Sgt Barun Rai, 24, ANC, 2 Sep

August 05, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 
Spc. Barun Rai, 24, of Silver Spring, Md., died Aug. 3 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover.  He was assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Warner Barracks, Bamberg, Germany.


Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Spc Rai. 

Stand by Riders.

According to Army Officials, Spc Rai has been posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

***Update***  The family of SGT Rai is very private and funeral services were not publicized.  I have just talked to the CAO and funeral services are this morning.  SGT Rai will be cremated and interred at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.  We are still working with the CAO to obtain an invitation to honor this young Warrior on the day of his Arlington ceremony.  

We are confirmed for interment services at Arlington National Cemetery for 2 Sep @ 1300 hrs.  Please watch the mission thread for rally time and location.

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