27-year-old US Army Specialist Rueben Lopez, was killed in action on Thursday 11th August 2011 when a bomb detonated beside his patrol in southern Afghanistan. He served with the 10th Mountain Division based at Fort Drum, New York.
Spc. Lopez joined the Army on 10th August 2010 and was killed in action one year and one day later. Before he enlisted in the Army, Spc. Lopez, from California, was an active member of the Williams Neighborhood Church and graduated from Williams High School in 2002.
Spc. Lopez leaves his parents Gloria and Reuben Lopez, his four sisters, Monica, Kelly, Leticia and Renee and his grandparents Margaret Del Rio, and Alex and Rita Estrada of Colusa.