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Fort Bliss Soldier Wounded In Afghanistan Dies In Hospital In Germany

A Fort Bliss soldier from Florida has died in a military hospital in Germany from gunshot wounds suffered in an attack in Afghanistan.

A Defense Department statement issued Wednesday says Pvt. Jalfred D. Vaquerano of Apopka, Fla., died Tuesday in Landstuhl, Germany. The Pentagon says he was wounded by enemy small-arms fire while deployed in Logar province of eastern Afghanistan.

The 20-year-old soldier was assigned to 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division from Fort Bliss.

Three Fort Bliss soldiers were killed when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device Dec. 3, in Wardak Province, Afghanistan.

Sgt. 1st Class Clark A. Corley Jr., Spc. Ryan M. Lumley, and Spc. Thomas J. Mayberry, who were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, Fort Bliss officials said.

Slideshow:Photos from memorial for soldiers recently killed in Afghanistan.

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