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Staff Sgt. Israel P. Nuanes of the 84th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion killed in Afghanistan

Las Cruces Sun News   May 16. 2012

LAS CRUCES – The U.S. Department of Defense has confirmed the passing of U.S. Staff Sgt. Israel P. Nuanes of Las Cruces who was serving in Afghanistan.

Nuanes, 38, of Las Cruces died May 12, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained during an enemy attack with an improvised explosive device, according to the DOD.

Nuanes served in the 741st Ordnance Company, 84th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group, of Fort Bliss, Texas.

“I extend my deepest sympathies and prayers for the family and friends of Staff Sergeant Nuanes,” said Congressman Steve Pearce in a news release. “My heart goes out to his family and to the families of our fallen heroes across the nation. We will never forget the sacrifice he made to defend our nation and preserve our freedoms. His admirable service to our nation and his dedication to preserving liberty will long be remembered in New Mexico and across the U.S.”

The Sun-News is pursuing more information, and will post updates as they become available.

May 16, 2012 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Explosive Ordnance Disposal | , , , ,

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