Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Jesus Molina enlisted with the United States Army Oct. 24, 1953. After completing training, he was assigned to Tank Company of the 296th Infantry Regiment and deployed to Korea.
During his deployment in Korea, Molina participated in two major campaigns, earning him the Korean Service Medal with two service stars. He was discharged May 24, 1954.
Molina later went on to enlist with the Puerto Rico Air National Guard, where he served as a still photographic technician with the 156th Mission Support Flight out of Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico. Molina was discharged Oct. 17, 1992, at the rank of technical sergeant. During his time in the Air National Guard, he received the Air Force Achievement Medal for meritorious service.
When off duty, he worked for the Ford Automobile Company and as a part time professional photographer.
Molina s passed away in June 2019. He is remembered as a loving family man who enjoyed the arts and had a passion for photography.
We honor his service.
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