Army Private First Class Kathijah “Katie” Anis Badrulhaimi, of Apple Valley, Minnesota.
Badrulhaimi was a light-wheel vehicle mechanic with the 82nd Airborne Division. In October 2013, she was assigned to the 135th Forward Support Company, 3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 18th Field Artillery Brigade. She completed basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and advanced training at Fort Lee, Virginia.
PFC Badrulhaimi’s awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our finest Soldiers,” Lt. Col. Brandon Meno, commander of the 3rd Battalion, 27th FAR, said in the release. “Private First Class Badrul Haimi was an outstanding Soldier with a bright future; our sincerest condolences go out to her Family and the Soldiers of the 3-27 FAR in this trying time.”
PFC Kathijah “Katie” Anis Badrulhaimi lost her battle with PTS, November 8, 2014, at her off-base residence in Fayetteville. She was 22 years old.