Unit: F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
MOS: 11B1O – Infantryman
Awards: Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Badges: Combat Infantryman‘s Badge
Date of birth: 12-Jul-1984
Hometown: White Cloud, Michigan
Marital status: Never Married
Date of casualty: 13-Aug-2005
Age at death: 21
Cause of death: Hostile Death. Hostile Action.
Brian Keith Derks was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was on mounted patrol in Baghdad.
Location of fatality: 344th Combat Support Hospital (CSH), Baghdad, Iraq
Place of interment: White Cloud Cemetery, White Cloud, Michigan, USA