US Army Sgt. John P. Castro, aged 25, from Andrews, Texas died on 22nd April 2011 in Paktika province, Afghanistan from wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by enemy insurgent small arms fire. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Sgt. Castro joined the military in October 2004 and arrived at Fort Campbell in January 2006.
He is survived by his wife, daughter, step-son, and parents.