Oberlin Soldier Wounded in Afghanistan Dies

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Sgt. Louis R. Torres, of Oberlin.

OBERLIN, Ohio — A soldier from Oberlin died after he was wounded while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, the Department of Defense confirmed on Thursday.

Sgt. Louis R. Torres, 23, passed away in San Antonio, Texas, on Aug. 22.

According to the Department of Defense, Torres encountered an enemy improvised explosive device on Aug. 6, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. 

He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Torres joined the army in June 2008.

He deployed to Afghanistan with his brigade in December 2011, which was his second deployment.

He previously served in Iraq from August 2009 through June 2010.

Torres’ awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Ribbon.

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