Marine Corporal Brian Joseph Terra of Gilbert, Arizona, beloved son of Bobby and Debbie Terra, brother of Doug Terra and Steven Terra and his German Sheppard, Athena.
Brian was born July 19, 1991 to Robert and Debbie Terra of Wantagh, New York and he attended General Douglas MacArthur High School in Levittown, New York.
Excerpt below shared from a relief fund and memorial event for Cpl Terra:
“On August 19, 2018 Brian Joseph Terra, a 27 year old Marine Infantry Machine Gunner who honorably served the United States of America from 2010-2014 with multiple overseas tours including a combat deployment in the Sangin Valley of Afghanistan took his own life. Leaving a hole in the lives of his parents, two brothers, his German Sheppard Athena, many friends and anyone else who was lucky to have known him.
Brian would never ask for help but would be the first one to lend a hand without hesitation and with a smile on his face. This pride and integrity was carried out by him in everything he did and was instilled by his parents Bobby and Debbie. These values are the same reason why they will not ask for help, which is why we are doing it on their behalf.
Besides his service and puppy the thing that Brian was most proud of was his house. Bobby and Debbie will lose the home that he worked so hard for so please help the family of a man who helped so many others. We cannot give them their son back but we can help save the part of him that is still standing.
To go along with this fund their will be an event held for Brian to celebrate his life. Visit Facebook and search events “ Brian Terra’s Memorial Event “ which will take place September 15th at Mr. Beerys located at 4019 Hempstead turnpike Bethpage NY, 11714. There will be some of Brian’s favorite things including guitar shredding heavy metal music, tattoos, and miller lite.”
My son Jesse Greene loved your son. My heart is filled with heaviness and sorrow at your loss. I am gladly donating to the family and please know you all are in my prayers and thoughts.
I was blessed to have met Brian. The world lost a beautiful soul but Heaven gained a perfect angel. I miss him soooo much Aughhh! :’ (