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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 001-12
January 01, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

            Spc. Pernell J. Herrera, 33, of Espanola, N.M., died Dec. 31, in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered in a non-combat incident.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, Santa Fe, N.M.

            For more information, the media may contact the New Mexico Army National Guard public affairs office at 505-417-1751 or via email at Jamison.herrera@us.army.mil .

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