Andrew Habsieger was a standout football player and a 2004 graduate of Festus High School and after high school enlisted in the United States Army. Pfc.Habsieger was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; Andy was killed in action on March 23, 2008 in Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Most people know Andy as a football player and a soldier and I imagine that suits him. The ones that knew him best know that he had an uncanny ability to be a leader and he was always helping people that couldn’t help their self.
The Hobby scholarship was created in 2009 as a lasting memorial to celebrate the life Andy lived and the ultimate sacrifice he gave for his country.