Shawn Bryan, a former Sergeant of Marines who most
recently served in combat in Iraq (2005) and was awarded the Purple
Heart combat/wounded medal in that conflict. Sgt. Bryan's service
in Iraq was with the Third battalion 25th marines out of Columbus
Ohio during OIF3 2005 in the Anbar province in Iraq.
Sgt Bryan originally joined the Marines in 1988 and served five
years active duty with 3rd Marines on the West Coast as well as
I&I duty in Florida.
The afternoon after 9-11 Bryan re-enlisted with 4th Recon Delta Co
and deployed to Anbar in 2005 with 3-25. He served as the
Battalion IO and covered 13 regimental operations around the Anbar
province. Over the course of those ops 3-25 lost 48 Marines
and sailors and took out countless terrorists in that area.
Upon returning to the States, Bryan opened a car dealership in New
Mexico, and is heavily involved in local veterans affairs. Bryan is
the founder of the "War on Terror" memorial currently being built
in Albuquerque, New Mexico to memorialize New Mexico military
members who have given their life protecting our Country in Iraq
Shawn Bryan is a strong family man, married with two children and
three step-children all under the age of 15. Bryan volunteers in
all their athletic and academic endeavors, especially when it gives
the kids a little taste of Marine boot camp.
Where were you born? Mineral Wells, TX
Where are you from and do you still have family that lives
there? I grew up in Florida and all natural family still
Where do you live now and for how long have you lived
there? Albuquerque, NM for 13 years
Where did you go to High School? Graham, TX
Where did you go to college? If you worked at one
place for a while in High School or college list that too:
Where does your spouse (if you have one) work?
Car Shop Dealership - Owner as well as
CDS Holdings- Partner
CSD Automotive- Partner
C+S Recovery- Partner
News Anchor- 20 years- Retired- Works in my businesses now.
Do you have any military bases in your area, if so, which
ones? Kirtland Air Force Base
Do you have big companies in your area that are pro
Please list any and all affiliations with groups/organizations,
etc: VFW, Purple Heart Association. Director of New Mexico
Fallen Hero's Memorial
Where did you serve in Iraq and for how long?
(please list all places) Anbar Province- All over, Feb. 05 -
What are 2 distinct/unique stories or events that occurred
while you were serving? Served with 3rd BN 25th Marines in
Anbar. During seven months of fighting out unit lost 48
marines/sailors. Anbar was the most volatile areas at that time,
now it is one of Americas greatest stories of success.
Why are you a member of Vets For Freedom? Our country has
been manipulated long enough by liberal entities that don't tell
the truth, VFF is a group that is willing to challenge those groups
in order to protect our Americans on the ground. I am a member even
though we are not there we still have a war to fight here at
Why are you returning to where you once served? In 2005
we lost 48 brave men. Most of whom I knew. We have now seen a
massive change in Anbar and I believe Americans need to know that
we are seeing progress in what was one of the worst areas, and that
those amazing marines/ sailors did not die in vain.
What do you hope to accomplish from your embed?
To show Americans and the world the truth of what we have
What would you like the American people to know about the War on
Terror? Progress for a suppressed people and pride in our