An American truck driver was recently killed when a roadside
bomb exploded near the convoy he was driving with in Iraq.
Officials suspect it was an improvised explosive device that
killed Kevin J. Rader, 34, of Pendleton, OR, while he was driving in a convoy
in Iraq on Aug. 11, according to a Halliburton press release.
Details of the attack were not released, nor available.
“Kevin was one of the many dedicated people who worked in
the Theater Transpiration Mission,” the press release stated. “Kevin has made
the ultimate sacrifice while helping his country and the Iraqi people. Our
thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”
Rader began his work for the Halliburton subsidiary of
Kellogg Brown & Root in January.
The Halliburton press release stated that KB&R and its
subcontractors have lost 45 employees while performing services under their
contracts in Kuwait and Iraq.