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LETENDRE, Captain Brian S. Captain Brian S. Letendre, USMC, 27, died in Iraq on (May 3, 2006) while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar Province. He was born on May 13, 1978 in Stanford, CA, but spent his childhood in Woodbridge, VA. Brian attended Rippon Elementary and Middle School and graduated from Potomac HS in 1996. Brian was an excellent student, the captain of the varsity soccer team, and participated in other extracurricular activities. He continued to play soccer on scholarship while attending Milligan College in Tennessee, where he also met his future wife, the former Autumn Crane from Indiana. During the summer of 1999, Brian attended the Platoon Leader Course on Quantico Marine Base, Virginia. After graduation from Milligan in May 2000 with a degree in Computer Science, Brian was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant, USMC. He then attended the Basic School and Infantry Officer Course at Quantico in 2001; he and Autumn were married that spring in Indiana. Brian was then assigned to 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment, and served tours in Okinawa, Japan, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In 2003 he deployed to Iraq as an Infantry Platoon Commander participating in the liberation of Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The day before he crossed the border into Iraq, Autumn gave birth to their son, Dillon. Upon his return to the states, Brian was assigned to the Marine Forces Reserve's Inspector and Instructor active duty staff, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment in Plainville, and was promoted to the rank of Captain on January 1, 2005. He then volunteered to join a newly formed elite unit to advise and instruct an Iraqi Bn. in combat operations. As the Infantry Tactics Instructor, Brian trained with this team for four months before returning to Iraq in April, 2005. He was recognized throughout his military career as an exceptional leader and was awarded multiple citations and medals including the Purple Heart, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with a Combat "V", the Army Achievement Medal, two Combat Action Ribbons, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the Iraqi Campaign Medal, and three Sea Service Deployment Ribbons. In addition to his wife, Autumn and their son Dillon (3) of Indianapolis, IN, Brian also is survived by his parents, Milt and June Letendre of Woodbridge, VA, his brothers Justin Letendre and Nicholas Letendre, paternal grandfather, Milton Letendre and wife Colleen Letendre of Spencer MA, maternal grandmother Marie E. Letendre (1934-1978), Paternal grandmother Nellie Ryan of Ocala FL, paternal grandfather Joseph Ryan (1936 -2003), sister-in-law, Bonnie Letendre and a nephew Tristan Letendre, a niece Cadence Letendre and multiple aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends who will miss him dearly. Local memorial services will be held Friday May 12, at 10:00 a.m. at the West Hartford United Methodist Church, 1358 New Britain Ave, West Hartford. The family will receive friends on Sunday May 14, at Mount Castle Funeral Home on 4143 Dale Blvd. Dale City, VA. From 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday May 15, at 7:30 a.m at the Hylton Memorial Chapel in Woodbridge Virginia followed by burial at Arlington Cemetery with military honors. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Autumn Letendre, 5022 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN, 46224. And Milt and June Letendre, 16013 Laconia Cir, Woodbridge, VA 22191. Condolences may be sent to Mount Castle Funeral Home (listed above). In lieu of financial contributions, donations can be sent to: Payable to: "Dillon Letendre Trust Fund" The Law Office of Michelle Jackson, 155 E Market St, Suite 400, Indianapolis, IN 46204. mjackson@michellejacksonattorney.com. or, "Brian S Letendre Soccer Scholarship, Milligan College", Milligan College, P.O. Box 750, Milligan College, TN 37682.


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Published in Hartford Courant on May 11, 2006.
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May 23, 2020
The world has changed, but your contributions to making it a better place for all of us has not. Your sacrifice, you, the price your family paid will never be forgotten. 'Home of the free, because of the brave'.
Paul & Sue
May 13, 2020
Happy Birthday Brian, 42 today and gone for 14 years. Still remembered and loved by your Marines, your family and your son. You would be proud of your boy, he is growing up well and has a lot of your character in him. I know you watch over him. Miss you much! Love you, Dad
Milton Letendre
Father
December 26, 2019
I visited your grave today to spend a few minutes with you. There are so many memories that flood my mind when I visit. Those of us left behind move on with our lives, but you and the memory of you always tags along. I miss you and love you. Dad
Milton letendre
Father
May 27, 2019
Home of the free, because of the brave.
They have made the greatest sacrifice. They will never be forgotten.
Donna Jette Presley
Family
May 26, 2019
"....and some gave it all", we will never forget. These times of uncertainty demand we remember not only the bravest, most committed, that gave it all, but those they left behind. Our thoughts and prayers.

