- 33 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 23, 1978
- Date of passing: Jun 12, 2012
|Let the memory of Barett be with us forever|
Assigned to Sapper 562nd Engineer Company, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd
Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
Barett loved hiking, camping, fishing, parasailing, white water raft
trips,Horseback riding, Jim Cana Riding, zip line trips,spending as
much time as possible with Family,Collecting knives, Riflery and
shooting at range as well as hunting, Archery,Carpentry,woodworking,
swimming, Loved animals and adpoted many with his wife Georgette
"I have been thinking of you and your family ever since I watched Inside Combat Rescue a few years ago. My heart aches for you & your family to this very day, I cant imagine the pain. I never knew you in life, but you have truly touched my heart & I'll never forget you or you & your family's sacrifice. You are my hero."
"Bear did you get the Chocolate cupcake I tied to all those helium balloons I sent up to you on your birthday??
Would have sent a bottle of Beer but I would have had to use over 100 balloons to get it off the ground! Hope this made you smile, Miss you so dam much son.
Mom & Dad"
"Happy Birthday to a true American Hero, Father, Husband and Son, who payed the ultimate price after dedicating his life to others. You have crossed over to the other side but are not forgotten by the world on this side...."
"Today is your special day!!"
"Happy Birthday to you Sir. I hope you are resting in peace knowing that you truly are not forgotten. I pray that your family is doing OK and enjoying memories of you today and during this holiday season. We are all forever thankful for your sacrifice."
"Since leaving a tribute to Barett and his family earlier this yeasr I have often thought of this true hero and his family, especially his Mom and prayed she was healing. Today I received a reminder of Barrett's birthday and had not realized how close to Christmas it was - I'm sure that used to be joyful. I hope that with the passage of time and God's grace the family and his Mom are able to celebrate these days with a little less pain and more shared happy memories of Barett to keep his spirit alive in the hearts of the family forever. You will all continue to be in my prayers and my heart. Thank you for sharing part of Barett with all of us."
"I am brought to SFC Barnett McNabb after watching Inside Combat Rescue. I cried my eyes out and became extremely humbled and blessed to live in a country where our fellow Americans pay the ultimate price for our freedom. I can easily get caught up in the complaining of things that truly don't matter, but this brave soldier reminded me how humble I should be. May God give peace to your family and may you RIP. Thank you for your service to this country and giving no greater sacrifice, you are truly a hero!! God bless your family!!!"
""The spirit lives as long as the living remember"! Old Indian saying
Gone but NOT forgotten! Thank you for ur service sir!"
"I too watched the NAT. GEO. program last night and cried when SFC McNabb died. I wrote his name down and promised myself to research his name and never forget his sacrifice. my prayers go out to his family, RIP SFC McNabb. I will never forget your service and sacrifice."
"I just witnessed your passing on NAT GEO. Maybe it's that I am from an Army Family with my Father interned at Arlington, or maybe it's just our shared humanity. Either way, I wept. I am so very sorry."
"I just watched SFC McNabb pass away on the NatGeo series "Combat Rescue". When the Doctor was massaging his heart and he got a pulse my eyes filled with tears and I was so damn happy and then they lost him and I was devastated. I served in Afghanistan 2003-2004 and Iraq 2004-2005. Every single day i remind myself just how fortunate I am to have made it home. Lord bless SFC McNabb's family and loved ones, give them strength and ease their suffering I pray. I do not deserve to be here and I pray I live my life in a way that honors their sacrifice...
RIP SFC McNabb
Pacer 6. Out"
"May You Rest in Peace, Thanks For Your Bravery and Dedication, May God Bless Your Family, Kids and Wife!"
"God bless Brett McNabb and the friends and family who love him."
"Bless you and your loved ones xxx"
"Your passing made me sad I'm from the UK and was watching combat rescue on the television and they paid tribute to you , it brought a tear to my eye as I too lost a friends there , I'm sure you were a brave man even now we are thinking of you."
"May you rest in peace. Bless you for your sacrafice. May god look after your family and loved ones. It pains me to see bad things happen to good people. - SFC W. Ashby, 3/2 Stryker"
"I had a lot of everyday problems in my head as I sat down and watched TV. I then came upon a program that showed Sgt. McNabb's final moments. I chastised myself for my petty troubles and wept as this brave man paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country. While some could find fault in showing such a painful scene, I am grateful for it. It reminds the whole nation of the price of freedom that is so unevenly born by these heroes' families. I am also grateful because it made me take the time to learn about this great man to whom I owe such a great debt. God Bless Sgt. McNabb and his family."
