Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)–July 11, 2011. The Department of Defense also announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Spc. Rafael A. Nieves Jr., 22, of Albany, N.Y., died July 10 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with small-arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.