The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Staff Sgt. Abraham D. Penamedina, 32, of Los Angeles, Calif., died 27 April in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol came under sniper fire. Penamedina was assigned to Company B, 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
The incident is under investigation.
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