War on Terror News (family statement)
…Brian married the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Kimberly Jill, and they had 17 wonderful years together. One only had to take one look at the two of them together to know that a man and wife couldn’t love each other more. Brian had a secret smile only for Jill.
Brian loved the outdoors. Hunting with his brother Quentin was something he looked forward to every year. He also loved driving around in his truck with his family, listening to his favorite songs (“Rise Above” by Seether was always blaring), eating his wife’s home cooked meals, taking his German Shepherd for walks and spending quality time with family and friends, especially his sons…
He was so proud of his oldest son, Justin, for graduating basic training last summer and for becoming a 15T with a flight crew. His middle son, Nathan, dreams of going to West Point and becoming an officer. His youngest son, Jacob, just wants to grow up to make a positive difference in the world, just like his dad and his brothers.
Brian was a man who didn’t show emotion easily, but his family and friends always knew how he felt about them. He took his job seriously and held himself and his soldiers to a high standard of excellence.
He felt that his patients deserved the best, and we know that is exactly what they got. Brian was a true example of a servant leader – he often expressed how honored he was to be able to aid our men and women in uniform when they needed him. He led by example, and he led with honor, integrity, compassion, and strength.
He loved a good joke and a good story. One of his favorite things to do was playing Xbox with his boys. Where else but the Cowdrey household would you find not one, but three Xboxes going at the same time? Where else but the Cowdrey household would you hear a father coaxing his son to play more Halo? “But dad, I don’t wanna play Halo anymore…” “Just ten more minutes, Nate!” Brian loved getting all of his boys and their friends online to play Xbox. It will not be the same without “Lasercow” leading the charge…