Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Devin K Peguero - Cardenas

Chino Hills, California

December 16, 2004

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
20 Army Pfc

2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment 

Fort Lewis, Washington

 Accidentally shot during live fire training.



PRESS RELEASE: Army Ranger dies in Wash. training accident

U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office 

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Dec. 20, 2004) An Army Ranger died Dec. 16 after he was fatally wounded during training at Fort Lewis, Wash.

Pfc. Devin K. Peguero, 20, an infantryman assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment based at Fort Lewis, was participating in a live fire training exercise at a range on post when he was accidentally shot by another Soldier.

Operations at the range were immediately suspended and Peguero was rushed to Madigan Army Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. 

The incident is under investigation.

A native of Chino Hills, Calif., Peguero entered the Army in October 2003. He completed One Station Unit Training as an infantryman at Fort Benning, Ga., in February 2004.

Peguero was also a graduate of the Basic Airborne Course and the Ranger Indoctrination Program at Fort Benning. He was assigned to 2nd Bn., 75th Ranger Regt., in August 2004.

His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Parachutist Badge.

Peguero is survived by his parents, Diane and George Cardenas, of Chino Hills.

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