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Staff Sgt. Estevan Altamirano

Staff Sgt. Estevan Altamirano

Fort Hood, Texas -- Officials have released the name of a Soldier who died Sept. 18 2011 in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a noncombat related incident.

Staff Sgt. Estevan Altamirano, 30, whose home of record is listed as Edcouch, Texas, entered active-duty service in January 2001 as an armor crewman. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, since April 2008.

Altamirano deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from January 2004 through February 2005, October 2006 through January 2008, January 2009 through December 2009 and May 2011 through September 2011. 

Altamirano awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, four Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award, three Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with four campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Service Ribbons and a Combat Action Badge.

Circumstances surrounding this incident is under investigation.

A photograph of Altamirano was not available. If one becomes available, this news release will be updated.