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Sgt. Brian C. Karim, Killed Dec. 13, 2005

By Unknown | Media Relations Office, Public Affairs | April 25, 2009

Sgt. Brian C. Karim, 22, of Talcott W. Va., was killed Dec. 13 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while his unit was conducting combat operations in Taji, Iraq.

Karim was assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor as a tanker.

He entered in the Army in August 2002 and arrived at Fort Riley in February 2003.

This was Karim's second deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Approximately 3,700 Fort Riley Soldiers are currently deployed to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. This incident brings the number of Fort Riley active duty Soldiers who have died while serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom to 65