Rodriguez, David


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: E Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 25-May-1948

Hometown: New York, New York

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 29-Oct-1968

Incident date: 31-Jan-1969

Date of casualty: 31-Jan-1969

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.  David Rodriguez died from wounds and burns received while passenger on military vehicle on combat operation when engaged hostile force.

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, New York, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 33W 028 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)