SSG. BRIAN S. HOBBS - U.S. Army
Hometown / City: MESA, AZ MARICOPA
Date of Death: Thursday, October 14, 2004
Conflict: Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: Staff Sgt.
Unit: HHC, 2D BATTALION, 5TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 25TH INFANTRY DIVISION, SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HI 96857
Birth: Jul. 26, 1973
Death: Oct. 14, 2004, Afghanistan
SSgt. Brian Scott Hobbs gave the supreme sacrifice for his family and country when he was killed in action near Miam Do, Afghanistan. After a two week furlough at home with his family, Brian had recently returned to duty where he was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. He was on a security escort patrol when a bomb exploded near his vehicle, taking his life and that of his driver, Spc. Kyle K. Fernandez. Three fellow soldiers, who were passengers in the vehicle survived the attack. His friends and family are very proud of his commitment to duty, and he will be greatly missed. After graduating from Red Mountain High School in 1992, he joined the Army. In December 1992, shortly after completing boot camp, he married his high school sweetheart, Jenny. Brian left the army in 1996, but after two years felt compelled to return to active duty and rejoined in January of 1999. He was one of those rare individuals who truly loved his job. He believed God made him a soldier. Aside from being a dedicated soldier, Brian had a passion for music and other creative arts. He was a writer of poetry and stories. Brian loved “The Lord of the Rings”. Brian also played guitar and had hopes of one day starting a band. He also, more importantly, believed in Jesus, his Savior. He possessed a strong faith which he lived and shared in a way that was evident to everyone who met him. Brian was a devoted and loving husband, father, son, brother and friend to many. Brian is survived by his wife Jennifer, and three children, Briana, Jacob and Josiah; his parents Larry and Linda Hobbs of Mesa; two sisters, Lisa Graffa of Gold Canyon and Andee Pryor of Mesa; paternal grandmother, Imogene Hobbs of Apache Junction, and many other family members.
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