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San Bernardino soldier posthumously awarded Bronze Star

September 28, 2011 |  8:36 am

A 19-year-old soldier from San Bernardino who was killed in combat in Afghanistan has been posthumously awarded the Bronze Star for bravery, the Army said Wednesday.

Pfc. Carlos Aparicio was killed last week in Wardak province when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

He was an infantryman with 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, based at Ft. Drum, New York.

Aparicio enlisted in June 2010 and deployed to Afghanistan in February.


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Photo: The remains of Army Pfc. Carlos Aparicio return to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Credit: U.S. Air Force