Gary soldier killed in Afghanistan

October 11, 2011 6:07:56 AM PDT
A soldier who was a native of Gary, Indiana, has been killed while serving in Afghanistan.

Army Ranger Ricardo Cerros Jr. died in a firefight Saturday in Afghanistan's Logar province. He lived in Gary until he was 5 years old but spent most of his life living in Salinas, California. His mother, Marguerite Cuevas, still lives in Gary.

It was Cerros' first deployment to Afghanistan.