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Lt. Col. Assigned To USU in Md. Dies In Afghanistan

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA) -- A lieutenant colonel who was living in Olney, Md. and assigned to the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda died in Afghanistan on Oct. 29.

Thursday, the Department of Defense announced the deaths of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Oct. 29 after enemy forces attacked their vehicle with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.

Forty-one-year-old Lt. Col. David E. Cabrera of Abilene, Texas was among those killed. He was assigned to Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md.

According to the USU website, Lt. Col. Cabrera was a licensed clinical social worker and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at USU.

See the USU's statement about Lt. Col. Cabrera here.

Lt. Col. Cabrera was also a Texas A & M alum. According to the AggieNetwork.com,  he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University and joined the U.S. Army as a medical service corps officer in January 1996. He was the 25th Aggie to die in combat operations began in 2003, according to the website.

His funeral is Friday at the community church in Fulton, Md. at 11 a.m.


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