Bryan A. Burgess

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Cleburne, TX

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Bryan served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. He served with No Slack Task Force of the 101st Airborne stationed at Fort Campbell, KY. Bryan and his final mission are featured in the documentary THE HORNET’S NEST.

Bryan was the next-door, all-American boy who was concerned with his family’s safety and security. With his charming smile and twinkling eyes he could say more with a look than with words. His love and respect for his family included the men who followed him into battle.

Gold Star Parents Retreat was created by Bryan’s family to honor his sacrifice and to help other parents of fallen soldiers turn their grief into honor.

Age: 29

Date of Death: March 29, 2011

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