US Army Sergeant Amaru Aguilar, aged 26, from Miami, Florida died on 13th May 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when his unit encountered small arms fire.
He was serving with the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, based at Fort Riley, Kansas.
Sgt. Amaru joined the Army after graduating from South Miami Senior High School in 2003. He successfully served two prior tours of duty in Iraq. The Afghanistan mission was his 3rd tour of duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.