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Army Spc. Adrian E. Hike

Died November 12, 2007 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

26, of Callender, Iowa; assigned to 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Schweinfurt, Germany; died Nov. 12 in Bermel, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when the vehicle he was in was struck by an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Capt. David A. Boris.

Ralston soldier dies in Afghanistan, family says

The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa — Family members say a Ralston soldier has been killed in Afghanistan.

Army Sgt. Adrian Hike, 26, was killed Nov. 12 while on patrol, his mother said. The Department of Defense has not confirmed his death.

Hike’s family says he was serving as a paratrooper for the 173rd Airborne based in Germany.

His family says Hike was injured in 2005 while serving in Iraq and received a Purple Heart.

Repeated attempts by The Associated Press to reach Hike’s family have been unsuccessful.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Hike is survived by his mother, father and four brothers.

Ralston is a town of about 80 people in Carroll County.

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