Paul & Sue
May 28, 2018
As we pause again from our "busy" lives this Memorial Day, our thoughts go out to you -- thank you for your service and being such an example of us all -- and love and peace to your family, the families of all who have "given so much".

Paul & Sue Rainville
May 25, 2018
Brian, another Memorial Day is upon us and thinking of you as always.
Donna Jette Presley
Family
May 3, 2018
Brian,
At about 7:30 PM on this day 12 years ago we received a visit from a Marine Officer and Navy Chaplain informing us of your passing in combat, in Iraq. 12 years, that is an awful long time. Dillon is 15 now and shows the strength and determination that you did. You would be very proud of your boy and the job that Autumn has done with him. Dillon sometimes mentions that he feels you re looking out for him from heaven, I believe he is correct.
Looking back, the day we were notified of your passing changed my whole world. It took a little while, but now my world is so different than what it was before. I have come to accept that God does things for us that we don't always understand but he uses events to open our eyes and help us accept things we do not have control over. So many things are different with the family, where we live, how often we see each other. One thing that surely does not change is that I can always visit you at the same place to have a one-way conversation. When I can visit, it brings me peace. I admit, I still shed a tear or two, but when I leave, I am more at peace because I know you are at peace with God.
12 Years buddy, that is a long time to miss somebody.
Love you,
Dad
Milton Letendre
December 3, 2017
Brian, it is nearing Christmas of another year (2017). I have been thinking of you and missing your big presence. life is so different from what it was in 2006. It is really true that life goes on for those left behind, it just goes on a little or a lot differently. Remembering Christmas of the past and how exciting it was for you and your brothers. I fondly hold those times close to me now. Merry Christmas Brian. Love Dad
Milton Letendre
Father
May 29, 2017
Thinking of you, and that you and your family made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Edith Donahue
Classmate
May 29, 2017
Captain... although we pause today to remember all who have "given so much", you Brian and your family who also have given so much have a special place in our thoughts and hearts. I salute you, Captain.
LtCol Paul Rainville, USAF Ret
May 28, 2017
Brian, thinking of you today and remembering your great sacrifice for all of us and your country. Forever in my thoughts, prayers and heart.
Donna Jette Presley
May 6, 2017
Brian,
I attended the Potomac Sr HS Athlete Hall of fame induction ceremony for you today. You were inducted for your leadership as a Captain of the soccer team, Cross Country and tack. Karen Glass and Bill Stearns gave the induction speeches talking about your achievements and leadership as an athlete and your life as a Marine Officer, husband, father and son. It was a proud moment and an honor to accept the award for you. 11 years and people still remember you well, you left an impression.

Dillon is turning into a young man, you would be proud of him. He has picked up golf and is doing really well. He is dedicated to golf like you were with soccer.

I think of you most every day, especially during the month of May.

Miss you and love you,

Dad
Milton Letendre
May 30, 2016
Thinking of you today .
Donna
May 3, 2016
A very kind person, Brian is missed so much.
Anita
May 3, 2016
Thinking of you today. We will never forget your sacrifice and only can imagine what great things you would have accomplished. You are loved.
Donna Jette Presley
May 2, 2016
Brian, tomorrow is the 10th year anniversary of your passing, it is hard to imagine that so many years have gone already. You are thought about and missed by me so often. I wish we could sit and have a conversation, two way instead of one. You are celebrated as a hero among the Marines you served with and by many people who never met you but heard your story. You live in the hearts and minds of many people, family, friends and brothers. You would be proud of the things that have happened in recognition of your sacrifice. I can picture your half smile and knowing look at the thought of it. We will celebrate your time with us tomorrow, and will probably shed a tear for missing you and wondering what may have been if you were still with us. As always, I miss you and send my love to you in heaven.

