Robert M. Rodriguez

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Queens, NY

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps

Rank: Corporal

Rodriguez was assigned to 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; killed in action near the Euphrates River northwest of Nasiriyah, Iraq.

“We were all so very proud of him. He was our hero.” said his sister Hyda Hernandez-Lopez.

Robert loved the U.S. Marine Corps.

Age: 21

Date of Death: March 27, 2003

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