Tributes & Vigils Category: US Army
Name: Army Spc. Brian A. Vaughn
From: Pell City, Ala.
Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
Incident: Army Spc. Brian A. Vaughn was killed June 21 when his unit was conducting combat operations and was attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire in Ramadi, Iraq.
Soldier killed in Iraq remembered as fearless
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A 23-year-old combat medic from Alabama who was killed in the Iraq war knew no fear, his mother said.
Spc. Brian “Alex” Vaughn, 23, died June 21 in Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire. Spc. Christopher L. Hoskins, 21, of Danielson, Conn., was also killed in the attack.
Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, based at Fort Carson, Colo.
When Vaughn received his first aid certifications at 10 years old, he was ready to save lives, his mother Terry Savage said.
“Anytime we saw a wreck, he was like, ‘Mom, stop the car. I’m trained. I have a card,”’ Savage told The Birmingham News for a story Saturday. “There was no comfort zone for Alex. He knew no fear.”
Vaughn’s father, Jim Vaughn, lives in New York with…