."
With love and sorrow , Mandy of Pittston, Pa

"I went to high school with Todd. He was an outstanding person then and will continue to be on his next journey. he will always be in my heart. I am so proud of him, I cant put it into words. He will truley be missed and he will always be in my thoughts."
Michael McDay of La Canada, California

"I would just like to say how sorry I am about Todd's passing. Jen I am truly sorry for your loss. I will always remember Todd. You will never be forgotten. I love you Todd."
Molly Reardon of Pittston Pa

"To the Family of Todd Bryant: You are in my thoughts and prayers. My brother served with Todd in Iraq and was devastated by his loss. Todd will always be remembered as a very brave man."
Dayna Kinner of Westerville, OH

"To 2nd Lt Bryant's Family:
Two strangers in Florida want you to know how sorry we are your Todd was taken from you. There is no doubt his thoughts were of you as he served in Iraq. He is our hero. We will never forget. You are in our hearts."
Carol & Larry Miller of Tampa, Florida (2/24/04)

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

"Thank you Todd Bryant, 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 Bryant's:My condolences. Hopefully Tim and Tiffany are safe. Todd was a great man and he will be remembered."
Guy Fisk of Nashua, NH

"To the family and friends of 2nd Lt. Todd Bryant:
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 Todd 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 2nd Lt. Todd Bryant:
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 Todd, 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