Love Dad
Milton Letendre
April 23, 2016
I had the opportunity to visit Arlington Cemetery this past week. I made it a priority to find Brian's gravesite. He rests among so many other war heros and I will always honor them.
Barbara Sullivan
April 21, 2016
I played soccer with Brian at Potomac. I was older but I remembered how wiry and energetic he was in goal. Slightly crazy and full of life. I was thinking about him today for no reason; even though I didn't know him well he still touches my soul every so often. I'm sorry he's gone.
Micah Henry
December 26, 2015
Letendre family,

My only connection is that our family lived in Woodbridge at one time. Brian, we never met personally. I learned of you when I looked at Faces of the Fallen" years ago online, I saw your picture and you just stood out. I have thought of your family ever since.

With deepest gratitude,
Barbara Sullivan
December 25, 2015
Brian,
Christmas day 2015, 9 Christmas holidays passed. Missing you much.

Dad
Milton
October 3, 2015
Brian,
you have been on my mind all week, not sure why but just thinking about you.

Miss you.

Dad
Milton Letendre
February 28, 2015
Thinking of you today Capt. You were the kindest to me, when I needed it the most.
Anita
Anita Dziedzic
February 27, 2015
Stopping by to say I am thinking about you this morning Brian. I miss you buddy!

Dad
Milton Letendre
November 27, 2014
Thinking of you on Thanksgiving Day. Lots of wonderful memories, made two batches of your favorite Pumpkin Squares. By the way that recipe was first made by your Aunt Lisa. I remember how big your appetite was but your eyes were always so much bigger than your stomach:) Love and Miss you Brian! Mom
June Letendre
May 12, 2014
Brian, another year passes and you are still at the forefront of our memories and our hearts. You would be 36 this year. I remember driving home from Stanford hospital the day you were born; I could not believe I was going to be responsible for such a beautiful little person. To watch you grow and develop into the man you became made me so proud of you. Happy birthday buddy, I miss you as always.
Love Dad
Milton Letendre
May 1, 2014
Hi My Brian,
So I thought you have only been gone from us for 7 years but I was quickly corrected by your brother, that it has been 8 years. It doesn't seem possible. We miss and love you so much, you are still and always will be a big part of our lives. Nick and Bethany will soon have their first child and he will be bearing your name. What a special baby with a very special guardian angel, his Uncle Brian. I love you my son!
Love, Mom
March 8, 2014
sorry for your loss..stumbled upon this,, my name is brian latendre,, Sudbury ont. Canada.. some spelled the name letendre
January 31, 2014
Brian,
Stopping by today to tell you I still think of you every day, that will never end I know. I will be seeing Dillon and Autumn soon, he is growing so fast, I am sure you are beaming proud of him from where you watch. It is amazing how life continues and we evolve to meet new challenges and experiences. I thought life would never be as happy as before, but with God's grace, good things sprout out of bad. You should know that even though I miss you, I know we will be reunited and I am living my life in a positive and happy way. I will begin a new life with a woman you would like and respect very much. She is sweet and honest, and an intellectual match for anyone. I will miss you at my wedding but I know you will be there in spirit.
My love always,
Dad
Milton Letendre
December 11, 2013
Letendre Family:
I've heard of Brian through my brother. Dan was in Iraq with the 1st/25th when he met Brian. He speaks very highly of Brian and I know he misses him very much and thinks of him daily. God bless you.
Donna McIsaac
November 11, 2013
Freedom is not free... we will never forget. Paul&Sue
September 10, 2013
Brian,
it has been a while since I have visited your Guest Book and today I have had you on my mind very much. The fall is coming and another season passes without you being here with us. I miss you buddy,

Love,
Dad
Milton Letendre
May 26, 2013
...and some gave it all... Just watched your intervue with Uncle Bill Dragon (WWII)...Thank you, Brian, for loving our country, our people; we will never forget !! Paul & Sue
May 3, 2013
Brian,
7 years, Wow! I miss you so much, we all do. Your dad and I will be at Arlington today but You are always in our hearts and your presence is felt everyday. Time goes by but the pain of losing you is still right at the surface. I look at your picture and stare into your eyes and the wound in my heart bleeds and once its starts its so hard to stop. I guess its called reality. I love you my son, Mom
April 11, 2013
Brian,
I was thinking about you on my drive home today, as usual. I want you to know I am doing fine but I still miss you and think of you often. You are alive in my memory, almost like you never left. I am so grateful that I was given the chance to raise my three boys'. You and your brothers brought challenges, pride and joy to me. May 3rd will make 7 years since you have been gone. That is so unbelievable to me.
I need to tell you that my life has come a long way since 2006, a long way to the better. I feel you with me every once in a while, it makes me smile and sometimes sad, but always happy to feel your presence.
I love you and miss you B.
Dad
Milton Letendre
December 8, 2012
As a retired and still military in my heart 100 all the time I always thanking The Lord that I served my country and proud of being the best military in the world. I don't know Sir Brian but his service to the country and the loss of his life impacted the whole family but I know that you are very proud of him and I respect all the fellow military personnels given their life and because of that we are still the most greatest country in the world because of the tears, blood and the life they sacrifices. merry Christmas to you all and God bless you.
December 6, 2012
I did some shopping today Brian and for a second I thought about what you would want for Christmas. For an instant it felt like you had never left, then reality. I miss you buddy, especially during the holidays when we are together as a family.

