Maldonado joined Army in 2008

By Jake Lowary

The (Clarksville, Tenn.) Leaf-Chronicle

A Fort Campbell soldier died Oct. 29 when insurgents attacked his unit in Kandalay, Afghanistan.

Spc. Pedro A. Maldonado, 20, of Houston died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

Maldonado joined the Army in August 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in September 2009. He is survived by his parents, Pedro and Maria Maldonado of Houston.

Maldonado’s awards and decorations include National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Combat Infantry Badge.