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SGT Roger Paul “Ski” Brilinski Jr.

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SGT Roger Paul “Ski” Brilinski Jr.

Birth
Alpena, Alpena County, Michigan, USA
Death 27 Feb 1991 (aged 24)
Iraq
Burial Sanborn Township, Alpena County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 43031115 View Source
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Operation Desert Storm. C Co 509th Airborne Pathfinder, 1st Aviation Brigade Fort Rucker, AL. Attached to the 229th AHB, 101st Airborne Division. While on a search and rescue mission to retrieve a downed pilot his Blackhawk was shot down. He was killed with another 509th Pathfinder, Patbouvier Ortiz. At the time, they were the first 509th Airborne soldiers killed in action since World War II. You can read about their story in the book, She Went to War by Rhonda Cornum.

Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart.

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  • Maintained by: cemeteryhunt
  • Originally Created by: Twist
  • Added: 12 Oct 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 43031115
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/43031115/roger-paul-brilinski : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Roger Paul “Ski” Brilinski Jr. (30 Apr 1966–27 Feb 1991), Find a Grave Memorial ID 43031115, citing German Cemetery, Sanborn Township, Alpena County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by cemeteryhunt (contributor 47852328) .