Memorial set for Bamberg soldier killed in Afghanistan
WIESBADEN, Germany — A memorial service for Sgt. Barun Rai, who was killed Aug. 3 in Afghanistan, is planned for 2 p.m. Friday at the Bamberg Community Chapel at Bamberg’s Warner Barracks.
Rai, 24, of Silver Spring, Md., died of injuries sustained in a vehicle rollover in Afghanistan’s Logar province. According to a 21st Theater Sustainment Command news release, an investigation is being conducted to determine the cause of the accident. The unit deployed to Afghanistan in December 2010.
The Bamberg-based soldier was a supply clerk and unit armorer with the 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, 21st TSC. He was posthumously promoted to sergeant, said Lt. Col. Anna Friederich, 21st TSC spokeswoman.
From staff reports