24-year-old Spc. Cerros, from Salinas, California, served with the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. He enlisted in the Army in July 2010 and joined the Rangers in March this year. This was his first deployment to Afghanistan.
Lt. Col. David Hodne, Commander of 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, said about Spc. Cerros: “He was a warrior who lost his life while fighting courageously alongside his fellow Rangers. We will honor his service to our country and never forget his sacrifice. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cerros family.”
Spc. Cerros leaves his father and stepmother, Ricardo Cerros Sr. and Deborah Cerros, and his mother, Maqueirte Cuevas among other relatives and friends.