San Bernardino soldier posthumously awarded Bronze Star
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.
-- Tony Perry in San Diego
Photo: The remains of Army Pfc. Carlos Aparicio return to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Credit: U.S. Air Force