Friday, June 29, 2007

Sid Brookshire remembered

A soldier from Georgia killed last week in Iraq had ties to the Ozarks, a relative said.

Maj. Sid W. Brookshire, one of four Fort Stewart, Ga., soldiers killed June 20, was a graduate of Willard High School.

"He was an inspiration to a lot of people around here," said his aunt, Alberta Brookshire of Walnut Grove.

She said Sid Brookshire lived with her family for a time and also lived off and on at another location in the Willard area, from when he was a child until a couple years out of high school.

He was 36 and married with two girls and lived in Georgia, his aunt said. His parents lived in California and Texas.

The Department of Defense announced his death last week along with the deaths of three other soldiers killed while in the same vehicle. An explosive device detonated near the vehicle, a department release said.

From the News Leader

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Sid W. Brookshire dies 'of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle'