Maj Brian Michael Mescall

Maj Brian Michael Mescall

Birth
New Jersey, USA
Death 9 Jan 2009 (aged 33)
Jaldak, Zabol, Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 32872487 · View Source
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Army Maj. Mescall was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Hohenfels, Germany. He died of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Brian always knew he would become a soldier and loved to dress up as one every Halloween. Even before he graduated in 1993 from Exeter High School in New Hampshire where he was on the track team, he had his sights set on the Army. After graduation, he applied to the University of New Hampshire but had no plans of actually going there. He purposefully messed up his UNH application so he could go to the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. West Point was not an option for Brian because he didn't think it was hardcore enough – only the toughest guys went to the Citadel. In 1997, he graduated from the Citadel with a degree in history. He served two tours of duty in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. Brian was funny, talkative, positive, energetic, and optimistic. He loved to cook for guests, surprise his wife, Chiun, with flowers, and take their son on camping trips. Brian lived to serve his country but also knew the risks involved. He spoke of his shock in the aftermath of an insurgent rocket attack that injured three soldiers in Iraq. Brian, then a 28-year-old captain with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, said the incident was "one of those things that you fear you will lose your edge. ... It's a wake-up call."


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Brian Michael Mescall (18 Apr 1975–9 Jan 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32872487, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Brenda N (contributor 46490312) .