Soldier from Central California killed in Afghanistan
Sgt. Jose Rodriguez, 22, of Gustine in Merced County died Tuesday from wounds suffered from enemy small-arms fire in Kandahar province.
Rodriguez was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. He was on his second deployment to Afghanistan.
-- Tony Perry in San Diego