SFC Antonio "Rod" Rodriguez

Sergeant First Class Antonio "Rod" Rodriguez was killed in action on Febraury 8, 2020 while on a Special Operations combat operation in Sherzad district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. SFC Rodriguez was previously assigned to 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment before moving into a SOTA role within 7th Special Forces Group (ODA 7313). 

Rod inspired many of his fellow Rangers while serving in the Ranger Regiment. His role within Delta Company, the Battalion Reconnaissance Platoon and the Ranger Military Intelligence Company was paramount in training new recruits and maintaining the readiness of their teams. 

Rod was the guy in the teams that always put his men before himself. Rod was a familiar face, both in and out of the US, who's personality radiated on those around him. No matter where you went on the globe, Rod always had a friend there. 

My goal is to alleviate any financial burdens placed on his immediate family after such an abrupt and tragic event. He is survived by his wife Roni Rodriguez, parents David Hernandez, Javier and Guadalupe Jaramillo, brothers Christopher Jaramillo and David "JR" Hernandez and his sister Valerie Hernandez. 

It's because of heroes like Rod and the family that supported him, that we continue to enjoy the life we have in such a great country. 

Rod took care of all of us, and now it's time to take care of those he loved in his absence.

"When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”

- Chief Tecumseh

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Team Rod 
Waxahachie, TX
Guadalupe Jaramillo 
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