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Edward Joseph Acosta

Died: March 5, 2012

Rank: Specialist

Unit: 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas

Branch: U.S. Army

Operation Enduring Freedom. Specialist Edward Joseph Acosta, 21, died March 5, in La Jolla, California, of injuries sustained Dec. 3, 2011, when his vehicle was struck by an improvised-explosive device in Wardak province, Afghanistan. His hometown was Hesperia, Calif.

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