This Memorial Page Established by-SFC Rod Brewer
In Honor Of SFC David R. Hurst, OIF, June 7, 2008

Sergeant First Class David R. Hurst,31, killed in
action in Baghdad, Iraq, on June 7, 2008. Assigned to the 2nd Battalion,
30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division,
Fort Polk, Louisiana.  David You Will Never Be Forgotten..
Christmas in Arlington..
Rest easy, sleep well my brother, David.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell....


May 05, 2011
Spec. Travis Dunlap
Drill Sgt. Hurst,

You and Drill Sgt. Victor taught me what it means to be a soldier and lead men.

I am forever thankful for that opportunity. You also threw in lots of extra training just for first

I love my country and I will never forget you or the impact you had on us as men and soldiers.

Because of you and our great country, I got to do what others only wish and dream of, be a
United States soldier.

God Bless You and Your Family and Friends
We will miss you.
Psalm 23

Jackson, MS
Soldier first
School teacher second

To first platoon
I was pappi

September 02, 2009
Lisa Hood Bowman
In Honor Of  David R. Hurst
For Dave's family...we love, regret, and are so very proud.  I knew Dave through Rachel Ladder,
Bert Moore, and my husband, Keith Bowman.  There are nights that I dream about the times that
Dave was at 'home' with us.  Dave was the sweetest, kindest, and gentlest, among giants.  I only
new him for a few years, but the stories from the ladies and gentlemen that new him during his
lifetime, are priceless.  Dave was a gentleman and a friend.  I know that Dave will rest easy with
God until we are all reunited.
Sgt. 1st Class David R. Hurst
United States Army
KIA 07 Jun 2008, Iraq
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NEWS RELEASE: 4th BCT Soldier killed in Iraq June 7

FORT DRUM A Soldier from the 10th Mountain Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team was killed in Baghdad
June 7 when his patrol was attacked by an improvised explosive device.

Sgt. 1st Class David R. Hurst, 31, was an infantry noncommissioned officer assigned to 2nd Battalion,
30th Infantry Regiment.

Hurst was originally from Fort Sill, Okla., and enlisted in the Army in April 1996. He completed basic and
advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Ga. An early assignment was with 2nd Battalion, 5th
Infantry Regiment at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

He also served with the 82nd Airborne Division from April 2002 until April 2004.

Hurst was a basic training drill sergeant at Fort Sill, Okla., from November 2005 to October 2007. He was
reassigned to Fort Polk and 4th BCT in December 2007.

His military education includes Drill Sergeant School, Air Movement Operations Course, Basic
Noncommissioned Officer Course, Primary Leadership Development Course and the Basic Airborne

Hurst deployed to Panama from January 1997 to May 1997. He also previously deployed to Iraq from
February 2003 to May 2003 and August 2003 to April 2004.

Hurst's awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service
Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National
Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal,
Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service
Ribbon, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge and the Parachutist Badge.

He is survived by his parents of New Orleans, La.