updated 9:52 PM EDT, Mar 26, 2015
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Pfc. Steven Francis Shapiro

The Department of Defense has released the name of a Soldier who died in Tallil, Iraq, October 21, 2011 in support of Operation New Dawn.

Private First Class Steven F. Shapiro, 29, whose home of record is listed as Hidden Valley, Calif., entered active-duty service in March 2010 as an M1 Armor Crewman. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, since July 2010. 

Shapiro deployed in support of Operation New Dawn earlier this year.

Shapiro’s awards and decorations include an Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon.

Cause of death is under investigation.