A Soldier's Story: Sergeant Roger Paul Brilinski


Sergeant Roger Paul Brilinski was born on April 30. 1966 in Alpena, Michigan. He graduated from Alpena High School and was a competitive boxer. He enlisted in the US Army National Guard in 1984.

In 1986, Sergeant Roger Paul Brilinski transferred to active military duty and was assigned to the 229th Attack Regiment.

Sergeant Roger Paul Brilinski deployed with the 2nd Battalion to Saudi Arabia in August 1990 in response to Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and the Gulf War.  

On February 27, 1991, Sergeant Roger Paul Brilinski died during his service while out on a search and rescue mission for a downed F-16 pilot after his helicopter was shot down.

He rests at the Hope Luthern Cemetery in Sanborn, Michigan.


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