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Capt. Jennifer M. Moreno, 25, of San Diego, Calif., was killed in action Oct. 6, 2013, by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.


She was a member of the Cultural Support Team assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, supporting a Joint Special Operations Task Force.


This was her first deployment to Afghanistan.


Moreno was born June 25, 1988 in San Diego, Calif. After graduating from San Diego High School, she was commissioned in the U.S. Army as a Nurse Corps officer after graduating from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Moreno completed the Basic Airborne Course in 2009 at Fort Benning, Ga., and the Army Medical Department Officer Basic Course 2010 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.


Moreno was then assigned to Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., where she served as a clinical staff nurse on a medical surgical unit.


She volunteered and was successfully assessed and selected into the U. S. Army Special Operations Command Cultural Support Team program and deployed in June 2013.


Her awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Parachutist Badge.


Moreno was posthumously promoted to the rank of captain and awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Purple Heart, Afghanistan Campaign Medal and NATO Medal and Combat Action Badge.


She is survived by her mother, two sisters and brother.







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