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Army Sgt. John P. Castro

Died April 22, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

25, of Andrews, Texas; assigned to 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; died April 22 in FOB Sharana, Afghanistan of wounds sustained when his unit was attacked by small-arms fire.

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Fort Campbell soldier dies in Afghanistan

The Associated Press

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — A Fort Campbell soldier has been killed by small arms fire in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department said 25-year-old Sgt. John P. Castro, of Andrews, Texas died April 22 at Paktika province, Afghanistan.

The Army said he suffered wounds when his unit was attacked by small arms fire.

He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

Castro received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal with Valor device; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; North Atlantic Treaty Organization medal and Combat Infantryman Badge.

Castro is survived by his wife, Delia Castro of Clarksville, Tenn.; daughter, Natalia Castro of Fort Benning, Ga., and stepson, Kamren Buchholz of Clarksville, Tenn. He is also survived by his mother, Carmen Castro of Andrews, Texas, and father, David Castro of Odessa, Texas.

A memorial service will be held for Castro in Afghanistan. Fort Campbell holds a monthly Eagle Remembrance Ceremony to honor fallen Screaming Eagles. The next ceremony will be held May 11 at 4 p.m.



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