The Department of Defense announced today that Staff Sgt. Brian R. Hellerman, 35, of Freeport, Minn., was killed on Aug. 6 in Baghdad, Iraq. An Iraqi vehicle opened fire on Hellerman's unit. He died of injuries received during the ambush.
Hellerman was assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 325th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
There were two soldiers killed during this ambush. The identity of the second soldier is being withheld pending next of kin notification.