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.