The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Spc. Charles E. Leonard Jr., 29, of Monroe, La., died August 5 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when the vehicle he was in was struck by a rocket propelled grenade. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
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