Brent “Hoss” Allen Hendrix

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Cincinnati, OH

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Sergeant

Sergeant Brent “Hoss” Allen Hendrix joined the Army as an Infantryman in 2003. He was initially assigned to the 172nd Stryker Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. He later deployed to Iraq in 2006 where he was severely wounded, resulting in the loss of his right leg. He spent the next three years in recovery and rehabilitation. For his heroism and sacrifice, Hendrix was awarded the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

While at Walter Reed, Hendrix became a fixture in the wounded warrior community. His larger-than-life personality and infectious light-up-a-room smile inspired everyone he encountered and encouraged others to persevere through their struggles.

Hoss struggled with the “demons of war,” but found joy in the outdoors and participated in skydiving and scuba diving. Hoss was determined to prove that disabilities were not limitations. He is rightfully interned at Arlington National Cemetery.

Age: 35

Date of Death: April 23, 2020

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