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San Diego woman killed in Afghanistan

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The Pentagon Tuesday released the name of four Army soldiers, including a 25-year-old San Diego woman, who were killed when their unit was attacked by enemy forces using an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

Army 1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno of San Diego died Sunday in Zhari, along with Sgt. Patrick C. Hawkins, 25, of Carlisle, Pa.; Sgt. Joseph M. Peters, 24, of Springfield, Mo.; and Pfc. Cody J. Patterson, 24, of Philomath, Ore., according to a Defense Department statement released this morning.

Moreno was assigned to the Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash; Hawkins and Patterson were both assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga; and Peters was assigned to the 5th Military Police Battalion, Vicenza, Italy.

California Gov. Jerry Brown said Moreno "bravely gave her life in service to our state and nation," and ordered that flags be flown at half-staff at the Capitol in Sacramento in her honor Tuesday.

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