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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 423-96
July 11, 1996

SOLDIER IN BOSNIA DIES OF APPARENT HEART FAILURE

Sergeant Edwin L. Valenzuela, serving in Bosnia as part of Operation Joint Endeavor, died on July 8th of apparent heart failure after performing physical training.

Valenzuela, 37, of Jersey City, N.J., collapsed after exercising at his Task Force Eagle base camp. He was medically evacuated to the 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital where he was pronounced dead.