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Name: Army 1st Lt. Jonathan P. Brostrom

Age: 24

From: Hawaii

Assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy

Incident: Army 1st Lt. Jonathan P. Brostrom died of wounds sustained when his outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket propelled grenades from enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13. Also killed were Sgt. Israel Garcia, Cpl. Jonathan R. Ayers, Cpl. Jason M. Bogar, Cpl. Jason D. Hovater, Cpl. Matthew B. Phillips, Cpl. Pruitt A. Rainey, Cpl. Gunnar W. Zwilling and Pfc. Sergio S. Abad.

Died: July 13, 2008

Soldier from Hawaii killed in Afghanistan

The Associated Press

HONOLULU — The Pentagon said Wednesday a soldier from Aiea was killed in Afghanistan along with eight other Americans when their outpost was attacked by small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades.

Army 1st Lt. Jonathan P. Brostrom, 24, was among those attacked Sunday in the town of Wanat. It was the deadliest incident for U.S. forces in three years.

Brostrom was a 2002 graduate of Damien Memorial School. He received a four-year ROTC scholarship at the University of Hawaii, graduating in 2006.

Brostrom’s father, David Brostrom, a retired Army colonel, praised his son and fellow soldiers for the work they are doing in Afghanistan but said they are not getting the resources they need.

“My son is very well trained. His leadership at the brigade and below were probably the best you’ll ever find, the best in the world,” David Brostrom told The Honolulu Advertiser. “(But) they were put in a situation where they were under-resourced.”

He said the U.S. has put Afghanistan on hold while it fights the war in Iraq. He said the enemy has been slowly gaining a foothold.

“It took something like this, nine soldiers killed, to be a wake-up call. I just hope my son’s death drives some policy to do what we need to do right in Afghanistan in order to protect our soldiers,” Brostrom said.

The nine soldiers belonged to the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.

Their newly built outpost in Wanat was attacked before dawn Sunday by small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades.

Moving in darkness before dawn Sunday, about 200 fighters surrounded the newly built base in a remote area near the Pakistan border without being spotted by the troops inside.

A NATO official said they used houses, shops and a mosque for cover during the hours-long battle before American soldiers managed to drive out the attackers and call in air support from attack helicopters. The official said dozens were killed and about 40 were wounded.

The provincial police chief said people in the adjacent village aided the assault. He said about 20 local families left their homes in anticipation of the raid, while other tribesmen stayed behind to help the insurgents during the fight.

It was the deadliest incident for U.S. forces since June 2005, when 16 American soldiers were killed as a rocket-propelled grenade shot down their helicopter.

Violence has been increasing in Afghanistan, and many people are questioning whether the Taliban-led insurgency is gaining, not losing, momentum seven years after the hard-line Islamic regime was ousted by a U.S.-led invasion.


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Prayers & Condolences For:
Jonathan P Brostrom
BY Anonymous on Jul 05, 2010
  Another fallen hero. May God Bless you and your family.

My son is serving as a Ranger/Scout/Sniper in Kunar as I write. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten...and I pray he can exact a small amount of retribution in honor of you and your family.

Charles Prince
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Jonathan P Brostrom
BY Anonymous on Jul 17, 2009
  a little over 3 years since you died. i havent seen you since we graduated but thanks for everything.

-rkl
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Jonathan P Brostrom
BY Anonymous on Jul 25, 2008
  Today we lay to rest our American Hero who died serving his country.. He served with pride, glory, honor, and dignity... Jon you will Forever be in my heart and soul. I LOVE YOU JONATHAN BROSTROM, and I LOVE YOUR DEAR FAMILY..

Your: Sweetheart
 


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Jonathan P Brostrom
BY Anonymous on Jul 24, 2008
  Know you will forever have a place in the hearts of many. RIP Poseidon.
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Jonathan P Brostrom
BY Anonymous on Jul 21, 2008
  TO THE MAN THAT I LOVED AND LOVED ME BACK.. I WILL FOREVER MISS YOU AND THE TIMES WE SPENT ANDOUR TALKS ON THE PHONE, WITH OUR LONG EMAILS WE SENT EACHOTHER.. I KNEW IN MY HEART YOU LOVE ME AND YOU KNEW I LOVE YOU.. THERE WILL NOT BE DAY THAT GOES BY THAT I WONT TELL EVERYONE ABOUT OUR LOVE WE HAD
 


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Jonathan P Brostrom
BY Anonymous on Jul 20, 2008
  I love you Jon...I miss you...and I will raise our son with to be just as heroic and noble as you. He is so lucky to have someone like you watching over him...and I am lucky that I will always have a piece of you through Jase. I will always love you. Me
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Jonathan P Brostrom
BY Anonymous on Jul 19, 2008
  To the family of 1LT Jonathan Brostrom,

My deepest condolences for your lose. My brother, 1LT Benjamin J. Hall was KIA on July 31, 2007. He was also with the 2-503RD PIR 173rd ABCT. While its impossible for anyone to understand your personal grief I do understand your loss and my heart and prayers go out to you.