Love Dad
Milton Letendre
November 24, 2012
As always, I was thinking of you this morning...I still miss having coffee together. Your boy is asleep in bed...you would be so proud of him Bri...his is just like you, well all but playing the trumpet. It makes me smile every time he plays knowing how funny would would have been. I imagine you taking the trumpet and handing him a soccer ball. haha
Time has passed, but my heart still longs for you. You are my love and I miss you greatly.
I love you-Autumn and Dillon

Thank you to all for your wonderful comments. We would love to hear from you.
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autumn letendre
October 25, 2012
This message is for Brian's parents. The tenths anniversary of the battle of Nasiriyah is rapidly approaching. I am planning something special for the morning of March 23, 2013 and I would like to include you. Please contact me at rsl631@gmail.com
Richard Lowry
May 14, 2012
Today I was having a flash back during our time with milligan's soccer team n how much fun we used to have. You welcomed me extremely nice to that winning team. I just want once again to thank you for everything. I know you are in peace.
Dalan Telles
May 13, 2012
Brian,
Wishing you a happy birthday today, I can see you so clearly in my mind. I miss you.
Love,
Dad
Milton Letendre
May 13, 2012
Dear Brian
Happy Birthday We miss you. You are
always in our hearts.
Love
Grandma
May 6, 2012
Thinking of you and your family this time of year. So very thankful for not only your friendship but the incredible service you gave to our country. Blessings to your loved ones.
bethany bell good
May 5, 2012
I cannot believe it has been 6 years ago May 3. You always had a great smile.
Edith Donahue
May 4, 2012
Brian,

I haven't forgotten about you bud. Nobody who knew you ever will. Your sacrifice means more than anyone can ever appropriately express, and your memory will never die.
Adam Soos
May 4, 2012
May 3, 2012
To the family and friends of Capt. Brian S. Letendre:
Always remembering Brian. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
May 3, 2012
Brian,

6 years ago today, Still feels so raw. I love you and miss everything about you. I loved hearing your voice and that laugh of yours always made me smile. You are so much a part of me. I Love You B, God Bless You,
Love, Mom
June Letendre
April 7, 2012
Happy Easter Brian, visited you today and left flowers. I think about every day, I miss you.

Dad
Milton Letendre
March 21, 2012
To Automn Letendre,to his children to his father and mother, my deepest sympathy for this tragic loss of life.
Being the person who keeps updating the Letendre Dictionnary of North America, I would like to be able to find his roots. I would need to know his mother's maiden name and his grand mother's along with her husband in order to hail him in our books.
Respectfully yours,
Harris B. Letendre,
Pres. Founder of the Letendres of North America
380 St Thomas St.,
St Lambert, Qc. Can.
J 4 R - 1 Y 1
450-671-6575
harrisletendre@videotron.ca
January 16, 2012
Oh Brian, How I miss you.
Today is David's Birthday.
Semper Fi
Love too both of you guys!
Anita Dziedzic
December 24, 2011
Merry Christmas Brian, I miss you buddy.

Dad.
Milton Letendre
November 9, 2011
Brian 2 years old - loved the frisbee
M Letendre
November 9, 2011
Veterans Day 2011 - Thank you Brian for your service.

