Bryan T. McDonough
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McDonough, Bryan T. Sergeant, Army, MN National Guard Bronze Star Medal Recipient Age 22, of Maplewood, while serving his country in Iraq. Preceded in death by his grandfather, Francis McDonough. Loving son of Tom and Renee McDonough; loving brother of Shannon, Katie, and Kevin; grandson of Dean and Barbara Svendsen and Angela (Bob) Robson; great-grandson of Margaret Koenig. Also survived by many other family and friends. Bryan will always be remembered as our hero. He was an avid outdoorsman, and his smile and sense of humor will never be forgotten. Mass of Christian Burial at THE CATHEDRAL OF ST. PAUL, 239 Selby Ave on Tuesday, December 12 at 10AM. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME -ROSEVILLE, 2130 N Dale at County Rd B from 3-8PM Monday. Memorials preferred to The Bryan McDonough Benefit Fund, c/o TCF Bank, established to serve the needs of wounded soldiers returning from Iraq. MUELLER-BIES 651-487-2550 We will love you and miss you always.
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Hello,
We would like to express our deepest condolences and to also let the McDonough Family know that we recently sent Care Packages to American troops in the war zones. Each box carried a dedication sheet that includes the name, service information and a photo of your loved one, Bryan T. McDonough US Army Specialist. We recognize that this is a humble tribute, but we wanted you to know that it is heartfelt and made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals in the youth hockey community and beyond. We will not forget. May God Bless you and keep you strong.
Sincerely,
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign
Charlie Gili
December 19, 2014












To the family of Spc. Bryan T. McDonough:

As you may know, the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation has honored your loved one at its Memorial Day Sunday worship service (each year in May) … since the time of your fallen hero's ultimate sacrifice. We will continue to pay tribute to our nation's veterans … lest we ever forget!

Now we would like to honor you … as the next-of-kin … who have also paid a great price on the altar of liberty. On Sunday 29 September at 11:00 a.m. we will host a Gold Star Family Sunday.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship … as we pay tribute to your sacrifice. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain (Colonel-Retired) Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “By Dying, We Live.” The special music will be the husband/wife vocal/piano — Wickman Duo. Following the worship experience, your family is invited to attend a social time in our Fellowship Hall … with some light refreshments.

As this historic chapel has limited seating, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/286-7296) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans' name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:[email protected]
Leila Campbell
August 21, 2013
To the family of Spc. Bryan T. McDonough:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Christian Memorial Day Remembrance worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, 26 May 2013. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the bordering states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 300 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars of our nation's history and give honor to all who have served in the United States Armed Forces and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each 8-foot cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of America's conflicts.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “Freedom:Free, but Costly.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and there place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of the Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the Memorial Garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel. The Memorial Garden will remain until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 27 May (Memorial Day).

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/286-7296) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans' name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/286-7296) or email the office ([email protected]) and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Saturday 25 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sunday, 26 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one's cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:[email protected]
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
Leila Campbell
May 4, 2013
Miss u bud!
T
August 11, 2012
McDonough Family,
As you prepare for Bryan's Memorial Golf Event I am writing to let you know Bryan is an inspiration to many of us in uniform. He is missed. We pray for you.
God bless,
CH (COL) John Morris
MN Guard
John Morris
August 9, 2012
To the family of Spc. Bryan T. MdDonough:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Christian Memorial Day Remembrance worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday 27 May 2012. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the bordering states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 300 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars of our nation's history and give honor to all who have served the United States and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of America's conflicts.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “Lest We Forget Freedom's Cost.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of the Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the Memorial Garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/456-4410) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans' name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/456-4410) or email ([email protected]) the office, and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Saturday 26 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sunday 27 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one's cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:[email protected]
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
April 20, 2012
To the family and friends of Spc. Bryan T. McDonough:
Please accept my remembrance of Bryan on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
December 2, 2011
To the family of Spc Bryan Mc Donough:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 29 May 2011. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 200 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one. The Memorial Garden’s perimeter will be manned by members of the Patriot Guard and a honor guard from AMVETS Post #1 of Mendota will be posted at the entrance.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars in United States history and give honor to all who have served their country and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of our nation’s wars.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “A Believer’s Look at War.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the memorial garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/456-4410) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/456-4410) or email ([email protected]) the office and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat 28 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun 29 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:[email protected]
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
May 11, 2011
To the family and friends of Spc. Bryan T. McDonough:
Remembering Bryan 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
December 2, 2010
To the family of Spc. Bryan T. McDonough:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 30 May 2010. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses to represent all of the wars in United States history and give honor to all who have served their country and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled “A Day of Remembrance.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the memorial garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception; weather permitting will be outside of the Chapel.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (612/970-7866) or email ([email protected]) the office and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat 29 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun 30 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:[email protected]
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
April 28, 2010
Thank you so much to your son Bryan in his fight for the freedoms that we are able to enjoy. My son is a military man, too, and I support him and all our wonderful soldiers 100%. May you and your family hold on to all the wonderful memories of Bryan and hopefully these memories can help comfort you through any difficult times. May God be with you and remember, too, that our friends are the angels who lift us up when our wings forget how to fly. This site and the calendars are a wonderful idea!!
Betty Olson
January 17, 2010
Thank you.
January 16, 2010
I just want to express my thanks and gratitude for your son and family! Thank you for putting together his website because without it I would have never know who he was! God Bless you!
Stephanie Miller
January 12, 2010
On this day and with each day that we enjoy our freedom, I would like to give thanks and let you know that I do not take our troops for granted. May you experience God when you feel your loss.
Donna Gillette
December 25, 2009
December 17, 2009

