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- The People Behind The Sacrifice
Army Cpl. Dustin R. Brisky
Died June 14, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
26, of Round Rock, Texas; assigned to the Army Reserve’s 952nd Engineer Company, Paris, Texas, attached to the 92nd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died June 14 in Tallil, Iraq, of wounds sustained in an explosion.
Soldiers from Houston, Round Rock killed in Iraq
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Two Texas soldiers, including an Army reservist from Round Rock, have died from wounds suffered in an explosion in Iraq, the Defense Department said June 18.
Spc. Dustin R. Brisky, 26, of Round Rock, died June 14 in Tallil. He was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 952nd Engineer Company in Paris, Texas.
The unit was attached to the 92nd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, at Fort Stewart, Ga.
On June 16, two soldiers died after an explosion near their vehicle in Rashidiyah. Killed were Army Sgt. Danny R. Soto, 24, of Houston, and Army Spc. Zachary A. Grass, 34, of Beach City, Ohio.
Both were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.
Also, Staff Sgt. Michael Bechert of New Castle, Ind., died June 14 at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Bechert, 27, was wounded when his vehicle struck an explosive device May 30 in Baghdad.
Bechert was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division based in Schweinfurt, Germany.
Family remember soldier killed in Iraq
The Associated Press
One day, Army Spc. Dustin R. Brisky approached his great-grandmother and said, “Grandma, do you know why I love you?” “I said, ‘No, why do you love me?’ ” Irene Burks recalled replying. “And he said, ‘I love you because you love me unconditionally. I know I do some things I shouldn’t do, but you always smile and forgive me.’ That’s the kind of boy he was.”
Brisky, 26, of Round Rock, Texas, was killed June 14 in Tallil, Iraq, by an explosion. He was a 1999 high school graduate and was assigned to Paris.
“He told us his goal was to come home, get out, find a nice Christian girl and get married,” said great-uncle Joe Wiley.
He was generous with his possessions and with his time — willing to share the last piece of candy, and happily playing cards and dominoes with a doting great-grandmother.
Brisky was the kind of guy who loved his mom, and didn’t care who knew. He held her hand in shopping malls and gave her hugs in public. “Dustin’s whole life was taking care of me and making me happy,” Karen Baker said.
He also is survived by his stepfather, Bob Baker, and his father, Bob Brisky.