Let the memory of SSgt Robert be with us forever
  • 34 years old
  • Born on May 26, 1977 .
  • Passed away on October 13, 2011 .

Sgt. Robert B. “Brian” Cowdrey, 39, of Sanford, NC and formerly of La Junta, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2011 in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. He was born on May 26, 1972 in La Junta, Colorado to Charles Tilden & Donna (Faull) Cowdrey. He married Kimberly Jill Bollacker. 

Brian was an avid hunter when his job in the Army would allow. He loved his job, he always would say “the job is hard but I am proud to be the one who sends the deceased on their first leg on their journey home.” One great passion of his life was being a foster family for German Shepherds. He also could not turn down a good game of Call of Duty with his Xbox 360. He was an amazing man who loved his family; he loved the Lord and loved the ARMY! 

Brian is survived by his mother, Donna Faull; wife of 17 years, Kimberly Jill Cowdrey; sons, Justin Alexander, Charles Nathaniel Tildon “Nathan”, and Daniel Thomas Jacob “Jacob” Cowdrey; brother, James Quentin “Quentin” (Jennie) Cowdrey; relatives, Morgan Cowdrey & Julia Cowdrey, David Cowdrey, John Cowdrey, Jay & Cathy Bollacker, Peggy Allen, Bradley Bollacker, Emilio Bollacker, Brenda Bollacker, Joshua Bollacker, Matyson Bollacker, Micaly Bollacker, Morgan Bollacker, Keith Brisendine, Phyllis Brisendine, Charlie Brown, Dan Buhr, Kelly Buhr, Sadie Buhr, Sidney Buhr, Weston Buhr, Wyatt Buhr, Ronnie Busbin, Kay Clyer, Sean Collins, Alyssa Dabney, Nate Dabney, Andy Driscoll, Ellie Driscoll, Luke Driscoll, Mark Driscoll, Neyla Driscoll, Ron Duran, Tami Duran, April Faull, Jim Faull, Scott Faull, Karen Faull, Karlie Fisher, Karmron Fisher, Navia Fisher, Neil Fisher, Bianca Good, Trinity Good, Olivia Greenmun, Chris Harrington, Jody Harrington, Mark Herring, Julia Hutchings, Debbie James, Julie King, Pamela King, Chris Kitchens, Andrew Lovelace, Julie Lovelace, Mike Lovelace, Clayton Miller, Benny Montoya, Benna Morris, Louis Morris, LeeAnn Mueller, Shannon Nailor, Cathy Peterson, Jad Radford, Jeremiah Reeves, Billy Schmidt, Kaysie Schmidt, Shaylie Schmidt, Rylan Schmidt, Reena Stone, Linda Talbert, Lonnie Talbert, Taylor, Talbert, January Turner, Aaron Vick, Arna Vick, Ryan Vick, Trudy Vick & Merideth VonBerg.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Tilden Cowdrey, and grandparents, Fred & Madge Faull.


Brian was the subject of a series of photos taken by the A P
photographer , Brenna Linsley in Feb , 2010, regarding campaigns in
Afghanistan. Brian was vocalist, artist,played all sports,played
leading roles in high school theater, on debate team, National Honor
Society, Debate Team, Cheerleader, avid hunter with bow/rifle.

All Medals Received
*Bronze Star Medal with 2 oak leafs
*Army Commendation Medal for valor "V" & 2 oak leafs
*Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf
*Humanitarian Servicee Medal
*Air Medal with 2 oak leafs
*Army Good Conduct Medal with 2 emblems
*Purple Heart Medal
*National Defence Medal
*Afghanistan Campaign Medal
*Iraq Campaign Medal
*NATO Medal
*The Ohio Military Medal of Distinction (joined Army in Ohio)

All Awards Received
*NCO Professional Development Ribbon
*Global War on Terrorism Service
*Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary
*Army Service Ribbon
*Overseas Service Ribbon
*The Combat Action Badge
*Aviator Badge

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