Bryan:
In memory of you and fellow veterans, I will continue 'One Nation Under God', God Willing,

Dan Kaye
Dan Kaye
December 17, 2009
Bryan,
December 2 marked 3 years since you left us. This is a hard month for us all. I went and saw you on your Angel Day, and stopped by again the Saturday after. This holiday season won't be the same without you. You are missed and loved as much as always. You are my inspiration for doing what I do. See you soon buddy.
Tilla
December 16, 2009
You and your family are in my prayers this holiday season. As I cry today writing this thinking of how hard it is to be away from our families on special days, I pray that your family always be strong and know that you gave your all for those that you loved so much. I thank you and your family for the giving the ultimate sacrifice for your country.

We will never forget our fallen comrades. “Rest in peace for I am my brothers keeper”
Jesse George
December 9, 2009
Bryan,
3 years have passed, this doesn't seem to get any easier. Thinking of you with loving memories and lifting your beautiful family in prayer.
Trista Weber
December 2, 2009
Thank You.
December 2, 2009
Bryan~ It's hard to believe 3 years has approached. You are loved and missed so much everyday. You will never be forgotten. You and your family remain in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless
Melissa Gorman
December 2, 2009
Bryan, I can't believe it has been 3 years already, I think of you every moment of the day, the holidays are going to be tough with out you. I miss you and love you, Mom
December 2, 2009
Couldn't wait till tomorrow bud, it's tough to focus today, so I figured I would let you know I miss you.

Someone said it would get easier as time passes.... That just isn't true, I guess I still feel you here. I hope you are proud of all of us.

Miss ya man.
Brent Peters
December 1, 2009
Missing you so much Bryan. Will always love you. Love Mom
November 19, 2009
Bryan,
Missing you forever Think about you always. Hard to believe next month will mark 3 years since you left us. The holidays aren't going to be the same without you. Love always.

-Tilla
Tilla Hansen
November 16, 2009
I never had the peasure of meeting Bryan but now that I know his parents, I can tell that he was a great man.
Tom Willie
November 5, 2009
Always in my heart and my thoughts
Shannon Jordan
October 20, 2009
Missing you Bryan, Kevin
September 10, 2009
Thinking of you always, Love Mom
September 9, 2009
LOVE YOU BRYAN. MOM
August 14, 2009
I miss you Bryan. Dad
July 21, 2009
Bryan, we will never ever forget your sacrifice. Thinking of you today and always. We get to see your family today. Give Dan a big hug from me please. Love you both.
Kathy Roland
May 25, 2009
To the family of Spc. Bryan T. McDonough:

The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 24 May 2009. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled “Answering the Highest Call.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the memorial garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception in the Chapel’s Fellowship Hall.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (612/970-7866) or email ([email protected]) the office and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat 23 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun 24 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:[email protected]
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
Leila Campbell
April 22, 2009
I miss you Bryan, thinking of you always. See you on the other side my friend. Your sacrifice has inspired what I do today. Love you always
Cpl Tilla Hansen, US ARMY
March 26, 2009
Bryan, Thinking of you today and everyday. I love you and miss you. Mom
Renee
March 3, 2009
We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,450 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
Contact us directly at [email protected] or go to www.heropaintings.com. If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely,
Kenna
Kenna Larra
February 25, 2009
Bryan~I still think of you daily. You have a wonderful and loving family, as well as, loyal friends and supporters. You will never be forgotten, and we will be forever grateful. You are my hero.
Sasha S
February 20, 2009
Bry,
We found out today that Shannon and Nelly are having a girl. We wish you were here so she would get to know her Uncle Bryan. She will know all about you soon. We sure miss you. Love Dad
January 30, 2009
Bryan, we just lost one of your close freinds, Help us thru this difficult time. Love you and miss you sooo much. Mom
January 12, 2009
Thank You.
December 3, 2008
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.


