The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Spc. Vincent A. Madero, 22, of Port Hueneme, Calif. died Oct 17 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
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