Iraq war veteran, San Benito graduate succumbs to cancer

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Staff Sgt. Guadalupe Maldonado

Staff Sgt. Guadalupe Maldonado

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Guadalupe “Lupe” Maldonado, a three-time veteran of the Iraq War, died on Saturday, Feb. 1, following a hard-fought battle with Stage 4 colon cancer.

He was 36 years old.

Lupe, who graduated in the Top Five percent and number six of his class from San Benito High School in 1996, was diagnosed with cancer in late March 2013 following years of misdiagnosis.

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    • Clawson Family on May 1, 2016 at 8:51 pm
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    It’s been a little over two years and we still think of you, Lupe, and pray for your parents, your brother (as well as the rest of your family), and your precious twins . I know you are watching over them and hope with all my heart they feel your presence and love every day!
    Until we meet again, my friend.
    – The Clawsons

    • WeThePeople on February 8, 2014 at 12:54 pm
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    In the arms of an Angel fly away from here …

    Rest in Peace, Brave Soldier.

    • Denny Crane, Jr. on February 7, 2014 at 10:16 pm
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    Thank You for remembering a “True Hero”.

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    Unfortunately and evidently,“Politics and Football” rule and define our city. I personally apologize for focusing on the trivialities that surrounds us.

    RIP U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Guadalupe “Lupe” Maldonado

    1. Well said.

        • Mary L. Saldana on February 8, 2014 at 1:39 pm
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        I remember this young man in High School. He was always very respectful and with a smile. Yes, too many senseless comments are being printed but very few positive ones for this young hero. May he REST IN PEACE.


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