Sergeant Brian St. Germain, 22, of West Warwick, RI, was born July 18, 1983. He died April 2, 2006, as a result of injuries received when the seven-ton truck he was riding in, rolled over in a flash flood in the Al-Anbar Province, ASR Uranim, Iraq. He was one of six who were killed in that accident. He had been serving his second tour of duty in Iraq.
Brian was an honor student and Allstate athlete in track and field in the hurdles for West Warwick High School, graduating in 2001. He had worked for Jerry's Supermarket in West Warwick. Shortly after High School, Brian joined the Marine Corps and graduated from Parris Island in 2002. He was a racing fanatic and loved anything and everything to do with cars and trucks.
St. Germain belonged to the 1st Marine Logistics Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Group in Camp Pendleton, CA. He was meritoriously promoted to Corporal during his first tour in Iraq. He was a gung-ho marine that gave his all to the mission, his fellow marines, the Corps, and his country. He received a Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his superior service.
Just recently, a veterans home was dedicated in honor of him. The Marine Sgt. Brian R. St. Germain Home, located at 790 Providence St., Providence, RI, is one of six housing facilities operated by Operation Stand Down Rhode Island (OSDRI).
St. Germain is the son of Lynn St. Germain- Lundh and Robert St. Germain and brother of Nicholas. Lynn is currently the head of his foundation.
The St. Germain Family will be supporting the Sgt. Brian R. St. Germain Foundation through Dog Tag Brewing. It was established in 2007 to raise capital for renovations and improvements that would allow the West Warwick High School track to qualify as a sanctioned venue for statewide and regional track meets. The fund was created to honor the memory of West Warwick Allstate track star, and United States Marine, Sgt. Brian St. Germain, who lost his life in Iraq, in the service of his country.