Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Bryan N. Taylor

20, of Milford, Ohio.
Taylor died after being shot by an Iraqi Army soldier on a coalition base near Al Qaim, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on April 6, 2006.

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"You are on my heart heavy today Bryan, You were an amazing person who had nothing but love for everyone. You wouldn’t like all the hate in this screwed up world, I will see you in Heaven my friend."
Kim Ferguson-Johnson of Cincinnati, Ohio

"Its been over 9 years already... the memories are as clear as last week to me. Clearer actually... You are still missed often..."
David Headings USMC of Wichita KS

"Bryan hope u R.I.P.
May god take care of you.i know you will be watching over every buddy. miss u.
from angie"
angie of cincy,ohio

"So I am sitting here having to write an essay for college. I have to write about someone that I think is heroic and courageous. It didn't take but a second to think of you. Not only did I think of you sacrificing your life for our country. It brought back the memory of you helping me from falling into that creek behind my dads house when we were kids. Although we were a being a little dramatic and playing some pretend rescue game, I still remember you being there for me. You were so concerned that I was really hurt. You even threw a rope down to pull me out. How I would love to relive those great memories. You are truly missed and we'll never forget you."
Rebecca Combs of Wauwatosa, WI

"Bryan, we have passed out a few stickers for our cars and trucks that have your name on it to remember you by. I even have a memorial bracelet that I have on my wrist that they now allow us to wear in uniform. You were my first and only head mate in the barricks. Good times bro! Today is Memorial Day and I just wanted to stop by and say hey and let you know that we all still think of you often! Hope to see you sometime man "Guardin them Gates". 2nd CEB.. Engineers Lead the way!! Semper Fi!"
Sgt. Joshua Laidler of Cherry Point Nc

"It is November 11 2011. Veterans Day. You were the first person that came to mind when I woke up this morning.. I can't help but remembering our great memories we had as kids.. Our family trips, sled riding, trick or treating.. Hanging out at each others house. Let's not forget working with our dads in Clifton and Georgetown.. Alex and I loved when you and Matthew came to work with your dad! We had you guys to hang out with. I would live to go back to that time.. But I can't. I want to thank you for your bravery. You risked your life for our country and were so young. I can't help but think how you should still be here with us. I miss you you and will continue to keep you in my thoughts.."
Rebecca Combs of Wauwatosa, WI

"Thinking of you today Bryan. May God feel blessed to have you in Heaven as I have felt blessed to have you as part of my life. My heart is forever grateful to you."
Sarah of Milford, Ohio

"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 Gahanna, OH / USA

"April 21, 2009
To the family of Lance Cpl. Bryan N. Taylor:
Bryan 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

"bryan we all miss you so much and think of you all the time its still so hard to think that you are gone for good."
bryans cousin of bethel

"The soldiers do not speak. Nevertheless, they are heard in the still houses: who has not heard them? They have a silence that speaks for them at night and when the clock counts. They say: We are young. We have died. Remember us. They say: We have done what we could but until it is finished it is not done. They say: We have given our lives but until it is finished no one can know what our lives gave. They say: Our deaths are not ours: they are yours they will mean what you make them. They say: Weather our lives and our deaths are for peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say: it is you who must say this. They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young. they say. We have died. Remember us:"
A Fellow Veteran of United States of America

"Thank you Bryan.
We are all aware of your presence here.
God Bless us all.
bull of milford

"Almost two years ago, my beloved Bryan, God took you home. Oh how we all miss you. Every day I remind myself how much you and your family gave to this country the day you left for Iraq. I will always be incredibly proud of the man you became. To give so graciously of yourself to try to change the lives of millions of people you didn't know shows just how special you are. I love you and miss you. Thank you, Boo. My prayer for your family is that somehow they always feel the joy of laughter, the love of nature, the hope of heaven(where we will all meet again) and good friends to help carry them through the hard times. I Love You Always, Bryan and I know I'll be seeing you soon."
Sheryl Turner of Blanchester, Ohio

"Its been almost two years now, and we all think of you constantly. I remember sitting in science trying to copy the homework from the night before, while you copied my English... They moved you away from me and we still did it. LOL. Or getting caught in the soccer lot parking lot by Mr.Moeller? You are a true hero Bryan, you died in glory as a very honorable man. One day we will all meet again. My prayers go out to your family and friends."
Stephanie Smith of Milford, Ohio

"Brayn thankyou so much for your sacrifice. Thanks for serving this amazing country! I wish I could go back into time to when we were kids and be on vacation with yours and my family down in florida. We had such great memories and I am truly thankful that I have those and that I have had the opportunity to meet & grow up with you. You are my hero and will always be in my thoughts."
Becky C. of Cincinnati, Ohio

"If you are able, save them a place inside of you and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go. Be not ashamed to say you loved them, though you may or may not have always. Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own. And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind.( "Major Michael Davis O'Donnell 1 January 1970 Dak To, Vietnam.") America has been built on the blood of Heros and Brave Men of Honor who answered the call. A fellow veteran wants to thank this hero for his service, and my cherised freedoms. May you rest well in Gods loving embrace brave hero, and may God bring comfort to your loved ones for their sacrifice. You shall never be forgotten by a grateful nation.""
William Darby Taylor Jr. of Bonita Springs Florida

"B.T. hey man its me-rosey red. i cant beleive its been a year. it hasnt gotten any easier which doesnt suprise me.i think about u constantly and im proud 2 have had the chance 2 have had u in my life.im proud of u, ur a hero.i wish i could just talk 2 u for 1 minute.someday.i have nothin but good memories that will live on through stories i tell 2 people. ive never meet neone like u and idont think i ever will.my heart aches 4 u, and for all the fam. and all the peps back in M town. ur pure, real, and so damn awesome.i miss u and i love u, and always will."
courtney legleu/penny of lebanon, oh

"To the family of:Bryan N. Taylor 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 will never be forgotten by your friends, family and country. The effect you had on every life you touched left a lasting impression. Thank you for your bravery Bryan. We all miss you terribly. Love the Mitchell family."
Sue, Keith, Dustin & Niki Mitchell of Milford, Ohio/ USA

"Bryan I did not know you. I am from Milford also and in the Air Force. My prayers go out to you and your family.
MSgt Randy Dickman (USAF) of Virginia

"This weekend we depart to greet our son's homecoming, in NC. Our son is a member of 2d Platoon, 2 CEB and was there when Bryan passed. Although it will be a time of joy for us, our heart will be heavy from the loss of Bryan - though we didn't personally know him. My son, a comrade in arms, speaks of Bryan as a hero - he's a hero in our book as well.

Jesse James, Dubuque, IA"
Jesse James of Dubuque, Iowa

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

"You will NEVER be forgotten Bryan. Thank you for your sacrifice for our country. To your family, may God hold you close during this time of heartache. Our family's loss was 2 years ago so we understand your pain. You are not alone. We will keep you in our prayers. Our country would not be what it is today without you Bryan."
Maureen Ledet (Ledetms@aol.com) of Loveland, Ohio

"Thank you Bryan Taylor, 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. Bryan Taylor:
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 Bryan 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. Bryan Taylor:
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 Bryan, 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