"Sitting here, after watching SFC Barett McNabb fight for his life on Combat Rescue was a saddening experience. Those doctors, nurses, and pararescuemen did all they could to save and seeing that Barett didn't give up was awe inspiring. Barett's sacrifice is just one of many reasons for all of to be thankful for our freedom and the lives we live in safety, with our families. I pray for McNabb's family and that God protects him and his family until the day they are all reunited all again. God bless."
"May God look after you in Heaven and to also provide your family with the enormous amount of Love that was lost with your loss. Thank you SFC Barett Wambli McNabb for protecting our Country. Words alone can not express my family's gratitude to you and your family. I only hope that I can meet you in Heaven and shake your hand. God Bless You -"
"Deepest Heart felt gratitude for the debt your family has paid in the name of freedom. Thank you."
"Like others, I didn't know this soldier, but watching the TV show. I am in tears for the loss for your family. He is truly a hero. I hope you have been able to find some comfort in the years that have passed. Thank you for sharing your son, father and husband with the world."
"I didn't know this soldier. I was just laying here, watching tv and the combat rescue show was on and it showed what happened. I am in tears right now. They tried so hard, but it was not to be. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that we will never forget the sacrifices made by your loved one and by you. From an unknown person in Kansas, please know that I will never forget. May you have peace in your hearts."
"Once again I wish to Thank all of you who payed tribute to my Son Barett. I miss him everyday but finally am trying to move forward now. Remember he was my Only child and it just about killed me to loss him, but he was doing what he felt was his job. My hero! My son!"
"May Heavenly Father Guard, Guide, Bless and Protect you and your family on the anniversary of your going home to Him. In my prayers at this time both you and you wonderful family who sacrificed so much for America."
"Tears were streaming down my face as I sat on the edge of the couch whispering no no over and over while watching Barett Wambli struggle for life on Combat Rescue. I will never forget him and his sacrifice for all of us and he and his family will be in my prayers always. Barett and his family are not strangers they are part of us all. Thank you"
"My thoughts and prayers to the family. No words can express my gratitude for your son and husband and his honorable service. May God bless your family and those around you. SD"
"To the parents, spouse and children of SFC Barett McNabb
I just finished watching the National Geographic program and felt compelled while holding back tears, to pay tribute and to let you know, that our hearts and prayers will forever be with you; and in memory of Barett. Although some time has passed, do know that he will live on forever in your hearts; and to his children everyday you look in the mirror, he is with you.
Please know that your Dad was something special; and what he did and was doing thru his service, you will always be able to hold your head high knowing that he loved his country & that he most importantly he loved you.
Former SP4 Douglas Jones"
"My Condolences and Prayers to the children and family of American Selfless Hero SFC Barrett W McNabb. Thank you (if that is even correct) for sharing and allowing the world to see this tragic moment in all your lives. My son is also serves proudly and the spark that these men and woman are born with is unexplainable. As parents,spouses,family all we can do is support them and pray they stay safe. My son will forever try to convince me this is what they prepare for we at home can only try to believe that. God Bless you all and embrace that Soldier Angel you all no doubt have. REST IN LOVE SFC MCNABB."
"SFC McNabb thank you for your bravery, strength & courage as you gave your life for so many! You will be forever missed by those that know you including those who met you through TV. May God Be With You & Your Family!"
"To the McNabb Family,
Your son and husband is a hero and I'm so sorry for the loss of his life. Condolences seem so small when put next to your grief, but from one mom to another, I think the only thing greater than our fears and pain is the courage, bravery and patriotism of our boys. May his Most Honorable dedication give your broken hearts comfort and pride.
"Thank you SFC McNabb for your ultimate sacrifice. I learned of you on Combat Rescue and was heartbroken that you didn't make it. I was inspired at the number of individuals that did everything humanly possible to save you and I've no doubt you know this as well. Peace be with you, eternally. McNabb family, my prayers are with you. Your son, husband,father's life was not in vain. GOD bless our soldiers and God bless America. Amen."
"RIP SFC McNabb, you are not forgotten."
"God bless the McNabb family! I was just incredibly saddened to learn of Barrett's death. I watched the service men and women trying to save his life and couldn't control my emotion. I had to reach out and offer sympathies after they showed his name. I have also lost due to the ugly war in the Middle East. My prayers and passion are for your continued healing!"
