Baumholder, Germany-? There has been a number of different missions carried out by the 47th Forward Support Battalion?over the last six months, but none was as solemn as the respect and final regards that were paid to one of their own, Sergeant Brandon Augustus.
Sergeant Augustus was looking forward to leaving Iraq, and rejoining his family back at home, including his 4 year old son and his wife. Sergeant Augustus was only 29 years old, and known by the nickname ?Knuckles? by other members of his unit.
At a reunion between the couple in December during R and R leave, Sergeant Augustus collapsed and later quietly died at a German hospital. Originally from Baton Rogue, Louisiana, Sergeant Augustus was in excellent physical condition. While his death is from natural causes, the precise cause has still not been determined.
Sergeant Augustus was mourned by his unit, and will be sorely missed. He was recently named NCO of the Quarter for 2nd BCT, 1st Armored Division, and was in the running for possible NCO of the year.
Daniel McGrew says
Sorry for the loss of Sgt. Augustus. My name is Daniel McGrew, and I was in the 47th in 2003 to 2005. when I E.T.S. ed I lost my DD214, and have not been able to get it back since 2005. I have contacted St. Louis, where the records are kept but they can’t seem to find it. If anyone can help me retrieve it, it would be most helpful. contact me A.S.A.P. I have to have it in order to get my V.A. benefits. Thank you for your time. Daniel M McGrew
SSG S. Munoz says
This isn’t an appropriate place to have an lost-document want ad. But if you go to http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/get-service-records.html you might get what you need.