Kadim Hashim and Kadum Mouhsen
Kadim and Kadum were two Torres employees who bravely gave their lives serving the Iraqi and United States government and people.
Kadim Hashim, born July 1st, 1975, and Kadum Mouhsen, born July 21st, 1975, were childhood friends from Maysan, Iraq. These men both worked for the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Forces for 4 and 5 years respectively before joining Torres in 2009 to serve as Local National PRT (Provincial Reconstruction Team) Advisors for the Diyala province.
On April 20th, Kadim and Kadum arrived at the Baquba Mayor’s office accompanying Department of State personnel and a U.S. Army PSD (Personnel Security Detachment). A man wearing an Iraqi police uniform detonated an explosive belt he was wearing as Kadim and Kadum were leaving the military vehicle, killing them both instantly. Kadim Hashim is survived by his pregnant wife Sahar, 37; sons Sajad, 11, and Mugtada, 8; daughters Teeba, 10, and Safa, 5. Kadum Mouhsen is survived by his wife Siham, 30; sons Ali, 11, Mohammed, 10, and Abdullah, 3; and his daughter Ayah, 7.
A ceremony took place the day after the incident to honor the fallen. This ceremony included readings from the Quran, names of their family members, and their accomplishments followed by the Iraqi and American national anthems. Insurance funds will provide for the children of these brave men until they reach the age of 18, and their spouses will receive these funds for life. We would like to mention the hard work of Torres employee George Stefan, who coordinates, facilitates and manages this process, for making it a reality.
On January 8, 2006, Mr. Charles Allen, Information Technology Manager for Torres, was killed in a helicopter crash in northwestern Iraq. Charles was our first Information Technology Manager to serve under Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his service in Iraq, he established a reputation for getting the job done regardless of the challenge.
According to the many friends who served with him, he was a quiet man with a great sense of humor and led by example. He also had a great interest in the local population.
He and his family, for example, gathered toys, clothes and other necessities and gave them to local children. He also bought a facility and turned it into a school and then recruited Wal-Mart to provide supplies.
He always had time for others. Charles previously served with distinction in Iraq with the Kansas Army National Guard under Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Today, he is a fallen hero and an "Ambassador of Goodwill." He simply represents the finest of the United States of America. Charles leaves his mother, Sharon, and two daughters, Alexandra, age 19, and Jacqueline, age 17. Torres AES has created a scholarship fund in his name.