Home of Record: Frazier Park
Date of Birth: July 17, 1973
High School: Maricopa High School (Maricopa)
Service: Army of the United States
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Specialty: Special Forces (Green Beret)
Length of Service: 10 years, 5 months
Unit: 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group
Start Service: July 9, 1991
Based: Ft. Campbell, Ky.
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Incident Date: December 5, 2001
Casualty Date: December 5, 2001
Age at Loss: 28
Location: Showli Kowt, Afghanistan
Remains: Section 64, Site 7186, Arlington National Cemetery
Interment: December 17, 2001
Narrative: SSG Brian Cody Prosser of Frazier Park was a Green Beret soldier assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group. At age 28, SSG Prosser was killed by friendly fire when an Air Force B-52 dropped a 1-ton bomb after an airstrike was called in on nearby Taliban forces in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on December 5, 2001. The bomb fell about 100 yards from the
troop position. SSG Prosser and two other Army Special Forces soldiers were killed in the blast, as were five anti-Taliban Afghan fighters. Twenty U.S. soldiers and 20 Afghans were wounded.
SSG Prosser was awarded the Bronze Star w/V Device, Army Commendation Medal, 8 Army Achievement Medals, 3 Good Conduct Medals, Purple Heart, and numerous other citations. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.