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LCpl Felipe Rodríguez
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Birth: 1920
Isabela Municipality
Puerto Rico, USA
Death: Sep. 29, 1950

Corporal Felipe Rodriguez:

On September 29, 1950 Cpl Rodriguez became the first soldier of the 65th Infantry Regiment to be classified as killed In Action (KIA) as a result of an enemy mine explosion that set his jeep on fire while on a reconnaissance patrol in the vicinity of Chang-yong, Korea.

On October 2, 1951 his remains were delivered to his widow Edna May Benitez and subsequently buried in the municipal cemetery in the town of Coamo where he was born on May 2, 1920,

Corporal Rodriguez was awarded the Purple Heart, The Combat Infantryman's Badge,
Korean Service Medal, The United Nation's Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and the Korean Presidential Unit Citation Service Medal.

CPL FELIPE RODRIGUEZ

65TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

HQ HQ CO

3RD INFANTRY DIVISION

ARMY

HOSTILE, DIED (KIA)

DATE OF LOSS: SEPTEMBER 29, 1950

SERVICE NUMBER: RA10403885

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1920

HOME OR PLACE OF ENLISTMENT

ISABELA, PR

LOCATION OR BATTLE ZONE: PUSAN PERIMETER

Comments: Corporal Rodriguez was a member of the 65th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on September 29, 1950.

KOREAN WAR PROJECT KEY NO: 25484
 
 
Burial:
Cementerio Municipal de Coamo
Coamo Municipality
Puerto Rico, USA
 
Created by: Jayne
Record added: Nov 22, 2012
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LCpl Felipe Rodríguez
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 Added: Nov. 22, 2012
 
 
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