Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Ahmed Kousay Altaie

Ann Arbor, Michigan

October 23, 2006

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
43 Army Spc

Provincial Reconstruction Team, Divisional Training Center, Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division

Fort Hood, Texas

On Feb. 25, the armed forces medical examiner at the Dover Port Mortuary in Dover, Del., positively identified the remains of Staff Sgt. Ahmed K. Altaie, of Ann Arbor, Mich.  He was assigned to the Provincial Reconstruction Team, Divisional Training Center, Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

            On Dec. 11, 2006, a casualty review board declared Altaie “missing – captured” after his disappearance in Baghdad, Iraq on Oct. 23, 2006.  Altaie was the final missing soldier and casualty to be recovered from the Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn mission. 

 On Oct. 23, Altaie was categorized as DUSTWUN when he allegedly was kidnapped while on his way to visit family in Baghdad , Iraq .  The soldier is assigned to the Provincial Reconstruction Team Baghdad

I am been preying and asking God for his safely return home and I believe that he is alive and that someday we’ll be together again
His family is hoping, waiting and preying for his safely return we miss him dearly, we hope with all our love to see him again and I will always be there for him no matter what.
Happy Birthday darling!
Tuesday July 23, 2008

Israa sultan
From Linda 07/20/08

Ahmed's birthday is July 22,and he will be 43 years old. He is believed to be alive and held by a group of Militants.
Ahmed is a translator. He is married and has two loving parents and friends and family that miss him dearly. We are hoping for a miracle and for him to be released.
Truly yours, Linda R

Friday, December 15 2006 @ 07:48 AM EST

Individuals MissingArmy Times -- An American soldier missing in Iraq since late October probably was captured by the enemy, the Pentagon said Thursday, making official what the U.S. military there has suggested for more than a month.

Ahmed K. Altaie, a 41-year-old Iraqi-born resident of Ann Arbor, Mich., was snatched off the street while he was visiting his Iraqi wife in Baghdad on Oct. 23.

U.S. forces have conducted raids in portions of Sadr City searching for Altaie, who worked as a translator. The U.S. government has offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to his recovery.

He initially was listed as “whereabouts unknown,” but the military generally reviews such cases to rule out all other possibilities, including being absent without leave. He is now considered “missing-captured.”

In Altaie’s case, the Mahdi Army is believed to have grabbed him, as well as dozens of people during a raid on a Ministry of Higher Education office in Baghdad on Nov. 14. The ministry is predominantly Sunni Arab.

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