Elijah J. Rao
Sgt. Elijah J. Rao, 26, of Lake Oswego, Oregon, died December 5, 2009, in Nuristan, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Sgt. Rao was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.