The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….

“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”


I did not know Bryan, but I am remembering
his service and sacrifice. He is my hero. !

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Other Side

i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.

can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.

i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side

the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
www.donconoscenti.com
(Used with permission)

“I hope it brings great comfort to any and all.
Peace on you. DonCon” 4-2008


The Other Side –
(To hear the song)
http://tinyurl.com/3o8gol



Sincerely,

Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom SSgt Vince – Lackland AFB
Proud Air Force MIL SrA Dana – Randolph AFB

Remembering The Fallen – Blog
http://tinyurl.com/3z8p55

Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
http://tinyurl.com/6gey8b
December 2, 2008
To the family of Spc. Bryan T. McDonough:
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"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
December 2, 2008
Thank You.
November 12, 2008
Bryan, and the McDonough family, thank you for your service to this great nation. As a former Navy Petty Officer, and current mother of two young children whose father is currently "boots on the ground", I have the experience of seeing war from the servicemember's viewpoint, and the viewpoint of a spouse. All I can say, is your service is immeasurable, and I thank you so much for it. To Bryan's family, your strength as a family will keep the memory of Bryan alive and the memorial you have set up in his honor was an absolutely wonderful thing! Stay close, shed tears, but most of all laugh when recalling all the great memories you have of Bryan.
Michelle Gappa
October 15, 2008
I miss you and love you B. Life is so different, I think of you everyday.....I just wish I got to see or talk to you everyday.
Your sister Shannon
September 23, 2008
Today our country is celebrating 232 years of freedom. Americans are enjoying a day off work to play, rest, or putz around...

Bryan, every time I see a flag flying today I will think of you and your boys fighting for freedom so far away.

Your sacrifice and that of all the men and women who have laid down thier lives over the past 232 years will never be forgotten.
AMH
July 4, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Spc McDonough!
June 15, 2008
Thank you to Bryan and the rest of the McDonough family. You are all heroes and are always in my thoughts and prayers.
S S
May 28, 2008
Our family will always remember you Bryan.

The Pietrzak's
Karla Pietrzak
May 27, 2008
Thinking of Bryan and his very special and loving family on this Memorial Day. Gods Blessings.
Joe and Deb Jensen
May 26, 2008
Thank You.
May 26, 2008
To the family of Spc. Bryan T. McDonough:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 25 May, 2008. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, LTC Kenneth L. Beale, Jr. will preach a message entitled “The Price of Freedom” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat. 24 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun. 25 May, a “PrayerVigil for Peace” will be held. You are invited to stop by and light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden, then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:[email protected]
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
Leila Campbell
April 28, 2008
Bryan and I went to high school together. Your son was a blessing and he is greatly missed.
T. H.
April 18, 2008
Tom, Renee, just to let you both know i think about you alot, every time i see a solider at the airport coming home or going i think of your son, and all the sadness in your lives now, just thinking of you guys. Linda Frey
linda frey
February 28, 2008
Bryan, I think of you everyday, I love you and miss you so much. Love, Mom
January 14, 2008
Bry,
I finally saw you in a dream during the early morning hours today. I can't figure out why it has taken so long. Maybe you've been there but I don't remember when I wake up. You were present in two separate dreams that I can remember now. I hope this is the start of many more. You are always on my mind while I am awake. I hope we have some serious conversations in our dreams.
Love,
Dad
January 4, 2008
Our continued thoughts and prayers out to the MCDONOUGH family.Knowing now what they have always known is one of many reasons that our HERO[ES] shall NEVER be forgotten.Rest well brother as prommissed that star spangled banner shall FOREVER wave.Your name stamped in steel shall be FOREVER clutched in the tallons, as your spirit FOREVER soars high in the skies in the symbol of our great nation..THANK..YOU..HO..YAAH..B.V.C.
Debbie , Kenny Coffey
December 2, 2007
B.T.Mcdonough**J.D.Tillery**C.J.Rystad**K.E.Fiscus..For our fallen Brothers we shall FOREVER stand in remembrance!!!HO..YAAH.....B.V.C.
[Home of the 82 AB ][N.C.]
December 2, 2007
Bryan, it has been a year today. How can that be? Even though you are not here, you have an amazing way of letting me know you are still around. I was cleaning out my desk and found your grad picture. I loved that. Instead of putting it with all the other grad pictures that I save, I left it in my desk, so I will have a visit again. You pop by all the time in my memory and my heart which I am so greatful for.

