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Army Staff Sgt. Israel P. Nuanes

Died May 12, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

38, of Las Cruces, N.M.; assigned to 741st Ordnance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas, part of the 84th Ordnance Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group; died May 12, in Maiwand, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries caused by an improvised explosive device.

Flags ordered at half-staff for fallen N.M. soldier

The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. — Gov. Susana Martinez has ordered flags flown at half-staff across New Mexico from sunrise until sundown honor of the state's latest fallen soldier.

The order slated for Friday is in honor of Army Staff Sgt. Israel Nuanes.

The Silver City-born Nuanes, who lived in Las Cruces, was killed in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan earlier this month by an enemy attack with an explosive device. He was assigned to the 741st Ordinance Company at Fort Bliss.

He was the recipient of Bronze Star Medal.

Nuanes is survived by his two children.

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