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Although I never met Bryan, I have learned a lot about him through his Dad. Reading the stories of Bryan as told by his Dad, and seeing pictures of him as a child, has really touched my heart. I consider myself to be lucky to have a momento with Bryan's picture on it, that I carry with me every day, and every single day, I see his face, and tell him thank you. Yet, it never seems enough. But Bryan lives on through his Dad, who I believe is his biggest fan. The strength and courage he has amazes me, and no doubt, that must be where Bryan got his from. I look not only at Bryan, but his entire family as true heros, and because of the love his Dad has for him, I am sure, I will be only one in a million, who will carry Bryan in my heart for the rest of my life.
Never met though we are, long travelled have we together. Rest well Warrior with our everlasting thanks and love.
SSG Burgess will always be my hero. I'm proud to have had the chance to talk to him, however fleetingly, and I wish all his family the very best of everything. You all raised a fine Soldier, son, and father.
SSG Burgess will always be a hero to me. Even though I only met him fleetingly at COP Monti, he left an indelible impression. My heart goes out to his family -- his parents, his spouse, his children, and his Army family. Thank you for raising such a fine Soldier and gentleman.
Today, while carrying stacks of books from the library, I thought of you and your brothers-in-arms. You help me maintain my focus as I examine topograhical maps. Many of my research searches come from lightbulb "what-ifs" that come to mind as I listen to your four amazing parents and others who remember you. My eagerness is driven, in part, by helmet-cam footage, where I met you. Tiffany and your children are additional beautiful testimonies to you as a man. And of course, your father's example: A man fully determined to fullfil "little boy Bryan" and "soldier Bryan's" vision. I wholeheartedly thank you for inspiring and teaching me. No Slack. I shall never quit. You will never be forgotten, our nation's son.