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Captain Brian S. Letendre

 
 
Captain Brian S. Letendre Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
1. Captain Brian S. Letendre Memorial
Inscription.
Captain Brian S. Letendre
United States Marine Corps
5/13/79 – 5/3/06
1/25 MITT
Al Anbar Province, Iraq

 
Erected 2008.
 
Location. 41° 41.808′ N, 72° 46.305′ W. Marker is in New Britain, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Sunnyslope Drive and Pendleton Road, on the right when traveling north on Sunnyslope Drive. Touch for map. Located in Captain Brian S. Letendre Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: New Britain CT 06053, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sulliman Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); National Iwo Jima Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Belvidere Area WWII Veterans (approx. 0.9 miles away); George Washington Bicentennial (approx. 0.9 miles away); This Captured Gun (approx. one mile away); Brig. Gen. John Patterson House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Holy Cross WWII / Korean Conflict Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); Honored Veterans Walk With God (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Britain.
 
More about this marker. MITT. The United States Marine Corps has a number of Military Transition
Handprints of Captain Letendre's young son, Dillon S. Letendre, 03/08/2008 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
2. Handprints of Captain Letendre's young son, Dillon S. Letendre, 03/08/2008
Teams throughout Iraq. These teams serve as military advisors to the Iraqi Army. Their role is to help the Iraqi Army get back on its feet. Each team is attached to an Iraqi Army Battallion and assists that unit in decision-making, planning missions, developing military intelligence, capturing and destroying weapons caches, isolating and apprehending insurgents and utilizing available air support.
 
Categories. War, 2nd Iraq
 
Bench Next to the Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
3. Bench Next to the Memorial
"Not for fame or reward, not for place or rank,
not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity,
but in simple obedience to duty as they
understood it, these men suffered all,
sacrificed all, dared all – and died."
Rev. Randolph H. McKim
Captain Brian S. Letendre U.S.M.C. Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
4. Captain Brian S. Letendre U.S.M.C. Memorial Park
In Memory of Capt. Brian S. Letendre
Killed in action while conducting combat operations against
enemy forces in Al Anbar Province, Iraq on May 3, 2006

Dedicated the 8th day of March 2008
As Petitioned to the City of New Britain by
Captain Letendre's Neighbors and Friends
In Honor of His charismatic leadership, his focused and motivational impact on
civilians as witnessed in his inspirational 2005 Memorial Day Services Keynote
Address in Fairview Cemetery honoring fallen veterans
and for his endearing nature and the strong connections he developed while living
at 131 Pendleton Road in New Britain for the 18 months he was stationed in Plainville.

Achievements:
Officer Candidates School, Quantico, VA
Graduate of Infantry Officer's Course
Served with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment
Completed three deployments:
Okinawa, Japan
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor
Graduate of Survival (SERE) School
Inspector Instructor for Company C, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment
4th Marine Division at the Marine Reserve Center in Plainville
January 1, 2005 – Promoted to Captain
Re-Deployed to Iraq as Iraqi Tactics Instructor

Medals/Awards: Bronze Star with Combat V, Purple Heart
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat V
Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon (Second Award)
Presidential Unit Citation, Joint Meretorious Award
Navy Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal
Iraq Global War on Terrorism Service Medal & Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (Third Award)

Survived by his wife, Autumn, son Dillon,
Parents Milton and June Letendre and brothers Justin and Nick Letendre

Remembered by his peers as an exemplary Marine officer, as well as a great father,
Brian followed his heart. Brian was a kind, compassionate young officer
Who loved his country and his family. He served his men and their families
Honorably during some of their most challenging times. He believed that
Being in Iraq was right and that no one should resist the chance to liberate
Another human being even if it meant putting his life on the line.
He was a consummate Marine and a true American Hero.
"Semper Fidelis"
"Always Faithful"
Faithful to Our Nation, To Each Other, To the Cause We Serve
Captain Brian S. Letendre Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
5. Captain Brian S. Letendre Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 683 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 12, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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