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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 864-11
October 09, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

             The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

            Spc. Ricardo Cerros Jr., 24, of Salinas, Calif., died Oct. 8 in Logar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. 

            For more information related to this release, the media may contact the 75th Ranger Regiment public affairs office at 706-545-4260, 706-604-5114, or visit  www.soc.mil .