Love Dad
Milton Letendre
October 6, 2011
Thinking of you.
Anita
October 3, 2011
brian, a day doesn't go by that i don't think about you when i drive by the memorial in our neighborhood in new britain. i hear the national anthem, i see an american flag, i see a soldier, especially a marine, i think of you. though ed and i knew you for a short time, you touched our hearts and we knew you were someone special. you are truly missed and loved. deborah and ed
deborah s
September 11, 2011
09/11/2011 - Brian, ten years ago today we received the horrible news of the attack on America. You were a brand new Lieutenant in the Marines then. We knew that because of the attack you and your brother would probably soon be involved. I was proud to have my two boy's wearing Marine uniforms, I was also scared. 9/11 put in motion many things for our country and our family. But no matter what, my pride in you and in Justin could never be more. I love you and miss you Brian.

Dad
Milton Letendre
September 10, 2011
Thank you, Rest in Peace Warrior, we have the watch.
Ed Harkreader
June 2, 2011
I will remember the good times when I watched you play soccer. When I scrimmaged against you in high school. However I will never forget your brave soul to fight for everyone else's freedom.
Edith Donahue
June 1, 2011
Memorial Day 2011 has come and gone... we did not forget, we will never forget.

Paul and Sue
LtCol and Mrs Rainville, Ret, USAF
May 18, 2011
You will always be my Marine by my side!
Anita Coullard
May 13, 2011
Happy Birthday Brian!! Today we celebrate your 33rd Birthday. Today we celebrate your life. We love you Brian.
Love, Mom
June Letendre
May 5, 2011
for May 3.
I hope that those who love Brian Letendre were able to have time together on the anniversary of his passing. Memories don't fade away and he is remembered by people from many different backgrounds and localities - rest in peace.
Kim Straker
May 4, 2011
Think of you often. Thank You for your dedication and the sacrifice that you made
Norman Letendre, jr
May 3, 2011
To the family and friends of Capt. Brian S. Letendre:
Please accept my remembrance of Brian on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
May 3, 2011
Brian,
You are and always will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Letenderly,
howie and Crystal
May 3, 2011
Brian,
You are in my thoughts and my prayers today as you are everyday.
Donna Jette Presley
May 3, 2011
Sir, I will never forget the radio report that wretched day. A day doesn't go by that I don't think of what you sacrificed. I still remember you and CPT White, laughing like two little kids, coming from the PX after loading up with the "goodies" you were going to take out with you. Semper Fi
Joseph Canella
May 3, 2011
sir you taught me to fire my SMAW with confidence on the range that day when I forgot how to on my first drill with Charlie company in October of 2004. I'll never forget
Juan Ocampos
May 2, 2011
Brian--The Barley family will be thinking of you tomorrow with wonderful memories that we'll hold in our hearts forever. Please know that your sacrifice to our country will never be forgotten. God Bless you and keep you.
Connie Barley
May 2, 2011
I miss you Brian and so much wish you were here to live life with us. Dillon is growing big and strong, you would be so proud. We will remember you tomorrow and miss you all the rest of our lives.
I love you buddy.

Dad
Milton Letendre
May 2, 2011
Brian, You are still so near and dear to my heart. There is not a day that goes by without some thought or memory of you. We all miss you so much. It is so hard to believe that its going to be 5 years on May 3rd. I still remember everything about that day and the 2 weeks that followed. Sometimes I think that I am still in shock. Life as I knew it has forever changed. I know you are in a good place with some very special people who love you so very much. I am so proud of you "B" Love you always, Mom
June Letendre
September 11, 2010
Thank you For all you have done. I will never forget the letendre name for you an my brother lost your lifes togather that day. Forever you will be in my heart right beside me brother. My family and I will never let them be forgotten Thank you for all you've done
vicky moss (proctor)
June 28, 2010
Brian,
So much has changed since you left us four years ago. We are coming up on the fourth 4th of July without you here with us. I will never be able to fully express how much I miss you and how much I respect you for the sacrifice you made. You are with me every day. Recently congress approved allowing honorably discharged veterans to salute while in civilian clothes. Two Sunday’s ago I went to visit you at Arlington, very early, and I was alone. I stood at your grave and saluted you; a prior enlisted Air Force NCO to a Marine Captain, a proud father to his hero, his son. I have never felt such honor and emotion saluting before. I could feel your presence and in my mind see you smile with pride also. I miss you buddy.
Love
Dad
Milton Letendre
June 13, 2010
I am a descendant of Pierre LeTendre who settled in Sorel, PQ around 1636;
Je vous offre mes sinceres sympathies.
Gerry LeTendre
(gerryletendre@yahoo.com)
Gerry LeTendre
June 10, 2010
Brian,
Something made me think of you today. Not a day goes by that I do not think of you and the sacrifice you have made. Although another year has passed -- your absence makes me realize how extraordinary you are and how much you accomplished in the short amount of time you spent here on earth . The memory of you, your noble actions, and your sweet family grows.

