Saturday, January 07, 2006

Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle W. Brown

Remember Our Heroes

Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle W. Brown, 22, of Newport News, Va.

LCpl Brown was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed Jan. 7, 2006 by enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations near Fallujah, Iraq.

POQUOSON - PFC Kyle W. Brown, 22, died during combat on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, while serving his second deployment in Al Anbar Province, Fallujah, Iraq.

He was a 2002 graduate of Heritage High School where he served 4 years as a ROTC Cadet. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines and became a Marine Combat Assault man.

In four years, while serving with the Marines, his deployment consisted of 3 tours; twice in Iraq and once in Afghanistan.

'Foremost, he was a Marine. That's what he wanted to do,' states his father, Rodney Bridges.

In grateful memory of Private First Class Kyle William Brown who died while in the service of our country as a member of the United States Marine Corps, reminds us 'Freedom is not free.'

Kyle was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Nora Lee and Elmer T. Bridges, Elizabeth Dumond and William Lowe; a great-grandfather, Lester Pennington; and a great-grandmother, Opal Smith.

He is survived by his father, Rodney Lee Taylor Bridges and stepmother, Carolyn M. Byrd; his mother, Teresa Aleen St. Pierre; a sister, Rachel Nicole Peterson and husband, Shane; a brother, Daine Taylor Brown; two stepbrothers, Michael Therrien and Scott E. Cox and wife, Kimberly; a stepsister, Kimberly J. Shook and husband, Rick; a great-grandmother, Bernice Pennington; two grandmothers, Katheryn H. Brown and Dr. Anita Sherrill; a grandfather, Gary Brazle; grandparents, Judy and Robert Glenn Bridges; step-grandparents, Aleta and Theodore O. Brown; step-grandmother, Sarah Miller; and many special uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle W. Brown was killed in action on 1/7/06.

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