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Miami man killed in Afghanistan

AP Photo/Steve Ruark: A Navy carry team carries a transfer case containing the remains of Seaman William F. Ortega Sunday, June 20, 2010 at Dover Air Force Base, Del.

South Florida residents can mourn the loss of yet another local soldier who died supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

On June 18, Seaman William Ortega, 23, of Miami, died in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Ortega was killed by a roadside bomb. An improvised device blasted, causing fatal wounds, that killed Ortega while conducting combat operations against enemy forces.

Ortega was assigned as a hospital corpsman to Third Battalion, First Marine Regiment, First Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force.

In May, Broward County lost a Pembroke Pines man in Afghanistan. Click here to read that article.

This has been a tough year for soldiers in Afghanistan. To follow the list of casualties, visit this page by clicking here.

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Posted by AdamF on Jun 20 2010. Filed under Broward County, Families, Federal Government, Fort Lauderdale, Local news, Miami, Military. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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