U.S. Army Corporal Joseph M. Hernandez, 24, Dyer, Indiana.

    Died Jan. 9, 2009 with two other soldiers in the Zabul Province of Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle in Jaldak.

    They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Hohenfels, Germany, supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    He was a 2003 graduate of Mount Carmel High School.
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