Jorge Joseph MaldonadoPrivate
GOLF BTRY, 3RD BN, 12TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
20 November 1945 - 11 July 1967
New York, New York
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The database page for Jorge Joseph Maldonado
Jorge, my old friend,
I remember when we became friends.
I remember you had an infectious smile, and a warm, friendly, personality. You were a person I could trust in a place where belief in a friend was a luxury.
You were very proud of your family, showing their pictures to everyone and telling us how much you loved your wife and kids.
I remember your last words to me "Tell my children I love them".
You're on the "Wall", Jorge, your name is etched in black stone and in our hearts.
Rest in peace my friend, someday we will meet again.
A Note from The Virtual WallThe 3/12 Marines' Command Chronology for July 1967 contains the following entry:
"11 July - At 0615 incoming mortar rounds hit the Battery "G" position killing three (3) Marines from the Battery and wounding three (3). The Battery fired 300 rounds of counter-mortar fire, the enemy fired 15 rounds of 82mm into Battery "G's" position."The three men killed by the mortar fire were
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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