Spc Omead Razani

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Army Specialist Omead Razani, a medic, was the first Iranian-American killed while serving in Iraq.
He was hoping to retrain as a paramedic and ultimately as a doctor in Los Angeles when he died of non-combat related injuries in August 27 2004 in Habbaniya, Iraq.
A post by one of his cousins says that the 19-year-old died of a single gunshot wound to the head.
Specialist Razani was the son of Iranian immigrants who shocked his mother and father by saying he wanted to enlist at the age of 18.
His father had moved from Iran to the US in the 1960s to become a doctor and his son wanted to follow in his footsteps, but only after serving his country.
Specialist Razani was a member of the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division and saved the lives of numerous colleagues by training them in how to administer medical help to themselves.
Among them was Staff Sergeant Tracey Koontz who said that his advice meant she survived a suicide bomber blowing himself up next to her vehicle.
He had previously served two years in Korea.

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