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