April 9, 2012
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Sgt. Guy Jacob McBroom, 27, of Astoria, Ore., died Monday, April 9, 2012, at his off-post residence in Copperas Cove, Texas. Born in Little Rock, Ark., he was the son of Guy A. McBroom of Alaska and mother Raelyn Joy Thiessen Crayne and was a sergeant in the United States Army. Sgt. Guy Jacob McBroom entered active-duty service in January of 2006 as a Bradley Fighting Vehicle system maintainer. He arrived at Fort Hood in December 2011 and was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, since February 2012. McBroom deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from August 2010 to June 2011. McBrooms awards and decorations included a NATO Medal, two Army Commendation medals, two Army Good Conduct medals, a National Defense Service medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and a Driver and Mechanic Badge with Mechanic. Jacob loved fishing, snowboarding, spending time with his family and the Portland Trail Blazers. Sgt. McBroom was preceded by grandparents, Marilyn Thiessen and Raymond Henry Thiessen. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife, Holly Ann Goodwin McBroom; daughter, Lily Makayla McBroom; father and mother-in-law, Shawn and Kimberly Lyons Glaush, Tunkhannock; brother-in-law, Shawn Michael Glaush, Tunkhannock; stepfather, Robert Steven Crayne; brother, Jeremy Richard McBroom; sisters, Jessica Lynn McBroom, Erika McBroom and Aleece McBroom. Funeral service with Full Military Honors will be conducted at noon Saturday in Lehman Family Funeral Service, 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with the Reverend Carol Coleman officiating. Interment will be private. Family and friends are invited to visit Saturday, from 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent by visiting Sgt. McBroom's obituary at www.lehmanfuneralhome.com .
Published in Times Leader on Apr. 20, 2012