Time of Remembrance

Richardo Barraza

Age:

24

Hometown:

Shafter, CA

Date of Death:

2006/03/18

Incident Location:

Ar Ramadi, Iraq

Military Branch:

Army

Rank:

Staff Sgt.

Unit:

2nd Battalion, 75th, Ranger Regiment

Unit Base:

Fort Lewis, WA

His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal with a two knot rope, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Korean Parachutist Wings, Jordanian Parachutist Wings, and Ranger Tab.
He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart and Meritorious Service Medal.