Marines, Lance Corporal
Based: Camp Pendleton
Regimental Combat Team 1 Headquarters Company, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: June 26, 2004
Anbar province, Iraq
Hometown: Santa Ana
High School: Valley High (Santa Ana)
Burial: Santa Ana Cemetery, Santa Ana
A painfully shy teenager who hadn't distinguished himself in school, Ceniceros gained confidence and a sense of identity in the Marines. His fellow Marines were his brothers. His dog, a Labrador mix named Tank, was usually wearing some kind of Marine Corps bandanna.
— Elizabeth Ceniceros, widow
Manuel A. Ceniceros is also survived by his mother, Angela De La Cruz; his aunt, Stella Gallegos; and cousins Alfred Gallegos Jr., Victor D. Gallegos, Daniel R. Gallegos and Freddy Gallegos.
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