Friday, September 22, 2006

Luis A. Montes dies in Texas from Iraq injuries

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Sgt. Luis A. Montes, 22, of El Centro, Calif., died on Sept. 7 in Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of injuries suffered on Sept. 1 in Abu Ghraib, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. Montes was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Media with questions about this soldier can contact the 4th Infantry Division public affairs office at (254) 287-0105.

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