Let the memory of Aaron be with us forever
  • 22 years old
  • Born on February 28, 1988 .
  • Passed away on September 16, 2010 .

United States Army Sergeant Aaron Keith Kramer of Salt Lake City, Utah was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Aaron was killed in action Sept. 16, 2010, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Very rarely was Aaron ever depressed or moody. Easily excitable and always quick to smile, Aaron was content with life. Even when conditions were at there worst he always found something to laugh about. His laugh was quiet and controlled as if he was embarrassed to become too loud. He always kept it to a subtle chuckle. When he was embarrassed his whole face, especially his cheeks, would blush bright red. Aaron smiled a lot. Mostly just a closed, reserved grin but when he became truly happy his grin would open and stretch across his face. His smile was true. Aaron worked hard and succeeded at what he did. He had every reason to brag but he was absolutely humble. He never begged for reward or attention. He usually kept his feelings to himself unless with the closest of friends or family. Aaron fought to control his emotions. Always staying calm and collected, it was hard to tell what he was thinking. On the inside, however, his emotions ran deep which drove him to push harder and do the things he was afraid of. Sensitive, loving, thoughtful, and loyal. An Idealist who felt obligated to do his part but was torn to leave those he loved. A reluctant leader, but an amazing leader nonetheless, who led by example. Always placing himself last, he truly cared for people. Aaron held his chin up and his head high but never stood above anyone. He did not want fame, money, or glory, just the simple dream of being back home.

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