I went to Pearl Harbor yesterday. Out of respect, I read every single name of every soldier that served and died that day. I thought about every soldier and the lives they had ahead of them. I also thought about all their families and the effect that war has had over the generations...it is so very sad. I said a prayer, not just for the fallen soldiers but for all those returning home. The New life they have to build, some of the experiences that I could never relate to, how to package that up and move forward. I am so proud of you and all our soldiers. I love and miss you Bryan
Peggy
December 2, 2007
Bryan,
Thank you for serving so bravely and representing your country and your family like the hero you truly are. You and your "boys" have inspired many, including my boys.
Angela Hames
November 13, 2007
Bryan,
Thinking about you today, and always. Thank you for the impact you had and will continue to have on my life. Thank you for not only allowing Americans to live free, but for standing up and fighting for what you believed in. Whenever I start to feel weak, you are my strength. Thank you for being an American hero, and my hero. I love you and miss you.
Lyndsay Capeder
November 13, 2007
Love and miss you Bryan, always and forever.
Jane Persen
November 13, 2007
Miss you Bryan. Thank you for all that you have done. We miss you very much.
Kelsey
November 13, 2007
Bryan, you are missed everyday!
Kalie Duellman
November 13, 2007
Miss you B!! You are not forgotten!
Noah Wahl
November 13, 2007
Thank you so much Bry , you did so much for all of us in many different ways. You'll be in our hearts forever R.I.P Bryan.
Cody Olson
November 13, 2007
Thank you Bryan. You will not be forgetten.
Savannah Svendsen
November 13, 2007
I knew Bryan through friends and others back in high school. I didn't really hear anything about him until the the day I saw his name on the news. Pretty soon his name was everywhere that I looked around the city, everyone who knew him, and was praying for him and his family. I didn't know him well, I pretty much only knew him through what others spoke about him, and that was always nothing but good things. Bryan always seemed like an amazing guy, willing to do what needed to get done. And although I didn't know him as closely as others, I still thank God for people like Bryan, and how he is able to stand up for what he believes in and fight for us all.

Bryan, you are truely missed every day, by myself, and others close to me. I know you are being taken care of and are watching over all the people you care about... it's what you do. We all love you, and miss you and Thank you, with everything that we have, because this world is a better place from knowing you.
Sarah Dittbenner
November 13, 2007
I have been thinking about you alot lately. It has almost been a year since you gave the greatest gift of all. I still have your obituary on my fridge. It reminds me everyday of the sacrifices you and many other fine American's make on my behalf. I will forever be grateful. Thank You!
Justina Farrell
November 13, 2007
I miss you every day dude.
Nicholas Maurstad
November 13, 2007
Thank you..
Amanda Armstrong
November 12, 2007
Thank you, Thank you, because of you we are all still here...
Amanda Armstromg
November 12, 2007
The article that your dad wrote in the newspaper and on your page was amazing. Your dad couldnt have explained you and your life better... I miss you still every single day, we are all learning to celebrate your life and to try to let go, none of us thought it would be this hard. I will never forget what you did for me and the rest of us. I love you with all my heart and that will never change. I am so happy that I was a part of your life and I got to be your friend. You are the most amazing person, man, brother, and son. I will never forget your smell and how it felt to hug you goodbye, although I would have squeezed you harder if I knew it was the last time. I love you !!!
Selena Zapata
November 11, 2007
Bryan, A year ago Yesterday was the last time I got to see you, hug you, and kiss you. When I dropped you off at the airport, I knew I did'nt want to let you go, it is so hard not having you home with us and knowing we will never see you again. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH MOM
October 12, 2007
I was looking through the list of fallen soldiers from Minnesota when I came across your story. I want to personally say Thank You for serving your country. I wish I could only do something to ease your loved one's pain, anything. I pray all your loved one's find comfort in their faith. I also pray that you are at peace and shall forever live with Christ. God Bless you and your wonderful family. Brian Wagner
Brian Wagner
October 9, 2007
I didn't know you that well but it's safe to say we all grew up together. I just want to say thank you Bryan for giving the ultimate sacrifice. You are a true American Hero and you will never be forgotten.
Tara Leibel
September 12, 2007
There is nothing that I can say or do to take away the pain or bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer you and your family my heart felt condolences. I also offer you my prayers that in time the pain will easy and the memories of your HERO will carry you through each day and night. I want to thank your HERO, for his/her selfless act of becoming a member of the armed forces, his/her willingness to defend the United States of America, all that we hold sacred and for the sacrifice that will forever be etched in the memories of all those who knew him/her. Though tears can never bring him/her back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that he/she made and our sorrow at his/her passing. I believe for every fallen HERO there is a star shining brightly up above to remind us of the precious gift we were given.

