SGT Bruce E. Horner

SGT Bruce E. Horner 1

SGT BRUCE E. HORNER – U.S. Army

Hometown / City: NEWPORT NEWS, VA NEWPORT NEWS (CITY)
Date of Death: Friday, June 1, 2007
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: SGT
Unit: 127TH MP COMPANY, 759TH MP BATTALION, 43RD AREA SUPPORT GROUP, FORT CARSON, CO

Birth: Mar. 3, 1964, USA
Death: Jun. 1, 2007
Baghdad, Iraq

Sgt. Horner of Lorain Ohio and Newport News, Va., became a emergency medical technician in Lorain after high school and his training led him to the army. Bruce was known for his humor and his ability to turn people’s lives around. He loved to sing and he sang the Christian songs he loved. Several years ago, at a base parking lot in Virginia, that powerful voice was like a magnet. He was sitting in his car belting out a song. His enthusiasm for life was evident in all he did, from his devotion to his church and family, to his love for the outdoors and activities that included volleyball and biking. He also loved working out and spending time at the gym. Bruce was a devoted member of Olivet Christian Church, where he was active on the Praise and Worship Team and enjoyed working with the youth. He truly loved the Lord and was always excited to witness and share his faith with others, whether here in Newport News, or with his fellow soldiers in Iraq. He often rode with patrol units and worked at power stations doing emergency medical work. During his current tour, Bruce worked at a power station in Al Iskandariah, working with the Iraqi police on a daily basis. Prior to the Iraq invasion the power station had manufactured ammunition. The 127th MPs monitored the Iraqi police and trained them as part of their mission. His family has a strong military background. Bruce completed nearly 18 years of service in the U.S. Army. He was 43.

Army
127th Military Police Company
709th Military Police Battalion
18th Military Police Brigade
21st Theater Support Command
Fliegerhorst, Germany SGT Bruce E. Horner 2

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