MANUEL GONZALEZ-MALDONADA
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HONORED ON PANEL 2E, LINE 130 OF THE WALL

MANUEL GONZALEZ-MALDONADA

WALL NAME

MANUEL GONZALEZ-MALDONADA

PANEL / LINE

2E/130

DATE OF BIRTH

01/01/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/22/1965

HOME OF RECORD

CAROLINA

STATE

PR

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

Book a time
Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MANUEL GONZALEZ-MALDONADA
POSTED ON 3.1.2022
POSTED BY: VVMF

The mystery and name behind a hero

DoD records differ on the surname of PFC MANUEL GONZALEZ-MALDONADA. Original records with GONZALEZ-MALDONADA led to his name being inscribed as such on The Wall. Since then, the Report of Casualty and headstone indicates GONZALEZ-MALDONADO. VVMF records must match DoD database files which have thus far not been changed. Further evidence supporting MALDONADO is this photo found in the Ft. Gordon graduation book from April 20, 1964.
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POSTED ON 1.1.2022
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Manuel Rafael Gonzalez-Maldonada, Served with Company A. 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 12.31.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 2.25.2021
POSTED BY: Mary DeWitt

For his family

Manuel R. González-Maldonado was born in Humacao to Providencia and Rafael González Peña, who lived at E-17 Urbano Los Angeles, in Carolina, at the time of their son's death. During the 1930s and 40s, Rafael González Peña was a member of Rafael Muñoz's orchestra and, in fact, he was a famous saxophonist as well as a composer. After his son's death in Vietnam in 1965, González Peña wrote a book,  "In posthumous honor to the memory of a young military man" (published 1970), which he wrote in memory of his son PFC Manuel R. González Maldonado. The Spanish title of the book is “Honras póstumas a la memoria de un joven militar” and it may only be available via the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture in San Juan.
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POSTED ON 4.2.2020
POSTED BY: Jim Sawmiller

You are not Forgotten

Manuel: You gave the Ultimate Sacrifice
If any Family members or Friends of Manuel reads this, I am looking for a Picture of him to send to W.DC. for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.
It would be nice to have a Picture of him to put with his Name.
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