updated 9:52 PM EDT, Mar 26, 2015
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Pfc. Antonio G. Stiggins

The Department of Defense announced the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation New Dawn.

Private First Class Antonio G. Stiggins, 25, whose home of record is Rio Rancho, N.M., died April 22 2011 in Numaniyah, Iraq, when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

Stiggins joined the military in January 2010 as a cavalry scout was assigned to Troop F, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. He arrived at Fort Hood May 2010.

Stiggins deployed in support of Operation New Dawn in September 2010.

Stiggins’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbons and Combat Action Badge.