Always,
Semper Fi.
Diana D-H.
May 13, 2010
Brian, I am so glad that I had the honor of meeting you. You never left my side, my marine.
Never forgotten.
Anita Dziedzic
May 12, 2010
To Our Dear Gold Star Family the Letendres. I think of you this month and know your feelings of pride and honor to have been blessed with Brian for the time he was here to spend with you and his brothers and Autumn and Dillion. I know he is in good hands with our maker and in times like these when I think of Brian and Jordan and his fellow Marines that the Lord handpicked to be with Him I know in my heart they had been called to a higher duty. But we know our mind tells us different in the absence. One day we will understand but while we wait Let us call on the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ for Comfort as they would want us to. Peace be with you. Proud Marine Mom of Jordan in Heavan
Beverley Pierson
May 12, 2010
Happy Birthday Brian, there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I miss you so much. Today you would have been 32 years old. I have always been so proud of you. I loved your spirit, your smile and your laugh. Dad and I will always remember the morning you were born you were such a beautiful baby boy. When you were first born you had beautiful blue eyes, you were looking up at us, sucking away at your fist and were so very alert. So beautiful! I will love you forever my hero, my son.

I Love you, Mom
June Letendre
May 5, 2010
I cannot believe it...four years. You are most definitely not forgotten, Brian...I think a part of me, or all of us, will always be especially attached to you during this time of year. You'll always have our love and respect, especially from the girl next door.
Ashley
May 4, 2010
May 3, 2010
Remembering the life and service of Captain Brian Letendre. May those who love him best find peace as they commemorate the anniversary of his passing, and celebrate his life and accomplishments. Mr Letrendre, thank you for allowing us to share your feelings at this time; I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child, and yet you and his Mom are doing the best you can, and I am certain Brian somehow knows of your struggle and is proud of both of you. Respectfully, Kim Straker
Kim Straker
May 3, 2010
Brian,
May 3rd 2010. Four years ago today at 7:30pm Mom and I received the knock on the door and the notification that you had given your life for our country. It was unbelievable news, something that I could not apprehend for a few minutes after hearing it. I asked if it was about you, and then I asked if you were ok. Major Jansen could only say no Sir; he was killed in action this morning. Then Mom and I were read the written notification from President Bush. Mom was devastated; the first thing I heard her say was my baby! I called Nick who was at work to tell him to come home and then Justin. We prayed with the Chaplain and soon the neighbors came to be with us. Mom and I cried and held each other all night, there was no sleep. The next morning began two week of waiting, mourning and keeping busy. We met you at Dover when you arrived back to the USA. Saturday the 13th your birthday, we had a celebration in your honor and many relatives and friends attended. On Sunday, Mothers day we attended your viewing and on Monday the 15th you were laid to rest with a hero’s funeral at Arlington National Cemetery. Mom and I went to Arlington today and laid a wreath on your grave. We talked about you and how much you meant to us as a baby and as a man. We held each other and cried, we miss you so much. Life goes on without buddy, but our lives will never be the same without you in it. We are so proud of you becoming the man you were, the son, brother, husband and father. We thank God we had the privilege of being your parents.
Love Dad
Milton Letendre
May 3, 2010
To the family and friends of Capt. Brian S. Letendre:
Remembering Brian on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
May 3, 2010
Brian,
You are in my thoughts and prayers today, as you are everyday. It is still hard to believe you're gone from our sight,however, never gone from our hearts.

