Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Kim S Orlando

Nashville, Tennessee

October 16, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
43 Army Lt Col

716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell, Kentucky

  Orlando was the commanding officer of the 716th Military Police Battalion.

Karbala, Iraq.  The soldiers were attempting to negotiate with armed men who were congregating on a road near a mosque after curfew.   The Iraqis opened fire killing three soldiers and wounding seven others.
AP News

Despite his high rank, Kim S. Orlando never hesitated to lead his soldiers, whether on a three-mile run in below-freezing temperatures or on patrol in the streets of Karbala, Iraq. He was one of three Fort Campbell soldiers killed Oct. 16 in a clash with gunmen in Karbala. Orlando, from Nashville, Tenn., is survived by his wife, Sherry, and two sons.

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