The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sgt. Louis R. Fastuca, 24, of West Chester, Pa., died July 5 at Abdulhamid Kalay, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Camp Ederle, Italy.
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UPDATE: July 8, 2010 - Spc. Fastuca was posthumously promoted to Sergeant.