The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Pfc. Omar E. Torres, 20, of Chicago, died Aug. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit during combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
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