Fort Hood soldier from South Texas killed in Iraq

FORT HOOD, TX An Army statement says Sgt. Steven L. Talamantez of Laredo died Sunday of wounds from an enemy mortar attack on his unit in Al Amarah in southeastern Iraq, near the Iranian border.

According to the Monday statement, Talamantez was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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