Indiana Army National Guard Specialist Sergio Eduardo Perez, 21, Crown Point, Indiana.
Died July 16, 2012 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. According to initial reports, Specialist Perez died of injuries sustained when his military vehicle received rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire.
He was assigned to the 713th Engineer Company, 81st Troop Command, Army National Guard, Valparaiso, Indiana.
He graduated from Lake Central High School in 2010.