Rank: Staff Sergeant
Unit: B Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
MOS: 19K3O – M1 Armor Crewman
Awards: Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Badges: Combat Action Badge
Date of birth: 19-Oct-1975
Hometown: Fallbrook, California
Marital status: Married to Melissa Pena-Romero. Three children.
Date of casualty: 16-Jul-2005
Age at death: 29
Cause of death: Hostile Death. Hostile Action.
Jorge Luis Pena-Romero Jr was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee as his unit was conducting a mounted patrol in Baghdad.
Location of fatality: 344th Combat Support Hospital (CSH), Abu Ghraib, Iraq
Place of interment: San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, California, USA