July 11, 2012

Ricardo Seija Jr.

Army Staff Sgt. Ricardo Seija, age 31, of Tampa, Florida, was killed on July 8, 2012, in Afghanistan. He succumbed to injuries sustained from the explosion of a roadside bomb.

He was a member of the Army's 978th Military Police Company in Fort Bliss, Texas.

He was known as Ricky to his family and friends.

He was born in Chicago. The family moved to Tampa in 1998.  Ricardo graduated from Leto High School in 1999 and joined the Army in January of 2000. This was his first combat mission.

Family members stated that Ricardo wanted to join the military even as a child, that he was patriotic and committed to the military. He is their hero.
Light a candle for Ricky.
Light his way to Heaven.

Ricardo is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his mother and father, Ignacia and Ricardo Seija; his older brothers Jose and Eduardo; his son from a previous marriage, Ricardo Seija, age 8; and his wife, Sunny.

Let us pray that Ricardo Seija Jr. is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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