Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Sid W Brookshire

Willard, Missouri

June 20, 2007

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
36 Army Maj

1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division

Fort Stewart, Georgia

 Killed in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.

This is a picture of Sid on a trip he took with his father  I know Sid was very fond of motorcycles and did enjoy riding numerous times with his father Jim Brookshire.

From Jackie 07/03/07:

I know Sid was very fond of motorcycles and did enjoy riding numerous times with his father Jim Brookshire.

Sid was a very warm and caring person who will be greatly missed.

Army Major Sid W. Brookshire

Army Major Sid W Brookshire, 36, son of James Brookshire, formerly of Willard and now residing in Anahuac, Texas, and grandson of the late County Judge S. N. Brookshire, died on active duty in Iraq on June 20, 2007. Sid was born in Honolulu Hawaii, on September 11,1970. He was a graduate of Willard High School and of Southwest Missouri State University; and a 2006 graduate of the War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He was a 14 year Army veteran, first serving with the Army National Guard of Missouri and then as a commissioned officer after graduating from Southwest Missouri State University. Based at Fort Stewart Georgia, he was a Ranger on his first deployment to Iraq. He loved motorcycles and the outdoors. He was a man of kindness, courage and strength. He is also survived by his wife, Karin, and daughters, Faith Ann and Bethany, currently of Richmond Hills, Georgia; his mother, JoBeth of California; stepmother, Jackie Brookshire of Anahuac Texas; sister, Lisa Manon and her daughter, Alice, of Spring, Texas; stepsisters, Angelina Santa Maria of Connecticut, Sherry Lopez and Ronda Langley of Arizona, Christine Ledo of California, and Georgina Macala of Houston Texas; and many other family members in Missouri and California. Services have not yet been scheduled. In lieu of flowers, a memorial can be made to the Springfield-Greene County Library, Attention Lorraine Sandstrom-Branch Manager, PO Box 760, Springfield MO 65801, for the Willard Branch.
From Ozarks Local News News-Leader.com 06/28/07:

Willard grad dies in Iraq
News-Leader Staff

A soldier from Georgia killed last week in Iraq had ties to the Ozarks, a relative said.

Maj. Sid W. Brookshire, one of four Fort Stewart, Ga., soldiers killed June 20, was a graduate of Willard High School.

"He was an inspiration to a lot of people around here," said his aunt, Alberta Brookshire of Walnut Grove.

She said Sid Brookshire lived with her family for a time and also lived off and on at another location in the Willard area, from when he was a child until a couple years out of high school.

He was 36 and married with two girls and lived in Georgia, his aunt said. His parents lived in California and Texas.

The Department of Defense announced his death last week along with the deaths of three other soldiers killed while in the same vehicle. An explosive device detonated near the vehicle, a department release said.

Also killed were Staff Sgt. Darren P. Hubbell, 38, of Tifton, Ga.; Spc. Joe G. Charfauros Jr., 33, of Rota, Mariana Islands; and Pfc. David J. Bentz III, 20, of Newfield, N.J.

They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart.

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