Colon Ricardo RodriguezSergeant
C CO, 1ST BN, 7TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
30 April 1930 - 28 March 1966
New York, NY
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The database page for Colon Ricardo Rodriguez
Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 1/7 was supposed to land on 13 August 1965 but our mail address was "Marine 13" and the Colonel would not land a "Marine 13" on Friday the 13th so we went ashore on 14 August. Our designation was changed from BLT 1/7 to 1st Bn, 7th Marines, 4th Brigade, but we were then assigned to the 3rd Marine Division.
SEMPER FIDELISRicardo was one of eleven Charlie 1/7 Marines killed in action during
He got his fourth Purple Heart in that action.
A memorial from a fellow 1/7 Marine,|
who wishes to remain anonymous.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)