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Army Staff Sgt. Bradley Espinoza

Died October 19, 2009 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

26, of Mission, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, died Oct. 19 in Qwest, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

Texas soldier dies in attack in Iraq

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A 26-year-old Fort Hood soldier from South Texas has died of wounds from the explosion of an improvised explosive device in Iraq.

The Pentagon says Staff Sgt. Bradley Espinoza of Mission died Monday in Qwest, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was attacked by enemy forces.

His uncle, Ralph Solis, tells The Monitor of McAllen that Army representatives told the family that Espinoza died while trying to disarm the bomb.

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