Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Robert Marcus Rodriguez

Queens, New York

March 27, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
21 Marines Cpl

1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center

Twenty-Nine Palms, California

Killed in action when the tank he was riding in fell into the Euphrates River during combat operations northwest of Nasiriyah.

AP News

Growing up the youngest in a family of five children, Robert M. Rodriguez thought of joining the Marines. - Rodriguez of New York, based at Twentynine Palms, was killed March 25 when his tank plunged off a bridge. One of his tattoos depicted the raising of the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima.

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