The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Pfc. Jackie L. Diener II, 20, of Boyne City, Mich., died Nov. 21 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
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UPDATE: Nov. 28, 2011 -- Pvt. Diener was posthumously promoted to private first class.