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Fort Bragg soldier killed in Afghanistan

Posted June 15, 2010 4:46 p.m. EDT
Updated June 15, 2010 5:29 p.m. EDT

— 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.