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Fort Bragg soldier killed in Afghanistan

Posted June 15, 2010

— The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that a soldier with Fort Bragg's 20th Engineer Brigade died in Powrak, Afghanistan.

Sgt. Mario Rodriguez, 24, of Smithville, Texas, died June 11 of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires. He was assigned to the 264th Clearance Company, 27th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Airborne), 20th Engineer Brigade at Fort Bragg, N.C.


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  • gep6438 Jun 15, 2010

    RIP Hero...

  • freedomrings Jun 15, 2010

    Praying for peace. Praying we'll no longer read the news and hear about another soldier who's lost their life. Praying for his family. Praying for our nation.

  • iam4duke2 Jun 15, 2010

    Thank you to Sgt. Mario Rodriguez for his fight for my freedom!
    His family is in my prayers!