Perez, Orlando Antonio

Rank: Specialist

Unit: F Trp, 2d Squadron, 2d Stryker Cavalry Regiment

Duty station: Vilseck, Germany

MOS: 11B10 – Infantryman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Deployments: 1 in Iraq

Enlisted: 2005

Date of birth: 10-Dec-1984

Hometown: Houston, Texas

High School: Bellaire High School

College: University of Houston-Downtown

Married: April

Campaign: Iraq

Died: 24-Feb-2008

Age at death: 23

Cause of death: Killed in action – Small Arms Fire

Location of fatality: Baghdad, Iraq

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Place of interment: Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas

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Notes: He was a member of his high school Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.