Donna
Donna
May 2, 2010
May 3rd
Remembering this day with prayer, with hearts filled with love and hope and thoughts of this courageous husband,father, brother,son.
Semper Fidelis
God bless you
V/r
Reverend Wold
Reverend Liz Wold
April 1, 2010
We will never forget Brian's sacrifice.
Connie Prince
March 23, 2010
Brian,
I sometimes feel guilty not thinking about you and your love for this country often enough. It boggles my mind that I hardly knew you until you became an adult and then I felt like I knew you all of your life. Please know that you will never be forgotten. Take care of your Grampa up there!
Howie Letendre
March 12, 2010
Brian,
I think about you every day still. As life changes around me, you have become the anchor that keeps me grounded. All of the kids are growing and your brothers are both men now, not the boy’s you used to know. I talk to Dillon on the phone and he reminds me so much of you. His confidence, imagination and his competitiveness remind me of you, the smallest but most fierce soccer goal keeper. Tristan still remembers uncle B and is beginning to understand your sacrifice. Mom and I still visit Arlington and surely will as long as we are able. Your loss had such an impact on our family. It changed the way we feel as individuals and set us off on our own to reconcile not having you in our life. You were bigger than life and such a presence in our family. I miss you buddy and look forward to having that beer with you someday.
I love you.
Dad
March 12, 2010
Brian,
I think about you every day still. As life changes around me, you have become the anchor that keeps me grounded. All of the kids are growing and your brothers are both men now, not the boy’s you used to know. I talk to Dillon on the phone and he reminds me so much of you. His confidence, imagination and his competitiveness remind me of you, the smallest but most fierce soccer goal keeper. Tristan still remembers uncle B and is beginning to understand your sacrifice. Mom and I still visit Arlington and surely will as long as we are able. Your loss had such an impact on our family. It changed the way we feel as individuals and set us off on our own to reconcile not having you in our life. You were bigger than life and such a presence in our family. I miss you buddy and look forward to having that beer with you someday.
I love you.
Dad
Milton Letendre
December 30, 2009
Paul D. Catanzaro
November 12, 2009
Brian,

Me and my family will never forget the ultimate scarfice you and your love ones have made so that we may sleep in peace each and every night.. Thank you,
Tracy Robinson
November 11, 2009
Remembering you today as always. You are most definitely not forgotten.
Karen Glass
November 11, 2009
Brian,
Remembering you on this Veteran's Day.
Donna
July 4, 2009
Brian,

As we celebrate Independence Day today, I can't help but reflect on your great sacrfice to keep our country that way. You are loved and greatly missed.
Donna Jette Presley
July 4, 2009
Today is our country's birthday. My family thanks you and yours and we remember you especially on this day.
Joe Soos Jr.
May 24, 2009
Brian,
This weekend is Memorial Day weekend. Although not a day goes by that I don't remember you as a true friend, but now as a soldier who gave his life for our country. Wish you could play with Michael, he would love you. I miss you.
Heather
May 15, 2009
To the Family of Brian,
Thank you for your scarfice of your brave son. We endure our freedoms everyday because of Brain giving his life. Please take pride in knowing that me and my family do not take our freedom for granted and give thanks daily to brave soldiers like Brian. God Bless
Tracy Robinson
May 14, 2009
Happy belated Birthday, Sir. You are missed and not forgotten. Semper Fi.
Scott Kelly
May 13, 2009
Happy Birthday Brian 5/13/09.

Love
Mom and Dad
Milton Letendre
May 10, 2009
Brian,
today is Mothers Day 2009. I have to come here to document the fact that for the second year in a row the purple Iris flowers bloomed on the morning of Mothers Day. When we cut the grass yesterday the buds were tight, this morning they were in full bloom. It was a truly awesome gift for Mom. We went to Arlington to visit this morning and met with the Phillipon's. Your grave was flush with flowers from people remembering and a large wreath from Autumn. Brian Bann stopped by with Ashley to say hi this morning also. You are remembered and loved by many people Brian. Thanks for the Iris blooms.

Love
Dad
Milton Letendre
May 9, 2009
Its been three years, but to me it seems like yesterday. I served on the adjacent MiTT team on Camp Ramadi and had the pleasure of serving with him and the other members of his team. I am back in Ramadi, and have driven past the site where he gave the ultimate sacrafice. I said a prayer and can tell my Marines of the sacrafice made by all those whom have served in Ar Ramadi, especially Brian. I can tell you by all accounts that Ramadi has been transformed, as I survey the city and realize that I am part of one of the last Marine units in the city, I realize that we did not arrive at this moment without great sacrafices endured. It is my third deployment to Iraq and second to this once volatile city. Not a day goes by that I do not think of great men like Brian and others whom I have had the great pleasure of knowing. This city, once hanging on by a thread is now alive and bustling. By all accounts, we have won, but not without sacrafice. I tell everyone I meet out here of what it took to get here. We must never forget.
Capt Julian Tsukano
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