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Soldier from La Verne Killed In Action

Pfc. Jose Oscar Belmontes, 28, died Saturday while serving in Afghanistan.

An Army soldier from La Verne was killed over the weekend during fighting in Afghanistan, the U.S. Department of Defense announced today.

Pfc. Jose Oscar Belmontes, 28, died Saturday from small arms fire in Wardak province, according to the DOD.

Belmontes was assigned to the 630th Engineer Company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade at Fort Drum, New York.

- City News Service

Jay July 31, 2012 at 03:41 PM
God bless you solider. Welcome home and rest in peace! Hooah!
Mikey's Mom July 31, 2012 at 09:42 PM
God speed, may you're your family and friends find peace. Thank you doesn't seem like enough to say. Our freedom is greatly appreciated
Law August 01, 2012 at 01:19 AM
I can't say it any better than Mikey's Mom said it above! Thank you and God Bless!

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