Reading Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

READING, Pa. (CBS) — A soldier from Berks County has died supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Authorities say Spc. Anthony Vargas, 27, of Reading, died Nov. 8 in Afghanistan after being attacked by insurgents. Vargas’ unit was hit by an improvised explosive device in Nangarhar province.

Vargas was assigned to 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Vargas is survived by his wife and three young children who reside in Tennessee and his parent’s Julio and Maria Vargas, both of Reading.

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  1. Connie says:

    I am amiss in sending my condolences to a PA hero. May Spc. Vargas’ family know that our thoughts and prayers are with them. We are a grateful nation for his ultimate sacrifice and yours also. Please take care!!

  2. luvscoffee says:

    RIP in peace Spc. Anthony Vargas. God Bless you and your family. Your sacrifice was great, your honor, greater.

    1. luvscoffee says:

      That didn’t come out right, You gave the ultimate sacrifice, nothing is greater than that – Thank you

  3. Paul P-Ski Alkoby says:

    R.I.P Spc. Vargas

  4. Nick says:

    RIP, Anthony. And to the Vargas’ – Thank you for your sacrifice

  5. MARIA VARGAS says:

    GOD BLESS YOU LIL CUZO SPC ANTHONY VARGAS U DID WHAT U DID BEST LOVE YOU U ARE OUR FALLEN ANGEL

  6. Tim says:

    God Bless Spc. Anthony Vargas Thank You for your Service!

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