SGT Brandon S. Asbury

SGT Brandon S. Asbury 1

SGT BRANDON S. ASBURY – U.S. Army

Hometown / City: TAZEWELL, VA TAZEWELL
Date of Death: Saturday, October 7, 2006
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: SGT
Unit: COMPANY E, 4TH FORWARD SUPPORT BATTALION, 1BCT, FORT HOOD, TX

Birth: Jul. 30, 1985
Tazewell
Tazewell County
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 2006
Al Anbar, Iraq

Brandon married a girl from Texas, and they resided near the division’s home base at Fort Hood, Texas. He was a member of the Tazewell High band and Green T singers while attending Tazewell High School. He was homecoming king during his senior year who could make people’s ribs ache from laughter. As a sophomore, in a play called “Hollywood Hillbillies,” Asbury played a character called Bubba to such comic perfection that members of the choir thereafter called him by the name. In school, Brandon Asbury sang in the choir, played in the band and performed in plays. During his senior year, his good-natured personality prompted students to elect him the homecoming grand marshal, the school’s version of homecoming king. He came from a military family. His father, Army National Guardsman Walt Asbury, returned to Tazewell County in 2005 after serving a year in Iraq. His military awards and decorations include the Army Service Ribbon, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal and the Combat Action Badge. He posthumously received the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart and Good Conduct Medal. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, parents, grandparents. He was 21.

Army
4th Support Battalion
1st Brigade
4th Infantry Division
Fort Hood, Texas SGT Brandon S. Asbury 2

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