Posted by: Jacqui Murray | January 25, 2012

Wednesday Hero: Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Hall

Sgt. 1st Class Bryan E. Hall

Sgt. 1st Class Bryan E. Hall, U.S. Army32 years old from Elk Grove, California
1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
April 10, 2009

Bryan Hall received three Army commendation medals, as well as good Army achievement, good conduct and war on terrorism medals. But his family didn’t learn about them until after his death. “He was such a humble man,” said his mother, Betty. “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.”

Sgt. 1st Class Hall was a junior in High School when he signed up for an Army early entry program. After he graduated he attended one year of college before enlisting.

Bryan Hall, and five other soldiers, was killed on April 10, 2009 when a suicide bomber detonated a truck packed with explosives at a police station in Mosul, Iraq. Betty Hall said an Army commander told her that by ordering his soldiers to fire on the suicide bomber’s truck, her son probably saved many lives by preventing the attacker from entering the police compound.You can read more about Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Hall here.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero.
Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look

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  1. Wow, so sad that his family didn’t learn of his medals until after his death. What a humbling story.

    • These stories are so difficult to read–to post–but I want their heroism remembered.

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  5. I had the pleasureof serving under, Then SGT. Hall as my truck commander. He was a good man and it saddens me to hearof his passing.

    • I’m so sorry to hear that. He paid a high price to keep America free, one which his friends share at least a bit in that they suffer from losing him. Thanks for dropping by.

  6. To SFC. Hall’s family…I just want you to know that there are people out here who think about Bryan. It’s 3 years today. Bryan will be in my thoughts all day and his family will be in my prayers.

    We all miss you Sgt.

    • It says a lot about him that those who worked under him still remember him. Thanks.


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