Department of Defense identifies 3rd BCT casualties

| December 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Department of Defense
News Release

Muniz

Muniz

Wildrick

Wildrick

The Department of Defense announced the death of two Soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, Tuesday.

Sgt. Christopher Muniz, 24, of New Cuyama, Calif., 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Bde. Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, and Spc. Ronald Wildrick Jr., 30, of Blairstown, N.J., Company A, 2nd Bn., 35th Inf. Regiment, 3rd BCT; died Dec. 11, in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

Muniz’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

His posthumous awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the NATO Medal and the Combat Action Badge.

Muniz enlisted in the Army, Nov. 13, 2008, as a signal intelligence analyst. OEF was his first deployment,

Wildrick’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Basic Parachutist Badge.

His posthumous awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the NATO Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Wildrick enlisted in the Army, June 18, 2008, as an infantryman. OEF was his first deployment.

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