Sgt Andrew Seabrooks

Sgt Andrew Seabrooks

Birth
Death 21 Jun 2008 (aged 36)
Kandahar, Afghanistan
Burial Newport News, Newport News City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 27787920 · View Source
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Army Sgt. Seabrooks was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry (Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition), New York Army National Guard, Geneva, New York. He died of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire. Andrew was the son of a single mother and took on the role as man of the house from a young age. He was a surrogate dad to his siblings including an older sister with Down syndrome who lived with him. In March 1994, he enlisted in the U. S. Army National Guard because he wanted to protect his country. In civilian life, he worked as a mechanic at his home and drove an independent cab but hard times came when his family home was due for foreclosure. Desperate to save his home, Andrew volunteered for a second tour of duty, this time in Afghanistan. In March he went to Afghanistan where he was part of a team who trained the Afghan forces and had received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart as well as the Good Conduct medal. One of his sons said his dad was a role model who made sure he and his friends walked the straight and narrow. One of his favorite activities with his dad was playing handball. Neighbors remember him as a friendly, family oriented man who loved his wife and two children, and who loved to tinker with the five Volkswagens he owned. Andrew was due to come home on one week's leave from July 3 through 10. He spoke with his family just hours before he died. His last words were, "I'm coming home. Don't give up the house."


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  • Created by: Brenda N
  • Added: 24 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27787920
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Andrew Seabrooks (6 Jan 1972–21 Jun 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27787920, citing Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News, Newport News City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Brenda N (contributor 46490312) .