PFC. KYLE W. BROWN - U.S. Marine Corps
Hometown / City: NEWPORT NEWS, VA NEWPORT NEWS (CITY)
Date of Death: Saturday, January 7, 2006
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Marine Corps
Unit: E CO, 2D BN, 6TH MAR, RCT-8, 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC
Birth: Dec. 27, 1983
Newport News City
Death: Jan. 7, 2006, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Kyle W. Brown, 22, was fatally shot in the head by a sniper in Anbar province near Fallujah.
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.
Arlington National Cemetery