Sergeant Uday Singh (21) died of hostile fire on Dec 1. His patrol was ambushed by suspected insurgents in the town of Habbaniya, 65 miles west of Baghdad. His body was cremated in Chandigardh with U.S. soldiers in attendance.
Sergeant Singh was posthumously awarded top gallantry awards - the Bronze Star and the US army's oldest accolade, the Purple Heart medal. A contingent of US soldiers attended the funeral, and were joined by buglers from the Indian army's Gurkha regiment.