Kyle Adam Brinlee

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Pryor, OK

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Sergeant

Sergeant Kyle Adam Brinlee grew up in “Small Town America.” He joined the Army National Guard to pursue a better life that military service provided. On a convoy from Al Asad Airbase to Camp Wolf, Brinlee was providing cover as a gunner from the lead Humvee when he was killed by a roadside bomb. He was the first from the 45th Infantry Division (Thunderbird) to be killed in action since the Korean War, but sadly not the last.

Kyle was a handsome young man, and many called him “Playboy” since he often attracted the ladies’ attention. But his greatest love was for his little sister. He truly was his “sister’s keeper.”

Filled with compassion and kindness, Kyle always had an open heart for the Iraqi civilians. While overseas, he would spend the little free time he had with the local children, bringing them food, and playing games.

Age: 21

Date of Death: May 11, 2004

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