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Fort Bliss Soldier Dies after Afghan Attack

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
A Fort Bliss soldier from Florida has died in a military hospital in Germany from gunshot wounds suffered in an attack in Afghanistan.

n this Nov. 26, 2011 photo released by Inter Services Public Relations department, a Pakistan army post reportedly targeted by NATO helicopters and resulting in the deaths of 24 Pakistani soldiers is seen in the Pakistani tribal area of Mohmand, along the Afghanistan border. (AP/ISPR)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Fort Bliss soldier from Florida has died in
a military hospital in Germany from gunshot wounds suffered in an
attack in Afghanistan.

A Defense Department statement issued Wednesday says Pvt.
Jalfred D. Vaquerano of Apopka, Fla., died Tuesday in Landstuhl,
Germany.

The Pentagon says he was wounded by enemy small-arms fire while deployed in Logar province of eastern Afghanistan.

The 20-year-old soldier was assigned to 1st Battalion, 41st
Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division
from Fort Bliss, Texas.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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