Tributes

This Memorial Page Established by-Nicole Brooks
In Honor Of SSG Paul Faris Brooks
Paul Faris Brooks, 34, lost his life in the service of his country, May 21, 2009, in Baghdad, Iraq.
Paul was born Oct. 10, 1974, in Detroit, Mich. His parents are Paul David and Barbara Ann
(Bobbitt) Brooks. He married Nicole Dyan Brooks on Dec. 8, 2001. Paul's passions were his
family, fishing and road trips. An 11-year veteran of the National Guard and Reserves, Paul
was deployed to Baghdad on May 5, 2009. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star
and was promoted to Staff Sergeant. Paul had received numerous other military awards and
honors. Paul was preceded in death by grandparents, Hugh and Gertrude Brooks; and
grandfathers, Tilbern Bobbitt and Virgil Cox. He is survived by his parents; his wife; children,
Logan, Aidan, Samara, and Denver. Sisters, Angela Winn and Christy Brooks; brother, David
Brooks; and a grandmother, Georgia Cox.


He was an Army combat medic. He was on his second deployment and had only been 'boots
on ground' for a few days in Iraq when he was killed by a suicide bomber while on his first
mission. He is loved and missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing this amazing man.
His legacy lives on through his children.

June 13, 2017
Nikki Winn
It has been just over 8 years since we lost you in such a horrible and unforgettable way P.F. I
miss you so much, and there is not a day that goes by that I do not think about you. I am now
working with other families of the fallen as a Survivor Outreach Services Coordinator for the
state of Arkansas. I love my job, and I am so blessed to be helping other families that have
endured such a loss as ours. It is very hard sometimes, pretty much from May 21 thru June 6.
That two week period is pure torture each and every year. I had a breakdown the day before
your angelversary this year. It is really hard working a job that is a constant reminder of what
happened to you, but I know this is what I am meant to be doing. I love and miss you little
brother.

Memorial Day 2012
SSG Brian E. Olson
I still think about the values we talked about and what they meant to you.  You are not
forgotten my friend

May 23, 2012
Barbara Brooks
Dear Son

We have reached our third year without you with us here on earth but I still feel your
presence around us.  Your children have grown so much and I know you continue to watch
over them.  They all remind me of you in different ways and I know you will continue to live
thru them. I hear such praise from your fellow soldiers and I know that you have that big
smile on your face.  Continue to watch over us and know that we try each day to honor your
memory and live our lives the way that would make you proud.  I love you and miss you
forever and a day Mom

May 17, 2011
Spc Bruce
I don't really know what to say but it's four days before the anniversary of your death and I
can't help but sit here in tears.  You're truly missed brother and it was an honor getting to
know you and lunch with you on a daily basis.  I know it's not much but thank you for
everything.  May you rest in peace now and sleep easy.

July 4, 2010
Barbara Brooks
Dear Son

I miss you more each day but know that you are close to us and will always be our special
guardian angel I just wish there was a chance for one more hug one more smile and one
more I love you Mom

Memorial Day
May 31, 2010
Desiree Breidenstein
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  Paul, miss you and your smile.

April 04, 2010
Pat Rowe Kerr
Nicole - am missing you and the kiddos - think about Paul very often - he was just one fun
great guy and committed to you and the children, and to the mission.  

Hope your Easter went well.   Give me a buzz.  I have to drive down to Mt. Vernon this week.   
Maybe we can link up first.  Hugs and kisses - love, Pat Rowe and John Kerr

March 06, 2010
natasha hoaeae
Wanted to pay respects to the amazing man we've all heard so many stories about.
Staff Sgt. Paul F. Brooks
United States Army
KIA 21 May 2009, Iraq
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34, of Joplin, Mo.; assigned to the 935th Aviation Support Battalion, Springfield, Mo.; died May 21
near Baghdad of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Maj.
Jason E. George and 1st Lt. Leevi K. Barnard.