Esau I. de la Pena-Hernandez

CaliforniaStaff Sgt. Esau I. de la Pena-Hernandez, 25, of La Puente, California, died May 15, 2009, at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire in Chak, Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. de la Pena-Hernandez was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York.