RODRIGUEZ, REYNALDO SALAIS  

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Casualty Record

 

Name:
RODRIGUEZ, REYNALDO SALAIS


Rank / Branch:
PFC E-2, MARINE CORP


Unit:
FIRST MARINE DIVISION


Date of Birth:
1947-01-20


Date of Loss:
1969-07-26


Country of Loss:
SOUTH VIETNAM


Loss Coordinates:
QUANG NAM


Status:
HOSTILE SMALL ARMS FIRE


Category:
BODY RECOVERED


Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground:
GROUND


Awards & Decorations:
SEE BIO


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Veteran Hagiography

REYNALDO SALAIS RODRIGUEZ, PRIVATE FIRST CLASS, USMC, SNYDER, SCURRY COUNTY, TEXAS

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal

BIOGRAPHY

Reynaldo was born in Kenedy, Karnes, Texas, the son of  Adelina Salais and Saturnino Rodriguez.

At the time of his enlistment into the Marine Corp, he showed Snyder, Texas as his home of record.   

He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp in November 1968 at age 20 and completed his boot camp at the USMC Recruit Training Depot, San Diego, California.  He completed ITR at Camp Pendleton and began his tour in Vietnam on May 2, 1969.

He was assigned as a rifleman with the 3rd Platoon,  H Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division.  His unit was operating in the areas north of Da Nang in and around Hue.  On July 26, 1969,  the 2/1 Marines were conducting a search-and destroy mission around Hill 845 near Nui Mat Rang in the Quan Nam Province.  The 2/1 Command Chronology records that the 3rd Platoon, Hotel 2/1 lost 7 men on 26 July - one at 0950, and 6 in an ambush at 1430.   It is believed that Private Rodriguez was among the six who were ambushed. 

He was buried with full military honors in the Kenedy City Cemetery Section 1, Kenedy, Karnes County, Texas. 

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