Army Cpl. Nathaniel S. Baughman, 23, of Monticello, Indiana
Cpl Baughman died of injuries on July 17 in Bayji, Iraq, when his HMMWV encountered enemy forces rocket-propelled grenades during patrol operations. Baughman was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.
IDAVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- A grenade attack in Iraq killed a soldier from White County, just weeks before his mother said he was to return home.
Army Cpl. Nathaniel Baughman, 23, is the fourth serviceman from Indiana to be killed overseas this month.
Baughman died Monday from massive head injuries he suffered in the attack on his convoy, said his mother, Jill Baughman, who is executive director of the American Red Cross chapter for Cass and White counties.
Baughman was a 2001 graduate of Twin Lakes High School in Monticello, and his family lives in nearby Idaville, about 30 miles northeast of Lafayette. Survivors include his wife, Erin, and his son, Hunter.
He served in the National Guard before enlisting in the Army, Jill Baughman said.
"He was proud of what he was doing and stood up for his country and he had no regrets doing it," she said Tuesday.
Rocket-propelled grenades were fired at a vehicle in which Baughman was riding during the attack in Bayji, which is about 155 miles north of Baghdad, the military said. He was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky.
Army Cpl. Nathaniel S. Baughman was killed in action on 07/17/06.