Marine Corporal Kevin Cueto, 23, was killed June 22 by an IED blast in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan, according to the DOD.
Among his military citations are a Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Cueto was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Cueto is the second Bay Area service member killed in combat iin less than a week. Army Spc. Nathan Cox, of Fremont, was killed June 16 in Afghanistan. Cox was a medic.