Two More From the United States Army Die Under the Watch of Operation Enduring Freedom
Chief Warrant Officer Deric M. Rasmussen (CA) and Command Sgt. Maj. Martin R Barreras (AZ) from the United States Army gave all they could give. Rest In Peace Heroes.
Chief Warrant Officer Deric M. Rasmussen – Age 33 from Oceanside, California. Died 11 May in Mazar E Sharif, Afghanistan, as the result of a non-combat incident. Chief Warrant Officer Deric M. Rasmussen was assigned to the Company C, 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.
Command Sgt. Maj. Martin R Barreras – Age 49 from Tucson, Arizona. Died 13 May in a San Antonio Military Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, from wounds suffered on 6 May, in Harat Province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. Command Sgt. Maj. Martin R Barreras was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.