Spc. Rasheed Sahib

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Specialist Rasheed Sahib, 22, was an American Muslim from Guyana who was killed in Iraq on May 18 2003.
He was a US resident and was expecting to become a citizen upon his return from combat.
His ambition was to become an FBI agent and he planned to go to college at the end of his service in Iraq, which began only a few weeks after the invasion of the country.
His family lived in Queens, New York and he was assigned to 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas
According to the Army version of events, he was killed when a comrade accidentally shot him in Balad, Iraq.
The other soldier was cleaning his gun when it fired and a bullet his Specialist Sahib in the chest.
His mother Fizoon said that even though her son was not a devout Muslim, she thought he prayed every night and read the Koran.
She said that when her son joined the Army 'nobody had fears about him being Muslim. He was an American soldier'.

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