Soldier From Los Angeles Dies in Germany

Pfc. Daniela Rojas died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, the Department of Defense said

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    FORT CARSON, CO - AUGUST 29: A U.S. Army soldier salutes during the national anthem as soldiers return home from Iraq on August 29, 2009 in Fort Carson, Colorado. The last main body, some 314 soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 4th Infantry Division, returned home after a year deployment in Iraq. As American forces complete their deployments, the U.S. presence in Iraq continues to decrease as part of the drawdown of American forces after more than 6 years war in Iraq. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

    The Department of Defense on Monday announced the death of a 19-year-old soldier from Los Angeles.

    Army Pfc. Daniela Rojas died in Homburg, Germany on Saturday while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom, the DOD said. She died of a non-combat-related illness, according to the DOD.

    Rojas was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson in Colorado, the DOD said.

    No further information was released.

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