LUIS A HILERIO-PADILLA
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HONORED ON PANEL 16W, LINE 69 OF THE WALL

LUIS A N HILERIO-PADILLA

WALL NAME

LUIS A HILERIO-PADILLA

PANEL / LINE

16W/69

DATE OF BIRTH

12/22/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PLEIKU

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/13/1969

HOME OF RECORD

YONKERS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Westchester County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LUIS A N HILERIO-PADILLA
POSTED ON 12.4.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam
And for a brief moment its glory
and beauty belong to our world
But then it flies again
And though we wish it could have stayed...
We feel lucky to have seen it.
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POSTED ON 12.22.2021
POSTED BY: Donnq Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 11.20.2019
POSTED BY: THE K 75TH RANGER MEMORIAL TEAM

AFTER 50 YEARS, WE STILL REMEMBER AND HONOR YOU

It was to be a “milk run”. TL Luis Hillerio-Padilla of Yonkers, NY and ATL Eddie Carpenter of Lexington, KY were both seasoned veterans who had pulled several missions together. New to the team was PFC David Burdock of Joplin, MO, PFC Angel Jiminez of PR and PFC Albrico. This 5-man team was to be a radio relay in the mountainous Plei Mrong area of the Central Highlands. If we were professional football players instead of Rangers, we might have referred to this as a bye week. But, as we all came to realize, there were no byes in the jungles of Vietnam, the Highlands always held dangerous surprise. Getting an early start, Team R-30 was inserted at 09:10 and moved North to locate a suitable RR position. Within the hour, the team discovered a fresh and often used trail, wide and invisible through the single canopy. The team moved parallel to the trail for another 30M before Carpenter, who was walking point, confronted two VC in dark clothing armed with AK-47s – it was now 10:40. In the initial volley Carpenter was mortally wounded, one VC was killed, and the other wounded but their now arriving comrades entered the fight. Hilerio was immediately critically wounded but continued to engage the enemy and call in resources on the radio. A Chi-com grenade further wounded Hilerio in addition to Dave Burdock. PFC Albrico relieved Hilerio of the radio and brought additional firepower to bear. Using grenades and small arms fire, Burdock, Jiminez and Albrico held the enemy at bay. At 11:10, after 30 minutes of an active gunfight, the gunships reported on station.
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POSTED ON 6.4.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Luis Hilerio-Padilla, Thank you for your service as an Airborne Qualified Infantry Operations & Intelligence Specialist. This week is the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and we should remember all of you who served. Watch over the USA, it still needs your courage. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 12.22.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Sergeant Luis Angel N. Helerio-Padilla, Served with Company K, 75th Infantry Regiment (Rangers), 4th Infantry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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