Burnet High School was honored to host the Jason Holbrook family as they presented the book "The Strong Gray Line" to the BHS Library in commemoration of Captain Holbrook's service to our country. Pictured here are James and Elaine Holbrook, members of the Holbrook family, Author of the Book Officer Cory Wallace, and Major David O'Leary.
Captain Holbrook was a BHS Class of 2000 graduate. After high school, he was
accepted to West Point Military Academy where he majored in Environmental
Science. Captain Holbrook was a Green
Beret, Ranger and member of the Army Special Forces. He graduated from the
Special Forces Qualification Course and reported to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special
Forces Group (Airborne). He had previously served in Iraq before deploying to
Afghanistan. He was deployed in July as part of Combined Joint Special
Operations Task Force-Afghanistan. Jason, who was supporting Operation Enduring
Freedom, died July 29, 2010 of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked
their military vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Captain Holbrook was awarded a Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, and a Meritorious
Service Medal. He is a true hero for the sacrifice he gave to our country and
he represented Burnet with the highest esteem.
Author Cory Wallace,along with others, will be at the library signing books and discussing the project. Below is a brief description of the book:
To preserve the tumultuous decade since their commissioning as Army officers, members of the West Point class of 2004 have written The Strong Gray Line. This class suffered the highest casualty rate since those that graduated during the Vietnam War. In this book, thirteen of their classmates who lost their lives fighting the Global War on Terror are profiled to help the reader gain an understanding of the bond forged between classmates during their time at West Point, a bond that transcends the separation of death.
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