ANGEL ORTIZ-RODRIGUEZ
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HONORED ON PANEL 16E, LINE 47 OF THE WALL

ANGEL ORTIZ-RODRIGUEZ

WALL NAME

ANGEL ORTIZ-RODRIGUEZ

PANEL / LINE

16E/47

DATE OF BIRTH

05/01/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHU YEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/09/1967

STATE

PR

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ANGEL ORTIZ-RODRIGUEZ
POSTED ON 4.5.2021

Final Mission of SGT Angel Ortiz-Rodriguez

Operation Adams was a 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, and Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) 47th Regiment operation to protect rice harvests in Phu Yen Province, RVN, from the 18B and 95th North Vietnamese Army regiments. The operation was carried out from October 26, 1966 to March 30, 1967. A little after midnight on March 9, 1967, a platoon from Company A, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry was in a night defensive position in the vicinity of Hill 86, six miles northwest of Tuy An, when it was attacked by a 100-man Viet Cong (VC) force. Heavy casualties were inflicted on the Americans before a relief force could reach them. The attack on the platoon began when the VC charged their position, tossing grenades and satchel charges, initiating a fight which lasted about a half hour. Ten U.S. were killed in the battle. The rescue party, a mechanized unit, while headed to the besieged platoon, had mines discharged against them and suffered three killed. Total casualties were thirteen dead and twenty-seven wounded. The lost personnel included (from 3/12th) were PFC George J. Bojarski, PFC Charles P. Brown, PFC Richard A. Jurcak, PVT Gus Stovall Jr., SP4 Lloyd M. Kuehn, PFC John M. Mansfield, SP4 Oscar W. Pierce, PFC John H. Roth, PFC Robert J. Sommerer, and SP4 Larry J. Waddell; and (from A Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry) SSG Ambrosios S. Jurado, SGT Angel Ortiz-Rodriguez, and SP4 Edward J. Haburey. Enemy losses were put at five killed. In the days following this action, 3/12th Infantry had a series of small actions in the vicinity of Hill 86 resulting in forty-seven VC killed. Personal belongings of some of the Americans killed on Hill 86 were found on VC bodies, identifying them as the same force which attacked Hill 86. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, “Lessons Learned, Headquarters, I Field Force Vietnam, April 1967” at swampfox.info, and “U.S. Platoon Battered In Battle Near Tuy Hoa.” Pacific Stars & Stripes, March 11, 1967]
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POSTED ON 3.2.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear SGT Angel Ortiz-Rodriguez, I hope someone puts your photo here because this wall of faces needs yours. Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Lent has begun. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 11.25.2020
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, Minnesota

I Remember Your Sacrifice

You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Angel.
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POSTED ON 3.31.2020
POSTED BY: Jim Sawmiller

You are not Forgotten

Angel you have gave the Ultimate Sacrifice.
If any Family members or Friends of Angel reads this, I am looking for a Picture of to send to W.DC.
It would be nice to have a Picture to put with his name.
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POSTED ON 11.20.2017
POSTED BY: Robert Garofalo

Wrond date

I just feel I need to correct a slight mistake. Sgt. Ortiz died on 3/11/1967 not on 3/9. I was there and he was my squad leader. I'll never forget him and I'll never forget that awful day. You should know he volenteered to drive the med. track that day. We were all on different tracks not assigned to us because we were doing our job and needed to go help a infrontry unit in trouble and Sgt. Oriiz died a hero. Sarge, I love you and I'll never forget you and I still pray for you.
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