Examiner’s Note: The Examiner was concerned that this troop loss had been overlooked by the Department of Defense since there were already published reports of funeral arrangements in his hometown. In a prompt response from MAJ Monica Matoush at the DOD, they were waiting for “official notification and leadership approval.” The release was posted just moments ago. Sincere condolences to the family of 1LT Zermeno.
1st. Lt. Andres Zermeno, 26, of San Antonio, Texas, died Sep. 25 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade.
1LT Zermeno was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort. Polk, Louisiana.
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