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Rachael L. Hugo

Rachael L. Hugo

Died: October 5, 2007

Rank: Corporal

Unit: 303rd Military Police Company, 97th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, U.S. Army Reserve

Branch: U.S. Army

Corporal Rachael Lorraine Hugo was killed on October 5, 2007, when a roadside bomb hit her convoy outside Baiji, Iraq, just north of Baghdad, while they were on a supply run. Although Hugo was evacuated, she died at the hospital after receiving last rites. Hugo was a combat medic assigned to the Army Reserve’s 303rd Military Police Company, 97th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade based in Jackson, Michigan, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She was a “crossover”—a reservist assigned temporarily to the 303rd Military Police Company from her original reserve unit based in Rochester, Wisconsin. She was buried at Roselawn Memorial Park in Monona, Wisconsin, on October 18, 2007, with full military honors.

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