The Department of Defense announced today the death of these service members who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
— Chief Warrant Officer Deric M. Rasmussen, 33, of Oceanside, Calif., died May 11, in Mazar E Sharif, Afghanistan, as the result of a noncombat incident. He was assigned to the Company C, 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.
— Command Sgt. Maj. Martin R. Barreras, 49, of Tucson, Ariz., died Tuesday in San Antonio Military Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, from wounds suffered May 6 in Harat Province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.