U.S Army Sergeant Jose M. Caraballo Pietri, aged 32, from Yauco, Puerto Rico, died 10th April 2011 in Badghis province, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire.
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 84th Field Artillery Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Baumholder, Germany.
Sgt. Caraballo’s unit was establishing defensive positions to conduct a dismounted patrol in Badghis province when the soldiers received small arms fire from about five enemy fighters, said Captain Royal Reff, the brigade’s spokesman in Afghanistan. No other soldiers were wounded, Reff said.