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Private First Class
Ruben Cuellar Rodriguez
U. S. Marine Corps

Ser. # 1100152

January 10, 1931 - March 17, 1951
Cedarvale Cemetery
Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas

Gold Star Mother
Francisca Cuellar Rodriguez

Private First Class Rodriguez (1100152) was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in Korea on March 17, 1951.

He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Ruben's Dad worked for Texas Gulf Sulpher Company in Matagorda County before the company moved to Newgulf in Wharton County in 1928.  The family moved with the company, and re-established their home in Newgulf.  Ruben was born at the Newgulf Hospital in 1931, attended Newgulf Elementary School and graduated with the Boling High School Senior Class of 1948.  At the time of his death his family was living in Newgulf, and  he was survived by his father Bernabe; two sisters:  Guadalupe and Felicitas Rodriguez; and one brother, Raul Rodriguez.

The Korean War Honor Roll - American Battle Monuments Commission

Wharton County War Memorial


Reburial Service Here This Afternoon

Funeral Services were held here today for Marine Ruben C. Rodriquez, brought back to Bay City from Korea for reburial. The body of the Newgulf boy was brought to Bay City Wednesday where Taylor Bros. arranged for services.

Marine Rodriguez was among the first to die in Korea from this area. He is the son of Bernabe Rodriguez of Newgulf. He is also survived by two sisters, Guadalupe and Felicitas of Newgulf and one brother, Raul, also of Newgulf.

Services were held from the Catholic Church in Newgulf this afternoon at 4 o'clock and burial was in Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City under the direction of the American Legion Post No. 316 of Newgulf.

The Daily Tribune, September 27, 1951

Francisca C. Rodriguez, September 11, 1909 - November 15, 1938, Matagorda Cemetery, Section A
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