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California Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Spc. Vilmar Galarza Hernandez, 21, of Salinas, Calif., died May 26 in Zharay, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.