Kafele H. Sims, 32
If you know me, you know me. If not, there isn't anything I'm going to say that'll give you a clue. I'm the simplest, most complicated man you'll ever know. I'm easy going, but have 'no mercy for the weak'... My moods shift with the wind, as does my outlook on life and how I approach it...At the end of the day, however, two things remain the same. I am very loyal and I have a strong sense of duty.
— Kafele Sims, on his MySpace page
Sims was on his second tour of duty in Iraq when he passed away. Army officials said his death did not occur during combat and that the cause remains under investigation. His wife said she has been told that there were no obvious signs of trauma to her husband's body and that homicide and suicide have been ruled out. Sims was due to wrap up his tour and return home to his wife and three young children in Arizona about two weeks after he died.