DOD Identifies Army Casualty, January 1, 2012

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–January 1, 2012. The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Spc. Pernell J. Herrera, 33, of Espanola, N.M., died Dec. 31, in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered in a non-combat incident.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, Santa Fe, N.M.