WASHINGTON (AP) _ A South Texas man was among four U.S. soldiers who died of wounds from a roadside bombing in Iraq.

The Defense Department identifies the dead at 24-year-old Spc. Jose A. Rubio Hernandez of Mission, Texas; 22-year-old Pfc. Andrew J. Habsieger of Festus, Mo.; 21-year-old Pvt. George Delgado of Palmdale, Calif.; and 26-year-old Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Hake of Enid, Okla.

The Pentagon says they died Monday in Baghdad of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle the day before.

They were assigned to 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

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