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Immediate Release

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

Aug. 13, 2018

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

Staff Sgt. Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion, 36, from Waikoloa, Hawaii, died Aug. 12, 2018, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near him while he was conducting combat patrol operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.

Transfiguracion was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

For more information regarding Staff Sgt. Transfiguracion, contact Maj. Beth Riordan, 1st Special Forces Command Public Affairs, at (910) 908-3947 or beth.riordan@socom.mil.