Soldier From Daly City Dies in Afghanistan

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011  |  Updated 3:07 PM PDT
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Soldier From Daly City Dies in Afghanistan

United State Military

Sgt. William B. GrossPaniagua, 28, of Daly City, Calif., died July 31 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

A U.S. Army soldier from Daly City died in Afghanistan on Sunday,  according to the Department of Defense.
    Sgt. William B. GrossPaniagua, 28, died as a result of injuries he  suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle using an improvised explosive  device in the Kunar province of Afghanistan.
    GrossPaniagua was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Special Troops  Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield  Barracks, Hawaii. He was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
    Gov. Jerry Brown and first lady Anne Gust Brown released a  statement this morning extending condolences to GrossPaniagua's family and  announcing that flags will be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol  today.

Posthumous awards: Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with service star, Combat Action Badge

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