"RIP SFC McNabb, just saw the Pararescue episode on National Geographic this Memorial Day weekend of the traumatic events that you sacrificed all for us. Rest in peace fellow Soldier!"
"My former.wife ,Tammy and I knew Bear and Georgia from Ft.Riley in 2000-2002. We were the best of friends. Our Jack russel dog zee bee played with their great dane,Ranger, and our children played together.we were neighbors. I had lost touch with them over the years but never forgot Thier friendship and generosity. One horrible fucking way to find out about your buddy 4 years later but here's how it happened , I swear to god. I was on facebook, checking out a girls.profile that I'm interested in, her last name happened to be mcnabb. Ino my head suddenly,popped barret mcnabb,on google,and George popped up. Thanks for letting me know pal
Say hi to my brother Carl the 3rd up there,you guys met at my ets party back in 2002 in Manhattan. Georgia,I'm on facebook.love you all
Daniel is 6foot 2 now and weighs 250. I remarried a Russian lady,and we have 2 girls. Sad godamn day.and by the way,I don't fucking want to see my brother killed by cowardIce goat fuckers on live tv."
"I have watched the heroic and tragic episode in which this brave son, husband, father lost his battle to live. My heart broke and tears are not NEARLY enough to offer his family but please know he is now part of my soul as well. A piece of all of us was lost watching him pass so tragically and bravely. Your words as a mother show us why your son was such a wonderful human being. God Bless You."
"Was just watching NatGeao and saw how brave and selfless you and the brave men and women in Military are. I pray for strength and peace for your family. God bless."
"We are thinking of you and your family on this day.....We thank you all for your sacrifice and are so happy that this story and many others has been seen and heard the way it should have been. We should stop and reflect what people have lost so that we can thrive. We've really enjoyed getting to know your family a little here and there and hope to stay in contact over the years. Bless you all on this day and have a Merry Christmas. Love the Hassing Family"
"Land of the free, BECAUSE of the brave. Because of men like SFC McNabb, we live in the finest country in the world. God rest his soul and watch over his special family. To his parents: you raised an exceptional son. To his wife and child: what a wonderful legacy. May the Lord bless you and keep you. He laid down his life for his country. No greater sacrifice."
"Then, the soldier rolled over,
In a voice soft and pure,
He whispered, "Carry on Santa,
It's Christmas Day, all is secure."
Thank you Sarge! Happy Birthday!"
"Remembering you on this Day of Remembrance for all soldiers lost since WW1. May Heavenly Father Guard, Guide, Bless & Protect you and your families always. Thank you for protecting us all from evil. R.I.P. Barett. xx"
"I served with Barett, and he was one of the best humans as well as Soldier, I have ever known. He was a young Sgt when I was a Platoon Leader. It is wonderful that everyone is reaching out their thoughts and prayers to his family. In the years we knew each other, that was the one thing he loved to talk about. RIP SFC McNabb, you will always be missed"
"Watched in awe today of the show"Combat Rescue". None of us back here should ever complain about our jobs. These men and women are truly incredible. As the mother of an Army guard soldier, my heart was broken watching the reality of war. My condolences to the family and to the great sacrifice made by SPC McNabb. RIP soldier."
"I just watched the episode of Inside Combat Rescue where you gave your life so that so many more could live theirs. With tears streaming down my face, I thank you and your loved ones for the sacrifice you and they made. May there one day be peace on Earth. <3"
"I just watched NATGEO and I couldn't help being saddened. I'm very sorry for the loss of your family and friends. You are a hero and I thank you so much for what you gave for us. Rest in peace."
"God bless sarge. May you soar with the eagles."
"THANK YOU for your service. God Bless family and friends."
"I am a French Man and I've just discovered the NATGEO Inside Combat Rescue images. I have been deeply shocked and I absolutely want to share my pain with all of your Family and friends. You served and protected everyone who wants to live in a free world. And everyone will have to deserve your ultimate sacrifice. You were a beloved "son, husband and father". Be sure you are now a beloved Hero across the countries. I am not christian but.....God bless You and your Family"
"Just saw NATGEO- I was moved to offer my condolences. Thank you Sergeant First Class Mcnabb. Forever grateful for your service."
"From a sad but greatful mother:
I wish to Thank You all for your thoughts and prayers.
Many of you do not know but Barett was my ONLY Child and the loss devestated me. Thanks again to you all!"
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