Hometown Hero - Brian Hollingsworth

Published 05/19 2014 11:05AM

Updated 05/19 2014 11:10AM

We salute Sergeant First Class Brian Hollingsworth, a man from Bluffton who has served 27 years in the military, of which 22 years were in the National Guard.

He and his wife Melanie have been married for 26 years.

Brian served in Afghanistan for 1 year as an Embeded Team Trainer working with Afghan soldiers to take over the defense of their own country.

Brian also served 10 months in Iraq as a Convoy Commander and Platoon Sergeant.

Brian was away from his family for much of his military career.  He served as a Unit Mobilization Assist at Camp Atterbury for several years.  He also serves his local community in Bluffton where he's been a volunteer firefighter for the last 12 years.

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