SAN ANTONIO -

A soldier who graduated from Seguin High School has died from injuries he suffered during an IED explosion in Afghanistan.  

Staff Sgt. Richard L. Vazquez, 28, was a member of the Green Berets and part of the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, according to the Seguin-Gazette.

Staff Sgt. Velasquez played for the Matador football team and graduated from Seguin High School in 2004. He leaves behind his parents and four siblings

The Seguin-Gazette reported Staff Sgt. Velasquez would be laid to rest in Louisiana where his family currently resides.