Your mission on earth is complete and you are now a member of GOD’s Heavenly armed forces. Stand down brave warrior and take your rightful place in Heaven with all the HEROES who have passed before.

I made a special promise to LE RON A. WILSON, a dear family friend who joined the Army with three other friends, one of whom is my son (Le Ron was killed in action on 07/06/07 at the age of 18) on the day he was laid to rest as I touched his coffin, that I would never forget him nor would I forget those that gave their lives for our country before him, with him and after him and so when I came across www.legacy.com, I thought what a great way to keep my promise to Le Ron, so I will continue to leave tributes in each guest book until the day there is no longer the need to leave these tributes to a FALLEN HERO.

REST IN PEACE, HERO, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!

PROUD MOTHER OF A U.S. SOLDIER
Currently stationed in Germany
Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
August 15, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Spc McDonough and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
August 3, 2007
Happy Birthday B
July 31, 2007
I never got the opportunity to meet you, but I feel the urge to write here. As all the troops start arriving back in Minnesota, you are constantly thought of. Watch over your family, as I am sure this is so very tough for them.
I pray for families like yours every single day, and I pray for people like you everyday. God Bless you, and Thank You for helping keep our country free. I will never forget what you have done for me.
C.A
July 17, 2007
Thank you.
May 28, 2007
May God bless the McDonoughs. Bryan will be missed.
Jamie Walstrom
May 26, 2007
JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
R.I.P BRYAN
May 3, 2007
Our familes share a terrible sorrow as well as extreme pride, and our young men lie side by side in peace. This is such a late entry you may never know it exists, but I want you to know your Bryan is in my prayers always, as are you. I pray our shared pain will lessen in time, but the wonderful memories and pride will live on. God Bless.

Betsy Turcotte
Grandmother of Sgt. Nicholas Turcotte
Betsy Turcotte
April 10, 2007
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS. I HAVE JUST LEARNED OF YOUR GREAT LOSS AND WISH TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES. PLEASE KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT HERE WHO DO CARE AND YOUR HERO WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. HOLD TIGHT TO YOUR TREASURED MEMORIES THAT HIS SPECIAL SMILE MAY CONTINUE TO SHINE ON. I PRAY THAT PEACE WILL FIND YOU ALL SOMEDAY. GODSPEED AND SEMPER FI.

A PROUD MARINE MOM
Robyn Garside
April 5, 2007
Bryan, your picture is on my computer every day. We think of you constantly. For some reason, I stopped and took an extra long look today and my tears started and I couldn't stop them. Sometimes it doesn't feel real, like you are still in Iraq. I'm not in denial, I'm just still sad. I wish I could see you again.
Peggy
March 27, 2007
McD Family,

My family is sorry for your loss. Look around at the little things and you will see that Bryan is closer to you than may think. Your son's willingness and fortitude stands just as high and next to the others who have given us the gift of freedom. For that, we thank you for such a hero.
Rich K
March 26, 2007
Darling Bryan, no day shall pass that I don't miss you and shed a tear and feel that wave of grief wash over me.Your being taken from us, so young, is so awful because you gave so much to all of us when you were with us. I am so grateful for all the times we had to speak on the computer and writing emails and such. I hope you always enjoyed the packages I sent to to and knew that my love was in each one. I am so grateful, also, that we spent some time together last September. It just didn't feel like it would be the last time in this world. I will always miss you and grieve for you ... You should be so proud of your family. They are the living heroes you left with us. We all love you so much.
Shannon Doheny
March 2, 2007
Bryan,
How honored we are to display your cross on our trucks and hopefully you are smiling down from Heaven knowing you were so appreciated and thought very proudly of.
Rest in Gods arms and look after for your family in there time of sorrow.
Tom Rita Fransen
February 15, 2007
To the Family: I hope you all know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our families share something that nobody should ever have to share. May you all find a little more peace and may your hearts heal a little more each day.

