31-year-old US Army Staff Sergeant Kashif M. Memon from Houston, Texas, was killed in action along with another US Army NCO on 25th October 2012 in Oruzgan Province when their unit was attacked by enemy forces.
SSgt Memom served with the 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
He joined the US Marine Corps in 2001 and deployed on several overseas combat missions including Afghanistan. In 2007, he joined the Army as an Infantryman and volunteered to work in Civil Affairs. This was his first deployment to Afghanistan with the Civil Affairs Battalion.
The other soldier killed was Sergeant Clinton Ruiz.