Spc Alexis Vincente Maldonado
Spc. Alexis V. Maldonado of Wichita Falls, Texas is the son of Jesse and Alicia Maldonado. He had been in the Army as a combat engineer since October 2009 and went to the 35th Engineer Battalion at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri where he completed One Stop training. At the completion of his training he was awarded the MOS of 21B, Combat Engineer, and assigned to Fort Hood, Texas. While there, completed many individual, squad, and platoon level trainings to include Combat Lifesaver Class and the R2C2 operator classes. In September of 2009 he deployed with the rest of the 20th Engineer Battalion to the National Training Center in California to complete the unit’s readiness training, prior to block leave and the Battalion’s upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. His Awards and Decorations include, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Metal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal and the Combat Action Badge. He leaves his son, Isaiah, fiancée, Baronica Chapa, his parents, Jesse Maldonado and wife, Linda, and Alicia Maldonado and husband, Keith Hastings, two brothers, Brad and Sergio and a sister, Aleksi. He died at age 20at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire in Zhari province, Afghanistan.
20th Engineer Battalion
36th Engineer Brigade
Fort Hood, Texas
Burial is at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wichita Falls, Texas
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