"No greater love has anyone than this that he lay down his life for his friends."May 8, 1969 - October 14, 2005
Sgt. Brian R. Conner of Baltimore was assigned to the 243rd Engineer Company, Maryland Army National Guard, Baltimore.
Conner enlisted in the Army in September, 1986 and was on his second tour in Iraq.
“He was a cool guy, an upbeat person and outgoing,” said Kevin Cartwright, spokesman, Baltimore City Fire Department. “He liked to kid and joke, but when it came to being serious about his job, he got down to business.”
Conner had been a Guard member for more than 16 years and had also served in Bosnia.
He is survived by three daughters and a grandson.