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Army Staff Sgt. Daniel A. Rodriguez

Died July 18, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom


28, of Baltimore; assigned to 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died July 18 in Ghazni City, Afghanistan, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Army Sgt. Jose J. Reyes, 24, of San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico.

Two soldiers from N.Y.'s Fort Drum die in Afghanistan

The Associated Press

FORT DRUM, N.Y.  — Military officials said two soldiers serving with the New York-based 10th Mountain Division have been killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

Army officials at Fort Drum in northern New York said 28-year-old Staff Sgt. Daniel Rodriguez of Baltimore and 24-year-old Sgt. Jose Reyes of San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, were killed Wednesday when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device in Ghanzi.

Both soldiers were heavy vehicle drivers assigned to the 110th Transportation Co., 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade.

Rodriquez was a 10-year Army veteran. It was his second deployment to Afghanistan. He also did two tours in Iraq. He's survived by his wife and three children.

Reyes joined the Army two years ago. He deployed to Afghanistan in April. He's survived by his wife and two children.

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