Thursday, October 04, 2007

Army Sgt. Ricardo X. Rodriguez

Remember Our Heroes

Army Sgt. Ricardo X. Rodriguez, 23, of Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Sgt. Rodriguez was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Oct. 4, 2007 near Bayji, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit during combat operations.

Fayetteville Observer -- An 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper died of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated while his unit was on patrol near Bayji, Iraq, on Thursday, the Army said in a news release.

Sgt. Ricardo Rodriguez of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, was a gunner with 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

“He was a leader and a teacher to his soldiers, and his loss will be deeply felt for a long time,” said Spc. Nathan Shambo, who’s in Rodriguez’s regiment.

Rodriguez joined the Army in May 2004 and joined the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg in April 2005.

Rodriguez’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart and the Army Commendation Medal.

Rodriguez is survived by his son, Ricardo; his father, Ernesto Rodriguez; and his mother, Anabelle Fernandez, all of Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

Army Sgt. Ricardo X. Rodriguez was killed in action on 10/04/07.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

We all miss hi and he will never be forgotten Love you with all my heart, your fiance.
SGT Santa Nieves

Anonymous said...

xavy. I really love you..for real my love is a true love, I will miss you and you know your my heroe, Te amo, I love you Ivonne

ivonne mejias said...

xavy you was and you are my heroe God is taking care of you, I love you , thanks for evething, you my heroe, love titi Ivonne

ivonne mejias said...

my dear avy........ya hace un ano desde tu partida terrenal y son muchas las personas que te siguen amando, gracias por haver estado presente en tu bella actividad y sabes que te mereces lo mejor, Dios te esta cuidando y te pido que no te apartes de tu mami que tanto te necesita, te amamos y no te olvidamos y besote y titi siempre te estara enviando besos y oraciones te amo y me haces mucha falta, mi bebe , mi soldado, mi heroe .....mi XAVY.........mi todo

Herman said...

Rod was a true Soldier, brother and hero. There was never anyone I would trust more to watch my back and take care of me. Rod did this daily and I can honestly say that he was one of the best Soldiers I have and will ever work with. I have and will continue to say a prayer for him and his family every day until we meet again in the next life. Rod: all your brother in 2/A/2-325 miss you and will never forget you. God bless.
LT Herman Bulls

Stephanie Nieves said...

XAVY: U WHERE MY NUMBER ONE COUSIN I MISS SO MUCH BUT I KNOW YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE WITH GOD AN HE IS TAKING CARE OF YOU AND YOU ARE LOOKING DOWN AT US. I WILL NEVER FORGET THOSE GOOD TIMES WE HAD TE EXTRA~O MUCHO MI AMOR TE AMO TU PRIMITA O HERMANITA COMO TU DICIAS STEPHANIE MUAAA

Anonymous said...

A tres anos de tu partida, todavia sigo recordandote como si fuera ayer la ultima vez que te vi y comparti contigo... Siempre estaras en mi mente y en mi corazon y nadie nunca te sacara de ahi... TQMMMM Jessica Matias

J.Flores said...

Dios te Bendiga Ricardo nunca seras olvidado mi amigo querido, E company Lackland air force base soldiers te recordaremos por siempre.nos veremos en el paraiso guiados por jesus amen.