Engineer Soldier Awarded Silver Star Medal
Sgt. Scott D. Brooks, Headquarters Company, 130th Engineers Brigade, receives the Silver Star medal from Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commanding general, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, during an award ceremony March 10, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (March 10, 2010) -- Sgt. Scott D. Brooks, 82nd Engineer Support Company, 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, received the Silver Star medal from Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commanding general, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, during an award ceremony here, March 10.

Brooks received the award for his actions on June 25, 2007, where his bravery resulted in saving the lives of five Iraqi policemen and untold American Soldiers following a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device that struck the walls of Forward Operating Base Summerall in Iraq.

Also pictured at right are wife, Kristen, and son.

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