Spc. Ricardo Cerros gave his life when he threw himself in the path of a grenade to protect two of his fellow soldiers a year and a half ago. They survived, and credit the fallen 24-year-old soldier for keeping them alive.
Sgt. Peter Cimpoes took a similar risk in October when he put himself in between enemy shooters and two wounded Rangers, enabling his team to retrieve the injured men during a 35-minute gunfight at close distances.
The Army on Wednesday thanked Cerros and Cimpoes, both members of Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s storied Ranger battalion, for putting themselves in grave danger …