Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Brian K. Schramm

22, of Rochester, New York.
Schramm died as result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on October 15, 2004.

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U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Brian Schramm, Class 2001
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"To the family of Brian, its taken me years to live with the events that day and the loss of your son. I still feel as responsible today for his passing as the day it happened. Brian was a good man, crewman,friend and Marine. His passing changed my life. It was not until I got out of the Marines almost 11 years later had I realized what Brians death taught me. Everyday is precious, every moment could be your last and to live and love everyday as if it was your last. Brian did that. He's with the big man upstairs he's looking down at all of us every day, and making sure we carry on his legacy. I will see you again another day my friend.
Semper fi"
Anonymous of Michigan

"I will never forget you brother!!!! I will always remember the good laughs we had and times we experienced!!! God Speed, you are deeply missed!"
Christopher Kane of Fayetteville, NC

"I miss you, brother. You're never forgotten. See you again next year."
James Rega

"See you in Heaven someday Brother!"

"You are not forgotten brother."
Caleb Pittman of Birmingham, AL

"I never had the opportunity to meet Brian, but I was given the cd today by a stranger. I feel he felt I would be touched by the cd because my husband is currently serving on his 4th tour in Afghanistan. My husband and I are both graduates from Spencerport and are truly moved by the sacrifices our service members make. Thank-you for producing this cd I feel it will touch many people in there time of need and open the eyes of others of our soilder's sacrifices some more than others. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I will pass this on in your sons honor!"
Laura loos of Brandenburg,Kentucky

"September 29, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Brian K. Schramm:
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

"Brian, I am thinking of you today and wanted to let you know that you are never far from my thoughts and always in my heart. I often imagine Kory there to lead you home. Its hard to believe that you both left us so close together. I wonder what that means. Wherever you both are, I know there is peace. With much love and never ending sorrow. Aunt Wendy"
Wendy Schramm of Rochester, NY

All this time has past, and you are still remembered and thought of. Thank you for your service~rest in peace."

"To the family of:rian K. Schramm 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 are definetly missed."
Teddi of Torrance, CA

"I have some good memories of Brian from Olympia. He always put a smile on my face...Definately was a kind gentleman and he will always be missed and never forgotten. May he rest in peace! Bring our troops home...."
Stephanie Leege of Town of Greece, NY

"We who serve in war and peace will not forget the service of our brother."
Robert Schramm (robert.schramm@us.army.mil) of Camp Duke, Iraq by way of Orem, Utah


"The days we skipped school to go snowboarding, the years we played soccer together in High School and Greece youth league, the times we just sat and chilled, will never be forgotten. Your my friend and Hero!"
Adam W. of SLC, Utah

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

"To: The Family of Brian Schramm

I cannot even imagine what you must be feeling at this moment, nor do I have the words to ease the pain. I will pray that God lifts you up, holds you in his arms, comforts you, and gives you the strength to make it through the coming days. Even though I didn’t know Brian, he was a Marine, a “special” family member. Brian made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom; we owe it all to him. May you find comfort in knowing; your son is a Hero, and will never be forgotten!

Remember that your loss is shared
By many friends who cared
You’re in our thoughts,
You’re in our hearts,
And in our every prayer

Lois Wendel Bray
Proud Marine Mom of
PFC Zachary L. Wendel ~~ on deployment in Fallujah, Iraq

I will try to get in touch with you after things calm down for you."
Lois of Webster, NY USA

"To Brian'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 Schramm family from the Wahl family. Our heart and prays are with you. Brian is more so much more then a soldier and hero. An you will see by all those touched by his lost. Brain now serving us all in a better place. An our family understand your lost. Losting our son very diffucult. Gregory as Brian, serving his country and doing the job he selected. An he is a true American HERO! God Bless!"
leonard wahl of Valley Stream Long Island

"We would like to send our heart felt sympathy to the Schramm family. We also know the pain you feel, we just buried our nephew Sgt. Andrew Brown today. Your in our prayers. And we want you to know how proud we are to have wonderful young people like Brian to take care of our country. We share your loss."
The Kelly Family of Pleasant Mount, Penna.

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

"To Brian's Family:
My deepest sympathy for your loss. My only brother, Spc. Edgar Daclan, Jr., also died in Iraq last month. May God be with you during your greatest time of need. Know that at least Brian is no longer suffering. He is actually in a much better place than we are. God bless."
Iris Daclan (sister of a fallen soldier) of Annapolis, MD

"My deepest sympathy, our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. May God bless you and help you through this time. Forever in our hearts a HERO Brian K. Schramm."
Amy & Aaron Monier of Waterford, MI.

"To Brian'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 the family and friends of Lance Corporal Brian K. Schramm,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca

"Thank you Brian Schramm, 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 Lance Cpl. Brian Schramm:
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 Lance Cpl. Brian Schramm:
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