AUSTIN, TX, US
PO2, 2ND MDIV FMF LNT, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC
09/09/2011, MARJAH, AFGHANISTAN
Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian Keith Lundy Jr. earned his heavenly wings on Sept. 9, 2011. During his 25 years on this earth, he led a full and meaningful life which began with his birth to Ramona Fowler and Brian Lundy Sr. at Bergstrom AFB, TX on July 29, 1986.
Brian accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized by the Reverend R.E. Foster at Zion Rest Missionary Baptist Church. He sang with the Voices of Joy and was an active member of TCIA and JCIA Youth groups. He was a Junior Deacon and demonstrated an eagerness to do service in his life.
Brian loved animals and as a child spoke of being a veterinarian. Brian graduated from Bowie High School in May 2004 and received a scholarship to Huston Tillotson University where he enrolled in August 2004. But he determined that college did not provide the challenge and adventure he wanted and chose instead a different path. Determined to fulfill the desire to do more with his life, help others, and serve his country, he enlisted in the US Navy in May 2006.
During Brian’s successfully completed Basic Training and Hospital Corpsman “A” School in Great Lakes, IL.. His first duty station was aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan from November 2006 to August 2008. His next assignment was the Naval Hospital 29 Palms, CA. the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.
However, these assignments did not challenge Brian’s full potential, and once he became eligible, he applied for and was accepted to special training as a hospital corpsman with the Fleet Marine Force. FMF training consists of specialized training in advanced emergency medicine and the fundamentals of Marine Corps life, while emphasizing physical conditioning, small arms familiarity and basic battlefield tactics. Brian successfully completed FMF training in March 2011 and was assigned to 2nd Marine Division, FMF, Camp Lejeune, NC., in March 2011.
He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to Afghanistan in July 2011. Brian often called his mother relating interesting stories about his duties as a corpsman. He told her about having to deliver a baby, treating an Afghani National with multiple stab wounds and even having to remove a rock from the eye of a young Afghan boy. Brian had finally found his calling and his purpose in life, and he was doing something that made him feel that he was making a difference in this world. Ramona Fowler delighted in the fact that her son had become a fine man.
Though Brian was awarded many commendations, the most rewarding commendation Brian ever received was the opportunity to help others and to give his life in the service of his country.