Sgt. 1st Class Jorge L. Batista-Rodríguez was born in Ponce, PR but enlisted from New York. During the Korean War, he served in Headquarters Co., 2nd Battalion in 1952. He was killed in action on January 6, 1968 in Vietnam while serving in Company A, 47th Infantry Regt., 9th Infantry Div. He was 35 years old and had served for 17 years.