VIETNAM - PADUA-LEDESMA, AUGUSTO C

Padua Ledesma, Augusto C

VIETNAM - PADUA-LEDESMA, AUGUSTO C
PADUA-LEDESMA, AUGUSTO C

Rank: Private First Class

Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 21-Apr-1951

Hometown: Las Lomas, Puerto Rico

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 28-Apr-1969

Start of tour: 28-Jan-1970

Incident date: 6-May-1970

Date of casualty: 6-May-1970

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Non-hostile, died of other causes. Other Accident. Accident self-destruciton.
Augusto C. Padua-Ledesma was killed while at a night defensive position he and another individual were pulling a weapon back and forth when a round accidentally discharged. / At night defensive position (NDP).  Two individuals were pulling M-16 back and forth, round discharged accidentally.

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 437 767 FSB BURKETT

Place of interment: Puerto Rico National Cemetery, Bayamon, Puerto Rico, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 11W 114 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)