United States Army Specialist Ricardo Cerros, Jr., 24, of Salinas, California; mother, Gary, Indiana.
Died on October 8, 2011, in Logar Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. According to initial reports, Specialist Cerros died of injuries sustained when he received small arms fire while conducting combat operations.
He was assigned to B Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
He enlisted in the Army in July 2010 and joined the Rangers in March of this year.