Tuesday, June 21, 2011

US Army Pfc. Gustavo Rios-Ordonez

US Army Pfc. Gustavo A. Rios-Ordonez was killed in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on 20th June 2011 when a homemade bomb exploded as he was on patrol. Pfc. Rios-Ordonez died from his injuries.

25-year-old Pfc. Rios Ordonez, from Englewood, Ohio, served with the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, based at Fort Riley, Kansas.

He joined the army in August last year and deployed to Afghanistan in February this year. 

Pfc. Rios-Ordonez leaves behind his 22-year-old wife, Tiffani Rios, and two daughters, ages 2 and 7 months.


  1. Thank you for serving beside my brother (Buterbaugh) and making the ultimate sacrifice for our country. May God be with your family and friends during these hard times. With love, Kara

  2. My prayers are with this Soldier's family. May he rest in peace.

  3. My heart breaks at the passing Of Gustavo, My prayers are with Tiffani and the girls and also with Gustavos family. I will always remember him as one of the great Heros of our time. You have all been apart of my family since the boys went down Range Aug 20 2010.

  4. We were so sorry to hear of this fallen hero. We are from Eaton, and want his family to know they are in our prayers. Please know we are so grateful for the ultimate price that Gustavo and his entire family have made for our Country. God Bless you all with peace and strength to get through this horrible loss.


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