FELIX RODRIQUEZ
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HONORED ON PANEL 3E, LINE 101 OF THE WALL

FELIX RODRIQUEZ

WALL NAME

FELIX RODRIQUEZ

PANEL / LINE

3E/101

DATE OF BIRTH

11/20/1944

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/24/1965

HOME OF RECORD

HAYS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hays County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR FELIX RODRIQUEZ
POSTED ON 10.1.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lcpl Felix Rodriquez, Thank you for your service as a Field Radio Operator. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is Autumn. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance, and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 1.31.2021
POSTED BY: Wm Alan Ross

May America never forget your sacrifice!

May this day find you in Eternal Holy Kingdom of our Lord !
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POSTED ON 4.6.2018
POSTED BY: Roxanne

Wish you were here

Hello Uncle Felix,
I'm glad to see you on this,an to see how many people took the time to thank you for all you did for our country. I am your niece an I visit you very often. I hope that you know that your family loves you and we talk about you all the time. I only wish that you were here so I could physically speak to you an hug an kiss you like I do my other aunts and uncles. My grandmother is your sister and through her I've learned alot about you an will never forget you! I love you an Thank you for your service.
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POSTED ON 11.20.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Lance Corporal Felix Rodriquez, Served with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Artillery Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 10.10.2017

Air Loss - Fixed Wing

On August 24, 1965, a United States Marines Corps Lockheed KC-130F Hercules (#149802) from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 (VMGR-152) was scheduled to ferry a group of U.S. Marines back to South Vietnam from a rest-and-relaxation leave in the former British Hong Kong. The 10:00 AM flight crashed on take-off from Kai Tak Airport, killing 59 out of 71 on board. The cause of the accident was attributed to the aircraft commander disregarding standard operating procedure and choosing to make a three-engine takeoff with the No.1 engine's prop unfeathered and operating only on limited power. The pilot lost control of the aircraft and veered left shortly after leaving the runway. The port (left) wing struck a sea-wall, causing the plane to burst into flames before crashing into Kowloon Bay. This was the first Hercules hull loss in Marine Corps service. Two crewmen perished in the crash, navigator SGT Gordon H. Blexrude and radio operator CPL Jerry L. Gerry. The 57 lost passengers included LCPL Major Arnold Jr., PFC Dennis D. Backen, PFC George A. Bell Jr., LCPL Narciso Bertomen Jr., LCPL Harold J. Brazen, LCPL Joseph E. Brunelle, LCPL Cecil W. Burton, PFC Terry A. Chase, LCPL Joseph A. Clancy, PFC Thomas M. Crow, LCPL Ronald L. Davis, LCPL Harold V. Dayringer Jr., LCPL Maarten DeGroot, HN Robert T. Efaw, LCPL Carroll E. Fankhauser, LCPL Joseph A. Ford III, CPL James A. Gilford, PFC Frank A. Given, BUL3 Gary W. Grimes, PFC Barry N. Hambleton, LCPL Donald D. Hansen, LCPL Lonnie D. Hartsock, SSGT Kelly K. Heinze, SGT Gerald V. Johnson, LCPL Richard L. Jossendal, LCPL Robert J. Kuzmanko, SGT Dahl J. La Porte, CPL John W. Lake, BUL3 Robert M. Lathrope, PFC Jack B. Leaf, LCPL Dennis R. Martin, SGT James Massey, LCPL Harry C. McCartney, PVT Ricardo Mesa, PFC John S. Michel, LCPL Edward J. Monahan Jr., CPL Grat G. Myers, LCPL David C. Ney, LCPL James B. O’Kane, PFC Warren W. Pfefferle, CPL John T. Povey, LCPL Ronald L. Powell, LCPL Felix Rodriquez, LCPL John P. Roland, 1LT Paul E. Rudeen Jr., LCPL Ronald L. Runkel, CMH3 Thomas A. Sagen. LCPL Jerry J. Sanders, LCPL William K. Shoup, CPL Richard Smith, CPL Otha T. Thompson, BUR3 John H. Van Wyk, LCPL James J. Votava Jr., LCPL Roland L. Wafford, LCPL Richard F. Wallace, LCPL Donald R. Wiest, and LCPL Richard A. Willis. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, aviation-safety.net, c-130.net, cgibin.rcn.com, wikipedia.org, and the book “U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Aircraft Damaged or Destroyed During the Vietnam War” by Douglas E. Campbell]
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