Indiana Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Bradley D. King, 28, Lafontaine, Indiana.
Staff Sgt. Bradley D. King, 28, of Lafontaine, Ind., was killed April 2, 2007 as a result of injuries received from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in Al Amiriyah, Iraq.
Staff Sgt. King deployed as a member of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 152nd Infantry headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., but had been reassigned from the battalion headquarters located in Marion, Ind.
"I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Staff Sgt. King who lost his life in the service of his nation," said Adjutant General R. Martin Umbarger. "It is with true and personal sorrow that we acknowledge his sacrifice. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones."
Gov. Mitch Daniels was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Staff Sgt. King. "It is difficult to receive word that one of Indiana's finest has given his life in defense of freedom. We all mourn the loss of such a young man."
He was a 1997 graduate of Mississinewa High School and had worked at the armory in Marion, Indiana before being deployed to Iraq, his uncle, John Miller said.
King had a wife and young child.