MARICOPA, AZ, USA U.S. Army
SGT, TROOP B, 5TH SQUADRON, 73D CAVALRY, 3 BCT, FORT BRAGG, NC AS SADAH VILLAGE, IRAQ 04/23/2007
Brice was born January 23,1975 to Leslie A. and Robert K. Pearson in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a 1993 graduate of Mingus High School and attended Arizona State University, majoring in English Literature
Sergeant William Fleming, a team leader who served with Pearson, said the fallen soldier cared deeply about his comrades.
“Brice didn’t talk about work much off-duty, but he always wanted to know how his guys were doing,” Fleming was quoted as saying in a statement issued by Fort Bragg officials. “I’ve lost friends before, but nothing like this. It’s very overwhelming.”
The group had been in Iraq since August. Longtime friends can’t believe he’s gone. Friends say Sergeant Pearson was home on leave just three weeks ago. At the time, they had no idea their quick goodbyes meant forever.
“Definitely a good guy to have on your side,” Mark Eshelman said.
Eshelman is talking about his longtime friend Brice Pearson, a guy who at the age of 30 decided to join the army. Sergeant Pearson, nicknamed “Old Man” by his army buddies was a confident leader who moved up in the ranks quickly. His first tour of duty took him to Afganistan.
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