We lost another of our finest. Prayers for his family, his brothers-in-arms, and his friends. Also for those who May have been wounded with him. Rest in peace, Marine.
REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!
LCpl. Matthew R. Rodriguez, USMC
1st Combat Engineer Battalion
1st Marine Division
11 December 2013
I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)
"Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour,
and be in readiness for the conflict;
For it is better for us to perish in battle
than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar.
As the Will of God is in Heaven, even so let it be."
(1 Maccabees 3:5860)
"Eternal Father, Strong to Save"
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, amid these who heeded the Nations call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!
"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"
Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!
Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)
posted on 12/12/2013 6:37:48 PM PST
(HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
To die at that age in that hellhole for this president. God bless his family, what pain they must be in.
posted on 12/12/2013 6:46:46 PM PST
(Mark Levin: Would Christie, McConnell, and Boehner repeal obamacare? Not a chance!)
Prayers up for his family. That’s tough news to get just before Christmas.
May this brave young Marine rest in peace, and have a very high place in God’s Kingdom.
posted on 12/12/2013 6:52:03 PM PST
(Sebelius is Obama's Mengele.)
while obamas sons go polar bear hunting
and my sincere condolences to the family
All these beautiful young men... so sad.
posted on 12/12/2013 6:56:58 PM PST
(Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
To: huldah1776; MestaMachine
Especially to "Prop Up" our "Allies in Afghanistan"
Or the Muslim Brotherhood for that matter.
G-d Bless this Marine and his family.
posted on 12/12/2013 7:15:50 PM PST
(Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
Its unfortunate these service members don't get the respect given to Mandela. They deserve the nation's flags lowered and politicians eulogizing them.
posted on 12/12/2013 7:26:44 PM PST
my deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Lance Corporal Rodriquez . 19 years old ....probably first combat tour .
I have to say I am so relieved that the casualty count is way down these days . The last U.S. Marine to be KIA was back on Oct. 20th . There used to be a few a week and sometimes many at one time . I am thankful for this diminishing .
Here’s what I pray for any Marines and Soldiers still in combat deployment in Afghanistan : That their commanders realize what insanity it is to lock them down under such strict rules of engagement . Let them shoot first , give them air support , and don’t treat them like cops with internal affairs on their back for every discharge of their weapons . God bless the United States Marine Corps , they keep us strong and free . We need to back them up 100% and stop all the political BS that they have lately been burdened with . Their commanders should know better . They need to be led by warriors , not lawyers .
RIP Lance Corporal and thank you .
Tears and prayers for his family...So thankful for the service of this Marine. Semper Fi
posted on 12/12/2013 9:10:57 PM PST
(How long O LORD?)
Time to bring ‘em all home, they are too precious to be there under the current sacrificial Rules of Engagement imposed by the effin’ POS Mac Daddy in the White Hut.
Bless Lance Cpl. Matthew Rodriguez and his family, prayers up.
posted on 12/13/2013 4:02:48 AM PST
(Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
Semper Fi Marine.
May the Lord ease the suffering of his family. Amen.
posted on 12/14/2013 9:33:17 PM PST
( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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