HONOLULU (CBS / AP) — The military said a Hawaii-based soldier from the Bay Area died this week from injuries suffered during from a bomb attack in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department said Monday Sgt. William B. Gross-Paniagua of Daly City died Sunday in Kunar province after enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

The 28-year-old was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 25th Infantry Battalion at Schofield Barracks on Oahu.

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Comments (5)
  1. Jon Villanueva says:

    Rest In Peace, soldier. We’re all very grateful for your service and your sacrifice.

  2. Tours Martel says:

    Into God’s hands one of the brave goes.

  3. Ric Califano says:

    It should read “25th Infantry DIVISION” – not Battalion (TROPIC LIGHTNING)

  4. Terry says:

    It’s “improvised” explosive device… not “improved”.

  5. Marissa Chang Flores says:

    William we are so sorry that you have passed and will miss you very much. Your parents are saddened and are in need of much comfort. We will visit them often and sit with them while they reminice of you. Thank you for your service. You are forever their angel now. Chula and your other pup miss you very much also.

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