Hadaway, Brandon, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
15U10-CH-47 Helicopter Repairer
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2007-2007, 15U10, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade
Service Years
2002 - 2007
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom

Sergeant


Two Service Stripes



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1981
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
VALLEY
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
May 30, 2007
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Afghanistan
Conflict
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

French Fourragere 82nd Airbone Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Order of Saint Michael (Silver)


 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartCombat Helicopter Pilots Association82nd Airborne Division AssociationIraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
  2007, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2007, Combat Helicopter Pilots Association [Verified]
  2007, 82nd Airborne Division Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2007, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Action 1st Award
Aviation Badge (Basic)
Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
82nd Airborne Division82nd Combat Aviation Brigade
  2007-2007, 82nd Airborne Division/HHC
  2007-2007, 15U10, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade
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  Profile By SGT P.M Hanners
Brandon Hadaway  
 
Tuesday, June 05 2007 @ 08:39 PM MDT
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  An East Alabama family is mourning the loss of a 25-year-old son, husband and father, who was shot down by the Taliban.

Sergeant Brandon Hadaway, along with six other soldiers, was killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday.

According to family members, the Taliban shot down Hadaway's Chinook helicopter with a rocket propelled grenade. The Hadaway family says no words can express what they are going through. They tell me their tight knit family and prayers from the community is what's holding them up through this awful time.



Hadaway attended Valley High School, then decided to join the military about five and half years ago and was stationed at Fort Bragg. It's a military family, with Hadaway's brother just finishing up basic training at Fort Knox. Hadaway did three tours oversees, first in Afghanistan, then Iraq, then back in Afghanistan. He was the crew chief on the Chinook helicopter, when it was shot down by Taliban fighters, Wednesday.

 

He leaves behind a young wife and three sons, ages, six, three and a seven month old baby boy. Right now, the family still doesn't know when funeral services will be. We do know they will be held at Fairfax Congregation Holiness church. Johnson Brown Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

===Another news story==

Associated Press -- Army Sgt. Brandon E. Hadaway was remembered for his smile by those who knew him and served with him.

“When you saw him in the hall and every where you went, Brandon always had a smiling face and always cared about everyone in the school. He was an outstanding guy,” said Kristin Nelson, a classmate.

Hadaway, 25, of Valley, Ala., was killed May 30 when his helicopter crashed after coming under attack in Upper Sangin Valley, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Fort Bragg, N.C., and was on his third tour of duty.

“Brandon was a kid at heart,” said childhood friend Stephen McClain. “He was a grown man in body but he was a kid at heart. He always wanted fun. Can I put a face on him? No, because Brandon had his own face — a face you learned to love and you loved to care about.”

Family friend David Powell said there was never a dull moment with Hadaway. “He was always joking and always trying to make you laugh,” he said.

He is survived by his wife, Rachel, and sons Levi, Dillon and Hunter.

“He always had a smile on his face. He celebrated life. He made us laugh and feel good about ourselves,” soldiers from his unit wrote.

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Army Sgt. Brandon E. Hadaway

Died May 30, 2007 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom

25, of Valley, Ala.; assigned to the 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 30 in Upper Sangin Valley, Afghanistan, when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed apparently due to enemy fire. Also killed were Chief Warrant Officer 3 Christopher M. Allgaier, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua R. Rodgers, Staff Sgt. Charlie L. Bagwell and Sgt. Jesse A. Blamires.
 

Two Alabama servicemen killed last week in Afghanistan

By The Associated Press

Two Alabama servicemen were reported killed in separate incidents last week in Afghanistan, according to military officials.

Marine Corps Lt. Col. Michael A. Robinson, 42, of Talladega, died Friday, and 82nd Airborne Division Sgt. Brandon E. Hadaway, 25, of Valley, was killed last Wednesday, according to statements from the military.

Robinson died in Kabul from non-combat related causes, according to a statement released Monday by military officials at Camp Lejeune, N.C., where Robinson was stationed.

Robinson had served more than 12 years of active duty with the Marine Corps and had received numerous decorations, the statement said. No further details on the cause of Robinson’s death were immediately available.

