A Seguin man has died from his wounds suffered in Afghanistan. SSGT Richard Vazquez served in the Special Forces (i.e., the Green Berets). His wounds were inflicted by an IED (roadside bomb). SSGT Vazquez graduated from Seguin High School in 2004, where he played on the football team. He was the quarterback his senior year. A former teacher said he always came to class with a smile on his face. He made the whole classroom happy, added the teacher, Gerry Richardson.
A member of the 7th Special Forces Group, this was his fifth deployment to the war zones. So far this year, 117 Americans have been killed in Afghanistan. See San Antonio Express News report.