Army National Guard Spec. Jesus L. De La Cruz is deploying to Afghanistan to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners. Active duty and reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces have been deployed to support the war against global terrorism outside the borders of the United States. U.S. troops serve in South, Southwest and Central Asia, the Arabian peninsula, the Horn of Africa, islands in the Pacific, and Europe.
De La Cruz is a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear operations specialist with the 50th Financial Management Company, Flemington. He has served four years in the military.
The specialist is the son of Orlanda Carrion of Carteret.
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