Seidel, 23, was a rifle platoon leader
with the 2nd Battalion in the 22nd Infantry Regiment of the 10th
Mountain Division out of Fort Drum, N.Y. He and three other soldiers
and an Iraqi interpreter were killed in Iraq when his Humvee
was hit by an improvised explosive device in the northwest sector
of Baghdad. His deployment was scheduled to end in August.
He majored in The American Legal System,
with his required engineering concentration in environmental
engineering at West Point, was an Army Ranger, earned his Air
Assault and Airborne badges, and was planning a career in the
He will be buried in Emmitsburg, Md., and
is survived by his parents and one brother.
From LTC Kevin P. Brown, USMA 1987, battalion
Interview with Robert's parents
Baltimore WJZ TV
Three minute segment done by WGAL News Channel
8 out of Harrisburg Pa
1LT Robert Seidel was one of my very best. He was very well
liked by the soldiers in his platoon, and his peers, and he was
an outstanding officer. We are all mourning his loss right now
here in theater, as is his family back home.