PRYOR, OK, USA
SPC, B COMPANY, 120TH ENGINEER BATTALION, WAGONER, OKLAHOMA 74467
AL ASAD, IRAQ 05/11/2004
Army Specialist Kyle Adam Brinlee, 21, of Pryor, Oklahoma, spent his summers working in carpentry with his father and had helped install the gym floor at the high school in Pryor, Oklahoma, where he graduated in 2001. His school counselor Lawrence Perkins says he was a good kid and was well liked. He was a carpentry and masonry specialist.
Kyle loved playing football, carpentry, Harley Davidson motorcycles and working on cars, his pastor, Derek Melton, said. He remembers Kyle as the type of guy that if you were around him, you were cheered up.
Kyle was assigned to Detachment 1, Company B, 120th Combat Engineer Battalion, Army National Guard, Pryor, Oklahoma. He was killed May 11, 2004 when his convoy vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in Asad, Iraq.
A Web tribute:
“Kyle, you were a great friend and soldier and you will never be forgotten, as you have placed your name forever in the history pages by giving the ultimate sacrifice for people to have freedoms that are taken for granted by all who haven’t suffered and paid the true price of freedom. I’ll never forget the good times we shared as roommates at Fort Sill or while chasing down the hajji’s at Camp Wolf on the QRF. No one could put a smile on the First Sgt. early in the morning like you did with your humorous remarks. You will remain forever young in a special place in my memory”
Your friend, Sgt. Christopher Shook, Bco 120th Engineers Battalion