Sergeant, United States Army
Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 683-11
August 05, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Specialist Barun Rai, 24, of Silver Spring, Maryland, died August 3, 2011 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.
For more information the media may contact the 21st Theater Sustainment Command public affairs office in Germany at 011-49-631-413-8184.
NOTE: Postmously promoted to Sergeant.
The 24-year-old Specialist Barun Rai from Silver
Spring was killed in Afghanistan when the vehicle he was riding in rolled
over, the Pentagon said. He died on Aug. 3 in Logar province.
Sergeant Barun Rai, 24, died on August 3, 2011 in Logar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover.
He was a supply clerk and a unit armorer to 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Warner Barracks, Bamberg, Germany.
Sergeant Barun Rai, born in 1987 in Kathmandu, Nepal, was the oldest and second of three children of Mr. Kusum Rai and Mrs. Pushpa Rai. He attended Araniko Secondary Boarding School in Kathmandu from Kindergarten to seventh grade and Modern Preparatory Secondary English School in Itahari -1, Sunsari from eighth through ninth grade.
In 2003, Barun and his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Silver Spring, Maryland. He attended Montgomery Blair High School and graduated on June 2005. Upon completion of his high school, Barun enlisted in the US Army. He served in the ARMY from 2006 – 2011. In his five-year military career, he completed one Iraq tour and was currently deployed in Logar Province, Afghanistan. He is survived by his parents and brother Karun Rai and sister Sushma Rai. Rai family would like to invite all the friends, family and community members who wish to pay tribute to Sergeant Barun Rai.
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Posted: 19 November 2011
Photos By Eileen Horan, November 2011