Brandon J. and Travis J. Selinsky

PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ, U.S.A.

U.S. ARMY

SSG TRAVIS J. SELINSKY 02/24/2017, PEORIA, AZ, U.S.A.

SSG BRANDON J. SELINSKY 08/26/2018, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, U.S.A.


Travis James Selinsky and his twin brother Brandon Joseph Selinsky were born March 16, 1990.

Travis Selinsky, 26, of Wailuku, Hawaii, passed away on February 24, 2017. He was born to James Selinsky and Jaye Lene Long.

Travis enlisted in the United States Army on May 22, 2008. SSG Selinsky attended One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Benning GA, where he was awarded the MOS of 11B (Infantry). After completion of OSUT. Travis was assigned to Bravo Company, 2-8 Armorer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX on September 16, 2008, as a rifleman. Travis deployed to Iraq for 2010.

Travis deployed to Afghanistan from Fort Hood in 2012. He was awarded the Purple Heart on April 17, 2012 for wounds received in action on April 3, 2012.

After leaving Fort Carson in 2013, Travis was awarded a secondary MOS of 79R, recruiter and assigned to Maui Center, Honolulu Company, Portland Recruiting Battalion as a recruiting NCO.

Brandon Selinsky grew up with his family in Prescott Valley, Arizona and was deployed to Afghanistan during his service in the army. Brandon Selinsky gave up much of his youth to serve our nation overseas, and not because anybody told him to.

“My dad served, we had three uncles who served, grandparents and great grandparents served. It was never impressed on us to go join, it was just something we did,” their brother Kyle Selinsky explained. Brandon died August 26, 2018.

Brandon enlisted in the United States Army on April 10, 2012. He attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, SC, and AIT at Fort Lee, VA. He was awarded the MOS of 91b. Brandon was assigned to Bravo Company, 526 Brigade support battalion Fort Campbell, KY as a wheeled vehicle mechanic. He deployed to Afghanistan from January 21, 2014 to August 12, 2014, and to Kuwait from March 8, 2016 to December 30, 2016. In 2017 his served next with Fox Company 2-12 Field artillery 1st Striker Brigade 4th Infantry Division Fort Carson, CO and deployed again to Kuwait. He redeployed July 3, 2018. Brandon is preceded in death by his twin brother, Travis Selinsky, U.S. Army.

Brandon’s reflection for family and friends left behind is the poem Afterglow by Helen Lowrie Marshall

I like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when day is done.

I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy times, and laughing times and bright and sunny days.

I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun of happy memories I leave behind when day is done.