Rank: Staff Sergeant
Unit: C Company, 1st Battalion, 296th Infantry Regiment, Puerto Rico Army National Guard
MOS: 11B3O – Infantryman
Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Date of birth: 21-Dec-1949
Hometown: Boqueron, Puerto Rico
Marital status: Divorced
Date of casualty: 8-Dec-2005
Age at death: 55
Cause of death: Non-Hostile Death. Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease.
Milton Rivera-Vargas died from a non-combat-related cause while on guard duty in Kalsu, Iraq. He died of a heart attack.
Location of fatality: Kalsu, Iraq
Place of interment: Los Robles Memorial Park, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, USA