The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
They died Sept. 23 in Wardak, province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked their unit using an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.
Sgt. Rafael E. Bigai Baez, 28, of San Juan, Puerto Rico and
Pfc. Carlos A. Aparicio, 19, of San Bernadino, Calif.
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