Army SGT Andrew Joseph Derrick, 24, of Columbia, SC, died in Baghdad, Iraq, on September 25, 2005.
Derrick was killed by a sniper while trying to secure an area after three grenades exploded near his position. He was assigned to the 411th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.
Derrick graduated from Marion Military Institute where he was named the class of 1998’s “Best All Round Athlete” and was name to the State of Alabama’s All Star Baseball Team in 1998. He later attended Marion University.