Angel Rodriguez-EstremeraPrivate First Class
B CO, 1ST BN, 8TH CAVALRY, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
03 May 1945 - 22 May 1966
Adjuntas, Puerto Rico
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Angel Rodriguez, I have spoken to David Dolby about you. He feels he could have saved you, but the Lord had plans for you in heaven. The last the men of 1st Platoon heard of you, was that you were alive and in a good position. The assault on the hill was a valiant one. You all charged into the fight, such brave men, honorable men, men worthy of remembrance. Operation Crazy Horse was to be your last, and it was a big one. They pushed the NVA back, and we won, but not without sacrifice. Great men were lost, heroes were born, and a battle that will stay with me forever was fought.
Mr Rodriguez, I look forward to meeting you in heaven, along with the rest of the Mustangs, heroes every last one of you. Thank you.
"HONOR AND COURAGE"
In Gerry Metcalf's memory,
A Note from The Virtual WallThe 8th Cavalry fought two bitter engagements in the Vinh Thanh Valley in May 1966. On 17 May the 2nd Battalion lost 19 soldiers, and on the 22nd the 1st Battalion lost eleven more:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 24 Jul 2006
Last updated 07/26/2006