The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Spc. Eric Vizcaino, 21, of New Mexico, died Nov. 21 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries suffered Nov. 20 in Samarra, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident. Vizcaino was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
The incident is under investigation.
For further information related to this release the media can contact the 82nd Airborne Division public affairs office at (910) 907-1946 or (910) 303-0691 (after hours).