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Death Of Soldier In Afghanistan Under Investigation

Photo credit: Fort Drum

Pfc. Mariano M. Raymundo

The Department of Defense announced it is investigating the death of Army Pfc. Mariano M. Raymundo, 21, who died in Sharan, Afghanistan on June 1.

The Pentagon has not released any further information on the circumstances surrounding Raymundo's death.

He was assigned to the 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum in New York.

Raymundo was from Houston, Texas. According to his Facebook page, he was a 2011 graduate of Elsik High School in Houston.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered all state flags be lowered on June 5 in honor of Raymundo, who was stationed in New York:

"On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my condolences to the family, friends and fellow soldiers of PFC Raymundo.

"We will honor the service of this Fort Drum soldier and we are grateful for this commitment to our country."

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