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Army SPC Succumbs To Wounds From December IED Blast

Posted Mar 10, 2012 by Howard Altman

Updated Mar 10, 2012 at 05:29 PM

An Army specialist from California, wounded in Afghanistan in December, died last week.

Spc. Edward J. Acosta, 21, of Hesperia, Calif., died March 5, in La Jolla, Calif., of injuries sustained Dec. 3, 2011, when his vehicle was struck by an improvised-explosive device in Wardak province, Afghanistan.

Acosta was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

There have now been 1,891 U.S. service members killed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the nation’s longest war.

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