Hadaway was one of five paratroopers killed when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan last Wednesday, according to information released Monday by the 82nd Airborne Division.

Hadaway, who also served in Iraq in 2005, joined the Army in 2002. He is survived by his wife, Rachel, of Fort Bragg, and leaves behind a stepson and two sons.

Staff Sgt. Ronald E. Walton described him as “a big ol’ teddy bear” and said he was always “joking and having fun with the guys.”

U.S. military officials have said initial reports suggested the CH-47 Chinook transport helicopter was hit with a rocket-propelled grenade, but that enemy fire was one of several possible reasons for the crash in volatile Helmand province, in the southern part of the country. A Briton and a Canadian were killed along with the five Americans.

“Their courage and dedication will never be forgotten, and we will honor them by continuing our commitment to supporting the Afghan people and government while fighting the War on Terror,” Army Col. Kelly Thomas, the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade’s commander, said in a statement.

 

Soldier killed in Afghanistan remembered for cheerfulness

The Associated Press

Army Sgt. Brandon E. Hadaway was remembered for his smile by those who knew him and served with him.

“When you saw him in the hall and every where you went, Brandon always had a smiling face and always cared about everyone in the school. He was an outstanding guy,” said Kristin Nelson, a classmate.

Hadaway, 25, of Valley, Ala., was killed May 30 when his helicopter crashed after coming under attack in Upper Sangin Valley, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Fort Bragg, N.C., and was on his third tour of duty.

“Brandon was a kid at heart,” said childhood friend Stephen McClain. “He was a grown man in body but he was a kid at heart. He always wanted fun. Can I put a face on him? No, because Brandon had his own face — a face you learned to love and you loved to care about.”

Family friend David Powell said there was never a dull moment with Hadaway. “He was always joking and always trying to make you laugh,” he said.

He is survived by his wife, Rachel, and sons Levi, Dillon and Hunter.

“He always had a smile on his face. He celebrated life. He made us laugh and feel good about ourselves,” soldiers from his unit wrote.

 

 

   
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NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 696-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 04, 2007
Media Contact: (703) 697-5131/697-5132
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DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died May 30, 2007, in Upper Sangin Valley, Afghanistan, when their helicopter crashed apparently due to enemy fire. They were assigned to the 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

 Killed were:

 Chief Warrant Officer Christopher M. Allgaier, 33, of Omaha, Nebraska
Chief Warrant Officer Joshua R. Rodgers, 29, of Carson City, Nevada
Staff Sergeant Charlie L. Bagwell, 28, of Lake Toxaway, North Carolina
Sergeant Jesse A. Blamires, 25, of West Jordan, Utah
Sergeant Brandon E. Hadaway, 25, of Valley, Alabama

For more information related to this release the media may contact the 82nd Airborne Division public affairs office at (910) 432-0661; after hours (910) 303-0691.

Sergeant Brandon hadaway, along with six other soldiers, was killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday.

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According to family members, the Taliban shot down Hadaway's Chinook helicopter with a rocket propelled grenade. The hadaway family says no words can express what they are going through. They tell me their tight knit family and prayers from the community is what's holding them up through this awful time.

Gadaway attended Valley High School, then decided to join the military about five and half years ago and was stationed at Fort Bragg. It's a military family, with Hadaway's brother just finishing up basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Hadaway did three tours oversees, first in Afghanistan, then Iraq, then back in Afghanistan. He was the crew chief on the Chinook helicopter, when it was shot down by Taliban fighters, Wednesday.

He leaves behind a young wife and three sons, ages, six, three and a seven month old baby boy. Right now, the family still doesn't know when funeral services will be. We do know they will be held at Fairfax Congregation Holiness church.

NOTE: There will be a group burial of the crew at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, 12 September 2008.

Webmaster: Michael Robert Patterson
 


Posted: 9 September 2008 Updated: 13 September 2008

 


An East Alabama family is mourning the loss of a 25-year-old son, husband and father, who was shot down by the Taliban.
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