Based: Ft. Carson, Colo.
2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: June 28, 2007
Baghdad (southern part), Iraq
High School: Sunny Hills High (Fullerton)
Foreign Country of Birth: South Korea
Burial: Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier
He could get anything with that smile. It made him one of the more popular kids in high school. He was definitely one of the cooler kids. We never figured him for a soldier.
— Shinae Kim, sister
Kim was born in South Korea and was awarded U.S. citizenship posthumously. He volunteered to be a medic and planned to attend USC and become a pharmacist after his enlistment.
Read more about Shin Woo Kim here, here and here.
Reposted from Boom3, Monday, June 28, 2010