Tyler Milam Westbrook was many things – a beloved son, husband, father, brother, grandson, son-in-law and uncle; Promise Scholar and 2002 honors graduate of Williamstown High School where he excelled at multiple sports. He was an avid West Virginia University fan and magna cum laude graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in 2006 and a highly decorated member of the U. S. Army, a Green Beret, graduating as the Distinguished Honor Graduate from the Special Forces Weapons Sergeant Course.
Tyler served in many difficult and challenging assignments over an eight-year period of duty which included multiple tours in Iraq. SFC Tyler Milam Westbrook was 31 years old at the time that he ended his life in the summer of 2015.
Many people wanted to do something to commemorate Tyler’s special life and to remember his leadership and many friendships. While Tyler will be forever remembered for his heroism as a Green Beret and sniper and his dedication to serving our country, his family and friends want to honor his legacy at Williamstown High School and recently initiated the Tyler Milam Westbrook Scholarship Fund with the PACF. Gifts toward Tyler’s scholarship were made to the PACF to form a perpetual memorial award in Tyler’s name each year.
The scholarship was awarded for the first time in May 2016 to the student who earned fourth position among the Williamstown High School graduates, as that was Tyler’s class rank at graduation, with the award continuing in that manner every year thereafter. In this way, Tyler’s legacy will be forever honored at Williamstown High School—his high school in his home town—a place that has meant so much to Tyler and his family over many years.