EL PASO, Texas - Specialist Brandon Prescott was born on 18 July 1988, in West Covina, California.
Specialist Prescott enlisted in the Army on 19 April 2010 in Portland, Oregon.
He attended the fourteen-week long Infantry Training Course at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Specialist Prescott's first duty assignment was Fort Bliss, Texas, where he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment as a member of the Reconnaissance Platoon.
Shortly after arriving to Fort Bliss, he set himself apart from his peers in the platoon and was assigned as the Assistant Team Leader. He deployed to Afghanistan on 12 December 2012 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Specialist Prescott's awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal with Valor, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghan Campaign Medal with a Campaign Star, the NATO Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.
Specialist Prescott is survived by his parents.
Biography compiled by Fort Bliss Public Affairs Office.