|Staff Sgt. Asbury F. Hawn
United States Army
KIA 14 August 2005, Iraq
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Until his death, relatives of Asbury F. Hawn II knew nothing of the honors he had earned previously for
bravery and dedication to duty. The Rev. Steve Marcum suggested another. "If I could suggest one more
medal for this brave man and dedicated husband, father, son and brother, it would be for humility,"
Marcum said during Hawn's funeral. Hawn, 35, of Lebanon, Tenn., died Aug. 14 of wounds from an attack
the previous day in Tuz. A 1988 high school graduate, he was based at McMinnville. "He was always
asking us to send crayons, coloring books and supplies for the Iraqi children who have never seen a
crayon and most of whom live in huts," said sister Faith Brownlow. "He was a patriot in the truest sense."
Hawn joined the Army in 1993 and was deployed to Haiti on a peacekeeping mission before enlisting in
the Army National Guard in 1996. He had worked at Nissan for about five years when called to active duty
last June. "As a little boy, he wanted to be a soldier. As the baby brother of three older sisters, we spoiled
him rotten," said Brownlow. He is survived by his wife, Angie, and sons Jonathan, 12, and Spencer, 4.