Friday, April 10, 2009

Army Sgt. 1st Class Bryan E. Hall

Remember Our Heroes

Army Sgt. 1st Class Bryan E. Hall, 32, of Elk Grove, Calif.

SFC Hall was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died April 10, 2009 in Mosul, Iraq, when his vehicle was struck by a suicide bomber. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Gary L. Woods Jr., Sgt. Edward W. Forrest Jr., Cpl. Jason G. Pautsch and Pfc. Bryce E. Gautier.

Family didn’t know about humble soldier’s honors
The Associated Press

Bryan E. Hall received three Army commendation medals, as well as good Army achievement, good conduct and war on terrorism medals.

His mother, Betty Hall, said she had learned of the honors bestowed on her son only after his death.

“He was such a humble man,” she said.

Hall, 32, of Elk Grove, Calif., died April 10 when his vehicle was struck by an explosive in Mosul. He was a 1994 high school graduate and was assigned to Fort Carson.

“He was a special person, he never boasted about his accomplishments or was arrogant and pompous, he did his job,” his sister, Kristi, said. “When he was done with his job, he came home and he was a father, a husband, a son and a brother. He embodied what I think every soldier would want to be.”

Neighbor Clyde Colton remembers Hall as a man who loved camping, fishing and hunting. “He was quite the outdoorsman,” Colton said.

He is survived by his wife, Rachel, and 2-year-old daughter Addison.

“He loved his family and he just adored his wife and little baby girl,” said his mother. “He was very proud to be a military man — he felt he was doing what he needed to be doing.”

Army Sgt. 1st Class Bryan E. Hall was killed in action on 4/10/09.


Anonymous said...

My heart is heavy as I report to you that I had the [ * ] of meeting the family of SFC Brian E. Hall at the event near Rancho Murieta on Saturday, May 30, 2009. Nothing replaces a child. Yours in the service of Christ, Michael Rich, a former member of the Officer Corps, United States Army
[ * pleasure, honor, duty ((reader chooses the appropriate word(s).))

Anonymous said...

I Served with, Then Sgt. Hall in Ft. Cambell, KY. All though he was my truck commander, he was also a friend. I haven't seen him since the day IETS'd , but am saddened by the loss of a good man. I pray blessings over his family.

CPL. Aaron Nelson