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California Soldier Dies in Afghanistan

Spc. Manuel J. Vasquez and friend.

Above: Spc. Manuel J. Vasquez and friend.

A soldier who grew up in West Sacramento, California died April 24th in Paktika province, Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.

Spc. Manuel J. Vasquez was just 22-years-old. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade at Grafenwoehr in Germany.

The Department of Defense has not yet released a cause of death.

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