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June 22, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier killed in Afghanistan

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Enemy small arms fire killed a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier, Sgt. Jose Rodriguez, 22, in Afghanistan this week, the  U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday afternoon.

Rodriguez died of wounds suffered from an attack near Maiwand, Kandahar Province on Tuesday, their release said. This was his second deployment to Afghanistan; his first was from July 2009 to June 2010, according to another release from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Rodriguez, from Gustine, Calif., was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team and 2nd Infantry Division. He had been based in Washington since 2009.

His awards and decorations include Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, NATO Medal, Certificate of Achievement, and Combat Infantry Badge.

 

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