Spc Artimus Demone Brassfield
Birth: March 28, 1981 – Meridian, Mississippi
Death: October 24, 2003 – Samaria, Iraq
Spc. Brassfield was assigned to B Company, 1st Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, as a tank driver. Artimus grew up in Dayton, Ohio, until he moved to Flint to live with his father when he was 14. He was named after Artimus Gordon from the 1960s television show, Wild, Wild West. He joined the Army in March 2001 after graduating from Flint’s Central High School. He posthumously received a purple heart and bronze star for his service in the conflict in Iraq. Artimus died doing what he loved; he loved basketball, and he loved the Army.
Burial: River Rest Cemetery, Flint, Michigan