Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Capt. Brian S. Letendre

27, of Woodbridge, Virginia.
Letendre died while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the Marine Forces Reserve's Inspector and Instructor Staff, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Plainville, Connecticut. Died on May 3, 2006.

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"17 June 2021
Brian thanks for being a friend. I appreciate all you did for me and especially your sense of humor. I enjoyed the time we spent together. Rest easy Marine, you are not forgotten. Think of you often.
John Doran, LT, USN, Ret.
NGLO 1/10, 1/2"
of Chesapeake, Va

"Brian, we just passed the four year mark of your sacrifice. It seems like just yesterday that mom and I got the knock on the door. We think about you, talk about you and visit you at Arlington often. You still influence what we think and do to some extent. You were our oldest son and and you always made us proud. We miss you so much Brian but we know we will all be together someday. It is God's plan.

I love you buddy,
Milton Letendre of Woodbridge, VA

"April 28, 2009
To the family of Capt. Brian S. Letendre:
Brian 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

"Milty and June,
You remain in our thoughts and prayers daily. Our family is very proud of Brian and his service to our country. Blessed Be."
Cindy (Jette) Obrzut of Warren, Massachusetts

"To the family of:Brian S. Letendre I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief. He died a hero defending freedom and we are so grateful for anyone defending our freedom.
Know that I am praying for the peace of God that surpasses all understanding for you and that one day we will all meet in Heaven where we will rest in the arms of Jesus.
If you need someone to talk to or someone to pray with please call my Pastor at Gateway Community Church, Reverand John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd Covington Ga. 30016 Phone 770- 787- 1015 (fax)770-787-8215.Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew"

"Most people will never realize just how lucky they are that there are men like you in this world. Thank you for your bravery and sacrifice. Thank you to your parents for bringing up such a noble and courageous son. No words can express the deep gratitude I feel for what you did."
Keri of NY

"It has been almost one year that I met you, when you came to my house. You came to tell me that my son had been killed. You were always on my right side. If I needed anything you were there. You even called me to see how I was doing when you got to Iraq.
Your kindness helped me through the hardest time of my life. I now feel like I have lost another son. You will all ways remain in my heart and your family will be in my prayers.
Anita Coullard Dziedzic of East Hartford, CT

"Thank you Brian, you were always my protector, my hero. Your memory will always be kept alive in my heart. I will never forget you. I miss you."
Heather N. Lama of Springfield, VA

"july 3rd Gatlinburg-Tennessee Annual Midnight Parade and Fireworks Display. To honor our wounded and fallen. By other fallen fammilies. We enetered a FLOAT to honor them all as military brother's and sister's."
leonard_wahL@hotmail.com of Spring, Texas

"To the Letendre family from the Wahl family. deeply sadden by the news. More so because of the date! Brian thank you for serving our country. Fir being a military brother to our son, as he feklt of you! You may not of kknown one another. You are toether now! Not the way you both had wanted to meet or our families. You are an AMERICAN HERO! You have not died in vain! We can never ever let Brian and our fallen to be forgotten! You are in my heart and prays!"
leonard_wahl@hotmail.com of Spring, Texas

I think of you so often and of Dillon as well. Nikki just fell in love with him. You were on my heart all Memorial Day. Consider a visit to Texas. We would love to see you. Our love to your family."
David and Nina of Texas

"My heart goes out to the Letendre Family. I watched Dillon in daycare. From knowing Brian a short time I was proud to know him. He was a brave person that tried to fight for us. I give him alot of credit. Thank you Brian for keeping us safe as long as you did."
Brynn of Plainville,CT

"I served in Beirut as a Marine infantryman. I teach HS in NYC now. I never forgot my Marines who never came home. We'll never forget him as well."

"Words cannot express the pain I still feel over the loss of my nephew.Its been 23 days since I got the horrible news.Brian was only a couple years younger than me, and I still cant beleive hes gone.I remember spending summer vacations in Virginia when Brian and I were younger. He was more like a friend/brother than nephew.He will be missed everyday, every holiday, every family event.
I am also very proud of Brian, and very greatful for all the support that was given to my brother Milt and his wife June and the rest of our family.
Brian always gave 110% to everything hes done, he wouldnt have it any other way.I can only hope that someday I have raised my son to have the heart and the drive and unselfeshness that Brian had.
Great men and women like Brian are the reason we enjoy the freedom and security we have today.
If any of you have freinds or relatives in the military, please show your support and NEVER EVER take for granted that they will come home. Send that care package,or letter or pictures that you have been meaning to send. I never sent Brians. Thats the worst mistake I have ever made.I will always regret it.Rest in Peace Brian.....I will see you again someday."
Glen Letendre of Massachusetts

"Brian thank you for serving for our COUNTRY. You have not died in vain. You are a HERO! Brian you have touched many many hearts, to those in your community, your military family, neighbor's and your very loving family. healing is slow: always be supportive and understanding for you all loved him in your own ways. reflect on the very fond and precious memories you each shared with brian. he is with you, you only need to touch your HEART! Thank you for your brotherhood to our son Gregory. gregory and Brian you are in my heart and prays."
leonard_wahl@hotmail.com of Spring Texas

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

"Thank you Brian Letendre, 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 Capt. Brian Letendre:
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 Brian 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 Capt. Brian Letendre:
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 Brian, 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