The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Mario K. De Leon, 26, of San Francisco, Calif., died April 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained from enemy small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.
For further information on this soldier, contact the 1st Armored Division public affairs office at 011-49-611-705-4859.