Samuel Henri RodriquezHospitalman
H&S CO, 3RD BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Navy
21 February 1946 - 19 May 1968
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Sam and I were together for Navy Boot Camp at Great Lakes, Illinois. We went to Navy Hospital Corps School together and later to Field Medical Medical School at Camp LeJeune, NC.
After the school we both were assigned to the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia. During this time at Portsmouth Sam went home with me for a weekend at my home in Pennington Gap, Virginia. We became good friends over the years.
Your friend always,
A Note from The Virtual WallThe 7th Marines' operations log for 19 May 1968 contains an entry reporting the 3rd Bn's command post at Dai Loc received 82mm mortar fire which resulted in two men wounded badly enough to require evacuation. Other records indicate that both men died from their injuries:
"You guys are the Marine's doctors -
There's none better in the business
than a Navy Corpsman ..."
-- Lieutenant General "Chesty" Puller --
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 20 May 2008
Last updated 05/29/2008