Bryan David Berky was born on March 22, 1984 to parents Bill and Sonya Berky. He graduated high school in 2002 and, spurred by the events of 9/11/01, joined the United States Air Force in July 2002 as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician. He married his high school sweetheart Erin in July 2003 and they welcomed their son Harrison into the world in December 2008. Shortly after, Bryan left for his third major deployment, this time to Afghanistan. On September 12, 2009 at the age of 25, SSGT Bryan David Berky protected his team and made the ultimate sacrifice for our country when he was killed in action in Afghanistan. He left behind his 8 month old son Harrison, his wife Erin, his brother Jeremy, his parents Bill and Sonya, and countless friends and teammates. Bryan’s infectious laugh, undeniable spirit, and passion for life will never be forgotten.