The Defense Department has announced the death of a soldier with Colorado ties.
Authorities say 20-year-old Private First Class Armando Soriano of Houston died Sunday in Haditha, Iraq. Officials say Soriano was traveling in a two-vehicle convoy on a supply route when weather conditions caused his vehicle to slide off the road and roll. The Texan died as a result of his injuries.
Soriano was assigned to the howitzer battery, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Carson. The unit currently is attached to the 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina.