Name: Lionel Maldonado-Torres
Rank: Corporal / Specialist Four
Pay Grade: E3 Posthumous Promotion
Home of Record: Juana Diaz, PR
Birth Date: April 21, 1949
Religion: Roman Catholic
Death Date: September 17, 1968
Cause of Death: ground casualty other causes hostile; while missing
Died in Dinh Tuong at age 19
The body was recovered.
A and D Companies load onto boats to be inserted 9/17/68. Bunkers found throughout the day. No contact. At 1810 hours, Pfc. Lionel Maldonoado-Torres (A Co.) slipped into the water while reloading back onto the boat. The record doesn't show but his remains were found later on the 17th.
Bruce Swander fom records search.