Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–January 6, 2011. The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation New Dawn. They died Jan. 2 in Taji, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 1013th Engineer (Sapper) Company of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
Sgt. Jose M. Cintron Rosado, 38, of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico; and
Spc. Jose A. Delgado Arroyo, 41, of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The Department of Defense also announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sgt. Eric M. Nettleton, 26, of Wichita, Kan., died Jan. 5, in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan of wounds suffered in Dehjawz-e Hasanzay when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.