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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1003-12
December 26, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Sgt. Enrique Mondragon, 23, of The Colony, Texas, died Dec. 24, in Baraki Barak, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when his unit was attacked by small arms fire while on dismounted patrol.  He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 173rd Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Bamberg, Germany. 

            For further information related to this release, please contact U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs, Heidelberg, Germany at (011) 49 622-1577270.  After duty hours, please call (011) 49 162-2716685.