“Forever Loved, Never Forgotten”

The Navy Gold Star Program is eternally grateful for the sacrifice of those Service Members who have died in service to our country. To help us to never forget, we have set up this tribute page to honor and remember the memory of those lives. If you would like to honor the memory of your Sailor, Soldier, Marine, Airman or Coast Guardsman through the Navy Gold Star website please submit your thoughts and a photo.

Growing up, Brian was a typical boy doing lots of crazy boy stuff, but always made sure others were taken care off and safe. He loved playing football and softball during his high school years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with friends and also enjoyed hanging out with his family. He loved going camping with his parents and sister. We had such amazing times. After completing high school, Brian went through firefighter training at TEEX in College Station, an extension of Texas A&M, yes Gig 'em, as this was something he felt he would enjoy, be good and and would be able to help others. A year after he proudly graduated and passed his EMT exam, he was still a firefighter rookie without a job. It was then that he made the decision to take care of his family and his country and proudly joined the Navy. Short of being in the Navy for 2 years, at the age of 22, he unexpectedly passed away leaving his parents, his beloved sister, his wife, his two daughters and his baby girl to be born within 3 weeks after he passed. He was so excited to be there for his third daughters birth as he was not able to be there for the birth of his two other daughters. We are so sad that he is missing all the joy a parent experiences as we watch our children grow. In all this sadness we do know that some of his organs saved someone else's child, which makes us even more proud. Brian is our Hero forever, he is dearly missed, but he will always be loved and he will never forgotten.