On November 14, a North Carolina man, Spc. David Hickman, became the last last man to die in combat in Iraq.
The Defense Department confirmed to theGrio that Spc. Hickman was the last man to die in Iraq He became the 4,487th fatality in the war on November 14th, when his
unit was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Baghdad.
The 23-year-old from Greensboro, NC was a member of the 82nd
Airborne, serving in the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry
Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. Newly married to wife Cali, the
former star high school athlete was based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina,
just under two hours from where he grew up.
David was born on January 16, 1988, and was a lifelong resident of Greensboro, NC.
He graduated from Northeast High School in 2006. He was an all
conference outside linebacker for the Rams football team and served as
team captain. Davi
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