Please know that Jonathan will forever be remembered as a hero and his sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sincerely,

Katherine Hall

katiliz19@aol.com
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Jonathan P Brostrom
BY Anonymous on Jul 19, 2008
  To the family of 1LT Jonathan Brostrom,

My deepest condolences for your lose. My brother, 1LT Benjamin J. Hall was KIA on July 31, 2007. He was also with the 2-503RD PIR 173rd ABCT. While its impossible for anyone to understand your personal grief I do understand your loss and my heart and prayers go out to you.

Please know that Jonathan will forever be remembered as a hero and his sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sincerely,

Katherine Hall

katiliz19@aol.com
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Jonathan P Brostrom
BY Anonymous on Jul 19, 2008
  To the family of 1LT Jonathan Brostrom,

My deepest condolences for your lose. My brother, 1LT Benjamin J. Hall was KIA on July 31, 2007. He was also with the 2-503RD PIR 173rd ABCT. While its impossible for anyone to understand your personal grief I do understand your loss and my heart and prayers go out to you.

Please know that Jonathan will forever be remembered as a hero and his sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sincerely,

Katherine Hall

katiliz19@aol.com
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Jonathan P Brostrom
BY Anonymous on Jul 19, 2008
  To the family of 1LT Jonathan Brostrom,

My deepest condolences for your lose. My brother, 1LT Benjamin J. Hall was KIA on July 31, 2007. He was also with the 2-503RD PIR 173rd ABCT. While its impossible for anyone to understand your personal grief I do understand your loss and my heart and prayers go out to you.

Please know that Jonathan will forever be remembered as a hero and his sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sincerely,

Katherine Hall

katiliz19@aol.com
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Jonathan P Brostrom
BY Anonymous on Jul 19, 2008
  To the family of 1LT Jonathan Brostrom,

My deepest condolences for your lose. My brother, 1LT Benjamin J. Hall was KIA on July 31, 2007. He was also with the 2-503RD PIR 173rd ABCT. While its impossible for anyone to understand your personal grief I do understand your loss and my heart and prayers go out to you.

Please know that Jonathan will forever be remembered as a hero and his sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sincerely,

Katherine Hall

katiliz19@aol.com
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Jonathan P Brostrom
BY Anonymous on Jul 19, 2008
  To the family of 1LT Jonathan Brostrom,

My deepest condolences for your lose. My brother, 1LT Benjamin J. Hall was KIA on July 31, 2007. He was also with the 2-503RD PIR 173rd ABCT. While its impossible for anyone to understand your personal grief I do understand your loss and my heart and prayers go out to you.

Please know that Jonathan will forever be remembered as a hero and his sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sincerely,

Katherine Hall

katiliz19@aol.com
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Jonathan P Brostrom
BY Anonymous on Jul 19, 2008
  To the family of 1LT Jonathan Brostrom,

My deepest condolences for your lose. My brother, 1LT Benjamin J. Hall was KIA on July 31, 2007. He was also with the 2-503RD PIR 173rd ABCT. While its impossible for anyone to understand your personal grief I do understand your loss and my heart and prayers go out to you.

Please know that Jonathan will forever be remembered as a hero and his sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sincerely,

Katherine Hall

katiliz19@aol.com
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Jonathan P Brostrom
BY Anonymous on Jul 19, 2008
  I pray that God gives your whole family the strength to deal with this horrible tragedy. I am sorry for your loss.
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Jonathan P Brostrom
BY Anonymous on Jul 18, 2008
  I'm sorry we weren't able to get to know each other better. You'll always hold a special place in my heart.
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Jonathan P Brostrom
BY Anonymous on Jul 18, 2008
  I miss you, Jon Boy. We all do.
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Jonathan P Brostrom
BY Anonymous on Jul 18, 2008
  RIP

Regards

Knaur Amarsh
 

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Jonathan P Brostrom
BY John on Jul 17, 2008
  May the grace of God, the love of Jesus, and the peace of the Holy Spirit be with you and your family forever.
 

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Prayers & Condolences For:
Jonathan P Brostrom
BY miyembro on Jul 17, 2008
  Your sacrifice will remain in our hearts for a lifetime,

with intense gratitude. May God bless you and your family.

Rest Safely and Securely in God's Loving Arms.
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Jonathan P Brostrom
BY Anonymous on Jul 17, 2008
  Eterno riposo ,dona a loro o Signore e splenda per Essi la Luce Eterna.

Amen
 
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