HOUSTON, TX, USA U.S. Army MAJ, HHC, 1ST BATTALION, 64TH ARMOR, 2 BCT, FORT STEWART, GA BAGHDAD, IRAQ 06/20/2007
Army Major Sid William Brookshire, 36, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on September 11, 1970. He was a graduate of Willard High School and of Southwest Missouri State University; and a 2006 graduate of the War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
He was a 14-year Army veteran, first serving with the Army National Guard of Missouri and then as a commissioned officer after graduating from Southwest Missouri State University. Based at Fort Stewart, Georgia, he was a Ranger on his first deployment to Iraq. He loved motorcycles and the outdoors. He was a man of kindness, courage and strength.
Sid was married to his wife Karin in 1996 and had two children, Faith Ann and Bethany Hope.
He was a Ranger instructor from 1998-2000.
In 2002, Sid was reassigned to Ft. Irwin, California, where he trained troops preparing for the war in Iraq. In spring 2006, he moved to Newport, Rhode Island where he earned a master’s degree from the Naval War College.
Sid was reassigned to Ft. Stewart, Georgia, in July 2006 where he was assigned as the S-3 officer for the Desert Rogues of 1-64 Armor Battalion.
He had never been to Iraq and it was his decision to go. He felt that he could not continue to train men to go over there never having been himself. He was a man of integrity and cared deeply about the men who served with him and under him.
He left for Iraq on May 10, 2007 and was killed a month later on June 20, 2007. His Humvee was hit by an IED and five were killed.