The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Spc. Rhys W. Klasno, 20, of Riverside, Calif., died May 13 in Haditha, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Klasno was assigned to the 1114th Transportation Company, Bakersfield, Calif.
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