A Walk To Remember
Bryan E Hall
On the morning of April 10, 2009 a convoy of military vehicles left their safety of FOB Merez to conduct a mission in the town of Mosul, Iraq. What was supposed to be a routine mission turned deadly. An oncoming suicide bomber was loaded with explosives and detonated near the last military vehicle in the convoy, killing all five soldiers.
The five killed were SFC Bryan E. Hall, SGT Edward W. Forrest Jr., SSG Gary L. Woods, CPL Jason Pautsch, PFC Bryce E. Gautier. SFC Hall was attached to 1ST Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.
This marked the most catastrophic single loss to the 2nd Brigade in 2009.
SFC Hall was a 14 year Veteran of the US Army and he was on his first deployment during the war. SFC Hall had many awards and commendations, some of which included Purple Heart, Bronze Star, 3 Army Commendation Medal, 8 Army Achievement Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Air Assault Badge and that of US Army Ranger.
Bryan was married to Rachel and they have one daughter, Addison. His parents are John and Betty Hall and sister, Kristi Lynne-Hall Donelli. The loss of Bryan was devastating to his family, friends and the community as a whole. Bryan was a great man who stood for honor and freedom for our country. He is missed everyday and his spirit lives on through his daughter Addison.
Thank you for taking a moment to visit this website. We hope you will join us for our Annual Walk to Remember at the Elk Grove Park. It is a day of remembrance for not only Bryan and the other four great men who were killed that day, but for all who have served and those currently serving our great nation.
'Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.' John 15:13
5th Annual Walk to Remember April 12, 2014 - 9:00am
Please SAVE THE DATE and join us for a fun filled day of honoring our American Heroes! Our goal this year is 1,000 walkers. Shirts will be sold at the walk. Thank you in advance for supporting this event. Honoring my brother is my mission and keeping his memory alive is our purpose. 9 am - Registration 10 am - Opening Ceremony
Kristi Lynne-Hall Donelli