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Army Cpl. Billy Gomez

Died October 27, 2004 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

25, of Perris, Calif.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; died Oct.27 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained Oct. 20 when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in Naka, Afghanistan.

Hawaii-based soldier dies in Afghanistan

Associated Press

HONOLULU — A soldier who died from injuries suffered last week in Afghanistan was identified by the Pentagon on Friday as a member of the 25th Infantry Division based at Schofield Barracks on Oahu.

Cpl. Billy Gomez, 25, of Perris, Calif., died Wednesday at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where he was taken after his vehicle struck a homemade bomb Oct. 20 in Naka, Afghanistan, the Pentagon said in a brief news release.

Further details weren’t immediately available.

Gomez was a member of the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light) at Schofield Barracks, where he was assigned in July 2001. He was a member of the medical corps and enlisted in the Army in August 1997, the 25th Infantry Division said in a news release.

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