The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Spc. James A. Waters, 21, of Cloverdale, Ind., died July 1 at Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
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UPDATE: July 7, 2011 -- Pfc. Waters was posthumously promoted to specialist.