Monday, April 20, 2009
His Star Has Turned From Blue to Gold
Staff Sgt. Bryan E. Hall, 32, of Elk Grove, California. He loved camping, fishing and hunting and was very proud of serving his country. As a 14 year veteran of the Army, he was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, based at Fort Carson, Colorado. He deployed to Iraq in September 2008. He was one of 5 soldiers who died April 10th when their military vehicle was struck by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq. Bryan had earned the Army Commendation medal three times, eight Army Achievement medals, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Air Assault Badge and was currently working on courses to achieve the Army Ranger title. He is survived by his wife, Rachel and their daughter, Addison; his parents, John and Betty and a sister, Kristi.
The other soldier's killed along with Bryan were: Corp. Jason Pautsch, SSgt. Gary L. Woods, Sgt Edward W. Forrest and PV2 Bryce E. Gautier.
May Almighty God Bless these heroes and the families who love them so.