Sgt Shin Woo Kim

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Sgt Shin Woo Kim

Death 28 Jun 2007 (aged 23)
Baghdad, Iraq
Burial Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Gateway Terrace Lawn, Section 8, Lot 2645, Space 1
Memorial ID 20208192 · View Source
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Sgt. Shin W. Kim of Fullerton, California graduated from Sunny Hills High School and was known for his great big smile. Even in his official military photograph, Kim couldn't resist. He was deployed to Iraq in October 2006 and had six more months to go before completing his 15-month assignment in Iraq, his second tour of duty there. He told friends how much he missed them and how much he missed things like driving his brand-new Lexus and eating a Double-Double burger from In-N-Out with a pink lemonade. He had dreams to go to USC to become a pharmacist, but not before backpacking through Europe. Traveling was one of the main reasons Shinwoo joined the army. He received the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Combat Medic Badge. He died of wounds sustained when their unit was attacked in Baghdad by insurgents using improvised explosive devices at age 23.

2nd Battalion
12th Infantry Regiment
2d Brigade Combat Team
2d Infantry Division
Fort Carson, Colorado

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Shin Woo Kim (10 Feb 1984–28 Jun 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20208192, citing Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .