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82nd Airborne paratrooper dies of wounds in Iraq

An 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper died of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated while his unit was on a dismounted patrol in Baghdad, Iraq on Thursday, military officials said.

Sgt. Ricardo Rodriguez of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, was a gunner with 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, according to a release from Fort Bragg.

No further details of his death were available.

Rodriguez is survived by his parents, Ernesto and Anabelle Fernandez, and a son, Ricardo, all of Arecibo.