Kyle Brown
(1983-2006)
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Kyle William Brown  
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. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Tabernacle Methodist Church, Poquoson, by the Rev. O. H. Burton Jr. and Chaplain David Cromer. A committal service with full military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 895 Middle Ground Blvd., Suite 154, Newport News, VA 23606.
Published in the Daily Press from 1/14/2006 - 1/15/2006.
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