In Service: Vincent E. Quiroga

Age: 20

Rank: Specialist

Branch of service: Army

Hometown: Ceres

High school: Central Valley High, Class of 2008

Specialty: Fire support specialist

Currently serving in: Afghanistan

Family: Parents, Frank Quiroga of Ceres and Tina Perez of Tracy

Of note: Quiroga serves with the 4th Infantry Division, based at Fort Carson, Colo. He deployed to Afghanistan in January and previously served in South Korea. He enlisted in the Army two weeks after graduating from high school.

The Bee invites local families to submit information and a photo of their relative serving in the Middle East. Send to:

Bryan Justman

The Modesto Bee

P.O. Box 5256

Modesto, CA 95352

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