SEATTLE, WA, US
SGT, 632ND MNT CO, 87TH CSSB, 3RD SUSTAIN BDE, 3RD ID, FORT STEWART, GA
03/21/2011, AS SAMAWAH, IRAQ
Brandon Hocking attended Federal Way and Decatur high schools before enlisting and enjoyed fixing old cars, sketching and playing guitars. Hocking enlisted in the Army in November 2005, and was assigned to Fort Stewart, Georgia.
In the summer of 2010, Brandon Hocking told a military writer how much he enjoyed his job at a base in southern Iraq where he fixed weapons for the Army. Hocking was a small-arms repair specialist and also served as a convoy gunner.
“My favorite part about this job is learning different weapons systems,” Hocking said in an Army public affairs report. “There’s always something new to learn so I can be better at my job.” At the time, he was also helping put together a team that could travel and repair weapons.
His family said Hocking, who was on his second tour of duty in Iraq and was scheduled to return home at the end of March.
His sister Brianna Hocking said:“I told him to stay safe, and Brandon told me, ‘Don’t worry. I love you, and I will be home soon.’”
Havalah Hocking 30 March 2011 Ft. Stewart, GA: Brandon was a great Soldier and Father to 4 beautiful children who thought he was Superman,or Boywonder. As his wife I know the world lost a wonderful soul when he perished from this life. I send my love and prayers out to his mom,dad,and sisters,but mostly my heart bleeds for Gwenivere,Sebastian,Odian,and Morganna as they will no longer be able to receive hugs and kisses from such a fabulous person. We will miss you always Brandon,and God speed into the Afterlife. Love always your wife Havalah and kids Ganna,Odie,Bookie,and Gwenie