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Fort Campbell Soldier killed by small arms fire while on patrol

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died of wounds after being struck by small-arms fire while on dismounted patrol, March 12th, in the Giyan District, Paktika, Afghanistan.

Private First Class Arturo Emmanuel Rodriguez, 19, of Bellflower, CA, was an Infantryman assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He joined the Army in February 2010 and arrived at Fort Campbell in July 2010.

Arturo Emmanuel Rodriguez

Arturo Emmanuel RodriguezHis awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal; Parachutist Badge and Combat Infantryman Badge.

Rodriguez is survived by his father, Arturo Rodriguez Segura and mother, Rosa Jimenez Davila, both of Mexico. He is also survived by his aunt, Maria Lopez of Bellflower, CA.

A memorial service will be held for Rodriguez in Afghanistan. Fort Campbell holds a monthly Eagle Remembrance Ceremony to honor fallen Screaming Eagles. The next ceremony will be held April 6th at 4:00pm.

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