Anne N. Bates

Brian Michael Roman
April 15, 1979 – September 27, 2006

Three days before Brian died in a motorcycle accident, he became engaged to marry his long-time girlfriend.  He had waited to secure a good job and a new home, before asking Katie to marry him.  He had just ended his service in the Marine Corps, where he saw action in Baghdad when Operation Iraqi Freedom began.  After his death, eight of his Marine buddies had this Celtic cross tattooed on their arms as a reminder of the bond of friendship they had with Brian.

We are grateful to Cindy Ball who volunteered to make this quilt patch in Brian’s memory.


Submitted by: Kathleen Butterstein and Paul Roman, parents