RODOLFO ANDRES SAENZ
PFC - E3 - Army -
11th Armored Cavalry
21 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Aug 05, 1945
From MERCEDES, TEXAS
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Dec 07, 1966
Casualty was on May 21, 1967
in LONG KHANH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered
Highland Memorial Park
Highway 88 - Mile 11 1/2
Weslaco, TX 78596
Circle of Honor, Grave 14
Panel 20E - - Line 78
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John T. Trujillo remembers Rodolfo Andres
July 13, 2008
Posted By: John T. Trujillo
Relationship: Good Friend
We served together for about 9 months. All he would talk about was his baby
who was born during his time there. We went to Long Bien and had a few
Tiger Piss beers and spoke about going home. During Christmas we spent
time talking about home, of course being real sad. I still miss
him. If anyone is interested I have a few pictures of him
somewhere. Maybe his child?
Tony Puglisi remembers Rodolfo Andres
Oct. 25, 2007
"Brave To The End"
Posted By: Tony Puglisi
Relationship: Fellow squad member/ 11thACR-66/67
I was on the same personnel carrier that May 21st, 1967 when Rodolfo was
killed in action. He upheld the honor of the 11th ACR that day by
showing bravery and valor beyond the call of duty. I was standing next to him
when he was struck by enemy fire. It is true, "You don't hear the
one that gets you".
Rodolfo died instantly and did not suffer from his wounds. I caught him in
my arms as he fell and laid him down on the floor of the personnel carrier
along side of his friend, Anthony Wilfred Roybal.
It was my HONOR to have known Rodolfo.