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Jul 19, 2012

Release Number: 1207-03

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Fort Drum Public Affairs

Two 10th Mountain Division Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

Press Release

Release Nr. 1207-03

July 19, 2012

Fort Drum Public Affairs

 

Two 10th Mountain Division Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

 

Fort Drum, NY - Two 10th Mountain Division Soldiers with the 110th Transportation Company, 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade were killed in Ghanzi City, Afghanistan, Wednesday July 18 of wounds sustained when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device.

 

----Killed is Staff Sergeant Daniel A. Rodriguez, age 28, of Baltimore, Maryland.  He was a heavy vehicle driver.

 

Rodriguez joined the Army in July 2002. After training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, he was assigned to Fort Richardson, Alaska and Fort Hood, Texas. He arrived at Fort Drum in March 2010. Rodriguez deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from October 2003 to October 2004. He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from November 2005 to November 2006 and June 2008 to

June 2009. He deployed with his unit in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in April 2012.

 

Rodriguez's awards and decorations include two Purple Hearts, the Army Commendation Medal, three Army Achievement Medals, a Meritorious Unit Commendation, three Army Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Non Commissioned Officers

Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Combat Action Badge, the Driver and Mechanic Badge and the Basic Marksman Qualification Badge. He also completed the Air Load Planner course, the Combatives Level 1 course, Master Driver Training course, the Warrior Leadership course and the Combat Lifesavers course.

 

Rodriguez is survived by his wife, three children and mother.

 

----Killed is Sergeant Jose J. Reyes, age 24, of San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico. He was a heavy vehicle driver.

 

Reyes joined the Army in February 2010. After training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, he arrived at Fort Drum in May 2010 and deployed with his unit in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom in April 2012.

 

Reyes' awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, two Army Achievement Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Non Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Combat Action Badge, and five Certificates of Achievements. He also completed Combatives Level 1 course, the Combat Life Savers course, the Warrior Leadership Course, and the Motor Vehicle Traffic Management and Accident Prevention course.

 

Reyes is survived by his wife, two children, mother and father.



Media with inquiries regarding this press release should call Fort Drum Public Affairs, 315-772-8286 or email

Julie.cupernall@us.army.mil.

 


 
 



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