To Bryan: You are loved and may your journey be filled with the love you so greatly deserve. We never had the opportunity to meet and I am saddened by that, but I know that you and my brother are both shining upon us all and I get a little hope from that. Thank You.
Nichole Stafford (Wosika)
February 6, 2007
Bry,
Still thinking of you every second of every day. I almost got through a day without crying at all. Maybe some day I won't cry but I will never forget. We love you and believe we'll all be together again.
February 5, 2007
I AM SO DEEPLY SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF BRYAN. I DIDN'T KNOW HIM, BUT I JUST LOST A REALLY GOOD FRIEND JAMES WOSIKA MY HEART, THOUGHTS, AND PRAYERS GO TO YOU, AND YOUR FAMILY. YOU ARE A TRUE AMERICAN HERO. MAY YOU FIND PEACE WITH MEMORIES OF BRYAN. GOD ONLY CALLS THE BEST HOME. BRYAN YOU ARE FOREVER HOME.

GOD BLESS ALL AMERICAN SOLDIERS FIGHTING FOR OUR FUTURES. THANK YOU SO MUCH
KATIE
February 5, 2007
“Soldier”
To Honor the Service of Our Fallen Soldiers

Soldiers write history, we pay the price
Many miles distant, you live the life
Entered the Battle of our own free will
Out of Duty for Country, and we’d do it still

We hope and pray that all will find peace
In God, in the flag, in memories of valor
Gone now, our pride and courage you see
“An Army of One” our motto forever

Willing to risk all for love of our Brothers
We’re still Your Soldiers…and we showed the way
Our Lives too short, now pray for the others
Lived free died Heroes in lands far away

Deep within souls all cherished our Service
We’ll always have what some never know
Courage and Honor, our names forever
Lived life with purpose…just our time to go

We march in the Heavens with Honor and Glory
Missions accomplished we fought the Good Fight
Many years from now…we’ll tell the full story
Until that Day we will live in the Light

Our lives we laid down in a land far away
Still watching o’er you this night and by day
No need to talk…just know we are with you
There in your hearts and we hear what you pray

Yes we are your soldiers
Our lives we laid down
Still We guard o’er you
Still Duty bound

Entered the Battle of our own free will
Out of Duty for Country, and we’d do it still
We’ll always have what some never know
Lived life with purpose…it was our time to go
Glen
January 29, 2007
May you find comfort in the Lord in this time of loss, joy in the memory of your hero Bryan, and peace in knowing that you have many military families keeping you in our hearts and prayers.
Lee Sirotnak
January 26, 2007
Tom and Renee and family
So terribly sorry for your loss. Although I did not personally know your son, I am also a parent and cannot imagine the pain you endure every day. Your son is a true american hero and will forever be thought of that way.
Our niece; SPC April Alle HHC I-34 BTB; currently serving her country and on the extended leave in Iraq. Keep his memory in your heart and love like there is no tomorrow, life is just too short sometimes.
K Wagner
January 24, 2007
To the McDonough Family,
I am sorry for the loss of your son.
Kate McDonough
Brownsburg, Indiana
Kate McDonough
January 24, 2007
Tom & Renee,
All our thoughts & prayers we were so sorry for the loss of Bryan know we are praying for you.
Know that he is in the arms of an Angel and we all appreciate his service for his country.
Tom & Rita Fransen
Tom Fransen
January 20, 2007
Bry,

We miss you so much. We are all very proud of you and can't wait to see you again. We are certain you are with us, watching over us now. We love you and will never forget.
January 15, 2007
Bry,
It's still every second of every day. We all love you and will never forget you.
January 7, 2007
McDonough Family,
I just wanted you to know it still hurts to think what you and your family is still and will always be going through with your loss. My best friend died 3 years ago tomorrow and I still talk about her every day. It does not feel as if she is gone it feels like something is missing. Something BIG! If you were wondering if those memories will soon fade, don't because they become precious and dont seem to go away. God Bless Bryan and Kim will make sure he is OK I promise :) It is you that he worries about.
Rachel Steinert
January 4, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy to the McDonough family in the loss of Bryan. I did not know Bryan, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young person and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. My heart was touched by the many wonderful/beautiful things written about you. Bryan you are my hero and you will NEVER be forgotten.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace
Tom

To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
Tom Gugliuzza-Smith
January 3, 2007
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