Nikkoui, Kareem, M.

Lance Cpl. U. S. Marine

Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui was born 4-JAN 2001 in Norco, Riverside County, California.  His father was Steve Nikoui and his mother was Shana Chappell.

Kareem had one sister Shyler and a brother Steven.  He graduated in 2019 from Norco High School.  Family members say, “He intended to become a Marine immediately after graduation.”

He died after a suicide bomber detonated explosives outside Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport Kabul, Afghanistan. 26-AUG 2021 in Kabul, Afghanistan.  He was 20.

Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoul earned the following medals and ribbons:

  • Purple Heart
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Combat Action Ribbon
  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
  • Marine Good Conduct Award

He is buried at Crestlawn Memorial Park in Riverside, Riverside County, California

 

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